AFCAT Syllabus

AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) is conducted by Indian air force for the candidates to recruit officers in IAF. It is a common written exam which is conducted online twice a year. After the exam, Air force selection board interview is conducted for the shortlisted candidates. Both the males and females are allowed to apply for AFCAT. For applying the candidates can check the official website of Indian Air Force. For more information about the AFCAT syllabus 2020, eligibility criteria, Selection procedure, exam pattern, the official website of IAF can be checked by the candidates who are interested for the exam.

AFCAT Syllabus

The AFCAT exam will have different sections and the time duration is 2 hours. The candidates must check the AFCAT syllabus so that they can appear in the exam and score well. Following is the syllabus given for all the subjects:-

  •  General Awareness –  it includes topics like Sports , history, environment, Basic science, art, defence, current affairs, civics, geography, Politics, culture etc.
  • Verbal ability – In this the English of the candidate is tested. The candidates must brush up the basic grammar and practice composition. Other topics are Vocabulary, error detection, antonyms, synonyms, sentence completion etc.
  • Numerical ability – The candidate’s mathematical aptitude is tested in this. The topics are decimal fraction, average, ratio and proportion, percentage, simplification, profit and loss, simple interest.
  • Reasoning and Military aptitude – it includes spatial abilities and verbal skills.

AFCAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Before appearing for the exams and while preparation the candidates must check the exam patter as without this they will not be able to perform well. It is with the exam pattern that you can plan how you will be solving the paper. The exam pattern for the AFCAT 2020 will be given as follows:-

Number of sections 4 ( Verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning and military aptitude, general awareness)
Number of questions 100
Time duration 2 hours
Marking criteria +3 for each correct answer
Negative marking -1 for each wrong answer
Mode of exam Online exam
Exam Subject Number of questions Total Duration Maximum marks
EKT ( For technical ground duty branch) Computer science, mechanical, electronics and electrical 50 45 minutes 150

AFCAT 2020 Application Form And Exam Dates

AFCAT – List of books

The candidates must check the syllabus and books related to AFCAT. This will help the candidates in better preparation of the exam. The candidates will be able to score good if they will start the practice from these books as mostly the students buy these books for the preparation of AFCAT 2020. The candidates can also buy these books online which are easily available. Following is the list of books for the AFCAT preparation:-

  • Norman Lewis- Word power made easy
  • R.S. Aggarwal – Quantitative aptitude for all competitive examination
  • Wren and Martin – High school English grammar and composition
  • R.Gupta – Popular Master Guide, AFCAT

The standard of questions in the numerical ability will be of matriculation level and the standard for other subjects will be of graduation level. The AFCAT syllabus for ground duty, flying branch and technical branch is same which is given as follows:-

  • General Awareness – it includes topics like Sports, Politics, history, environment, culture, Basic science, art, defence, geography, current affairs, and civics.
  • Verbal ability – The English of the candidate is tested in this section. The candidates must brush up the basic grammar and practice composition. Other topics are Idioms and phrases, Vocabulary, synonyms, sentence completion, error detection, antonyms etc.
  • Numerical ability – In this the candidate’s mathematical aptitude is tested. The topics are decimal fraction, Time and distance, average, ratio and proportion, Trains, Boats and streams, percentage, profit and loss, simplification, simple interest.
  • Reasoning and Military aptitude – it includes spatial abilities and verbal skills.

Syllabus for EKT 2020 (technical Branch)      

Engineering Knowledge test is conducted in order to check the basic knowledge the candidate has of engineering. This technical branch also includes the course of Aeronautical engineering (Mechanical and Electrical). The candidates can download the AFCAT syllabus PDF to check everything in detail. This exam will have 75 questions which will be of objective type and the time duration will be of 1 hour. The candidates can check in the PDF file about the subjects and what else will be coming in the exam. The candidates can practice according to the exam pattern and the syllabus given to them as this will help them in giving the best scores. The pattern and the syllabus of the exam are given as follows:-

  • General engineering– There will be total 40 questions from this section. Topics included in this are Mathematics, modern physics, electronics, chemistry, electrical, computer, Mechanical engineering.
  •  Specialist paper for Each engineering discipline – This section will have total 35 sections. The topics included in this are electronics and communication engineering, computer and electronics, Electrical and Instrumentation engineering, mechanical and Aeronautical engineering (Mechanical).

The candidates who will be appearing for AFCAT 2020 should have the proper study material to prepare for the exams whether they are of flying branch, technical branch or ground duty. The candidates can check AFCAT study material online and even the books can also be bought online for the preparation of AFCAT 2020.

Those candidates who want to download the syllabus must download AFCAT syllabus 2020 PDF which is available online and the notification can also be checked on the official website of Indian Air Force.


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