Air Force Common Admission Test

Jitin Kumar

November 27, 2013

Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is the common written exam for Flying, Technical and Ground Duty branches of IAF. It is conducted by Indian Air Force and the test centers are approximately in every major city of our country. AFCAT exam is conducted twice in a year for which the first notification comes out in the month of December and Exam is conducted in the month of February while the second notification comes in the month of June and Exam takes place in the month of August.

Time - 2 Hours

Questions - 100

Correct Answer - (+)3 Marks

Wrong Answer - (-)1 Mark

AFCAT exam consists of 100 questions and time duration of 2 Hours is given to the candidates to solve these questions, each question is of 3 marks that means for every correct answer candidate gets three marks and for every wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted under negative marking scheme. As per the last years result the Cut Off was 143 Marks but it may vary time to time. For AFCAT 02/2013 it was 116 Marks.

General Awareness - Geography, Sports, History, Politics, Civics, Defence, Culture, Art, Basic Science, Current Affairs, Environment etc.

Verbal Ability in English - Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Comprehension, Antonyms, Synonyms and Testing of Vocabulary.

Numerical Ability - Decimal Fraction, Profit & loss, Average, Simplification, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage and Simple interest.

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test - Spatial Ability and Verbal Skills.

Time - 30 Minutes

Questions - 50

Correct Answer - (+)3 Marks

Wrong Answer - (-)1 Mark

IAF has included EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) a 30 Minutes additional paper for the candidates applying for technical branches, the paper will be conducted after AFCAT. The test will be conducted as per branch i.e. Computer Science Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

EKT Sample Paper

EKT Syllabus

Click Here to view AFCAT Sample question Paper.

AFCAT 01/2011 - SET 1

AFCAT 02/2011 - SET 3

AFCAT 01/2012 - SET 4

AFCAT 02/2012 - SET 6

AFCAT 01/2013 - SET 7

AFCAT 01/2014 - SET 9

Result of AFCAT exam is generally declared within 1 Month after exam. So, you can expect the result of Exam held on 31 August 2014 in the third week of September 2014.