AFCAT Syllabus, Paper Pattern and Eligibility Criteria

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AFCAT Syllabus, Paper Pattern and Eligibility Criteria

Hello Aspirants, So soon will be appearing for AFCAT (Air force Common Admission test) written exams. Excited or Nervous ? Don't worry we JobsFundaz team will help you out for this. Generally you should be aware about the AFCAT exams. Generally AFCAT exams are held twice a year that is once in February and other in September. So in this article we have discussed regarding the syllabus for AFCAT exams. Kindly go through it and start preparing according to the topics. For any question in mind feel free to ask below in comments.

AFCAT Syllabus, Paper Pattern and Eligibility Criteria



AFCAT Eligiblity Criteria:


Age limit :

Flying Branch – Age: 20 to 24 years as on 01 July 2016 i.e. Born between 02 July 1992 to 01 July 1996 (both dates inclusive).

Technical Branch - Age: 20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2016 i.e. born between 02 July 1990 to 01 July 1996 (both dates inclusive).

GDOC- Age: 20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2016 i.e. born between 02 July 1990 to 01 July 1996 (both dates inclusive)

Education Qualification:

Technical Branch: Candidates would be eligible if they have undergone a minimum of four year degree qualification from a recognised University or cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies. And should have studied following subjects:

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) AE (L):- Candidates applying for AE(L) branch should have scored a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and studied at least 8 subjects out of the 18 subjects listed below in their qualifying exam:-

(L1) Physics / Engineering Physics
(L2) Mathematics / Engineering Mathematics
(L3) Engineering Graphics / Engineering Drawing
(L4) Electrical Engineering / Electrical Technology
(L5) Control Engineering
(L6) Microprocessors
(L7) Digital Electronics / Basic Electronics
(L8) Computer Networks
(L9) Information Technology
(L10) Network Theory Design
(L11) Telecommunication Systems
(L12) Electronic Circuit Design
(L13) Radar Theory
(L14) Switching Theory
(L15) Instrumentation
(L16) Microwave Engineering
(L17) Antenna and Wave Propagation
(L18) Electronic Devices.
Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) AE (M):- Candidates applying for AE(M) branch should have scored a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and studied at least 8 subjects out of the 18 subjects listed below in their qualifying exam:

(M1) Physics / Engineering Physics
(M2) Engineering Maths / Mathematics
(M3) Engineering Drawing / Graphics
(M4) Automotive Engineering / Plant Engineering / Industrial Engineering
(M5) Engineering Mechanics / Strength of Material
(M6) Aerodynamics
(M7) Thermodynamics and Applications / Heat Power Engineering
(M8) Heat and Mass Transfer
(M9) Theory of Machines (Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery)
(M10) Fluid Mechanics / Turbo Machines
(M11) Flight Mechanics
(M12) Machine Drawing / Machine Design
(M13) Mechatronics
(M14) Material Science / Metallurgy
(M15) Vibrations
(M16) Workshop Technology / Manufacturing Technology /Production Engineering
(M17) Hydraulics and Pneumatics
(M18) Aircraft Structures.

Flying Branch : Graduates (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised University who have attained minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and have passed Maths and Physics at 10+2 level or BE / B Tech degree (Four year course) from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.

GDOC: Graduate Degree (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline with a minimum of 60%marks in aggregate of all papers put together or a Post Graduate Degree / equivalent Diploma in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.

For Education Branch: Post Graduate Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.

AFCAT Exams Syllabus:

  • Exam Name - AFCAT
  • Total Marks - 300 marks
  • No Of Questions - 100
  • Total Time - 2 hours
  • Each right Question - 3 marks. (100*3 = 300 marks)
Note: There is a penalty for wrong answers in AFCAT exams every wrong answer 1(one) mark is deducted.

AFCAT exams consists of multiple choice questions asked on various topics like -

1. English:

English paper which will be checking your verbal ability. This section will have questions around 15-20 Questions. If you are good in vocabulary can easily solve questions.

English Paper consists of :-

- English Passage
- Synonyms
- Antonyms
- Complete Passage using articles
- Find the error

2. Numerical Ability:

Maths paper will be time consuming section for you if you are not aware if formulas and not practice for this section. This section will have 15-20 questions.

Topic covered in this Paper:
  • Number System
  • HCF, LCM
  • Simplification
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Problems on Ages
  • Peobablity
  • Percentage
  • Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Profit and Loss
  • Average
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Mensuration
3. General Awareness:

GA section is generally tricky as it consists questions covering various topics such as History, Geography, Politics, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Current affairs. For this section you can refer to 8th to 10th class books. This section will have 10-15 questions.

Current Affairs Covers following Section:
  • Current Affairs (National and International Importance)
  • Sports 
  • Currencies
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honours
  • Science - Inventions and Discoveries Abbreviations
  • Important Days
  • International and National Organisations
  • New Appointments

4. Reasoning:

Reasoning paper will be to check you in challenging situations. This paper consists of some tricky questions which will make you to think around your mind. This section will have 15-20 questions.

VERBAL
  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Test of Direction Sense
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Number Ranking
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Calculation
  • Blood Relations
  • Analogy
  • Decision Making etc.

NON-VERBAL
  • Non Verbal Series
  • Mirror Images
  • Syllogisms
  • Cubes and Dice
  • Grouping Identical Figures
  • Embedded Figures etc.

5. Military Aptitude:

Military aptitude section is also same as reasoning questions. This sections will generally focus on your speed, accuracy etc. Many figures toes questions will be asked. This section consists of 20-25 questions.

EKT Exam:

This exam is mandatory for the candidates who are applying for technical branch. Exam is of 50 marks.


Candidates who are short-listed on the basis of Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) exams will be called for further testing ie AFSB (SSB) at one of the Air Force Selection Board (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar or Varanasi.

(a) Stage-I: Test consisting of Intelligence Test along with PPDT tests will be conducted on the first day. Stage-I test is a screening test and only those who qualify would undergo other testings.
All Stage-I qualified candidates would be subjected to document check to ascertain their eligibility for the branches applied for. Those candidates who either do not qualify in State-I testing or do not meet the required eligibility criteria would be sent back on the first day itself after taking your traveling allowances.

(b) Stage-II: Testing consisting of Psychological test, Group Test and Interview will be conducted on subsequent days (Five Days).

(c) For Flying Branch: Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) would be administered to eligible candidates.


Medical Examination will be conducted at AFCME, New Delhi or IAM Bengaluru based on the recommendations at AFSB.

Candidates declared medically fit have to wait for the declaration of all India merit list. Once your name is announced you are now allowed to join Indian Air Force starting from training.

This was all about AFCAT exam syllabus. Hope you liked our article. Aspirants are requested to start preparing for the AFCAT exams right now which will surely help them to pass exams. If we have missed any of the details kindly let us know by commenting below in comments.

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