AFCAT Exam Pattern 2023: Detailed Exam Pattern Here!

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AFCAT Exam Pattern: The Indian Air Force has released the official notification for AFCAT (I) 2023. As per the official notification, there are a total of 258 vacancies. The AFCAT Exam comprises of written tests, psychological tests, group tests, interviews, and medical examinations. Candidates who opt for Ground Duty (Technical) have to appear for AFCAT and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT), while other candidates have to appear for AFCAT only. The exam is conducted online.

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The question paper is set in English. AFCAT comprises 100 questions while EKT has 50 questions. The space below has all the details on the AFACT Exam Pattern and marking scheme.  

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AFCAT Exam Pattern 2023
AFCAT Syllabus 2023

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2023
 

AFCAT Exam Pattern: Online Test

In the AFCAT Online Test, a total of 100 questions are asked from General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. The exam is conducted for two hours. The maximum mark allotted to the exam is 300. EKT is conducted for 45 minutes and a total of 50 questions are asked from Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics. The maximum mark allotted to EKT is 150. Questions in AFCAT and EKT are objective and multiple choice type. In both AFCAT and EKT, one mark is deducted for every wrong answer.
 
  AFCAT EKT
Mode of Exam Online Online
Total No. of Questions 100 50
Maximum Marks 300 150
Duration of Exam 2 hours 45 minutes
Sections General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics
Negative Marking 1 mark deducted for every incorrect answer 1 mark deducted for every incorrect answer
 
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AFCAT Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme

  • A total of 3 marks are given for every correct answer

  • One mark is deducted for every incorrect answer
  • No marks are given for unattempted questions

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AFCAT 2023 Syllabus

The detailed subject-wise AFCAT syllabus is given below: 

AFCAT Syllabus: General Awareness

This section tests the knowledge of the candidates about recent happenings and basic knowledge about history, geography, etc

The topics covered in this section are:
  • History
  • Geography
  • Polity
  • Art and Culture
  • Environment
  • Basic Science
  • Sports
  • Current Affairs

AFCAT Syllabus: English

The range of topics from which questions are asked in this section are:
  • Comprehension
  • Basic Grammar
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Tenses
  • Error Detection
  • One-word substitution
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Active and Passive Voice
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AFCAT Syllabus: Numerical Ability

The important topics for this section are as follows:
  • Decimal and fraction
  • Simple interest and compound interest
  • Time and distance
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Time and work
  • Average
  • Profit and loss
  • Mixtures and allegations
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AFCAT Syllabus: Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

This section covers the following topics:
  • Data interpretation
  • Sets based on arrangements
  • Embedded Figure
  • Missing Character
  • Rotated blocks
  • Analogy
  • Hidden figures
  • Order and ranking
  • Statement and conclusion
  • Data sufficiency
  • Reasoning analogies

 

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When was AFACT 1 Notification released?

The official notification for AFCAT 1 2023 exam has been released on 27th November 2022 for 258 vacancies.

How many times is the AFCAT Exam conducted in a year?

The AFCAT Exam is held twice a year.

When was AFCAT Cut off 2023 relased?

AFCAT 2 Cut Off 2022 has been released by IAF along with the result announcement on 23rd September 2022.

What are topics in AFCAT English Syllabus?

The range of topics from which questions are asked in this section are:
  • Comprehension
  • Basic Grammar
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Tenses
  • Error Detection
  • One word substitution
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Active and Passive Voice

What is the slection process in the AFCAT Examination?

The selection process comprises of written tests, psychological tests, group tests, interviews, and medical examinations. 

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