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AFCAT Syllabus 2022: Exam Pattern, AFCAT EKT & Non Technical Syllabus (Latest)

September 15, 2022

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AFCAT Syllabus 2022 and exam pattern has been released by IAF for the recruitment of eligible candidates for the post of Flying Branch-Short Service Commission (SSC), Ground Duty – Permanent Commission, and Short Service Commission (PC & SSC). The AFCAT examination is conducted twice a year to assess a candidate’s conceptual understanding and intelligence. Candidates must read the AFCAT Syllabus 2022 thoroughly to qualify for the test.

The written exam is divided into two sections:

  • AFCAT written test
  • AFCAT EKT written test (Engineering Knowledge Test

The AFCAT written test is conducted for 2 hours that assesses the applicant’s basic aptitude in subjects such as English, General Awareness, and Numerical Ability. The test will also assess the candidate’s military aptitude which will include the most questions (100 in total).

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AFCAT Syllabus 2022 (Air Force Common Admission Test)

AFCAT is a government exam conducted by IAF to recruit flying officers and ground staff engineers. The AFCAT Syllabus for 2022 is divided into four sections namely, General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning and Military Aptitude. The AFCAT Question Paper consists of 100 questions with three marks for each correct answer and a deduction of one mark for every wrong answer. 

Total time allotted for the AFCAT Exam: 2 hours

ParticularsAFCAT ExamEKT Exam
No. of Questions10050
Duration2 hours45 minutes
Total Marks300150
SectionsEnglish, Numerical Ability, General Awareness, Military AptitudeMechanical, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics
Marking SchemeNegative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answerNegative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer
3 marks for every correct answer3 marks for every correct answer
No marks for unattempted questionsNo marks for unattempted questions

AFCAT is an online computer-based test consisting of objective-type questions only. It is conducted for two Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical). For Technical, it consists of the EKT exam which consists of Engineering Subjects. The AFCAT Exam Pattern is detailed below:

  • The exam will be in the English Language Only.
  • AFCAT is bifurcated into Four Sections: Verbal Ability in English, General Awareness, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test.
  • Whereas EKT is divided into three sections: Mechanical, Computer Science, Electrical, and Electronics
  • The time allotted to AFCAT is 2 hours and for EKT is 45 minutes.

AFCAT Non-Technical Syllabus 2022

AFCAT Exam TopicAFCAT Exam Subjects
General AwarenessHistory, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics
Verbal Ability in EnglishComprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms & Testing of Vocabulary
Numerical AbilityDecimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit & loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion & Simple interest
Reasoning & Military AptitudeVerbal Skills and Spatial Ability

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AFCAT English Syllabus (Verbal Ability in English)

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Idioms/Phrases
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Bar Graph
  • Error Detection
  • Antonym/Synonym
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Mensuration
  • Tabulation
  • Active & Passive
  • Narration
  • One Word Substitution

Types of Questions for AFCAT English Exam Syllabus

AFCAT English Syllabus

AFCAT Maths Syllabus (Numerical Ability Topics)

  • Algebra
  • Speed, Distance & Time
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Average, Mixture & Allegations
  • Time & Work
  • Simplification
  • Profit, Loss & Discount
  • Interest
  • Number System
  • Mixture Problem

Types of Questions for AFCAT Maths Exam Syllabus

AFCAT Maths Exam Syllabus

AFCAT Syllabus for General Awareness

  • History
  • Geography
  • Polity
  • Science & technology
  • Current Affairs
  • Defense
  • Art & Culture
  • Economics
  • Sports
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Environment
  • Famous places & People
  • Awards & Honours
  • Books & Authors
  • Summits & Conferences
  • Fairs & Festivals

Types of Questions for AFCAT General Awareness Exam Syllabus

AFCAT Exam Syllabus General Awareness

AFCAT Syllabus for Military Aptitude Test

  • Coding-Decoding
  • Venn Diagram
  • Analogy
  • Series
  • Classification
  • Mirror Image Syllogism
  • Dot Situation Missing number
  • Paper Cutting & Folding, Ordering & Ranking
  • Pattern Completion Puzzle
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Embedded Figures
  • Alphabet or Word Test

Types of Questions for AFCAT Reasoning Exam Syllabus

AFCAT Exam Syllabus Military Aptitude

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AFCAT EKT Syllabus (Engineering Knowledge Test)

AFCAT EKT is organized for candidates interested in joining Ground Duty Technical Branch. The questions for  EKT include topics from Mechanical, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and more. Candidates must answer 50 questions in 45 minutes. The article discusses Fundamental Engineering, Specialized Branch topics, and allied Engineering topics for each subject. The structure of the syllabus for EKT is following. Topics common for every engineering branch:

AFCAT EKT Syllabus: Computer Science Engineering

Fundamental Engineering

Engineering Mathematics
  • Matrix Algebra, Eigen values and Eigen vectors, Theorems of integral calculus, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Stokes, Gauss, and Green’s theorems.
  • First order differential equation (linear and nonlinear), Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Complex variables, Taylor’s and Laurent’s series, Sampling theorems, Mean, Median, Mode and Standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and Continuous distributions,
    Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Z-transform.
Engineering Physics
  • Units for measurement, Description of Motion in One, Two, and Three Dimensions, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Heat, and Thermodynamics.
  • Electrostatics, Electric Current, Magnetic Effect of Currents, Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, and Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Waves, Ray Optics and Optical Instruments.
Engineering Drawing
  • Projection of straight lines, planes, and solids, Intersection of surfaces, Isometric Projection, Sectional Views of solids, Full section, Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting.

Specialization Branch Topics

Analog & Digital Electronics
  • Characteristics of diodes, BJT, FET, JFET and MOSFET, Amplifiers – biasing, equivalent circuit and frequency response, Oscillators, and feedback
    amplifiers, Operational amplifiers – characteristics and applications, Simple active filters, VCOs and timers, Combinational and sequential logic circuits.
  • Multiplexer, Schmitt trigger, Multi-vibrators, Sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters, 8-bit microprocessor basics, architecture,
    programming and interfacing.
Electronic Devices
  • Energy bands in Silicon, Intrinsic and extrinsic Silicon, Carrier transport in Silicon – diffusion current, drift current, mobility, and resistivity. Generation and recombination of carriers, p-n junction diode, Zener diode, tunnel diode, BJT, JFET, MOS capacitor, MOSFET, LED, PIN, and avalanche photo diode, Basics of LASER.
Computer Networks
  • ISO/OSI stack, LAN technologies (Ethernet, Token ring), Flow and error control techniques, Congestion control, TCP/UDP and sockets, IPv4, Application layer
    protocols (icmp, dns, smtp, pop, ftp, http), Basic concepts of hubs, switches, gateways, and routers.
  • Network security – basic concepts of public key and private key cryptography, digital signature, firewalls. Basic concepts of client-server computing.
Network Theory Design
  • Thevenin’s, Norton’s, Reciprocity, Superposition, Compensation, Miller’s, Tellegen’s, and Maximum power transfer theorems. Impulse, step, ramp and sinusoidal
    response analysis of first order and second order circuits.
  • Two port parameters and their interrelations, Application of Laplace transform and Fourier series in the context of network
    analysis, Network synthesis.
Switching Theory
  • Traffic definitions, Introduction to switching networks, classification of switching systems. Grade of Service and blocking probability, Basics of Circuit switching and
    packet switching.
  • Network traffic load and parameters, Modelling of switching systems, Incoming traffic and service time characterisation, Blocking models and loss estimates, Delay systems –
    Markovian queuing model, M/M/1 model, Limited queue capacity, Multiple servers, Finite sources, Queue discipline.
Information Technology
  • Operating System – Processes, threads, interprocess communication, Concurrency, Synchronization, Deadlock, CPU scheduling, Memory management
    and virtual memory, File systems, I/O systems, Protection, and security. RDBMS – ER-model, Relational model (relational algebra, tuple calculus), Database design (integrity constraints, normal forms), Query languages (SQL), File structures (sequential files, indexing, B and B+ trees), Transactions and concurrency control.
  • Software engineering – Information gathering, requirement, and feasibility analysis, data flow diagrams, process specifications, input/output design, process life cycle, planning and managing the project, design, coding, testing, implementation, and maintenance. Programming in C, Object Oriented Programming, basics of computer graphics.

Allied Engineering

Electrical Engineering
  • Single phase transformer – equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, tests, regulation and efficiency, Auto-transformer, Energy conversion principles, DC machines – types, windings, generator characteristics, armature reaction and commutation; Servo and stepper motors, Synchronous machines, Generators –regulation and parallel operation.
Control Engineering
  • Application of open loop and closed loop systems, Principles of feedback, Determination of transfer function by block diagram reduction method, Time domain analysis of first and second order systems, transient and steady-state errors, damping and oscillations.
Telecommunication Systems
  • Analog communication – amplitude and angle modulation and demodulation systems, Superheterodyne receivers, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), Fundamentals
    of information theory and channel capacity theorem.
  • Digital communication systems – Pulse Code Modulation (PCM), Differential Pulse Code Modulation (DPCM), Digital modulation schemes: amplitude, phase and frequency shift keying schemes (ASK, PSK, FSK), Basics of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA. Fundamentals of mobile communication. Fundamentals of optical fibre communication.
Microwave Engineering
  • Waveguides, Klystrons, Travelling Wave Tubes, Magnetron, Introduction to microstrip lines, Microwave semiconductor devices, Monolithic microwave
    integrated circuits.
  • Antenna and Wave Propagation. Antenna parameters, Effective length and aperture, Gain, Beamwidth, Directivity, Radiation resistance, Efficiency, Polarization, Impedance and Directional characteristics of antenna, Reflection, refraction, interference and diffraction of radio waves. Fundamentals ground wave, space wave, sky wave, and troposcatter propagation.
Radar Theory
  • Radar range equation, Frequencies of operation, Fundamentals of Moving Target Indicator (MTI), Pulse Doppler Radar, Tracking radar.
Instrumentation
  • Accuracy, precision, and repeatability, Electronic instruments for measuring basic parameters, Theory of Oscilloscopes, Signal generators, Signal analyzers,
    Characteristics and construction of transducers.

AFCAT EKT Syllabus: Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Fundamental Engineering

Engineering Mathematics
  • Matrix Algebra, Eigen values and Eigen vectors, Theorems of integral calculus, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Stokes, Gauss and
    Green’s theorems.
  • First order differential equation (linear and nonlinear), Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Complex variables, Taylor’s and Laurent’s series, Sampling theorems, Mean, Median,
    Mode and Standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and Continuous distributions, Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Z-transform.
Engineering Physics
  • Units for measurement, Description of Motion in One, Two, and Three Dimensions, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Heat
    and Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Electric Current, Magnetic Effect of Currents, Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, and Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Waves, Ray Optics and Optical Instruments.
Engineering Drawing

Projection of straight lines, planes, and solids, Intersection of surfaces, Isometric Projection, Sectional Views of solids, Full section, Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting.

Specialization Branch Topics

Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Characteristics of diodes, BJT, FET, JFET and MOSFET, Amplifiers – biasing, equivalent circuit and frequency response, Oscillators, and feedback amplifiers, Operational amplifiers – characteristics and applications, Simple active filters, VCOs and timers, Combinational and sequential logic circuits, Multiplexer, Schmitt trigger, Multi-vibrators, Sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters, 8-bit microprocessor basics, architecture,
    programming and interfacing.
Electrical Engineering
  • Single phase transformer – equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, tests, regulation and efficiency, Three phase transformers – connections, parallel operation, Autotransformer; Energy conversion principles, DC machines – types, windings, generator characteristics, armature reaction, and commutation, starting and speed control of motors, Single phase and Three phase induction motors – principles, types, performance characteristics, starting and speed control, Starting motors, Servo and stepper motors, Synchronous machines Generators – performance, regulation, and parallel operation.
Electronic Devices
  • Energy bands in Silicon, Intrinsic and extrinsic Silicon, Carrier transport in Silicon – diffusion current, drift current, mobility, and resistivity. Generation and
    recombination of carriers, p-n junction diode, Zener diode, tunnel diode, BJT, JFET, MOS capacitor, MOSFET, LED, PIN, and avalanche photo diode, Basics of LASER. Device technology – integrated circuits fabrication process, oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, photolithography, n-tub, p-tub, and twin-tub CMOS process.
Control Engineering
  • Application of open loop and closed loop systems, Principles of feedback, Determination of transfer function by block diagram reduction method, Time domain
    analysis of first and second-order systems, transient and steady-state errors, damping and oscillations, Routh and Nyquist techniques, Bode plots, Root loci, Lag, lead and lead-lag compensation, State space model, State transition matrix, Controllability, and observability.
Telecommunication Systems
  • Random signals and noise – probability, random variables, probability density function, autocorrelation, power spectral density. Analog
    communication – amplitude and angle modulation and demodulation systems, spectral analysis of these operations, superheterodyne receivers, elements of hardware, realizations of analog communication systems, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) calculations for AM and FM.
  • Fundamentals of information theory and channel capacity theorem. Digital communication systems – Pulse Code Modulation (PCM), Differential Pulse Code Modulation (DPCM), Digital modulation schemes: amplitude, phase, and frequency shift keying schemes (ASK, PSK, FSK), Matched filter receivers, Bandwidth consideration, and probability of error calculations for these schemes. Basics of TDMA, FDMA, and CDMA. Fundamentals of mobile communication. Fundamentals of optical fiber communication.
Microwave Engineering
  • Waveguides, Waveguide components, Klystrons, Travelling Wave Tubes, Magnetron, Microwave measurements, Introduction to microstrip lines, Microwave
    network analysis, Microwave semiconductor devices, Monolithic microwave integrated circuits.
Antenna and Wave Propagation
  • Antenna parameters, Radiation from a current element in free space, Reciprocity theorem, Resonant and non-resonant antenna, Effective length
    and aperture, gain, beamwidth, directivity, radiation resistance, efficiency, polarization, impedance and directional characteristics of the antenna, and antenna temperature. Phased array antenna, Mechanism of radio wave propagation, Reflection, refraction, interference, and diffraction of radio waves. Theory of ground wave, space wave, sky wave, and troposcatter propagation.

Allied Engineering Topics

Instrumentation
  • Accuracy, precision, and repeatability, Electronic instruments for measuring basic parameters, Theory of Oscilloscopes, Signal generators, Signal analyzers,
    Characteristics and construction of transducers.
Computer Network
  • ISO/OSI stack, LAN technologies (Ethernet, Token ring), Flow and error control techniques, Congestion control, TCP/UDP and sockets, IPv4, Application layer
    protocols (icmp, dns, smtp, pop, ftp, http); Basic concepts of hubs, switches, gateways, and
    routers.
Network Theory Design
  • Thevenin’s, Norton’s, Reciprocity, Superposition, Compensation, Miller’s, Tellegen’s, and Maximum power transfer theorems. Impulse, step, ramp and sinusoidal
    response analysis of first order and second order circuits. Two port parameters and their interrelations, Application of Laplace transform and Fourier series in the context of network analysis, Network synthesis.
Switching Theory
  • Traffic definitions, Introduction to switching networks, classification of switching systems. Grade of Service, Basics of Circuit switching and packet switching.
Information Technology
  • Fundamentals of an operating system, RDBMS terminologies, Object Oriented Programming, Basics of computer graphics.
Radar Theory
  • Radar range equation, Frequencies of operation, fundamentals of Moving Target Indicator (MTI), Pulse Doppler Radar, Tracking radar.

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AFCAT EKT Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

Fundamental Engineering

Engineering Mathematics
  • Matrix Algebra, Eigen values and Eigen vectors, Theorems of integral calculus, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Stokes,
    Gauss and Green’s theorems.
  • First order differential equation (linear and nonlinear), Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Complex variables, Taylor’s and Laurent’s series, Sampling theorems, Mean,
    Median, Mode and Standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and Continuous distributions, Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Z-transform.
Engineering Physics
  • Units for measurement, Description of Motion in One, Two and Three Dimensions, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Heat
    and Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Electric Current, Magnetic Effect of Currents, Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, and Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Waves, Ray Optics and Optical Instruments.
Engineering Graphics/Engineering Drawing
  • Principles of orthographic projections, projections of points, lines, planes, and solids, Section of solids, Isometric views, Auto-CAD.

Specialization Branch Topics

Engineering Mechanics
  • Equations of equilibrium in space and its application; first and second moments of area; simple problems on friction; kinematics of particles for plane motion;
    elementary particle dynamics. Generalized Hooke’s law and its application; design problems on axial stress, shear stress, and bearing stress; material properties for dynamic loading; bending shear and stresses in beams; determination of principle stresses and strains – analytical and graphical; material behavior and design factors for dynamic load; design of circular shafts for bending and torsional load only; deflection of beam for statically determinate problems; theories of
    failure.
Thermodynamics
  • The basic concept of the First –law and second law of Thermodynamics; the concept of entropy and reversibility; availability and unavailability and irreversibility. Classification and properties of fluids; incompressible and compressible fluids flows; effect of Mach number and compressibility; continuity momentum and energy equations; normal and oblique shocks; one-dimensional isentropic flow; flow or fluids in duct with frictions that transfer.
  • Flow through fans, blowers, and compressors; axial and centrifugal flow configuration; design of fans and compressors.
Theory of Machines
  • Kinematic and dynamic analysis of plane mechanisms. Cams, Gears and epicyclic gear trains, flywheels, governors, balancing of rigid rotors, balancing of single
    and multicylinder engines, linear vibration analysis of mechanical systems (single degree of freedom), Critical speeds, and whirling of shafts. flywheels, balancing of rotors and reciprocating machinery, balancing machines, governors, free and forced vibration of damped and undamped single degree of freedom systems, isolation, whirling of shafts, gyroscope.
Fluid mechanics/Hydraulic Machines
  • Fluid flow concepts – Transport theorem – Fluid kinematics – Potential flow – Governing equations of Fluid flow – Dimensional Analysis – Viscous
    flow – Boundary Layer flows – Turbulence – Closed conduit flows – Hydrodynamic lubrication – Free surface flow – Compressible flows, Hydraulic Turbines: Impulse and Reaction Turbines – Centrifugal and Axial flow pumps.
Manufacturing Science
  • Foundry Technology, Melting furnaces, Special casting processes, Gating, and riser design, Casting defects, Arc welding, TIG, MIG, submerged arc,
    resistance welding, Gas welding, Flash butt welding, Solid state welding, Welding metallurgy, Forming Technology, and Powder metallurgy.
Materials Science
  • Basic concepts on structure of solids; common ferrous and nonferrous materials and their applications; heat-treatment of steels; non-metals- plastics, ceramics,
    composite materials and nano-materials.
Machine Drawing
  • Development and Intersection of surfaces, Conventional representation of machine elements, materials, surface finish, and tolerances – Sectional views and additional
    views – Drawing of Screw threads, locking devices, Fasteners, Keys and Cotters, Knuckle joints, Riveted Joints, Shaft Couplings, and Bearings – Pipe Joints, Assembly, and production drawings.

Allied Engineering

Automotive Engineering
  • Introduction, power plant, fuel system, electrical system and other electrical fittings, lubricating system and cooling systems, chassis and transmission, axles,
    clutches, propeller shafts, and differential, Condition for correct steering, steering gear mechanisms, automotive air conditioning, Tyres, effect of working parameters on knocking, reduction of knocking; Forms of the combustion chamber for SI and CI engines; rating of fuels; additives; emission.
Power Plant Engineering
  • Steam power plants, steam boilers, steam condensers, cooling towers, cogeneration, and combined cycles, nuclear power plants, hydroelectric power plants, and power plant economics.
Industrial Engineering
  • System design: factory location- simple OR models; plant layout – methods based; applications of engineering economic analysis and break-even analysis for
    product selection, process selection, and capacity planning; predetermined time standards. System planning; forecasting methods based on regression and decomposition, design and balancing of multi-model and stochastic assembly lines; inventory management – probabilistic inventory models for order time and order quantity determination; JIT systems; strategic sourcing; managing inter
    plant logistics.
Flight Mechanics
  • Atmosphere: Properties, standard atmosphere. Classification of aircraft. Airplane (fixed wing aircraft) configuration and various parts. Airplane performance:
    Pressure altitude; equivalent, calibrated, indicated air speeds; Primary flight instruments: Altimeter, ASI, VSI, Turn-bank indicator.
  • Drag polar; takeoff and landing; steady climb & descent,-absolute and service ceiling; cruise, cruise climb, endurance or loiter; load factor, turning flight, V-n diagram; Winds: head, tail & cross winds. Static stability: Angle of attack, sideslip; roll, pitch & yaw controls; longitudinal stick fixed & free stability, horizontal tail position, and size; directional stability.
Aircraft Structures
  • Stress and Strain: Equations of equilibrium, constitutive law, strain displacement relationship, compatibility equations, plane stress and strain, Airy’s stress function.
    Flight Vehicle Structures: Characteristics of aircraft structures and materials, torsion, bending, and flexural shear. Flexural shear flow in thin-walled sections. Buckling. Failure theories.
  • Loads on aircraft. Structural Dynamics: Free and forced vibration of discrete systems. Damping and resonance. Dynamics of continuous systems.
Aerodynamics
  • Basic Fluid Mechanics: Incompressible irrotational flow, Helmholtz and Kelvin theorem, singularities and superposition, viscous flows, boundary layer on a flat plate.
    Airfoils and wings: Classification of airfoils, aerodynamic characteristics, high lift devices, Kutta Joukowski theorem; lift generation; thin airfoil theory; wing theory; induced drag; qualitative treatment of low aspect ratio wings. Viscous Flows Flow separation, introduction to turbulence, transition, the structure of a turbulent boundary layer. Compressible Flows: Dynamics and Thermodynamics of I-D flow, isentropic flow, normal shock, oblique shock.

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2022

All AFCAT candidates are required to take the written exam. Candidates who have applied for technical positions must also take the Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). Candidates qualifying for the online exam of AFCAT by clearing the cut-off will be called for an Air Force Selection Board Interview or AFSB interview which comprises 3 stages.

AFSB Interview Stages

Stage 1

Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and Discussion Test is conducted on the first day. This is a screening test. And the candidates who qualify for this are called for further rounds. Then all those candidates who qualify in this round go through the document check to assess their eligibility.

Stage 2

After stage 1, the stage 2 interview is conducted which involves Psychological Test which will be conducted on Day 1 itself in the afternoon slot. After this Group Tests and Interviews are conducted which continue for five days.

Stage 3

This step is only for recommended candidates only. It is a Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS). It’s once in a lifetime test. Candidates who fail to qualify for CPSS will not be eligible.

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There are some important books that candidates should refer to. It will help them in their preparation. We will provide you with a subject-wise list of these books. There are sample practice papers at the back of these books which you can practice for your AFCAT Exam.

English

  • Pearson’s Book
  • Verbal Reasoning by Bhupendra Kumar Singh
  • Objective General English by Dr. RS. Aggarwal
  • Word Power Made Easy-For Improving Vocabulary

Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning Book  by Dr RS Aggarwal

Numerical Ability

  • Objective Arithmetic- S Chand
  • Quantitative Aptitude –Arun Sharma
  • FastTrack Arithmetic Book (Rajesh Verma)-Arihant Publication
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by RS Aggarwal

General Awareness

  • Lucent’s General Knowledge
  • Manorama Yearbook- Philip Mathew
  • From Plinth to Paramount by Neetu Singh – KD Publication

Other than the above subject-wise books, Candidates can refer to other books for the overall preparation of AFCAT and especially those published for AFCAT preparation. These are the following:

BooksAuthor or Publication
AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) Workbook-This book comprises previous year’s solved papers for practice and also many practice questions.Kiran Publication
AFCAT Solved Papers and Practice SetsArihant Experts
SSB Interview: The Complete GuideNK Natarajan
AFCAT Exam Guide for Flying and Technical BranchR. Gupta
AFCAT for Technical, Flying & Ground Duty Branch with Solved Papers (English, Paperback)Arihant Experts
AFCAT- The First Step BookDefense Direct Education
High School English Grammar and CompositionPhilip Mathew
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis

How to Select the Best books for the Preparation of AFCAT Syllabus?

  • Always check the publishing year and buy the latest edition books.
  • Purchase the book in the English language only for easy understanding with a systematic flow of the AFCAT syllabus.
  • Buy books by known authors and publishers. Candidates can take the advice from their faculties or coaching centers or can refer to a website that suggests books for the best preparation for the AFCAT exam syllabus.
  • Purchase a book with practice papers, and solved papers of previous and mock tests.

AFCAT Syllabus Preparation Tips

All the candidates should follow some tips to make themselves well-prepared for the AFCAT Exam. As the competition is quite high, so the candidates should start preparing for their exam as early as possible. Candidates have to be complete with all their basic concepts and understandings be confident while preparing for their exams. 

Revise everything 

Aspirants need to gain expertise in every subject they are preparing for with regular revision. Remember all the formulas in quant and revise short trick. In English; revise technical words, idioms, and phrases from your vocabulary. Keep yourself aware of the current affairs and revise the dates in History, and lists of important people from the General Awareness section. 

Practice Mock tests & Previous Year papers

If aspirants want to score well and clear the cut-off, then they need to practice a lot. Give the mock tests regularly and see where he/she stands. In this way, they will get to know their weak areas and focus on them. This will also increase your speed and accuracy level. To know about the standard of paper and difficulty level of the AFCAT Exam, it is a must to practice the previous year’s papers.

Time Management

Don’t stick to one question for a longer time, if you are not able to find the solution, skip the question quickly and move on to the next one. Try to solve the easy and non-tricky questions first. This way you can prepare a strategy, plan better for the exam and solve the paper smartly.

Take some Relaxation in Between

For preparing well, take a break in between and do some physical activities, this will break the monotony while studying. And take a good sleep just before the exam as this will keep you fresh on the day of the exam.

Read Books, Passages, News 

To score well in the English section, inculcate the habit of reading good books and articles as this will improve your vocabulary and help with your reading comprehension in the AFCAT English syllabus section. Also, read the editorial sections in The Hindu, BBC, and Reader’s Digest. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About the AFCAT Syllabus (FAQs)

Q.1 How to download AFCAT Syllabus PDF?

Ans. Candidates who are looking for the AFCAT syllabus pdf can get it from the link provided here.  In the pdf, candidates will find detailed syllabuses for all subjects as well as the exam pattern for the AFCAT 2022 exam.

Q.2 What is AFCAT Syllabus 2022 for General Awareness?

Ans. Candidates must be up to date on current events in order to pass the section. The main topics asked in this section are given below:

  • History
  • International Current Affairs
  • Politics
  • Sports
  • Geography
  • Environment
  • Art and Culture
  • Civics
  • Basic Science
  • Culture
  • Defense

Q.3 Is the AFCAT syllabus updated every year?

Ans. Yes, the AFCAT syllabus gets updated every year. Candidates can visit the official website to get the pdf of the current year syllabus of the AFCAT exam. The examination is held twice a year, in February and August. AFCAT application notices are published in June and December. Candidates must apply in accordance with the advertisement. The Indian Air Force conducts the test across the country.

Q.4 What is the syllabus for AFCAT non-technical positions?

Ans. General Aptitude, General Awareness (GK), Verbal Ability, Reasoning, and Military Aptitude are all part of the AFCAT exam. Candidates can view the AFCAT Exam Pattern in the table below. The major topics covered in these are History, current affairs, defense, civics, basic science, basic grammar, one-word substitution, error detection, tenses, time and distance, average, profit and loss, and so on. In the above article, the deep syllabus is already provided.

Q.5 What is the AFCAT syllabus for Civil Engineering?

Ans. As Civil Engineering is not listed as an Educational Qualification for Technical Duty, candidates with this branch are exempt from taking the EKT Exam. But they can apply for AFCAT Exam whose syllabus is provided above in the article in brief. The AFCAT written test will assess the applicant’s basic aptitude in subjects such as English, General Awareness, and Numerical Ability. The test will also assess the candidate’s military aptitude. This section will include the most questions, 100 in total. This examination will last two hours.

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