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AFCAT Exam Pattern for Flying & Ground Duty Officers 2019

Every year Indian Airforce (IAF) will conduct AFCAT Examination to fulfill the vacant position in gazetted officer in Flying, Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-Technical). The application process has been started from 1st December 2018. The authority wants to select those candidates who are credible or intelligent. Those who want to get selection in AFCAT Examination, they need to aware of the AFCAT Exam Pattern, Syllabus and other facts. Through this article, Candidates will get complete information about AFCAT Exam Pattern.

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2018-19

AFCAT Exam Pattern contains the information about Marking Scheme, Time Duration, Number of Question, Mode of the Examination, and Section in the Examination.

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  • The language of the Examination: English
  • The time duration for the Examination: 2 Hours (120 Minutes)
  • Total Number of questions in the Examination: 100
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct answer, candidates will be awarded 3 marks.
  • Negative Marking: For each incorrect answer 1 marks will be deducted.
  • For the Un-attempted question, no marks will be deducted.

AFCAT Exam Contains two parts i.e.

  • Online Examination
  • SSB

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AFCAT Exam Pattern for Online Examination

AFCAT Exam Pattern

Exam AFCAT
Mode of Exam OnlineMode  i.e. Computer-based
Total Number of Questions 100
Total Marks 300
Time Duration 2 hours (120 minutes)
The section in the AFCAT Examination General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test
Negative Marking 1 mark

EKT Exam Pattern

Exam EKT (only for technical)
Mode of Exam Online i.e. Computer-based
Total Number of Questions 50
Total Marks 150
Time Duration 45 minutes
The section in the AFCAT Examination Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics
Negative Marking 1 Marks

AFCAT Exam Pattern for SSB

Those who will qualify for the AFCAT Examination they will be called for the SSB Process which follow 5 consecutive days i.e.

STAGE – I 

The very first stage of the SSB which is held on the 1st day. It is popularly known as a Screening test. The process is followed on this day i.e.:

  • Officer’s Intelligence Rating Test
  • Picture Perception Description Test

STAGE – II

This stage will take 3 to 4 days in which the following process will be followed i.e.

  • Psychological Tests (Written Test)
  • Group Tasks (Interactive indoor and outdoor activities)
  • Personal Interview
  • Candidates who applied for the Flying Brach they need to go through with Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) test

STAGE – III

In this stage candidates who cleared above stage will be called for the medical test.

STAGE – IV

On the 5th day, final selection or final merit list will be prepared according to the performance in the Written Test & Interview.

AFCAT Syllabus:

AFCAT syllabus is covered from the below-given section:

  • General Awareness
    • History
    • Sports
    • Geography
    • Environment,
    • Defense
    • Art and Culture
    • International Current Affairs
    • Politics
    • Civics
    • Basic Science
  • Verbal Ability
    • Comprehension
    • Fill in the blanks by choosing the appropriate word
    • Error Detection
    • Sentence Completion
    • Synonyms and Antonyms
    • Testing of Vocabulary
    • Tenses
    • Basic Grammar
  • Quantitative Ability
    • Decimal Fraction
    • Simplification
    • Average
    • Ratio and Proportion
    • Simple interest
    • Profit and loss
    • Percentage
  • Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test
    • Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability
    • Data interpretation
    • Embedded Figure
    • Missing Character
    • Sets based on arrangements
    • Rotated blocks
    • Hidden figures
    • Analogy

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Section Questions Marks Time
General Awareness 20 60 2 hours
Verbal Ability in English 30 90
Numerical Ability 15 45
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test 35 105

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