AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test. This test is conducted by the Indian Air Force for selection of officers in all branches of the IAF (except medical and dental) viz. Flying Branch (Short Service Commission only), Technical Branch (Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission) and Ground Duty Branch (Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission). AFCAT is conducted twice a year (in the month of February and August). The advertisement for the same is published in the months of December and June respectively.
AFCAT Question Paper Pattern
Duration of AFCAT is two hours .It consists of 100 questions. It is an objective test and the scheme of syllabus contains General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning & Military Aptitude. A sample paper and old question papers are available.
Shortlisted candidates will be called for SSB (Services Selection Board) Testing.
AFCAT SCHEME OF SYLLABUS:
1. The AFCAT Question Paper will have 100 questions. All questions will be of three marks each. For every correct answer the candidate will get three marks and for every wrong answer one mark will be deducted under negative marking.
The total time allotted for the paper is two hours.
2. Each Question Paper will have questions from the following topics:-
(a) General Awareness – History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics etc.
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(b) Verbal Ability in English – Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary.
(c) Numerical Ability – Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit & loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple interest.
(d) Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test – Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.
What are the cut-off marks for passing in AFCAT?
There is no standard cut-off. It varies depending on various factors like the number of vacancies etc.
Books For AFCAT 2015 Exam Preparation:
Buy Books For preparing AFCAT Exam.
For Aptitude Preparation: Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations By R.S. Aggarwal
For Practicing in Less Times :
- AFCAT Previous Years Papers and Sample Papers
- SSB Interview : The Complete Guide (English) 1st Edition By DR (CDR) N. K. Natarajan
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