The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is administered by the Indian Air Force for the selection of Class-1 Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical). The exam is organised half-yearly, in February and August/September.
The AFCAT written exam consists of 100 questions for 300 marks. Every correct answer fetches your 3 marks, whereas the wrong answer reduces 1 mark. In this article, we have discussed the best tips and strategies to complete the AFCAT exam syllabus.
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The first thing for any AFCAT aspirant is to know the complete AFCAT Syllabus. Once you have known the subject wise syllabus, thereafter, you can plan your strategy to crack the exam. To benign with, there are four sections in the AFCAT paper
Non-EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test)
This paper consists of non-technical questions. The paper contains 100 Questions with a timing of 2 hours
Marking scheme: 3 marks for each question and 1 negative mark for the wrong answer
No of Questions:
- General English = 25 Questions
- General Awareness = 25 Questions
- Numerical Ability = 18 Questions
- Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test = 32 Questions
EKT Syllabus (Technical Paper)
This paper consists of technical questions. It is an optional paper, candidates can opt for this paper if they are eligible and from a technical background. This paper consists of 50 Questions, with a total of 45 minutes.
Marking scheme: 3 marks for each question and 1 mark negative for the wrong answer
No of Questions:
- Fundamentals Engineering = 14 Questions
- Specialisation Engineering = 25 Questions
- Allied Engineering = 11 Questions
Preparation Strategy for AFCAT Exam: Subject Wise
By following the strategy below you will be able to crack this exam with at least 190+ marks because the paper is very very easy. The section-wise preparation strategy is mentioned down below:
This section only comprises arithmetic questions. Solve previous year papers (PYPs) of AFCAT and SSC (only relevant topics) as well. Focus on concepts and practice as much as you can. No need to learn short tricks as you have ample time in the exam hall.
Generally, questions are asked from:
- Profit and Loss +discount
- STD(speed, time, and distance)+Boat and Stream
- Time and work
- SI and CI
For this section, good vocabulary and sentence-forming skills are vital, which can be developed by reading newspapers, novels, etc. Solve the PYPs of AFCAT, if possible, practice SSC CGL(TIER1) PYPs because questions and patterns are almost the same and also learn aspects of vocabulary (such as Idiom and phrases) from PYPs of SSC.
Practice “DOT QUESTIONS”, these are very important at least 6-7 questions are asked from this topic.
Some important topics:
- Venn diagram
- Figure related questions
- Blood relation
Just read Manohar Pandey’s book by Arihant publication. Questions from this section are very dynamic and unexpected.
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