AFCAT Exam Pattern

AFCAT Exam Pattern

AFCAT recruitment is an excellent way to enter one of the most esteemed forces of India. The very first thing you must do after looking at the eligibility criteria is to go through the AFCAT exam pattern. This will give you a clear understanding of the exam. With a clear idea about the exam pattern, you can make a strategy accordingly. AFCAT is a one-day exam followed by an SSB (Interview). The AFCAT exam pattern consists of four sections and those are General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test.

Candidates who will apply for the technical posts in Ground Duty have to attempt an additional test named EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test). To apply for a technical post in AFCAT, a candidate must hold a technical degree in among these branches i.e. Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, and Computer Science).

Please note that the online examination will consist of objective-type questions and will be in English only for both AFCAT and EKT. 

ExamSubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
AFCAT General Awareness 100 300 2 hours (120 Minutes)
Verbal Ability in English
Numerical Ability
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test
EKT Mechanical 50 150 45 Minutes
Computer Science
Electrical & Electronics

Marking Scheme

You will be awarded 3 marks for every correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer marked. Please note that no marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

AFCAT Exam Marking Scheme

AFCAT Exam 2021 Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers 3 mark
For wrong answers 1 mark
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

Exam Language

The AFCAT-01 exam that is scheduled to be held on February 12, 13 & 14, 2022 will consist of online tests which will consist of objective-type questions. The questions will only be available in the English Language. The candidates will not have any option to choose their medium of exm.

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Whenever you apply for any examination, you need to make sure that you leave no stone unturned. To evaluate your preparation level, the best way is to attempt mock tests as much as possible. It not only increases your speed but also improves your overall score in the exam. Thus, we at ixamBee are providing practice tests for AFCAT absolutely free of cost. You can attempt AFCAT exam mock tests 2021 by just logging in to the website. These tests will give you enough chances to practice and improve upon your weak areas.

Air Force Selection Board (AFSB)

After obtaining the minimum qualifying marks in the online AFCAT exam as fixed by the IAF, you will be called for further process i.e. Air Force Selection Board (AFSB). You will be called at one of the Air Force Selection Boards.

NCC Special Entry/Meteorology aspirants will be directly called for AFSB testing at one of the AFSB centres. The AFSB centres are at

  • Dehradun (1 AFSB)
  • Mysuru (2 AFSB)
  • Gandhinagar (3 AFSB)
  • Varanasi (4 AFSB)

Please note that if you have opted for a flying branch, you can only opt for Dehradun, Mysore, and Varanasi. Other candidates are required to choose the AFSB date and venue by themselves on the website https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in in order to generate a call-up letter for AFSB interview.

You have to be physically fit when you report for SSB in order to be able to undergo various tests at AFSB. You should aim to achieve an ability to

  • Run 01 mile (1.6 km) in 10 minutes
  • 10 push-ups and 3 chin-ups

Any presence of Narcotics or drugs in the body will lead to debarred you from the further process. To read about this in detail you can read the AFCAT official notification. Also, Permanent body tattoos are strictly prohibited.

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FAQs

There will be two phases in the AFCAT- 01 recruitment process: Online exam and SSB (Interview).
Yes, there will be a penalty of 1 mark straight if you attempt any question wrongly.
No. The AFCAT exam questions are available only in one language which is English.
No. Only the candidates who have applied for the technical posts in Ground duty are supposed to appear for the EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) along with AFCAT.
No, there will be composite timings of 2 hours & 45 mins for AFCAT & EKT respectively.
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