Complete AFCAT Syllabus for EKT/Flying/Technical/GD

AFCAT Syllabus

Latest AFCAT Syllabus  – Check the section wise syllabus for Air Force Common Admission Test or AFCAT 2018 for EKT/Flying/Technical/GD Branch as per the latest exam pattern

Latest AFCAT Syllabus 

Indian Air Force has released the notification and exam pattern for the aspirants who want to join Indian Air Force. AFCAT is termed as an Air Force Common Admission Test . AFCAT  is an entrance test conducted two times an year to shortlist the applicants for IAF Commissioned Officer in Flying and Permanent Commission or Short Service Commission in Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) posts.

AFCAT 1 will be held in February and AFCAT 2 will be held in August. AFCAT 2018 Application Forms are available on the official website. This article will give you subject wise AFCAT syllabus details .


An overview of AFCAT Exam:

  • AFCAT is conducted for both men and women is conducted for grant of Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent/ Short Service Commission in Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branches
  • AFCAT is only one of the steps involved in the entire selection process for getting selected as an officer in the IAF
  • On clearing the AFCAT, shortlisted candidates will be called for SSB (Services Selection Board) testing

Important Dates for AFCAT 2018:

Events Dates
Release of AFCAT 1 2018 notification 23rd December 2017
Start of online application 16th December, 2017
Last date for application 23rd January, 2018
Admit card released First week of February
AFCAT 1 exam date 25th February 2018
Date of Publishing AFCAT 2 2018 notification June 2018
Online Application Starting Date June 2018
Last date for application Last week of June 2018
Admit card released Mid of July 2018
AFCAT 2 exam date August 2018


AFCAT Selection Procedure:

There will be three rounds as below:

  1. Written Test
  2. SSB Interview
  3. Psychological Test
  4. Medical Test

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2018 :

Candidates opting for flying branch and ground duty (non-technical) have to appear in AFCAT only, whereas, candidates need to appear in both AFCAT and EKT for ground duty (technical) branch

The following table represents the approximate number of questions asked from each section:

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
Total 100 300
  • The duration of entrance exam will be 2 hours.
  • The duration of EKT will be 45 minutes.


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AFCAT Exam Syllabus 2018

It is important to know the AFCAT syllabus and prepare according to the detailed syllabus and pattern. This will ensure that all the important topics are prepared well in advance. Gather all the required study materials and make a study plan AFCAT exam. Check the latest AFCAT exam syllabus below:

AFCAT Syllabus for General Awareness

  • Current Affairs, Sports, Art, Culture, Environment, History, Geography, Politics, Basic Science, Civics etc.

AFCAT Syllabus for Numerical Ability

  • Number Series, Average, Simplification, Ratio, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest, Decimal Fraction, Percentage etc.

AFCAT Syllabus for Reasoning & Military Aptitude

  • Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability

AFCAT Syllabus for Verbal Ability in English

  • English Comprehension, Error Finding, Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Jumbled Sentences, Fill in the blanks, rearrangement of sentences etc.

Recommended books for AFCAT 2018 Preparation:

  1. AFCAT Self Study Guide cum Practice Work by Kiran Publication
  2. The AFCAT Guide by Disha Publication
  3. AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) by Arihant Publication including solved paper (English)

Apart from these it is also useful to take practice mock tests and previous years solved papers for AFCAT exam as per the latest exam pattern and syllabus.

Some New Features introduced in AFCAT 2018:

  • Aadhar Card: Aadhar card has been made mandatory for AFCAT application
  • NCC Special Entry (Flying) & Meteorology Branch: AFCAT examination will also be used to recruit NCC Special Entry into flying branch and Meteorology branch under the Ground Duty section.
  • Online Mode: From this year onwards, the written test will be computer-based test (CBT)
  • Application Fee: AFCAT 2018 will not be free of cost, rather an application fee of 250shall be taken as application fee.
  • Scanned Signature & Thumb Impression: Unlike the previous years, candidates must upload their scanned signature and thumb impression this time.
  • Age Limit: The age will be calculated as on 1st Jan rather than 1st July 2018.

AFCAT Sample Questions as per the latest AFCAT Syllabus

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