AFCAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Check EKT Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme
AFCAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the AFCAT 2020 exam pattern along with its notification at the official website. As per exam pattern of AFCAT 2020, the test will be conducted in online mode. The online test, according to the AFCAT exam pattern 2020, will be conducted for 100 questions from general awareness, verbal ability, numerical ability and reasoning and aptitude test with 120 minutes to complete the test. AFCAT 2020 exam pattern states that the ground duty (technical) branch candidates have to take an additional online test - Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). As per AFCAT exam pattern 2020, the test will comprise objective type questions in English. The qualifying cutoff marks for each stage of AFCAT will be determined by Indian Air Force.
Latest: AFCAT application form 2020 is released on June 15, Check Details to Apply Online
Earlier IAF has released AFCAT 2020 Result at its official website on March 17.
IAF conducts the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) for the flying branch and ground duty branches as Group A Gazetted Officers. These are the technical and non technical branches. AFCAT is an entry to two types of commission, permanent commission for men and short service commission for men and women. The test, as per AFCAT exam pattern 2020 is held in two stages, written examination and AFSB (Air Force Selection Board) test. AFCAT 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on September 19 and 20 in online mode across 104 cities in the country. Candidates will be able to download their AFCAT admit Card 2020 tentatively from September 1. A copy of the admit card will also be sent to the registered email of the applicants.
Highlights of AFCAT 2020 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of AFCAT 2020 states that the difficulty level of questions asked in numerical ability section is similar to that of Class 10 level.
Based on the AFCAT exam pattern 2020, questions asked in general awareness, verbal ability in english and reasoning and military aptitude are comparable to the standard of graduation level.
3 marks will be allotted for each correct answer.
1 mark each is reduced as AFCAT negative marking for the wrong answers.
There are a total of 100 questions in the online test according to AFCAT 2020 exam pattern.
The AFACT total marks allotted for the test will be 300.
AFCAT online test will be held for 120 minutes.
AFCAT Exam Pattern 2020 – Online Test
As per the exam pattern of AFCAT 2020, the online test comprises four sections - general awareness, verbal ability, numerical ability, and reasoning and aptitude test. The difficulty level of questions asked in the Numerical Ability section is similar to that of Class 10 level while the questions asked in the other sections are comparable to the standard of graduation level. There are a total of 100 questions in the online test. The AFCAT total marks allotted for the test will be 300. AFCAT online test will be held for 120 minutes.
AFCAT 2020 Online Test Pattern
No. of Questions
Consolidated time of 120 minutes
Verbal Ability in English
Reasoning and Military Aptitude
AFCAT Exam Pattern 2020 – EKT
Candidates applying for Ground Duty (Technical branch) have to appear for an additional online test - engineering knowledge test (EKT). The test will be held for 45 minutes after the conclusion of AFCAT online test.
AFCAT 2020 Test Pattern - EKT (For Ground Duty Technical Branch only)
No. of Questions
Electrical and Electronics
AFCAT 2020 Marking Scheme
Indian Air Force (IAF) prescribes the marking scheme of AFCAT. The exam contains only objective type questions. Based on the exam pattern, candidates are awarded 3 marks for every correct answer and 1 mark is deducted as AFCAT negative mark for each incorrect response. However, no marks are deducted for questions that have been left unattempted by candidates.
AFCAT Marking Scheme 2020
AFCAT Exam Pattern 2020 – AFSB Interview
Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) will conduct an interview round for candidates who qualify the online test. AFSB Interview will be conducted in three stages. On the basis of AFCAT exam pattern 2020, candidates are advised to be physically fit when they report for SSB in order to be able to undergo various tests at AFSB.
The three stages of AFSB interview are as follows:
Stage 1 – The first stage of AFSB Interview, as per AFCAT 2020 exam pattern, includes officer intelligence rating test followed by picture perception and discussion test. This stage of interview is qualifying in nature. On the basis of performance in the stage 1 interview, candidates will be selected for Stage 2. Candidates qualifying this stage will be called for document verification to determine whether these candidates fulfill all eligibility conditions of the posts they have applied for.
Stage 2 – Applicants who have cleared Stage 1 of AFSB Interview will be eligible to participate in Stage 2. According to the AFCAT 2020 exam pattern, this stage comprises psychological test followed by group tests and interview.
Stage 3 - Candidates who have applied for flying branch will have to undergo an additional test - computerised pilot selection system (CPSS). This test can be taken only once.
IAF has prescribed the AFCAT 2020 syllabus along with the official notification. AFCAT 2020 syllabus contains all topics and chapters from where the questions can be asked in the test. AFCAT syllabus 2020 contains topics from four sections – English, General Awareness, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test.
Candidates will receive AFCAT 2020 admit card on their registered email ID. A direct link of the admit card of AFCAT will also be made available at the website- afcat.cdac.in after it is released by IAF. Candidates must click on ‘Download Admit Card’ to check their AFCAT admit card 2020 from the website. Candidates need to use the AFCAT sign-in and enter their registered email ID, password and captcha.
Preparation Tips for AFCAT 2020
Aspirants need to get accustomed to some useful yet simple tips to crack AFCAT 2020. These tips, if followed, will definitely align a candidate’s preparation in the right direction.
Get familiarized with the exam pattern of AFCAT
Keep the syllabus handy
Have a daily, weekly and monthly target
Solve previous year questions and get to know the sources and weightage of topics
Give mock tests
Keep enough time for revision
To get hold on the syllabus, it is very much recommended that aspirants of AFCAT solve previous year questions. Practicing previous year questions will let a candidate know the sources of questions, weightage of topics and standard of questions asked in the online test of AFCAT. Moreover, with the help of AFCAT question papers, a candidate can also know their areas of strength and weakness and work on them.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - AFCAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Check EKT Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme
Question: s there any sectional cut off in AFCAT?
No sectional cut off is there in AFCAT. But candidates need to score as per the cut offs set by the exam conducting board for AFCAT and EKT differently.
Question: Is the admit card same for AFCAT and AFSB?
No. AFCAT and AFSB admit cards are different for both the tests. You will be provided with AFSB admit cards after you qualify AFCAT. However, you will be required to take your AFCAT admit card along with you at AFSB.
Question: When will the training commence for flying and ground duty branches?
Training is scheduled to commence in the first week of January 2021 for flying and ground duty branches.
Question: Can a Science graduate apply for AFCAT?
Definitely Yes. A Science graduate is eligible for AFCAT provided the candidate had Maths and Physics in 10+2 with 60% marks in each subject. IAF prescribes the eligibility criteria of AFCAT. The eligibility of AFCAT is decided on the basis of age, marital status, nationality, educational qualifications and physical standards of the aspiring candidates.
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Questions related to AFCAT
what is the actual eligibility for AFCAT for non technical job?
General eligibility criteria for ground duty ( non technical ) branches, for AFCAT
1. Age should be 20-26 years.fir graduates and postgraduates ( At the time of commonencement of the course)
Martial status- the candidate below the age of 35 years must be unmarried .
Nationality - Indian
Im a 5 March 1997 born can i apply for CDS Air Force or AFCAT?
As per the latest eligibility criteria of CDS 2020, the candidates between 20 to 24 years are eligible to give this exam.
You are 23 now and you are going to be of 24 years on 5 March 2021, so you are eligible for the respective exam in each and every course ranging from IMA to OTA.
Refer here for more info - https://competition.careers360.com/articles/cds-exam#CDS-2020-I--II-Eligibility-Criteria
Feel free to ask doubts in the Comment Section.
I hope this information helps you.
i am b.sc second year student for which post i cam apply in afcat
Hey Gauri, Of course, you will be eligible for afcat but after your bsc graduation. Because any undergraduate degree will do. But make sure you do not have any backlogs at the time of your application and also you have an aggregate mark of minimum 60%. Only then you will be eligible.
I hope this will helps to you and thank you !!!
I have got 59% in total of my 12th PCM and I got 50% in Mathematics and Physics so am i eligible for AFCAT Flying Branch Examination?
The minimum education qualification required to be eligible for AFCAT is that a candidate must have passed 3 year bachelor's degree or 4 year B.E/B.tech or cleared section A&B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers or Aeronautical Society of India with minimum 60% marks from a recognized board or university. Also you must have scored minimum 60% marks in each Mathematics and Physics in 10+2 level. You have not clearly mentioned if you have scored 50% individually in Maths and Physics or taken together. Check if individual score in Maths and Physics, if you have 60% marks each in Maths and Physics you are eligible provided you must have passed in bachelor's degree with 60% marks.
I got some issue when I was applying AFCAT exam.... issue is on select qualification .. I was select qualification and submit... and finally it appears no data found.... so what should I do....please help me
If you have not submitted the course preference and made the application fee payment you can edit the details by logging in with your credentials. Before doing so please clear history and cache from your browser and login. Incomplete applications will not generate admit card. If you have already made the fee payment and submitted the form you cannot change your details, You need to fill a fresh application and pay the fee once again. The last date is July 14, 2020 you still have time to submit the application. If multiple application forms are submitted by a candidate then the latest one will be considered. See the preview and cross-check the details before clicking on final submit button.