AFCAT Exam Pattern 2022: Subject Wise Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus
AFCAT exam pattern 2022 - The Indian Air Force (IAF) provides the AFCAT exam pattern in the official notification on the official website. The AFCAT 2022 exam pattern consists of all the information related to the stages of the exam, subjects in the exam, time duration and all details related to the exam. Candidates preparing for the AFCAT exam must check all details related to the exam pattern before appearing for the AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test).
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According to the AFCAT 2 2022 exam pattern, candidates need to appear for the written exam followed by the ASFB interview and medical test. In the written test of AFCAT 2022, a separate Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) is designed for the candidates who will apply for AFCAT 2 2022 technical posts. The exam pattern of AFCAT 2022 helps aspirants get an idea about the total marks exam, section-wise marks and negative marking scheme of AFCAT 2022. Aspirants preparing for the AFCAT can check the exam pattern provided on this page.
AFCAT Exam Pattern 2022: Highlights
AFCAT 1 2022 Exam Pattern
EKT (only for technical)
Mode of Exam
No. of Questions
Duration of Exam
2 hours (120 minutes)
Sections in Paper
General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test
Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics
AFCAT 2022 Exam Stages
Online written test
AFSB (Air Force Selection Board) Interview
Online written test - The online test is the first stage of the AFCAT recruitment process. Aspirants with the AFCAT admit card will be eligible to appear in the AFCAT written test. The AFCAT online test will be conducted for subjects such as English, Numerical ability, Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test and EKT Syllabus for candidates opting for engineering knowledge test.
AFSB (Air Force Selection Board) - The online test will be followed by the AFSB which is a 5-day affair, conducted on Air Force centres such as - Varanasi, Dehradun, Gandhinagar and Mysore. In AFSB, the aspirants will be judged on various parameters like screening, picture perception and discussion test, personal information questionnaire, physical training like monkey crawl, jumping across the screen, parallel beam or balancing etc. The AFSB will then be followed by the medical test.
Medical Test - In the medical test, aspirants thorough health check up will be conducted. If the candidates are found to be having any kind of medical issue, they will be given some time to recover.
AFCAT Syllabus 2022
The Indian Air Force (IAF) prescribes the AFCAT 2022 syllabus and mentions it in the official notification. Candidates preparing for the AFCAT syllabus must follow the subjects, topics and sub-topics on which the question paper will be based. As per the AFCAT 2022 syllabus there are four sections in the exam - English, General Awareness, Numerical Ability & Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. From the following tables, candidates can check the subject-wise topics for the syllabus of AFCAT 2022.
AFCAT Syllabus: General Awareness
Art and Culture
AFCAT Syllabus: English
Fill in the blanks by choosing the appropriate word
Synonyms and Antonyms
Testing of Vocabulary
AFCAT Syllabus: Numerical Ability
Decimal and Fraction
Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams)
Ratio and Proportion
Time and Work
Profit and Loss
AFCAT Syllabus: Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test
Odd One Out
Dot Situation Analysis
Coding and Decoding
Spotting the embedded figures and Sequencing
AFCAT Syllabus: EKT Syllabus
Candidates planning to apply for the ground duty (Technical) branch will have to take an additional online test - Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).
AFCAT Syllabus Topics
AFCAT EKT Fundamental Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Physics, Engineering Mathematics, and Engineering Drawing
AFCAT EKT Mechanical Engineering Syllabus
Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulic Machines, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Manufacturing Science, and Machine Drawing
AFCAT EKT Electrical & Electronics Engineering Syllabus
Microwave Engineering, Analog, and Digital Electronics, Electronic Devices, Telecommunication Systems, Microwave Engineering, Control Engineering, and Electrical Engineering
AFCAT EKT Computer Science Engineering Syllabus
Information Technology, Network Theory Design, Analog, and Digital Electronics, Computer Networks, Switching Theory, and Electronic Devices
AFCAT EKT Allied Engineering Topics Syllabus
Control Engineering, Telecommunication Systems, Electrical Engineering, Radar Theory, Instrumentation, Antenna, and Wave Propagation, and Microwave Engineering
AFCAT Question Papers 2022
IAF provides the model question papers of AFCAT 2022 in online mode on the official website. Candidates can refer to IAF AFCAT question paper 2022 while preparing for the exam. The AFCAT 2022 question papers consist of questions from subjects such as quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, general knowledge, and English language. By solving the AFCAT 2022 question paper, aspirants will be familiar with the topics asked in the exam, exam pattern, the difficulty level of questions, etc.
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AFCAT Preparation Tips 2022
Candidates preparing for the AFCAT exam must prepare in such a way that they can beat the cut throat competition and qualify successfully. From the following points, candidates can check the preparation tips of AFCAT 2022.
Aspirants must refer to the exam pattern and syllabus mentioned in the official AFCAT notification.
Download previous year question papers of AFCAT in order to successfully practise for the exam.
They can go through the ebooks of current affairs published monthly while preparing for the general awareness section.
Give mock tests on a regular basis to increase speed, accuracy, time management skills.
Refer to the past year trends of AFCAT cut off to know the difficulty level of the AFCAT exam.
Aspirants must do self-analysis to know about their strong and weak sections.
Aspirants must also know about the defense equipment used by the Indian defense forces as the questions related to it can be asked in the interview rounds.
AFCAT Books 2022
To prepare for any exam and not just AFCAT, the best part is to refer to the study materials which can add on to the preparation strategy. From the following table, aspirants can check the best books related to the AFCAT exam preparations.
AFCAT books 2022
AFCAT Books on General Awareness
Lucent’s General Knowledge
The Malayala Manorama English Yearbook
From Plinth to Paramount by Neetu Singh - KD Publication
AFCAT Books on Verbal Ability
Objective General English by Dr. RS. Aggarwal
Verbal Reasoning by Bhupendra Kumar Singh
AFCAT Books on Numerical Ability
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal/ S.Chand Publishing
Objective Arithmetic- S Chand
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation-Disha Publication
AFCAT Books on Aptitude Test
Quantitative Aptitude- S.Chand
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams-McGraw Hill Education
AFCAT Mock Test 2022
IAF provides the AFCAT mock test in online mode on the official website. The AFCAT 1 2022 mock test will help the students to understand the AFCAT exam pressure and AFCAT exam pattern 2022 in a better way. Candidates need to login through the dummy login credentials already mentioned on the page and start their AFCAT mock test 2022. Using the AFCAT mock test 2022, candidates will be able to understand their preparation level too.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - AFCAT Exam Pattern 2022: Subject Wise Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus
Question: How many papers are in AFCAT?
There is one paper in AFCAT, for candidates who want to appear in the ground duty (Technical) branch, they will have to appear in EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test).
Question: What is the pattern of AFCAT exam?
The exam pattern of the AFCAT exam consists of the stages, marking scheme, topics, subjects and time duration of the AFCAT exam.
Question: Is AFCAT exam tough?
Yes, it is a bit tough as a lot of candidates apply for it.
Question: Who is eligible for AFCAT exam?
As per the academic qualification, candidates must graduate, as far as the age limit and physical requirements are considered, aspirants are advised to click here - AFCAT eligibility criteria 2022.
Question: What are the topics covered in AFCAT Syllabus?
The topics covered in AFCAT Syllabus are General Awareness, English, Reasoning, Numerical Ability and Military Aptitude Test. In EKT, there will be topics from Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical and Electronics.
Question: What are the important topics covered in English of the AFCAT examination?
The important topics covered in the English subject of the AFCAT examination are Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms and Antonyms, Filling in of correct word, vocabulary test, Idioms and Phrases.
Question: How many times AFCAT exam is conducted in a year?
AFCAT is conducted twice a year in February and August.
Question: Is there any AFCAT mock test available?
Yes, IAF provides the AFCAT mock test on the official website.
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Questions related to AFCAT
I HAD COMPLETED MY BACHELORS DEGREE IN THE STREAM OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR ND I WAS BORN ON MAY 01 2002, AM I ELIGIBLE TO TAKE AFCAT EXAM
Dear Student ,
Yes, you're eligible to apply for AFCAT exam as you age will be between 20-24/26 years .But , as you're from BCA domain , so some posts may be restricted for you.
Basic eligibility to apply for AFCAT :
- Age Limit : For Flying Branch : 20-24 years, Ground Duty: 20-26 years
- Educational Qualification : Flying Branch : Should be graduate in any discipline but should secure min 60% in maths and physice in 12 th qualifying exam.
- Ground Duty : Technical: Only for BE/B.Tech Engineers , Non-Technical : can be graduate in any discipline with min 60% marks
For more details , (like physical standards, nationality.. ) refer this :
Hope this helps !
my graduation is from IGNOU. can I eligible for afcat?
Firstly IGNOU is a recognized university, and the degree it offers is valid for the purpose of higher education and government exams, now coming to your question, as from your profile it seems you're an arts aspirant in graduation, the eligibility criteria for AFCAT Flying Branch is passed 10+2 from a recognized board having studied maths and physics securing 50% marks in each at 10+2 level, also candidates need to have 60% aggregate in graduation also which can be from any discipline from a recognized university, the age limit is 20 to 24 years regarding this, if you haven't studied the required subject with its respective aggregate at 10+2 level then you're not eligible for this post,
you won't be eligible for ground duty technical branch as engineering graduates can only apply regarding this,
however if you have secured 60% in graduation, and fall within the age limit of 20 to 26 years then you can apply for administration/logistics branch, check out the complete details at https://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT/CareerAsPerBranches.html
Hi, my DOB 9 june 1997 Am i eligible for afcat 2 2022 for ground technical branch?
Hope you are doing absolutely great.
So with regard to your query, No you are not eligible for the AFCAT 2, 2022 exam, because as per the age criteria mentioned by the notification, you need to be born between 2 July 1999 to 1 July 2003, and both of these dates are inclusive of the eligibility criteria. So you need to be between the age gap of 20 to 24 years by 1 January 2022.
Checkout the following link for any information regarding the AFCAT exam: https://competition.careers360.com/articles/afcat-eligibility-criteria
Hope it helps you,
Good luck, Thank you.
sir/mam I am giving my second year exam of bsc and exam will be finished on 30th june then can i fill the form of afcat exam 2 2022
To appear for AFCAT 2 2022 you must have passed 3 year Bachelors Degree in any stream or 4 year B.E/B.Tech with minimum 60% aggregate marks from a recognized board. You must have studied Mathematics and Physics in 10+2 level with minimum 50% marks in each subject from a recognized board. Or Cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Candidates who are appearing in the final year of the qualifying examination that is Bachelors Degree are also eligible to apply. But you are appearing for second Year B.Sc examination in this year so you are eligible to apply. You will be eligible to apply for AFCAT 1 2023 as you will be appearing in the final year examination in the year 2023. To check the details use the link below
I am graduate in BA English, my date of birth is 20 March 1998 . Do I have the opportunity for CDS or AFCAT?
Right now you are approx. 24+ years old and according to your age you are only eligible for OTA (Men's) /(Women's) through CDS 2022 courses so you can appear for CDS 2022 only for OTA (Men's)/(Women's) course and for your reference the age criteria for different courses is mentioned below :-
>> Indian Military Academy - 19 to 24 years
>> Indian Naval Academy - 19 to 24 years
>> Air Force Academy - 20 to 24 years
>> Officers' Training Academy (Men) - 19 to 25 years
>> Officers Training Academy (Women, Non-Technical) - 19 to 25 years
Apart from the age criteria there are some other parameters upon which your eligibility will be determined like your educational qualification which goes like :-
**Indian Military Academy - Bachelor's Degree from a recognised University or equivalent institute
**Indian Naval Academy - Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/ College
**Air Force Academy - Bachelor's Degree from a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor degree in engineering
**OTA (Men) - Bachelor's Degree from a recognised University or equivalent institute
**OTA (Women - Non-Technical) - Bachelor's Degree from a recognised University or equivalent institute
For detailed eligibility criteria kindly check out the link given below :-
Yes definitely you will be eligible for AFCAT 2022 but only for Ground Duty (Non-Technical). because otherwise the age limit is 20-24 years and for Ground Duty (Non-Technical). age limit is till 26 years.
>>>>>> Also apart from age criteria the candidate should be unmarried below the age of 25 years.
>>>>>> As you are only eligible for Ground Duty (Non-Technical) so you should have bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years from a recognized university in any discipline with minimum 60% or equivalent otherwise you should clear section A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)/ Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized university with 60% or more Administration and Logistics department, B.Com. degree with minimum 60% for accounts department.
You can check out detailed eligibility criteria from the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.