AFCAT Syllabus 2020
Updated on Dec 3, 2019 - 5:10 p.m. IST by Vikrant.shukla
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AFCAT Syllabus 2020 - Indian Air Force (IAF) prescribes the syllabus of AFCAT 2020 and will release it for aspiring candidates along with the notification. The AFCAT 2020 syllabus contains all the important topics and chapters from where the questions are expected to be asked in the AFCAT 2020 examination. Candidate looking to appear in the AFCAT 2020 exam should strictly follow the AFCAT syllabus 2020 and the AFCAT exam pattern 2020 to form a solid approach towards their AFCAT exam and qualify it with flying marks. AFCAT 2020 syllabus is divided into four sections - English, General Awareness, Numerical Ability & Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. Candidates should know about all these sections in detail before approaching for the exam.
Latest: Get direct link to download AFCAT 2020 admit card (link to be activated after February 3 on official website afcat.cdac.in)
AFCAT 2020 exam will be conducted in three stages - online test, AFSB interview, and medical test to recruit candidates for various branches in IAF like Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC)/Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches.

AFCAT Syllabus 2020 - Subject and Topics

The questions in numerical ability will be based on matriculation level whereas the questions from the rest of the subjects will be based on graduation level.

AFCAT 2020 Syllabus - Subject-wise

English

Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases

General Awareness

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

Numerical Ability

Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest. Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams)

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability


AFCAT Syllabus 2020 - Marking Scheme

  • 03 marks will be given for every correct answer.

  • 01 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

AFCAT 2020 Syllabus - EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test)

EKT AFCAT Syllabus for Computer Science Engineering

Fundamental Engineering

Engineering Physics

Engineering Mathematics

Engineering Drawing

Specialized Branch topics

Information Technology

Network Theory Design

Analog and Digital Electronics

Computer Networks

Switching Theory

Electronic Devices

Allied Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Control Engineering

Telecommunication Systems

Microwave Engineering

Antenna and Wave Propagation

Radar Theory

Instrumentation


EKT AFCAT Syllabus 2020 for Mechanical Engineering

Fundamental Engineering syllabus

Engineering Physics

Engineering Mathematics

Engineering Drawing/ Engineering Graphics

Specialized Branch topics

Theory of Machines

Thermodynamics

Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulic Machines

Engineering Mechanics

Materials Science

Thermodynamics

Manufacturing Science

Machine Drawing

Allied Engineering Topics

Aerodynamics

Flight Mechanics

Aircraft Structures

Power Plant Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Automotive Engineering


AFCAT EKT Syllabus for Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Fundamental Engineering syllabus

Engineering Physics

Engineering Mathematics

Engineering Drawing

Specialised Branch topics

Analog and Digital Electronics

Electrical Engineering

Electronic Devices

Control Engineering

Telecommunication Systems

Microwave Engineering

Antenna and Wave Propagation

Allied Engineering Topics

Switching Theory

Computer Networks

Radar Theory

Network Theory Design

Instrumentation

Information Technology


AFCAT Exam Pattern 2020

Exam

Subject

Duration

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

AFCAT

General Ability, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

02 Hours

100

300


Exam pattern of EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) - For candidates choosing Technical Branch

Exam

Subject

Duration

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

EKT

Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics

45 minutes

50

150


Best Books for AFCAT 2020

Candidates should read the syllabus of AFCAT 2020 and follow it rigorously to prepare for the exam. To prepare well, candidates should also refer to the right books and study materials. These books will guide you towards successfully qualifying the AFCAT 2020 exam. In the below table we have shared a few books which will help you in preparing for the exam.

Best Books to prepare for AFCAT 2020

Name of Books

Author/Publishing house

AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test)

Arihant Publications

AFCAT Air Force Common Admission Test Practice Workbook

Kiran Publications

AFCAT: Air Force Common Admission Test

NK Natarajan


AFCAT Question Paper 2020

IAF doesn't release AFCAT question papers anymore, however, candidates can practice for the exam using the previous years’ question papers which is available for both AFCAT written exam as well as EKT. The previous year question papers were released by IAF. By practicing question papers candidates will get to know enough about the subjects, topics, marking scheme and duration of the exam. This will also help candidates increase their accuracy and efficiency.

AFCAT Answer Key 2020

Candidates can check the memory-based answer key of AFCAT 2020 which is released for all sets after the completion of the exam. These answer keys are published by various leading coaching centers. The answer key is published in PDF format. The AFCAT answer key contains the correct answers to the questions asked in AFCAT exam candidates can check their expected score based on the number of correct and incorrect answers with the help of these AFCAT answer keys.

AFCAT Result 2020

IAF declares the result of AFCAT. The result is declared in 2 stages; written exam and AFSB interview. IAF will release the result of AFCAT in online mode on the official website. Candidates who appeared in the written exam can check their result by using their email ID and password. AFCAT 2019 result contains registration number, name and qualifying status of the candidates. Candidates securing more than or equal to the cut off of AFCAT will be shortlisted for the next round which will be the AFSB interview.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - AFCAT Syllabus 2020

Question: How many papers are in AFCAT?

Answer:

There is one paper in AFCAT exam and the question paper will have 100 questions of 300 marks with 2 hours of time duration. The questions will be based on General Ability, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test.

Question: How difficult is AFCAT?

Answer:

AFCAT is one of the toughest exams in India. IAF (Indian Air Force) set very high standards for candidates and analyses them physically and mentality.

Question: Is there any negative marking in AFCAT?

Answer:

Yes, all the questions in AFCAT question papers will be of three marks each. For every correct answer, you will get three marks and for every wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.

Question: Can girls apply for AFCAT?

Answer:

Yes, girls can apply for AFCAT exam. Although, they have to meet the eligibility criteria in order to appear for the exam.

Question: Is AFCAT interview tough?

Answer:

Yes, AFCAT interview which is also known as AFSB is quite difficult to crack. After qualifying the written exam, candidates are selected for AFSB. Prepare well with your current affairs and be aware of your surroundings.

Question: Is there reservation in AFCAT exam?

Answer:

No. There is no reservation in AFCAT exam, you have to qualify each and every level in order to get recruited by IAF.

Question: How many times can a candidate appear in the AFCAT exam?

Answer:

The minimum and maximum age limit to appear in AFCAT are mentioned, so until you don't surpass the age you can apply for the AFCAT.

  • Flying Branch - 20 to 24 years
  • Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch
  • - 20 to 26 years

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Questions related to IAF AFCAT

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I am in 12th. Can i apply for AFCAT which is open now?

Manisha Gupta Expert 8th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

AFCAT exam is conducted to recruit the candidates at the Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC)/Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches.

As per the eligibility you should be graduate, The eligibility varies to the post. As you told that you are in Class 12th then you are not eligible to apply for AFCAT.

To check the further information you can go through with the given below link.

https://competition.careers360.com/articles/afcat-2019

Good Luck!


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if I clear the exam of air Force x &y grp then how many chances to get the job

KISHORE LOHRA 29th Dec, 2019

dear ajay ,

if you clear the airforce group x or group y exam then there is a 50% chance to get the job because clearing the written exam will not provide you the job it only allows a candidate to go for next level which is the physical fitness test and medical .for getting a job in airforce you must have a good physical strength for clearing physical fitness test ,and most of the candidate does this mistake that they prepare for written test but not for physicalfitness test and they disqualified.

so if you want to get the airforce job then you must prepare yourself for both written exam and physical fitness test.

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i am in B. sc final year . can i elligible for afcat now

Kanupriya Gupta 25th Dec, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

AFCAT or Air Force Common Admission Test happens twice a year and is conducted by Indian Air Force in English. It is a 2 hour examination. he exam happens in February and September. The applications of the February exam are ongoing and you can find the application form on the official website: afcat.cdac.in. The applications are open till 30th of December 2019 only, so do it ASAP. The exam date has been announced as 22nd and 23rd of February, 2020.

The eligibility criteria is as follows. Hope it clears your question.

  1. Nationality of the candidate must be Indian
  2. For the candidates applying for Ground Duty or Technical, the age limit varies between 20-26 years old.
  3. Candidates below the age of 25 must be unmarried.
  4. Even widowers/widows and divorcees under the age of 25 are also not eligible.
  5. For Ground Duty (Technical), the educational qualification is passing 12th with 60% marks and or more in Physics and Mathematics and should also hold a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from a recognised university or Candidates clearing sections A and B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)/ Aeronautical Society of India/ Graduate membership exam of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers with at least 60% in the following discipline:
    • Communication Engineering
    • Computer Engineering/Technology
    • Computer Engineering and Application
    • Computer Science and Engineering/Technology
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronics Engineering/Technology
    • Electronics Science and Engineering
    • Electronics
    • Electronics and Communication Engineering
    • Electronics and Computer Science
    • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering
    • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave)
    • Electronics and Computer Engineering
    • Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering
    • Electronics Instrument & Control
    • Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering
    • Instrumentation & Control Engineering
    • Instrument & Control Engineering
    • Information Technology
    • Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}: Candidates with minimum 60% in Mathematics and Physics in class 12 and bachelor’s degree (4 years)/integrated post graduation in Engineering/ Technology from a recognized university are eligible to apply for the exam. Candidates who have cleared section A and B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)/Aeronautical Society of India with a minimum of 60% in any of the disciplines mentioned below:
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering and Automation
    • Mechanical Engineering (Production)
    • Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance)
    • Mechatronics
    • Industrial Engineering
  6. For Ground Duty (Non-technical):
    • Administration and Logistics: The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree from a recognised university with a minimum percentage of 60 or should clear section A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)/ Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with 60% or more.
    • Accounts: B.Com degree with at least 60%
    • Education: MBA/ MCA/ MA/ MSc degree in English/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Statistics/ International Relations/ International Studies/ Defence Studies/ Psychology/ Computer Science/ IT/ Management/ Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Public Relation with 50% aggregate and 60% during graduation. For integrated courses, the minimum duration should be in accordance to the UGC guidelines with a minimum aggregate of 50%.

Hope this helps. For more details, such as the syllabus and preparation tips, follow the link: https://competition.careers360.com/exams/iaf-afcat

All the best!

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is air force form nikla Gaya hai

Ameya Narendra Parkar 13th Dec, 2019
Dear Sachin,
I would like to inform you that IAF AFCAT has released the dates.
The application form of AFCAT 2020 is Available from 1st December 2019.
And the last date to apply is 30th December 2019.
The Examination dates are 22nd and 23rd February 2020.
The application fees for the exam is Rs 250 which can be paid online through credit card/debit card/net banking.
Aadhaar Card is mandatory document to fill AFCAT application form.

I hope this information helps you

All the best
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Which book I prefer for preparation??

Sanjanaleekha 9th Dec, 2019

Hi there,

AFCAT has a general syllabus which also contains sections of GK and English for which i would suggest you to follow the newspaper regularly and familiarise with the current happening in the country, i would also suggest you to go through previous year question papers for analysing the type of questions asked and the difficulty level of the same . Market if flooded with books for preparation of AFCAT and i would suggest you to buy AFCAT preparation book by Arihant Publishers.

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