AFCAT 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
AFCAT 2018 is set to be conducted on February 25, 2018. The exam will be conducted in online mode i.e., Computer Based Test in two shifts. The question paper will be available in English language only.
Applicants who wish to be recruited in Ground Duty (Technical) post will have to appear for EKT exam which will be based on the respective engineering discipline as chosen by the individual.
|AFCAT 2018 Mode||Online (Computer based test)|
|Question Paper type||Objective (MCQs)|
|Number of Sections||4 (General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical ability and Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test )|
|Total no. of questions||100|
|Marks awarded for correct answer||+3|
|Negative marking||Applicable, -1|
|Exam duration||2 hours (120 minutes) for AFCAT, 45 Minutes for EKT|
|Medium of Exam||English|
Follow the table to know the schedule of AFCAT 1/2018:
|Activity||First Shift||Second Shift|
|Reporting for Verification||7:30 AM||12:15 PM|
|Verification (Biometrics, hall ticket, photo, thumb impression and sign in attendance sheet)||7:30- 8:45 AM||12:15 PM- 1:30 PM|
|Reading Instructions||8:45 AM- 9:00 AM||1:30 PM- 1:45 PM|
|AFCAT 2018 Timings||9:00 AM- 11:00 AM||1:45 PM- 3:45 PM|
|Exit of Non-EKT candidates||11:00 AM- 11:30 AM||3:45 PM- 4:15 PM|
|Commencement of EKT||11:30 AM- 12:15 PM||4:15 PM- 5 PM|
AFCAT 2018 is an online test to be conducted in two shifts in english language. It will consist of 100 objective questions to be solved within a duration of 120 minutes. The maximum marks an aspirant can score in AFCAT 2018 are 300.
The question paper will be segregated into 4 sections- General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test.
The section is designed to test the general knowledge of the applicant. It will have questions to test aspirant’s awareness of ongoing, current events in various fields around the world. Generally, about 20 questions are asked in this section.
As the name of the section suggests, this segment will assess the student’s knowledge, proficiency and comprehension in English language. The total number of questions asked from this section will be approximately 30.
This section will test the basic mathematical ability of participants. Around 15 questions will be asked from this section. It is considered to be a relatively scoring section though the level of difficulty for this section is moderate to high.
This section is the most important segment as maximum questions are asked in this section. Candidate’s mental and military aptitude is tested. The difficulty level is moderate and approximately 35 questions are asked from this section.
The following table represents the approximate number of questions asked from each section:
|General Awareness||20||60||2 hours|
|Verbal Ability in English||30||90|
|Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test||35||105|
There has been no change in the marking scheme of AFCAT 2018 and it is the same as it was for the year 2017. Individuals must note that negative marking will be applicable for the test. The marking scheme is given as follows:
The syllabus for AFCAT 2018 will be based on 10+2 or higher secondary school level knowledge. It will be as decided by IAF for every section. Candidates must make sure that they follow the right syllabus to prepare well for the exam. The section wise syllabus is given as follows:
The aim of this section is to determine the general thought process of the participants. It will assess aspirant’s awareness in current events. The main topics along for this section are given below:
This section has questions that will test the grasp an applicant has on the English language. The aspirant’s vocabulary, grammar and verbal ability will be evaluated in this section. The important topics for this section are:
In this segment, the aspirant’s ability to solve numerical problems with speed and accuracy is evaluated. It will include questions to assess how participants can work with numbers, do quick calculations and understand various arithmetic questions. They ought to have a good understanding of basic mathematical concepts to fare well in this section. The important topics for this section are as follows:
In this segment, students should expect questions based on diagrams, figures, charts, tables as also analogies and reasoning. The important topics are listed below:
AFCAT 2018 Reference Books are given below to help students score well:
|Name of Book||Author/ Publisher|
|AFCAT Exam Guide 1st edition for Flying and Technical Branch||Ramesh Publishing House|
|AFCAT Solved Paper 2017||Arihant Publication|
|General Knowledge 2017||Arihant Publication|
|Quantitative aptitude for Competitive Examinations||R S Aggarwal|
|A modern approach to Verbal Reasoning||R S Aggarwal|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College