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AFCAT 2018 Syllabus

Updated On - January 4th 2018 by SAKSHI JAIN

AFCAT 2018 Syllabus will be based on the graduation level knowledge for all the subjects except Numerical Ability. The syllabus for Numerical Ability will be of Matriculation level. So, for the better preparation of the exam, it is advisable for the students to know the syllabus in advance.

The AFCAT 2018 Exam Pattern is such that it consists of 4 sections namely, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and English and Comprehension.  

Those who wish to join Indian Air Force must appear for AFCAT 2018 to join in at Flying, Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-Technical) posts. AFCAT 1/2018 will be conducted on February 25, 2018.

AFCAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Before getting to know AFCAT 2018 Syllabus, candidates must get familiar with the subject-wise weightage and estimate the number of questions asked in different sections along with the corresponding marks. The following table shows the approximate number of questions asked from each section:

General Awareness2060
Verbal Ability in English3090
Numerical Ability1545
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test35105

AFCAT 2018 Syllabus in Detail

Given below is the detailed syllabus for AFCAT 2018 for all the 4 sections- General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

General Awareness Syllabus

The section tests the candidates general through the process. For clearing the section with better marks, students must know about the current events. It is mandatory for the students to regularly update their knowledge regarding current affairs. The main topics asked in this section are given below:

  • History
  • Sports
  • Geography
  • Environment
  • Culture
  • Defence
  • Art and Culture
  • International Current Affairs
  • Politics
  • Civics
  • Basic Science

Verbal Ability in English Syllabus

In this section applicants Vocabulary, Grammar and Verbal Ability will be evaluated. This section tests the candidates understanding of English Language. The important topics of this section are given below:

  • Comprehension
  • Fill in the blank by choosing the appropriate word
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Testing of Vocabulary
  • Tenses
  • Basic Grammar

Numerical Ability Syllabus

This section checks the student’s ability to solve numerical problems with speed and accuracy. For scoring well in this section, students must have a good understanding of Basic Mathematical concepts. The important topics of this section are as follows:

  • Decimal Fraction
  • Simplification
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Percentage  

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test Syllabus

The questions in this section based on the diagrams, figures, charts, tables as analogies and reasoning. Questions in this section are asked from the syllabus which is listed below:

  • Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability
  • Data Interpretation
  • Embedded Figure
  • Missing Character
  • Seta Based on Arrangements
  • Rotated Blocks
  • Hidden Figures
  • Analogy

AFCAT 2018 Recommended Books

Books help students to prepare exam in a better way. It helps students to easily understand any concept. With the help of books, Student’s can clear their doubts regarding any topic. But to select a good book is a tough task. It should cover each and every topic of the syllabus.

The following table shows the names of the AFCAT books along with the author’s name:

Books NameAuthor’s Name
AFCAT Exam Guide 1st edition for Flying and Technical BranchRamesh Publishing House
Lets Crack AFCATSSB Crack
AFCAT Topic-wise solved paperDisha Experts
AFCAT Solved Paper 2017Arihant Publication
General Knowledge 2017Arihant Publication
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR S Aggarwal
A modern approach to Verbal ReasoningR 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



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