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AFCAT has introduced an additional exam for selection of candidates for Technical Duty as an officer, called as EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) conducted by IAF along with Air Force Common Admission Test. The EKT will be conducted immediately after AFCAT 2018, i.e. as soon as the two hours of AFCAT test paper gets over.
EKT exam is held for candidates applying for Technical branch of IAF are required to clear AFCAT and EKT exam.
EKT aims at testing the basic knowledge of an engineering graduate applying for technical entry through AFCAT. It contains questions dealing with basic concepts of your discipline of engineering.
|Exam||Engineering Knowledge Test|
|Conducted By||Indian Air Force along with AFCAT|
|Category||Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation and Books|
|Mode of Exam||Offline Mode|
Candidate, who have qualified for AFCAT exam and applying for technical branches are eligible for EKT Exam. No other special Eligibility is needed to be eligible for exam.
It is compulsory for engineering graduates who are appearing for technical entry in the Air Force to appear for this exam, they have to pass this test along with the AFCAT written test.
AFCAT EKT 2018 has two parts namely:
Part A: General Engineering (40 questions)
Part B: Specialized Paper (35 questions)
General engineering part is based on the topics that are common to multiple branches of engineering. Whereas, specialized part is based on the knowledge of the discipline of the candidate’s degree. These disciplines are:
EKT tests the basic knowledge of candidates applying for Aeronautical Engineering Courses (E and M).
Test is of 30/45 minute and are given by those who opt for technical branches i.e. Flying, technical and GDOC.
Candidates are given half an hour window after the AFCAT exam to appear for EKT. Check AFCAT 2018 Exam Pattern
|Time Duration||45 minutes|
|Type of Questions||MCQs|
|No. of Questions||50 questions|
|Each Question||3 marks|
For each correct answer you give, you will be awarded +3 marks each. For each wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted as negative marking, ie., 1/3 marks negative marking which is followed by many national level examinations.
Candidates who are writing EKT Exam must first know the syllabus covered under AFCAT EKT 2018. Candidates are required to be acquainted with basic topics covered under the field of engineering. Topics from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computers, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanics, etc. share the common ground of questions.
Questions are mainly put up from topics such as Quantum Mechanics, Lasers, Metals, Energy, Metals, Fuels, Calculus, Data Processing, Networks, Circuits, etc. For detailed Download AFCAT EKT 2018 Syllabus PDF.
Books that the candidate can study from for EKT exam are as follows: