Last Minute Tips for AFCAT-1 2024 Exam

Last Minute Tips for AFCAT-1 2024 Exam
07-February 2024...........

AFCAT- 1 2024 Exam is going to be conducted on February 16, 17, and 18, 2024. So, Roughly one week is left for your preparation for the AFCAT exam. AFCAT or Indian Air Force Common Admission Test is one of the most prestigious defence exams in India which enables you to join “Men in Blue” in the Indian Air Force. The AFCAT exam is conducted by the Indian Air Force for recruiting for the officer cadre. Candidates who successfully qualify for this exam, do their training in the Indian Air Force Academy, Hyderabad. After this training candidates are commissioned into the rank of Flying Officer in the Indian Air Force. In this article, we will share a section-wise strategy that will be highly beneficial for the upcoming AFCAT exam. In this strategy, we will share the strategy along with the sources to prepare for all sections of the AFCAT exam.


Paper Pattern of AFCAT




  • Numerical Ability
  • English
  • General Awareness
  • Reasoning

Total Questions

  • 100 Questions

Total Marks

  • 300 Marks

Time Limit

  • 2 Hours or 120 Minutes

Negative Marking

  • 1/3rd, 1 Mark for every Incorrect answer


Mathematics Section

The Mathematics Section is a very highly scoring section of the AFCAT exam. Aspirants can score good marks by giving enough time to this section. If we talk about the AFCAT exam, the mathematics section is divided into two parts- 1. Arithmetic section and 2. Advance Maths. AFCAT aspirants should focus more on the arithmetic part. In the AFCAT exam, mostly arithmetic questions are asked. Candidates can prepare topics like percentage, Compound Interest, Simple Interest, Time and work, age-related questions, and other basic arithmetic questions. Some questions from advanced maths are also asked. Candidates can prepare topics like algebra and mensuration for this part.


Reasoning Section

The reasoning section in the AFCAT exam is divided into two parts- 1. Verbal Reasoning and 2. Non-verbal reasoning. For the AFCAT exam, both sections are equally important as both carry equal advantages. Mostly easy questions are asked from this part so candidates can score good marks from this section. There are some tricky topics such as series which need more time to complete. While attempting the reasoning part, the non-verbal part should be attempted first. Non-verbal questions are easy to solve and also take less time to solve. Aspirants should avoid attempting lengthy reasoning questions first. After attempting all questions if aspirants have time they can attempt these lengthy questions.


English Section

Some changes have occurred in the AFCAT exam over time and some new sections have been introduced. So, candidates need to focus on these topics as well. One of the big changes in the AFCAT exam is Para Jumble or PQRS-type questions. To score good marks in this section, candidates should focus on preparing a good number of vocabulary because many questions in the AFCAT exam will be from this topic. Generally, passage in the AFCAT exam is relatively easy but the questions asked are quite tough. So, AFCAT aspirants should be ready for tough questions from the passage also.


General Knowledge Section

General Knowledge is another scoring section of the AFCAT exam. Candidates can easily score good marks by preparing current affairs, and other static parts like history, geography, polity, and economics. In polity, aspirants should remember articles and other important facts. In economics, aspirants can prepare five-year plans and other economics concepts. In history, candidates should focus mostly on modern history. In history, aspirants should remember dates and events also. Static portions such as classical dance, classical music, and sports-related facts are also asked in the AFCAT exam, aspirants need to prepare these in a good manner.


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