AFCAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus

AFCAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus
28-August 2018 2.00

AFCAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus

AFCAT Exam Pattern

AFCAT is set to be conducted on February and September. 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.

  • •    Duration of the exam will be of 2 hours (120 minutes).
  • •    The total number of questions asked in AFCAT is 100.
  • •    There will be 4 sections in the exam namely- General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test.
  • •    Every correct answer will be awarded +3 marks and negative marking will be applicable.
  • •    AFCAT Syllabus is based on Higher Secondary or 10+2 level knowledge.

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 Exam Pattern Highlights

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


Marks awarded for correct answer


Negative marking

Applicable, -1

Total marks


Exam duration

2 hours (120 minutes) for AFCAT, 45 Minutes for EKT

Medium of Exam


Exam Pattern For EKT

Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) For Ground Duty (Technical ) Branch Only is online entrance test will be of 45 minutes duration and will contain 50 multiple choice questions on Mechanical, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics.

  • Total No. of Questions - 50
  • Maximum marks - 150
  • Each Question is of three marks.
  • Duration of the test : 45 Minutes


AFCAT Exam Syllabus

It is important to know the AFCAT Exam syllabus and prepare according to the detailed syllabus and pattern. Gather all the required study materials and make a study plan AFCAT exam. This will ensure advance preparation of all the subjects. The syllabus for AFCAT 2018 will be based on 10+2 or higher secondary school level knowledge. Candidates must make sure that they follow the right syllabus to prepare well for the exam. Check the latest AFCAT exam syllabus below:

AFCAT Syllabus for General Awareness : Current Affairs, Sports, Art, Culture, Environment, History, Geography, Politics, Basic Science, Civics etc.

AFCAT Syllabus for Numerical Ability : Number Series, Average, Simplification, Ratio, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest, Decimal Fraction, Percentage, coding-decoding, analogy, the odd man out.

AFCAT Syllabus for Reasoning & Military Aptitude : Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability

AFCAT Syllabus for Verbal Ability in English : English Comprehension, Error Finding, Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Jumbled Sentences, Fill in the blanks, rearrangement of sentences etc.