AFCAT-1 2021 Exam Analysis | Difficulty Level of Questions

AFCAT-1 2021 Exam Analysis | Difficulty Level of Questions
20-February 2021 2.00

AFCAT-1 2021 Exam Analysis


The Indian Air Force (IAF) has successfully conducted the AFCAT (1) 2021 exam in online mode on February 20,2021. The exam analysis of AFCAT (1) 2021 Shift 1 is made available for the candidates who are going to appear in the forthcoming exams. The candidates can assess their performance with the exam analysis to know the section-wise and overall difficulty of the exam. Besides, aspirants will be able to know the section-wise & topic-wise distribution of questions, difficulty level of the questions, weightage of topics, etc. The AFCAT exam is conducted at designated exam centers throughout India to select the eligible candidates for various vacant posts in different branches of the Indian Air Force.


As per the feedback received from the candidates who have appeared for the AFCAT (1) 2021 exam, the difficulty level of the paper was from easy to moderate. However, the difficulty level of the questions as per different sections may vary from candidates to candidates as per their performance in the exam. AFCAT exam is conducted for admission to Flying, Ground Duty (Non-Technical), and Ground Duty (Technical) branches. The AFCAT exam is conducted in two shifts across India in more than 100 cities. The exam for the morning shift was conducted from 9.45 AM to 11.45 PM, whereas, the afternoon shift is scheduled from 2.15 PM to 4.15 PM.


AFCAT-1 2021 | 20th Feb 2021 Exam

Given below are the exam timings for the AFCAT 20th Feb 2021 exam:

Exam Shifts

Exam Timing

AFCAT Shift 1 - 20th February

9:45 AM to 11:45 AM

AFCAT Shift 2 - 20th February

2:15 PM to 4:15 PM



AFCAT-1 2021 | 20th Feb 2021 Shift 1 Exam Analysis

Check AFCAT 20th Feb 2021 Shift 1 Exam Analysis below:


No. of Questions


Difficulty Level

General Awareness


75 Marks

Easy to Moderate

Numerical Ability


54 Marks

Easy to Moderate



75 Marks

Easy to Moderate

Reasoning & Military Aptitude


96 Marks

Moderate Level


  • - The candidates are awarded with 03 marks for every correct answer.
  • - 01 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • - No mark is deducted for unattempted questions.


AFCAT-1 2021 Exam Analysis: Difficulty Level of Questions

  • - The difficulty level of the sections like General Awareness, and Verbal Ability ranged from easy to moderate level along with a few high-level questions.
  • - The questions in the Numerical Ability sections were mainly incorporated from the topics such as Profit & Loss, Simplification, Work & Time, and Simple Interest.
  • - However, the difficulty level of the Reasoning & Military Aptitude ranged from moderate to high level along with a few decisive questions.
  • - The Reasoning & Military Aptitude section tested the problem-solving  & decision-making approach of the candidates.
  • - In English section there were 5 synonyms, 4-5 questions of spotting errors, cloze test having 5 questions ,2 questions from idioms and phrases and also some questions were related to phrasal verbs.


AFCAT-1 2021 Exam Analysis: Important Questions

We are here providing a list of the important questions that appeared in the Shift 1 of the AFCAT (1) 2021 exam conducted on 20th February. Check the list of important questions asked in the AFCAT (1) 2021 exam this year.


  1. What was the real name of Babur?
  2. Odd one out from Sodium, Uranium, Radium, and Carbon?
  3. Kathakali is the folk dance of which state?
  4. What is the name of Uranus's moon?
  5. What is the synonym of the word ‘Entice’?
  6. What is the meaning of the idiom ‘Turn the Coat’?
  7. Which one is not the star of Uranus?
  8. The term ‘Raider’ is associated with which sports?
  9. Which team hosted the first men's cricket world cup?
  10. Who was the first women para olympic gold winner?
  11. Where did the India China face off take place in June 2020?
  12. By whom the Chief Justice of the High Court is appointed?


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