AFCAT 2016 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Sample Papers & Books

AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) is just round the corner, scheduled to be held on 22nd February, 2015. What is the exam pattern of AFCAT, the syllabus and where do you get the sample/model papers of this exam? Which books to use to prepare for AFCAT? This is the subject matter of this blog article.

If you have not applied for this test but would like to apply now, you can go through my previous blog post titled: AFCAT 2015 Notification, Eligibility & Form which tells you what is AFCAT and how to apply for it.

Exam pattern of AFCAT:
AFCAT test consists of 100 questions to be answered in 2 hours. Each question weighs 3 marks. Thus AFCAT is a 300 mark test. The four test sections of AFCAT is as below:
1.0 Test of General Awareness
2.0 Test of English language.
3.0 Test of Numerical Ability.
4.0 Test of Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test.
You can find the detailed syllabus of AFCAT in the subsequent section in this blog post.

But AFCAT is only one step towards getting you that coveted job in IAF. Further to AFCAT, you have to appear in AFSB Interview. On top of it, you have to appear in PABT (Pilot Aptitude Battery Test) if you had opted for Flying branch and EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) if you had opted for Technical branch. There is no branch test for Ground Duty branch however. After you clear all these obstacles, you have to undergo the Medical examination. Following table gives you the whole selection process post AFCAT:
AFCAT Exam Pattern

Beware! There is negative marking in AFCAT : minus 1 mark for each wrong answer!

AFCAT Syllabus:
The topic-wise prescribed syllabus for AFCAT is as below:
General Awareness: History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics etc.
Verbal Ability in English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms & Vocabulary.
Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit & loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple interest.
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.

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