The AFCAT examination consists of 100 questions carrying 3 marks each. You have to prepare for various subjects in order to clear this exam. The major subjects that you have to study for this exam are English, General Knowledge, General Science, Math (only 6 chapters), Reasoning, History, Geography, Indian Polity, Economics and Current Affairs. The results are declared four to six weeks after the exam.
Through AFCAT a candidate can apply for Flying Branch, Ground Duty Branch and Technical Branch of the Air Force.
Maximum Hours of Coaching – 5 to 6 hrs daily Monday to Saturday.
Star Faculty –All qualified faculty with minimum 5 years of teaching experience.
Mock Tests – Weekly Mock Tests for Each Subject (4 x 6 = 24 Tests).
Current affairs Classes & Notes – Current Affairs by Experts, Exam Oriented Notes/Question Bank.
Training Aids – Speacialised Notes based on AFCAT & Smart projects for better Assimilation.
Refresher Course – Free Refresher Course.
WHAT IS THE AFCAT WRITTEN EXAM?
AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test. This test is conducted by the Indian Air Force for selection of officers in all branches of the IAF (except medical and dental) viz. Flying Branch (Short Service Commission only), Technical Branch (Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission) and Ground Duty Branch (Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission). AFCAT is conducted twice a year (in the month of February and August). The advertisement for the same is published in employment news, national leading daily and India Air force website in the months of December and June respectively.
HOW TO APPLY FOR AFCAT EXAMINATION?
AFCAT applications now have to be made online only. The earlier scheme allowing candidates to apply offline (by post) has been discontinued. Candidates are to apply online through website www.careerairforce.nic.in using a valid and current email address only after notification is released.
ELIGIBILITY FOR AFCAT WRITTEN EXAMINATION
The eligibility criteria with respect to age limit, educational qualifications etc. for AFCAT are spelt out in the advertisement published in the Employment News as well as the same is displayed on the website www.careerairforce.nic.in . Minimum qualification required is graduation.
Women candidates may also apply for AFCAT. For details regarding age limit, qualifications, eligibility for various branches etc. please refer the advertisement published in the Employment News as well as the same displayed on the website www.careerairforce.nic.in. Minimum qualification required is graduation.
EXAM PATTERN OF AFCAT WRITTEN EXAMINATION
Duration of AFCAT is two hours. It consists of 100 questions. Each question carries three marks, and there is also negative marking in AFCAT, for every wrong answer one mark is deducted. AFCAT is an objective test and the scheme of syllabus contains General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning & Military Aptitude. A sample paper and old question papers are available on the website careerairforce.nic.in
SYLLABUS FOR AFCAT WRITTEN EXAMINATION
General Awareness: History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Polity, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics etc.
Verbal Ability in English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary.
Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit and loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple interest and other topics of basic numerical ability.
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability, Verbal reasoning, Non-verbal reasoning and Logical reasoning.
For viewing the detailed syllabus please see the link below.
RESULTS OF AFCAT EXAMINATION
Results of the AFCAT written exam in 3-4 months after the written exam. The same can be viewed on http://careerairforce.nic.in. Being a competitive exam and there is no fixed cut off percentage for passing. Candidates who perform better are sent the call letters for SSB interviews. The final merit list is prepared after the SSB interviews final result and displayed on the Indian Air Force website. Joining instructions are sent to students based on vacancies available as per the merit list.