AFCAT 1 2014 is scheduled to be held on 23 Feb 2014. Aspirants have enough time to prepare if they start preparing now for AFCAT. Considering the previous year’s AFCAT papers we can say that there is a gradual rise in the level of difficulty of the paper especially in the GK section. Hence cracking AFCAT is no more an affair of one month study, you need to study well before and know the exact things what may be asked. This article will cover the general information about AFCAT paper.
Important Dates for AFCAT 1 2014
Start of receipt of Online Application form: 10/12/2013 14 Dec 2013
Last date for applying application form online: 8/1/2014 12 Jan 2013
Examination date of AFCAT: 23/2/2014
AFCAT 1 2014 Exam Pattern
The AFCAT paper consists of 100 multiple choice questions. Each question carries 3 marks. The questions are asked from the fields of Current Affairs, General Knowledge, and Mathematics of high school level, reasoning and English. For each correct answer 3 marks are avoided and for every wrong answer 1 mark is deducted. The time duration for the exam is two hours. Hence the Paper is of 300 marks. The cutoff for the previous AFCAT exam was 116 (AFCAT 2-2013) however of earlier AFCAT exams i.e. AFCAT1/2013, AFCAT2/2012 etc ranged around 143-144 marks.
Once the candidate see’s the notification they can register themselves on the Candidate Login Section of the website www.careerairforce.nic.in. After getting registered an email is sent to the email ID through which you got yourself registered, in the email a unique password is given. You can log in again on the websites candidate login section. Now you can fill you form here, submit it, change your password etc. Be very careful while filling the form and before submitting it, since once submitted no information can be altered.
The whole procedure of form filling in AFCAT is online. The admit card is generated online itself. After successfully submitting the application form, the admit card can be generated after some days. You can in the mean time log into your account at the careerairforce website and check your application status. Once the admit card is generated you can download it and get a printout of the admit card.
Important Notes: Make sure that you fulfill the eligibility criteria of the AFCAT. Sit with your mark sheets and fill in the correct percentage. Proper care should be taken by the engineering students since they have to fill in certain subjects in order to qualify for the Technical Branch Entry. Be ready with a photograph which must be following the standard of the Application. Have a scanned or digital size photograph you can edit it as per instructions to reduce/increase its size. Be careful while filling the exam center since the centers for Written exams are never changed (Except for some very very very rare cases).
Previous year papers and Syllabus: Everything such as previous year AFCAT papers and syllabus along with sample papers can be found on the official career website of IAF i.e. www.careerairforce.nic.in.
In case of any queries candidates can contact the AFCAT Cell on
Address: Post Bag No – 5
RK Puram (Main) P.O.
New Delhi – 110066
Tele: 011 – 26160286, 26160289
E – Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Online application of AFCAT 01/2014 (Flying, Technical and Ground Duty Branches) is released. For eligibility and selection process check Employment News dated 14 Dec 13. Last date for submission of online application is 12 Jan 14.
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