AFCAT 2018 Syllabus, Marking Scheme, Subject, Exam Pattern

As we all know, for the first time, AFCAT exam will be conducted online and candidates can apply for AFCAT through AFCAT CDAC website. Many candidates who are applying for AFCAT are looking for updated latest AFCAT syllabus, topics, subjects, marking scheme and number of questions. In this article you will find the lates syllabus of the AFCAT exam and related information. Though the syllabus has not changed much but there are few topics which are new and you might face them in AFCAT 2018. 

The subjects, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

Exam Subject Duration No. of Questions Max Marks
AFCAT General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test 02 Hours 100 300
EKT(For Ground Duty Technical Branch only) Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical and Electronics 45 Minutes 50 150

Syllabus of the AFCAT 2018

  • English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases
  • General Awareness: History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc
  • Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams)
  • Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability

Standard of AFCAT 2018 Question Paper:

  • The standard of Numerical Ability Questions will be of Matriculation level. The standard of questions in other subjects will be of graduation level (Indian University).
  • The Online examination will consist of objective type questions and will be in English only for both AFCAT and EKT

AFCAT 2018 Marking Scheme

  • Three marks for every correct attempt
  • One mark for every incorrect attempt
  • No marks for unattempted questions

Questions will be based on the metric system of Weights & Measures wherever applicable. Candidates must appear for the Online AFCAT in person. Under no circumstance will any scribe or another candidate be allowed to appear/ assist in the exam. Air Force has the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination. 

AFCAT Exam Schedule: The AFCAT (and EKT) will be conducted in two shifts as per the following schedule:

Activity First Shift Second Shift
Reporting for verification 0730 hrs 1215 hrs
Biometrics, Hall Ticket Verification Photo, Thumb Impression, Sign in attendance Sheet & seating in Exam Hall 0730- 0845 hrs 1215-1330 hrs
Reading of Instructions by Candidates 0845-0900 hrs 1330-1345 hrs
AFCAT 0900 to 1100 hrs 1345- 1545 hrs
Exit time for Non-EKT candidates 1100 to 1130 hrs 1545-1615 hrs
EKT 1130 to 1215 hrs 1615 to 1700 hrs

How to prepare for AFCAT 2018 Online

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