AFCAT 2019 Online Exam Schedule – How AFCAT will be Conducted Online

For the very first time, IAF is going to conduct AFCAT exam online. Since 2011, IAF is conducting AFCAT offline using OMR sheets. From AFCAT 2018 onward, candidates will be facing the same exam online at various AFCAT online centres across the country. Below you can find the details on how AFCAT online will be conducted.

All applicants whose applications are submitted by due date will be called at one of the examination centres for AFCAT 1 2019 scheduled on 16 and 17  February 2019. It is mandatory for the candidates opting for Ground Duty (technical) branch to appear in both AFCAT as well as EKT. Engineering Knowledge Test will also be conducted along with the AFCAT.

 

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  • AFCAT Exam Schedule: The AFCAT (and EKT) will be conducted in two shifts as per the following schedule:
    Activity 16 Feb 19 (Day1) 17 Feb 19 (Day 2)
    1st Shift (AFCAT) 2nd Shift (AFCAT+EKT) 1st Shift (AFCAT) 2nd Shift (AFCAT+EKT)
    Candidate Reporting Time 08:00 hrs 12:30 hrs 08:00 hrs 12:30 hrs
    Verification of Admit Card & ID Proof, Biometrics, Photo/ Thumb Impression/ Sign on Attendance Sheet & Candidate Seating in Exam Hall 08:00- 09:30 hrs 12:30- 14:00 hrs 08:00- 09:30 hrs 12:30- 14:00 hrs
    Reading of Instructions by Candidates 09:30- 09:45 hrs 14:00- 14:15 hrs 09:30- 09:45 hrs 14:00- 14:15 hrs
    AFCAT 09:45- 11:45 hrs 14:15 -16:15 hrs 09:45- 11:45 hrs 14:15 -16:15 hrs
    Reading of Instructions by Candidates for EKT 16:15 -16:30 hrs 16:15 -16:30 hrs
    EKT 16:30 -17:15 hrs 16:30 -17:15 hrs

    Note: Candidates will not be permitted to enter the exam centre, under any circumstance, after the pre-exam verification process has commenced at 08:00 hrs for shift-I and 1230 hrs for shift-II

    AFCAT Exam Pattern Highlights

    AFCAT Mode Online (Computer-based)
    Question Paper type Objective (MCQs)
    Number of Sections General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical ability and Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test
    Total no. of questions 100
    Marks awarded for correct answer +3
    Negative marking -1
    Total marks 300
    Exam duration 2 hours (120 minutes) for AFCAT, 45 Minutes for EKT
    Medium of Exam English

    AFCAT Question Paper Sections, Questions Marks and Time

    Section Questions Marks Time
    General Awareness 20 60 2 hours
    Verbal Ability in English 30 90
    Numerical Ability 15 45
    Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test 35 105

    AFCAT Topics

    Part 1: General Awareness

    • History
    • Sports
    • Geography
    • Environment,
    • Defense
    • Art and Culture
    • International Current Affairs
    • Politics
    • Civics
    • Basic Science

    Part 2: Verbal Ability in English

    • Comprehension
    • Fill in the blanks by choosing the appropriate word
    • Error Detection
    • Sentence Completion
    • Synonyms and Antonyms
    • Testing of Vocabulary
    • Tenses
    • Basic Grammar

    Part 3: Numerical Ability

    • Decimal Fraction
    • Simplification
    • Average
    • Ratio and Proportion
    • Simple interest
    • Profit and loss
    • Percentage
    • Time and Distance
    • Time and Work

    Part 4: Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

    • Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability
    • Data interpretation
    • Embedded Figure
    • Missing Character
    • Sets based on arrangements
    • Rotated blocks
    • Hidden figures
    • Analogy
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