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AFCAT 2022 Syllabus, Marking Scheme, Subject, Exam Pattern [UPDATED]

The Indian Air Force is the prestigious arm of Indian Defence Services. Being a part of the IAF is a matter of great pride. The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is a national level exam conducted by the Indian Air Force to select candidates for Class-1 Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical). The exam is conducted two times a year. 

Indian Air Force has published the short notification of AFCAT 2 2022. The AFCAT 2 2022 registrations will start from 01 June 2022 and ends on 30 June 2022. Many Indian Air Force and AFCAT aspirants who are preparing for the AFCAT 2 2022 written exam and SSB interview are eagerly waiting for the AFCAT 2 2022 notification and exam date.


Update: Indian Air Force invites Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of this elite force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. Online AFCAT examination will be conducted on 26 Aug 22, 27 Aug 22 and 28 Aug 22.

Also Read: AFCAT 2 2022 Notification Out Now

Around 6 lakh candidates appear for the AFCAT exam every year. Out of which only 10000 can make it to the selection list. It simply means that AFCAT is not an easy exam and hence candidates should have a good preparation before appearing for the exam. 

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Here, we are going to discuss the AFCAT Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2022.

Candidates can go through it and create their framework for the preparation of the upcoming AFCAT exam 2022.

AFCAT 2 2022 Exam Syllabus

The Air Force Authority is scheduled to release the AFCAT 2 2022 notification on the official website of the Indian Air Force on 1st June 2022 at 11:00 AM. However, we can look at the previous year notification to get an idea of the AFCAT syllabus. 

The AFCAT exam paper consists of subjects like General Awareness, verbal ability, reasoning and mathematics. Whereas the EKT consists of topics like Mechanical, Computer Science etc., the total number of questions for the AFCAT is 100 which can award a candidate total marks of 300. EKT has 50 questions out of a total of 150 marks.

Here, we have given a table of the AFCAT exam syllabus for the candidates to understand easily. Go through this table carefully. 

ExamSubject:Max Marks
AFCATGeneral Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test300
EKT [For aspirants with one of the choices as (Technical) Branch]Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics150

SubjectNumber of Questions EarlierNumber of Questions Now
Numerical Ability1820
Reasoning Ability3225

The subject wise topic as per the previous year notification for the AFCAT exam is written below:- 

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(aa) English. Comprehension, Detect Error in Sentence, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word, Synonym/ Antonym, Cloze Test or Fill in the Gaps in a paragraph, Idioms and Phrases, Analogy, Sentence Rearranging, Substitution in a Sentence/ One Word Substitution.

(ab) General Awareness. History, Geography, Sports, National & International Organisations, Art & Culture, Personalities, Environment & Ecology, Indian Polity, Economy, Basic Science Based Knowledge, Science & Technology, Current Affairs (National & International), Defence.

(ac) Numerical Ability. Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average/ Percentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Simple and Compound Interest, Time & Distance and Races (Trains/ Boats & Streams), Area and Perimeter, Probability, Number System & Number Series, Mixture & Allegation Rules, Clocks.

(ad) Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test. Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Standard Of Questions. 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).

AFCAT 2 2022 Exam – Question Standard:

  • 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). 

AFCAT 2 2022 Exam Pattern:

Exam Pattern is one of the most important things that candidates must be aware of before appearing for the AFCAT exam. The exam pattern consists of the marking scheme, no. of questions, the total time allotted etc., to score better on the FACT exam, candidates must go through the AFCAT exam pattern carefully. The AFCAT exam pattern 2022 is given in the tabular form below for the candidates for better comprehension. 

ExamDurationNo. of QuestionsMax Marks
AFCAT02 Hours100300
EKT [For aspirants with one of the choices as (Technical) Branch]45 Minutes50150


  • The question paper would be an objective type. 
  • The paper for AFCAT and EKT will be in English medium only. 
  • Three marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
  • One mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • No marks for unattempted questions

How To Prepare For AFCAT 2 2022 Exam Online:

  • Serious defence aspirants can join our full AFCAT online course, the course is specially designed for the AFCAT aspirants that will help them to score better marks in the AFCAT 2 2022 exam.
  • Our AFCAT 2 2022 Online course covers the detailed syllabus for Numerical Ability, English, GK, Reasoning and Military Aptitude for the online exam. It also covers AFCAT mock tests for better practice.

AFCAT 2 2022 Exam Preparation Tips:

The AFCAT exam is undoubtedly one of the most difficult defence exams in India. A lot of candidates crack this exam with their hard work and determination. Overall, good preparation is very important to crack the AFCAT exam. Some preparation tips can help the candidates to prepare well for the AFCAT exam 2022. The preparation tips are as follows:-

  1. Timetable:- a good timetable helps in time management. The candidates preparing for the AFCAT exam 2022 must make a realistic timetable to manage their precious time. This will help in managing the work and daily routine efficiently. 
  2. Previous year Papers:- The candidates preparing for the AFCAT exam 2022 must solve at least 10-15 AFCAT previous year question papers. This will help candidates in getting command over the AFCAT question paper pattern.
  3. Mock Tests:- Mock tests will help the candidates in finding their lowest and highest points of preparation for the AFCAT exam. It will also help the candidates, in practice. So, solving mock test papers can help a lot to the candidates who are preparing for the AFCAT exam.  
  4. Online coaching:- self-preparation can be a way for self-reliant candidates. But for those candidates who need guidance at an affordable price, can choose online coaching. SSBCrackExams is the most trusted defence portal that helps defence aspirants by providing online courses. The candidates can join the AFCAT course to prepare for the AFCAT exam 2022. 
  5. Use stopwatch:- Time holds an unimportant place in the AFCAT exam. This means that the candidates must be able to solve the question paper problems in the desired prescribed time. So for this, the candidates can use a stopwatch while practising the Previous Year Question Papers and Mock Test Papers. This will help the candidate in time management during the actual AFCAT exam. 


In the above article, we have discussed the AFCAT syllabus and exam pattern. We also read preparation tips for the AFCAT exam, we also provided the list of important and most prescribed books for the candidates to prepare well for the upcoming AFCAT exam 2022. 

The AFCAT exam is undoubtedly one of the toughest defence exams in India, which sees lakhs of aspirants every year. But this exam can be cracked by determination, persistence and hard work. The candidates who are willing to sacrifice their comfort zone for this exam will have the potential to crack the AFCAT exam. 

If you have any doubts or questions regarding the AFCAT exam or any other defence-related exam, then do email us your query/ questions at [email protected] or call us at 080-69185400. SSBCrackExams wish all aspiring candidates a very all the best for the AFCAT exam 2022. 

Also Read: AFCAT 2 2022 Notification Out Now

If you are preparing for the AFCAT 2 2022 written exam and SSB interview, you can check SSBCrackExams online courses and mock tests.

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