AFCAT 2019 Syllabus, Marking Scheme, Subject, Exam Pattern

Finally, AFCAT 1 2019 notification is published by the Indian air force and the AFCAT 1 2019 exam dates are finalised by the IAF. AFCAT 1 2019 online exam will be conducted on 16th Feb and 17th Feb 2019, each day there will be two different shifts, the 1st shift will be only for AFCAT candidates and the 2nd shift will be for AFCAT and EKT candidates. AFCAT 1 2019 online registrations are open at the moment and candidates can apply online through the official AFCAT website as mentioned below. AFCAT 1 2019 registration will be closed on 30 Dec 2018. Below you can find the details of AFCAT 1 2019 syllabus, marking scheme, subject/topics, exam pattern, and shift timings.

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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 2019

  • 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

(a) General Awareness

  • History
  • Sports
  • Geography
  • Environment
  • Civics
  • Basic Science
  • Defence
  • Art
  • Culture
  • Current Affairs
  • Politics

(b) Verbal Ability in English

  • Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Testing of Vocabulary

(c) Numerical Ability  

  • Decimal Fraction
  • Simplification
  • Average
  • Profit & loss
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simple Interest

(d) Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test 

  • Verbal Skills
  • Spatial Ability

AFCAT Syllabus 2018 2019

Standard of AFCAT 2019 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 2019 Marking Scheme

  • Three marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
  • One mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • 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.

Items to be Brought Inside Examination Hall. The following items are to be carried to the exam centre:-

  • e-Admit Card for AFCAT 01/ 2019.
  • Candidate’s Aadhaar Card.
  • Another valid photo identity card such as PAN card/ passport/ driving licence/ voter identity card/ college identity card or any other valid photo identity proof, with details of name, father’s name, date of birth and a clear photograph.
  • Two passport size colour photographs- same as the photo uploaded during online application (to be pasted, not stapled on Admit Card next to the printed photo and on attendance sheet at the exam centre).
  • Ballpoint Pen (Blue or Black) for signing on the attendance sheet and rough work.
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AFCAT Exam Schedule: The AFCAT (and EKT) will be conducted in two shifts as per the following schedule:AFCAT timings 2019

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 25 75 2 hours
Verbal Ability in English 25 75
Numerical Ability 18 54
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test 32 96

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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