AFCAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern

AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST(AFCAT) Exam Pattern: Air Force Common Admission Test entrance test will be of 2 hours duration and contain multiple choice questions on

The AFCAT 2017 paper will consist of four sections:

  1. General Awareness
  2. Verbal Ability
  3. Numerical Ability
  4. Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test

Total No. of Questions– 100. Each Question is of 3 marks.

Penalty For Wrong Answers:  

For each wrong question, 1 mark will be deducted. If the question is left blank or no answer is marked by the students, there will be no penalty for that question.

AFCAT Exam Pattern

Total Questions100
Maximum Marks300
Marks for each Correct Answer3
Negative Marks for Incorrect Answer-1
Marks for questions is not attemptedNil
Total Time for Exam (in minutes)120
Exam TypeObjective Test
Question TypeMultiple choice
Subjects No. of Questions Marks
Verbal Ability30(approximately)90(approximately)
Numerical Ability15(approximately)45(approximately)
Reasoning & Military Aptitude35(approximately)105(approximately)
General Awareness20(approximately)60 (approximately)


AFCAT Exam Syllabus- The section wise exam syllabus is being described below-

  • General Awareness- History of World & India, Geography of India, Sports news (current & historical), Political aspects, economic issues, social world, Art & culture, current affairs of local & international level
  • Verbal Ability-Comprehension Passages and questions based on the passage, error detection & correction, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, vocabulary based questions, simple English based questions
  • Numerical Ability- Questions based on mathematical aspects such as Decimal Fractions, Simplification, Averages, Profit & loss, Percentages, Ratio & proportion, Simple Interest, probability, permutation & combinations, statistics, discounts
  • Reasoning & Military General Aptitude- Questions based on Verbal Skills & Spatial Ability so as to check the skills of a candidate. Verbal & Non- Verbal reasoning questions are being asked such as missing patterns, odd man series, logical sequencing, pattern matching, figure classification, venn diagrams

AFCAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus is the should be known to students to prepare for the exam. Air Force Common Admission Test is the paramount and career oriented exam. AFCAT detailed syllabus for the exam is given according to which the candidates can prepare.

Candidates who are qualified in Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)  called for further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Board (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar or Varanasi.
AFCAT SSB Interview Process: After successfully qualifying written exam, interview will be held for selected aspirants in below-given stages
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Change of Interview Dates: Request for change of SSB interview date should be avoided.

Medical Examination will be conducted at AFCME, New Delhi or IAM Bengaluru-based on the recommendations at AFSB

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