AFCAT Exam Syllabus 2021 and Exam Pattern


Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is an exam conducted by the Indian Air force itself to recruit officers in their following branches like Flying Branch, Technical Branch and Ground duty officers. Here in this article, We will talk about the AFCAT Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern I will share the tips and tricks to prepare for AFCAT Examination 2021.

The AFCAT Written Exam is about to be conducted in August 2021. All the candidates who have applied for this will appear for the written exam. The competition is tough and one will need to prepare very well in order to beat the competition.

AFCAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2021:

After the application form. All the candidates will appear for the Written Examination and then AFSB or SSB Interview etc. The Selection is based on the Written Exam and SSB Interview etc. A candidate who will clear this both will proceed for the Medical Examination. The Selection is as:

AFCAT is basically knowns for being the easiest written exam. The written exam is very easy but the competition is very tough. There are very fewer seats in AFCAT around 25-30 seats all over India. you just have to do better than other candidates. Try to attempt maximum questions. and  Do your best subjects first in which you can tick maximum correct answers. Now let’s see the exam pattern and the syllabus of the examination that one has to prepare for the examination.

AFCAT Selection Process 2021 and Eligibility Criteria

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2021:

For the Written Examination of the AFCAT 2021. One will have to prepare four subjects that are given below:

  • Mode of exam -Online
  • Total no. of questions -100
  • The time duration of 2 hours (120minutes)
  • Each question would be carrying 3 marks
  • 3 marks would be given for every right answer
  • 1 marks would be deducted for a wrong answer
  • No marks will be deducted for un-attempt questions
SubjectsMarks Distribution
General Awareness                                25
English                                                   25
Numerical Ability                                  25
Reasoning and military aptitude test25

AFCAT Written Exam Syllabus:

For the AFCAT Written Examination, One just need to prepare the four basic subjects. The Subjects are the following:

General Awareness:

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


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

Numerical Ability:

  • Decimal and Fraction
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams)
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Time and Work
  • Average
  • Profit & Loss

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

  • Odd One Out
  • Analogy
  • Venn Diagram
  • Pattern Completion
  • Dot Situation Analysis
  • Blood Relation
  • Missing Figures
  • Figure Classification
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Spotting the Embedded Figures
  • Sequencing etc

AFCAT EKT Syllabus:

The question will be asked in the EKT will be from Aeronautical Engineering (electronics, mechanics & computer science ).

  1. Mechanical Engneering
  2. Computer science Engneering
  3. Electrical & Electronics Engneering

Mechanical branch:-  Engineering mechanics, thermodynamics, theory of machines, fluid mechanics, manufacturing science, mechanical science, machine drawing, automotive engineering, power plant engineering, industrial engineering, flight mechanics, aircraft structure, aerodynamics.

Computer Science Engineering:-  Analog and digital electronics, computer network, network theory Design, switching Theory, Information technology, telecommunication, radar theory and instrumentation.

Electrical and electronics engineering:-  electrical engineering, electronics device, microwave engineering, control engineering, Antenna and wave propagation.

To prepare for this you can buy books available in the market or you can join any defence coaching Cadet’s Point Defense Academy to prepare well for your exams. Prepare good for your exam, because around 2 lakhs candidates appear every year and only a few get a chance to enter the Air force Academy.

How to prepare for Written Exam:

Well, there is no hidden tips or tricks to prepare for the examination. You can follow some tips and tricks to get better at it.

Attempt your section one by one start with English because this is the easiest portion of the exam in which you can score well. Then move to the General Awareness this can be also easy to tick. Do the numerical questions at last because these questions take a lot of time and might be missed your other portion because of this.

Why Choose CPDA for Defense Exam Preparations

I would suggest you join any defence coaching institute because they have the best experience about how to prepare for AFCAT  you can join Cadet’s Point Defense Academy for AFCAT  as a crash course. In which they will provide you complete guidance of AFCAT written exam with books, sample papers, mock tests, doubt solving session, imp tricks to solve difficult questions etc. The exam is easy but the competition is tough. You must have proper knowledge about the exam and its pattern.

  • Every day solve 2-3 sample paper and read the NCERT books.
  • Give mock test every day in order to gain sufficent knowledge about the exam.For the mock test you can join Cadets Point Defense Academy.
  • Always focus on your strongest subjects more than the other subject, where you can score maximum.
  • After preparing your subjects well, start giving time to your weekest portion in order to get balance.
  • Usually people starts with the numerical portion, I would suggest you to start with your prepared subjects. Which you have prepared well and can score better.
  • Nobody can be best in all the subjects, everybody has a week point.

This blog was all about AFCAT Exam Syllabus 2021 and Exam Pattern. I hope you got the complete details about this. To prepare for the Defence Exam, you can join the Cadets Point Defence Academy and get proper education and training about the exam, Interviews, Physical Fitness and Medical Fitness etc. You can check the official website to get details or to know more about the Institute.

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