What is Engineering Knowledge Test in AFCAT, Join Technical Branch of IAF

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The Indian Air force has a number of branches in the service. There is no individual vacancy is released by the Indian Air force to join the technical branches. Here in this article, I am sharing with you the complete details about the Engineering Knowledge Test in AFCAT and how it is different from the AFCAT Written Examination etc. There are many myths as well among the candidates like what if I pass in AFCAT and get failed in EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) etc and more to get complete information about this, check the complete details below:

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What is the Engineering Knowledge Test in AFCAT:

The AFCAT Stands for the Air Force Common Admission Test and EKT Stands for the Engineering Knowledge test etc. The recruitment of officers in their following braches like Flying Branch and Ground duty officers(non-technical). And for the Technical Branch candidate will have to give one more exam which is Engneering Knowledge Test (EKT) by this they test your knowledge and eligibility for a technical branch. The candidate will have to clear both AFCAT + EKT in order to join the technical branch.

This is only for the candidate who wants to join the technical branch of the service. For the rest of the branches, Just has to appear for the AFCAT only. Now let’s see the Exam Pattern of the AFCAT Engineering Knowledge Test and later we will see the complete syllabus etc.

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Exam pattern of EKT-AFCAT:

There are basically two sections in the Engineering Knowledge Test of AFCAT. One has to prepare the general subjects and any of the selected specialized subjects: Check the exam pattern below:

General engineering (where you will be asked general things related to engineering)Specialized subjects (in this you will be asked from your specialist subject, like from Aeronautical Engneering (electronics, mechanics & computer science ).
  • This is 45 minutes long exam.
  • Total no. of questions 50
  • Maximum marks 150
  • 3  marks will be given for each right answer.
  • One mark will be deducted for each wrong answer

Syllabus of Engineering Knowledge Test:

The question that will be asked in the EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test)will be from Aeronautical Engneering (electronics, mechanics & computer science):

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

Mechanical branch:-

  • Engneering mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Theory of Machines
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Manufacturing Science,
  • Mechanical Science
  • Machine Drawing
  • Automotive Engneering
  • Power Plant Engneering
  • Industrial Engneering,
  • Flight Mechanics,
  • Aircraft Structure
  • Aerodynamics etc

Computer Science Engneering:

  • Analog and digital electronics
  • Computer network,
  • Network theory Design,
  • Switching Theory
  • Information technology,
  • Telecommunication,
  • Radar theory and
  • Instrumentation etc

Electrical and electronics engineering:

  • Electrical engnering,
  • Electronics devise,
  • Microwave engneering,
  • Control engneering,
  • Antenna and
  • Wave propagation etc

This is the complete syllabus of the AFCAT EKT Examination that one has to prepare. One just has to prepare the selected stream they have done while filling up the application form. Now let’s see the details about the Eligibility required to appear for the Engineering Knowledge Test of the AFCAT Examination.

Eligibility Criteria of EKT AFCAT:

Eligibility criteria are completely the same as it is for the AFCAT, the only changes are in Age limit for EKT which I have mentioned below like Age limit for EKT:

  • Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply.
  • Candidate must have B.tech/B.E degree with 60% marks.
  • Only graduates can apply for this, or appearing in the final semester or year can also apply.
  • The candidate should have physics and mathematics in class 12th
  • Candidates below the age of 25 must be unmarried before the commencement of the course.
  • Age limit for flying branch:- 20 to24yrs years.
  • Age limit for technical and ground duty officers:- 20 to 26yrs old.

How to prepare for Engineering Knowledge Test:

There is no special tips or trick to crack this exam, only B.Tech or B.E candidates can apply for EKT, so they already have knowledge and practice about their chosen stream. In the EKT only general questions will be asked about your stream, you just have to solve some sample paper of EKT, so that you can get a proper idea about the question paper. Or Just join the Cadet’s Point Defense Academy and our team will help you in all manner to get prepared well for this examination.

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What If Passed in AFCAT but Failed in EKT Exam?

Well, Clearing AFCAT Exam is mandatory in all manner to be considered for the next phase of selection. In case you passed in AFCAT but got failed in EKT Exam. You have an option to choose the other branches in Admission. But If failed in AFCAT Exam, There is no way, You will have to appear again for the examination.

Well, It is not easy to clear the examination, One must join the CPDA (Cadet’s Point Defence Academy) to get better prepared for the Engineering Knowledge Test of AFCAT as well as for the AFCAT Examination etc. The competition is too much, your preparation must be too high.

FAQs For What Is Engineering Knowledge Test In AFCAT

How many questions are in AFCAT-EKT Exam?

There is a total of 50 questions and each question would be carrying three marks.

Is there any negative marking in AFCAT-EKT Exam?

Yes, one mark will be deducted for each wrong response while three marks will be given for each right answer.

What is the age limit to appear for AFCAT EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test)?

The Age limit for the AFCAT Flying is 19-24 years and for the Technical and other branches, it is 19 years old to 26 years.

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