Air Force Common Admission Test

Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is the common written exam for Flying, Technical and Ground Duty branches conducted by INDIAN AIR FORCE twice in a year.The first notification comes out in the month of December for which the exam is conducted in the month of February while the second notification comes in the month of June and the exam takes place in the month of August.


The paper consists of objective type questions only. There will be four options available for each question. Candidates are expected to tick the correct answer in the provided answer sheet.






100 QUESTIONS-300 MARKS 2 Hrs.


General Awareness - Geography, Sports, History, Politics, Civics, Defence, Culture, Art, Basic Science, Current Affairs, Environment etc.
Verbal Ability in English - Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Comprehension, Antonyms, Synonyms and Testing of Vocabulary.
Numerical Ability - Decimal Fraction, Profit & loss, Average, Simplification, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage and Simple interest.
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test - Spatial Ability and Verbal Skills.

     Result of AFCAT exam is generally declared within 1 Month after exam. So, candidates can expect the result of Exam held on 31 August 2015 in the third week of September 2015.

EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test)-Exam Pattern

1. Total Time - 30 Minutes.

2. No. of Questions - 50

3. For every Correct Answer - (+)3 Marks

4. For every Wrong Answer - (-)1 Mark



•     Applicants whose online applications have been successfully submitted will be called for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) (but applicable only for candidates applying for technical branch).

•    EKT would be for 30 minutes and conducted immediately after AFCAT. Duration of AFCAT Exam is of 2 Hours and of EKT exam is 30 minutes.
Candidates who clear the AFCAT exam are called for further AFSB interview. The selection boards are located at Mysore, Dehradun, Varanasi and Gandhinagar.

Soon after AFCAT,Indian Air force also conducts  a EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) for the duration of  30 Minutes for the candidates applying for technical branches. The test will be conducted as per branch i.e. Computer Science Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.



• Stage-I Test - consist of Intelligence Test conducted on the first day.
  Stage-I Test- Those who qualify the intelligence test is a screening test would undergo the subsequent testing. All Stage-I qualified candidates would be subjected to document   check to ascertain their eligibility for the branches applied for. Those candidates who either fail to qualify in Stage I testing or do not meet the required eligibility criteria would be    sent back on the first day itself.

• Stage-II Test- Stage-II testing consist of Psychological test, Group Tests and Interview will be conducted on subsequent days (Five Days).
•  For Flying Branch: Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT would be administered to eligible candidates).



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