AFCAT Study plan PDF – How to Prepare for AFCAT – AFCAT Is One of the Most Popular Exam for those Who want to Serve for India In Indian Air force. This Exam provide you an opportunity to Represent Indian Air force. There Are Many options Through Which You can Enter Into Indian Air force .

AFCAT Exam is Conducted Twice in a Year By Indian Air force . The written exam is followed by Air Force Selection Board Interview for shortlisted candidates.AFCAT 2017 Notification 

AFCAT Study plan PDF - How to Prepare for AFCAT

Name Of the Examination 


Nationality Required 

  • Only Indian Can Apply

What is the Minimum Education Qualification for AFCAT ?

  • Graduation from a recognised university, with minimum 60% marks

Number of Attempts Available for Candidates IN AFCAT ?

  • As many as desired (within the age limit)

Which Organization or Agency Conduct AFCAT  Exam ?

  • Indian Air force

What is the Frequency of Conducting AFCAT Exam ?

  • AFCAT Exam Conducted Twice A Year

What are the options through AFCAT?

Through AFCAT you can apply for all the three branches of the IAF which are

  1. Flying Branch
  2. Technical Branch
  3. Ground Duty Branches.

The eligibility criteria for different branches vary. Both men and women can apply for all the three branches. While for women there is short service commission only in all the three branches, for men there is Permanent as well as Short Service Commission for men. However for Flying Branch only Short Service Commission is there through AFCAT. Thus if you clear the written exam and then clear the AFSB also then you have a chance of joining the Air Force Academy.

AFCAT Study plan PDF – How to Prepare for AFCAT

Eligibility Criteria

  • Flying Branch –Age should lay between to 23 years at the time of course commencement. The candidate must be a Graduate (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognized University who have attained minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and have passed Maths and Physics at 10+2 level OR BE / B Tech degree (Four year course) from a recognized University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.
  • Technical Branch- The age must lay between 18 to 28 years at the time of course commencement. For details on education candidates can refer to the advertisement.
  • Ground Duty Branch-The age must lie between 20-23 years for Graduates, 20-25 years for Post Graduates, 20-26 years for LLB (Three year course after graduation) and 20-27 years for M.Ed/PhD/CA/ICWA. For details on education qualification you can refer to the official advertisement.

Exam Pattern of AFCAT Exam 

AFCAT Exam Will Consist 100 questions Each of three Marks . Means Total Marks of Exam is 300 Marks .

AFCAT Written paper consist total of 100 questions only with various subjects. so candidates have to quickly start solving the part they are comfortable with.AFCAT written exam paper is divided in following ways:-

  1. English – 15-20 questions
  2. General knowledge – 20-25 questions
  3. Numerical Ability – 10-15 Questions
  4. Questions Reasoning – 30-35 Questions

There is a Negative Marking for All Questions . For Every Single Wrong Question there will be One third Negative Marking . Means For Every single Wrong Questions One Mars will be Deducted.

Time allotted for Exam – 2 Hours

Examination Syllabus AFCAT 

  • Same Syllabus if You Are preparing for CDS Exam . If you Want than We can provide Syllabus .

How to Start AFCAT 2016 Exam preparation ?

  • First of download official notification
  • Check Syllabus of Exam
  • Prepare List of all topics from Syllabus and Memorize Whole Syllabus
  • Now Move to AFCAT Previous years Papers and Make An analysis from previous Years papers of AFCAT . Now Analyze All Questions and Check from Which areas Questions Has been Asked .
  • Now Start Your Exam Preparation With Those topics Which are Easy for You . It will Build your confidence level.
  • Set a time Limit for Questions When practice Questions
  • After Completing Whole Syllabus Practice Sample Question papers
  • Read The Hindu or Indian Express news Papers Daily . it will increase your English and General Awareness and current Affairs .

AFCAT Study plan PDF – How to Prepare for AFCAT

Interview and Screening Test

Interview and Screening Test is Most important Stage in AFCAT Selection . if you wan to get selected than you have to work Hard to clear this Stage .AFCAT Study plan PDF – How to Prepare for AFCAT

  • Attending AFSB (Air Force Selection Board) interview: There are various segments in the AFSB interview and the whole process takes about 6 days to complete. Various traits of candidates are checked to see if they are fit for the posts they have applied for.
  • Screening test: There are two tests in this group – Rating test, which includes Picture Perception and Description Test (PPDT), and Officer’s Intelligence Test.
  • Psychological tests: Various kinds of tests are carried out to check the amount of pressure a candidate can take successfully.
  • Group tasks: Various kinds of tasks are assigned to different groups. This test spans for two days.
    Interview with the President of the Board or a senior member
  • Conference – the final result

Subject wise Tips & Strategies:

General Awareness:

  • It is little tough part for AFCAT Exam. Candidates are advised for detailed study of Arts, Basic science, Civics, Culture, Defense, Current Affairs, Environment, Geography, History, Politics, Sports etc.
  • Candidates should read daily newspaper for current affairs. Prepare using references books related to topics.
  • General science questions would cover from 10th and 12th science books.
  • Solve previous year question paper to get idea about the question paper.

Current Affairs Covers following Section:

  • Current Affairs (National and International Importance)
  • Major Financial/Economic News
  • Budget and Five Year Plans
  • Science & Technologies News.
  • Who is Who Sports Currencies
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honours
  • Science – Inventions and Discoveries
  • Abbreviations
  • Important Days
  • International and National Organisations
  • Defence News – Army, Air Force and Navy

Verbal Ability in English:

  • It’s the easy and scoring section for AFCAT Exam. Candidates can score very well in Verbal Ability in English. Mostly questions will be covered from Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary.
  • Candidates should refer News Paper and English News to increase Verbal ability & vocabulary.
  • Previous year papers will to learn about paper and question types. Hindi background students have to prepare more for this section.

Main Areas For English Are following 

  1. Synonyms and Antonyms
  2. Spotting the errors
  3. Jumbled sentences
  4. Ordering of sentences

AFCAT Study plan PDF – How to Prepare for AFCAT

Numerical Ability:

  • Candidates have chance to score full marks in Numerical Ability.
  • More practice in Numerical Ability will help to score more marks.

Topic covered in Maths Paper:

  • Number System
  • HCF, LCM
  • Simplification
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Unitary Method
  • Percentage
  • Problems on Ages
  • Time and Distance
  • Time and Work

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test:AFCAT Study plan PDF – How to Prepare for AFCAT

This section is generally scoring part for the candidates who are generally weak in GA can easily score in this. Generally there are various verbal and non verbal reasoning questions which can be easily done if you have practiced them in your practice section.

Generally Reasoning can be solved easily because it works only in Clockwise and Anticlockwise directions which you can easily find out the answer with the given figures.

There are Odd man out,series, Coding – Decoding, Missing Figures/Numbers etc. Generally reasoning needs practice which will help you to solve questions in very less time and help you to score well. Try to answer as many as sure shot questions in reasoning.

Verbal Reasoning 

  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Test of Direction Sense
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Number Ranking
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Problem on Age Calculation
  • Blood Relations
  • Analogy
  • Decision Making etc


  • Non Verbal Series
  • Mirror Images
  • Cubes and Dice
  • Grouping Identical Figures
  • Embedded Figures etc

Important Tips for Time Management:

  • Time Management is important part for preparation of AFCAT Exam. A proper Time Management plan save time which could waste on many frivolous things.
  • Candidates should regular study exam subject. At least 8-10 hours study required for AFCAT Exam.
  • Manage study plan or time table for reliable study. Candidates have to make proper time management for answering maximum number of questions within the time.
  • Decide revision time and subjects should be revised on weekly basis.

AFCAT Study plan PDF – How to Prepare for AFCAT

Tips for AFCAT Exam:AFCAT Study plan PDF – How to Prepare for AFCAT

  • Candidates should visit their exam center before two days of examination and collect all information like traveling time, proper route etc.
  • Reach 30 minutes before exam time. Keep your Hall Ticket and any ID proof like Driving license, Passport, ID Card etc.
  • Take your seat in exam hall and prepare you mind for examination.
  • Each exam have limited time to attempt the paper, candidates have to answer all questions in 2 hours. First maintain accuracy, once you perfect then focus on speed.
  • Always start paper from your favorite subject. Answer all easy questions as per your choice. Skip typical questions for remaining time.
  • Don’t waste time in confusing and more time consuming questions.
  • Mostly students try to attempt all questions to secure good marks but it reduces their marks and they didn’t select in the examination.
  • Candidates should attend answer after verification of answer. Never attempt wrong answer or till you are not 100% sure.
  • Before five minutes of examination check your answers. If any question found unanswered then answer it.


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