AFCAT 2020 Exam: Detailed Syllabus Subject-wise

AFCAT 2020 Exam: Detailed Syllabus Subject-wise

Detailed AFCAT Syllabus for Ground Duty & Flying Branch

AFCAT 2020 Exam Syllabus: AFCAT or Air Force Common Admission Test is a common entrance examination organized by Indian Air Force to select eligible cadets for multiple posts in Ground and Flying branch. AFCAT is conducted twice every year and millions of students appear in the exam to get admission in the prestigious Air Force Academy. To score good marks in AFCAT 2020, aspirants must be well-versed with the AFCAT Syllabus. AFCAT 2020 exam will be the next direct opportunity for the Air Force aspirants to join the Air Force into flying, technical or non-technical fields of the Indian Air Force.The branches of this desirable exam include Flying, Ground duty technical and Ground duty non-technical. This celebrated exam has brought out the possibility of serving in an adventurous field for both male and female candidates which are befitting to the Young minds and flexibility of this dynamic generation. Serving in such a commendable and respected field is an honor in itself. Here's a detailed overview of the AFCAT Exam Syllabus:

Syllabus with Preparation Strategy for AFCAT exam:

AFCAT exam will consist of four sections and EKT( for ground duty(technical) branch only will consist of mechanical, computer science and electrical & electronics.

Syllabus for English Section

This section of AFCAT paper consist of at least 20 questions and level is from moderate to difficult. Questions would be asked from comprehension, cloze test, synonym and antonym, idioms and phrases, Error spotting.

To prepare for this section, we have provided you the best Test series prepared by the professionals. You should solve the practise sets that are available. It will also help you to know where you stand in your preparation. Read Newspaper daily and note difficult words and find there meaning to improve your vocabulary. Go through the grammar part and learn all the basic rules. It will help you in detecting error in sentencing and even in sentence completion.

Syllabus for General Knowledge

This section consist of questions from Indian History, Polity, Economics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Current Affairs.  You need to be sure about your answers because there would be ⅓ negative marking. The level of difficulty of this section is from easy to moderate.

Apart from self preparation,  you can also take online course from Adda247 for the same. This helps in clearing doubts. Professional guidance will boost your josh for the exam preparation. Be true to yourself and give your best efforts for the exam as the competition is tough.

Syllabus for Reasoning Section

To prepare for this section all you need to do is practice a lot. Solve all the previous year questions of AFCAT. Questions would be asked from Series, Venn Diagram, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Non Verbal questions, Verbal reasoning, military aptitude etc. Increase your speed of attempting the questions with 100 percent accuracy.

Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude Section

The questions that are asked  in the Mathematics sections of AFCAT are of Easy to Moderate level and questions would be asked from Number system, HCF and LCM, Time, Distance and Speed, Time and Work, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Average, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Pipes And Cistern etc. To prepare for this section, solve the practise sets provided below.

Pattern of the online exam for AFCAT and EKT.


ExamSubjectDurationNo. of questionsMax. marks
AFCATGeneral Awareness,verbal ability in english, Numerical ability and reasoning and military aptitude test02 Hours100300
EKT(for Ground Duty technical branch only)Mechanical, computer science and electrical &electronics45 Minutes50150

NOTE: The Online examination will consist of objective type questions and will be in
English only for both AFCAT and EKT.

Marking schemes:
(i) Three marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
(ii) One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
(iii) No mark will be awarded for the unattempted questions.

The second phase of the exam will be through AIR FORCE SELECTION BOARD(AFSB)
Indian Air Force will prepare the list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying score in the online AFCAT as decided by the Indian Air Force. Selected candidates will be called at one of the Air Force selection board. Candidates who have applied for NCC Special Entry and Meteorology Branch will be directly called for AFSB testing at one of the AFSB  centres. 

Physical fitness:
While reporting to the SSB, candidates are advised to be physically fit and healthy in order to undergo various tests at AFSB. Candidates should aim to achieve an ability to run 01 miles (1.6 km) in 10 minutes, 10 push-ups and 3 chin ups.

Testing of AFSB would consist of three stages:
(a)Stage-1: This test is a screening test and only qualified candidates would go for further rounds. Qualified candidates will require to go for document check to ascertain their eligibility for the branch they have applied for. Those who failed to meet the necessary requirements would be sent back on the first day itself.

(b)Stage-2: Psychological test will be conducted on day one and the group and interview would start after the document check for the next five days.

(c)For Flying Branch: Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) would be administered to recommended candidates only. This is once in a lifetime test.


Candidates who have failed the CPSS/PABT in an earlier attempt or a Flight Cadet suspended from flying training at Air Force Academy will not be eligible.


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