How to prepare for AFCAT 1 2021 General Awareness section

How to prepare for AFCAT 1 2021 General Awareness section

Everyone has thought of flying an aircraft at least once in his childhood. The Indian air force gives you a fantastic opportunity to make your dream come true, that too just after your graduation. The Indian air force invites applications for the AFCAT examination twice a year. AFCAT 1 2021 exam is going to be held in the 3rd week of February. The score in the AFCAT written exam has great importance for the final merit because every year a lot of candidates don't make it to the prestigious Indian Air Force Academy even after getting recommended by the AFSB.

Out of 4 sections, the General Awareness section is considered a little tougher because of the vast syllabus. This article guides the candidates on how to prepare for the General Awareness for the AFCAT exam.

The General Awareness section contains questions from the following topics:


No. of questions


6-8 questions

Current Affairs

5-6 questions

Indian Polity

3-4 questions


3-4 questions

Science and Technology

2-3 questions


2-3 questions

As you can see from the table that the Current Affairs and the Geography questions cover a major portion. So candidates should begin with these two subjects as there is a better cost-benefit ratio. Current Affairs can be prepared from any standard magazine. Adda247 also covers the current affairs on its various study materials. For geography start with the NCERTs and if time permits one can go for the famous geography book by Goh Cheng Leong. One should regularly attempt quizzes on the adda247 app, they are helpful to test one's performance. Indian Polity has a very vast syllabus so one can choose it to read at last. For History, first, go for modern history and Indian Freedom Struggle then the remaining portion. For Science and Technology, NCERTs and quizzes should be sufficient. In the Economy first, you should know the various economic terms and their meanings such as inflation, repo rate. Know about the various curves. For polity one may refer to NCERTs and quizzes. By attempting quizzes you will come to know what's important and what's not because the syllabus is very vast. You should not ignore other topics for this one topic. Finally, attempt mocks tests and topic-wise quizzes as much as possible. Consistent revision in the final days is the key to success.

Good luck with the upcoming AFCAT 1 2021 exam.



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