How to Prepare for AFCAT 2 2021 Examination

How to Prepare for AFCAT 2 2021 Examination

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. Every year the AFCAT exam is held in February and September. Here are the basic eligibility criteria for joining this glorious organization, for detailed information refer to the official notification.

Indian Air Force has invited Online applications for the courses commencing in JANUARY 2022 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches. Online applications are also invited for grant of PC/ SSC for NCC Special Entry Scheme (For flying branch) and for Meteorology Entry.

Air Force Common Admission Test commonly known as AFCAT is a common entrance examination organized by Indian Air Force to select eligible cadets for multiple posts in Ground Duty and Flying Branch. AFCAT is conducted twice every year and millions of students appear in the examination to become part of prestigious organisation. 

Age Limit : 

Flying Branch - 20 to 24 years (For DGCA Pilot license holders up to 26 years)

Ground Duty (technical) - 20 to 26 years

Ground Duty (non-technical) - 20 to 26 years

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Flying Branch - Graduate(any stream) with a minimum of 60% marks in graduation and a minimum of 60% marks in Physics and Mathematics in 10+2 standard.

Ground Duty (technical) - Graduate( or B.E.) with a minimum of 60% marks in graduation and a minimum of 60% marks in Physics and Mathematics in 10+2 standard.

Ground Duty (non-technical) - Graduate(any stream) with a minimum of 60% marks in graduation.

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How to prepare for the written examination

The written examination has four sections which are required to be attempted in a time duration of two hours. Each section contains 25 questions with a weightage of 3 marks per question. One mark will be reduced for every wrong answer.

English: This section contains questions from comprehension passage, error detection, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, idioms and phrases, one-word substitution etc. These questions are of moderate level and can be prepared from any standard book. Even the previous years' questions are very useful for this section. The grammar part can be improved by practicing online quizzes. reading an English newspaper would suffice the comprehension part.

General Awareness: This section contains questions from History, Polity, Geography, Basic Science, Art and Culture, Defence, and Current events of national and international importance. The syllabus of this section is a little vaster hence it would be beneficial to analyze the previous year's questions first. Read those topics first which you are well aware of, for example, science and current affairs. Don't go too deep in subjects like polity where the syllabus is too vast which reduces the cost-benefit ratio. Lucent is a good book for the static portion.

Numerical Ability: This section requires a faster calculative approach. The questions are asked from topics like Time and Distance, Decimal Fraction, Average, Profit and Loss, Average, Ratio and proportion, Algebra, etc. The key to conquer this section is practice. The more you practice the higher your score. Before starting any topic don't forget to analyze the previous year questions.

You can start preparing by attempting mock tests and then refining your weak areas from any standard book or coaching material.

Reasoning and Military Aptitude: This section is a little similar to the Numerical Ability section. The questions in this section are asked from verbal and non-verbal reasoning. For example, Figure Completion, Dice, Analogy, Classification, Jumbled words. This section can be prepared easily from online mock tests and quizzes on a daily basis. Don't spend too much time on a single question.

Try to score as much as you can in the written part. Out of 300 marks, if you score around 160-170, you will sail through the cut-off. But to get your name into the final merit list it will be safer to score higher. Rather than working too much on a single section, try to score higher overall. Study consistently and your concepts will suffice day by day.


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