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AFCAT Examination Details

Exam (Twice a Year):      AFCAT  (I) & AFCAT (II)

Forms Out:                          December & June

Age Limit:                            20 to 24( Flying Branch)

                                                    20 to 26 (Ground Duty Technical & Non-technical)

Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)

  • The Air Force Common Admission Test or AFCAT is conducted by the IAF to select Class-I Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical).  Aspirants willing to be part of Indian Armed Forces especially Indian Air Force this is the marvelous chance for you to give wings to your aspirations.

  • The exam is held twice a year, in February and August.

  • Candidates those who sail through AFCAT exam will thereafter be called for Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) , Candidates clearing  this stage will have their medical and will than be appointed to join Indian Air Force Academy.

  • SAVDA (Shaurya and Vivek Defence Academy ) is one stop destination  for aspiring Candidates as we provide you with a great faculty,commendable atmosphere and

  • Step by step guidance by putting our best foot forward.

  • Our goal as one of the leading  Defence Academy in Delhi NCR is to cater for the advancing  needs of Candidates as per the changing exam pattern. In general, the notification for AFCAT Notification is released in the month of October and June. And, the exam is conducted in the month of February and November.


Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT)

EKT or Engineering Knowledge Test is meant to test a candidate’s engineering knowledge.

The test is compulsory for candidates applying for the Technical Ground Duty branch

AFCAT Exam Pattern
  • Mode of Exam-                     Online 

  • Type of Exam-                      Objective 

  •  Language-                           English

  • Number of Questions-         100

  • Number of Sections-            4

  • Maximum Marks-                  300 

  • Negative Marking-               -1 Mark  

  • Duration of Exam-                2 Hour

EKT Exam Pattern
  • Mode of Exam-             Online\ Computer- based

  • No. Of Questions-         50

  • Maximum Marks-         150

  • Duration of Exam-       45 minutes

  • Sections in Paper-       Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics 

  • Negative Marking-      -1 mark

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Education Qualification

  • Flying Branch— Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of  50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and  Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a  recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a  minimum of 60% marks or equivalent

  • Ground  Duty (Technical)— Minimum of  50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and a  minimum of four years degree graduation/ integrated post graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University

  • Ground Duty ( Non technical)— 10+2 level and  Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a  recognized University with a minimum of 60% mark


AFCAT Branches

  1. Flying Branch

  2. Ground Duty ( Technical)

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}

Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}

  3. Ground Duty( Non technical

Weapon Systems (WS) Branch

Administration & Logistics

Accounts Branch



Syllabus & Standard

  1.   English—(30 questions)
    Comprehension, Detect Error in Sentence, Sentence  Completion/ Filling in of correct word, Synonym/ Antonym, Cloze Test or Fill in the Gaps in a paragraph, Idioms and Phrases, Analogy, Sentence Rearranging,  Substitution in a Sentence/ One Word Substitution.


  2. General Awareness—(25 questions)
    History, Geography, Sports, National &  International Organisations, Art & Culture, Personalities, Environment & Ecology,  Indian Polity, Economy, Basic Science Based Knowledge, Science & Technology,  Current Affairs (National & International), Defence.


  3.  Numerical Ability—(20 questions)
    Decimal Fraction, Time and Work,     Average/ Percentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Simple and Compound Interest,  Time & Distance and Races (Trains/ Boats & Streams), Area and Perimeter,  Probability, Number System & Number Series, Mixture & Allegation Rules, Clocks.

  4. Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test—(25 questions) 
    Verbal and non verbal  Reasoning

Selection Process

  • The candidates will be provided admission to Air Force Academy through Written Examination, Personality Test, and Interview

  • The candidates will be placed in the order of merit on the basis of the total marks secured by them in the written examination and in the AFSB tests

  • The final selection will be made in order of merit subject to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects and the number of vacancies available.

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