AFCAT Syllabus + AFCAT EKT Syllabus 2024-25 and Exam Pattern, Download Syllabus PDF

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AFCAT Syllabus

AFCAT Syllabus: AFCAT 1 2024 was conducted on 16th,17th and 18th February. If you are planning to take AFCAT 2 2024 or AFCAT 1 2025, then understanding the AFCAT syllabus and exam pattern is crucial for effective exam preparation and success. The Indian Air Force (IAF) officially releases the AFCAT syllabus and exam pattern to help students understand the exam’s structure, along with the official AFCAT 2024 notification (Air Force Common Admission Test).

The main focus of the AFCAT is time management, which implies that you should be able to answer any question that appears on your screen because you are familiar with the AFCAT syllabus.

If you want to determine whether you have the understanding and intelligence needed for the exam, look over the AFCAT Syllabus (Non-Tech) and Exam Pattern, + the AFCAT EKT Syllabus ( or afcat technical syllabus )  are covered in detail in this blog.

AFCAT Official Notification from IAF

AFCAT Syllabus (Non-Technical)

Once you know the proper syllabus for the exam, you are good to go. Start your preparation in and around the syllabus only. The AFCAT syllabus is divided into 4 sections:

  • English
  • General Awareness
  • Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test
  • Engineering Knowledge Test
Subject Topics Covered
Verbal AbilityComprehension, Error Detection, Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Tenses, Grammar Rules
Numerical AbilityNumber Systems, Simplification, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Profit and Loss, Time and Work
Reasoning and Military AptitudeVerbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Ability, Analogy, Series, Embedded Figures, Spatial Visualisation
General AwarenessCurrent Affairs, History, Geography, Science, Sports, Indian Polity, Indian Economy, Awards and Honours

AFCAT Syllabus PDF (Non-Technical)

Topic-wise details of the AFCAT Syllabus for English, General Awareness, Numerical Ability and Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test are given below

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AFCAT EKT Syllabus (Technical Syllabus)

The AFCAT EKT Syllabus is also known as the AFCAT Technical Syllabus; therefore, the Engineering Knowledge Test will be given by only those who will apply for technical posts. 

In this section, questions will be specific to the stream of graduation like Computer Science, Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics. 

The questions for this section will be asked from the core technical subjects of the mentioned branches. A total of 50 questions will be asked in this section. The syllabus for some general engineering topics is given in the article.

AFCAT Technical Syllabus
EKT Electronics
EKT Mechanical EngineeringEKT Computer Science Engineering
Analog and Digital Electronics
Electrical Engineering
Microwave Engineering
Antenna and Wave
Electronic Devices
Control Engineering
Telecommunication Systems
Network Theory Design
Switching Theory
Information Technology
Computer Networks
Engineering Mechanics
Fluid mechanics/Hydraulic Machines
Aircraft Structures
Theory of Machines,
Automotive Engineering
Power Plant Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Science
Materials Science
Flight Mechanics
Analog and Digital Electronics
Switching Theory
Information Technology
Electronic Devices
Computer Networks
Network Theory Design
Telecommunication Systems
Microwave Engineering
Antenna and Wave
Radar Theory
Electrical Engineering
Control Engineering

AFCAT Technical Syllabus in Detail – PDF Download

Topic-wise details of the AFCAT EKT Syllabus are given below:

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AFCAT Exam Pattern

Now that you have the AFCAT syllabus, an aspirant should also have an overview of the exam pattern of AFCAT 2024. This will help a candidate understand the pattern and marks according to the subject.

AFCAT Written Test Exam Pattern
Exam AFCAT ( Non-Technical)EKT ( Technical)
Exam ModeOnlineOnline
No. of Questions10050
AFCAT Marks300150
Duration2 hours (120 minutes)45 minutes
Exam Sections General Awareness
Numerical Ability
Military Aptitude Test
Computer Science
Electrical & Electronics
AFCAT Negative Marking-1 mark-1 mark

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AFCAT Books for Preparation

It could seem as though there is an endless supply of study materials available for the test. Aspirants may become confused if they are unable to select the correct ones. Rather than referring to a plethora of AFCAT books, aspirants should stick to a few of the most recommended. The best AFCAT books are given below:

Name of the BookSubjectAuthor 
Popular Master Guide, AFCAT, – R. GuptaAll subjectsR.Gupta
AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) – Arihant ExpertsAll subjectsArihant Experts
High School English Grammar and CompositionEnglishRao N, D.V.Prasada
Word Power Made Easy – Norman LewisEnglishNorman Lewis
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations MathematicsR.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude and Data InterpretationMathematicsDisha Experts
General KnowledgeGeneral AwarenessLucent Experts
Manorama Yearbook – Philip MathewCurrent Affairs and StaticPhilip Mathew
SSB Interview: The Complete Guide – NK NatarajanInterviewNK Natarajan

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