Tag: Best Books for AFCAT Preparation

Indian Air Force (IAF), one of India’s most powerful department recruits twice a year in February and September both male and female for the post of Flying, Technical and Ground Duty Branches by conducting Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT).

Eligibility Required to apply for this post are as below:

Flying Branch:
For Male/Female Candidates: – Should be in age between 19 to 23 years at the time of applying.
- Educational Qualifications: Graduates (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognized University who have attained minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and have passed Maths and Physics at 10+2 level OR BE / B Tech degree (Four year course) from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.
Technical Branch:
For Male/Female Candidates: – Should be in age between 18 to 28 years at the time of applying.
- Educational Qualifications: Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}: Candidates applying for AE(L) branch would be eligible if they have undergone a minimum of four year degree qualification from a recognised University or cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication
Engineers by actual studies.
Aeronautical Engineer(Mechanical) {AE (M)}: Candidates applying for AE(M) branch would be eligible if they have undergone a minimum of four year degree qualification from a recognised University or cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies.

AFCAT Selection Process: After qualifying the written entrance test, the candidates will undergo following stages of tests-
(a) Stage-I Test consisting of Intelligence Test along with other tests will be conducted on the first day. Stage-I test is a screening test and only those who qualify would undergo subsequent testing.
(b) Stage-II test consists of Psychological test, Group Tests and Interview will be conducted on subsequent days (Four Days).
(c) For Flying Branch: Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) would be administered to eligible candidates.

Indian Air Force AFCAT Exam Pattern: The entrance test will contain 100 multiple choice questions. All questions will be of three marks each.

Sr. No. Paper Sections Max. Questions Max. Marks Time Alloted
1 General Awareness History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science,
Defence, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics etc.

100

300

2 Hours
2 Verbal Ability in English Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion,
Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary
3 Numerical Ability Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit & loss,
Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple interest.
4 Reasoning and Military
Aptitude Test
Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability

NOTE:For every wrong answer one mark will be deducted under negative marking.

Some of the books which can help candidates to prepare for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) Exam or AFCAT Exam are suggested as below.

For practice papers of AFCAT, candidates can also refer to below books-

These books consists of all the related topics at one place.

Previous years AFCAT papers can be viewed from here.

We wish our candidates All The Best for the Upcoming Exams and wish them great future ahead!!

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