Complete preparation guide for AFCAT

Introduction for Preparation for AFCAT

Joining Air force is a dream of a lot of students, you have to give the best to clear the recruitment process to become the officer in Indian armed forces. In this blog you will get to know about how you can prepare for AFCAT exam by your own self. We will give you some important tips that you should follow for preparation of AFCAT.

All About AFCAT exam

The exam of AFCAT is held twice a year, the AFCAT 1 is held in the month of February and the second exam is held in August/September. This year the vacancies were released in the month of December and the exam of AFCAT is expected to be held in the month of February.

More than 6 lakh candidates appear for this exam and only 10000 candidates are selected for the interview process. Some of the candidates are eliminated in the process of interview and the candidates who passed interview process make it to the Air Force academy.

Exam pattern for AFCAT

The exam of AFCAT is held for two different posts, that is AFCAT and EKT (Technical), the exam pattern for both the posts is different and here is the full exam pattern:-


The mode of exam for AFCAT is online. A total of 100 questions are there which carries 300 marks. The duration of this exam is 120 minutes and the paper is divided into different sections like general awareness, numerical ability, reasoning, verbal ability in English and Military aptitude test. One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

2.EKT (Technical)

This exam will also be held online. A total of 50 questions will be asked which carries 150 marks. The duration of this exam will be for 45 minutes and the paper carries different sections like mechanical, computer science and Electrical & Electronics. 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

AFCAT preparation tips

As said above we will discuss some important tips of preparation for AFCAT 1 2023 exam. Note down these steps of preparation for AFCAT in your copy and follow every tip if you are really serious to serve the nation and wants to know how the preparation begins:

1.Note down the syllabus and Understand

The most important thing that comes in the mind to crack any exam is syllabus. Get a detailed information for the syllabus and understand it properly. Plan your studying routine accordingly. When you know what to study you should also know what not to study so be aware of that fact and focus on the main portions.

2.Practice previous years’ question papers

Practicing previous year papers gives you an idea of how the paper will be designed. It gives you the understanding of your performance. One more thing that you should remember while practicing the papers is note down the mistakes that you are doing and maintain a mistake book for it, by reviewing that mistake book everyday you will remember not to do those mistakes again that means those weaknesses will become your strength.

3.Make a proper routine

Being a serious aspirant of any competitive exam you should know how to manage your time. The way you prepare decides your performance in that exam. Most importantly, you have to set a particular time table as per the demand of the exam and always stick to it. Be consistent with your routine and also do some physical activities so that you stay fit both physically and mentally.

4.Do not take Current Affairs easy

Current affairs play an important role in every competitive exam. Reading the newspaper daily is must and read the monthly current affair magazines so that you don’t leave any chance to crack this exam.

5.Revise properly

Lastly, revision can be a game changer for your preparation because the more you revise the more you learn. No matter how much you will study but if you are not able to remember the content on the day of exam then it’s a waste of time. Revision helps you to recall what you have studied.


So this was all about the AFCAT preparation tips for exam notification released by Indian Air Force. You can definitely apply for this if you match with the eligibility criteria and if you aspire to give this exam. We, The India result wish you all the best for this examination and you can check out our website for different types of notifications released for different government job vacancies like Banking, Railways, Army, Police and other various sectors.

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