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How to Prepare for the AFCAT 2021 Exam?

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May 28, 2021

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The Indian Air Force conducts the AFCAT exam twice a year. The AFCAT II 2021 exam will be held for 3 days in the month of August 2021. Before jumping into the preparation, it is important to know the AFCAT exam pattern and AFCAT syllabus.

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With proper guidance and strategy, it is not impossible to crack the AFCAT 2021 exam in one month. To start preparing for the exam, candidates should first clear the basic concepts from the NCERT Books of Class-11 and 12 and then go through the previous years’ papers and the model question of the AFCAT written test.

In the following article, the overall exam pattern, top books for preparation, a study plan, model question papers are discussed to prepare for Online Exam/ EKT for Technical Candidates and AFSB Interview.

AFCAT Books

Top Books for AFCAT Preparation 2021

There are various books available in the market for the AFCAT exam. However, it is important to know the features of the book before investing time in it. Here is a list of books for better preparation.

Name of Books Authors / Publishers Features
AFCAT(Air Force Common Admission Test) Arihant Publication
  • It comprises of all the GK, Math, English, and Reasoning.
  • It not only covers the important topics but also there are sample questions for practice.
AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) Workbook Kiran Publication
  • There are a large number of practice questions as well as previous years’ questions in this book.
  • It also contains general awareness, study material, etc.
R. Gupta’ AFCAT Exam Ramesh Publication This book is suitable for practice
AFCAT Prep Tips

Preparation Strategy for AFCAT Online Exam

After understanding the list of books required for the AFCAT exam, candidates must be well prepared for all the rounds in order to get selected. To prepare for the AFCAT exam, here are some strategies and previous years’ papers:

Preparation Tips for AFCAT English Section

  • For vocabulary building, start jotting down the new words and practice them by understanding the meaning and spelling along with the synonyms and antonyms. Spend at least 1 - 2 hours weekly to learn and for revision, 15 minutes on weekends.
  • Building up a habit of reading newspapers or journals will not only help to increase the strength of your vocabulary but also keep you updated on current events and general awareness.
  • Topics like antonyms & synonyms fill in the blanks, error detection, tenses, basic grammar, etc are important for the AFCAT online exam.

Preparation Tips for AFCAT General Awareness

  • Newspapers and magazines are great sources of local, regional, national, and worldly news along with politics, sports, fashion, food, and a diversity of other interests.
  • Audiobooks and news broadcasts also give helpful information on general knowledge and require less time than reading newspapers.
  • Search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing enable you to find any answer to any question within seconds. Routinely use these internet sites to discover current news, trends, and topics of interest.

Preparation Tips for AFCAT Numerical Ability

  • Practice and revise the time & work, simple and compound interest, profit and loss, percentages, series completion, Venn diagram, odd figure out, etc. for the numerical ability section.
  • Learn the logic behind the formulas which will help you arrive at the answer to the problem presented.
  • To keep the formulas in mind, write them on sticky notes and paste them in the room or on the study table so that whenever you cross these places, you can take a glance at the formulas.

Preparation Tips for AFCAT Reasoning and Military Aptitude

  • The important topics in the reasoning section are - the odd one out, Venn diagrams, classification, pattern completion, blood relations, missing figures, embedded figures, sequencing, etc.
  • Practice the questions on figures (3D & 2D) to get a better grasp of the Spatial ability test. Your visualization will play a key role.
  • Solve previous year’s paper as much as possible. This will give you a better insight into the types of questions that are asked. Also, it will help you practice.
Question Papers

Question Papers and Answer Keys for AFCAT Preparation 2021

The previous years’ questions and model questions are essential. In the following tabular, the question papers of AFCAT I and II of 2015 to download free of cost:

Question Papers AFCAT I 2015 Links AFCAT II 2015 Links
AFCAT Question Paper Download Now Download Now
EKT Question Paper for Mechanical Stream Download Now Download Now
EKT Question Paper for Computer Science Stream Download Now Download Now
EKT Question Paper for Electrical and Electronics Download Now Download Now
AFCAT Answer Key Download Now Download Now
EKT Answer Key Download Now Download Now
Interview Tips

Preparation Tips for AFSB Interview

  • Candidates need to exercise daily to increase the physical fitness and stamina because in the interview round, physical strength will be tested.
  • Candidates should gain knowledge on some basic things about Indian Air Force such as ranks, missiles, commands, and aircraft, and stay updated on such topics as well.
  • Candidates must practice writing story because, during the Picture Perception Test, candidates will be asked to write a story of at least 70 words in just 4 minutes
  • Candidates should try to solve the maximum number of confident-building exercises to perform well in the AFCAT AFSB interview.

During preparation, candidates should remember that calculators, mobile phones, Bluetooth are not allowed at the examination centre. It is advisable to manage the time in such a way that they get enough time for all types of questions.

3 Months Crash Course

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

Comments


12 Comments
A
arushi thankur
I am married, can I give the AFCAT exam?
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jaya garg

Hi. Candidates less than 25 years of age must be unmarried. The term unmarried excludes widower and divorcee even though without encumbrances. Marriage is not permitted at the time of training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live out with family.

A
avinash sahu
How do I know which centre has been allotted for the AFCAT exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi. You have to fill the application form and clearly mention your choices in order of priority for seat preferences. AFCAT will endeavor to provide your choice, but since the entire process is automated, so the seats are allotted on the number of availability in every centre.

V
vipasha
I wear spectacles, can I apply for the flying branch?
J
jaya garg

Hi. Medical criteria are well laid down. Medical fitness will be checked only after clearing the written part of AFCAT and after being recommended by the SSB. Primafacie, candidates wearing spectacles having short / long-sightedness might not be eligible for flying branch; their exact medical fitness is determined by the medical authorities.

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fauzia shahid
Is it important to prepare topics like antonyms & synonyms while doing AFCAT preparation?
J
jaya garg

Hi. Some of the topics like antonyms & synonyms fill in the blanks, error detection, tenses, basic grammar, etc. are important to prepare for the AFCAT online exam.

B
bhagyashri kene
"Is AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) Workbook written by Kiran Publication a good book?
J
jaya garg

Hi. Yes it is good book. There are a large number of practice questions and previous years’ questions in this book. Also candidates preparing for the exam can increase their general awareness, study material, etc.

R
rohan bharti
Is it important to refer to the NCERT Books to prepare for the AFCAT exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi. In order to start preparing for the exam, candidates should first clear the basic concepts from the NCERT Books of Class-11 and 12 before referring to the previous years’ question papers.

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tanishka shah
I am doing my graduation, I plan to give the AFACT exam, Can you name some important preparation tips for AFCAT Numerical Ability?
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jaya garg

Hi Tanishka. Some of the important topics that help you prepare for the maths section include time & work, simple and compound interest, profit and loss, percentages, series completion, Venn diagram, among other topics mentioned here.

T
tanishka shah
From where can I download AFCAT Question Papers and Answer Keys for Preparation 2021?
J
jaya garg

Hi. The previous years’ questions and model questions play an essential role in getting a good score. In the table mentioned here, the question papers of AFCAT I and II can easily be downloaded for free.

A
ananya pandey
Which search engines can I refer to get all the queries related to general awareness solved?
J
jaya garg

Hi Ananya. Some of the important topics that help you prepare for the maths section include time & work, simple and compound interest, profit and loss, percentages, series completion, Venn diagram, among other topics mentioned here.

P
puja sao
I am very week in English, how can I start preparing for the AFCAT English Section?
J
jaya garg

Hi Puja. For vocabulary building section, start noting new words and practice them by understanding the meaning and spelling along with the synonyms and antonyms. You are suggested to spend at least 1 - 2 hours weekly to learn and for revision, 15 minutes on weekends.

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gouri kumari
"Should I refer to the AFCAT(Air Force Common Admission Test) book by Arihant Publication, and if yes, then why? "
J
jaya garg

Hi Gouri. Candidates must refer to this book at it comprises of all the GK, Math, English, and Reasoning. Also, it covers the important topics and there are many sample questions for practice as well.

A
anuj singh chauhan
How can I start preparing for the AFCAT exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi Anuj. To start preparing for the exam, candidates must first clear the basic concepts from the NCERT Books of Class-11 and 12 before referring to the last year question papers.