AFCAT and EKT 2021 Syllabus, and Important Books

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Mar 30, 2021

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The AFCAT exam is conducted twice a year. This year, the AFCAT I will be held from February 20 – 22, 2021. The primary stage of the exam is the computer-based online exam. The AFCAT Syllabus is based on the graduation level knowledge for all the subjects except Numerical Ability.

The syllabus for Numerical Ability will be of Matriculation level. Below given is the detailed syllabus for AFCAT and EKT for this session. With this, check the paper pattern, recommended books, and other facts related to the syllabus for the exam.
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AFCAT Exam Pattern

Given below is the detailed syllabus for AFCAT 2021 for all 4 sections- General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test

General Awareness

AFCAT Syllabus 2021: General Awareness

For clearing the section with better marks, students must know about the current events. The students must keep themselves updated with current affairs. The main topics asked in this section are given below:

  • History
  • Sports
  • Geography
  • Environment
  • Culture
  • Defense
  • Art and Culture
  • International Current Affairs
  • Politics
  • Civics
  • Basic Science
Verbal Ability

AFCAT Syllabus 2021: Verbal Ability in English

In this section, the Vocabulary, Grammar, and Verbal Ability of the applicants will be evaluated. The important topics of this section are given below:

  • Comprehension
  • Fill in the blank by choosing the appropriate word
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Testing of Vocabulary
  • Tenses
  • Basic Grammar
  • Idioms and Phrases
Numerical Ability

AFCAT Syllabus 2021: Numerical Ability

This section checks the student's ability to solve numerical problems with speed and accuracy. For scoring well in this section, students must have a good understanding of Basic Mathematical concepts. The important topics of this section are as follows:

  • Decimal Fraction
  • Time and Work
  • Simple Interest
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Profit and Loss
  • Percentage
  • Time and Distance
Note: Online practice tests are available at the official website i.e. and
Reasoning & Military Aptitude

AFCAT Syllabus 2021: Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

The questions in this section are based on diagrams, figures, charts, tables as analogies, and reasoning. Questions in this section are asked from the syllabus which is listed below:

  • Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability
  • Data Interpretation
  • Embedded Figure
  • Missing Character
  • Seta Based on Arrangements
  • Rotated Blocks
  • Hidden Figures
  • Analogy
Recommended Books

AFCAT 2021 Recommended Books

Books help students to prepare for the exam in a better way. It helps students to easily understand any concept. With the help of books, Students can clear their doubts regarding any topic. But to select a good book is a tough task. It should cover every topic of the syllabus.

The following table shows the names of the AFCAT books along with the author’s name:

Books Name Author/ Publisher
AFCAT Exam Guide 1st edition for Flying and Technical Branch Ramesh Publishing House
Lets Crack AFCAT SSBCrack
AFCAT Topic-wise Solved paper Disha Experts
AFCAT Solved Paper Arihant Publication
General Knowledge Arihant Publication
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations RS Aggarwal
A modern approach to Verbal Reasoning RS Aggarwal
Let's Crack EKT - Engineering Knowledge Test SSBCrack

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


what is qualification stream in afcat form?
kavita rani

Hi Priya. In part 2 of AFCAT Online Application Process, candidates are supposed to mention their educational qualifications. Qualification Level: Candidates have to mention their education level from the drop-down. Graduation Discipline: Next, candidates should select the "Qualifying Education" from Graduate Option A, B, C and D. Further details are presented here.