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AFCAT and EKT 2021 Syllabus, Important Topics and Books

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Jan 8, 2021

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AFCAT Syllabus is based on the graduation level knowledge for all the subjects except Numerical Ability.

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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.

Highlights of AFCAT Exam Pattern

Exam AFCAT EKT (only for technical)
Mode of Exam Online i.e. computer-based Online i.e. computer-based
No. of Questions 100 50
Maximum Marks 300 150
Duration of Exam 2 hours (120 minutes) 45 minutes
Sections in Paper General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics
Negative Marking 1 mark 1 mark

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AFCAT Syllabus in Detail

Given below is the detailed syllabus for AFCAT 2020 for all the 4 sections- General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

AFCAT Syllabus: General Awareness

For clearing the section with better marks, students must know about the current events. It is mandatory for the students to keep themselves updated with the 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

AFCAT Syllabus: Verbal Ability in English

In this section, 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

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AFCAT Syllabus: 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
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AFCAT Syllabus: Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

The questions in this section based on the 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

AFCAT Recommended Books

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