The Air Force Common Admission Test is conducted by the Indian Air Force twice in a year; February and September for the selection of officers in different branches. The section Numerical Ability consists of basic mathematics questions and with thorough practice you can master Math problems easily. Check More Details About AFCAT 2018.
This section has basic elementary knowledge of the concepts.
The first step is to check all the important topics that have been asked in the previous years. The section includes topics like: Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, and Simple Interest, Profit & Loss. But before that, let’s take a look at AFCAT 2018 exam pattern.
The AFCAT will be of two hours duration and will contain multiple choice questions on verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning, general awareness and military aptitude. AFCAT consists of 100 questions and each question will be of three marks. There is one-third negative marking in AFCAT 2018. For every wrong answer. 1 mark will be deducted as penalty. There will be no penalty with the question is left unanswered.
There will be multiple choice-based questions of 3 marks each. The candidates will be penalized in the form of deduction of 1 mark for every wrong answer. The cutoff depends on how tough the paper is.
|Subjects||No. of Questions||Marks|
|Verbal Ability||30 (Approximately)||90 (approximately)|
|Numerical Ability||15 (approximately)||45(approximately)|
|Reasoning & Military Aptitude||35 (approximately)||105(approximately)|
|General Awareness||35 (approximately)||60 (approximately)|
Stage 1- It is a screening test and those who qualify for the subsequent tests will be called for the further screening process. Candidate who qualify in Stage 1 will be subjected to document check to see if they are eligible for the branches that they have applied for. Candidates who do not qualify in Stage 1 of testing and do not meet the eligibility standards will be sent home on Day 1 and their candidature will be cancelled beyond this.
Stage 2- consists of Psychological Test, Group Test, and Interview which is conducted for a period of 5 days.
Stage 3- For Flying Branch: Pilot Aptitude Battery Test would be conducted for eligible candidates who are pursuing Flying Branch.
|Level||Topics||Number of Questions Distributed|
|Easy||Simplification||1 - 2|
|Easy||Interest||1 - 2|
|Easy||Ratio and Proportion||1 - 2|
Books are the best source of any examination preparation and series of practice will clear the candidates’ doubts and help in planning accordingly.
Following table shows the books name along with their authors name for the preparation of AFCAT Numerical Ability Test:
|Book’s Name||Author’s Name|
|AFCAT||Arihant Along With Solved Paper (English) 3rd Edition|
|AFCAT Previous Year’s Papers & Practice Test Papers|
|AFCAT Guide||Disha Publication|
|AFCAT Self Study Guide Cum Practice Work Book||Kiran Publication|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.