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Best Books for AFCAT Preparation

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Feb 7, 2020

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Samrat Roy

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Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is the entrance exam conducted for recruitment into the Indian Air Force. The exam is organized twice a year. AFCAT 2020 session 1 is set to be held on 22-23 February, 2020 and will be conducted in two shifts.

Latest: AFCAT 2020 Session 1 Admit Card Released on February 3, 2020. Check here

As the exam draws near, aspirants are anxious and knee deep in preparation. Like any other exam, the key to crack AFCAT 2020 starts with selecting the right study material. Due to the immense popularity of the exam, a lot of material available in the market but this doesn’t mean every material is suitable to be used as a study material. In order to clear this doubt about which is the best suited book for preparation, Collegedunia conducted an immense research to find out which are the best books that a candidate should use for their preparations.

The article below sowcases the best books for preparation based on the latest AFCAT exam pattern and trends:


AFCAT 2020 Exam Pattern
AFCAT 2020 =: Exam Pattern of AFCAT and EKT

IAF carries out two papers, namely, AFCAT and EKT on the same day. Candidates who are applying for the technical branch have to give EKT exam along with AFCAT. 

The paper pattern for both the papers in terms of exam mode, type of questions and marking scheme is similar. Read on to get a clear idea about the same:

AFCAT Exam Pattern:

  • AFCAT 2020 is an online test, conducted in two shifts in the english language. 
  • It will consist of 100 objective questions to be solved within a duration of 120 minutes.
  • The maximum marks an aspirant can score in AFCAT 2020 is 300.

EKT Exam Pattern:

  • EKT or Engineering Knowledge Test is a meant to test candidate’s engineering knowledge. 
  • The test is compulsory for candidates applying for Technical Ground Duty branch. 
  • EKT 2020 is an online test, conducted in two shifts in the English language.
EXAM PARTICULARS AFCAT EKT(Only for Ground Duty Tech)

Mode of Exam 

Online Online
No. of Questions Asked  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

AFCAT 2020 Syllabus
AFCAT 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus for AFCAT 2020 is based on 10+2 level knowledge. Aspirants should follow the syllabus and prepare well for the exam. The different sections for the exam are as follows:

General Awareness

The objective of this section is to test the candidate’s knowledge on current affairs. Some of the topics included this section are as follows:

Basic Science Sports
Geography History
Environment Arts and Culture
Civics International Affairs

Verbal Ability in English

This section tests the candidate’s grasp of the English language. Grammar, vocabulary and verbal ability are tested. Some of the topics included this section are as follows:

Basic Grammar Error Detection
Comprehension Testing Vocabulary
Synonyms and Antonyms Tenses
Fill in the blanks by choosing the appropriate word Sentence Completion

Numerical Ability

In this section, candidates are tested on their numerical ability to solve problems accurately and quickly. The questions assess how candidates work with numbers, do quick calculations and display understanding of basic arithmetic. Mastering fundamental concepts are important. Some of the topics included are:

Averages Profit and Loss
Simple Interest Decimal Fraction
Ratio and Proportion Simplification
Percentage -

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

This section deals with questions based on diagrams, figures, tables, charts, reasoning and analogies. The important topics include:

Analogy Embedded Figure
Data Interpretation Missing Character
Embedded Figure Set based Arrangements


AFCAT 2020 Best Books
AFCAT 2020 Best Books for Preparation

Preparation Books for AFCAT

Preparation books are essential for AFCAT aspirants since it trains the students how to manage time properly and give their best shot in the exam. It also helps them to get used to the latest exam pattern. Here is a list of some books that will help the students to prepare for the exam:

AFCAT- FOR FLYING, TECHNICAL & GROUND DUTY  BRANCH

AFCAT Book 1

Language: English

Publisher: Arihant Experts

ISBN: 9789311126913

Price: INR 269

Buy

AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) - For Flying, Technical & Ground Duty Branch Fourth Edition

AFCAT BOOK 2

Language: English

Publisher: Arihant Experts

ISBN: 9789350943403

Price: INR 215

Buy

AFCAT Study Material: Book Notes

AFCAT BOOK 3

Language: Englush

Publisher: Esegate.com

ISBN: privately published

Price: INR 432

Buy

AFCAT- The First Step Book

BOOK 4

Language: English

Publisher: Defence Direct Education

ISBN: 8193825918

Price: INR 329

Buy

Study Guide to AFCAT 2020

book 5

Language: English

Publisher: Disha Publication

ISBN: 9389645077

Price: INR 298

Buy

AFCAT Topic Wise Solved Papers(2011-2019)

book 6

Language: English

Publisher: Disha Experts 

ISBN: 9789389187021

Price: INR 112

Buy

AFCAT (Flying Technical & Ground Duty Branch) WITH TOPIC WISE ANALYSIS +20 MODEL SOLVED PAPERS+ PREVIOUS YEAR SOLUTION NOTES BOOKS  

book 7

Language: English

Publisher: Sourav Sir Classes 

ISBN: Privately Published

Price: INR 1999

Buy

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

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