How to Prepare for AFCAT in One Month?

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Mar 18, 2021

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Sudeshna Bhar

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As per the latest notification of the Indian Air Force, the AFCAT II 2021 exam will tentatively be conducted on August 21, 2021. The exam consists of 4 sections such as general awareness, verbal ability, numerical ability and reasoning & military aptitude.

In the following article, the AFCAT preparation strategy on English, current affairs and reasoning section has been discussed along with a study plan. It is advisable to make a candidate's own study plan.

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AFCAT 2021 Preparation Strategy

To prepare within the span of 30 days, the primary goal is not to complete the entire syllabus, rather it is important to cover the important topics and stay updated with the current affairs. In the following bullet points, a few effective preparation strategies are enlisted.

Strategies for AFCAT Reasoning and Numerical Ability

  • Profit and loss, Time and Work, Time Speed and Distance, percentage, simplification, average, mixtures etc must be practised with utter importance.
  • Attempting quiz and mock tests on a daily basis is necessary for this section from Day 1 of the preparation.
  • Focus on time & work, simple and compound interest, profit and loss, percentages, etc. for the numerical ability section.
  • Practise a lot of the reasoning questions such as series completion, Venn diagram, odd figure out, etc. Around twenty questions are expected from this section.
  • Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning by R. S, Agarwal is a good source to start the preparation.

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AFCAT English Preparation

  • Try to read English newspapers while preparing for the current affairs section. This will be beneficial for both sections.
  • Try to understand and memorize as many idioms and one-word substitutions during these 30 days.
  • Increasing vocabulary is not an easy task. Therefore, try to note and remember synonyms and antonyms of every new word during the preparations and newspaper reading.
  • Read Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis for vocabulary and it can easily be covered in one month.
Days Tasks
Daily Basis
  • Reading Newspapers and making notes on important current affairs.
  • Brushing and revising the vocabulary.
Day 1 - Day 7
  • Practice Reasoning And Numerical Ability for 5 - 6 hours a day.
  • Prepare notes for all important formulae and concepts.
  • Make a chart of the accuracy and speed of candidates’ perforation in solving the problem.
Day 8 - Day 15
  • Start Solving mock tests and test series on a daily basis from now on.
  • Practise a variety of questions related to reasoning and numerical ability.
Day 16 - 22
  • Take tests on variety of questions on English comprehensions and vocabulary
  • Revise the Static GK section and the notes on current affairs.
  • Practice Reasoning and Numerical ability for 3 - 4 hours a day.
Day 23 - Day 30
  • Emphasize the previous year’s question trends and topics.
  • Practice all types of questions on every topic.
  • Solve at least 2 question papers a day to increase the speed and accuracy of solving problems.

As the AFCAT written test is about testing the candidates’ intellectual ability, the AFCAT personality test will not only judge the physical abilities but also the personality and psychology of the candidate. Therefore, it is advisable to exercise regularly along with the study.

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