AFCAT Exam Pattern 2019: Detailed Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure For AFCAT 2019
AFCAT Exam Pattern 2019
AFCAT 2019 will have three stages of selection. Let us have a look at all three of them.
- Stage 1: AFCAT Online Test/ EKT Online Test (For Technical Post Aspirants)
- Stage 2: AFSB (Air Force Selection Board) Testing
- Stage 3: Medical Examination
- For the preparation of the examination, a candidate should go through the exam pattern first. By going through the exam pattern candidate will get an estimate about the marking criteria.
- Time Duration: 02 hours
- Number of Questions: 100
- Marking Criteria: +3 for each correct answer
- Negative Marking: -1 for each incorrect answer
- Number of Sections: 4 (Verbal ability, Numerical Ability, General Awareness and Reasoning and Military aptitude)
- Mode of Examination: Online
AFCAT Online Test 2019
Candidates who apply for Flying Branch and Ground Duties (Non-Technical) branch have to appear for only AFCAT Online Test 2019. Let us have look details of this AFCAT Online Test below:
|Sections||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|Verbal Ability in English||30||90|
|Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test||35||105|
Note the following important points regarding AFCAT 2019 Exam Pattern:
- a. Total marks for AFCAT 2019 is 300.
- b. There will be a total of 100 questions from all 4 sections.
- c. The total time duration of the exam is 120 minutes or 2 hours.
- d. 3 marks will be awarded for each correct answer.
- e. 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong attempt.
- f. No marks will be deducted for un-attempted questions.
Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) 2019
Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) is mandatory for those candidates who wish to opt for Ground Duties (Technical) Posts. The details of EKT 2019 are as under:
|Subjects||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|Electrical & Electronics|
Note the following important points about AFCAT Exam Pattern for EKT:
- a. For every correct answer, 3 marks will be given.
- b. 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong attempt.
- c. There will not be any deduction for un-attempted questions.
AFSB (Air Force Selection Board) Testing 2019
Call letters will be sent to all the candidates who clear AFCAT/EKT 2019 to appear for the second stage of selection, that is, Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) Testing. AFSB testing will have 2 stages. Qualified candidates from Online Test will have to appear for Stage 1 AFSB Interview at any of the AFSB Centres located at Dehradun, Varanasi, Gandhinagar, and Mysuru.
AFSB Testing Stage 1
AFSB Testing Stage 1 includes the following two tests:
- a. Officer Intelligence Rating Test.
- b. Picture Perception and Discussion Test.
Please note that AFSB Stage 1 is conducted only for screening purpose and candidates who do not clear it will be rejected and will not be called for AFSB Testing Stage 2.
AFSB Testing Stage 2
All AFSB Stage 1 qualified candidates will have to appear for AFSB Stage 2 and undergo the following tests:
- a. Psychological Tests: These are the written psychological tests and are conducted by professional psychologists.
- b. Group Tests: These tests involve mental and physical activities to examine the candidates’ on various mental and physical parameters.
- c. Interview Round: In this round, the interviewing officer takes a personal round of interview for the candidate.
- Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) Test: This test is mandatory for only those candidates who have applied for the Flying Branch.
Please note that AFSB Stage 2 Testing requires at least 4-5 days and the last day is exclusively allocated for Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) test. Also, the officers at the Selection Board will explain the tests in detail to all the candidates and aspirants can start the test only when they fully understand the instructions.
If the candidate clears the Online Tests and both the stages of AFSB Interview then he will be called for Medical Examination. The Indian Airforce has prescribed only two centres for Medical Examination which are Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru and Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME). After the Medical Examination, a final merit list will be prepared by the Board and the selected candidates will be asked to join any of the training establishments.
AFCAT 2019 Reference Books
AFCAT 2019 Reference Books are given below to help students score well:
|Name of Book||Author/ Publisher|
|AFCAT Exam Guide 1st edition for Flying and Technical Branch||Ramesh Publishing House|
|AFCAT Solved Paper 2017||Arihant Publication|
|General Knowledge 2017||Arihant Publication|
|Quantitative aptitude for Competitive Examinations||R S Aggarwal|
|A modern approach to Verbal Reasoning||R S Aggarwal|