AFCAT 2020 Syllabus, Marking Scheme, Subject, Exam Pattern

Finally, AFCAT 1 2020 notification is published by the Indian air force and the AFCAT 1 2020 exam dates are finalised by the IAF. AFCAT 1 2020 online exam will be conducted in Feb 2020, each day there will be two different shifts, the 1st shift will be only for AFCAT candidates and the 2nd shift will be for AFCAT and EKT candidates. AFCAT 1 2020 online registrations are open at the moment and candidates can apply online through the official AFCAT website as mentioned below. AFCAT 1 2020 registration will be closed on 30 Dec 2019. Below you can find the details of AFCAT 1 2020 syllabus, marking scheme, subject/topics, exam pattern, and shift timings.

The subjects, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

ExamSubjectDurationNo. of Questions Max Marks 
AFCATGeneral Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test02 Hours100300
EKT(For Ground Duty Technical Branch only) Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical and Electronics45 Minutes50150

Syllabus of the AFCAT 2020

  • English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases
  • General Awareness: History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc
  • Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams)
  • Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability

(a) General Awareness

  • History
  • Sports
  • Geography
  • Environment
  • Civics
  • Basic Science
  • Defence
  • Art
  • Culture
  • Current Affairs
  • Politics

(b) Verbal Ability in English

  • Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Testing of Vocabulary

(c) Numerical Ability  

  • Decimal Fraction
  • Simplification
  • Average
  • Profit & loss
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simple Interest

(d) Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test 

  • Verbal Skills
  • Spatial Ability
AFCAT Syllabus 2018 2019

Standard of AFCAT 2020 Question Paper:

  • The standard of Numerical Ability Questions will be of Matriculation level. The standard of questions in other subjects will be of graduation level (Indian University).
  • The Online examination will consist of objective type questions and will be in English only for both AFCAT and EKT

AFCAT 2020 Marking Scheme

  • Three marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
  • One mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • No marks for unattempted questions.

Questions will be based on the metric system of Weights & Measures wherever applicable. Candidates must appear for the Online AFCAT in person. Under no circumstance will any scribe or another candidate be allowed to appear/ assist in the exam. Air Force has the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.


    Senior Lecturer, SSBCrackExams, B.A. Geography, Recommended For Indian Army, Cleared CDS Exam, UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2017. 5+ years of teaching experience at various defence academies.

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    1. Omkar ghanpat khadkikar

      Can students participate in AFCAT exam while learning in graduation last year?
    2. Durga Shree

      If I was completed b sc nursing can I join in afcat
      1. Kalyani Gupta

        It's mandatory to have maths and physics in 11th and 12th. if you had both bio and maths in your intermediate, then you can. otherwise not.

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