Best Way To Prepare For AFCAT 2022 (With TimeTable)

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Know the Best Way to Prepare For AFCAT 2022 with a detailed timetable plan

How To Prepare For AFCAT Exam 2022 with exam pattern, subjects, and more.

Best Book for AFCAT Preparation and strategies

Examination date 12, 13, 14 February 2022

AirForce Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is one of the most popular tests among graduates who aspire to join the Indian Airforce as an officer.

This article will give you an overview of how to prepare for AFCAT 2022 exam including the best way to prepare for AFCAT Exam and the strategy to pass with flying colours.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) is one of the finest organizations of the defence force to secure Indian Airspace and conduct aerial warfare against enemy countries.

The three distinct branches are presently consisting of IAF to carry out their daily operational and administrative responsibilities.

3 Departments of the Indian Airforce

Flying Branch

The flying Branch officers are responsible for conducting various airspace operations.

  • Flying

Technical Branch

Ground Technical Branch officers are entrusted to carry out 100% mission reliability at all times.

  • Engineering

Ground Branch

Ground Non-technical officers are the back borne of the IAF to look after all kinds of administrative and support(including logistics) systems in action to a functional group of people under the chain of command.

  • Logistics
  • Administration
  • Accounts
  • Education
  • Medical & Dental
  • Meteorological
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To join IAF as an officer, the defense aspirant should clear the Air Force Common Admission Test(AFCAT).

Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is being conducted online mode by Air Force. The next AFCAT examination will be scheduled for 12-14 February 2022 at the National level.

The final year graduate/graduate/post-graduate or Engineers can apply for the AFCAT examination to qualify for an SSB interview.

After successful SSB and military basic and technical training at Air Force Academy Dundigal(Hyderabad), the defense aspirants will be permanent or short service commissioned officers in the rank of flight officer/flight lieutenant of the Indian Air Force.

AFCAT Exam Dates and Apply Online

The online application can be submitted between 01 December 2021 to 30 December 2021, and a written online examination will be conducted from 12 to 14 February 2022.

You can visit our article for more information related to applying AFCAT Online.

AFCAT Exam Pattern

The examination pattern will be:

  • 100 questions consisting of 25 questions from English & General Science, 18 questions from Numerical Ability, and 32 questions from Reasoning and Military Aptitude.
  • The ground technical officer aspirants should write an Engineering Knowledge Test( EKT) for 50 questions from the basics of Mechanical, computer science, and Electrical & Electronics& Electronics.
  • The total time allotted for the examination is two hours for AFCAT in the general category and 45 minutes extra for the Engineering Knowledge Test(EKT).
  • The valuation is based on three marks for each correct answer and one minus mark for each wrong answer.
  • The maximum marks for the general category are 300 marks, and EKT candidates are 450 marks.
  • The cut-off marks for getting an interview call from the Selection Centre, Air Force is above 50 % of the total marks.
  • However, the candidate should aim to get more marks during the test as it also helps in the SSB and training in the Academies.
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How to Prepare for AFCAT Syllabus 2021

Smart candidates can obtain adequate marks to get through the AFCAT exam successfully by understanding the pattern of the syllabus 2021 as per the details given below:

English

  • Total questions: 25
  • Comprehension, Error Finding, vocabulary, antonyms, jumbled sentences, fill in the blanks, rearrangement of sentences, etc.
  • Weightage of idioms and phrases is very high

Mathematics (Numerical ability)

  • Total questions: 18
  • Number series, average, simplifications, Ratio, Profit & loss, simple & compound interest, decimal fraction, percentage, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Mixture & allegation, Area and Perimeter, etc.

No separate study material is required. The CDS reference book, i.e., Pathfinder CDS book, may be sufficient

General Awareness

  • Total questions: 25
  • Current affairs, sports, art, culture, environment, History, Geography, politics, basic science, civics, .etc.

Other books you can refer could be the last six-month Competition Success Review, Manorma Yearbook 2021, and one Newspaper (The Hindu or Indian Express)

These are sufficient for obtaining Maximum marks.

No need to thoroughly study and read all these printed materials daily, till examination.

You should give more attention to this than any other subjects, especially if you are unware of the basic concept of General awareness

Reasoning & Military Aptitude

Total questions: 32

  • Verbal skills and spatial ability, series, coding & decoding, clock and calendar, statement and conclusions, figure series, dot situation, etc.

For this topic, you only need to go through a number of questions and practice. The more you practice, the more chances for you choose the right answer during the exam

Based on the previous ten years of questions analyzed in various eminent academics, it is revealed that most of the questions are repeated methods, direct single line MCQ questions.

The answering of the AFCAT examination is so easy when we compare it with the CDS examination.

Those appearing CDS examination on 07 February 2021 should apply for AFCAT if they have passed Mathematics and physics with a minimum of 60% marks in 12th Std.

The advantage is you have the option to become a pilot or ground duty officer in case you missed out on an opportunity to join IMA or OTA due to a higher cut-off in IMA/OTA or any temporary medical reasons.

There is no special practice needed from CDS preparation to AFCAT preparation other than the Reasoning & military aptitude test.

You can Go through the below video where Tanya Singh (Cleared AFCAT 2020(2)) shares her Top Tips to Prepare for AFCAT Exam

Best Way To Prepare For AFCAT (60 Days Time Table)

Prepare a time plan for the next two months based on your available time.

A daily wise timetable should be prepared the way you studied for the CDS examination.

A sample timetable is provided below for your AFACT Exam Preparation reference

Sr. No.Subject/
Date
General AwarenessVerbal Ability in EnglishNumerical AbilityReasoning and Military Aptitude Test
1Day-1History of IndiaReading ComprehensionNumber SystemAnalogy, Classification
2Day-2History of IndiaReading ComprehensionFraction and SimplificationSeries, Coding and Decoding
3Day-3GeographyError DetectionHCF and LCMDirection Sense Test, Clock and Calendar
4Day-4GeographyError DetectionPercentageLogical Venn Diagrams, Syllogism
5Day-5Indian PolitySentence Completion / Filling of Correct WordsProfit and LossStatement and Conclusions/Inferences
6Day-6Indian PolitySentence Completion / Filling of Correct WordsAverageStatement and Assumptions
7Day-7DefenceSynonyms and AntonymsRatio and ProportionFigure Analogy
8Day-8DefenceSynonyms and AntonymsSimple and Compound InterestFigure Classification
9Day-9SportsIdioms and PhrasesSimple and Compound InterestFigure Series
10SportsIdioms and PhrasesTime and WorkFigure Completion
11General KnowledgeTest of VocabularyTime and DistanceEmbedded Figures
12General KnowledgeTest of VocabularyMixture and AlligationDot Situation
13General ScienceCloze PassageArea and PerimeterCube and Dice
14General ScienceCloze PassageAlgebraFigure Coding
15Test (Ser No 1 to 14)Test (Ser No 1 to 14)Test (Ser No 1 to 14)Test (Ser No 1 to 14)
16History of IndiaReading ComprehensionNumber SystemAnalogy, Classification
17History of IndiaReading ComprehensionFraction and SimplificationSeries, Coding and Decoding
18GeographyError DetectionHCF and LCMDirection Sense Test, Clock and Calendar
19GeographyError DetectionPercentageLogical Venn Diagrams, Syllogism
20Indian PolitySentence Completion / Filling of Correct WordsProfit and LossStatement and Conclusions/Inferences
21Indian PolitySentence Completion / Filling of Correct WordsAverageStatement and Assumptions
22DefenceSynonyms and AntonymsRatio and ProportionFigure Analogy
23DefenceSynonyms and AntonymsSimple and Compound InterestFigure Classification
24SportsIdioms and PhrasesSimple and Compound InterestFigure Series
25SportsIdioms and PhrasesTime and WorkFigure Completion
26General KnowledgeTest of VocabularyTime and DistanceEmbedded Figures
27General KnowledgeTest of VocabularyMixture and AlligationDot Situation
2827-Jul-21General ScienceCloze PassageArea and PerimeterCube and Dice
29General ScienceCloze PassageAlgebraFigure Coding
30Test (Ser No 16 to 30)Test (Ser No 16 to 30)Test (Ser No 16 to 30)Test (Ser No 16 to 30)
3128-Jul-21History of IndiaReading ComprehensionNumber SystemAnalogy, Classification
32History of IndiaReading ComprehensionFraction and SimplificationSeries, Coding and Decoding
33GeographyError DetectionHCF and LCMDirection Sense Test, Clock and Calendar
34GeographyError DetectionPercentageLogical Venn Diagrams, Syllogism
35Indian PolitySentence Completion / Filling of Correct WordsProfit and LossStatement and Conclusions/Inferences
36Indian PolitySentence Completion / Filling of Correct WordsAverageStatement and Assumptions
37DefenceSynonyms and AntonymsRatio and ProportionFigure Analogy
38DefenceSynonyms and AntonymsSimple and Compound InterestFigure Classification
39SportsIdioms and PhrasesSimple and Compound InterestFigure Series
40SportsIdioms and PhrasesTime and WorkFigure Completion
41General KnowledgeTest of VocabularyTime and DistanceEmbedded Figures
42General KnowledgeTest of VocabularyMixture and AlligationDot Situation
43General ScienceCloze PassageArea and PerimeterCube and Dice
44General ScienceCloze PassageAlgebraFigure Coding
45Test (Ser No 31 to 44)Test (Ser No 31 to 44)Test (Ser No 31 to 44)Test (Ser No 31 to 44)
46History of IndiaReading ComprehensionNumber SystemAnalogy, Classification
47History of IndiaError DetectionFraction and SimplificationSeries, Coding, and Decoding
48GeographyError DetectionHCF and LCM, PercentageDirection Sense Test, Clock, and Calendar
49GeographySentence Completion / Filling of Correct WordsProfit and LossLogical Venn Diagrams, Syllogism
50Indian PolitySentence Completion / Filling of Correct WordsAverage, Mixture and AlligationStatement and Conclusions/Inferences
51DefenceSynonyms and AntonymsRatio and ProportionStatement and Assumptions
52SportsIdioms and PhrasesSimple and Compound InterestFigure Analogy, Figure Classification
53General KnowledgeIdioms and PhrasesSimple and Compound InterestFigure Series, Figure Completion
54General KnowledgeTest of VocabularyTime and Work, Time and DistanceEmbeded Figures, Cube and Dice
55General ScienceCloze PassageArea and Perimeter, AlgebraDot Situation, Figure Coding
56RevisionRevisionRevisionRevision
57RevisionRevisionRevisionRevision
58RevisionRevisionRevisionRevision
59RevisionRevisionRevisionRevision
60RevisionRevisionRevisionRevision
61Practice Paper Test Practice Paper Test Practice Paper Test Practice Paper Test 
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If you are an applicant of both CDS and AFCAT, you should concentrate your studies till CDS, and the remaining 15 days should concentrate on the reasoning test for AFCAT

Mock examination, revaluation, and reassessment are the smart and intelligent methods to secure maximum marks in the AFCAT examination.

This method of preparation is mandatory every 15 days.

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Basic Tips and Smart Strategies to Get Maximum Marks

  • Accept your strength and weakness, including academics.
  • Adapt/reorganize/focus with a time plan for the exam
  • Strictly Develop a positive outlook on the examination pattern.
  • Act with daily routine studies.
  • Do Combined/joint discussion with friends.
  • Practice for improving English and basic grammar & vocabulary.
  • Revise the formulas for maths.
  • Solve sample questions of the last 6-7 years.

It is a simple and elementary knowledge test. So basics are important.

Which is the Best Book for AFCAT Preparation?

While you are looking to join the Indian Air force through the Airforce Common Admission Test (AFCAT), it is necessary for you to have the best book to crack AFCAT exam.

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AFCAT (Flying technical & ground duty branch) by Arihant Experts is the best book to help you prepare for your entrance exam

Read Our Short Review

Conclusion

The Airforce Common Admission Test (AFCAT) brings thousands of applicants across the country with dreams and aspirations of joining the Indian Airforce as an officer.

the above article gives you an overview of different branches to join the Indian Airforce.

The given syllabus and tips should be well implemented with the everyday practice for your exam.

More importantly, you should visualize yourself as an Air Force officer. Rest will always follow you.

Because AFCAT examination is one easiest and simplest examination where you are guaranteed to become in a uniformed force within a year time.

Hence, your little hard works will definitely give you dividends.

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