AFCAT 2018 Selection Process, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

By | December 1, 2017

AFCAT 2018 Exam Pattern, IAF AFCAT 2018 Syllabus, AFCAT Selection Process

Starting from January 2018, AFCAT examination will be held online, twice every year. AFCAT 2018 Registrations has begun. Read details and apply online here

Here, we will discuss AFCAT Selection process, Written Exam syllabus and paper pattern in detail

AFCAT Selection Process and Exam Pattern

AFCAT Syllabus

IAF AFCAT 2015 syllabus

AFCAT 2018 Selection Process and Examination Pattern

IAF conducts a written examination as the first phase for the selection of Officers through AFCAT exam. The selection is done in three phases including

  1. Stage-I: Online Examination
  2. Stage-II: SSB Interview
  3. Medical Examination

Stage-I: Entrance Test

The detailed exam pattern is as below

  • Test nature: Online
  • Total Duration: 2 hours
  • Questions type: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Total no. of Questions: 100
  • Total marks: 300 (each question worth 3 marks)
  • Negative marking: 1 mark for every wrong answer
  • Subjects if Written test
    1. Verbal Ability
    2. Numerical ability
    3. Reasoning
    4. General Awareness
    5. Military Aptitude


Only candidates, who clear the stage-I, will be promoted to stage-II where document verification will be done to ensure the eligibility of candidates.


Stage-III of the AFCAT selection process involves Psychological Test, Group Test and Interview conducted by the Staff Selection Board (SSC).

Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT)

PABT test will be conducted only for Flying branch applicants.

Also check, AFCAT Sample & Previous Question Papers

AFCAT 2018 Syllabus

AFCAT written examination will include questions from the following subjects and topics

  1. Verbal Ability English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Synonyms, Antonyms, and Testing of Vocabulary, Sentence Completion etc.
  2. Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, and Simple Interest, Profit & Loss
  3. Reasoning & Military Aptitude: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability
  4. General Awareness: History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics, Civics, Basic Sciences, Defence, Art etc.

Download AFCAT EKT Syllabus


20 thoughts on “AFCAT 2018 Selection Process, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

  1. Sakshi

    Sir, I am a student of final year engineering. Is it necessary to fulfil 60% criteria of 12th std?

    1. admin Post author

      Yes for Flying and Ground duty Technical branches

  2. anshuman singh

    sir mera inter me 56% h kya mai aifct form ko fill karne able hu

  3. saradhi

    Sir im commerce student ,khya mai afcat ko apply karna able hu

  4. nimi sharma

    Sir I have completed engineering diploma. Am I eligible for this?

  5. Chintan

    Agar hmne ekt or afcat dono exam diye hai aur afcat clear ho gai or ekt nhi hoyi to kya hum second round mai eligible ho skte hai ???

  6. lokendra singh

    Sir only science students are eligible to give this exam and not arts students?

  7. Kanchi

    Hlw….I am UPSC asspirent and study in 2nd year but in B.A …..I have Sci.mathematics in 12th ….can I apply for AFCAT……IF yes than how……thank u

  8. Gaurav Joshi

    Sir, I can’t pass my 12 class (pcm), i cleared it in second attempt(nxt yr) now i m doing BA … can i give the AFCAT exam for Ground dty , non tech.. and wht min. % is required in class 12 for Ground dty…non tech????

  9. Altmash

    Sir i have completed my 10+2 with science
    And pursuing graduation in bcom
    Am i eligible ??

  10. Ashutosh Mishra

    I am pursuing MCA, this is my last year. May I fill this form?


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