AFCAT 1 Exam Analysis 2021 Shift 1 & 2, 20th Feb: Exam Review, Question Asked, Difficulty Level

By Sajneet|Updated : February 20th, 2021

AFCAT Exam Analysis 2021: C-DAC Conducts the AFCAT Exam twice a year for the recruitment of Grade-A officers from different branches of the Indian Air Force - Flying, Ground Duty (Non-Technical), Ground Duty (Technical). The AFCAT 2021 is being conducted on 20th, 21st & 22nd February 2021. The AFCAT (I) 2021 Is conducted in two Shifts. The Shift Timing and reporting time is mentioned in the table below.


AFCAT Exam Analysis 2021: C-DAC Conducts the AFCAT Exam twice a year for the recruitment of Grade-A officers from different branches of the Indian Air Force - Flying, Ground Duty (Non-Technical), Ground Duty (Technical). The AFCAT (I) 2021 is being conducted on 20th, 21st & 22nd February 2021. The AFCAT (I) 2021 Is conducted in two Shifts. The Shift Timing and reporting time is mentioned in the table below. 

AFCAT 2021 Exam Timings Shift Wise


Reporting Time 

Shift Timings

AFCAT Shift 1

7:30 AM 

9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

AFCAT Shift 2

12:30 AM

2:45 PM - 4: 45 PM

 All the AFCAT (I) 2021 applicants would be interested and curious to know the detailed exam analysis of both the shifts of 20th Feb, AFCAT (I) 2021 Exam. This AFCAT 2021 Exam analysis will cover the segment-wise review, anticipated cut-off, Good Attempts, and Difficulty level. Hence, we are sharing a point-by-point AFCAT Exam analysis that will help in forthcoming shifts and Exams.

If you appeared for the AFCAT 2 2020 Exam. Please do share the questions asked in the exam (mention the shift) in the comment section.  

AFCAT (I) 2021: 20th Feb Shift 1 & Shift 2 Exam Highlights

  • AFCAT (I) 2021 exam was conducted at more than 90 exam centers across the country.
  • COVID-related guidelines were issued by Indian Air Force in the Admit Card. COVID-related measures were taken for the AFCAT exam.
  • AFCAT (I) 2021 Admit card, original document proof was compulsory.
  • So those candidates who have the exam on 21st and 22nd Feb must keep these instructions in mind.

AFCAT (1) 2021 Exam Analysis: All Days Exam and Shifts 

Here, we will examine and discuss all different questions posed in Various Sections - Reasoning, English, GK, and Quantitative Aptitude

Exam Date


21st Feb

AFCAT (I) 2021 analysis (Shift 1 & 2): To be updated

22nd Feb

AFCAT (I) 2021 analysis (Shift 1 & 2): To be Updated 

 We are here to give you segment-wise details of the  AFCAT (I) examination 2021 with a detailed audit. The AFCAT I Exam Review 2021 comprises numerous questions posed alongside the level of these questions that are posed in the AFCAT (I) 2021 Exam.

AFCAT 1 2021 Exam Analysis (Shift 1 & 2): 20th Feb 2021

There is an aggregate of 100 Questions that are asked in the AFCAT Examination, for which the candidates are given a total of 120 minutes to answer. Each question is of 3 Marks. For the right answer, the candidates receive 3 marks and 1 mark would be deducted for each wrong answer.

Below is the detailed section-wise division and the difficulty level of the AFCAT I 2021: 20th Feb (Shift I)

Name of the Sub-Section

Good Attempt


English Language

18-20 Easy to Moderate  

Numerical Ability

10-12 Easy to Moderate   

Reasoning & Military Aptitude

24-26 Easy 

General Awareness

15-18 Easy to Moderate   

Below is the detailed section-wise division and the difficulty level of the AFCAT I 2021: 20th Feb (Shift II)

Name of the Sub-Section

Good Attempt


English Language

15-18 Easy to Moderate 

Numerical Ability

12- 14 Easy 

Reasoning & Military Aptitude

22-25 Easy to Moderate 

General Awareness

15-18 Easy to Moderate 


 64-75Easy to Moderate 

Here Below mentioned are the Shift wise details of the Questions Asked in the AFCAT I 2021 Exam on the 20th Feb.

AFCAT (I) 2021: 20th Feb 2021 (Shift 1) 

1. Here Below are the Memory Based Questions Asked in the English Section

Find Synonyms of the Qs: 

  • Demure - Reserved, modest, and shy
  • Entice - Attract, tempt, lure.
  • Subjugate Synonym - Conquer, Defeat.
  • Culpable - Guilty, Blameworthy, At fault.


  • Amalgamate: Separate, Disconnect.

Questions on IDIOMS:

To turn over the new leaf - start to act or behave in a better or more responsible way.

Bury the hatchet - end a quarrel or conflict and become friendly.

2. Questions From the GS Section

  • Judges of the High Court are appointed by - President

         Governor, President, Vice President, CJI

  • What was the real name of Babur - Zahir-ud-din Muhammad
  • Who was the author of the book ‘Wake up India’ - Annie Besant

        Options - Annie Besant, Ambedkar, Sarojini Naidu

  • COP25 - 2019 was held at which place - Madrid, Spain 
  •  Who was the prime minister of Britain at the time when India became independent - Clement Attlee 
  • Which country hosted the first Men’s Cricket World Cup - England in 1975 
  • Who wrote Ramayana in Sanskrit - Valmiki?
  • Which among the following is not an official language of the United Nations - 

        Options - Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, 

        There are six official languages of the UN. These are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

  • Michael Hussey related to which sport - Cricket

         Australian player

  • Raider term is related to which sport - Kabaddi

        Raider - One who enters the court of the opponent with the cant is known as a raider.          The raider must begin his cant before he touches the opponent's court.

  •  Indian won the Paralympics gold medal - Mariyappan Thangavelu

         He represented India in the 2016 Summer Paralympic games held in Rio de Janeiro             in  the men's high jump T-42 category, winning the gold medal in the finals. He is India's first Paralympian gold medalist since 2004.

  • Reykjavík is the capital of which country - Iceland

           Options - Hungary, Iceland, Fiji Island, Kyrgyzstan

  • Which of the following is not a metallic mineral - Mica 
  • Who killed General Dyer: Udham Singh
  • Who was the first Chief Justice of India -  H. J Kania

        Period of Office: 26 Jan. 1950 - 6 November 1951

  • International Dateline passes through which ocean - Pacific Ocean

Origami is from which country - Japan

        Answer: Origami is the traditional Japanese art of folding paper into attractive shapes         to make decorative objects.

  • Moin ud Daulah Gold cup is related to which sports? - Cricket
  •  Country-capital:  Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan

AFCAT (I) 2021: 20th Feb 2021 (Shift 2) [To be Updated]

A. Here below are the Memory Based Questions Asked in the General Awareness Paper

  1. Which is the capital of Slovenia -  Ljubljana
  2. Which of the following continent is known as the White Continent - Antarctica
  3. Who is first-ever badminton player from India to won an Olympic medal - Saina Nehwal 
    1. Indian shuttler created history when she won the bronze medal at the London 2012 Games.
  4. When day and night are equal in length what is it called - Equinox
  5. An equinox is commonly regarded as the instant of time when the plane of Earth's equator passes through the geometric center of the Sun's disk. This occurs twice each year, around 20 March and 23 September. 
  6. Which gas has maximum percentage in earth atmosphere - Nitrogen
    1. About 78.09 percent nitrogen, 20.95 percent oxygen, and 0.93 percent argon. Carbon dioxide — 0.04 percent. 
    2. Trace amount of neon, helium, methane, krypton & hydrogen, as well water vapor.
  7. Which element is used in pencil - Graphite
    1. Pencils contain a form of solid carbon known as graphite
  8. Cloth painting of Bihar is known as - Madhubani Painting
    1. Madhubani art (or Mithila painting) is a style of Indian painting, practiced in the Mithila region.
    2. Madhubani art has five distinctive styles: Bharni, Kachni, Tantrik, Godna and Kohbar.
  9. The innermost and darkest part of shadow during an eclipse is known as - Umbra
    1. The central part of a shadow where it is completely dark.
    2. a completely dark area on the earth caused by the moon, or a completely dark area on the moon caused by the earth, during an eclipse.
  10. Santosh Trophy is related to which sport - Football
    1. Santosh Trophy is an Indian football tournament in which the states of the country along with some government institutions participate. This is held annually since 1941. Bengal was the first winner of the competition held in 1941.
  11. Who was the first Viceroy of free India - Lord Mountbatten
    1. Lord Mountbatten : 15 August 1947 - 21 June 1948
  12. Book - ‘What If’ is written by - Randall Munroe
  13. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions is a non-fiction book by Randall Munroe in which the author answers hypothetical science questions sent to him by readers.
  14. When for the first time India participated in Olympics Games - 1900
  15. India first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900, in which 6 athletes represented India. With a lone athlete (Norman Pritchard) winning two medals- both silver- in athletics.
  16. Who was the first woman Chief Minister in India - Sucheta Kriplani
    1. She was India's first woman Chief Minister, serving as the head of the Uttar Pradesh government from 1963 to 1967
  17. Indus Valley Civilization belongs to which age - Neolithic Age Options - Neolithic, Mesolithic, Palaeolithic  { Best answer among the options given }
  18. Questions may be among the following - 
  19. Vault of Death term related to which sport - Gymnastics
    1. Or Vault of Death gymnast was performed by whom -  Dipa Karmakar
  20. Which of the following metal exist as a liquid at room temperature - Mercury
  21. Questions may be among the following - 
  22. Which is the smallest mountain peak in the world - Mount Wycheproof, Australia
    1. OR World smallest mountain peak is found in which continent - Australia
  23. Which among the following is not one of the six principal organ of the United Nations -  Options not available
    1. Organs of the UN are the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice, and the UN Secretariat.
  24. Jama Masjid was built by whom -  Shah Jahan 
    1. Jama Masjid (the mosque of Friday), Delhi is the country's largest and perhaps its most magnificent mosque. It stands across the road from Red Fort. Built in 1656, it is an eloquent reminder of the Mughal religious fervour.
  25. Which advance heavy helicopter is bought from USA - Chinook
    1. Options - Apache, Cheetah, Chinook,  Dhruv
  26. Mughal Emperor when Shivaji founded the Maratha Empire: Aurangzeb

B. Here Below are the Memory Based Questions Asked in the English Section

Find Synonyms of the Qs: 

  1. Pacify - Calm, soothe, Appease. 
  2. Chivalrous - Gallant, Respectful.
  3. Eloquent - Fluent, Expressive.


  1. Arduous - Easy, Effortless 
  2. Placate - Provoke, anger
  3. Feign - Sincere

Questions on IDIOMS:

  1. To get Cold feet - Loss of courage, failure of confidence.
  2. To miss the boat - be too slow to take advantage of an opportunity, be too late.

Reading Comprehension TOPIC -  Education in Universities

C. Here Below are the Memory Based Questions Asked in Reasoning Section

 1. medicine male surgeon venn 




EXp:- a surgeon may be male or a male may be surgeon but medicine is different .

2. dividend profit bonus Venn


Exp:-  Bonus and Dividend are different from each other but both these are parts of profit.

Nebula red giant dwarf planet odd one out

Ans:  nebula other two are celestial body


  1. i)  A nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. 
  2. ii) A red giant is a luminous giant star of low or intermediate mass.

iii) dwarf planet is, “a celestial body orbiting a star that is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity but has not cleared its neighbouring region of planetesimals and is not a satellite.

3. Venn Diagram: - Human Being, Males, Engineers

4. Analogy :- Cell : Cytology :: Insect : 

Ans. Entomology

  • Study of cell know as cytology and study of insect know as Entomology

D. Here below are the Memory Based Questions Asked in Maths Section

1. A train travels from Jammu to Kerala with a speed of 240 miles/hr and another train travels from Kerala to Jammu with a speed of 200 miles/hr. When they meet one train has travelled 80 km more than the other one. Then the total distance between Kerala to Jammu 

Ans:- 880 miles

2. A person deposits 2400 rs in a bank for 11 years. Bank returns SI at a rate of 5 % for first 3 year and 6 % for next 4 year and 6.5% for remaining years then find total SI ?

Ans:-  1560 Rs.

3. A shopkeeper gets a loss of 28(4/7)% on CP. then find the total percentage loss on SP.

Ans.:- 40%

4. A man consumes 200 g sugar when the price increases  by 10 % and the consumption of the man is increased to 225 g  then find the % age of increment of man’s expenditure?

Ans:- 23.75%
5. A person goes from A to B downstream in  40 min and 60 min by streamer and by swimming respectively and takes 50% more time while going B to A upstream. Calculate what time it takes when going from A to B by streamer and return half the distance by streamer and half the distance by swimming

Ans:- 110 min

6. A team of 11 players , if the age of captain is 31 year and age of wicket keeper is 3 year less than captain. If these two people are removed from the team then  the average age of the new team gets decreased by one from the initial average of the team. Then find the initial average age of the team ? 

Ans:- 25

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