AFCAT Exam - Previous Year Analysis

By Vineet Vijay|Updated : February 14th, 2020

Application form for AFCAT 01/2017 has been released and candidates eagerly waiting should gear up their preparations for it.From 2014, there has been a change in exam format which every aspirant knows about. AFCAT Exam is followed by an EKT(Engineering Knowledge Test esp. for candidates applying for Technical duty). This EKT depend on the branch of engineering of the student during graduation. EKT has raised the level of competition among the technical duty candidates.

 It is important for candidates to focus on the both tests( if applying for Technical), with proper information regarding previous years cut off marks, weightage of marks of different topics and various other trends which can help in creating a road map to crack AFCAT.

For candidates who are not applying for technical also, a complete info about previous year weightage is important as the paper is not so though, it is just the speed and accuracy that matters.

Here is an analysis regarding previous AFCAT Exam paper which would surely help in preparations:

Analysis of AFCAT 02/2016:

The paper was for 2 hours and the total number of questions were 100 in total with each correct answer leading to +3 marks and each negative answer leading to -1 .

  • English- 25 Questions
  • Non verbal Reasoning- 18 Questions
  • General Knowledge- 25 Questions
  • Mathematics- 18 Questions
  • Venn diagrams- 4 Questions
  • Verbal reasoning- 5 Questions
  • Odd One Out verbal reasoning- 5 Questions

Previous Years Cut-off Marks:

  • Table below represents cut-off marks of AFCAT from 01/2011-02/2016.
  • The maximum marks of AFCAT  is 300.
  • Table below represents cut-off marks of EKT from 02/2014-01/2016.
  • The maximum marks of EKT  is 150.


  • EKT cut off has been equal for all technical branches in past years.
  • For qualifying in this exam (Technical branch) one has to clear both the cut-off.

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