Best Preparation Strategy to Score 220+ Marks in AFCAT exam

By Vivek Chauhan|Updated : May 31st, 2022

Airforce Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is one of the prestigious exams for those who want to become an officer in one of the finest organizations of the world i.e. Indian Airforce. So to fulfil our dreams we have to score decent marks to get through the final merit list.

To crack AFCAT 2 Flying & Ground Duty Branch (Non- Tech) exam and for scoring 220+ in the AFCAT 2022 exam, you only need to cover 70-80 questions which will lead to a score of 210-240 marks. Here in this article, we will share the overall and subject-wise preparation strategy to score 220+ marks in the AFCAT 2 2022 exam and will guide you to crack AFCAT 2 Flying & Ground Duty Branch (Non- Tech) exam with ease.

How to Score 220+ Marks in AFCAT 2 2022 Exam?

Before starting preparation you must know about the AFCAT syllabus and exam pattern. AFCAT consists of 100 questions with three marks each and there is a negative marking of 1 mark on each wrong answer. It consists of four different sections (G.K., Mathematics, Reasoning, English). The test is for two hours. There is no sectional cut off in the AFCAT exam.

AFCAT Exam Weightage 

General Awareness:25 Questions
Verbal Ability in English:25 Questions
Numerical Ability:18 Questions
Reasoning and Military Aptitude: 32 Questions

Solve previous year's papers of AFCAT exam

You should go through the previous paper to get a very basic idea of the nature of the questions asked. This will help you to understand the subject-wise distribution of questions, the type of questions that are coming in the AFCAT Flying & Ground Duty Branch exam, and also check your preparation level. This also helps you in determining your strong and weak points in every subject. So it is important to practice AFCAT previous year papers as much as you can as it will help to boost up your preparation and help you in strategizing subjects.

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Time management is the key

Time management is important as AFCAT is an online (Computer-based test) exam. If you will not plan things smartly then you may lose. That's why during practicing AFCAT question papers and also in exams try to solve those questions first which you find easy and those questions which you can solve in the first go. Don't waste much time on one question only. If you are not finding a solution then skip that question. This way you can plan and practice for your exam.

Don't rely on multiple resources:

Choose some specific resources from where you can practice things and learn your subject. And revise that specific source multiple times. E.g. for Current Affairs you don't need to search here and there stick to a particular source and start your preparation this will help you in scoring good marks.

Subject Wise Strategy to Clear AFCAT 2 2022 Flying & Ground Duty Branch Exam

Here we will provide you with the important tips, tricks, number of questions to be answered in all 4 sections of the AFCAT 2 2022 Flying & Ground Duty Branch (Non-Tech) exam


Among all the four sections in exam reasoning have approximately 32-35 questions in every AFCAT exam. One can attempt these 32-35 questions easily by Focusing on some important topics. 

1. Verbal Reasoning

  •     Analogy
  •     Classification
  •     Coding – decoding
  •     Logical Venn Diagrams
  •     Puzzle Tests
  •     Direction Sense Test

2. Non-Verbal Reasoning

  •    Series
  •    Analogy
  •    Classification
  •    Completion of incomplete pattern
  •    Hidden figures
  •     Papercutting and folding
  •     Dot situations

You can easily solve approximately 30 questions out of 100 questions and score 90 marks.


This subject plays an important role in scoring marks as it is one of the easiest subjects in which you can score well. And according to the previous year's analysis approximately 25 questions come from this section. These questions are from

  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Memorize Basic English Grammar rules to solve marking wrong parts in sentences
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Comprehension passage related

You can cover the above topics by practicing at least two passages daily, practicing misspelt words, practicing at least 20 antonyms - synonyms daily, practice at least 20 idioms and phrases. this way you can score at least 60 marks easily by solving 20 questions correctly.


From this section, approximately 18 questions come in the exam out of which a student can attempt 11 questions easily and score 33 marks easily. For scoring in this section, you need to cover some important topics

  • Work and Time
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Percentage
  • Algebra, LCM, HCF
  • Averages and Number systems

This section needs a lot of practice, you need to remember basic formulas, you need to make your problem-solving tricks, and also do time management. This way you can score good marks in this section also.

General Knowledge:

This section has its significance which makes a great difference in your marks. This section needs much less time for solving questions and can make a huge change in your score. As the syllabus of G.K. is vast and it is difficult to remember that. So there is no need to cover all the topics of the syllabus. You can cover these topics

  •     Various terms used in games
  •     Various cups and trophies associated with sports
  •     Notable persons of importance
  •     Important defense-related acquisitions
  •     Famous recently launched books and their authors
  •     Famous books written by notable authors
  •     Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, National Sports Awards
  •     All about Bharat Ratna awardees
  •     All about Nobel Prize and various awardees
  •     Awards related to books and films
  •     Countries – capitals and their currencies
  •     International days
  •     Indian Space Research programs
  •     National Institutions and innovations
  •     All about Indian Armed Forces

By doing so you can easily crack AFCAT 2 2022 Flying & Ground Duty Branch (Non- Tech) exam. Moreover by this strategy you can easily score 220+ marks easily that will help you to get into the final merit list of the AFCAT 2 2022 exam.

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