AFCAT Exam Pattern 2022 - Paper Marking Scheme, Total Marks

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2022 - Paper Marking Scheme, Total Marks

ByNaveen Singh  |  Updated on: Jun 1, 2022
Get the latest AFCAT Exam Pattern 2022 here. Download the PDF of the exam pattern of AFCAT Technical and Non-Technical along with the marking scheme. Know more about EKT & SSB paper pattern.
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AFCAT Exam Pattern 2022 is officially released by the Indian Air force. The AFCAT exam is conducted twice a year to recruit the candidates into flying, ground, and technical branches of IAF. To get a good score in the AFCAT Exam it is very important to know the AFCAT Exam Pattern so you can easily achieve your desired goal. Applicants preparing for the upcoming AFCAT exam must go through the detailed AFCAT exam pattern, marking scheme, question distribution and more. 

As per the AFCAT Exam Pattern, the AFCAT question paper consists of 100 questions and you will be given 2 hours to complete the exam. All the details about the AFCAT Exam Pattern are given below on this page.

AFCAT Exam Pattern

AFCAT Exam Pattern for both papers in terms of exam mode, type of questions, and marking scheme is similar. 

  • AFCAT Exam is an online test, conducted in two shifts in English and Hindi.
  • It will consist of 100 objective questions to be solved within a duration of 120 minutes.
  • The maximum mark an aspirant can score in AFCAT Exam is 300 marks.

Download the practice AFCAT Previous Year Question Paper to better understand the paper pattern of the AFCAT Exam. 

AFCAT Exam Pattern Overview

Details

Mode of Exam

Online

AFCAT Total Marks

300

AFCAT Time Duration

2 Hours

No of Questions

100

Sections in paper

General Awareness, Reasoning, and military aptitude test, Verbal ability in English, and Numerical ability

Candidates must also go through the latest AFCAT Syllabus 2022 to understand the topics to be covered for the exam. 

AFCAT Non-Technical Exam Pattern

Candidates who are applying for flying branch and ground non-technical branches should know about the AFCAT Exam pattern you can check out the details in the table given below.

Section

Questions

Marks

Time

Reasoning and military aptitude test

35

105

2 Hours

Verbal ability in English

30

90

Numerical ability

15

45

General awareness

20

60

AFCAT Exam Pattern for Technical Branch

Those who are interested in the technical branches of the Indian Air Force can check out the details of the AFCAT Exam pattern in the table below.

Section

Questions

Marks

Time

Reasoning and military aptitude test

35

105

2 Hours

Verbal ability in English

30

90

Numerical ability

15

45

General awareness

20

60

Mechanical/ 

Computer science/ Electrical and electronics

50

150

45 min 

AFCAT EKT Exam Pattern

  • EKT or Engineering Knowledge Test is meant to test a candidate’s engineering knowledge.
  • The test is compulsory for candidates applying for the Technical Ground Duty branch.
  • EKT 2022 is an online test, conducted in two shifts.

Mode of Exam

Online

Maximum marks

150

Time

45 Minutes

No of Questions

50

Sections in paper

Mechanical, computer science, Electrical, and electronics

AFCAT Marking Scheme 2022

There have been no changes in the AFCAT Marking scheme. Candidates who are interested in the upcoming AFCAT Exam should know the AFCAT marking scheme 2022.

  • Three marks for every correct answer
  • One mark deduction for every wrong answer
  • No marks for unattempted questions

AFCAT SSB Exam Pattern

The second stage of the AFCAT Exam is AFSB Interview. It is divided into two stages. After the AFCAT Exam qualified candidates receive their interview letter by mail. It contains all the details regarding their AFCAT Interview. To know all the details read below.

  • Stage 1: Intelligence Test, Picture Perception and Discussion
  • Stage 2: Psychological test, Group discussion, AFSB Interview, Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) test

AFCAT Exam Pattern FAQs

  • The AFCAT Exam Pattern highlights the overall exam structure such as topics, number of sections, time duration, marking scheme, and total marks. Candidates who are preparing for AFCAT Exam should know about the AFCAT Exam Pattern.

  • The flying pattern for AFCAT Exam Pattern is General Awareness, Reasoning, and military aptitude test, Verbal ability in English, and Numerical ability. 

  • AFCAT Exam is divided into 3 stages written test, an AFSB interview and a medical test. Only the written exam is an MCQ based on AFCAT Exam.

  • The AFCAT Ground duty is divided into two parts Technical and Non-Technical 

    • The AFCAT Exam pattern for ground duty technical is Reasoning and military aptitude test, Numerical ability, General awareness, and Verbal ability in English.
    • The AFCAT Exam pattern for ground duty non-technical is General Awareness, Reasoning, and military aptitude test, Verbal ability in English, and Numerical ability
  • Yes, there is negative marking in AFCAT Exam for every wrong answer one mark is deducted but for every right answer three marks will be given in the AFCAT Exam 2022.

  • AFCAT Exam is divided into EXAM candidates who are applying for AFCAT Ground Duty Technical Exam have to answer 50 Questions and those who are interested in Ground Duty Non-Technical Duty Exam will face 100 Questions in AFCAT Exam 2022.

  • AFCAT Exam is divided into three parts to know more about it in detail you can read above.

    • Written test
    • AFSB Interview
    • Medical test

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