AFCAT Preparation Tips 2021: Check Subject-wise Strategy Here

AFCAT Preparation Tips 2021: Check Subject-wise Strategy Here

ByNaveen Singh  |  Updated on: May 27, 2021
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Tips to Prepare for AFCAT 2021 Exam

AFCAT Preparation Tips 2021: Candidates who are willing to be a part of the AFCAT examination, must have the ability to understand the right approach to start the preparation. To make your study more systematic and result-oriented we are providing you with some of the best tips and subject-wise preparation strategies for the AFCAT 2021 exam. With the help of AFCAT 2021 preparation tips, you can only focus on the constructive approach to cover the syllabus of all subjects for AFCAT. 

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 Air Force. So to fulfill your dreams we have to score decent marks to get through the final merit list.

For scoring 200+ in the AFCAT exam, We only need to cover 70-80 questions which will lead to a score of 210-240 marks. Thus, here we have shared the subject-wise AFCAT preparation strategy to help you crack the a good score in the upcoming AFCAT 2 2021 exam.

Important Tips to Follow for AFCAT 2021

Here are some tips regarding AFCAT (general paper excluding EKT) which will be handy to kick-start your preparations:

  • Read the latest magazines, daily newspaper reading can save you in the General Knowledge section. Keep yourself updated through these tools.
  • For a deep study of General Knowledge, candidates should make sure to be updated about the latest books & authors.
  • Remain informed regarding the First Award Holder in Sports, Winners, Cities located at the banks of famous rivers, etc. This shall cover more than half of the questions in G.K.
  • Read all the Mathematical formulae, it would be recommended to go through whatever formulae you have prepared. If not, solve all the questions from past year papers and some difficult ones
  • Regarding English, one needs to be peculiar regarding the basics of Elementary education & focus more on Synonyms-Antonyms.
  • Read a lot, it will help you in the English section, as this carries maximum weightage and is considered the most deadly among aspirants.
  • There are no specific resources. However, it is recommended to read The Hindu Editorials and Reader’s Digest. 
  • Go through all the Previous Year Question Papers complete solutions are not available anywhere so you should solve on your own. 
  • There is a section that generally comes at the end of the paper – one which involves shapes. You can easily score in this section and you also don’t need to practice a lot. Understand the concept and logic behind those questions.

Subject-wise AFCAT Preparation Strategy

Let's now discuss the detailed subject-wise AFCAT exam preparation strategy:

1. Reasoning:

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

2. Verbal Reasoning

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

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.

3. English:

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, practice misspelled words, practice 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.

4. Mathematics:

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.

  • In the case of Ratio, remember the important derivatives such as a:b, b:c given the value of a:b:c other similar forms.
  • In terms of Profit & Loss, one must go through the formulas for Selling Price, Cost Price, Market Price, Successive Discount, Error Percentage & the likes.
  • Remember the Derivatives for Cubic Terms like a³+b³ etc.
  • One needs to use the General formulas in Simple Interest & Compound Interest. The same applies to WorkForce.
  • Keep in mind & have a detailed practice on questions involving canisters/buckets/pipes.

5. 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 defence-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

6. General Science:

Pertaining to Science, candidates can go through Lucent’s General Science Columns. Have a thorough reading on topics such as

  • Reflection
  • Refraction
  • Total Internal Reflection
  • Interference
  • Dispersion of Light

Important Links:

Points to Ponder for AFCAT Exam

Make sure to go through the following pointers to excel in the AFCAT 2 2021 exam hassle-free.

1) Thorough with Exam Pattern:

Before starting preparation you must know about the syllabus and the exam pattern well. This test 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 are No sectional cuts off.

AFCAT Exam Weightage 

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

2) Solve Previous Year's Papers:

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 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 previous year papers as much as you can as it will help to boost up your preparation and help you in strategizing subjects.

3) Time Management:

Time management is important as it is an online (Computer-based test) exam. If you will not plan things smartly then you may lose. That's why during practicing 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.

4) 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.

AFCAT Preparation Tips FAQs

  • Following the best preparation tips and guidance by experts at BYJU'S Exam Prep will enable you to get conceptual clarity and prepare in the best manner for AFCAT 2 2021 exam.

  • Holding speed and accuracy with clear concepts makes it easier to crack the AFCAT exam.

  • The subject-wise exam strategy for the AFCAT 2 2021 exam has been shared above by BYJU'S Exam Prep experts to help you achieve success and conquer your goals.

  • No, coaching isn't necessary for AFCAT exam preparation. AFCAT tests your basic knowledge in reasoning, quant, English, and general awareness.

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