AFCAT ME Syllabus

AFCAT ME Syllabus

ByVineet Vijay  |  Updated on: Dec 17, 2020
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AFCAT ME Syllabus 2021

AFCAT ME Syllabus 2021: Indian Airforce conducts AFCAT exam on twice a year for the post of Flying Branch and Ground Duties (Technical & Non-Technical). Candidates filling up the AFCAT application form must have started focusing on preparing for the AFCAT exam from now. Since there is a huge competition due to less number of vacancies announced on a yearly basis.

Therefore, candidates must know the detailed subjects & topics to be covered under AFCAT ME Syllabus 2021 in the most effective manner. Also, the candidates should have clarity and understanding of the Subject wise Syllabus in order to grab a high score. Below we have shared the detailed AFCAT ME syllabus for your reference.

AFCAT Exam Syllabus

(a) General Awareness:

  • History
  • Sports
  • Geography
  • Environment
  • Civics
  • Basic Science
  • Defence
  • Art
  • Culture
  • Current Affairs
  • Politics 

(b) Verbal Ability in English

  •  Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms 
  • Testing of Vocabulary

(c) Numerical Ability  

  • Decimal Fraction
  • Simplification
  • Average
  • Profit & loss
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion 
  • Simple Interest 

(d) Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test 

  • Verbal Skills  
  • Spatial Ability

EKT Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

NOTE: Engineering Knowledge Test is particularly for candidates who have applied for Technical Duty. If a candidate has not applied for Technical duty, he/she does not have to study EKT Syllabus

Fundamental Engineering

1. Engineering Mathematics: Matrix Algebra, Eigen values and Eigen vectors, Theorems of integral calculus, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems. The first-order differential equation (linear and nonlinear), Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Complex variables, Taylor’s and Laurent’ series, Sampling theorems, Mean, Median, Mode and Standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and Continuous distributions, Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Z-transform.

2. Engineering Physics: Units for measurement, Description of Motion in One, Two and Three Dimensions, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Heat and Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Electric Current, Magnetic Effect of Currents, Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Waves, Ray Optics and Optical Instruments.

3. Engineering Graphics/ Engineering Drawing: Principles of orthographic projections, projections of points, lines, planes and solids, Section of solids, Isometric views, Auto-CAD.

Specialization Branch Topics

4. Engineering Mechanics: Equations of equilibrium in space and its application; first and second moments of area; simple problems on friction; kinematics of particles for plane motion; elementary particle dynamics. Generalized Hooke’s law and its application; design problems on axial stress, shear stress and bearing stress; material properties for dynamic loading; bending shear and stresses in beams; determination of principle stresses and strains - analytical and graphical; material behaviour and design factors for the dynamic load; design of circular shafts for bending and torsional load only; deflection of a beam for statically determinate problems; theories of failure.

5. Thermodynamics: Basic concept of First –law and second law of Thermodynamics; the concept of entropy and reversibility; availability and unavailability and irreversibility. Classification and properties of fluids; incompressible and compressible fluids flows; effect of Mach number and compressibility; continuity momentum and energy equations; normal and oblique shocks; one-dimensional isentropic flow; flow or fluids in the duct with frictions that transfer. Flow-through fans, blowers and compressors; axial and centrifugal flow configuration; design of fans and compressors

6. Theory of Machines: Kinematic and dynamic analysis of plane mechanisms. Cams, Gears and epicyclic gear trains, flywheels, governors, balancing of rigid rotors, balancing of single and multicylinder engines, linear vibration analysis of mechanical systems (single degree of freedom), Critical speeds and whirling of shafts. flywheels, balancing of rotors and reciprocating machinery, balancing machines, governors, free and forced vibration of damped and undamped single degree of freedom systems, isolation, whirling of shafts, gyroscope

7. Fluid mechanics/Hydraulic Machines: Fluid flow concepts - Transport theorem - Fluid kinematics - Potential flow - Governing equations of Fluid flow - Dimensional Analysis - Viscous flow - Boundary Layer flows - Turbulence - Closed conduit flows - Hydrodynamic lubrication - Free surface flow - Compressible flows, Hydraulic Turbines: Impulse and Reaction Turbines - Centrifugal and Axial flow pumps.

8. Manufacturing Science: Foundry Technology, Melting furnaces, Special casting processes, Gating and riser design, Casting defects, Arc welding, TIG, MIG, submerged arc, resistance welding, Gas welding, Flash butt welding, Solid-state welding, Welding metallurgy, Forming Technology, Powder metallurgy.

9. Materials Science: Basic concepts on structure of solids; common ferrous and non-ferrous materials and their applications; heat-treatment of steels; non-metals- plastics, ceramics, composite materials and nano-materials.

10. Machine Drawing: Development and Intersection of surfaces, Conventional representation of machine elements, materials, surface finish and tolerances - Sectional views and additional views - Drawing of Screw threads, locking devices, Fasteners, Keys and Cotters, Knuckle joints, Riveted Joints, Shaft Couplings and Bearings - Pipe Joints, Assembly and production drawings.

Allied Engineering

11. Automotive Engineering: Introduction, power plant, fuel system, electrical system and other electrical fittings, lubricating system and cooling systems, chassis and transmission, axles, clutches, propeller shafts and differential, Condition for correct steering, steering gear mechanisms, automotive air conditioning, Tyres, effect of working parameters on knocking, reduction of knocking; Forms of the combustion chamber for SI and CI engines; rating of fuels; additives; emission.

12. Power Plant Engineering: Steam power plant, steam boilers, steam condensers, cooling towers, cogeneration and combined cycles, nuclear power plants, hydroelectric power plants, power plant economics.

13. Industrial Engineering: System design: factory location- simple OR models; plant layout - methods based; applications of engineering economic analysis and break-even analysis for product selection, process selection and capacity planning; predetermined time standards. System planning; forecasting methods based on regression and decomposition, design and balancing of multi-model and stochastic assembly lines; inventory management – probabilistic inventory models for order time and order quantity determination; JIT systems; strategic sourcing; managing inter plant logistics.

14. Flight Mechanics.: Atmosphere: Properties, standard atmosphere. Classification of aircraft. Airplane (fixed-wing aircraft) configuration and various parts. Airplane performance: Pressure altitude; equivalent, calibrated, indicated air speeds; Primary flight instruments: Altimeter, ASI, VSI, Turn-bank indicator. Drag polar; takeoff and landing; steady climb & descent,-absolute and service ceiling; cruise, cruise climb, endurance or loiter; load factor, turning flight, V-n diagram; Winds: head, tail & crosswinds. Static stability: Angle of attack, sideslip; roll, pitch & yaw controls; longitudinal stick fixed & free stability, horizontal tail position and size; directional stability

15. Aircraft Structures: Stress and Strain: Equations of equilibrium, constitutive law, strain-displacement relationship, compatibility equations, plane stress and strain, Airy’s stress function. Flight Vehicle Structures: Characteristics of aircraft structures and materials, torsion, bending and flexural shear. Flexural shear flow in thin walled sections. Buckling. Failure theories. Loads on aircraft. Structural Dynamics: Free and forced vibration of discrete systems. Damping and resonance. Dynamics of continuous systems.

16. Aerodynamics: Basic Fluid Mechanics: Incompressible irrotational flow, Helmholtz and Kelvin theorem, singularities and superposition, viscous flows, boundary layer on a flat plate. Airfoils and wings: Classification of airfoils, aerodynamic characteristics, high lift devices, Kutta Joukowski theorem; lift generation; thin airfoil theory; wing theory; induced drag; qualitative treatment of low aspect ratio wings. Viscous Flows: Flow separation, introduction to turbulence, transition, the structure of a turbulent boundary layer. Compressible Flows: Dynamics and Thermodynamics of I-D flow, isentropic flow, normal shock, oblique shock.

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