AFCAT 2022 - Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Marking Scheme, Question Type

Last Modified: 18 May 2024

The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) (I) 2022 exam is going to be held online on 12th, 13th & 14th February 2022. The application process for the February exam has already begun on 1st December 2021. The last date to fill in the online application form is 30th December 2021. There is hardly any time left to ponder over things other than the entrance test. All you need to do is to brush up with the complete syllabus, understand the exam pattern and do a quick revision. No matter how well you know the AFCAT syllabus and exam pattern, having a quick and last-minute look always proves to be handy and fruitful. Let’s take a tour –

AFCAT 2022 Syllabus

Four major subjects that an Air Force Common Admission Test aspirant must be well-versed with. They are as follows –

  • English: Comprehension, Synonyms, Error Detection, Idioms and Phrases, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary and sentence Completion/Filling in of the correct word
  • General Awareness: History, Basic Science, Culture, Politics, Current Affairs, Civics, Sports, Defence, Art, Environment and geography
  • Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Time & Distance (Trains/ Boat Streams), Average, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Percentage, Time and Work and Profit & Loss
  • Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability

Syllabi Standard

The standard of questions in English, Reasoning & Military Aptitude and General Awareness will be that of Graduation-level, based on Indian University. The numerical Ability subject will have questions of Matriculation-level.

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2022

Candidates appearing for the Air Force Common Admission Test (I) will face 100 questions, carrying 300 marks. The time allotted for the exam is 2 hours. The objective-type questions would comprise topics from Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test, Numerical Ability, General Awareness and Verbal Ability in English subjects.

The subjects, questions, total marks and time allotment are as follows –

Exam Name


No. of Questions

Total Marks

Time Allotted


General Awareness, Numerical Ability, Verbal Ability in English and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

100 questions

300 marks.

2 hours

EKT for Ground Duty Technical Branch only

Computer Science, Mechanical and Electrical & Electronics

50 questions

150 marks

45 minutes

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AFCAT Exam Marking Scheme –

  • Each question carries three (3) important marks.
  • Every correct answer is rewarded with 3 full marks.
  • One mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • Questions that are left unattempted get no marks.

Question Type & Language –

  • The language of the questions would be English.
  • All the questions would come in objective-type forms.

AFCAT 2022 Important Schedule (Announced)

AFCAT 2022 Events

AFCAT (I) 2022 Dates (Announced)

AFCAT (II) 2022 Dates (Tentative)

Online application form submission starts

1st December 2021

May 2022

Closing of form submission

30th December 2021

June 2022

Issuance of admit card

4th week of January 2022

To Be Notified

AFCAT 2022 Exam Date

12th, 13th & 14th February 2022

To Be Notified

Declaration of results

March 2022

To Be Notified

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The AFCAT exam is conducted twice a year (February and September). Both men and women Indian citizens can apply for the test. To know AFCAT 2022 eligibility criteria and other information, click here.