AFCAT 2019 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Question Type and Syllabus

Published on : 10th December 2018    Author : Satyaranjan Bai

The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) (I) 2019 exam is going to be held in the online mode on 16th and 17th February. The application process for the February exam has already begun on 1st December 2018. The last date to fill in the online application form is 30th December. 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 2019 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. Numerical Ability subject will have questions of Matriculation-level.

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2019

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 the objective-type forms.

AFCAT 2019 Important Schedule (Announced)

AFCAT 2019 Events

AFCAT (I) 2019 (Announced)

AFCAT (II) 2019 Dates (Tentative)

Online application form submission starts


Mid-June 2019

Closing of form submission

30- December -2018

Mid-July 2019

Availability of admit card


First week of August 2019

Exam commences

16-February-2019 & 17-February-2019

Third week of August 2019

Declaration of result

Second week of April 2019 (Tentative)

October 2019

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The AFCAT exam is conducted twice a year (February and August). Both men and women Indian citizens can apply for the test. To know AFCAT 2018 eligibility criteria and other information, click here.

Available Application Forms