AFCAT November 2, 2021


AFCAT Syllabus 2021: Candidates preparing for the AFCAT exam must know thoroughly about the technical and non-technical syllabus. The Indian Air Force publishes the AFCAT Syllabus along with its official notification on the official website. Aspirants who have registered online to take part in the recruitment drive should have exact knowledge of the AFCAT Ground Duty Non-Technical Syllabus with the flying branch too. As per the notice, the AFCAT 2 2021 was scheduled to be conducted on August 28, 29, and 30, 2021, at the designated exam centres. In order to excel in the said exam, it is very important for candidates to process the relevant information on AFCAT Exam Pattern as well. Scroll down to read more on AFCAT Syllabus 2021.

Name of the Exam  Air Force Common Admission Test
Language of the Exam  English
Duration of the Exam for AFCAT  2 Hours
Number of Questions for AFCAT  100
Maximum Marks for AFCAT  300
Duration of the Exam for EKT 45 Minutes
Number of Questions for EKT 50
Maximum Marks for EKT 150
Marking Scheme +3 Marks for each right answer
-1 Mark for each wrong answer
Type of the Questions  Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Mode of Exam  Online
Official Website or

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2021

Sections Questions Marks
General Awareness 20 60
Verbal Ability (English) 30 90
Numerical Ability 15 35
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test 35 105

AFCAT Syllabus 2021: Written Test

The AFCAT syllabus for the written test consists of four subjects as mentioned below:

  1. Verbal Ability in English
  2. Numerical Ability & Reasoning
  3. General Awareness
  4. Military Aptitude Test

The topics covered under each section is mentioned below:

AFCAT Syllabus For
Verbal Ability In English
Error Detection
Sentence Completion/Filling in of the correct word
Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary
Idioms and Phrases
AFCAT Syllabus For
Numerical Ability 
Time & Work
Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest
Decimal Fraction
Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams)
Profit & Loss
AFCAT Syllabus For
General Awareness
Current Affairs
Basic Science
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Military Aptitude Test
Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability

AFCAT Syllabus 2021: Engineering Knowledge Test

The syllabus for the Engineering Knowledge Test covers questions from three Engineering Branch:

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  3. Computer Science Engineering

Let us have a detailed syllabus for each one of them.

EKT Syllabus For Computer Science Engineering

Fundamental Engineering Syllabus Engineering Physics
Engineering Mathematics
Engineering Drawing
Specialized Branch Topics    Information Technology
Network Theory Design
Analog and Digital Electronics
Computer Networks
Switching Theory
Electronic Devices
Allied Engineering Topics Control Engineering
Telecommunication Systems
Electrical Engineering
Radar Theory
Antenna and Wave Propagation
Microwave Engineering

EKT Syllabus For Mechanical Engineering

Fundamental Engineering Syllabus Engineering Physics
Engineering Mathematics
Engineering Drawing/ Engineering Graphics
Specialized Branch Topics    Thermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulic Machines
Engineering Mechanics
Materials Science
Manufacturing Science
Machine Drawing
Allied Engineering Topics Aerodynamics
Flight Mechanics
Aircraft Structures
Power Plant Engineering.
Industrial Engineering
Automotive Engineering

EKT Syllabus For Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Fundamental Engineering Syllabus Engineering Physics
Engineering Mathematics
Engineering Drawing
Specialization Branch Topics Microwave Engineering
Analog and Digital Electronics
Electronic Devices
Telecommunication Systems
Microwave Engineering
Control Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Allied Engineering Topics Switching Theory
Computer Networks
Radar Theory
Network Theory Design
Information Technology

FAQs On AFCAT Syllabus 2021

Here, we have enlisted the important frequently asked questions related to the AFCAT Syllabus 2021. Candidates must go through these questions and answers to clear out all the doubts regarding the same subject.

Q. What will be the language of the AFCAT Exam?
A. As per the official notification, the question paper of the AFCAT Exam comes in the English language only. Candidates will not have any choice to select their respective languages while writing the solutions in the answer sheet.
Q. How much time will be given to solve the AFCAT Exam?
A. Candidates will have to complete all the four sections in the AFCAT Written Test within 2 Hours or 120 Minutes. No, extra time will be given to them on the exam day.
Q. What are the topics in the AFCAT English Syllabus?
A. Topics in English subject are – Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/Filling in the correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, and Idioms and Phrases.
Q. How many sections are there in the AFCAT Exam?
A. There are four sections in the AFCAT Exam – Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability & Reasoning, General Awareness, and Military Aptitude Test
Q. How many attempts are given to candidates to appear in the AFCAT Exam?
A. There is no limit to attend the AFCAT Exam for candidates if they fall in the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the Indian Air Force.
Q. Does the AFCAT Syllabus change every year?
A. No. Usually, the Indian Air Force doesn’t change the AFCAT Syllabus while releasing the official notification on its official website. Any further changes will be published on the portal.

As the AFCAT Syllabus 2021 is quite vast, you need to have a well-structured strategy in order to finish the AFCAT Syllabus on time. Also, you need to improve not only your academic knowledge and problem-solving abilities but also on test-taking skills, like time management and question selection.

To help you with your preparation, Embibe provides you with free Defence Mock Test Series. As the AFCAT syllabus and Defence syllabus are somehow similar, you can take these tests to cover the syllabus and learn from your mistakes by going through the detailed feedback analysis.