AFCAT and EKT Syllabus, Important Topics and Books

AFCAT Syllabus is based on the graduation level knowledge for all the subjects except Numerical Ability. The syllabus for Numerical Ability will be of Matriculation level.

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The following article gives the detailed syllabus for AFCAT and EKT for this session. With this, check the paper pattern, recommended books and other facts related to the syllabus for the exam.

Highlights of AFCAT Exam Pattern

ExamAFCATEKT (only for technical)
Mode of ExamOnline i.e. computer basedOnline i.e. computer based
No. of Questions10050
Maximum Marks300150
Duration of Exam2 hours (120 minutes)45 minutes
Sections in PaperGeneral Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude TestMechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics
Negative Marking1 mark1 mark

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AFCAT Syllabus in Detail

AFCAT Syllabus: General Awareness

The section tests the candidates general through the process. For clearing the section with better marks, students must know about the current events. It is mandatory for the students to regularly update their knowledge regarding current affairs. The main topics asked in this section are given below:

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

AFCAT Syllabus: Verbal Ability in English

In this section applicants Vocabulary, Grammar and Verbal Ability will be evaluated. This section tests the candidates understanding of English Language. The important topics of this section are given below:

  • Comprehension
  • Fill in the blank by choosing the appropriate word
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Testing of Vocabulary
  • Tenses
  • Basic Grammar

AFCAT Syllabus: Numerical Ability

  • Decimal Fraction
  • Simplification
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Percentage  

AFCAT Syllabus: Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

The questions in this section based on the diagrams, figures, charts, tables as analogies and reasoning. Questions in this section are asked from the syllabus which is listed below:

  • Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability
  • Data Interpretation
  • Embedded Figure
  • Missing Character
  • Seta Based on Arrangements
  • Rotated Blocks
  • Hidden Figures
  • Analogy

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AFCAT Recommended Books

Books help students to prepare exam in a better way. It helps students to easily understand any concept. With the help of books, Student’s can clear their doubts regarding any topic. But to select a good book is a tough task. It should cover each and every topic of the syllabus.

The following table shows the names of the AFCAT books along with the author’s name:

Books NameAuthor/ Publisher
AFCAT Exam Guide 1st edition for Flying and Technical BranchRamesh Publishing House
Lets Crack AFCATSSBCrack
AFCAT Topic-wise solved paperDisha Experts
AFCAT Solved PaperArihant Publication
General KnowledgeArihant Publication
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR S Aggarwal
A modern approach to Verbal ReasoningR S Aggarwal
Let’s Crack EKT – Engineering Knowledge TestSSBCrack

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