AFCAT (AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST) is the national level written examination organised by the Indian Air Force for the selection of officers for its respective three branches: Flying, Technical and Ground Duty. The Flying Branch is for Transports, Fighters, and Helicopters. The Technical Branch of AIR FORCE deals with the Mechanical and Electronic details, whereas the Ground Duty Branch takes care of Education and Meteorology, Accounts, Logistics, Administration. This examination is conducted 2 times a year in the month of February and August or September. The exam tests the student’s skills in Numerical aptitude, English, General Awareness, Verbal and Nonverbal reasoning.
1) General Awareness :- Basic Science, History, Geography, Civics, Art, Culture, Sports, environment, Current Affairs, Defence, Politics etc.
2) Verbal Calibre in English :- Sentence Structuring, Grammar Correction, Comprehension, Synonyms & Antonyms , Testing of Vocabulary.
3) Numerical Calibre :-Simple Interest, Decimal fraction, Average, Profit & Loss, Simplification, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion.
4) Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test :- Verbal Skills and spatial Ability.