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AFCAT Previous Year Exam Analysis : Important for AFCAT 1 2022

AFCAT Previous Year Exam Analysis

Indian Air Force Recruiting authorities conducts AFCAT i.e. Air Force Common Entrance Test two times in an year for the recruitment of Commissioned Officers in Flying And Ground Duty (Technical and Non – Technical) in Indian Air Force. Minimum 60% marks are necessary in graduation to appear for this test. Every year lakhs of defence aspirants appear for this examination and to crack this exam you need to do hardwork in smart manner. In this Article, we have provided you the In-Depth Analysis of the previous year AFCAT Exams.

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Exam Pattern for the AFCAT Exam

Exam Subject Duration No. of questions Max. marks
AFCAT General Awareness, Verbal ability in English, Numerical ability and reasoning and military aptitude test 02 Hours 100 300
EKT(for Ground Duty technical branch only) Mechanical, computer science and electrical &electronics 45 Minutes 50 150

AFCAT 2021 Exam Analysis

The AFCAT 2021 was conducted on 28th, 29th and 30th August and this exam was of a Moderate Level. In this article, we have provided good attempts on the basis of the review shared by various aspirants who have appeared for this exam which is useful to the aspirants who are going to appear in AFCAT I 2022.

According to the students, the overall paper was easy to moderate. The General Awareness section was moderate, Verbal Ability in English was easy, Numerical Ability was difficult and Reasoning and Military Aptitude was easy. AFCAT 2021 exam analysis is provided on this page.

The exam analysis helps candidates to know the section-wise and overall difficulty of the exam. Besides, candidates will be able to know the topic-wise distribution of questions, weightage of topics, number of good attempts, etc.

Section Level Good Attempts
 English Language Easy 18-20
Numerical Ability Difficult 10-13
Test Of Reasoning Easy-Moderate 22-25
General Knowledge Moderate 15-16
Overall Moderate 65-74

In-Depth Analysis of AFCAT 2021

English Language

In AFCAT 2021 Exam, English Language section was Easy to Moderate. In AFCAT exam English section plays a vital role in clearing the exam as minimum of 25 questions are asked and by preparing section would increase your chances of clearing the written exam. Questions are asked from error detection, grammar usage, idiom and phrases vocabulary etc. In the table below we have provided the details of the questions asked.

Topic No of Questions Level
Error Detection 7 Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 3 Easy-Moderate
Reading Comprehension 2 Easy
Antonym/ Synonym 6 Moderate
Cloze test 5 Moderate-Difficult

Numerical Ability

In AFCAT 2021 Exam, Numerical Ability was of Moderate Level. Most of the questions were based directly on Formulas and some were calculative. The questions were asked from basic Mathematics and we have provided the detailed analysis of the number of questions asked from each section.

Topic No of Questions Level
Profit/Loss and Discount 3 Easy-Moderate
Ratio & Percentage 3 Easy-Moderate
Mixture & allegations 2 Moderate
Simplifaction 3 Easy-Moderate
Time and Work 2 Easy
Simplification 3 Easy
Speed and Distance 2 Easy
Average 2 Easy-Moderate

Reasoning and Military aptitude

In AFCAT 2021 Exam, Reasoning questions were of Moderate level. Majority of questions were asked from non verbal reasoning and military aptitude. The question pattern of this section remains the same and a well prepared candidate can attempt all the questions.


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General Awareness

In AFCAT 2021 Exam,  General Knowledge questions were asked from all sections. In the table below we have mentioned the number of question asked from various subjects. A candidate can score well in this section if he has basic knowledge of the General Knowledge subjects and have good hold on current affairs.

Topic No of Questions Level
History 5 Easy-Moderate
Geography 4 Moderate
Science 5 Moderate-Difficult
Polity 4 Moderate-Difficult
Current Affairs and Economics 7 Moderate
Total 25 Moderate

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