Latest AFCAT Exam Pattern 2020 [Updated]

AFCAT Exam pattern - Indian Air Force
AFCAT Exam pattern - Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force is recently going to conduct Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) to select encouraging aspirants for the post of Flying and Ground Duty Officers. The Selection Process of Indian Air Force is made extremely stringent so as to enrol only credible applicants through AFCAT. However, to be selected in the AFCAT Exam Pattern thoroughly and cautiously to be well prepared and grab this opportunity in your this attempt.

Read, More: AFCAT Detailed Syllabus

The recruitment procedure will comprise of an online exam for all of the applicants who have effectively presented their AFCAT Application structure. The online test comprises of 4 segments. Following are the details of the exam pattern in which AFCAT will conduct the exam.

Recruitment through AFCAT is conducted in 2 stages:

  1. Online AFCAT Test
  2. SSB

STAGE – First
STAGE – Second
STAGE – Third
STAGE – Fourth

Online AFCAT

Check the table below for the Air force common admission test exam pattern.

Exam CategorySubjectTime DurationNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
AFCATNumerical Ability
General Awareness
Verbal Ability
Aptitude Test

Military Reasoning

120 Mins100 questions300 marks
EKT (Ground Duty Technical Branch only)Electrical and Electronics/ Mechanical/Computer Science45 Mins50 questions150 marks
  • The Test will be conducted in Objective way.
  • The examination paper will be in English only.
  • For the correct answer, you will be given 3 marks each.
  • For the wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.

2. SSB

  • Once you clear the online AFCAT Test, you will be eligible for SSB.
  • The SSB is a 5-day long interview which consists of the following stages.

STAGE – First

STAGE-I appears to be the 1st day, and it is normally known as the Screening test. On this day you will go the following tests.

⇒ Officer’s Intelligence Rating Test.
⇒  Picture Perception Description Test.

If you are not able to clear Stage – I/Screening Test, you will be sent back.

STAGE – Second

Once you qualify Stage-First, you will appear for STAGE-Second which would normally take 3-4 days. In these particular days, you will go through the tests which are given below -:

⇒ Psychological Tests.
⇒ Group Tasks (Various Interactive indoor and outdoor activities).
⇒ Personal Interview
⇒ If you have applied for flying branch then, you will also have to undergo a Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) test.


After qualifying STAGE – II, you will be called for Medical Examination.


Merit List will be prepared based on your performance in the Written Test & Interview.

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