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What is AFCAT Exam Pattern?

afcat online coaching Indian Air Force (IAF) carries out AFCAT and EKT in a computer-based mode. The questions is displayed in a random sequence on the computer screen. The AFCAT written exam is an exam of 2 hour duration. It consists of 100 questions and each question carries 3 marks. Thus for every correct answer a candidate gets 3 marks, for every wrong answer one mark is deducted and there is no marking for any question left blank. AFCAT exam pattern consists multiple of subjects. There are questions from Current Affairs, Math, Reasoning, English, History, Geography, Science, Polity, Economics etc.

After the written exam the results are declared and a cut off is fixed. Candidates scoring above the cutoff are called for AFSB interview. This interview is a personality test conducted for duration of 6 days. This personality test is conducted in two stages and consists of tests like Intelligence test, Psychological Tests, Group Tasks and personal interview. Further details on AFSB are beyond the scope here and you can always follow of our SSB Crack for further details on AFSB and SSB.

AFCAT Exam Pattern- Facts

Candidates are required to appear for the Online AFCAT and EKT in person. Under no circumstance will any scribe or another candidate be allowed to appear/ assist in the exam. Follow the table to know the schedule for both of the papers:

Highlights of AFCAT & EKT Exam Pattern


AFCAT Exam Pattern

EKT  Exam Pattern(only for technical)

Mode of Exam

Online i.e. computer-based

Online i.e. computer-based

No. of Questions



Maximum Marks



Duration of Exam

2 hours (120 minutes)

45 minutes

Sections in Paper

General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics

Negative Marking

1 mark

1 mark

Note - Candidates are required to appear for the Online AFCAT and EKT in person.

AFCAT and EKT Exam Pattern in Detail

The paper pattern for both the papers in terms of exam mode, type of questions and marking scheme is similar. Read on to get a clear idea about the same:

About AFCAT Exam Pattern:

Subjects Questions Marks Time
General Awareness 20 60 2 Hours
Verbal Ability 20 60
Quantitative Ability 20 60
Logical Reasoning 20 60
Military Aptitude Test 20 60
Total 100 300 2 hours

About EKT Exam Pattern:

The following table represents the approximate number of questions asked from each section:

Subjects Questions Marks Time
EKT Test (For Technical Ground Duty only) 50 150 45 Minutes

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