AFCAT Coaching Centre
Air Force Common Aptitude Test is conducted by the Indian Air force for entry into the Flying, technical and Ground duty branches of the Indian Air force as Commissioned Officers. An officer in the Indian Air force, you are adequately equipped to strategize through effective planning and organizing, optimally utilize the resources at your disposal and always lead through personal example.
All the aspiring candidates who are willing to apply for AFCAT 2015 Recruitment Test must first check the AFCAT 2015 Eligibility Criteria which includes the Age Limit Criteria and the Education Qualification requirement for various posts in Indian Air Force and then proceed to fill its registration form. The aspiring candidates can check the AFCAT Eligibility Criteria just below down of this paragraph.
The Air Force Common Admission Test or AFCAT is conducted by the IAF to select Class-I Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical). The exam is held twice a year, in February and August/September, respectively. AFCAT is one of the most sought-after defence exams where lakhs of candidates appear to join the Air Force Academy. To ace the AFCAT exam, candidates must prepare well by going through the exam pattern, syllabus, previous year question papers, and mock tests.
AFCAT is a gateway for both male and female candidates who wish to join the Indian Air Force for both Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission/Short Service Commission in Ground Duties for both Technical and Non-Technical roles.
Candidates are selected based on their performance in the online exam and Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interview. Candidates opting for Ground Duty (Technical) branches are required to appear in both AFCAT and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).
AFCAT Written Coaching
Personal Attention– One of the key feature of training at Mentors is that we give Personal Attention to each candidate, and for this reason we keep limited number of candidates in a class. This also helps the candidates to clarify all their doubts and makes the classes more interactive and meaningful for them.
Written Faculty- The Institute has very experienced teacher in each faculty. We have different faculty for Maths/ English/ General Science (GS). In GS itself we have separate faculty for History and Geography.
Mock Tests- Weekly Mock Tests are conducted to evaluate the performance and monitor progress of candidates. After correction of answer sheets, individual counselling of candidate is done on a weekly basis where the candidate is apprised of his or her performance and inputs are taken on any difficulties faced by them.
Free SSB Orientation & Personality Development for AFCAT Coaching- An important feature of training at Mentors is that along with Written Coaching for AFCAT the Institute also focuses on the overall personality development of candidates. For this reason, classes on leadership skills and Personality Development are undertaken periodically by the Specialists Officers I.e. GTO/ Psychologists and Interviewing Officer from the SSB team of Mentors Defence Institute. During these classes candidates are taught various ways and means to enhance their leadership skills i.e Officer Like Qualities in day to day life through daily practices. It is pertinent to mention that personality development is a slow and dynamic process, and therefore this long duration (six months to one year) for which the candidates are available with us for written coaching; is also utilised towards their personality development. This in turn facilitates them towards long term preparation for SSB which is their ultimate aim, where overall personality of candidates is assessed.
Free SSB Coaching for AFCAT Upon Qualifying Written Exam- Candidates of Mentors Defence Institute who are undergoing Written Coaching, are being given free SSB coaching after they qualify in written exam.
Free Demo Classes- Candidates who are desirous of joining written coaching for AFCAT will be provided with free Demo classes which will help them to ascertain the quality of classes in each subject.
Free Study Material- Mentors Defence Institute provides free study material to candidates joining Written coaching for AFCAT.
SALIENT FEATURES OF AFCAT
AFCAT is an online exam with objective type questions, having multiple options which is conducted for all candidates (Non-Technical and Technical candidates). A total of 100 questions will be asked in the question paper carrying weightage of 300 marks. Exam will be in English only. AFCAT Paper has four sections as follows:-
English- Comprehension, Detect Error in Sentence, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word, Synonym/ Antonym, Cloze Test or Fill in the Gaps in a paragraph, Idioms and Phrases, Analogy, Sentence Rearranging, Substitution in a Sentence/ One Word Substitution.
General Awareness- History, Geography, Sports, National & International Organizations, Art & Culture, Personalities, Environment & Ecology, Indian Polity, Economy, Basic Science Based Knowledge, Science & Technology, Current Affairs (National & International), Defence.
Numerical Ability- Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average/ Percentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Simple and Compound Interest, Time & Distance and Races (Trains/ Boats & Streams), Area and Perimeter, Probability, Number System & Number Series, Mixture & Allegation Rules, Clocks.
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test- Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
- 1. The standard of Numerical Ability Questions will be of Matriculation level.
- 2. The standard of questions in other subjects will be of graduation level (Indian University).
EKM (Engineer knowledge Test)- This test is only for candidates who opt for Ground duty technical branch.Candidates will be given 45 minutes to solve 50 questions in the EKT test. The maximum marks allotted to the exam are 150. The EKT test will carry questions from Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics.
AFCAT Exam Pattern for Technical Branch
The structure of AFCAT exam pattern for Technical branch is given below.
AFCAT Exam Pattern for Non-Technical Branch
Candidates who apply for ground duty (non-technical branches) should be aware of the AFCAT exam pattern for non-technical branch. The structure of the non-technical branch is given below.
System of Marking
- (a) Three marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
- (b) One mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
- (c) No marks for unattempted questions.
- (d) Before declaration of result, marks scored by candidates will be normalised.
Each year, in February and August, the test is conducted to select Class-I Officers for Flying and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical). Candidates can apply for the AFCAT whether they are male or female.
Through the AFCAT exam candidates are recruited in the Indian Air Force for the following branches-
- 1. Flying Branch
- 2. Ground Duty Technical Branch
- 3. Ground Duty Non-Technical Branch
SSC (SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION ) ENTRY( FOR MEN AND WOMEN)
- 1. You can apply through AFCAT for Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Flying Branch.
- 2. Short Service Commission in Flying branch is for 14 years with no further extension
- 3. Eligibility criteria:
- o. Age – 20 to 24 years (at the time of commencement of course).Upper age limit for Candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxed up to 26 years(at the time of commencement of course).
- o. Nationality – Indian
- o. Marital Status – Single
- o. Gender – Men and Women.
- o. Educational Qualifications
- *. Minimum of 50% marks each in Maths & Physics at 10+2 level.
- *. Graduates (Three Year Course) in any discipline from a recognised University who have attained minimum 60% marks or equivalent OR BE/B Tech (Four Year Course) from a recognised university with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
- *. Cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
- *. Final Year students are also eligible to apply, provided they do not have any backlog at the time of AFSB Testing and produce Degree certificate issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.
- 4. Advertisement Schedule: Advertisements for AFCAT are released by the IAF in the months of June and December.