AFCAT Exam (I) 2019: Question Paper Analysis

AFCAT Exam (I) 2019 has been conducted on 16 and 17 February 2019 across 104 centres of the country. The exam was held in two shifts. In the first shift, there was the paper of AFCAT and in the second shift; there was the paper of AFCAT+EKT. The students, who qualify this exam, will be called for the AFSB Interview.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) does not release the answer key of the AFCAT and EKT Exam. IAF directly declares the result of the Exam. So, the students are curious to know the exam analysis in order to know how well they have done in the exam. We are providing the analysis of the question paper in this article for the candidates.

The AFCAT Exam (I) 2019 was online and there were 100 questions in AFCAT Exam and 50 Questions in EKT Exam. Each question was for 3 marks and there was a negative marking of 1 mark if a student gives wrong answer to a question. The time limit for the AFCAT Exam was 2 hours and that of EKT Exam was 45 minutes.

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Before we go to the exam analysis part, let us discuss the AFCAT Exam pattern. AFCAT Exam is held twice a year. The exam is conducted by the Indian Air Force. Here is the selection process of the AFCAT:

Stage 1: AFCAT Written Exam for the Non-Technical candidates; and AFCAT+EKT for the Technical candidates.

Stage 2: AFSB Interview.

Stage 3: Medical Test.

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AFCAT Exam Analysis

On the basis of the question paper, here is the analysis of the question paper. In the question paper, there were questions from the following sections:

Section

Level of Difficulty

Number of Questions

English Language

Easy

25

Numerical Ability

Moderate

15

General Awareness

Moderate

22

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

Difficult

38

Total

Overall Moderate

100

The overall difficulty level of the question paper was moderate and a total attempt of 70 is considered good for the selection.

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Analysis of English Language Section

In the English Language section, the questions were from the following topics:

Topics

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

RC

4

Easy

Synonyms

2

Easy

Antonyms

3

Moderate

Cloze Test

6

Moderate

Spelling Test

5

Easy

One Word Substitution

5

Easy

Analysis of Numerical Ability Section

In the Numerical Ability section, the questions were from the following topics:

Topics

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Percentage

1

Moderate

Simplification

1

Moderate

Profit & Loss

2

Difficult

Simple Interest

2

Easy

Average

3

Moderate

Number System

2

Moderate

Algebra

2

Difficult

Time & Work

2

Difficult

Analysis of General Awareness Section

In the General Awareness section, the questions were from the following topics:

Topics

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

History

4

Moderate

Geography

4

Moderate

Polity

2

Difficult

Science & Tech

4

Easy

GK

5

Moderate

Sports

1

Moderate

Books and Authors

1

Easy

Awards & Honours

1

Easy

Analysis of Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

In the Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test, the questions were from the following topics:

Topics

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Odd One Out

2

Moderate

Analogy (Verbal & Non-Verbal)

15

Moderate

Embedded Figures

3

Difficult

Pattern Completion

4

Easy

Letter Series & Codes

5

Moderate

Syllogism

3

Moderate

Inference & Assumption

2

Easy

Classification

4

Easy

The analysis of the question paper gives an idea of the difficulty level of the exam. If the candidates have done well then there are all the chances of their success in the exam. Once, the exam is cleared then there will be AFSB interview for which the candidates need to prepare well.

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