Important Strategy for Preparation- Written Test of AFCAT 01/2020

Important Strategy for Preparation- Written Test of AFCAT 01/2020

As the dates have been announced for the written examination of AFCAT 01/2020. We are certain that you guys would be looking for some very Strategy for Preparation for Written Test of AFCAT 01/2020 in the very first attempt, so here we go:

Exam Pattern of AFCAT:

Exam Subject Duration No. of Questions Max Marks
AFCAT General Awareness, Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, Military Reasoning, Aptitude Test 120 Mins 100 300
EKT (Ground Duty Technical Branch Only) Mechanical/Computer Science/Electrical and Electronics 45 Mins 50 150

General Awareness: Go through the current affairs of the last 3-4 months thoroughly, it can play your trump card to score well in this section. To cover the current affairs newspaper is the best source. Read any good newspaper daily and make notes of it, you may also read some good monthly magazines for the current affairs section.

Numerical Ability: Keep your concepts clear on the topics like Percentage, Age relation, Partnership, Average, SI & CI, Time & Work to score marks easily, in this section in minimum time. This section is very scoring and can help you to get good marks. In this section, your speed and accuracy will play a major role, so do more and more practice to solve a variety of questions to have a good grip over this section.

 English: To have an upper hand in this section go through the idioms and phrases, antonyms & synonyms, and try to cover the English section of the last 5 years of papers.

 Reasoning: Have a clear understanding of topics like Cube, Paper folding, 2-D and 3-D rotation of images and mirror images, embedded figures and dots & situation.

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Important Strategy for Preparation for Written Test of AFCAT 01/2020

Attempt previous year papers and mock tests:


Regular practice is the best way to crack any exam. To keep your practice accurate and streamlined previous year’s test papers and mock tests help a lot. This will help you in time management and also help you to do your self-assessment. By solving a variety of questions during practice helps you to increase your knowledge strength. 

Go through the AFCAT previous year papers to get through with the types of questions asked in the exam and prepare accordingly.

The hurdle of Cut-Offs:


  • The cut-offs of the AFCAT exam can easily be cleared with consistent practice and hard work.
  • The difficulty level of the exam is easy to moderate hence if you prepare well, it would not be a hurdle to clear the cut-off.
  • As the exam has negative marking pattern too, so attempt the less required questions with more accuracy.

Books for AFCAT preparation:


The static part of the GK section in AFCAT exam can be easily aced if you go through the Lucent’s General Knowledge book.

Also, go through the previous year papers while preparing for GK, as the GK questions may be repetitive.

Keep yourself updated with military exercise, latest defence news as most of the questions are asked from this section itself.

Important Strategy for Preparation- Written Test of AFCAT 01/2020

Make Proper Planning:


Always start with the section that you have a stronghold over.   Please follow the below pattern to attempt the paper:-

  • If you are strong in Quant section ⇒ Quantitative Ability ⇒ Military Aptitude ⇒ English ⇒ General Awareness.
  • If you are strong in GA & English section ⇒ General Awareness ⇒ English ⇒ Military Aptitude ⇒ Quantitative Ability.

Believe in Yourself


Before appearing in any competitive exam, candidate Believe in yourself because if you dream it you will get it sure. Crack AFCAT Exam 2020 because you “want” to and not because you “have” to or “prove” yourself to someone.

“Hard work never goes waste. It always repays well in some form or the other, sooner or later”

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Good Luck!

Rashtra Defence Academy

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