AFCAT has introduced an additional exam for selection of aspirants for Technical Duty as an officer, called as EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) organized by IAF along with Air Force Common Admission Test. The EKT will be organized immediately after AFCAT 2018, i.e. as soon as the two hours of AFCAT test paper gets over.
EKT exam is held for aspirants applying for the Technical discipline of IAF are need to complete AFCAT and EKT exam.
EKT aims at testing the basic knowledge of an engineering graduate applying for technical entry via AFCAT. It contains questions dealing with basic concepts of your branch of engineering.
|Exam||Engineering Knowledge Test|
|Organized By||Indian Air Force along with AFCAT|
|Category||Format, Syllabus, Preparation and Books|
|Method of Exam||Offline Method|
Aspirant, who have qualified for AFCAT exam and applying for technical disciplines are applicable for EKT Exam. No other special Eligibility is obligatory to be applicable for an exam.
It is mandatory for engineering graduates who are appearing for technical entry in the Air Force to appear for this exam, they have to pass this test along with the AFCAT written test.
AFCAT EKT 2018 has two parts namely:
Part A: General Engineering (40 questions)
Part B: Specialized Paper (35 questions)
General engineering part is based on the topics that are common to multiple disciplines of engineering. Whereas, specialized part is based on the knowledge of the branch of the aspirant’s degree. These branches are:
EKT tests the basic knowledge of aspirants applying for Aeronautical Engineering Courses (E and M).
The test is of 30/45 minute and is given by those who opt for technical disciplines i.e. Flying, technical and GDOC.
Aspirants are given half an hour window after the AFCAT exam to appear for EKT. Check AFCAT 2018 Exam Format
|Time Period||45 minutes|
|Type of Questions||MCQs|
|No. of Questions||50 questions|
|Each Question||3 marks|
For each accurate response you give, you will be honored +3 marks each. For each wrong response, 1 mark will be deducted as negative marking, ie., 1/3 marks negative marking which is followed by many national level examinations.
Aspirants who are writing EKT Exam must first know the syllabus covered under AFCAT EKT 2018. Aspirants need to be acquainted with basic topics covered under the field of engineering. share the common ground of questions. Topics from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computers, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanics, etc.
Questions are mainly put up from topics such as Quantum Mechanics, Lasers, Metals, Energy, Metals, Fuels, Calculus, Data Processing, Networks, Circuits, etc. For detailed Download AFCAT EKT 2018 Syllabus PDF.
Books that the aspirant can study from for EKT exam are as follows: