AFCAT EKT-Engineering Knowledge Test 2018: Eligibility, Syllabus and Books

Last Updated - January 11 2018

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.

Highlights  of AFCAT EKT 2018

ExamEngineering Knowledge Test
Organized ByIndian Air Force along with AFCAT
CategoryFormat, Syllabus, Preparation and Books
Method of ExamOffline Method

Eligibility for Engineering Knowledge Test

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.

Exam Format for AFCAT EKT 2018

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:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering

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 Period45 minutes
Type of QuestionsMCQs
No. of Questions50 questions
Each Question3 marks
Total Marks150
Negative markingYes

AFCAT EKT 2018 Marking Scheme

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.

AFCAT EKT Syllabus 2018

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 For AFCAT EKT 2018

Books that the aspirant can study from for EKT exam are as follows:

  • Handbook Series of Electrical Engineering by Arihant.
  • Let’s Crack EKT (All in One) by SSB Crack, Shaurya Publications
  • Handbook Series Electronics and Communication Engineering by Arihant.
  • Objective General Engineering: NTPC, SAIL, BHEL by G. K. Publishers

AFCAT EKT 2018 Preparation Tips

  • Stick to your plan and do clear the portion you have set for that day. In this way, you’ll be able to cover the maximum of the topics.
  • When you are pursuing EKT make sure you are referring to a reliable material. Study materials only from authorized and recognized sources.
  • EKT is not a very difficult exam; all it requires is the thorough understanding of basics. So, brush up and revise your basics nicely.
  • Do see the earlier year’s papers and other model papers to get an idea of the types of questions. This will also help you to exercise the maximum of them.
  • Speed is important in EKT so don’t get stuck on any particular question for long. 

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