Best Books for AFCAT 2018 Preparation

Last Updated - January 13 2018

Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is the entrance exam organized for appointment into the Indian Air Force. The exam is conducted twice a year. As the exam draws near, candidates are anxious and knee deep in preparation.

However, like any other exam, AFCAT 2018 can be cracked by selecting the right study material. Since there is a lot of material available, this article lists out the best books for preparation based on the AFCAT exam format and trends, as observed over the years.

AFCAT 2018 Exam Format

AFCAT 2018 will be an online, computer based test. The questions in the exam will be objective consisting of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs). The exam includes of four sections: General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test.

Each accurate response carries 3 marks and for every inaccurate response, 1 mark will be deducted. As for the marking scheme, 20 questions are issued to General Awareness, 30 questions for Verbal Ability, 15 questions for Quantitative Ability and 35 questions for Military Aptitude.

The period issued to the EKT is 45 minutes

AFCAT 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus for AFCAT 2018 is based on 10+2 level knowledge. Candidates should follow the syllabus and prepare well for the exam. The various sections for the exam are as follows:

General Awareness

The objective of this section is to test the aspirant’s knowledge on present affairs. Some of the topics comprised this section are as follows:

Basic ScienceSports
EnvironmentArts and Culture
CivicsInternational Affairs

Verbal Ability in English

This section tests the aspirant’s grasp of the English language. Grammar, vocabulary and verbal ability are tested. Some of the topics comprised this section are as follows:

Basic GrammarMistake Detection
ComprehensionTesting Vocabulary
Synonyms and AntonymsTenses
Fill in the blanks by choosing the suitable wordSentence Completion

Numerical Ability

In this section, aspirants are tested on their numerical ability to solve problems accurately and quickly. The questions assess how aspirants work with numbers, do quick calculations and display the understanding of basic arithmetic. Mastering fundamental concepts are important. Some of the topics comprised are:

AveragesProfit and Loss
Simple InterestDecimal Fraction
Ratio and ProportionSimplification

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

This section deals with questions based on diagrams, figures, tables, charts, reasoning, and analogies. The important topics comprise:

AnalogyEmbedded Figure
Data InterpretationMissing Character
Embedded FigureSet based Arrangements

AFCAT 2018 Preparation Books

Preparation books are essential for AFCAT candidates since it trains the students in time management and also helps them get used to the exam format. Here is a list of some books that will help the students to prepare for the exam.

AFCAT for Flying, Technical & Ground Duty Discipline

Aspirants often have a lot of questions about the Air Force and the selection procedure. This book covers a wide variety of topics regarding the flying, technical and ground discipline and the duties entailed in each of these disciplines. The book is published by Arihant publishers.

Let’s Crack AFCAT: Air Force Common Admission Test 2017

Exercise makes perfect and the best way to do this is to refer to an exam solution book. It also comes with a detailed response key that will help the aspirants to assess their performance. This book is a good way to start practicing questions and understand the exam format.

Air Force Common Admission Test 2017: AFCAT

Another helpful book published by Arihant Publications comprises the earlier year’s solved papers and exercise papers for AFCAT candidates. The latest edition of the book was announced in a timely attitude so that candidates get a head start on their exam preparations.

AFCAT Self Study Guide - Cum - Exercise Work Book

Aspirants appearing for AFCAT will find this book very helpful since it covers all the important points along with exercise questions. This way, aspirants will be able to tackle higher order questions with ease and consistent exercise.

SSB Interview: The Clear Guide

Cracking the AFCAT entrance exam is only the first step in the selection procedure. However, the SSB interview is an important part of the procedure as well. This book by Dr. N.K. Natrajan covers all the details regarding this step of the admission procedure.

AFCAT Solved Papers and Exercise Sets 2017

This is another book by Arihant Publishers that aspirants can select for AFCAT preparation. The content of the book is conducted in a very systematic attitude. It also consists of exercise papers which will acquaint the student with the exam format.

Manorama Yearbook

General Knowledge is an important component of any competitive exam that comprises AFCAT. This book Malayala Manorama is extensive with information and statistics that will help aspirants stay up-to-date with the events that took place all around the year.

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Any exam preparation remains incomplete without a copy of Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R. This book is divided into two sections: arithmetic ability and data interpretation. It will be helpful in preparing for the Quantitative Ability section. S. Aggarwal.

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