The Indian Air Force is going to conduct the AFCAT 02 2021 exam now that the first session exam is over. Although the AFCAT 02 2021 notification is not officially out, as per reports, registrations are scheduled to commence on June 01, 2021. The exam is conducted twice a year for recruitment of eligible male & female candidates into Flying and Ground (Technical & Non-Technical) branches of the IAF.
AFCAT selection process consists of four key stages viz. written exam, AFSB testing, medical exam and All India Merit list. At first, registered candidates have to appear in the written test. Only those who qualify through the test are eligible for appearing in the subsequent rounds of selection.
Indian Air Force has not yet announced the official exam date of the AFCAT 02 2021 exam. However, aspiring candidates can take a hint of the exam based on the previous AFCAT 01 exam held earlier this year. As per reports, the AFCAT 02 2021 written exam is expected to be conducted in August 2021, although there is no official confirmation.
AFCAT exam is conducted as a Computer Based Test. Candidates are required to solve 100 MCQs carrying 3 marks each. For this, a total duration of 02 hours is given. It may be noted that there is negative marking in the AFCAT exam. Thus for every incorrect answer, 01 marks are deducted.
Candidates may note that it is possible to ace the AFCAT exam even without coaching during the ongoing pandemic situation in India as done by peers before. Those who have taken the AFCAT exam earlier are of the view that negative marking affects the final score to a considerable extent. It may be noted that the AFCAT cut-offs have remained in the range of 130 to 160 in the previous few sessions of the exam.
AFCAT aspirants are also advised to start preparations early as the exam is expected to be held in August 2021. Thus, with few months left, candidates must make a study timetable that includes all the important topics as per the syllabus. Although the official notification is yet to be released, candidates can refer to the previous year syllabus to start preparations.
It is also recommended that candidates refer to the previous year question papers of AFCAT to get an idea of the type and nature of questions asked. In addition, candidates can also practice solving the previous year papers of the exam besides mock tests and sample papers.
It is also important that candidates are updated with recent affairs and general awareness topics for the exam. In addition, it is important to develop a clear understanding of important concepts of numerical ability, reasoning etc. as per the AFCAT syllabus.