Indian Air Force (IAF) Today, February 12, 2022, conducted the first shift of AFCAT 2022 examination, from 9:45 pm to 11:45 pm. The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 2022 was held at selected centres across the country, through the pen-and-paper format. However, an interesting development happened during first shift. In fact, candidates reported a few changes in the exam patter, specifically in the distribution of questions within various subjects. These changes were unannounced and so, managed to catch candidates off-guard.
The AFCAT 2022 written exam covers four subjects – 1. English, 2. General Knowledge, 3. Mathematics and 4. Reasoning. Usually, the entire paper comprises of 100 questions, distributed across these four subjects. Due to this sudden change in paper pattern, a pertinent questions to ask is – will he new pattern remain the same across all shifts?
AFCAT 2022 Changes in Exam Pattern
Before answering the question, it is important for candidates in forthcoming shifts to understand the AFCAT 2022 paper pattern changes. As per previous pattern, English and General Knowledge comprised of 25 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) each. Mathematics covered 20 MCQs while Reasoning was allotted the maximum number of questions i.e., 32 MCQs.
Candidates had reported to the AFCAT 2022 exam centre with the previous pattern in mind. However, while going through the question paper, they were surprised to notice certain changes in the number of questions. To begin with, the English subject covered 30 MCQs while General Knowledge covered 25 questions (same as before).
Around 2 questions were increased in Mathematics making it 18 MCQs instead of 20. The Reasoning sectionwitnessed a decrease in questions from 32 to 25. However, the total number of questions remained the same. Just the distribution of questions and marks witnessed a shift from the previous format.
Here’s a table summarising the changes in AFCAT 2022 paper pattern –
|Name of Subject||No. of Questions (Before)||No. of Questions (now)|
AFCAT 2022 Will the Pattern Change for All Shifts?
The AFCAT 2022 examination is scheduled on three days – February 12, 13 and 14, 2022. On each day, two shifts are being organised, for a duration of 2 hours. The changes in exam pattern reported in Shift 1 today can lead to three possibilities – 1. Same pattern in the all remaining shifts, 2. Distribution of questions differing in each shift and 3. Old pattern appearing again in all shifts.
Since the total number of questions remain the same, it is safe to assume that the AFCAT 2022 subject-wise distribution of marks may differ in each subject. This is to reduce the predictability of paper and invariably, increasing the competition. Only time will tell whether or not this assumption comes true.