AFCAT 2017 answer key: News and expected cut off marks with analysis

AFCAT 2017 was held on Sunday, August 27 for admissions in Flying, Technical & Ground Duty branches of Indian Air Force. The answer keys of AFCAT 2017 exam is expected to be released by some coaching institutes in next few days. The subject experts started analyzing the question paper right after the exam and announced the answers of few questions. Read below for more information on AFCAT 2 2017 exam.

AFCAT – Air Force Common Admission Test was notified in the first week of June and the applications were submitted till June 29. AFCAT 2017 exam was scheduled to be held at 62 exam centers across the Country, however, due to ongoing law and order situation in some northern states, the exam could not be conducted in some centers.

AFCAT and EKT are responsible to be held by Indian Air Force twice each year. AFCAT has been conducted for the admissions in Flying Branch, Technical Branch and Ground Duty Branches of Indian Air Force. EKT has been conducted for the admissions of candidates who have applied for Aeronautical Engineering Courses. Indian Air Force, the world’s fourth largest power was formally established on 8th October, 1932 with the aim to sustain Indian Army throughout war conflicts.

The aspirants, who have applied for AFCAT and EKT exam, can visit the official website for the answer keys. Numerous applicants have appeared for the exam along with EKT. The result of AFCAT 02/2017 will be announced once the papers would be checked and cut-off list for shortlisted candidates will be decided by IAF.

AFCAT 2017 Exam included multiple choice questions (MCQs) under 4 sections, namely, Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, General Awareness, Reasoning and Military Aptitude. The question paper consisted of 100 questions, each carrying 3 marks. The AFCAT 2017 answer key will enable applicants to evaluate and have an estimation of their scores.

Expected Cut off: The cut-off score for last AFCAT 01/2017 exam was 150. For AFCAT 02/ 2017, the expected cut-off is expected to lie between 140 to 150 marks. There will be negative marking procedure in the exam. For every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be reduced.

Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) was held for applicants of Ground Duty (Technical) branch along with AFCAT. EKT was conducted for 45 minutes immediately after the AFCAT exam. It is compulsory for the applicants who opted for Ground Duty (technical) branch to qualify both AFCAT & EKT.

EKT exam consisted of 50 questions carrying 3 marks each. 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. The separate question papers were prepared for three different streams, namely, Computer Science Stream, Mechanical Stream, and Electrical and Electronics Stream.

It is compulsory for the applicants to qualify in the exam to be able to appear for AFSB interview. The applicants short-listed on the basis of AFCAT/ EKT will be called for testing at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar or Varanasi.

There will be three stages of testing:

Stage-I: Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and Discussion test will be held on the first day. Stage-I test will have a screening test and the qualified applicants would undergo consequent testing. The qualified applicants would be liable to get their documents checked to determine their eligibility for the applied branches. The applicants who do not qualify in Stage-I or fail required eligibility criteria would be disqualified.

Stage- II: Psychological test, Group Tests, and Interview would begin after the verification of documents for the next five days.

For Flying Branch: Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) will be arranged for the recommended applicants only. This is once in a lifetime test. The applicants who have failed the CPSS/PABT in a previous attempt or a suspended Flight Cadet from flying training at Air Force Academy will not be eligible to apply.

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