AFCAT And EKT Exam Syllabus 2020

AFCAT Recruitment Notification (AFCAT 1 2020) has released. The AFCAT will conduct in 2020. If you have applied for the AFCAT Recruitment to ramp up your career this article will help you in going through the detailed Official AFCAT syllabus.  AFCAT online exam will be conduct two times in every year, each day there will be two different shifts, the 1st shift will be only for AFCAT candidates and the 2nd shift will be for AFCAT and EKT candidates. AFCAT 1 2020 online registrations are open at the moment and candidates can apply online through the official AFCAT website as mentioned below. AFCAT 1 2020 registration will be closed on 30 Dec 2019. Below you can find the details of AFCAT 1 2020 syllabus.

AFCAT EKT Exam Syllabus

AFCAT Exam Overview

SR. NO AFCAT EXAM OVERVIEW
1. Exam Conducting Body Indian Air Force
2. Exam Level All India Level
3. Post Commissioned Officer OR SSC Officer 
4. Total Vacancy For AFCAT 1 2020 249
5. Exam Stages 3 Stages
6. Exam Mode Online
7. Exam Date Notify Soon
8. Exam Medium English
9 Question Paper Type MCQ

AFCAT Exam Syllabus 2020

Let us look at the structure and content of AFCAT syllabus in details to understand the AFCAT Exam and Selection process

AFCAT Exam Pattern

EXAM SUBJECTS DURATION TOTAL QUESTION MAX. MARKS
AFCAT General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test 02 Hours 100 300
EKT Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical and Electronics 45 Minutes 50 150

AFCAT Exam Syllabus

The AFCAT Question Paper will have 100 questions. The total time allotted for the paper is two hours. Each Question Paper will have questions from the following topics:-

SUBJECTS TOPICS
EnglishComprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases
General AwarenessHistory, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc
Numerical AbilityDecimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams)
Reasoning and Military Aptitude TestVerbal Skills and Spatial Ability

General Awareness

  • History
  • Sports
  • Geography
  • Environment
  • Civics
  • Basic Science
  • Defence
  • Art
  • Culture
  • Current Affairs
  • Politics

Verbal Ability in English

  • Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Testing of Vocabulary

Numerical Ability  

  • Decimal Fraction
  • Simplification
  • Average
  • Profit & loss
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simple Interest

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test 

  • Verbal Skills
  • Spatial Ability

AFCAT EKT Exam Syllabus

The EKT Question Paper will have 50 questions. The total time allotted for the paper is forty five minutes

Syllabus For Computer Science Engineering

Fundamental Engineering

  1. Engineering Mathematics.  Matrix  Algebra,   Eigen   values   and   Eigen   vectors, Theorems of integral calculus, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems. First order differential equation (linear and nonlinear), Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Complex variables, Taylor’s and Laurent’ series, Sampling theorems, Mean, Median, Mode and Standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and Continuous distributions, Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Ztransform.
  • Engineering Physics. Units  for  measurement, Description of Motion in One, Two  and  Three dimensions, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Heat and Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Electric Current, Magnetic Effect of Currents, Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Waves, Ray Optics and Optical Instruments.
  • Engineering Drawing. Projection of straight line, planes and solids,  Intersection  of  surfaces, Isometric Projection, Sectional Views of solids, Full section, Introduction to Computer- Aided Drafting.

Specialisation Branch Topics

  • Analog and Digital Electronics. Characteristics of diodes, BJT, FET, JFET and MOSFET, Amplifiers – biasing, equivalent circuit and frequency  response,  Oscillators  and  feedback amplifiers, Operational amplifiers – characteristics and applications,  Simple  active  filters,  VCOs and timers, Combinational and sequential logic circuits, Multiplexer, Schmitt trigger, Multi-vibrators, Sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters, 8-bit microprocessor basics, architecture, programming and interfacing.
  • Electronic Devices. Energy bands in Silicon, Intrinsic  and  extrinsic  Silicon,  Carrier transport in Silicon – diffusion current, drift current, mobility, and resistivity. Generation and recombination of carriers, p-n junction diode, Zener diode, tunnel diode,  BJT,  JFET,  MOS  capacitor, MOSFET, LED, PIN and avalanche photo diode, Basics of LASER.
  • Computer Networks.   ISO/OSI  stack,  LAN  technologies  (Ethernet,  Token  ring),  Flow and error control techniques, Congestion control, TCP/UDP and sockets, IPv4, Application layer protocols (icmp, dns, smtp, pop, ftp, http), Basic concepts of hubs,  switches,  gateways,  and  routers. Network security – basic concepts of public key and private key cryptography, digital signature, firewalls. Basic concepts of client-server computing.
  • Network Theory Design. Thevenin’s, Norton’s, Reciprocity, Superposition, Compensation, Miller’s, Tellegen’s and Maximum power transfer theorems. Impulse, step, ramp and sinusoidal response analysis of first order and second order circuits. Two port parameters and their interrelations, Application of Laplace transform and Fourier series in the context  of  network  analysis, Network synthesis.
  • Switching Theory. Traffic definitions, Introduction to switching networks, classification of switching systems. Grade of Service and blocking probability, Basics of Circuit  switching  and  packet switching. Network traffic load and parameters, Modelling of switching systems, Incoming traffic and service time characterisation, Blocking models and loss estimates, Delay systems – Markovian queuing model, M/M/1 model, Limited queue capacity, Multiple server, Finite sources, Queue discipline.
  • Information Technology. Operating System – Processes, threads, interprocess communication, Concurrency, Synchronization, Deadlock, CPU scheduling, Memory management and virtual memory, File systems, I/O systems, Protection and security. RDBMS – ER-model, Relational model (relational algebra, tuple calculus), Database design (integrity constraints, normal forms), Query languages (SQL), File structures (sequential files, indexing, B and B+ trees), Transactions and concurrency control. Software engineering – Information gathering, requirement and feasibility analysis, data flow diagrams, process  specifications,  input/output  design,  process life cycle, planning and managing the project, design,  coding,  testing,  implementation, maintenance. Programming in C, Object Oriented Programming, basics of computer graphics.

Allied Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering. Single phase transformer – equivalent  circuit,  phasor  diagram, tests, regulation and efficiency, Auto-transformer, Energy conversion principles, DC machines – types, windings, generator characteristics, armature reaction and commutation; Servo and stepper motors, Synchronous machines, Generators –regulation and parallel operation.
  • Control Engineering. Application of open loop and closed loop systems, Principles of feedback, Determination of transfer function by block diagram reduction method, Time domain analysis of first and second order systems, transient and steady-state errors, damping and oscillations.
  • Telecommunication Systems. Analog communication – amplitude and angle  modulation and demodulation systems, Superheterodyne receivers, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), Fundamentals  of information theory and channel capacity theorem. Digital communication systems – Pulse Code Modulation (PCM), Differential Pulse Code Modulation (DPCM), Digital modulation schemes: amplitude, phase and frequency shift keying schemes (ASK, PSK, FSK), Basics of TDMA, FDMA  and CDMA. Fundamentals of mobile communication.  Fundamentals  of  optical  fibre communication.
  • Microwave Engineering. Wave guides, Klystrons, Travelling Wave Tubes, Magnetron, Introduction to microstrip lines, Microwave semiconductor  devices,  Monolithic  microwave  integrated circuits.
  • Antenna and Wave  Propagation.    Antenna parameters, Effective length and aperture, Gain, Beamwidth, Directivity, Radiation resistance, Efficiency, Polarization, Impedance and Directional characteristics of antenna, Reflection, refraction, interference and diffraction of radio waves. Fundamentals ground wave, space wave, sky wave and troposcatter propagation.
  • Radar Theory. Radar range equation, Frequencies of operation, Fundamentals of Moving Target Indicator (MTI), Pulse Doppler Radar, Tracking radar.
  • Instrumentation. Accuracy, precision and repeatability,  Electronic  instruments  for measuring basic parameters, Theory of Oscilloscopes, Signal generators, Signal analysers, Characteristics and construction of transducers.

Syllabus For Electrical And Electronics Engineering

Fundamental Engineering

  1. Engineering Mathematics. Matrix Algebra, Eigen values and Eigen vectors, Theorems of integral calculus, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems. First order differential equation (linear and nonlinear), Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Complex variables, Taylor’s and Laurent’ series, Sampling theorems, Mean, Median, Mode and Standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and Continuous distributions, Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Ztransform.
  • Engineering Physics.  Units  for measurement, Description of Motion in One, Two  and  Three dimensions, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Heat and Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Electric Current, Magnetic Effect of Currents, Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Waves, Ray Optics and Optical Instruments.
  • Engineering Drawing. Projection of straight line, planes and  solids,  Intersection  of  surfaces, Isometric Projection, Sectional Views of solids, Full section, Introduction to Computer- Aided Drafting.

Specialisation Branch Topics For AFCAT EKT Exam

  • Analog and Digital Electronics. Characteristics of diodes, BJT, FET, JFET and MOSFET, Amplifiers – biasing, equivalent circuit and frequency response,  Oscillators  and  feedback amplifiers, Operational amplifiers – characteristics and applications,  Simple  active  filters,  VCOs and timers, Combinational and sequential logic circuits, Multiplexer, Schmitt trigger, Multi-vibrators, Sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters, 8-bit microprocessor basics, architecture, programming and interfacing.
  • Electrical Engineering. Single phase transformer – equivalent  circuit,  phasor  diagram, tests, regulation and efficiency, Three phase transformers – connections, parallel operation, Auto- transformer; Energy conversion principles, DC machines – types, windings, generator  characteristics, armature reaction and commutation, starting and speed control of motors, Single phase and Three phase induction motors – principles, types, performance characteristics, starting and speed control, Starting motors, Servo and stepper motors, Synchronous machines Generators performance, regulation and parallel operation.
  • Electronic Devices. Energy bands in Silicon, Intrinsic and  extrinsic  Silicon,  Carrier  transport in Silicon – diffusion current, drift current, mobility, and resistivity. Generation and recombination of carriers, p-n junction diode, Zener diode, tunnel diode, BJT,  JFET,  MOS  capacitor, MOSFET, LED, PIN and avalanche photo diode, Basics of LASER. Device technology – integrated circuits fabrication process, oxidation,  diffusion,  ion  implantation,  photolithography, n-tub, p-tub and twin-tub CMOS process.
  • Control Engineering. Application of open loop and closed loop systems, Principles of feedback, Determination of transfer function by block diagram reduction method, Time domain analysis of first and second order systems, transient and steady-state errors, damping and oscillations, Routh and Nyquist techniques, Bode plots, Root loci, Lag, lead and lead-lag compensation, State space model, State transition matrix, Controllability and observability.
  • Telecommunication Systems. Random  signals  and  noise  –  probability,  random variables, probability density function, autocorrelation, power spectral density. Analog  communication – amplitude and angle modulation and demodulation systems, spectral analysis of these operations, superheterodyne receivers, elements of hardware, realisations of analog communication systems, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) calculations for AM and FM. Fundamentals of information theory and channel capacity theorem. Digital communication systems – Pulse Code Modulation (PCM), Differential Pulse Code Modulation (DPCM), Digital modulation schemes: amplitude, phase and frequency shift keying schemes (ASK, PSK, FSK), Matched filter receivers, Bandwidth consideration and probability of error calculations for these schemes. Basics of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA. Fundamentals of mobile communication. Fundamentals of optical fibre communication.
  • Microwave Engineering. Wave guides, Waveguide  components,  Klystrons,  Travelling Wave Tubes, Magnetron, Microwave measurements, Introduction to microstrip lines, Microwave network analysis, Microwave semiconductor devices, Monolithic microwave integrated circuits.
  • Antenna and Wave Propagation.  Antenna  parameters,  Radiation  from   a   current element in free space, Reciprocity theorem, Resonant and non-resonant antenna, Effective length and aperture, gain, beamwidth, directivity, radiation resistance, efficiency, polarization, impedance and directional characteristics of antenna, antenna temperature.  Phased  array  antenna, Mechanism of radio wave propagation, Reflection, refraction, interference and diffraction of radio waves. Theory of ground wave, space wave, sky wave and troposcatter propagation.

Allied Engineering Topics

  1. Instrumentation. Accuracy, precision and repeatability, Electronic  instruments  for  measuring basic parameters, Theory of Oscilloscopes, Signal generators, Signal analysers, Characteristics and construction of transducers.
  1. Computer Networks. ISO/OSI stack, LAN technologies (Ethernet, Token ring), Flow and error control techniques, Congestion control, TCP/UDP and sockets, IPv4, Application layer  protocols (icmp, dns, smtp, pop, ftp, http); Basic concepts of hubs, switches,  gateways,  and  routers.
  1. Network Theory Design. Thevenin’s, Norton’s, Reciprocity, Superposition, Compensation, Miller’s, Tellegen’s and Maximum power transfer theorems. Impulse, step, ramp and sinusoidal response analysis of first order and second order circuits. Two port parameters and their interrelations, Application of Laplace transform and Fourier series in the context  of  network  analysis, Network synthesis.
  1. Switching Theory. Traffic definitions, Introduction to switching networks, classification of switching systems. Grade of Service, Basics of Circuit switching and packet switching.
  1. Information Technology. Fundamentals of operating  system,  RDBMS  terminologies, Object Oriented Programming, Basics of computer graphics.
  1. Radar Theory. Radar range equation, Frequencies of operation, fundamentals of Moving Target Indicator (MTI), Pulse Doppler Radar, Tracking radar.

Syllabus For Mechanical Engineering

Fundamental Engineering

  1. Engineering Mathematics.  Matrix  Algebra,   Eigen   values   and   Eigen   vectors, Theorems of integral calculus, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems. First order differential equation (linear and nonlinear), Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Complex variables, Taylor’s and Laurent’ series, Sampling theorems, Mean, Median, Mode and Standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and Continuous distributions, Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Ztransform.
  • Engineering Physics. Units  for  measurement, Description of Motion in One, Two  and  Three dimensions, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Heat and Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Electric Current, Magnetic Effect of Currents, Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Waves, Ray Optics and Optical Instruments.
  • Engineering Graphics/Engineering Drawing. Principles of orthographic projections, projections of points, lines, planes and solids, Section of solids, Isometric views, Auto-CAD.

Specialization Branch Topics

  • Engineering Mechanics. Equations of equilibrium in space and its application; first and second moments of area; simple problems on friction; kinematics of particles for plane motion; elementary particle dynamics. Generalized Hooke’s law and its application;  design  problems  on axial stress, shear stress and bearing stress; material properties for  dynamic  loading;  bending shear and stresses in beams; determination of principle stresses and strains – analytical and graphical; material behaviour and design factors for dynamic load; design of circular shafts for bending and torsional load only; deflection of beam for statically determinate problems; theories of failure.
  • Thermodynamics. Basic concept of First –law and second  law  of  Thermodynamics; concept of entropy and reversibility; availability and unavailability and irreversibility.  Classification and properties of fluids; incompressible and compressible fluids flows; effect of Mach number and compressibility; continuity momentum and energy equations; normal and oblique shocks; one dimensional isentropic flow; flow or fluids in duct with frictions that transfer. Flow through fans, blowers and compressors; axial and centrifugal flow configuration; design of fans and compressors
  • Theory of Machines. Kinematic and  dynamic  analysis  of  plane  mechanisms.  Cams, Gears and epicyclic gear trains, flywheels, governors, balancing of rigid rotors, balancing of single and multicylinder engines, linear vibration analysis of mechanical systems (single degree of freedom), Critical speeds and whirling of shafts. flywheels, balancing of rotors and reciprocating machinery, balancing machines, governors, free and forced vibration of damped and undamped single degree of freedom systems, isolation, whirling of shafts, gyroscope.
  • Fluid mechanics/Hydraulic Machines. Fluid flow concepts – Transport theorem – Fluid kinematics – Potential flow – Governing equations of Fluid  flow –  Dimensional Analysis  – Viscous  flow – Boundary Layer flows – Turbulence – Closed conduit flows – Hydrodynamic lubrication – Free surface flow – Compressible flows, Hydraulic Turbines: Impulse  and  Reaction  Turbines  – Centrifugal and Axial flow pumps.
  • Manufacturing Science. Foundry Technology,  Melting  furnaces,  Special  casting processes, Gating and riser design, Casting defects, Arc welding, TIG, MIG, submerged arc, resistance welding, Gas welding, Flash butt welding, Solid state welding, Welding metallurgy, Forming Technology, Powder metallurgy.
  • Materials Science. Basic concepts on structure of solids;  common  ferrous  and  non-  ferrous materials and their applications; heat-treatment of steels; non-metals- plastics, ceramics, composite materials and nano-materials.
  • Machine Drawing.  Development and Intersection of surfaces, Conventional representation  of machine elements, materials, surface finish and tolerances – Sectional  views  and  additional views – Drawing of Screw threads, locking devices, Fasteners, Keys and Cotters, Knuckle joints, Riveted Joints, Shaft Couplings and Bearings – Pipe Joints, Assembly and production drawings.

Allied Engineering

  • Automotive Engineering. Introduction, power plant, fuel system,  electrical  system  and other electrical fittings, lubricating system and cooling systems, chassis and transmission, axles, clutches, propeller shafts and differential, Condition for  correct  steering,  steering  gear mechanisms, automotive air conditioning, Tyres, effect of working parameters on  knocking,  reduction of knocking; Forms of combustion chamber for SI and CI engines; rating of  fuels;  additives; emission.
  • Power Plant Engineering. Steam power plant, steam boilers, steam condensers, cooling towers, cogeneration and combined cycles, nuclear power plants, hydroelectric  power  plants, power plant economics.
  • Industrial Engineering. System design: factory location- simple OR models; plant layout methods based; applications of engineering economic analysis and break- even analysis for  product selection, process selection and capacity planning; predetermined time standards. System planning; forecasting methods based on regression and decomposition, design and balancing of  multi model and stochastic assembly lines; inventory management – probabilistic inventory models for order time and order quantity determination; JIT systems; strategic sourcing;  managing  inter plant logistics.
  • Flight Mechanics.  Atmosphere: Properties,  standard  atmosphere.  Classification   of aircraft. Airplane (fixed wing aircraft) configuration and various parts. Airplane  performance:  Pressure altitude; equivalent, calibrated, indicated air speeds; Primary flight instruments: Altimeter, ASI, VSI, Turn-bank indicator. Drag polar; takeoff and landing; steady climb  &  descent,-absolute  and service ceiling; cruise, cruise climb, endurance or loiter; load factor, turning flight, V-n diagram; Winds: head, tail & cross winds. Static stability: Angle of attack, sideslip; roll, pitch & yaw controls; longitudinal stick fixed & free stability, horizontal tail position and size; directional stability
  • Aircraft Structures. Stress and Strain: Equations of equilibrium, constitutive law, strain- displacement relationship, compatibility equations, plane stress and strain, Airy’s stress function. Flight Vehicle Structures: Characteristics of aircraft structures and materials, torsion, bending and flexural shear. Flexural shear flow in thinwalled sections. Buckling. Failure theories. Loads  on aircraft. Structural Dynamics: Free and forced vibration of discrete systems. Damping  and resonance. Dynamics of continuous systems.
  • Aerodynamics. Basic Fluid Mechanics: Incompressible irrotational flow, Helmholtz  and Kelvin theorem, singularities and superposition, viscous flows, boundary layer on a  flat  plate.  Airfoils and wings: Classification of airfoils, aerodynamic characteristics, high lift devices, Kutta Joukowski theorem; lift generation; thin airfoil theory; wing theory; induced drag;  qualitative  treatment of low aspect ratio wings. Viscous Flows: Flow separation, introduction to turbulence, transition, structure of a turbulent boundary layer. Compressible Flows: Dynamics and Thermodynamics of I-D flow, isentropic flow, normal shock, oblique shock.

AFCAT Marking Scheme

  • Three marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
  • One mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • No marks for unattempted questions

Items To Be Carried To The Exam Centre

  • e-Admit Card for AFCAT 01/ 2020.
  • Candidate’s Aadhaar Card.
  • Another valid photo identity card such as PAN card/ passport/ driving licence/ voter identity card/ college identity card or any other valid photo identity proof, with details of name, father’s name, date of birth and a clear photograph.
  • Two passport size colour photographs- same as the photo uploaded during online application (to be pasted, not stapled on Admit Card next to the printed photo and on attendance sheet at the exam centre).
  • Ballpoint Pen (Blue or Black) for signing on the attendance sheet and rough work
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