AFCAT (1) 2022 Exam Analysis (12th/13th/14th February All Shifts): Paper Difficulty Level ‘Easy to Moderate’, Check Good Attempts to clear Cutoff Marks

AFCAT (1) 2022 Exam Analysis (12th/13th/14th Feb All Shifts): Get the detailed analysis of the AFCAT 2022 Exam conducted online by the Indian Air force on 12th, 13th & 14th Feb 2022 including the Difficulty Level of the questions & number of Good Attempts. So, let’s look at the type of questions asked in the IAF AFCAT 2022 Exam.

Created On: Feb 15, 2022 11:42 IST
Modified On: Feb 15, 2022 11:42 IST
AFCAT (1) 2022 Exam Analysis (12th/13th/14th February All Shifts)
AFCAT (1) 2022 Exam Analysis (12th/13th/14th February All Shifts)

AFCAT (1) 2022 Exam Analysis (12th/13th/14th February All Shifts): AFCAT 2022 Exam is being held across different exam centres today, i.e., 12th February 2022.  Indian Air Force (IAF) is conducting Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT- 01/2022) in online mode across selected exam centres from 12th to 14th Feb 2022 across the country for the recruitment of 317 Vacancies in Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches/ NCC Special Entry/ Meteorology Entry.

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AFCAT 2022 (1) Exam was conducted in 1st shift (09:45- 11:45 hrs) for the candidates who applied for Non-Technical Posts. AFCAT 2022 (1) Exam will be conducted in 2nd shift (14:15 -16:15Hrs & 16:30 -17:15 Hrs) for the candidates who applied for Technical Posts. In this article we are going to share the Subject-wise Analysis of AFCAT 2022 (1) Exam held on 12th, 13th & 14th Feb 2022.

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AFCAT (1) 2022 Exam Analysis held on 12th, 13th & 14th Feb 2022

AFCAT (1) 2022 Exam was conducted in online mode in the Objective type MCQ format for 2 hours having 100 questions of 3 marks each. There was negative marking of 1 mark for wrong answers. Let’s have a look at the Difficulty Level of the Questions & Number of Good Attempts in AFCAT 2022 (1) Exam:

AFCAT (1) 2022 Online Exam Analysis – 12th, 13th & 14th Feb 2022

Topics (Number of Questions Asked)

Topics Covered

Difficulty Level

(Good Attempts)

General Awareness (25)

History, Geography, Science & Tech, Sports, Polity, Books & Author, Sports, Awards, Current Affairs



Verbal Ability in English (25)

Fill in the blanks, Spotting the Error, Idioms/Phrases, Reading Comprehension, Antonym/Synonym, Cloze Test



Numerical Ability (18)

Profit & Loss, Discount, Percentage, Mixture & Allegations, Algebra, Time & Work, Simplification, Time Speed & Distance, Averages

Easy to Moderate


Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test (32)

Non-Verbal reasoning, Odd-One Out, Analogy, Embedded Figures, Syllogism, Pattern Completion, Inference & Assumption, Classification, Letter Series & Codes




100 Questions of 3 marks each

Easy to Moderate

 (65-75 with 90% Accuracy)

AFCAT (1) 2022 Paper-2 EKT (For Technical Candidates) - 45 Minutes


Subjects  - Number of Questions

Good Attempts/ Difficulty Level

Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT-For Technical Candidates)

Mechanical - 50 Questions

Practice AFCAT EKT Mechanical Mock Test Here

20 to 25 Questions/ Moderate to Difficult Level

Computer Science - 50 Questions

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Electrical & Electronics - 50 Questions

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Mr. Falguni Goswami, Head of Careerbandhu Education, an Expert on Defence Exams suggested that in Paper-1 Overall Safe attempts will be 65-70 Questions with 90% accuracy as the difficulty level of questions were "Easy to Moderate" and in Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT-For Technical Candidates) questions were Moderate to Difficult Level. An attempt of 22-25 would be good. However, 14-15 correct answer would be enough to get the cut off cleared.

Highlights of AFCAT (1) 2022 Exam

- The paper was conducted in Online Mode across different cities.

- It is compulsory to carry Admit Card with affixed Photograph on it and Original ID proof alongwith its photocopy as well. Candidates are required to bring one ball point pen also.

Note: Photo ID Proof include Candidate’s Aadhaar Card, 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.

- Candidates were also required to bring 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).

- Wearing of mask/face cover is mandatory for all candidates.

- Hand sanitizer (small size) in a transparent bottle was allowed.

- Candidates were required to follow COVID 19 norms of ‘social distancing’ as well as ‘personal hygiene’ inside the Examination Halls/Rooms as well as on the premises of the Venue.

- AFCAT Online Paper each question was of 3 marks.

- There was negative marking of 1 mark for wrong answers in AFCAT Online Paper.

- The questions were in English Language only.

- Air Force has the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.

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Important Points to Remember after AFCAT (1) 2022 Exam

Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) Interview: Indian Air Force (IAF) will prepare a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the Online AFCAT Exam and will be called at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSB). It will consist of three tests - Officer Intelligence Rating Test, Psychological test and for Flying Branch - Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS).

Final Selection after Medical Tests: Indian Air Force (IAF) will select only those candidates who will secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in written examination and AFSB test as fixed by the IAF.

The above analysis will help you to assess your rank among the thousands of candidates, who have appeared for the AFCAT (1) 2022 Exam held on 12th, 13th & 14th Feb 2022.


Q1. What is the Difficulty Level of AFCAT 1 2022 Exam?

Paper-1: Easy to Moderate, Paper-2 EKT - Moderate to Difficult

Q2. What is the number of Good Attempts in AFCAT 1 2022 Exam?

65 to 75 Questions

Q3. Was there any negative marking in AFCAT 2022 Exam?

There was negative marking of 1 mark for wrong answers in AFCAT Online Paper
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