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How to Prepare for AFCAT 1 2023 in 15 Days

surbhi sharma
surbhi sharmaUpdated On: February 24, 2023 10:04 am IST | AFCAT
The AFCAT exam is almost 15 days. This short period of time requires a well-strategized and focused plan of study by the candidates. Well, as always CollegeDekho is here to help. Let's read on how!
How to Prepare for AFCAT in 15 Days

The AFCAT is conducted by the IAF for recruiting candidates in both technical and non-technical branches. With few days remaining for the exam the time is crucial for students to be proactive in their preparation. The AFCAT 1 admit card 2023  is out on 8 February on the official website. The AFCAT 1 2023 exam will be conducted on 24, 25 and 26 February 2023. If you are also feeling anxious before the exam and also planning to ace this exam and come out with flying colors as well, this article will guide you to do just that! 

Read More: AFCAT Question Paper 2023

AFCAT 1 2023: Highlights

The Highlights of the AFCAT exam are mentioned below:



AFCAT Official Website

AFCAT 2023 Admit Card Release

8 February 2023

AFCAT 2023 Exam Centers

104 cities

AFCAT 2023 Documents Required with Admit Card

Aadhar card, Printed/Hard copy of admit card, Two passport size photos, black/blue ball point pen, Valid ID proof

Exam Frequency

Twice a year

Also Read: AFCAT 2023 Exam Pattern- Duration, Number of Questions, Marking Scheme, Max Marks

AFCAT 2023: Exam Highlights

 The AFCAT exam is conducted by the Indian Air Force and consists of two stages. The first stage is the online written exam conducted by the IAF. The second stage is the interview stage conducted by the AFSB. Some of the important highlights of the AFCAT exam are given below:

Exam Name

Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)

Conducting Body

Indian Air Force (IAF)

Exam Mode


AFCAT 2023 Exam Date

24, 25 and 26 February (written examination)

Stages of Exam

Stage I: Written Examination

Stage II: AFSB (Air Force Selection Board) Interview

Stage III: Computerized Pilot Selection Test (for flying branch)

Medium Of Exam


Frequency of Examination

Twice a year

Exam Duration

2 hours

Before we consider the strategy, an aspirant can take to crack the AFCAT 2023 exam in next 15 days, it is important to know the topics and marking scheme of the exam:


Number of Questions







General Studies


Total Questions


Also Read:AFCAT 2023 Syllabus (PDF)- English, General Awareness, Numerical Ability, Reasoning

Why Is It Important to Strategize for The AFCAT Exam Before 15 days?

 A candidate appearing for the AFCAT exam without any strategy is bound to fail despite the time invested in thorough preparation. For your convenience few of the tips to strategize are listed below: 

  •  AFCAT is a highly competitive exam with an increase in the number of candidates appearing for it each year.

  • A well-laid-out study plan can set apart the candidate from the rest of the crowd.

  • A laid-back yearly/six-month preparation Vs 15 days of intense focus can be a game changer for the aspirants.

  • This will aid the candidates to stay consistent with their preparation.

  • A comprehensive strategy for the AFCAT exam will cover all the necessary and important topics while preventing the unnecessary baggage of not-so-important topics.

 Strategy for the Last 15 days of the AFCAT Exam

 Let’s find out the strategy one must adopt in the last 15 days:

  •  First and foremost, it is essential that the aspirant neither panics nor procrastinates over the remaining time.

  • The candidates should devise a well-strategized plan/timetable for the next 15 days. This becomes even more important due to the time crunch.

  • The candidate should develop a habit of reading the newspaper daily, where new words encountered can help develop the vocabulary.

  • Whatever new words are introduced while going through the newspaper, the antonyms/synonyms should also be studied for the same. The candidate should maintain a library of new words encountered daily and keep on revising the previous ones.

  • The aspirants should focus on subjects/topics which are strong and have high weightage in the exam. Hence, they should work on their strengths.

  • The full-length mock test should be practiced in an exam-like setting. For instance, the candidates can enroll in test series at nearby institutes and practice the mock tests.

  • No new topics should be studied just 15 days before the AFCAT exam, as it can lead to panic.

  • The candidate must focus and solve the previous year's questions (PYQs), as it can help to figure out the repeated concepts and build concepts that are more frequently asked in the exam.

  • The candidate should divide the time and energy into important topics from each section. A few of such topics are mentioned below:



Important Topics



Comprehension, Basic Grammar, Fill Ups, Error Spotting, Vocabulary, One Word Substitutes.



Odd One Out, Analogy, Venn Diagram, Missing Figures, Coding and Decoding, Sequencing



Decimal and Fraction, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Distance, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Time and Work, Average, Profit and Loss


General Studies

History, Sports, Geography, Art and Culture, Current Affairs, Politics, Environment, Science

  • Candidates should practice maximum by attempting mocks and should go for several mocks. However, what is important to keep in mind is that the mocks should be practiced in a timed manner.

  • The aspirant should also focus on solving different types of exams based on the exam pattern to develop skills to solve various types of questions.

  • The mock test papers for AFCAT should neither be too difficult nor too easy, they should reflect the AFCAT exam pattern.

  • For each correct answer, the candidate gains 3 marks and for every wrong answer 1 mark is deducted. Therefore, random guesswork should be avoided.

  • Indulging in some form of physical activity every day will prevent burnout and will be helpful during the physical fitness aspect of the AFCAT exam.

Also Read: Best Books for AFCAT Preparation 2023- Check List, Author Details

How to Follow the Above Mentioned 15 days AFCAT Strategy?

Only planning is not enough, it is also essential that the candidate remains committed towards achieving that goal. It is important:

  • To make a to-do list/everyday goal depending on the marks as well as the strength/weaknesses of the candidate.

  •  Analyzing the fallouts and loopholes at the end of each day and ways to resolve them.

  • Practice the full-length mock tests at the same time as that of the actual exam so that the candidate is aligned and focused on the exam day.

  • Reviewing the weekly progress and revising the topics periodically.

Therefore, the candidate should be focused and follow a positive frame of mind during the last 15 days of the examination.

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