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How to Score 200+ Marks in AFCAT

Sukriti Vajpayee
Sukriti VajpayeeUpdated On: September 17, 2021 | AFCAT

The Indian Air Force conducts AFCAT twice a year for selecting officers in various branches. Go through the article to find out how to score more than 200 marks in AFCAT 2021.

How to Score 200+ Marks in AFCAT

The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is an exam conducted by the Indian Air Force in order to select officers in various branches. Some of these branches include the Ground Duty Branch (Short Service Commission and Permanent Commission), Technical Branch (Short Service Commission and Permanent Commission), and Flying Branch (Short Service Commission). AFCAT 2021 was held in an online mode on Aug 28, 29 and 30, 2021. Candidates interested in scoring 200+ Marks in AFCAT 2021 must go through the entire article. 

AFCAT is held twice a year, once in February and then in August. It is organised in several cities all over the country. The candidates who wish to join any of the mentioned branches in the air force have to mandatorily write the AFCAT 2021. On this page, we have provided some preparation tips for AFCAT which will help you in getting a score above 200.

AFCAT 2021 Exam Pattern

In order to score well in any exam, it is essential to know its exam pattern and marking scheme. This will provide a better understanding of the examination and help get higher marks. The detailed exam pattern of AFCAT has been given below.

Exam Name

Subjects Asked


Total No. of Questions

Maximum Marks


  • Verbal Ability in English
  • Numerical Ability and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Military Aptitude Test
Two Hours (120 minutes)Online



EKT Ground Duty Technical branch)

  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical and Electronics
45 minutesOnline



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AFCAT 2021 Marking Scheme

Go through the table below to understand the marking scheme of AFCAT 2021. The following method is used for evaluating the total marks scored by the candidate.

Answer Type

Marks Awarded

For every correct answer


For every incorrect answer


For every question left unattempted


Important Topics for AFCAT 2021

Candidates must cover the entire syllabus of AFCAT 2021 while preparing for the exam. This way, they will be equipped with the basic knowledge to attempt almost all the questions. There are some important topics of AFCAT 2021 which are given more weightage than others. The maximum number of questions are framed on these topics hence candidates must focus on them diligently.

AFCAT Reasoning and Military Aptitude Important Topics

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Analogy
  • Puzzle Tests
  • Classification
  • Logical Venn Diagrams
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Series
  • Classification
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Completion of Incomplete Pattern
  • Paper Cutting and Folding
  • Hidden Figures
  • Dot Situations

AFCAT General Awareness Important Topics

  • Terms used in games
  • Notable persons of importance
  • Cups and trophies associated with sports
  • Recently launched famous books and their authors
  • Important defence related acquisitions
  • Games - Asian and Commonwealth
  • Famous books written by notable authors
  • National Sports Awards
  • Awards related to books and films
  • All about Bharat Ratna awardees
  • All about the Nobel Prize and various awardees
  • Countries - Capitals and their Currencies
  • National Institutions and Innovations
  • Indian Space Research Programmes
  • International Days
  • All about the Indian Armed Forces

AFCAT English Important Topics

  • Basic English Grammar Rules
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Comprehension Passages

AFCAT Numerical Ability Important Topics

  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Work and Time
  • Percentage
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Algebra
  • LCM and HCF
  • Number Systems
  • Averages

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Important Tips for Scoring 200+ in AFCAT 2021

For scoring more than 200 marks in AFCAT 2021, candidates must follow some important tips. Some of the major factors that will help you in scoring 200+ in AFCAT have been listed below:

  • Cover the entire syllabus of AFCAT 2021 well in advance so that you have enough time for revision. Avoid skipping chapters or selective studies.
  • Focus on all the sections of the exam and do not neglect any. Your aggregate score will depend upon how well you perform in all the sections of AFCAT.
  • Spare some time for revision and go through all the topics at least twice.
  • Analyse your strengths and weaknesses and formulate a study plan devoting more time to the topics in which you are weak.
  • Practise the previous year question papers of AFCAT religiously. Some of the questions are often repeated and if you solve the trending papers of the exam, it will enhance your score.
  • After completing the syllabus, take the AFCAT mock tests and sample tests to get comfortable with the exam pattern and the type of questions asked in the exam.
  • In the last few weeks before the exam, prepare short notes including formulas and relevant information. Go through these notes regularly in order to keep them fresh in your memory.
  • Do not try new methods or shortcuts when you are nearing the exam. This will confuse you and throw your brain off its track of solving questions.
  • While giving the exam, read the question carefully and understand its meaning. Do not miss out on any important detail given in the question as it can alter the whole language.
  • If you do not know the answer to a question, do not resort to guesswork as that will increase the chances of lowering your score. Since there is a negative marking for all the wrong answers in AFCAT, 2021 select options only when you are very clear about it.

By following these methods, you will most likely get over 200 marks in AFCAT 2021 if you have prepared well. Go through the exam analysis of AFCAT February 2021 in order to get an overall understanding of what to expect in the AFCAT August 2021.

AFCAT 20th Feb 2021 (Shift 1 & 2) Question Paper Analysis, Answer Key & Solutions

AFCAT 21st Feb 2021 (Shift 1 & 2) Question Paper Analysis, Answer Key & Solutions 

AFCAT 22nd Feb 2021 (Shift 1 & 2) Question Paper Analysis, Answer Key & Solutions

Detailed AFCAT 2021 Exam Analysis

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Is there negative marking in AFCAT?

Yes, the marking scheme of AFCAT includes negative marking for the wrong answers.

How many times is AFCAT conducted in a year?

AFCAT is conducted twice a year. Once in the month of February and then in August.

Is it difficult to get 200+ marks in AFCAT?

With the correct preparation strategy and the right approach, you can easily score more than 200 marks in AFCAT. It is not a very difficult exam.

When will AFCAT 2 be conducted?

AFCAT 2 will be conducted in the month of August 2021. The official dates have not been announced yet.


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