Marks Nahi, Haal Poocho
Learn More

What is a Good Score in AFCAT?

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: September 17, 2021 | AFCAT

What is a good AFCAT Score? This question often irks the mind of many candidates. Find the answer here. Also, find out the next steps after the AFCAT exam.

What is a Good Score in AFCAT

IAF has released the AFCAT 2 2021 result on September 17, 2021. What is a good score in AFCAT? This question often comes to the mind of the applicants who sit for the Air Force Common Admission Test. A good score in AFCAT and a great performance in the AFSB interview strengthens the chances of making the cut. So how much really is considered as a good AFCAT score? The answer to this question lies in the article ahead. Read the entire write-up to find out what is a good AFCAT score and everything else about it.

What is a Good AFCAT Score?

The answer to this question is debatable as a good AFCAT score completely depends on the difficulty level of the exam, the performance of the candidates, the number of applications, and seat intake. Enlisted below are a few pointers explaining how much is a good AFCAT Score.

  1. As per the previous year’s trends, a score between 150-180 is good enough to get shortlisted for an interview. 

  2. Students should aim to score more than 160, as due to high competition, the candidate will have more chances of getting a mention on the final merit list.

  3. The interview score is also independent and needs to be taken seriously as it also determines the final AFCAT result. 

  4. An aspirant must try to obtain 100+ marks in the interview so that the overall score increases and the candidate makes it to the merit list.

Does AFCAT Score Really Affect the Merit List?

Yes, AFCAT marks and AFSB interviews are two of the major factors that are considered while curating the final merit list. It is advised to get a good AFCAT score as it increases the chances of finding a spot on the merit list. Performance in the interview is equally important to get your name on the AFCAT merit list.

Also Read: Selection Process of AFCAT

How Many Candidates Make it to the AFCAT Merit List?

The total number of candidates who make it to the AFCAT merit list varies every year. Check out the table below to learn about the figures:

AFCAT Exam Year

No. of Merit List Candidates

July 2020

224

January 2020

98

July 2019

114

January 2019

96

July 2018

148

January 2018

99

July 2017

98

January 2017

84

What After the AFCAT Exam?

After the completion of the AFCAT Exam, applicants will be shortlisted for the interview rounds. Only those candidates who have qualified the cutoff issued by the conducting body can be a part of the interview process.

Soon after the result, a 5-day long interview process will be held with rounds such as CPSS, Interview, Psychological Test, Group Test, etc. A final merit list will be released keeping in mind the performance of an individual in all the aforementioned rounds.

After the merit list, candidates will be called for a medical exam based on which they would be offered final recruitment in Ground Duty or Flying Duty branches.

Also Read: AFCAT Result 2021

How to Get a Good Score in AFCAT AFSB Interview?

From the table provided above, it is quite clear that only a few hundreds of them are able to make the cut! To be a part of the qualified candidates, it is crucial to get a good AFCAT and AFSB interview score. 

After the AFCAT result is released, candidates need to focus entirely on the upcoming 5-day long interview rounds. Here are the top 5 tips explaining how to get a good AFCAT AFSB Interview Score:

  1. Read the Newspapers daily. It helps in staying updated with current affairs, increasing vocabulary and enhancing communication skills.

  2. Try to learn about the basics of the Indian Air Force including the commands, ranks, missiles, aircraft etc.

  3. Pick up a few outdoor sports and try playing them every day. You also need to exercise regularly. Doing so will increase the stamina and evoke a sense of team spirit which will come in handy during the test of physical strength in the AFCAT AFSB Interview.

  4. Focus on maintaining a balance between physical and mental strengths.

  5. Take proper 7-8 hours of sleep every day. It will help in removing exhaustion, increasing focus, and keeping body and mind fresh.

Detailed Analysis on How to Prepare for AFCAT AFSB Interview

AFCAT 2021 Exam Day Instructions: What to Carry, Reporting Time

This was all about the AFCAT good score. To know more details about the selection process, you can check out the AFCAT Physical and Medical Standards 2021!

In case of any queries either dial the helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or write to us in the QnA Portal. For admission-related assistance, fill our Common Application Form

Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for more updates on the AFCAT Exam!

FAQs

How much is the total AFSB interview score in AFCAT?

A candidate will be evaluated from a total AFCAT score of 300 in AFSB interview.

How long is the AFCAT AFSB Interview process?

AFCAT AFSB is a five day long interview process. It consists of various rounds such as CPSS, Interview, Psychological Test, Group Test, etc.

How many students managed to get a place in the AFCAT Merit List 2020?

In January 2020, 98 candidates made it to the merit list of AFCAT while in July 2020, around 224 candidates managed to do the same.

Can I make it to the merit list with an AFCAT score of 185?

185 is a pretty good AFCAT score. It is more than the average and if the performance in the interview goes well, then you will definitely get a place in the merit list.

What all factors are considered before preparing the final merit list of AFCAT?

The score acquired in the written test and interview are considered before coming up with the merit list of AFCAT.

/articles/what-is-a-good-score-in-afcat/

Be the First to Know

Get Access to Latest Updates

View All Questions

Related Questions

Does NIMS University offers PG Diploma in Hotel Management?

-shivani sharmaUpdated on October 17, 2021 09:56 PM
  • 1 Answer
Yash Dhamija, Student / Alumni

Dear Student

Yes, NIMS University, Jaipur offers PG Diploma in Hotel Management. The duration of the program is 2 years. If you have completed a bachelor's degree with at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidates belonging to the reserved category) then you can apply for this program. The program fee is INR 30,000. You can apply for admission in the PG Diploma in Hotel Management at NIMS University by filling the application form available on the college website. You can also apply for admissions at NIMS University by filling our Common Application Form.

If have ...

READ MORE...

What is the admission process of GIHMCT, Nagpur ?

-Rajat kultheUpdated on October 18, 2021 12:39 PM
  • 1 Answer
Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Government Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Nagpur offers a Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering Technology program. Admission at GIHMCT Nagpur will be done on the basis of candidates' performance in the 12th examination. The final decision regarding selection will be made by the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education, Mumbai. You can visit the official website of the college to know the admission process of the Government Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Nagpur.

For admission-related assistance, you can fill our Common Application Form.

Thank You

READ MORE...

What is the admission procedure of Vivekanand Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management for diploma?

-TwinkleUpdated on September 20, 2021 11:58 AM
  • 1 Answer
Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student

Vivekanand Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management, Rajkot offers admission to the diploma program on the basis of your 10th score. You have to submit your 10th mark sheet along with other documents while applying for diploma admissions at Vivekanand Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management. You can visit the official website of the college to fill the application form. You can also apply for admissions at VIHTM, Rajkot by filling our Common Application Form.

Thank You

READ MORE...

Do you have a question? Ask us.

  • Typical response between 24-48 hours

  • Get personalized response

  • Free of Cost

  • Access to community

Subscribe to CollegeDekho News

By proceeding ahead you expressly agree to the CollegeDekho terms of use and privacy policy
Apply Now

Never miss an exam update !!

Top