The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 01/2020, the first of the two AFCAT exams of the year, is a little more than a fortnight away. Are you prepared for it?
Any amount of preparation may seem less for an exam like AFCAT which is an entry for the prestigious Indian Air Force (IAF). However, now is not the time to chicken out! It is in fact when you polish your sword, and boot up for the battle. And to start with, we should talk about English, which is one of the four components of the AFCAT exam syllabus.
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AFCAT 2020 Preparation Tips for English
Tip 1# Know The Basic English Grammar Rules
A good foundation holds a strong building. Your knowledge of the basics of the English language should be firm and good. Know your nouns, pronouns, verbs, and tenses. If you face roadblocks in the very understanding and formation of sentences, paragraphs, do not hesitate to open grammar books for beginner learners. To score better in English, it is very important to have clarity on the basic English grammar rules. Candidates preparing for AFCAT 2020, should focus and understand these rules, to score good in English. Believe us, this one tip can do the magic.
Tip 2# How To Answer Comprehension Questions
When it comes to answering the questions of comprehension passages, candidates should first read the questions carefully and focus on the keywords. By doing so, candidates will know what are the important part of the passage, while they read it. Mentally underlining the keywords will help the candidates in identifying the answers they are looking for in the passage.
Trick: First read the questions and after that the comprehension passage! It will save lot of time.
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Tip 3# How to Identify Error Detection?
Questions from error detection section can be answered easily by following a simple checklist.
- Firstly, candidate should see, if the tenses are correct.
- Then the placement of articles and preposition.
- There should be subject and verb agreement.
- Adverbs and adjective should be correct.
- And last but not the least, nouns and pronouns are used properly in the sentence.
We can bet that this checklist will reduce the chances of errors in error detection section!
Tip 4# Sentence Completion
Section of sentence completion, checks how logical a candidate is and how well she/he is prepared for English. Sentence completion or filling the correct answers, basically require a candidate to think logically.
Trick: Practice as many questions as possible, to know how to fill up the blanks with correct answers, by using logic.
Tip 5# How to Learn Idioms & Phrases
Idioms and Phrases can be best solved by relating them with the situations. Try to think logical, candidates should create an image in their mind and then answer them. Chances of getting the wrong answer reduces, if a candidate instead of mugging-up, goes for a logical way of answering.
What is the syllabus for English section for AFCAT 2020?
Syllabus of AFCAT 2020 English comprises of the following:
- Error Detection
- Filling in of correct word
- Idioms and Phrases
- Sentence Completion
- Testing of Vocabulary
10 English Questions That Were Asked In Previous AFCAT Exams
Q1# Choose the word which is nearest meaning to the given word?
Answer: (c) Decorate
Q2# Choose the word which is nearest meaning to the given word?
(a) Insignificant happening
(b)An old technique
(d)Short, dry spell
Answer: (c) Unsuccessful attempt
Q3# Choose the word which is nearest meaning to the given word?
(a) To speak authoritatively
(b) To raise to higher office
(c) To act clumsily
(d) To constitute
Answer: (a) To speak authoritatively
Q4# Choose the word which is nearly opposite in the meaning to the given word?
Answer: (a) Generous
Q5# Choose the word which is nearly opposite in the meaning to the given word?
Answer: (b) Frequent
Q6# Choose the word that best defines the given phrases?
Cloak and dagger
(a) To fight to a finish
(b) To get into unexpected trouble
(c) To end the hostility
(d) Like a spy
Answer: (d) Like a spy
Q7# Choose the word that best defines the given phrases?
To be at the end of one”s tether
(a) To feel offended
(b) To draw moral attention
(c) To have no resources left
(d) To think deeply
Answer: (c) To have no resources left
Q8# Choose the correctly spelled word?
Answer: (c) Ominous
Q9# Which word or words explains the meaning of the following idioms?
A blue stocking
(a) Stocking which is blue in colour
(b) A clean cheat
(c) An unreliable person
(d) A woman having literary tastes and learning
Answer: (d) A woman having literary tastes and learning
Q10# Which word or words explains the meaning of the following idioms?
(b) Take off all clothes
Answer: (a) Expose