Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) in IAF recruitment forms an important part of the IAF selection process for both IAF FTS recruitment as well as recruitment through AFCAT. What is EKT and where to find the prep materials – the syllabus, sample papers and books for IAF EKT test? This is the subject matter of this blog article.
If you want to know what is IAF FTS & AFCAT, you are advised to go through two of my following exclusive blog post:
Without wasting any time further, let us know what is IAF EKT.
IAF EKT Exam Pattern:
IAF EKT is a 1 hour duration test with 75 objective type questions from following two parts:
Part A - General Engineering Paper: 40 Questions.
Part B - Specialist Engineering Paper: 35 Questions
You have to qualify in each of the General and Specialist paper individually. While the General Engineering Paper is common to all engineering disciplines, the Specialist Engineering Paper is held for following disciplines of engineering:
Computer and Electronics Engineering.
Electronics and Communication Engineering.
Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering.
Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical).
IAF EKT Sullabus:
You can find the detailed syllabus for EKT in my blog post titled: IAF EKT Syllabus
, which lets you download the syllabus.
Sample Papers for IAF EKT:
I searched on net to find the sample/model/previous years exam papers of IAF EKT test and following are my findings:
Above links gives you the official sample paper from IAF EKT website and hence is most authentic. It gives you EKT sample questions for the General Engineering Paper as well as for each of the Specialist Engineering Papers.
EKT Sample paper from icbse.com website
Above sample paper gives you a rich collection of EKT sample papers not only for “General Engineering Paper” but also for “Specialist Engineering Paper”.
EKT Sample paper from entrance-exam.net website
Above link gives you one sample paper of EKT as well links to download other papers.
Above sample/previous years EKT papers can act only as an eye opener. So how do you prepare seriously for EKT? You have to rely on good prep books, list of which is given discipline-wise below. You can also go through following blog post of mine, which would give you sample papers for your engineering disciplines:
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Prep Books for IAF EKT:
Which books to study in your preparation for IAF
Engineering Knowledge Test? I just searched net and could not find any book with title specific to IAF EKT. However, since EKT is very similar to the test for engineering discipline recruitment like IES &
public sector industries like BHEL/NTPC etc., you may find the following books useful.
These books are available in most of the bookstores, but you can also order them online by clicking the links below, from Flipkart.com which offers huge discounts from 10% to 25%, apart from free shipping/postage in India. You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through “Cash-on-Delivery” i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep:Book for EKT General Engineering Paper:
Books for EKT Specialist Engineering Papers:
by Mittal (GK Publishers) Price: Rs. 540
by Mittal GK Publishers Price: Rs. 540
by Mittal GK Publishers Price: Rs. 480
by Harish C. Rai & Ashok Raj
List Price: Rs. 400, Offer Price: 300, Discount: 25%
I hope with above prep materials for IAF EKT exam you would be able to crack the exam easily. I would be on the look out for more study materials and post the same as and when I find them. So keep visiting me!
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