AFCAT question papers for practice,Indian Air Force model question for learn and practice,AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST (AFCAT) SCHEME OF SYLLABUS & EXAMPLE OF QUESTIONS
AFCAT General Awareness and Important sections to concentrate
1. The Headquarters of International Atomic Energy Agency is in -------
(c) Vienna - Answer
2. In the Budget Estimates for 2011-12, an allocation of Rs.400 crore has been made to bring in a green revolution in the East in the rice-based cropping system of
(a) Assam & West Bengal only
(b) Assam, West Bengal, Odisha & Bihar only
(c) Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar & Jharkhand only
(d) Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar , Jharkhand, Eastern Uttar Pradesh & Chattisgarh - Answer
3. If the Budget for 2011-12 presented by the Finance Minister on 28.02.2011, the income-tax exemption limit for senior citizens (60 years to less than 80 years) has been increased to ------
(a) Rs. 2.50 lakh - Answer
(b) Rs.2.60 lakh
(c) Rs.2.80 lakh
(d) Rs.3.00 lakh
4. If the Anglo-Indian community does not get adequate representation in the Lok Sabha, two members of the community can be nominated by the
(a) Prime Minister
(b) President - Answer
(d) President in consultation with the Parliament
5. For the election of President of India, a citizen should have completed the age of ------
(a) 25 Years
(b) 30 Years
(c) 35 Years - Answer
(d) 18 Years
6. Who said, "A good citizen makes a good State and a bad citizen makes a bad State ".
(c) Aristotle - Answer
7. A member of Parliament will lose his membership of Parliament if he is continuously absent from sessions for
(a) 45 days
(b) 60 days - Answer
(c) 90 days
(d) 365 days
8. In India, the Residuary Powers are vested with ------
(a) Union Government - Answer
(b) State Government
(c) Both the Union Government and the State Government
(d) Local Government
9. Mention the place where Buddha attained enlightenment -----
(b) Bodh Gaya - Answer
10. 'World Environment Day' is celebrated every year on ----
(a) 15 January
(b) 26 August
(c) 5 June - Answer
(d) 10 July
(e) 20 July
Indian Airforce second Section questions for learn and practice
1. A devastating cloud burst swept over on August 2010. Which one of the following statements with regard to Cloud Burst is not correct?
Cloud Burst is a localized weather phenomenon representing highly concentrated rainfall over a small area in a short duration of time
Cloud Burst occurs due to upward movement of moisture-laden air with sufficient rapidity to form cumulonimbus clouds
Cloud Burst occurs only in hilly areas-Answer
There is no satisfactory technique till now for predicting Cloud Burst
2. Evergreening of patents is done by
citing another use of the same product
citing another process of forming the same product-Answer
applying for extension of patent term
citing another product with same use
3. Which one among the following substances evolves heat when dissolved in water?
Calcium Oxide is commonly known as quicklime. Quicklime produces heat energy when mixed with water by the formation of the hydrate, calcium hydroxide which is used in whitewashing etc. More on Chemicals
4. Why is Switzerland unable to join European Union (EU) till date (2010) despite its government’s persistent effort to do so?
Few EU countries like France and Germany are opposed to Switzerland’s joining the Union
The Swiss people continue to vote against joining the EU as they do not want to lose Switzerland’s sovereignity-Answer
EU rejected Switzerland’s application as Swiss government did not agree to use
Euro as currency
All of the above
5. Eco-Mark is given to an Indian Product which is
rich in protein
pure and unadulterated
6. When we eat something we like, our mouth waters. This is actually not water but fluid secreted from
7. Along with goods manufactured using child labour, some of the developed countries have started to boycott goods manufactured in developing countries using ‘sweat labour’. ‘Sweat Labour’ implies goods produced byfemale labourers at a very low wage
labourers working in inhuman/unhealthy working conditions
labourers working for more than eight hours a day without any break-Answer
labourers where there is a wage discrimination between male and female labourers
8. Which one among the following groups of items contains only biodegradable items?
Wood, Grass, Plastic
Wood, Grass, Leather-Answer
Fruit peels, Lime juice, China clay cup
Lime juice, Grass, Polystyrene
9. Which one among the following is not true for Special Economic Zones?
No licence is required for import
Manufacturing and service activities are allowed
No permission for subcontracting-Answer
No routine examination of cargo for export/import by customs authorities
10. Sukhoi-30MKI Squadron is not stationed at
As per latest news reports, besides the three bases at Pune, Bareilly and Tezpur, the Indian Air Force has started induction of a new Sukhoi-30MKI squadron at Chabua in Arunachal Pradesh.
11. Dog bite can cause rabies. Which among the following other animals can also cause rabies?
The expected answer is Bat. But most of the warm-blooded animals (including horses and donkeys) can get infected with rabies and transmit it through saliva. Crocodiles on the other hand being cold-blooded animals are not known to have been infected with rabies.
12. The interest of the Vijayanagar and Bahmani rulers clashed in three separate and distinct areas in Deccan. Which one among the following was not directly associated with this intense conflict?
Kaveri interior delta-Answer
13. Wind is often found to blow in a hot summer day due to
Conduction of heat between air and soil on the Earth-Answer
Radiation from the soil
Convection current of air
None of the above
14. The original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India extends to
Treaties and agreements signed by the Government of India
Disputes between the Government of India and one or more States-Answer
Disputes relating to implementation of the Directive Principles of State Policy
A bill passed by the Parliament which is violative of the Constitution
15. Which one among the following was not a reform measure carried out by Mahmud Gawan of Bahmani Kingdom
The kingdom was divided into eight provinces or Tarafs
Nobles were paid salaries and were asked to maintain contingents of horses
A tract of land, Khalisa, was set apart for the expenses of the Tarafdar
Lands were measured and land taxes were fixed on that basis-Answer
16. Heavy water implies
Water which is used in heavy industries such as thermal power plants
Water which contains SO2-4 and Cl- of calcium and magnesium
water which has maximum density
Heavy water is also known as Deutrium Oxide More on Chemicals
17. According to Goldman Sachs’ review of emerging economies, by 2050 which one of the following would be the order of the largest economies in the world?
18. Most of the communication satellites today are placed in a geostationary orbit. In order to stay over the same spot on the Earth, a geostationary satellite has to be directly above the
Tropic of Cancer
Either North or South Pole
Tropic of Capricon
19. SIMBEX is an annual joint maritime bilateral exercise conducted between
China and India
Singapore and Indonesia
India and Singapore-Answer
Malaysia and Thailand
20. Which one among the following is a function of the Pro-Tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha?
Conduct of the proceedings of the House in the absence of the Speaker
To check if the election certificates of the members of the House are in order
Swear in the members of the House and hold the charge till a regular Speaker is elected-Answer
Give his assent to the bills passed by the House
21. The term ‘demographic gap’ signifies the differencein sex ratio
in child/woman ratio
between the birth and the death rate-Answer
22. Dead organs are generally stored in formalin. Formalin is
aqueous ferrous sulphate
aqueous formic acid
aqueous ferric alum
23. Which one among the following is not true regarding the draft National Food Security Bill?
Every BPL family in the country shall be entitled to 25 kg of wheat or rice per month @ Rs. 3 per kg
The distribution will be on universal entitlement by ensuring coverage of every adult under the public distribution scheme-Answer
The Central Government shall allocate required quantity of wheat and/or rice from the central pool to State Governments, which will be distributed through fair shops
The draft Bill has been cleared by the empowered group of Ministers for discussion in the Cabinet
24. When items of jewellery made of metals such as copper or nickel are placed in a solution having a salt of gold, a thin film of gold is deposited by
cooling to below 0o C
heating above 100o C
passing an electric current-Answer
just keeping it for 10 minutes
25. Due to contraction of eyeball, a long-sighted eye can see only
farther objects which is corrected by using convex lens-Answer
farther objects which is corrected by using concave lens
nearer objects which is corrected by using convex lens
nearer objects which is corrected by using concave lens
26. Rainwater collected after 30 to 40 minutes of raining is not suitable for drinking because it
contains bacteria and dirt
contains dissolved toxic chemicals
is deficient in minerals
27.Which one among the following statements about Ashokan Edicts is correct?
the Pillar Edicts were located in all parts of the empire-Answer
the Edicts give details of his personal concerns but are silent on events of the empire
the subject of inscribed matter on Rock Edicts differs completely with that of the Pillar Edicts
the Greek or Aramaic Edicts are versions or translations of the texts used in other Edicts
28. Mr. X was advised by an architect to make outer walls of his house with hollow bricks. The correct reason is that such walls
make the building stronger
help keeping inside cooler in summer and warmer in winter-Answer
prevent seepage of moisture from outside
protect the building from lightning
29. Which one among the following is not true of the Planning Commission?
It is an advisory body and makes recommendations to the Cabinet
It is responsible for the execution of development programmes and plans-Answer
It is responsible for formulation of a plan for the most effective and balanced utilization of the country’s resourcesIt indicates the factors which tend to retard economic development
30. White blood cells act
as a defence against infection-Answer
as source of energy
for clotting blood
as a medium for oxygen transport from lung to tissues
Courts in India
High Courts with jurisdiction in more than 1 state/UT
High Courts and Benches
Allahabad High Court
Bombay High Court
Nagpur, Panaji, Aurangabad
Calcutta High Court
Gauhati High Court
Kohima, Aizwal, Imphal, Agartala, Shillong, Itanagar
Madhya Pradesh High Court
Madras High Court
Rajasthan High Court
High Courts not in State Capitals
Union Territories - High Courts
Andaman and Nicobar islands
Calcutta High Court
Kerala High Court
Madras High Court
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Bombay High Court
Daman and Diu
Bombay High Court
Punjab and Haryana High Court
Delhi High Court
Points to remember
The Supreme Court of India came into existence on 28 Jan 1950 replacing Federal Court of India which had functioned from 1937 to 1950.
The number of Judges in the Supreme Court is Chief Justice and 30 other judges.
A judge of the Supreme Court of India can hold office upto the maximum age of sixty-five years.
The total number of High courts in India is 21.
The oldest High Court in India is the Calcutta High Court which was set up on 01 Jul 1862. It is one of the three Chartered High Courts to be set up in India, along with the High Courts of Bombay, Madras.
The upper age limit for appointment as a judge of High court is sixty-two years.
Facts to remember
The constituent assembly was formed on the recommendation of the Cabinet Mission which visited India in 1946.
The Constituent Assembly met for the first time in New Delhi on 9 December, 1946 in the Constitution Hall which is now known as the Central Hall of Parliament House.
Mr. Sachchidanand Sinha was elected provisional chairman of the assembly.
Dr Rajendra Prasad later became the permanent chairman of the constituent assembly.
On 13 December, 1946, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru moved the Objectives Resolution which resolved to proclaim India as an Independent Sovereign Republic and to draw up for her future governance a Constitution.
The Constituent Assembly took almost three years (two years, eleven months and seventeen days to be precise) to complete its historic task of drafting the Constitution for Independent India.
The Constituent Assembly held eleven sessions covering a total of 165 days.
India is governed in terms of the Constitution, which was adopted on 26 November, 1949, which was the last day of the Eleventh session of the Constituent Assembly.
This date finds mention in the Preamble to the Indian Constitution thus IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty-sixth day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.
The honourable members appended their signatures to the constitution on 24 January, 1950.
The Constitution of India came into force on 26 January, 1950. On that day, the Constituent Assembly ceased to exist, transforming itself into the Provisional Parliament of India until a new Parliament was constituted in 1952
Important Dates - Constituent Assembly to Constitution
Constituent Assembly met for the first time
Objectives Resolution moved
Signed by members
Constitution came into force and Constituent Assembly ceased to exist
09 Dec 1946
13 Dec 1946
26 Nov 1949
24 Jan 1950
26 Jan 1950
Committee on the Rules of Procedure
Finance and Staff Committee
Alladi Krishnaswami Ayyar
B. Pattabhi Sitaramayya
Order of Business Committee
Ad hoc Committee on the National Flag
Committee on the Functions of the Constituent Assembly
Advisory Committee on Fundamental Rights, Minorities and Tribal and Excluded Areas
Fundamental Rights Sub-Committee
North-East Frontier Tribal Areas and Assam Exluded & Partially Excluded Areas Sub-Committee
Excluded and Partially Excluded Areas (Other than those in Assam) Sub-Committee
Union Powers Committee
Union Constitution Committee