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Air Force Group X & Y 2020: Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Before you start your preparations you should know about the Air Force Group X & Y 2020: Syllabus & Exam Pattern. Through this article, we are trying to give you a thorough understanding of the exam pattern of the Air Force Group X & Y exam 2020 as well as its section-wise list of topics. Go through the details of this article to make your planning and strategy to prepare for the exam in the best way.

Air Force Group X & Y 2020: Syllabus & Exam Pattern

See the below-given table to know about the pattern of Air Force Group X & Y 2020

Group Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Air Force Group X English 20 70 Marks 60 Minutes
Physics 25
Mathematics 25
Air Force Group Y English 20 50 Marks 45 Minutes
Reasoning & General Ability 30
Air Force Group X & Y English 20 100 Marks 85 Minutes
Physics 25
Mathematics 25
Reasoning & General Ability 30

Each question carries 1 mark, for the correct answer you will get 1 mark and for doing wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Air Force Group X & Y 2020: Syllabus

Let us now check the details of the syllabus for the exam of Air Force Group X & Y 2020


English section will have the following topics in the Air Force Group X & Y exam 2020

  • Comprehension

It will contain a passage followed by 4-5 questions

  • Grammar

Grammar will include following sub-topics

  • Word Formation (noun, adjectives etc.)
  • Noun & Pronoun
  • Modals
  • Adverb
  • Conjunction
  • Determiners
  • Preposition
  • Subject-verb concord
  • Clauses (noun, adverb, & relative clauses)
  • Verb formation and error in their use
  • Sentence transformation (Simple, negative, compound, complex etc.)
  • Vocabulary

This section will include the following topics

  • Word appropriately fitting the sentence
  • Spelling errors
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • One-word substitution


In the paper of Mathematics, questions will be asked from the following topics

  • Vector
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Linear Programming
  • Application of Integrals
  • Definite and Indefinite integrals
  • Differential Equations
  • Differentiation
  • Application of Derivatives
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Limit and Continuity
  • Circles and family of Circles
  • 3-Dimentionsional Geometry
  • Conic Sections
  • Straight Line and Family of Lines
  • Sequence and Series
  • Cartesian system of Rectangular coordinates
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Sets, Relations, and Functions
  • Complex Numbers
  • Linear Equations
  • Trigonometric and Inverse Trigonometric Functions


Questions in the Physics section will be asked from the following topics

  • Work Power and Energy
  • Gravitation
  • Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
  • Physical World and Measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Thermodynamics
  • Bulk Matter Properties
  • Behavior of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Electrostatics and Current Electricity
  • Waves and Oscillations
  •  Magnetism Magnetic Effect of Current
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
  • Optics
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Radiation and Dual Nature of Matter
  • Electronic Devices
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Communication System


Reasoning section in the exam of Air Force Y group includes the following topics

  • Number Puzzle and Coding
  • Distance and Direction
  • Number Series
  • Time Sequence and Number Ranking
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Inserting Correct Mathematical Sign
  • Assigning Artificial Values of Mathematical Digit
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Odd one Out
  • Youngest, Tallest relation-based Questions
  • Analogy
  • Dictionary Word
  • Non-verbal Reasoning
  • Mutual Relation Problems
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Number Simplification
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Fractions
  • Profit and Loss
  • Percentage
  • Simple Trigonometry
  • Areas of Triangle, Rectangle, and Square
  • Probability
  • Volume and Surface Area of Cone, Cylinder, Cuboid, and Sphere

General Awareness

In the section of General Awareness for the Exam Air Force Y Group, the following topics are included.

  • History
  • Geography
  • Civics
  • General Science
  • Basic Computer Operations
  • Current Affairs

Air Force Group X & Y 2020: Syllabus & Exam Pattern

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