Indian Air Force Ground Duties Branch Common Enrance Test Scheme and Syllabus | IAF Common Entrance Test (CET) Pattern and Syllabus | IAF CET Sample Questions


The model question paper only offers a broad overview and does not purport to represent either the syllabus or the pattern of questions that would appear in the Common Entrance Test.


Common entrance Test (CET) is a tool to assess the proficiency of the candidate in English and General Awareness, for selection in Ground Duties Branches.

CET has two parts, namely

Part A- Multiple Choice Questions: English and General Awareness (30 Questions) (Duration 20 Minutes)
Part B- Descriptive Test in English: Three Questions – One Comprehension passage with 5 Questions, one letter writing and One paragraph writing (Duration: 30 minutes).

This test is applicable to all those aspirants who apply for non-technical branches. The contents of the test include the following in
Part-A and Part-B respectively:-
Part A: English (Grammar and usage) and General Awareness – MCQs
Part B: General Composition in English
(i) Reading and Comprehension
(ii) Letter writing
(iii) Paragraph Writing


PART-A: Multiple Choice Questions

1. She spent her time in Mumbai ____________ in cafes and bars.

(a) hang out (b) hang up
(c) hang on (d) hanging out

2. One should ________ drugs.
(a) Keep up
(b) Keep Down
(c) Keep Off
(d) Keep on

3. The boy has __________ from all disciplines.
(a) Break away (b) Broken away
(c) Break into (d) Broken into

4. Strong Acids _________ metals.

(a) act upon (b) act upto
(c) act on (d) acting upto

5. If I _______________ you I wouldn’t return the call.

(a) Was (b) am
(c) were (d) would be

6. Our teacher ____________ us to the laboratory and showed us a number of experiments.

(a) taken (b) taking
(c) took (d) takes

7. Nisha________ her son against the dangers of driving the car too fast.
(a) threatened (b) warned
(c) spoke to (d) remembered

8. Give an example pertinent ________case.
(a) with (b) to
(c) on (d) for

9. He was, advised to abstain _______all alcoholic drinks.
(a) from (b) in
(c) by (d) to

10. In which year was Jesus crucified.
(a) 50 AD (b) 43 AD
(c) 33 AD (e) 190 AD

11. Lenin’s death took place in
(a) 1924 (b) 1922
(c) 1921 (d) None of these

12. The first president of USA was
(a) Jimmy Carter
(b) Theodore Roosevelt
(c) Abraham Lincoln
(d) George Washington

13. The most popular city of world
(a) New York (b) Mumbai
(c) Tokyo (d) London

14. World’s largest sugarcane producer is
(a) Cuba (b) India
(c) Pakistan (d) China

15. The brightest planet is

(a) Saturn (b) Mars
(c) Venus (d) Jupiter

16. Which of the following instruments
is used for measuring humidity of air?
(a)hydrometer(b) seismometer
(c)hygrometer(d) barometer

17. If a horse starts suddenly, the rider may fall due to

(a) moment of inertia
(b) inertia of rest
(c) law of conservation of mass
(d) third law of motion

18. The gland that contains body’s

thermostat is
(a) Pancreas (b) Thyroid
(c) pituitary (d) Hypothalamus

19. Blood is formed in human adult by

(a) Heart (b) Spleen
(c) Red bone marrow (d) lungs

20. which soil requires least use of fertilizers

(a) Red soil (b) alluvial oil
(d) laterite soil (d)black soil

21. The Temperature at which water possesses maximum density is
(a) 0 deg C (b) 4 deg C
(c) -4 deg C (d) 0 deg F


22. He was apotheosized because of his miraculous powers.
(a) departure from tradition
(b) impatience with stupidity
(c) demolition from glory
(d) surrender to impulse

23. His ideas are quixotic.

(a) Slow (b) pragmatic
(c) grave (d) benevolent

24. Propriety and sobriety makes one fit for the society.
(a) Influence (b) holiness
(c) civility (d) mirth


25. Rumors are always concocted stories in an exaggerated form.
(a) Manage (b) tickle
(b) smart (d) originate

26. Seated amongst the assembly were distinguished persons from different fields.

(a) Differentiated (b) renowned
(c) recognized (d) classified

27. Learned persons from all fields gathered at the conference.
(a) acquired (b) gained
(c) educated (d) well -informed


28. If you would recall (a) / our first meeting (b) / than you may (c) /understand my point. (d)

29. The party was (a) / scheduled to take place (b)/ tomorrow but now (c) / it stand cancelled. (d)

30. While presenting (a)/ his maiden speech (b) / Kamal seemed very confidently (c) / and people responded very well (d).

PART-B: Descriptive Type Questions

A passage is given below followed by five questions. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below.

The stock-taking at the first national convention on consumer protection served to highlight the areas that called for special attention to sustain the momentum of the movement as genuine for safeguarding the people’s interests. Spreading awareness about the rights of the consumers and the relief open to them in case they did not get their money’s worth of goods and services has highly been identified as the first priority. While this may not be a difficult task in urban areas, where the movement is concentrated at present, taking it to the vast rural hinterland calls for a multi-media approach in which radio and television have a crucial role to play. The involvement of 500 odd consumer organizations in the country in publicizing the concept of fair trade practices and their remedies available against their violation will prove rewarding if the message is conveyed through village bodies. Government efforts remain confined at best to setting up the infrastructure after the formal launch of the movement with the enactment of the consumer protection act. The mounting backlog of cases in consumer courts, points to the need for toning up the district level redressal machinery. The main objective of the movement is the creation of a culture that denies place in the market for products that are not consumer friendly. This is possible only if consumer bodies take over the watchdog role performed by the government till now and exercise social control over the market to see that the benefits of liberalization are not reaped by traders alone. But the plea to industry to exercise self regulation and maintain minimum standards of quality and devise appropriate pricing is bound to go unheeded unless strict measures are taken to ensure compliance.

Questions: (5 Marks)

(a) What was the purpose of the first national convention on consumer protection?
(b) What does consumer protection act guarantee to the consumer against?
(c) How did the government contribute to the consumer protection movement?
(d) What approach is required for spreading consumer protection movement to the rural areas?
(e) What is the role of consumer bodies?
2. You have seen an advertisement in the ‘Times of India’ calling for applications for the post of a Sales Executive. Write a letter to the Personnel Manager, New World Publications, Worli, Mumbai, applying for the job with a detailed bio-data of yourself. (10 Marks)

3. Write a paragraph of not more than 100 words on the following topic:-
Small Family Happy Family

If you have questions, please ask below


  1. Sweety Tripathi says:

    Hello Sir,
    Pls tell me the date of entrance exam for ground duty branch in upcoming 2011. Also, send me the schedule of important date.

    • sonu says:

      hai , un kjnown friend i saw ur commentabout ground duty
      branch .. am also in tirupati … one small request ,,.. i dont where we gather material for preparing ground duty jobs if u have give me i will make it zerox please,,..reply to mail ..

  2. astamita rana says:

    sir send me the schedule and date in 2011

  3. Vineeth says:


  4. y.r.sunanda says:

    sir when you will send the hall ticket ………..plz inform to my id sir .
    why because exam is on 28th nov .

  5. Babita chauhan says:

    Sir, we will what kind of questions in CET ?

  6. prasanna says:

    Sir Please send me the answers for all the above questions

  7. KRISHNA says:

    sir ,i am a third year b.e student in electrial branch and i want to become an airforce officer in technical branch.plz inform me what i got to do

  8. Deep says:

    Hi sir good evening.kindly give some idea about syllabus of 131Gdoc for which exam will be on is not clear in employment news.thank u.

  9. Amol ram gaikwad says:

    I am apply for ground dutty officer in march 2011.
    but till I am not receive my hallticket.
    so please reply me my hall ticket is send or not.

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