Defence Awareness Notes for AFCAT 2024 | AFCAT Handwritten Notes

The conducting body UPSC of the AFCAT exam asks 3 to 4 Questions from Defence Awareness, a section of the General Awareness Subject. Follow this article till the end and confirm your 9-15 marks in the final exam. Also, you will download the Handwritten AFCAT Defence Notes PDF for Free here.

Defence Awareness Notes for AFCAT 2024 | AFCAT Handwritten Notes
Defence Awareness Notes for AFCAT 2024 | AFCAT Handwritten Notes

AFCAT General Awareness Defence

If we talk about AFCAT Defence Awareness Section, then there are two main types of ways of asking questions from here in the examination.

  • Type A: Static Knowledge-based Defence Awareness
  • Type B: Current Affairs-based Defence Awareness

In both the types, there are many sub-topics that you can check and deeply analyze through the given link below.

AFCAT Defence Notes PDF Free 2023

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Covered Topics

The Defence Awareness notes provided here contain the following topics in detail.

Indian AirForce (IAF)

  • History of Indian Airforce
  • Motto Of the Indian Airforce
  • Role of the Indian Airforce


  • Important key points of Commanders
  • Commands: Indian Airforce five operational and two functional commands
  • Maintenance Commands

Garud Commando Force

Display Teams

  • “Surya Kiran” Aerobatic Display Team (SKAT)
  • “Sarang” Helicopter Display Team

Important Questions

  • Q. Which missile is short range surface to surface missile?
  • Q. What is the motto of CRPF
  • Q. Defence Services Staff College is located in?
  • Q. Which Aircraft Carrier was also known as Grand Old Lady?
  • Q. Important Operations and Years
  • Q. Which Indigenous Diving support vessel has been launched recently
  • Q. Ex Kakadu will be hosted by which country
  • Q. The “Parvat Prahan” exercise has been conducted by which of the following Indian Armed Forces?
  • Q. Indian Arm contingent participated in Exercise Vostok-2022 in which country?
  • Q. Udarshakti is a bilateral exercise which is being held between India and which other country?
  • Q. Ex Vajra Prahar 2022 is a joint special forces exercise of India with which country?
  • Q. India’s first Indigenous Aircraft carrier INS Vikrant handed over to whom?
  • Q. What is “Agni-4” which has been tested by India?
  • Q. Which was the first Indian Sattelite?
  • Q. Which was the first Indian Satellite?
  • Q. What is the name of the Joint Military training exercise between the Indian army and Uzbekistan?
  • Q. Which Aircraft is known as “Vajra”?
  • Q. Combat Army aviation training school is located in?
  • Q. Equipment rank of the group captain of Air Force is?
  • Q. Rastriya Indian Military College is located in?
  • Q. INS Gomti was decommissioned as a frigate?
  • Q. Which of the following is a Submarine Launch short-range Ballistic Missile?
  • Q. Which is India’s first Indigenous fighter jet?
  • Q. Who is the first woman Air Marshal to be Awarded Padma Shri?
  • Q. This year’s annual Air Force Day Prade and Flypast was held I
  • Q. Who is known as a missile woman of India?
  • Q. India’s first Armed Nuclear Powered Submarine is
  • Q. Which of the following is a tank-guided missile?

Important Defence Exercises

Important Missiles

Anti-tank and Ballistic Missile

Important Helicopters

Indian Defence Training Institutions & Locations

The mottos of the Indian Armed Forces

Important Indian Army Projects


Defence Public Sectors

Places  of Conducting Exercises

Important Nicknames

Operation Black Tornado

AFCAT Defence Awareness Questions

Question: The new Naval Air Base ‘INS Kohassa’ has been commissioned at which of the states/UTs?

  • A. Gujarat
  • B. West Bengal
  • C. Lakshadweep
  • D. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Question: What is Operation Breathing Space?

  • A. India and UK for Coronavirus response
  • B. India and USA for Coronavirus response
  • C. India and Israel for Coronavirus response
  • D. India and WHO for Coronavirus response

Question: Merignac Air Base is in?

  • A. France
  • B. Bulgaria
  • C. Slovakia
  • D. Germany

Question: With reference to ‘SHADE’ consider the following statements.

  1. It is a naval exercise conducted by the Indian Navy and the European Union Naval Force in the Gulf of Aden.
  2. It is an international treaty for the protection of vessels deployed under the charter of the World Food Programme.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  • A. Only 1
  • B. Only 2
  • C. Both 1 and 2
  • D. Neither 1 nor 2

Question: Consider the following statements regarding Indrajaal.

  1. It is an Indian indigenous nuclear submarine designed and developed by DRDO
  2. It is a synergic combination of modern technologies helmed by Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, and robotics.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  • A. Only 1
  • B. Only 2
  • C. Both 1 and 2
  • D. Neither 1 nor 2

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