Hello guys, as we all are aware that AAI is in the process of conducting online test for the post of Junior Executive -ATC, it is crucial to know what is to be expected in the test. Also as per syllabus provided by AAI on its official websites, online test will be comprising of two sections:

- Non-Technical
- Technical

**Non-Technical Part:**

English Language (20 Questions), General Intelligence/Reasoning (15 questions), General Aptitude/Numerical Ability (15 questions), General Knowledge/ awareness (10 questions). Level of these questions should be moderate, so SSC level books can be referred for the preparation of Non-technical preparation.

**Technical Part:**

There will be 30 questions each from Mathematics and Physics. Technical is the main section which decides fate of almost all candidates appearing in the test as non tech section is covered well by everyone considering its level. Before writing this post, I went through previous years question papers so that whatever I present here is based on that only and not on some kind of speculations

**Year 2015**

**Physics**:

- Superconductors,
- Scalar and Vectors,
- Satellites time period,
- Newton’s laws of motion (Projectile, Momentum),
- Escape velocity,
- Laws of Thermodynamics,
- Bond structures in solids,
- Carnot cycle,
- wave equations,
- Ampere’s law,
- Gauss law,
- diffraction,
- Occupancy Probability (Fermi-Dirac equation, Bose-Einstein equation),
- Maxwell Equations,
- spring,
- planck’s distribution function,
- London equation,
- Bernoulli Theorem,
- Latent heat,
- Young’s double slit experiment,
- Curie-Weiss Law,
- Capacitance,
- Magnetism,
- Number of modes of vibrations,
- Inductance,
- Torque and Dipole Moment

**Mathematics:**

- Function,
- Differential Equations,
- Partial Diff. equation,
- Series and its convergence,
- Number of elements,
- Matrices (Rank, system of equations, Eigenvalues),
- Vectors,
- Numerical Methods,
- Residue,
- Sets and subsets,
- Geometry (Line, Ellipse, parabola, planes, Hyperbola, Tangents and normal),
- Indefinite and definite integration,
- Taylor Series.

**Year 2016**

**Physics:**

- Light,
- Lasers,
- X-rays,
- Superconductors,
- Electric and Magnetic Field Equations,
- Curie Temperature,
- Diffraction Experiments and Theories,
- Polarization of waves,
- Interference,
- energy-mass equation,
- pendulum,
- quantum mechanics,
- Theory of relativity,
- Capacitors,
- Work function,
- Uncertainty Principle,
- De Broglie wavelength,
- Newton’s ring experiment,
- Magnetism,
- Poynting Vector

**Mathematics:**

- Differential Equations (Solution, IF and CF),
- Set,
- Integration (Definite and indefinite, numerical methods),
- Geometry (Asymptotes, Lines, Tangent and Normal),
- Limit,
- Matrices (Identity, skew symmetric, transpose, rank, Inverse),
- Functions (Analytic Function, C.R. equation),
- Convergence of Series,
- Vectors,
- Derivatives (Max., Min. Values) ,
- Lagrange Theorem and Formula,
- Complex Numbers

**Year 2018**

**Physics**

- Polarization of wave
- Wave Optics
- Ray Optics
- Mechanics
- De Broglie wavelength
- Magnetism
- Properties of diamagnetic, paramagnetic, ferromagnetic substances
- Quantum Mechanics
- Special Theory of Relativity

**Mathematics**

- Matrices
- Convergence and Divergence of series
- Differential Equation
- Complex Number
- Complex Integral
- Probability
- Definite and Indefinite Integration
- Limits
- Numerical Methods (Bisection, Newton-Raphson methods for finding roots and Trapezoidal Rule of integration, etc.)
- Modern/Abstract Algebra

## Conclusion

So we can conclude that paper is mainly based on 11-12^{th} Maths and Physics concepts with some topics taken from Graduation level syllabus. Preparing from IIT preparation notes and NDA previous years papers will be very helpful in covering these topics. For graduation level topics, just refer books of first year of graduation.I hope covering above mentioned topics will certainly help you getting selected in Airports Authority of India as Air Traffic Control Officer for a job which is very challenging and stressful but equally rewarding in terms of various allowances paid to ATCOs only.

Bhuvan GS says

Hello sir can I know when can AAI conducts exams FY 2018

sudhir sheoran says

Most probably in November. I am not sure.

Bhuvan GS says

Hello sir is there any information about no of posts of ATC Fy2018, As aai hasn’t mentioned in their corriendum updated notification

sudhir sheoran says

Same as before.

Asif Anwar says

Helpful, thank you for the information.

Ram says

Hello Sir,

I read your blog and its really helpful. As this is phase where one should focus on preparation of his/her ATC exam which is to be held on 30th Nov.

But sir there is one question that constantly comes before my eyes while studying,

that What is Expected cutoff this year for ATC this year?

I have also done some exploration regarding this topic and also found some data, but I would like to hear it from your blog.

So I request you to write something on it.

Hope you will write.

Thanks in advance. Have good day ahead.

sudhir sheoran says

Cut off depends upon a lot of factors such as difficulty level of question paper which we are yet to see. No doubt no. of students appearing this time are more. There will be more competition. At the same time, since there is no interview, question paper can be designed tougher. So, It’s hard to guess but if you still want a number from us then it’s 80-85. We will definitely post something about cut off after the exam. Best of Luck for your Exam.

SANDIP TALUKDAR says

Is it enough to prepare the NCERT formula based numericals in Physics and Mathematics for the exam?

sudhir sheoran says

This is the first time when there is no interview. Question paper might be tough. So NCERT alone might not be enough this time.

Prathyu says

Can you give Ur what’s app number

sudhir sheoran says

9729649798

Akshay Gupta says

Sir, do know the most appropriate online source for preparing JE ATC Exam 2018?

Deepankar Sharma says

Yes, can you please answer this?

Sharmily says

Some people are saying that cut off may shoot up to 95…is it is possible????

sudhir sheoran says

Cut off may even shoot up to 100 if we get easy question paper in exam because no. of posts are less and competition is huge since applications received are much more than any other year. But do we really know the level of difficulty of the exam yet? No. So no matter who is saying what, it’s impossible to predict anything before exam. Considering exam tougher than last year, we are expecting cut off to be around 85.