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INDIAN AIR FORCE

Since its inception, the IAF has had its share of trials and tribulations. The IAF’s mettle was tested in the Second World War, after independence, in the conflicts of 1948, 1965, 1971 and the Kargil Victory in the summer of 1999. IAF has vindicated itself time and again by rising to the myriad challenges, tasks and demands placed on it by the nation. The fortitude and deeds of its men have won many laurels. Its growth and continuous modernization is an index of its ability to adapt with the times and its deeds a testimony to the caliber of its men.

OFFICER ENTRY

Here is an opportunity to dedicate yourself to the honour and glory of your motherland, as a defender of the sovereign skies become a part of the noblest and most selfless of professions the Indian Air force , where you pledge to protect the frontiers of our airspace, where your bravery, daring, grit and the never-say-die spirit are tested each and every day in every conceivable situation to bring out the best in you. A career with Indian Air force would mean becoming are air warrior ready to face the challenges.

Method Of Entry

Branch / Type of Entry Educational Qualification Age Limit(years) Advertisement Schedule
FLYING BRANCH
(A) National Defence Academy (NDA)
(for men only)
10+2 with Physics & Maths 161/2 – 19 Mar/Oct
(B) Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE)
(for men only)
Any Grad. with Physics & Maths at 10+2 or BE 19 – 23 Apr/Sep
(C) NCC Special Entry (Through CO Unit/DG NCC)
(for men only)
Any Grad. with Physics & Maths at 10+2 or BE & NCC Air Wing Sr. Div. ‘C’ Certificate 19 – 23 Apr/Oct
(D) Short Service Commission
(for Women only)
Any Grad. with Physics & Maths at 10+2 or BE 19 – 23* May/Nov
*Upper age limit relaxed to 25 years for holders of Commercial Pilots’ Licence (CPL)
TECHNICAL BRANCH
(A) Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics)
(PC for Men)
10+2 with Physics & Maths and First class degree in Engineering in Electronics / Allied subjects as per advertisement 20 – 26 Dec/Jun
(B) Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical)
(PC for Men)
10+2 with Physics & Maths and First class degree in Engineering in Mechanical / Allied subjects as per advertisement 20 - 26 Dec/Jun
(C) AE(L) and AE(M)
(SSC for Women)
10+2 with Physics & Maths and First class degree in Engineering in Electronics / Mechanical / Allied subjects as per advertisement 20 – 26 Dec/Jun
GROUND DUTIES BRANCH
(PC for Men / SSC for Women)**
(A) Administration First class Graduate or PG in subjects as per advertisement
First Class PG in subjects as per advertisement
18 – 28 Apr/Oct
(B) Logistics First class Graduate or PG in subjects as per advertisement
First Class PG in subjects as per advertisement
18 – 28 Apr/Oct
(C) Accounts First class Graduate or PG in subjects as per advertisement
First Class PG in subjects as per advertisement
20 – 23 Oct
(D) Education First class Graduate or PG in subjects as per advertisement
First Class PG in subjects as per advertisement
20 – 25 May/Nov
(E) Meteorology First class Graduate or PG in subjects as per advertisement
First Class PG in subjects as per advertisement
20 – 25 May/Nov
**PC – Permanent Commission / SSC – Short Service Commission

NOTES :

  1. The above information is a broad guideline and is subject to change as per the induction requirement of the Indian Airforce.
  2. All Advertisement are published in Employment News and National / Regional Leading Newspapers.
  3. This data is only of information value and subject to change, for more details please visit at Air force website.Visit us : www.indianairforce.nic.in

AIRMEN ENTRY

Opportunities are open to young men to choose Indian Air force as career. Here the aspiration finds satisfaction. To become an our warrior in airman category check out your eligibility and look out for the opportunity as an when come.

Method Of Entry

Branch / Type of Entry Educational Qualification Age Limit(years) Advertisement Schedule
GROUP 'X'
(A) All Trades (Except Education Instructor) The candidate should have passed Intermediate / 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and English and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
OR
Three year Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics/Automobile/Computer Science/Instrumentation Technology) from a Govt. recognized Polytechnic/Institute.
17- 21 -
(B) Education Instructor Trade (i) Graduation with a teaching Degree or Diploma of a recognized University with a minimum 50% aggregate marks in each qualification
OR
(ii) B.A. (Hons)/B.Sc(Hons)/BCA with a minimum score of 50% marks.
OR
(iii) A minimum second class M.A. in English/M.Sc in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or MCA.(AGE:20 to 28 years)
20 - 25 -
GROUP 'Y'
(A) All Trades (Except Med Asst and Musician) Passed Intermediate/10+2 or equivalent with a minimum aggregate score of 50% with pass marks in English . 17- 21 -
(B) Med Asst Trade Passed 10+2 / Intermediate / equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate, and 50% marks in English. 17- 21 -
(B) Musician Trade Passed Matriculation /10th class or equivalent with minimum pass marks from any Government recognised School/Boards and should be proficient in playing at least one of the following musical instruments: Trumpet / Bass / Violin / Saxophone / Clarinet / Euphonium / Jazz-Drum / Piccolo / Bass Trombone / Key Board / Guitar / Sarod / Viola / Cello / Contra Bass (String Bass). 17 - 25 -

Interviews :  Candidates passing both Written Test & PFT are to be interviewed by a team of officers & Warrant Ranks. Those who are recommended in interview will be medically examined by Recruitment Medical Team as per Indian Air Force Medical Standards. Those who are recommended in interview and Medically Fit will only be considered for final selection.

From Airmen to Commissioned Officer : Promotion Prospectus exist up to the rank of Master Warrant officer (MWO). Opportunities to become a Commissioned Officer also exist for those airmen who qualify the prescribed examinations later during their service career.

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