IAF Airmen Examination Technical Trades/Non-Technical Trades

Basic Information regarding Exam
Applications are invited from male Indian citizens as defined in the Constitution of India for selection as an Airman in Technical Trades or Non-Technical Trades in the IAF for the courses commencing twice a year: first from January to June and second from July to December. For the courses commencing in the month of January, the exams are held in the month of August/September of the preceding year and for the courses commencing in July, exams are held in the month of April or May of the same year.

Age limit
16 1/2 years to 19 1/2 years on the first day of the month in which the course is commencing. Upper age limit is relaxable by two years in technical trades for those who have passed Intermediate/equivalent examination or completed 3 years diploma course in Engineering.

Minimum Educational Qualification
FOR TECHNICAL TRADES: A candidate should have passed
(a) Matriculation/equivalent examination with minimum of 60 per cent marks with English, Physics and Mathematics as Compulsory subjects; OR

(b) Intermediate/lO + 2/equivalent examination with Mathematics, English and Physics (50% marks); OR

(c) Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics/ Automobile/Computer Science&strumentation Technology – 3 years)from a recognised Polytechnic/Engineering College with 50% marks.

FOR ALL NON – TECHNICAL TRADES: A candidate should have passed Matriculation or its equivalent examination with English as compulsory subject and minimum of 45 per cent marks in aggregate with pass marks in English. For Mechanical Transport Driver Trade there is no minimum percentage of marks.

Plan of Examination

General Note about Examination Scheme
Eligible candidates are called for a Written Test in
(i) English,
(ii) Intelligence, and
(iii) General Awareness. The candidates for Technical Trades are also given an additional test in Mathematics and Science at one of the Selection Centres. Questions in these tests are Objective Type and ofMatriculation Standard. For Non- Technical Trade the candidates also have to appear in a Trade Allocation Test.

Results of the Written Test are declared on the same day and the successful candidates will have to undergo Medical Examination the following working day. Candidates are advised to get their ears and teeth cleaned before appearing for the Interview and they should be prepared to stay for two to three days.

Details Regarding Selection Procedure

Physical Standards
(a) Minimum Height: 152.5 cms (for Mechanical Transport Driver- 165 cms with minimum leg length of 99 cms);

(b) Chest: Expanded chest measurement should not be less than 75 cms with minimum range of expansion of 5 cms;

(c) Vision: For Technical Trades: Aided visual acuity of at least 6/12 in each eye with glasses or 6/6 in one eye and 6/36 in the worse eye. Myopia not exceeding 7D in any meridian Colour vision: Normal/Defective Safe CP2/CP3. Candidates should be physically and mentally fit to serve anywhere in the world For Non-Technical Trades: Visual acuity of at least 6/12 in each eye with glasses or 6/6 in one eye and 6/36 in other eye without glasses and correctable to 6/6 in each eye with glasses. For Mechanical Transport Driver: At least 6/36 (each eye) without glasses correctable to 6/6 and 6/9 with glasses. Hearing-able to hear forced whisper at 600 cms.

Terms and Conditions
(a) Initial emolment in the IAF is for 20 years extendable upto the age of 55 years;

(b) Basic Salary: During and after training as per the revised pay scales;

(c) DA as admissible under existing rules;

(d) Other Entitlements/Perks:
(i) Free messing, accommodation, clothing and medical facilities;
(ii) Pension, Gratuity, Provident Fund, Group Insurance, Housing Scheme, Canteen facilities and Free Travel, etc;

(e) Promotional prospects: Exists upto the rank of Master Warrant Officer by the selection; (1) Opportunities available to become a Commissioned Officer for deserving airmen.

How to Apply
Candidates must submit their application on plain paper in the prescribed proforma as published in the Employment News and send it by Post on or before the specified last date, to the President, Central Airmen Selection Boarod, Post Box No 11807, New Delhi-110010.

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  1. Rajan Rawat
    January 28th, 2010 at 01:40 | #1

    My self Rajan Rawat. I have got 62% marks in 10+2(PCM). My DOB is 17/03/1989.I want to join Indian Air Force as a Airman.So, Please tell me that am I able to join this?

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