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Entry schemes for Air Force

Information About Of Indian Air Force

Career As Per Branches

Aeronautical Engineering Branch

As an officer in the Ground Duty (Technical) Branch, you propel and manage your team to ensure that the Indian Air Force remains airworthy. You would be incharge of some of the most sophisticated equipment in the world by joining one of the sub branches based on your qualification.

 

General Eligibility for Aeronautical Engineering Branch is (applicable for men and women):

Age - 20 to 26 years (at the time of commencement of course)

Nationality - Indian

Marital Status - Candidates below the age of 25 years should be unmarried

 

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING COURSE

After completion of Engineering degree or while in your final year/semester of Engineering

For both Men and Women Permanent Commission (for men) / Short Service Commission (For men and women)

Marks - Must have scored a minimum of 60% marks in any one of the qualifications listed.

Final year students are eligible to apply provided they do not have any present backlog at the time of SSB testing and they produce provisional/ original degree issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.

Advertisement Schedule - Advertisements for AFCAT are released by the IAF in the months of June and December.

Educational Qualification for Aeronautical Engineering Branch – Depending upon your stream of Engineering and subjects studied, you could join one of the sub branches of the Ground Duty (Technical) branch. Check the educational qualification required for the sub branches.

 

 

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS

1. Eligible only when a candidate should have minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and have undergone any one of the following educational qualifications:-

·         A minimum of four year graduation / integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering / Technology from recognized university
OR

·         Cleared Section A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) 
OR

·         Cleared Section A and B examination of Aeronautical Society of India
OR

·         Graduate membership examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies

2. with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines.

(i)     Communication Engineering

(ii)    Computer Engineering / Technology

(iii)   Computer Engineering & Application

(iv)   Computer Science and Engineering / Technology

(v)    Electrical and Computer Engineering

(vi)   Electrical and Electronics Engineering

(vii)  Electrical Engineering

(viii)  Electronics Engineering / Technology

(ix)   Electronics Science and Engineering

(x)    Electronics

(xi)   Electronics and Communication Engineering

(xii)  Electronics and Computer Science

(xiii)  Electronics and/ or Telecommunication Engineering

(xiv)  Electronics and / or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave)

(xv)   Electronics and computer Engineering

(xvi)  Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering

(xvii) Electronics Instrument & Control

(xviii) Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering

(xix)  Instrumentation & Control Engineering

(xx)   Instrument & Control Engineering

(xxi)  Information Technology

 

 

 

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING MECHANICAL

Eligible only when a candidate should have minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and have undergone any one of the following educational qualifications:-

A minimum of four year degree graduation / integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering / Technology from recognized university 

OR

Cleared Section A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) 

OR

Cleared section A and B examination of Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies

With a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering and Automation
  • Mechanical Engineering (Production)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance)
  • Mechatronics
  • Industrial Engineering

Flying Branch

You surely fly high by joining the Flying branch of the IAF. You are trained as a Fighter pilot or a Helicopter pilot or a Transport pilot and are part of various peace and wartime missions. The various modes of entry into the Flying Branch are:

 

As a Graduate

As a Graduate/ Engineer, you enter the Flying branch through the Air Force Academy.

The following are the three modes of entry for Graduates/ Engineers to join the Flying branch:

CDSE (COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION) (FOR MEN ONLY)

  1. Men can enter through this mode of entry and will get a Permanent Commission.


  2. 2. Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - 20 to 24 years (at the time of commencement of course)
  • Nationality – Indian
  • Marital Status - Single

    Gender - Men only.

Educational Qualifications


  • Graduate (Three Year Course) in any discipline from a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) / BE / B Tech (Four Year Course).


  • Final Year/semester students are also eligible to apply, provided they produce Degree certificate issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.


  • No Percentage Bar for CDSE entry.


  • Advertisement Schedule: Advertisements are released by UPSC in the months of June and November

 

NCC SPECIAL ENTRY (FOR MEN ONLY)

(Through NCC Air Squadrons / DG NCC)

Eligibility

Age –20 to 24 years (at the time of commencement of course)

Nationality - Indian

Marital Status - Single

Gender - Men only.

Educational

Graduate (Three Year Course) in any discipline from a recognized University with minimum 60% marks or equivalent and have passed Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level 

OR

BE / B Tech (Four Year Course) from a recognized University with minimum 60% marks or equivalent

Final Year/semester students are also eligible to apply, provided they do not have any present backlogs at the time of SSB Testing and produce Degree certificate issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.

NCC Air Wing Senior Division ’C’ certificate

Advertisement Schedule: NCC Cadets are to apply through respective NCC Air Squadrons/DG NCC.

 

SSC (SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION ) ENTRY( FOR MEN AND WOMEN)

You can apply through AFCAT for Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Flying Branch

Short Service Commission in flying branch is for 14 years with no further extension.

Eligibility criteria:

Age - 20 to 24 years (at the time of commencement of course).Upper age limit for Candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxed up to 26 years(at the time of commencement of course).

Nationality - Indian

Marital Status – Single

Gender - Men and Women

Educational Qualifications


Graduates (Three Year Course) in any discipline from a recognized University who have attained minimum 60% marks or equivalent and have Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level OR BE / B Tech (Four Year Course) from a recognized university with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.

Final Year students are also eligible to apply, provided they do not have any backlog at the time of SSB Testing and produce Degree certificate issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.

Advertisement Schedule: Advertisements for AFCAT are released by the IAF in the months of June and December.

 

 

Ground Duty Branches

(For Graduates/ Post Graduates)

Managing human and material resources, the Ground Duty Branch is the mechanism that steers the Indian Air Force.

General Eligibility Criteria for Ground Duty Branches

Age - 20 to 26 Years for Graduates and Post Graduates (at the time of commencement of course).

Marital Status - Candidates below the age of 25 years must be Unmarried.

Nationality - Indian

Gender - Both men and women.


As a Graduate/ Post Graduate you can join as an officer in any of the following Ground Duty Branches

 

ADMINISTRATION BRANCH

Permanent Commission (for Men) / Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)

Responsible for the efficient management of both human and material resources Some of the officers of the Administration Branch are selected and trained to carry out the following duties also:

Air Traffic Controller – Involves maintaining an orderly flow of traffic and airspace management.

Fighter Controller – Involves close contact and supervision between the air and radar for effective airspace management.

Educational Qualifications

Graduation degree (minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum 60% marks or equivalent

 

ACCOUNTS BRANCH

Permanent Commission (for Men) / Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)

Responsible for efficient financial management of funds you will also act as internal auditor to ensure a zero-defect audit from outside agencies.

Educational Qualifications

B. Com. Degree (minimum three year degree course) from a recognized university with a minimum 60% marks or equivalent

LOGISTICS BRANCH

Permanent Commission (for Men) / Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)

Responsible for materials management of all Air Force resources You would ensure efficient supervision of inventories, and involve in procurement processes of various ranges of equipment.

Educational Qualifications

Graduate degree (minimum three year degree course) from a recognized university in any discipline with a minimum 60% marks or equivalent

 

EDUCATION BRANCH

Permanent Commission (for Men) / Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)

Educational Qualifications

MA/MSc degree in English / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / International Relations / International Studies / Defense Studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT / Management / MBA / MCA / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relations with minimum 50 % marks in aggregate in all papers put together in Post-Graduation (minimum two years programmed) and 60% marks in Graduation  (both recognized by UGC / Competent Accreditation Authority).

 

METEOROLOGY BRANCH

Permanent Commission (for Men) / Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)

As a Meteorology Branch Officer you would be involved handling the latest satellite imagery and state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, you would render specific advice to the operators on all aspects of weather.

Educational Qualifications

Post-Graduation Degree in any science stream / Mathematics / Statistics / Geography / Computer Applications / Environmental Science / Applied Physics / Oceanography / Agricultural Meteorology / Ecology & Environment / Geo-physics / Environmental Biology. All candidates should have scored minimum 50% marks in aggregate in all papers of Post-Graduation put together and should have studied Math’s & Physics in Graduation with minimum of 55% marks in both subjects.

 

Career As Per Qualification

 

10+2

The valiant boys could be part of the Indian Air Force family by applying for NDA( National Defense Academy)

Candidates, short-listed for Indian Air Force after the initial selection procedure, go through a rigorous three-year training regimen at the National Defense Academy at Khadakwasla, followed by specialized training at one of the training establishment. Thereafter, they are commissioned as Permanent Commission Officers and posted as pilots at any of the Air Force Stations.

To be in the National Defense Academy

you can join NDA by taking the exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This exam is conducted twice a year in all major cities throughout India.

Eligibility Criteria

Age - 16 ½ to 19 1/2 years (at the time of commencement of course)

Nationality – Indian

Gender - Men only

Educational Qualifications - 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics Appearing final year students can also eligible to apply.

Advertisement Schedule - June and December (Advertisement is released by UPSC. Visit www.upsc.gov.in)

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 February 2018 16:09