IAF offers a interesting scope of promotions to the members of its family. If you have Passed your Board Exam, check the eligibility described below.
Follow these simple steps to join IAF after 12th :
Fulfill Eligibilities described below
- Get into NDA Exam
- Complete the Training Programs
- Join IAF as a pilot.
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The only way to join IAF after 12th science class is getting in to the National Defense Academy (NDA).
You should appear and qualify in the NDA entrance examination to join Indian Air Force as a Pilot. This exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice a year in all the major cities throughout India.
Eligibility Criteria to Join Indian Air Force after HSc :
You have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria:
Age – If you want to join Indian Air Force as Flying Officer after 10+2 Science stream, your age should be between 16½-19 years at the time when the course starts at NDA.
Nationality – For NDA Entrance Exam, a candidate must be an Indian.
Gender - This mode of entry is applicable only to men. Only male candidates are eligible to apply for 10+2 entry scheme to become Flying Officers.
Educational Qualifications –
(a) You should pass 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as your main subjects from any Central/State recognized Education Institution
(b) You will also be eligible if you are appearing for your Class 12th examination.
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Process of Joining IAF as a flying officer through NDA after 12th:
The selection procedure for the post of IAF pilot after 12th Science (careerairforce.nic.in) is as follows-
(a) The UPSC conducts the NDA entrance (National Defense Academy) exam.
(b) After clearing this exam you undergo a rigorous three-year training regimen at the National Defense Academy at Khadakwasla.
(c) There will be a flying training at Air Force Training establishments after NDA Training.
(d) On successful completion of the training, you will be commissioned as "permanent commission officers" and be posted as a Pilot at any of the Air Force Stations.
#1. Syllabus of NDA Entrance Exam:The only way to join IAF for a student of HS level is to appear for the National Defense Academy entrance exam conducted by the UPSC.
There will be a written examination test comprises two parts:
Part 1 is a Math based test and you should have authority in maths to face this test.
Part 2 is mean to General Ability Test containing English, History, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Math, General Knowledge and Current Events. Duration of both the papers is 2 ½ hours each. Both the papers will be of multiple choice objective types and comprise questions. You should note that there will be negative marking.
1. Nda Guide & Practice Paper (Eng) Combo : This is a perfect guide for the students appearing for NDA or NA Exam. You will get Previous years question papers and practice set here.
2. Pathfinder for NDA & NA Entrance Examination Conducted by UPSC: The book comprises of chapters on maths, English, general studies, physics, chemistry, biology, history, geography, Indian polity, economics and general knowledge. The book consist of practice exercises for thorough revision. This book is essential for candidates aspiring to join the National Defence Academy
Read also> Syllabus of NDA Entrance Written Exam
#2. SSB (Services Selection Board) Interview:After successful completion of the UPSC written exam, you will have to appear for a two stages interview which will be conducted by the Services Selection Board. In the Stage 1 the interview, there will be a Picture perception and discussion test and an Officer Intelligence Rating Test.
You will be subjected to the Stage 2 only after qualifying in the stage 1 of the interview. The stage 2 will be consisting of Psychological tests conducted by a psychologist for group tasks and a personal interview.
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This PABT test of NDA exam is meant to check whether a candidate has the potential to become a good pilot or not and you can only appear for PABT exam once in a lifetime.
So, get ready and follow the above process. If you have passed your HSC or 12 th class in science stream you are eligible to apply for the post of Pilot in Indian Air Force.
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