Steps to Join Indian Airforce After 12th:
- Get selected in the NDA Entrance Exam
- Successfully complete training in NDA
- Join Airforce Academy
- Successfully complete the Training at AFA
- Join Indian Airforce as a commissioned officer.
#1 NDA Entrance Exam Procedure To Join Indian Airforce:
For NDA admission you must pass in the entrance examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
Candidates for the Air Force wing of NDA should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) Written examination as fixed by the Commission at their discretion and (ii) Officer Potentiality Test as fixed by the Services Selection Board at their discretion.
a. Written Examination:The subjects of the UPSC written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject to join NDA will be as follows :—
- Mathematics - 2.30 hrs for 300 marks
- General Ability Test - 2.30 hrs for 600 marks
If you have good knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, History, General Awareness and Geography, the exam is not tough for you. Study according to the syllabus and read the best books for NDA Exam.
SSB interview generally held during the months of January to April or as suitable to Recruiting Directorate for the candidates qualified in the written examination.
All the candidates will be put to stage-one test on first day of reporting at AirForce Selection Boards.
Only those candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage/remaining tests.
After qualifying in stage II, candidate should submit the Original Certificates along with one photocopy each of-
(i) Original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth,
(ii) Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification.
Subject to these conditions the qualified candidates will then be placed in a single combined list on the basis of total marks secured by them in the Written Examination and the Services Selection Board Tests.
The personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessors. These assessors are-
The Interviewing Officer (IO),
Group Testing Officer (GTO) and
There are no separate weightage for each test. The marks are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in all the test.
In addition, marks for Conference are also allotted based on the initial performance of the Candidate in the three techniques and decision of the Board. All these have equal weightage.
Over and above candidates for the Air Force should separately qualify the Pilot Aptitude Battery Test. PAB Test contains Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) and Pilot Aptitude Test.
The grade secured by a candidate on PABT will hold good for every subsequent Interview he has with India Airforce. If a candidate fails in the first PABT Interview, he can not apply for admission in NDA.
c. Medical Examination Procedure:
A candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers.
Only those candidates will be admitted to the ND Academy who are declared fit by the Medical Board.
The proceedings of the Medical Board are confidential and will not be divulged to anyone.
However, the candidates declared unfit will be intimated by the President of the Medical Board and the procedure for request for an Appeal Medical Board will also be intimated to the candidate.
#3 Training at NDA To Join Indian Airforce:After getting shortlisted in the list of successful candidates in NDA entrance exam, you will get an opportunity to join National Defence Academy for three years training. You should complete the training programme and satisfy the officials to get the next step.
#3 Training at AFA:
If you can satisfy your officials in this programme you will get appointment to Indian Airforce.