Indian Air Force has published a notification Inviting Enterprising and adventurous Indian citizen both Men and Woman to Join Indian Air Force. You can Join IAF under this recruitment course as a Commissioned Officer in the flying branch as well as Technical and Ground duty branch.



AFCAT online application form is available now and you should apply in on-line mode. 

Applications are invited through AFCAT Notification 2016 from enterprising & adventurous Indian Citizens (men and women) as per Citizenship Act 1955 for the following courses commencing in July 2017 for grant of Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent / Short Service Commission in Technical and Ground Duty Branches.


(a) No. 202/17F/SSC/M & W ( Short Service Commission for men & women)

Age: 20 to 24 years as on 01 Jul 2017 i.e. Born between 02 Jul 1993 to 01 Jul 1997 .

Educational Qualification : Graduates (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised University. Check for details.


(a) No. 201/17T/PC/M (Permanent Commission for men) 

(b) No. 201/17T/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for men & women)

Age:  20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2017 i.e. Born between 02 July 1991 to 01 July 1997. 

Educational Qualification : Candidates with minimum 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years graduation. Know more.


(a) No. 201/17G/PC/M (Permanent Commission for men) 

(b) No. 201/17G/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for men & women)

 Age: 20 to 26 year as on 01 July 2017 i.e. Born between 02 July 1991 to 01 July 1997 .

Educational Qualification for Ground Duty Branch in IAF :  

For Administration & Logistics Branch of IAF – Graduate Degree (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognized university is required.

For Accounts Branch of IAF – B. Com. degree (Minimum three year degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent is required.

For Education Branch of IAF –  You should be an MBA  / MCA or MA / M Sc degree in English / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / International relations / International studies / Defence studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT / Management / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relation with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate all paper put together in Post Graduation (Minimum two year programme) and 60% marks in graduation (both recognised by UGC / Competent Accreditation Authority). 

Details Eligibility Conditions is here.

Meteorology Branch

A separate advertisement will be released for induction into Meteorology Branch through 201/17G/PC/M, 201/17G/SSC/M & W. Please refer Employment News dated 09 July 2016.

 Note : For details ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS read this article. I have discussed required age, educational qualifications, Physical Standards, Vision, height and weight etc.

Pay and Allowances :

Pay Structure :
Flying Officers will be entitled to Pay in Pay Band of  15,600 – 39,100 per month along with Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, Dearness Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Transport Allowance. 

In addition, other allowances are applicable based on nature of duty / place of posting and would include Flying Allowance, Technical Allowance, Field Area Allowance, Special Compensatory (Hill area) Allowance, Special Force Allowance, Siachin Allowance, Island Special Duty Allowance, Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer Allowance, Hard Area Allowance and Remote Locality Allowance. 

On successful completion of Training, the newly Commissioned Flying Officers would be entitled to approximate gross monthly emoluments in different branches including Transport Allowance of major cities as follows:- 

(a) Flying Branch:- ` 82,050/- 

(b) Technical Branch:- ` 71,550/- 

(c) Ground Duty Branches :- ` 68,550/-

Other Benefits:

In addition to the Pay & Allowances, Officers are entitled to Furnished Accommodation, Comprehensive Medical Cover for self and dependants, Leave Travel Concession, Leave (60 days Annual and 20 days Casual) subject to service exigency, supply of entitled rations, canteen & Officers’ Mess facilities and many more. 

50 Lakh Insurance Cover (on contribution) is applicable to serving officers. Additional cover of  10 Lakh (on contribution) is applicable to Flying Branch Officers.

Traveling Allowance:

Traveling Allowance by the shortest route for AC-III Tier Mail/ Express Trains to and fro for the journey from the place of Call Up or departure (whichever is nearer) is admissible. Change of address, if any, must be intimated to the Board well before your arrival. 

You shall furnish the railway ticket/ bus ticket (hard copy) to the Board, failing which no TA will be paid. For all other modes of travel, TA will be admissible as per the government authorized rules. No TA is admissible, if you have already appeared for the same type of entry at any of the Selection Boards.

Candidates are to apply only online on IAF career website from 04 June 2016 to 30 June 2016. Last date for submission of Online applications: 30 June 2016. Here is guide to apply for AFCAT Exam.

AFCAT Centers In India :

Ambala, Amritsar, Allahabad, Agra, Ahmedabad, 

Barnala, Bathinda, Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Bagdogra, Bareilly, 

Chandigarh, Chabua, Chennai, 

Dehradun, Delhi, Darbhanga, 

Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Guwahati, 

Halwara, Hashimara, Hyderabad, 


Jalandhar, Jammu, Jorhat, Jaipur, Jamnagar, Jodhpur, 

Kanpur, Kolkata, Kalaikunda(Kharagpur), Kochi, 

Leh, Lucknow, 

Mumbai, Mohanbari, Mysore, Nal (Bikaner), 


Ojhar (Nasik), 

Pathankot, Patna, Pune, Port Blair, 

Salua (Kharagpur), Srinagar, Suratgarh, Sirsa, Saharanpur, Shillong, Silchar, Sulur (Coimbatore), 

Thane, Tezpur, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, 

Vadodara, Varanasi. 

Candidates will be allotted AFCAT centres as per their selection/choice subject to availability of vacancy at that centre.

Join Indian Air Force in the above mentioned branches i.e. Flying Branch, Technical Branch and Ground Duty Branch and get a wonderful job profile for you. 

IAF recruitment through AFCAT for Short Service Commission and Permanent Commission is open now. You should apply through on-line mode before 30 th June 2016. 

If  you have any confusion feel free to ask me in the comment section.

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