You can fulfill your dream choosing a career in the flying branch of Indian Air Force (IAF). You can join as an Indian Air Force Pilot in the initial stage.
To be a pilot in Indian Airforce is the most glamorous, adventurous and challenging job for a Young Guy. Further, the pay scale and perks associated with the job is also good.
An IAF Pilot enjoys many facilities and services after becoming a family member of Indian Air Force.
These benefits include housing facilities, free ration, medical facilities and schools for your children etc.
IAF (Indian Air Force) takes care of all your needs. And, you continue to avail some of these benefits even after your retirement.
In this article, I will tell you in details about
There is a huge scope of promotions for you in IAF.
You can move on to the highest position with the ability and experience of your services.
The reputed positions of Indian Air Force Pilots are as below-
If you are interested in joining Indian Air Force as a Pilot, you can give a try after your completion of the 12th class or even after your graduation.
Here, I am discussing all the 04 ( four) selection processes to be a part of the ‘Flying Branch’ of IAF. No. 04 is both for male and female candidates.
You can join IAF as a Pilot after clearing or when studying in HSC or 12th Class Science stream.
Your Age must be between 16½-19 years
This entry is available for only Indian Male Citizens
Selection Process of Indian Air Force Pilot:
The UPSC conducts exams for entrance into the National Defence Academy. The exam is conducted twice a year, generally in April and in September.
It consists of two written papers of objective type. The exam is for a total of 900 marks.
The first paper is for 300 marks for Mathematics and the second paper is for a total of 600 marks for General Ability Test. Pathfinder For NDA & NA Entrance Examination is a guide for candidates preparing for the entrance exam to gain admission into the NDA or NA.
Also read : How to join Indian Air Force after 12th class.
Recommended Physical Standards for NDA:
1. You must free from any disability of mental or physical health.
2. Your chest must be expand minimum 5 cm after full inspiration
3. Your Spinal Conditions should be good.
4. Your Eyesight must be as per requirements.
5. You should have Ocular Muscle Balance
6. You must be free from any disease of bones and joints.
7. Your hearing capacity should be normal.
8. You should have adequate numbers of normal and sound teeth.
9. You should not be suffering from disease like severe pyorrhea.
Through UPSC Combined Defense Services Examination, a graduate person can join Become Indian Air Force Fighter Pilot.
Indian Air Force Pilot’s Eligibility for CDSE:
You must be a Graduate in Three Years Course (with Physics and Mathematics in 10+2) in any discipline from a recognized University.
You must be a BE or B Tech (Four Year Course).
Only male candidate can apply for UPSC CDSE Exam.
Your age must be between 19 years to 23 years at the time of commencement of course.
Only Indian Students can apply for this exam.
Selection Procedure of Indian Air Force Pilot:
You can apply to the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force, if you are an Air Wing Senior Division ’C’ Certificate holder of NCC,
You must be a Graduate in Three Year Course (have passed Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) in any discipline with minimum 60% marks or equivalent
You must be an B.E. or B. Tech in Four Year Course with minimum 60% marks or equivalent
Your age must be between 19 to 24 years at the time of commencement of course
Only an Indian male Citizen can apply through this entry.
You must have an NCC Air Wing Senior Division ’C’ certificate.
Selection Procedure :
There will be screening tests, psychological tests, group testing, personal interview, service-related information, geographic, politics and national issues etc. Modern SSB Interviews and SSB Interview: The Complete Guide are comprehensive books for candidates appearing for the interview conducted by the Services Selection Board of India.
After your graduation, you can apply for IAF Pilot through AFCAT. This is a Short Service Commission and only for 14 years.
Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) allows both men & women to get into the flying branch of IAF.
You must be a Graduate (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level.) in Three Year Course in any discipline with minimum 60% marks or equivalent
You must be a BE or B Tech (Four Year Course) from a recognized university with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
Your age must be between 20 to 24 ( upper age limit is releasable as per rule) years at the time of commencement of course.
You must be an Indian citizen to apply for this post.
Both male and female candidates can apply for AFCAT to join air force.
Selection Procedure :
You should qualify in the written examination conducted by AFCAT.
To crack the written test of AFCAT, you should have knowledge of the following topics.
General Awareness: History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science, Defense, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics etc
Verbal Ability in English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary.
Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit & loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple interest.
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: Verbal Skills and.
AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) Exam Guide is specially developed for the candidates of AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) for Flying & Technical Branch. This book includes Study Material & Previous Years Papers (Solved) for the purpose of practice of questions based on the latest pattern of the examination. Detailed Explanatory Answers have also been provided for the selected questions for Better Understanding of the Candidates
This is how you can be a part of Indian Air Force as a pilot. Join IAF and fulfill your dream.
What is Next?
Indian AirForce takes care of the employees all the time, even after retirement. After leading a very active life in Air Force, ex- Air Force personnel find a suitable job in govt. sector. The Placement Cell of Air Force Association offers employment assistance to fulfill the need of the retired personnel. The Cell acts as a facilitator between the employer and the employee. Retired Air Force Personnel can register themselves for employment through the website.
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