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Indian Air Force Career, Recruitments & Eligibility Criteria


Indian Air Force (IAF) is a part of the Indian Armed Forces , which carries out important work of air warfare, air safety and air conservation for the country. It was established on October 8, 1932. Prior to independence (declared as a complete republic in 1950), it was known as the Royal Indian Air Force and played a key role in the World War II of 1945 . After independence (being declared a full republic in 1950), the word "royal" was removed from it and only "Indian Air Force".
Since independence, Indian Air Force has contributed four wars with neighboring Pakistan and a war with China . So far, it has executed several major missions, including Operation Vijay - Acquisition of Goa , Operation Meghdoot , Operation Cactus and Operation Pumalai. Apart from many such disputes, the Indian Air Force has also been active in the United Nations peace mission.
The President of India acts as the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Air Force. Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal (ACM), is a four-star commander and leads the air force. in Indian air force there is never more than one air chief Marshal on duty.
Its headquarters are located in New Delhi and according to the 2006 data, there are total 170,000 jawans and 1,350 fighter aircraft , which gives it status as the world's fourth largest air force.

Air Force officer posts 

The following posts of officers received from the Air Force are:

Air Chief Marshal, Air Marshal, Air Vice Marshal, Air Commodore, Group Captain, Wing Commander, Squadron Leader, Flight Lieutenant, Flying Officer and Pilot Officer (currently aborted).
In addition to the above posts, the post of non-commissioned officers are:
Master Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer, Junior Warrant Officer or Flight Sergeant, Sergeant, Corporal, Leading Aircraft Man, Aircraft Man Class 1 and Aircraft Man Man Class 2.

CAREER In air force



1.Group"X" ⇨
Note: The upper age limit on date of enrolment is 21 years.
Age : 17- 21 Years 
Education Qualification : Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / equivalent examination with MathematicsPhysics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.
Passed 3 years Diploma Course in Engineering in any stream, as shown below, from a Government recognized Polytechnic Institute with 50% marks in aggregate, and 50% marks in English in Diploma or in Intermediate/Matriculation, if English is not a subject in Diploma CourseP.
Mechanical Stream
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering (Design & Drafting)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Foundry Technology)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Machine Tool Maintenance and repairs)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Refrigeration & Air Conditioning)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Tool & Die)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Production)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Fabrication Tech)
  • Mechanical Engineering (CAD/CAM Design & Robotics)
  • Mechanical (Advance Manufacturing Technology)
  • Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
  • Production Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma in Refrigeration & Air-conditioning
  • Mechatronics
Electrical/Electronics/IT Stream
  • Electronics
  • Applied Electronics
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Electronics (Microprocessor)
  • Electronics and Avionics
  • Electronics (Fibre Optics)
  • Electronics (Robotics)
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Instrumentation Engineering / Technology
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • Telecommunication Engineering/Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Computer Science & Technology

Age : 20 - 25 Years 
Education Qualification : 
  •  BA with English as one the subjects or B.Sc with Physics/ Psychology/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ IT / Computer Science/ Statistics as one of the subjects or BCA with minimum 50% marks.
  • B.Ed degree with minimum of 50% marks from a Government recognized institute.
  • Graduation and B.Ed programmes should be recognized by UGC/ NCTE/ Competent accreditation authority.
Age :20 - 28 Years 
Education Qualification : 
  • MA in English/ Psychology or M.Sc in Mathematics/ Physics/ Statistics/ Computer Science/ IT or MCA with 50% marks.
  •  B.Ed degree with minimum of 50% marks from a government recognized institute.
  •  Graduation, Post-Graduation and B.Ed programmes should be recognized by UGC/ NCTE/ Competent accreditation authority.
.GROUP ‘Y’Trades (Except Med Asst and Musician)
Note: The upper age limit on date of enrolment is 21 years.
Age : 17- 21 Years 
Canidate Should have passed Class 10 + 2/Intermediate/Equivalent exam from an education board / Institute listed in Council of Boards for School Education (COBSE) website as members, in any stream/subjects with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English as per the mark sheet of Class 10 + 2 / Intermediate /Equivalent exam.

GROUP ‘Y: Med Asst Trade ⇨
Note: The upper age limit on date of enrolment is 21 years.
Age : 17- 21 Years
Education Qualification : Passed 10+2 / Intermediate / equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate, and 50% marks in English.

GROUP ‘Y’: Musician Trade ⇨
Age :17 - 25 Years
Education Qualification : Passed Matriculation /10th class or equivalent with minimum pass marks from any Government recognised School/Boards and should be proficient in playing at least one of the following musical instruments: Trumpet / Bass / Violin / Saxophone / Clarinet / Euphonium / Jazz-Drum / Piccolo / Bass Trombone / Key Board / Guitar / Sarod / Viola / Cello / Contra Bass (String Bass).


To get selected as an Airman, the candidate must be physically and mentally FIT to perform duties in any part of the world, climate and terrain. Physical/Medical Standards to become an Airman are as follows:-


Minimum height acceptable for recruitment will be 152.5 cms. For the following trades the minimum required height (determined at training centres) would be as indicated:-

Candidates from NE and Hill states includes Gorkhas, Kumaonis, Garhwalis, Assamese and those belonging to the States of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Sikkim and hilly areas of Uttaranchal.




NA: Not Applicable
Note :
a) Candidates should bring latest prescription and spectacle for corrected vision, if used. The prescription must bear the signature, stamp and registration number of Eye Specialist. Corneal Surgery (PRK/LASIK) is not acceptable. 
b) Candidates are advised to get tartar & stains removed from their teeth before appearing for the online test. Ears should be free of wax.

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