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Aeronautical Engineering Branch

Last Updated On: 13/08/2020 

 As an officer in the Ground Duty (Technical) Branch, you propel and manage your team to ensure that the Indian Air Force remains airworthy. You would be incharge of some of the most sophisticated equipment in the world by joining one of the sub branches based on your qualification.


General Eligibility for Aeronautical Engineering Branch are (applicable for men and women):

Age - 20 to 26 years (at the time of commencement of course)

Nationality - Indian

Marital Status - Candidates below the age of 25 years should be unmarried.


After completion of Engineering degree or while in your final year/semester of Engineering

For both Men and Women. Permanent Commission (for men) / Short Service Commission (For men and women)

Marks - Must have scored a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in any one of the qualifications listed.

Final year students are eligible to apply provided they do not have any present backlog at the time of AFSB testing and they produce provisional/ original degree issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.

Advertisement Schedule - Advertisements for AFCAT are released by the IAF in the months of June and December.

Educational Qualification for Aeronautical Engineering Branch – Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and Graduation with minimum four years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. Depending upon your stream of Engineering and subjects studied, you could join one of the sub branches of the Ground Duty (Technical) branch. Check the educational qualification required for the sub branches.