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Ground Duty Branches

Last Updated On: 14/06/2012  | 
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(For Graduates/ Post Graduates)

Managing human and material resources, the Ground Duty Branch is the mechanism that steers the Indian Air Force.


General Eligibility Criteria for Ground Duty Branches

  • Age - 20 to 23 Years for Graduates and 20 to 25 years for Post Graduates (at the time of commencement of course). Upper age limit relaxed upto 26 years for Law Graduates (3 Years Course), upto 27 years for CA / ICWA / M Ed / Ph D.
  • Marital Status - Candidates below the age of 25 years must be Unmarried.
  • Nationality - Indian
  • Gender - Both men and women. 


As a Graduate/ Post Graduate you can join as an officer in any of the following Ground Duty Branches

  • ADMINISTRATION BRANCH
    • Permanent Commission (for Men) / Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
    • Responsible for the efficient management of both human and material resources. Some of the officers of the Administration Branch are selected and trained to carry out the following duties also:
      • Air Traffic Controller  – Involves maintaining an orderly flow of traffic and airspace management.

      • Fighter Controller  – Involves close contact and supervision between the air and radar for effective airspace management.

    • Educational Qualifications
      • Graduation degree in any discipline with a minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together

OR

      • Post Graduation degree / equivalent diploma in any discipline with a minimum 50% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.

 

  • ACCOUNTS BRANCH
    • Permanent Commission (for Men) / Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
    • Responsible for efficient financial management of funds.You will also act as internal auditor to ensure a zero-defect audit from outside agencies.
    • Educational Qualifications
      • Graduate Degree in Commerce (B Com) with a minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together

OR

      • Post Graduate Degree in Commerce (M Com) / CA / ICWA with a minimum 50% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.

 

  • LOGISTICS BRANCH
    • Permanent Commission (for Men) / Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
    • Responsible for materials management of all Air Force resources. You would ensure efficient supervision of inventories, and involve in procurement processes of various ranges of equipment.
    • Educational Qualifications
      • Graduation degree in any discipline with a minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together

OR

      • Post Graduation Degree/ equivalent diploma in any discipline with a minimum 50% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.
 

As a Post Graduate you can join in the following Ground Duty Branches.

  •         EDUCATION BRANCH
    • Educational Qualifications - Post Graduate Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.

 

  •        METEOROLOGY BRANCH

As a Meteorology Branch Officer you would be involved handling the latest satellite imagery and state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, you would render specific advice to the operators on all aspects of weather.

    • Educational Qualifications

Post Graduate Degree in any Science Stream / Mathematics / Statistics / Geography / Computer Applications / Environmental Science / Applied Physics / Oceanography / Agricultural Meteorlogy / Ecology & Environment / Geo- physics / Environmental Biology. All candidates should have scored a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in all papers of Post Graduation put together and should have studied Maths & Physics in Graduation with minimum of 55% marks in both subjects.



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