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  • A prospect can join the Flying branch of Indian Air Force through one of the following:-
  • National Defence Academy (NDA) entry.
  • Entry through NDA is available for prospects who have successfully completed 10 +2. The detailed QRs given below.
Entry National Defence Academy (NDA)
ENTRY RECRUITMENT MANAGED BY Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Gender Male & Female
TYPE OF COMMISSION Permanent Commission
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Must be an Indian Citizen
EDUCATION QUALIFICATION 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (Students appearing in 12th standard can also apply), subject to fulfilment of the qualification as on the date of commencement of the course
AGE LIMIT 16 ½ to 19 ½ years as on date of commencement of training
ADVERTISEMENT SCHEDULE https://www.upsc.gov.in (Tentatively during May & Dec)
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TRAINING SCHEDULED AT National Defence Academy
MARITAL STATUS OF THE CANDIDATE Unmarried
  • Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE) entry.
  • Entry through CDSE is available for prospects who have successfully completed graduation from recognised University. The detailed QRs given below.
Branch Category/ Head Details
Flying GENDER Male
TYPE OF COMMISSION Permanent Commission (PC)
AGE 20 to 24 years as on date of commencement of training (Additional 2 years relaxation is available for Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) holders)
ADVERTISEMENT SCHEDULE https://www.upsc.gov.in/ (Tentatively during May & Dec)
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TRAINING SCHEDULED AT Air Force Academy
MARITAL STATUS OF THE CANDIDATE Unmarried
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS  
  • Any Graduate/BE/B Tech degree holder having passed Physics & Mathematics at 10+2 LEVEL.
  • Students appearing for final year/ semester can also apply provided there are no backlog/ arrears in papers of previous semesters.
  • Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) entry.
  • through AFCAT is also available for prospects who have successfully completed graduation from recognised University. The detailed QRs given below.
Branch Category/ Head Details
Flying GENDER Male & Female
TYPE OF COMMISSION Short Service Commission (SSC) For Men Women
AGE 20 to 24 years as on date of commencement of training (Additional 2 years relaxation is available for Commercial Pilot Licence holders)
ADVERTISEMENT SCHEDULE June and December (www.afcat.cdac.in)
ADVERTISEMENT RELEASED BY Indian Air Force/DISHA Cell
TRAINING SCHEDULED AT Air Force Academy
MARITAL STATUS OF THE CANDIDATE Unmarried
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths Physics at 10+2 level

AND

Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent

OR

BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from are recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

OR

Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from are recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent

  • National Cadet Corps (NCC) Special Entry.
  • NCC Special Entry scheme is a special entry scheme available for those graduates who have a valid NCC Air wing “C” certificate.
Branch Category/ Head Details
Flying GENDER Male Female
TYPE OF COMMISSION Permanent Commission for Men Short Service Commission for Men & Women
AGE 20 to 24 years as on date of commencement of training (Additional 2 years relaxation is available for Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) holders)
ADVERTISEMENT SCHEDULE June & December (www.afcat.cdac.in)
ADVERTISEMENT RELASED BY Indian Air Force/DISHA Cell
TRAINING SCHEDULED AT Air Force Academy
MARITAL STATUS OF THE CANDIDATE Unmarried
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level

AND

Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent

OR

BE/B Tech degree (four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

OR

Candidates who have Cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical society of India from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

OTHER PRE REQUISITES Should have a valid NCC “Air” Wing ‘C’ Certificate
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