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After completion of Graduation from a recognised university, entry into IAF will be through the following entries viz. through Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) entry, through Combined Defence Service Examination (CDSE) entry and through NCC special entry respectively.

  • Through Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) Entry.
  • Through AFCAT entry, one can join IAF in Flying, Ground duty (technical) and Ground duty (Non-technical) branches as per the following details:-
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 a 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 a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

GROUND DUTY (TECHNICAL) i.e. Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) and Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) GENDER Male & Female
TYPE OF COMMISSION Permanent Commission for Men and Short Service Commission for Men & Women
AGE 20 to 26 years as on date of commencement of training
ADVERTISEMENT SCHEDULE June and December
ADVERTISEMENT RELASED BY IAF/DISHA Cell
TRAINING SCHEDULED AT Air Force Academy followed by Air Force Technical College
MARITAL STATUS OF THE CANDIDATE Unmarried
OTHER TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) conducted by IAF followed by Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interview.
  • Short service commission in Technical Branch is for 10 years extendable by 4 years.
  • Final year/semester students can also apply for all entries. All such candidates should not have any present backlog and should have scored a minimum of 60% marks up to last semester/ year for which results have been declared at the time of applying/ AFSB testing.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER (ELECTRONICS) {AE(L)}

Candidates with a minimum Of 50% marks each In Physics And Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years graduation/integrated Post-Graduation qualification In Engineering/ Technology from a recognised University or cleared sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate Membership Examination of the institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-

 

  • Communication Engineering.
  • Computer Engineering/Technology.
  • Computer Engineering & Application.
  • Computer Science and Engineering/Technology.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
  • Electrical Engineering.
  • Electronics Engineering/ Technology.
  • Electronics Science and Engineering.
  • Electronics.
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering.
  • Electronics and Computer Science.
  • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering.
  • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave).
  • Electronics and Computer Engineering.
  • Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering.
  • Electronics Instrument & Control.
  • Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering.
  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering.
  • Instrument & Control Engineering.
  • Information Technology.
  • Spacecraft Technology.
  • Engineering Physics.
  • Electric Power and Machinery Engineering.
  • Infotech Engineering.
  • Cyber Security.
  • Applied Electronics & Instrumentation.

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER (MECHANICAL) {AE(M)}

Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated Post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University or cleared sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-

 

  • Aerospace Engineering.
  • Aeronautical Engineering.
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering and Automation.
  • Mechanical Engineering (Production).
  • Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance).
  • Mechatronics.
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Production and Industrial Engineering.
  • Materials Science and Engineering.
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.
  • Aerospace and Applied Mechanics
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Rubber Technology and Rubber Engineering.

 

GROUND DUTY (NON TECHNICAL) i.e. Administration, Accounts, Logistics GENDER Male & Female
TYPE OF COMMISSION Permanent Commission PC for Men & Short Commission for Men & Women
AGE 20 to 26 years as on date of commencement of training
ADVERTISEMENT SCHEDULE June and December
ADVERTISEMENT RELEASED BY Indian Air Force/DISHA Cell
TRAINING SCHEDULED AT Air Force Academy
MARITAL STATUS OF THE CANDIDATE Unmarried
OTHER TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • Entry to Ground Duty Branches is through Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) conducted by IAF followed by Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interview.
  • Candidates recommended by AFSB are called for medical examination
  • Successful candidates would be directed to report for training if making it in all India merit list.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS BRANCHES

  • Passed 10+2
  • Graduate Degree (Min three year degree course) in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.

ACCOUNTS BRANCH

  • Passed 10+2
  • The candidates should have done graduation in any of the following streams with minimum 60% marks or equivalent from a recognized University:-
  • B.Com Degree (min three years course)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Management Studies (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Business Studies (with specialization in Finance)
  • Qualified CA/ CMA/ CS/ CFA
  • B.Sc. with specialization in Finance

 

  • Combined Defence Service Examination (CDSE) Entry.
  • Through CDSE entry, one can join IAF in Flying branch as per the following details:-
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 Refer https//:www.upsc.gov.in (tentatively during May & Dec)
ADVERTISEMENT RELEASED BY Union Public Service Commission
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.
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC) Special Entry.
  • Through NCC Special entry, one can join IAF in Flying branch as per the following details:-
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
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 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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