Indian air force invites applications to join as airmen in Group ‘X’ trades and Group ‘Y’ trade twice in a year. The notifications come in July and January. Written Exam for July notification held in September and for January notification held in March.


Date of Birth:

A candidate must be not below 16 years and above 20 years.The upper age limit as on date of enrolment is 21 years.

Educational Qualification:

(a) Group X-Passed Intermediate/10+2/ Equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.

(b) Group Y-Passed Intermediate /10+2 in any stream/subjects approved by Central with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.

Note-Candidate eligible for Group X examination (on the basis of intermediate/10+2) are also eligible for Group Y and would be given an option of appearing in both group X and Group Y exam in one sitting while filling up the online registration form.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: The selection procedure consists of the following Phases:


Online Written Examination

Written Exam Pattern

Paper Subject Ques. Time
1 Physics 25 40 Min
Mathematics 25
2 English 20 20 Min
3 RAGA 30 25 Min
Total 100 85 Min.


Physical Fitness Test: The shortlisted candidates who qualify the Online Test, will be called at Airmen Selection Centre for Physical Fitness Test (PFT) which would consist of:

  • 1.6 Km run in 06 min 30 sec
  • 10 Push-ups,
  • 10 Sit-ups and
  • 20 Squats

Adaptability Test-I: All candidates who pass the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) will have to undertake Adaptability Test-I (Objective Type Written Test) which is to assess suitability of a candidate for employment in the Indian Air Force which involves deployment in varied geographic terrain, weather and operational conditions.

Adaptability Test-II: All candidates who pass Adaptability Test-I will have to undertake Adaptability Test- II as per policy in vogue. Adaptability Test-II is to select candidates who can adapt to the environment of Indian Air Force and are able to adjust to the military way of life.