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AIRMEN SELECTION CENTRES

SELECTION PROCEDURE
  • The selection as an Airman in the IAF is conducted through All India Selection Tests and Recruitment Rallies. All India Selection Tests are conducted at the Airmen Selection Centres (ASCs) located all over India as per schedule, whereas the Recruitment Rallies are conducted from time to time in selected areas/regions of particular States/Union Territories of the country.
  • (a) All India Selection Tests (STs): Advertisements are published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar inviting the applications for All India Selection Tests (STs). In response to the advertisement, eligible male Indian Citizens (including the citizens of Nepal) are to forward the application to the President, Central Airmen Selection Board, Post Box No. 11807, New Delhi 110 010. The Board sends admit cards to eligible and short-listed candidates to appear in the Selection Tests.
  • (b)Recruitment Rallies: Advertisements for Rallies are published with the details of eligibility conditions, selection programme and rally venue in popular local/regional newspapers circulated in the region/area of the rally. For rally recruitment, eligible candidates are to report to the rally venue with the requisite documents. These documents will be scrutinized and verified by the Testing Team.
SELECTION PROCEDURE
  • (a) Group 'X' (Technical) Trades: Candidates are tested in English, Physics, and Mathematics. Duration of written test will be 60 minutes.
  • (b) Group 'X' (Education Instructor) Trades: There will be two papers an Objective type and a Descriptive type. The Objective type of paper would cover General English, General Awareness, and Current Affairs. The Descriptive type of paper would aim to test the language comprehension and power of expression. Both of the question papers will be administered in one go with duration of 40 and 35 minutes for Objective and Descriptive papers respectively.
  • (c) Group 'Y' (Non-Technical) Trades: Candidates are tested in English and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA). Duration of written test will be 45 minutes.
  • (d) Group 'Y' (Musician) Trades: Candidates are tested in English dictation and proficiency to play the musical instrument applied for.
  • Written Test will be objective type and question paper will be bilingual (English & Hindi), except for English paper. Written test will be based on CBSE up to class XII syllabus. Candidates are to qualify for each paper/test separately. The result of the written test is declared on the same day.
  • Physical Fitness Test (PFT): Candidates passing the written test are to undergo Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Passing the PFT is mandatory. The PFT for all trades [except IAF (Security)] consists of a 1.6 Km run to be completed within 8 minutes. The PFT for IAF (Security) trade includes a 2.4 Km run & 5 Km run to be completed in 15 minutes & 30 minutes respectively. Candidates above 27 years of age will be given relaxation in PFT timing as per existing norms (Applicable to serving NC (E) s only). Candidates completing PFT faster are awarded additional marks on a sliding scale.
  • Interview: Candidates passing PFT will be interviewed by a team of Officers & Warrant ranks. The interview is normally conducted in English. Working knowledge of English is thus essential.
  • Trade Allocation Test (TAT): Candidates of Group 'X' (Technical) trades who qualify for interview are to undergo Trade Allocation Test for bifurcation into Mechanical and Electronics stream. Specific trade allotment within these streams will be carried out at Basic Training Institute (BTI), Air Force (Belgaum).
  • Medical: Candidates who have been recommended in the interview will be medically examined by the Recruitment Medical Team as per Indian Air Force Medical Standards.
  • All India Select List (AISL): Candidates who pass the Written Test, complete PFT within the given time, clear the interview and have undergone Medical Examination are arranged in the All India Select List (AISL). The inclusion of names of the candidates in the AISL depends upon the performance of the candidates in the Selection Test and number of vacancies to be filled. The candidates are enrolled in the Indian Air Force as per the existing vacancies.
  • Watch out for our Advertisement for Selection Tests in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and curtain raisers as well as Advertisements for Recruitment Rallies in National & Regional News Papers from time to time. For more career details log on to Indian Air Force website: www.indianairforce.nic.in or E-mail your queries to casb@iaf.nic.in.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:AIRMEN

AGE LIMIT AND EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
GROUP AGE (As on date of Enrolment) EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
GROUP 'X' trades (Except Education Instructor) 17 - 21 Years Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / equivalent examination with mathematics, Physics, and English, with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English
OR
Three years Diploma course in Engineering (Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile / Computer Science / Instrumentation Technology / Information Technology) from a Government recognized Polytechnic Institute with minimum 50% marks in overall aggregate, and 50% marks in English in Diploma or in Intermediate / Matriculation if English is not a subject in Diploma
Group 'X': Education Instructor Trade 20-25 Years Graduate in Arts, Commerce or Science with B. Ed degree or two years teaching experience in a Government recognized School/College, with minimum 50% marks in aggregate in Graduation as well as B. Ed
Group 'X': Education Instructor Trade 20-28 Years Passed MA English / M Sc in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science / MCA with B Ed degree or 2 Years teaching experience in a Government recognized School / College
Group 'Y' Trades (Except Med Asst and Musician) 17-21 Years Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / equivalent examination in any stream/subject approved by Central / State Education Boards with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English
OR
Passed two years vocational course affiliated/recognized by CBSE / State Education Boards / Councils duly recognized at par with 10+2 by AIU with minimum 50 % marks in aggregate, and50% marks in English in Vocational Course or in Intermediate / Matriculation if English is not a subject in Vocational Course
Group 'Y' Trades (Med Asst Trade) 17-21 Years Passed 10+2 / Intermediate/equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English
Group 'Y': Musician Trade 17-25 Years Passed Matriculation / 10th class or equivalent with minimum pass marks from any Government recognised School/Boards and proficient in playing at least one of the following musical instruments: Trumpet / Bass / Violin / Saxophone / Clarinet / Euphonium / Jazz-Drum / Piccolo / Bass Trombone / Key Board / Guitar / Sarod / Viola / Cello / Contra Bass (String Bass).

MEDICAL STANDARDS

To get selected as an Airman, the candidate must be physically and mentally FIT to perform duties in any part of the world, climate, and terrain. Medical Standards to become an Airman are as follows:
  • (a) Visual Standards and Height : As per table is given below.
  • (b) Weigh: Weight should be proportionate to height and age.
  • (c) Chest: Minimum range of expansion 5cm
  • (d) Hearing: Should have normal hearing i.e. able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters by each ear separately.
  • (e) Dental: Should have healthy gums, a good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.
  • (f) Health: Should have no medical or surgical deformity and should be free from all communicable diseases & skin ailments.

Visual Standards, Height, and Leg Length : (Specific to Trades)

Trade Visual Acuity Maximum limits of Ref Error Colour Vision Height Leg Length
GROUP Y
Workshop Fitter (Mechanical) 6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye. Hypermetropia: + 2.0 D Myopia: 1D including+0.50 astigmatism CP-II 152.5 cms Not Applicable
Workshop Fitter (Smith), Structure Fitter-AF Fit, Propulsion Fitter-Eng Fit 6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye. Hypermetropia: + 2.0 D Myopia: 1D including+0.50 astigmatism CP-II 152.5 cms Not Applicable
Electronic Fitter-Rdo, Rad F(L)
Electrical Fitter-Elect, Inst, Photo/Fit.
Weapon Fitter
Automobile Fitter-MT Fit, MF (M)
Mechanical System Fitter-PMF(M).
6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye. Hypermetropia: + 2.0 D Myopia: 1D including+0.50 astigmatism CP-II 152.5 cms Minimum leg length required for Mechanical system Fitter and Automobile Fitter is 99 cm
Education INSTRUCTOR 6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye. Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism CP-III 152 cms Not Applicable
GROUP Y
Ops AssistantADSO, AFSO, GTI 6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye Hypermetropia +2.0D, Myopia -1D, Including +0.50, Astigmatism CP-II 152.5 cm Not Applicable
Adm Assistant- Clk GD, Cat Asst
Account Assistant, Clk EA/PA, Clk Accts.
Med Asst, Logistics Assistant-Eqp Asst
6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism CP-III 152.5 cm Not Applicable
Environmental Support Services Assistant (ESSA)- ACH/GD, SEW, Photo Tech,
Cryptographer Met Assistant,
Communication Technician- Rdo Tech, RTO
6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism CP-II 152.5 cm Not Applicable
Auto Technician- MT Tech, MTD 6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye Hypermetropia +2.0D, Myopia - 1D including+0.50 Astigmatism CP-II 165 Cms (162.5 cms for North East & Hill states) Minimum leg length required 99 cm
Ground Training Instructor (GSI) 6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye. Hypermetropia +2.0D
Myopia -1D
Including +0.50
Astigmatism
CP-II 167 cm (162.5 cm for North East & Hill states) Not Applicable
Indian Air Force (Police) {IAF (P)} PJI Unaided visual acuity of 6/6 Not Applicable CP-II 175 cms Not Applicable
Indian Air Force (Security) {IAF (S)} Unaided visual acuity of 6/6 Not Applicable CP-II 172 cm(162 cm for North East & Hill states) Not Applicable
Musician 6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye Not exceeding +3.50D, including Astigmatism CP-III 162 cms Not Applicable
NC(E) 6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 Not exceeding +3.50D, including Astigmatism CP-III 152.5 cm Not Applicable
Note:
  • (a) Candidates should bring latest prescription and spectacle for corrected vision if used. The prescription must bear the signature, stamp and registration number of Eye Specialist. Corneal Surgery (PRK/LASIK) is not acceptable.
  • (b) Candidates are advised to get tartar & stains removed from their teeth before appearing for the written test. Ears should be free of wax.