When you have the passion to do something for the country, then the world’s fourth largest air force is waiting for you. Joining the Indian Air Force is a great opportunity to touch new heights to make your dreams fly high in the blue skies. It is awe-inspiring to see the brave people showing their courage in the sky by spreading their wings, then can make the right use of the opportunities available to feel unparalleled pride in Air Force uniform. Your one small step can create a big impact for the country. The uniform we wear, trained to deal with our enemies, is a reflection of our values, traditions and sincere commitment to the nation. Indian Air Force mainly recruits Officers and Agniveer (Air). Let us know in detail about the opportunities available in the Indian Air Force to realize the passion of doing something for the country…
Opportunity in Indian Air Force as Officers
As an officer in Indian Air Force one can join NDA, NCC Special Entry and AFCAT Entry. To become an officer in the Air Force as a warrior, is to fulfill the important responsibility of the security of the country.
National Defense Academy (NDA)
Any citizen of the country fulfilling the eligibility can be a part of Indian Air Force family by applying for NDA. You can join NDA by giving exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This exam is conducted twice a year in all the major cities across India. Indian nationals aged 16 साढ़े to 19 years are eligible to apply for NDA. The educational qualification to apply for NDA is fixed as 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, students appearing in final year are also eligible to apply. The application for this is issued by UPSC, for this information can be obtained by visiting www.upsc.gov.in.
Short-listed candidates for the Indian Air Force after a preliminary selection process undergo three years of rigorous training at the National Defense Academy at Khadakwasla, followed by specialized training at one of the Air Force training establishments. Upon successful completion, they are commissioned as Permanent Commissioned Officers and are posted as officers at any Air Force station. Admission through NDA is open for Flying Branch, Ground Duty (Tech) and Ground Duty (Non Tech). All cadets of Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Tech) are awarded B.Tech degree in NDA and B.Sc degree to Ground Duty (Non-Tech) cadets.
AFCAT Entry (Short Service Commission for Men and Women)
You can apply for Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch through AFCAT. Short Service Commission in Flying Branch is for 14 years with no further extension. Advertisements for AFCAT are released by IAF in the months of June and December. Indian unmarried men and women in the age group of 20 to 24 years can apply for AFCAT. Upper age limit is relaxable up to 26 years for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India). Final year students are also eligible to apply provided they do not have any backlog at the time of Air Force Selection Board test and can show the degree certificate issued by the University at the time specified in the advertisement. The educational qualification for AFCAT is as follows:
– 10+2 in Mathematics and Physics with minimum 50% marks each in any discipline (three year course) from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks can apply.
BE / B Tech (Four Year Course) with minimum 60% marks from a recognized University or Section A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institute of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India.
NCC Special Entry (for men and women)
National Cadet Corps Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ Certificate pass candidates can apply in Flying Branch of Indian Air Force. Men and women can join the Air Force through this means of entry. There is facility to join permanent commission for men and short service commission for men and women. Advertisement for NCC Special Entry is issued by Air Force in the months of June and December, candidates can apply online through NCC Special Entry. The educational and other qualifications of NCC Special Entry have been prescribed same as AFCAT provided they possess NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate whose validity should be two years prior to the date of advertisement.
Agniveer Vayu – Indian Air Force
The Indian Air Force has named the recruitment process as Agniveer Vayu under the Agneepath scheme. With the beginning of the round of recruitment in the Agneepath scheme announced by the government for the recruitment process of the forces, the Air Force has also started recruiting firefighters. The Indian Air Force had first started the recruitment process from June 24 by creating a separate dashboard for the recruitment of Agniveers on its official website. For this Air Force selection process candidates have to go through three stages. A merit list of selected candidates will be released in all the three stages. Only those candidates who appear in the merit list will be considered finally selected. These three stages include written, physical and medical. In this step by step recruitment process, only the candidate selected in one stage will be allowed to appear in the next stage.
All necessary information related to filling the registration form can be seen on the website of the Air Force. Candidates have to login to the website https://agnipathvayu.cdac.in for registration. For more details candidates can also visit the website https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in. Candidates should proceed for the registration process only after reading the complete information thoroughly before registration.