Air Force (X & Y)


Indian Air Force (IAF)

 Indian Air Force (Bharitya Vayu Sena) recruits for the post of the Group X and the Group Y for :

1. Technical- Auto Technician; Communication Technician
2. Non Technical- Administrative Assistant / Accounts Assistant / Logistics Assistant/ Medical Assistant / Services Assistant / Indian Air Force (Police) / (Security) / Meteorological Assistant / Ground Training Instructor / Environmental Support Services Assistant / Musician / Ops Assistant

     Group 'X' (Technical) Trade:

Candidates who want to get the Vacancy in IAF must have Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / Equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.


Candidates who are willing to get the IAF  Jobs must have Passed Three years Diploma Course in Engineering, from a Government recognized Polytechnic Institute with 50% marks, and 50% marks in English in Diploma or in Intermediate/Matriculation, if English is not a subject in Diploma Course.

Group 'Y (Non-Technical) Trade:

The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducts every year the common entrance exam for the post of Non Technical Group Y. The exam is conducted by the Indian Air Force to short list eligible applicants for different technical and non-technical posts respectively. The applicants who wish to apply in the concerned recruitment exam must go through the complete details of the examination including the paper pattern, marking scheme and qualifying criteria from the information as given here below.

Eligibility for Exam:

The candidates applying to the Group Y Trade (except Medical Assistant and Musician) posts shall be Class 12th passed with a minimum of 50% marks obtained in English as a separate subject and in aggregate from any recognized central/ state Boards of India for being eligible in the concerned recruitment exam.


Minimum age should be 17 and maximum age should be 21 years respectively for qualifying in the concerned recruitment exam.

                                                Pattern of Examination:
The candidates applying for the above stated positions should appear and qualify in the following examinations:

1)      Group Y (Non Technical Trades) - Reasoning & General Awareness (Duration of Exam: 45 Minutes)

2)      PFT (Physical Fitness Test) - It consists of the following: 1.6 km run to be completed in 8 minutes; IAF (Security) - 2.4 km run to be completed within 8 minutes and 5 km run to be completed in 15 & 30 minutes respectively.

3)      Interview                                    4) Medical Examination respectively

The applicants qualifying in all the above stated exams shall be included in the All India Select List (AISL) which will be the final list for selections Air Force Academy (AFA), the premier training centre of the Indian Air, is the cradle of training for pilots, ground duty and technical officers of IAF. This academy represents the culmination and fruition of a long felt need to have training for officers of all branches in a single institution. The training at this academy is designed to foster the spirit of camaraderie and promote healthy interaction among officers of every branch. The academy aims to cultivate honour and integrity in every cadet and strives to graduate Air Warriors worthy of the Indian Air Force.

The mission of AFA is to inspire and transform outstanding young men and women into courageous, dynamic, intellectual and cultured young Air Warriors; motivated to lead one of the leading aerospace forces of the world in service to the nation.

The training at the Air Force Academy is designed to inculcate moral values, leadership qualities, sense of honour and duty, mental and physical prowess, a spirit of adventure and the will to win, in the Flight Cadets. This is achieved by training in character building, discipline, military and academic subjects, physical exercise, drill, sports and adventure activities. The underlying theme of activity at the Academy is camaraderie and team spirit and a commitment to excellence. Duty, honour, integrity and self esteem are stressed upon during each stage of training; because these are important abstract qualities to be imbibed by every Flight Cadet. The curriculum and syllabi keep pace with current doctrines and technological developments, allowing the cadets at the same time to imbibe the basic principles / tenets of the military profession.

A need was felt for a long time to establish a permanent Air Force Academy at one place, not only for pilots but also for Ground Duty Officers. The idea of this Academy was conceived as far back as 1953, with an aim to bring together, at one place, the training of all fresh  entrants into the flying and ground duty branches of the Air Force except for the technical branch. The plan was to develop the institution gradually with the pilots flying school moving in first, then the navigation and signal school and finally the ground duties training school. Construction of the Air Force Academy was delayed for several years due to the difficulty in acquiring a proper site. Eventually, about 6700 acres of land located approx 43 Km NW of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad was acquired from the government of Andhra Pradesh. The location was considered ideal, as satellite bases for advanced training were available at Hakimpet and Bidar and the weather was conducive for flying training for a major portion of the year.

In common with all great institutions , the Academy too, had a humble beginning. In contrast with the present aura of grandeur, one fondly remembers the eventful days in April 1970 when Air Commodore JD Aquino (the first Commandant) landed at the proposed site to get the wheels in motion with him was somewhat bewildered team of officers and men who took to tents and shared their not-so-enviable.

Accommodation with scorpions, snakes and mosquitoes that showed scant regard for both rank and status. The Air Force Academy formally came into being when the then President of India Dr Zakir Hussain, laid the foundation stone of the edifice on 11 October 1967. The Academy was a vision that sought to concentrate most of the ab-initio officer training of the IAF under one roof.

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