Be a part of IAF: A job in Indian Air Force (IAF) is pride and fun. Very few aspirants take this challenge as compared to Indian Navy, Army, etc. You all aspirants who are a genuine will to start a career in IAF should know all the details. A career in IAF is not only pride but also you get a handsome salary. Aspirants can join Indian Air Force through as an officer in Flying, Technical, or the Ground Duty Branches, depending on the education qualification.
>There are many ways to enter in Indian Air Force. You can join after 10+2, Graduation, Post-graduation. I am discussing here step by step what are various examinations there through you can get an opportunity.
What are different entry process or exams for entering into Indian Air Force?
Join IAF after 10+2: If you are early joining to IAF after finishing school then you have to appear NDA exam which is conducted by UPSC. You should be from a science background and Physics and Mathematics are your compulsory subjects.
>If you miss a chance after 10+2 then don’t worry you obviously get ample opportunity to enter after your Graduation. There are two ways to go. First is CDS exam and other is NCC special entry.
CDS exam: CDSE exam is conducted by UPSC twice every year. From here shortlisting candidates are trained at the specialized flying training. Here only male candidates can apply.
NCC entry: Aspirants aiming to join the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force and possessing the Air Wing Senior Division ’C’ Certificate of the National Cadet Corps are eligible to apply for NCC Special Entry.
Join Indian Air force after Engineering: If you are from Engineering discipline and want to join I IAF, you have the option to join Technical branch of IAF as recognized by the UPSC through UES and AFCAT exams.
Join Indian Air Force after Post Graduation: Apart from the active flying branch, you can also serve in the Indian Air Force in Ground Duty Branches, which comprises of Administration Branch, Accounts Branch, Logistics Branch, Education Branch, and Meteorological Branch.Candidates who have completed their Graduation with Mathematics and Physics and PG in Science stream / Mathematics / Statistics / Geography / Computer Applications / Environmental Science / Applied Physics / Oceanography / Agricultural Meteorology / Ecology & Environment / Geo-physics / Environmental Biology. All candidates should have scored a minimum 50% marks are eligible for the AFCAT for Ground Duty Branches of IAF. Candidates applying for the Ground Duty Branches can join Indian Air Force on Permanent or short service commission basis.
What are the three main branches of Indian Air Force?
Branches: There are three different branches of Indian Air Force namely Flying Branch, Ground Duty Technical Branch and Ground Duty Non-Technical Branch.
What is the Salary of these duty branches?
Salary: Flying branch is Rs. 74,264. The technical branch is Rs. 65,514. Ground duty branch is Rs. 63,014
What should be your Age Limit?
Age Limit: The age limit varies from post to post. Minimum age starts from 16 years and up to maximum is 28 years.
What is your Educational qualification for different posts?
>Educational Qualification of all Branches I am discussing here one by one of all branches accordingly.
1)Flying Branch: A graduate candidate with minimum 60% marks and must have scored minimum 60%marks in Maths and Physics in 10+2 in 12th standard. B.Tech/ B.E candidates who have scored minimum 60% marks and have scored 60% marks in maths and physics in 10+2 in 12th standard are also eligible for it.
2)Ground Duty Technical: The candidate must have B.Tech/ B.E degree in 60% marks and have scored minimum 60% marks in Physics and Maths in 10+2 standard are eligible for technical entry.
3)Ground Duty Non-Technical: Administration and Logistics – Graduation degree with minimum 60% marks or equivalent
Accounts – B.Com Degree with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.Education – Postgraduate degree (MBA / MCA or MA / M Sc degree in English / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / International relations / International Studies / Defence Studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT /Management / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relation) with minimum 50% marks, along with minimum 60% marks in graduation.
What are the qualities should be there to become an Air Force Officer?
Essential qualities: Unlike other career options Air Force profession is also with risk and so many troubles and difficulties. You, all aspiring youth who want to settle your career, you need some serious thinking about taking this profession.
You must be bold, dashing, daring. Also, you must have some qualities. You must have a sense of adventure, Willpower to risk your life for the nation, Must be Hardworking and fond of traveling. You must have the ability to fly for long hours, must have cool and strong nerves.