Airforce

 

 

INDIAN AIR FORCE

ACCOUNT OFFICER

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL OFFICER

EDUCATION OFFICER

FIGHTER CONTROLLER

LOGISTICS OFFICER

METEOROLOGY OFFICER

PILOT OFFICER

TECHNICAL OFFICER

OPENINGS IN AIR FORCE

 

 

Indian Air Force

Join Indian Air Force as a Commissioned Officer for an adventurous and secured life with attractive pay and perks.

Air Force renders invaluable services to the country both in times of war as well as in peace; protecting the security of our nation from external threat. Air Force welcomes highly motivated patriots and well disciplined young citizens to join as Officers.

Air Force constitutes three main branches viz. Flying, Technical and Ground Duty. Flying Branch mainly consists of pilots of fighter aircraft, transport and helicopters pilot and navigators. Major tasks of the Air force are that of Flying; be it Combat Aircraft, Transport plane or a Helicopter. Other tasks include Technical, Administrative, Financial and planning duties.

Air Force also runs some hospitals and clinics. Medical Officers and allied junior staff provide treatment to all Armed Forces.

 

Account Officer

Account Officer, plan and forecast the budgetary requirements of the Air Force. He also required analyzing the cost and fund requirements; monitor the expenditure and unit funds. Account Officer not only function as a financial controller but also diversify financial activities in welfare and inter-personal relationships, which have great impact on the morale of the Air Force.

How to join

Type of Entry - Direct Entry through UPSC.

Mode of Selection - Through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and getting through Air Force Selection Board (AFSB).

Advertisement Schedule - Advertised in all National Leading Newspapers/Employment News in the month of July every year.

Status Awarded - Accounts Officer.

Qualification

Academics - B.Com/B.Com (Hons.) 60% and above or M.Com 50% and above.

Age - 20 to 23 years B.Com or 20 to 25 years M.Com

Age is relaxable up to 27 years of age for candidates with AICWA/Chartered/Registered/Incorporated Accountant together with B. Com. or M. Com. Degree.

Short Service Commission for Women is open since 1992. The Women are also inducted as an Account Officer in the Air Force. All other qualifications and eligibility conditions remain the same except; they must be unmarried. Length of Short Service Commission is upto 7 years and extendable upto 10 years.

 

Administrative Officer

Administrative Officer plays a very vital role and is responsible for personnel management and administration of the Air Force Bases. To keep the all Air Bases operationally prepared is the key role. He also act as a fighter controller, if situation arises.

How to join

(i) Type of Entry - Direct Entry through UPSC.

(ii) Mode of Selection - Through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and getting through Air Force Selection Board (AFSB).

(iii) Advertisement Schedule - Advertised in all National Leading Newspapers/Employment News twice a year in the months of January and July for Administrative.

(iv) Status Awarded - Administrative Officer

Qualification

Academics - Bachelors Degree 60% and above.

Masters Degree 50% and above.

Age - 20 to 23 years Graduates.

20 to 25 years Post Graduates.

Short Service Commission for Women is open since 1992. The Women are also inducted as an Administrative Officer in the Air Force. All other qualifications and eligibility conditions remain the same except; they must be unmarried. Length of Short Service Commission is upto 7 years and extendable up to 10 years.

 

Air Traffic Control Officer

Air Traffic Control Officer function with close proximity of Administrative Officer and is responsible to provide control and advisory services in order to enable the Pilots of Military and Civil Aircrafts to conduct their flights with total safety in all weather conditions.

How to join

(i) Type of Entry - Direct Entry through UPSC.

(ii) Mode of Selection - Through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and getting through Air Force Selection Board (AFSB).

(iii) Advertisement Schedule - Advertised in all National Leading Newspapers/Employment News in the months of March.

(iv) Status Awarded - Air Traffic Control Officer

Qualification

Academics - Bachelors Degree 60% and above.

Masters Degree 50% and above.

Age - 20 to 23 years Graduates.

20 to 25 years Post Graduates.

 

Education Officer

Education Officers are responsible to conduct training programs to keep pace with the advancement in technology, weapon systems, electronics and computerization etc. They are also responsible to guide the personnel in furthering their academic qualifications and run Air Force Schools for the children of Air Force Personnel.

How to join

(i) Type of Entry - Direct Entry through UPSC.

(ii) Mode of Selection - Through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) & getting through Air Force Selection Board (AFSB).

(iii) Advertisement Schedule - Advertised in all National Leading Newspapers/Employment News in the month of Jul every year.

(iv) Status Awarded - Education Officer

Qualification

Academics - M.A./ M.Sc. 50% and above.

Statistics/Computer

Science or MBA 50% and above

Age - 21 to 25 years

Candidates with a combination of minimum two subjects out of Physics, Maths, Statistics, English, Psychology or Defence Studies at B.A./B. Sc. and Holding Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration from a Institute recognized by All India Council of Technical Education with 50% and above marks can also apply.

Short Service Commission for Women is open since 1992. The Women are also inducted as an Education Officer in the Air Force. All other qualifications and eligibility conditions remain the same except; they must be unmarried. Length of Short Service Commission is upto 7 years and extendable upto 10 years.

 

Fighter Controller

Fighter Controller is an important part of front line Air Defence Systems and plays a key role to counter enemy threat from the air by using modern electronic counter-offensive devices/equipment.

How to join

(i) Type of Entry - Direct Entry through UPSC.

(ii) Mode of Selection - Through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and getting through Air Force Selection Board (AFSB).

(iii) Advertisement Schedule - Advertised in all National Leading Newspapers/Employment News in the month of March every year.

(iv) Status Awarded - Fighter Controller.

Qualification

Academics - Bachelors Degree 60% and above.

Masters Degree 50% and above.

Age - 20 to 23 years Graduates.

20 to 25 years Post Graduates.

 

Logistics Officer

Logistics Officer is responsible for provisioning of Aircraft spares, Mechanical Transport, Fuel, Armament and Explosives, flying and other clothing items, ration and other items essential for day to day running of the organization and sustaining its manpower.

How to join

(i) Type of Entry - Direct Entry through UPSC.

(ii) Mode of Selection - Through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and getting through Air Force Selection Board (AFSB).

(iii) Advertisement Schedule - Advertised in all National Leading Newspapers/Employment News twice a year in the months of January and July for Logistic Officer.

(iv) Status Awarded - Logistics Officer

Qualification

Academics - Bachelors Degree 60% and above.

Masters Degree 50% and above.

 

Age - 20 to 23 years Graduates.

20 to 25 years Post Graduates.

Short Service Commission for Women is open since 1992. The Women are also inducted as Logistics Officer in the Air Force. All other qualifications and eligibility conditions remain the same except; they must be unmarried. Length of Short Service Commission is upto 7 years and extendable upto 10 years.

 

Meteorology Officer

Meteorology Officers undertakes day-to-day scientific work in the Air Force to forecast the prevailing weather conditions in the area of operation by using latest sate-of-the art technology. All Air Force operations and planning are mainly depend on the accurate weather forecasting.

How to join

(i) Type of Entry - Direct Entry through UPSC.

(ii) Mode of Selection - Through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) & getting through Air Force Selection Board (AFSB).

(iii) Advertisement Schedule - Advertised in all National Leading Newspapers/Employment News in the month of July every year.

(v) Status Awarded - Meteorological Officer.

Qualification

Academics - M.Sc. 50% and above

(Physics/

Applied Physics/

Meteorology/

Geophysics/

Oceanography/

Oceanography with

specialization in

Meteorology/M.A./

M.Sc in Mathematics

Or Applied Mathematics/

M. Tech. in Atmospheric

Science from IIT Delhi)

Age - 20 to 25 years

Short Service Commission for Women is open since 1992. The Women are also inducted as Meteorology Officer in the Air Force. All other qualifications and eligibility conditions remain the same except; they must be unmarried. Length of Short Service Commission is up to 7 years and extendable up to 10 years.

 

Pilot Officer

Pilot Officers come under The Flying Branch of Air Force. They fly Combat Aircrafts at speeds surpassing the sound barrier and Transport Planes that carry men and materials. Helicopter Pilots fly Combat and Transport Helicopters to provide support to the moving Army. They also airdrop troops and supplies during wartime as well as during natural calamities such as floods, earthquakes etc. There is also the Navigator, who guides the Aircraft and Pilot to the target by using the latest avionic equipment.

The field of Transport and Helicopter Pilots and Navigators is open for potential women candidates. Pilot officers go through a training of 3-year duration at National Defense Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla (Pune) after completion of which they are awarded a B.Sc. Degree from Pune University. Subsequently. The candidates undergo one year extensive training as a Pilot Trainee at Flying Academy, Dundigal.

How to Join

Pilot Officer Through NDA Flying Branch

(i) Type of Entry - National Defence Academy (NDA) through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

(Three year training period at National Defense Academy and one year training at Flying Academy Dundigal)

(ii) Mode of Selection - Through a written examination conducted by UPSC followed by an interview conducted by Services Selection Board interview for those who pass the written examination.

(iii) Advertisement Schedule - Advertised in all National Leading Newspapers/Employment News in Mar/Apr and Oct/Nov every year.

(iv) Status Awarded - Pilot Officer in Air Force.

Pilot Officer Through Direct Entry

(i) Type of Entry - Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE).

(One year training period as a Pilot Trainee at Air Force Academy).

(ii) Mode of Selection - Through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and getting through Air Force Selection Boards (AFSB).

(iii) Advertisement Schedule - Advertised in all National Leading Newspapers/Employment News in Mar/Apr and Oct/Nov every year.

(iv) Status Awarded - Flying Officer in Air Force.

Pilot Officer Through National Cadet Corps (NCC)

(i) Type of Entry - Apply through Directorate General of NCC either 30 Jun or 30 Dec every year.

(One year training period as a Pilot Trainee at Air Force Academy).

(ii) Mode of Selection - Through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and getting through Air Force Selection Boards (AFSB).

(iii) Advertisement Schedule - Advertised in all National Leading Newspapers/Employment News in Mar/Apr and Oct/Nov every year.

(iv) Status Awarded - Flying Officer in Air Force.

Qualification

Pilot Officer Through NDA

(i) Academics - 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Maths.

(ii) Age - Between 16 and 19 years

Pilot Officer Through Direct Entry

(i) Academics - B.Sc. (Mathematics or Physics).

(ii) Age - Between 19 and 23 years

Pilot Officer Through NCC

(i) Academics - B.Sc. (Mathematics or Physics) and NCC C Air Wing Certificate within 24 months leaving NCC.

(ii) Age - Between 19 and 23 years

Short Service Commission for Women is open since 1992. The Women are also inducted in Flying, Technical and Ground duties in the Air Force. All other qualifications and eligibility conditions remain the same except; they must be unmarried (issueless widows of service personnel are entertained as Flying Officer). Age relaxation is given to those ladies who are holding Commercial Pilot License.

 

Technical Officer

Technical Officers handle Engineering and Weapon systems of the Air Force. The Aeronautical Engineers (Mechanical) ensure the proper maintenance of all types of Aircrafts. Aeronautical Engineers (Electronics) handle Electronics and Communication Equipment in Aircraft. Opportunities are open for Women candidates to serve as a Technical Officer. Technical Officers have to undergo one year training period at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.

How to Join

Technical Officer (Direct Entry Scheme)

Aeronautical Engineers (Electronics)

(i) Type of Entry - Direct Entry Scheme

(ii) Mode of Selection - Through UPSC examination and it is mandatory to clear a Screening Test based on Engineering knowledge prior to attending the AFSB tests.

(iii) Advertisement Schedule - Advertised in all National Leading Newspapers/Employment News twice in year in the months of January and July.

(iv) Status Awarded - Technical Officer in Air Force.

Aeronautical Engineers (Mechanical)

(i) Type of Entry - Direct Entry Scheme

(ii) Mode of Selection - Through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and getting through AFSB after clearing the screening test based on Engineering knowledge.

(iii) Advertisement Schedule - Advertised in all National Leading Newspapers/Employment News twice in year in the months of January and July.

(iv) Status Awarded - Technical Officer in Air Force.

Technical Officer (University Entry Scheme)

Under this scheme the candidates are selected to join the Aeronautical Engineering Branches (Similar to those specified in the direct entry scheme). They must be aging between 18 to 24 years. Candidates granted Permanent or Short Service Commission while they are in the Pre-final/final year of their study in the Engineering Colleges. The selected candidates are paid a stipend equivalent to the basic pay of Flying Officer for Permanent Commission during their final Years study in the College. Candidates selected for Short Service commission are also entitled to a stipend equivalent to half of the basic pay of a Flying Officer.

Qualification

Technical Officer (Direct Entry Scheme)

Aeronautical Engineers (Electronics)

(i) Academics - Engineering Degree in Electronics / Tele Communication / Electrical / Electrical Communication / Electronics and Communication / Computer Science and Engineering. OR

A combination of these subjects OR

B.Tech in Radio Physics and Electronics of Calcutta University OR

B.Sc. Physics with Electronics of Bombay University OR

M.Sc. Electronics of Delhi, Bangalore, Madras, Gujrat, Lucknow Or Calcutta University OR

B.Sc. with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry and must have passed one of the AMIE or equivalent qualification in Electronics / Electrical / Tele Communication, Radio Engineering / Avionics / Associate Membership Examination of Aeronautical Society of India with Avionics Communication.

(ii) Age - between 18 to 28 years.

Aeronautical Engineers (Mechanical)

(i) Academics - Engineering Degree in Aeronautical / Mechanical / Production / Industrial Production OR

B.Sc. with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry and must have Passed section A and B of AMIE (I) with Mechanical/Aeronautical subjects OR

Associate Membership Examination Part II and III of the Aeronautical Society of India with Group I (Design and Production) or Group II (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) by actual studies.

(ii) Age - between 18 to 28 years.

Both categories of Aeronautical Engineers (Electronics and Mechanical) must possess a minimum of two years practical experience in Electronics and Mechanical discipline from a recognized servicing/manufacturing organization.

Technical Officer (University Entry Scheme)

(i) Academics - Pre-final/ Final year of Engineering OR

B.Sc. with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry and must have passed AMIE or equivalent qualification in Electronics/ Electrical/Tele Communication, Radio Engineering/ Avionics.

(ii) Age - between 18 to 24 years

Short Service Commission for Women is open since 1992. The Women are also inducted in Flying, Technical and Ground duties in the Air Force.
All other qualifications and eligibility conditions remain the same except: they must be unmarried. Length of Short Service Commission is up to 7 years extendable up to 10 years.

 

Openings in AIR FORCE

AgeMin

AgeMax

Eligibility

Details

16

19

Higher Secondary or 10+2

The Union Public Services exam for entry into the National Defence Academy is held every 6 months in various parts of India. If you fare well in this exam you are called in for a Services Selection Board (SSB) interview which lasts 4 days. In this interview written and medical tests with outdoor activity contests and personal interviews are conducted. Those candidates joining the Indian Air Force (IAF) have to take the Pilot Aptitude Test. Once failed this test can never be taken.

 

19

22

Science Graduates with Physics and Math

Course: Newcomers or the Ab-Inito Pilots Course is held twice a year for the duration of one year. The course is conducted to train ab-inito trainees to fly fighter/transport/helicopter aircraft. The candidates should be able to converse, read and write in English very well

 

20

27

Graduate degree from any of the recognised universities

Course: Ground Duties Officers Course (Administrative). The duration of this course is for 52 weeks and is held regularly. This course is conducted to train newcomers for carrying out general administrative and organisational duties in the air force.

 

20

32

B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc (Engineering in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering)

Course: Flight Test Engineer Course (Fixed/Rotary Wing). The duration of this course is for 46 weeks and is held once a year. The course is conducted to train experienced Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineers as Flight Test Engineers on fixed/rotary wing to undertake planning and conduct test flights. The candidates should have a minimum of a year's experience on fixed wing ac/helicopters

 

20

32

PG (Hons) with degree /diploma in teaching

Course: Ground Duties Officers Course (Education). The duration of this course is for 52 weeks and is held twice every year. This course is conducted to train newcomers to be able to implement the General education scheme at stations and teach subjects like Science, Math and Languages

 

20

32

Post graduate degree in Mathematics, Physics along with elementary knowledge of Statistics, Aviation Meteorology, Physical Met Climatology and Synoptic Met

Course: Initial Forecaster Course. The duration of this course is for 26 weeks and is held once a year. The course is conducted to give professional training in Meteorology with reference to practical analysis and forecasting

 

22

27

B.Com/M.Com/CA/AICW or equivalent from any of the recognised universities

Course: Ground Duties Officers Course (Accounts). The duration of this course is for 52 weeks. The course is conducted to train newcomers for carrying out duties dealing with cash and stores accounts, disbursement of public funds.

 

22

32

A first or second class degree or equivalent grade with not less than 55% marks Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering, from a recognised Indian or Foreign University

Course: Technical Officers Course in Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics). The duration of this course is for 52 weeks. The course is conducted to make the engineering trainee officers confident in operating and maintaining sophisticated aircraft and aero-engine and at the same time teaching them the fundamentals of rocket technology

 

22

32

Graduate degree from any of the recognised universities

Course: Ground Duties Officers Course (Logistics). The duration of this course is for 52 weeks and is held twice a year. The course is conducted to train firs-time trainees for carrying out duties dealing with technical/non technical stores, aircraft spares, its preservation and accounting.

 

22

32

MBBS Degree

Course: MD (Aviation Medicine). The duration of the course is for 3 years and it is conducted once a year. The course is conducted to train as a specialist in Aviation Medicine with MD in Aerospace Medicine.

 

22

32

MD in Pathology

Course: Aviation Accident Pathology Course. The duration of this course is 12 weeks and is held twice a year.

 

22

32

MD in Psychiatry

Course: Aviation Psychiatry. The duration of the course is for 6 weeks and it is held once a year.

 

22

32

Science Graduates with Physics and Math

Course: Test Pilot Course (Fixed Wing). This course is conducted to train experienced pilots as test pilots on all fixed wing aircraft. The duration of this course is for 46 weeks and the candidates applying for this course should have a theoretical background of aviation related subjects

 

25

32

Post graduate degree in Science with subjects like Physics, Math and Meteorology

Course: Junior Forecasters Course. The duration of this course is for 20 weeks and it is held once every year. The course is conducted to train the forecaster in the latest advancements in Meteorology the candidate should have on field experience as a forecaster for 5 years

 

25

32

Post graduate degree in Science with subjects like Physics, Math and Meteorology

Course: Senior Forecasters Course. The duration of this course is for 20 weeks. The course is conducted to train the forecaster in the development and research in forecasting techniques .The candidate should have 10-15 years of field experience and should know the latest developments in Meteorology and allied disciplines like space sciences, instrumentation and computer technology