Indian Airforce X Group
Learn more about Indian Airforce X Group
Students (male only) who passed their 10+2 in science stream (physics and mathematics) with min 50% marks in each subject, they are eligible for X group trade and also eligible for Y group also. they are also called technician in air force . They work in all the technical realated fields subjected to their trade and system eg. Aircraft systems, ground systems.
Selection Process Indian Airforce X Group
Indian Airforce X Group Eligibility & their Selection Process
The men in X group are technical they are trained in all technical trade like:
- Airframe Fitter
- Propulsion fitter
- Weapon fitter
- Electrical fitter
- Electronic fitter
- Mechanical System fitter
- Automobile fitter
- Workshop fitter
Group ‘X’ (Except Education Instructor Trade)
Age : 17- 21 Years
Qualification : 12th/ Intermediate passed or Equivalent examination in any stream/subjects with Mathematics, Physics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English OR passed Three years Diploma Course in Engineering in any stream
Group ‘X’ (Education Instructor Trade)
Age : 20 – 25 Years
Education Qualification :
(i) BA with English as one the subjects or B.Sc with Physics/ Psychology/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ IT / Computer Science/ Statistics as one of the subjects or BCA with minimum 50% marks.
(ii) B.Ed degree with minimum of 50% marks from a Government recognized institute.
(iii) Graduation and B.Ed programmes should be recognized by UGC/ NCTE/ Competent accreditation authority.
Age :20 – 28 Years
Education Qualification :
(i) MA in English/ Psychology or M.Sc in Mathematics/ Physics/ Statistics/ Computer Science/ IT or MCA with 50% marks.
(ii) B.Ed degree with minimum of 50% marks from a government recognized institute.
(iii) Graduation, Post-Graduation and B.Ed programmes should be recognized by UGC/ NCTE/ Competent accreditation authority.
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. Physical/Medical Standards to become an Airman are as follows:-
|Visual Standards and Height||As per the table given below.|
|Weight||Weight should be proportionate to height and age.|
|Chest||Minimum range of expansion : 5 cm|
|Hearing||Should have normal hearing i.e. able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters by each ear separately.|
|Dental||Should have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.|
|Health||Candidates should be of normal anatomy without loss of any appendages. He should be free from all communicable diseases & skin ailments. Candidate must be physically and mentally FIT to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.|
|Body Tattoo||Permanent body tattoos are not permitted, however tattoos only on inner face of the fore arms(inside of elbow to the wrist), back(dorsal) part of the hand/reverse side of the palm and Tribals with tattoos which are as per custom Traditions of their tribes may be considered. However, right to decide on acceptability /unacceptability of the individual rests with the Selection Centre. Candidates with permanent body tattoos are to submit two photographs(close up and distinct view) with details of size and type of the Tattoo.|
|Sl No.||Trade||Candidates from|
|NE & Hill States||Other States|
|(b)||GTI and PJI||162.5cm||167cm|
a). Minimum height acceptable for recruitment will be 152.5 cms. For the following trades the minimum required height (determined at training centres) would be as indicated:-
b). Candidates from NE and Hill states includes Gorkhas, Kumaonis, Garhwalis, Assamese and those belonging to the States of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Sikkim and hilly areas of Uttaranchal.
The selection procedure of the Indian Air Force is little bit rigorous as it expects standard level of knowledge along with the physical fitness. Now a days Indian Air Force focuses on decision making and power of expression also for which Indian Air Force has formulated some of the basic tests also. Let’s understand these tests one by one in detail.
Phase- I : Computer based test (CBT)
Phase- II : Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
Phase- III : Medical Examination
Phase- I Process
In the Phase-I examination candidates will be appearing for online examination (CBT) which is scheduled on INTAKE-1 March month and INTAKE-2 September month at one of the examination centre chosen by the candidate. Earlier there was a written examination in place of online examination which used to take place at the selection centres of Indian Air Force.
As we know that there are three options while applying. There are various exam pattern for Air Force X & Y & Both group. The examination pattern of these groups are following-
|Physics||25||70 questions in 60 minutes|
Marking pattern for Online Test:-
(i) One mark for every correct answer.
(ii) Nil (0) marks for unattempted question.
(iii) 0.25 marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer.
There are few instructions which are very important for all the candidates which are given below-
1. Syllabus ofthe examination will be of 10+2 CBSE Standard.
2. Candidates are to qualify in each paper separately in their respective groups.
3. The result of phase-I examination will be uploaded on www.airmenselection.cdac.in within 15 days from the date of online exams.
Phase- II Process
Soon after the declaration of the result of Phase-I (Online) Test, a cut off will be applied based on the
marks scored by the candidates in the Phase I Test and SHORTLISTED candidates will be sent a new
admit card on their Registered e-mail ID for phase – II test at an Airmen Selection Centre. This admit card
for phase – II exam can also be downloaded online under candidate’s login on CASB web portal
www.airmenselection.cdac.in. Candidates have to report at the stipulated date and time for Phase – II at
the designated Airmen Selection Centre along required documents.
A). Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
As it is discussed earlier defence forces demands certain level of physical fitness. For ensuring this Indian Air Force has formulated a physical fitness test which is given following-
- 1.6 Km run in 6 minutes 30 seconds,
- 20 squat ups (Uthak-Baithak)
- 10 sit ups
- 10 Push-ups.
Note– PFT will be qualifying only. There are no marks assigned to PFT. Candidates are to qualify this only.
B). Adaptability Test- 1
Adaptability Test-I is basically the test of Situation Reaction ib which takes place just after the PFT if a candidate qualifies PFT. In this test decision making ability, Problem solving attitude, right mind set up is assessed. There will be 45 SRTs which a candidate has to complete within 30 minutes. These SRTs will be objective type and bilingual.
Note– PFT will be qualifying only. There are no marks assigned to PFT. Candidates are to qualify this only.
C). Adaptability Test- 2
Once the candidate clears the Adaptability test-I he goes through the next test which is known as Adaptability test-II which is basically the test of Group discussion. In this discussion a group comprises of some 10-15 candidates who are made to sit in a semi-circle and assigned a topic which is of basic in nature. The topics ranges from current affairs to social events. This test is basically to check the knowledge, communication skill, interpersonal skills and convincing power of the candidate. A little bit of preparation and practice proves very handy for doing well in this test.
After all these above examinations candidates are given green cards with the dates and venue of the medical examination which generally takes place after 2 months.
Phase- III Process
Medical Examination Test :
Candidates who qualify Adaptability Test-2 (Phase-II) shall be issued with medical appointment letter at respective ASCs. It can also be downloaded under candidates login on CASB web portal www.airmenselection.cdac.in for their medical examination at designated Medical Boarding Centre (MBC) on specified date. Medical Examination shall be conducted by Air Force Medical Team as per IAF medical standards and policy in vogue on subject issue. Medical examination would also include baseline investigation of:-
(a) Blood Haemogram – Hb, TLC, DLC
(b) Urine RE/ME
(c) Biochemistry :- (i) Blood Sugar Fasting & PP (ii) Serum Cholesterol (iii) Urea, Uric acid, Creatinine (iv) LFT—Serum Bilurubin, SGOT, SGPT
(d) X- Ray chest (PA view)
(e) ECG (R)
(f) Tests for Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substance Abuse.
(g) Any other test necessary in the opinion of the Medical Officer
General Medical Standards are as follows: –
- Height: Minimum acceptable height is 5 cms.
- Chest: Minimum range of expansion: 5 cm
- Weight: Proportionate to height and age. However, minimum weight of 55 Kg required.
- Corneal Surgery (PRK/LASIK) is not acceptable.
- Hearing: Candidate should have normal hearing i.e. able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters with each ear separately.
- Dental: Should have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.
- Health: Candidate should be free from medical or surgical deformity. He should be free from all communicable diseases and skin ailments. Candidate must be physically and mentally fit to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.
- Body Tattoo: Permanent body tattoos are not permitted, however tattoos only on inner face of the fore arms (inside of elbow to the wrist), back (dorsal) part of the hand/reverse side of palm and Tribals with tattoos which are as per custom and traditions of their tribes may be considered. However, right to decide on acceptability/ unacceptability of the individual rests with the Selection Centre. Candidates with permanent body tattoos are to submit two photographs (close up and distant view) with details of size and type of the Tattoo.
The recruiting Medical Officer and the specialist doctors of Armed Forces are the final authorities on declaring a candidate fit or unfit during initial medical examination, appeal medical board and medical examination prior to enrolment. The candidate shall be governed by Armed Forces standards which may be at variance from civil standards. There is no provision for representation or review after the appeal medical board.
Note. Candidates are advised to get tartar and stains removed from their teeth before appearing for the medical examination. Ears should be free of wax. Candidates should be prepared to stay for the medical test for four to five days under their own arrangement. No TA/DA shall be admissible. Candidates using corrective glasses must be in possession of prescription from ophthalmologist bearing stamp and registration number and it should not be more than one month old. Passing in the medical examination is not a guarantee for employment in Indian Air Force.
After passing all these above tests Central Airmen Selection Board prepares All India Select List (AISL) based on the marks secured by the candidates in the examination procedure. Those who make their name in the merit list served with the call letter to join for the Joint Basic Phase Training at Belagavi.
How To Fill Indian Airforce Airmen Exam Application Form
Unmarried male Indian and Nepalese candidates can apply online for Indian Air Force Airmen exam. Candidates must check eligibility and standards before filling online form. Detailed instructions on how to register/fill-up application form is available on the webportal. Online registration for the Selection Test will be available for INTAK-1 exam from January month and INTAK- 2 July month on www.airmenselection.cdac.in
Check the Complete schedule of Indian Airforce Airfmen exams.
|Airmen Selection||Intake- 1||Intake- 2|
|Commencement of online registration||January Month||July Month|
|Last date to apply online||last of January||last of July|
|Issuance of phase I admit card||March||September|
|Date of phase I selection test||2nd or 3rd Week of March||2nd or 3rd Week of September|
|Declaration of phase I result||April||October|
|Issuance of phase II admit card||April – May||Oct – Nov|
|Date of phase II selection test||May||Nov|
|Declaration of phase II result||25-30 days after exam||25-30 days after exam|
|Provisional selection list||31 Oct||30 Apr|
|Enrolment list||10 Dec||10 Jun|
Provisional Selection List (PSL).
The PSL (merit-wise) will be prepared after the completion of selection test and the same will be displayed at all the airmen selection centres (ASCs) and also on webportal www.airmenselection.cdac.in on 31 October 2020. Inclusion of names of candidates in the PSL depends upon the performance of the candidates in the selection test and the same is determined by application of cut off marks vis-à-vis number of qualified candidates in Phase-II testing and anticipated vacancy. Inclusion of name in provisional select list (PSL) does not guarantee automatic enrolment. Enrolment is strictly in order of merit subject to medical fitness, availability of vacancies, not exceeding the age of 21 years on date of enrolment and meeting all the laid down eligibility criteria as and when
called for enrolment. The validity of the PSL shall be 06 months from the date of display and shall be applicable only for intake- 1 or 2.
Important Guidelines To Fill Application Form-
– Indian Air Force has released online application form on January and July month in a year.
– Interested and eligible candidates can do registration at cdac.in and details are also available at careerindianairforce.cdac.in.
– Candidates have to upload some documents, as applicable, during Airmen selection registration. They are listed below.
– Application fee is Rs 250. Applicant can pay fee using debit card, credit card, net banking, payment gateway, challan at Axis bank.
– Candidate must have a valid email ID, mobile number for registration. Also, keep aadhaar card handy.
Documents to upload in application form
– Class 10 certificate.
– Class 12 marksheet or diploma marksheet
– Passport size recently color photograph, must not be older than 15 days.
– Left hand thumb impression
– Father’s / mother’s / guardian’s signature image if candidate is less than 18 years as on date of filling form
– Mark sheet with English subject in diploma (if applying on basis of diploma) or in 12th/10th if English is not a subject in Diploma.
FOR ANY QUERY CONTACT,
AIRMEN SELECTION BOARD, BRAR SQUARE, DELHI CANTT, NEW DELHI – 110010,
TELEPHONE NO. 011- 25694209 /25699606
E-MAIL: [email protected] OR LOG ON TO CASB WEB PORTAL www.airmenselection.cdac.in UNDER CANDIDATE’S LOG IN.
pertaining to filling up of online application form, candidates may also contact on Telephone No. 020-25503105/25503106.