Indian Air Force is conducting recruitment for Airmen in Group X and Y. Indian Air Force Airmen Recruitment 2016-2017 notification was published in second week of September 2016. Recruitment of Airmen in Indian Air Force (IAF) 2016-2017 includes vacancies in Group ‘X’ (Technical) Trades and Group ‘Y’ (Non-Technical) {Except Automobile Technician, GTI, IAF (P), IAF(S) and Musician} Trades. Candidates who are going to participate in the Indian Air Force Airmen Recruitment 2016-2017 can check all the details like application form, admit card, result here.

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Indian Air Force Airmen 2017 Selection Group X & Y

Interested candidates can fill their Application form for Indian Air Force Airmen 2017 online. Application form must be filled submit it before the last date. Admit Card for written will be available on candidates email ids. Selection will be based on marks obtained in written test and other processes.

Important Dates

Event Dates
Commencement of Online Registration 15 Sep 2016
Last date for Registration 29 Sep 2016
Last date of receipt of printed application by ordinary post at CASB 13 Oct 2016
Date of issued of Admit card 05 Jan 2017
Date of Selection Test Jan – Feb 2017

Eligibility Criteria

Group ‘X’ (Technical)

  • Passed Intermediate/10+2/ Equivalent examination 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, as shown below, from a Government recognized Polytechnic Institute with 50% marks in overall aggregate, and 50% marks in English in Diploma or in Intermediate/Matriculation, if English is not a subject in Diploma Course.

Group ‘Y’ (Non-Technical) {Except Automobile Technician, GTI, IAF (P), IAF(S) and Musician} Trades

  • Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / Equivalent Examination in any stream/subjects approved by Central / State Education Boards with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.

For Group ‘Y’ (Non-Technical) Medical Assistant Trade

  • Passed 10+2/ Intermediate / equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.

Groups ‘X&Y’ (Eligible for both Technical and Non-Technical)

  • Passed Intermediate/10+2/ Equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English. Candidates will take the examination for Group ‘X’ and Group ‘Y’ subjects in one sitting and can qualify for Group ‘X’ or Group ‘Y’ or both i.e. if candidate passes in English, Physics and Mathematics, he is considered pass in Group ‘X’ and if he passes in English and Reasoning and General Awareness (RAGA) then he will be considered pass in Group ‘Y’. If a candidate clears in all the four subjects, he will be considered pass in Group ‘X’ and Group ‘Y’. Diploma holders are eligible to appear only for Group ‘X’.

Note:

  • Education Boards recognized/affiliated by Council of Boards for School Education (COBSE) will only be permitted.
  • Exact aggregate Percentage of marks before decimal as written in the marks sheet of 10+2/ Intermediate/Equivalent/Three years Diploma Course OR calculated as per the rules of concerned Education Board/ Polytechnic Institute will only be considered (For example 49.99% should be taken as 49% and not to be rounded off to 50%).

Age Limit – Candidates born between 07 July 1997 and 20 December 2000 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply. In case, a candidate clears the Selection Procedure then the upper age limit as on date of enrolment is 21 years.

President, Central Airmen Selection Board reserves the right to shortlist the applications on the basis of available vacancies and number of eligible applicants by applying cut off percentage.

Syllabus and Model Questions

Syllabus and Model Question for Indian Air Force Airmen 2017 Selection Group X and Y are given below. Selection test will be held on the schedule date given below. For preparation of exam candidates can check the syllabus & model question paper through the direct link given below.

Selection Process

Verification of Eligibility

Printout of online Provisional Admit Card, Original Certificates, Marks Sheets and other required applicable original/duly filled documents like NCC ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’ certificate, Son of serving Air Force personnel certificate (SOAFP)/PPO, Discharge Book, Service Certificate issued from AFRO/DAV for wards of retired/ deceased/discharged Air Force personnel, Discharge Certificate (if discharged from Army /Navy / Government organisation), Consent Form signed by parents if candidate below 18 years of age and passport size colour photographs will be required and scrutinized/verified at the examination venue prior to commencement of Written Test to ascertain the eligibility in prima-facie. Detailed verification will be carried out later in respect of candidates who pass Written Test. Candidature of those who do not meet the laid down educational criteria is liable to be rejected during Initial verification of original certificates & mark sheets prior to conduct of written test and also during detailed verification on clearing the written test.

Candidates should be in possession of the following when appearing for the Selection Test:-

  • HB Pencil, Eraser, Sharpener, Gum tube, Stapler and Black/Blue Ball Point Pen for writing.
  • Ten copies of un-attested recent (which has been taken for the online application registration) passport size colour photograph.
  • Original and four self-attested photocopies of Matriculation Passing Certificate (required for verification of Candidate’s Name, Father’s Name and his Date of Birth).
  • Original and four self-attested photocopies of Matriculation Marks Sheet (only applicable for three years Diploma Course holders when English is not a subject in Diploma Course).
  • Original and four self-attested photocopies of Intermediate/10+2/ Equivalent Examination Passing Certificate and Marks Sheet. OR Original and four self-attested photocopies of Three years Diploma Course Passing Certificate and Marks Sheets of all semesters.
  • Original and four self-attested photocopies of duly filled Son of Serving Air Force personnel (SOAFP) Certificate (format available on CASB AFNet website) for Sons of serving Air Force personnel (or) Original and four self-attested photocopies of PPO/Discharge Book/Service Certificate issued from AFRO/DAV for Sons of retired/deceased/discharged Air Force personnel.
  • Candidates discharged from Indian Army/Indian Navy/Any other Government Organisation. Original and four Self-attested photocopies of Discharge Certificate (as issued from Indian Army/Indian Navy/Government Organisation).
  • Original and four self-attested photocopies of NCC ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’ certificate (if applicable).

Written Test

Eligible candidates will be sent Online Provisional Admit Cards on their respective e-mail IDs during the month of January 2017 (which they will download & take colour printout & will carry the same to the examination centre on the day of test as indicated on their respective Admit Cards) to appear in the Selection Test at the examination centres. Written Test will be objective type and question paper will be bilingual (English & Hindi) except for English paper. Written test for candidates opting for both Group X&Y shall be conducted in one sitting, using the same OMR sheet. Detailed procedure shall be explained before conduct of the examination.

Written Test and Duration of the Test will be as follows: –

  • Group ‘X’ (Technical) Trades. Duration of the written test will be 60 minutes and will comprise of English, Physics and Mathematics as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus.
  • Group ‘Y’ (Non-Technical) {Except Automobile Technician, GTI, IAF (P), IAF(S) and Musician} Trades. Duration of the written test will be 45 minutes and will comprise of English as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus and Reasoning And General Awareness (RAGA).
  • Both Groups ‘X&Y’ Trades. Duration of the written test will be 85 minutes and will comprise of English, Physics, and Mathematics as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus and Reasoning And General Awareness (RAGA).

Adaptability Test 1

Adaptability Test-1 [For both Group ‘ X’ (Technical) Trades & Group ‘Y’ (Non-Technical) {except Automobile Technician, GTI, IAF(P), IAF(S) and Musician} Trades].

All candidates who pass the Written Tests will have to undertake Adaptability Test-1 which is to assess suitability of a candidate for employment in the IAF which involves deployment in varied geographic terrain, weather and operational conditions.

Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

Physical Fitness Test (PFT) [For both Group ‘ X’ (Technical) Trades & Group ‘Y’ (Non-Technical) {except Automobile Technician, GTI, IAF(P), IAF(S) and Musician} Trades]

All candidates who pass Adaptability Test-1 are to undergo Physical Fitness Test (PFT) on the same or the next day. PFT consists of a 1.6 Km run to be completed within 7 minutes. Candidates will also have to complete 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups and 20 squats within the stipulated time to qualify in the Physical Fitness Test.

Note: Candidates are advised to bring their sports shoes and shorts.

Adaptability Test 2

Adaptability Test-2 [For both Group ‘ X’ (Technical) Trades & Group ‘Y’ (Non-Technical) {except Automobile Technician, GTI, IAF(P), IAF(S) and Musician} Trades].

All candidates who pass PFT will have to undertake Adaptability Test-2 as per policy in vogue. Adaptability Test-2 is to identify suitable candidates with requisite comprehension and communication ability.

Note: Candidates qualifying for Groups ‘X&Y’ will be given the group according to his merit as well as his preference given at the time of filling up of online application. However, President, CASB reserves the right to allocate Group to a candidate as per vacancies available with CASB and the decision of the President, CASB in this respect shall be final and binding upon the candidate.

Medical Examination

Candidates who qualify Adaptability Test-2 will be issued with medical appointment letter at Airmen Selection Centre for their medical examination at designated Medical Board Centre (MBC) on specified date. Medical Examination will be conducted by Air Force Medical Team as per IAF medical standards and policy in vogue on subject issue. Candidates declared Medically Unfit can avail the option for Appeal Medical Board (AMB) against their unfitness by depositing Rs. 40/- in a Government Treasury/RBI/SBI through Military Receivable Order (MRO). The application for AMB along with original copy of MRO, Photocopy of Unfitness Certificate and Postal Stamp worth Rs. 25/- affixed on a self addressed envelope are to be submitted to the respective Medical Board Centres for processing, within three working days from the date of issue of Medical Unfitness Certificate at MBC.

Medical examination would also include Baseline Investigation as listed below:-

  • Blood Haemogram – Hb, TLC, DLC
  • Urine RE/ME
  • Biochemistry
    • Blood Sugar Fasting & PP
    • Serum Cholesterol
    • Urea, Uric acid, Creatinine
    • LFT—Serum Bilurubin, SGOT, SGPT
    • X- Ray chest (PA view)
    • ECG (R)

Notes:

  • Candidate should bring latest prescription (one month validity) and spectacles for corrected vision, if used. The prescription must bear the signature, stamp and registration number of Eye Specialist.
  • Candidates are advised to get tartar and stains removed from teeth before appearing for the Medical Examination. Ears should be free of wax. Candidates should be prepared to travel/stay for the medical test for four to five days under their own arrangement. No TA/DA will be admissible.

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