Indian Air Force has released the notification for the recruitment of Airmen. Online applications have been filled by an unmarried male (Indian/ Nepalese) in group X trades (except education instructor trade) and group Y trades (except automobile technician, ground training instructor, Indian air force (police), Indian air force (security) and musician trades). Now, Indian Air Force will issue the admit card to those candidates who have filled the applications on time. Candidates have to go through a series to test like the online exam, Physical Fitness Test (PFT), and medical examination. Final merit list will be made on the basis of performance of candidates in these test. Selection in Indian Air Force will be done purely on merit. Candidates who are going to participate in the Indian Air Force Airmen Recruitment 2018-2019 can check all the details like application form, admit card, result here.

Latest: The Application Form has been released, Apply online from the link given below.

Indian Air Force Airmen 2019 Selection Group X & Y

Interested candidates can fill their Application form for Indian Air Force Airmen 2019 online at the official website. The application form must be filled & submitted before the last date.

Indian Air Force Airmen Batch 02/2019 Important Dates
Commencement of Online Registration 03 Jul 2018
Last date for Registration 24 Jul 2018
Admit card August 2018
Selection test 13 to 16 Sep 2018
The result of Selection test September 2018
Declaration of PSL list 30 April 2019
Enrolment List 10 June 2019

Eligibility Criteria

Group X Except for Education Instructor Trade.

  • 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 mentioned in the drop down menu of apply online section under candidate‟s login on the CASB web portal The candidate should have completed the course from a Government recognized Polytechnic institute with 50% marks in aggregate and 50 % marks in English in diploma or in Intermedidate/Marticulation, if English is not subject in Diploma Course.

Group Y (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.

Group Y Medical Assistant Trade Only.

  • 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


  • Candidate eligible for Group X examination (on the basis of intermediate/10+2) are also eligible for Group Y and would be given an option of appearing in both group X and Group Y exam in one sitting while filling up the online registration form.
  • Diploma holders are eligible to appear for Group X trades only
  • Education Boards listed in Council of Boards for School Education (COBSE) website as members, as on date of registration will only be considered.
  • Exact aggregate Percentage of marks before decimal as written in the marks sheet of 10+2/ Intermediate/Equivalent Examination/Three years Diploma Course OR calculated as per the rules of concerned Education Board/Polytechnic Institute shall only be considered (For example 49.99% should be taken as 49% and not to be rounded off to 50%).

Mandatory Medical Standard

General Medical Standards for both Group ‘X’ (Except Education Instructor Trade) and Group ‘Y’ {Except Automobile Technician, GTI, IAF (P), IAF(S) and Musician} Trades are as follows:

  • Height : Minimum acceptable height is 152.5 cms.
  • Chest: Minimum range of expansion: 5 cm.
  • Weight : Proportionate to height and age. However, minimum weight of 55 Kg required for Operations Assistant (ATS) Trade only.
  • 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 of normal anatomy without loss of any appendages. He should be free from any active or latent, acute or chronic, medical or surgical disability or infection and skin ailments. Candidate shall be physically and mentally FIT to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.
  • Details of medical standards for various Groups/Trades are available on CASB web portal

Age Limit – Candidate born between 14 July 1998 and 26 June 2002 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply. In case, a candidate clears all the stages of the Selection Procedure, then the upper age limit as on date of enrolment is 21 years

Examination Pattern

Phase – I

Online Test {For both Group ‘ X’ Trades (except Education Instructor Trade)} & Group Y’ {except Automobile Technician, GTI, IAF(P), IAF(S) and Musician Trades}.

Online test will be objective type and questions will be bilingual (English & Hindi) except for English paper. Online test for candidates opting for both Group X&Y shall be conducted in one sitting, on the same system. Candidates are to bring one blue/black pen and original valid ID proof along with them for Phase – I testing.

Group ‘X’ Trades: Duration of the Online test will be 60 minutes and will comprise of English, Physics and Mathematics as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus.

Group ‘Y’ {Except Automobile Technician, GTI, IAF (P), IAF(S) and Musician} Trades: Duration of the Online test will be 45 minutes and will comprise of English as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA).

Both Group ‘X&Y’ Trades: Duration of the Online test will be 85 minutes and will comprise of English, Physics, and Mathematics as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA).

Note: The result of Phase-I and the list of shortlisted candidates for Phase-II, based on their performance in Phase-I Online test, will be uploaded on within 15 days from the date of online exam.

Phase – II

Soon after the declaration of the result of phase – I test, all candidates selected for Phase II will be sent a new admit card on their registered e-mail ID for phase – II test at an Airmen Selection Centre.  Candidates have to report at the stipulated date and time for phase – II at the designated Airmen Selection Centre along with following documents:-

  • Colour print out of Admit Card for phase – II.
  • Colour Print out of duly filled application form downloaded on completion of online registration.
  • HB Pencil, Eraser, Sharpener, Glue stick, Stapler and Black/Blue Ball Point Pen for writing.
  • Ten copies of un-attested recent (which was used 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.
  • Certificate for SOAFP (Son of Air Force Personnel), certificate for sons of serving/retired/ deceased Air Force civilian employees paid out of defence estimates are to be downloaded as the case may be, from the download section of CASB web portal and brought along while reporting for phase –II of the examination. Wards of Retired AF personnel to produce original discharge book of their parents.
  • For 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).
  • NOC in original and 4 self-attested photocopies from the employer for candidates presently serving in any government organization (if applicable).
  • Original and four self-attested photocopies of NCC ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’ certificate (if applicable)

Verification of Eligibility

Candidates should be in possession of the documents mentioned at para 17 above, when appearing for the Selection Test which would be scrutinised/verified prior to commencement of Phase – II to ascertain the eligibility prima-facie. para 17 above will be carried out in respect of candidates who pass Adaptability Test – 1. Candidature of those who do not meet the laid down educational criteria will be cancelled during Initial verification of original certificates & mark sheets and also during detailed verification at Airmen Selection Centre (ASC).

Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

Candidates who pass Online Test and are shortlisted as per merit which will be displayed on the CASB Web Portal on a stipulated date will be called at designated Airmen Selection Centre for Physical Fitness Test (PFT) which would consist of 1.6 Km run to be completed within 06 minutes and 30 seconds. 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/Track pants.

Adaptability Test-1 (For both Group ‘ X’ & Group ‘Y’ Trades): All candidates who pass the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) will have to undertake Adaptability Test-1 (objective type written test) which is to assess suitability of a candidate for employment in the IAF which involves deployment in varied geographic terrain, weather and operational conditions

Adaptability Test-2 (For both Group ‘ X’ & Group ‘Y’ Trades): All candidates who pass Adaptability Test -1 will have to undertake Adaptability Test-2 as per policy in vogue. Adaptability Test-2 is to select candidates who can adapt to the environment of Indian Air Force and are able to adjust to the military way of life.

Note: Candidates qualifying for both Group X and Group Y will be allotted the group according to their merit as well as preference given by the candidate at the time of filling up of online application.

Phase – III

Medical Examination

Candidates who qualify Adaptability Test-2 will be issued with medical appointment letter at respective ASCs. It can also be downloaded under candidates login on CASB web portal 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.

Medical examination would also include Baseline Investigation of:-

  • 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)

Model Questions

Model Question for Indian Air Force Airmen 2019 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.

Provisional Select List (PSL)

The PSL will be prepared after the completion of selection test and the same will be displayed at all the airmen selection centres (ascs) and websites inclusion of names of candidates in the PSL depends upon the performance of the candidates in the exam and also subject to medical fitness. inclusion of name in provisional select list (PSL) does not guarantee automatic enrolment.

Enrolment list

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 will be 06 months from the date of display and will be applicable only for intake/entry 02/2019.

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  1. Sachin kumar भाई तुम्हारा Enrolment 2/2018 में आ सकता है 90% chance है

  2. Sir…Meri airforce group x me 503 waiting h…but unfit and absent wale candidate ko remove krke 350 hai…sir Meri waiting clear hogi ya nhi…sir please tell me please sir

  3. my 10+2 over all percentage is 72.4% but i got number 56 only in english subject.can i apply for Both group X&Y in air force..Please help me sir..

  4. I have get only 63% in 12th so can I get a chance to came in IAF ya I have no chance in this . please reply to my comments as soon as possible? ???????

  5. Hi AKASH!
    According to notification only Passed (Intermediate/10+2/ Equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English) student can apply

  6. Sir Ia m study diploma final year . A am finishing two years subjects I hope I finish my third subjects . So can apply for group X job

  7. Hi Srinivasu!
    For apply to airmen you should be cleared your final year of diploma engineering

  8. Sir..
    I have passed 12th science pcmb my total percentage 50.16% maths 39 .physics 59.biology 54 and English 46
    So can apply this post plz tell me sir

  9. Hi Buddepu!
    May be you got password of your registered mobile number , otherwise you can contact the officials for more help

  10. Hi Shivanshu!
    There isn’t any type of negative marking in Indian Airforce for group ‘X’ and ‘Y’ exam at present time.

  11. HI Srinivasu!
    Diploma pass out student with 50% marks in aggregate and 50 % marks in English ( in diploma ) can apply.

  12. Sir,I done mistake in filling online application. mistakenly select both X and Y. I want to apply X trade
    Any way to change that.

    please tell me sir

  13. Hello jagadeesh,
    If there is any mistake done by you in filling your application form then there is only one way that is you have to contact officials as soon as possible. Because the last date to submit application form was out.

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