IAF Women Pilot Trainees
During the nineties Indian society saw an increasing demands
for greater participation of women in all fields, including Defence Services. In
recognition of the demand, the IAF initiated a case for obtaining the necessary
sanction from the government. In June 1990, the Government of India approved the
sanction of women in the officer cadre of non-technical, ground Duty Branches,
viz, administration and logistics. Also, a number of representations were
received from qualified women pilots for opening the doors of entry to the
Flying Branch of IAF. As a sequel to the enthusiasm generated, the IAF
approached the Government for a favourable consideration of the case. In August
1992, the Government approved the induction of women in Flying and Technical
Branches on an experimental basis with a tenure ranging from six to ten years.
Minimum Educational Qualification
Graduate with Physics and Maths at 10 + 2 level. Should not
have failed in Pilot Aptitude Battery Test.
OR Senior Division Air Wing 'C' Certificate.
OR BE (four years)
Only short-listed candidates will be called for SSB Test. The
potential to be an officer will be tested through Psychological Test, Group Test
and Interview spread over 5-6 days at one of the Air Force Selection Boards
located at Dehradun, Mysore and Varanasi. Medical Examination will be conducted,
Bangalore. Those selected will undergo training of 72 weeks.
The exam is generally held in the month of January and July
Candidates should apply in the prescribed format and to the
address as mentioned in the advertisement issued by the recruiting authority.
Candidates holding Senior Division Air
Wing 'C' Certificate are to apply through respective Air Squadron or candidate
can post their application to Headquarters SSC (W) F (P), Post Bag No.001,
DHQ Post Office, New Delhi-110001 by the specified date.
Test Centres for Educational
Indian Air force
Air Headquarters, Vayu Bhawan,
New Delhi - 110 011