(Jobs) Indian Air Force : Recruitment of Group ‘X’ (Technical) Trade Officers : 2013

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Indian Air Force invites application from UNMARRIED MALE INDIAN CITIZENS (citizens of Nepal are also eligible) for selection test in August 2013 to join as Airmen in Group X (Technical) trades.


(a) Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / Equivalent Examination with Mathematics, Physics and English, with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.


(b) Three year Diploma Course in Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics/Automobile/Computer Science/Instrumentation Technology/Information Technology) from a Government recognized Polytechnic Institute with minimum 50% marks in overall aggregate and 50% marks in English in Diploma or in Intermediate / Matriculation, if English is not a subject in Diploma.


Candidate should be born between: 01 September 1993 to 30 December 1996 (both days inclusive).


  •  General Medical Standards for Group X (Technical) 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.    

  •  Corneal Surgery (PRK/LASIK) 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 Candidate discharged from the Indian Air Force/Indian Army/Indian Navy or dismissed from any Government Organisation for any reason earlier is NOT TO APPLY.


  • Three copies of unattested recent (taken on or after 27 April 2013) passport size COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH, One of which is to be pasted on the application form and the other two are to be stapled to the top left corner of the application form.

  • Attested photo copy of Matriculation Passing Certificate in support of Date of Birth. Attested photo copy of Mark Sheet & Passing Certificates of Educational Qualification i.e. Intermediate or 10+2 or Mark Sheet of all semesters and Diploma Certificate for Diploma holders (in single copy).

  • One unstamped self addressed 24 cm x 10 cm WHITE ENVELOPE of good quality, stapled/pinned with the application form.

  • Son of Air Force Personnel (SOAFP)/Discharge Certificate (if applicable) is to be attached with the application.


Monthly Pay. During training, a stipend of Rs. 8,550/-per month will be paid. On completion of training, starting gross emoluments at the minimum of scale of pay including Dearness Allowance (DA), for Group X (Technical) trades will be Rs. 21,414/- per month (approximately), which, in subsequent  years, may rise up to Rs. 37,788/- per month (approximately) depending upon the rank attained.Allowances. In addition to the above, various allowances such as Transport allowance, Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA), Leave Ration allowance (LRA), High Altitude Allowance, Field Area/Modified Field Area Allowance, Family Planning Allowance, HRA etc. are also admissible from time to time as applicable.


Written Test:

Eligible candidates will be sent Admit Cards to appear for the test during the month of July 2013 at the examination centres. Candidates will be tested in English, Physics and Mathematics as per CBSE syllabus of AISSCE. Question papers will be objective type and bilingual (English & Hindi), except English Paper. Duration of Written Test will be 60 minutes. CANDIDATES ARE TO QUALIFY IN EACH PAPER SEPARATELY. Results of the written test will be declared on the same day.

Physical Fitness Test (PFT):

All candidates who pass the written test 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 8 minutes. Candidates completing the PFT in less than 7 minutes 30 seconds will be awarded additional marks on a sliding scale. Candidates are advised to bring their sports shoes and shorts.

Interview. Candidates:

who have passed the written test and PFT will be interviewed. Interview is normally conducted in English. Working knowledge of English is thus essential.

Trade Allocation Test (TAT):

Candidates who qualify in interview are to undergo Trade Allocation Test for bifurcation into Mechanical and Electronics stream. Specific trade allotment within these streams will be carried out at Basic Training Institute (BTI), Air Force (Belgaum).

Medical Examination:

Candidates who qualify in the interview will be medically examined. Medical Examination will be conducted by Air Force Medical Team as per IAF medical standards. Candidates declared Temporary Medically Unfit (TMU) will be required to report to the respective Airmen Selection Centre within a maximum period of 42 days for review from the date of Recruiting Medical Examination. 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, Xerox copy of Unfitness Certificate and Postal Stamp worth Rs. 25/- affixed on a self addressed envelope are to be submitted to the respective ASCs for processing within seven working days from the date of issue of Medical Certificate.

NOTE: Candidates are advised to get tartar & stains removed from their teeth before appearing for the written test. Ears should be free of wax.


Last date : 23 MAY 2013

Courtesy: India Air Force