Commission in the Indian Air Force

 

Branch/Type of entry

 

Advertisement Schedule

Age at the time of joining (Years)

 

Educational Qualifications

FLYING BRANCH

 

 

 

1. Cadet Entry (National Defence Academy Through UPSC)(for men only)

April / September

16 ½ to

19

12th Class of 10+2 System of Education/Equivalent with Physics and Maths

2. Graduate Special Entry Scheme (GSES) (Through UPSC, written examination conducted through CDSE)(for men only)

 

April / November

 

19 – 23

 

Any Graduate with Physics & Maths at 10+2 or BE

 

 

3. NCC Special Entry (through CO Unit/DG NCC)(for men only)

 

 

April / October

 

 

19 – 23

Graduate (Three Year Course) in any discipline from a recognised university who have attained minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and have Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level OR BE / B Tech (Four Year Course) from a recognised university with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together, NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate.

4. Short Service Commission (for Women only)

April / October

19 – 23

Any Graduate with Physics & Maths at 10+2 or BE

 

 

5. Flying (Pilot) Short Service Commission (For Men & Women)

 

 

December & June

 

 

19 to 23 years*

Graduate (Three Year Course) in any discipline from a recognised university who have attained minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and have Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level OR BE / B Tech (Four Year Course) from a recognised university with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together

TECHNICAL BRANCH

Permanent Commission (for Men) / Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)

 

 

 

 

1. Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics)

 

December & June

 

18 to 28 years*

First class degree in Engineering or GATE score of 70% & above in Electronics / Mechanical/ Allied subjects as per advertisement

 

2.Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical)

 

December & June

 

18 to 28 years*

First class degree in Engineering or GATE score of 70% & above in Electronics / Mechanical/ Allied subjects as per advertisement

*Upper age limit for Candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxed upto 25 years.