Since its inception, the IAF has had its share of trials and tribulations. The IAFs mettle was tested in the Second World War, after independence, in the conflicts of 1948, 1965, 1971 and the Kargil Victory in the summer of 1999. IAF has vindicated itself time and again by rising to the myriad challenges, tasks and demands placed on it by the nation. The fortitude and deeds of its men have won many laurels. Its growth and continuous modernization is an index of its ability to adapt with the times and its deeds a testimony to the caliber of its men.
OFFICER ENTRY: Here is an opportunity to dedicate yourself to the honour and glory of your motherland, as a defender of the sovereign skies become a part of the noblest and most selfless of professions the Indian Air force , where you pledge to protect the frontiers of our airspace, where your bravery, daring, grit and the never-say-die spirit are tested each and every day in every conceivable situation to bring out the best in you. A career with Indian Air force would mean becoming are air warrior ready to face the challenges.
AIRMEN ENTRY: Opportunities are open to young men to choose Indian Air force as career. Here the aspiration finds satisfaction. To become an our warrior in airman category check out your eligibility and look out for the opportunity as an when come.
Methods of Entry
GROUP -XTechnical Trades (16 to 22 years) : The candidate should have passed Intermediate / 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and English and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
OR Three year Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics/Automobile/Computer Science/Instrumentation Technology) from a Govt. recognized Polytechnic/Institute.
All Group Y trades (16 to 20 years) : Passed Intermediate/10+2 or equivalent with a minimum aggregate score of 50% with pass marks in English.
Education Instructor Trade(20 to 25 years)
(ii) B.A. (Hons)/B.Sc(Hons)/BCA with a minimum score of 50% marks.
OR (20 to 28 years)
(iii) A minimum second class M.A. in English/M.Sc in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or MCA.
Interviews : Candidates passing both Written Test & PFT are to be interviewed by a team of officers & Warrant Ranks. Those who are recommended in interview will be medically examined by Recruitment Medical Team as per Indian Air Force Medical Standards. Those who are recommended in interview and Medically Fit will only be considered for final selection.
From Airmen to Commissioned Officer : Promotion Prospectus exist up to the rank of Master Warrant officer (MWO). Opportunities to become a Commissioned Officer also exist for those airmen who qualify the prescribed examinations later during their service career.