The Indian Airforce (IAF) has officially come into being on 8th October 1932. Its first ac flight has been introduced on 1st April 1933. Initially, IAF has possessed a strength of 19 Havai Sepoys/ air soldiers and six RAF trained offices. The key role of IAF lies in keeping the Indian aerospace resistant to attacks and. IAF is responsible for managing aerial warfare to protect the country and countrymen during the conflict. After the establishment, it has passed through several modernizations in terms of technology and strength of men to gain more power to manage ariel warfare. Presently, it is the fourth-largest and seventh strongest air force in the world.

Indian Air Force is one of the world’s largest Air Defence Force

Why people opt for jobs in IAF?

Candidates with the dream of getting a government job often opt for IAF jobs not only for securing their life but also to serve the nation. Working with the air forces has turned out to be the most valuable experience for those who desire to face challenges in life to safeguard Indian territory and the nation.

Indian Air Force always offers exciting career opportunities to those who have cherished the dream of joining the army particularly air force from childhood. Various career opportunities are available in the IAF in both technical and non-technical branches.

After joining the Indian Air Force family, people can enjoy many facilities and benefits. The facilities and benefits often attract aspiring candidates to prepare themselves to get a job in the IAF. Even after retirements, you can continue to avail of some benefits. The benefits and facilities include:
➢ Insurance
➢ Loans
➢ Medical
➢ Educational opportunities
➢ Other benefits

Different jobs in IAF: Exams and eligibility criteria

IAF, UPSC, and SSC conduct various examinations to recruit the right candidates for the right posts. Here is an overview of some significant exams that you have to qualify for getting jobs in IAF.
Combined Defence Service Examination (CDSE)

UPSC conducts the CDS exam every year for IAF recruitment recruiting candidates for various academies including the Indian Air Force. For joining the IAF, the candidates must be male and unmarried/single. Only Indian citizens are allowed to apply for the exam.

➔ Age Limit:20 to 24 years (at the time of commencement of course)
➔ Education Qualification

1. Graduate (3-years’ course) in any discipline from a recognized university with Mathematics and Physics at 10+2 level/ BE/ BTech (4 years’ course) Or, 2. Students from the final year/semester can also apply if they are able to produce the certificate issued by the University within the stipulated time in the advertisement.

Advertisement is released in the months of November and August.

NCC Special Entry for men and women

Candidates can apply through NCC Special Entry. Candidates need to be Indian citizens to apply through NCC Special Entry. As an Air Wining Senior Division holder of the National Cadet Corps, candidates are allowed to apply to the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force. Both men and women are eligible to apply. Candidates have to be single/unmarried to apply for the exam.

➔ Age Limit: 20 to 24 years (at the time of commencement of course). The upper age limit for candidates with current and valid Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is exempted up to 26 years (at the time of commencement of course).
➔ Education Qualification

1. Candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in each Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level.
2. Graduate (3-years’ course) in any discipline from a recognized university with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
Or,
3. BE/BTech (4-years’ course) from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Or,
4. Candidates who have cleared Section A & B of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
5. Final year/semester students are also eligible to apply if they have no backlogs at the time of AFSB Testing and can produce the certificate issued by the University within the stipulated time in the advertisement.
6. NCC Air Wining Senior Division ‘C’ Certificate and its validity would be two years before the date of advertisement.

Advertisement is released in the months of June and December.

AFCAT Entry for men and women

Candidates can apply through AFCAT for the Short Service Commission in the Flying Branch. Short Service Commission in Flying Branch is for 14 years with no further postponement. Both men and women Indian citizens with single marital status can apply.

➔ Age Limit: 20 to 24 years (at the time of commencement of course). The upper age limit for candidates with current and valid Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is exempted up to 26 years (at the time of commencement of course).
➔ Education Qualification
➔ Candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in each Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level.
➔ Graduate (3-years’ course) in any discipline from a recognized university with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
Or,
➔ BE/BTech (4-years’ course) from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Or,
➔ Candidates who have qualified Section A & B of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
➔ Final year/semester students are also eligible to apply if they have no backlogs at the time of AFSB Testing and can produce the certificate issued by the University within the stipulated time in the advertisement.
➔ NCC Air Wining Senior Division ‘C’ Certificate and its validity would be two years before the date of advertisement.

Advertisement is released in the months of June and December.

Aspiring candidates need to study hard from 10+2 level to gain the eligibility to apply for jobs in the IAF. For joining details in the ground duty technical and non-technical branches, you can visit the official page of the Indian Air Force. Air Force jobs are great opportunities for serving your countrymen that you have dreamt so far. Prepare yourself from the school level if you aspire to join a job in the IAF.

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