Indian Air Force Entry

Looking to Join Indian Air Force? Here is a List of Our Guides for Different Airforce Entry Scheme and Different Age Group Scheme

Guides for Various Indian Air Force Entries

• National Defence Academy (NDA)
• Combined Defence Services Exam (CDSE)
• Airforce Common Admission Test (AFCAT)

Complete List of Indian Air Force Entries (Officer and OR)

S no. Type of entry  Educational  qualification Age limit Selection procedure Post given after training
1.  Open rally 10+2/intermediate/ Equivalent examination. 16-21 yrs Min. ht: 152.5 cm Min. wt: proportional to ht Chest: no min. chest  (min. expansion: 5cm must)     PFT (pulmonary function testing) -Written test -Medical test – Airmen (group X & group Y trade) – Ground duty(technical) – Ground duty (non-technical: administration/logistics/ Accounts) -JD, Clerk
2. NDA
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10+2 (with physics & mathematics) 16.5 to 19.5 yrs  Min. ht: 157 cm Min. wt: 45 kg Min. Chest: 81 cm (min. expansion: 5cm must)  -Written test -SSB Interview – Lieutenant  
3. Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE)
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10+2 (with physics and mathematics)             + Graduation from a recognized university/B.E/B. tech 20-24 yrs (exclusive for men) Min. ht: 157.5 cm Min. wt: proportional Min. Chest: no. min. chest (min. expansion: 5cm must)  -Written exam -SSB interview – Lieutenant (level 15)  
4. Air force common admission test (AFCAT)
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10+2(with 60% in both physics and mathematics)             + Graduation /B.E /  B. tech ( with 60% marks) 20-24 yrs Min. ht: 157.5 cm Min. wt: proportional Min. Chest: no. min. chest (min. expansion: 5cm must)  -Written test -SSB interview Commissioned officers  Aeronautical engineer(electronic or mechanical) Ground duty(technical) – Ground duty (nontechnical)  
5. Meteorology branch  (direct entry)
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PG in any stream (science/ Mathematics/comp. Application / statistics etc.) 20-26 yrs Min. ht: 157.5 cm Min. wt: proportional No. min chest (expansion 5cm)    -SSB interview -medical test – Permanent service commission candidate – Short Service Commission (SSC) candidate.
6. NCC special entry (direct entry) NCC ‘C’ CERTIFICATE  10+2 (with physics and mathematics)              + Graduation (any 3 yr course /B. tech/B.E.) 20-24 yrs Min. Ht-  Male:157.5 cm Female:152 cm Min. Wt: Proportional to Ht.  Min. Chest: no. min. chest (min. expansion: 5cm must)   Screening test CPSS test (Computerized Pilot Selection System- flying branch) -SSB interview -medical test Short Service Commission (SSC) in flying branch Permanent Commission(PC) &(SSC) in ground duty(technical and non-technical)
7. Technical Graduate Course
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Should have passed the requisite engineering degree or be final year of engineering degree 20-27 yrs Min. ht: 157.5 cm Min. wt: proportional Min. Chest: no. min. chest (min. expansion: 5cm must)-SSB interview -medical test -Lieutenant.
8. Technical Entry Scheme
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10TH STD (or any equivalent) passed with 70% marks in P.C.M     16.5 to 19.5 yrs Min. ht: 152g cm Min. wt: proportional Min. Chest: no. min. chest (min. expansion: 5cm must)-psychological test -group test -SSB interview -Lieutenant.

Best Books to Prepare for Defence Exams

• National Defence Academy (NDA/NA Exam)
• Combined Defence Services Exam (CDSE)
• Airforce Common Admission Test (AFCAT)
• Service Selection Board (SSB)
• Officer Like Personality Development
• General Knowledge and Current Affairs
• English - Written and Speech

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