Indian Air Force (IAF)


265AIFSince its inception, the IAF has had its share of trials and tribulations. The IAF’s 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.

Indian Air Force (IAF) Commands

  • Western Air Command (WAC)
  • Eastern Air Command (EAC)
  • Central Air Command (CAC)
  • South Western Air Command (SWAC)
  • Southern Air Command (SAC)
  • Training Command (TC)
  • Maintenance Command (MC)


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.

Methods of Entry

Branch / Type of Entry
Educational Qualification
Age Limit (Yrs)
Advertisement Schedule


  1. National Defence Academy (NDA) (for men only)
  2. Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE) (for men only)
  3. NCC Special Entry (Through CO Unit/DG NCC) (for men only)
  4. Short Service Commission (for Women only)
  • 10+2 with Physics & Maths
  • Any Grad. with Physics & Maths at 10+2 or BE
  • Any Grad. with Physics & Maths at 10+2 or BE & NCC Air Wing Sr. Div. ‘C’ Certificate
  • Any Grad. with Physics & Maths at 10+2 or BE
  • 161/2 – 19
  • 19 – 23
  • 19 – 23
  • 19 – 23*
  • Mar/Oct
  • Apr/Sep
  • Apr/Oct
  • May/Nov
*Upper age limit relaxed to 25 years for holders of Commercial Pilots’ Licence (CPL)

PC for Men

    1. Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics)
    2. Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical)

SSC for Women

  1. AE(L) and AE(M)

PC for Men / SSC for Women)**

(A) Administration
(B) Logistics
(C) Accounts
(D) Education
(E) Meteorology
  • First class degree in Engineering in
    Electronics / Mechanical / Allied subjects as per advertisement
  • Same as above
  • First class Graduate or PG in subjects as per advertisement
  • First Class PG in subjects as per advertisement
  • 18 – 28
  • 18 – 28
  • 20 – 23
  • 20 – 25
  • 20 – 25
  • Apr/Oct
  • Oct
  • May/Nov
**PC – Permanent Commission / SSC – Short Service Commission

Note :

  1. The above information is a broad guideline and is subject to change as per the induction requirement of the Indian Airforce.
  2. All Advertisement are published in Employment News and National / Regional Leading Newspapers.
  3. This data is only of information value and subject to change, for more details please visit at Air force website.Visit us :www.indianairforce.nic.in


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


Technical 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.


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)

    1. Graduation with a teaching Degree or Diploma of a recognized University with a minimum 50% aggregate marks in each qualification


    1. B.A. (Hons)/B.Sc(Hons)/BCA with a minimum score of 50% marks.

(20 to 28 years)

  1. 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.

Medical & Physical Criteria

  • Candidates must have at least 152.5 cms Height.
  • Chest: Minimum expansion is 5 cm.
  • Weight: According to age and Height.
  • Corneal Surgery (PRK/ Lasik) will not be acceptable in IAF Bharti.
  • Applicants who have permanent tattoo are required to submit a photo of the tattoo with information.

IAF X & Y Trade 2017 Pay Scale

For Group X (Technical) Trades will be Paid Rs. 24,900 in a month.

For Group Y (Non-Technical) Trade Will be paid only Rs. 20,500/- in a month.

IAF Airmen Exam Pattern

Applicants who want to crash the IAF Exam can pay attention the Exam Pattern & Syllabus. Applicants must Download the IAF X & Y Group Exam Pattern & Syllabus by which they start their preparation according to their pattern.

  • Test Paper for Group X Technical Traders commonly Compromises of question on English, Physics and Mathematics.
  • Total Time Duration of Written Exam is 1 Hours.
  • Test Paper for Group Y Technical Traders commonly Compromises of question on English, Physics and Mathematics.
  • Total Time Duration of Written Exam is 45 Minutes.

For Airmen Y & X Group Exam Syllabus

  • English
  • Reasoning & General Awareness
  • Mathematics
  • General Science & Computer Science

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.

Latest Announcements

  • 1 Student has been Selected in Indian Army

    One Student – Charanjit Dhaka has been Selected in Indian Army, He is the dedicate and hard working student of Parakram Defence Academy Sikar.

    A big Congratulations to Mr. Charanjit Dhaka.

Selection List

  • Vijay Soni
    Vijay Soni
    Selection In : Indian Army
  • Charanjit Dhaka
    Charanjit Dhaka
    Selection In : Indian Army

Parakram Detail


  • Parakram Defence Academy
    Add. Maharana Pratap Hostel, Piprali Road, Sikar Contact - 8104555009
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