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Air Force Group XY Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates interested in applying for Air Force recruitment for Technical Trades (Group X) and Non-Technical Trades (Group Y) must be born Candidates must be 21 years of age or less as of the date of enrolment.

Educational Criteria

Post Name Educational Qualification
Group X (Except Education Instructor Trades • Passed Intermediate/10+2/Equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.
• Passed Three years Diploma Course in Engineering in any stream from a Government recognized Polytechnic Institute with 50% marks in aggregate as per diploma final year mark sheet and 50% marks in English in diploma.
Group Y ’ (Except IAF(S) and Musician Trades) • Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / Equivalent Examination in any stream/subjects approved by Central / State Education Boards with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.
• Passed two years vocational course with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English in the vocational course.
Group Y Medical Assistant Trade • Passed 10+2/Intermediate/ equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.

Age Limit

A candidate clears all the stages of the Selection Procedure, then the upper age limit as on date of enrolment must be 21 years.

Physical Fitness Test

• There will be 1.6 Km run to be completed within 06 minutes 30 seconds. Candidates shall also have to complete 10 Push-ups, 10 Sit-ups and 20 Squats within the stipulated time to qualify in the Physical Fitness Test.

• Adaptability Test- 1 (For both Group ‘ X’ & Group ‘Y’ Trades) – All candidates who pass the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) shall have to undertake Adaptability Test-I (objective type written test) which is to assess the suitability of a candidate for employment in the IAF which involves deployment in varied geographic terrain, weather and operational conditions.

• Adaptability Test- 2 (For both Group ‘ X’ & Group ‘Y’ Trades) – All candidates who pass Adaptability Test – I shall have to undertake Adaptability Test- II as per policy in vogue. Adaptability Test- II is to select candidates who can adapt to the environment of the Indian Air Force and are able to adjust to the military way of life.

Medical Fitness Test

(i) Height

• Minimum acceptable height is 152.5 cms

• Minimum acceptable height for IAF(P) trade – 165 Cms (For NE and Hill States) 175 Cms (For other States)

• Minimum acceptable height for Auto Tech trade -162.5 Cms (For NE and Hill States) 165 Cms (For other States)

Note: Candidates from NE and Hill states includes Gorkhas, Kumaonis, Garhwalis, Assamese and those belonging to the states of Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Sikkim and hilly areas of Uttaranchal.

(ii) Chest

The minimum range of expansion: 5 cm

(iii) Weight

Proportionate to height and age. However, the minimum weight of 55 Kg required for Operations Assistant (ATS) Trade only.

Special Notes :

(iv) Corneal Surgery

(PRK/LASIK) is not acceptable.

(v) Hearing

Candidate should have normal hearing i.e. able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters with each ear separately.

(vi) Dental

Should have healthy gums, a good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.

(vii) General Health

Candidate should be of normal anatomy without loss of any appendages. He should be free from any active or latent, acute or chronic, medical or surgical disability or infection and skin ailments. The candidate shall be physically and mentally fit.

Air Force Group X and Y Exam Pattern

The examination will be conducted online, and the duration will be 45 minutes for Group Y. For Group X, the total duration of the examination is 60 minutes. The questions will be of objective type and bilingual.

• Every correct answer will receive one mark.

• Every wrong answer will have a 0.25 mark deduction.

• No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

• The following is the exam pattern marking scheme:

Group Subject Marks Total Marks
Group X English
Group Y Reasoning and General Awareness
Group X and Y English Physics 20
Reasoning and General Awareness
25 30

Air Force Group X and Y Exam Pattern

Duration Course Name / Code Form Charge Course Fee* Total
6-Months Airforce X Group Y Group Rs. 500/- Rs. 20,000/- (including GST) Rs. 20,500/-

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