Indian Air Force (IAF)
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is known to be the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces. It is a complement, India’s personnel and aircraft assets have been ranked fourth amongst all the air forces of the world. Their primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during the armed conflict. It was officially established on 8 October 1932 as a supplementary air force of the British Empire which honoured India's aviation service during World War II with the prefix Royal. After India’s independence, the name Royal Indian Air Force was kept and served in India. With the government's transition to a Republic in 1950, the name was amended and the prefix Royal was removed after only three years.
Nationality: Indian or Nepalese
Marital Status: Unmarried
Upper Age Limit: 21 Years
(a) Group X (except Education Instructor Trade)
(i) Passed Intermediate/10+2/Equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English as well.
(ii) The candidate should have passed Three years Diploma Course in Engineering in any stream. The candidate must have completed the course from a Government recognised Polytechnic institute with a 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English in diploma or in Intermediate/Matriculation, if English is not a subject in Diploma Course.
(b) Group Y (except Automobile Technician, GTI, IAF (P), IAF(S) and Musician Trades)
Passed Intermediate/10+2/ Equivalent Examination in any stream/subjects approved by Central/State Education Boards with minimum aggregate of 50% marks in and 50% marks in English.
(c) Group Y (Medical Assistant Trade Only)
Passed 10+2/Intermediate/equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.
General Medical Standards for both Group X (except Education Instructor Trade) and Group Y (except Automobile Technician, GTI, IAF (P), IAF(S) and Musician Trades) are as follows:
(i)Height: Minimum acceptable height is 152.5 cms.
(ii) Chest: Minimum range of expansion: 5 cm.
(iii) Weight: Proportionate to height and age. However, minimum weight of 55 Kg will be required for an Operations Assistant (ATS) Trade only.
(iv) Corneal Surgery (PRK/LASIK) will not be accepted.
(v) Hearing: Candidate should have normal hearing, i.e. candidate should be able to hear a forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters with each ear separately.
(vi) Dental: Candidates should have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.
(vii) Health: The candidate should be of normal anatomy without loss of any of the appendages. He should be free from any active/ latent, acute/chronic, medical/surgical disability or infection and skin ailments. The candidate shall be physically and mentally fit to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.