Indian Air Force 2021





Date for submission of Online Applications: 01 JUN 2021 to 30 JUN 2021

(Indian Air Force career website or

1. Indian Air Force invites Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of this elite force as Group

A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. Online 

AFCAT examination will be conducted on 28 Aug 21, 29 Aug 21 and 30 Aug 21.

2. Candidates are to ensure their eligibility for the examination, as follows:-

(a) Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility 

conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination 

viz. Written examination and SSB test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the 

prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the written 

examination or AFSB Testing, it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions,

their candidature will be cancelled by the IAF.

(b) Mere issue of Admit card/ Call up letter to the candidate will not imply that his/ her

candidature has been finally accepted by Indian Air Force.

Note: There is no intake conducted for Accounts and Logistics branches for AFCAT 02/2021 for 

course commencing in July 2022. 

4. Type of Commission.

(a) Permanent Commission (PC) for Men. Candidates joining as PC officers would

continue to serve till the age of superannuation in their respective branches as per their rank.

(b) Short Service Commission (SSC) for Men & Women.

(i) The engagement period for Flying Branch (Men and Women) SSC Officers is 

fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Non extendable).

(ii) The initial tenure for Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) SSC Officers

would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject 

to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and 


(iii) Grant of Permanent Commission (PC) would be considered subject to service 

requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit.

5. Eligibility Conditions.

(a) Nationality. Candidate must be a citizen of India as per Indian citizenship act, 1955.

(b) Age.

(i) Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry: 20 to 24 years as on 

01 July 2022 i.e. born between 02 July 1998 to 01 July 2002 (both dates inclusive).

Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License

issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e. born between 

02 July 1996 to 01 July 2002 (both dates inclusive).

(ii) Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch: 20 to 26 years as on 

01 July 2022 i.e. born between 02 July 1996 to 01 July 2002 (both dates inclusive). 

(iii) Marital Status: Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time 

of commencement of course. Widows/ Widowers and divorcees (with or without 

encumbrances) below 25 years of age are also not eligible. A candidate who marries 

subsequent to the date of his application though successful at SSB or medical will not 

be eligible for training. A candidate who marries during the period of training shall be 

discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the 

Government. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during 

training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live 

out with family.

(iv) The date of birth accepted by the IAF is that entered in the Matriculation or 

Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian

University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matric

maintained by a University, the extract must be certified by the proper authority of the 

University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate. No other 

document related to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal 

Corporation, service records and likewise will be accepted. 

(v) In case the Matriculation/ Higher Secondary Examination Certificate does not

show the date of birth, or only shows the age by completed years or completed years

and months. In such cases a candidate must possess a self-attested/ certified copy of a 

certificate from the Headmaster/ Principal of the Institution from where he/ she passed 

the Matriculation/ Higher Secondary Examination showing the date of his/ her birth or 

exact age as recorded in the Admission Register of the Institution.

(vi) Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the

Matriculation/ Higher Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate on 

the date of submission of application will be accepted by the IAF and no subsequent 

request for its change will be considered or granted.

(vii) The candidates should exercise due care while entering their Date of Birth. 

If on verification at any subsequent stage, variation is found in their date of birth 

from the one entered in their Matriculation or equivalent examination certificate, 

will render them disqualified.

(c) Educational Qualifications.

(i) Flying Branch. Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 

50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and

(a) Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a 

recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. 


(b) BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a 

minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.


(c) Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate 

Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India 

from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

(ii) Ground Duty (Technical) Branch.

(aa) Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}. Candidates with a 

minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a 

minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification 

in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University OR cleared Sections A 

and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or 

Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the 

Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with 

a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:

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