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Career in Airforce

Lots of Indian youth wants to join Indian Air Force in today’s era to get glamorous and challenging job. More than ever, a Career In Airforce in the flying branch, as a flying officer, is quite profitable one. Air Force is the prestigious job in India and candidates appear for the AFCAT and SSC examination every year to join Air Force.

If you are worry for your career after 10th, 12th Diploma/ Degree or B.Tech, Then Air Force job is a best option. Indian Air Force provides many opportunities to develop and every year there is Air Force Recruitment programmes are held to select new talents.

Indian Air Force has an exciting career opportunity for graduates as well as for those who have finished their schooling or have passed their class tenth.

Career in Airforce

About Airforce

  • Career in Air force is an enthusiastic and very responsible profession. The Selection criteria in Air force include written test and Interview and Physical examination too. Applicants can easily apply for any of the post for to which he/ she eligible for after visiting the official website of Air force.
  • Indian Air force invites thousands of application from dynamic and eligible citizens of India. Every Year lots of Recruitment are done in Indian Air force and there is a large scope after 10th and 12th. You can also apply for the AFCAT examinations which will best opportunity to you to join Air Force.
Founded8 October 1932; 85 years ago
TypeAir force
RoleAerial warfare
Size139,576 active personnel
Approx. 1,720+ aircraft
Part ofIndian Armed Forces
HeadquartersNew Delhi
Motto(s)नभः स्पृशं दीप्तम् (Sanskrit) IAST: Nabhaḥ Spr̥śaṁ Dīptam (Touch the Sky with Glory)
ColourNavy blue, sky blue & white
AnniversariesAir Force Day: 8 October
EngagementsNotable operations[show]

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Air Force Branches

B.Tech. and Diploma / Degree holder candidates can also apply under UES (University Entry Scheme). There are three Branches under Indian Air force, that are –

  • Flying Branch
  • Technical Branch
  • Ground Duty Branch

Flying Branch

In this you will get the training as a fighter pilot or a helicopter pilot, or a Transport pilot with some other essential training for peace and wartime mission. You can enter to the Flying branch via Air Force Academy. The following 3 modes of entry for an aspirant to join in the Indian Air Force Flying Branch –

  • Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE), which is conducted by UPSE
  • National Cadet Corps
  • SSC (Short Service Commission) Men & Women

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Technical Branch

In this you will get a chance to get in charge of some of the most sophisticated equipment in the universe. There are two schemes under it –

  • Direct Entry Scheme
  • Through Aeronautical Engineering/ SSC (Short Service Commission)

Ground Duty Branch:

If you want to get entry in Ground Duty Branch then you must qualify AFCAT Exam. Departments of Ground Duty Branch are Administration, Accounts, Logistics, Education and Meteorology.

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Career in Airforce after 10th/12th

Those candidates who want to make their career in Indian Air Force after 12th this is a golden opportunity for them. They should have passed in 10+2 (Science) qualification with Physics and Maths to join as an officer in the Indian Air Force.

Contenders should have to appear in National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice a year in all major cities throughout India. Shortlisted candidates for Air Force will have to undergo 3 year training routine at NDA, Khadakwasla.

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Eligibility Criteria

Candidate must be more than 19 years of age and 23 years of age and must be unmarried, and should be citizen of India. Aspirant should have completed B.E. from any affiliated University.  Appliers should be or have a…

  • A sense of adventure
  • Willing to risk your life for the nation
  • Philosophical and realise the ephemeral quality of life
  • Hardworking, able to withstand strain
  • Fond of travelling
  • Able to fly for long hours
  • a calm temperament and strong nerves

Selection Procedure

  • The selection procedure includes the Scrutiny of Application forms, testing officer like qualities in the aspirants.
  • Shortlisted candidates are then called for the Medical Examinations.
  • At last the preparing of all India Merit List is generated and finally shortlist of aspirants is drawn.

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Salary & Allowances For Indian Air Force Officer Jobs

Qualifying candidates, who become Air Force officer, will get a monthly stipend of Rs. 21,000.

ParticularsSalary for Indian Air Force Jobs
Pay in Pay Band (same for flying, technical, ground duty) Rs. 15,600
Grade Pay Rs. 5,400
Military Service Pay Rs. 6,000
Dearness Allowance @ 107 percent Rs. 28,890
Kit Maintenance Allowance Rs. 500
Transport Allowance Rs. 3,200 + DA ( in major cities) or Rs. 1,600 + DA ( in other cities)

 Additional Allowance For IAF Vacancies:

  • Flying Allowance: Rs. 11,250 per month for Flying Branch officers
  • Technical Allowance: Rs. 2,500 per month for Technical Branch officers

Monthly Salary Of The Indian Air Force Officers:

  • Flying branch: Rs. 74,264
  • Technical branch: Rs. 65,514
  • Ground duty branch: Rs. 63,014
DesignationCompensation per annum in Rs.
Lieutenant/Flying Officer2,20,000
Captain/Squadron Leader/Lieutenant Commander3,25,000
Major/Wing Commander/Commander3,75,000
Lieutenant colonel/group captain/Commander6,80,000
Colonel/Air Commodore/Commodore8,60,000
Major General/Air Vice Marshall/Rear Admiral9,80,000
Lieutenant General/Air Marshall/Vice Admiral10,50,000
General/Admiral/Air Chief Marshall11,80,000

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Physical Requirements:

Candidate should not be colour/night blind or wear glasses. For flying branch, minimum

  • Height requirement is 162.5 cm.
  • Leg length 99-120 cm.
  • Vision – Visual acuity (min) Distant Vision (corrected) Better eye 6/6, worse eye 6/18, Myopia of not more than minus 5.5 D including astigmatism.

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How To Join Indian Air Force After 12th?

To join Air Force After 12th, have a look on below given 2 ways:

  • NDA & NA Examination
  • Technical Entry Scheme –TES (For High School Science Graduates)

NDA & NA Examination

  • NDA Exam is conducted twice a year by UPSC for hiring eligible Indians.
  • Those who have passed in 12th standard of 10+2 for Army and with Physics and Maths for AF/Navy and their age must be between 16.5 years to 19.5 yrs (at the day the course is expected to begin) ie. Born Between 02-01 to 01-07 for December Course and 02-07 to 01-01 for July Course can go for NDA & NA Examination.

Technical Entry Scheme –TES (For High School Science Graduates)

  • Individuals must have passed in 10+2 Physics, Chemistry & Maths (aggregate 70% and above to apply) to apply for Technical Entry Scheme.
  • Candidates applying for Technical Entry Scheme, their age should be between 16.5 years to 19.5 yrs i.e. Born Between 01-07 to 01-07 for January Course and 01-01 to 01-01 for July Course.

How To Apply?

You can apply for the Air force by following few steps, either online or through offline mode as prescribed in the advertisement. You have to send all the necessary documents Xerox copy along with the application form. You can easily register for different post on i.e. official website of Indian Air force.

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25 Responses to "Career in Airforce after 10th/ 12th | How to Join Indian Air Force? Jobs"

  1. nasir aziz

    Iam studying in 12 to apply to join Indian air force/// navy.

  2. Prema

    I Hv completed diploma in mechanical so plz give me chance to work for our country plz

  3. Prema

    I hv completed my diploma in mechanical so plz give me a job

  4. Geeta

    My brother passed +2 with non-medical and he want to join indian air force. Please send me the procedure …

  5. Swamy.l

    I have completed degree Bsc science …give me chance to join the Indian Airforce ………


    Dear sir

    I am completed diploma in plastic molding technology and My Self interested to join AIR FORCE.

  7. omkar

    hi sir
    i am completed diploma in electronics & communication & myself interested to join INDIAN AIR FORCE

  8. vishal

    I have completed diploma in IT field & i want to join indian air fource
    what i do & how

  9. pravel mahajan

    i have copleted my 10th so i have ambitions to join airfirce.i am no 1in class


    i have completed my 10th so i have ambitions to join airfirce.i am 2ND in class

  11. nirdesh kumar pancholi

    i am student of last year electrical branch i am join india air forces

  12. hirok

    i have completed 12th with above 70% in pcm..i want to joint indian defence job

  13. mahesh suryawanshi

    i am studying information technology diploma i want to join indian airforce how can i join indian airforce

  14. Magan

    Hi sir
    How much percentage we need in 10 and +2 to join IAF

    Jai hind

    • admin

      Hi Magan,
      Minimum percentage required to join indian air force in 10+2, is 60%

  15. sunil patra

    Hii sir
    I hv completed diploma in mechanical engineering.My dream is joining indian air force. sir plz give me a job .

  16. padma


    i completed diplamo. but i love indian air force please give me one chance

  17. Priya

    Hii sir …
    I m final year diploma holder student of electronics and communication engg…is there any job in indain airforce which i can do after completing my diploma ….

  18. manoj kumar pradhan

    Sir I have completed iti electrical trade and continue to diploma engineering 4th semester and sir I have fully interested to join IAF.

  19. Deepak kohli

    Im ME pass out.. i wanna join Air force.. how to apply and what is the best job for me

  20. Md Toufeeq

    Hi Dear sir i am completed 1st puc

    2nd class Pass i want any work

    INDIAN AIR FORCE please Dont ignore me

  21. Mansi

    I am in 12 PCM so what carriers are their in airforce & which diploma i should do..

  22. Manoj Kumar

    I have completed my diploma in civil and I want to join in air force as a pilot

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