Latest Qualification Jobs

Check Your Email To Activate the Confirmation Link

Career in Airforce after 10th/ 12th | Group X & Y Recruitment Process

Career in Airforce

Working in Air Force makes you strong and explains not to substitute words for actions, but to face pressure and spur of difficulty and challenge. Applicants can make their Career in Airforce after 10th/ 12th/ Graduation for Group X & Y and other Positions. Check Airforce Career Opportunities, Airforce Recruitment Process etc from this page.

Quick View of Indian Airforce:

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

Career in Airforce

Airforce 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

You Can Also Check: Best Career Opportunities

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.

Career in Airforce

Career in Airforce for Group X & Y

Indian Air Force (IAF) is a prestigious unit of the Indian Defence services, aimed at guarding the nation and promoting peacetime efforts. To join Indian Air Force as an airman, aspirants need to write the IAF Recruitment Group X and Group Y exams. IAF Airmen careers, therefore, involve the following broad areas of discussion:

  • Ranks & Pay Structure
  • Promotion
  • Counselling
  • Remustering
  • Higher education
  • Career upgrade
  • Recognition and Awards
  • Sports & Adventure
  • Pension & Medical facilities
  • Resettlement Post Retirement

Airforce Group X & Y Eligibility:

Airmen who join the Indian Air Force are either 10+2 qualified or diploma holders. Therefore, for better career opportunities with IAF and outside, it is essential for them to acquire higher qualifications.

IAF Airmen: Recognition and Awards:

  • Training upgrades: Training in the latest generation equipment and aircraft and avionics. Leadership courses etc.
  • Deputation: Deputation to other Central government organizations like DRDO, RAW, etc.
  • Foreign Postings: Posting to the Indian embassy in foreign countries, UN operations etc.

Airforce Group X & Y Recruitment Process:

Written Test

  • Group X: As per Airforce Recruitment Process, selection will be done through a written exam (Written test will be objective type and question paper will be bilingual (English & Hindi) except for English Paper.
  • Group Y: Duration of the online test will be 45 minutes and will comprise of English as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA).

Physical Test:

  • All candidates who pass the written test are to undergo Physical Fitness Test (PFT) on the same or the next day.
  • PFT consists of a 1.6 Km run to be completed within 6 minutes 30 seconds.
  • Candidates will also have to complete 20 squats, 10 push-ups and10 sit-ups within the stipulated time to qualify in the Physical Fitness Test.

Adaptability Test:

  • All candidates who pass the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) will have to undertake Adaptability Test-I (objective type written test) which is to assess the suitability of a candidate for employment in the IAF.
  • All candidates who pass Adaptability Test – I will have to undertake Adaptability Test- II.


Candidates who have passed the written test and PFT will be interviewed. Working knowledge of English is a pre-requisite.

Medical Examination:

Candidates who qualify in the interview will be medically examined.

Indian Air Force Related Links:

Indian Air Force ResultView Here
Indian Air Force SalaryView Here
Indian Air Force Airmen RecruitmentView Here
Indian Air Force Cut OffView Here
Indian Air Force Group Y SyllabusView Here
Indian Air Force SyllabusView Here
Indian Air Force Pilot SalaryView Here
Indian Air Force RanksView Here
Official LinkHit Here

Career in Airforce after 10th/ 12th:

Those candidates who want to make their career in Indian Air Force after 10th/ 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.

  • You can join as Soldier GD in Army after 10th subject to fulfilling all other physical and medical standards.
  • 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.
  • To join Air Force After 12th/ 10th, 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 10th/ 12th standard for Army and with Physics and Maths for AF/Navy
  • 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.

Check Also: Latest Defence Jobs

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

Also Know Here: How To Join Army After Graduation

Career in Indian Air Force:

Air Force is the prestigious job in India and candidates appear for the AFCAT and SSC examination every year to join Air Force. 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 or 12th.

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.

Something That You Should Put An Eye On

Upcoming Government JobsLatest Recruitments
Jobs By QualificationJobs by Organization
Free Job UpdatesLatest Private Jobs
Latest Jobs Openings For FreshersEmployment News This Week Highlights

Filed in: Articles, Career Options Tags: 

25 Responses to "Career in Airforce after 10th/ 12th | Group X & Y Recruitment Process"

  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

Leave a Reply

Submit Comment