5th January 2014, 04:16 PM
Vishaldeep Vaid
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Can I become a fighter pilot in IAF through NDA after class 12th

Hi, I am in class X (male) and I want to become a Fighter Pilot in the Indian Air Force .Can I become a (specifically) ''Fighter Pilot '' in the IAF through NDA after class 12 ?If yes then please guide me through the preperation that would be needed to achieve my dream. I would appreciate the responses.

29th July 2014, 07:18 PM
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Default Re: Can I become a fighter pilot in IAF through NDA after class 12th

Candidates need to complete 10+2 With Mathematics and Physics. You can always opt for the NDA entrance test for other branches provided you have studied maths in class 10. During the time of admission, he should be 16 1/2 years and must not be over 19 1/2 years of age. There will be a compulsory paper of Mathematics in the NDA Exam, conducted by Union Public Service Commission. Candidates will be then sent for PABT and Medical exam. Thereafter if you are in merit list then you will be allowed to join NDA. You will be granted Permanent Commission through this mode of entry.
You can always join the Indian Air Force as a pilot. Age should be between 19-23 Years and aspiring candidates has to be Graduates (Three Year Course) in any discipline and have Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level OR BE / B Tech (Four Year Course) and should scored Minimum 60% in all papers put together. Air Force Common Admission Test or AFCAT is by far the biggest exam conducted for entry into the IAF. Candidates after appearing for the written test has to undergo (AFSB)SSB . The written test is same for all the candidates irrespective of the Branch Applied i.e. Flying, Technical or Ground Duties.
The minimum acceptable height for Male candidate is 157.5 cms. For women candidate’s minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North Eastern region of India, Garhwali and Kumaon, the Minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms for males and females candidates.

6th July 2015, 12:24 PM
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Default Re: Can I become a fighter pilot in IAF through NDA after class 12th

Your question say's you are xth standard student your ambition to become a IAF fighter - pilot also seeking guidance.

Ok, you are to choose Subjects PCM(Physics,Chemistry,Mathematics)in 12th science stream.After passing 12th you are to attend UPSC conducted NDA entrance examination to fulfil your ambition.

NDA Eligibility:-

i) A 12th pass candidate can write NDA Entrance examination.

ii)Age: Minimum age: 16 1/2 years and maximum:19 years.


iv) Only male candidate get NDA eligibility to attend NDA entrance examination.

v)Marital Status: must be single.

vi) Eyesight: Must be normal 6"/6" also free from colour blindness.

vii) Height:Male: 157.5 cms, relaxations are there.

Do you have any question? or have anything to say?

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