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28th June 2016, 01:38 PM
jaswant singh kushwahw
 
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Is it necessary to study PCM to become a Pilot in Indian Air Force?


Hello Everyone,
I am in 10th class and and interested to join NDA. My aim is to join Indian Air Force. I am confuse that it is compulsory that I must have PCM subjects to become a Pilot in Indian Air Force? Please help me. Thank you!




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28th June 2016, 10:02 PM
jagrity7
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Default Re: Is it necessary to study PCM to become a Pilot in Indian Air Force?

Yes, it is necessary to study PCM subjects at 12th level to become a pilot.

One who wishes to become a pilot in Indian Air Force should apply for AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) to join Flying branch. This exam allows both men and women to get into the flying branch for Short Service Commission (SSC) i.e. for 14 years.

Eligibility criteria required for AFCAT exam to join Flying branch are as under :-

-The candidate should have passed Graduation in any discipline with at least 60% marks from a recognized university .

-The candidate must have passed 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics .

-The candidate should have passed Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT).

-The candidate age limit should be in between 20 - 24 years .

Physical standards requirement :

Height : 162.5 cm for both men and women with correlated weight.

Eyesight : 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in another.




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28th June 2016, 11:10 PM
sagarika 199193
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Default Re: Is it necessary to study PCM to become a Pilot in Indian Air Force?

You can apply to NDA only after (10+2) to join Indian Air Force.

NDA Eligibility
- You should have Indian Citizenship.
- You should be unmarried male.
- You should have passed (10+2) with physics and maths as a compulsory subjects.
- Your born should not be earlier than 2nd July 1998 and not later than 1st July 2001 to appear NDA 2016.
- You should be physically and mentally fit.

NDA Application Procedure
- Visit the site : www.upsconline.nic.in
- Click "Apply Online".
- Fill the the registration part I & registration part II in application form.
- Upload the scanned documents.
- Make a payment of application fee.
- Submit the application.

NDA Exam Pattern
- Total Marks : 900
- Total Questions : 270

Maths : 300 Marks (2.5 hours)
General Ability : 600 Marks (2.5 hours)

NDA Important Dates
- Starting of Registration : 18/06/2016
- Last Date of Registration : 15/07/2016
- NDA Exam Date : 18/09/2016




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28th June 2016, 11:12 PM
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Default Re: Is it necessary to study PCM to become a Pilot in Indian Air Force?

Yes, it is mandatory to study PCM stream in Higher Secondary course to join Indian Air Force through NDA examination. The NDA examination is conducted by UPSC twice a year in the months of April and September every year. To appear in NDA examination for joining Indian Air Force, you should have to satisfy the eligibility criteria mentioned below :-

=> You must be an Indian National.

=> You should be an Unmarried Male candidate within the age range of 16.5 to 19 years.

=> You should have passed Higher Secondary or equivalent course with Mathematics and Physics subjects from a Government recognised board.

=> You should be Physically as well as Mentally healthy.

As per the information you have provided in your query, you are pursuing 10th standard at present, so, I advise you to pursue your Higher Secondary course in PCM stream, so, that you are eligible to join Indian Air Force through NDA examination.
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29th June 2016, 01:20 AM
josh98
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Default Re: Is it necessary to study PCM to become a Pilot in Indian Air Force?

Yes you need PCM subjects to become Air force Pilot.

To become Air force Pilot first you need to crack NDA exam.

NDA stands for National Defence Academy. This exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission twice in a year.

NDA-I
NDA-II

NDA has three wings:

Indian Army
Indian Navy
Indian Air force

Eligibility Criteria:

You should be Indian Citizenship.

You should complete the 10 2 with any stream from recognised university.

PCM subjects are compulsory for the Indian Air force and Navy wings.

Final year pursuing candidates are also eligible.

Candidate age limit between 16.5 to 19 years.

No age relaxation for other categories.

Only unmarried male candidates are eligible for this exam.

Female candidates are not eligible for this exam.

Selection Process:

Written Test
Medical Test
Interview
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29th June 2016, 02:11 AM
shweta 1411
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Default Re: Is it necessary to study PCM to become a Pilot in Indian Air Force?

Yes it is necessary to have Science stream and without having PCM you will not be eligible to write entrance test of Air Force.
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