How to join IAF in the flying Branch after Graduation?
As one of the most prestigious wings of the Indian defense service, the Indian Air force, offer career opportunities to people who are interested in the same. A career with the Indian Air Force can be considered as not only challenging but also as lucrative. The details on how to join the Indian Air Force subsequent to the completion of graduation is given below.
Branches Available For the Candidates to Join In the IAF
Aspirants have the chance to join 3 branches in the Air Force. They are:
- Flying Branch
- Technical Branch
- Ground Duty Branches
Training Institutes in India
- Air Force Academy, Hyderabad.
- Air Force Administrative College, Coimbatore.
- Air force Training Technical College, Jalahali.
- Airmen Training School (ATS)
- College of Air warfare, Sikandrabad.
- Communications Training Institute
- Electronics Training Institute
- Elementary Flying Training School, Beeder (AP).
- Fighter Training Wing, Hakimpeth.
- Flying Instructors School, Tambaram
- Mechanical Transport Training Institute
- Paratrooper Training School, Agra
- The Administrative Training Institute
- The Electrical And Instrument Training Institute
- Workshop Training Institute
Qualification to Joining the Indian Air Force as Officer
Candidates who join the Combined Defence Services Examination must be graduates with specialization in science. Those students who are going to write their final year paper will also be allowed to sit for the exam. Candidates must be no less than 19 years of age. They should also not be above 23 years of age.
Candidates who are holders of Air Wing Senior division ‘C’ Certificate can join the Air Force. They should also be graduates in any discipline. Those students who have finished their BE or B.Tech course can also apply by this method. The aspirants must not be below 19 years and not above 23 years when they apply.
Candidates who wish to join by the Flying (Pilot) Short Service Commission must be graduates with a background in science. Those students who have finished their graduation from any other discipline are eligible to apply by this procedure too. These students must have passed their higher secondary with a minimum of 60 percent in Mathematics and Physics. The aspirants must be no less than nineteen years when they join and they ought not to be above 25 years. The first two methods of entry can be selected only by men. The third method can be opted by both men and women.
Modes of Entry
There are 3 modes by which a candidate can join the IAF. They are:
- Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE)
- National Cadet Corps Special Entry ( Through CO NCC Unit / DG NCC )
- Flying (Pilot) Short Service Commission (For Men & women) with Term of Engagement of 14 Years with no further extension
Selection procedure of the IAF
The selection of the students is done by 4 steps. They include:
- Scrutiny of Applications
- Testing Officer Like Qualities
- Conducting of Medical Examinations
- Preparing All India Merit List
The Air Head Quarters will issue instructions to those candidates who pass successfully in all four methods to join the training on the basis of the seats that are available.
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