IAF Airman - How to become an IAF Airman?


IAF was officially founded in the year 1932. It is a part of the Indian Armed Force and has its headquarters at New Delhi. They offer many opportunities for the young aspiring students who wish to become a part IAF. IAF airman is one such post for the young unmarried men.

The interested candidates can join as Airman in IAF in either Technical or Non-Technical sections. Each section provides the candidates with opportunities to develop their skills in the field. According to one’s performance, talent and experience they can move to the high ranks in the posts. They can even get the high designated post as an Officer in IAF.

The ranks of the airmen in IAF are

  • Aircraftsman
  • Leading Aircraftsman
  • Corporal
  • Sergeant
  • Junior Warrant Officer
  • Warrant Officer
  • Master Warrant Officer

The selection for the posts of airmen is done through a series of procedures. There will be written test initially. National level selection tests are organized in various ASCs all over the country. The selected candidates have to take part of the rigorous training process in various institutes as prescribed by the board. It will be for 12 weeks and after this training they are posted as Airmen in any of the IAF stations.

Qualifying Exam

Those who wish to become Airman in IAF should possess a minimum qualification of 10+2 or intermediate from any recognized institutions. The graduates, diploma holders and post graduates must satisfy any of the three combatant groups as prescribed by IAF for the Technical and Non-Technical trades. However the candidates who have cleared the initial phase are allotted to the suitable trade.

Who is eligible to apply?

The candidates should satisfy some eligibility criterion apart from their educational qualifications to join as Airman. They should be an Indian national. Only unmarried male candidates are allowed to take part the recruitment process. Also their age should be between 16 and 21 years. Only those who have finished higher secondary examination with at least 50% are eligible for applying. The diploma holders, graduates and post graduates can also apply.

Key points in the process

  • Complete 10th and higher secondary studies with good academic scores from any reputed institutions.
  • Pursue graduation or post graduation from any reputed universities. Diploma holders also have a chance to apply.
  • Keep reading the employment/ national/ regional newspapers for getting any information about the Airmen recruitment drive and send application for the same.

Skills required for an IAF airman

The candidates should have a keen interest to serve in this field. They need some specific skills to become an Airman in IAF. They should be aware of the technical trades first. They should have excellent skills in testing and maintenance of aircrafts and related machines. Candidates should be able to work and support various functions in any places. Physical fitness is important for these people.



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19 Responses to “IAF Airman - How to become an IAF Airman?”

  1. 19
    sanjenbam kevendish:

    sir i am 12 appearing iwant to become airmen can i join it

  2. 18

    I have passed 12 with 50% marks.i want to become airmen ..pl guide when where and what to do

  3. 17

    Hai, i am 21 years of age and my educational qualification is 12th. I am interested to join in indian airforce.. Am i eligible for any course in airforce??

  4. 16
    vivek kumar dwivedi:

    hello sir dob-02/01/1991 i am select 22/05/2011 in singrauli railly and get a green letter but i am watting mairrit list. my lost rol no ..335 so i am sure get me join letter. please message my mob no 09685954944 in mp

  5. 15

    Hello sir,
    airman (x group) technical branch mein commissioned officer bansakta hai kya aur kaise

  6. 14
    raj kumar:

    i have got my name in all india selection merit list but in waitlist when i get my joining letter and . What will go all mainlist candidates with waitlist candidates ?.

  7. 13

    i’m rajeev sharma. how can i get airmen forms and how much %age is needed in 12 standard?

  8. 12

    where the forms are collected to apply for the exams?
    And where the exam centres are given? which books are good for referring.

  9. 11

    my name is sunil ahlawat. i was selected in rohtak rally may2011 . my roll no. 1102350298 , mainlist , fit . when will we recive call letters.plz tell me

  10. 10

    how to apply direct for warrant officer??

  11. 9
    ranjan sharma:

    what are the examinations dates and syllabus for the .. how can i fill forum for the course. when will the forums out for this course?????????

  12. 8

    I am Rajesh Kumar Roy from Kendriya Vidyalaya no.-1, Port Blair (A & N Islands). Presently I am studying in class XII class and by the end of March 2012 I will complete my CBSE exam. Actually my ambition is to become an Airman so please tell me the way by which I can join IAF.

  13. 7

    Sir from where do we get these airmen forms & what is the level of the written test

  14. 6

    what is the maximum age limit(SC candidate) for AIRMAN post in INDIAN AIR FORCE

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  16. 4
    Rahul Upadhyay:

    Is there app. form IAF 2011 airman available now give the concact details and date of submission immediatly. If the form is available on wap sites plz give the site.

  17. 3
    Hello sir' , from where do we get these airmen forms & hw much %age is needed in 12 standard, what is 12 weeks test.:

    Sir from where do we get these airmen forms & what is the level of the written test

  18. 2

    How can I get the application please tell me.How much salary will be given to this job holders?

  19. 1

    when will be he forms out for it??