Procedure to become Flying Officer in Indian Air Force


Graduation or engineering degree in any discipline with first class marks is the minimum qualification required to become Flying Officer in Indian Air Force. Candidates who are in the age group of 19 to 23 years can only apply. Apart from this, they should be physically fit as per the notification issued by Air Force Selection Board. Selection procedure is based on the entrance exam, AFCAT conducted by the Air Force Selection Board.

Eligibility Criterion to become Flying Officer in Indian Air Force

Educational Qualifications

Three year full time graduation in any discipline from a recognized University is the minimum educational qualification required. Candidates should have studied Physics and Mathematics in higher secondary level. Apart from this, those who have completed B.E. or B.Tech in any subject are also eligible. Candidates are required to secure at least 60% marks in aggregate in qualifying exam.

Physical Standards

Candidates are required to have a minimum height of 162.5 centimeters with appropriate weight. They should have leg length of minimum 99 centimeters and maximum of 120 centimeters. Thigh length should be up to 64 centimeters. Sitting height of minimum of 81.5 centimeters and maximum of 96 centimeters are acceptable.

Candidates are required to have minimum visual acuity of 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other eye. They should have fulfilled all the medical standards as prescribed in the notification issued by Indian Air Force.

Age Restrictions

Candidates who are in the age group of 19 to 23 years are eligible to apply. Those who have valid Commercial Pilot license issued by Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA) can seek age relaxation up to 5 years in upper age.

Selection Procedure

Recruitment to the post of Flying officer in Indian Air Force is on the basis of written test as well as medical test conducted by Air Force Selection Board. Applicants will have to appear for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT). The duration of this test is two hours. There will be objective type questions on topics such as

  • Numerical Ability
  • Verbal Ability
  • General Awareness
  • Reasoning

Apart from these, there will be questions from military aptitude. Those who have cleared the entrance exam will be short listed for further test which comprises of two sections. First section is a screening test which contains questions to evaluate candidates’ level of intelligence. Those who have cleared the first section are eligible to attend the next level which includes Psychological test, group test and interview. All these tests will be carried out in 4 days. Those who have qualified in final interview will be sent for medical examination. Candidates who are declared medically fit will be sent for training in various branches. After the successful completion of training, they will be appointed as Flying officer in Indian Air Force.



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12 Responses to “Procedure to become Flying Officer in Indian Air Force”

  1. 12

    flying officer requirments and procedure

  2. 11

    Hai sir/mam
    I have completed Aircraft Maintenance Engineering approved by DGCA and BBA in aviation and my aim is to become an air-force officer. Can you help me for in IFS by correct information ……… Thank you

  3. 10

    Hai sir,
    am vishnu completed my bsc aeronautics and my dob is 26/10/1989. I am interested to join in Indian air force so can u help me for join in IFS by giving correct in formations.. Thank you

  4. 9

    sir i am doing engg BE-ECE 7sem can i know about IAF job vacency ,and entrance exams in varies fields for ece students. and plz tell fully details…….

  5. 8
    ram kishore singh:

    SIR myself ram kishore singh,iam persueing B.TECH 3rd year,my age is 21yrs,2 months.I want to join air force

    plz,suggest me wether i’am elegible for it or not

  6. 7

    I am studying 3rd yr b.e aero in And my dream is to become a pilot in iaf.
    But,i am afraid that i would not pass the physical fitness becoz,i have inguinal hernia

    Plz,give me advice what to do!

  7. 6
    nitesh kumar:

    sir i am (ece) 2nd year student. how should i prepare for flying officer ?

  8. 5

    sir I am 12 passed .my age is 21 year.I want to become an officer in Indian air what Will I do…. .

  9. 4
    abhimanyu pratap:

    i am pre student

  10. 3

    hello Sir,
    Greetings for the day..
    Myself Utkarsha, Now m pursuing, I m interested to join Indian air force, so can u guide me, how to join Indian air force.
    Thank you. Have a nice day.

  11. 2
    shyam pathak:

    sir,i have completed b.parmacy and now i want to know about the proceder to join indian air force.

  12. 1
    sanlay kumar panda:

    sir,my self sanjay i cont. btech in instrumentation engg in lateral entery can i join airforce