Air Force Airmen Entry

Indian Air Force Airmen Entry Information

Airmen in Indian Air force are divided in two groups first being technical group called Group X which deals with all technical aspects of all equipment of IAF including aircrafts, radars and missiles.

भारतीय वायु सेना में वायु सेना को दो समूहों में विभाजित किया जाता है, जो पहले ग्रुप एक्स नामक तकनीकी समूह होते हैं, जो विमान, रडार और मिसाइल सहित आईएएफ के सभी उपकरणों के सभी तकनीकी पहलुओं से संबंधित होता है।

Second category of IAF Airmen is non-technical group called Group Y which deals with all aspects not covered by Group Y which include maintenance of air bases and weapon depot, security of all IAF assets. Famed Garud  Commandos who are special forces under IAF are selected from Group Y.

भारतीय वायुसेना के दूसरे वर्ग में गैर-तकनीकी समूह ग्रुप वाई कहा जाता है जो समूह वाई द्वारा कवर नहीं किए गए सभी पहलुओं के साथ होता है जिसमें हवाई अड्डों और हथियार डिपो का रखरखाव, सभी आईएएफ परिसंपत्तियों की सुरक्षा भारतीय वायुसेना के तहत विशेष बल वाले गरुड कमांडो को समूह वाई से चुना जाता है।

CPFcrack has listed eligibility criteria for both branches here :

Sr No.


AGE (years)



Group X Trades (Except Education Instructor)

17 -21

10+2 with physics, Chemistry Math & English with 50% in aggregate and 50% in English


3  years Diploma Course in Engineering (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics/Automobile/ Computer Science/ Instrumentation/ Information Technology) with 50% in Aggregate


Group X Education Instructor

20 – 28

M.A. (English)/ M.Sc.(Math/ Physics/ Computer Science)/M.C.A. with B.Ed.


Group Y Trades (Except Medical Assistant & Musicians)

17 – 21

10+2 (Any Stream with 50% in Aggregate and 50% in English)


Group Y Education Instructor

20 – 25

B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. with B.Ed. 50% in aggregate & 50% in B.Ed.


Group Y medical Assistant Trade

17 – 21

10+2 Physics, Chemistry, Biology with 50% in aggregate & 50% in English


Group Y Musician Trade

17 – 25

10th Passed and proficient in playing Musical Instrument

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