Officers in Indian Air force are divided in two categories first being flying branch which deals with flying aircraft and they are given coveted “Wings”. Flying branch of Indian Air Force primarily deals with flying of all types of aircrafts like fighter jets, helicopters, transporters and even trainer Aircraft.
Another category of IAF officers is ground-duty branch officers who control aspects like missiles, radars, air traffic management, and logistics. CPFcrack has listed eligibility criteria for both branches here.
IAF FLYING BRANCH
|1.||National Defence Academy (N.D.A.) Men only||16⅟2 – 19 years||10+2 Passed/ Appearing with Physics & Math|
|2.||Combined Defence Service (C.D.S.) Men only||19 – 23 years||Graduation passed/Appearing. Physics, Chemistry, math essential at 10+2 level|
|3.||N.C.C. Special Entry Scheme – Men only||20 – 24 Years||Graduation with 60% in Aggregate (Physics, Chemistry, Math essential at 10+2 level OR B.E./B.Tech with 60% in Aggregate & N.C.C. Air wing Senior division ‘C’ certificate.|
|4.||Short Service Commission Entry – Men & Women (A.F.C.A.T.)||20 – 24 years||Graduation with 60% in Aggregate (Physics, Chemistry, Math essential at 10+2 level OR B.E./B.Tech with 60% in Aggregate.|
|5.||Aeronautical Engineering Branch Permanent Commission – Men||20 – 26 years||Engineering Graduate with 60% in aggregate or Final Year Appearing in Engineering Course.|
|6.||Aeronautical Engineering Branch Short Service Commission – Men & Women||20 – 26 years||Engineering Graduate with 60% in aggregate or Final Year Appearing in Engineering Course|
IAF GROUND DUTY BRANCH
|1.||Administrative Branch (Permanent Commission) – Men, Short Service Commission – Men & Women,
(Air Traffic & Fighter Controller)
|20 – 26 years||Graduation degree with 60% in Aggregate OR Post Graduation With 50% in Aggregate|
|2.||Accounts Branch Permanent Commission – Men
Short Service Commission-
Men & Women
Financial Management Of Funds
|20 – 26 Years||B.com. with 605 in Aggregate or M.Com./C.A./I.C.W.A. with 50% in Aggregate|
|3.||Logistics Branch Permanent Commission – Men.
Short Service Commission – Men & Women.
Material management of I.A.F.
|20 – 26 Years||Graduation degree with 60% in Aggregate or Post Graduation with 50% in Aggregate|
|4.||Education Branch –
Permanent Commission (Men)
Short service Commission –
Men & Women
|20 – 26 years||Post-graduation with 505 inn Aggregate|
|5.||Meteorology Branch –
Permanent Commission – Men
Short Service Commission – Men & Women
|20 – 26 Years||Post-Graduation in any science stream/ Mathematics/Statistics/geography/Computer Applications/Environmental Science/Applied Physics/oceanography/Agricultural Meteorology/Ecology& Environment/Geo-Physics/Environmental Biology with 50% in Aggregate. (Graduation in Math& Physics with 55%in both subjects is compulsory)|