IAF Airman Exam – Indian Air Force Airman Exam

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Indian Air Force Airman Exam – Indian Air Force Airman Exam acronym as IAF Airman Exam is conducted by Central Airmen Selection Board of IAF for unmarried male Indian Citizens to enable them join IAF as Airmen in:

  • Group ‘X’ (Technical) Trades or
  • Group‘Y’ (Non-Technical) {Except Automobile Technician, GTI, IAF (P) and Musician} Trades or
  • in both Groups ‘X & Y’.

Note: IAF Airman Exam is conducted twice in a year generally in the month of April/May and August/September on National level to admit young candidates in IAF as trade Airmen. Due to its National level approach this test is taken by most of the tenth class pass defense services aspirants on the priority basis.

IAF Airman Exam Eligibility:

  1. Educational Qualification:

For (a) Group ‘X’ (Technical):

(i) Passed Intermediate/10+2/ Equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English. OR (ii) Passed three years Diploma Course in Engineering (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Automobile /Computer Science/ Instrumentation Technology/ Information Technology) from a Government recognized Polytechnic Institute with 50% marks in overall aggregate, and 50% marks in English in Diploma or in Intermediate/Matriculation, if English is not a subject in Diploma Course.

(b) Group ‘Y’ (Non-Technical):

(i) Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / Equivalent Examination in any stream/subjects approved by Central / State Education Boards with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50%marks in English. OR (ii) Passed Two years Vocational Course affiliated/recognized by CBSE /State Education Boards / Councils duly recognized at par with 10+2 by Association of Indian Universities(AIU) with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English in Vocational Course or in Intermediate/Matriculation, if English is not a subject in Vocational Course.

(c) Both Groups ‘X&Y’ (Eligible for both Technical and Non-Technical).

Candidates possessing educational qualification as stipulated at Para 2(a) (i). (Candidates will take the examination for Group ‘X’ and Group ‘Y’ subjects in one sitting and can qualify for Group ‘X’ and Group ‘Y’ or both i.e. if candidate passes in English and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA), then he will be considered pass in Group ‘Y’ and if he passes in English, Physics and Math’s, he is considered pass in Group ‘X’. If a candidate clears in all the four subjects, he will be considered pass in Group ‘X’ and Group ‘Y’.)

For Group ‘X’ (Technical)

  • Passed Intermediate/10+2/ Equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English. OR
  • Passed three years Diploma Course in Engineering (Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile /Computer Science / Instrumentation Technology / Information Technology) from a Government recognized Polytechnic Institute with 50% marks in overall aggregate, and 50% marks in English in Diploma or in Intermediate/ Matriculation, if English is not a subject in Diploma Course.

For Group ‘Y’ (Non-Technical).

  • Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / Equivalent Examination in any stream/subjects approved by Central / State Education Boards with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50%marks in English. OR
  • Passed Two years Vocational Course affiliated/recognized by CBSE /State Education Boards / Councils duly recognized at par with 10+2 by Association of Indian Universities(AIU) with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English in Vocational Course or in Intermediate/Matriculation, if English is not a subject in Vocational Course.

For Both Groups ‘X & Y’ (Eligible for both Technical and Non-Technical).

  • Candidates possessing educational qualification as given above.  (Candidates will take the examination for Group ‘X’ and Group ‘Y’ subjects in one sitting and can qualify for Group ‘X’ and Group ‘Y’ or both i.e. if candidate passes in English and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA), then he will be considered pass in Group ‘Y’ and if he passes in English, Physics and Math’s, he is considered pass in Group ‘X’. If a candidate clears in all the four subjects, he will be considered pass in Group ‘X’ and Group ‘Y’.)

Note:- Boards recognized/affiliated by Council of Boards for Secondary Education (COBSE) will only be permitted. NOTE – 2. Exact aggregate percentage of marks up to first place of decimal for all subjects as mentioned in the Mark Sheet of Intermediate/10+2/equivalent/Diploma (For example, 49.9% should NOT be rounded off to 50%)

  1. Age Limits Aspiring candidate should be between 16 years to 19 years.
  2. Nationality A candidate must either be:
  1. a citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Bhutan, or
  3. a subject of Nepal, or
  4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.

4. Marital Status Unmarried Indian citizens are eligible.

5. Physical Standard

  1. Minimum Height: 152.5 cm.
  2. Chest Expanded chest measurement should not be less than 75 cm with minimum range of expansion of 5 cm.
  3. Weight: Corresponding to height and age.
  4. Vision : At least 6/ 12 in each eye without glasses or 6/6 in better eye and 6/36 in the worse eye without glasses, correctible to 6/6 in each eye with glasses.
  5. Normal hearing.
  6. General Health: Free from all communicable diseases and cardiovascular, medical or surgical deformities or infection.

IAF Airman Exam Syllabus:

This IAF Airman Exam consists of questions from the following Subjects/Topics

  1. Syllabus of English
  2. Comprehension A small passage followed by questions.
  1. To judge comprehension
  2. Drawing of inferences
  3. Use of vocabulary

II Composition

  1. Agreement of subject with verb
  2. Pattern of verb and their use.
  3. Sequence of tenses.
  4. Transformation of sequences-Compound, Complex, Simple, Negative, Affirmative.

III Grammar

  1. Spellings
  2. Word formation
  3. Antonyms and Synonyms
  4. One word substitution
  5. Correct usage of articles
  6. Correct usage of Prepositions
  7. Correct usage of adjectives-degrees of comparison
  8. Correct usage of conjunctions
  9. Correct usage of Nouns and Pronouns
  10. Correct usage of numbers (Singular-Plural)
  11. Words, which are commonly getting confused
  12. Word order
  13. Correct usage of Adverbs
  1. Idioms and Phrases
  1. Use of simple idioms
  2. Use of Common proverbs
  1. Direct / Indirect sentences: Narration change
  1. Change of various types of sentences from direct to indirect form
  2. Change of various types of sentences from indirect to direct form
  1. Active and Passive Voices
  1. Change of all types of sentences from active to passive form
  2. Change of all types of sentences from passive to active form
  1. Syllabus of  Reasoning and General Awareness

Reasoning (Verbal and Non-Verbal)

  1. Numerical Series
  2. Distance and Direction Sense Test
  3. Mathematical Operations (Assigning Value to Arithmetic Sign)
  4. Number Ranking & Time Sequence Test
  5. Assign Artificial Values to Mathematical Digit
  6. Inserting Correct Mathematical Digit
  7. Human Relation
  8. Coding and Decoding
  9. Odd Man Out
  10. Mutual Relation Problem
  11. Tallest Youngest Relation
  12. Dictionary Words
  13. Analogy
  14. Non Verbal Reasoning
  15. Number Coding
  16. Number Puzzle

Mathematics

  1. Ratio and proportion
  2. Average
  3. LCM, HCF
  4. Profit and Loss
  5. Time, Distance and Speed
  6. Percentage
  7. Simplification of Numbers
  8. Fraction
  9. Area of Triangle, Square and Rectangle
  10. Surface area and Volume of Cuboid, Cylinder, Cone and Sphere
  11. Probability
  12. Simple Trigonometry

GK and CA

  1. General Science
  2. Civics
  3. Geography
  4. Current Events
  5. History
  6. Basic Computer Operation
  1. Syllabus of Physics
  1. Physical World & Measurement
  2. Kinematics
  3. Laws of Motion
  4. Work, Energy & Power
  5. Motion of System of particles & Rigid
  6. Body
  7. Gravitation
  8. Properties of Bulk Matter
  9. Thermodynamics
  10. Behavior of Perfect Gas & Kinetic
  11. Theory of gases
  12. Oscillations & Waves
  13. Electrostatics
  14. Current Electricity
  15. Magnetic effect of current &
  16. Magnetism
  17. Electromagnetic Induction and
  18. Alternating current
  19. Electromagnetic Waves
  20. Optics
  21. Dual Nature of Matter
  22. Atoms and Nuclei
  23. Electronic Devices
  24. Communication Systems
  1. Syllabus of Mathematics
  1. Sets, Relations, functions
  2. Trigonometric functions
  3. Inverse Trigonometric functions
  4. Complex Numbers
  5. Quadratic Equations
  6. Sequence & Series (AP & GP)
  7. Permutation
  8. Combination
  9. Binomial Theorem
  10. Coordinate geometry – Straight line
  11. Coordinate geometry – Circles
  12. Coordinate geometry – Parabola
  13. Coordinate geometry – Ellipse
  14. Coordinate geometry – Hyperbola
  15. Exponential Series
  16. Logarithmic Series
  17. Matrices
  18. Determinants
  19. Limit & Continuity
  20. Differentiation
  21. Application of Differentiation
  22. Indefinite Integrals
  23. Definite Integrals
  24. Application of Integration
  25. Deferential Equations
  26. Probability
  27. Statistics

Important: For Technical Trade Topic 1,3 and 4 are the exam syllabus whereas for Non-Tech it is 1 and 2. only.

IAF Airman Exam Pattern:

The question paper will be bilingual, consisting of the objective questions in above given two parts. The candidates will be required to qualify each part separately. Results will be declared on the same day and the successful candidates have to immediately appear in a Trade Allocation Test.

Physical Fitness: All the aspiring candidates has to undergo a mandatory physical test and have to qualify in it to be eligible.

1 One-mile (1.6 km) runs to be completed within 7 minutes.
2 20 squats (Up-Downs)
3 10 push-up

How to apply for IAF Airman Exam?

Aspiring candidate can apply on A-4 Size paper only as per the approved format. Old pattern of Application will not be accepted. The following are to be sent along with the application:-

For Group ‘X’ (Technical) Trades :

  1. Attested photocopy of Matriculation Passing Certificate in support of Date of Birth.
  2. Attested photocopy of Matriculation Marks Sheet (only applicable for Diploma Holders when English is not a subject in Diploma Course).
  3. Attested photocopies of Intermediate/10+2/Equivalent Marks Sheet and Passing Certificate or Marks Sheets and Passing Certificate of all the semesters of Three years Diploma Course.

For Group ‘Y’ (Non-Technical) Trades

  1. Attested photocopy of Matriculation Passing Certificate in support of Date of Birth.
  2. Attested photocopy of Matriculation Marks Sheet (only applicable for Vocational Course Holders when English is not a subject in Vocational Course).
  3. Attested photocopies of Intermediate/10+2/Equivalent Marks Sheet and Passing Certificate or Marks Sheets and Passing Certificate of Two years Vocational Course.

For Both Groups ‘X & Y’.

  1. Common of above
  • Three copies of unattested recent (taken on or after 06 September 2014) passport size COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH (front portrait without headgear except for Sikhs), ONE of which is to be pasted on the application form and the other two are to be stapled to the top left corner of the application form. THE PHOTOGRAPH IS TO BE TAKEN WITH CANDIDATE HOLDING A BLACK SLATE IN FRONT OF HIS CHEST WITH HIS NAME, DATE OF BIRTH AND DATE OF PHOTOGRAPH CLEARLY WRITTEN ON IT WITH WHITE CHALK IN CAPITAL LETTERS. Photographs should be only on good quality of “Photo Paper” (Six photographs will be required during test).
  • Son of Air Force Personnel (SOAFP)/Discharge Certificate (if applicable) is to be attached with the application.
  • One self-addressed 24 cm x 10 cm WHITE ENVELOPE of good quality, stapled/pinned with the application form.

Note: Internet copy of Mark sheets, Transfer Certificate, NCC Certificates, Sports Certificates, OBC/SC/ST Certificates, Domicile/Nativity Certificates are NOT (Repeat) NOT to be attached along with the application.

Send completely filled application to:

President  Central Airmen Selection Board Post Box No. 11807 New Delhi – 110 010

IAF Airman Exam Test Centres Most of the major cities of the Countries are made the test centers of this Air Force Entrance.  The main Centers are

  1. Ambala
  2. New Delhi
  3. Kanpur
  4. Barrackpore (Kolkata)
  5. Jodhpur
  6. Mumbai
  7. Bengaluru
  8. Chennai
  9. Bhubaneswar
  10. Bihta (Patna)
  11. Guwahati
  12. Secunderabad
  13. Kochi and
  14. Bhopal

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