Batches Start 1st and 15th of every Month

X Group Regular Course
Time 0900 hrs – 1600 hrs daily
Duration 45 Days
Fees 14000/-


The selection as an Airman in the IAF is conducted through All India Selection Tests and Recruitment Rallies. All India Selection Tests are conducted at the Airmen Selection Centres (ASCs) located all over India as per schedule, whereas the Recruitment Rallies are conducted from time to time in selected areas/regions of particular States/Union Territories of the country.

(a) All India Selection Tests (STs): Advertisements are published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar inviting the applications for All India Selection Tests (STs). In response to the advertisement, eligible male Indian Citizens (including the citizens of Nepal) are to forward application to the President, Central Airmen Selection Board, Post Box No. 11807, New Delhi 110 010. The Board sends admit cards to eligible and short-listed candidates to appear in the Selection Tests.

(b) Recruitment Rallies: Advertisements for Rallies are published with the details of eligibility conditions, selection programme and rally venue in popular local/regional newspapers circulated in the region/area of the rally. For rally recruitment, eligible candidates are to report to the rally venue with the requisite documents. These documents will be scrutinized and verified by the Testing Team..


I. 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,
IV. Idioms and Phrases-
1. Use of simple idioms,
2. Use of Common proverbs
V. 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
VI. 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. Physical World & Measurement,
2. Kinematics,
3. Laws of Motion,
4. Work, Energy & Power
5. Motion of System of particles & Rigid Body,
6. Gravitation,
7. Properties of Bulk Matter,
8. Thermodynamics,
9. Behaviour of Perfect Gas & Kinetic, Theory of gases,
10. Oscillations & Waves
11. Electrostatics,
12. Current Electricity,
13. Magnetic effect of current &, Magnetism,
14. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating current,
15. Electromagnetic Waves,
16. Optics
17. Dual Nature of Matter,
18. Atoms and Nuclei,
19. Electronic Devices,
20. Communication Systems
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


Written Test
(a) Group 'X' (Technical) Trades Candidates is tested in English, Physics and Mathematics. Duration of written test will be 60 minutes.
(b) Group 'X' (Education Instructor) Trades There will be two papers an Objective type and a Descriptive type. The Objective type of paper would cover General English, General Awareness and Current Affairs. The Descriptive type of paper would aim to test the language comprehension and power of expression. Both of the question papers will be administered in one go with duration of 40 and 35 minutes for Objective and Descriptive papers respectively.
(c) Group 'Y' (Non-Technical) Trades Candidates are tested in English and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA). Duration of written test will be 45 minutes.
(d) Group 'Y' (Musician) Trades Candidates are tested in English dictation and proficiency to play the musical instrument applied for.

Written Test will be objective type and question paper will be bilingual (English & Hindi), except for English paper. Written test will be based on CBSE up to class XII syllabus. Candidates are to qualify in each paper/test separately. Result of written test is declared on the same day.

Physical Fitness Test (PFT): Candidates passing the written test are to undergo Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Passing the PFT is mandatory. The PFT for all trades [except IAF (Security)] consists of a 1.6 Km run to be completed within 8 minutes. The PFT for IAF (Security) trade includes a 2.4 Km run & 5 Km run to be completed in 15 minutes & 30 minutes respectively. Candidates above 27 years of age will be given relaxation in PFT timing as per existing norms (Applicable to serving NC (E) s only). Candidates completing PFT faster are awarded additional marks on a sliding scale.
Interview: Candidates passing PFT will be interviewed by a team of Officers & Warrant ranks. Interview is normally conducted in English. Working knowledge of English is thus essential.
Trade Allocation Test (TAT): Candidates of Group 'X' (Technical) trades who qualify in interview are to undergo Trade Allocation Test for bifurcation into Mechanical and Electronics stream. Specific trade allotment within these streams will be carried out at Basic Training Institute (BTI), Air Force (Belgaum).
Medical: Candidates who have been recommended in the interview will be medically examined by the Recruitment Medical Team as per Indian Air Force Medical Standards.
All India Select List (AISL): Candidates who pass the Written Test, complete PFT within the given time, clear the interview and have undergone Medical Examination are arranged in the All India Select List (AISL). The inclusion of names of the candidates in the AISL depends upon the performance of the candidates in the Selection Test and number of vacancies to be filled. The candidates are enrolled in the Indian Air Force as per the existing vacancies.

Watch out for our Advertisement for Selection Tests in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and curtain raisers as well as Advertisements for Recruitment Rallies in National & Regional News Papers from time to time. For more career details log on to Indian Air Force website: www.indianairforce.nic.in or E-mail your queries to: casb@iaf.nic.in.


(With Effect from 01 Apr 13)
GROUP AGE (As on date of Enrolment) EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION GROUP 'X' trades (Except Education Instructor) 17 - 21 Years Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and English, with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English
Three years Diploma course in Engineering (Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile / Computer Science / Instrumentation Technology / Information Technology) from a Government recognised Polytechnic Institute with minimum 50% marks in overall aggregate, and 50% marks in English in Diploma or in Intermediate / Matriculation if English is not a subject in Diploma

Group ‘X’: Education Instructor Trade 20-25 Years Graduate in Arts, Commerce or Science with B. Ed degree or two years teaching experience in a Government recognised School/College, with minimum 50% marks in aggregate in Graduation as well as B. Ed
20-28 Years Passed MA English / M Sc in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science / MCA with B Ed degree or 2 Years teaching experience in a Government recognised School / College Group 'Y' Trades ( Except Med Asst and Musician) 17-21 Years Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / equivalent examination in any stream / subject approved by Central / State Education Boards with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English
Passed two years vocational course affiliated / recognised by CBSE / State Education Boards / Councils duly recognised at par with 10+2 by 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

Group 'Y' : Med Asst Trade 17-21 Years Passed 10+2 / Intermediate / equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English

Group ‘Y’: Musician Trade 17-25 Years Passed Matriculation / 10th class or equivalent with minimum pass marks from any Government recognised School/Boards and proficient in playing at least one of the following musical instruments: Trumpet / Bass / Violin / Saxophone / Clarinet / Euphonium / Jazz-Drum / Piccolo / Bass Trombone / Key Board / Guitar / Sarod / Viola / Cello / Contra Bass (String Bass).


To get selected as an Airman, the candidate must be physically and mentally FIT to perform duties in any part of the world, climate and terrain. Medical Standards to become an Airman are as follows:-
(a) Visual Standards and Height : As per table given below.
(b) Weight : Weight should be proportionate to height and age.
(c) Chest : Minimum range of expansion: 5 cm
(d) Hearing : Should have normal hearing i.e. able to hear forced whisper
from a distance meters by each ear separately. (e) Dental : Should have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum
14 dental points. (f) Health : Should have no medical or surgical deformity and should be free from all communicable diseases & skin ailments.