Indian Airforce Officer
How to Join the Indian Airforce
A career in Indian Airforce can be divided into two parts namely- technical and non-technical. The nature and responsibilities are different for technical and non technical. For both technical and non-technical cadres, the minimum age is 18 years. However, the educational qualifications differ from each other.
There are various routes to join the Indian Air Force
- Through NDA for which eligibility is 10+2 (Physics, Chemistry and Maths). The selection is through written test which is followed by SSB.
- After graduation/Post Graduation in Physics/Applied Physics/ Geo Physics, Meteorology an oceanography/Mathematics: Through selection test followed by AFSSB, can join the meteorology branch.
- One can also join in the engineering branch where eligibility is 10+2, with physics, chemistry and maths.
- Though CDS for which the eligibility is Degree of Recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering. Written test followed by AFSSB.
- National Cadet Corps Special Entry (Through CO NCC Unit / DG NCC) As a Air Wing Senior division 'C' Certificate holder of the National Cadet Corps, you can apply to the Flying branch of the Indian Air Force. Men can join the Air Force through this mode of entry and will be given a Permanent Commission.
- Graduates from recognized universities with degrees like B. Tech, and BE can also become eligible for direct commission in India airforce. However, it must be noticed that non-technical positions are only meant for men and not for women. Students studying in the final years of their graduation courses can also apply for the same but their appointment would depend upon their final results only. It is worth mentioning that the students having a NCC certificate with them get a certain preference in the final selection for the same categories in Indian Airforce.