IAF Airmen Recruitment 2017-2018

Are you interested in taking part in IAF Airmen recruitment? If yes, this article will be of help to you. Here, I’ve provided vital details about IAF Airmen recruitment for the term 2017-2018. This article covers topics such as – eligibility criteria, names of trades, ranks and selection process.

IAF Airmen Recruitment

Interested and eligible candidates may also apply online using the link provided in this article. Come, let us check out important details about IAF Airmen recruitment.

 

Airmen trades and duties

First of all, let us check out the list of airmen trades and duties allotted to them. Here are the main airmen trades –

  • Group X (Technical) Trades
  • Group X (Non-Technical) Trades
  • Group Y (Non-Technical) Trades
  • Group Y (Technical) Trades

 

Let us check out each group and find job posts and duties associated with them –

 

Group X (Technical) Trades

Name of trade Duties
Automobile Fitter In this trade you are responsible for maintenance and repair of all types of light and heavy duty mechanical vehicles, cranes and loading equipment etc.
Electronics Fitter As an Electronics Fitter you operate and maintain Radar, Voice and Data transmission and reception equipment mounted on latest airborne weapon delivery systems and ground based air defense systems. You will get trained in Digital Electronics, measuring instruments, radar technology, latest electronic devices and related trade fundamentals.
Electrical Fitter You will maintain power supply system of latest types of aircraft, airborne missiles and associated ground systems. You will also maintain photo equipment mounted on air borne weapon systems and operate ground based photo systems. You will get trained in electrical trade, operation and maintenance of digital devices, electronics devices etc.
Mechanical System Fitter You will repair and maintain mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems of airborne missiles, engines, automobiles and aircraft fueling equipment. Complete aircraft ground support equipment will also be repaired and maintained by you. You will be trained in handling and preparation of bombs and explosives and in electrical system, workshop and mechanical trades as well as automobile mechanics.
Structures Fitter As Structure Fitter, you are responsible for the maintenance and servicing of air frames and their accessories, components and controls of aircraft. Regular checks for the entire hydraulic and pneumatic system to ensure proper functioning against leaks are also part of your duties. You will also be assigned the responsibility of marshaling, parking, picketing and ground handling of aircraft.
Propulsion Fitter In this trade you will repair, maintain and prepare for use the propulsion system of aircraft and other airborne weapon delivery system.
Workshop Fitter (Smith) You will undertake major structural repairs of all aircraft at central repair facilities. You will also be trained in workshop trade for material treatment, welding, heat treatment, smithy and basic machine tools etc.
Workshop Fitter (Mechanical) You will undertake repair and maintenance work of mechanical nature. You will be trained in workshop trade and practices.
Weapon Fitter In this trade, you will prepare, maintain and service armaments, ammunition and safety equipment of aircraft, missiles and other weapon delivery systems. You will also operate and maintain small arms and bomb destruction equipment. You will be trained to handle bombs, explosives, arms and their installation on weapon delivery platforms.

 

Group X (Non-Technical) Trades

Name of trade Duties
Education Instructor As an Education Instructor you will run training program at instructional schools and improve education level of Air Force Personnel.

 

Group Y (Non-Technical) Trades

Name of trade Duties
Adm Assistant As an Admin Assistant you will maintain and analyze records, files and information of personnel. You will also manage ration supplies, cook houses and messes.
Accounts Assistant As an Accounts Assistant you will record and manage accounting of pay and allowances, equipment, logistics transactions, public fund and cash flow etc.
Medical Assistant You are made familiar with nursing and first-aid. You are also involved in management of medical stores, dispensaries and ward supervision.
Logistics Assistant As a Logistics Assistant, you are involved in the procurement, storage and handling inventory control as well as accounting of military stores.
Environment Support Services Assistant This job involves maintenance of the firefighting section. It also requires that you ensure the upkeep of hygiene of Air Force Campus.
Ops Assistant As an Ops Assistant you will operate various systems of Air Traffic Control Centre, Air Field and Air Defense System. You will be trained in operation of Radars, Display Units, reporting and tracking procedures of airborne weapon systems etc.
Meteorological Assistant If you are a Meteorological Assistant, you are trained to undertake weather observation and to maintain meteorological instruments. You are also responsible for plotting of charts, taking balloon observations and compilation of weather summaries.
Ground Training Instructor As a Ground Training Instructor, you will train personnel on drill, parade, handling of arms and physical exercise. You are also responsible for organizing and conducting all games and sports activities.
Indian Air Force (Police) In the position of Indian Air Force (Police) your responsibilities involve assuming police duties and investigation of offenses. You are also in-charge of maintenance of security.
Indian Air Force (Security) As an Indian Air Force (Security) tradesman, you are to undertake special operations and carry out high level security operations.
Musician As a Musician you will become a part of the Air Force Band. You will be trained to play different musical instruments.

 

Group Y (Technical) Trades

Name of trade Duties
Communication Technician As a Communication Technician you will operate, service and maintain all types of state of the art communication devices, telephone exchange and radio equipment.
Automobile Technician As an Automobile Technician you will drive all types of light, medium and heavy automobiles, load carriers and specialist vehicles like cranes, towing tractors, fork lifters etc. subject to service exigencies. As a technician you will also carry out minor repairs, day to day maintenance and basic level servicing of the common user vehicles and specialist vehicles in the Indian Air Force inventory.

 

Let us check out the Airmen ranks now –

 

Airmen ranks

  • Air Craftsman (AC)
  • Leading Air Craftsman (LAC)
  • Corporal (CPL)
  • Sergeant (SGT)
  • Junior Warrant Officer (JWO)
  • Warrant Officer (WO)
  • Master Warrant Officer (MWO)

 

Let us check out the eligibility criteria now –

 

Eligibility criteria

 

Educational qualification and age limit

Trade Age limit (at the time of enrollment) Educational qualification required
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. OR Three year 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
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 recognized School/College, with minimum 50% marks in aggregate in Graduation as well as B Ed.
GROUP X : Education Instructor Trade 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 recognized School / College.
GROUP Y Trades (Except Med Asst and Musician) 17- 21 Years 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 year vocational course affiliated / recognized by CBSE / State Education Boards/ Councils duly recognized 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 recognized School/Boards and should be 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).

 

Let us check out physical, medical and vision standards –

 

Physical, medical and vision standards

Here are some general physical standards guidelines for interested candidates –

  • Weight should be in proportion to height and age
  • Minimum chest expansion should be 5cm
  • Candidate should have normal hearing i.e. able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters by each ear separately
  • Candidate should have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points
  • Candidate should have no medical or surgical deformity and should be free from all communicable diseases & skin ailments

 

Vision standards, height and leg length for Group X candidates

Trade Visual Acuity Maximum limits of ref error Color Vision Height Leg Length
Workshop Fitter (Mechanical), Workshop Fitter (Smith), Structure Fitter, Propulsion Fitter, Electronic Fitter, Electrical Fitter, Weapon Fitter, *Automobile Fitter, *Mechanical System Fitter 6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye. Hypermetropia +2.0D Myopia1D including + 0.50 astigmatism CP-II 152.5 cm Minimum leg length required for Mechanical System Fitter and Automobile Fitter is 99 cm.
Education Instructor 6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye. Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism CP-III 152.5.cm
Ops Assistant 6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye. Hypermetropia +2.0D Myopia1D including + 0.50 astigmatism CP-II 152.5 cm
Admin Assistant, Accounts Assistant, Medical Assistant, Logistics Assistant 6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye. Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism CP-III 152.5 cm
Environmental Support Services Assistant (ESSA), Cryptographer, Met Assistant, Communication Technician 6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye. Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism CP-II 152.5 cm
Auto Technician 6/12 > each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye. Hypermetropia +2.0D Myopia-1D including 0.50 astigmatism CP-II 165 cm (162.5 cm for North East & Hill stats) Minimum leg length required is 99 cm
Ground Training Instructor (GTI) 6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye. Hypermetropia +2.0D Myopia-1D including + 0.50 astigmatism CP-II 167 cm (162.5 cm for North East & Hill stats)
Indian Air Force (Police) [IAF(P)] PJI Unaided Visual acuity of 6/6 CP-II 175 cm
Indian Air Force (Security) [IAF(S)] Unaided Visual acuity of 6/6 CP-II 172 cm (162 cm for North East & Hill stats)
Musician 6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism CP-III 162 cm
NC(E) 6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism CP-III 152.5 cm

 

Having gone through all the important details, it is now time to check out the selection process. Here it is –

 

Airmen selection process

IAF recruits candidates to airmen posts using two methods –

  1. Schedules tests
  2. Recruitment Rallies

 

Schedules tests – Advertisements are published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar inviting the application for Scheduled Testing. Eligible unmarried male Indian Citizens (including the citizens of Nepal) are to register their names in the Indian Air Force website airmenselection.gov.in and log in with their registered email id for filling up of online applications. Further, the printout of the online applications along with other testimonials are for be forwarded to the President. Central Airmen Selection Board, Post Box No. 11807, New Delhi – 110010. The Board sends admit cards to eligible and short listed candidates to appear in the Scheduled Tests.

 

Recruitment rallies – Advertisements for Rallies are published with the details of eligibility conditions, selection program 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.

 

The selection tests consist of –

  • Verification of documents
  • Written test
  • Adaptability test
  • Physical Fitness Test
  • Detailed verification of documents

Apply now

For responding to Scheduled test advertisement or notification, you may visit this site and apply online – airmenselection.gov.in

 

Also read:

Become IAF Pilot after 12th

IAF Physical and Medical standards

 

For checking IAF Airmen open rally schedule, you may visit this website – airmenselection.gov.in

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