The Indian Air Force is recruiting airmen for Group X & Y. The Group X is for the candidates having a technical qualification, that who have completed their 10+2 with Science and Maths or Diploma holders. While Group Y is for candidates having a non-technical qualification.
Young aspirants for career in Indian Air Force as an Airman can join in either 1. Technical trade 2. Non-Technical trade As a Technical trade Airman the job description involves the maintenance and testing of aircraft and other various flying related equipment besides Involved in maintaining and overhaul of ground equipment and armament. As a non technical airman involves assistance and support to the various functions ranging from weather forecasting to maintenance of records and files of the various branches of IAF. As this job involved the security and integrity of the nation thus the personnel handling these jobs need to be hardworking, loyal to the nation and of impeccable integrity.
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. Selection procedure includes:-
Physical Fitness Test
Trade Allocation Test
Syllabus for Written Test
(a) Group ‘X’ (Technical) Trades Candidates are 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.