Indian Air Force recruitment

Indian Air Force (IAF) is one of the Primary forces of Indian Armed Forces (Military Forces) of the Republic of India. IAF Career as an Air Force Officer based in various Branches and various educational qualifications. There are two types of commission available in IAF, such as Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission.

Permanent Commission -> It means a career in the Air Force till you retire. Permanent Commission Officers continue to serve till the age of superannuation.

Short Service Commission (SSC) -> It means a limited period career in the Air Force. Join the IAF as a Short Service Commission Officer by opting for a SSC Course.


IAF Career - as per Branches:

  • Aeronautical Engineering Branch (Aeronautical Engineering Electronics, Aeronautical Engineering Mechanical)
  • Flying Branch (As a Graduate, National Defence Academy (NDA)
  • Ground Duty Branches


IAF Career - as per Qualifications:

  • 10+2
  • Engineer (Flying Branch, Ground Duty Branches, Technical Branch)
  • Graduate (Flying Branch, Ground Duty Branches, Technical Branch)
  • Post Graduate (Ground Duty Branches)
Post Name Age Limit
Group ‘C’ Posts DC and Fireman - 18 to 27 Years; For other Posts - 18 to 25 Years


Educational Qualifications:

Post Name
Pay Band + GP
Education Qualification
Blacksmith and Welder (B&W)
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.2,400
Industrial Training Institute Certificate in the trade of blacksmith and Welder with two years’ experience. OR Ex-serviceman from Blacksmith and Welder trade with three years’ service.
Wireless Operator Mechanic (WOM) HSWGde-ll
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.2,400
Industrial training Institute Certificate in the trade of Wireless Operator Mechanic with two years’ experience. OR Ex-servicemen from Wireless Operator Mechanic trade with three years’ service.
Machine Tool Setter and Operator (MTSO) HSWGde-ll
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.2,400
Industrial Training Institute Certificate In the trade of Machine Tool Setter and operator with two years’ experience. OR Ex-serviceman from Machine Tool Setter and operator trade with three years’ service.
Armourer HSWGde-ll
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.2,400
Industrial Training Institute Certificate in the trade of Armourer with two years’ experience. OR Ex-serviceman from Armourer trade with three year service
Fitter Mechanical Transport (A) (SK)
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.1,900
Industrial Training Institute Certificate in the appropriate/ akin field or trade Viz., Fitter Mechanical Transport OR Ex-serviceman in appropriate trade via, NAC Mechanical (Motor Vehicle)
AC/Mechanic (A)
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.1,900
Industrial training Institute Certificate in the appropriate / akin field or trade with three year experience. OR Ex-serviceman in appropriate trade via, Air Frame Fitter with five years of experience.
Painter
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.1,900
Industrial Training Institute Certificate in the appropriate/akin field or trade Viz., Painter. OR Ex-serviceman in appropriate trade via, Painter.
Carpenter
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.1,900
Industrial Training Institute certificate in appropriate/akin field or Trade viz., Carpenter OR Ex-serviceman from appropriate trade viz., Carpenter Rigger.
Leather Worker
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.1,900
Industrial Training Institute Certificate in the appropriate / akin field or trade viz., Leather Goods Maker. OR Ex-serviceman in appropriate trade with five years’ service
Tailor
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.1,900
Industrial training Institute Certificate In the appropriate/akin trade viz., Tailor OR Ex-serviceman in appropriate trade.
Draughtsman Grade III
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.2,400
Essential: Matriculation or its equivalent from a recognised Board or University. Two years Diploma in Mechanical Drawing or Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Draughtsmanship (Mechanical or Civil) from an Industrial Training Institute or equivalent recognised institution. About five years’ experience in Draughtsmanship in a Government Institute.
Supdt (Store)
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.2,400
Essential: Graduate of a recognised University or equivalent.

Desirable: Experience in handling Stores and keeping Accounts In a store of a concern of repute in Public or Private Sector.
Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.1,900
12th Class or equivalent qualification from a recognised Board or University. A typing speed of 35 words per minute in English or 30 words per minute in Hindi on. Computer (35 words per minute & 30 words per minute correspond to 10500 Key Depressions Per Hour/ 9000 Key Depression per Hour on an Average of 5 Key depressions for each word).
Cook
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.1,900
Essential: Matriculation with six months experience in the trade OR Ex-serviceman with similar qualification.
Dhobi
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.1,800
Essential: Matriculation pass or equivalent qualification from a recognised University or Board.

Desirable: One year of experience as Dhobi from an Organisation or Institute.
Mess Staff
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.1,800
Essential: Matriculation pass or equivalent qualification from a recognised University or Board.

Desirable: One year of experience as Watchman or Lascar or Gestate Operator or Mali from an Organisation or Institute.
Safaiwala /Safaiwali
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.1,800
Essential: Matriculation pass or equivalent qualification from a recognised University or Board.

Desirable: One year of experience as Ayah in Hospitals or Nursing Homes from an Organization or Institute.
Labourer on Ammunition Duties
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.1,800
Matriculation pass or equivalent qualification from a recognised University or Board. OR Ex-servicemen of appropriate trade.
Civilian Mechanical Transport Driver (Ordinary Grade)
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.1,900
Matriculation pass or equivalent qualification from a recognised University or Board. Must be holding a valid civil driving licence for light and heavy vehicle. Must possess professional skill in driving and knowledge's motor mechanism. Minimum two years’ experience in driving motor vehicles.
Fireman
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.1,900
Essential: Matriculation or equivalent qualification from a recognised board / university Must have undergone training In Fire Fighting under a state fire service or a recognised Institute of repute. Must be conversant with the use and maintenance of all types of extinguishers, Hose Fittings and Fire appliances and equipment like Fire Engine, Trailer Fire Pumps and Foam Branches, Must be physically fit and capable of performing strenuous duties and must have passed the test (OR) Ex-serviceman of appropriate trade.

Desirable: Should be familiar with maintenance and operation of various types of Fire appliances. Experience of having worked in a regular civil or defence fire brigade as Fireman Gd - I or Senior Fireman. Have passed the General Fire Fighting Course of Defence Institute of Fire Research, Ministry of Defence or Sub-Officers Course from National Fire Service College, Nagpur or any other similar recognised course.


Selection Methods:

  • The eligible candidates will require appearing for written test. The written test will be based on minimum educational qualification. The written test will consists of
    • General Intelligence & Reasoning
    • Numerical Aptitude
    • General English
    • General Awareness
  • The question cum answer paper will be in English and Hindi. After passing the written test the candidates will be short listed for skill / practical / physical test wherever applicable.
Post Name Age Limit
HQ Training Command IAF 18 to 27 Years for LDC / Typist (Hindi) / Junior Artist Grade-II; 18 to 25 Years for other posts.

Name of the Post
Pay Band + GP
Educational Qualifications
Lab Assistant
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.2,800
Essential: B.Sc. Degree and one year experience in a Laboratory
Supdt (Store)
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.2,400
Essential: Graduate of a recognized University or equivalent.

Desirable: Experience in handling Stores and keeping Accounts in a store of a concern of repute in Public or Private Sector
Civilian Education Instructor
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.2,400
Essential: A Degree from a recognised University with Hindi as one of the subjects. A Diploma or Degree in teaching.

Desirable: One year experience in teaching.
Junior Artist Grade-ll
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.2,400
Essential: Matriculation or equivalent qualification from a recognized Board or University. Certificate from a recognized Art School or College. Fluent with the brush and capable of producing good work.

Desirable: Computer knowledge.
Lower Division Clerk(LDC)
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.2,400
Essential: Matric with 12th Class or equivalent qualification from a recognized Board or University. A typing speed of 30 wpm in English or 25 wpm in Hindi on manual typewriter; or A typing speed of 35 wpm in English or 30 wpm in Hindi on computer (35 wpm and 30 wpm correspond to 10500 KDPH/9000 KDPH on an average of 5 key depressions for each word).

Desirable: Knowledge in MS Office based applications.
Typist (Hindi)
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.1,900
Essential: 12th Class or equivalent qualification from a recognized Board or University. 25 wpm in Hindi on manual typewriter; or 30 wpm in Hindi on computer (30 wpm correspond to 9000 KDPH on an average of 5 key depressions for each word).

Desirable: Knowledge in MS Office based applications.
Civilian Mechanical Transport Driver (Ordinary grade)
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.1,900
Essential: Matriculation or equivalent from a recognized boards. Must be holding a valid civil driving license for light and heavy vehicles. Must possess professional skill in driving and knowledge of motor mechanism. Minimum two years’ experience in driving motor vehicles.
Multi-Tasking Staff
Rs.5,200 - 20,200
GP - Rs.1,900
Essential: Matriculation pass or equivalent qualification from a recognized University or Board.

Desirable: One year of experience as Watchman or Lascar or Gestate Operator or Gardener from an Organization or Institute.


Company & Position
Qualification
Indian Air Force - HQ Central Air Command Jobs for Group 'C' Civilian Certificate Course (ITI), 10th Pass (SSC), 12th Pass (HSE)
Indian Air Force - Southern Air Command Jobs for Group 'C' Civilian 10th Pass (SSC), Any Graduate
Indian Air Force - Southern Air Command Jobs for Lower Division Clerk/ LD Typist 12th Pass (HSE)
Indian Air Force -HQ Maintenance Command Jobs for Civilians Group C Any Graduate, Certificate Course (ITI), Diploma
Indian Air Force Jobs for Lady Medical Officer MBBS
Indian Air Force Jobs for Counsellor MA
Indian Air Force Jobs for Gynaecologist/ Lady Doctor/ Psychological Counsellor/ DentalSurgeon MSc(Psychology), MBBS, BDS, MD, MDS
Indian Air Force Jobs for Recruitment Rally 12th Pass (HSE)
Indian Air Force(DAVP) Jobs for Recruitment Rally MA, MCA, B.Ed., MSc, B.Com
Indian Air Force Jobs for AFCAT (Common Admission Test) M.Com, Any Graduate, CS, BSc, BE/B. Tech
Indian Air Force Jobs for Officer Meteorological Branch MSc(CS, Mathematics / Applied Mathematics, Physics)
Indian Air Force Jobs for Airmen (Education Instructor) B.Ed., MA, MCA
Indian Air Force (DAVP) Jobs for Group X (Technical)/ Group Y (Non-Technical) Diploma