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Indian Air Force Recruitment 2018 Notifications

Post NameAge LimitQualificationLast DateInformation
Air Force Rally Ambikapur Intermediate/10+215th & 18th November 2017(Rally Dates)Get More Details
HQ Eastern Air Command18 to 25 Years12th Class5th November 2017Get More Details
CISF Constables18 to 23 YearsMatriculation or It's Equivalent20th November 2017Get More Details
ISRO Scientist & Engineer PostsMust have 35 YearsBE/B. Tech or Equivalent Qualifications5th October 2017Get More Details
Air Line Allied Co-pilot Upper Age Relaxation of the Applicants is 48 YearsIntermediate from any Recognised Board11th August 2018Get More Details
Aircraft Maintenance EngineersNot Less than 50 YearsDGCA License to Certify14th September 2017Get More Details
Senior PilotsUpper age limit is 53 ATPL & 500 Hours of Flying Experience 13th November 2017Get More Details
CommandersUpper Age Limit is 55 PIC on ATR Family13th November 2017Get More Details
Air Force Ground Duty20 to 26 Years60% in Degree-Get More Details
Air-force Engineers20 to 26 Years60% in Degree-Get More Details
Air Force Pilots20 to 24 Years60% in Degree-Get More Details

The Bharatiya Vayu Sena or Indian Air Force (IAF) is a branch of the Indian armed forces. IAF is the world’s fourth largest airforce in the world in both the number of aircraft and its personnel. It was established as an auxiliary air force on 8 October 1932 by British and added a prefix ‘Royal’ in 1945 in recognition to its services during World War II and this prefix ‘Royal’ was dropped after India became a Republic in 1950. IAF’s primary responsibility is to conduct aerial warfare during a conflict and to secure the Indian airspace. 

The organogram of Indian Air Force consists of two functional and five operational commands. Each Command will be headed by an Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief who is having a rank of Air Marshal. The operational command conducts military operations within its area of responsibility using aircraft. Combat readiness will be maintained by the Functional commands. The IAF recruits candidates to various departments and the jobs will come under Central Government jobs. The primary flight training will be at the Air Force Academy, Dundigul which is located in the capital city of Telangana state Hyderabad. This primary training will be followed by operational training at other schools. Advanced officer training for command positions specialized advanced flight training Technical training schools are present in Karnataka, Telangana, and other locations respectively. The trained professionals will be inducted into the government jobs in IAF. After Indian independence, IAF has participated in four wars with the Pakistan, one war with the People’s Republic of China. IAF had successfully undertook many operations such as Operation Vijay, Operation Cactus, Operation Meghdoot, etc. The IAF has took part in many peacekeeping missions of United Nations.

Candidates will be recruited to train and serve important positions in its three branches viz., Ground Duty Branch, Aeronautical/Engineering/Technical Branch and Indian Airforce Flying Branch. The ground duty branch is again divided into administration branch, accounts branch, logistics branch, education branch and meteorology branch. Air Traffic Controller, Fighter Controller, Accountants, Supervisors, Teachers, lecturers, etc., are some of the important positions in this branch. To qualify these exams a thorough knowledge on standard is GK is necessary. In the Engineering or Technical branch candidates will be selected to train for Aeronautical engineers in the aeronautical, electronics and mechanical engineering streams. Whereas in the flying branch Fighter Pilot, Helicopter pilot and Transport Pilot are some important positions.

The eligible candidates are selected through various modes of entrance examination. Entry through NDA and CDSE exams is a very common and generally candidates prefer these exams. However, another better way is by giving Air Force Common Admission (AFCAT) Test. Even candidates having the National Cadet Corps (NCC) certificate can directly apply the for the vacancies but these candidates should clear the tests conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB). For further detailed information you can visit the official website of Air Force.

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