IAF Women Pilot Trainees Exam
Introduction to IAF Women Pilot Trainees :
During the nineties Indian society saw an increasing demands for greater participation of women in all fields, including Defence Services. In recognition of the demand, the IAF initiated a case for obtaining the necessary sanction from the government.
In June 1990, the Government of India approved the sanction of women in the officer cadre of non-technical, ground Duty Branches, viz, administration and logistics.
Also, a number of representations were received from qualified women pilots for opening the doors of entry to the Flying Branch of IAF. As a sequel to the enthusiasm generated, the IAF approached the Government for a favourable consideration of the case.
In August 1992, the Government approved the induction of women in Flying and Technical Branches on an experimental basis with a tenure ranging from six to ten years.
Eligibility for IAF Women Pilot Trainees Exam
Educational Qualification for IAF Women Pilot Trainees Exam :
Graduate with Physics and Maths at 10 + 2 level. Should not have failed in Pilot Aptitude Battery Test. OR Senior Division Air Wing ‘C’ Certificate. OR BE ( four years )
Indian Air Force Age limit : 19 to 23 years. 25 years for those having Commercial Pilot License. Unmarried, Widows ( Without any child ) of service personnel killed on duty can also apply.
Physical Eligibility for IAF Exam :
Medically fit for Flying Branch. Minimum Height 162.5cm. Leg length between 99 and 129 cm. Should not be colour / night blind or wearing glasses. Should not have failed in Pilot Aptitude Battery Test.
Candidates holding Senior Division Air Wing ‘C’ Certificate are to apply through respective Air Squadron. Clause of Physics and Maths at 10 +2 level is not applicable for them.