Indian Air Force – IAF Airmen Recruitment 2013 in Group X Technical Trades
Indian Air Force invites applications from unmarried male candidates for selection test in August 2013 to join as Airmen in Group “X” ( Technical ) trades.
1. Indian Air Force invites application from unmarried male Indian citizens ( citizens of Nepal are also eligible ) for selection test in August 2013 to join as Airmen in Group X ( Technical ) trades. ( The selection test is not for selection is not for selection as Commissioned Officers / Pilots / Navigators ).
2. IAF Airmen 2013 Educational Qualification
- 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 minimum 50% marks in overall aggregate and 50% marks in English in Diploma or in Intermediate / Matriculation, if English is not a subject in Diploma.
Exact aggregate percentage of marks up to first place of decimal for all subjects as mentioned in the mark sheet of Intermediate / 10+2 / equivalent / Diploma ( For example, 49.9% should not be rounded off to 50% ).
3. Date of Birth Block : Candidate should be born between 01 September 1993 to 30 December 1996 ( both days inclusive ).
4. President, Central Airmen Selection Board reserves the right to shortlist the applications on the basis of available vacancies and number of eligible applicants.
5. IAF Airmen 2013 Medical Standards
- General Medical Standards for Group “X” ( Technical ) trades are as follows :
- Height : Minimum acceptable height is 152.5 cms.
- Chest : Minimum range of expansion : 5 cm
- Weight : Proportionate to height and age.
- Corneal Surgery ( PRK / LASIK ) not acceptable.
- Hearing : Candidate should have normal hearing i.e. able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters with each ear separately.
- Dental : Should have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.
- Health : Candidate should be free from medical or surgical deformity. He should be free from all communicable diseases and skin ailments. Candidate must be physically and mentally fit to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.
- Colour Vision, Visual Standards and Leg Length for Group “X” ( Technical ) trades are as follows :
Trades Colour Vision Visual Acuity* Maximum Limits of Ref Error* Leg Length Workshop Fitter ( Mechanical ) CP-II 6 / 36 each eye correctable to 6 / 9 each eye. Full field of
Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism. Not Applicable Workshop Fitter ( Smith ), Structure Fitter and Propulsion Fitter CP - III Weapon Fitter, Electrical
Fitter, Electronic Fitter,
Mechanical System Fitter
and Automobile Fitter
CP - II 6 / 12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye. Full field of
Hypermetropia +2.0D Myopia - 1D including +0.50
*Minimum leg length
required for Mechanical
System Fitter is 99 cms.
* ( Candidate should bring latest prescription and spectacles for corrected vision, if used. The prescription must bear the signature, stamp and registration number of eye specialist. ).
6. Candidate discharged from the Indian Air Force / Indian Army / Indian Navy or dismissed from any Government Organisation for any reason earlier is not to apply.
Terms and Conditions
7. Tenure & Training : Enrolment is for an initial period of 20 years extendable up to the age of 57 years. Initially candidates will be sent for a Joint Basic Phase Training ( JBPT ) for 12 weeks at Basic Training Institute, Belgaum ( Karnataka ). On successful completion of JBPT, candidates will be allocated trades and sent for trade training of specified durations. Training is however liable to be terminated at any time if the trainee fails to achieve the required standards in academics, profession, physical fitness and discipline or is found to be medically unfit. After successful completion of Training, the Airmen will be deployed on ground based jobs as per their alloted trades ( Job specifications given in paragraph 8 below ).
Allotted trade will not be changed on candidate’s request / any grounds.
8. IAF Airmen 2013 Job Specifications :
Group “X” ( Technical ) trades involve jobs like :
- Electronics Fitter : As an Electronics Fitter you will operate and maintain Radar, Voice, Data transmission reception equipment mounted on latest airborne weapon delivery systems and ground based air defence systems. You will get trained in Digital Electronics, measuring instruments, radar technology, latest electronics 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, electronic devices etc.
- Structures Fitter : You are responsible for the maintenance and servicing of airframes and their accessories, components and controls of an 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 marshalling, parking, picketing and ground handling of aircraft.
- Propulsion Fitter : You will repair, maintain and prepare for use propulsion system of aircraft and other airborne weapon delivery system.
- Automobile Fitter : You are responsible for maintenance and repair of all type of light and heavy duty mechanical vehicles, cranes and loading equipment etc.
- Mechanical System Fitter : You will repair and maintain mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems of airborne missiles, engines, automobiles and aircraft fuelling 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, electrical system trade, workshop trade, mechanical trade and automobile mechanics.
- Weapon Fitter : 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.
- Workshop Fitter ( Smith ) : You will undertake major structural repairs of all aircraft at central repair facilities. You will be trained in workshop trades of materials 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.
Pay & Allowances and Perquisites
9. Monthly Pay : During training, a stipend of 8,550/-per month will be paid. On completion of training, starting gross emoluments at the minimum of scale of pay including Dearness Allowance ( DA ), for Group “X” ( Technical ) trades will be 21,414/- per month ( approximately ), which, in subsequent years, may rise up to 37,788/- per month ( approximately ) depending upon the rank attained.
10. Allowances : In addition to the above, various allowances such as Transport allowance, Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance ( CPMA ), Leave Ration allowance ( LRA ), High Altitude Allowance, Field Area / Modified Field Area Allowance, Family Planning Allowance, HRA etc. are also admissible from time to time as applicable.
11. Perquisites : Perks such as Ration, Clothing, Medical facilities, Accommodation, CSD ( Canteen ) facilities, Leave ( 60 days Annual and 30 days Casual in a Calendar year as a privilege ), Educational concession to children, Recreational facilities, Free transport for school going children and Leave Travel Concession ( LTC ) are also provided as per the existing rules. Notwithstanding the above, Group Insurance Cover of 25, 00,000/- at a premium of 1,730/- per month is covered for all airmen and facility of Group Housing Scheme is also extended. Other facilities by Air Force Wives Welfare Association ( AFWWA ) are also extended to the family of airmen.
Career Progression and post retirement Benefits
12. Promotion : Promotion prospects exist up to the rank of Master Warrant Officer ( MWO ). Opportunities to become a Commissioned Officer also exist for those airmen who qualify the prescribed examinations, later during their service career.
13. Post-Retirement Benefits : Pension, Gratuity, Leave Encashment, Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme ( ECHS ) and Canteen facilities comprise some of the post-retirement benefits. Specialized Pre-release Courses ( PRC ) are also arranged to enable airmen to take up post retirement careers. In addition, airmen also get relaxation in age and reservation in Government services as Ex-servicemen.
Selection Procedure in Indian Air Force
14. Indian Air Force 2013 Written Test
Eligible candidates will be sent Indian Air Force admit cards to appear for written test during the month of July 2013 at the IAF examination centres listed at para 20. Candidates will be tested in English, Physics and Mathematics as per CBSE syllabus of AISSCE. Question papers will be objective type and bilingual ( English & Hindi ), except English paper. Duration of IAF Written Test will be 60 minutes. Candidates are to qualify in each paper separately. Result of the Indian Air Force written test will be declared on the same day.
15. Indian Air Force Airmen 2013 Physical Fitness Test ( PFT ) :
All candidates who pass the written test in Indian Air Force are to undergo Physical Fitness Test ( PFT ) on the same or the next day. PFT consists of a 1.6 km run to be completed within 8 minutes. Candidates completing the PFT in less than 7 minutes 30 seconds will be awarded additional marks on a sliding scale. Candidates are advised to bring their sports shoes and shorts.
16. Indian Air Force Interview :
Candidates who have passed the written test and PFT will be interviewed. Working knowledge of English is a pre-requisite.
17. IAF Trade Allocation Test ( TAT ) :
Candidates of Group X ( Technical ) trades who qualify in IAF interview are to undergo Trade Allocation Test for bifurcation into Mechanical and Electronics stream. Specific trade allotment within these streams will be carried out at Basic Training Institute ( BTI ), Air Force ( Belgaum ).
18. Medical Examination in IAF :
Candidates who qualify in the IAF interview will be medically examined. Medical Examination will be conducted by Air Force Medical Team as per IAF medical standards. Candidates declared Temporary Medically Unfit ( TMU ) will be required to report to the respective Airmen Selection Centre within a maximum period of 42 days for review from the date of Recruiting Medical examination. Candidates declared Medically Unfit by depositing 40/- in a Government Treasury / RBI / SBI through Military Receivable Order ( MRO ). The application for AMB along with original copy of MRO, Xerox copy of Unfitness Certificates and Postal Stamp worth 25/- affixed on a self addressed envelope are to be submitted to the respective ASCs for processing within seven working days from the date of issue of Medical Certificate.
Note : Candidates are advised to get tartar & stains removed from their teeth before appearing for the written test. Ears should be free of wax.
- Candidates must indicate three choices of the IAF examination centre in order of preference. However, Central Airmen Selection Board reserves the right to allot any centre other than those mentioned in the Indian Air Force application.
- Requests for change of IAF examination centre or Date of selection test in IAF will not be entertained.
- Candidates not reporting for the IAF test on due date and time will not be accommodated on other dates / shifts.
- Incomplete Indian Air Force applications 2013 will be rejected.
- Candidates should be prepared to stay for the entire duration of the tests under their own arrangement. No TA / DA will be admissible.
- Upper age limit for Indian Air Force as on date of enrolment is 21 years.
20. IAF Examination Centres :
Ambala, New Delhi, Kanpur, Barrackpore, Jodhpur, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Bihta ( Patna ), Guwahati, Secunderabad, Kochi and Bhopal.
( Note : These are likely to be activated depending upon the response of candidates and testing capacity ).
Application for Indian Air Force Airmen 2013
Application should be in A4 size paper only. Non standard application formats will be rejected. The following are to be sent along with the application :
- Three copies of unattested recent ( taken on or after 27 April 2013 ) passport size colour photograph ( front portrait without headgear except for Sikhs ), One of which is to be pasted on the application form and the other two are to be stapled to the top left corner of the application form. The photograph is to be taken with candidate holding a black slate in front of his chest with his name, date of birth and date of photograph clearly written on it with white chalk in capital letters. Photographs should be only on good quality of “Photo Paper” ( Six photographs will be required during test ).
- Attested photo copies of Matriculation Passing Certificate in support of Date of Birth. Attested copies of Marks Sheet & Passing Certificates of Educational Qualification i.e. Intermediate or 10+2 or Mark Sheet of all semesters and Diploma Certificate for Diploma holders ( in single copy ).
- One unstamped self addressed 24 cm x 10 cm white envelope of good quality, stapled / pinned with the application form.
- Son of Air Force Personnel ( SOAFP ) / Discharge Certificate ( if applicable ) is to be attached with the application.
Note : Internet copy of mark sheet, transfer certificate, NCC Certificate, Sports Certificates are not to be attached along with the application.
22. Last date for receipt of IAF Airmen applications 2013 at the Central Airmen Selection Board is 23.05.2013 including candidates from North Eastern Region ( Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura ), Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands. Application should be sent to the Post Box Address as mentioned below by ordinary post only. Applications sent by Registered / Speed Post / Courier will not be accepted.
Central Airmen Selection Board,
Post Box No. 11807,
New Delhi – 110 010.
- Indian Air Force will not be responsible for any postal delay / loss of any document during transit.
- Candidate should submit only one application in response to this advertisement.
- Candidature of those candidates submitting more than one application will be rejected.
23. All India Select List ( AISL ) : The AISL list will be prepared after the completion of selection test, same will be displayed at all the airmen selection Centres ( ASCs ) and Indian Air Force web site on 31.10.2013. The considered for enrolment as per the merit position.
24. Caution : Selection in the Indian Air Force is “Free & Fair” and on merit only. At no stage any money is required to be paid to anyone for selection or recruitment in the Indian Air Force. Candidates should not fall prey to unscrupulous persons posing as recruiting / selecting agents.