Indian Air Force Sportsmen Recruitment for Group ‘Y’ Trades 2016

Indian Air Force Sportsmen Recruitment for Group ‘Y’ Trades 2016Selection Procedure for IAF Sportsmen Group Y Trades

1. Indian Air Force invites applications from Unmarried Outstanding Sportsmen ( only Male Indian citizens ) for selection as Airmen in Group ‘Y’ trades in following sports discipline :

1. Athletics6. Cycling11. Kabaddi16. Weight Polo
2. Basketball7. Football12. Lawn Tennis17. Wrestling
3. Boxing8. Gymnastics13. Shooting18. Weight Lifting
4. Cross Country9. Hockey14. Swimming19. Golf
5. Cricket10. Handball15. Volleyball

2. Eligibility for IAF Sportsmen 2016

Education QualificationSports Achievements
Passed 10 +2 or Equivalent examination in stream / subjects approved by Central / State Boards of Education.
  1. Individual should have represented the country in Junior International, meets in any of the above mentioned sports discipline. The current achievements would be given preference during selection trials.

  2. Individual should have attained the standard of fifth place in the Junior National Championship or Inter University Championship in above mentioned sports discipline. The current achievements would be given preference during selection trials.

  3. In team events, the individual should have represented State in Junior National Championship and National School Tournaments conducted by School Games Federation of India ( SGFI ) in above mentioned sports discipline. The current achievements would be given preference during selection trials.

Note : Candidates represented International / National level and achieved position but not possessing 10+2 educational qualification may also apply. However, candidature of such candidates will be subject to verification of sports credentials & performance during selection trials. Relaxation of educational qualification ( Not below matric ) will be considered on case to case basis for eligible candidates.

3. Age Limit for IAF Sportsmen Recruitment 2016 : Candidate should be born between 01 July, 1995 to 28 June, 1999 ( Both days inclusive ). Upper age limit of date of enrolment is 21 years.

Note : Age relaxation ( not below 16 years and not exceeding 25 years of age ) would be considered in exceptional cases on case to case basis, based on the level of achievement in National / International sports events.

4. Secretary, Air Force Sports Control Board reserves the right to shortlist the applications on the basis of the available vacancies.

5. Medical Standards for IAF Sportsmen Jobs 2016 :

  1. Height : Minimum acceptable height : 152.5 cm.
  2. Chest : Minimum range of expansion : 5 cm.
  3. Weight : Proportionate to height and age.
  4. Vision : Minimum visual standard : Unaided 6/36, corrected to at least 6/9 for each eye with spectacles, Dioptectric power not exceeding ± 3.5 Dioptres in any axis. Full field of vision and Defective safe colour vision CP-II/III. ( Candidates should bring latest prescription and spectacles for corrected vision, if used ).
  5. Corneal Surgery : ( PRK / LASIK ) is not acceptable.
  6. Hearing : Candidates should have normal hearing i.e., able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters with each ear separately.
  7. Dental : Should have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.
  8. Health : Candidates should be free from Medical or Surgical deformity. He should be free from all communicable diseases and skin ailments. Candidates must be physically and mentally fit to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain. The candidates are advised to get wax removed from their ears and tartar and stains removed from their teeth before appearing for selection trials.

Note : 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. Candidates are advised to get tartar and stain removed from teeth, Ears should be free of wax. Permanent body tattoos on inner face of the fore arms ( inside of elbow to the wrist ), back ( dorsal ) part of the hand / reverse side of palm and tribals with tattoos which are as per custom and traditions of their tribes only are permitted. Candidates with permanent body tattoos are to submit a photograph of the tattoo with details of size and type of the tattoo.

6. Candidate discharged from the Indian Air Force / Indian Navy / Indian Army or dismissed from any government organisation for any reason earlier is not to apply.

Terms and Conditions in IAF Sportsmen 2016

7. IAF Sportsmen Training & Tenure 2016 : 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 ) at Basic training Institute, Belgaum ( Karnataka ). On successful completion of JBPT, candidates will be allocated trades and sent for trade training of specified duration. Indian Air Force Sportsmen 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.

8. Pay & Allowances in IAF Sportsmen 2016 :

During IAF training, a stipend of Rupee11,400/- per month will be paid. On completion of Indian Air Force training, starting gross emoluments at the minimum of Scale of Pay including Dearness Allowance ( DA ) will be Rupee20,500/- per month ( approximately ) depending upon the rank attained. Other allowances such as Transport Allowance, Composite Personnel Maintenance allowance ( CPMA ), Leave Ration Allowance ( LRA ), Fly / PJI Allowance ( if applicable ), Family Planning Allowance ( if applicable ), HRA etc. are also admissible to Airmen ( Revision of Pay & Allowances under consideration by Govt of India according to the recommendation of 7th Pay Commission ).

9. 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 ), Education concession to children, recreational facilities, free transport to school going children and Leave Travel Concession ( LTC ) are also provided as per the existing rules. Not withstanding the above, Group Insurance cover of Rupee25,00,000/- at a premium of Rupee1730/- 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 family of airmen.

10. Promotion in IAF Sportsmen 2016 :

Promotion prospects exist upto the rank of Master Warrant Officer ( MWO ). Opportunities to become Commissioned Officer also exist for those Airmen who qualify the prescribed examinations, later during their service career.

11. Post Retirement Benefits : Pension, Gratuity, Leave Encashment, Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme ( ECHS ) and CSD ( Canteen ) facilities comprise some of the post retirement benefits. Specialised Pre-release Course ( PRC ) are also arranged to enable airmen to take up post retirement career. In addition, airmen also get relaxation in age and reservation in Govt. Services as ex-servicemen.

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Indian Air Force Sportsmen Recruitment for Group ‘Y’ Trades 2016


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9 Responses to “Indian Air Force Sportsmen Recruitment for Group ‘Y’ Trades 2016”

  1. sunil kumar January 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm # Reply

    dear sir …i have got 1st position in 3rd national taekwando championship hald at himachal .But sir taekwando is not mentioned above can i apply in this post. taekwando is recorgnised by taekwando board of india.

  2. simranjit singh March 26, 2012 at 1:31 pm # Reply

    how to apply

  3. JASMEET July 7, 2012 at 10:08 pm # Reply


  4. JASMEET July 7, 2012 at 10:09 pm # Reply


  5. nikhil September 19, 2012 at 6:54 pm # Reply

    sir i am a national champ attented student in badminton and a table tennis state player and university champion in volleyball. well this qualification is applicable for this post…

  6. BHUPESH JOSHI October 17, 2012 at 10:03 pm # Reply

    i am pursuing from uttarakhand in (computar scince) branch and my aim is join defence of india.reqiurement jobs for me in defence

  7. arun kumar October 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm # Reply

    sir i am the player of the vollywall participated in moon olmpics agra from k.v.2 so i am eligible for it and i asked question to pl sir reply immediately

  8. vicky October 30, 2012 at 7:09 pm # Reply

    i want to join air force through sports quota but i have represented only cluster and regional level. i want to know that i am eligible or not..? please tell me.

  9. SOORAJ PRAKASH SRIVASTAVA December 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm # Reply

    sir …. i have got 1 st position in 14 th national kickboxing championship …… kickboxing is not mentioned above can i apply in this .
    kickboxing is recorgnised by school games federation of india ….

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