INDIAN AIR FORCE
INVITES APPLICATIONS FROM UNMARRIED MALE CANDIDATES FOR SELECTION TEST IN JUNE 2014 TO JOIN AS AIRMEN IN GROUP 'X' (TECHNICAL) TRADES
Indian Air Force invites applications from UNMARRIED MALE INDIAN CITIZENS (citizens of
Nepal are also eligible) for Selection Test in June 2014 to join as Airmen in Group ‘X’
THE SELECTION TEST IS NOT FOR SELECTION AS COMMISSIONED OFFICERS /PILOTS / NAVIGATORS.
2. Educational Qualification (a) Passed Intermediate/ 10+2 / Equivalent Examination with
Mathematics, Physics and English , with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English
(b) Three year Diploma Course in Engineering (Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile / Computer Science / Instrumentation Technology / Information Technology)
from a Government recognised Polytechnic Institute with 50% marks in overall aggregate a
nd 50% marks in English in Diploma Course or in Intermediate / Matriculation, if English is not a subject in Diploma Course
NOTE-1: Exact aggregate percentage of marks upto first place of decimal for all subjects as mentioned in the Marks Sheet of Intermediate / 10+2 / equivalent or in Diploma Course. (For example, 49.9% should NOT be rounded off to 50%).
3.Date of Birth Block
(a) Candidate should be born between 01 FEBRUARY 1994 to 30 NOVEMBER 1997
(both days inclusive).
(b) Upper age limit on date of enrolment is 21 years.
4. President, Central Airmen Selection Board reserves the right to shortlist the applications on the basis of available vacancies and number of eligible applicants by cut off percentage.
5. MEDICAL STANDARDS
(a) General Medical Standards for Group 'X'(Technical)Trades are as follows:- (i) Height: Minimum acceptable height is 152.5 cms .
(ii) Chest: Minimum range of expansion: 5 cm (iii) Weight: Proportionate to height and age.
(iv) Corneal Surgery (PRK/LASIK) is not acceptable.
Candidate should have normal hearing i.e. able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters with each ear separately.
(vi) Dental: Should have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.
(vii) 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.
(b) Colour Vision, Visual Standards and Leg Length for Group 'X'(Technical)Trades are as follows:-
NOTE-2: (a) Candidates should bring latest prescription and spectacles for corrected
vision, if used. The prescription must bear the signature, stamp and registration
number of Eye Specialist. (b) Candidates are advised to get tartar and stains removed
from teeth before appearing for the Written Test. Ears should be free of wax.
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
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) 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 ALLOTTED TRADES (Job Specifications given in Paragraph 8 below).
ALLOTTED TRADE WILL NOT BE CHANGED ON CANDIDATE'S REQUEST / ANY GROUNDS.
8 .JOB SPECIFICATION:Group 'X' (Technical) Trades involve jobs like:
PAY & ALLOWANCES AND PERQUISITES
9. Monthly Pay . During training, a stipend of Rs. 8,550/-per month will be paid. On completion
of training the starting gross emoluments at the minimum of scale of pay including Dearness Allowance (DA) , will be Rs.23,655/-per month (approximately) which, in subsequent years, may rise up to Rs.41,743/- 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,
House Rent allowance (HRA) etc. are also admissible to airmen.
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 for school going children and Leave Travel Concession(LTC) are also provided as per the existing rules. Not withstanding the above,Group Insurance Cover of Rs.25,00,000/- at a premium of Rs.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 families of airmen.
CAREER PROGRESSION AND POST RETIREMENT BENEFITS
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, Gratutity, Leave Encashment, Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme(ECHS) and CSD(Canteen) facilities comprise some of the post retirement benefits. Specialised 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.
14. Written Test.
Admit Cards to eligible candidates will be despatched in the month of May 2014
for the examination centres listed at paragraph 19
. 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 Written Test
will be 60 minutes
CANDIDATES ARE TO QUALIFY IN EACH PAPER SEPARATELY
of the written test will be declared on the same day.
Physical Fitness T
All candidates who pass the written test are to undergo
Physical Fitness Test (PFT
) on the same or the next day. PFT consists of a
be completed within
. Candidates completing the PFT
in less than 7 minutes 30
will be awarded additional marks on a sliding scale. Candidates are advised to bring
Candidates who have passed the written test and PFT will be interviewed.
Interview is normally conducted in English. Working knowledge of English is essential.
. Candidates who qualify in the interview will be medically examined.
Medical Examination will be conducted by Air Force Medical Team as per Indian Air Force
Medical Standards as applicable on the day of the Medical Examination.
18. General instructions for candidates are as follows: (a)
Candidates must indicate three
choices of the examination centres in order of preference. However, Central Airmen Selection
Board reserves the right to allot any centre other than those mentioned in the application.
REQUEST FOR CHANGE OF EXAMINATION CENTRE OR DATE OF SELECTION TEST
WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED.
(c) Candidates not reporting for the test on due date and time will not be accommodated on other dates / shifts.
(d) Incomplete applications will be rejected. (e) Candidates should be prepared to stay for the entire duration of the tests under their own arrangement.
No TA/DA will be admissible. (f) Upper age limit as on date of enrolment is 21 years.
19. Examination Centres. Ambala, New Delhi, Kanpur, Barrackpore, Jodhpur, Tambaram
(Chennai), Bihta (Patna), Guwahati, Secunderabad, Kochi and Bhopal.
(NOTE-3 : Examination Centres would be activated depending upon the response of candidates and testing capacity).
APPLICATION SHOULD BE IN A4 SIZE PAPER ONLY.
application formats will be rejected.
The following are to be sent along with the application:-
Attested photo copy of Matriculation Passing Certificate in support of Date of Birth.
Attested photo copy of Matriculation Marks Sheet (
only applicable for Three year Diploma
Course Holders when English is not a subject in Diploma Course
copies of Intermediate/10+2/Equivalent Marks Sheet and Passing Certificate
and Passing Certificate of all the semesters of Three year Diploma Course.
Sl No. (a)
to (c) are required to be attested by a Gazetted Officer
Three copies of unattested
(taken on or after
01 FEBRUARY 2014
) passport size
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 at 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 “Photo Paper”. (Six photographs required during test).
self addressed 24 cm x 10 cm WHITE ENVELOPE of good quality, stapled/pinned with the
Son of Air Force Personnel (SOAFP)/attested photo copy of Discharge
Certificate is to be attached with the application (if applicable).
Last date for receipt of applications
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