Indian Air Force Recruitment 2021

Indian Air Force Recruitment 2021: Golden Opportunity to Work as Airmen, 12th Pass Candidates Can Also Apply

Indian Air Force Recruitment 2021:The Indian Air Force (IAF) has released an official recruitment notification inviting applications for unmarried male citizens of India and Nepal for selection test intake 01/2022 for the post of Airmen in Group ‘X’ Trades (Except Education Instructor Trade) and Group ‘Y’ Trades (Except Indian Air Force (Security) And Musician Trades). Eligible candidates can apply online for IAF Airmen Recruitment 2021 on the official website: or from 10 am on 22 January. The last date to apply for IAF Airmen Recruitment is 7 February, 2021.

Indian Air Force X, Y Group Online Form 2021: Overview

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Indian Air Force Group X, Y Recruitment 2021
Name Of The Organization Indian Air Force (IAF)
Name Of The Posts Airmen in Group X & Y Trades
Batch 01/2022
Mode of Application Online
Registration Starts 22nd January 2021
Last Date to Apply 07th February 2021


Indian Air Force X, Y Group Online Form 2021: Important Dates

Online Registration Begins 22nd January 2021
Last Date to Apply Online 07th February 2021
Airmen Group X, Y Admit Card April 2021
Exam Date 18th April to 22nd April 2021

Indian Air Force X, Y Group Online Form 2021 Eligibility

Educational Criteria

The educational criteria for Group X and Group Y are as mentioned below.

Post Name Educational Qualification
Group X (Except Education Instructor Trades 
  • Passed Intermediate/10+2/Equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.
  • Passed Three years Diploma Course in Engineering in any stream from a Government recognized Polytechnic Institute with 50% marks
    in aggregate as per diploma final year mark sheet and 50% marks in English in diploma.
Group Y ’ (Except IAF(S) and Musician Trades)
  • Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / Equivalent Examination in any  stream/subjects approved by Central / State Education Boards with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.
  • Passed two years vocational course with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English in the vocational course.
Group Y Medical Assistant Trade
  • Passed 10+2/Intermediate/ equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.

Age Limit (as on 22/01/2021)

Candidates sharing their Date of Birth from 16th January 2001 to 29th December 2004 will be considered for this Recruitment.

In case, a candidate clears all the stages of the Selection Procedure, then the upper age limit as on date of enrolment is 21 years.

Physical Fitness Test

There will be 1.6 Km run to be completed within 06 minutes 30 seconds. Candidates shall also have to complete 10 Push-ups, 10 Sit-ups and 20 Squats within the stipulated time to qualify in the Physical Fitness Test.

Adaptability Test- 1 (For both Group ‘ X’ & Group ‘Y’ Trades) – All candidates who pass the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) shall have to undertake Adaptability Test-I (objective type written test) which is to assess the suitability of a candidate for employment in the IAF which involves deployment in varied geographic terrain, weather and operational conditions.

Adaptability Test- 2 (For both Group ‘ X’ & Group ‘Y’ Trades)  – All candidates who pass Adaptability Test – I shall have to undertake Adaptability Test- II as per policy in vogue. Adaptability Test- II is to select candidates who can adapt to the environment of the Indian Air Force and are able to adjust to the military way of life.

Medical Fitness Test

(i) Height

  • Minimum acceptable height is 152.5 cms
  • Minimum acceptable height for IAF(P) trade – 165 Cms (For NE and Hill States) 175 Cms (For other States)
  • Minimum acceptable height for Auto Tech trade -162.5 Cms (For NE and Hill States) 165 Cms (For other States)

Note: Candidates from NE and Hill states includes Gorkhas, Kumaonis, Garhwalis, Assamese and those belonging to the states of Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Sikkim and hilly areas of Uttaranchal.

(ii) Chest

The minimum range of expansion: 5 cm

iii) Weight

Proportionate to height and age. However, the minimum weight of 55 Kg required for Operations Assistant (ATS) Trade only.

(iv) Corneal Surgery

(PRK/LASIK) is not acceptable.

(v) Hearing

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, a good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.

(vii) General Health

Candidate should be of normal anatomy without loss of any appendages. He should be free from any active or latent, acute or chronic, medical or surgical disability or infection and skin ailments. The candidate shall be physically and mentally FIT to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.

Application Fees For IAF Group X, Y Exam 2021

Examination fee of Rs.250/- is to be paid by the candidate while registering for the online examination. The payment can be made by using Debit Cards/ Credit Cards/Internet Banking through the payment gateway. The examination fee can also be paid by Challan payment at any Axis Bank Branch.

IAF Group X, Y Group Recruitment 2021 Selection Process

The following are the three phases that a candidate will have to undergo for final selection in IAF.
(a) Phase-I: Online Written Test, At an allotted Centre
(b) Phase-II: Physical Fitness Test, AT-I and AT-II Test At Airmen Selection Centre of IAF
(c) Phase-III: Medical Fitness Test, At a Medical Centre of IAF

Indian Air Force X, Y Group Exam Pattern

Phase I or Online Written Test will have the following sections as mentioned below. The syllabus will be based on 10+2.

Group Duration Subjects
Group ‘X’ Trades 60 Minutes English, Physics, and Mathematics
Group ‘Y’ Trades 45 Minutes English, Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA)
Both Group ‘X&Y’ Trades 85 Minutes English, Physics and Mathematics and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA)

Marking pattern for online test:-

(i) One mark for every correct answer.
(ii) Nil (0) marks for unattempted question.
(iii) 0.25 marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

Phase II: The candidates have to qualify in each exam to get selected candidates Phase 2 (Document Verification) and a separate admit card will be sent via registered email id. The candidates have to appear with the documents as listed in the notification pdf.

Phase III: Medical Examination

Syllabus Of IAF X, Y Exam 2021

Given below is the syllabus and sample papers for IAF Group X, Y Exam 2020.

Reasoning and General Awareness Syllabus

  • Numerical series
  • Distance and Direction sense
  • Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test | Dictionary words.
  • Number Puzzle
  • Non- Verbal reasoning
  • Puzzle
  • Tabulation
  • Tallest, youngest relations
  • Blood Relations
  • Input-Output
  • Coding-Decoding

General Awareness

  • General Science
  • Civics
  • Basic Computer Operation
  • Current Events
  • Geography
  • History


  • Physical World and Measurement
  • Kinematics
  • The motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
  • The behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • The behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Numerical Ability Syllabus

  • Mathematical Induction
  • Sets, Relations and functions
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Cartesian system of rectangular co-ordinates
  • Definite Integrals
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Data Interpretation
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Linear Programming
  • Permutation, Combination &Probability

English Language Syllabus

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para jumbles
  • Grammar
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
  • Voice
  • Vocabulary

Salary of the IAF Group X and Y 2021

During training, a stipend of Rs. 14,600/- per month shall be paid. On completion of training the starting gross emoluments at the minimum of scale of pay including Military Service Pay (MSP), Group ‘X’ Pay (applicable for Group ‘X’ Trades only) and Dearness Allowance (DA) will be as follows:-

(a) Group ‘X’ Trades (Except Education Instructor Trade). Rs.33,100/- per month plus Dearness allowance (as applicable) which, in subsequent years, may rise as per the career progression of the individual.

(b) Group ‘Y’ [Except IAF(S) and Musician Trades]. Rs. 26,900/- per month plus Dearness allowance (as applicable) which, in subsequent years, may rise as per the career progression of the individual.

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