IAF Group X And Y Syllabus : Exam Pattern
Like many Defence Exams conducted, this exam will include three stages for the final selection of the candidates as tabulated below. Each of the tests will have to be qualified separately in order to be eligible to work as an Airmen Group X, Y Category of the IAF. Air Force Group X includes the Technical Trade while Group Y includes the Non-Technical Trade. The IAF Group X, Y Exam Pattern is given below.
|Name of the Exam||Type of the Exam/Time|
|Phase I||Online Test|
|Phase II||Physical Fitness Test (PFT)|
|Phase III||Medical Examination|
IAF Group X, Y Exam Pattern For Phase I
As per Air Force Group X,Y Notification, Phase I or Online Written Test of IAF Group X,Y Exam Pattern will have the following sections as mentioned below. It will be conducted at an allotted Centre. The syllabus will be based on 10+2. The online test will be objective type and questions will be bilingual (English & Hindi) except for English paper. Online test for candidates opting for both Group X&Y shall be conducted in one sitting, on the same system.
|Airmen Group X||English||20||70 marks||60 minutes|
|Airmen Group Y||Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA)||30||50 marks||45 minutes|
|Airmen Group X & Y||English||20||100 marks||85 minutes|
|Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA)||30|
Marking Scheme For Air Force Group X, Y Exam
(i) One mark for every correct answer.
(ii) Nil (0) marks for unattempted questions.
(iii) 0.25 marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer.
IAF Group X, Y Syllabus:
The Indian Air Force Group X, Y Syllabus comprises of the following four subjects. The syllabus is common for the technical (Group X) and non-technical group (Group Y).
- Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA)
The detailed syllabus is given below for each of the subjects.
Indian Airforce Group X, Y Syllabus For English
English is common for IAF Group X, Y both. Therefore it is important that the candidates know the syllabus of English. It will be pretty scoring in nature for both the groups.
|Direct Indirect Speech||Active and Passive Voice|
|Comprehension||Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting|
|Fill in the blanks||Vocabulary|
|Synonyms and Antonyms||Idioms and Phrases|
|Basic Grammar such as
Preposition, Conjunctions, etc
|Part of Speech|
Indian Airforce Group X, Y Syllabus For Maths
The syllabus for maths is based on the 10+2 level.
|Sets, Relations, and functions||Mathematical Induction|
|Permutation, Combination, Binomial Theorem||Matrices and Determinants|
|Linear Programming and Vector||Trigonometric Functions|
|Cartesian system of rectangular co-ordinates||Definite & Indefinite Integrals|
|Differentiation||Probability & Statistics|
|Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Data Interpretation|
Indian Airforce Group X, Y Syllabus For Physics
|Physical World and Measurement||Optics|
|Kinematics||Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases|
|Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases.||Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body|
|Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current||Thermodynamics|
|Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism||Communication system|
|Gravitation||Work, Power and Energy|
Indian Airforce Group X, Y Syllabus For Reasoning
|Mathematical Operations||Distance and Direction sense Test.|
|Numerical series||Number coding.|
|Number Puzzle||Number, Ranking & Time Sequence Test.|
|Dictionary woods.||Non- Verbal Reasoning.|
|Number, Ranking & Time Sequence Test||Assign Artificial Values to Mathematical Digit.|
|Coding & Decoding||Inserting Correct Mathematical sign.|
|Odd One Out||Tallest, youngest relations, Blood Relations|
|Mutual relation problems||Analogy|
Indian Airforce Group X, Y Syllabus For General Awareness
- General Science
- Civics, Polity, Economy
- Current Events
- History: Ancient, Medieval, Modern
- Basic Computer Operations
IAF Group X, Y Physical Fitness Test
Soon after the declaration of the result of Phase-I (Online) Test, a cut off will be applied based on the
marks scored by the candidates in the Phase I Test and SHORTLISTED candidates will be sent a new
admit card on their Registered e-mail ID for phase – II test at an Airmen Selection Centre. The following tests will be conducted once a candidate qualifies the written stage of the exam.
|Chest||The minimum range of expansion: 5 cm|
|weight||Proportionate to height and age. (Minimum 55 Kg for ATS)|
|Run||1.6 Km run to be completed within 06 minutes 30 seconds|
IAF Group X, Y Medical Fitness Test
The candidates qualifying the PFT will be issued a medical appointment letter at respective ASCs. Medical Examination shall be conducted by Air Force Medical Team as per IAF medical standards and policy in vogue on the subject issue.
A medical examination would also include a baseline investigation of:-
(a) Blood Haemogram – Hb, TLC, DLC
(b) Urine RE/ME
(c) Biochemistry :- (i) Blood Sugar Fasting & PP (ii) Serum Cholesterol (iii) Urea, Uric acid, Creatinine (iv) LFT—Serum Bilirubin, SGOT, SGPT
(d) X-Ray chest (PA view)
(e) ECG (R)
(f) Tests for Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substance Abuse.
(g) Any other test necessary in the opinion of the Medical Officer
The candidates who will undergo all the three phases of exam will be appointed as an IAF Group X, Y Cadet.