Airmen recruitment in Air force

India Air Force as Air man/ Airmen recruitment in X and Y categories, Job Notification, Age, Education Qualification, Syllabus,Exam Question Paper, Physical Standard Test and more information are provided in this article.

There is very good job opportunity in India Air Force as Air man recruitment in different categories. The new notification for the registration is expected to be published soon. The youth may have a look on the type of job, Qualification and Physical Slandered required, Exam Syllabus pattern and Model Question paper.


On the basis of the performance in the Joint Basic Phase Training (JBPT) at Basic Training Institute, Belgaum specific trades are allotted to the successful candidates. Basic combatant training is imparted to all the recruits, which includes basic discipline and manners, educational training, weapon training etc. After successful completion of basic training, you will be trained in specific trades. PT, Parade and games are integral part of the training and service life. Succeeding paragraphs give an idea of the nature of job an airman is expected to perform in different trades. However, depending on service requirement, an airman may be assigned other jobs as required by his superior authorities and exigencies of service.

Group X Airmen Recruitment Air force


Automobile Fitter:

In this trade you are responsible for maintenance and repair of all types of light and heavy duty mechanical vehicles, cranes and loading equipment etc.

Electronics Fitter:

As an Electronics Fitter you operate and maintain Radar, Voice and Data transmission and 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 electronic 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 basedphoto systems. You will get trained in electrical trade, operation and maintenance of digital devices, electronics devices 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 and in electrical system, workshop and mechanical trades as well as automobile mechanics.

Structures Fitter:

As Structure Fitter, you are responsible for the maintenance and servicing of airframes and their accessories, components and controls of 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:

In this trade you will repair, maintain and prepare for use the propulsion system of aircraft and other airborne weapon delivery system.

Workshop Fitter(Smith):

You will undertake major structural repairs of all aircraft at central repair facilities. You will also be trained in workshop trade for material 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.

Weapon Fitter:

In this trade, 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.

Non Technical Air man recruitment

Education Instructor:

As an Education Instructor you will run training programme at instructional schools and improve education level of Air Force Personnel.

Group Y Air man recruitment


Communication Technician:

As a Communication Technician you will operate, service and maintain all types of state of the art communication devices, telephone exchange and radio equipment

Automobile Technician:

As an Automobile Technician you will drive all types of light, medium and heavy automobiles, load carriers and specialist vehicles like cranes, towing tractors, fork lifters etc. subject to service exigencies. As a technician you will also carry out minor repairs, day to day maintenance and basic level servicing of the common user vehicles and specialist vehicles in the Indian Air Force inventory.

Non Technical

Admin Assistant:

As an Admin Assistant you will maintain and analyse records, files and information of personnel. You will also manage ration supplies, cook houses and messes.

Accts Assistant:

As an Accounts Assistant you will record and manage accounting of pay and allowances, equipment, logistics transactions, public fund and cash flow etc

Medical Assistant:

You are made familiar with nursing and first-aid. You are also involved in management of medical stores, dispensaries and ward supervision.

Logistics Assistant:

As a Logistics Assistant, you are involved in the procurement, storage and handling inventory control as well as accounting of military stores.

Environment Support Services Assistant (ESSA):

This job involves maintenance of the firefighting section. It also requires that you ensure the upkeep of hygiene of Air Force Campus.

Ops Assistant:

As an Ops Assistant you will operate various systems of Air Traffic Control Centre, Air Field and Air Defence System. You will be trained in operation of Radars, Display Units, reporting and tracking procedures of airborne weapon systems etc

Meteorological Assistant:

If you are a Meteorological Assistant, you are trained to undertake weather observation and to maintain meteorological instruments. You are also responsible for plotting of charts, taking balloon observations and compilation of weather summaries.

Ground Training Assistant:

As a Ground Training Instructor, you will train personnel on drill, parade, handling of arms and physical exercise. You are also responsible for organizing and conducting all games and sports activities.

Indian Air Force (Police):

In the position of Indian Air Force (Police) your responsibilities involve assuming police duties and investigation of offences. You are also in-charge of maintenance of security.

Indian Air Force (Security): Air man recruitment

As an Indian Air Force (Security) tradesman, you are to undertake special operations and carry out high level security operations.


As a Musician you will become a part of the Air Force Band. You will be trained to play different musical instruments.


GROUP ‘X’ Trades (Except Education Instructor)

Age : 17- 21 Years 

Note: The upper age limit on date of enrollment is 21 years.

Education Qualification : 

Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / equivalent examination with  MathematicsPhysics and English  with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.


Passed 3 years Diploma Course in Engineering in any stream, as shown below, from a Government recognized Polytechnic Institute with 50% marks in aggregate, and 50% marks in English in Diploma or in Intermediate/Matriculation, if English is not a subject in Diploma Course.

Mechanical Stream

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering (Design & Drafting)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Foundry Technology)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Machine Tool Maintenance and repairs)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Refrigeration & Air Conditioning)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Tool & Die)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Production)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Fabrication Tech)
  • Mechanical Engineering (CAD/CAM Design & Robotics)
  • Mechanical (Advance Manufacturing Technology)
  • Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
  • Production Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma in Refrigeration & Air-conditioning
  • Mechatronics

Electrical/Electronics/IT Stream

  • Electronics
  • Applied Electronics
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Electronics (Microprocessor)
  • Electronics and Avionics
  • Electronics (Fibre Optics)
  • Electronics (Robotics)
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Instrumentation Engineering / Technology
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • Telecommunication Engineering/Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Computer Science & Technology
GROUP ‘Y’Trades (Except Med Asst and Musician)

Note: The upper age limit on date of enrolment is 21 years.Age : 17- 21 Years 

Should have passed Class 10 + 2/Intermediate/Equivalent exam from an education board / Institute listed in Council of Boards for School Education (COBSE) website as members, in any stream/subjects with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English as per the mark sheet of Class 10 + 2 / Intermediate /Equivalent exam.

PHYSICAL/MEDICAL STANDARDS Airmen Recruitment Air force

To get selected as an Airman, the candidate must be physically and mentally FIT to perform duties in any part of the world, climate and terrain. Physical/Medical Standards to become an Airman are as follows:-

Visual Standards and HeightAs per the table given below.
WeightWeight should be proportionate to height and age.
ChestMinimum range of expansion : 5 cm
HearingShould have normal hearing i.e. able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters by each ear separately.
DentalShould have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.
HealthCandidates should be of normal anatomy without loss of any appendages. He should be free from all communicable diseases & skin ailments. Candidate must be physically and mentally FIT to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.
Body TattooPermanent body tattoos are not permitted, however tattoos only on inner face of the fore arms(inside of elbow to the wrist), back(dorsal) part of the hand/reverse side of the palm and Tribals with tattoos which are as per custom Traditions of their tribes may be considered. However, right to decide on acceptability /unacceptability of the individual rests with the Selection Centre. Candidates with permanent body tattoos are to submit two photographs(close up and distinct view) with details of size and type of the Tattoo.


Minimum height acceptable for recruitment will be 152.5 cms. For the following trades the minimum required height (determined at training centres) would be as indicated:-

Sl No.TradeCandidates from
NE & Hill StatesOther States
(a)Auto Tech162.5cm165cm
(b)GTI and PJI162.5cm167cm

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

GROUP ‘X’ Airmen Recruitment Air force

TradeVisual AcuityMaximum limits of Ref ErrorColour VisionHeightLeg Length
Workshop Fitter (Mechanical),
Workshop Fitter (Smith),
Structure Fitter,
Propulsion Fitter,
Electronic Fitter,
Electrical Fitter,
Weapon Fitter,
*Automobile Fitter,
*Mechanical System Fitter
6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eyeHypermetropia +2.0DMyopia1D including +/- 0.50 astigmatismCP-II152.5 cmMinimum leg length required for Mechanical System Fitter and Automobile Fitter is 99 cm.
Education Instructor6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye.Not exceeding +/-3.50Dincluding astigmatismCP-III152.5 cmNA


TradeVisual AcuityMaximum limits of Ref ErrorColour VisionHeightLeg Length
Ops Assistant6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eyeHypermetropia +2.0D Myopia1D including  +/- 0.50 astigmatismCP-II152.5 cmNA
Admin Assistant,
Accounts Assistant,
Medical Assistant,
Logistics Assistant
6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye.Not exceeding +/- 3.50D including astigmatismCP-III152.5 cmNA
Environmental Support ServicesAssistant (ESSA),
Cryptographer,Met Assistant,
Communication Technician
6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eyeNot exceeding  +/-3.50D including astigmatismCP-II152.5 cmNA
Auto Technician6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eyeHypermetropia +2.0D Myopia1D including  +/- 0.50 astigmatismCP-II165 cm (162.5 cm for North East & Hill states)NA
Ground Training Instructor (GTI)6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eyeHypermetropia +2.0D Myopia 1D including  +/- 0.50 astigmatismCP-II167 cm (162.5 cm for North East & Hill states)NA
Indian Air Force (Police)[IAF(P)]Unaided Visual acuity of 6/6Not ApplicableCP-II175 cmNA
Indian Air Force (Security)[IAF(S)]Unaided Visual acuity of 6/6Not ApplicablemCP-II152.5 cmNA
Musician6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye.Not exceeding  +/-3.50D including astigmatismCP-III162 cmNA

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