IAF Airmen (Group X and Y) 2020 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

IAF Airmen (Group X and Y) 2020
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Indian Air Force Airmen in Group X Trades and Y Trades 2020 or IAF Airmen (Group X and Y) 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to Group X Trades and Group Y Trades. IAF Airmen (Group X and Y) 2020 is conducted by Central Airmen Selection Board, Indian Air Force.

IAF Airmen (Group X and Y) for the year 2020 has been announced by Central Airmen Selection Board, Indian Air Force and will be held from 04/11/2020 to 08/11/2020. The application forms will be available from 02/01/2020 till 20/01/2020. The exam is in online mode. The duration of the exam will be 85 minutes. It is being conducted in English language. The result date will be announced later.

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IAF Airmen (Group X and Y) 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Date of Birth Block :

  • Candidate born between 17 January 2000 and 30 December 2003 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply. 
  • 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. 

Educational Qualification :

  • Group ‘X’ (Except Education Instructor trade). Passed Intermediate/10+2/ Equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and English from an Education Board listed as COBSE member with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English OR Passed Three years Diploma Course in Engineering in any stream, as mentioned in the drop down menu of apply online section under candidate’s login on the CASB web portal www.airmenselection.cdac.in. The candidate should have completed the course 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).
  • Group ‘Y’ {Except Automobile Technician, Indian Air Force (Police), Indian Air Force (Security), Medical Assistant and Musician} Trades. Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / Equivalent Examination in any stream/subjects approved by Central / State Education Boards listed as COBSE member with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English OR Passed two years vocational course from Education Boards listed as COBSE member with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English in vocational course or in Intermediate/Matriculation if English is not a subject in Vocational Course
  • Group ‘Y’ Medical Assistant Trade Only. Passed 10+2/Intermediate/ equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English from an Educational Board listed as COBSE member with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.

Note–1: Candidate eligible for Group ‘X’ examination (on the basis of intermediate/10+2) are also eligible for Group Y and would be given an option of appearing in both group X and Group Y exam in one sitting while filling up the online registration form.

Note - 2: Diploma holders are eligible to appear for Group X trades only.

Note - 3: Education Boards listed in Council of Boards for School Education (COBSE) website as members, as on date of registration shall only be considered. 

Note - 4: Exact aggregate Percentage of marks before decimal as written in the marks sheet of 10+2/ Intermediate/Equivalent Examination/Three years Diploma Course OR calculated as per the rules of concerned Education Board/Polytechnic Institute shall only be considered (For example 49.99% should be taken as 49% and not to be rounded off to 50%).

IAF Airmen (Group X and Y) 2020 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 02/01/2020 20/01/2020
IAF Airmen (Group X and Y) 2020 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 04/11/2020  to  08/11/2020
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    General instructions for candidates are as follows:

    • Candidates must indicate five choices of examination centre and three choices of ASCs in order of preference while filling up the online application form. However, Central Airmen Selection Board reserves the right to allot any centre other than those mentioned in the application.
    • REQUESTS FOR CHANGE OF EXAMINATION CENTRE OR DATE OF SELECTION TEST SHALL NOT BE ENTERTAINED.
    • Candidates not reporting for the test on due date and time shall not be accommodated on other dates/shifts. 
    • Duplicate / incomplete / erroneously filled applications shall be rejected.
    • Candidates should be prepared to stay for the entire duration of the tests under their own arrangement. No TA/DA shall be admissible.
    • Candidates are advised to preserve their e-mail ID and password used while online registration as the same would be required to login for viewing online exam result.
    • Candidate should apply only once in response to this advertisement. 
    • Candidature of candidates who apply MORE THAN ONCE IN RESPONSE TO THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND OBTAINS different registration numbers for Group ‘X’, Group ‘Y’ or both, SHALL BE REJECTED.
    • Mobile phones / smart watches / electronic gadgets shall not be permitted in the examination hall for Phase - 1 test.

    (The Selection Test is not for Selection as Commissioned Officers / Pilots / Navigators). 

    Mandatory Medical Standards:

    • General Medical Standards for both Group ‘X’ (Except Education Instructor Trade) and Group ‘Y’ {Except Auto Tech, IAF(P), IAF(S) and Musician} Trades are as follows: - (i) Height: Minimum acceptable height shall be 152.5 cms. (ii) Chest: Minimum range of expansion: 5 cm (iii) Weight: Proportionate to height and age. However, minimum weight of 55 Kg required for Operations Assistant (ATS) Trade only. (iv) Corneal Surgery (PRK/ LASIK) shall not be 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, 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. Candidate shall be physically and mentally FIT to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.
    • Details of medical standards for various Groups/Trades are available on CASB web portal www.airmenselection.cdac.in

    Consumption of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS): Consumption of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic substances banned under the NDPS Act 1985 shall be reject criteria for selection into the IAF and Airmen found either in possession or storing or distributing or consuming such drugs and substances after enrolment shall be liable for disciplinary action including dismissal from the IAF.

    Body Tattoo: Permanent body tattoos shall not be 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 palm and for Tribals tattoos which are as per custom and traditions of their tribes may be considered. However, right to decide on acceptability/unacceptability of the individual shall rest with the Selection Centre. Candidates with permanent body tattoos shall submit two photographs (close up and distant view) with details of size and type of the tattoo, during the second phase of Selection Test.

    Only Sikh candidates, whose religion prohibits cutting of the hair or shaving of face, shall be permitted to grow hair and/or retain beard and moustache. Accordingly, those Sikh candidates willing to retain the same as per laid down specifications are to get their photographs with beard and moustache. Such candidates shall not be permitted to grow/shave beard/moustache at later stage after enrolment.

    Candidates discharged from Indian Army/Indian Navy/any other government organisation are also eligible subject to their discharge with NO ADVERSE ENTRIES. Such candidate has to declare at the time of applying that he is an ex-employee of the organisation discharged from and produce original ‘Discharge Certificate’ at the time of appearing for Phase-II Examination. In case of serving individuals they must be in possession of NOC from their employer at the time of appearing for Phase-II examination. If any candidate does not disclose the fact of being employed or that of being an ex-employee, his candidature shall be cancelled at any stage during the selection process or at any subsequent stage. Candidates discharged from Indian Air Force for any reason are not eligible to appear in Selection Test.

    IAF Airmen (Group X and Y) 2020 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Rs.250/-

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    Online registration for the Selection Test will be available from 02 January 2020 on www.airmenselection.cdac.in and will close on 20 January 2020 . Detailed instructions on how to register/fill-up application form is available on the webportal. Candidates are to strictly follow the given instructions.

    Provisional Select List (PSL): The PSL (merit-wise) will be prepared after the completion of selection test and the same will be displayed at all the airmen selection centres (ASCs) and also on webportal www.airmenselection.cdac.in on 31 October 2020. Inclusion of names of candidates in the PSL depends upon the performance of the candidates in the selection test and the same is determined by application of cut off marks vis-à-vis number of qualified candidates in Phase-II testing and anticipated vacancy. Inclusion of name in provisional select list (PSL) does not guarantee automatic enrolment. Enrolment is strictly in order of merit subject to medical fitness, availability of vacancies, not exceeding the age of 21 years on date of enrolment and meeting all the laid down eligibility criteria as and when called for enrolment. The validity of the PSL shall be 06 months from the date of display and shall be applicable only for intake/entry 01/2021.

    Enrolment List: List of candidates finally called for enrolment in intake 01/2021 will be published on 10 December 2020. Separate call letters shall be sent to the candidates called for enrolment.

    Online Registration by Unmarried Male Candidates for Selection as Airmen in Indian Air Force

    Eligible candidates to log on to www.airmenselection.cdac.in or www.careerindianairforce.cdac.in for online registration and guidelines for filling up the form online between 02 January 2020 to 20 January 2020 (both days inclusive). FOR ANY QUERY CONTACT, PRESIDENT, CENTRAL AIRMEN SELECTION BOARD, BRAR SQUARE, DELHI CANTT, NEW DELHI – 110010, TELEPHONE NO. 011- 25694209 /25699606 AND E-MAIL: casbiaf@cdac.in OR LOG ON TO CASB WEB PORTAL www.airmenselection.cdac.in UNDER CANDIDATE’S LOG IN. For queries pertaining to filling up of online application form, candidates may also contact on Telephone No. 020-25503105/25503106.

    The following documents are to be uploaded as applicable to respective candidates:

    • Class 10th /matriculation passing certificate. 
    • Intermediate/10+2 or equivalent marksheet / marksheets (if applying on the basis of 12th/ intermediate or equivalent educational qualifications). OR 
    • 3 Yrs Engineering Diploma final year marksheet (if applying on the basis of 3 yrs Engineering Diploma from a Govt. recognised polytechnic institute in prescribed stream). 
    • Passport size recent colour photograph (taken not before December 2019) of size 10 KB to 50 KB (front portrait in light background without head gear except for Sikhs). The photograph is to be taken with candidate holding a black slate in front of his chest with his name and date of photograph taken, clearly written on it with white chalk in capital letters.
    • Candidate’s left hand thumb impression image (Size 10 KB to 50 KB).
    • Candidate’s signature image (Size 10 KB to 50 KB). 
    • Candidate’s parent’s (Father/Mother)/Guardian’s signature image (if candidate is below 18 years on the date of filling the online application). 
    • The mark sheet indicating marks in English subject in diploma (if applying on the basis of 3 Yrs Engineering Diploma qualification) or in 12th/10th if English is not a subject in diploma.

    Candidate must have his valid E-mail ID and Mobile No. for successful online registration.

    Candidate should have his Aadhaar Card Number.

    Candidates are to reach at the examination centre with colour print out of provisional admit card. Candidates shall be debarred from appearing in the online test in case anomalies / irregularities/ incorrect information are observed during initial verification at the examination venue or at any subsequent stage of selection process. 

    The candidate shall carry a valid ID proof whenever he reports for the selection test (Phase I & II) and medical test.

    Details about required educational qualification, physical, medical standards and job specification are available on CASB web portal www.airmenselection.cdac.in under the candidate’s login and this information can be accessed by the candidate without signing in

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    Terms and Conditions

    Tenure & Training: Enrolment shall be for an initial period of 20 years (subject to conditions) which may be extended up to the age of 57 years (subject to service conditions). Initially, candidates shall be sent for a Joint Basic Phase Training (JBPT) at designated Basic Training Institutes located at various Air Force Stations. On successful completion of JBPT, candidates will be allocated trades and sent for trade training of specified durations which shall include security training or any other training as per service requirements. 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 ALL STAGES OF TRAINING, THE AIRMEN SHALL BE DEPLOYED ON JOBS AS PER THEIR ALLOTTED TRADES. ALLOTTED TRADE SHALL NOT BE CHANGED ON CANDIDATE’S REQUEST ON ANY GROUNDS.

    IAF Airmen (Group X and Y) 2020 Syllabus

    Group ‘X’ Trades (Except Education Instructor): Duration of the online test shall be 60 minutes and shall comprise of English, Physics and Mathematics as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus. 

    Group ‘Y’ Trades {Except Auto Tech, IAF(P), IAF(S) and Musician}: Duration of the online test shall be 45 minutes and shall comprise of English as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA). 

    Both Group ‘X & Y’ Trades: Duration of the online test shall be 85 minutes and shall comprise of English, Physics, and Mathematics as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA). 

    IAF Airmen (Group X and Y) 2020 Admit Card

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    IAF Airmen (Group X and Y) 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 04/11/2020  to  08/11/2020

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    Admit Card will be available for download through Candidate's login 24 to 48 hrs prior to Date of Exam

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