IAF Airmen (Group X and Y) 2021 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

IAF Airmen (Group X and Y) 2021
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Indian Air Force Airmen in Group X Trades and Y Trades 2021 or IAF Airmen (Group X and Y) 2021 is the entrance examination for admission to Group X Trades and Group Y Trades. IAF Airmen (Group X and Y) 2021 is conducted by Central Airmen Selection Board, Indian Air Force.

The application forms will be available from 22/01/2021 till 07/02/2021. 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) 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Date of Birth Block :

  • Candidate born between 16 January 2001 and 29 December 2004 (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 :

  • 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 course (or in Intermediate/Matriculation, if English is not a subject in Diploma Course).
  • Group ‘Y’ [Except IAF(S) 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 Education Board listed as COBSE member with minimum 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) 2021 Important Dates

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Application Form 22/01/2021 07/02/2021
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General instructions for candidates are as follows:

  • Candidates must indicate Five choices of examination centre and Five 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.
  • 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 required to provide an active e-mail ID which will be used by CASB for all communications till culmination of the entire selection process and enrolment for the particular intake. It is also advised to preserve e-mail ID and password for all future communications. 
  • 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-I 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 IAF (S) and Musician Trades) are as follows: -
  • Height:  Minimum acceptable height is 152.5 cms except IAF (P) and Auto Tech trades. However, Minimum acceptable height for IAF (P) and Auto Tech trades are mentioned below:- For IAF(P) trade - 165 Cms (For NE and Hill States) 175 Cms (For other States) For Auto Tech trade -162.5 Cms (For NE and Hill States) 165 Cms (For other States)
  • Chest: : Minimum range of expansion: 5 cm.
  • Weight: Proportionate to height and age. However, minimum weight of 55 Kg required for Operations Assistant (ATS) Trade only
  • Corneal Surgery (PRK/LASIK) is not acceptable.
  • Hearing: : Candidate should have normal hearing i.e. able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters with each ear separately.
  • Dental: Should have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.
  • 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 porta

Consumption of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS): Consumption of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic substances banned under the NDPS Act 1985 shall be a 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 specification are to get their photographs with beard and moustache. Such candidates will 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.

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Application Form Filling Instructions

Online registration for the Selection Test will be available from 22 January 2021 on  and will close on 07 February 2021 . 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 on 31 October 2021 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 01/2022.

Enrolment List:– List of candidates finally called for enrolment in intake 01/2022 will be published on  10 DECEMBER 2021. E-Call letter ONLY shall be sent to candidates called for enrolment on their Registered e-mail IDs.

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

Eligible candidates to log on to officail website for online registration and guidelines for filling up the form online between 22 January 2021 (1000h) to 07 February 2021 (1700h) (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 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 2020) 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  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 a period as may be specified at the time of enrolment which may be  extendable by the period as specified at the time of enrolment. The airmen whose service is extended with superannuate at the age of 57 years (subject to service conditions). Initially, candidates shall be sent for a Joint Basic Phase Training (JBPT)] at any of the Training Institute i.e Basic Training Institute [Belagavi (Karnataka)]s, No. 2 ATS (Naliya) and ‘B’ Flight of MTTI (Avadi) or a station as decided by the Air HQs. 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) 2021 Syllabus

Group ‘X’ Trades (Except Education Instructor): Total 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}: . Total 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: Total 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).

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

The same would also be mailed on the registered email ID of the candidate. However, in order to ease your travel to the City of Exam, 'Exam Date and Name of Exam City' of the candidate is furnished in the candidate's individual login on CASB web portal. After downloading the admit card, please verify its contents, read the INSTRUCTIONS, COVID-19 INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANDIDATES, PROTOCOL FOR MANAGEMENT OF ENTRY INSIDE THE EXAM CENTRE AND SELF DECLARATION FORM, which are to be strictly adhered to. Please carry a coloured print out of the Admit Card and Self declaration form along with other mandatory documents to the allotted Exam Centre as per the scheduled Date and Time, as given in the Admit Card.

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