Indian Air Force Pilot

Indian Air Force Pilot
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National Cadet Corps:

  • Eligibility: Any graduate having Physics and Maths at 10+2/12th level or 60% marks in BE / B. Tech. & Senior Division Air Wing NCC “C” Certificate from NCC can apply to the Flying Branch of the Air Force.
  • Only Unmarried Men can join the Air Force through this mode of entry will be given a Permanent Commission in Air Force.

How to Apply: Candidate need to apply through respective NCC Air Squadrons/DG NCC.

Other ways to join Air Force Flying Branch:

If a person want to join Air force as a Pilot / Engineer he can choose one of the following:

NDA Exam:

One can join air force as a pilot by applying for NDA Exam conduct by UPSC after passing 12th class.
Go to our NDA Exam Page to know more about National Defence Academy Exam


If a person is graduate he can apply through UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination. Get more details about CDSE Eliibility, Selection and application procedure on our UPSC CDSE page.

Air Force Academy:

The Indian Air Force Academy is one of the most prestigious training establishments of the Indian Air Force.

The Academy provides training in flying and ground subjects for officers and flight cadets of the Indian Defence Forces. Officers from friendly countries are also occasionally trained at the Indian Air Force Academy. Here trainees trained and prepared for your responsibilities as a pilot.

Short Service Commission  AFCAT:

Both male and female candidates who aged between 20 to 24 years can join air force through this format. Any graduate or BE with physics and mathematics at 12th level is eligible. Candidates who join Indian Air Force through this format will be given Short Service Commission with term of engagement of 14 years with no extension. See Detailed Information on AFCAT

Air Force Practice Sample Papers:

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