Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Indian Air Force Requirement 2012, Group ‘X’ (Technical) Trades

Indian Air Force invites application From Unmarried Male Indian Citizens (citizens of Nepal are also eligible) for selection test in August 2012 to join as Airmen in Group ‘X’ (Technical) trades

Educational Qualification : (a) Candidate should have passed Intermediate or 10+2 or Equivalent Examination with Mathematics, Physics and English with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. OR (b) Candidate should have passed a Three year Diploma course in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical or Electronics or Automobile or Computer Science or Instrumentation Technology or Information Technology) with at least 50% marks in overall aggregate from a Government recognized Polytechnic Institute.

Note : Exact aggregate percentage of marks up to first place of decimal for all subjects as mentioned in the Mark Sheet of Intermediate/10+2/equivalent/Diploma (For example, 49.9% should NOT be rounded off to 50%).

Medical Standards : (a) General Medical Standards for Group ‘X’ (Technical) trades are as follows :

(i) Height : Minimum acceptable height is 152.5 cms.

(ii) Chest : Minimum range of expansion: 5 cm

(iii) Weight : Proportionate to height and age.

(iv) Corneal Surgery (PRK/LASIK) not 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) Health : Candidate should be free from medical or surgical deformity. He should be free from all communicable diseases and skin ailments. Candidate must be physically and mentally FIT to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.

(b) Visual Standards for Group ‘X’ (Technical) trades are as follows :


Visual Acuity

Maximum limits of Ref Error

Colour Vision

Leg Length

[Except for Electronic Fit, Electrical Fit, Weapon Fit, Automobile Fit, Mechanical System Fit]

6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye. Full field of vision

Hypermetropia +3.5D Myopia -3.5D including Astigmatism



[For Electronic Fit, Electrical Fit, Weapon Fit, *Automobile Fit, *Mechanical System Fit]

6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye. Full field of vision

Hypermetropia +2.0D Myopia -1D including +0.5D Astigmatism


*Minimum leg length required 99 cms.

Tenure & Training : Enrolment is for an initial period of 20 years extendable up to the age of 57 years. Initially candidates will be sent for a Joint Basic Phase Training (JBPT) for 12 weeks at Basic Training Institute, Belgaum (Karnataka). On successful completion of JBPT, candidates will be allocated trades and sent for trade training of specified durations. 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 Training, The Airmen Will be Deployed on Ground Based Jobs as per Their allotted Trades.

Allotted Trade will not be Changed on Candidate’s Request / Any Grounds : (a) Electronics Fitter, (b) Electrical Fitter, (c) Structures Fitter, (d) Propulsion Fitter, (e) Automobile Fitter, (f) Mechanical System Fitter, (g) Weapon Fitter, (h) Workshop Fitter (Smith), (j) Workshop Fitter (Mechanical).

Upper age limit as on date of enrolment : 22 years

Pay & Allowances : During training, a stipend of Rs. 8,550/-pm will be paid. On completion of training, starting gross emoluments at the minimum of scale of pay including Dearness Allowance (DA), for Group ‘X’ (Technical) trades will be Rs. 20,542/- per month (approximately), which, in subsequent years, may rise up to Rs. 36,250/-

Selection Procedure : Written Test . Candidates must indicate three choices of the examination centre in order of preference. 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 will not be accommodated on other dates/shifts. (d) Incomplete applications will be rejected. (e) Candidates should be prepared to stay for the entire duration of the tests under their own arrangement.

Examination Centres :

Ambala New Delhi Kanpur
Barrackpore Jodhpur Mumbai
Bengaluru Chennai Bhubaneswar
Bihta (Patna) Guwahati Secunderabad
Kochi Bhopal

(Note: - These are likely to be activated depending upon the response of candidates and testing capacity).

How to apply

Application should be in A4 size paper only. Non standard application formats will be rejected. The following are to be sent along with the application :- (a) Three copies of unattested recent (taken on or after 25 March 2012) passport size Colour Photograph (front portrait without headgear except for Sikhs), ONE of which is to be pasted on the application form and the other two are to be stapled to the top left corner of the application form. The photograph is to be taken with candidate holding a black slate in front of his chest with his name, date of birth and date of photograph clearly written on it with white chalk in capital letters. Photographs should be only on good quality of "Photo Paper" (Six photographs will be required during test). (b) Attested photo copy of Matriculation Certificate in support of Date of Birth. Attested copy of Mark Sheet & Certificates of Educational Qualification i.e. Intermediate or 10+2 or Mark Sheet of all semesters & Diploma Certificate for Diploma holders (in single copy). (c) One unstamped self addressed 24 cm x 10 cm White envelope of good quality, stapled/pinned with the application form. (d) Son of Air Force Personnel (SOAFP)/Discharge Certificate (if applicable) is to be attached with the application. Envelope : Outside the envelope containing the application write clearly : (i) "For Group 'X'; (Technical) Trades" (ii) "Aggregate Percentage of marks_____% . If the candidate is a "Son of Serving / Discharged / Deceased Officer / Airman / NC (E) / Air Force Unit Cadre Civilian must write only "SOAFP" in RED INK (if applicable). Last date for receipt of applications at the Central Airmen Selection Board is 23rd May 2012 including candidates from North Eastern Region (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura), Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands. Application should be sent to the Post Box Address as mentioned below by ordinary post only. Applications sent by registered/ speed post/ courier will not be accepted. President, Central Airmen Selection Board, Post Box No. 11807, New Delhi – 110 010.

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