Candidate should have passed intermediate/10+2/Equivalent Examination with Physics and Mathematics with minimum of 50% marks in overall aggregate OR should have pass a three years Diploma Course in Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics/Automobile/Computer Science/Instrumentation Technology/Information Technology) with at least 50% marks from a Govt. recognised Polytechnic/Institute.
• Medical Standards
(a) Height : Minimum acceptable height : 152.5 cm.
(b) Chest : Minimum range of expansion : 5 cm
(c) Weight : Proportionate to height and age.
(d) Vision : Minimum visual standard : Unaided 6/36, corrected to at least 6/9 in each eye with spectacles, dioptectric power not exceeding ± 3.5 Dioptres in any axis. Full field of vision and Defective safe colour vision CP-II/III. (Candidates should bring latest prescription and spectacles for corrected vision, if used)
(e) Corneal surgery (PRK/LASIK) is not acceptable.
(f) Hearing : Candidates should have normal hearing, i.e., able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 metres with each ear separately (Ears to be free of wax).
(g) Dental : Should have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.
(h) Health : The candidate should be free from any medical or surgical deformity. He should be free from all communicable diseases and skin ailments.
Candidates must be physically and mentally FIT to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.
Enrolment is for an initial period of 20 years extendable upto the age of 57 years.
Initially candidates will be sent for a Joint Basic Phase Training (JBPT) for 12 weeks at ATS 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.
• Written Test
Candidates will be tested in English, Physics and Mathematics based on CBSE syllabus of AISSCE. Question papers will be objective type and bilingual (English & Hindi) except English Paper. Duration of Written Test will be 60 minutes. Candidates are to qualify in each paper separately. Results of the written test will be declared on the same day.
• Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
In Physical Fitness Test, a 1.6 km run to be completed in a maximum of 8 minutes. Candidates completing the PFT in less than 7 minutes 30 seconds will be awarded additional marks on a sliding scale. Candidates are advised to bring their sports shoes and shorts.
• Interview and Medical Examination
Candidates who have passed the Written Test and PFT will be interviewed. Working knowledge of spoken English is a prerequisite. Those who are recommended in interview will be subjected to Medical Examination by Air Force Medical Team as per IAF medical standards. The candidates are advised, if required, to get their ears cleaned of wax, tartar and stains removed from teeth and eyesight corrected before appearing in the written test. Candidates using glasses should bring with them the latest prescription for the same from their eye specialist.
• Examination Centres
Ambala, New Delhi, Kanpur, Barrackpore (Kolkata), Jodhpur, Mumbai, Bhopal, Bangalore, Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Bihta (Patna), Guwahati, Secunderabad and Kochi (Kerala).