Airforce Group Y Recruitment 2023: Date, Exam Pattern, Salary

    Airforce Group Y

    Airforce Group Y 2021: Indian Airforce recruits UNMARRIED MALE INDIAN CITIZENS (citizens of Nepal are also eligible) to join as Airmen in Group Y Trades {Except Auto Tech, IAF(P), IAF(S) and Musician trades} and Group X Trades (Except Education Instructor Trade). The Indian Air Force conducts a recruitment drive for Airmen Y posts every year. Airforce Group Y Exam is your opportunity to get a job in the Indian Air Force. Get all information about Airmen Group Y  such as syllabus, salary, exam dates, eligibility criteria, admit card, exam pattern & results here. (THIS TEST IS NOT FOR SELECTION AS COMMISSIONED OFFICERS/ PILOTS/ NAVIGATORS).

    AirForce Group Y Exam Date 2021

    The Central Airmen Selection Board has postponed the exam for the Indian Air force Group Y 2021. Below are the important dates and events of Air Force Group Y 2021 recruitment.

    Exam Events Important Dates
    Online Application Start 22nd January 2021
    Online Applications End 7th February 2021
    Online Exam Date 18th – 22nd April 2021 Postponed 
    Phase II Exam Date Will be Notified

    AirForce Group Y Eligibility Criteria

    AGE limit

    (a) Candidates must be born between 16th January 2001 and 29th January 2004 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply.
    (b) In case, a candidate clears all the stages of the selection procedure, then the upper age limit is 21 years.

    Educational Qualifications

    Must have passed Higher Secondary (10+2) Equivalent Examination in any stream/subjects approved by Central / State Education Boards listed as COBSE members with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.


    Passed two years vocational course from Education Boards listed as COBSE member with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English in the vocational course or in Intermediate/Matriculation if English is not a subject in Vocational Course.

    For 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.

    Medical Standards 

    General Medical Standards for both Group X (Except Education Instructor Trade) and Group Y (Except Automobile Technician, GTI, IAF (P), IAF(S) and Musician) Trades is according to the Indian Air Force Standards

    S.No Criteria Medical Standard
    1 Height Minimum 152.5 cms
    2 Chest Minimum Range of Expansion 5 Cms
    3 Weight Proportionate to Height & Age (however, minimum weight of 55 Kg required for Operations Assistant (ATS) Trade only)
    4 Hearing Able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters with each ear separately
    5 Dental Not acceptable.
    6 Corneal Surgery (PRK/LASIK) Should have healthy gums, a good set of teeth, and a minimum 14 dental points.
    7 General Health The candidate should be of normal anatomy without the 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. The candidate shall be physically and mentally FIT to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.

    Note–1: Candidate eligible for the Airforce 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.

    AirForce Group Y Exam Pattern 2021

    The Indian Airforce Group Y Selection Process will be in 3 Phases:

    1. Online Test
    2. Physical Tests (Physical Fitness Test, Adaptability Test)
    3. Medical Examination

    The detailed exam pattern for all three phases of the selection process has been mentioned below.

    Phase I – Online Written Test

    Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
    English 20 20 45 minutes
    Reasoning and General Awareness 30 30
    Total 50 50

    All candidates who qualify Phase I will be called for Phase II, and those who qualify Phase II will be called for Phase-III.

    Phase – II – Air Force Group Y Physical Ability Tests

    1. Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
      • 1.6 Km run to be completed in 6.5 minutes
      • 10 Pushups
      •  10 Sit-ups
      •  20 Squats
    1. Adaptability Test 1

    All candidates who pass the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) shall have to undertake Adaptability Test-1 (objective type is written test) which is to assess the suitability of a candidate for employment in the IAF which involves deployment in varied geographic terrain, weather, and operational conditions.

    1. Adaptability Test 2 

    All candidates who pass Adaptability Test – 1 shall have to undertake Adaptability Test- 2 as per policy in vogue. Adaptability Test- 2 is to select candidates who can adapt to the environment of the Indian Air Force and are able to adjust to the military way of life.

    Phase – III – Air Force Group Y Medical Examination

    The medical examination is the last phase of selection for the Airforce Group Y will be as per Indian Air Force Standards (IAF). Candidates who qualify for Adaptability Test-2 shall be issued with a medical appointment letter to undergo various tests as required. Below are some of the medical tests that are conducted:

    1. Blood Haemogram – Hb, TLC, DLC (b) Urine RE/ME (c) Biochemistry
    2. Blood Sugar Fasting & PP
    3. Serum Cholesterol
    4. Urea, Uric acid, Creatinine
    5. LFT—Serum Bilirubin, SGOT, SGPT (d) X-Ray chest (PA view) (e) ECG (R) (f) Tests for Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substance Abuse. (g) Any other test necessary in the opinion of the Medical Officer

    AirForce Group Y Application 2021

    Application for Airforce Group Y Recruitment takes place online. You can register through CASB’s official website.

    • Go to the CASB’s official website, click on ‘New Registration’.
    • Provide your basic information to complete the registration.
    • Following that, you will receive a provisional registration number and a system-generated password. Mark these down for future reference.
    • Complete the application form carefully & click on “Save and Next” after verifying details in each section.
    • You will need to upload your scanned photograph and signature and submit the form.
    • Pay the Online Application fee & take a printout of the e-receipt and online application for your future reference.

    Airforce Group Y Salary 2021

    During training, a stipend of Rs. 14,600/- per month shall be paid. On completion of training the starting Salary is Rs. 26,900/- per month plus Dearness allowance (as applicable) which, in subsequent years, may rise as per the career progression of the individual.

    Other Allowances – In addition to the above, various allowances such as Transport Allowance, Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA), Leave Ration Allowance (LRA), High Altitude Allowance, Field Area/Modified Field Area Allowance, HRA, Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy etc., shall also be admissible from time to time as applicable.

    Perks – Perks such as Ration, Clothing, Medical facilities, accommodation, CSD (Canteen) facilities, Leave (60 days Annual and 30 days Casual in a calendar year as a privilege, subject to service exigencies), Recreational facilities, Transport facility for school going children and Leave Travel Concession (LTC) shall also be provided as per the existing rules. Also, Group Insurance Cover of Rs. 37.5 Lakhs at a premium of Rs. 2300/- per month for all airmen and facility of Group Housing Scheme are also extended.

    AirForce Group Y Job profile

    On the basis of the performance in the Joint Basic Phase Training (JBPT) at Basic Training Institute in Belgaum,  specific trades are allotted to the successful candidates. After successful completion of basic training, you will be trained in specific trades. However, depending on service requirements, an airman may be assigned other jobs as required by his superior authorities and exigencies of service.

    Airforce Group Y Exam Fee 2021

    The examination fee is Rs 250 /-

    Can be paid ONLINE or OFFLINE (through challan at any Axis Bank Branch)


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