Air Force Group X Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Salary

Air Force Group X Syllabus – Indian Air Force invites ONLINE application from UNMARRIED MALE INDIAN CITIZENS (citizens of Nepal are also eligible) for selection test from 19 March 2020 to 23 March 2020 to join as Airmen in Group ‘X’ Trades (Except Education Instructor Trade) and Group ‘Y’ {Except Auto Tech, IAF(P), IAF(S) and Musician} Trades.Check the full details of Air Force Group X exam such as Air Force Group X Syllabus, Air Force Group X Exam Pattern, Air Force Group X Syllabus, Air Force Group X Salary and Job profile, etc.

Air Force Group X Syllabus 2020

Air Force Group X English Syllabus

I. A short passage followed by four questions to test comprehension.
The questions will be set :
1. To judge understanding of the passage.
2. To draw inference
3. To judge understanding of vocabulary
II. Grammar – 1
1. Subject-verb concord
2. Forms of verbs and errors in the use of verbs, etc.
3. Sequence of tenses and errors in the use of tenses
4. Transformation of sentences – Compound, Complex, Simple, Negative,
Affirmative, Comparative degree, Positive degree, Superlative degree, etc.
III. Grammar – 2
1. Formation of words – Nouns from verbs and adjectives, Adjectives from nouns and verbs, Adverbs from adjectives, etc
2. Determiners
3. The Preposition
4. Nouns and Pronouns
5. The Adjective
6. The Adverb
7. The Conjunction
8. The Modals
9. Clauses – Noun clauses, Adverb clauses of condition and time and Relative clauses
IV. Vocabulary
1. Synonyms and Synonyms in context
2. Antonyms and Antonyms in context
3. One word substitution
4. Spelling pitfalls
5. Simple Idioms/phrases
6. Words often confused/Selecting the correct word fitting in a sentence

V. Narration (Direct and Indirect)
1. Commands and requests
2. Statements (Various tenses)
3. Questions (Various forms of questions, tenses, etc.)
VI. Voice (Active and Passive)
1. Changes required under each tense.
2. Other conditions for transforming Active into Passive
(a) The Preposition
(b) Modal auxiliaries
(c) Infinitive
(d) Participles
VII. Jumbled Sentences

Air Force Group X Mathematics Syllabus


  1. Sets, Relations, and functions
  2. Trigonometric Functions
  3. Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  4. Complex Number and Quadratic Equations
  5. Linear Inequalities
  6. Mathematical Induction
  7. Permutations and Combinations
  8. Binomial Theorem
  9. Sequences and Series
  10. Cartesian system of rectangular co-ordinates
  11. Straight lines and family of lines
  12. Circles and family of circles
  13. Conic sections
  14. Three-dimensional Geometry
  15. Matrices and Determinants
  16. Limit and Continuity
  17. Differentiation
  18. Applications of Derivatives
  19. Indefinite integrals
  20. Definite Integrals
  21. Applications of the Integrals
  22. Differential Equations
  23. Mathematical Reasoning
  24. Linear Programming
  25. Vector
  26. Probability
  27. Statistics


Air Force Group X Physics Syllabus


  1. Physical World and Measurement
  2. Kinematics
  3. Laws of Motion
  4. Work, Energy and Power
  5. Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body.
  6. Gravitation
  7. Properties of Bulk Matter
  8. Thermodynamics
  9. Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases.
  10. Oscillations and Waves
  11. Electrostatics
  12. Current Electricity
  13. Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  14. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
  15. Electro Magnetic Waves
  16. Optics
  17. Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  18. Atoms and Nuclei
  19. Electronic Devices
  20. Communication Systems

Air Force Group X RAGA Syllabus

Reasoning (Verbal and Non- Verbal )
1. Numerical series.
2. Distance and Direction sense Test.
3. Mathematical Operations
4. Number, Ranking & Time Sequence Test.
5. Assign Artificial Values to Mathematical Digit.
6. Inserting Correct Mathematical sign.
7. Human relation.
8. Coding & Decoding
9. Odd man out.
10. Mutual relation problems.
11. Tallest, youngest relations.
12. Dictionary woods.
13. Analogy.
14. Non- Verbal reasoning.
15. Number coding.
16. Number Puzzle.

1. Ratio and Proportion.
2. Average.
3. LCM & HCF.
4. Profit and Loss.
5. Time, Distance and Speed.
6. Percentage.
7. Simplifications of Numbers.
8. Fractions.
9. Area of triangle, Square and Rectangle.
10. Surface Area and volume of Cuboids,
Cylinder, Cone and Sphere.
11. Probability.
12. Simple Trigonometry.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs
1. General Science
2. Civics
3. Geography
4. Current Events
5. History
6. Basic Computer Operations


Air Force Group X Eligibility Criteria

Air Force Group X AGE limit

(a) Candidate born between 17 January 2000 and 30 December 2003 (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 as on date of enrolment is 21 years.

Air Force Group X Educational Qualifications

Group X (Except Education Instructor Trade).
Passed Intermediate/10+2/ Equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics, and English, with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English


Passed Three years Diploma Course in Engineering in any stream, as mentioned in the drop-down menu of the apply online section under candidate’s login on the CASB web portal 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 (or in Intermediate/Matriculation, if English is not a subject in Diploma Course).

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 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 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.


Air Force Group X Exam Pattern

The Indian Air Force conducts the Airmen X Selection Process in 3 Phases:

  1. Online Test

  2. Physical Tests (Physical Fitness Test, Adaptability Test 1, Adaptability Test 2)

  3. Medical Examination

Phase I – Online Written Test





Group X

English, Physics

& Maths

60 Minutes




Group X & Y

English, Physics,

Math’s Reasoning

& General Awareness

85 Minutes

After you qualify Phase-I you will be called for Phase II. Phase II is physical ability tests

Phase – II – 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

   2. 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.

   3. 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 – Medical Examination

The last phase of selection for the Airforce Group X will be as per Indian Air Force Standards (IAF).

Candidates who qualify Adaptability Test-2 shall be issued with a medical appointment letter to undergo various tests as required.


Air Force Group X Salary

During training, a stipend of Rs. 14,600/- per month shall be paid. On completion of training the starting gross emoluments at the minimum of scale of pay including Military Service Pay (MSP), Group ‘X’ Pay {applicable for Group ‘X’ trades only} and Dearness Allowance (DA) will be as follows:-

  • (a) Group ‘X’ Trades (Except Education Instructor Trade). Rs.33,100/- per month plus Dearness allowance (as applicable) which, in subsequent years, may rise as per the career progression of the individual.
  • (b) Group ‘Y’ {Except Auto Tech, IAF (P), IAF(S) and Musician} Trades. 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.

Air Force Group X Job profile

On the basis of the performance in the Joint Basic Phase Training (JBPT) at Basic Training Institute, 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.

AIRMEN GROUP X (Technical)

Automobile Fitter:

In this trade, you are responsible for maintenance and repair of all types of light and heavy-duty mechanical vehicles, cranes and loading equipment, etc.

Electronics Fitter:

As an Electronics Fitter, you operate and maintain Radar, Voice, and Data transmission and reception equipment mounted on latest airborne weapon delivery systems and ground-based air defence systems. You will get trained in Digital Electronics, measuring instruments, radar technology, latest electronic devices, and related trade fundamentals.

Electrical Fitter:

You will maintain the power supply system of the latest types of aircraft, airborne missiles, and associated ground systems. You will also maintain photo equipment mounted on airborne weapon systems and operate ground-based photosystems. You will get trained in the electrical trade, operation, and maintenance of digital devices, electronic devices, etc.

Mechanical System Fitter:

You will repair and maintain mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems of airborne missiles, engines, automobiles and aircraft fuelling equipment. Complete aircraft ground support equipment will also be repaired and maintained by you. You will be trained in handling and preparation of bombs and explosives and in the electrical systems, workshop, and mechanical trades as well as automobile mechanics.

Structures Fitter:

As Structure Fitter, you are responsible for the maintenance and servicing of airframes and their accessories, components, and controls of aircraft. Regular checks for the entire hydraulic and pneumatic system to ensure proper functioning against leaks are also part of your duties. You will also be assigned the responsibility of marshaling, parking, picketing and ground handling of aircraft.

Propulsion Fitter:

In this trade, you will repair, maintain and prepare for use the propulsion system of aircraft and other airborne weapon delivery systems.

Workshop Fitter(Smith):

You will undertake major structural repairs of all aircraft at central repair facilities. You will also be trained in workshop trade for material treatment, welding, heat treatment, smithy, and basic machine tools, etc.

Workshop Fitter (Mechanical):

You will undertake repair and maintenance work of mechanical nature. You will be trained in workshop trade and practices.

Weapon Fitter:

In this trade, you will prepare, maintain and service armaments, ammunition and safety equipment of aircraft, missiles, and other weapon delivery systems. You will also operate and maintain small arms and bomb destruction equipment. You will be trained to handle bombs, explosives, arms and their installation on weapon delivery platforms.

AIRMEN Group X (Non-Technical) 

Education Instructor:

As an Education Instructor, you will run training programs at instructional schools and improve the education level of Air Force Personnel.


Air Force Group X Exam Dates

Exam Events Important Dates
Online Application Start 2nd January 2020
Online Applications End 20th January 2020 at 1800 hrs or 6pm
Online Exam Date 19th March to 23rd March 2020

Air Force Group X Exam Fee

Air Force Group X Examination Fee is Rs 250 /-. It can be paid ONLINE or OFFLINE (through challan at any Axis Bank Branch).

Air Force Group X Apply Online

Application for Air Force Group X 2020 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.


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