Air Force Group Y

Air Force Group Y Exam is your chance to get a job in the Indian Air Force. Indian Air Force recruits UNMARRIED MALE INDIAN CITIZENS (citizens of Nepal are also eligible) for to join as Airmen in Group ‘Y’ {Except Auto Tech, IAF(P), IAF(S) and Musician} Trades. Get all information like syllabus, salary, exam dates, eligibility criteria, age limit, admit card, exam pattern & results here.

Indian Air Force recruits UNMARRIED MALE INDIAN CITIZENS (citizens of Nepal are also eligible) for 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. Air Force Group Y Exam is your chance to get a job in the Indian Air Force. Get all information like syllabus, salary, exam dates, eligibility criteria, age limit, admit card, exam pattern & results here.

Air Force Group Y Exam Dates

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

Air Force Group Y Eligibility Criteria

Air Force Y Group 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 Y Educational Qualifications

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).

Air Force Group Y 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 Y Exam Pattern

The Indian Air Force conducts the Airmen Y 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 – Air Force Group Y Online Written Test

Trades Subjects Duration Syllabus
Group X English, Physics

& Maths

60 Minutes 10+2



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 – 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
  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 Air force 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 Y Application

Application for Airmen 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.

Air Force Y Group 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 Y 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 Y (Technical)

Communication Technician:

As a Communication Technician, you will operate, service and maintain all types of state of the art communication devices, telephone exchange and radio equipment

Automobile Technician:

As an Automobile Technician you will drive all types of light, medium and heavy automobiles, load carriers and specialist vehicles like cranes, towing tractors, fork lifters, etc. subject to service exigencies. As a technician, you will also carry out minor repairs, day to day maintenance and basic level servicing of the common user vehicles and specialist vehicles in the Indian Air Force inventory.

AIRMEN GROUP Y (Non-Technical)

Admin Assistant:

As an Admin Assistant, you will maintain and analyze records, files, and information of personnel. You will also manage ration supplies, cookhouses, and messes.

Accts Assistant:

As an Accounts Assistant, you will record and manage the accounting of pay and allowances, equipment, logistics transactions, public fund and cash flow, etc

Medical Assistant:

You are made familiar with nursing and first-aid. You are also involved in the management of medical stores, dispensaries and ward supervision.

Logistics Assistant:

As a Logistics Assistant, you are involved in the procurement, storage and handling inventory control as well as accounting of military stores.

Environment Support Services Assistant (ESSA):

This job involves maintenance of the firefighting section. It also requires that you ensure the upkeep of the hygiene of the Air Force Campus.

Ops Assistant:

As an Ops Assistant, you will operate various systems of Air Traffic Control Centre, Air Field, and Air Defence System. You will be trained in the operation of Radars, Display Units, reporting and tracking procedures of airborne weapon systems, etc.

Meteorological Assistant:

If you are a Meteorological Assistant, you are trained to undertake weather observation and to maintain meteorological instruments. You are also responsible for plotting charts, taking balloon observations and compilation of weather summaries.

Ground Training Assistant:

As a Ground Training Instructor, you will train personnel on drill, parade, handling of arms and physical exercise. You are also responsible for organizing and conducting all games and sports activities.

Indian Air Force (Police):

In the position of Indian Air Force (Police), your responsibilities involve assuming police duties and investigation of offences. You are also in-charge of maintenance of security.

Indian Air Force (Security):

As an Indian Air Force (Security) tradesman, you are to undertake special operations and carry out high-level security operations.


As a Musician, you will become a part of the Air Force Band. You will be trained to play different musical instruments.

Air Force Group Y Syllabus

Air Force Group Y ENGLISH Syllabus

  1. 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
  2. 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 Y 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 Y 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 Y 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 Y Exam Fee

Air Force Group Y Application Fee is Rs 250 /-.

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