Online applications are invited for the courses commencing in January 2025 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches. Online applications are also invited for NCC Special Entry Scheme (For flying branch)
Disclaimer: The vacancies indicated are tentative and subject to change without notice. Actual intake would depend on organizational requirements, various cadre control mechanisms, availability of training slots and actual te number of vacancies accruing in January 2025. No representation in this regard will be entertained. One seat is reserved from Ground Duty (Non-Tech) vacancies for Law qualified candidates.

Type of Commission.

(a) SSC for Men & Women.

 Age. (a) Flying Branch. 20 to 24 years as on 01 Janurary 2025 i.e. born between 02 January 2001 to 01 January 2005 (both dates inclusive). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Li issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 year i.e. born between 02 January 1999 to 01 January 2005 (both dates inclusive). cense

(i) The engagement period for Flying Branch SSC officers is fourteen years from the date of Commissioning.

(ii) The initial tenure for SSC officers in Ground Duty (Tech and Non-Tech) branches would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to service requirements. availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit.

(iii) Grant of Permanent Commission (PC) (at a later date) would be considered subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit and as per prevailing policies on the subject. (iv) SSC officers are not entitled for grant of pension.

(b) Ground Duty (Technical Non-Technical) Branches. 20 to 26 years as on 01 January 2025 i.e. born between 02 January 1999 to 01 January 2005 both dates Inclusive). Notification. Detailed notification is available on website or, Candidates are to ensure that they have read and understood the details available in the notification before registering.

6. Physical/ Medical Standards, Educational Qualifications and Selection Procedure. Details on physical/ medical standards, educational qualifications and selection procedure are available in detailed notification on the website.

7. Training. Training will commence in the first week of January 2025 for all courses at Air Force Academy Dundigal (Hyderabad). The duration of training for Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches is 62 weeks and that of Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches is 52 weeks at Air Force Training Establ Card and account in SBI/ Nationalised Bank is mandatory at the tir Force Academy. Aadhaar Card is mandatory for registration.

8. IAF OFFERS YOU (Pay on Commissioning (As per 7th CPC Rank Flying Officer Pay as per Defence Matrix Level MSP Rs. 56100- 177500
Allowances. In addition to pay, allowances are applicable based on the na- ture of duty/ place of posting and it includes Flying, Transport, Technical, Field Area, Special Compensatory (Hill area), Special Force, Siachen, Island Special Duty, Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer, Area and Remote Locality Allowance, etc.

10. Privileges. Air Force Officers are entitled to furnished accommodation, comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents, Canteen, Officers' Mess, loans at subsidised rates, LTC etc. Leave (60 days annual and 20 days casual), subject to service exigencies.

11. Insurance. Rs. 1.10 crore Insurance Cover (on contribution) is applicable to serving officers. An additional cover of Rs. 15 Lakhs (on contribution) is applicable to Flying Branch Officers.

12. Sports and Adventure. Indian Air Force provides state of the art facilities to play various sports and adventure activities (sky diving, micro light flying. mountaineering, water rafting etc.).


13. Eligible candidates are to register online through separate tabs available for AFCAT Entry/ NCC Special Entry. Candidates eligible for one/more entries are to register separately in each entry.

14. Tattoos. The policy on permanent body tattoos is as follows:-

(a) Permanent body tattoos are not permitted on any other body part either visible or non-visible part, except on the Inner face of forearms i.e. from Inside of the elbow to the wrist of both the hands and Reverse side of the palm/back (dorsal) side of both hands for which a candidate will be required to sign a Self-declaration Certificate. Small innocuous tattoos that are not prejudicial to good order and military discipline, are permitted e.g. religious symbols or names of near and dear ones.

(b) Tribes with tattoo marks on the face or body as per their existing customs and traditions will be permitted on a case to case basis.

15. Narcotics. Use/ possession of narcotics is banned. Candidate may be tested for presence of drugs in the body during Medicals and subsequently during training/ service career as an officer. If candidate is found to be using/ in possession of narcotics during any time of training/ service career, candidate would be debarred from joining the Indian Air Force or be removed from service if already joined.

16. Conduct of Online Testing for AFCAT Examination and Fee Structure. Online testing will be conducted for AFCAT entry at various centers. Candidates registering for AFCAT entry will have to pay an amount of Rs. 550/- + GST (non- refundable) as examination fee. However, candidates registering for NCC Special entry are not required to pay. Details of conduct of exam,examination centers and mode of payment are available in the notification.

17. Marital Status. Candidates must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course and marriage is not permitted during training. A candidate who marries during the period of training shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all ex-penditure incurred on him/her by the Government.

18. Candidates are required to maintain their unique registered E-Mail ID and mobile phone number active throughout the selection process.

19. Please note that information filled up by the candidates in online application form will be considered final and no amendments will be allowed subsequently. Candidates should exercise due care while entering their date of birth.

20. Travel Allowance (TA). To and fro travelling fare by the shortest route of AC-III Tier AC Chair Car or actual normal bus fare will be reimbursed to the candidates appearing in Air Force Selection Board for the first time. For all other modes of travel, TA will be admissible as per the Government authorized rules. NoTA is admissible, if you have already appeared for the same type of entry at any of the Selection Boards.

21. Physical Conditioning. You are advised to be physically fit when you report for SSB in order to be able to undergo the tests at AFSB. You should aim to achieve an ability to run 01 mile (1.6 kms) in 10 minutes, do 10 push ups and 03 chin ups. Prospective candidates are also advised to keep themselves in good physical condition to adapt to physical training at AFA which encompasses running. swimming, rope climbing and other forms of physical training/ conditioning in which
they would undergo mandatory tests during training. 22. Query For queries related to conduct of online examination, registration process and admit cards contact 020-25503105 or 020-25503106 or E-Mail For queries regarding eligibility, allotment of AFSB centres, date of AFSB interview, merit list and Joining Instructions contact 011-23010231 Extn 7610 or Toll free number 1800-11-2448. 23. Disclaimer. Information given in the advertisement and on the only guidelines. In case of any ambiguity, the existing policies, regulations of IAF/ Govt. of India as amended from time to time will be binding. Terms and conditions given in the advertisement are only g and are subject to change without notice.

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