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Indian Air Force is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces, it has released Indian Air Force Recruitment Notification 2019. Indian Air Force Exam for Group X & Y is around the corner. You must be searching syllabus to start your preparation. Indian Air Force is the air arm belonging to Indian Defence Forces. It is very popular among youth. The best way to avail this opportunity is to be thoroughly prepared.


Exam - Group X & Y:

  • Forms - December & January
  • Exam - 10 & 11 March
  • Age Limit - 17 to 21 years
  • Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / equivalent examination with subjects of Mathematics, Physics and English, with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English
  • Written Test
  • Adaptability Test
  • Physical Fitness Test
  • Interview & Medical Examination
  • Candidate born between 13 January 1998 and 02 January 2002 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply.
  • 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
    • 17 to 21 years

Physical Fitness Test (PFT):

  • Candidates passing the written test are required to undergo Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Passing the PFT is mandatory. The PFT for all trades [except IAF (Security)] consists of a 1.6 km run to be completed within 8 minutes. The PFT for IAF (Security) trade includes a 2.4 Km run & 5 Km run to be completed in 15 minutes & 30 minutes respectively. Candidates above 27 years of age will be given relaxation in PFT timing as per existing norms (Applicable to serving NC (E) s only). Candidates completing PFT faster are awarded additional marks on a sliding scale.


  • Candidate’s passing PFT will be interviewed by a team of Officers & Warrant ranks. Interview is normally conducted in English as such working knowledge is necessary.


  • Candidates who have been recommended for interview will be medically examined by the Recruitment Medical Team.

All India Select List (AISL):

  • Candidates who pass the written Test, complete PFT within the given time, clear the interview and have undergone medical examination are arranged in the All India Select List (AISL). The inclusion of names of the candidates in the AISL depends upon the performance of the candidates in the selection test and number of vacancies to be filled. Candidates are enrolled in the Indian Air Force as per the existing vacancies.

The Exam will be conducted in 3 phases:

  • Phase – I : Objective Test.
  • Phase – II : Physical Fitness Ability Test.
  • Phase – III : Medical Examination.

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification: Group X - 12th / Intermediate Passed (Mathematics, English and Physics) with 50% Aggregate Marks.
Group Y - 12th / Intermediate Passed from Any Stream with 50% Aggregate Marks.
Age Limit: Candidate must have born between 14 July 1998 to 26 June 2002
General / OBC: Rs. 250/-
ST/SC/PWD: Rs. 250/-
Trades Subjects Duration Syllabus
Group X English, Physics & Math’s 60 Minutes 10+2 CBSE
Group Y English, Reasoning & General Awareness 45 Minutes
Both Group X & Y English, Physics, Math’s Reasoning & General Awareness 85 Minutes

If you qualify the first round, you will receive a new admit card on your registered e-mail ID for Phase – II test.

  • 1.6 Km run to be completed in 6.5 minutes.
  • 10 Pushups
  • 10 Sit-ups
  • 20 Squats
  • Phase – III – Medical Examination, as per IAF standards.
The Exam will be conducted in 3 phases:
  • English
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Reasoning
  • General Awareness


  • A short passage followed by four questions to test comprehension (understanding of the passage, drawing inference, understanding of vocabulary).
Grammar I:
  • Verb concord, Forms of verbs and errors in the use of verbs, Sequence of tenses and errors in the use of tenses, Transformation of sentences – Compound, Complex, Simple, Negative, Affirmative, Comparative degree, Positive degree, Superlative degree etc.
Grammar II:
  • Formation of words – Nouns from verbs and adjectives, Adjectives from nouns and verbs Adverbs from adjectives
  • The Preposition
  • Determiners
  • Nouns and Pronouns
  • The Adjective
  • The Adverb
  • The Conjunction
  • The Modals
  • Clauses – Noun clauses, Adverb clauses of condition and time and Relative clauses
  • Synonyms and Synonyms in context
  • Antonyms and Antonyms in context
  • One word substitution
  • Spelling pitfalls
  • Simple Idioms/phrases
  • Words often confused/Selecting the correct word fitting in a sentence
Narration (Direct and Indirect):
  • Commands and requests
  • Statements (Various tenses)
  • Questions (Various forms of questions, tenses, etc.)
Voice (Active and Passive):
  • Changes required under each tense.
  • Other conditions for transforming Active into Passive: The Preposition, Modal auxiliaries, Infinitive, Participles
Jumbled Sentences:
  • Arrangement of jumbled sentences into meaningful ones.
  • Sets, Relations and functions
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  • Complex Number and Quadratic Equations
  • Linear Inequalities
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Sequences and Series
  • Cartesian system of rectangular co-ordinates
  • Straight lines and family of lines
  • Circles and family of circles
  • Conic sections
  • Three-dimensional Geometry
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Limit and Continuity
  • Differentiation
  • Applications of Derivatives
  • Indefinite integrals
  • Definite Integrals
  • Applications of the Integrals
  • Differential Equations
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Linear Programming
  • Vector
  • Probability
  • Statistics
Reasoning (Verbal and Non- Verbal):
  • Numerical series.
  • Distance and Direction sense Test.
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Number, Ranking & Time Sequence Test.
  • Assign Artificial Values to Mathematical Digit.
  • Inserting Correct Mathematical sign.
  • Human relation.
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Odd man out.
  • Mutual relation problems.
  • Tallest, youngest relations.
  • Dictionary woods.
  • Analogy.
  • Non- Verbal reasoning.
  • Number coding.
  • Number Puzzle.
  • Ratio and Proportion.
  • Average.
  • LCM & HCF.
  • Profit and Loss.
  • Time, Distance and Speed.
  • Percentage.
  • Simplifications of Numbers.
  • Fractions.
  • Area of triangle, Square and Rectangle.
  • Surface Area and volume of Cuboids, Cylinder, Cone and Sphere.
  • Probability.
  • Simple Trigonometry.
  • General Science (biology of human body, organic chemistry, etc.)
  • Civics (polity, constitution of India, etc.)
  • Geography (lakes, river, waterfalls, irrigation and agriculture, etc.)
  • Current Events (days, events etc.)
  • History (Indian freedom struggle, viceroys, governors, dance, music and fairs, etc.)
  • Basic Computer Operations (computer and mobile technology)

Examination Centers

14 Airmen Selection centers are located all over the country.

  • Airmen Selection Centre, 48, Mansfield Road, Ambala Cantt
  • Airmen Selection Centre, Race Course Camp, New Delhi
  • Airmen Selection centre, Air Force Station, Chakeri,
  • Airmen Selection Centre, (Near Palta Gate), Air Force Station Barrackpore, West Bengal
  • Airmen Selection Centre, Old Pali Road Jodhpur
  • Airmen Selection Centre, Air Force Station, Cotton Green, Mumbai
  • Airmen Selection Centre, No.1 Cubbon Road, Bangalore
  • Airmen Selection Centre, Air Force Station, Tambaram, Chennai
  • Airmen Selection Centre, Near Rajadhani College, Baramunda, Bhubaneswar
  • Airmen Selection Centre, Air Force Station Bihta, Patna, Bihar
  • Airmen Selection Centre, Borjhar, Guwahati
  • Airmen Selection Centre, Air Force Station, Bowenpally, Secunderabad
  • Airmen Selection Centre, VII/302-B, Vayu Sena Road, Kakkanad, Kochi
  • Airmen Selection Centre, IInd Floor, Phase-II, Rajiv Gandhi Parisar, 35 Shyamala Hills