Indian Air Force- Group Y

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Under the Indian Defence, there are many Popular Jobs, Airmen in Group X is one of them. A notification, for the recruitment of Airmen in Group X and Group Y Trades, has been released by IAF (Indian Air Force). For X group candidates, who have passed 10+2 in Mathematics, Physics, and Engli...(Read More)

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Under the Indian Defence, there are many Popular Jobs, Airmen in Group X is one of them. A notification, for the recruitment of Airmen in Group X and Group Y Trades, has been released by IAF (Indian Air Force). For X group candidates, who have passed 10+2 in Mathematics, Physics, and English with minimum 50% marks or having a polytechnic diploma of Three years with minimum 50% marks, may apply for this Group. For Y group candidates, who have passed 10+2 or equivalent in any subject with 50% marks, may apply for this Group.
Candidates will be selected on the basis of online Test, Physical Standard Test (PST) and Medical Examination.

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  • Exam Pattern

    Total Marks : 50
    Total Time : 45 Min
    -ve marking : 0.25 (For each wrong answer)
    Subject Qns. Marks
    English 20 20
    Reasoning And General Awareness 30 30
    Total 50 50


    Exam Introduction

    The Indian Air Force Group Y exam is an online exam, conducted to select technical and non-technical Airmen for Air Force via a series of written and physical fitness exam. This exam is conducted by Air Force to fill vacancies for ground duties according to the trade of the selected airmen. 

    Some points to note for application to Air Force Group Y exam:

    - Only married/unmarried Males (Indian/Nepalese) can apply.

    - Female applicants are not eligible to apply.

    - Applicant may be a civilian or a serving Non-Combatant Enrolled employee of Air Force. 

    Eligibility Criteria

    Essential Educational Qualifications for Air Force Group Y 2021 : 

    Group ‘Y’ (Except Automobile Technician, Indian Air Force (Police), Indian Air Force (Security), Medical Assistant and Musician).

    Applicants who have passed Intermediate / 10+2 or any Equivalent Examination in any stream/ subjects as approved by Central / State Education Boards( listed as COBSE member) with an of minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English


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


    Note - 1: Candidate who are eligible for Group ‘X’ examination (on the basis of intermediate/10+2) are also eligible for Group Y and shall be given an option to appear in both group X and Group Y exam in the same (one) sitting while filling up the online registration form.

    Note - 2: Diploma holders are eligible to appear for Group X trades only.

    Note - 3: Only the Education Boards listed in the Council of Boards for School Education (COBSE) website as members, as on date of registration shall be considered.

    Note - 4: Exact aggregate percentage of marks before decimal as written in the mark sheet of 10+2/ Intermediate/Equivalent Examination/Three years Diploma Course OR calculated as per the rules of concerned Education Board/Polytechnic Institute shall ONLY be considered (For example 49.99% should be taken as 49% and not be rounded off to 50%).


    Age limit:

    (a) Candidates born between 16 January 2001 and 29 December 2004 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply for Air Force Group Y 2021 exam.

    (b) In case, a candidate clears all the stages of the selection procedure, then the upper age limit as of the date of enrolment is 21 years.


    Mandatory Medical Standards:

    General Medical Standards for Group ‘Y’ (Except Auto Tech, IAF(P), IAF(S), and Musician) 

    (i) Height: Minimum acceptable height shall be 152.5 cms.

    (ii) Chest: Minimum range of expansion: 5 cm

    (iii) Weight: Proportionate to height and age. However, a minimum weight of 55 Kg required for Operations Assistant (ATS) Trade only.

    (iv) Corneal Surgery (PRK/ LASIK) shall not be acceptable.

    (v) Hearing: Candidate should have normal hearing i.e., able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters with each ear separately.

    (vi) Dental: Should have healthy gums, a good set of teeth, and a minimum of 14 dental points.

    (vii) General Health: Candidate should be of normal anatomy without 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. Candidate shall be physically and mentally FIT to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.


    Note: Minimum height acceptable for recruitment will be 152.5 cms. For the following trades the minimum required height (determined at training centers) would be as indicated: -

    S.No Trade Candidates From Candidates From
        NE & Hill States Other States
    (a) Auto Tech 162.5 cm 165 cm
    (b) GTI and PJI 162.5 cm 167 cm
    (c) IAF (P) 175 cm 175 cm
    (d) Musician 162 cm 162 cm

    Candidates from NE and Hill states include Gorkhas, Kumaonis, Garhwalis, Assamese, and those belonging to the States of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Sikkim, and hilly areas of Uttaranchal.

    Trade Visual Acuity Maximum limits of Ref error Color Vision Leg Length
    Workshop Fitter (Mechanical), Workshop Fitter (Smith), Structure Fitter, Propulsion Fitter, Electronic Fitter, Electrical Fitter, Weapon Fitter, *Automobile Fitter, *Mechanical System Fitter 6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye Hypermetropia +2.0D Myopia1D including +/- 0.50 astigmatism CP-II Minimum leg length required for Mechanical System Fitter and Automobile Fitter is 99 cm.


    Exam Pattern

    Scheme of Examinations:

    The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

    - Phase-I: Online Written Test 

    - Phase-II: Physical Fitness Test, AT-I and AT-II Test

    - Phase-III: Medical Fitness Test


    Scheme of Phase-I Examinations:

    Online Test {For Group ‘Y’ Trades (Except Auto Tech, IAF(P), IAF(S) and Musician)}

    S.No Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Negative Marking Time Allowed
    I English 20 20 0.25 (For each wrong answer) 45 minutes
    II Reasoning and General Awareness (RAGA) 30 30    


    Scheme of Phase-II Examinations:

    Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

    Candidates will be required to complete the following Physical Fitness Tests: 

    - 1.6 Km run within 06 minutes 30 seconds.

    - 10 Push-ups, 

    - 10 Sit-ups

    - 20 Squats within the stipulated time to qualify in the Physical Fitness Test.

    Note: Candidates are advised to bring their sports shoes and shorts/track pants.


    Adaptability Test- 1 (For Group ‘Y’ Trades)

    All candidates who pass the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) will be required to undertake Adaptability Test-1 (objective type written test). This assesses the suitability of a candidate for employment in the IAF which involves deployment in different geographic terrains, weather, and operational conditions.


    Adaptability Test- 2 (For Group ‘Y’ Trades)

    All candidates who have passed Adaptability Test - 1 will be required to undertake Adaptability Test- 2 as per policy at the time. 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.

    Note: Candidates who qualify the Selection Tests of more than one Group/Trade-in Scheduled Test and Rallies held during the cycle January to June 2020 and whose names appear in more than one PSLs published on the same date i.e, 31 October 2020 shall be called for enrolment in only one Group/Trade as per the requirement of IAF.


    Scheme of Phase-III Examinations:

    Medical Examination:

    Candidates who qualify for Adaptability Test-2 shall be issued with a medical appointment letter at respective ASCs. It can also be downloaded under the candidate’s login on CASB web portal for their medical examination at designated Medical Boarding Centre (MBC) on a specified date. Medical Examination shall be conducted by Air Force Medical Team as per IAF medical standards and policy in vogue on subject issue. Medical examination would also include baseline investigation of:-

    (a) Blood Haemogram - Hb, TLC, DLC

    (b) Urine RE/ME

    (c) Biochemistry :- (i) Blood Sugar Fasting & PP (ii) Serum Cholesterol (iii) Urea, Uric acid, Creatinine (iv) LFT—Serum Bilurubin, 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.


    Syllabus for Phase-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 an inference

    3. To judge understanding of vocabulary

    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.

    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


    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

    Narration (Direct and Indirect)

    1. Commands and requests

    2. Statements (Various tenses)

    3. Questions (Various forms of questions, tenses, etc.)

    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

    Jumbled Sentences


    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.


    General Awareness:

    1. General Science

    2. Civics

    3. Geography

    4. Current Events

    5. History

    6. Basic Computer Operations


    Application Fee

    An examination fee of Rs.250/- is to be paid by the candidate while registering for the online examination.


    Mode of Payment:

    The payment can be made through any of the two modes as below:

    - Online using Debit Cards/ Credit Cards/Internet Banking through the payment gateway.

    - Offline through Challan at any Axis Bank Branch


    How to Apply

    Online registration for Air Force Group Y exam 2021 on 

    Detailed instructions on how to register/fill-up the application form are available on the web portal. 

    Candidates are supposed to follow the given instructions strictly. 

    1. On the official website of CASB, click on 'New Registration. 

    2. Fill in your basic information to complete registration.

    3. A provisional registration number and a system-generated password will be provided which must be marked for future reference.

    4. Complete the application form carefully and verify the details in every section. Now click on "Save and Next".

    5. Upload your scanned photograph and signature in the required format and size. 

    6. Submit the form.

    7. Pay the application fee. Keep a printout of the e-receipt and online application for your future reference.


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