Updated On : 18 Feb, 2022


Indian Air Force X & Y Recruitment 2021 notification for Airmen in Group “X” Trades (Except Education Instructor Trade) and Group “Y” Trades (Except Indian Air Force Security and Musician Trades) is out. Candidates who are willing to appear this year should check all details properly before filling the application form because once the examination form is submitted then no correction will be allowed.

The examination is going to be held from 12 July 2022 to 18 July 2022. The application process starts from 22nd January 2022 and it ends on 7th February 2022.

Admit cards will be available on the official website 24 or 48 hours prior to the day of examination. If you are preparing for this examination and want to know more details regarding filling the application form, eligibility criteria, age limit, Educational Qualification, physical and medical standard, Interview, result declaration, marital status etc. then read the detailed article given below:

 Exam Highlights:

Important Events                         


Online Registration Begins                   

22nd January 2022

Last Date to Apply     

07th February 2022

Admit Card                   

24 - 48 hours prior to exam date

Exam Date                                                    

12th - 18th July 2022


Online EXAM [For both Group ‘ X’ & Group ‘Y’]

Eligible candidates will be sent provisional admit cards for Phase - I on their registered e-mail IDs 48-72 hrs before the examination, which they can download & take a colour printout and need carry the same to the examination centre on the day of online test as indicated on their respective admit cards to appear in the selection test. However, the name of city & exam date will be intimated to candidates well in advance to enable the candidates to plan their movement. This provisional admit card can be downloaded by the candidate under candidate login  on CASB web portal Click Here

Test Details:-

 (a) Group ‘X’ Trades (Except Education Instructor) Total duration of the online test will be 60 minutes and it will comprise English, Physics and Mathematics as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus.

(b) Group ‘Y’ Trades [Except IAF(S) and Musician] Total duration of the online test will be 45 minutes and it will comprise English as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus and Reasoning and General Awareness (RAGA).

(c) Both Group ‘X’ & ‘Y’ Group Total duration of the online test will be 85 minutes and will comprise English, Physics, and Mathematics as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA).

 Documents required to fill the form:

(a) 10th class certificate.

(b) 10+2 or equivalent educational qualifications. 


3 Yrs Engineering Diploma Final Year Marksheet (if applying on the basis of 3 Yrs Engineering Diploma.

(c) Recent Passport size colour photograph with candidate holding a black slate in front of his chest with his name and date of photograph taken clearly written on it with white chalk in capital letters. Photographs should not be taken before December 2020 and size should be between size 10 KB to 50 KB.

(d) Size of the candidate's left hand thumb impression image should be between 10 KB to 50 KB.

(e) Candidate’s signature image should be between Size 10 KB to 50 KB.

(f) Candidate’s Guardian’s signature image (if candidate is below 18 years on the date of filling the online application).

(g) Valid Email ID, Mobile No, Aadhaar Card No. should be there with the candidate.

(h) Details about required educational qualification, physical/medical standards and job specification are available on CASB web portal under the candidate’s login and this information can be accessed by the candidate without signing in. 

 Examination Fee:

Examination fee of Rs.250/- is to be paid by the candidate.

Modes of Payment :Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet Banking / Challan payment (Any Axis Bank Branch).



GROUP ‘X’ Trades (Except Education Instructor)

Age: 17- 21 Years

Education Qualification:

 Must have passed Intermediate / 10+2 / equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.


Must have passed 3 years Diploma Course in Engineering in any stream, as shown below, from a Government recognised 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 the Diploma Course.

Mechanical Stream


Mechanical Engineering

Applied Electronics

Mechanical Engineering (Design & Drafting)

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (Foundry Technology)

Electronics (Microprocessor)

Mechanical Engineering (Machine Tool Maintenance and repairs)

Electronics and Avionics

Mechanical Engineering (Refrigeration & Air Conditioning)

Electronics (Fibre Optics)

Mechanical Engineering (Tool & Die)

Electronics (Robotics)

Mechanical Engineering (Production)

Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (Fabrication Tech)

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (CAD/CAM Design & Robotics)

Industrial Electronics

Production Engineering

 Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering/Technology

Electrical Engineering

 Mechanical (Advanced Manufacturing Technology)

Instrumentation Engineering / Technology

Automobile Engineering

Instrumentation and Control Engineering

Advanced Diploma in Refrigeration & Air-conditioning

Telecommunication Engineering/Technology


Information Technology

Electrical/Electronsasaics/IT Stream

Computer Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Computer Science & Technology

GROUP ‘X’: Education Instructor Trade

Age: 20 - 25 Years

Education Qualification:

(i) BA with English as one the subjects or B.Sc with Physics/ Psychology/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ IT / Computer Science/ Statistics as one of the subjects or BCA with minimum 50% marks.

(ii) B.Ed degree with minimum of 50% marks from a Government recognized institute.

(iii) Graduation and B.Ed programmes should be recognized by UGC/ NCTE/ Competent accreditation authority.

Age : 20 - 28 Years

Education Qualification :

(i) MA in English/ Psychology or M.Sc in Mathematics/ Physics/ Statistics/ Computer Science/ IT or MCA with 50% marks.

(ii) B.Ed degree with minimum of 50% marks from a government recognized institute.

(iii) Graduation, Post-Graduation and B.Ed programmes should be recognized by UGC/ NCTE/ Competent accreditation authority.

GROUP ‘Y’ Trades (Except Medical Assistant and Musician)

Note: The upper age limit on date of enrolment is 21 years.

Age : 17- 21 Years

Should have passed Class 10 + 2/Intermediate/Equivalent exam from an education board / Institute listed in Council of Boards for School Education (COBSE) website as members, in any stream/subjects with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English as per the mark sheet of Class 10 + 2 / Intermediate /Equivalent exam.

GROUP ‘Y’: Medical Assistant Trade

Note: The upper age limit on date of enrolment is 21 years.

Age : 17- 21 Years

Education Qualification :

Passed 10+2 / Intermediate / equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate, and 50% marks in English.

GROUP ‘Y’: Musician Trade

Age :17 - 25 Years

Education Qualification :

Passed Matriculation /10th class or equivalent with minimum pass marks from any Government recognised School/Boards and should be proficient in playing at least one of the following musical instruments: Trumpet / Bass / Violin / Saxophone / Clarinet / Euphonium / Jazz-Drum / Piccolo / Bass Trombone / KeyBoard / Guitar / Sarod / Viola / Cello / ContraBass (String Bass).



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 will operate and maintain Radar, Voice and Data transmission and reception equipment mounted on the 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 have to also maintain photo equipment mounted on airborne weapon systems and operate ground based photo systems. You will get trained in electrical trade, operation and maintenance of digital devices, electronics 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 electrical system, workshop and mechanical trades as well as automobile mechanics.

Structures Fitter:

As a 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 marshalling, parking, picketing and ground handling of aircraft.

Propulsion Fitter:

In this trade you will repair, maintain and prepare 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 the 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 for 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.

Non Technical

Education Instructor:

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



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, forklifts 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.

Non Technical

Admin Assistant:

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

Accounts Assistant:

As an Accounts Assistant you will record and manage 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 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 fire-fighting section. It also requires that you ensure the upkeep of hygiene of the Air Force Campus.

Operations Assistant:

As an Operation’s Assistant you will operate various systems of the Air Traffic Control Centre, Air Field and Air Defence System. You will be trained in 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.


AIRFORCE GROUP X (Structural Analysis)









60  Min







Marking pattern for online test

(i) One mark for each correct answer.

(ii) Nil (0) marks for unattempted questions.

(iii) 0.25 marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer

AIRFORCE GROUP Y (Structural Analysis)











GK & GEN. SCIENCE              





45  Min




1. A short passage followed by four questions to test comprehension

The questions will be set:

  • To judge understanding of the passage.

  • To draw inference

  • To judge understanding of vocabulary

2. Grammar – 1

  • Subject – verb concord

  •  Forms of verbs and errors in the use of verbs, etc.

  •  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.

3. Grammar – 2

 Formation of words - Nouns from verbs and adjectives, Adjectives from nouns

 and verbs, Adverbs from adjectives etc

  The Preposition

 Nouns and Pronouns

 The Adjective


 The Modals

 The Adverb

 The Conjunction

 Clauses - Noun clauses, Adverb clauses of condition and time and Relative


4. Vocabulary 

 I. Synonyms and Synonyms in context

II. Antonyms and Antonyms in context

III. One word substitution

IV. Spelling pitfalls

V. Simple Idioms/phrases

VI. Words often confused/Selecting the correct word fitting in a sentence

5. Narration (Direct and Indirect)

 I. Commands and requests

II. Statements (Various tenses)

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

6. Voice (Active and Passive)

A. Changes required under each tense.

B. Other conditions for transforming Active into Passive

I. Preposition

II. Modal auxiliaries

III. Infinitive

IV. Participles

7. Jumbled Sentences


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 coordinates

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


1. Physical World and Measurement

2. Kinematics

3. Laws of Motion

4. Work, Energy and Power

5. Motion of the 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. Electromagnetic Waves

16. Optics

17. Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

18. Atoms and Nuclei

19. Electronic Devices

20. Communication Systems


RAGA 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 the Correct Mathematical sign

7. Human Relations

8. Coding & Decoding

9. Odd one 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. Indian Polity

3. Geography

4. Current Affairs

5. History

6. Basic Computer Operations

Both Group ‘X’ & ‘Y’ Trades. Total duration of the online test shall be 85 minutes and shall be composed of English, Physics, and Mathematics as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA).


1.       First online examination will be conducted

2.       Then the candidate will be called for document verification

3.       Medical Examination will be the final step.


Promotion prospects up to the rank of Master Warrant Officer exist for the deserving airman subject to service being extended at applicable stages. Opportunities to become a Commissioned Officer also exist for those airmen who qualify the prescribed examination, later in their service career.

Service Entry Commission

Airmen of the rank of Sergeant & above with 10 years of minimum service and within the age limit of 32 to 42 years get the opportunity to become a Commissioned Officer in the IAF.

Honorary Commission

Selected MWOs/WOs are granted Honorary Commission in the last year of their service before superannuation on Republic Day and Independence Day each year. On grant of Honorary Commission, they are eligible for higher scales of pay and allowances.


Well-stocked libraries, a variety of sports facilities as well as adventure and cultural activities available at all the Air Force Establishments provide an opportunity for all round personality development.


Post-Retirement benefits include pension, Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), gratuity and canteen facilities. Specialized pre-release courses (PRC) are also arranged to enable Airmen to take up post retirement careers. In addition, Airmen get relaxation in age and reservation in Govt services as ex-servicemen.



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

 Group ‘X’ (Technical) Trade

Rs.33,100/- per month (approximately) plus DA (as applicable) which, in subsequent years, may rise as per the career progression of the individual.

Group ‘Y’ (Non-Technical) Trades

Rs.26,900/- per month (approximately) plus DA (as applicable) which, in subsequent years, may rise as per the career progression of the individual.

Education Instructor Trade 

Rs.40,600/- per month (approximately) plus DA (as applicable) which, in subsequent years, may rise as per the career progression of the individual.


Allowances such as Transport allowance, Composite personal maintenance allowance (CPMA), Leave Ration allowance (LRA), Children Education Allowance, HRA etc. are also admissible as applicable from time to time.


On the basis of the performance in the Joint Basic Phase Training (JBPT) at the Basic Training Institute, Belgaum specific trades are allotted to the successful candidates. Basic combatant training is imparted to all the recruits, which includes basic discipline and manners, educational training, weapon training etc.

After successful completion of basic training, you will be trained in specific trades. PT, Parade and games are an integral part of the training and service life. Succeeding paragraphs give an idea of the nature of the job an airman is expected to perform in different trades. However, depending on service requirement, an airman may be assigned other jobs as required by his superior authorities and exigencies of service.

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