Indian Air Force Recruitment 2021 for Group X and Y, Registration Started, Dates, Eligibility

Indian Air Force Airmen Recruitment 2021 – Indian Air Force (IAF) has published the notification for recruitment to the post of Airmen in Group ‘X’ and Group ‘Y’ Trades.

Eligible Unmarried Male (Indian/Nepalese) Applicants can apply for IAF Airmen Recruitment 2021 through online mode on or from 10 AM on 22nd January 2021. The last date for IAF Airmen Registration is 07th February 2021.

Also see : IAF Airmen Selection Test 2021 postponed, check details

Indian Air Force Airman 01/2022 Batch

IAF Airmen Selection Test will be conducted from 18th April to 22nd April 2021. The candidates can check more details on IAF Recruitment 2021 such as salary selection process, application process, educational qualification, age limit below in this article.

Notification Name

Airman Recruitment


Indian Air Force

Post Name

Airman in Group X (Technical) Trades & Airman in Group Y (Non-Technical) Trades


Indians & Nepalis


Group X & Y

Intake Batch


Important Dates



Start Date for Submission of Online Application

22nd January 2021 onward

Last Date for Submission of Online Application

07th February 2021 till 5 AM

Online Exam Date

18th April to 22nd April 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Date of Birth Block

Born between 16 January 2001 and 29 December 2004 (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

Educational Qualification

(a) Group ‘X’ (Except Education Instructor Trade)

  • Passed Intermediate/10+2/ Equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and English from an Education Board listed as COBSE member with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English. OR
  • Passed Three years Diploma Course in Engineering in any stream, as mentioned in the drop down menu of 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 course (or in Intermediate/Matriculation, if English is not a subject in Diploma Course).

(b) Group ‘Y’ [Except IAF(S) and Musician Trades]

  • Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / Equivalent Examination in any stream/subjects approved by Central / State Education Boards listed as COBSE member with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English. OR Passed two years vocational course from Education Boards listed as COBSE member with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English in vocational course or in Intermediate/Matriculation if English is not a subject in Vocational Course.

(c) Group ‘Y’ Medical Assistant Trade Only

  • Passed 10+2/Intermediate/ equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English from an Education Board listed as COBSE member with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.
  • 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.

Note – 4: Exact aggregate Percentage of marks before decimal as written in the marks sheet of 10+2/Intermediate/ Equivalent Exam/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 to be rounded off to 50%).

Mandatory Medical Standards

General Medical Standards for both Group ‘X’ (Except Education Instructor Trade) and Group ‘Y’ {Except Auto Tech, IAF(P), IAF(S) and Musician} Trades are as follows:


Minimum acceptable height shall be 152.5 cms


Minimum range of expansion: 5 cm



Proportionate to height and age


However, minimum weight of 55 Kg required for Operations Assistant (ATS) Trade only


Corneal Surgery (PRK/ LASIK) shall not be acceptable


Candidate should have normal hearing i.e. able to hear a forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters with each ear separately


Should have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points

Physical Fitness Test (PFT)


Names of the shortlisted candidates, who qualify the Online Test, shall be displayed on the CASB Web Portal


Candidates shall also have to complete 10 Push-ups, 10 Sit-ups and 20 Squats within the stipulated time to qualify in the Physical Fitness Test

Application Procedure

  • Eligible candidates to log on to or for online registration and guidelines for filling up the form online between 22nd January 2021 to 07th February 2021 (both days inclusive).
  • For queries pertaining to filling up of an online application form, candidates may also contact on Telephone No.: 020-25503105/25503106

Documents Required

The following documents are to be uploaded as applicable to the respective candidates:


Class 10th /matriculation passing certificate


Intermediate/10+2 or equivalent marksheet


3 Yrs Engineering Diploma final year marksheet


Passport size recent colour photograph (taken not before December 2019) of size 10 KB to 50 KB (front portrait in light background without head gear except for Sikhs)


Candidate’s left hand thumb impression image (Size 10 KB to 50 KB)


Candidate’s signature image (Size 10 KB to 50 KB)


Candidate’s parent’s (Father/Mother)/Guardian’s signature image (if candidate is below 18 years on the date of filling the online application)


Mark sheet indicating marks in English subject in diploma (if applying on the basis of 3 Yrs Engineering Diploma qualification) or in 12th/10th if English is not a subject in Diploma

Examination Fee

Examination Fee of Rs.250/- is to be paid by the candidate while registering for the online exam

Mode of Payment


The payment can be made by using Debit Cards/ Credit Cards/Internet Banking through payment gateway


The exam fee can also be paid by Challan payment at any Axis Bank Branch


Candidate must have his valid email ID and Mobile No. for successful online registration

Selection Process


On the basis of Test


Provisional Select List (PSL)

  • The PSL (merit-wise) will be prepared after the completion of selection test and the same will be displayed at all the airmen selection centres (ASCs) and also on web portal
  • The validity of the PSL shall be 06 months from the date of display and shall be applicable only for intake/entry 01/2022

Pay Scale & Allowances

During training, a stipend of Rs. 14,600/- per month shall be paid

The minimum scale of pay including Military Service Pay (MSP), Group ‘X’ Pay and Dearness Allowance (DA) will be as follows:

Group ‘X’ Trades (Except Education Instructor Trade)

Rs.33,100/- per month plus Dearness allowance (as applicable)

Group ‘Y’ {Except Auto Tech, IAF (P), IAF(S) & Musician} Trades

Rs. 26,900/- per month plus Dearness allowance (as applicable)

Other Allowances

In addition to the above, various allowances such as Transport 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.

For more details and to apply online, please visit theofficial website