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IAF Airman (Technical Trades) Exam

This examination is held twice a year through an Objective Type paper and candidates are called for the Examination through the notifications published in the Employment News and other prominent national newspapers.

Eligibility For IAF Airman (Technical Trades) Exam

Unmarried male Indian citizens (subjects of Nepal also) are eligible.


16 to 21 years in the year of examination.


Intermediate/ 10+ 2 / equivalent exam with English, Physics and Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate.
Three-year Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile / Computer Science /
Instrumentation Technology) from a recognized Polytechnic or Institute.

Physical requirements

Minimum Height - 152.5 cm
Chest - Expanded chest measurement should not be less than 75 cm with minimum range of expansion of 5 cm
Vision: At least 6/ 12 in each eye without glasses, correctible to 6/6 in each eye;
Colour Vision: Normal/Defective Safe CF2/CP3
Weight: Corresponding to height and age.
General Health: Free from all communicable diseases and no medical or surgical deformities. Should have no history of Fits or Psychiatric ailment. Candidate must be physically and mentally fit for duty anywhere in the world, in any climate or terrain.

Selection Process

Eligible candidates will be called for a written test in:
  • English
  • Intelligence and General Awareness
  • Mathematics
  • Science.

Questions in these tests will be of Objective Type and bilingual, i.e., in Hindi and English. Candidates are required to qualify in each part.
Results will be declared on the same day and successful candidates will have to immediately appear for the Trade Allocation Test.

Application Details

Application should be sent to:
The President
Central Airmen Selection Board
Post Box No. 3004
New Delhi - 110 003