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Indian Air Force Group X & Y Eligibility 2021: Check age limit, educational qualifications, number of attempts

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Tue, 13 Jul 2021 09:05 PM IST

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Know the Air Force Group X and Y Eligibility Criteria 2021. Get an idea of the Age Limit, Educational Qualification, Nationality, Age Relaxations and Number of Attempts here at Safalta.com.
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Indian Air Force Group X and Y Eligibility Criteria 2021 is decided by the Indian Air Force and candidates applying and appearing for Air Force Group X and Y Exam have to meet this eligibility criteria in order to be considered for the posts under Air Force Group X and Y Recruitment. The eligibility criteria for Group X and Y is extensive and covers various aspects such as Age Limit, Educational Qualifications, Physical/ Medical Standards and Visual Standards. Candidates must be aware of all of these details because the candidature of  those candidates who do not satisfy the eligibility criteria is liable to get rejected during the selection process. Read this article to know all about Indian Air Force Group X and Y Eligibility Criteria 2021.

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Indian Air Force Eligibility Criteria 2021

The various parameters along which the eligibility criteria for Air Force Group X and Y posts is discussed in this article are as follows:
  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Physical/Medical Standards
  • Visual Standards
 

Indian Air Force Group X and Y Eligibility: Age Limit

The age limit for various posts is different. The details are as follows:
Post Age Limit
GROUP ‘X’ Trades (Except Education Instructor) 17-21 years of age
GROUP ‘X’: Education Instructor Trade 20-25 years of age or 20-28 years of age depending on the subjects of the candidates
GROUP ‘Y’ Trades (Except Med Asst and Musician) 17-21 years of age
GROUP ‘Y: Med Asst Trade 17-21 years of age
GROUP ‘Y’: Musician Trade 17-25 years of age
 

Indian Air Force Group X and Y Eligibility: Educational Qualifications

Post-wise details of educational qualifications are as follows:
Post Educational Qualifications
GROUP ‘X’ Trades (Except Education Instructor) Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / equivalent examination with MathematicsPhysics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.

OR

Passed 3 years Diploma Course in Engineering in any stream, as shown below, from a Government recognized 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 Diploma Course.
 

Mechanical Stream

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering (Design & Drafting)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Foundry Technology)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Machine Tool Maintenance and repairs)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Refrigeration & Air Conditioning)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Tool & Die)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Production)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Fabrication Tech)
  • Mechanical Engineering (CAD/CAM Design & Robotics)
  • Mechanical (Advance Manufacturing Technology)
  • Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
  • Production Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma in Refrigeration & Air-conditioning
  • Mechatronics

Electrical/Electronics/IT Stream

  • Electronics
  • Applied Electronics
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Electronics (Microprocessor)
  • Electronics and Avionics
  • Electronics (Fibre Optics)
  • Electronics (Robotics)
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Instrumentation Engineering / Technology
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • Telecommunication Engineering/Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Computer Science & Technology
GROUP ‘X’: Education Instructor Trade (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.

OR
(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 Med Asst and Musician) 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: Med Asst Trade 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 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 / Key Board / Guitar / Sarod / Viola / Cello / Contra Bass (String Bass).
 

Indian Air Force Group X and Y Eligibility: Physical/Medical Standards

To get selected as an Airman, the candidate must be physically and mentally FIT to perform duties in any part of the world, climate and terrain. Physical/Medical Standards to become an Airman are as follows:-

 Standards and Height As per the table given below.
Weight Weight should be proportionate to height and age.
Chest Minimum range of expansion : 5 cm
Hearing Should have normal hearing i.e. able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters by each ear separately.
Dental Should have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.
Health Candidates should be of normal anatomy without loss of any appendages. He should be free from all communicable diseases & skin ailments. Candidate must be physically and mentally FIT to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.
Body Tattoo Permanent body tattoos are not permitted, however tattoos only on inner face of the fore arms(inside of elbow to the wrist), back(dorsal) part of the hand/reverse side of the palm and Tribals with tattoos which are as per custom Traditions of their tribes may be considered. However, right to decide on acceptability /unacceptability of the individual rests with the Selection Centre. Candidates with permanent body tattoos are to submit two photographs(close up and distinct view) with details of size and type of the Tattoo.

Note:a) Minimum height acceptable for recruitment will be 152.5 cms. For the following trades the minimum required height (determined at training centres) would be as indicated:-
 
Sl No. Trade Candidates from
    NE & Hill States Other States
(a) Auto Tech 162.5cm 165cm
(b) GTI and PJI 162.5cm 167cm
(c) IAF(P) 175cm 175cm
(d) Musician 162cm 162cm

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

Indian Air Force Group X and Y Eligibility: Visual Standards

Group X
Trade Visual Acuity Maximum limits of Ref Error Colour Vision Height 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 152.5 cm Minimum leg length required for Mechanical System Fitter and Automobile Fitter is 99 cm.
Education Instructor 6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye. Not exceeding +/-3.50D including astigmatism CP-III 152.5 cm NA

Group Y
Trade Visual Acuity Maximum limits of Ref Error Colour Vision Height Leg Length
Ops Assistant 6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye Hypermetropia +2.0D Myopia1D including +/- 0.50 astigmatism CP-II 152.5 cm NA
Admin Assistant,
Accounts Assistant,
Medical Assistant,
Logistics Assistant
6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye. Not exceeding +/-3.50D including astigmatism CP-III 152.5 cm NA
Environmental Support ServicesAssistant (ESSA),
Cryptographer,Met Assistant,
Communication Technician
6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye Not exceeding +/-3.50D including astigmatism CP-II 152.5 cm NA
Auto Technician 6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye Hypermetropia +2.0D Myopia1D including +/- 0.50 astigmatism CP-II 165 cm (162.5 cm for North East & Hill states) NA
Ground Training Instructor (GTI) 6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye Hypermetropia +2.0D Myopia1D including +/- 0.50 astigmatism CP-II 167 cm (162.5 cm for North East & Hill states) NA
Indian Air Force (Police)[IAF(P)] Unaided Visual acuity of 6/6 Not Applicable CP-II 175 cm NA
Indian Air Force (Security)[IAF(S)] Unaided Visual acuity of 6/6 Not Applicablem CP-II 152.5 cm NA
Musician 6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye. Not exceeding +/-3.50D including astigmatism CP-III 162 cm NA
 

Indian Air Force Group X and Y Eligibility: Number of Attempts

There is no official restriction on the number of attempts for Air Force Group X and Y Exam. Candidates can appear for Air Force Group X and Y Exam as long as they satisfy the above mentioned eligibility criterias.
 

Indian Air Force Group X and Y Eligibility FAQs

Q. What is the upper age limit to apply for Air Force Group Y Trades?

A. The upper age limit to apply for Air Force Group Y Trades is 21 years. 

Q. Does the upper age limit for Air Force Group X and Y Recruitment differ according to the posts?

A. Yes the upper age limit to apply for Air Force Group X and Y Recruitment differs according to the posts.

Q. Can a candidates who has passed class 12 apply for Air Force Group X Exam?

A. Yes, a candidates who has passed class 12 can apply for Air Force Group X Exam.

Q. Are there medical standards that must be met by candidates to be eligible for Air Force Group X and Y Exam?

A. Yes there are various medical standards that must be satisfied by candidates to be eligible for Air Force Group X and Y Exam.

Q. What is the upper age limit to apply for Air Force Group X Trades (except Education Instructor)?

A. The upper age limit to apply for Air Force Group X Trades (except Education Instructor) is 21 years.
 

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