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IAF Group X & Y


The 10+2 level exam is held every year for the selection as Airmen in Group X & Y, which is conducted by Indian Air Force.

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Indian Air Force X, Y Group Notification 2021: INDIAN AIR FORCE (IAF) released the revised exam dates for Group X & Y Exam 2021. The exam for the selection has been scheduled from 12th to 18th July 2021. The notification was released for Airmen in Group “X” Trades (Except Education Instructor Trade) and Group “Y” Trades (Except Indian Air Force Security and Musician Trades). The online registration process for Batch 01/2022 was active from 22nd January 2021 (1000 h) to 07th Feb 2021 (1700 h).

Indian Air Force Group X, Y Recruitment 2021
Name Of The Organization Indian Air Force (IAF)
Name Of The Posts Airmen in Group X & Y Trades
Batch 01/2022
Mode of Application Online
Registration Starts 22nd January 2021 (10 AM)
Last Date to Apply 07th February 2021 (5 PM)
Applicants Unmarried Male Indian Citizens
Selection Process Online Exam- Document Verification-Medical Examination
Category Defence Jobs
Official Website OR

Indian Air Force X, Y Group Online Form 2021: Important Dates

Online Registration Begins 22nd January 2021
Last Date to Apply Online 07th February 2021
Airmen Group X, Y Admit Card 24 to 48 hours prior to exam date
Exam Date 18th April to 22nd April 2021 12th to 18th July 2021 

Indian Air Force X, Y Group Online Form 2021 Eligibility

Educational Criteria

The educational criteria for Group X and Group Y are as mentioned below.

Post Name Educational Qualification
Group X (Except Education Instructor Trades 
  • Passed Intermediate/10+2/Equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.
  • Passed Three years Diploma Course in Engineering in any stream from a Government recognized Polytechnic Institute with 50% marks
    in aggregate as per diploma final year mark sheet and 50% marks in English in diploma.
Group Y ’ (Except IAF(S) and Musician Trades)
  • Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / Equivalent Examination in any  stream/subjects approved by Central / State Education Boards with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.
  • Passed two years vocational course with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English in the vocational course.
Group Y Medical Assistant 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.

Age Limit (as on 22/01/2021)

Candidates sharing their Date of Birth from 16th January 2001 to 29th December 2004 will be considered for this Recruitment.

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.

Physical Fitness Test

There will be 1.6 Km run to be completed within 06 minutes 30 seconds. 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.

Adaptability Test- 1 (For both Group ‘ X’ & Group ‘Y’ Trades) – All candidates who pass the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) shall have to undertake Adaptability Test-I (objective type written test) which is to assess the suitability of a candidate for employment in the IAF which involves deployment in varied geographic terrain, weather and operational conditions.

Adaptability Test- 2 (For both Group ‘ X’ & Group ‘Y’ Trades)  – All candidates who pass Adaptability Test – I shall have to undertake Adaptability Test- II as per policy in vogue. Adaptability Test- II 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.

Medical Fitness Test

(i) Height

  • Minimum acceptable height is 152.5 cms
  • Minimum acceptable height for IAF(P) trade – 165 Cms (For NE and Hill States) 175 Cms (For other States)
  • Minimum acceptable height for Auto Tech trade -162.5 Cms (For NE and Hill States) 165 Cms (For other States)

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

(ii) Chest

The minimum range of expansion: 5 cm

iii) Weight

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

(iv) Corneal Surgery

(PRK/LASIK) is not 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 minimum 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. The candidate shall be physically and mentally FIT to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.

Application Fees For IAF Group X, Y Exam 2021

Examination fee of Rs.250/- is to be paid by the candidate while registering for the online examination. The payment can be made by using Debit Cards/ Credit Cards/Internet Banking through the payment gateway. The examination fee can also be paid by Challan payment at any Axis Bank Branch.

How To Apply For IAF X, Y Group Recruitment 2021?

  1. Click on the link provided below or visit official website or
  2. A new page will appear. New Users will have to register first.
  3. Click on New User Register
  4. A new page will appear to enter your mobile no. and email to register yourself.
  5. An OTP will be sent on your mobile no. and email.
  6. Click on “Submit”.
  7. A Login Id and Password will be sent to your registered mobile no. and email id.
  8. Login using the Registration Number and Password. Select the post.
  9. Fill up other details such as educational qualifications etc. depending upon the educational qualification of the candidate.
  10. Pay examination fee as applicable, online using Credit/Debit Card or Internet Banking
  11. Candidates are required to upload their scanned colour photograph and Signature (in English or in Hindi) in JPEG format.
  12. Login with Registration Number and Password in the link for “UPLOAD” and thereafter, upload the file/scanned filled
  13. Upload all the required certificates
  14. Submit the application. Print out the acknowledgement for records.

    Documents To Upload For IAF X, Y  Group Recruitment 2021

    Candidate must keep the scanned copy/image of the following (as applicable) beforehand in the ready-to-upload state before starting the filling of online application:-

    1. 10th Passing Certificate
    2. Passport Size Colour Photo
    3. Left-hand thumb impression
    4. Candidate Signature
    5. Candidates Parent Signature (If below 16 years)
    6. 12th Class Marks Sheet
    7. Engineering Diploma Marks Sheet
    8. Service Certificate

    IAF Group X, Y Group Recruitment 2021: Selection Process

    The following are the three phases that a candidate will have to undergo for final selection in IAF.
    (a) Phase-I: Online Written Test, At an allotted Centre
    (b) Phase-II: Physical Fitness Test, AT-I and AT-II Test At Airmen Selection Centre of IAF
    (c) Phase-III: Medical Fitness Test, At a Medical Centre of IAF

    Indian Air Force X, Y Group Exam Pattern

    Phase I or Online Written Test will have the following sections as mentioned below. The syllabus will be based on 10+2.

    Group Duration Subjects
    Group ‘X’ Trades 60 Minutes English, Physics, and Mathematics
    Group ‘Y’ Trades 45 Minutes English, Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA)
    Both Group ‘X&Y’ Trades 85 Minutes English, Physics and Mathematics and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA)

    Marking pattern for online test:-

    (i) One mark for every correct answer.
    (ii) Nil (0) marks for unattempted question.
    (iii) 0.25 marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

    Phase II: The candidates have to qualify in each exam to get selected candidates Phase 2 (Document Verification) and a separate admit card will be sent via registered email id. The candidates have to appear with the documents as listed in the notification pdf.

    Phase III: Medical Examination

    Salary of the IAF Group X and Y 2021

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

    (a) Group ‘X’ Trades (Except Education Instructor Trade). Rs.33,100/- per month plus Dearness allowance (as applicable) which, in subsequent years, may rise as per the career progression of the individual.

    (b) Group ‘Y’ [Except IAF(S) and Musician Trades]. Rs. 26,900/- per month plus Dearness allowance (as applicable) which, in subsequent years, may rise as per the career progression of the individual.

    Indian Air Force Group X & Y Online Form 2021: FAQs

    Q. What is the exam date for Group X & Y Batch 01/2022?

    Ans. The exam has been scheduled for 12th to 18th July 2021.

    Q. When did registration process starts for IAF Group X & Y 2021?

    Ans. The online registration process starts on 22nd January 2021.

    Q. What is the selection process for IAF Group X & Y 2021?

    Ans. The selection will be conducted in three stages: Online Exam, Document Verification, and Medical Examination

    Q. Who are eligible to apply for IAF Group X & Y Notification 2021?

    Ans. Only unmarried male (Indian/Nepalese) candidates are eligible to apply for Group X & Y 2021.


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