Indian Air Force Airmen Recruitment 2021 – Apply online for Airmen

Candidates wishing to make a career in the Indian Air Force can fill the application for the post of Airmen. Indian Air Force (IAF) has released an official notification for the online application date of 2021 to recruit Airmen in which unmarried male candidates can apply for Group ‘X‘ and Group ‘Y’ trades.

Indian Air Force Airmen recruitment, the online application process will start from January 22, 2021, and the last date is on February 7, 2021. Interested candidates can apply online for the Airmen post on the official site of the Indian Airforce.

Important dates to apply for the recruitment of Airmen

  1. The application process will start from January 22, 2021
  2. The application process will end on February 7, 2021

Candidates can apply in the Group ‘X’ and ‘Y’ trades for selection test as Airmen in 01/2022. Here ‘Education Instructor trade’ in ‘X’ group and ‘Medical Assistant and Musician’ is not included in the ‘Y’ group.

Educational Qualification for Airmen in Group X:

Air Force Airmen Recruitment 2021
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Candidate should have passed 10 + 2 or equivalent examination with minimum 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and English and 50% marks in English.

Alternatively, have passed a three-year diploma course in engineering in any stream from a polytechnic institute recognized by the government, with 50% marks in aggregate and a diploma in English with 50% marks or intermediate / matriculation if English is not a subject in a diploma course.

Mechanical Engineering Stream: Mechanical Engineering diploma in any branch, such as Mechanical Engineering in Design & Drafting, Tool & Die, Fabrication Tech, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Foundry Technology, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, CAD/CAM Design & Robotics, Refrigeration & Air-conditioning and more.

Electrical Engineering Stream: Electrical Engineering diploma in any branch, such as Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Industrial Electronics, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, etc.

Physical and Medical Standard for IAF Airmen:

A candidate must be physically and mentally fit to perform duties according to that region’s climatic and difficult geographical location.

Physical Standard for Airmen

Weight: Weight should be proportional according to their height and age.

Height: Height minimum acceptable 162.5cm in NE and Hill states, such as Gorkhas, Kumaonis, Garhwalis, Assamese, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Sikkim, and other states it should be 175 cm. However, a musician trade candidate requires a minimum height of 162 cm.

Chest:  Minimum chest expansion is 5 cm. Apart from this, for recruitment in the Air Force, candidates will have to pass many more physical and medical tests.

How to apply online for Airmen IAF recruitment 2021?

The Air Force Airman Selection Test’s online registration will start on the Indian Air Force’s official site ( from January 22, 2021, and the last date is February 7, 2021.

Detailed instructions for filling the application form are available on the Indian air force official site’s web portal candidate login. Candidates have to strictly follow the instructions, like application fees, education certificates, the percentage of marks, and more.

Application Fees:

While registering for the online examination, the candidate must pay an examination fee of Rs 250. Candidates can pay in many ways, such as using their debit card/credit card/internet banking. 

Airmen Salary: During the training, the candidate gets a stipend of rupees 14,600. After completing the training, the Group ‘X’ Trade candidate gets Rs 33,100, and the Group ‘Y’ Trade candidate gets around Rs 26,900 per month.

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Besides, the dearness allowance is also available every month.

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