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Selection Process of Airman in Indian Air Force


Dear aspirants in this post we are sharing the selection process including WRITTEN Exam Process, Physical Exam Process & Medical Exam Process of Airmen in Indian Air Force (IAF) in both Group X & Group Y Trades. Phase wise selection process is given below: 

Phase – I of Airman Selection in Indian Air Force:

Online Test {For both Group ‘ X’ Trades (except Education Instructor Trade)} & Group Y’ {except Automobile Technician, GTI, IAF(P), IAF(S) and Musician Trades}.

Eligible candidates will be sent Provisional Admit Cards for phase – I of testing on their respective e-mail IDs during the month of August 2018 (which they will download & take colour printout & will carry the same to the examination centre on the day of online test as indicated on their respective Admit Cards) to appear in the Selection Test at the examination centres allotted to them. This provisional admit card can also be downloaded by the candidate under candidates login on CASB web portal All candidates in possession of provisional admit card will undertake Online Test as per their respective Group applied for, at Centres designated/allotted as per their admit card. Online test will be objective type and questions will be bilingual (English & Hindi) except for English paper. Online test for candidates opting for both Group X&Y shall be conducted in one sitting, on the same system. Candidates are to bring one blue/black pen and original valid ID proof along with them for Phase – I testing. A demonstration video on the conduct of online test is uploaded on the CASB web portal


Details of the Test are as follows: –

Group ‘X’ Trades: Duration of the Online test will be 60 minutes and will comprise of English, Physics and Mathematics as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus.

Group ‘Y’ {Except Automobile Technician, GTI, IAF (P), IAF(S) and Musician} Trades: Duration of the Online test will be 45 minutes and will comprise of English as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA).

Both Group ‘X&Y’ Trades: Duration of the Online test will be 85 minutes and will comprise of English, Physics, and Mathematics as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA).

CANDIDATES ARE TO QUALIFY IN EACH PAPER SEPARATELY IN THEIR RESPECTIVE GROUPS. The result of Phase – I will be uploaded on within 15 days from the date of online exams.


Phase – II of Airman Selection in Indian Air Force:

Soon after the declaration of the result of phase – I test, all candidates selected for Phase II will be sent a new admit card on their registered e-mail ID for phase – II test at an Airmen Selection Centre. This admit card for phase – II exam can also be downloaded online under candidate’s login on CASB web portal . Candidates have to report at the stipulated date and time for phase – II at the designated Airmen Selection Centre along with following documents:-

(a) Colour print out of Admit Card for phase – II.
(b) Colour Print out of duly filled application form downloaded on completion of online registration.
(c) HB Pencil, Eraser, Sharpener, Glue stick, Stapler and Black/Blue Ball Point Pen for writing.
(d) Ten copies of un-attested recent (which was used for the online application registration) passport size colour photograph.
(e) Original and four self-attested photocopies of Matriculation Passing Certificate (required for verification of Candidate’s Name, Father’s Name and his Date of Birth).
(f) Original and four self-attested photocopies of Matriculation Marks Sheet (only applicable for three years Diploma Course holders when English is not a subject in Diploma Course).
(g) Original and four self-attested photocopies of Intermediate/10+2/ Equivalent Examination Passing Certificate and Marks Sheet.


Original and four self-attested photocopies of Three years Diploma Course Passing Certificate and Marks Sheets of all semesters.
(h) Certificate for SOAFP (Son of Air Force Personnel), certificate for sons of serving/ retired/ deceased Air Force civilian employees paid out of defence estimates are to be downloaded as the case may be, from the download section of CASB web portal and brought along while reporting for phase –II of the examination.
(j) For Candidates discharged from Indian Army/Indian Navy/Any other Government Organisation. Original and four Self-attested photocopies of Discharge Certificate (as issued from Indian Army/Indian Navy/Government Organisation).
(k) NOC in original and 4 self-attested photocopies from the employer for candidates presently serving in any government organization (if applicable).
(l) Original and four self-attested photocopies of NCC ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’ certificate (if applicable).
Note: Candidates discharged from Indian Air Force for any reason are not eligible to appear in the Selection Test.

Verification of Eligibility:

Candidates should be in possession of the documents mentioned at para 16 above, when appearing for the Selection Test which would be scrutinised / verified prior to commencement of Phase – II to ascertain the eligibility prima-facie. Detailed verification of all the documents listed at para 16 above will be carried out in respect of candidates who pass Adaptability Test – 1. Candidature of those who do not meet the laid down educational criteria will be rejected during Initial verification of original certificates & mark sheets and also during detailed verification at Airmen Selection Centre (ASC).
Note-1: For SOAFP, the Name of the ward and his Date of Birth mentioned in the Discharge Book/ Service Certificate must match with the details mentioned in his matriculation passing certificate.
Note-2: Under no circumstances the candidates will be permitted to appear in Phase – II of the Selection Test without Original Educational Marks Sheets/Passing Certificates & Documents mentioned above in paragraph 16 (e) to (k). However, candidates with photocopies of Educational Marks Sheets/ Passing Certificates can be permitted to appear in the Selection Test only on production of a certificate from College/School Principal certifying that Educational Certificates/Marks sheets are deposited with College/School.
Note-3: The original Passing Certificates/Marks Sheets will not be retained by the Selection Centre. The same will be returned to the candidates on completion of detailed verification.
Note-4: Internet copy of marksheet not acceptable.


Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

Candidates who pass Online Test and are shortlisted as per merit which will be displayed on the CASB Web Portal on a stipulated date will be called at designated Airmen Selection Centre for Physical Fitness Test (PFT) which would consist of 1.6 Km run to be completed within 06 minutes and 30 seconds. Candidates will also have to complete 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups and 20 squats within the stipulated time to qualify in the Physical Fitness Test.

Note: Candidates are advised to bring their sports shoes and shorts/Track pants.

Adaptability Test-1 (For both Group ‘ X’ & Group ‘Y’ Trades):

All candidates who pass the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) will have to undertake Adaptability Test-1 (objective type written test) which is to assess 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 -1 will have to undertake Adaptability Test-2 as per policy in vogue. Adaptability Test-2 is to select candidates who can adapt to the environment of Indian Air Force and are able to adjust to the military way of life.

Note: Candidates qualifying for both Group X and Group Y will be allotted the group according to their merit as well as preference given by the candidate at the time of filling up of online application. However, President, CASB reserves the right to allocate Group to a candidate as per vacancies available.


Phase – III of Airman Selection in Indian Air Force:

Medical Examination: Candidates who qualify Adaptability Test-2 will be issued with medical appointment letter at respective ASCs. It can also be downloaded under candidates login on CASB web portal for their medical examination at designated Medical Board Centre (MBC) on specified date. Medical Examination will be conducted by Air Force Medical Team as per IAF medical standards and policy in vogue on subject issue. Medical examination would also include Baseline Investigation of:-

(a) Blood Haemogram – Hb, TLC, DLC (b) Urine RE/ME
(c) Biochemistry
(i) Blood Sugar Fasting & PP (ii) Serum Cholesterol
(iii) Urea, Uric acid, Creatinine (iv) LFT—Serum Bilurubin, SGOT, SGPT
(d) X- Ray chest (PA view) (e) ECG (R)

Note: Candidates are advised to get tartar and stains removed from their teeth before appearing for the Medical Examination. Ears should be free of wax. Candidates should be prepared to stay for the medical test for four to five days under their own arrangement. No TA/DA will be admissible. Candidates using corrective glasses must be in possession of prescription from ophthalmologist bearing stamp and registration number and should not be more than one month old. Passing in the medicals is not a guarantee for the employment in Indian Air Force.


  1. Sir myself from A.P , I applied for both the group x and y is there any rule to clear both groups ?

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