Status: Unmarried or widows of service personnel killed on duty but without any child.
Age Limit: 19-23 years, relaxable up to 25 years for those holding Commercial Pilot License.
Educational Qualification: B.Sc. Physics and/or Mathematics or B.E.
Advertisement: Published in the month of January and July each year in the Employment News and leading Newspapers.
Entrance: Directly qualify for interview by Service Selection Board.
Successful candidates join the Air Force Academy directly for Pilot Training.
Candidates must be in accordance with the prescribed physical standards i.e. they should be physically fit and free from any disease or disability and excess fat. The minimum acceptable height for the Air Force is 162 cm.
(For Gurkhas and residents of north-eastern India, Garhwal and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height is 5 cm lower than the standard and for candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum height is lowered by 2 cm.)Candidates must have perfect eyesight (known as 6/6 vision).
Besides these general conditions, each training institute and examination has their own standards and requirements.