Requirements to join the Flying Branch of the Air Force Academy

Before being inducted as a trainee pilot at the Air Force Academy you have to finish a three-year course from National Defence Academy.

Age Limit is 16 ½-19 years

Educational Qualifications is Minimum 10 + 2 with Physics and Mathematics. You have to clear a written examination conducted by UPSC followed by a Services Selection Board interview for those who pass the written examination.

Notification of these advertisements can be found  in newspapers in the month of April/ November by UPSC. The format of application will be available in the Employment News.

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.