HOW TO BECOME AN AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER IN INDIAN AIR FORCE

Join in Aeronautical Engineering Branch

As an officer in the Technical Branch, you propel and manage your team to ensure that the Indian Air Force remains airworthy. You would be in-charge of some of the most sophisticated equipment in the world by joining one of the sub branches based on your qualification.

General Eligibility for Aeronautical Engineering Branch are (applicable for men and women):

Age – 20 to 26 years (at the time of commencement of course)

Nationality – Indian

Marital Status – Candidates below the age of 25 years should be unmarried

 

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING COURSE

After completion of Engineering degree or while in your final year/semester of Engineering

For both Men and Women. Permanent Commission (for men) / Short Service Commission (For men and women)

Marks – Must have scored a minimum of 60% marks in any one of the qualifications listed.

Final year students are eligible to apply provided they do not have any present backlog at the time of SSB testing and they produce provisional/ original degree issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.

Advertisement Schedule – Advertisements for AFCAT are released by the IAF in the months of June and December.

Educational Qualification for Aeronautical Engineering Branch – Depending upon your stream of Engineering and subjects studied, you could join one of the sub branches of the Technical branch. Check the educational qualification required for the sub branches.

 

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS 

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING MECHANICAL 

 

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS

  1. Eligible only when a candidate should have minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and have undergone any one of the following educational qualifications:-
  • A minimum of four year graduation / integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering / Technology from recognised university
    OR
  • Cleared Section A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)
    OR
  • Cleared Section A and B examination of Aeronautical Society of India
    OR
  • Graduate membership examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies
  1. With a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines.

(i)     Communication Engineering

(ii)    Computer Engineering / Technology

(iii)   Computer Engineering & Application

(iv)   Computer Science and Engineering / Technology

(v)    Electrical and Computer Engineering

(vi)   Electrical and Electronics Engineering

(vii)  Electrical Engineering

(viii)  Electronics Engineering / Technology

(ix)   Electronics Science and Engineering

(x)    Electronics

(xi)   Electronics and Communication Engineering

(xii)  Electronics and Computer Science

(xiii)  Electronics and/ or Telecommunication Engineering

(xiv)  Electronics and / or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave)

(xv)   Electronics and computer Engineering

(xvi)  Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering

(xvii) Electronics Instrument & Control

(xviii) Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering

(xix)  Instrumentation & Control Engineering

(xx)   Instrument & Control Engineering

(xxi)  Information Technology

 

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING MECHANICAL

Eligible only when a candidate should have minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and have undergone any one of the following educational qualifications:-

  • A minimum of four year degree graduation / integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering / Technology from recognised universityOR
  • Cleared Section A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)OR
  • Cleared section A and B examination of Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies

With a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:- 

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aircraft Mainternance Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering and Automation
  • Mechanical Engineering (Production)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance)
  • Mechatronics
  • Industrial Engineering

 

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