HOW TO JOIN AS A GROUND STAFF IN INDIAN AIR FORCE

(For Graduates/ Post Graduates)

Managing human and material resources, the Ground Duty Branch is the mechanism that steers the Indian Air Force.

 General Eligibility Criteria for Ground Duty Branches

  • Age – 20 to 26 Years for Graduates and Post Graduates (at the time of commencement of course).
  • Marital Status – Candidates below the age of 25 years must be Unmarried.
  • Nationality – Indian
  • Gender – Both men and women.

As a Graduate/ Post Graduate you can join as an officer in any of the following Ground Duty Branches

ADMINISTRATION BRANCH

  • Permanent Commission (for Men) / Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
  • Responsible for the efficient management of both human and material resources. Some of the officers of the Administration Branch are selected and trained to carry out the following duties also:
  • Air Traffic Controller  – Involves maintaining an orderly flow of traffic and airspace management.
  • Fighter Controller  – Involves close contact and supervision between the air and radar for effective airspace management.

Educational Qualifications

  • Graduation degree (minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum 60% marks  or equivalent.

 

ACCOUNTS BRANCH

  • Permanent Commission (for Men) / Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
  • Responsible for efficient financial management of funds.You will also act as internal auditor to ensure a zero-defect audit from outside agencies.

Educational Qualifications

  • Com. degree (minimum three year degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum 60% marks or equivalent.

LOGISTICS BRANCH

  • Permanent Commission (for Men) / Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
  • Responsible for materials management of all Air Force resources. You would ensure efficient supervision of inventories, and involve in procurement processes of various ranges of equipment.

Educational Qualifications

  • Graduate degree (minimum three year degree course) from a recognised university in any discipline with a minimum 60% marks or equivalent.

EDUCATION BRANCH

  • Permanent Commission (for Men) / Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)

Educational Qualifications

  • MA/M Sc degree in English / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / International Relations / International Studies / Defence Studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT / Management / MBA / MCA / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relations with minimum 50 % marks in aggregate in all papers put together in Post-Graduation (minimum two years programme) and 60% marks in Graduation  (both recognised by UGC / Competent Accreditation Authority).

METEOROLOGY BRANCH

  • Permanent Commission (for Men) / Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
  • As a Meteorology Branch Officer you would be involved handling the latest satellite imagery and state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, you would render specific advice to the operators on all aspects of weather.

Educational Qualifications

  • Post Graduation Degree in any science stream / Mathematics / Statistics / Geography / Computer Applications / Environmental Science / Applied Physics / Oceanography / Agricultural Meteorology / Ecology & Environment / Geo-physics / Environmental Biology. All candidates should have scored a minimum 50% marks in aggregate in all papers of Post Graduation put together and should have studied Maths & Physics in Graduation with minimum of 55% marks in both subjects.

 

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