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One can join the Indian Air Force as an officer in the flying, technical or the ground duty branches depending on his/her educational qualification. These three branches of the IAF have further sub-streams:
(a) Flying Branch: Fighter pilots, Transport pilots, Helicopter pilots – You would be working as any of these pilots both during peace and war. You can get into the flying branch as a graduate [through CDS exam (men), through AFCATexam (men & women), through NCC special entry (men)]. You can also get in after 10+2 by qualifying the NDA/ NA exam.
(b) Technical Branch: Mechanical, Electronics – You would be taking care of some of the most sophisticated equipments in the world – You can get into this branch through the exam, AFCAT or through University Entry Scheme (UES.)
(c) Ground Duty Branch: Administration, Accounts, Logistics, Education, Meteorology – As part of these mentioned departments, you would be looking after and maintaining human & material resource/ managing funds, work as internal auditors/ work as air traffic controller or fighter controller. You can get into this branch by qualifying AFCAT.
Both men and women, who are graduates, can enter the Air Force as officers through this route. Candidates short-listed after the initial selection procedure (such as the AFCAT exam,) go through a rigorous training regimen at one of the Air Force training establishments. Thereafter, they are commissioned as officers and posted at any of the Air Force Stations.
The Indian Air Force calls for enthusiastic and committed engineers to become a part of the Indian Air Force team. Candidates short-listed after the initial selection procedure ((such as the AFCAT exam and CDS exam), go through a rigorous training regimen at one of the Air Force training establishments. Thereafter, they are commissioned as officers and embark on a glorious and fulfilling career.
As an Engineer, you can soar into a rewarding and challenging career in the Indian Air Force. You can even join the Technical Branch in your final or pre-final year of engineering through the University Entry Scheme. See the advertisement usually published in employment news from time to time.