If you have proceeded to in Indian Air Force but don’t know how to prepare for exams, don’t know the eligibility or want to know full details for preparation here is some information for you.

The “Indian Air Force” is an emotion of hearts of many people. It is a big dream which is not that easy to achieve.

But if you have prepared your mind you need have patience as well.Since the Indian Air Force is a national-level exam and a much-reputed government job, thus it becomes important to have a smart strategy. 

Here are some information regarding the Indian Air Force along with eligibility criteria and exam pattern.

The information contained in this article is also based for the year 2022 recircuitment.


Group X:-

Maths: 25 Q

Physics: 25 Q

English: 20 Q

Total marks: 70, Duration: 60 minutes

Group Y:

Reasoning & General Awareness: 30 Q

English: 20 Q

Total Marks: 50, Duration: 45 minutes

Both Groups X and Y:

Maths: 25 Q

Physics: 25 Q

English: 20 Q

Reasoning & General Awareness: 30 Q

Total Marks: 100, Duration: 85 minutes

There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks per questions.

Physical Requirements:

  • 1.6 Km run to be completed in 6.5 minutes.
  • 10 Push-ups
  • 10 Sit-ups
  • 20 Squats

Weight should be proportionate to height and age.

The minimum range of chest expansion is 5 cm.

Hearing should be normal hearing i.e. able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters by each ear separately.

Dental health should be good having healthy gums, a good set of teeth and minimum of 14 dental points.

He should be free from all communicable diseases & skin ailments. Candidate must be physically and mentally FIT to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.

The X group should be of age upto 25 years and height 152.55 cm. The Y group should be of age upto 21 and height to 152 cm.(it can vary)


  • Group A
  • Group B
  • Group C
  • Group D

Educational qualification:

Under NDA:

  • Age: Candidates should be 16 and 19 at the time of joining of the course.
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Gender: Only men
  • Qualification: 10 + 2 with Physics and Mathematics. Final-year students are also eligible to apply.

Under AFCAT:

  • Age: 20 to 24 years.
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Marital status: Single.
  • Qualification: graduate from a recognised institution with at least 60% marks or a similar degree with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. Final year students are also eligible to apply for the exams.

Under NCC:

Age: 20 to 24.

Nationality: Indian

Marital status: Single

Qualification: 50% in 10+2 with maths and physics. Candidates also must be a graduate in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks/Four-year course in BE or BTech with minimum 60% marks/cleared A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers or Aeronautical Society of India. Final year candidates are also eligible to apply.


  • Age: 19 and 24 years.
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Marital status: Single
  • Qualification: The candidate must be a graduate with mathematics and physics.The final year and selected students are also eligible to apply.

Tips for preparing physics:

  • Work on strengthening the numerical questions.
  • Learn to use diagrams wherever necessary
  • Solve previous years mock test papers
  • Learn each and every concepts.

Tips for preparing Mathematics:

  • Practice applying concepts, rules, or theorems.
  • Spend time practicing all kinds of questions from easy to difficult ones.
  • Revise and solve previous year papers.
  • Learn the formulas and revise them regularly

Tips for preparing English:

  • Having a basic knowledge of Computer is very important.
  • Develope reading comprehension and practice solving question of it.
  • Re-visit your grammar lessons.
  • Learn grammar topics like Articles, Tenses, Prepositions, Degrees of Comparison, Subject-verb agreement, etc.

Tips for reasoning:

Distance and Direction, Coding-Decoding, blood relation, Analogy which needs analytical and reasoning skills are going to be asked.

Tips for preparing general knowledge:

  • Read NCERT’s books of History, Geography, Civics, and General Science.
  • Read newspapers to keep yourself updated about the latest happenings.

Just do not panic while preparation,hope it may have helped you.

Thanks for reading till here!!