How to become Aeronautical Engineer in Indian Air Force
Indian Armed Forces provides various career opportunities to the seekers, be it Soldier, Officer, Commando, Doctors etc. Any career in defense field brings you honor of serving the nation and self satisfaction of being at a part of the most Elite Army in the world, In this article we will be discussing How to become Aeronautical engineer in Air force.
In Indian Air Force Aeronautical Engineering is divided into two branches – Mechanical and Electrical. Mechanical Branch –
- Responsible for aircraft and its weapon system.
- They are responsible for operational readiness of aircraft.
- Maintain most sophisticated electronic networks of communications from ground to air and vice versa
- Install, maintain, operate defense radar systems and other electronic gadgets, sophisticated computers.
- maintain and operate other ground defense electronics equipment.
How to Become an Aeronautical Engineer In Air Force
The Selection Process for The exam conducted by IAF for Admission into Aeronautical engineering courses.
- Written Examination
- Physical Fitness Test
- Medical Examination
- All India Selection List
- Enrollment of the candidate
A candidate appearing for written exam is tested for English, Maths and Physics.
Physical Fitness Test:
After qualifying Written exam candidate has to appear for Physical Test ,They will have to cover 1.6 Km in 8 minutes. Those candidates who complete this test in less time will be given additional points.
Candidates who qualify the PFT will have to appear for personal interview. after qualifying personal interview candidate is sent for the medical examination.
Here A candidate is tested thoroughly for his physical fitness. He is declared either ‘Fit’, ‘Unfit’ or ‘Temporarily Unfit’.
All India Selection List:
An All India Selection List is published on the official website of the IAF or the Airmen Call Centre. The Airmen selection authority calls those who qualify at this stage. Candidates have to report to the authority. They are issued enrollment by the Airmen authority.
Enrollment of Candidate:
After enrollment candidates undertake 26 weeks of training at the Belgaum at the Airmen Training School. Here, they undergo the JBPT or Joint Basic Phase Training. once the training is over they are again tested for TAT (Trade Aptitude Test). On the basis of candidate’s performance in the TAT, he is assigned a Trade. In order, to get a specialization in the TAT, which is assigned to candidates he is referred to the training institutions.
OLQ includes the following tests
• Psychological Tests
• Group Tests
• Group Tests
All these above mentioned tests collectively are referred to as OLQ or Officer-like qualities.
- The Psychological test is a written test by the Psychologist.
- The group test include group activities where they are given various tasks to teat their activeness, teamwork and Leadership skills.
- a personal interview is conducted by the Air force officers.
candidates qualifying OLQ tests are further directed for the Medical Tests and if they clear they are finally selected. Hope this article helps you in understanding the exam process better.
How to become Aeronautical Engineer in Indian Air Force: FAQs
Q1. Can aeronautical engineer apply for AFCAT?
Q2. How to get admission in the IAF Aeronautical Engineering?
Ans. Candidates can get admission in the IAF Aeronautical Engineering exam by qualifying its exam.
Q3. How many branches of Aeronautical Engineering are there in the IAF?
Ans. There are two branches, namely Mechanical and Electrical.