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Indian Air Force Eligibility Criteria 2019 - IAF Height Weight Age Chart

Indian Air Force Eligibility Criteria 2019:- Check Indian Air Force Height and Weight Chart For Males and get IAF Age Limit, Physical Standards, Educational Qualification, Running Time and Medical Test related all details. Indian Military exist for the sole purpose of defending the country from various threats that may harm the nation and disrupt the peace that prevails across the country.

The Indian Military is composed of three major component such as the Indian Army,Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force and are entrusted with the responsibility over their filed of expertise to maintain safety and security by defeating any sort of threats that arise.

Among these military component the Indian Air Force is a major armed force unit which is responsible for the security of the Indian airspace and are the aviation unit of the Indian Military.

Since in the modern era the threats from the aerial territory are damaging and the airspace  is one of the vulnerable portion of any nation which is to be checked and the security is to be maintained.

Indian Air Force is considered to be among the best of the air forces unit in the world and has been regarded to be the 5th largest armed force in terms of aerial strength. The service men of the armed force of the air force are highly trained who are to undergo vigorous training and are transformed into personnel who are the experts in their line of duty or their field.

The strength of the Indian Air Force has been displayed in various conflicts involving the Indian Democracy where the armed force has provided exceptional service and support to the Indian Military troops through aerial path an has made vital contribution in some of the glorious victories achieved by the Indian Military in the past.

The Indian Air Force is comprised of the three major categories divided according to the various section responsible for the complete functioning of the air force as one single unit.
The branches of the Indian Air Force are as:-

  • Flying Branch
  • Ground Branch, and
  • Technical Branch

Eligibility For Indian Air Force After 12th or After Graduation 2019 


In this article we will discuss the various eligibility that are required by the individuals if they desire to enroll themselves for the Indian Air Force, under the above mentioned branches. Since each of these unit are different depending upon their daily routine and general duty they are entrusted with,thus the eligibility that have been set will vary based on the unit of the Indian Air Force.

Further on let us focus upon the Indian Air Force eligibility that are prescribed or set for every cadets who desire to apply for  each of the branches.

Every year huge number of cadets  apply for their selection into the IAF through the various entry level but most cadets fail to qualify under the eligibility criteria that are required. Check here Eligibility For Air Force After Graduation and Eligibility For Indian Air Force after 12th class education.

So in order to provide the cadets with the information that is necessary for the individuals to acquire before they apply for the particular branch of the Indian Air Force here we have mentioned the entire details for each of the branch in terms of eligibility so that the cadets apply for the branch for which they are eligible based on the different eligibility criteria that have been set.

Indian Air Force Age Limit After 12th & Graduation 


Age Limit:- The age limit is the most initial criteria that is considered and there are no relaxation in terms of age.So the cadet must qualify under the specific age limit that is set as per the requirement. Here is the detail of Indian Air Force Age Limit For Pilot, Flying

However age limit that have been set for the individuals applying for the different branches do not vary except in some cases of entry type and educational qualification of the cadets,the overall age limit for the individuals has been mentioned below:-

Candidates applying for all branches through the NDA entry should be between the age of 16 years 6 months to 19 years.

Graduate candidates :-
  • Flying Branch:- 19 years to 23 years
  • Technical  branch:- 18 years to 28 years
  • Ground Branch:- 20 years to 23 years
Engineering Candidates:-
  • Flying Branch:- 19 years to 23 years
  • Technical Branch:- 18 years to 28 years
  • Ground Branch:- 20 years to 25 years
Post Graduate candidates:-
  • Technical Branch:- 18 years to 28 years
  • Ground Branch:- 20 years to 25 years


After the age limit the next eligibility criteria is the educational qualification that is set particular for each of the IAF branches which the cadets must possess in order to be eligible under the educational criteria as required.

Moving on we will be providing the entire and overall information regarding the educational requirement for each branch n a specific manner so that the individuals will acquire the clear idea regarding the educational eligibility.

Further on we will be listing the entire details regarding the educational qualification that is required for each of the unit of the IAF which is absolute for the candidates.

Nationality:- Indian

Martial Status:- Unmarried.(For All Branch)

Indian Air Force Educational Qualification After 12th /Graduate/Post Graduate


Since the air force is composed of various units the educational requirements are set according to the unit the individuals desire to apply for their recruitment. Below we have mentioned the overall requirements in terms of the educational eligibility for each of the unit.

1. Flying Branch:- This particular branch of the IAF is the aerial operational branch which offers the post of pilots such as for the Fighter jets pilots,Helicopter pilots,Cargo pilots,which are the essential functioning unit of the armed force that remains equally active during every operational mission and daily routines carried on by the IAF.

So for the individuals to be eligible for this branch the following Air force educational qualification are required:-

NDA Entry:- Candidates who will be applying through the NDA entry require to have passed their respective 10th standard or equivalent exam(12th passed) 60% form science  background with Maths and Physics being the compulsory subjects.

CDSE (Graduate candidates):- Graduate individuals who have passed form any recognized university with Physics,Maths & Chemistry during 10+2 with 60% are eligible to apply for this branch. Candidates with a BE/B Tech(For Year Course) degree are also eligible.

Note:- There is no percentage bar for the candidates who are gradudates.

2. Technical Branch:- The  technical branch of the IAF is the unit that is responsible for the entire technical section  that involve the mechanical,electronics equipment that are the integral parts of some of the most sophisticated machinery that have been provided to the IAF.

Therefore the individuals will require to have proper knowledge in the field of mechanics and electronics and other essential machines. The branch offers various section or department under the  ACE or Aeronautical Engineering Course for the candidates who are eligible according to the requirements for each of the department as prescribed.

The candidates will need to qualify under the qualification that has been set mentioned as follows. This is the Indian Air Force Technical Branch Qualification criteria.

NDA Entry:- Aspirants applying through the NDA entry require to have passed their respective 10th standard or with 10+2 educational qualification(12th passed) 60% form science  background with Maths and Physics being the compulsory subjects from any recognized educational board.

UES University Entry Scheme(Graduate Individuals):- The candidates must be presently studying in the final year/semester of BE/B.Tech Degree with the the minimum of 60% in overall category.

Aeronautical Engineering Course(Electronic):- Four year degree from a recognized university/Should possess the Graduate membership exam of the Institutes of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers/Passed the examination(Section A & B) of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineering/Passed the exam of Aeronautical Society of India(Section A & B).
The candidates must have studied at-least eight(8) subjects.

Aeronautical Engineering Course(Mechanical):- Four year degree from any recognized University/Passed the examination(Section A & B) of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineering/Passed the exam of Aeronautical Society of India(Section A & B).

The candidates must have studied 8 subjects which are the mandatory subjects during their educational period.


3. Ground Branch:- The ground branch of the IAF is also known as the GDBC( Ground Duty Officers Course) is the ground based unit that operates the entire administrative section of the IAF. However there are other various section of the ground branch which is offered to the candidates depending upon the eligibility of the candidates as per the requirement set for each of the unit of the ground branch:-

NDA Entry:- Aspirants applying through the NDA entry require to have passed their respective 10th standard or with 10+2 educational qualification(12th passed) 60% form science  background with Maths and Physics being the compulsory subjects from any recognized educational board.

1).Administrative Section:- The administrative section involves the Air Traffic Control,Fighter Controller.

The candidates should be a graduate in any discipline with 60% in aggregate terms.
50% marks in aggregate terms for Post Graduate candidates or with equivalent diploma in any discipline.

2).Accounts Section:- This section deals with the entire financial management of the entire air force unit.

Graduate individuals:- The educational qualification should be Graduate Degree in Commerce (B.Com) with the minimum of 60% in aggregate terms in all paper.
Post Graduate individuals:- The candidates will require to a Post Graduate in Commerce(M.Com) or CA or ICWA with the minimum requirement of 50% in aggregate terms in overall paper.

3).Logistic Branch:-This section is responsible for the management of the various materials and the resources that are required by the IAF,such as the supervision over inventories,different range of equipment.
Graduate Candidates:- Should have attained graduation from any discipline with the 60% as the minimum marks required in overall papers and in aggregate.

Post Graduate Candidates:- Should possess the post graduation degree in any discipline or equivalent degree with minimum of 50% in aggregate and in all the papers.

4).Educational Section:- This section of the ground branch is only offered to the candidates who are post graduates with the following requirements.
Post Graduation Degree in any discipline with the minimum requirement of 50% in all the paper and in aggregate.

5).Meteorology section:- This section of the ground branch is entrusted with duties to operate the various equipment regarding the satellite imaginary and monitoring equipment an such.

The candidates must be a post graduate individual with the degree in any Science Stream/Maths/Statistics/Geography/Computer Application/Environmental Science/Applied Physics/Oceanography/Agriculture Meteorology/Ecology & Environment/Geo-Physics/Environmental Biology with the minimum of 50% in aggregate an in all the papers and should have studied Maths and Physics during graduation and should have scored minimum of 55% in each of the subjects.

The educational qualification that are required for each of the unit have been mentioned above according to the unit or the branch and the different and divers section under each of the branch of the IAF.

Indian Air Force Physical Requirement & Medical Criteria 2019


Physical Criteria:- The physical standards of the candidates are must which are examined depending upon the physical requirements that have been set for the requirements as per the eligibility.
The candidates must have the required physical criteria in terms of height ,weight and chest,however these criteria are set according to the age of the individuals. Check Indian Air Force Physical Test Requirements and get details of minimum height For air force male candidates.

Therefore we have provided with the overall chart of the physical requirement and since there are some relaxation that have been offered to the candidates based on the region. Check the air force height and weight chart for males and know about the eligibility.



Medical Requirements:- The candidates must have a proper medical standards which si necessary for them to fulfill their routine and daily duty to maintain the smooth functioning of the armed force.

The medical standards of the individuals are examined by the specialists of the Military Medical Corps under the various medical requirements such as medical health,Mental status,Eye sight,Hearing ability,Dental or Oral health,ENT.

Any sort of medical setback such as bone deformity,long-term illness,presence of wax in ear will be responsible for the rejection of the individuals. So the age limit and the educational qualification varies among the branches that offers the individuals with the opportunity to be a part of the IAF but only if the cadets are not able to qualify under the various required eligibility that following after the age limit criteria such as the education ,physical ,medical criteria as mentioned above.

And only those candidates who are declared as eligible under the entire required eligibility criteria  will be allowed to undergo the selection process held for the recruitment of new batch of cadets.
Aspirants with any sort of information requirement can comment below in order to acquire those requirement that will be provided. Best of luck, Jai Hind. 
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