Indian Air Force to hold Recruitment Rally for Group X (Technical) in West Bengal

Indian Air Force (IAF) invited applications from unmarried male citizens from the designated districts of State of West Bengal and Sikkim for recruitment as Airmen in Group ‘X’ (Technical) trades. For more information, read ahead

Created On: Mar 6, 2013 11:36 IST

Indian Air Force (IAF) invited applications from unmarried male citizens from the designated districts of State of West Bengal and Sikkim for recruitment as Airmen in Group ‘X’ (Technical) trades. Interested male candidates should attend the Recruitment test to be held in West Bengal from 10 March 2013 to 12 March 2013.

Important dates:

Dates for Recruitment Rally: from 10 March 2013 to 12 March 2013

Date for Result: 30 April 2013

Vacancy Details:

Post Name: Airman in Group ‘X’ (Technical)

Age Limit: Candidates should be born between 1 January 1992 and 31 March 1996 (both days inclusive).

Pay: During training, a stipend of Rs.8550 per month will be paid.

On completion of training, starting gross emoluments at the minimum scale of pay will be Rs.21414 per month (approx) which, in subsequent years, may rise up to Rs.37788 per month (approx).

Educational Qualification: Intermediate or 10+2 or equivalent with Maths, Physics and English OR 3 years Diploma course in Engineering in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile / Computer Science / Instrumentation Technology / Information Technology discipline from a Government recognized Polytechnic Institute.

Physical Standards:

Height: 152.5 cms.

Chest: Minimum range of expansion is 5 cm.

Weight: Proportionate to height and age.

Corneal Surgery: (PRK/LASIK) is not acceptable.

Visual Standards and Leg Length:

Sl. No


Visual Acuity

Maximum limits of Ref Error

Colour Vision

Leg Length


Structure Fitter, Propulsion Fitter, Workshop Fitter (Mechanical) & Workshop Fitter (Smith)

6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye. Full field of vision.

Hypermetropia + 3.50D Myopia - 3.5D including Astigmatism




Weapon Fitter, Electrical Fitter, Electronic Fitter, *Mechanical System Fitter & *Automobile Fitter

6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye. Full fieldof vision.

Hypermetropia + 2.0D Myopia - 1D including + 0.5D Astigmatism



99 cms

TENURE: Initial period of 20 years extendable upto the age of 57 years.

Training: Initially candidates will be sent for a Joint Basic Phase Training (JBPT) for 12 weeks at Basic Training Institute, Belgaum (Karnataka). On successful completion of JBPT, candidates will be allocated trades and sent for Trade Training of specified duration. After successful completion of training, the airmen will be deployed on ground based jobs as per their trades.

Selection Procedure: Candidates selection will be based on verification of eligibility, and their qualifying Written Test, Physical Fitness Test (PFT), Interview, Trade Allocation Test (TAT) and Medical Examination. The Recruitment tests will be conducted between 10 March 2013 and 12 March 2013 from 7am onwards at the Rally Venue.

Certificates / and other required documents will be scrutinized and verified prior to commencement of Written Test to ascertain prima-facie eligibility. Detailed verification will be carried out for the candidates qualifying Written Test.

The 60 minute Written test will be of have objective type questions on English, Physics and Mathematics. Question paper will be bilingual (English & Hindi) except for English Paper. Candidates are to qualify in each paper separately. Results of the written test will be declared on the same day.

All candidates who pass the written test will undergo Physical Fitness Test (PFT) on the same or the next day. PFT consists of a 1.6 Km run to be completed within 8 minutes.

Candidates who have passed the written test and PFT will be interviewed. Interview is normally conducted in English.

Candidates who qualify in Interview will undergo Trade Allocation Test (TAT) for bifurcation into Mechanical and Electronic stream. Specific trade allotment within these streams will be carried out at Basic Training Institute (BTI), Air Force Station Belgaum (Karnataka).

Candidates who qualify In the interview will be medically examined. Medical Examination will be conducted by Air Force Medical Team.

The All India Select List (AISL), will be displayed at 4 Airmen Selection Centre, Air Force Station Barrackpore, Near Palta Gate (West Bengal) on 30 April 2013. A copy of the Display List will be sent to District Magistrate 24 Parganas (North), West Bengal through Airmen Selection Centre and also will be available at Indian Air Force website

Recruitment Rally Schedule:


Stream / Activities

Districts Eligible

10 March 2013

Written Test and Physical Fitness Test (PFT) for Group ‘X’ (Technical) trades

24 Parganas (south), Birbum, Bankura,

Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur, Howrah, Kolkata, Jalpaiguri, East Midnapore, West Midnapore, Malda and Purulia Districts of West Bengal

and State of Sikkim.

11 March 2013

Interview of candidates qualifying Written Test and PFT on 10 March 2013. Trade Allocation Test (TAT) and Medical Examination for candidates qualified in Interview.

12 March 2013

Reserve Day

No TA/DA will be admissible for appearing in recruitment rally.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should walk in for Recruitment Rally at Air Force Station, Barrackpore, Near Palta Gate (West Bengal) on 10 March 2013 and submit the application form.

Note: The Recruitment is not for selection as Officers / Pilots / Navigators

All queries will be entertained by Commanding Officer, 4 Airmen Selection Centre, Air Force Station Barrackpore, near Palta Gate (West Bengal) - 743 122, Phone - 033-25450895 (Direct), 033-25921251 (extension - 6391) and e-mail

For Complete Notification, Candidates Can CLICK HERE

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