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Indian Air Force conducts examination to Recruit Candidates for their different trades divided as technical - needed to maintain various technical items or machines of Indian Air Force and Non- technical for providing support services to keep these machines well and active twice a year. The technical trade is also termed as ‘X’ group and Non-technical as ‘Y’ group. This X & Y group candidates are called as Airmen or PBOR i.e. Person below officer rank. Male candidates of Science stream in Class 12th i.e. Physics and Mathematics can apply for X group and Male candidates of any stream in 12th class can apply for Y group examination of Indian Air Force.

Airforce X & Y Group Examination Details

Availability of Forms December/January
Exam Schedule March/April
Age Limit, Gender & Marital Status 17 to 21 Years , Male & Unmarried
Educational Qualification Passed 10+2 with Mathematics, Physics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.
Selection Procedure Stage-I Online Exam.
Stage-II Physical Fitness Test (PFT).
Stage-III Adaptability Test-I (Situation Reaction test).
Stage-IV Adaptability Test-II (Group Discussion).
Stage-V Dynamic Factor Test (DFT)
Stage-VI Medical Examination.
Stage-VII All India Merit List Announcement.
Note - All the above Tests are conducted by Central Airmen Selection Board (CASB).
Training Phase I- Joint Basic Phase Training (JBPT) at Basic Training Institute, Belagavi (Karnataka).
Phase II- Trade Training

Airforce X & Y Group 2021 Examination Schedule

Details Airforce X & Y Group 1 Airforce X & Y Group 2
Notification Release Date 22 January 2021 Notified Soon
Application Start 22 January 2021 Notified Soon
Application Last Date 7 February 2021 Notified Soon
Release of Admit Card 2 Weeks before Exam 2 Weeks before Exam
Exam Date 18 April to 22 April 2021 Notified Soon
Declaration of Result 31 October 2021 Notified Soon

Airforce X-Group Examination Pattern Phase-1

Subject Questions/ Duration Marking Pattern Maximum Marks
Mathematics, English, Physics 70/ 1 Hours +(1.0) / -(0.33) Marks 70

Airforce Y-Group Examination Pattern Phase-1

Subject Questions/ Duration Marking Pattern Maximum Marks
Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA), English 50/ 45 Minutes +(1.0) / -(0.33) Marks 50

Airforce X & Y Group Examination Pattern Phase-2

Physical Fitness Test (PFT) Adaptability Test-I Adaptability Test-II Dynamic Factor Test
1. 1.6 Km run to be completed in 6 minutes 30 seconds.
2. 20 squat ups (Uthak Baithak).
3. 10 sit ups.
4. 10 Push-ups.
Note- PFT will be qualifying only.
1. Situation Reaction test.
2. 45 objective type SRTs in 30 minutes.
3. SRTs will be bilingual.
Group Discussion (GD) English Paper of 20 questions to be solved in 20 minutes.

Airforce X & Y Group Courses @ Trishul

Duration Course Name Form Fee Course Fee Total Fee
1 Year JAGUAR/ TDAAF007 ₹ 550 ₹ 44500/-(GST Included)
6 Month HUNTER/ TDAAF006 ₹ 550 ₹ 28500/-(GST Included)
Classes Backed By Defence Faculty
Classes Backed By Defence Faculty

Dedicated classes for Airforce aspirants backed by Ex-Defence Servicemen having more than 16 years of experience. Student-friendly course curriculum with paper analysis, mock tests and special lectures for ultimate preparation.

Highest Success Rate
Highest Success Rate

TDA takes pride in delivering the best results in the airfoce Exam every year. TDA has produced more than 300 + NDA selections over the past two decades recording the new height of success in defence entrance exam across the pan India level.

Brand With A History Of Legacy
Brand With A History Of Legacy

TDA has emerged as the ultimate brand in defence coaching with a rich legacy of giving outstanding results in the form of future-ready defence officers via airforce entry.

Own GTO Ground
Own GTO Ground

TDA is one of the few defence coaching institutes having own GTO Ground thus ensuring the 'perfect' physical training sessions conducted by highly experienced PET teachers and ex-Army officers. To give the first-hand experience to candidates who will face the SSB interview special PFT session is organized.

Ideal Hostel Facility
Ideal Hostel Facility

To ensure the defence way of life starts from day one TDA has set up it's own hostel facility system with proper food and lodging service. A student feels like hostel life only at TDA's dedicated hostel premises.

Motivational Sessions
Motivational Sessions

Motivational Sessions for students are conducted by TDA Director Wing Commander Anoop Mehrotra for making them familiar with defence stream and preparing for future life as an Armed Forces officer of India.

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Air Force Group X is basically the Technical Jawan of Indian Air Force known as Technical Airmen. The technical trades associated with Air Force X Group includes Airframe Fitter, Propulsion Fitter, Weapon Fitter, Electrical Fitter, Electronic Fitter, Mec

Indian Air Force Jawans are known as Airmen which are basically two types- Airforce X Group known as Technical Jawans and Air Force Y Group known as Non-Technical jawans. Both are part of Indian Air Force and only difference between the two is in their jo

Age Limit 17 to 21 Years, Male & Unmarried Educational Qualification For X Group - Passed 10+2 with Mathematics, Physics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.

Group X Technical Trade Exam Physics – 25 Marks Mathematics – 25 Marks English – 20 Marks Total Duration: 1 Hour (60 Minutes)

Group X (Education Instructor) Trade Written Exam consists of two papers:- Paper I (Objective Type) - It basically comprises of questions related to objective type questions on General English, General Awareness and Current Affairs. Total duration is 45 m

Stage-I Online Exam Stage-II Physical Fitness Test (PFT) Stage-III Adaptability Test-I (Situation Reaction Test) Stage-IV Adaptability Test-II (Group Discussion) Stage-V Dynamic Factor Test (DFT) Stage-VI Medical Examination Stage-VII All India Merit List

By Air Force Cut Off we mean the cut-off marks in written examination comprising of 70 questions (English- 20, Maths- 25 & Physics- 25 Questions). Sectional Cut Off For X Group- 55 % Student needs to score 55 % in each of the three sections.

Air Force X Group Syllabus includes the following subjects : - Physics Mathematics English For Detailed Syllabus Click On This Link- AirForce 2020 X Group Syllabus

A candidate must have passed 10+2 with Mathematics, Physics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.

Phase I- Joint Basic Phase Training (JBPT) at Basic Training Institute, Belagavi (Karnataka). Phase II- Trade Training

A person having foreign citizenship cannot apply for AF X Group but If He/She has Indian passport and documents supporting his/her claim of Indian citizenship then they can apply for AF X Group.

Availability of Forms - Paper- I December/January | Paper- II June Exam Schedule - Paper-I March/April | Paper-II October/November

It can difficult to easy depending upon the candidate's understanding level and preparation level.

A candidate of Science Stream having subjects Mathematics, Physics and English can apply for AF X Group Exam.

The exam has a provision of negative marking also. For every correct answer, one mark will be awarded while for every wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted as penalty. If the candidate leaves the question then no mark will be awarded.

The marking scheme is +1 is awarded for every right answer and for every wrong answer -0.25 is deducted. Moreover sectional cut off has to be cleared which means all the three papers have to be cleared.