6 Best Ways To Join Indian Air Force In 2019

Indian airforce aspirants who are looking forward to applying and joining the Indian Airforce as an officer in 2019 can refer to this article because here we are going to mention six major ways (entries) through which you can join the flying, technical and non-technical branch of the Indian airforce as an officer, both male and female candidates can apply for these entries. Candidates who are studying in final year and cleared their graduation can also apply for these entries. There are three major ways to join the IAF as an officer and they are NDA, CDS, and AFCAT. In this article, we are briefly going to provide the details about NDA 1 2019, NDA 2 2019, AFCAT 1 2019, AFCAT 2 2019, CDS 1 2019 and CDS 2 2019 notification, exam date, age limit, education qualification and how to apply.
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AFCAT 1 2019 Notification

Through AFCAT exam both male and female candidates can apply for the Indian airforce and join the flying, GDOC and technical branch of the Indian airforce.

Age Limits

  • Flying Branch: 20 to 24 years as on 01 January 2020 i.e. born between 02 January 1996 to 01 January 2000. (both dates inclusive). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. born between 02 January 1994 to 01 January 2000 (both dates inclusive).
  • Ground Duty Technical – 20 to 26 years as on 01 January 2020 i.e. born between 02 January 1994 to 01 January 2000 (both dates inclusive).
  • Ground Duty Non – Technical – 20 to 26 years as on 01 January 2020 i.e. born between 02 January 1994 to 01 January 2000 (both dates inclusive).

Educational Qualification

  • Flying Branch: A graduate candidate with minimum 60% marks and must have scored minimum 60%marks in Maths and Physics in 10+2 in 12th standard. B.Tech/ B.E candidates who have scored minimum 60% marks and have scored 60% marks in maths and physics in 10+2 in 12th standard are also eligible for it.
  • Ground Duty Technical – The candidate must have B.Tech/ B.E degree in notified streams as mentioned in the official notification of the IAF with minimum 60% marks and have scored minimum 60% marks in Physics and Maths in 10+2 standard are eligible for technical entry.
  • Ground Duty Non – Technical – Administration and Logistics – Graduation degree with minimum 60% marks or equivalent. Accounts – B.Com Degree with minimum 60% marks or equivalent. Education – Post graduate degree (MBA / MCA or MA / M Sc degree in English / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / International relations / International Studies / Defence Studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT /Management / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relation) with minimum 50% marks, along with minimum 60% marks in graduation.

AFCAT 1 2019 Important Dates

SL EVENT DATE
1 AFCAT 1 2019 Date of notification  01 Dec 2019
2 AFCAT 1 2019 Last Date to apply  31 Dec 2019
3 AFCAT 1 2019 Admit Card date  January 2019
4 AFCAT 1 2019 Exam date  February 2019
5 AFCAT 1 2019 Result date  March 2019
6 AFCAT 1 2019 AFSB Interview Dates  May-Dec 2019
7 AFCAT 1 2019 Merit List  Dec 2019
8 AFCAT 1 2019 Notification Link  Read Here
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AFCAT 2 2019 Notification

Age Limits

  • Flying Branch: 20 to 24 years as on 01 July 2020 i.e. born between 02 July 1996 to 01 July 2000. (both dates inclusive). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. born between 02 July 1994 to 01 July 2000 (both dates inclusive).
  • Ground Duty Technical – 20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2020 i.e. born between 02 July 1994 to 01 July 2000 (both dates inclusive).
  • Ground Duty Non – Technical – 20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2020 i.e. born between 02 July 1994 to 01 July 2000 (both dates inclusive).

Educational Qualification

  • Flying Branch: A graduate candidate with minimum 60% marks and must have scored minimum 60%marks in Maths and Physics in 10+2 in 12th standard. B.Tech/ B.E candidates who have scored minimum 60% marks and have scored 60% marks in maths and physics in 10+2 in 12th standard are also eligible for it.
  • Ground Duty Technical – The candidate must have B.Tech/ B.E degree in notified streams as mentioned in the official notification of the IAF with minimum 60% marks and have scored minimum 60% marks in Physics and Maths in 10+2 standard are eligible for technical entry.
  • Ground Duty Non – Technical – Administration and Logistics – Graduation degree with minimum 60% marks or equivalent. Accounts – B.Com Degree with minimum 60% marks or equivalent. Education – Post graduate degree (MBA / MCA or MA / M Sc degree in English / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / International relations / International Studies / Defence Studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT /Management / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relation) with minimum 50% marks, along with minimum 60% marks in graduation.

AFCAT 2 2019 Important Dates

SL EVENT DATE
1 AFCAT 2 2019 Date of notification 1 June 2019
2 AFCAT 2 2019 Last Date to apply  July 2019
3 AFCAT 2 2019 Admit Card date  August 2019
4 AFCAT 2 2019 Exam date  September 2019
5 AFCAT 2 2019 Result date  October 2019
6 AFCAT 2 2019 AFSB Interview Dates  Oct-April 2020
7 AFCAT 2 2019 Merit List  June 2020
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CDS 1 2019 Notification

Through CDS exam which is conducted by UPSC, only male candidates can apply for the IAF and join the flying branch. To join other branches of IAF, you need go through AFCAT exam as mentioned above.

Age Limits

  • Flying Branch: 20 to 24 Years as on 1st Jan , 2020 i.e. born not earlier than 02 Jan 1996 and not later than 01 Jan 2000 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 Yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 02 Jan 1994 and not later than 01 Jan 2000) only are eligible. Note: Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live out with family.

Educational Qualification

  • Flying Branch: The candidate must either have a graduate degree in Physics and Maths in 10+2 or must have a B. Tech and B.E degree.

CDS 1 2019 Important Dates

SL EVENT DATE
1 CDS 1 2019 Date of notification  31 October 2018
2 CDS 1 2019 Last Date to apply  26 November 2018
3 CDS 1 2019 Admit Card date  January 2019
4 CDS 1 2019 Exam date  03 February 2019
5 CDS 1 2019 Result date  June 2019
6 CDS 1 2019 SSB Interview Dates  July 2019
7 CDS 1 2019 Merit List  Dec 2019
8 CDS 1 2019 Notification Link  Read Here
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CDS 2 2019 Notification

Age Limits

  • Flying Branch: 20 to 24 Years as on 1st July 2020 i.e. born not earlier than 02 July 1996 and not later than 01 July 2000 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 Yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 02 July 1994 and not later than 01 July 2000) only are eligible. Note: Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live out with family.

Educational Qualification

  • Flying Branch: The candidate must either have a graduate degree in Physics and Maths in 10+2 or must have a B. Tech and B.E degree.

CDS 2 2019 Important Dates

SL EVENT DATE
1 CDS 2 2019 Date of notification  12 June 2019
2 CDS 2 2019 Last Date to apply  08 July 2019
3 CDS 2 2019 Admit Card date  Aug 2019
4 CDS 2 2019 Exam date  08 September 2019
5 CDS 2 2019 Result date  December 2019
6 CDS 2 2019 SSB Interview Dates  Jan 2020
7 CDS 2 2019 Merit List  June 2020
8 CDS 2 2019 Notification Link  Read Here
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NDA 1 2019 Notification

Through NDA exam which is conducted by UPSC, only male candidates can apply for the IAF and join the flying branch by joining the National Defence Academy after 10+2. To join other branches of IAF, you need go through AFCAT exam as mentioned above.

Age Limits

  • Flying Branch: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July 2000 and not later than 1st July 2003 are eligible.

Educational Qualification

  • Flying Branch: The candidates must have passed or appearing class 12th with physics and Mathematics from a recognized board or university.

NDA 1 2019 Important Dates

SL EVENT DATE
1 NDA 1 2019 Date of notification  09 January 2019
2 NDA 1 2019 Last Date to apply  04 Feb 2019
3 NDA 1 2019 Admit Card date  March 2019
4 NDA 1 2019 Exam date  21 April 2019
5 NDA 1 2019 Result date  July 2019
6 NDA 1 2019 SSB Interview Dates  Aug 2019
7 NDA 1 2019 Merit List  Dec 2019
8 NDA 1 2019 Notification Link  Read Here
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NDA 2 2019 Notification

Through NDA exam which is conducted by UPSC, only male candidates can apply for the IAF and join the flying branch by joining the National Defence Academy after 10+2. To join other branches of IAF, you need go through AFCAT exam as mentioned above.

Age Limits

  • Flying Branch: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd Jan 2001 and not later than 1st Jan 2004 are eligible.

Educational Qualification

  • Flying Branch: The candidates must have passed or appearing class 12th with physics and Mathematics from a recognized board or university.

NDA 2 2019 Important Dates

SL EVENT DATE
1 NDA 2 2019 Date of notification  07 August 2019
2 NDA 2 2019 Last Date to apply  03 September 2019
3 NDA 2 2019 Admit Card date  Oct  2019
4 NDA 2 2019 Exam date  17 November 2019
5 NDA 2 2019 Result date  Feb 2020
6 NDA 2 2019 SSB Interview Dates  March 2020
7 NDA 2 2019 Merit List  June 2020
8 NDA 2 2019 Notification Link  Read Here
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