Air Force, apart from flying jobs, offers another attractive career option called as Airman. An Airman is the part of the staff which stays on ground and looks after the ground activities being carried out in Indian Air force. Check complete Air Force Written Exam details.


There are mainly two trades in which you can join Air Force as an Airman –

  1. Technical Trade (GROUP X)
  2. Non-Technical Trade (GROUP Y)

Technical Trade (GROUP X): This job profile involves maintenance and testing of aircraft and various equipments being used by the Indian Air Force. The job also includes maintaining, storage, organising and overhaul of other equipment, arms and ammunition present in the inventories.

  • Candidates applying for the Science Subjects (Group X) need to attempt only English, Physics and Mathematics papers.

Non-Technical Trade (GROUP Y): As a non technical airman, the job profile includes assistance and support to the various functions on the ground. These tasks range from weather forecasting to maintenance of records and files of the various branches of IAF. Clerical work and paper work is also done by the non-technical airmen.

  • Candidates applying for the Other Than Science Subjects (Group Y) need to attempt only English and Reasoning and General Awareness .

Candidates applying for both Science Subjects & Other Than Science Subjects (Group X-Y) need to attempt English, Physics, Mathematics and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA).




Name of the Group


No. of Questions

Total Marks

Exam Duration





60 minutes





Other than Science

Reasoning & General Awareness



45 minutes



Science & Other than Science




85 minutes



Reasoning & General Awareness




Indian Air Force Agniveer Syllabus 2023

The IAF has announced the Indian Air Force Agniveer syllabus for all the subjects relevant to the online test. Candidates are advised to go through the table below to know the subject wise syllabus crucial to score marks more than the Indian Air Force Agniveer cut off marks.



General English


  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices
  • Communication Systems



General Awareness


Air Force Agniveer Vayu Educational Qualification

Candidates applying for Agniveer Vayu Intake of the Indian Air Force should possess any one of the following qualifications as per their streams.

Science Stream: 

  • Candidates should have passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics, Physics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.
  • Passed Three years of Diploma Course in Engineering (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Automobile/ Computer Science/Instrumentation Technology/ Information Technology) with 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.
  • Passed Two years of Vocational Course with non-vocational subjects viz. Physics and Maths with 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.

Other Than Science Subjects:

  • Passed 10+2 examination in any subject with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.
  • Passed two years vocational course from Education Boards listed as COBSE member with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.


Air Force Agniveer Adaptability Test


While Phase 1 of Air Force X- Y group selection involves a written exam, Phase 2 involves Adaptability test 1 (AT 1), Adaptability test 2 (AT 2) and Physical Fitness Test (PFT).


AT 1 involves a series of Situation Reaction Tests (SRTs) which assess the candidate’s adaptability to survive in various geographical, social and climatic conditions. Herein candidates get 40 SRT questions with 4 options in each. Time scheduled is 30 minutes. The situations are from daily life.


AT 2 on the other hand is a test of English proficiency. It involves Lecturette round and Group Discussion. AT2, as the name suggests, also tests your adaptability power but this time it’s a test of your adaptability to work, colleagues and employment. Communication skill, English spoken skills, confidence, and general knowledge are the main judging parameters. Herein the candidates are given a topic for which they have to prepare a speech within 5 minutes followed by its narration. Each candidate has to give a self introduction before starting the speech

Air force Agniveer Physical Fitness Test

  • A Running task of 1.6 Km which is to be completed in less than 8 minutes.
  • Bilingual test except English Paper.



Minimum acceptable height 152.5 cm.

Medical Examination

After successful completion of PFT, there comes a small Medical Examination. It is conducted by Air Force Medical Team as per IAF medical standards and policy. Medical examination would include Baseline Investigation of:

  • Blood Haemogram – Hb, TLC, DLC
  • Urine RE/ME
  • Biochemistry: Blood Sugar Fasting & PP, Serum Cholesterol, Urea, Uric acid, Creatinine, 
  • LFT- Serum Bilirubin, SGOT, SGPT
  • X- Ray Chest (PA view)
  • ECG (R)

Sometimes candidates may be called for a random interview. The basic objective of this interview is to assess the power of expression and social adaptability factors in candidates. After completion of these tests, consolidated marks are declared. If a candidate is having an NCC ‘C’ certificate then he is awarded with additional marks. Then after, merit is declared.