About Indian Air Force
The Indian Air Force is the air arm of the Indian armed forces. Its complement of personnel and aircraft assets ranks fourth amongst the airforces of the world. Its primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during armed conflict.
Airmen receive a decent salary and other benefits along with the due promotion during their service. Airmen receive many benefits like accommodation, ration, medical facilities for self and dependents, LTC for self and family, loans for education, interest-free loans for house repair or marriage of sister/daughter, scholarships for children etc.
Employees in Group X and Y are called PBOR (Person below Officer Rank) or Airmen. Airmen in Group X will work in the technical fields subject to their trade while Airmen in Group Y will work in another stream other than technical.
In the technical trades of Group X, the posts are Airframe Fitter, Propulsion Fitter, Weapon Fitter, Electrical Fitter, Electronic Fitter, Mechanical Fitter, Automobile Fitter and Workshop Fitter.
On the other hand, in the non-technical trades of Group Y, the posts are Accounts Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Logistics Assistant, Operation Assistant, Medical Assistant, IAF Police & Security, Ground Training Instructor, Environmental Support Services Assistant, Meteorological Assistant, Musician and Cryptographer.
Salary of Airmen in Group X and Y
When IAF selects the Airmen in Group X and Y then they are subjected to training. During the training, the Airmen in both the groups are given a stipend of Rs. 14,600. Once, the training is over, the Airmen in Group X are given Rs.33,100 per month. The Dearness Allowance is given as applicable. The Airmen in Group Y are given Rs.26,900 per month. The Dearness Allowance is given as applicable. The salary rises in subsequent years. The Dearness Allowance is calculated on the sum total of Pay Band + Grade Pay + MSP. Military Service Pay (MSP) is given to all the Airmen on a per month basis.
Other Benefits to Airmen
In addition to the salary, Airmen also receive various benefits. These benefits are:
- City Compensatory Allowance
- Transport Allowance
- Medical facilities for self and dependents
- Leave Travel Concession for self and family
- Loans for education
- Interest-free loan for house repair or marriage of sister/daughter
- Scholarships for children
- Grants for natural calamities, wheelchair etc.
- Pensions including service, invalidity, disability, war injury etc.
- Group Insurance covering disability and death
- Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance
- High Altitude Allowance
- Field Area/Modified Field Area Allowance etc.
After retirement, the Airmen are entitled to the pension, medical insurance and gratuity, apart from canteen facilities. Besides this, the Air Force allows relaxation in age and reservation in government services as an ex-serviceman.
With the higher ranks, the salary of the Airmen also goes higher. Here is the complete detail:
Rank of Airmen (Promotional Vertical)
Pay Matrix Level
Starting Basic Pay
Military Service Pay (MSP)
|Aircraftsman||3||Rs. 21,700||Rs. 5,200|
|Leading Aircraftsman||3||Rs. 21,700||Rs. 5,200|
|Corporal||4||Rs. 25,500||Rs. 5,200|
|Sergeant||5||Rs. 29,200||Rs. 5,200|
|Junior Warrant Officer||6||Rs. 35,400||Rs. 5,200|
|Warrant Officer||7||Rs. 44,900||Rs. 5,200|
|Master Warrant Officer||8||Rs. 47,600||Rs. 5,200|
The subjects in Indian Air Force Groups X and Y syllabus are as follows:
- General Awareness
The Exam will be conducted in 3 phases:
Phase – I: Objective Test
Phase – II: Physical Fitness Ability Test
Phase – III: Medical Examination
|Group X||English, Physics
|Group Y||English, Reasoning
& General Awareness
Group X & Y
& General Awareness
- If you qualify the first round, you will receive a new admit card on your registered e-mail ID for Phase – II test.
Physical Fitness Ability
- 1.6 Km run to be completed in 6.5 minutes.
- 10 Pushups
- 10 Sit-ups
- 20 Squats
As per IAF standards.
The Selection Procedure of the IAF Airmen will have the following phases:
- Online Examination
- Physical Fitness Test
- Adaptability Test 1
- Adaptability Test 2
- Medical Examination
Exam of Indian Air Force
Here are 25 most expected questions of General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge & General Awareness, Mathematics, English section for Indian Air Force(Group X and Y) exam with detailed explanations & solutions in the form of a free Mock Test.