Indian Air Force Y Group Exam Recruitment: Exam Pattern, Details and Insights



Aspirants who are willing to perform brave feet for their country can apply for Indian Air Force Y Group Exam. As, Indian Air Force has invited the online applications from the candidates who are unmarried males, to join the Indian Air Force as Airmen in Group Y Trades (Except Automobile Technician, Ground Training Instructor, Indian Air Force (Police), Indian Air Force (Security) and Musician Trades). The selection procedure consists of three phases. Phase 1 consists of two online tests, one will be of 45 minutes, comprising of English, Reasoning and General Awareness according to 10+2 syllabus and other will be of 85 minutes, comprising of English, Physics, and Mathematics according to 10+2 syllabus, and, Reasoning and General Awareness. Phase 2 consists of the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and Adaptability Test-1 and Adaptability Test-2. Phase 3 consists of Medical Examination designated at Medical Boarding Centre (MBC). As per the eligibility criteria, the candidate must be born between 14 July 1998 and 26 June 2002 (both days inclusive) and must have passed the intermediate (10+2) level in any stream or subject.



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Key Highlight
of Indian Air Force Y Group Exam
Application fees For General / OBC / SC / ST candidates Application Fee: Rs. 250
Age of the candidate: • The candidate must born between 14 July 1998 and 26 June 2002 (both days inclusive) • No age relaxation
Educational Qualification: • The candidate must have completed the intermediate (10+2) level in any stream or subject and must have passed 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English. • For Medical Assistant Trade- The candidate must have completed the intermediate (10+2) level with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as subjects and must have passed 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.
Medical Standards: • Height (minimum): 152.5 cms • Chest (minimum): 5 cm • Weight: Proportionate to height and age • Dental: Healthy gums, minimum 14 dental points and good set of teeths • Hearing: Should have normal hearing • Corneal Surgery: Not acceptable • Health: Should be of normal anatomy Other Criteria's: Permanent body tattoos not permitted (except on inner face of the forearms, back and Tribals with tattoos as per their customs and traditions)

 Submission of Online Application for Indian Air Force Y Group Exam

The mode of filling the application form is strictly in online mode and no other procedure of filling the application form will be accepted. All the candidates should read the instructions, as to how to fill the online application form, carefully before filling the application form. Also, aspirants should keep all the required documents in the digital form (scanned copies) ready beforehand. The detailed information regarding the online submission is explained clearly in the official notification released by the Indian Air Force for Y Group recruitment, which can also be downloaded as a PDF file attached at the bottom of this page. 

Eligibility for Indian Air Force Y Group Exam

Nationality / Citizenship: The candidate must be an Indian Citizen.

Age of the candidate:

  • The candidate must born between 14 July 1998 and 26 June 2002 (both days inclusive)
  • No age relaxation

Educational Qualification:

  • The candidate must have completed the intermediate (10+2) level in any stream or subject and must have passed 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.
  • For Medical Assistant Trade- The candidate must have completed the intermediate (10+2) level with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as subjects and must have passed 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.

Medical Standards:

  • Height (minimum): 152.5 cms
  • Chest (minimum): 5 cm
  • Weight: Proportionate to height and age
  • Dental: Healthy gums, minimum 14 dental points and good set of teeths
  • Hearing: Should have normal hearing
  • Corneal Surgery: Not acceptable
  • Health:  Should be of normal anatomy

Other Criteria's:

Permanent body tattoos not permitted (except on inner face of the forearms, back and Tribals with tattoos as per their customs and traditions)

 Indian Air Force Y Group: Exam pattern/Selection Process

Phase 1

  • Total duration of the exam will be 45 minutes
  • Medium of language of the questions will be Hindi and English
  • Sections in the exam: Three
    • Reasoning for 25 marks
    • English for 20 marks
    • General Awareness for 25 marks
  • Another online test will be of 100 marks.
  • The exam will have 100 MCQs type questions.
  • Total Duration of the exam will be 85 minutes.
  • Medium of language of the questions will be Hindi and English.
  • Sections in the exam: Five
    • Mathematics for 25 marks
    • English for 20 marks
    • Physics for 25 marks
    • Reasoning for 15 marks
    • General Awareness for 15 marks
    • There is no negative marking.

 Indian Air Force Y Group: Exam pattern/Selection Proces Phase 2

  • Document Verification (To see the complete list of documents required for verification, please refer to the file attached below.)
  • Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
  • Adaptability Test-1 (Objective type questions) which involves deployment in various geographic conditions, weather and operational conditions.
  • Adaptability Test-2 which involves the adaption to the environment of Indian Air Force and adjustment to the military life. 

Phase 3
Medical Examination at Medical Boarding Centre (MBC) on the specified date.

Syllabus:  Indian Air Force Y Group Exam
 
Physics
Gravitation, Kinematics, Principles of communication, Work, energy, and power, Heat and thermodynamics, Magnetic effect of current and magnetism, Dual nature of matter and radiation,  Physical world and measurement, Laws of motion, Electromagnetic Waves, Solids and semiconductors devices, Solids and semiconductors devices, Motion of system of particles & rigid body, Mechanics of solids and fluids, Oscillation, Heat and thermodynamics, Waves, Electrostatic, Current electricity,  Electromagnetic induction alternating current, Optics, Atomic Nucleus
 
Mathematics  
Differentiation, Function, limit, and continuity, Indefinite integrals, Boolean Algebra, Applications of derivatives, Sets relations and functions, Cartesian system of rectangular coordinates, Circles and family of circles, Quadratic equations and linear in equations, Inverse trigonometric functions, Probability, Trigonometric functions, Statistics, Definite integrals  Solutions of triangle, Mathematical induction, Family of lines, Exponential and logarithm series , Matrices and determinants, Straight line, Conic sections, Sequences and series, Complex numbers, Permutations and combinations, Function, limit, and continuity, Matrices and determinants, Differential equation Logarithm, Mathematical logic, Binomial theorems
 
English 
Comprehension, Composition, Grammar, Idioms and Phrases, Direct/Indirect sentences: Narration change, Active and Passive Voices
 
Reasoning
Number Series, Non-Verbal Series, Coding-Decoding, Directions, Number Ranking, Alphabet Series, Arithmetical Reasoning, Analogy, Decision Making, Blood Relations, Clocks & Calendars, Mirror Images, Cubes and Dice, Embedded Figures 
 
General Knowledge
Indian Constitution, Awards and Honors, Books, Culture, History, Current events, Current Affairs – National & International, Sports and Games, Geography, General Politics, Important Days, Economic Scene, Books and Authors, Abbreviations, Science – Inventions & Discoveries, Important Financial & Economic News

Preparation tips for  Indian Air Force Y Group Exam
 
You need to finish 5 sections of Indian Air Force Y Group Exam within 85 minutes, which means you need speed with accuracy in order to attempt 100 questions in total. The more you practice, the better chances you have of acing this exam.
 
Make mathematics and reasoning your strong subjects, practice questions to solve them within time to increase efficiency. You should lay emphasis not on mugging up the formulas but instead try understanding the concepts, so, you can modify the formulas according to the question requirement.
 
Remember negative marking is not a factor here. Therefore, try to attempt questions all the questions.
 
Manage your time properly; give appropriate amount of time to each section. Try to improve your time by practicing as many online tests as possible. Youth4work provides online mock tests will time limit attached to each question; this way one can learn to finish the entire exam within the time limit.
 
Studying in a stretch for hours can be tedious and hard and also not so good. Therefore, try to study at several times in regular sessions during a day. This will make learning easy and fun, also you will have enough time to brush up the already studied topics in between intervals.
 
It is very important to maintain proper health, so you don’t fall sick on the big day. Give your brain appropriate time to refresh itself. Don’t rush too much information into your head than its limit allows. Take it slow and steady. And get at least eight hours of sleep each night.

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