Airforce x and y group exam FAQ,

Airforce x and y group exam FAQ,

Dear Candidates,
Queries of general nature are covered below. You are advised to read this before raising your queries with this Board. Procedure for Selection/Enrolment may change from time to time due to change in policy.

Q 1. I have cleared the Selection Test.What is next?

Ans: Candidates who have cleared the Selection Tests (comprising of Written Test, Adaptibilty Test-I, PFT-I, PFT-II, Adaptibilty Test-II) and have undergone Medical Tests (whether declared Fit or Unfit), have to secure place in All India Select List (AISL) published on 30 Apr and 31 Oct every year.

Q 2 .What is All India Select List(AISL) and how it is prepared?

Ans: All India Select List (AISL) is a List of candidates who have cleared the Selection Tests irrespective of whether he has been declared Fit or Unfit in Medical Tests conducted for the enrolment of candidates in IAF. The AISL is prepared on the basis of vacancies and performance of the candidates during Selection Tests held all over the Country during that particular cycle. The dates of publishing of AISLs for Selection Tests are mentioned in the respective advertisements. Accordingly, Web Display Lists of AISLs are published on AFNET website as well as in public domain www.airmenselection.gov.in. The display lists are also made available at concerned ASCs on the date of publishing of AISL. The cycles for publishing of AISLs are as follows:-

  1. Jan-Jun cycle - 31 Oct(Same year)
  2. Jul-Dec cycle - 30 Apr(Next year)

AISLs consists of two lists viz. Main List and Wait List, in respect of each Group/Trade are prepared separately for Schedule Test and Rallies. Prior to 31 Oct 16,Roll Number-wise Display Lists of AISLs, comprising of both Main Lists and Wait Lists were published in the public domain for information of the candidates. But with effect from 31 Oct 16, the Display Lists of Main List AISLs are published Roll Number-wise and Display Lists of Wait List are published as per the Merit Position of the candidates. Further,AISLs published on or after 31 Jul 13 have a valid period which is mentioned in Display List of each AISL published. On expiry of the validity of AISL,candidature of all the candidates (Main List or Wait List) who are not enrolled, will get cancelled automatically and they will not be considered for future enrolments in IAF against their that Roll Number.

Q 3. My name is in Main List of AISL. When will I get my joining Letter?

Ans: Candidate whose names have figured in Main List of AISL,will be considered for enrolment subject to availability of vacancies, validity of AISL, seniority of AISL (previous valid AISLs get prference), their merit position in AISL and their medical fitness. Candidature of all the Main List/Wait List candidates who are enrolled, will get cancelled on expiry of the validity of AISL and they will not be conisdered for future enrolements in IAF against their that Roll Number. However, enrolment in IAF as and when called, will be subject to availability of vacancies and their medical fitness at the time of enrolment. Call letters are sent to the candidates to the address provided by them at the time of Selection Test. In addition, Enrolment lists are also published twice a year on 10th June and 10th December every calendar year for June/July and December/January enrolments respectively, for information of candidates under the tab 'Candidate' on AFNET website as well as in public domain www.airmenselection.gov.in. Candidate may check their status in above mentioned web address.

Q 4. My name is in the Wait List of AISL.When will I get my Joining Letter?

Ans: Candidates whose names have figured in Wait List of AISL, may be called for enrolment (subject to validity of their AISL, their merit position, their medical fitness and they do not get overage) as 'Stand By' candidates to cater for vacancies if any, arise due to non-availability of 'Main List' candidates. THERE IS NO LIABILITY OF THEIR ENROLLMENT IN IAF. Candidature of candidates both in Wait List/Main List, who are not enrolled will get cancelled automatically after getting over aged/expiry of the validity of AISL. Thereafter, they will not be considered for future enrolments in IAF against their that Roll Number. 
However, their enrolment (as and when called) will be subject to availability of vacancies and their medical fitness at that time. "Enrolment list" containing the details of all candidates called for enrolment in the next enrolment is published twice a year on 10th of June and 10th of December every calendar year for June/July and December/January enrolments respectively, for information of candidates under the tab 'Candidate' on AFNET website as well as in public domain www.airmenselection.gov.in. Candidates may check their status in above mentioned web address.

Q 5. I have cleared the Selection Tests but my name does not apppear in the AISL. Why?

Ans: AISL is prepared on the basis of vacancies and performance of the candidates during Selection Tests held all over the country during that particular cycle. Candidates who have cleared the Selection Tests but scored less marks in Selection Tests, may fail to secure place in the AISL being low in merit. Such candidates are not considered for enrolment against their that Roll Number.

Q 6. I have been issued with Green Card and my name has also appeared in the AISL published website but I have not been called for enrolment.Why?

Ans: Green Cards are issued to the candidates who pass the Medical Test during Selection Tests. Medical Test is one among the various criteria for enrolment in IAF. Green Card does not give any guarantee of enrolment in IAF, it only denotes Medical Status of the candidates for enrolment in IAF.

Q 7. My name is in AISL, but there is a code against my name as CSV. What is this?

Ans: CSV stands for "Certificate Subject to Verification". This is because, there is an anomaly in your documents/certificates. This was intimated to you at the time of Selection Test and an undertaking is was given by you to clear the anomaly and produce corrected certificate(s) within the given timeframe. The candidature of the candidates failed to get the CSV cleared, will lead to cancellation of candidature. The indication of 'CSV' against your name in AISL denotes that you have to clear the CSV status within the stipulated time. However, keeping in view the procedural delays in Educational Boards, your candidature is not cancelled and your CSV status is maintained. You are advised to get the anomaly cleared by the date as mentioned on the first page of AISL, to avoid cancellation of candidature.

Q 8. I was awarded CSV status. I have recieved the corrected certificates from the concerned Board. Where should I report for clearing the CSV Status and what are documents I have to carry?

Ans: To clear the CSV status, you have to report to Commanding Officer of any one of 14 Airmen Selection Centers (ASCs) which is located close to your place/convenient to you. You have to produce the following documents for clearance of CSV status:-

  1. CSV Undertaking Certificate handed over to you at the time of Selection Test.
  2. All Original Documents that you have produced in support of your qualification at the time of Selection Test.
  3. Three sets of self-attested photocopies of these documents.

ASC will verify the documents. The photocopies will be retained by the ASC and the original documents after verification, will be handed over to you.

Q 9. I have no internet facility in and around my village as it is located at a remote area. How will I come to know about my Selection in IAF?

Ans: A copy of the AISL Display List will be available at the Airmen Selection Center(ACS) under which you have appeared in the Selection Test. In case you have appeared in Recruitment Rally conducted by IAF, a copy of AISL Display List will also be available in District Collector's /District Magistrate's Office under whose jurisdiction the Rally has been conducted. In addition a copy of said AISL will also be available with ASC under which you have appeared.

Q 10. My name is in the Enrolment List published on Air Force website, but did not receive my Call Letter till date. Why?

Ans: Call Letters are dispatched to candidates well in advance by Registered Post in the self-addressed envelope submitted by the candidates at the time of Selection Tests/Previous Enrolment. Hence, you are advised to liaise with your Post Office for prompt delivery of Call Letter. In case, you have not received the Call Letter before the reporting date, you can take a print out of that page of enrolment list in which your name appears, from AFNET website or internet website www.airmenselection.gov.in under 'Candidate' tab, and report to the concerned ASC at the time and date mentioned therein. You are also advised to download the Consent form(for candidates below 18 years of age), Joining Instruction and adhere to the instructions given therein.

Q 11: I have received the Call Letter for enrolment in IAF, but it indicates that I was called as Stand By candidate. Is it necessary for me to report at enrolment? And what are the chances of my enrolment?

Ans: Yes, you have to report as directed in your Call Letter, else you will be marked as absent, your candidature will get cancelled and you will not be considered for future enrolments against that Roll No. Candidates are called as 'Stand by' to cater for vacancies if arises due to non-availability of Main candidates.But, there is no liability of their enrolment in IAF at that time.

Q 12: I have received the Call Letter for enrolment in IAF, but it indicates that I have to undergo re-medical examination. I was examined medically earlier and issued Green Card(Fitness) then why re-medical?

Ans: The validity of Medical Examination is for six months from the date of previous Medical Examination. Validity of your previous Medical Examination has elapsed and hence, you will have to undergo Re-medical Examination before enrolment. Your enrolment will be subject to availability of vacancies and your medical fitness at that time.

Q 13. I have noticed that candidates appearing after me in the AISL Display List are being called for enrolment, but my name does not appear in the Enrolment List. Why?

Ans: The AISL Display Lists in respect of Main List candidates are published Roll Number-wise whereas the AISL Display List of Wait Listcandidates are published as per the merit position of the candidates. The candidates are called for enrolment strictly as per their merit position. Hence, if a Main List candidate, whose Roll Number appears below you in the AISL Display List, has been called for enrolment before you;it denotes that he is above in merit to you.

Q 14. I have received the Call Letter for enrolment in IAF, but due to unavoidable circumstances I failed to report for enrolment on given date. Will I be called again in future?

Ans: In normal circumstances, you have to report as directed in your Call Letter. Enrolment is a time bound activity and is to completed as per schedule. If you do not report as directed in your Call Letter, you will be marked as ABSENT on the day of enrolment and the next eligible 'STAND BY' candidate as per merit,will be enrolled. Your candidature will get cancelled automatically and you will not be called for future enrolments in IAF against that Roll Number. However, if someone meets with an accident or any unavoidable circumstances arises due to which he is unable to report on given date to CO ASC for enrolment, he has to immediately inform the CO of concerned ASC telephonically. In addition an application bringing out the reasons in detail along with original documentary proof is to be forwarded to CO of the concerned ASC and to President CASB. The case will be examined as per merit of the case and future course of action will be decided and intimated to you after due verification.

Q 15. What is the maximum age limit for enrolment in IAF?

Ans: Candidates who have appeared in Selection Tests conducted on or after 01 Apr 13,the maximum age limit for enrolment in Gp X (Tech) and Gp Y Trades is 21 years.For Gp X (Education Instructors) Trade it is 25 years if someone is Graduate and 28 years if someone is Post Graduate. For Gp Y(Musicians) the age limit is 25 years and for serving NCs(E) of IAF, it is 29 years.

Q 16. I am less than 21 years of age but find myself ineligible for applying/appearing for selection tests for enrolment in IAF, as per the Date of Birth Block published in the Advertisement. Why?

Ans: The permissible age limit for enrolment in IAF is between 17 to 21 years.The Selection Tests are conducted in such a way that each qualified candidate can be considered twice (for two intakes) before expiry of validity of the AISL in which his name appeared. A candidate after clearing his Selection Tests conducted during ST/Rally for enrolment in IAF, undergoes Medical Tests after a specified period. On receipt of Medical Disposal of candidates, the AISL is prepared. This process takes a period between 6 to 18 months. Therefore,the Date of Birth Block is prepared after considering all the aspects.

Q 17. My name is in AISL. How much time should I wait for my joining in IAF?

Ans: The validity of AISL is one year from the date of publishing of AISL. During the validity period the AISL, each candidate whose name appears in the AISL (Main List or Wait List) is considered twice for enrolment in IAF. Therefore, you should wait till the AISL is valid. Further, waiting period for enrolment in IAF depends on availability of vacancies which is different for each group & trade and it varies for each enrolment. Hence, it is not feasible to ascertain the exact waiting period. Call Letters in respect of candidates who are being called for enrolment will be sent by RESGISTERED POST in the self-addressed envelope submitted by the candidates at the time of Selection Tests. In addition, Enrolment List is also displayed on 10th June and 10th December every year on AFNET website as well as in public domain www.airmenselection.gov.in under the tab 'Candidate'.

Q 18. I have cleared the Selection Tests and my name has also appeared in AISL Display List. Whether this confirms my employment in IAF?

Ans: No, merely clearing the selection test or securing place in AISL does not give guarantee for enrolment in IAF. You have to undergo whole enrolment process.

Q 19. I was called for enrolment as a 'Stand By' Candidate. However, I was not enrolled and marked as No Vacancy. Will I be called again?

Ans: If your name has appeared in the Main List of AISL (valid till next enrolment) and vacancy exists during next enrolment in the Group/Trade in which you have cleared the selection test, in that case you will be called for enrolment in the next enrolment but your enrolment will depend upon your medical fitness at the time time of enrolment.
If your name has appeared in the Wait List of AISL (valid till next enrolment), you may be called as 'Stand By' candidate depending upon shortage of Main List candidates against the vacancy in the Group/Trade in which you have cleared the selection test.

Q 20. Can I appear in the Airmen recruitment test till I attain the age of 21 years?

Ans: No, 21 years is the date of enrolment, however the exact age bracket for each airmen recruitment test would be published in the respective advertisement which in any case would be less than 20 years.

Q 21. Am I eligible for airmen recruitment if I have done my intermediate/XII as a private candidate or from an open university?

Ans: Yes, provided the Board/University is mentioned in the COBSE (Council of Board of School Education) list.

Q 22. I have 49.9% in XII and 49.8% in English. Am I eligible to appear in airmen recruitment test?

Ans: No, only candidates having 50% above in aggregate and in English are eligible to appear in airmen recruitment test of IAF.

Q 23. I gave an improvement exam for English and scored 59%. Am I eligible to appear in airmen recruitment test with my improvement marks in English?

Ans: You are eligible provided your aggregate and English marks in XII/intermediate is 50% or above with or without improvement.

Q 24. Is there a waiver of written examination for candidates possessing NCC ‘C’ certificate?

Ans: No, there is no such waiver, each candidate is to appear for all the exams including written test. However, 3, 4 and 5 marks are awarded for NCC ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificates respectively just before the final merit is published.

Q 25. Is there any additional marks for NCC ‘C’ certificate in the written test?

Ans: No, there is no additional mark for NCC ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’ certificates in the written test. However, 3, 4 and 5 marks are awarded for NCC ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’ certificates respectively, just before the final merit list is prepared.

Q 26. Is there any age relaxation for Graduates/Post Graduates?

Ans: No, there is no age relaxation for Graduates/Post Graduates or for any other course for airmen recruitment in IAF.

Q 27. Is there any reservation for International/National level sportsmen in airmen recruitment in IAF?

Ans: No, there is no reservation for anyone in the scheduled test for airmen recruitment in IAF. However, special recruitment drive for outstanding sportsmen as airmen in IAF is done as on required basis for which separate advertisement is published.

Q 28. I have received a call for enrolment as an airman in IAF. Can I get a lein of one year to complete my Graduation/Diploma/Engineering course?

Ans: No, there is no such provision of lein for candidates called for enrolment as an airmen in IAF.