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List of Aviation Exams in India: Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Application Form

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaUpdated On: May 02, 2022 06:21 pm IST

Candidates seeking admission in aviation courses need to crack the entrance exams. The list of aviation entrance exams including their eligibility criteria, exam pattern and application process are provided here. 

Entrance Exams for Aviation Admission in India

Candidates looking for admission to the Aviation courses need to appear for entrance exams. There are three main Aviation Exams in India namely Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA) Entrance Test, Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Common Entrance Exam (AME CET). The main objective of all these entrance exams is to evaluate the reasoning skills, general knowledge, communication skills and decision-making skills of the candidate. This article contains the exam pattern, application process, important dates and eligibility criteria of all the Aviation entrance exams in India.

Aviation Exams Important Dates

Here is a list of some of the popular aviation exams along with their dates.

Entrance Exam Name

Application Open

Application Close

Exam Date 

AFCAT (2)

June 01, 2021

June 30, 2021

August 28, 29 and 30

IGRUA

March 2021

July 17, 2021

    August 21, 2021

AME CET

Phase I: November 20, 2020

Phase II: July 1, 2021

Phase III: August 11, 2021

Phase I: June 30, 2021

Phase II: August 10, 2021

Phase III: September 10, 2021

Phase I: July 12-13, 2021

Phase II: August 17, 2021

Phase III: September 19, 2021

Eligibility Criteria for Aviation Exams 2021

Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of all the aviation exams before filling their application form. The eligibility criteria of the aviation exams can be checked below.

AFCAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria 

IGRUA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

AME CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria 

Application Forms for Aviation Entrance Exams 2021

You can click on the links below to fill the application form for the Aviation entrance exams 2021.

AFCAT 2021 Application Form 

IGRUA 2021 Application Form

AME CET 2021 Application Form 

Syllabus for Aviation Entrance Exams 2021

Candidates can click on the links below to check the detailed syllabus of various Syllabus for Aviation Entrance Exams 2021 exams.

AFCAT 2021 Syllabus 

IGRUA 2021 Syllabus

AME CET 2021 Syllabus

Exam Pattern for Aviation Exams 2021

The detailed exam pattern for AFCAT, AME CET and IGRUA can be checked by clicking on the links below. 

AFCAT 2021 Exam Pattern 

IGRUA 2021 Exam Pattern

AME CET 2021 Exam Pattern 

Highlights of Aviation Exams in India

Here are the important highlights of AFCAT, AME CET and IGRUA entrance exams.

AFCAT

The AFCAT exam is a national level entrance exam conducted by the Indian Air Force. The exam is conducted for the selection of candidates in three branches of the Air force, Ground Duty Branch (Short Service Commission and Permanent Commission), Technical Branch (Short Service Commission and Permanent Commission) and Flying Branch (Short Service Commission). The question paper of AFCAT comprises four sections namely Numerical Ability, General Awareness and Reasoning, Verbal ability and Military aptitude. The total duration of the exam is 2 Hours. Provided below are the major highlights of the AFCAT entrance examination.

Mode of Examination

Online

Conducting Body

Indian Air Force (IAF)

Exam Level

National-level

Frequency

Twice a year

Duration

2 Hours

No. of Questions

100

No of Sections

4

Name of Sections

Numerical Ability, General Awareness and Reasoning, Verbal ability and Military aptitude

Marking Scheme

+3 Mark for each correct answer

Exam Language

English

Application Fee

INR 250/-

AFCAT 2021 Preparation StrategyAFCAT 2021 Admit Card

IGRUA

The IGRUA exam is a national level entrance exam conducted by the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi. The exam is conducted for admission in the Commercial Pilot License (CPL) course and B.Sc (Aviation) degree offered by IGRUA. The question paper of the IGRUA entrance examination is divided into five sections namely English, Mathematics, Reasoning, Physics and General Awareness. The total duration of the examination is 2 hours and it will contain objective type questions. Major highlights of the IGRUA entrance examination is provided below.

Mode of Examination

Online

Conducting Body

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi

Exam Level

National-level

Frequency

Once a year

Duration

2 Hours

No of Sections

5

Name of Sections

English, Physics, Mathematics, General Awareness and Reasoning

Negative Marking

No Negative Marking

Exam Language

English

Application Fee

INR 12,000/-

IGRUA 2021 Preparation StrategyIGRUA 2021 Admit Card

AME CET

AME CET is a national level entrance exam conducted for admission in various aviation courses offered in India.  The exam is conducted by the UDAI AVIATION Pvt Ltd. The exam pattern of AME CET will vary depending on the program for which the students are applying for admission. The maximum marks for the examination are 360 and the question paper will contain 90 multiple-choice questions. The question paper of AME CET will be in both Hindi and English medium. Check the table provided below to know the important highlights of the AME CET 2021 entrance exam.

Mode of Examination

Online

Conducting Body

UDAI AVIATION Pvt Ltd

Exam Level

National-level

Duration

1 Hour 30 minutes(90 minutes)

No. of Sections

  • 10+2 PCM( 5 Sections)

  • 3 Years Engineering Diploma Holders / B Tech / Higher qualification in science with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ 12th Non PCM/ 10th ( 3 Sections)

No of Questions

90

Name of Sections

  • For 10+2 PCM: General Awareness, English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

  • For 3 Years Engineering Diploma Holders / B Tech / Higher qualification in science with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics: General Awareness, English and Aptitude Test

  • For 12th Non PCM and 10th: General Awareness, English, General Intelligence & Reasoning

Marking Scheme

+4 Mark for each correct answer

Exam Language

English and Hindi

Application Fee

INR 1000/-(for Male of General and OBC category) and INR 800-(for Female candidates of all categories and SC/ST candidates )

AME CET 2021 Preparation StrategyAME CET 2021 Admit Card

Career Options in Aviation

There are many job opportunities available for candidates after completing a degree in aviation. Some of the major job profiles available after completion of an aviation degree are provided below.

Air Hostess/ Cabin Crew

Assistant Manager

Airport Manager

Ferry Pilot

Airport Operations Manager

Helicopter Pilot

Loco Pilot

Pilot

Flight Engineer

Aviation Consultant

Ground Staff

Flight Instructor

Candidates who have any doubt regarding any of these aviation entrance exams can ask questions on the Collegedekho QnA zone. Apart from this, those who are interested in admission to any Aviation Institute in India can fill our Common Application Form or call on our toll-free number 1800-572-9877. 

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FAQs

Who conducts the IGRUA exam?

IGRUA is conducted by the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi.

How can I check the important dates of aviation exams in India?

The important dates of aviation exams in India are provided here. You can also check the important dates from the official website of the aviation exams.

How can I apply for aviation exams in India?

You can apply for any aviation exams in India by filling the application form. You can visit the official website of any entrance exam to fill its application form.

What is the total duration of the AME CET exam?

The total duration of the AME CET exam is 1 Hour 30 minutes (90 minutes).

What are some of the well-known aviation exams in India?

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA) Entrance Test, Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Common Entrance Exam (AME CET) are the well-known aviation exams in India.

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