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Indian air force

How i jion indian airforce on the basis of 12 class
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Akansha Sirohi Answer written 2 years, 4 months ago
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In order to join Indian Air Force after 12th, the candidate should have passed 10+2 with subjects Physics and Mathematics subjects. Students who are studying in 12th standard may also appear for the exam, given that they satisfy the minimum age limit criteria. Also, such candidates who are in studying in 12th and want to appear for the exam must also make sure that their schooling will be over by the time the course starts at NDA.

This is what the educational qualification required is. Now, if you think you satisfy this criteria, then read on to know more about the age limit, physical standards, medical standards (additional ones in case of Flying Branch) and process of joining-


To join Indian Air Force as Flying Officer after 10+2 Science stream, a candidate has to be between 16½-19 years of age at the time when the course starts at NDA.


This is a male only entry mode. Only male candidates are eligible to apply for 10+2 entry scheme and become Flying Officers.


To join IAF, candidates, irrespective of the entry mode and educational qualifications, must satisfy a basic set of Physical standards. The list is quite long. But the main things that are checked are-

  • Weight and Height ratio
  • Good Physical and Mental health
  • Good hearing
  • Well developed chests (expansion should be at least 5cm after full inspiration)
  • Healthy Bones and Joints


This examination is held by UPSC twice a year. Usually, the advertisements are put up on May and December each year. You may make use of the following sites- and The registration process has been made online now.

  • For 12th science students, who want to join IAF right after completing 12th standard, NDA is the point of entrance. NDA is the door through which you should enter.
  • NDA stands for National Defence Academy. It is a premier Defence Institute located in Pune, India. It is an institute where the cadets belonging to the 3 wings of the Armed Forces- Army, Navy and Air Force train together.
  • To get into NDA, one must appear for the National Defence Academy entrance exam and clear the SSB (Services Selection Board) Interview. There is an age limit too, for appearing for this exam and getting admitted into this institute.
  • Candidates must not be older than 19 years of age, at the commencement of the course at NDA. Thus, an interested candidate may appear for this exam while he is appearing in 12th standard, finished 12th standard etc. But please keep the age limit in mind!
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