Women in Indian Air Force


The IAF, for long a male bastion, has played a pioneer role in the induction of women into the officer cadre of the force. Women have always played a very active, though indirect role as Air Force wives in maintaining the high morale of the IAF. Their path breaking induction in a combatant role in the Flying, Technical and Ground Duty branches have only reinforced the image of the Indian Air Force as a forward looking, progressive and futuristic Air Force.



Status :                Unmarried or widows of service personnel killed on duty but

without any child.

Age Limit :-         19-23 years, relaxable upto 25 years for those holding Commercial

Pilot License.

Educational Qualification :-          B Sc Physics and/ or Mathematics or B E.

You should be a B Sc  (Maths) or B Sc (Physics) or B Sc (General) with Maths and

Physics for all three years or B E (four year course).


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and July each year in the leading Newspapers/ Employment News.


Entrance :-          Through Psychological Tests, Group Tests and an Interview conducted

at any one of the Air Force Selection Boards located at Dehradun, Mysore or

Varanasi for a period of 4 to 6 days at our cost. Once recommended by the AFSB’s

 a Medical Examination as per standards laid down is conducted at either Air Force

Central Medical Establishment, New Delhi or Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bangalore.

After clearing the medical examination, a merit list is prepared and selection for the

course is strictly as per the Merit.