Ground Duty Entry

(For Graduates/Post Graduates)

Managing human and material resources, the Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branch is the mechanism that steers the Indian Air Force. 

General Eligibility Criteria for Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branches

  • Age - 20 to 26 Years for Graduates and Post Graduates (at the time of commencement of course). 
  • Marital Status - Candidates below the age of 25 years must be Unmarried.
  • Nationality - Indian.
  • Gender - Both men and women.  

As a Graduate/Post Graduate you can join as an officer in any of the following Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branches.

ADMINISTRATION BRANCH

  • Permanent Commission (for Men)/Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
  • Responsible for the efficient management of both human and material resources. Some of the officers of the Administration Branch are selected and trained to carry out the following duties also:
  • Air Traffic Controller  – Involves maintaining an orderly flow of traffic and airspace management.
  • Fighter Controller  – Involves close contact and supervision between the air and radar for effective airspace management.

      Educational Qualifications

  • Graduate Degree (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with 60% marks or equivalent or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. 
     

ACCOUNTS BRANCH

  • Permanent Commission (for Men)/Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
  • Responsible for efficient financial management of funds.You will also act as internal auditor to ensure a zero-defect audit from outside agencies.
  • Educational Qualifications
  • B.Com degree (minimum three year degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum 60% marks or equivalent.

LOGISTICS BRANCH

  • Permanent Commission (for Men)/Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
  • Responsible for materials management of all Air Force resources. You would ensure efficient supervision of inventories, and involve in procurement processes of various ranges of equipment.
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Graduate Degree (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with 60% marks or equivalent or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. 

EDUCATION BRANCH

  • Permanent Commission (for Men)/Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
  • Educational Qualifications
  • MA/M.Sc degree in English/Physics/Mathematics/Chemistry/Statistics/International Relations/International Studies/Defence Studies/Psychology/Computer Science/IT/Management/MBA/MCA/ Mass Communication/Journalism/Public Relations with minimum 50 % marks in aggregate in all papers put together in Post-Graduation (minimum two years programme) and 60% marks in Graduation  (both recognised by UGC/Competent Accreditation Authority).

METEOROLOGY BRANCH

  • Permanent Commission (for Men)/Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
  • As a Meteorology Branch Officer you would be involved handling the latest satellite imagery and state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, you would render specific advice to the operators on all aspects of weather.
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Post Graduation Degree in any science stream/Mathematics/Statistics/Geography/Computer Applications/Environmental Science/Applied Physics/Oceanography/Agricultural Meteorology/Ecology & Environment/Geo-physics/Environmental Biology. All candidates should have scored a minimum 50% marks in aggregate in all papers of Post Graduation put together (provided Maths & Physics were studied at Graduation level with a minimum of 55% marks in both).