Recently, a science stream student, who had just passed 12th standard asked me a question related to joining Indian Air Force. He said he was interested in becoming a pilot! But he was confused. He was not sure whether to become a pilot in the Armed forces or to become a Commercial Pilot. It was then that I explained to him the benefits of joining the Indian Air Force and becoming a pilot there. Here, in this article, I will explain to you guys the main, important advantages of joining the Indian Air Force and becoming a pilot there, right after passing out of 12th standard.
Main advantages of joining Indian Air Force as pilot after 12th science
#1 There is a good entry scheme available
This is the main attraction. For a 12th science passed student, there is the NDA (National Defence Academy) entry. As per this entry, a student, not more than 19 years of age, can appear for the exam.
Candidates appearing for this exam has the freedom to set Air Force as their first priority. So, if they manage to crack the exam and the subsequent SSB (Services Selection Board) Interview, they can make it to the Indian Air Force as a Flying Officer.
#2 One can become pilot at low expense
When it comes to becoming pilot in the Armed Forces, the expenses are considerably low! So low that it is nothing in comparison to the expenses in the case of becoming a Commercial Pilot!
So, for aspirants who want to become pilot, and who have financial constraints, this opportunity is a boon! Such candidates should embrace this mode of becoming a pilot.
#3 An Armed Forces Pilot can later become Commercial Pilot
A flying officer in the armed forces can become a Commercial Pilot after retiring from the Air Force. To become a Commercial Pilot after retiring, no huge expenses are involved. Plus your rank will remain with you even after retiring!
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#4 The perks and advantages of the Armed Forces connection will continue to come!
Even after taking the jump and becoming a commercial pilot after retiring from Air Force, you may continue to avail benefits like pension from Government, ration schemes, perks etc. This is another attractive prospect.
after 12th what r the requirements to get into iaf
I am An 11 class commerce with maths student And i want to be a pilot in iaf so for that i need physics and maths in 10+2 so if i do physics from open will it be helpful??
It doesn’t work that way, Sarthak..
sir i got passed 12th but my percentage is 60% so whether i can eligible for iaf
I am study in class 10th I
want a flying officer in IAF…..So what procedure I follow;
Go for Science stream Maths group schooling after 10th and then appear for NDA examination, Piyush.
I am in std.10th.i would like to join indian Air Force,How can i join?
Shantanu, take Science stream after 12th. After you are 17 years of age, appear for NDA examination. Set IAF as your first choice in that examination.
Hi sir..i want to become a fighter pilot in IAF. but the problem is i had completed my 12th in commerce.so, can i join in this field…..?
Ajay, Commerce stream students are not eligible to join IAF as Fighter Pilots. You may join the Ground Duty Branches though!
hi i am in 7 th standard i want to fight for india in the IAF Indian air force could you guide me
Hi I am interested Indian Air force
How I want to apply for NDA exam
Yogesh, application process is online. Visit upsconline website to grab all the details.
Suggest me for gettin job in airforce aftr 12th science PCM
sir i want to join air force i had completed my 12th i have got 56.77% and i have also given nda exam so what is the procedure for it???
Pranit, if you have given NDA written exam, then wait for results. If you managed to clear it, you will be called for SSB Interview and further selection procedures.
sir i have completed my +2 with 72percentage in 2014 i have interest to join in airforce so what i have to do to join in this
Kishore, appear for NDA Entrance examination.
I want to become a pilot but i cant decide where i apply IAF & commercial pilot and tell me plz is it true that 19 above cant apply
Areeb, above 19 candidates are not eligible to apply for NDA. However, you may appear for AFCAT exam after having finished Graduation!
It is amazing
I am a student of 10 I want to be a fighter pilot,in indian air force what should i do
Asjad, appear for NDA examination.
hii i want to know every thing about piolet i ahve completed my 12th science and i want to become a airforce piolet so will you please suggest me some importants point about how should i apply in this field please mail me.
Mohd Shoieb, you may access the AFCAT site and find the list of exams that will help you get into IAF.