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Indian Air Force Airmen Trades and Duties

On the basis of the performance in the Joint Basic Phase Training (JBPT) at Basic Training Institute, Belgaum specific trades are allotted to the successful candidates. Basic combatant training is imparted to all the recruits, which includes basic discipline and manners, educational training, weapon training etc. After successful completion of basic training, you will be trained in specific trades. PT, Parade and games are integral part of the training and service life. Succeeding paragraphs give an idea of the nature of job an airman is expected to perform in different trades. However, depending on service requirement, an airman may be assigned other jobs as required by his superior authorities and exigencies of service.

X Group

6 Months Course

Duration : 6 Months
Syllabus completion, Revision and Test series
5 days in a week class 4 hrs daily
Fee : Rs.15000.00

* Registration of 500/- (non refundable & excluding fee) for every course & then you can attend the class for 3 days.

Y Group

6 Months Course

Duration : 6 Months
Syllabus Completion
5 days in a week class 4 hrs daily
Fee : Rs.12000.00

* Registration of 500/- (non refundable & excluding fee) for every course & then you can attend the class for 3 days.

X & Y Group

6 Months Course

Duration : 6 Months
Syllabus Completion
5 days in a week class 4 hrs daily
Fee : Rs.20000.00

* Registration of 500/- (non refundable & excluding fee) for every course & then you can attend the class for 3 days.

Group X


Automobile Fitter :

In this trade you are responsible for maintenance and repair of all types of light and heavy duty mechanical vehicles, cranes and loading equipment etc.

Electronics Fitter:

As an Electronics Fitter you operate and maintain Radar, Voice and Data transmission and reception equipment mounted on latest airborne weapon delivery systems and ground based air defense systems. You will get trained in Digital Electronics, measuring instruments, radar technology, latest electronic devices and related trade fundamentals.

Electrical Fitter:

You will maintain power supply system of latest types of aircraft, airborne missiles and associated ground systems. You will also maintain photo equipment mounted on air borne weapon systems and operate ground based photo systems. You will get trained in electrical trade, operation and maintenance of digital devices, electronics devices etc.

Mechanical System Fitter:

You will repair and maintain mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems of airborne missiles, engines, automobiles and aircraft fuelling equipment. Complete aircraft ground support equipment will also be repaired and maintained by you. You will be trained in handling and preparation of bombs and explosives and in electrical system, workshop and mechanical trades as well as automobile mechanics.

Structures Fitter:

As Structure Fitter, you are responsible for the maintenance and servicing of air frames and their accessories, components and controls of aircraft. Regular checks for the entire hydraulic and pneumatic system to ensure proper functioning against leaks are also part of your duties. You will also be assigned the responsibility of marshaling, parking, picketing and ground handling of aircraft.

Propulsion Fitter:

In this trade you will repair, maintain and prepare for use the propulsion system of aircraft and other airborne weapon delivery system.

Workshop Fitter(Smith):

You will undertake major structural repairs of all aircraft at central repair facilities. You will also be trained in workshop trade for material treatment, welding, heat treatment, smithy and basic machine tools etc.

Workshop Fitter (Mechanical):

You will undertake repair and maintenance work of mechanical nature. You will be trained in workshop trade and practices.

Weapon Fitter:

In this trade, you will prepare, maintain and service armaments, ammunition and safety equipment of aircraft, missiles and other weapon delivery systems. You will also operate and maintain small arms and bomb destruction equipment. You will be trained to handle bombs, explosives, arms and their installation on weapon delivery platforms.


Education Instructor:

As an Education Instructor you will run training program at instructional

schools and improve education level of Air Force Personnel.

Group Y


Communication Technician:

As a Communication Technician you will operate, service and maintain all types of state of the art communication devices, telephone exchange and radio equipment

Automobile Technician:

As an Automobile Technician you will drive all types of light, medium and heavy automobiles, load carriers and specialist vehicles like cranes, towing tractors, fork lifters etc. subject to service exigencies.

As a technician you will also carry out minor repairs, day to day maintenance and basic level servicing of the common user vehicles and specialist vehicles in the Indian Air Force inventory.


Admin Assistant:

As an Admin Assistant you will maintain and analyse records, files and information of personnel. You will also manage ration supplies, cook houses and messes.

Accts Assistant:

As an Accounts Assistant you will record and manage accounting of pay and allowances, equipment, logistics transactions, public fund and cash flow etc

Medical Assistant:

You are made familiar with nursing and first-aid. You are also involved in management of medical stores, dispensaries and ward supervision.

Logistics Assistant:

As a Logistics Assistant, you are involved in the procurement, storage and handling inventory control as well as accounting of military stores.

Environment Support Services Assistant (ESSA):

This job involves maintenance of the fire fighting section. It also requires that you ensure the upkeep of hygiene of Air Force Campus.

Ops Assistant:

As an Ops Assistant you will operate various systems of Air Traffic Control Centre, Air Field and Air Defense System. You will be trained in operation of Radars, Display Units, reporting and tracking procedures of airborne weapon systems etc

Indian Air Force Airmen Ranks

  • Master Warrant Officer (MWO)
  • Warrant Officer (WO)
  • Junior Warrant Officer (JWO)
  • Sergeant (SGT)
  • Corporal (CPL)
  • Leading Air Craftsman (LAC)
  • Air Craftsman (AC)

Meteorological Assistant:

If you are a Meteorological Assistant, you are trained to undertake weather observation and to maintain meteorological instruments. You are also responsible for plotting of charts, taking balloon observations and compilation of weather summaries.

Ground Training Assistant:

As a Ground Training Instructor, you will train personnel on drill, parade, handling of arms and physical exercise. You are also responsible for organizing and conducting all games and sports activities.

Indian Air Force (Police):

In the position of Indian Air Force (Police) your responsibilities involve assuming police duties and investigation of offences. You are also in-charge of maintenance of security.

Indian Air Force (Security):

As an Indian Air Force (Security) tradesman, you are to undertake special operations and carry out high level security operations.


As a Musician you will become a part of the Air Force Band. You will be trained to play different musical instruments.


During training, a stipend of Rs. 14,600/- per month will be paid. On completion of training the starting gross emoluments at the minimum of scale of pay including Military Service Pay (MSP) and Group ‘X’ Pay {applicable for Group ‘X’ (Technical) Trades only} plus Dearness Allowance (DA) will be as follows:

Group ‘X’ (Technical) Trade

Rs. 33,100/- per month (approximately) plus DA (as applicable) which, in subsequent years, may rise as per the career progression of the individual.

Group ‘Y’ (Non-Technical) Trades

Rs. 26,900/- per month (approximately) plus DA (as applicable) which, in subsequent years, may rise as per the career progression of the individual.

Education Instructor Trade (Sgt)

Rs. 40,600/- per month (approximately) plus DA (as applicable) which, in subsequent years, may rise as per the career progression of the individual.



Allowances such as Transport allowance, Composite personal maintenance allowance (CPMA), Leave Ration allowance (LRA), Children Education Allowance, HRA etc. are also admissible as applicable from time to time.


Perks such as Ration, Clothing, Medical facilities, Accommodation, CSD (Canteen) facilities, Leave (60 days Annual and 30 days Casual in a Calendar year as a privilege, subject to service exigencies),

Recreational facilities, Transport for school going children and Leave Travel Concession (LTC) are also provided as per the existing rules. Group Insurance Cover of Rs. 37.5 Lakhs at a premium of Rs. 2300/- per month for all airmen and facility of Group Housing Scheme are also extended. Other facilities by Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) are also extended to the families of airmen.

Career Progression

The initial period of engagement in the IAF is 20 years, which can be extended up to the age of 57 years. Promotion prospects up to the rank of Master Warrant Officer exist to the deserving airmen. Opportunities to become a Commissioned Officer also exist for those airmen who qualify the prescribed examination, later in their service career.

Service Entry Commission

Airmen of the rank of Sergeant & above with 10 years of minimum service and within the age limit of 34 to 42 years get the opportunity to become a Commissioned Officer in the IAF.

Honorary Commission

Selected MWOs/WOs are granted Honorary Commission in the last year of their service before superannuating on Republic Day and Independence Day each year. On grant of Honorary Commission, they are eligible for higher scales of pay and allowances.

Personality Development

Well stocked libraries, a variety of sports facilities as well as adventure and cultural activities available at all the Air Force Establishments provide an opportunity for all round personality development.

Post-Retirement Benefits

Post-Retirement benefits include pension, Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), gratuity and canteen facilities. Specialized pre-release courses (PRC) are also arranged to enable airmen to take up post retirement careers. In addition , airmen get relaxation in age and reservation in Govt services as ex-servicemen.

Airmen Selection Centers

1.   Airmen Selection Center
48, Mansfield Road, Ambala Cantt (Haryana) – 133 001
0171- 2630048 (Direct) 0171-2634980,2645921

2.   Airmen Selection Center
Race Course Camp, Air Force Station, New Delhi New Delhi – 110 003
011-23010231 Extn. 7751

3.   Airmen Selection Center
Air Force Station, Chakeri Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) – 208 008

4.   Airmen Selection Center
(Near Palta Gate) Air Force Station Barrackpore 24 Paragnas (North) West Bengal – 743 122
033-25921251 Extn: 6391

5.   Airmen Selection Center
Old Pali Road, Air Force Area Near Air Force Station Sub Guard Room Jodhpur (Rajasthan) – 342 011
0291-2511516 Extn: 7748,7749,1807

6.   Airmen Selection Center
Air Force Station, Cotton Green Mumbai – 400 033 (Maharashtra)
022-23714982 Extn: 251

7.   Airmen Selection Center
No.1 Cubbon Road, Bangalore (Karnataka) – 560 001

8.   Airmen Selection Center
Air Force Station Tambaram, Tambaram East, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) – 600 046
044-22390561 (Direct) 044-22396565 Extn.7833

9.   Airmen Selection Center
Near Rajdhani College Baramunda, Bhubaneswar (Odisha) -751 003

10.   Airmen Selection Center
Air Force Station, Bihta Patna (Bihar) – 801 103
06115-250001Extn: 7762

11.   Airmen Selection Center
VIP Chowk, Borjhar, Guwahati (Assam) – 781 015
0361-2842720 Extn: 333

12.   Airmen Selection Center
Air Force Station, Begumpet, Bowenpally, Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh) – 500 011
040-27753512 (Direct) 040-27753500 Extn:467

13.   Airmen Selection Center
VII/302-B, Vayu Sena Road Kakkanad, Kochi (Kerala) – 682 030

14.   Airmen Selection Center
IInd Floor, Phase-II, Rajiv Gandhi Parisar, 35 Shyamala Hills, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) – 462 002

Indian Air Force Training Institute

SrTraining InstituteTrades
1Basic Training Institute, Belgaum – 591124Joint Basic Phase Training for all trades (JBPT)
2Mechanical Transport Training Institute (MTTI), AF Avadi, Chennai – 600055Auto Technician
Automobile Fitter
3Workshop Training Institute (WTI), AF Tambaram Chennai – 600046Environmental Support Services Assistant (ESSA)
Meteorological Assistant Workshop Fitter (Mechanical)
Workshop Fitter (Smith)
Mechanical System Fitter
4Mechanical Training Institute (MTI), AF Tambaram Chennai – 600046Propulsion Fitter
Structure Fitter
Weapon Fitter
5Electronic Training Institute (ETI), AF Jalahalli East Bangalore – 560014Electronics Fitter
Ops Assistant
6Electrical & Instrument Training Institute (E&ITI), AF Jalahalli East Bangalore – 560014Electrical Fitter
7Communication Training Institute (CTI), AF Jalahalli West Bangalore – 560015Communication Technician
Logistics Assistant
8Air Force Police & Security Training Institute (AFP&STI), AF C/O AF Stn Avadi, ChennaiIndian Air Force (Police)
9Non-Technical Training Institute (NTTI), AF C/O AF Stn Belgaum – 591124Adm Assistant
Accts Assistant
Education Instructor
Non Combatants (Enrolled) (NCs(E))
10Air Force School of Physical Fitness (AFSPF), AF C/O AF Stn Belgaum – 591124Ground Training Instructor
11Medical Training Centre (MTC), AF Air Force Agram Post Bangalore – 560007Medical Assistant
12Garud Regimental Training Centre (GRTC), AF C/O AF Stn ChandinagarIndian Air Force (Security)

Office Address:

Central Airmen Selection Board
Brar Square,Delhi Cantt,
New Delhi-110 010

Phone Number
Landline 1: (011) 25699606; 25694209
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