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GROUP - Y AIRMEN SELECTION TEST SEPTEMBER 2011

Friday, 29 Apr, 2011

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INDIAN AIR FORCE INVITES APPLICATIONS FROM UNMARRIED MALE CANDIDATES FOR SELECTION TEST IN SEPTEMBER 2011 TO JOIN AS AN AIRMAN IN GROUP 'Y' {EXCEPT AUTO TECH, GTI & IAF (P)} TRADES


1. Indian Air Force invites applications from unmarried male Indian citizens (citizens of Nepal are also eligible) for selection test in September 2011 to join as Airmen in Group 'Y' {Except Auto Tech, GTI & IAF (P)} trades. THE SELECTION TEST IS NOT FOR SELECTION AS OFFICERS/ PILOTS/ NAVIGATORS.

ELIGIBILITY

2. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

(a) Passed Intermediate/10+2/equivalent examination with Science, Arts or Commerce subjects with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and pass in each subject

OR

(b) 03 years Diploma in any stream of Engineering from a Government recognised Polytechnic/Institute shall be permitted to appear for Group 'Y' {Except for Auto Tech, GTI and IAF (P) Trades} in Indian Air Force.

Note : - Exact aggregate percentage of marks up to first place of decimal for all subjects as mentioned in the Marks Sheet of Intermediate/10+2/equivalent/Diploma (For example, 49.9% should NOT be rounded off to 50%). Vocational Courses conducted by CBSE and Kerala Board recognised by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) are also eligible.

3. President, Central Airmen Selection Board reserves the right to shortlist the applications on the basis of available vacancies and number of eligible applicants.

4. AGE LIMIT. Born between 01 January 1991 to 28 February 1995 (both days inclusive).

5. MEDICAL STANDARDS -
(a) Height: Minimum acceptable height is 152.5 cm.
(b) Chest: Minimum range of expansion: 5 cm
(c) Weight: Proportionate to height and age.
(d) Vision: Minimum Visual Standard: Unaided 6/36 and correctable to at least 6/9 for each eye with spectacles, Dioptectric power not exceeding + 3.5 including astigmatism. Full field of vision and Defective safe colour vision CP-II/III.
(e) Corneal Surgery (PRK/LASIK) is not acceptable.
(f) Hearing: Candidates should have normal hearing i.e. able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters with each ear separately.
(g) Dental: Should have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.
(h) Health: Candidates should be free from medical or surgical deformity. He should be free from all communicable diseases and skin ailments. Candidates must be physically and mentally FIT to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.


* Candidate should bring latest prescription and spectacles for corrected vision, if used. The prescription must bear the signature, stamp and registration number of Eye Specialist.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS


6. Tenure & Training: Enrolment is for an initial period of 20 years extendable up to the age of 57 years. Initially candidates will be sent for a Joint Basic Phase Training (JBPT) for 12 weeks at Basic Training Institute, Belgaum (Karnataka). On successful completion of JBPT, candidates will be allocated trades and sent for trade training of specified durations. Training is however liable to be terminated at any time if the trainee fails to achieve the required standards in academics, profession, physical fitness and discipline or is found to be medically unfit. AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF TRAINING, THE AIRMEN WILL BE DEPLOYED ON GROUND BASED JOBS AS PER THEIR ALLOTTED TRADES (Job specifications given in Paragraph 7 below). ALLOTTED TRADE WILL NOT BE CHANGED ON CANDIDATE'S REQUEST / ANY GROUNDS.

7. Job Specifications: Group 'Y' {Except Auto Tech, GTI and IAF (P)} trades involve jobs like: -
(a) Admin Assistant: As an Admin Assistant you will maintain and analyse records, files, information of personnel. You will also manage ration supplies, cook houses and Messes.
(b) Accts Assistant: As an Accts Assistant you will record and manage accounting of pay and allowances, equipment, logistics, transactions, public fund and cash flow etc.
(c) Logistics Assistant: As a Logistics Assistant, you are involved in the procurement, storage, handling inventory control and accounting of Military stores.
(d) Medical Assistant: Operating as Medical Assistant, you are made familiar with nursing and first aid. You are also involved in management of medical stores, dispensaries and ward supervision.
(e) Meteorological Assistant: If you are a Meteorological Assistant, you are trained to undertake weather observation and maintenance of meteorological instruments. You are also responsible for plotting of charts, taking balloon observations and compilation of weather summaries.
(f) 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 Camps.
(g) Automobile Technician: As an Automobile Technician you will carry out minor repair, service, maintain and drive all types of vehicles, cranes and automobiles.
(h) Communication Technician: As a Communication Technician you will operate, service and maintain all types of state of art communication devices, telephone exchange and radio transmission equipment.
(j) Ops Assistant: As an Ops Assistant you will operate various systems of Air Traffic Control Centre, Air Field and Air Defence System. You will be trained in operation of Radars, Display Units, reporting and tracking procedures of airborne weapon systems etc.
8. Pay & Allowances : During training, a stipend of Rs. 5,700/-pm will be paid. On completion of training, the starting gross emoluments at the minimum of scale of pay will be Rs. 15,477/-pm (approximately) which, in subsequent years, may rise up to Rs. 37,100/-pm (approximately) depending upon the rank attained. Other allowances such as Transport allowance, Fly/Para Jumping Instructor allowance, Leave Ration allowance, Composite Personnel Maintenance allowance, Family Planning allowance, Gallantry Awards allowance are also admissible.

9. Perquisites: Perks such as Ration, Clothing, Medical facilities, Accommodation, CSD Canteen facilities, Education concession to children, Recreational facilities, Free transport for school going children and Leave Travel Concession (LTC) are also provided as per the existing rules. Post retirement benefits include pension, gratuity and leave encashment. Not withstanding the above, Group Insurance Cover of Rs. 25,00,000/- at a premium of Rs.1,730/- per month, is covered for all airmen and facility of Group Housing Scheme is also extended. Other facilities by Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) are also extended for family of airmen.

10. Promotion:- Promotion prospects exist up to the rank of Master Warrant Officer (MWO). Opportunities to become a Commissioned Officer also exist for those airmen who qualify the prescribed examinations, later during their service career.

SELECTION PROCEDURE


11. Written Test : Eligible candidates will be sent Admit Cards to appear for test scheduled to be held during September 2011 at the examination centres listed at Para 17. Candidates will be tested in English as per CBSE syllabus of AISSCE and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA). Question papers will be objective type and bilingual (English & Hindi), except English Paper. Duration of Written Test will be 45 minutes. CANDIDATES ARE TO QUALIFY IN EACH PAPER SEPARATELY. Results of the written test will be declared on the same day.

12. Physical Fitness Test (PFT): All candidates who pass the written test are to undergo Physical Fitness Test (PFT) on the same or the next day. PFT consists of a 1.6 Km run to be completed within 8 minutes. Candidates completing the PFT in less than 7 minutes 30 seconds will be awarded additional marks on a sliding scale. Candidates are advised to bring their sports shoes and shorts.

13. Interview: Candidates who have passed the written test and PFT will be interviewed. Working knowledge of English is a prerequisite.

14. MEDICAL EXAMINATION: Candidates who qualify in the interview will be medically examined. Medical Examination will be conducted by Air Force Medical Team as per IAF medical standards. Candidates declared Temporary Medically Unfit (TMU) will be required to report to the respective Airmen Selection Centre within a maximum period of 42 days for review from the date of Recruiting Medical Examination. Candidates declared Medically Unfit can avail the option for Appeal Medical Board (AMB) against their Unfitness by depositing Rs. 40/- in a Government Treasury/RBI/SBI through Military Receivable Order (MRO). The application for AMB along with original copy of MRO, Xerox copy of Unfitness Certificate and Postal Stamp worth Rs. 25/- affixed on a self addressed envelope are to be submitted to the respective ASCs for processing within seven working days from the date of issue of Medical Certificate.

NOTE: Candidates are advised to get tartar & stains removed from their teeth before appearing for the written test. Ears should be free of wax.


GENERAL


15. (a) Candidates must indicate three choices of the examination centre in order of preference. However, Central Airmen Selection Board reserves the right to allot any centre other than those mentioned in the application. (b) REQUESTS FOR CHANGE OF EXAMINATION CENTRE OR DATE OF SELECTION TEST WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED. (c) Candidates not reporting for the test on due date and time will not be accommodated on other dates/shifts. (d) Incomplete applications will be rejected. (e) Candidates should be prepared to stay for the entire duration of the tests under their own arrangement. No TA/DA will be admissible. (f) Upper age limit as on date of enrolment is 22 years.

16. Candidate discharged from the Indian Air Force/Indian Army/Indian Navy or dismissed from any Government Organisation for any reason earlier are NOT TO APPLY.

17. Examination Centres: AMBALA, NEW DELHI, KANPUR, BARRACKPORE, JODHPUR, MUMBAI, BANGALORE, CHENNAI, BHUBANESWAR, BIHTA, GUWAHATI, SECUNDERABAD, KOCHI AND BHOPAL.


(Note: - These are likely to be activated depending upon the response of candidates and testing capacity).

HOW TO APPLY


18. Application Form: APPLICATION SHOULD BE IN A4 SIZE PAPER ONLY. Non standard application formats will be rejected. The following are to be sent along with the application:-
(a) Three copies of unattested recent (taken on or after 14 May 2011) passport size COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH (front portrait without headgear except for Sikhs), ONE of which is to be pasted on the application form and the other two are to be stapled to the top left corner of the application form.
THE PHOTOGRAPH IS TO BE TAKEN WITH CANDIDATE HOLDING A BLACK SLATE IN FRONT OF HIS CHEST WITH HIS NAME, DATE OF BIRTH AND DATE OF PHOTOGRAPH CLEARLY WRITTEN ON IT WITH WHITE CHALK IN CAPITAL LETTERS. Photographs should be only on good quality of "Photo Paper" (Six photographs required during test).
(b) Attested copies of Matriculation Certificate in support of Date of Birth. Attested copies of Marks Sheet & Certificates of Educational Qualification (in single copy).
(c) One unstamped self addressed 24 cm x 10 cm WHITE ENVELOPE of good quality, stapled/pinned with the application form.
(d) Transfer Certificate, Son of Air Force Personnel (SOAFP) Certificate, NCC Certificate, Sports Certificates are not to be attached along with the application.
19. Candidates are to bring with them the following at the time of examination:-
(a) Four copies of their colour photograph which was submitted at the time of application.
(b) Original Matric Certificate and Marks Sheet with three copies (photo copy) of each for verification of date of birth.
(c) Original certificate and marks sheet of Intermediate/10+2/equivalent vocational courses or 03 years Diploma in any stream of Engineering from a Government recognised Polytechnic/Institute (as applicable) with three copies (photo copy) of each.
(d) NCC Certificate (A, B or C only), if applicable {Original & three copies (photo copy)}.
(e) Son of Air Force Personnel (SOAFP) Certificate/Discharge Book, if applicable (Original & one photo copy).
(f) HB Pencil, Eraser, Sharpener and Blue/Black Ball Point Pen.
NOTE: Candidates should not bring mobile phone or any electronic device or their personal belongings at examination venue. Candidates are permitted to carry only writing material, photographs and certificates mentioned at Para 19 (a) to (f) above at examination centre.


20. (a) Columns. All the columns in the application should be filled in BLOCK CAPITAL LETTERS. Do not split words. Fill para 2, 'Name of the Candidate' and para 4, 'Date of Birth' as per the examples given below:-
Write Narinder Kumar Singh as

N A R I N D E R     K U M A R     S I N G H


and 03 October 1992 as

0 3
1 0
1 9 9 2


(b) Envelope: Outside the envelope containing the application write clearly
(i) "FOR GROUP 'Y' {EXCEPT AUTO TECH, GTI & IAF (P)} TRADES"
(ii) "AGGREGATE PERCENTAGE OF MARKS .%
(iii) If the candidate is a "Son of Serving / Discharged / Deceased Officer / Airman / NC (E) / Air Force Unit Cadre Civilian must write only "SOAFP"
in RED INK (if applicable).

21. CENTRAL AIRMEN SELECTION BOARD WILL NOT (R) WILL NOT ENTERTAIN ANY QUERY ON APPLICATIONS.

22. Last date for receipt of applications at the Central Airmen Selection Board is 10 JUNE 2011 including candidates from North Eastern Region (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura, Sikkim), Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands. Application should be sent to the Post Box Address as mentioned below by ORDINARY POST ONLY. APPLICATIONS SENT BY REGISTERED/ SPEED POST/ COURIER WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

PRESIDENT
CENTRAL AIRMEN SELECTION BOARD
POST BOX No. 11807, NEW DELHI - 110 010
NOTE: - (a) Indian Air Force will not be responsible for any postal delay/loss of any document during transit. (b) Candidate should submit only one application in response to this advertisement. (c) Candidature of those candidates submitting MORE THAN ONE APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED.

23. CAUTION : SELECTION IN THE INDIAN AIR FORCE IS "FREE & FAIR" AND ON MERIT ONLY. AT NO STAGE ANY MONEY IS REQUIRED TO BE PAID TO ANYONE FOR SELECTION OR RECRUITMENT IN THE INDIAN AIR FORCE. CANDIDATES SHOULD NOT FALL PREY TO UNSCRUPULOUS PERSONS POSING AS RECRUITING/SELECTING AGENTS.


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