How to join IAF as Officer after completing B.Com.

Joining IAF (Indian Air Force) is a dream that many Indian youngsters nurture! But very few manage to make it through and become an Officer in the IAF. Large number of students fail to make it, thanks to lack of right information. They simply aren’t aware of the modes of entry, educational qualifications required etc. This blog, with its awesome articles related to Indian Armed Forces, has been providing valuable information to aspirants. In this article, I’ll describe in detail about how B.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce) may join the IAF, as Commissioned Officers.

Before heading further, let me tell you one thing- B.Com. students are not eligible to become Flying Officers in the IAF. This is because of the fact that Flying Branch requires candidates to have gone through 10+2 Science stream schooling. And most B.Com. graduates don’t meet this educational requirement set by the authorities. However, they are eligible to apply for Ground Duty Branches! And the posts are that of Commissioned Officers!

Join IAF after B Com

Yes, you too may join the IAF!

Ways for B.Com. graduates to join IAF as Officers (Ground Duty Branches)-

 

#1 Administration Branch

#2 Logistics Branch

#3 Accounts Branch

 

Now, let us check out details associated with each branch. Details like- age limit, educational qualifications, marital status etc.

 

Branches and age limit, educational qualification, physical and medical standards etc-

 

# Details of Administration Branch-

When it comes to Administration branch in IAF, there are two entry schemes- Permanent Commission, which is meant for male candidates and SSC (Short Service Commission), meant for both male and female candidates.

This branch is tasked with carrying out day to day administration and management tasks associated with personnel and material. Also, staff from Administrative branch are chosen and trained so that they can also perform tasks of ATC (Air Traffic Controller) and Fighter Controller.

 

Age limit- 20 to 26 years (at the time when the course starts)

Marital status- candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried

Gender- Male (Permanent Commission or SSC), Female (SSC entry only)

Applicants should be Indian Citizens

Educational Qualifications- Graduation Degree in B.Com. (or any other Degree) with minimum 60% aggregate marks

 

# Details of Logistics Branch-

For the efficient management and functioning of IAF, its material resources have to be managed efficiently. Logistics Branch is required to perform this task of purchasing and managing resources.

 

Age limit- 20 to 26 years (at the time when the course starts)

Marital status-candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried

Gender- Male (Permanent Commission and SSC), Female (only SSC entry)

Applicants should be Indian Citizens

Educational Qualifications- Graduation Degree in B.Com. (or any other Degree Course) with minimum 60% aggregate marks

 

Also read- Ways for female aspirants to join IAF’s Flying Branch

 

# Details of Accounts Branch-

For any Organization to work efficiently, its financial resources have to be managed well. The same theory applies in the case of IAF. For smooth financial management, IAF relies on Accounts Branch!

 

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Age limit- 20 to 26 years (at the time when the course starts)

Marital Status- candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried

Gender- Male (Permanent Commission and SSC), Female (SSC entry only)

Applicants must be Citizens of India

Educational Qualifications- Graduate Degree in B.Com. with minimum 60% aggregate marks

 

#Physical and Medical Standards

To join IAF, candidates, irrespective of the entry mode and educational qualifications, must satisfy a basic set of Physical standards. The list is quite long. But the main things that are checked are-

  • Weight and Height ratio
  • Good Physical and Mental health
  • Good hearing
  • Well developed chests (expansion should be at least 5cm after full inspiration)
  • Healthy Bones and Joints

For the entire list of Physical Standards’ criteria set by IAF, check out the charts provided below. You may click on the images to get an enlarged view. You may find the full set of Physical standards on the image. You may even save it for future use-

IAF Physical standards chart 1

First set of IAF’s Physical Standards. Click on this image to read! Click on image to enlarge!

 

IAF Physical standards chart 2

Second set of IAF’s Physical Standards. Click on image to enlarge it and read it!

These are the various posts within the IAF for which B.Com. graduates may apply for. Even Post Graduates may apply, such as M Com grads! For them, the minimum aggregate marks requirement is 50%.

 

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