Becoming a member of Indian Air Force’s Flying Branch is a difficult task. First of all, one has to deal with the regular written entrance examination. It is followed by the tricky SSB Interview, which is not too easy to crack. Then comes a flurry of medical and physical standards tests! Much importance is given to candidates’ eyesight status and medical standards! In this article, I will mention list of courses that one may pursue before applying for the post of a Flying Officer in the IAF.
List of top courses to do to get Flying Officer’s job in the IAF
Please note that loads of Graduation courses enables one to apply for the post of a Flying Officer in the Indian Air Force. Also note that 12th Science stream schooling with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics is also a requirement, if one want to apply for the post of a Flying Officer. Please take special notice of this fact.
Engineering Graduates from all branches of Engineering may apply for the post of Flying Officer in the Indian Air Force. But the candidate must have undergone 12th Science stream schooling with PCM as main subjects.
To know more about the eligibility and other crucial details, check out this article about how Engineering students and graduates may join the IAF’s Flying Branch.
#2 B Sc
Like Engineering graduates, B Sc grads, who have had 12th Science schooling with PCM as main subjects, may apply for the post of Flying Officer in the Indian Air Force.
To check out more details about the processes involved, eligibility criteria etc, check out this article about how B Sc graduates and students may join the IAF’s Flying Branch.
Some 12th Science passed students opt for BBA, rather than going for technical courses. If such a student has had PCM as his/her main subject, then he/she too may apply for the post of Flying Officer in the IAF.
#4 B Pharm
It is a well known fact that Mathematics group students are also eligible to pursue B Pharm course. Such candidates may also apply for Flying Officer’s post in the IAF!
#5 Commercial Pilots
CPL holders too may join the IAF. For them, certain age relaxation advantage also exists. So, in case you are a CPL holder and want to join the IAF, you are eligible to do so! Check out this article to know how CPL holders may join the IAF as Flying Officers.
BCA stands for Bachelor of Computer Applications. BCA graduates who have passed 12th Science stream schooling with PCM subjects are eligible to apply for the post of Flying Officer in the IAF.
There are hordes of other Graduation courses that one may pursue and then later apply for IAF’s Flying Branch. I haven’t mentioned them all since the main point of this article was to list only the most pursued and well known courses only. Also, one may join IAF’s Flying Branch right after 12th Science.
In short, 12th Science stream schooling is a must and the candidate must have undergone a Graduation course (3 years long or 4 years long) and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from a Recognized University/Institute.
Also read: Top professional courses after 12th
Choosing an easy to pursue and 3 years long course would be much better, if it is landing the IAF job that is your prime priority. Easy to pursue course will ensure that you may focus your efforts towards SSB Interview as well as written exam preparations too. Also, choosing 3 years long course will help one dedicate one year towards SSB coaching also!