Indian Air Force Group X ,Group Y ,Group X & Y SYLLABUS, EXAM PATTERN 2020

Indian Air Force Group X ,Group Y ,Group X & Y SYLLABUS, EXAM PATTERN

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Airmen Recruitment

Group X ,Group Y ,Group X & Y SYLLABUS


Phase – I

Online Test

Eligible candidates will be sent Provisional Admit Cards for Phase – I of testing on their respective e-mail IDs

This provisional admit card can also be downloaded by the candidate under candidates login on CASB web portal

(a) Group ‘X’ Trades (Except Education Instructor): Duration of the online test shall be 60 minutes and shall comprise of English, Physics and Mathematics as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus

(b) Group ‘Y’ Trades {Except Auto Tech, IAF(P), IAF(S) and Musician}: Duration of the online test shall be 45 minutes and shall comprise of English as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA)

(c) Both Group ‘X & Y’ Trades: Duration of the online test shall be 85 minutes and shall comprise of English, Physics, and Mathematics as per 10+2 CBSE syllabus and Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA)

(d) Marking pattern for Online Test:-Group X ,Group Y ,Group X & Y

(i) One mark for every correct answer.

(ii) Nil (0) marks for unattempted questions.

(iii) 0.25 marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

SYLLABUS: ENGLISH Group X ,Group Y ,Group X & Y

I. A short passage followed by four questions to test comprehension. The questions will be set :

1. To judge the understanding of the passage.

2. To draw inference

3. To judge the understanding of vocabulary

II. Grammar – 1

1. Subject-verb concord

2. Forms of verbs and errors in the use of verbs, etc.

3. The sequence of tenses and errors in the use of tenses

4. Transformation of sentences – Compound, Complex, Simple, Negative, Affirmative, Comparative degree, Positive degree, Superlative degree etc.

III. Grammar – 2

1. Formation of words – Nouns from verbs and adjectives, Adjectives from nouns and verbs, Adverbs from adjectives etc

2. Determiners

3. The Preposition

4. Nouns and Pronouns

5. The Adjective

6. The Adverb

7. The Conjunction

8. The Modals

9. Clauses – Noun clauses, Adverb clauses of condition and time and Relative clauses

IV. Vocabulary

1. Synonyms and Synonyms in context

2. Antonyms and Antonyms in context

3. One word substitution

4. Spelling pitfalls

5. Simple Idioms/phrases

6. Words often confused/Selecting the correct word fitting in a sentence

V. Narration (Direct and Indirect)

1. Commands and requests

2. Statements (Various tenses)

3. Questions (Various forms of questions, tenses, etc.)

VI. Voice (Active and Passive)

1. Changes required under each tense.

2. Other conditions for transforming Active into Passive

(a) The Preposition

(b) Modal auxiliaries

(c) Infinitive

(d) Participles

VII. Jumbled Sentences

MATHEMATICS Group X ,Group Y ,Group X & Y

1. Sets, Relations and functions

2. Trigonometric Functions

3. Inverse Trigonometric Functions

4. Complex Number and Quadratic Equations

5. Linear Inequalities

6. Mathematical Induction

7. Permutations and Combinations

8. Binomial Theorem

9. Sequences and Series

10. Cartesian system of rectangular co-ordinates

11. Straight lines and family of lines

12. Circles and family of circles

13. Conic sections

14. Three-dimensional Geometry

15. Matrices and Determinants

16. Limit and Continuity

17. Differentiation

18. Applications of Derivatives

19. Indefinite integrals

20. Definite Integrals

21. Applications of the Integrals

22. Differential Equations

23. Mathematical Reasoning

24. Linear Programming

25. Vector

26. Probability

PHYSICS Group X ,Group Y ,Group X & Y

1 Physical World and Measurement

2 Kinematics

3 Laws of Motion

4 Work, Energy and Power

5 Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body.

6 Gravitation

7 Properties of Bulk Matter

8 Thermodynamics

9 Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases.

10 Oscillations and Waves

11 Electrostatics

12 Current Electricity

13 Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

14 Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current

15 Electro Magnetic Waves

16 Optics

17 Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

18 Atoms and Nuclei

19 Electronic Devices

20 Communication Systems


Reasoning (Verbal and Non- Verbal )

1. Numerical series.

2. Distance and Direction sense Test.

3. Mathematical Operations

4. Number, Ranking & Time Sequence Test.

5. Assign Artificial Values to Mathematical Digit.

6. Inserting Correct Mathematical sign.

7. Human relation.

8. Coding & Decoding

9. Odd man out.

10. Mutual relation problems.

11. Tallest, youngest relations.

12. Dictionary woods.

13. Analogy.

14. Non- Verbal reasoning.

15. Number coding.

16. Number Puzzle.


1. Ratio and Proportion.

2. Average.

3. LCM & HCF.

4. Profit and Loss.

5. Time, Distance and Speed.

6. Percentage.

7. Simplifications of Numbers.

8. Fractions.

9. Area of triangle, Square and Rectangle.

10. Surface Area and volume of Cuboids, Cylinder, Cone and Sphere.

11. Probability.

12. Simple Trigonometry.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

1. General Science

2. Civics

3. Geography

4. Current Events

5. History

6. Basic Computer Operations

Phase – II

Soon after the declaration of the result of Phase-I (Online) Test, a cut off will be applied based on the marks scored by the candidates in the Phase I Test

and SHORTLISTED candidates will be sent a new admit card on their Registered e-mail ID for phase – II test at an Airmen Selection Centre.

Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

Physical Fitness Test (PFT) which would consist of 1.6 Km run to be completed within 06 minutes 30 seconds.

Candidates shall also have to complete 10 Push-ups, 10 Sit-ups and 20 Squats within the stipulated time to qualify in the Physical Fitness Test.

Adaptability Test- 1

(For both Group ‘ X’ & Group ‘Y’ Trades) All candidates who pass

the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) shall have to undertake Adaptability Test-1 (objective type written test) which is to assess suitability of a candidate for employment in the IAF which involves deployment in varied geographic terrain, weather and operational conditions.

Adaptability Test- 2

All candidates who pass Adaptability Test – 1 shall have to undertake Adaptability Test- 2 as per policy in vogue.

Adaptability Test- 2 is to select candidates who can adapt to the environment of Indian Air Force and are able to adjust to the military way of life

Phase – III

Medical Examination. Candidates who qualify Adaptability Test-2 shall be issued with medical appointment letter at respective ASCs. It can also be downloaded under candidates login on CASB web portal .

Medical examination would also include baseline investigation of:-

(a) Blood Haemogram – Hb, TLC, DLC

(b) Urine RE/ME

(c) Biochemistry :- (i) Blood Sugar Fasting & PP (ii) Serum Cholesterol (iii) Urea, Uric acid, Creatinine (iv) LFT—Serum Bilurubin, SGOT, SGPT

(d) X- Ray chest (PA view)

(e) ECG (R)

(f) Tests for Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substance Abuse.

(g) Any other test necessary in the opinion of the Medical Officer.


The PSL (merit-wise) will be prepared after the completion of selection test and the same will be displayed at all the airmen selection centres (ASCs) and also on webportal


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