Indian Air Force- an all round stunner!
Indian Air Force, an integral branch of the Indian Armed Forces is not only a dream career of thousand Indian citizens but also an emblem of repute. Seeing through the lens of diversity, Indian Air Force offers a plethora of employment. Airmen X and Y group are some of them. In this article we share airforce medical standard details of airforce X and Y Group.
Curious to know about them? Well Airmen are employees alias X and Y group are oftenly called as PBOR- persons below Officer’s rank.
You don’t need an NDA or CDS tag for this. Candidates who have basic 10+2 level of education are eligible for Airmen X and Y group.
Air Force X, Y group Eligibility
X group includes technical services related to trade and system such as: Aircraft system, ground system etc. Here in education from science stream at the level of intermediate is mandatory
Y group on the other hand includes non- technical services like logistics, accounts etc. Unlike X group, here intermediate from any stream is acceptable.
Air Force Medical Standard
Once you have cleared the written exam, going successfully through the medical assessment becomes crucial. Here is an updated list of medical credentials for Air Force X and Y group:
Weight– In proportion to height and age
Chest- minimum expansion range: 5 cm
Hearing– able to hear from (whisper) from a distance of 6 cm by each ear separately
Dental- healthy teeth with minimum 14 dental points
Minimum acceptable height- 152.5 cm
Exceptional height requirement for specific trades:
|TRADE||CANDIDATES FROM NE & HILL STATES||CANDIDATES FROM OTHER STATES|
|Auto Tech||162.5 cm||165 cm|
|GTI and PJI||162.5 cm||167 cm|
|IAF (P)||175 cm||175 cm|
|Musician||162 cm||162 cm|
Air Force X group Eyesight
|Trade||Visual Acuity||Maximum limits of Ref Error||Colour Vision||Height||Leg Length|
| Workshop Fitter (Mechanical),|
Workshop Fitter (Smith),
*Mechanical System Fitter
|6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye||Hypermetropia +2.0D Myopia1D including +/- 0.50 astigmatism||CP-II||152.5 cm||Minimum leg length required for Mechanical System Fitter and Automobile Fitter is 99 cm.|
|Education Instructor||6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye.||Not exceeding +/-3.50D including astigmatism||CP-III||152.5 cm||NA|
Air Force Y group Eyesight
|Trade||Visual Acuity||Maximum limits of Ref Error||Colour Vision||Height|
|Ops Assistant||6/12 each eye correctable to6/6 each eye||Hypermetropia +2.0DMyopia 1D including +/- 0.50astigmatism||CP-II||152.5 cm|
| Admin Assistant,|
|6/36 each eye correctable to6/9 each eye.||Not exceeding +/-3.50 Dincluding astigmatism||CP-III||152.5 cm|
| Environmental Support Services Assistant (ESSA),|
Cryptographer, Met Assistant,
|6/36 each eye correctable to6/9 each eye||Not exceeding +/-3.50 Dincluding astigmatism||CP-II||152.5 cm|
|Auto Technician||6/12 each eye correctable to6/6 each eye||Hypermetropia +2.0DMyopia1D including +/- 0.50 astigmatism||CP-II||165 cm(162.5 cm for North East & Hill states)|
|Ground Training Instructor (GTI)||6/12 each eye correctable to6/6 each eye||Hypermetropia +2.0D Myopia 1D including +/- 0.50 astigmatism||CP-II||167 cm(162.5 cm for North East & Hill states)|
|Indian Air Force (Police)[IAF(P)]||Unaided Visual acuity of 6/6||Not Applicable||CP-II||175 cm|
|Indian Air Force (Security)[IAF(S)]||Unaided Visual acuity of 6/6||Not Applicable||CP-II||152.5 cm|
Points- to note:
Candidates who had gone through corneal surgery (PRK/ LASIK) are not acceptable. It is mandatory for candidates to bring their prescription and spectacle for corrected vision.
If you need any more information about airforce medical standard then log in to the official website of Air Force. Examine your Air Force Medical Standards and if you have all of them in range then without a second’s wait grab the Airforce exam and be a proud Airman.
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