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Frequently Asked Questions

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Dear Candidates,
Queries of general nature are covered below. You are advised to read them before approaching Central Airmen Selection Board for any clarification. Procedure for Selection/Enrolment may change from time to time due to change in policy.

Ans: The permissible age limits are as follows:-

Group/Trade Age Limit
Gp Y (Non-Tech)
Medical Asst Trades including Pharmacist candidates
For General candidates: 17 to 21 years as on date of enrolment

For Pharmacist candidates: 19 to 24 years as on date of enrolment
* However, exact Date of Birth block as published in advertisement is to be followed.

Ans: You can check the CASB website https://airmenselection.cdac.in for correct and complete information"

Ans: Yes you are eligible, provided the Education Board/ University is recognized by State/ Central/ UT Government.
Ans: No, only candidates having 50% & above in aggregate and atleast 50% in English, are eligible to appear in airmen recruitment test of IAF.
Ans: You are eligible provided your aggregate and English marks in XII/ Intermediate is 50% or above.
Ans: No, there is no such waiver. Each candidate has to appear and qualify all the stages of selection test.
Ans: No, there is no additional marks for NCC ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’ certificates in the Written Test. However, 5, 6 or 7 marks are awarded in the final merit list for NCC A, B or C certificates respectively to the candidates who qualify all the stages of selection tests.
Ans: No, there is no age relaxation for airmen recruitment in IAF for Graduate/Post Graduate candidates or for any other courses.
Ans: No, there is no reservation for anyone in the Selection Test for airmen recruitment in IAF. However, special recruitment drive for outstanding sportsmen as Agniveervayu in IAF is carried out as on required basis for which separate advertisement is published.
Ans: Candidates who clear the Selection Tests comprising of PFT-I, PFT-II, Written Test, Adaptability Test-II, and have undergone Medical Test (whether declared Fit or Unfit), have to secure place in Provisional Select List (PSL) published pertaining to the exam cycle in which one has cleared the Selection Test.
Ans: Provisional Select List (PSL) is a Group/Trade wise list of candidates prepared as per the merit of candidates who have cleared the Selection Test irrespective of whether they have been declared Fit, Unfit or Absent in Medical examination conducted for the enrolment of candidates in IAF. PSL is prepared based upon the tentative vacancy plus the standby to cater for shortfall which may arise on the date of enrolment. The dates of publishing of PSL for Selection Tests are mentioned in the respective advertisements. The display lists are also made available at concerned ASCs on the date of publishing of PSL. The Provisional Select List is displayed as per the merit position of the candidates and PSL includes more number of candidates than the actual vacancy to cater for deficiencies that may arise on the day of enrolment due to absenteeism, medical unfitness, unwillingness etc. PSLs have a validity period of six months from its date of publication and the same is mentioned in Display List of each PSL. On expiry of the validity of PSL, candidature of all the candidates who are not enrolled, will get cancelled automatically and they will not be considered for future enrolments in IAF against that Roll Number.
Ans: It is a list of candidates (published as per their Roll Number) who could not figure in PSL being low in merit.
Ans: Candidates whose names figure in PSL, will be considered for enrolment subject to availability of vacancies, merit position in PSL and medical fitness. It is not necessary that all the candidates whose names figure in PSLs will be issued with e-Call Letters (Joining Letter). Candidates whose name though published in the PSL but are low in merit may not be called for enrolment either as Main or Stand by candidates. Further, candidature of candidates who are not enrolled, will get automatically cancelled on expiry of the validity of PSL and thereafter, they will not be considered for future enrolments in IAF against that Roll Number. Candidates as per their merit position in PSL and availability of vacancies are issued with e-Call Letters. Candidate may check their status in above mentioned web address.
Ans: Merely clearing the Selection Tests does not guarantee appearing of names in the PSL. Names not appearing in the PSL denotes that you are low in merit. You can also check for the PSL Cut off marks printed on PSL to compare your individual score in selection test.
Ans: Green Cards are issued to the candidates who are declared fit in Medical Examination during Selection Tests. Issue of Green Card does not give any guarantee for enrolment in IAF. Medical Examination is one among the various criteria for enrolment and it only denotes medical Status of the candidates.
Ans: CSV stands for “Certificate Subject to Verification”. This is because, there is an anomaly in your documents/certificates. This was intimated to you at the time of Selection Test and an undertaking was given by you to clear the anomaly and produce corrected certificate(s) within the given timeframe. You have been given 15 days for NCC/SOAFP/Posting certificates and 30 days for original educational certificates. The indication of ‘CSV’ against your name in PSL denotes that you have to clear the CSV status within the stipulated time. The candidature of candidates who fail to get the CSV cleared within the stipulated timeframe, gets automatically cancelled.

Ans: To clear the CSV status, you have to report to Commanding Officer of any one of 14 Airmen Selection Centres (ASCs) which is located close to your place/convenient to you. You have to produce the following documents for clearance of CSV status:-

  1. CSV Undertaking Certificate handed over to you at the time of Selection Test.
  2. All Original Documents that you have produced in support of your qualification at the time of Selection Test. Also, all original documents you want to produce for clearance of your CSV status.
  3. Three sets of self-attested photocopies of these documents.ASC will verify these documents. The photocopies will be retained by the ASC and the originaldocuments after verification, will be handed over to you.
Ans: A copy of the PSL Display List will be available at the Airmen Selection Centre (ASC) under which you have appeared in the selection test. A copy of PSL Display List will also be available in District Collector’s /District Magistrate’s Office under whose jurisdiction the Rally has been conducted.
Ans: Call Letters are dispatched to candidates well in advance on the e-mail ID provided by the candidates at the time of Selection Tests. In case, you do not receive Call Letter, you can take print out of the page of enrolment list in which your name appears from website https://airmenselection.cdac.in and report to the concerned ASC / Training Institute at the time and date mentioned therein. You are also advised to download and bring along the duly filled ‘Consent form’ (applicable only for the candidates below 18 years of age on the date of enrolment), follow the instructions given in the ‘Joining Instructions’ and ‘Instructions for candidates’ available on the website.
Ans: Yes, you have to report as directed in your Call Letter, else you will be marked as absent and your candidature against your Roll Number will automatically get cancelled. Thereafter, you will not be considered for future enrolments against that Roll Number. Candidates are called as ‘Stand by’ to cater for shortfall which arises due to non-availability of Main candidates on the day of enrolment due to various reasons ie. Absenteeism, Unwillingness, Medical Unfitness etc.
Ans: At the time of enrolment of the candidate before final induction at the concerned ASCs/TIs, a fresh medical examination is carried out to ascertain the fitness of the individual on the day of enrolment. Any shortfall in medical fitness vis-à-vis the entry medical standards will entail rejection even at this stage.
Ans: No, you will not be considered. You have to report to ASC / Training Institute on date and time as directed in your Call Letter. Enrolment is a time bound activity and it is to be completed as per schedule. If you do not report as directed in your Call Letter, you will be marked as ABSENT on the day of enrolment and the next eligible ‘STAND BY’ candidate as per merit, will be enrolled. Your candidature will get cancelled automatically and you will not be called for future enrolments in IAF against that Roll Number.

Ans: Under normal circumstances, the PSL is published for a particular enrolment Intake with a validity period of 06 months from the date of its publication. The candidates will get enrolled on the enrolment date of that particular Intake as per their merit position viz-a-viz availability of vacancy of that Intake. The leftover candidates will not be considered for future enrolments. Hence, they must apply afresh if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Ans: No, merely clearing the selection test or securing place in PSL does not give guarantee for enrolment in IAF. You have to undergo whole enrolment process and your enrolment will be subject to availability of vacancy on the date of enrolment, your merit position and your medical fitness.
Ans: No, you will not be considered for future enrolments against that Roll No as the PSL in which your name figured is valid for only one Intake and it will get expired before enrolment for next Intake. However, you may appear afresh if you meet the eligibility criteria for the next airmen selection examination but no weightage of this attempt will be given.
Ans: No, there is no such provision of lien for candidates called for enrolment as the Selection Tests are conducted for enrolment in a particular Intake only.
Ans: Intimation regarding your Medical Fitness had not been received at CASB at the time of publishing of PSL. However, if you are medically fit and figure in the merit list, you will be called for enrolment as per merit and your enrolment will be subject to your medical fitness during pre-enrolment and availability of vacancies.
Ans: Only candidates are permitted to come to the enrolment venue. Parents / Guardians are advised not to accompany the candidates. No accommodation will be provided to Parents/Guardians at enrolment venue by the Indian Air Force.
Ans: If your name figures in the enrolment list published on CASB website https://airmenselection.cdac.in , you can take print out of the page of enrolment list in which your name appears from website https://airmenselection.cdac.in and report to the concerned ASC at the time and date mentioned therein. You are also advised to download and bring along the duly filled ‘Consent form’ (applicable only for the candidates below 18 years of age on the date of enrolment), follow the instructions given in the ‘Joining Instructions’ and ‘Instructions for candidates’ available on the website.
Ans: The College/Institution from where candidates have passed the qualifying examination should be within the geographical/administrative limits of the designated districts of the States where rallies are conducted. If the name of district is not mentioned with the name of Institution in the certificate/Mark sheet of qualifying examination or if the candidates have passed the qualifying examination from anywhere in India, the candidates are to produce Domicile Certificate issued by DM/SDM/Tehsildar or any Official authorised by the State Government.

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