Indian Air Force
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS IN METEOROLOGY BRANCH Both male & female candidates are eligible to apply against this entry.
COURSES COMMENCING IN Jan 2018: METEOROLOGY BRANCH
(a) No. 202/18G/PC/M (Permanent Commission for men)
(b) No. 202/18G/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for men & women).
Edu Qun : Post Graduate Degree in any Science stream / Mathematics / Statistics / Geography / Computer Applications / Environmental Science / Applied Physics / Oceanography / Meteorology / Agricultural Meteorology / Ecology & Environment / Geophysics / Environmental Biology with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of ail papers put together (Maths and Physics should be studied at Graduation Level, with a minimum of 55% marks in both subjects).
Age : 20-26 Years as on 01 Jan 2018 i.e born In between 02 Jan 1992 to 01 Jan 1998 (both dates inclusive).
Physical Standards –
(I) Height and Weight: Minimum height -157.5 Cms for men & 152 Cms for women with correlated weight.
(II) All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the Air ‘ Force Medical Authorities whose decision on the fitness would be final.
Candidates appearing in final year/semester examinations may also apply provided they fulfil the following conditions – (a) Candidates should not have any present backlog and should have secured a minimum of 50% marks In Post Graduation in aggregate in all papers put together upto the last semester / year for which results have been declared at the time of applying /AFSB testing.
(b) Candidates should be able to provide provisional / original degree certificate latest by 15.0.17.
Pay : Rs. 15,600-39,100 per month along with Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, Dearness Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Transport Allowance. In addition, other allowances are applicable based on nature of duty / place of posting and would include, Field Area Allowance, Special Compensatory (Hill area) Allowance, Special Force Allowance, Siachin Allowance, Island Special Duty Allowance, Hard Area Allowance and Remote Locality Allowance. On successful completion of Training, the newly Commissioned Flying Officers would be entitled to approximate gross monthly emoluments In Meteorology Branch, including Transport Allowance of major cities, of Rs. 68,550/-.
In addition to the Pay & Allowances, Officers are entitled to Furnished Accommodation, Comprehensive Medical Cover for self and dependents, Leave Travel Concession, Leave (60 days Annual and 20 days Casual), supply of entitled rations, canteen & Officers’Mess facilities and many more.
Rs. 50. Lakh Insurance Cover (on contribution) Is applicable to serving officers.
SELECTION PROCEDURE –
Candidates will be called for testing at one of the
Air Force Selection
Boards (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar, Varanasi or Kanchrapara. The testing would consist ! of two stages as given below –
(a) Stage-T – Test consisting of Intelligence Test along with other tests will be conducted on the first day. Stage-I Test is a screening test and only those who qualify would undergo subsequent testing. Thereafter, all candidates would be subjected to document check to ascertain their eligibility for the Meteorology Branch. Those candidates who either do not qualify In Stage-I testing or do not meet the | required eligibility criteria would be sent back on the first day Itself.
(b) Stage-ll – Testing consisting of Psychological Test, Group Tests and Interview will be conducted on subsequent days (Five Days).
Change of Interview Dates – Request for change pt of SSB interview date should be avoided. However, as an exception, such change may be if considered based on the circumstances of the case. Request for such change should be forwarded to the respective AFSB from where the call letter for SSB interview has been received and not to Air Headquarters. The AFSBs may r consider change of date at their” discretion.
Medical Examination will be conducted at AFCME, New Delhi or 1AM Bengaluru based on the recommendations at AFSB.
Candidates recommended by the AFSBs and declared medically fit will be detailed for training in the order of all India Merit list depending on the, number of vacancies available. Grant of PC / SSC would be based on number of vacancies, performance in the selection process and the choice given by the candidate.
No compensation will be paid in respect of any injury sustained during the testing at AFSB.
10% of the vacancies are reserved for NCC Air Wing ‘C certificate holders.
Duration of Engagement :
SSC – 10 yrs. extendable by 4 yrs.
PC – Till superannuation.
Training is scheduled to commence in the first week of Jan 2018.
The duration of training for Meteorology Branch Is 52 weeks at Air Force Training Establishments.
In case the candidates are awarded grades /CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the I procedure certified by the University from where they have obtained the degree. In case the University does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.
Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried (term unmarried excludes widower and divorcee even though without encumbrances). Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live out with family.. Prospective candidates are advised to keep themselves in good physical condition to adapt to physical training at AFA which encompasses running, swimming, rope climbing and other forms of physical training. / conditioning.
The above entry is for PAN Card is mandatory’to join AFA.
Application procedure – Only online mode via careerairforce.nic.in. Those already registered can directly opt for CANDIDATE LOGIN. First time candidates should register and proceed as per the instructions given in website.
While filling online application, it is advisable to keep the relevant documents readily available, as details are to be filled as per matriculation and other educational certificates. Save your recent colour passport size photograph (size 10 to .50 KB) in the computer for uploading it with your online application form. Note that utmost care needs to be taken while filling up the online application. In case any information is found to be incorrect, the candidature is likely to be cancelled at any stage of the selection process. Submission of more than one application will result in cancellation of candidature.
(i) Candidates may contact AFC AT Cell on Toll free number 1800-11-2448 or Phone No 011-26160458/ 26160459 (Direct) or 011-23010231 Extn: 7905 to resolve any query regarding online application procedure. Query timings are 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs (Monday/to Friday). E-Mail queries may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. AFCAT Last date for online registration – 17.2.17.
For any further clarification / information’consult the full text of the Advt. from careerairforce.nic.in before applying.