Aeronautical Engineering Exam

Aeronautical Engineering 2022 Admission: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

Last Modified on : 14 May 2024

Aeronautics is one of the most exciting and promising fields of engineering. Those who want to carve out their career in the world of aircraft and jet planes should go on to study Aeronautical Engineering. Candidates can pursue an Aeronautical Engineering course from the Indian Air Force (IAF) academy. The complete details about the exam are as under.

Career Opportunities

Aeronautical Engineering is essentially an art and science of aircraft designing, maintaining and manufacturing. Students are taught how to develop, construct, use and maintain the aircraft system. Students are taught about the control mechanism, navigation system, quality checking, aircraft launch testing, structural design, and development.

Both private and government sectors hire aeronautical engineers. Almost all aviation companies involved in either construction, design or services hire Aeronautical engineers. Some of the regular recruiting companies for aeronautical engineers are HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited), DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organisation), ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization), Indian Airlines, Air-India etc.

How to pursue Aeronautical Engineering Course

Students can opt for Aeronautical Engineering right after the 10+2 exam. They should be good students in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. There are three types of Aeronautical Engineering courses that can be pursued by students after 10+2 or Graduation or Post Graduation.

Name of Course in Aeronautical Engineering

Duration of Course

Minimum Educational qualification requirement

Polytechnic Diploma Course

3 years

10th or 10+2


4 years



2 years


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Candidates who wish to study in-depth about Aeronautic Engineering can do the Doctoral Programme after completing M.Tech.

Aeronautical Engineering Exam 2022 Pattern & Syllabus

The IAF conducts a very elaborate selection exam for admission in the aeronautical engineering course. The various stages of the exam are as follows –

  1. Written Examination
  2. Physical Fitness Test
  3. Interview,
  4. Medical Examination
  5. All India Selection List
  6. Enrollment of the candidate

Written Examination-

A candidate is tested for his English first, and if the candidate qualifies, then he is tested for Physics and Maths further.

Physical Fitness Test -

The candidates who qualify the written examination are tested for their physical fitness. They are asked to cover 1.6 Km by running in 8 minutes. Those candidates who complete this test in 7 minutes and 30 seconds or less are given additional points.

Interview -

Candidates who qualify the PFT are called for personal interview. It is a kind of a personality test. If a candidate qualifies this round, he is sent for the medical examination.

Medical Examination -

A candidate is required to undergo a medical examination. A candidate is tested thoroughly for his physical fitness. He is declared either ‘Fit’, ‘Unfit’ or ‘Temporarily Unfit’.

All India Selection List -

An All India Selection List is prepared, which is published on the official website of the IAF or the Airmen Call Centre. The Airmen selection authority calls those who qualify at this stage. Candidates should report to the authority. They are issued enrollment by the Airmen authority.

Enrollment of Candidate -

Those candidates who are issued enrollment are required to undertake 26 weeks of training at the Belgaum at the Airmen Training School. Here, they undergo the JBPT or Joint Basic Phase Training. At the completion of the training, they are again tested for TAT (Trade Aptitude Test). On the basis of the candidate’s performance in the TAT, he is assigned a Trade. In order, to get a specialization in the TAT, which is assigned to candidates he is referred to the training institutions.

OLQ Test

After clearing this stage of the exam, a candidate receives a call letter from the Air-force Selection Board. A candidate is again subjected to some tests, which are a Psychological test, an Interview and a Group discussion. All these tests collectively are referred to as OLQ or Officer-like qualities.

The Psychological test is a written test by the Psychologist. The Group discussion is conducted like an outdoor activity, where a candidate is seen for his active physical participation. Finally, a personal interview is conducted by the Airforce officers. Then, on the last day a conference is held, where each candidate is briefed about his performance in the exam. Those candidates who qualify for the exam are asked to go back home and wait for the call, for further medical examination. Those candidates who fail the exam are routed home on the same day.

Aeronautical Engineering Exam 2022 Eligibility

Aeronautical Engineering in Electronics


A candidate should be an Indian citizen.

Age, Gender, and Marital Status

  • A candidate should be in the 18-28 years age group.
  • It applies to both Men and Women.
  • A candidate should be single.

Educational Qualifications

  • B.E/B.Tech – A candidate should have a score of 70% and above in the GATE exam.
  • He/ she should have done B.E/B.Tech in Telecommunication, Electronics, Electrical, Electrical Communication, Electronic Communication, Instrumentation, Computer Science, and Engineering.
  • M.Sc Degree – Physics, Electronic Computer Science, Computer Application.
  • M.Sc Tech in Electronics and Radio Engineering.
  • MCA – In Maths, Physics, and Electronics.

Aeronautical Engineering in Mechanical


A candidate should be an Indian citizen.

Age, Gender, and Marital Status

  • A candidate should be in the 18-28 years age group.
  • It applies to both Men and Women.
  • A candidate should be single.

Educational Qualifications

B.E/B.Tech in Aeronautical, Mechanical, Industrial Production, Production or a combination of these subjects.

Aeronautical Engineering Exam 2022 Application Process

How To Get Admission

  • All top-ranked institutions in India like IITs and NITs offer Aeronautical Engineering programs. There are many private institutions also which offer this course. Candidates can opt for any of the two above-mentioned courses.
  • To get admission to the IIT and NIT colleges, a candidate should qualify for the JEE Mains Exam.
  • Similarly, to get admission to the M.Tech program, a candidate should qualify for the GATE Exam. A candidate should be B.Tech in Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering.

IAF (Indian Air –Force) Aeronautical Engineering Exam

The Indian Air-Force Aeronautical Engineering Exam is conducted on a yearly basis. The IAFAeronautics course is divided into 2 sections, namely – Electronics and Mechanical.

Aeronautics engineers of the Electronic branch, handle various jobs related to the aircraft communications system. They also handle sophisticated electronic gadgets related to the aircraft functioning like a Radar system.

Whereas the Aeronautics engineers of the Mechanical branch take care of the error-free operation of the aircraft.

Application Process

The candidates who wish to join the IAF Aeronautical Engineering should appear for the IAF entrance exam. The advertisement for the exam is published in all leading newspapers of the country. Candidates can also visit the official website of the IAF to know more details about the exam. There are three testing centers for the IAF exam – Varanasi, Dehradun and Mysore.

Aeronautical Engineering Exam 2022 Other Details

IAF Aeronautical Engineering Test Centers

  • Varanasi
  • Mysore
  • Dehradun

Aeronautical Engineering Exam Frequently Asked Questions

Candidates can get admission in the IAF Aeronautical Engineering exam by qualifying its exam.

There are two branches, namely Mechanical and Electrical.

A candidate should have done B.E/B.Tech in related subjects and should have scored at least 70% marks in the GATE exam.

Yes, female candidates can also apply for the exam.

The candidate is required to pass through the following stages of examination –Written Examination, Physical Fitness Test, Interview, Medical Examination, All India Selection List, Enrollment of the candidate.

It is an Officer-like qualities test that is conducted towards the end of the exam.

The notification for the exam is published in most of the leading newspapers.

A candidate should be between the age group of 18-28 years.


Vijay Nikam, January 27, 2021

Did i get job in Indian Air Force after completing IAF Aeronautical Engineering ?

likhith sai, September 11, 2019

hi my name is likhith sai currently i am studying 10 class in narayana high school and also preparing for NTSE examination what are the steps to become aeronautical engineering

Exams Planner, September 19, 2019

You must complete 12th class with science stream and then pursue B.Tech./ M.Sc. / MCA for becoming eligible for aeronautical engineering. Check out the eligibility section.

Pallavi dilip gaikwad, June 10, 2019

I am current 12th passing student and I want to intrested in navy and air force but ..At this time I want apply for aeronautical. Engineering plzz give me details fees, eligibility, colleges ,and etc

Exams Planner, June 11, 2019

Check out aeronautical engineering details -

Dudhane Mayuri, June 5, 2019

Can a 12th HSC pass,MHT-CET appear student apply for the Aeronautical Engineering?

Exams Planner, June 12, 2019

No, check out the eligibility section carefully.

Jidnesh mhatre, February 21, 2019

I am in last sem of diploma in mechanical engineering .I want to do aeronautical engineering so which exam is capable fir doing this course.

Exams Planner, February 25, 2019

You must clear the JEE Main exam for taking admission in B.Tech. Aeronautical Engineering course. There are other state-level engineering entrance exams you can appear for.

Kimaya Dhere, December 29, 2018

Is that compulsory, that student should have appear Jee entrance test?And what if he/she is qualifying only 12th board exams?

Jagadeesh, March 6, 2019

It is not necessary to join in aeronautical engineering except for national institutions like iits and nits