IGRUA 2021: Exam Schedule, Eligibility, Registration, Syllabus, Admit Card & Result


IGRUA (Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi) CPL (Commercial Pilot License) 2021 exam is around the corner. It is expected to be held in the third week of May 2021. Students who are appearing for the exam should understand the exam pattern and do preparation in accordance with the updated syllabus. It should be noted that IGRUA CPL is a different kind of exam that tests a student’s pilot aptitude and his suitability for becoming a professional pilot. Besides general ability, it examines a student’s overall orientation towards flying. So, without a good understanding and preparation, it would be difficult for students to qualify for the exam. With an aim to assist students, here are the complete details about the IGRUA entrance examination 2021.

IGRUA CPL 2021 Latest Update - The application process for the IGRUA CPL 2021 exam is expected to start in the third week of April 2021 at the official website. Candidates can now submit their applications both offline and online. The exam is scheduled to be held in the third week of May 2021.

IGRUA CPL Exam 2021 - Quick Highlights

Exam Name

IGRUA Commercial Pilot License Exam

Exam conducting authority

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi

Official website


Application mode


Exam Mode


Question type


Number of Seats


Negative marking

Not Applicable

Available Application Forms

IGRUA Exam 2021 Important Dates

Here are the important dates (tentative) for IGRUA 2021 exam events:

IGRUA 2021 Events

Important Dates

Last date for form submission with offline payment mode

3rd week of April 2021

Last date for form submission with online payment mode

4th week of April 2021

Availability of admit cards

2nd week of May 2021

IGRUA Online Written Test

3rd week of May 2021

Interview and Viva Schedule Release

1st week of June 2021

Interview/Viva and Pilot Aptitude Test

4th week of June 2021

Final Result

1st week of July 2021

Last Date for paying Commitment Money

4th week of July 2021

Date of Joining First Batch

2nd week of August 2021


IGRUA Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

IGRUA Exam 2021 Pattern

The selection procedure for the CPL course includes:

  • Online written test
  • Viva/Interview
  • Pilot Aptitude Test/Psychometric Test

The online written test has five sections:

  • English
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • General Awareness
  • Reasoning

10+2 level objective type questions are asked from these sections. There is no negative marking.

Students who qualify the written exam are called for interview/viva round. At the time of the interview, candidates are required to carry the following documents in original along with one photocopy of each document:

  • Date of birth proof (class 10th certificate)
  • Mark sheet of class 10th
  • Mark sheet of class 12th
  • Admit Card of Written Test
  • Caste certificate by candidates belonging to reserve category
  • A certificate stating that the OBC candidate doesn’t belong to the creamy layer.

Further, those candidates who clear their interview as well are finally required to take up the pilot aptitude test. Successful candidates in the Pilot Aptitude Test/Psychometric Test qualify for final selection. All the selected candidates are required to pay the commitment money of ₹ 2 Lacs (non-refundable but adjustable against the total course fee).

Latest IGRUA Exam Syllabus -

The syllabus of the IGRUA CPL exam is based on the class 12th Science stream.

English language syllabus

  • Spelling Check
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Passages
  • Synonyms/Antonyms
  • Para Substitution
  • Para Jumble
  • Choosing the appropriate word
  • Sentence completion
  • Passage Completion
  • Grammar
  • Identification of Errors

Reasoning syllabus

  • Directions/Distance sense test
  • Assertion and Reason
  • Statement and Courses of Action
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Cause and Effect
  • Syllogism and Analogies
  • Input and Output Arrangement
  • Blood Relations & Odd One out
  • Number, Ranking, Time Sequence Test
  • Alphabet and Numbers
  • Series Test and Mathematical Operations
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Decision Making
  • Statement and conclusion

Mathematics syllabus

  • Ellipse
  • Sets, Relations & functions
  • Trigonometry
  • Vector Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Probability
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Circles
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Calculus Integration, Differentiation
  • Trigonometry
  • Parabola

Physics Syllabus

  • Optics
  • Work & Energy
  • Sound
  • Circuits
  • Ray Optics And Optical Instruments
  • Wave Optics
  • Electric Charges And Fields
  • Electrostatic Potential And Capacitance
  • Current Electricity
  • Oscillations
  • Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices And Simple Circuits
  • Communication Systems
  • Mechanical Properties Of Solids
  • Mechanical Properties Of Fluids
  • Thermal Properties Of Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Moving Charges And Magnetism
  • Magnetism And Matter
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Alternating Current
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Thermal Properties Of Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetic Theory
  • Waves
  • Kinetics
  • Capacitors
  • Dual Nature Of Radiation And Matter
  • Atoms
  • Laws Of Motion
  • Work, Energy And Power
  • Systems Of Particles And Rotational Motion
  • Mechanical Effect
  • Rotatory Motion
  • Friction
  • Thermodynamics
  • Vectors
  • Waves
  • Electric Charges
  • Bohr’s Model
  • Magnetism
  • Units And Measurements
  • Motion In A Straight Line
  • Motion In A Plane
  • Gravitation

For general awareness section, students should read monthly competition magazines which provide information about latest developments in various fields like science and technology, economy, sports etc.

IGRUA Exam 2021 Eligibility

Before applying for IGRUA 2021 exam, it is important for candidates to check the eligibility criteria carefully. Here are the details:

  • Candidates should have passed a minimum of 10+2 level of education with English, Maths and Physics subjects. The minimum aggregate marks in Maths and Physics should be 55% for General category candidates and 50% for SC/ST/OBC candidates (non-creamy layer).
  • The minimum age of the candidate at the time of joining the course shall be 17 years.

Reservation of Seats

The seats for the IGRUA CPL course are reserved as per the details provided below:


Number of Seats











IGRUA Exam 2021 Application Process

Candidates can apply online only through the official website. However, before applying for the exam, get the following ready:

  • Scanned image of the recent coloured photograph in JPEG/JPG format with the maximum file size of 80 KB.
  • Scanned image of candidate’s signature (maximum file size – 80 KB)
  • Active mobile number
  • Valid Email Id

Mobile number and email address should be accessible as important information will be conveyed through these.

Now, check out the steps given below to apply for the entrance exam:

  • Visit the official website; http://www.igrua.gov.in
  • Select a language.
  • You will be redirected to the About Us page.
  • Scroll down and look for the ‘Notifications’ section on the right side.
  • In this section, click on the “Entrance 2018 Announced!” link.
  • Click on the ‘Sign in for Registration’ button and complete the registration process.
  • Once you receive the registration ID and Password, sign in and complete the application form with image upload and fee payment steps.

Application Fee

Category of candidate

Application fee (₹)

General or OBC


SC or ST

No fee

The application fee can be paid through net banking, credit card, debit card or bank e-challan at any branch of the State Bank of India (SBI).

Other Details

IGRUA 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can download the admit card for the online written test from the official website of IGRUA from the second week of May 2021 onwards. Admit cards are your entry tickets for the written test. Also, the admit card is to be produced at the time of the interview as proof of identity. So, candidates are advised to preserve their admit cards till joining. The admit card will include the candidate’s basic details along with the information on the examination venue.

IGRUA Entrance Exam Centers 2021

IGRUA exam will be conducted in all major states in India. Candidates can choose the exam centre while filling the application form. Here are the exam centres for the IGRUA exam:

  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Bengaluru
  3. Guwahati
  4. Patna
  5. Agra
  6. Lucknow
  7. Kolkata
  8. Dehradun
  9. Delhi
  10. Jaipur
  11. Bhopal
  12. Mumbai
  13. Pune
  14. Chandigarh
  15. Chennai
  16. Siliguri
  17. Hyderabad
  18. Thiruvananthapuram

Course/Training Fee structure

The course for Commercial Pilot License is of a minimum of 18 months duration (which may be extended). The fee structure for the course is as follows:

  • The total fee for the training is ₹ 38,00,000 (approval is pending for revision of fee to 40 lacs). The fee amount can be paid in 4 quarterly instalments in a year.
  • An additional expense of approximately ₹ 1,50,000 can be estimated for uniform, study materials, headphones, navigation computer etc.

IGRUA Exam FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

IGRUA 2021 exam is scheduled to be conducted in the third week of May 2021. Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions related to the exam.

Q. When will the IGRUA 2021 exam be conducted?

The exam will be conducted in the third week of May 2021.

Q. From when one can avail the application form for the IGRUA 2021 exam?

The application forms will be available on the official website from the third week of April 2021 (offline fee payment) and the fourth week of April 2021 (online fee payment).

Q. What is the application fee for general category candidates for the exam?

The application fee for the general category candidates is ₹ 12,000.

Q. What is the application fee for the reserved category candidates for the exam?

No application fee is charged from the reserved category candidates for the exam.

Q. For how many seats the IGRUA 2021 exam is conducted?

The IGRUA 2021 exam is conducted for 90 seats.

Q. What is the minimum age limit for the IGRUA 2021 exam?

A candidate should not be of less than 17 years of age at the time of his admission.

Q. What should be the educational qualification to become eligible for the IGRUA 2021 Entrance Exam?

A general category candidate should have passed class 12th in the Science stream with a minimum aggregate of 55% marks whereas applicants belonging to a reserved category should have done their class 12th in the Science stream with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks.

 Q. How to get the admit card for the IGRUA 2021 Exam?

Admit cards can be downloaded from the official website from the second week of May 2021 onwards.

 Q. What is the nature of questions in the exam?

There are objective type questions in the exam.

Q. Is there any scheme of negative marking in the exam?

No there is no scheme of negative marking in the exam.