IGRUA Commercial Pilot License Exam Pattern And Syllabus

Published on : 13th September 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal

IGRUA (Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi) CPL (Commercial Pilot License) Exam is a tough one and those who are aspiring to become a Commercial Pilot should understand the exam pattern and do preparation with the updated syllabus in hand. It should be noted that IGRUA CPL is a different kind of exam which tests student’s aptitude and his suitability for becoming a professional pilot. Besides general ability, it examines student’s special aptitude for piloting and his overall orientation towards flying. So, without a good understanding, it would be difficult for students to qualify the exam.

In order to aid students, we are giving information about the overall exam pattern and syllabus.

IGRUA Exam Pattern

1- There are five sections in the exam which a student is required to answer. All sections are compulsory.

2- The five sections in the exam are -

  • English
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • General Awareness
  • Reasoning

3- All sections have equal weightage in the exam.

4- There are objective type questions in the exam.

5- The total duration of the exam is 2 hours.

6- There is no negative marking in the exam.

7- The questions are usually based on class 12th standard

8- Those students who qualify the written exam are called for interview. Further, those candidates who clear their interview are finally required to take up the pilot aptitude test. Those candidates who pass through this stage also are declared finally selected in the exam.

Syllabus of IGRUA CPL Exam

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

English language syllabus

Spelling Check

Reading Comprehension


Synonyms/ Antonyms

Para Substitution

Para Jumble

Choosing the appropriate word

Sentence completion

Passage Completion

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

Sets, Relations & functions
Vector Algebra


Coordinate Geometry

Binomial Theorem
Calculus Integration, Differentiation


Physics Syllabus

Work & Energy

Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
Wave Optics
Electric Charges and Fields
Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Current Electricity

Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits
Communication Systems

Mechanical Properties of Solids
Mechanical Properties of Fluids
Thermal Properties Of Matter

Moving Charges and Magnetism
Magnetism and Matter
Electromagnetic Induction
Alternating Current
Electromagnetic Waves

Thermal Properties of Matter
Kinetic Theory

Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
Laws of Motion
Work, Energy and Power
Systems of Particles and Rotational Motion

Mechanical Effect
Rotatory Motion

Electric Charges
Bohr’s Model
Units and Measurements
Motion in a Straight Line
Motion in a Plane

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

Also Read : How To Finance Your Career In Commercial Pilot

About the Author: Tanvi Mittal

Former content manager at one of the country’s leading dailies, Tanvi Mittal specialises in academic writing. With two decades of experience and expertise in writing, she is the spearhead of Exams Planner’s content team. Commitment to brilliance and dedication to writing, strategizing and doing extensive research are her biggest passions. With only objective to provide high quality and researched based content, Tanvi constantly thrives to make a difference with her knowledge.

When not working for the betterment of students, she loves to cook and dance. Also, a great orator, Tanvi has participated in several international conferences. She has got her writings published in many journals and penned numerous short stories for kids.