Indian Air force Group X Y Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Indian Air force Group X Y Syllabus and Exam Pattern
29-December 2018 2.00

Indian Air Force is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces, it has release Indian Air Force Recruitment Notification. Indian Air Force Exam for Group X and Y is around the corner. It is the right time to start preparing for the exam. Indian Air Force is the air arm belonging to Indian Defence Forces which is very popular among youth. The exam requires proper understanding of subjects and you need to be thoroughly prepared for the same. This article on Indian Airforce Group X Y Syllabus and Exam Pattern will give you an insight of topics like English, Physics, Mathematics, Reasoning and General Awareness.

Before you go for syllabus, have a look at Air Force Exam Pattern and the Selection Process.

Indian Air Force Exam Pattern & Selection Process

The Exam will be conducted in 3 phases:

Phase – I : Objective Test.

Phase – II : Physical Fitness Ability Test.

Phase – III : Medical Examination.

Phase – I – Online Test





Group X

English, Physics
& Mathematics

60 Minutes


Group Y

English, Reasoning
& General Awareness

45 Minutes

Group X & Y

English, Physics,
Mathematics Reasoning
& General Awareness

85 Minutes

  • If you qualify the first round, you will receive a new admit card on your registered e-mail ID for Phase – II test.

Phase – II – Physical Fitness Ability, will consist of:

    • 1.6 Km run to be completed in 6.5 minutes.
    • 10 Pushups
    • 10 Sit-ups
    • 20 Squats

Phase – III – Medical Examination, as per IAF standards.

(a) Height : Minimum acceptable height : 152.5 cm.
(b) Chest : Minimum range of expansion : 5 cm
(c) Weight : Proportionate to height and age.
(d) Vision : Minimum visual standard : Unaided 6/36, corrected to at least 6/9 in each eye with spectacles, dioptectric power not exceeding ± 3.5 Dioptres in any axis. Full field of vision and Defective safe colour vision CP-II/III. (Candidates should bring latest prescription and spectacles for corrected vision, if used)(e) Corneal surgery (PRK/LASIK) is not acceptable.
(f) Hearing : Candidates should have normal hearing, i.e., able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 metres with each ear separately (Ears to be free of wax).
(g) Dental : Should have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.
(h) Health : The candidate should be free from any medical or surgical deformity. He should be free from all communicable diseases and skin ailments.
Candidates must be physically and mentally FIT to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.

Indian Airforce Exam Group X Syllabus

The subjects in Indian Air Force Groups X syllabus are as follows:
1. English
2. Physics
3. Mathematics

Indian Airforce Exam Group Y Syllabus

The subjects in Indian Air Force Groups X and Y syllabus are as follows:

1. English
2. Reasoning
3. General Awareness
4. Mathematics

Indian Airforce Group X and Y Exam Syllabus

The subjects in Indian Air Force Groups X and Y syllabus are as follows:
1. English
2. Physics
3. Mathematics
4. Reasoning
5. General Awareness

Indian Airforce Group X and Y English Syllabus

1. Passage:

A short passage followed by four questions to test comprehension (understanding of the passage, drawing inference, understanding of vocabulary).

2. Grammar I:

Verb concord, Forms of verbs and errors in the use of verbs, Sequence of tenses and errors in the use of tenses, Transformation of sentences – Compound, Complex, Simple, Negative,
Affirmative, Comparative degree, Positive degree, Superlative degree etc.

3. Grammar II:

a. Formation of words – Nouns from verbs and adjectives, Adjectives from nouns and verbs, Adverbs from adjectives
b. Determiners
c. The Preposition
d. Nouns and Pronouns
e. The Adjective
f. The Adverb
g. The Conjunction
h. The Modals
i. Clauses – Noun clauses, Adverb clauses of condition and time and Relative clauses

4. Vocabulary

a. Synonyms and Synonyms in context
b. Antonyms and Antonyms in context
c. One word substitution
d. Spelling pitfalls
e. Simple Idioms/phrases
f. Words often confused/Selecting the correct word fitting in a sentence

5. Narration (Direct and Indirect)

a. Commands and requests
b. Statements (Various tenses)
c. Questions (Various forms of questions, tenses, etc.)

6. Voice (Active and Passive)

a. Changes required under each tense.
b. Other conditions for transforming Active into Passive: The Preposition, Modal auxiliaries, Infinitive, Participles

7. Jumbled Sentences

Arrangement of jumbled sentences into meaningful ones.

Indian Airforce Group X and Y Physics Syllabus

1. Physical World and Measurement
2. Kinematics
3. Laws of Motion
4. Work, Energy and Power
5. Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body.
6. Gravitation
7. Properties of Bulk Matter
8. Thermodynamics
9. Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases.
10. Oscillations and Waves
11. Electrostatics
12. Current Electricity
13. Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
14. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
15. Electro Magnetic Waves
16. Optics
17. Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
18. Atoms and Nuclei
19. Electronic Devices
20. Communication Systems

Indian Airforce Group X and Y Mathematics Syllabus

1. Sets, Relations and functions
2. Trigonometric Functions
3. Inverse Trigonometric Functions
4. Complex Number and Quadratic Equations
5. Linear Inequalities
6. Mathematical Induction
7. Permutations and Combinations
8. Binomial Theorem
9. Sequences and Series
10. Cartesian system of rectangular co-ordinates
11. Straight lines and family of lines
12. Circles and family of circles
13. Conic sections
14. Three-dimensional Geometry
15. Matrices and Determinants
16. Limit and Continuity
17. Differentiation
18. Applications of Derivatives
19. Indefinite integrals
20. Definite Integrals
21. Applications of the Integrals
22. Differential Equations
23. Mathematical Reasoning
24. Linear Programming
25. Vector
26. Probability
27. Statistics

Indian Airforce Group X and Y Reasoning Syllabus

A. Reasoning (Verbal and Non- Verbal)

1. Numerical series.
2. Distance and Direction sense Test.
3. Mathematical Operations
4. Number, Ranking & Time Sequence Test.
5. Assign Artificial Values to Mathematical Digit.
6. Inserting Correct Mathematical sign.
7. Human relation.
8. Coding & Decoding
9. Odd man out.
10. Mutual relation problems.
11. Tallest, youngest relations.
12. Dictionary woods.
13. Analogy.
14. Non- Verbal reasoning.
15. Number coding.
16. Number Puzzle.

B. Mathematics

1. Ratio and Proportion.
2. Average.
3. LCM & HCF.
4. Profit and Loss.
5. Time, Distance and Speed.
6. Percentage.
7. Simplifications of Numbers.
8. Fractions.
9. Area of triangle, Square and Rectangle.
10. Surface Area and volume of Cuboids, Cylinder, Cone and Sphere.
11. Probability.
12. Simple Trigonometry.

Indian Airforce Group X and Y General Awareness Syllabus

1. General Science (biology of human body, organic chemistry, etc.)
2. Civics (polity, constitution of India, etc.)
3. Geography (lakes, river, waterfalls, irrigation and agriculture, etc.)
4. Current Events (days, events etc.)
5. History (Indian freedom struggle, viceroys, governors, dance, music and fairs, etc.)
6. Basic Computer Operations (computer and mobile technology)


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