Difference Between Airmen Group X and Group Y | Indian Air Force
Difference Between Airmen Group X and Group Y | Indian Air Force

Difference Between Airmen Group X and Group Y | Indian Air Force

X Group and Y Group: Indian Air Force is, therefore, the most royal defence branch of Indian defence. Also, the pride of the Indian Air Force are their airmen. Airmen of the Indian Air Force are also called Persons Below Officer Rank (PBOR). The Airmen are, therefore, divided into two groups- Group X and Group Y. Airmen in Group X work in technical fields according to their trade whereas Airmen in Group Y work in other non-technical streams.

Posts in both groups

Group X consists of the Following Posts- 

  1. Airframe Fitter
  2. Propulsion Fitter
  3. Weapon Fitter
  4. Electrical Fitter
  5. Electronic Fitter 
  6. Mechanical Fitter
  7. Automobile Fitter
  8. Workshop Fitter
  9. Education Instructor

Group Y consists of the Following Posts-  

  1. Accounts Assistant 
  2. Administrative  Assistant 
  3. Logistics  Assistant 
  4. Operations Assistant 
  5. Medical Assistant 
  6. IAF Police and Security 
  7. Ground Training Instructor
  8. Environmental Support Services Assistant 
  9. Meteorological Assistant
  10. Musician 
  11. Cryptographer 
  12. Communication Technician
  13. Automobile Technician 

Initial Salaries in each Group

The Airmen in both groups also have to undergo training after their selection. Hence, in this training period, all Airmen are given a stipend of Rs 14,600. After the training period is over, Airmen in Group X serve with Rs 33,100/ month as a starting salary, whereas Airmen in Group Y serve with Rs 26,900/ month. Military Service Pay is also given to all the Airmen on a monthly basis.

Pre-Requirements

General Requirements 

The applying candidate, therefore, must be male, single and between 17-21 years of age. He must be either an Indian or Nepalese national. 

Educational Requirements

Group X (Except Education Instructor) 

The candidate can either pass 12th standard with Mathematics, Physics and English as compulsory subjects scoring at least a 50% in English and a minimum aggregate of 50%. The candidate is also qualified if they have passed a 3 years Diploma in Engineering, in any stream, from a recognised Polytechnic Institute with an aggregate of at least 50% and a 50% in English in the Diploma course.

Group Y (Except Medical Assistant)

The candidate should have passed 12th standard with Mathematics, Physics and English as compulsory subjects scoring at least a 50% in English and a minimum aggregate of 50% and for Medical Assistants, they need to have Biology as a compulsory subject too. So, all the best and have a wonderful journey ahead as an officer in IAF.

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