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5 Ways to become a PILOT Free of Cost in India

Pilot Training Course by Employment News TodayPilot is a dream career to many youth as it costs more than 25 lakhs to complete the course. So many people let their dream die to become a pilot and settle down in careers they do not like. But there are many other ways to do a pilot course without any cost and i.e. getting jobs in defence. 

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One can become a pilot in Air Force in these five ways. They are

NDA
CDSC
Short commissioned officers in Flying branch
National cadet corps special entry
Fast track selection

National defence academy (NDA)

Conducted by: UPSC
Qualification: inter qualification with physics and Maths
Age limit: 16 and half years to 19 years
Notification: every year in March and October
Selection: Through written exam and interview

UPSC Combined defence services examination (CDSE)

Conducted by: UPSC
Notification: every year in april and October
Qualification: any degree. Unmarried male candidates are only eligible. Maths and physics should be the subjects in 10+2. Those doing their final year are also eligible.
Selection: Through written exam and interview

National cadet corps special entry

Conducted by: India air force
Notification: every year in April and October
Qualification: any degree with 60% marks. One should have studied maths and physics in intermediate. C certificate from NCC air wing senior division is mandatory.
Age limit: 19 to 23 years

Short service commissioned officers in flying (pilot) branch

Conducted by: Indian air force
Notification: every year in March and September
Qualification: 60% marks in degree. One has to study maths and physics in intermediate. Final year students are also eligible.
Age limit: 19 to 23 years
Selection: written exam and interview

Fast track selection:

Conducted by: Indian air force
Selection: these selections are held every year in prominent location in the country. In Andhra Pradesh state, Chaitanya Bharati Institute of Technology (CBIT) Hyderabad is the venue.
Qualification: 60% marks in degree. One has to study Maths and Physics in intermediate. Final year students are also eligible.
Age limit: 19 to 23 years
Selection: written exam and interview

Pay scale and allowances of Air Force Pilots:

However one enters into the air force as pilot after completing pilot course through the above mentioned five ways they shall get a stipend of Rs 21,000 during the training period. After training one can start their career as a flying officer. At that time one get a salary of Rs 40,000 per month. There are also attractive allowances for pilots. They can also get promotion as lieutenant, squadron leader, wing commander, group captain, air commander and so on.

Pilot Training procedures:

In pilot course first technical training shall be given. A brief is given on all the issues related to the air craft. Yoga is taught to tackle air sickness. There are three phases in the training. They are pre flying training course, basic stage, advanced stage and ground training related to the basic concepts of flying. Those who have completed pre flying training are given basic stage training and after that advanced stage training follows. At this stage there shall be a 24 weeks training either at Air Force Academy, Allahabad or at Air Force Station, Bedar.

Specializations:

Based on the candidate’s abilities any one category like fighter pilot, helicopter pilot or transport pilot is allotted. For fighter pilots, there is a 22 weeks training in Hakim pet. Helicopter pilots are trained for 22 weeks in the helicopter training school, Hakim pet and 22 weeks training in Yelahanka (Bangalore).

Websites: www.upsc.gov.in, www.careerairforce.nic.in
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