How to Apply for IAF Fast Track Selection (FTS) Test:
Process of applying to the IAF Fast Track Selection test is akin to applying for a walk-in-interview. If you meet all eligibility as given in my previous post
, all you need to do is download the application form for the IAF FTS test. Click here to find the application form for the IAF Fast Track Selection (FTS) test
Fill up this form and carry with you following documents to the IAF Fast Track Selection (FTS) test venue:
1.0 Two copies of the filled up form as given above.
2.0 Original certificate of secondary school examination: (for proof of DOB).
3.0 Mark sheet & certificate of senior secondary school examination.
4.0 Original certificate & Mark sheets (of all semesters/years) of BE/B.Tech/Graduation/Post- Graduation as the case may be. If you are a Final year student, bring with you Original Mark sheets of all semester/annual exams passed.
5.0 Any one of following as proof of identity:
i) Passport ii) Driving License iii) Voter ID card. iv) College ID card
6.0 Two recent passport size coloured photographs.Examination pattern/Selection process of IAF Fast Track Selection:
For preparing for the IAF FTS test, at first you should know what the test pattern of the test is. The test held at IAF FTS venue is for selecting you to further selection processes at Air Force Selection Board.
The written test conducted at IAF FTS test venue is as follows:For Aeronautical Engineering (Electronic/Mechanical): Engineering Knowledge Test – EKT.
There are two papers, both having objective type (multiple choice) questions:Paper -I:
General Engineering questions: 40 questions.Paper-II:
Specific Engineering branch questions: 35 questions.
The specialized papers (Paper-II) are in Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical engineering, Electronics and Communication engineering, Electrical and Instrumentation engineering and Computer Engineering.
Above 75 questions are to be answered in 60 minutes. You need to pass in both General and Specialist papers to qualify for AFSB interview.For Meteorological Branch: Common Entrance Test-CET.
There are two papers:Paper -I:
English & General knowledge - Objective type (multiple choice) questions.
30 Questions in 20 MinutesPaper-II:
English test - Descriptive type questions.
Three Questions in 30 minutes - One Comprehension passage with 5 Questions, one letter writing Question and One paragraph writing Question.
After clearing EKT (if you appeared in Aeronautical Engineering) or CET (if you appeared in Meteorological branches), you need to undergo a further test called Phase-I Test, which is a psychological test to test your personality. Phase-I Test consists of Picture perception Test (You would be shown a Picture on which you would be asked to write a story) and Group Discussion Test.
In most cases, the result of IAF FTS is declared on the day of event only. However, if it is not declared, you would be intimated about your selection through a call letter to report to any one of the Air Force Selection Boards located at Dehradun, Varanasi or Mysore.
An All India Merit List is compiled on the basis of your performance at the AFSB and subject to being medically fit. Based on the vacancies available, Air HQ would issue joining instructions to join Air Force Academy for the training.