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11 December 2012

UES - 2014 entry eligibility, educational qualification and procedure to apply

Want to become commissioned officer in Indian Air Force technical branch? IAF has released notification for University Entry Scheme UES - 2014. Read on to know more on eligibility criteria, educational qualification and procedure of applying.

Indian Air Force conducts an entrance exam named Air Force Common Admission Test i.e., AFCAT twice in a year. In order to become commissioned officer in IAF, one needs to qualify AFCAT exam first and then SSB interview.

Indian Air Force officially released notification for AFCAT 1 / 2013 exam. For male undergraduate engineering students, IAF is offering University Entry Scheme UES - 2004. Here are the details of educational qualification and other eligibility criteria to apply for the officer post in IAF technical branch.

Age criteria for applying

Candidates must be of 18 to 28 years of age as on 01 July 2014. That is applicants should be born between 02 July 1986 to 01 July 1996.

Educational qualification for applying UES - 2014 technical branch course

There are two technical branches available in IAF to apply for. One is Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) i.e., AE(L) and second one is Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) or AE(M). As per the stream of your engineering you will be eligible to apply for either AE(L) or AE(M) branch.
  • In order to apply for the above branches, candidate must be studying in pre-final year of engineering degree. 
  • College or university from which candidate is doing engineering must be a recognized university.
  • Engineering course should be of four year engineering course.

Alternative AFCAT 01 / 2013 courses to check out
If you have completed engineering, check out the eligibility criteria of 84 AEC and 56 SSC technical branch courses of IAF. If you are not an engineering student or graduate, then check out eligibility criteria of 13 SSC of IAF flying branch to become a pilot.

Update : Know how to apply online for AFCAT entrance exam.


  1. cse branch comes under AE(L) or AE(M) branch.????

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  3. i am student of 3-2 sem i am doing by b.tec with cse branch it comes under which one AE(L) or AE(M) branch.????

    1. Dear Raj Kumar,
      B Tech computer science comes under AE(L).

  4. is there any option for b-tech civil in indian navy

  5. iam right now studying in 6th sem of engineering! can i apply now?? when should i apply??

  6. sir my final year results will not be out by june 2014 and i have my afsb testing in july 2013 for UES entry 2014, will it create any problem there, plz reply

  7. sir i am in 3rd year when can i fill the ues form for airforce? is it different from army ues?

  8. sir i have completed mt 12th with phy and maths.
    so sir as to be eligible for UES which branch should i pursue for b tech.

  9. After downloading the online application,what should i do? Send it to some Head offices or what?

  10. i am in 5 th sem. of mechanical engg. when i fill the ues apllication.. plz give the information


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