IGRUA commercial pilot license training course India admissions 2015

Are you looking for commercial pilot training courses in India? Know how to become a pilot in an airlines carrier in India through the pilot training course offered by Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA). You will know details of the course fees, eligibility criteria and the application procedure to apply for the course.

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA) is offering Ab-initio to Commercial Pilot License (CPL) course for issue of CPL with multi–engine endorsement & Instrument Rating (IR) on multi-engine aircraft. All those who are shortlisted will be inducted on the basis of merit in batches every 3 months beginning from July this year.


IGRUA is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Govt. of India. For those aspiring to be pilots, IGRUA is considered to be the pioneer flying training institute in India. In fact, aspirants from other countries too register at IGRUA for pilot training. The aircraft used for training are contemporary ones, both of the single engine and multi-engine types. Instructions and training is provided by seasoned faculty who themselves have many years instructional experience in civil and/or military flying. It goes without saying that safety and security is paramount.

Facilities on campus include hostel accommodation for both boys and girls with food cooked in a modern kitchen by qualified staff. Sports facilities abound, with a gym, courts for squash, badminton, basketball and volleyball as well as grounds for football and cricket. There is a separate dedicated Air space exclusively for pilot training in addition to ground training facilities, spacious hangars & the requisite modern navigational aids.

IGRUA CPL course information

There are 150 seats available for this course, out of which 75 are for general candidates, 23 for SC candidates, 11 for ST candidates and 41 for OBC candidates. The training course is for 18 months, which may be extended.

Job scope

The career opportunities for successful candidates is phenomenal since one can join reputed national and international airline carriers. In fact, IGRUA organizes on-campus placement interviews with national carriers.

Eligibility criteria

  1. Age: 17 years at the time of joining.

  2. Education qualifications:
    • For general candidates: You must have passed English at 10+2 level with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in Maths & Physics.

    • For SC/ST/OBC candidates: You must have passed English at 10+2 level with a minimum 50% aggregate marks in Maths & Physics.

    Note: If you are appearing in the qualifying examination in 2015, you are provisionally eligible to apply & are subject to compliance of eligibility criteria.
  3. Medical fitness: You will need to submit a Class-I medical fitness certificate as proof of your fitness. You may join initially with a Class-II medical fitness certificate, but will later need to clear & submit a Class-I medical fitness certificate. [refer: http://www.dgca.nic.in/medical/c1exam-ind.htm]


  1. Application fee: General category candidates and OBC candidates have to pay an application fee of Rs. 6000/- (non-refundable), while SC and ST candidates are exempt from paying this fee. This fee can be paid via internet banking, debit or credit cards or in cash in any branch of State Bank of India through a payment slip to be generated online.

  2. Training fee: The training fee for this course is Rs. 32.5 Lacs. This can be paid in 4 quarterly installments. A service tax may additionally be levied (presently it is subjudice).

  3. Additional expenses: There will be additional expenses of approximately Rs. 1.50 Lac towards cost of study material, uniform, navigation computer, head phones, DGCA/ RTR examination and License fee.

  4. Hostel fee: A hostel fee of Rs. 8000/- approximately per month will be charged for mess & hostel accommodation on twin-sharing basis within the campus. Boys and girls stay in separate hostels.

  5. Commitment money: If you are selected at the final selection stage (see selection process below), then you will need to pay commitment money of Rs. 2 Lacs (this amount is non-refundable but will be adjusted against the total fee) to secure your seat for the course.

Some useful information: State Bank of India (SBI) offers loans for pilot training to eligible applicants. Know the eligibility criteria here: SBI education loans for pilot training & air hostess training courses in India & abroad

How to apply

  1. You need to apply & register for the online written test, which will be conducted at specific centres on 17th May, 2015, at: http://www.igrua.gov.in/Entrance/announcements.htm

  2. You can download your Admit Card on or after 7 May 2015. The admit care will have your interview & aptitude test schedule and will be valid only if you are shortlisted in the written test.

Selection process

First, you need to appear for the written test which is of objective type questions of 10+2 level in general English, Maths, Physics, reasoning and current affairs.

Based on the score in the written test, if you are shortlisted for the interview / Viva, you will need to bring along with you the following documents in original + one photocopy of each document:
  • Proof of date of birth (such as 10th Class certificate).

  • Your Class 10 mark sheet.

  • You 10+2 mark sheet.

  • Caste Certificate if you are an SC/ST/OBC category candidate.

  • If applicable, a certificate from the competent Authority that as an OBC category candidate you do not belong to Creamy layer.

Once you clear the interview/Viva, you must clear the Pilot Aptitude Test/ Psychometric Test. Only successful candidates in these tests would be eligible for final selection.

Important Dates

  1. Last date to fill in online application:30th April, 2015

  2. Download Admit Card: 7th May, 2015

  3. Online written test: 17th May, 2015

  4. Result of written test on IGRUA website: 25th May, 2015

  5. Interview/Viva, Pilot Aptitude test begins from: 8th June, 2015

  6. Final result intimation on website/email/SMS: 19th June, 2015

Contact information of IGRUA

  • Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi
    Fursatganj Airfield,
    RAEBARELI (U.P.) – PIN 229302
    Ph: 0535 – 2441147 Ext (127) // Fax: 0535-2441527

  • IGRUA Delhi Office contact numbers: 011- 24615370, 24655796 // Fax: 011-24603192

E-mail: igrua.exam@gmail.com
Website: www.igrua.gov.in

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