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How to become Pilot in India ?

If you are are interested to know how to become pilot in India then you have landed on the right page. This article will tell you how to become commercial pilot in India ? This article will clear all your doubts and queries regarding becoming a pilot in India. Commercial Pilots in India are currently among the highest paid job in any industry. This is also one of the reasons why some of the young boys are inclined towards becoming pilot. While for others, passion is the motive which drive them to become a commercial pilot. You may like to check out the Top 10 Pilot training institutes in India.

Many of my friends had this dream and some of them have even lived this dream! This article is the complete guide for the students who have already passed their 12th Class and are willing to become Pilot in India. Becoming a pilot is not as easy as some other professions might be. One reason is that for becoming a pilot you need a lot of money as the Pilot Training Institutes charge very fees for Aviation Training. But don’t worry as we will also elaborate on how much money is needed for doing the pilot training course and how much you nee to score to get admission in one of the best pilot training schools in India. We will also tell you about top pilot training institutes in India with their city, full address, phone number and other important details.

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How to become pilot in India

Let us now know about the qualification you need to become pilot in India. Moving further with this article you will also get to know what to do to become a pilot in India, how to become airline pilot in India or we can say how to become a commercial pilot and the requirements for becoming pilot in India.

Lets know about the minimum requirements for becoming a pilot in India.

What are the Requirements for becoming pilot in India ?

The minimum requirements to become pilot in India are :

  • You need to complete your 12th Class.
  • Minimum percentage in 12th Class should be at least 50%.
  • Only students with physics, chemistry and maths in 12th board exams can become a Pilot.

These are the 3 minimum requirements you need to become pilot in our country.

How to get Admission in Pilot Training Schools ?

Once you complete your 12th class obtaining at least 50% of marks in Physics, chemistry and maths you need to find and choose a pilot training school in which you want to get pilot training and complete pilot training course. Read further to know how to become a pilot in india after 12th.

Entrance exam in Pilot Training Institutes

Once you find and choose the pilot training institute where you want to do the pilot training to become a pilot, you need to pass an entrance exam at that particular pilot training school. You must clear the written exam and a physical test. The written exam is considered extremely tough and only highly deserving candidates are selected.

What is the Cost of Pilot Training in India ?

Supposing that you have chosen a pilot training institute and have appeared for the entrance exam and have also cleared the exam. Once you clear the entrance exam to become Pilot in India you are supposed to pay the fees to the pilot training school or institute. The cost to become a pilot in India is somewhere around 15 to 20 lakh Indian Rupees. There is an alternative way to become pilot in India without paying such high fees. Read below to know more about it.

How to Become Pilot without Fees ?

As we mentioned above that you can become pilot in India even without paying the huge amount of fees to the pilot training institutes in India. You must be super changed for it, Isn’t it? If you clear the NDA exam held by Indian Airforce and physical test, the training will be free and after your training you will be paid a handsome stipend amount of approx.Rs.50000 to Rs.60000 per month. Hope that now you know how to become a pilot in Indian Airforce.

How to get Pilot License in India ?

Assuming that you have paid the fees to the pilot training school and have joined it and getting trained to become pilot in India. An important thing is to to get pilot license so that you could be allowed to fly an airplane.

There are 3 types of license which are :

  • Student Pilot License
  • Private Pilot License
  • Commercial Pilot License

How to become Commercial Pilot in India ?

Once your pilot training course gets completed you can get CPL i.e., Commercial Pilot License. Once you get commercial pilot license (CPL) you are eligible to become a commercial plane pilot in India. As soon as you have a CPL you can become airline pilot as well. This is the complete process to become commercial pilot in India. Some of the best aviation companies in India are Jet Airways, Go Air, Indian Airlines, Air India, Kingfisher Airlines, Spicejet, Deccan Aviation Ltd. etc.

How to become an Airline pilot in India ?

Once you have a CPL you can apply for different airlines for pilot post. Airlines will select the deserving candidates and appoint the candidate as trainee in their airlines. As soon as your training is completed you will be appointed as an Airline pilot in India.

List of Top 10 Pilot Training Institutes in India

  1. A. J. Aviation academy , Bangalore
  2. Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy, Hyderabad
  3. Indian Aviation Academy, Mumbai
  4. Wingsss College of Aviation Technology, Pune
  5. Ahmedabad Aviation and Aeronautics, Ahmedabad
  6. Indian Institute of Aeronautics, New Delhi
  7. Hindustan Aviation Academy, Bengaluru
  8. Indian Institute of Aeronautical Science, Kolkata
  9. National College of Aviation, Patna
  10. Kompass Aviation, New Delhi

Final Words

This is how you can become pilot in India with all the details you needed about becoming a pilot in India. Hope you liked reading the article, please do share your experience by leaving your comments below.

BEST OF LUCK !

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About Anirudh Singh

Anirudh Singh is a passionate blogger and the man behind Amazing India Blog. He has 5 years of experience in the newspaper industry and he founded Amazing India Blog in 2015. Apart from writing and editing articles on Travel, Business and Technology at Amazing India Blog, he also contributes to other well known newspapers and online news blogs.

7 comments

  1. Anmol @ Bluedart

    Wow, great blog post. Read worthy for students after 12th.

  2. Is this system goes for foreign people to come for pilot training in India or its different??

  3. if I pass the NDA can I be a commercial pilot well, please reply

  4. Hi. SIR/MADAM.
    SIR IF I GET MY CPL LICENSE AND AFTER THAT I WILL APPLY IN THE AIRLINE AND AFTER THAT THEY WILL APPOINT ME AS TRAINEE , SO SHOULD I PAY FOR THE AIRLINE ALSO …

    REGARD
    RISHU.SINGH

  5. I want to become an Indian pilot . so please give me a full information about that how can I apply . so please answer me very fast because it is depend upon my future

  6. thanx for giving me this nice information
    like your guidance

  7. Vedant Kishore Dahake

    This article is very useful for me. It has cleared all my doubts and queries regarding becoming a pilot in India.

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