a) Admission is open to Indian Nationals having the qualification as laid down by the Director General of Civil Aviation, New Delhi, (Pass in Pre-Degree or 10+2 or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics for Commercial Pilot License and Pass S.S.L.C. or equivalent for Private Pilot License. Those who applied for 10+2 or equivalent examinations and awaited result may also apply for Commercial Pilot License . However; they have to produce the pass certificate before the commencement of flying). 16 years of age at the time of submission of application for admission. Preference with be give to Commercial Pilot License candidates. Those who have passed Director General of Civil Aviation Ground Subjects for Private Pilot License & Commercial Pilot License will be given preference in interview.

Persons in Armed Forces (Army, Navy and Air Force) require written permission from the respective Headquarters before commencement of flying.

Non-Indian Nationals require prior permission from the Director General of Civil Aviation , New Delhi for admission, and their applications should be routed through respective embassies or High Commissioner’s Offices.

Eligibility of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe and Below Poverty Line candidates for fee concession will be fixed by the Govt. from time to time.

b) Prospectus and application forms are available in the office, on payment of Rs. 700/- by Demand Draft in favour of the Executive Director, Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (payable at Thiruvananthapuram). Both males and females are eligible for admission. The prescribed application form should be filled and sent to the Academy together with attested copies of all the documents specified in the application form.

c) On the basis of the applications received, there will be a written examination / Pilot Aptitude Test on the following subjects:

1. Mathematics
2. Physics
3. General Awareness
4. English
( All the questions will be objective type based on 10+2 standard)

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 50% in the written test, will be called for interview.

d) Parents of the candidates should also be present at the time of interview. All original documents will have to be produced at the time of interview.

e) Applicants who are successful in the interview will be directed for Class II Medical Examination.


Trainees of all categories up to the Private Pilot License standard are required to undergo Medical Examination by the doctors approved by Director General of Civil Aviation before the commencement of flying. Forms for the above purpose will be supplied to the successful candidates free of cost.

Candidates for Commercial Pilot License have to undergo Medical Examination at the Central Medical Establishment, New Delhi or at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bangalore.