I am here once again, this time with great news for those who want to become an Air Traffic Controller in India. AAI has recently announced the fill up 200 vacancies of Junior Executive (ATC) vide its Recruitment Advertisement No. 07/2015. The exam will be conducted next year i.e. in 2016.
The complete details of the JE-ATC recruitment are as:
1. Nature of Job
Air Traffic Control is one of the most interesting and challenging professions in the world. Air traffic controllers are the eyes and ears of the pilots. Being the guardians of the sky, they need to be vigilant all the time when they are performing their duties. . Air Traffic Controllers work in a team to ensure that aircraft reach their destination safely and with least possible delay.
Here are some pros and cons of being an air traffic controller:
Pros: It allows you to make independent decisions, handsome salary package and other incentives in terms of qualification allowances, happening working environment i.e. no monotonous work, no work to be carried at home, posting in cities only.
Cons: Shift duties which means performing graveyard shift as well, can be notoriously stressful depending on the situations, you need to make error free decision all the times and less chances of getting holidays on festivals as ATC is a 24*7 job.
2. The Employer Organization
Airports Authority of India (AAI) recruits the ATCOs in India for Civil Aviation Traffic Control & Management. AAI is a Mini-Ratna (Category-1) Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under the aegis of Ministry of Civil Aviation; Govt. of India. It was constituted under an Act of Parliament on April 1, 1995 by merging erstwhile National Airports Authority of India (NAAI) and International Airports Authority of India (IAAI).
3. Detail of vacancies
There are total 200 vacancies which have been categorised as per reservation rules decided by Govt. of India. Category-wise vacancies are
General: 101, OBC: 54, SC: 30, ST: 15
4. Pay Scale and Expected Salary
The Pay Scale offered by AAI for the JE-ATC post is 16400-3%-40500 (E1).After successful completion of initial training, the average salary of a JE (ATC) can be approximated to ₹50,000 although it depends on various factors such as Dearness allowance (DA), HRA, Rating Allowances, Place of posting etc.
5. Educational Criteria
Only Indian Nationals who have one of the following educational qualifications (with minimum 60% marks) can apply for the post of Junior Executive (ATC).
Regular full time Bachelor’s Degree (3 years) in Science (B.Sc.) with Physics and Mathematics from a recognized university.
Full time regular Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (B.E./B.Tech) in any discipline
of Electronics/Telecommunications/ Information Technology. (Updated:02/01/2016)
6. Age Criteria
AAI has put a cap on the maximum age of the candidates on the basis of categories. The maximum age is 27 years for General category, 30 years for OBC category and 32 years for SC/ST categories.
7. Selection Procedure
Interested candidates are required to apply through online method at the website: http://aaians2015.in . The complete details regarding the recruitment are also published on AAI’s official website aai.aero .TheSelection Procedureis divided in to three steps:
- Written Examination.
- Voice Test and Interview
- Medical Test
1. Written Examination:
Written test will be conducted online. It is divided into two parts viz. Technical Section and Non-Technical Section. There will be total 120 questions, 60 in each section. Technical section is to test candidate’s knowledge of Physics and Mathematics. Non-technical section focuses on candidate’s reasoning skills, numerical ability and general knowledge of day to day events. It also has questions on English language as ATCOs are required to communicate with Pilots from other countries as well.
There is no negative marking and candidates who score more than 60% can expect to be called for voice test and interview.
2. Voice Test & Interview:
Voice test is conducted to ensure that the candidate is not stammering. It is a normal test where candidate is required to read a written paper which has sample pilot-controller interaction phrases.
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Interview will be conducted once you have cleared the voice test. It will be a panel interview. Interview is conducted to test candidate’s communication skills, academic knowledge and quick decision making capability.
3. Medical Test:
Once the result of Interview is declared, successful candidates are required to undergo medical fitness test as per ICAO Annex-1. Candidates with colour blindness will not be allowed to join AAI.
8. Application Fee
There is an application fee (non-refundable) of INR 1000 for the candidates from General and OBC categories; however females and SC/ST Category candidates have been exempted from payment of fee. The fee is to be deposited through system generated challan at any of the State Bank of India’s branch.
9. Important Dates
- Opening Date for On-Line Registration of Application: 9th January, 2016 (1000 Hours)
- Last date for Completion of Step-I of On-Line Registration : 30th January, 2016 (1800 Hours)
- Last date for depositing application fee at State Bank of India (SBI): 04th February, 2016 (Banking Hours)
- Last date for completion of Step-II of On-Line Registration and
submission of complete application: 09th February, 2016 (1800 Hours)
- Expected date of Online Exam: April, 2016
10. How to Apply
Interested candidates are required to apply through online method at the website: http://aairectt2015.in/ . The complete details regarding the recruitment are also published on AAI’s official website aai.aero .
It is going to be a two-step process:
Step 1: Candidates are required to fill up the personal details, provide educational qualifications etc. A challan will be generated at the end of this step. Candidate will be required to deposit the application fee using this challan.
Step 2: Candidate need to submit details of the payment of the application fee. Upload photo and signature and submit the application.