Hi friends, if you are aspiring to be a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force, then you are welcome as this post is specially meant for you.
PABT is conducted by Air Force Selection Board only for recommended candidates those who are eligible for flying branch.
WHAT IS PABT?
PABT stands for Pilot Aptitude Battery Test. It is a very unique test for those who want to join as an Air Warrior. For our country, these tests are designed by the scientists of the DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organizations). The objective of the test is to assess the qualities like speed of decision making, aptitude, presence of mind, alertness etc of a candidate.
The PABT test is the combination of-
This is an objective type test, here a candidate is required to answer 60 questions within 20 minutes. The questions are based on the six meters of an aircraft; initially, a detailed explanation of all the instruments is given to all the candidates who have applied for flying branch, and then the written test is conducted.
The main idea of conducting this test is to check the ability to read and interpret the dials of an instrument panel of an aircraft by the candidates. Following are the type of meters that are explained:
- Magnetic Compass
- Turn or back indicator
- Artificial Horizon or Altitude Indicator
- Climbing and descent indicator
ONLY THOSE WHO QUALIFY THE WRITTEN TEST ARE ELIGIBLE TO GIVE THE MACHINE TEST.
NOTE- PABT is once in a lifetime test for an individual and is conducted on a single day. Candidates failing in clearing the PABT are not recommended for the flying branch. Also, they cannot apply again in the future for the fighter pilot.