Farooque Azam

How can a Commerce student become a Pilot?

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Aviation is an exciting industry, with a lot of different opportunities to pursue a career in a lot of different fields. For a commerce student who loves planes and wants to become a pilot, it requires a lot of effort and there are a lot of fields that you need to choose from. This answer will help you to gain knowledge about how a commerce student who loves planes can become a pilot.

The pilot is a very lucrative and high paying job, but it is a very responsible job.

It is the dream of various Aspirants to be pilot

Yes, commerce students are eligible for pilot training. The truth is there is no such requirement that you need to have a science background to obtain pilot licenses.

You will learn to fly an aeroplane, not become a scientist.

But having physics and maths till class 10 will be good to understand things better but there is no requirement in any pilot school to be of science background or commerce background.

As you completed your class 12 You Are eligible

Table Contents

1.     Can a commerce student become a pilot?

2.     Top 20 flying schools in India

3.     Courses Offered

4.     Scope of the pilot in India

5.     How to become a pilot in India?

6.     Top Companies Who give Jobs to Pilot

Can a commerce student become a pilot?

YES, you are eligible for Pilot training. Pilot training is not meant for certain educational background students and hence by clearing all training and tests you will be getting your dream job as Being Pilot.

A high school graduate with commerce might find some part of ground school challenging. But it doesn’t mean that it is impossible.

You can solve little confusion during ground classes by cooperating with fellow student pilots who understood the topic.

The right flight school will have friendly instructors willing to help you with all your problems.

Therefore, it is vital to pick the right flight school for your pilot training.

TOP 20 Flying School in India

These are the top 20 Flying Training Schools in India Who trains the pilot to fly the Plains and get a license for flying the plane and they don’t have a requirement as the question asked can a commerce student become a pilot? so yes, they don’t have this requirement

1.               Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA)

2.               Madhya Pradesh Flying Club (MPFC)

3.               National Flying Training Institute (NFTI)

4.               Ahmedabad Aviation & Aeronautics Ltd. (AAA)

5.               Bombay Flying Club

6.               Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy

7.               Government Flying Training School

8.               OFAA – Orient Flights Aviation Academy

9.               Indian Aviation Academy

10.            Adventure Flight Education Private Limited, Bangalore

11.            Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy

12.            Bihar Flying Institute

13.            Chimes Aviation Academy (CAA)

14.            Gujarat Flying Club

15.            ACAA

16.            Mams Air Private Limited

17.            National College of Aviation

18.            Blue Bird Flight Academy

19.            Fortune Aviation Academy

20.            Dean International Flight School

Courses Offered

1.               Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)

2.               Simulator training as per candidate’s requirements

3.               Multi-engine endorsement

4.               Instrument rating

5.               CRM workshop

6.               MCC course

Scope of Pilot in India:

India had the world's third-largest civil aviation market in 2017, with the number of passengers growing at an average annual rate of 16.3% between 2000 and 2015. It recorded air traffic of 131 million passengers in 2016. Despite this growth, much of the country's aviation potential remains untapped. Indigo, Air India, Spice Jet and Go Air are the major carriers in order of their market share. These airlines connect more than 80 cities across India and are joined by several foreign airlines in providing international routes.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation is responsible for civilian aviation, through regulatory oversight by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). National Civil Aviation Policy 2016 sets broad goals for safety and operations. The UDAN (regional connectivity scheme) is a plan to develop a sustainable air network in over 400 tier-2 cities across India, with an estimated expenditure of? 500 million (US$6.6 million) per airstrip.

How to Become a Pilot in India?

There are two ways to be pilot

Civil Aviation

(Taking the Non-Military Route through Commercial Pilot Training Programmes)

To take this route to become a pilot, you need to gain a commercial pilot certification from a certified authority which is the Directorate of General of Civil Aviation in India. As a commercial pilot, you will be flying a specific aircraft for an airline and many training academies around the world offer varied programmes in Commercial Pilot Training and the essential eligibility requirement for same is that the student must have completed 10+2 with science stream from a recognized board of education [more on this in the next section]. Here is a list of top flying schools across the globe that you must consider:

Ø    CAE Oxford Aviation Academy

Ø    Flight Safety Academy

Ø    Pan AM International Flying Academy

Ø    Singapore Flying College

Ø    CTC Wings, Europe

Indian Defence Forces (Air Force)

If you are willing to clear the competitive entrance exams for Indian Defence Forces, then taking the Airforce route to becoming a pilot is the suitable one for you. The shortlisted candidates from the rigorous admission process are trained for 3 years at the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. Here is the admission procedure to get into the Indian Defence Forces:

Pilot Entrance Exam After 12th

The pilot entrance exam after the 12th in India is the NDA Exam. Qualifying for the NDA exam, you can join the flying branch of IAF. It is a math-based and general ability exam comprising English, Geography, History, General Knowledge, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Current Events as the main subjects.

Entrance Exam

NDA Exam


10+2 in Science (MPC)/Commerce


Commercial Pilot License (CPL)


2 Lakhs to 5 Lakhs

Fees of Pilot Training Courses

15 Lakhs to 20 Lakhs

Types of Pilots

Airline Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Fighter Pilot, Charter Pilot

SSB Interview:

There are two stages of Interview

1. Officer Intelligence Test & a Picture Perception and Discussion Test

2. Psychological tests are taken by a psychologist followed by group tasks and then a personal interview

Pilot Aptitude Test:

Consists of written and machine tests to assess the candidate’s ability to read instruments as well as their mental strength and how efficiently they can perform in different circumstances.

This test must be cleared in the first attempt otherwise you will be deemed ineligible for the flying branch and cannot apply again.

Medical Examination:

The candidate’s height, weight and eyesight are thoroughly examined.


Eye vision: 6/6 in one eye & 6/9 in other. (Correctable 6/6 for hypermetropia)

Height & Weight: 152 cm with correlated weight. can a commerce student become a pilot? so you have seen the requirements doesn't talk about educational background.


Your tantalizing career as a pilot will kick-start once you have completed the right education and have obtained the required certification or licensure. Now that you are familiar with the route and know the answer to how to become a pilot after class 12th, let us have a look at some of the major employers of this field-

Ø    Air India

Ø    Indigo

Ø    Air Asia

Ø    Spice Jet

Ø    Air India Charters Ltd

Ø    Alliance Air

I hope you got your answer. Still, if you have any queries, contact us at careerguide.com reach to us we will solve your query.

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