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DGCA CPL Ground Classes starts in June 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

To become a Pilot, You must undergo Theoretical Knowledge Training Classes (Ground Classes) and Practical Training (Flight Training) as prescribed by DGCA India.

On successful completion of the training, you can apply for Commercial Pilot Licence.

Minimum educational qualification to enroll for Pilot Training course is  pass in Class 10+2 (or equivalent) with Maths & Physics as compulsory subjects.  You can pursue CPL course after graduation as well.

Don’t worry.  You can register with National Institute of Open School (NIOS) or any other open school approved by DGCA, pass the equivalent examinations to be eligible to undergo Pilot Training course. You can also do CPL Ground Classes and equivalency course simultaneously.  This will save time.

YES. You must get at least Class II medical assessment from DGCA empaneled medical examiners before you can start your Pilot Training course. Subsequently you must get your Class I medical assessment before you apply for your Pilot Licence.
You can start your Pilot training course once you are at least 17 years old. However, you will be eligible to apply and will be issued with Pilot Licence only after attaining the age of 18 years.

NO. It is not mandatory to complete graduation to become a Pilot. However, one can choose to start Pilot Training Course after completing graduation course.

Ideally the entire course can be completed in 16 to 18 months.

CPL Ground School or DGCA CPL Ground Classes are the theory classes which will prepare you pass CPL Examinations. It is important to acquire the subject knowledge and clear CPL examinations before you start their flight training. This is an important aspect of Pilot Training Course. When you complete the Ground Classes and clear CPL examinations, the Flight Training becomes lot easier and faster.

The CPL Ground Classes Course will take approximately 16 to 18 weeks. During Ground Classes course, we will help you with all the DGCA document formalities such as Computer Number etc.

You have to pass a total of 7 examinations.

Air Regulations, Air Navigation, Aviation Meteorology, Technical General are the four main examinations. There are 2 technical specific examinations for the type of aircraft you choose to get trained on for your flight training. These exams are conducted by DGCA.

You also have to pass RTR Licence examination (conducted by Wireless Planning Commission (WPC) India to obtain your Certificate of Proficiency – Radio Telephony (Restricted) – COP-RTR.

The Flight Training Course can be completed in approximately 10 – 12 months.

NO. There is no admission or entrance examination. However, you will appear a personal assessment interview at the time of admission. Post which the admission letter will be issued.

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