Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for the Indigo program:

Aged between 17 and 30 years old and of Indian nationality, or hold an Overseas Citizenship of India
Achieved a minimum score of 55% in Physics, Mathematics & English in (10+2) exam*
Possess a valid Indian Class I medical certificate** (No Limitations)
Be in good physical condition with appropriate weight and height;
Be fluent in English - both written and verbal
Have "Unique-I.D." number/ registration number (U-I.D.) at the time of admission

* If an applicant has graduated with physics and math or engineering with a mark of 55 % or more, the eligibility criterion of 12th with 55% except in English can be overlooked.

** If an applicant has graduated with physics and math or engineering with a mark of 55 % or more, the eligibility criterion of 12th with 55% except in English can be overlooked.

Note: Applicants will be required to provide copies or proof of all documentation, certificates/mark sheets at Interview stage.

If you meet the above minimum entry criteria, we would invite you to complete and submit an online application form to be considered for the Program.

Please note:

Existing CPL holders do not qualify for this program but are invited to apply for our Pilot Provisioning program. Click here to learn more.
Only those candidates who meet Indigo's entry requirements will be directly contacted by CAE following application.
Scanned copies of 10+2 mark sheets and medical certificate (FORM 35) are mandatory at the time of screening.
Applications with incomplete DATA/expired medicals will not be processed.

Drawing upon over 85 years of pilot training expertise, CAE Oxford Aviation Academy cadet pilot training programs provide high quality, focused ab initio training to airlines and aspiring pilots across the globe. We offer integrated ATPL, MPL and modular pilot training routes, all of which combine premier ground school courses with high quality flying instruction.


CAE Oxford Aviation Academy’s flight schools are very much like college campuses with many of the facilities that you would expect to find. The facilities at each of our flight schools vary and further information can be found in the relevant flight school sections but they typically feature halls of residence, sports, fitness and leisure facilities and a range of student dining options on campus or close by.


CAE Oxford Aviation Academy operates a comprehensive and well equipped fleet of over 165 training aircraft allocated across the global network.

The majority of our aircraft are equipped with Garmin 1000 EFIS instruments. This level of instrumentation ensures that training is focused upon the student’s ultimate destination – the capability of the airliner flight deck.

All of our aircraft are well maintained by our in-house maintenance centers which have reputations for quality and workmanship of the highest order. There can be no compromise whatsoever when it comes to flight safety.

The candidate is responsible for the entire training, including cost of the training, accommodation, food, travel, insurance etc.

Upset Prevention and Recovery Training will deliver the skills required by a pilot to safely prevent and recover from an airplane upset, a precursor to Loss-of-Control in Flight (LOC-I). LOC-I is a leading cause of fatalities in aviation worldwide. This additional training can be completed in 3-4 days and will be conducted at an overseas facility designated by NFTI and approved by IndiGo.

In addition to the instructional fee which will be paid directly to the overseas school, cadets must also pay for visa, airfare, accommodation and food expenses during this training. NFTI will assist the cadet with making these arrangements.

Medical insurance for the stay at Gondia is highly recommended and it should be borne by the student.

The fees in India do not include the cost of the DGCA exams and DGCA Medical Exam.

The below mentioned list clearly states the required documents.

Written Paper Screening

10th Mark sheet
12th Mark sheet
Diploma Mark sheet with Math, Physics and English
Equivalency Certificate for Diploma Holder
Graduation Mark sheet for Graduates BE/ B.Tech/ BSC (Math,Phy,English)
Medicals (Minimum Class II)
ID/ Address Proof (Aadhar Card/Passport/Driving License/Voter ID-Card)
Registration Amount Receipt(soft Copy)
Application Form (Soft Copy)

CASS Assessment Screening

All the above documents

GA& PI Screening

All the above documents
Class I medicals mandatory (Before 8 days of GDPI session)

Note: All the specified documents should be submitted before a week from the date of screening

CAE OAA will make arrangements for your stay during the training at Gondia, and at the time of UPRT and A320 Type Rating training the cadet travel arrangement to the country / city remains at his/her cost.

CAE will facilitate the Visa process for you but you will be responsible to obtain your own visa at your cost & other necessary travel related documents in relation to the training.

The training program is divided into three categories:

1. CPL (Commercial Pilot License)

The duration of the CPL training is planned at 17 months which will include Ground school training and flying training.

2. UPRT (Upset prevention and recovery training)

Upon graduation from the DGCA CPL training program at NFTI for cadets in the Domestic Pathway, Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) must be completed prior to the commencement of the A320 type rating. This additional training can be completed in 3-4 days and will be conducted at an overseas facility designated by NFTI and approved by IndiGo.

3. Type Rating (A320)

Airbus A320 type rating is planned at an additional 2 months. However, DGCA licensing, scheduling, and any other delays will extend the duration of the cadet program. Recent typical calendar times for completion of both the CPL and type rating average 24 months. Exceptional cadets may complete the CPL training in as little as 12 to 14 months and that will reduce the total time required in the program.

Note: the program may go longer than 19 months depending on cadet performance and DGCA license issuance.

Yes uniforms will be provided.

Student Counselor at Gondia will coordinate arrival schedule and transportation.

Yes. Following selection for the program, the candidate will be offered a conditional Letter of Intent (“LOI”) by IndiGo. Thereafter he/she will enter into an Agreement with IndiGo as a “Cadet Pilot” and he/she will be entitled to a lump sum stipend as applicable.

On obtaining a CPL issued by DGCA India, the Cadet Pilot will be paid an enhanced monthly stipend.

Minimum Age: At least 17 years or older at the time of registering for IndiGo Cadet Pilot Program.

Maximum Age: 30 years at the time of appearing for the Selection Phase 1

The IndiGo Cadet Pilot program is for non-pilots aspiring to be pilots. It involves training the candidates in 3 phases so that he/she can act as a Jr. Co-pilot with IndiGo.

The first phase is to provide the required training to obtain a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with Multi engine Instrument rating followed by the second phase UPRT (Upset Prevention and Recovery Training) followed by third phase Type Rating training for qualifying on the Airbus A320.

The CPL phase of training will be conducted CAE Oxford Aviation Academy, Gondia, India.

The A320 Type Rating training will be conducted at a CAE type rating training center approved by IndiGo.

Candidates have to pay INR 2500/- for the first phase of the assessment process which is a written exam.

After the result of the first phase has been declared, the eligible candidates will be advised via e-mail to deposit the CASS Assessment fee of 400 USD + applicable service tax in advance.

Payment needs to be made to the following account:

Bank Account Number: 0963 864 000 0019
FCI Code: HDFC 0000 963
In Favor of: National Flying Training Institute Private Limited
Mode of payment: NEFT/Wire transfer/RTGS


HDFC BANK Behind City Police Station Laxmibai Ward Gondia- 441 601 Maharashtra India

Only those candidates who have paid the CASS Test Fee in advance as stipulated by CAE will be accepted to participate in the selection process. Candidates are required to bring along Proof of Payment such as a scanned copy of the Deposit Slip or the UTIN Pin from Bank as Proof of Transaction on assessment day. No demand drafts will be accepted.

At the time of signing the Cadet Pilot Agreement, the candidate is required to sign a Specialized Training Agreement whereby the candidate commits to serve IndiGo for a specified term, post successful completion of his/her training (both CPL & Type Rating

The total cost of training is borne by the candidate.

The total cost for CPL training is 40,000,00/- plus 15% Service Tax, UPRT training is 5900 USD Plus 37,195 USD for the Airbus A320 training and the fee does not include cost of medical certificates, food and accommodation, visa, transportation other than local.