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What is Cadet Pilot Programme?

It is a programme designed for young aspirants eyeing for a seat in the cockpit of an aircraft.Cadet Pilot Programme involves training the candidate until she/he can be employed as a ‘First Officer’ with concerned Airlines. It is normally designed for individuals with no previous flying experience who would like to embark on a career as a pilot.

The main motive of Cadet Pilot Programme is to cater to the growing global need of new Pilots.Whether you are fresh out of school, just spreading your wings or looking for a career change, Captessar Aviation can help get your career off to a flying start.

If you make the cut, you will be provided with a full-fledged training pathway that starts with an induction and assessment, inflight training in an Airlines approved training facility which results in the acquisition of a commercial pilot license (CPL) and a conversion for eligibility to fly commercial aircrafts in India.


Preparation of Cadet Pilot programme

Candidates who fulfil the requirements of Cadet Programme are invitedto join classes at Captessar Aviation. We assist candidates to develop crystal clear concept and ordinary approach to crack the entrance exam. We work proactively with candidate to improve their performance and clear the concept. Classroom session that focuses on getting you ground up and easy with all your concepts to face your examination. Our instructors make the journey much easier for candidates.

With this idea and intention our highly qualified and experienced instructors develop distinguished strategy to cover topics in well-defined manners. Our instructors cover the topics in depth which will be very helpful in understanding the topics and clear the entrance exams. High quality study material prepared by a team of experts/instructors covers the entire syllabus for exams. Topic wise separate notes along with question to ease your preparation.

Our test series program provide a platform to students to boost their exam preparation by delivering a real test experience and benchmarking themselves against thousands of aspirants across the country.

Cadet Pilot examination will be of the following:

  1. Computer-based testing
  1. Pilot aptitude, including hand/eye co-ordination motor skills and spatial awareness
  2. Academic, mathematical and technical capacity
  3. A multiple choice test of technical reasoning
  4. A dynamic multi-task test
  1. Group activity
  2. Personal interview
  1. COMPASS (Computerised Pilot Aptitude Screening System) test
  2. CCT (Complex Control Task)
  3. Computer-based Psychometric Exam


What is the Eligibility Criteria for Cadet Pilot Programme?

  1. Spicejet
  • Age between 17 and 35 years
  • Indian national or holding an OCI card.
  • Achieved a minimum score of 60% (or Grade Point 6) each in Physics, Mathematics & English in (10+2) exam
  • Fluency in English (both written and verbal)
  • Good physical condition with appropriate weight and height
  • Minimum height required is 158 cm
  1. Indigo
  • Be of Indian nationality, or hold an overseas citizenship of India
  • Be eligible to hold a visa for USA for the purpose of study
  • Possess a valid Indian Class 1 medical certificate (No Limitations)**
  • Possess a valid Class 2 / 1 medical certificate (FAA – USA)
  • Be in good physical condition with appropriate weight and height
  • Be fluent in English – both written and verbal

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for the IndiGo programme:

  • Minimum age: 18 years at the time of the 1st attempt
  • Maximum age: 32 years at the time of the 1st attempt
  • Minimum education qualification: 10+2 with minimum score of 51% / Grade Point 6 / Grade C1 – individually in each subject i.e. Physics / Mathematics / English or a higher degree in these subjects with minimum of 51%.*

Air Asia

  1. An Indian national or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI),
  2. Should have passed a 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum of 60% in English, Physics and Mathematics, aggregate and individually, and
  3. Should Ability to hold a Class I & II unrestricted medical certifications.

Admission procedure for Cadet Pilot Programme?


Stage 1: Online Assessment test – CAE Aircrew Selection System (CASS)

This assessment day will cover:

  1. Computer-based testing
  2. Pilot aptitude, including hand/eye co-ordination motor skills and spatial awareness
  3. Academic, mathematical and technical capacity
  4. A multiple choice test of technical reasoning
  5. A dynamic multi-task test

Stage 2: Group activity

Stage 3: Personal interview


The ‘Testing Tools’ used are:

  • Online COMPASS test software (Computerised Pilot Aptitude Screening System).
  • CCT (Complex Control Task)
  • Computer-based Psychometric Exam

Assessment and selection process

  • A candidate will progress to the next Phase only on passing the first Phase
  • The first three Phases (1, 2 and 3) will be typically completed in a day
  • The fourth and final Phase will be conducted within a week after the first three Phases
  • First three Phases will be Computer-based-test
  • The fourth and final Phase will comprise of a personal interview
  • Candidates will not be allowed to use calculators or mobile phones during any of the Phases
  • Final results will be declared within a week from the fourth and final Phase


Cadet Pilot Programme Curriculum


Duration: 13 months

The curriculum of the Cadet Pilot Programme is divided into 3 phases:

  • Phase 1: CPL IR (Single Engine)
  • Phase 2: Type Rating (Q400 or B737)
  • Phase 3: SpiceJet Airline Pilot Induction Training


Duration:17 months

Phase 1: Ground Theory & Flight Training

This phase provides cadets with the training required to obtain a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with a Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) and to complete the required Multi-Engine piloting experience.

Phase 2: Type Rating

Once the cadets have obtained their CPL, they move on to the Type Rating (TR) training phase to qualify as a co-pilot on the Airbus A320 aircraft.



  1. Indigo

  1. SpicejetCadet Pilot Programme

  1. Air AsiaCadet Pilot Programme


  1. Cathay Pacific: National Cadet Pilot Programme


  1. Emirate airlines: National Cadet Pilot Programme
    Emirates Airline: National Cadet Pilot Programme

Company: Emirates Airline

Location: Dubai United Arab Emirates

Job Type:   Career Programmes

Contact Information:

Closing Date: “No Closing Date Stated”

We are looking for U.A.E. Nationals to become pilots with Emirates. You will be trained to the highest standard and fly one of the most modern fleets in the sky.


The training duration is approximately four years and is divided into three main phases:

First phase (Foundation Programme): takes place in Dubai at Emirates Training College. Duration of this programme will be 36-75 weeks and will include English and Aviation English and Aviation Science courses, depending on the trainees English language abilities.

Second Phase (Flight Training Programme): takes place outside the UAE (Spain) for 18 months. This phase will provide approximately 223 hours of flight experience to trainees, and give them a course completion certificate and a Frozen Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL).

Third Phase: takes place in Dubai. Upon completion of this phase, trainees are ready to fly large jet aircrafts.

Recruitment Process:

  • Math, Physics and numerical test
  • Psychomotor & Psychometric test
  • Interview


  • 17-29 years old
  • Minimum: Grade 12 secondary school certificate
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Candidate should hold a valid passport and Khulasat Al Qaid (Family book)


  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive medical coverage
  • Travel concessions on Emirates
  • Annual leave ticket
  • UAE national loan (after training)
  • Pension benefits (if applicable)


  • Ministry of Higher Education attestation is required for certificates

Information in this brochure is subject to change

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Eligibility Criteria
AgeQualification Medical FitnessCost of Training
Not less than 16 years.10+2 or under 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics.Certificate of medical fitness25 to 35 lakhs in India or Abroad
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