AAI ATC Eligibility Criteria 2023: Qualification, Age Limit, Experience

AAI ATC Eligibility Criteria 2023: Qualification, Age Limit, Experience

ByVineet Vijay  |  Updated on: Apr 5, 2023
AAI ATC eligibility is an important criterion that candidates should fulfill to apply for the exam. The eligibility criteria include various parameters such as age limit, educational qualification, age relaxation, work experience, etc.

AAI ATC eligibility criteria are released by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Before completing the application form, candidates should be aware of the AAI ATC JE eligibility, which include meeting the age limit, qualification, nationality, and other requirements.

In this post, we have provided information about the AAI ATC eligibility criteria in detail which should be met by candidates to apply for the released vacancies. Knowing the eligibility criteria allows candidates to fill out the application form with ease. Check out the complete information about AAI ATC eligibility below.

AAI ATC Eligibility Criteria 2023

AAI ATC eligibility criteria are provided in the official notification that is released by the Airport Authority of India. Candidates who wish to fill out the AAI JE ATC application form must first check and confirm their eligibility. In order to be considered eligible for various positions like JE, Manager, and Senior Assistant, candidates must fulfill the requirements including age, education, nationality, and others. 

Read the details below to determine whether candidates who are interested in applying for open positions meet the AAI ATC 2023 eligibility criteria and can submit the application form.

AAI ATC Nationality

Only Indian citizens who meet the eligibility can apply for the recruitment. Applications from candidates who do not hold Indian citizenship will not be considered and they are not eligible for participating in the AAI ATC recruitment 2023 under any circumstances.

AAI JE ATC Educational Qualification 2023

Candidates seeking to participate in the recruitment exam must meet the educational qualification criteria outlined in the notification. The educational qualification of AAI JE ATC differs depending on the position, as shown in the table below.


Educational Qualification

Junior Executive (Air Traffic Control)

A three-year, full-time, regular bachelor's degree in science (B.Sc.) with Mathematics and Physics OR 

A regular full-time bachelor's degree in engineering from any field. (Physics and mathematics ought to be included in any semester's curriculum.)

Junior Executive (Official Language)

Post-Graduation in any subject with English and Hindi as required or elective subjects at the degree level, or Post-Graduation in Hindi or English with English or Hindi as a Subject at the Degree Level.

AAI ATC Eligibility Criteria for Manager and Senior Assistant

Candidates for the positions of Manager and Senior Assistant should have a master's degree in the relevant subjects. The AAI ATC educational qualifications for Manager and Senior Assistant are as follows.


Educational Qualification

Manager (Official Language)

Post-Graduation in any subject with Hindi and English as required / elective subjects at the degree level OR 

Post-Graduation in Hindi or English with English or Hindi, respectively, as a Subject at the Degree Level

Senior Assistant (Official Language)

Masters in English with Hindi as a subject at the graduate level OR

Masters in Hindi with English at the graduate level OR 

A Master's degree in a subject other than Hindi or English from a reputable university along with Hindi and English as required or elective subjects at the undergraduate level OR 

A master's degree in a subject other than Hindi or English from an accredited university, as well as Hindi and English as the language of instruction, required or elective subjects, or the examination medium for graduation OR

Graduation from a university with English and Hindi as required or optional subjects, or any other subject is chosen from both as required or optional, plus a recognised diploma or certificate in Hindi to English and English to Hindi translation.

AAI ATC Age Limit

AAI ATC age limit specifies the minimum and maximum age for various posts. Candidates must ensure that they are under the age limit otherwise their application may be rejected at any point of time during the recruitment process. The information regarding the AAI ATC age limit for JE, Manager & Senior Assistant is given below.

  • Junior Executive (JE): Maximum age 27 years as on 21 January 2024.
  • Senior Assistant: Maximum age 30 years as on 21 January 2024.
  • Manager: Maximum age 32 years as on 21 January 2024.

AAI ATC Age Relaxation

There is a provision for age relaxation for the reserved category candidates. It allows the candidates to apply for the exam even if they are not meeting the general age limit criteria. Following are the details related to age relaxation in AAI ATC:

  • For SC/ST candidates and OBC (non-Creamy layer) candidates, the upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years and 3 years, respectively.
  • For PWD candidates, the upper age limit is relaxed by 10 years supported by a certificate of disability issued by the appropriate authority on or before 21 January 2024.
  • For applicants who are currently employed full-time by AAI, the upper age limit for them is relaxed by 10 years.
  • Age relaxation up to the age of 35 years for the post of Senior Assistant for widows, divorcees, and women who have been legally separated from their husbands but have not remarried.

AAI ATC Experience

Work experience is the knowledge an employee acquires through employment in a particular position, industry, or profession. The following information is provided about the work experience required for the various positions:



Junior Executive (Air Traffic Control)

Not required

Junior Executive (Official Language)

A two-year translation background, preferably in technical or scientific literature, from English to Hindi and Hindi to English is required.

Manager (Official Language)

Technical or scientific literature translation experience, preferably from Hindi to English and from English to Hindi. Out of which, 05 years of experience as an officer of any office of the federal or state governments, including public sector enterprises, in the field of Raj Bhasha.

Senior Assistant (Official Langauge)

Two years of experience translating from English to Hindi or vice versa in a central or state government office, as well as in reputable organisations or Government of India undertakings.

AAI ATC Exam Eligibility FAQs

  • Candidates who want to apply for Junior Executive should have completed Graduation or Post Graduation in the concerned subjects. Similarly, for the posts of Manager and Senior Assistant, they should hold a Master's degree in the concerned subjects.

  • No experience is required to apply for the Junior Executive in Air Traffic Control position, whereas a minimum of two years of experience is required for the Junior Executive (official language) position. Manager (Official Language) requires 5 years of experience, while Senior Assistant (Official Langauge) requires 2 years.

  • The Airports Authority of India establishes the AAI JE ATC age limit. The maximum age limit to apply for the post of Junior Executive is 27 years, 30 years for the Senior Assistant post, and 32 years for the Manager post as on 21 January 2024.

  • There is no specific limitation on the number of attempts that one can give for the AAI JE ATC exam. However, there is a maximum age limit that candidates must adhere to in order to participate in the exam. Anybody who exceeds this limit is not eligible to take this exam, there are however, age relaxations provided as per the norms of the authorities.

  • AAI ATC age relaxation for ST/SC candiates is up to 5 years. It means that candidates who are 5 years older than the original maximum age limit of 27 years are eligible to participate in AAI JE ATC exam. 

  • Candidates must meet the age limit and have work experience (for specific posts) in addition to educational qualifications. Candidates must carefully read the educational qualifications for each post before filling out the application form.

  • Candidates enrolled in their final semester/year on the cut-off date are eligible to apply; however, they must have their final results in hand at the time of document verification; otherwise, their candidature will be rejected.

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