Psychometric Test Mandatory for AI Trainee Pilots
Air India has made psychometric test mandatory for the recruitment of Trainee Pilots (Commercial Pilot License Holders). However, candidates recruited as Cabin Crew are not subjected to any psychometric test. The recruitment test for the post of Trainee Cabin Crew was conducted by Indian Institute of Psychometry on 11th January, 2015 at Delhi and Chennai. As many as 401 candidates were called for the written test and 394 candidates appeared, out of which 357 candidates qualified the same.
No change in the medical standards of pilots is proposed as they are in line with ICAO requirements. However, many airlines are carrying out psychometric test of pilots at the time of induction.
This information was given by Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.