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SpiceJet Cadet
Pilot Programme

The world-class pilot training programme with India's favourite airline!

PILOT PROGRAMME

SpiceJet’s Cadet Pilot Programme is a perfect launchpad for those who want to fly high. It is a programme designed for young aspirants eyeing for a seat in the cockpit of an aircraft. And who better to train you to be a pilot, than India’s favourite airline, SpiceJet!

With 200 aircraft order in process, massive expansion plans under the regional connectivity scheme; SpiceJet is all set to change the face of air travel in India. And at the same time creating ample opportunities for those who are seeking for a high-flying career.

Cadet Pilot Programme aims at not only providing trained professionals to the aviation industry but also an assured job with SpiceJet, on completion of the course. What’s more? Students will be trained at best schools across the world, steering the course of career in the right direction.

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PILOT PROGRAMME

How does this work?

Register Online

Apply online and ensure all eligibility
requirements are met.

Steps

Complete the Selection

Complete an assessment process in
order to qualify for selection.

Steps

Become a Spice Star

Be a part of the ever-growing Spice Star
family and paint the skies red with us!

Eligibility Criteria

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    Must be an Indian National or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
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    Should be between the age of 17 to 35 years at the time of applying to the Pilot Programme
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    Should have a minimum height of 158 cms (approximately 5ft 2inches)
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    Must be fluent in English (both verbal and written)
Eligibility
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    Minimum Educational Qualification should be: Higher Secondary (10+2) with a minimum score of 60% each in English, Physics and Mathematics. The requirements of the education qualification may differ on the basis of the courses opted for under the Pilot Programme
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    Must be holding a valid Indian passport
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    Must have successful clearance of Class II Medical Tests as per applicable DGCA guidelines

Selection Process

The Selection Process is completely transparent and is scientifically designed to determine the suitability of the candidate for the job of an Airline Pilot.

SELECTION PROCESS

The 'Testing Tools' used are:

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

Note: The candidate has to pay a screening cost of INR 20,000 before appearing in the screening round.

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
SELECTION PROCESS

Selection Process Phases

Phase 1

Description of Test

  • COMPASS Test
  • Computerized Pilot
  • Aptitude Screening System
  • Multiple-choice questions.
Results shall be announced soon after the test.

Skills Tested

  • Short-term memory (Memory)
  • Mental arithmetic (Mathematics)
  • Spatial Orientation (Orientation)
  • Multi-tasking (Task Manager)

Duration

90 Minutes
Phase 2

Description of Test

  • CCT (Complex Control Task)
  • All applicants who pass Phase 1 will need to take this test.
  • This module requires applicant to use a joystick and rudder pedal set connected to a computer.
Results shall be announced soon after the test.

Skills Tested

  • Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination.
  • The aptitude to fly an aircraft.

Duration

10 Minutes
Phase 3

Description of Test

Psychometric Test

Skills Tested

Personality and psychological suitability for the job of an airline pilot.

Duration

60 Minutes
Phase 4

Description of Test

Personal Interview

Skills Tested

Verbal communication skills and personality for the job of an airline pilot.

Duration

10 Minutes
Phase 1

Description of Test

  • COMPASS Test
  • Computerized Pilot
  • Aptitude Screening System
  • Multiple-choice questions.
Results shall be announced soon after the test.

Skills Tested

  • Short-term memory (Memory)
  • Mental arithmetic (Mathematics)
  • Spatial Orientation (Orientation)
  • Multi-tasking (Task Manager)

Duration

90 Minutes
Phase 2

Description of Test

  • CCT (Complex Control Task)
  • All applicants who pass Phase 1 will need to take this test.
  • This module requires applicant to use a joystick and rudder pedal set connected to a computer.
Results shall be announced soon after the test.

Skills Tested

  • Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination.
  • The aptitude to fly an aircraft.

Duration

10 Minutes
Phase 3

Description of Test

Psychometric Test

Skills Tested

Personality and psychological suitability for the job of an airline pilot.

Duration

60 Minutes
Phase 4

Description of Test

Personal Interview

Skills Tested

Verbal communication skills and personality for the job of an airline pilot.

Duration

10 Minutes
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Courses we offer

Cadet Pilot Programme

Get an assured job with SpiceJet and give wings to your dreams! Train with the best in the industry and become the pilot of your dreams!

Cadet Pilot Programme + BBA

10+2 students have the added advantage of finishing their graduation along with, pursuing the Pilot Training programme. This customized programme comprises of an added BBA degree in affiliation with Amity University.

Cadet Pilot Programme + MBA

Graduates can also enroll for the Cadet Pilot Training Programme, with an added MBA degree in affliation with one of India’s leading institution, Amity University. This dual degree programme helps candidates expand their skill set and enhance their chances of transcending into a management role.

Fee Structure

1.

1st Instalment

INR 10 Lac+Taxes to be deposited within 10 days from the date of letter of admission.

2.

2nd Instalment

INR 30 Lac+Taxes to be deposited within 14 days from the date of commencement of the assigned batch under the Pilot Programme.

3.

3rd Instalment

INR 25 Lac+Taxes to be deposited on completion of IR or 9 months from the commencement of assigned batch under the Pilot Programme (whichever is earlier).

4.

4th Instalment

INR 24.50 Lac+Taxes to be deposited within 14 days from the date of completion of CPL or 12 months from the commencement of assigned batch under the Pilot Programme (whichever is earlier).

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Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Category 1

95% and above aggregate marks in 10+2 examination in 3 subjects (Physics, Maths & English)

or
JEE Rank 1 to 1500

Category 2

90% and above aggregate marks in 10+2 examination in 3 subjects (Physics, Maths & English)

or
JEE Rank 1500 to 3000
Scholarship Amount

The Academy will provide a scholarship of :

  • 10 Lac on second installment
  • 10 Lac on third installment
  • 10 Lac on fourth installment
Total scholarship offered to an applicant under Category 1 is 30 Lac.

The Academy will provide a scholarship of :

  • 5 Lac on second installment
  • 5 Lac on third installment
  • 5 Lac on fourth installment
Total scholarship offered to an applicant under Category 1 is 15 Lac.
Scholarship Category 1

Criteria

95% and above aggregate marks in 10+2 examination in 3 subjects (Physics, Maths & English)

or
JEE Rank 1 to 1500

The Academy will provide a scholarship of :

  • 10 Lac on second installment
  • 10 Lac on third installment
  • 10 Lac on fourth installment
Total scholarship offered to an applicant under Category 1 is 30 Lac.
Scholarship Category 2

Criteria

90% and above aggregate marks in 10+2 examination in 3 subjects (Physics, Maths & English)

or
JEE Rank 1500 to 3000

The Academy will provide a scholarship of :

  • 5 Lac on second installment
  • 5 Lac on third installment
  • 5 Lac on fourth installment
Total scholarship offered to an applicant under Category 1 is 15 Lac.
Disclaimer:
SpiceJet reserve its right to withdraw or change the scholarship criteria or facility without any prior intimation in future Pilot Programmes.
Key Feature

Key Features

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    The programme is managed entirely by SpiceJet to create ‘FIRST OFFICERS’ for its fleet of Q400 and B737
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    A candidate will graduate with a CPL (Indian DGCA) followed immediately by a ‘Type Rating’ on either a Q400 or a B737
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    When a candidate joins the programme, a ‘Letter of Intent’ will be handed out, offering a job as a ‘First Officer’ on either a Q400 or a B737 stating the aforementioned criteria of successful completion of the Cadet Pilot Programme

Curriculum

Phase

Phase 1

Commercial Pilot License and Instrument Rating (Single Engine)

Note : SpiceJet does not require a Multi-Engine Rating for induction into its Q400/B737 Fleet.
Conversion of Federal Aviation Administration (‘FAA’) approved Commercial Pilot License (‘CPL’) to DGCA approved CPL license

Phase 2

200 Hours of Single Engine Flight Time. Syllabus as given in: SpiceJet- Airline Pilot Induction Training

Phase 3

Type Rating (Q400 or B737)
Duration
13 months
6 Months
2 Months
3-5 Months
Content
200 Hours of Single Engine Flight Time along with the recommended Syllabus as provided in:
  • DGCA CAR Sec 7, Ser B, Pt IV, Issue III dated 16 Jun 2011
  • DGCA CAR Sec 7, Ser B, Pt VII, Issue I dated 16 Aug 1999
Note:
  • Cadet Pilot will be provided flying training with SpiceJet designated flying academy.
  • DGCA CAR’ means the Civil Aviation Requirements as issued and amended periodically by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, India.
  • DGCA Theory Exams Training
  • Conversion to Indian CPL
  • SpiceJet company operations manual
  • Safety equipment procedures training
  • Slide, ditching and fire training
  • Dangerous goods training
  • Security training
Type Rating Syllabus as provided in DGCA CAR Sec 7, Ser B, Pt XIX, Issue II dated 22 Mar 2012

Note : Type Rating is a qualification to fly a specific ‘TYPE’ of aircraft e.g. B737, Q400 etc. Any aircraft, which has a maximum take-off weight of more than 5,700 kg or is turbine powered requires a ‘Type Rating’ to operate. A ‘Type Rating’ course consists of a technical ground school course (covering the aircraft systems and performance) and a simulator course, where Cadet Pilot learns to fly the aircraft in a ‘full flight simulator’ which simulates normal and emergency situations.
Phase1(Part 1)
Commercial Pilot License and Instrument Rating (Single Engine)

Note : SpiceJet does not require a Multi-Engine Rating for induction into its Q400/B737 Fleet.

Duration

13 Months

Content

200 Hours of Single Engine Flight Time along with the recommended Syllabus as provided in:
  • DGCA CAR Sec 7, Ser B, Pt IV, Issue III dated 16 Jun 2011
  • DGCA CAR Sec 7, Ser B, Pt VII, Issue I dated 16 Aug 1999
Note:
  • Cadet Pilot will be provided flying training with SpiceJet designated flying academy.
  • DGCA CAR’ means the Civil Aviation Requirements as issued and amended periodically by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, India.
Phase1(Part 2)
Conversion of Federal Aviation Administration (‘FAA’) approved Commercial Pilot License (‘CPL’) to DGCA approved CPL license

Duration

6 Months

Content

  • DGCA Theory Exams Training
  • Conversion to Indian CPL
Phase2
200 Hours of Single Engine Flight Time. Syllabus as given in: SpiceJet- Airline Pilot Induction Training

Duration

2 Months

Content

  • SpiceJet company operations manual
  • Safety equipment procedures training
  • Slide, ditching and fire training
  • Dangerous goods training
  • Security training
Phase3
Type Rating (Q400 or B737)

Duration

3-5 Months

Content

200 Hours of Single Engine Flight Time along with the recommended Syllabus as provided in:
  • DGCA CAR Sec 7, Ser B, Pt IV, Issue III dated 16 Jun 2011
  • DGCA CAR Sec 7, Ser B, Pt VII, Issue I dated 16 Aug 1999
Note:
  • Cadet Pilot will be provided flying training with SpiceJet designated flying academy.
  • DGCA CAR’ means the Civil Aviation Requirements as issued and amended periodically by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, India.

Walk-in Queries

For technical queries or counseling sessions visit our facility between 02:30-03:30 PM on Monday and Thursday.

Faculty

DGCA-approved SpiceJet Ground School and Flight Instructors.

Infrastructure

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    Ground Training

    SpiceJet Aviation Training Academy,Gurgaon. DGCA-approved Training Academy with more than 10,000 square feet of fully equipped classroom facilities.
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    Flight Training

    SpiceJet-affiliated, DGCA-approved, Flying Training Schools with a fleet of 20 single-engine trainer aircraft.