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This programme is for people with the unrestricted right to live and work in India

This programme is for people with the unrestricted right to live and work in India

Programme Type
Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

Type Rating training


CAE – NFTI Gondia is proud to partner with IndiGo in the delivery of well-trained Pilots. This self-sponsored Program designed by CAE and IndiGo is to enable eligible candidate to train for a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) and an Airbus A320 Type Rating before going on to fly as an A320 Junior First Officer with Indigo.

Course Outline

The unique IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme is specifically designed for individuals with no previous flying experience who would like to embark on a career as a pilot.

The programme comprises two phases of training.

Phase 1 - Commercial Pilot License with ME IR (CPL ME IR)

Domestic Pathway

  Footprint Total Duration
Ground Theory 750 Hrs. 4 months

Total Flight Training – DGCA CPL

(Single & Multi-Engine)

200 Hrs.

14 months

Simulator Training

30 Hrs.


Phase 2 – A320 Type Rating with Jet Introduction Training (JIT) & Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC)

JIT & MCC Footprint  Total Duration
Ground School 5 Days

70 Days

 Simulator 32 Hrs.
 A 320 Type Rating
 Ground School 12 Days
 CPT 36 Hrs.
 Simulator  44 Hrs.

The above training duration are excluding but not limited to DGCA licensing, visa applications, weather disruptions and remedials that might extend the duration of the cadet training.

Course Fee
Phase Price*
DGCA CPL INR 4200000 + Taxes as applicable
A320 Type Rating USD 31,500 + Taxes as applicable


What’s included?

  • Uniform
  • Transportation between campus and the training airport during CPL training.
  • Training Material
  • 24/7 medical nurse support available at campus

What’s not included?

  • Medical certificates
  • Visa Charges
  • Accommodation (Domestic Pathway)
  • Food (Domestic Pathway)
  • DGCA Exam Fees
  • Other license charges

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Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Must be between 18 and 32 years of age
  • Have a valid passport and the unrestricted right to live and work in India, with the ability to travel unrestricted worldwide
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Able to obtain and maintain Indian DGCA Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • 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%*
  • * Candidates not possessing an Indian Class 1 medical can apply for the IndiGo Programme with a Class II medical, however they must possess an Indian Class 1 medical prior to commencing on the Programme.

Please click here to download the checklist for the necessary document submission

Assessment & Selection

If you meet all the entry requirements you can submit your application. Our team will review and verify your application IndiGo Cadet Pilot Program and if all the entry criteria are met you will be invited to undertake the CASS assessment tests with our assessment centre.

Stage 1: Online Assessment test

This assessment day will cover:

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

Stage 2: Group activity

Once you have passed the initial online assessment test, you will be invited to a group activity assessment that will be conducted in the presence of a selection panel from IndiGo. This will test will assess your communication skills and team coordination.

Stage 3: Personal interview

The next stage is a 1-to-1 personal interview with the IndiGo selection panel.

Upon successfully completing the entire assessment process, we will share the assessment results with you and then will invite you a LOI signing event.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you have any other questions on the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Program, download our FAQs or contact our team (listed on the right hand side of this page)

Get started today.
CAE Gondia
National Flying Training Institute (NFTI), c/o Airport Authority of India, Birsi Airport, PO Paraswada, Gondia, 441-614, Maharashtra, India
9545457558 / 9545456266 / 9545456143
[email protected]