Air India Makes Psychometric Test Mandatory for Trainee Pilots
NEW DELHI: Air India has made psychometric tests mandatory for recruitment of trainee pilots, the parliament was informed on Tuesday.
"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," Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma told the rajya Sabha in a written reply.
The recruitment test for the post of trainee cabin crew was conducted by Indian Institute of Psychometry on January 11, 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, he said.
"No change in the medical standards of pilots is proposed as they are in line with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) requirements. However, many airlines are carrying out psychometric test of pilots at the time of induction," he added.