Computerized Pilot Selection System Test also known as CPSS test is now in full effect and already replacing the well known PABT test to select the best candidates for Indian air force flying branch that was in use for decades.
The system will be used to screen pilots for all flying branches of IAF, Army, Navy and the Coast Guard.
CPSS+ PABT Training at Minerva Academy
It is now confirmed that the CPSS test is already replacing the PABT test at AFSBs across the country, Minerva academy is the first to offer training for CPSS with CPSS like games, advanced flight simulation equipment, including complete cockpit experience, monitors, joystick controls, rudder controls etc. to offer candidates the experience of the crucial CPSS test. Training for CPSS at Minerva Academy will prepare the candidate for the CPSS experience at AFSB. Practice makes perfect and with ample practice, similar test games, controls and cockpit experience, just like at the AFSB, our students are ready to take on CPSS.
CPSS training has started and been integrated with PABT training Minerva Academy. This is a one day training under a retired Wing Commander from the I.A.F. PABT+CPSS training will be held on 10th, 20th and 30th of every month when the Academy is functioning i.e. at the end of the term.
Charges for PABT+CPSS training Rs. 2500 (For Students also taking up SSB training course at Minerva)
Charges for PABT+CPSS training Rs. 4500 (For Students coming from outside only for PABT/CPSS)
What is CPSS?
CPSS is an intelligent tool for pilot aptitude testing in consonance with the advanced IAF aircrafts like Su-30, Tejas etc. It has been jointly developed by the Defence Institute of Psychological Research and the Air Defence Establishment; premier organizations of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
Fifth generation fighter planes would place tremendous physical and mental workload on pilots and system operators and only the best will be allowed to occupy these cockpits. CPSS, is a concrete step in the right direction towards meeting these objectives.
CPSS was intended to address the IAF’s long-standing demand for a scientific selection system on par with advanced nations, which can screen pilot aspirants to meet the demands of the latest aircraft.
CPSS places special emphasis on psychomotor skills and cognitive abilities of aspirants. It ensures objectivity in results.
Only one chance in CPSS Test
Just like in the PABT test, candidate will get only one chance to clear the CPSS test. Once failed, the test cannot be taken again and the candidate can never be eligible for flying in the armed forces (Air force, army, navy or coast guard). Aspirants will get only one chance to take the test under the Computerized Pilot Selection System.