The BACHELORS degree requirement for cabin crew has actually been LOWERED from the last recruitment drive in 1993. Back then, the requirement was for a MASTERS degree, and they were still oversubscribed with applications on a 10 to 1 ratio. Since then, airlines like Jet and Sahara have lowered their levels to a grade 12 education, so AI
has lowered theirs as well to be competitive.
The eyesight has actually been in place for ALL
positions at Air India for time immemorial. Everyone from a pilot to a ramper is required to have perfect eyesight at time of hire.
Ditto with the unmarried requirement. In fact, ALL
the airlines in India (including Jet and Sahara) will only hire single people under 25 as frontline staff.
Simply put, the demand for these jobs is so incredibly high that the airline can afford to institute these higher cutoffs and still be oversubscribed.
"The A340-300 may boast a long range, but the A340 is underpowered" -- Robert Milton, CEO - Air Canada