STAR – Scheduled Test for Airmen Recruitment for Joining as Airmen

IAF is the first amongst the three services to take up IT enabled Online Testing for induction in Officers and Airmen cadre. While Air Force Common Admission Test – AFCAT will be for Officer’s cadre, Scheduled test for Airmen Recruitment – STAR is for Airmen cadre.

This Selection Test is to become an Airman of IAF and is not for selection as Commissioned Officers/Pilots/Navigators. The examination is valid for one intake per entry i.e., through this year’s notification, the intake will be of 01/2019 only.

How to Apply:

Eligible interested candidates may goto and apply for Phase-1 Online test along with required documents as applicable.


This Selection Test is only for eligible male Indian and male Nepalese candidates. Females are not eligible.

The applicant can be a civilian or a serving NCs(E) of Indian Air Force. If you are a civilian then you must be an unmarried male candidate. If you are a serving NCs(E) of IAF you can be married or unmarried male, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria of respective date of birth block.

Detailed Eligibility criteria according to the groups can be found here:

STAR Exam Pattern:

Exam will be held in three phases as follows:

  • Phase-I Online Test
  • Phase-II Physical Fitness Test, AT-I and AT-II Test
  • Phase-III Medical Fitness Test

All successfully registered candidates will be issued with an Admit Card for Phase-I on their respective e-mail IDs. The list of candidates shortlisted for Phase-II, based on their performance in Phase-I online test, will be subsequently uploaded on and will be issued with a new admit card on their registered e-mail IDs for Phase-II test at an Airmen Selection Centre.


The Phase-I test will be tested in following subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Reasoning and General Awareness

Candidates can find model question papers for Phase-I test here:

Important Instructions for the Tests:

For Phase-I Test: No original document/photocopy is required to be carried by the candidates for appearing in Phase-I online written test. Candidates are to carry only a coloured printout of their Admit Card along with a valid ID proof. Candidates to read the instructions carefully and are to report at an exam centre as per date and time written on Admit Card.

For Phase-II Test: If shortlisted, a new Admit Card for Phase-II exam will be issued on registered e-mail ID. All original documents/certificates (as applicable) along with self-attested photocopies will be required to be produced for appearing in Phase-II test. The relevant instructions will be printed on Phase-II Admit Card. Candidates are to read the instructions carefully and to report with a coloured printout of Admit Card and original documents/certificates at an Airmen Selection Centre as per date and time written over it.

Candidates can find relevant forms and documents to be downloaded here:

For SOAFP (Sons Of Air Force Personnel):

For sons of discharged/retired/deceased personnel, the following document (as applicable) will be required to be produced in original, when and if called for Phase-II exam.

  1. Discharge Book issued in respect of Discharged personnel {Airmen/NCs(E)}.


  1. Service Book issued in respect of Retired Officers.


  1. Service Particular Certificate issued by DAV in respect of personnel {Airmen/NCs(E)} died while in service.


  1. Causality Service Particulars Certificate issued by DPO-3 in repect of Officers died while in Service.

Checklist for appearing in STAR Phase-II:

  1. The candidates are to bring following documents while reporting for Phase-II of Selection Test at the allotted Airmen Selection Centre.
  2. Colour Print out of duly filled application form downloaded on completion of online registration.
  3. HB Pencil, Eraser, Sharpener, Glue stick, Stapler and Black/Blue Ball Point Pen for writing.
  4. Ten copies of un-attested recent (which was used for the online application registration) passport size colour photograph.
  5. Original and four self-attested photocopies of Matriculation Passing Certificate (required for verification of Candidate’s Name, Father’s Name and his Date of Birth).
  6. Original and four self-attested photocopies of Matriculation Marks Sheet (only applicable for three years Diploma Course holders when English is not a subject in Diploma Course).
  7. Original and four self-attested photocopies of Intermediate/10+2/ Equivalent Examination Passing Certificate and Marks Sheet or Original and four self-attested photocopies of Three years Diploma Course Passing Certificate and Marks Sheets of all semesters.
  8. Certificate for SOAFP (Son of Air Force Personnel), certificate for sons of serving/retired/deceased Air Force civilian employees paid out of defence estimates are to be downloaded as the case may be, from the download section of CASB web portal and brought along while reporting for phase –II of the Selection Test.
  9. For Candidates discharged from Indian Army/Indian Navy/Any other Government Organisation. Original and four Self-attested photocopies of Discharge Certificate (as issued from Indian Army/Indian Navy/Government Organisation).
  10. NOC in original and 4 self-attested photocopies from the employer for candidates presently serving in any government organization (if applicable).
  11. Original and four self-attested photocopies of NCC ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’ certificate (if applicable).

For Detailed duty roles and descriptions, please visit this link:

And for more information on STAR, visit Airmen recruitment official website:

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