Central Airmen Selection Board (CSAB) has announced the official examination schedule for the STAR 01/21 online examination 2021. The exam dates have been published on the official website airmenselection.cdac.in. Accordingly, the STAR examination is scheduled from July 12 to 18, 2021. The recruitment exam was originally planned on being conducted from April 18 to 24, 2021. However, the exam was postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, as the country recovers from the second wave, CSAB has decided to conduct the exam next month. Candidates are further advised to visit the official website consistently for important updates regarding the recruitment exam.
The STAR 01/21 examination shall be conducted in July 2021 for individuals who are interested in serving in the Indian Air Force (IAF) as Airmen. This recruitment drive is for two groups – Group ‘X’ trades (education instructor trade not included) and Group ‘Y’ (except IAF security and musician trades).
Candidates who have registered for the STAR Airmen recruitment examination are advised to follow all the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the central government. The pandemic is still going on and there must not be any compromise on a candidate’s health and safety during such times. Furthermore, aspirants show symptoms of Influenza Like Illness (IFL) shall not be permitted to enter the examination centre. This protocol shall be followed in the interest of aspirants’ health.
Aspirants appearing for the STAR Airmen Group ‘X’ and ‘Y’ examination must be aware of the paper pattern and marking scheme which shall be followed to evaluate them. The Group X exam shall be for a duration of 60 minutes and cover subjects like English, Physics and Mathematics. To prepare for this exam, candidates must study the topics in the CBSE Class 11 and 12 syllabi.
Group Y examination will be organised for a duration of 45 minutes and will cover questions from the English language along with Reasoning & General Awareness (RAGA). The English questions will largely be related to the topics covered in the CBSE Class 11 and 12 syllabi. Candidates appear for the Group X and Y exam will have 85 minutes to complete the entire test. This exam will again, cover questions from English, Physics and Mathematics and RAGA. Here again, CBSE textbooks will be useful for preparation.
The recruitment exam shall be conducted through the online, computer-based format in which each question will be allotted 1 mark. No marks will be awarded to unanswered questions while 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates who successfully clear this exam will have to fulfill the mandatory medical standards to finally, get recruited into the prestigious Indian Air Force.