How to apply for Army Public Schools teachers recruitment exams for 2017-2018 vacancies

Are looking for career opportunities as a CBSE army school teacher? Want to know the schedule of the AWES online registration for APS jobs? The Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) recruitment exam for filling up Army school teaching job vacancies for 2017-2018 is scheduled for November 2016. This article provides complete information on the registration process for the exam, the application fee, the eligibility criteria and the application process.

The Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) has announced recruitment exam schedule for recruiting qualified candidates to take up teaching positions at its Army Public Schools (APS) for the academic session 2017-2018. There are more than a hundred such schools at military stations & cantonments across the country. All these schools are CBSE schools managed by the Army officials.

The exam is being conducted for the posts of PGT/TGT/PRT for various subjects, with qualification & other eligibility criteria as per subject. It is not just freshers who can register and appear for this recruitment exam. If you are already holding a Score card and wish to improve your score, then too you are eligible to apply. Additionally, if you wish to upgrade your teaching position, such as from a TGT to PGT, having acquired the requisite qualification, you can apply for the exam if having the TGT score card.

qn qualifications

  1. For PGT Teachers: Post Graduate degree with minimum50% marks and B.Ed. with minimum 50% marks. Subject-wise qualification is as follows:
    • English: Masters Degree in English + B.Ed.

    • Hindi: Masters Degree in Hindi + B.Ed.

    • History: Masters Degree in History + B.Ed.

    • Geography: Masters Degree in Geography + B.Ed.

    • Economics: Masters Degree in Economics + B.Ed.

    • Political Science: Masters Degree in Politics or M.A. in Public Administration / International relations + B.Ed.

    • Maths: Masters Degree in Maths or PG in Statistics / Operational Research, provided it is preceded by a Graduate degree in Maths or an M.Sc. Ed. In Maths from RCE, NCERT + B.Ed.

    • Physics: Masters Degree in Physics or M.Sc.Ed. in Physics from RCE, NCERT + B.Ed.

    • Chemistry: Masters Degree in Chemistry or PG in Pharma Chemistry provided it is preceded by a Graduate degree in Chemistry or M.Sc. Ed. In Chemistry from RCE, NCERT + B.Ed.

    • Biology: Masters Degree in Zoology (with Botony)/Botony(with Zoology) or PG in Micro Biology/Molecular Biology/Agricultural Botany/genetics provided it is preceded by a Graduate degree in Botony/Zoology or an M.Sc. Ed. in Zoology/ Botony from RCE, NCERT + B. Ed.

    • Biotech: Masters Degree in Biotechnology / Relevant subjects + B.Ed.

    • Psychology: Masters Degree in Psychology or Masters Degree in Education with Psychology as a subject + B.Ed.

    • Commerce: Masters Degree in Commerce + B.Ed.

    • Computer Science Informatics: BE/BTech in Computer science/IT/ Computer Engg/ Electronins/ Electronics& Communications OR MCA/MSc Computer Science/IT Or MSC Maths/Physics/ Statistics and BSc Computer Science/BCA/ 3yr Diploma in Computer Engineering or IT/PGDCA recognized by AICTE Or B Level from DOEACC.

    • Home Science: Masters Degree in Home Science + B.Ed.

    • Physical Education: Masters Degree in Physical Education.

  2. For TGT Teachers: Graduate degree with minimum50% marks and B.Ed. with minimum 50% marks. Subject-wise the qualification is as follows:
    • English: Degree in English or BA Ed with English from RCE, NCERT + B.Ed.

    • Hindi: Degree in Hindi or BA Ed with Hindi from RCE, NCERT + B.Ed.

    • Sanskrit: Degree in Sanskrit or BA Ed with Sanskrit from RCE, NCERT + B.Ed.
    • History: Degree in History or BA Ed with History from RCE, NCERT + B.Ed.

    • Geography: Degree in Geography or BA Ed with Geography from RCE, NCERT + B.Ed.
    • Political Science: Degree in Politics or BA Ed with Political Science from RCE, NCERT + B.Ed.

    • Maths: Degree in Maths or BA Ed with Maths from RCE, NCERT + B.Ed.

    • Physics: Degree in Physics or BSc Ed from RCE, NCERT + B.Ed.
    • Chemistry: Degree in Chemistry or BSc Ed from RCE, NCERT + B.Ed.
    • Biology: Degree with Botony & Zoology or BSc Home Science with B.Ed.

  3. For PRT Teachers: Graduate degree with minimum50% marks and B.Ed. with minimum 50% marks.

Age criteria

As on April 1st 2016, freshers should be below 40 years of age. However, in the case of NCR schools, the age for TGT/PRT teachers should be up to 29 years and for PGT teachers it should be up to 36 years. In the case of experienced candidates, the age should be below 57 years.

Experience criteria

Fresh candidates can register for the screening exam if other eligibility criteria is applicable. As per age qualification mentioned above, the experienced candidate should have at least 5 years teaching experience within the last 10 years.

Additional requirement

In order to be appointed on a regular basis or on contract basis, CTET/TET conducted by the State Governments is compulsory for TGT and PRT teachers. In case you are eligible in all other respects, you be appointed on 'Adhoc' basis till you attain the requisite qualification. However CTET/TET is not necessary for appearing in the CSB Screening exam.

CSB screening exam features

The Test will be an online test in the format of multiple choice questions (MCQ). The date of the test is 26th/27th November, 2016.

Exam fee: Rs.600. This fee is non-refundable.

Exam format

  1. For PGT/ TGT Teachers: There will be 2 parts to the exam. Part A includes: General awareness, Mental Ability, English Comprehension, Educational Concepts and Methodology. Part B will cover matter specific to the subject.
    Duration: 3 hours
    Marks: 90 for Part A and 90 for Part B

  2. For PRT Teachers: There is one part for the exam, this being the same as Part A for PGT/TGT teachers mentioned above.
    Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
    Marks: 90

Important notes:
  1. You can answer the questions in any order in the case of 2 part-paper. That is, you can answer Part B first and then Part A.

  2. There is negative marking for incorrect answers, with one-fourth marks deducted for each wrong answer.

  3. The eventual score will be finalized to 100.

  4. You need to score a minimum of 50% marks to qualify for the teaching post.

  5. You can appear for the online mock test which will be available from 10th October, 2016.

  6. You can also avail of previous years' question papers at on online payment of Rs.100 for Part A and Rs. 100 for Part B. Once you make the online payment, you can download the paper (no hard copies available).

How to apply and register for the exam

  1. You have to register through online mode only at: which will be open for one month from 17th August, 2016 9a.m. to 13th September 2016 5p.m. It is advisable to read the detailed instructions before filling in the registration form.

  2. Once you fill up the details, you will get the message to pay the exam fee online. You can choose to pay with Debit card or Credit Card or via Net banking or a Bank Challan.

  3. Once you make the online payment, you will see the message to upload the requisite documents. These are:
    • Your photograph

    • Your signature

    • Documentary proof of date of birth. Want a duplicate birth certificate? Know how to acquire one here: How to apply for a duplicate birth certificate

    • Certificates of your academic qualifications.

    • You can fill in 3 choices for an exam centre, the list of exam centres being available on the registration website (refer Annexure 4).

    • On successful registration, you will see the confirmation message on the screen. You will also receive an intimation via email and SMS.

    • In case of any difficulties, check out the Helpline tab.

Exam schedule

  1. Online registration: 17th August, 2016 at 9a.m. up to 5p.m. on 13th September, 2016./li>
  2. Admit cards availability online: 15th November, 2016 (tentative date).

  3. Online exam date: 26th/27th November, 2016.

  4. Declaration of results on website: 15th December, 2016.

Note: You can avail of mock online tests to familiarize yourself with the format of the recruitment exam. The test will be available at the official website from 10th October, 2016.

What to do after results are declared

Once the results are declared, you have to visit the website to know the details of vacancies available in AWES schools. You can download application form for the interview, the form being also available at the respective school websites. Fill in the application form and submit it at the school where you wish to take up the teaching job latest by 20th January, 2017.

You can also download your scorecard after the results are declared, this being valid for your life time so long as you take up a teaching job in a CBSE recognized school within 3 years of issue of the score card.

Selection process

There are 3 stages for selection:
  1. Screening exam: This is as per details mentioned above.

  2. Interview: To be conducted at the school where you are seeking appointment.

  3. Evaluation of teaching skills: If you are applying for the post of language teacher, you will need to appear for a written test. This will include an essay and comprehension (15 marks each). This test will be in addition to any test conducted to evaluate your teaching skills. Additionally, there may be a test to evaluate your proficiency in computers if so required.

Appointment status and salary

  1. Those selected for PGT posts: You will be appointed on a regular basis subject to 1 year probation, which may be extended up to 2 years.

  2. Those selected for TGT posts: 50 % of TGTs (including those appointed as activity teachers) held on the rolls of any school will be appointed on a regular basis as per seniority. Others will be appointed on a contract basis for 3 years (if CTET/TET qualified). This may be extended.

  3. Those selected for PRT posts: 30 % of PRTs (including those appointed as activity teachers) held on the rolls of any school will be appointed on a regular basis as per seniority. Others will be appointed on a contract basis for 3 years ( if CTET/TET qualified). This may be extended.

As for salary, you will get the Basic and Grade Pay as decided by the management of the school where you are appointed and it will be subject to the school's financial viability.

Contact information

Army Welfare Education Society (AWES)
FDRC Building No 202, Shankar Vihar,
(Near APS) Delhi Cantt – 110010
Ph: 26151564,26152642
Official website

All the best to launch your career as an Army School teacher!

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