How to apply online for Army Public Schools teachers CSB recruitment exam for 2020-2021 vacancies

When is the 2019 Army Combined Selection Screening Exam for APS teaching jobs? How to apply for CBSE school teaching jobs in an Army Public School in India? This article provides the answers. Know the dates and application process for the AWES online registration for APS teaching jobs through the Combined Selection Screening Exam (CSB) for teaching recruitments for 2020-2021. You will get details of the subject-wise vacancies, eligibility criteria, the exam pattern and where to get sample exam papers.

The Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) has announced registrations open for the Combined Selection Screening Exam, which is required for those who wish to take up teaching positions in Army Public Schools (APS) in India. These CBSE-affiliated schools have been set up by AWES in towns and cities where there are Army military stations and cantonments. All the teaching posts, though, may not be regular posts. Some of them may be purely on a contractual basis for a temporary period. If you get an appointment on a regular post, you should be ready to get transferred to another APS. All teaching appointments will be made as per CBSE/AWES Rules.

The scorecard will make you eligible for the tests and interviews which form part of the selection process and does not guarantee that you get an automatic teaching appointment in an APS. The scorecard is accepted as valid for life, but for this, you must take up a teaching position within three years of issuance of the scorecard for a continuous period of at least one year.

Eligibility criteria for registration

Candidates can register for the exam the for posts of PGT/TGT/PRT for all subjects, ensuring that they fulfil the eligibility criteria for each as per the requirement.

The subjects are -
For PGT positions: English, Hindi, History, Geography, Economics, Political Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Psychology, Commerce, Computer Science/ Informatics, Home Science, Physical Education.

For TGT positions: English, Hindi, Sanskrit, History, Geography, Political Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science/ Informatics, Physical Education.

Age criteria

As on April 1st, 2020, those who are fresh candidates with less than five years of experience should be below 40 years of age. However, in the case of an APS located in New Delhi, the age criteria for TGT/PRT teaching positions is not more than 29 years and for PGT teaching positions it should be no more than 36 years.

In the case of an experienced candidate, that is, having more than five years of teaching experience in the last 10 years, the age criteria is maximum up to 57 years. In the case of applying for a teaching post in an APS in Delhi, it is 40 years.

Experience criteria

Any candidate who is a fresher (Graduate/Postgraduate) with no experience can register for the Combined Selection Screening Exam if other eligibility criteria are fulfilled. However, as per age qualification mentioned above, it is mandatory for an experienced candidate to have completed a minimum of five years of teaching experience within the last 10 years.

Additionally, if you are seeking a TGT or PRT teaching post, whether on a regular basis or on a contract basis, you must have the requisite CTET/TET qualification of the State Government where the APS is located. In case you are eligible in all other respects, you will be appointed on 'Adhoc' basis till you attain the requisite qualification. However, CTET/TET is not mandatory for appearing in the CSB exam.

Education qualifications

For PGT Teachers: You must have a recognized Post Graduate degree with minimum 50% marks and a professional B.Ed. degree with a minimum of 50% marks.

The subject-wise qualification requirement is as follows:

For TGT Teachers: You should have a Graduate degree with a minimum of 50% marks and a professional B.Ed. degree with minimum 50% marks. However, those having a Postgraduate Degree with less than 50% marks in the Graduation exam but have scored more than 50% marks in the Postgraduate exam with the subject applied for are eligible for the TGT posts.

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.

  • Computer: BCA or Graduation in Computer Science or BE/B.Tech (Computer Science/IT) or Graduation in any subject and A level course from DOEACC, Min of Info & Comn, & Technology, GOI.

  • Physical Education: B.P.Ed.Four years Degree Course or Three years Gradation+ One year B.P.Ed Diploma or B.Sc Physical Edn, Health Edn. & Sports + one year B.P.Ed Diploma.

For PRT Teachers: You must have a Graduate degree with minimum 50% marks and B.Ed. qualification/four-year integrated course of B.Ed. or a Two-year Diploma D.El.Ed..

Selection process

AWES Headquarters will first have an online recruitment screening exam on 19th and 20th October 2019. In case you already have a scorecard from the previous Combined Selection Screening Exam, then you can apply again this time as well if you wish to improve your score. You can also register if you wish to obtain a PGT scorecard and are holding a scorecard of a TGT if you have obtained the requisite qualification for PGT post.

After the exam, personal interviews for eligible candidates will be scheduled at various schools or interview centres in India. The interviews will be for a single APS school or a cluster of APS schools. Other than an interview, if you submit an application for teaching post of a Language, you will be required to also appear for a written. This will include an essay and comprehension (15 marks each). This test will be in addition to any test conducted to evaluate teaching skills and it is possible that the school will conduct a computer proficiency test if so required.

Details of CSB screening exam

The Test is an online one comprising of objective type multiple choice questions (MCQ). The exam fee for all candidates is Rs. 500/- (this fee is non-refundable).

Exam format

For PGT/ TGT Teachers: There are two parts. Part A includes General Awareness, Mental Ability, English Comprehension, Educational Concepts and Methodology. Part B will cover matter specific to the subject. The total duration of both together is 180 minutes. The marks are 90 for each Part.

New pattern: For the subject papers of Science & Social Sciences, some of the questions will be pertaining to relevant parallel subjects (this was not part of earlier years' exam). For example, you will get 20% questions of Chemistry and Biology for the TGT paper of Physics and 20% questions of Geography and Political Science for a TGT History paper.

For PRT Teachers: There is only one part for the exam which are objective questions of General Awareness, Mental Ability, English Comprehension, Educational Concepts and Methodology. It is of 90 minutes' duration with 90 marks.

Additional notes: PGT/TGT candidates who fail in Part B but pass Part A are allowed to opt to take a scorecard for PRT. For the PGT and TGT papers, you can answer the questions in any order, say Part B first and then Part A. There will be negative marking, with one-fourth marks being deducted for every wrong answer and the eventual score will be finalized to 100. You must score a minimum of 50% (in each part for the 2-part exam) to qualify for the teaching post.

APS Combined Selection Screening Exam sample question papers of previous years will be available on the official website. You have to log in and make the requisite online payment, then log in again after 24 hours to download the papers. The fee is Rs.100/- each for Part A and Part B (specific subject). Payment must be made online only and not via a DD or cheque or postal order since no hard copies of sample papers will be sent. You can also try out the mock online tests which will be available from 4th to 13th October 2019.

How to register for AWES Combined Selection Screening Exam

Registration will be done only online at the official Combined Selection Screening Exam registration website which will be open from 1st September 2019 at 10a.m. to 21st September 2019 up to 5p.m. Ensure that you read the complete guidelines before starting the registration procedure.

After submitting all the relevant details, you have to proceed to the payment stage. Submit the fee of Rs.500/- with a Debit card or a Credit Card or via Net banking. Once you make the online payment, you have to proceed to upload the requisite documents. These are:
  • Your photograph. The size of the photo should be 140 x 160 (60Kb).
  • Your signature. The size of the signature file should be 60 x 90 (30Kb).
  • Documentary proof of date of birth. Misplaced the birth certificate? Learn how to apply for a duplicate birth certificate
  • Certificates of Academic Qualifications.

During the online registration, you can fill in three tentative choices for an exam centre. The list of centres is in the table below:
List of Exam Centers for APS CSB exam 2019
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Note: There may be a few changes in the list for administrative reasons. However, no changes will be made after the issuance of Admit Cards.

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

In case of any difficulties, check out the Helpline tab at the official website

Exam schedule

  1. Online registration: 1st September 2019 to 22nd September 2019.
  2. Admit cards availability online: 4th October 2019 (this is a tentative date).
  3. Online exam date (tentative dates): 19th and 20th October 2019..
  4. Declaration of results on website: 30th October 2019.

What to do on getting the results

Once the results are declared, download the Combined Selection Screening Exam scorecard and get it laminated. Look out for APS recruitment advertisements in the local and national newspaper for vacancies at the Army Public School in your area or other locations of your choice. You can then download the application form from the school website and check out updates of the selection process of interviews and/or tests, these scheduled for the months of November 2019 to March 2020.

Contact information

Army Welfare Education Society (AWES)
Building No 202, Shankar Vihar,
(Near APS) Delhi Cantt – 110010
Ph: 26151564,26152642
Helpline contact: Email:
Ph: 9453827208/9455874491/9455874492.

Best of luck to all candidates!

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