AWES Online Screening Entrance Test 2022 for Army Public Schools Teachers Jobs 2023-24


Are you looking for the AWES notification for the online screening recruitment entrance exam for a teaching vacancy at an Army Public School in India? This article provides complete information on the eligibility criteria for teaching at an Army Public School through the 2022 Online Screening Test (OST) that is mandatory to be eligible for an APS teaching post for the next academic year. Details of the online registration procedure and exam format are also provided.

The Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) has released the notification for the November 2022 Online Screening Test (OST) for teaching vacancies that would arise during the academic year 2023-24.

Overview

The Online Screening Test (OST) is conducted under the Adjutant General's Branch, Integrated HQ of the Ministry of Defence (Army) on behalf of the Boards of Administration at Regional Command Headquarters. The test is essential for eligibility to teach in an Army Public School (APS) in India. These CBSE-affiliated schools are located at Cantonments and Military Stations and all are under the aegis of AWES. There will be PRT, PGT, and TGT vacancies either on a regular basis or on a fixed-term basis. A candidate can apply for only one post, namely, PGT, TGT, or PRT. A selected candidate for a teaching appointment on a regular basis is liable for a transfer to another APS as per requirements. PGTs are eligible for teaching students of Classes IX-XII, TGT for teaching students of Classes VI-X, and PRT for teaching students of Classes I-V.

Once the result of the exam is declared, you will get a Scorecard that will permit you to appear for various stages of the selection process for a teaching position at the Army Public School. However, it is mandatory to take up a teaching position at an APS within three years of the issuance of the scorecard, and you must remain in the teaching post for a minimum of one year. The Scorecard is then valid for life and can be used at any time for taking up an APS teaching post. You can also appear for a subsequent OST to improve the scores or upgrade to a higher teaching post (e.g. from TGT to PGT).



Streams and subjects

There are three streams, namely Humanities, Science, and Commerce. The 12 subjects in the Humanities stream are- Hindi Core, Economics, History, Geography, Political Science, Computer Science, Psychology, Informatics Practices, Home Science, Maths, Physical Education, and Fine Arts.

The 11 subjects in the Science stream are- Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Computer Science, Informatics Practice, Biotechnology, Psychology, Physical Education, Fine Arts, and Economics.

The 6 subjects in the Commerce stream are Economics, Maths, Accountancy, Business Studies, Computer Science, and Informatics Practices.

While English Core, Economics, Computer Science, Informatics Practices, and Maths are common subjects in all three streams, Psychology, Physical Education, and Fine Arts are common to both Humanities and Science streams.

Eligibility requirements for AWES OST registration

You can register for the exam for the posts of PGT/TGT/PRT for all subjects, provided that you fulfill the eligibility criteria for each as per the requirement, namely the educational qualifications, the professional qualifications, and minimum aggregate of marks in the qualifying exams.

Age criteria

For freshers: If you are a fresh candidate and have no experience in teaching, the age as of 1st April 2023 should be below 40 years of age.

For experienced teachers: If you are an experienced candidate with a minimum of five years of teaching experience in the appropriate category in the last 10 years, the age as of 1st April 2023 should be below 57 years.



Educational and Professional qualifications

For PGT Teachers Two years Integrated Post Graduate MA/M.Sc. course of Regional College of Education of NCERT in the concerned subject with min. 50% aggregate marks. Alternatively, you should have a Postgraduate qualification with min. 55% marks or equivalent grade and three-year integrated B.Ed./M.Ed. or a Master's Degree from a recognized University with min. 50 % marks in the relevant subject.

For the PGT Computer Science teaching post, you should have min. 50% in aggregate in B.E or B. Tech (Computer Science/IT) from a recognized University or equivalent Degree or Diploma from a Govt.-recognized from an institution/university (refer to the official notification to know of alternate acceptable qualifications). B.Ed. or equivalent, proficiency in teaching in Hindi and English is essential, and computer knowledge is desirable.

For the PGT Informatics Practices teaching post, you should have min. 50% in aggregate in B.E./B.Tech. in Computer science/IT/ Computer Engineering/Electronics/Electronics and Communications Engineering (refer to the official notification to know of alternate acceptable qualifications). B.Ed. or equivalent is essential, and computer knowledge is desirable.

For the PGT Physical Education teaching post, you should have min. 55% in aggregate in B.P.Ed. and M.P.Ed. (refer to the official notification to know of alternate acceptable qualifications).

For TGT Teachers: You should have a four years Integrated Degree Course of Regional College of Education of NCERT in the concerned subject with min. 50 % marks in aggregate. Alternatively, you should have a Postgraduation with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade and a three-year integrated B.Ed./M.Ed. or a Bachelor's Degree with min. 50 % marks in the concerned subjects/combination of subjects and in aggregate. It is also essential to have a B.Ed. or equivalent degree from a recognized University, and passed the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)/Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) conducted by CBSE/State Govt. as per NCTE norms, and have proficiency in English medium. It is desirable to have computer knowledge as well.

For a TGT (Physical Education) teaching post, you should have a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education as an elective subject with min. 50% marks (refer to the official notification to know of alternate acceptable qualifications), and a Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed) of at least one-year duration (or its equivalent) from any NCTE-recognized institution.

For PRT Teachers: You must have a Bachelor's degree with min. 50% marks in the concerned subject/combination of subjects and in aggregate, and a B.El.Ed./2-year D.El.Ed..

For a PRT(Physical Education) teaching post, you should have a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education as an elective subject with 50% marks (refer to the official notification to know of alternate acceptable qualifications), and a Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed) of at least one-year duration (or its equivalent) from any NCTE-recognized institution.

Exam Format of online AWES OST

The Test is an online one to be conducted at 67 centers across India, with objective-type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). For each correct response, the candidate will be awarded one mark. There will also be a negative marking, with a 1/4 mark for each wrong answer.

For all, namely, PRT, PGT, and TGT Teachers, the exam is of 3 hours duration, with 200 MCQs across 3 sections. Section A is Basic GK & Current Affairs, Section B is Pedagogy, Curriculum & Education Policy matters, and Section C is Academic Proficiency.

Sample papers of AWES OST

You can get access to mock tests on the official website, with 10% of the total number of question papers of each subject available in PDF format.

How to register for AWES OST

Registration has to be done in online mode only at the official AWES OST registration website which will be open from 25th August 2022. You must read the instructions and guidelines before starting the online registration procedure.

The first step in the online registration process is the profile registration with a valid Mobile number, email ID, and Aadhar Card. You will receive an OTP on your Mobile number and e-mail ID for completing the registration. The second step is to pay the exam fee with a Debit card or a Credit Card or via Net banking or UPI. The third step is to upload the requisite documents, namely -

Important: Note down the application number as you will require it for later correspondence/queries related to your application form. Select up to a maximum of 3 exam centers from the list (see image below).

2022 AWES OST List of Test Centres
[Image source: Official AWES instructions brochure]

Important dates

Registration and submission of online form: 10:00 hours on 25th August 2022 (Thursday),
Last date of submission of online form: 23:59 hours on 5th October 2022 (Wednesday).
Availability of Admit cards online: 20th October 2022.
Online Screening Test: 5th November and 6th November 2022.
Publication of Result (Final Score Card with Percentile): 20th November 2022.



After the result

When the result of the exam is announced, you can download the OST Scorecard. Then look out for APS teaching job notifications in newspapers, at the APS school's notice Board, and at the individual APS websites as well. The application form for the teaching post(s) will be available at the respective APS websites. The further selection processes, including an interview and demo/skills test (if applicable), will be scheduled for the months of January and February 2023. Selection and appointment will be done by the Board of Administration/School Administration and Management Committee.

Important note: Once you get a letter of offer of appointment for the post of a teacher in any category, you must obtain a police verification certificate at the earliest and no later than 30 days from the date of joining the school. The spouses of serving Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel can obtain the verification of their antecedents from the Commanding Officer/Formation Commander/ Station Commander of the establishment where their spouses are serving.

Contact information

Helpdesk Ph. nos.: +91 62680 30939, +91 62680 03264, +91 62631 78414, +91 62680 62129.
Helpdesk Email: awes.helpdesk@cbtexams.in
AWES Website: https://www.awesindia.com/
OST Registration Website: https://register.cbtexams.in/AWES/Registration/
Guidelines and instructions: https://edumedias.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/AWES/General_Instruction.pdf

Best of luck!


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