AWES Online Screening Entrance Test for Army Public Schools Teachers Posts Sept-Oct 2023

Want to know how to apply for an APS teaching post? Searching for the 2023 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 requirements to take up a Teaching post as a PRT, PGT, or TGT at an APS through the Online Screening Test (OST) September-October 2023. Details of the online registration procedure have been given as well.

The Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) has released the notification for the September-October 2023 Online Screening Test (OST) for primary, secondary, and higher secondary school teaching vacancies that would arise at various campuses of Army Public Schools across India.

AWES OST Sept-Oct 2023 for APS Teachers Notification
[Image source: print advt. in TOI, Mumbai edition, 21st July 2023, page 7.]

General information: The OST is an entrance test that is mandatory for eligibility to teach in any Army Public School (APS) in India. There are PRT, PGT, and TGT vacancies on a regular/fixed-term basis at the CBSE-affiliated APS. You can apply for any one post, that is, PRT or TGT, or PGT, in all subjects if you meet the criteria for each specific subject. As per eligibility, you can teach a specific class in the APS. Thus, as a Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) you can teach in Classes IX to XII, as a Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) you can teach in Classes VI to X, and as a Primary Teacher (PRT) you can teach in Classes I to V.

On successfully clearing the OST, you will get a Score Card which will permit you to apply for the teaching post. Then all you need to do is check out the website of the APS where a vacancy may be available, as well as the AWES website which provides quick information about such vacancies from time to time. An APS will also likely publish a recruitment notice in the local newspapers.

Eligibility criteria for AWES OST registration

You can appear for the OST irrespective of whether or not you have experience. In case you do not have teaching experience, the age criterion of below 40 years will apply. In case you do have teaching experience of at least five years within the last 10 years, then the age criterion of below 57 years will apply.

With respect to academic qualifications, applying for a Post Graduate Teacher's post (PGT) requires you to have completed a 2-year Integrated Postgraduate course, that is, M.A. or M.Sc. as applicable, of Regional College of Education of NCERT in the concerned subject with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.

For a Trained Graduate Teacher's post (TGT), you need to have completed a 4-year Degree course, that is, M.A. or M.Sc. as applicable, of Regional College of Education of NCERT in the concerned subject with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks. It is also mandatory 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. Computer knowledge and English fluency are also essential.

For a Primary Teacher's post (PRT) you should have a Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50% marks in the concerned subject/combination of subjects and in the aggregate. A B.El.Ed. or a 2-year D.El.Ed. is the additional qualification required.

How to register for AWES OST Sept-Oct 2023

You have to register for the entrance test through the registration portal that will be provided on the official AWES website with a valid email ID and a mobile number. Pay the required exam fee online with a Debit Card or a Credit Card or through Net Banking. Then upload the requisite documents, including a passport-size photo (in pneg or jpeg format only), signature, certificates, etc, and select the city for the test centre.

On successfully completing the registration process, note down the application number as you will require it as a reference for future communications.

Important dates

The registration and submission of the online form will begin on 21st July 2023.
The last date to submit the online registration form and the registration fee is 10th September 2023, up to 6 p.m.
The Admit Card can be downloaded from 20th September 2023 onwards.
The Online Screening Test (OST) is scheduled for 30th September and 1st October 2023.
The date of the result of the OST with the final Score Card will be announced later.

Contact information

Helpline Contact Ph.: 07969049941 (from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
AWES Website:

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