Army Public School


Army Public School or APS is an organization that imparts education to the children of Indian Armed Forces Personnel. APS is a non profit private organisation managed by AWES(Army Welfare Education Society ) with Chief of the Army Staff and Regional Army Commanders forming its governing body.It is neither Government nor a Semi Government Organization. There are 137 Army Public Schools and 239 Army Pre Primary Schools across India. APS has recently invited applications from eligible indian citizens to fill vacancies to various posts of Post Graduate Teachers(PGTs) , Trained Graduate Teachers(TGTs) and Primary Teacher(PRT) in its various Army Public School.

Army public school exam highlights

Conducting BodyArmy Welfare Education Society (AWES)
Exam Name Army public school recruitment 2020
Official Website
Exam Type Central Level
Mode Of Exam online
Phases 3 (Screening Exam, Interview, Evaluation of Teaching Skills and Computer Proficiency)
Negative Marking 0.25 marks
Exam Duration PGT/ TGT Part A (3 hours), PRT Part A (1 Hour and 30 mins)


Army Public School or APS will release the notification to fill various posts across India, though the exact number of vacancies available in the respective school will be announced by the Management /School later. The candidate who possesses the essential qualification and are eligible can start applying online.The registration link will be activated once the notification is out. It's a golden opportunity for all those aspirants who wanted to make their career in the government sector. Interested candidate should apply online as soon as the notification is out to avoid a last minute rush. 

APS Exam Syllabus

APS will release various vacancies for APS TGT/PGT and APS PRT posts.In order to grab this opportunity a candidate must be fully aware of the syllabus. Questions will be asked from various subjects and will be of objective type. A candidate should keep himself/herself updated with the latest happenings around the world besides having subjective knowledge. Further details are given below-

Sensory Impairment (Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment and Deaf Blind)
English LanguageGeneral HindiReasoningGeneral Awareness/Current AffairsComputer Literacy
Synonyms विपरीतार्थकशब्द Analogy Science – Inventions & Discoveries History of computers
Homonyms पर्यायवाचीशब्द Classification Indian Constitution Basics of hardware and software
Antonyms मुहावरेतथालोकोक्तियां Word formation Geography Windows operating system
Spelling गुढार्थी (क्लोजटाइप) Statement and conclusions Budget and Five Year Plans basics Internet terms and services
Word formation प्रकारकागद्यांश Syllogism History Basic functionalities of MS-Office (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
Idioms and phrases वाक्यक्रमव्यवस्थापन Statement and assumptions Scientific Research Networking and communication
Fill in the suitable words वाक्योंमेंत्रुटियाँ Statement and arguments Important Financial & Economic News Database basics
Grammar वाक्योंमेंरिक्त-स्थानोंकीपूर्ति Coding decoding Culture Basics of hacking,Security tools and viruses
Spotting errors वर्तनीअशुद्धियाँ Blood relations Economy  
Sentence correction वाक्यांशकेलिएएकशब्द Passage and conclusions Current Affairs – National & International  
Active/ passive voice अपठितगद्यांश Alphabet test India and its neighbouring countries  
Phrases and idioms   Series test General Politics  
Direct and indirect speech   Number, ranking and time sequence Sports  
Reading Comprehension   Direction sense test Economy, Banking, and Finance  
Passage completion   Decision-making test Knowledge of Current Events  
Theme detection   Figure series Countries & Capitals  
Deriving conclusion   Input/output    
Rearrangement of passage   Assertion and reasoning    
    Sitting arrangement    
    Odd figure out    
    Series test    
    Miscellaneous test    


APS is a good chance for all aspirants who wanted to start their career in the Government Sector. The APS Exam will be conducted online and will be in the multiple choice question format which consists of the following sections- General Awareness, Mental Ability,English Comprehension , Educational Concepts and Methodology (Part A) and Questions specific to subject (Part B)for PGT/TGT . For PRT there is only Part A which consist of - General Awareness , Mental Ability ,English Comprehension, Educational Concepts and Methodology. PGT/TGT Aspirants who fail in Part B but pass in Part A can opt for PRT Post .

  • For each wrong answer ¼ th marks will be deducted and the final scores will be normalized to 100.
  • The candidate must score minimum 50% marks in each section to qualify.
  • Candidates have choice to answer the question in whichever order they prefer irrespective of which part appears first.
  • Candidates who qualify the online test can apply in the respectiveArmy School of their region or of another region as per the announcement of vacancies.
  • For Language Teachers , along with evaluation of teaching skills a written test comprising of essay and comprehension of 15 marks will be held . A Computer Efficiency test can also be takenif decided by the section committee.
  • TGT papers of Science and Social Science will have some questions pertaining to parallel subjects ie History Paper will have some questions related to geography and social science and so on.

Further details are -

PostPartSubjectTimeNumber of QuestionQuestion Type
PGTs, TGTs Part A General awareness, Mental Ability, English Comprehension, Educational Concepts and Methodology 3 Hours 90 For TGT papers of Science & Social Science subjects, there will be a portion of questions pertaining to parallel subjects. For Eg, TGT Physics paper will have 20% questions of Chemistry and Biology. Similarly TGT History paper will have 20% questions of Geography and Pol. Science and so on
Part B Specific to subject 90
PRTs Part A Same as Part A for PGT/TGT 1 Hour 30 Minutes 90 Objective

APS Exam Dates

The process for the online application of the APS TGT/PGT and APS PRT will start once the official notification is out.Candidates are advised to apply through the official website and do not wait for the last date depending upon the qualifications they possess . Exam will be schedule to take place once the online application process ends. The details are as follows -

Army public school exam highlights

APS Exam EventImportant Dates
APS Registration opening date To be notified later
APS Registration closing date To be notified later
Availability of Admit cards on-line  To be notified later
Exam To be notified later
Publication of Results  To be notified later

APS Salary

Since the APSis governed by the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES)so the perks and benefits and other facilities will all be under their discretion but still it is lucrative and good. The entry level total salary for APSPGT is approximately Rs.36942 which may go higher in later stage. Similarly the entry level total salary for APS TGT is approximately Rs.36418 and for APS PRT it is approximately Rs 35370.

PostSalaryGrade Pay
PGT (Regular and Contractual) 9300-34800 4800
TGT (Regular and Contractual) 9300-34800 4600
PRT (Regular and Contractual) 9300-34800 4200

APS Exam Vacancy

There will be seperate vacancies for  APS TGT/PGT and APS PRT posts all over India. The school wise vacancies  will be updated after the conduct of online examination in their respectives official websites.Those who wish to make their career in teaching should start their preparation as it is a golden opportunity for them.


APS Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for APS TGT/PGT OR APS PRT 2020 post a candidate should ensure that he/she possesses the essential qualification and professional skills required for the vacancies so that his/her application is not rejected at a later stage. TET/CTET is not essential for appearing in the online exam but mandatory for appointment as TGTs/PRTs. Let's have a look into the eligibility criteria-

APS Exam Educational Criteria

Candidate applying for the APS TGT/PGT or for APS PRTpost should go through the detailed notification thoroughly once again to ensure that they possess the essential and desirable qualifications as well as the professional qualification to appear for the online exam.For APS PGT post minimum 50% in PG as well as in B.Ed, for APS TGT post minimum 50% in graduation as well as in B.Ed and for APS PRT minimum 50% in graduation as well as in B.Ed is essential. The detailed information is provided below-

PostEducational Criteria
PGT Post Graduation + B Ed along with 50% of marks
TGT Graduation + B Ed along with 50% of marks
PRT Graduation + B Ed/ Two yr Diploma along with 50% of marks

APS Exam Age Criteria

A candidate should be below 40 years but in case of Delhi schools a candidate applying for TGT/PGT should be

PostAge Criteria
Fresher (Less than 5 yrs Experience) Below 40 years (In the case of Delhi schools TGT/PRT should be < 29 yrs & PGT
Experienced (Those with more than 5 years teaching experience in the last 10 years) Below 57 years (In the case of Delhi 40 Yrs)

APS Exam How To Apply

A candidate needs to apply through proper channel in order to avoid rejection of the application form. The online process for the APS 2020 EXAM is simple and a candidate can follow the steps given below if he/she is unaware of the procedure. The detailed steps are as follows-

  • Fill the personal information given in the application form.
  • An online fees has to be paid through Debit card/ Credit Card /Net Banking
  • After the payment the candidate should attach the following documents -
  • Photograph and signature , date of birth proof , educational qualification certificates.
  • After the registration is complete , a confirmation message will be sent in the respective phone number and email id .
  • A help line number is provided in case a candidate have any query and to make candidate familiar with the online test a link will be provided in the registration portal.
  • An application fee of Rs 500 is to be paid by the candidate which is non refundable.

APS Exam Centre

Candidates while filling the APS application form will be asked to fill examination centre of their choice . So a candidatemust fill the APS Examination centre very carefully to avoid any issue later.The proposed list of centres is as follows:

S.NoExam CenterS.NoExam Center
1 Agartala 40 Jalandhar
2 Agra 41 Jammu
3 Ahmedabad 42 Jhansi
4 Ahmednagar 43 Jodhpur
5 Ajmer 44 Jorhat
6 Allahabad (Paryagraj) 45 Kangra
7 Alwar 46 Kanpur
8 Ambala 47 Kapurthala
9 Amritsar 48 Kolkata
10 Bangalore 49 Kota
11 Bareilly 50 Lucknow
12 Barrackpore 51 Mathura
13 Behrampur 52 Meerut
14 Bathinda 53 Mumbai
15 Bhopal 54 Nagpur
16 Bhubaneshwar 55 Najibabad
17 Bhuj 56 Nashik
18 Bikaner 57 Noida/Gr. Noida
19 Cannanore 58 Pathankot
20 Chandimandie/Chandigarh 59 Patiala
21 Chennai 60 Patna
22 Coimbatore 61 Pune
23 Dehradun 62 Ranchi
24 Delhi 63 Ranikhet
25 Durgapur 64 Roorkee
26 Dimapur 65 Sangrur
27 Dinjan 66 Saugor
28 Gangtok 67 Secunderabad
29 Ghaziabad 68 Siliguri
30 Gorakhpur 69 Silliguri
31 Gurugram 70 Solan
32 Guwahati 71 Sriganganagar
33 Gwalior 72 Srinagar
34 Haldwani 73 Tezpur
35 Hisar 74 Trivandrum
36 Hyderabad 75 Udhampur
37 Indore 76 Varanasi
38 Jabalpur 77 Vijayawada
39 Jaipur  

APS Exam Admit Card

Admit card for APS Exam will be available online. No hard copies will be sent to the candidate. Candidate will have to take out a print of the admit card and have to produce the same while appearing for the online exam. All the instruction provided in the admit card should be read thoroughly by the candidate.

APS Previous Year Cut Off

A candidate is required to score minimum 50% marks in each part to be eligible for further selection process. A candidate should remember that scoring 50% marks in each part of APS Exam does not guarantee his/her recruitment in the APS School. Besides this minimum cut off a candidate must also possess all the essential qualification and experience that will be announced by the respective APS School in later period of time after the online examination process gets over


APS Exam Mock Tests

To ace your preparation and give you an edge over others Ixambee is providing mock test series . The model question paper can be accessed through the official website . These APS Exam mock test will give you a real time environment and make one more confident of clearing the exam . These mock test will make you familiar with the APS Exam pattern and help in devising your strategy in a more fruitful way thus giving a chance to work out in your weaknesses and strengthen them.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: I’m B Tech(Computer Science). Am I eligible for the post of PGT (Computer Science)?


Q2: Is B Ed applicable for PGT(Computer Science) ?

No, B.Ed is not applicable for PGT- Computer Science post.

Q3: I have done M Sc Micro Biology with B Ed. Can I apply for PGT(Biology)?

Yes. PG in Micro Biology or Molecular Biology or Agricultural Botany or Genetics will be treated at par with M Sc Botany/Zoology provided it is preceded by graduation in Botany/Zoology.

Q4: I’m M Sc Biotechnology, but I have no B Ed. Can I apply ?

No. B Ed is mandatory.

Q5: What is the qualification for PGT(Physical Education)? Is B Ed mandatory?

Masters degree in Physical Education from a recognized university. B Ed is not required.

Q6: I’m pursuing studies for B.Ed and will qualify before the next academic session. Can I apply?

No. You have to be qualified on the date of application.

Q7: Can Class X certificate/mark sheet be provided as proof of age?


Q8: I have done Hindi Pandit Training from State dept. Am I eligible for the post of TGT ?

No. The qualification is Graduation from a recognized university.

Q9: Can physically challenged persons apply?

There is no such restriction.

Q10: Is there any relaxation for SC/ST/OBC candidates ?

Army Public Schools, being Private Unaided schools, give no relaxation to any category.

Q11: I have not passed CTET. Can I appear for CSB Exam ?

Yes. You can appear for CSB exam. However based on CBSE norms CTET/TET(of any state govt) has been made mandatory for Regular/ Contractual TGTs and PRTs. Others found fit in all other respects may be appointed on ‘Adhoc’ basis till attainment of qualification.

Q12: What is the salary structure?

The basic salary is as per 6th CPC rates. Allowances and perks will be decided by the management locally based on merit of the employee and financial health of the school.

Q13: Is experience in Govt schools mandatory or private school service will also be counted?

Service in Private school will be recognized, provided the school is affiliated to CBSE.

Q14: I’m qualified for all the three posts – PGT, TGT & PRT. Can I apply for all three?

The tests will be held concurrently. So you can’t appear in all three. If you qualify for a PGT Score Card, you can also take up appointment of TGT/PRT based on availability of vacancies.

Q15: If I pass the Screening Exam, will I be automatically called for interview ?

No. Schools will advertise for the interview and evaluation of teaching skills, in local dailies and school websites based on existing vacancies in the school. A 'Score Card' holder may apply to the school of his/her choice based on the advertisement.