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.

APS Exam 2020 highlights

Conducting BodyArmy Welfare Education Society (AWES)
Exam Name Army public school recruitment 2021
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)

APS Exam Notification 2020

Army Public School or APS has released 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. If you possesses the essential qualification and are eligible you can start applying online.The registration link is active from October 01 2020 to October 20 2020.. It's a golden opportunity for all those aspirants who wanted to make their career in the government sector. You should apply online as soon as possible to avoid a last minute rush. 

APS Exam Syllabus 2020

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

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 Exam Pattern 2020

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.
  • You must score minimum 50% marks in each section to qualify.
  • You have choice to answer the question in whichever order you prefer irrespective of which part appears first.
  • If you qualify the online test you can apply in the respectiveArmy School of your 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 2020

The process for the online application of the APS TGT/PGT and APS PRT has started from October 01, 2020 and will end on October 20, 2020. You are advised to apply through the official website and do not wait for the last date depending upon the qualifications you possess . Online Exam is schedule to take on November 21 and 22, 2020. The details are as follows -

APS Exam Dates 2020

APS Exam EventImportant Dates
APS Registration opening date October 01, 2020
APS Registration closing date October 20, 2020
Availability of Admit cards on-line  November 04, 2020 (Tentative)
APS Exam Dates November 21 & 22, 2020
Publication of Results  December 02, 2020 (Tentative).

APS Salary 2020

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 2020

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 Exam Eligibility Criteria 2020

Before applying for APS TGT/PGT OR APS PRT 2021 post you should ensure that you possess the essential qualification and professional skills required for the vacancies so that your 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

If you are applying for the APS TGT/PGT or for APS PRT post you should go through the detailed notification thoroughly once again to ensure that you 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

You need to lie within a age range limit to apply for the exam. If you are a fresher you need to be below 40 years and if experienced below 57 years. Detailed information is given below-

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 2020: How To Apply Online

A candidate needs to apply through proper channel in order to avoid rejection of the application form. The online process for the APS  Exam 2020 is simple and you can follow the steps given below if you are 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 you should attach the documents asked to upload in proper format.
  • Documents required are Photograph and signature , date of birth proof , educational qualification certificates.
  • After the registration is complete , a confirmation message will be sent to you in your respective phone number and email id .
  • A help line number is provided in case you have any query and to make you 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 you which is non refundable.

APS Exam Centre

While filling the APS application form you will be asked to fill examination centre of your choice . So 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  

The Online Screening Test shall be conducted by an Agency hired for the purpose by AWES. They shall follow all protocols for conduct of such tests. These would involve social distancing and various safety protocols for entering the exam centre. Detailed instructions on Safety precautions and the protocol  would be provided along with the Admit cards. You are expected to follow these for safety purpose.

APS Exam Admit Card 2020

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

APS Exam Free Mock Tests 2020

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.

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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.

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