COMBINED SELECTION SCREENING EXAMINATION 2016 8000 teacher vacancy
There are 137 Army Public Schools(APS) located in various Cantonments and Military Stations across India. These schools are administered and managed by local Army authorities and affiliated to CBSE through Army Welfare Education Society(AWES). A List of these schools is placed at Annexure 1. There are approximately 8000 teachers on the rolls of these schools. Out of that, approximately 2000 get turned over every year due to various reasons.
(a) All PGTs will be appointed on regular basis subject to one year probation extendable up to two years.
(b) TGTs – 50 % of TGTs (including activity teacher) held on the rolls of any school will be regular as per seniority. Others will be on 3 years contract ( if CTET/TET qualified) which will be extendable.
(c) PRTs – 30 % of PRTs (including activity teacher) held on the rolls of any school will be regular as per seniority. Others will be on 3 years contract( if CTET/TET qualified) which will be extendable.
Basic and Grade Pay are generally comparable to Central Govt rates and Allowances will be decided by respective school management. The same will be subject to financial viability of the school.
Will be done in three stages:-
Screening Exam, conducted on the Last Sunday of November/First Sunday of December every year, for vacancies that will arise during the ensuing academic year. This is conducted on-line by an agency identified by HQ AWES centrally to ensure uniform quality of teachers in all Army Public Schools. Those who qualify in this stage will be given Score Cards which are valid for life provided the candidates pick up teaching job in any CBSE affiliated school within three years from the date of passing the screening exam. A Score Card will make candidates eligible to appear for the remaining stages of the selection process. In addition to fresh candidates, the following may also appear for the screening test:-
(i) Holders of Score Cards who want to improve their scores.
(ii) Those desirous of upgrading themselves. For E.g. a candidate holding Score Card of TGT may now want to obtain a card for PGT, having acquired additional qualification.
Stage II: Interview
Stage III: Evaluation of Teaching skills and computer proficiency. For Language teachers, written test comprising Essay& Comprehension of 15 marks each will be held along with evaluation of teaching skills. Selection Committee may also hold Computer proficiency tests if they so desire
To qualify for interview and evaluation of teaching skills, the candidates have to pass a Screening Examination. The next exam will be conducted on 26/27 November 2016. The general guidelines for candidates are given in the succeeding paragraphs.
Selection of Teachers
Categories of Teachers The exam will be held for the posts of PGT/TGT/PRT for all subjects (List placed at Annexure 2).
Qualifications. The requisite qualifications are :-
(a) Educational/Professional Qualifications :-
Note : Detailed List of minimum qualifications for Teachers in Army Public Schools is at Annexure 3.
(b) Age – As on 01 April 2017 :–
(i) Fresh Candidates – Below 40 years (except for NCR schools where TGT/PRT should be < 29 yrs and PGT < 36 years)
(ii) Experienced Candidates – Below 57 years (Should have minimum 5 years teaching experience in the last 10 years)
(c) CTET/TET conducted by state governments is mandatory for TGTs/PRTs to be appointed Regular/Contractual. Others found fit in all other respects may be appointed on ‘Adhoc’ basis till attainment of qualification. However CTET/TET is not mandatory for appearing in CSB Screening exam.
The Screening Exam for 2016 will be conducted as under:- (a) Date. 26/27 November 2016 as per schedule to be decided depending on the number of candidates who register for the exam. (b) Method. Test will be conducted ON-LINE in the MCQ format .For details see table below.
Notes :- 1. Scores will be normalized to 100. 2. There will be negative marking. 1/4 marks will be deducted fro each wrong answer. 3. Parts A & B will be will be available together and the candidates have freedom to answer questions in the order in which they prefer. 4. To qualify for a post, the candidate must score minimum 50 % marks in each part. (c) Exam Fee Rs 600/-( non refundable).
Candidates are expected to register ON-LINE for the screening exam by logging onto the Registration Portal http://aps-csb.in . The registration portal will be open from -17 August 2016 to 13 September 2016. Candidates can register from 9AM on 17/8/2016 to 5PM on 13/09/2016. Thereafter the portal will be closed for registration. The procedure to be followed will be as under :-
(a) Log onto the web-site http://aps-csb.in and study the detailed instructions for Registration that will be available on the portal.
(b) Fill up the personal information or the application form.
(c) The system will then ask the candidates to pay the exam fee ON-LINE. Payment options are Debit/Credit Cards/ Net banking/Bank Challan. A payment gateway has been integrated with the website for the purpose and candidates will be guided through the payment process.
(d) After payment of fee, the candidates will be asked by the system to attached following documents :- (i) Photographs and signatures (ii) Proof of date of birth (iii) Certificates of academic qualifications. Please ensure that you meet the educational and age criteria before you start registering yourself. If you do not, you are liable to be disqualified without refund of exam fees any time during the selection process and even thereafter whenever a discrepancy is noticed.
(e) Once registration is completed, the candidates will get a confirmation that you have successfully registered yourself. Candidates will also be informed through e-mail and SMS regarding the same.
(f) A `Help Line’ will be available to the candidates to seek any assistance, till the conduct of the exam. The helpline tab will be available on the portalhttp://aps-csb.in.
(g) Candidates will also be given mock-tests ON-LINE to familiarize them with the exam procedure. A link for this will be available on the Registration Portal with effect from 10 Oct 2016.
A list of Exam Centres will be available on the Registration Portal. A tentative List is also placed at Annexure 4. The candidates are required to fill in three choices in order of preference.
Note : There may be some changes in the list of exam centres due to administrative reasons. However no change will be made after issue of admit cards.
Admit Cards will be available ON-LINE. Candidates may download and print the same. The same should be produced for gaining entry to the Exam Centre. Candidates are advised to read the instructions appended to the Admit Cards carefully.
Will be put up on the AWES web-site www.awesindia.com.
The Score Cards of successful candidates will be available on the Registration Portal after the exam which the candidates may download and laminate. The card will be valid for life provided the candidate takes up teaching position in any CBSE recognized school within 3 years of issue of Score Card.
(a) Registration – 17 August to 13 September 2016. (b) Availability of – 15 November 2016( Tentative. Will be informed Admit cards on-line after uploading) (c) Exam – 26/27 November 2016. (d) Publication of – 15 December 2016. Results
Past Years Question Papers
Past five years question papers are available for which desirous candidates have to demand by logging onto to the appropriate link on the Registration Portal http://aps-csb.in and making payment on-line. Once you have made payment successfully, you need to login after 24 hours and your paper(s) will be available for download.
Notes: No hard copies will be sent. Only on-line payments through Registration Portal will be accepted. Please do not send cheques/drafts/postal orders/money orders.
Costs of the papers are as under :- (a) Part A – Rs 100/- (b) Part B – Rs 100/-( specify subject) 17. Follow up Action As soon as the results are uploaded on AWES website, the candidates who have qualified are advised to access Registration Portal/AWES website www.awesindia.com for details of vacancies available in schools and download Application Form for interview. The forms will be available on school websites also. Application form complete in all respects will be submitted to the school where the candidate is desirous of seeking teaching appointment by 20 Jan 2017 positively. Advertisements will also be published locally by the school/management.