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Admission in Army Public Schools to children of serving Army personnel coming on transfer from out station can be made anytime during the year and they will not be denied admission, subject, however to the stipulation laid down by the CBSE in Classes IX-XII.

Admission of civilian children will not be at the cost of Army children, the latter will never be refused admission. Strength of civilian children will not exceed 10% (inclusive of NRI children) of the overall strength in a class after admitting all Army children and also catering for their mid-session admissions. Civilian children can be admitted only if infrastructure permits and their admission does not adversely affect teacher to pupil ratio, subject to the conditions as elaborated at Article 196, only after ensuring 100% admission of Army children with a few reserved seats for them for mid-session admissions.

Priorities for Admission

The priorities for admission subject to availability of seats will be as under:-

1.Children of serving Army personnel including DSC (Ex-Army), children of Army widows and children of those TA personnel who have a minimum of 5 years embodied service.
2.Children of Ex-Army personnel retired/invalided out on medical grounds with pension, DSC personnel retired with pension from DSC.
3.Children of serving Air Force, Naval and Coast Guard personnel.
4.Children of retired Air Force, Naval and Coast Guard personnel.
5.Children of Ex-Army personnel who left Army with less than 10 years of service and not categorized as ESM.
6.Children of civilians paid out of Defence Estimates, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), MES, GREF, TA (when not embodied).
7.Grand children of serving/retired Army Personnel.
8.Other children.
The above priorities of admission shall be suitably moderated to bring parity with the priorities of admission offered to wards of Army personnel by other services/organizations in their schools in the same station/location. If due to acute shortage of classrooms there is difficulty in adjusting all children of serving Army personnel, SAMC may further prioritize children at Article 192 (a) as follows:- 1.Transfer cases from Army Public School and private recognized schools. 2.KV Transfer Cases. 3.Transfer cases from local schools within the city. 4.All other cases. In stations where there are two or more schools, a comprehensive policy will be drawn by respective BoA so that load is evenly distributed. It should be based on proximity of the school from residence and availability of seats.


1.Children under Article 192 (f), (g) and (h) will be considered Civil Children for the purpose of admission.
2.Children of civilian staff employed in the school will not be counted as civilians for this purpose.

Percentages of Civilian Children

The strength of civilian children will normally be at the ceiling of 10% subject to availability of seats. Exceptions can be made under the following circumstances :-

(a) Classes IX to XII.

In case seats are under utilized, the percentage of civilian children can be increased upto 15% with the approval of BoA. Any increase of civilian children beyond 15% would require the approval of Chairman, Executive Committee AWES. This increase can be reviewed and withdrawn at a later stage, if situation so warrants.

(b) Other Classes.

1.There will be no increase in percentage of civilian children.
2.In stations where adequate number of Army children are not available and it is considered necessary to admit higher percentage of civil children even in primary classes to ensure optimum utilization of school capacity, the overall strength of civil children may be increased to 15% with the prior approval of BoA. Any increase of civilian children beyond 15% would require the approval of Chairman, Executive Committee. This increase can be reviewed and withdrawn at a later stage if situation so warrants.

Notes :-

Admission to wards of serving Army personnel based on transfer certificate from one Army Public School to another will be ensured (on transfer of parents from a station where there is no Army Public School admission will be accorded priority at par with those seeking admission on TC from Army Public Schools). Admission in another APS on transfer certificate for children of other categories is not a matter of right. The same must be explained to such categories at the time of admission and also endorsed on the TC.

Children of Foreign Nationals/NRIs in Army Public Schools. :-

Foreign/NRI children are allowed to be admitted in all Army Public Schools. It will, however be ensured by the School that all formalities like checking of Visa, Passport and guarantee of character and conduct by two respectable Indian citizens etc. are completed before granting admission to such children and the sanction of the Chairman is taken in each case. Clarification, if required, may be obtained from HQ AWES.

Admission Procedures and Evaluation Test upto Class X

Admission :-

All children of serving/retired Army personnel coming on Pass/promoted TC from another Army Public School any time during the academic year will be admitted based on Transfer Certificate (TC) from previous school, without an admission test.

Evaluation Test :-

An evaluation test may be held to assess the academic standard of the applicant only if the candidate is arriving from a school other than an APS. If the applicant is not of suitable standard, the parents may be advised accordingly.

Subjects for Evaluation Test :-

The evaluation test (when held for admission of TC Cases other than from another APS) will cover the following subjects:-

Class Level Subjects
Primary Classes (II to V) English, Hindi, Maths
Middle Classes (VI to VIII) English, Hindi, Mathematics, Science
Secondary Classes (IX to X) English, Hindi, Mathematics, Science
Senior Sec. Classes (XI to XII) English, Hindi, Elective Subjects