Army Welfare Education Society (AWES): Written Admission Test (WAT)
The Army Welfare Education Society has programs that are offered for army servicing officer’s wards. These are established specifically for the children of the people who serve in the army and there is a specific eligibility criteria that is under place to join the Army Welfare Education Society. There are multiple educational centers which offer B.Ed course and many more.
The eligibility criteria to join these institutions are as follows. The candidate must be children of army servicing personnel with a minimum of ten years of continuous service in the army. Children of ex-Army who are granted regular pension or any other forms of pension which directly comes from the army to their service. Children of ex-Army who have taken discharge of service after ten years of service in the Army. Adopted or step children or children of remarried widows of served Army men. The only exception will be of children of widows of any army personnel who are born out of remarriage with non-army personnel who will not be eligible for admission.
Some of the institutes include Army college of medical sciences, army institute of fashion and design, army institute of technology, army institute of hotel management and catering technology, army institute of nursing, army college of dental sciences, army institute of higher education, and army institute of education. These educational institutions offer the type of education that is offered in the best of colleges across the country.
The main vision of AWES is providing quality education at affordable cost. There are a series of initiatives which are launched by the Army Welfare Education Society, which includes computer aided learning, english bridge course for the first generation learners, managing the challenges of adolescence, science parks, life saving skills, psychomotor tasks, providing science parks, faculty enrichment programs which include english training and teaching and awarness of medicinal plants.
The infrastructure of these aided schools are second to none in the society of education. To apply for the WAT exams for a candidate read the qualification criteria and the eligibility criteria before taking up and submitting an application. The pattern of tests include general awareness test, english language competency and comprehension test and education or aptitude for teaching test. This test comprises of one hundred and fifty objective type questions and the duration of the test is three hours. Though the pattern does not follow the negative marking for wrong answers they follow english as the language of communication. The candidates are selected purely based on their performance test and personal interview. The WAT also determines if the applying candidate is eligible for the applied course or not.