Admission to children of serving Army personnel coming on transfer from out station can be made at 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 to Army Public Schools should not be at the cost of service children, the latter will never be refused admission. Strength of civilian children should not exceed 20% (inclusive of NRI children) of the overall strength in a class after admitting all Army children and also catering for their mid session admissions. However, percentage of civilian children may be increased as elaborated only after ensuring 100% admission of Army children with a few reserved seats for them for mid-session admissions.

Fresh admission can be made in the school throughout the session.

Documents Required for Admission

Serving Defence Personel

  • Photocopy of Part II Order/Birth Certificate signed by the CO/OC unit.
  • Countersigned TC.
  • Report card of Previous Class.

Ex Servicemen

  • Counter signed TC.
  • Report card of Previous Class.
  • Photocopy of Discharge Book.

MES / Personel Paid Out of Defence Estimates

  • Counter signed TC.
  • Report card of Previous Class.
  • Latest Pay Slip & Birth Certificate issued by their Head of Institution.


  • Birth Certificate Municipal Corp/Nagar Nigam, Panchayat Samiti.
  • Report card of Previous Class.
  • Counter signed TC.

Priorities of Admission

  • Children of serving Army personnel (including DSC), children of Army Widows and children of those TA personnel who have a minimum of 10 years embodied service.
  • Children of Army Ex-servicemen, DSC Personnel’s Retd with Pension from DSC.
  • Children of serving Air Force and Naval personnel.
  • Children of retired Air Force and Naval personnel.
  • Children of Ex Army personnel who left Army with less than 10 years of service and do not come under the category of Ex-servicemen.
  • Children of civilians paid out of Defence Estimates, Para Military Forces including Coast Guard, MES, Gref, TA (when not embodied).
  • Grand children of serving / retired Army personnel.
  • Other Children.

Lateral Admission

Following category of children will be admitted based on Transfer Certificate (TC) from previous school, without an admission test :

  • Children who are coming on Pass / promoted TC from another APS / Army Public School / KV between the period 01 Apr to 31 Jul.
  • Children who have studied for 10 academic months in another APS / Army Public School / KV and are seeking admission after 31 Jul.
  • An evaluation test may be taken in respect of these children to facilitate another academic coaching and allocation of sections. However such an evaluation test will not be treated as admission test and child entitled lateral admission will be allowed to attend classes within 48 hours of reporting to the school.

TC from other School

  • The District Education Officer of the District in which the school is located shall endorse TC in respect of candidates coming from schools other than APS/Army Public School/KVs. The endorsement should clearly indicate whether it is recognized school.

Admission to Class XI

S.No. Stream Science Maths English
1 Science and Maths 71%-80% 71%-80% 51%-60%
2 Science without Maths 71%-80% 61%-70% 51%-60%
3 Commerce with Maths 71%-80% 51%-60%
4 Commerce without Maths 51%-60% 51%-60%
5 Humanities No restriction, pass marks
  • Meeting the eligibility criteria on account of minimum percentages does not, however, guarantee admission. Admission will depent on relative merit and availability of seats. No special weightage will be given for any stream to any student.

Admission without Transfer Certificate

  • Direct admission i.e. admission without a transfer certificate shall be made only up to class VI. If a pupil, who has not previously attended any recognised school, applies for admission to any one of the Classes II to VI, his parent or guardian shall be required to give full history of his previous education and submit an affidavit to the effect that his ward has not attended any recognised school till then. He/she shall also be in the class to which admission is sought, the head of the school shall arrange a special test to determine the suitability of the pupil for admission to the class. Admission shall be granted if the pupil passes in the special test. If the parent or guardian’s statement under this clause is found educational career, the head of the school shall cancel the admission and report the matter to the Education authorities of the district for circulation of the information to other schools. The name of the pupil will be struck from the register of the school.
  • Pupils coming from a recognised school or a Kendriya Vidyalaya or Army Public School, shall not be admitted to a class higher than the one in which he/she was studying at his former school except in the case of those who have successfully passed the annual examination and have been promoted to a higher class.


  • Though the requirement of the Central Board of Secondary Education that the All Indian secondary Examination shall be open to people who have interalia attained the age of 15 years on 30th September of the year in which they take the examination has been abolished with effect from the examination of 1983, the age of admission to various classes in Army Public School, however, shall be regulated as indicated below :
For Admission to Class The student should complete the under-mentioned years of age on 31 Mar of the year in which admission is sought
I 5 Years
II 6 Years
III 7 Years
IV 8 Years
V 9 Years
VI 10 Years
VII 11 Years
VIII 12 Years
IX 13 Years
X 14 Years

Change in Date of Birth

  • Once recorded in the school scholar register, change in the date of birth will not normally be accepted, except where overwhelming documentary evidence exists and where a genuine mistake has been committed.