Written Admission Test (WAT) is the combined entrance test that is conducted by the Army Welfare Education Organisation (AWEO). This written test is organized for admissions to the various professional degree courses that include law, fashion, hotel management, dental sciences, education and engineering. These courses are offered by the renowned Indian Army Institutes. Army Welfare Education Organisation (AWEO) was formed with the objective of making a modest commencement to bring these Army schools that are under this organisation. This organisation ensures that the teachers join the Army institutes before the beginning of academic session. Candidates who are willing to take up these professional courses need to appear for the Written Admission Test (WAT).
The concerned Army Institutes are as follows -
Army Institute of Education (AIE), Delhi
Army Centre of Education (ACE), Pachmarhi
Army Institute of Higher Education (AIHE), Pathankot
Army College of Dental Science (ACDS), Secunderabad
Army College of Nursing (ACN), Jalandhar
Army Institute of Nursing (AIN), Guwahati
Army Institute of Law (AIL), Mohali
Army Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (AIHM & CT), Bengaluru
Army Institute of Technology (AIT), Pune
Army Institute of Fashion & Design (AIFD), Bengaluru
Army Institute of Management (AIM), Kolkata
Army Institute of Management and Technology (AIMT), Noida
Candidates can obtain the application form and prospectus from the concerned Army institute by paying the requisite amount either by cash or by sending a nationalized bank draft drawn in favour of the concerned institution. It should be directly payable at the station where that particular institution is situated. The prospectus and application form can also be available at the head quarter of Army Welfare Education Scheme (AWES). The candidates should submit the completed application form to the concerned institute before the last date. The candidates can also download the application from the official website of the Army Welfare Education Society.
Eligibility Criteria for Written Admission Test (WAT)
Minimum eligibility criterion for the Bachelor's degree programme is a pass in the 12th standard (10+2 pattern) from any recognized Board. The minimum eligibility criterion for admissions in the postgraduate programme is a graduate degree certificate from any recognized university. Final year students can also appear provisionally for the entrance test. There is no age limit and the eligibility criteria differ as per the course programmes.
Bachelor of Education - B. Ed
Bachelor of Dental Surgery - B.D.S
Bachelor of Science - B. Sc (Nursing)
Bachelor of Arts and Law - B.A., LL.B
Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine - BHM
Bachelor of Engineering - B.E
PG Diploma in Fashion Design, Apparel Merchandising & Logistics Management, Fashion Design & Retailing
Pattern of Examination
Written Admission Test (WAT) conducted by the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) basically comprises 150 objective types of questions. The duration of the written test is of 3 hours. English language is the medium of the test and this test does not follow the pattern of negative marking. The written entrance test consists of several sections that are mentioned below -
Intelligence and Reasoning Test
General Awareness Test
English Language Competency & Comprehension Test
Education / Aptitude for Teaching Test
For Written Admission Test (WAT), there is no pre-defined syllabus. So, the students have to prepare by following the test pattern and its different sections. The test measures the aptitude, reasoning and knowledge skills of the candidate and his/her command over English language.
The candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in the written test and personal interview.
Written Admission Test (WAT) organized by Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) is the mode through which the capability of the students are measured and whether they are eligible for the concerned course or not.
(Last Updated on : 16-08-2014)
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