National Awards to Teachers 2023: NAT 2023 Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Dates, Selection Process

National Awards to Teachers 2023 details regarding its eligibility criteria, application process, dates & deadlines, selection process are provided here. 

National Awards to Teachers 2023 is based on the theme to rejoice the exclusive contribution of some of the best teachers in the country whose commitment towards the education has not only enhanced the overall quality of school education but also improved the lives of their students. The first award was instituted in the year 1958.

National Awards to Teachers 2023 Dates and Deadlines

Check out the tentative schedule for National Awards to Teachers 2023 which will be updated after the release of its respective notification.

SL. No Events Respective Dates
1. Date of online applications and self nomination by teachers 1st week to last week of June 2023
2. District Selection Committee nominations will be forwarded to the State Selection Committee through online portal 1st week to mid of July 2023
3. State Selection Committee/ Organization Selection Committee shortlist to be forwarded to Independent National Jury 3rd week to fourth week of July 2023
4. Intimation to candidates issued by MoE to all the shortlisted candidates 1st week of August 2023
5. Selected process by Jury 1st to 3rd week of August 2023
6. Independent National Jury will finalize the name 3rd week of August 2023
7. Selected candidates would be intimated after approval of Hon’ble Shiksha Mantri 3rd week of August 2023
8. Award presentation 1st week of September 2023

National Awards to Teachers 2023 Eligibility Criteria

  1. Find below the category of teachers eligible for the upcoming National Awards to Teachers 2023. Heads of schools and School teachers who are placed in recognized primary / middle / high / higher secondary schools under the below mentioned categories are eligible:
  2. Schools run by State Govt./UTs Administration, schools run by local bodies, schools aided by State Govt. and UT Administration.
  3. Central Govt. Schools such as Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs), Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs), Sainik Schools run by Ministry of Defence (MoD), Schools run by Atomic Energy Education Society (AEES) and Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) run by Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  4. Schools having affiliation with CBSE other than mentioned in Para 1 & 2.
  5. Schools having affiliation with ICSE other than mentioned in Para 1, 2 & 3.
  6. Only regular Teachers and Heads of Schools are permitted to apply.

Who are not eligible?

Contractual Teachers and Shiksha Mitras

Educational Administrators, Inspectors of Education, and the staff of training Institutes

Normally retired teachers are not eligible for the award but those teachers who have served a part of the calendar year (at least for four months i.e. upto 30th April in the year to which National Awards relate) may be considered if they fulfill all other conditions.

How to Apply for National Awards to Teachers 2023?

Please go through the flow chart for application process of National Awards to Teachers 2023:

National Awards to Teachers Registration

Based on the school where the teacher is placed he/she has to choose one of the following categories from the dropdown:

  1. Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti
  2. Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
  3. and Aided Schools Under State/UTs

Hit the next button after entering the information required in the application form.

Check all information furnished are correct and Click on Send Activation Link on email button.

Once an email sent to your registered email id then the following screen will appear.

Now login using your email ID mentioned in the registration process.

Complete the verification using the link sent to your email id and an OTP sent to your mobile number.

After a successfully verification, you’ll be able to create a new password for Login into NAT Portal.

After creating a password your registration process is considered successful. Now, you can login to your account through your Login Id (Registered Mobile Number) and Password.

Now fill up the form with required details.

√ -Denotes ‘Page Saved’

X-Denotes ‘Page Not yet Saved’

Read all mentioned instructions carefully before you proceed.

Fill up the personal details including Gender, Alternate Mobile Number, Date of Birth, House Number, State, Locality, District, Pin code, Block, Photo, Other Information, Press ‘Save Personal Details’ & ‘Save Other Information’ to Save the Personal Details in Draft mode.

You need to provide the necessary School Details. Click Save to save details in Draft mode.

Then you need to provide Service Record Entry Form.

Now proceed with filling Objective Criteria Details Entry Form.

You need to enter corresponding details in Objective Criteria such as Number of Publications, remarks, etc. URL / link of the video (if any) shall be entered, Document (if any) may be uploaded.

Provide details in each criteria and hit the save button.

Enter Criteria Based on Performance and upload supporting documents.

Take preview of your application and if everything is correct and in order then submit the same.

National Awards to Teachers 2023 Selection Process

The evaluation of teachers will be based on two major criteria as shared below- Objective criteria and Criteria based on performance.

Category A: Objective Criteria

S.No Criteria Maximum Marks / Ceiling
1 Work done by teacher to encourage community, parents, alumni etc. to contribute to the school in any way e.g. physical infrastructure, computers, mid day meal, funds, books etc. 3
2 Publication (Research papers/Articles in international/national journals{with ISSN}, Books {with ISBN}, etc.) in the last 5 years 3
3 Annual Performance Appraisal Reports or other performance appraisal tools of last 3 years 3
4 Is the teacher attending school regularly without any complaints? 3
5 Whether the teacher is regularly attending the in-service training he/she is deputed to? 2
6 Work done by teacher to increase enrolment and reduce dropouts. 2
7 Whether the teacher is enrolled for any course under SWAYAM or any other MOOCS platform 2
8 Development of e-contents, textbooks, teacher handbooks for SCERTs, Boards or NCERT 2
  Subtotal 20


Category B: Criteria based on performance (Indicative and illustrative only)

S.No Criteria Maximum Marks
1 Innovative experiments (like use of ICT, joyful learning technique) undertaken by teacher for greater impact of his/her teaching on the students. Development and use of appropriate pedagogic approaches in day to day teaching activities including Teaching Learning Material, Low cost teaching aids etc.(Based on number, scale and impact of innovations/experiments) 30
2 Organization of extra and co-curricular activities (Based on number, scale and impact of experiments) 25
3 a) Mobilization of society for school infrastructure and for spreading social awareness among children. b) Promotion of nation building and national integration 25
  Subtotal 80
  Grand total 100

Note: The table has been retrieved from the official website of National Awards to Teachers-

Frequently Asked Questions

When was National Awards to Teachers introduced?

This award was introduced in the year 1958.

How can I register for National Awards to Teachers?

For registration, you need to visit the official website of National Awards to Teachers i.e. complete the registration by the given deadline.

From where one can obtain the nomination form?

You need to apply online for National Awards to Teachers by visiting its official website. Applicants are required to register themselves first before they fill rest part the application form.

I’m all set to nominate online, do I also need to upload supporting documents?

Yes you need to upload all supporting documents in pdf format.

Is there any email helpdesk for the applicants?

Yes, you can share your concern to [email protected].

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