IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test and Admission


IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Exam is being held for admission to Indira Gandhi National Open University. Complete details of IGNOU B.Ed entrance exam and admission has been announced. Admission is only on the basis of marks obtained in entrance exam. Interested and eligible candidates can submit application form of IGNOU B.Ed. Then they can download admit card from ignou.ac.in before exam. It will be a pen and paper based exam with objective type questions. On basis of performance in exam, IGNOU B.Ed Result will be announced. Get here complete details of IGNOU B.Ed including dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, application form, admit card, result.

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Minimum duration of programme: 2 years
Maximum duration of program: 5 years
Age, no bar.

Candidates must go through IGNOU B.Ed prospectus. It contains details of program and program fee. Candidates are requested to note the important dates of exam and last date to apply.

Event Date
IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Entrance Test 29 Apr 2020

IGNOU B.Ed Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to have

  • At least 50% in Bachelors degree and / or Masters degree in Sciences / Social Sciences / Commerce / Humanity. Bachelor in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics with 55% marks or equivalent qualification.


  • Candidates will need to fulfill following eligibility condition for B.Ed ODL
  • Elementary education trained in-service teacher.
  • Completed NCTE recognized teacher education program in face-to-face mode.
  • 5% relaxation in marks and reservation for SC / ST / OBC / PWD.

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IGNOU B.Ed Application Form

Entrance Test cum Admission Form is released in prospectus of IGNOU B.Ed.

Instructions for IGNOU B.Ed Application Form for entrance test and admission.

  • Attach attested documents with filled in form and submit to Regional Centre.
  • Wherever code has to be mentioned for any field, refer that from prospectus and fill it.
  • There will be no changes made to category after submission of form.
  • Address must be complete and correct. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will correspond with you at the given address. If address changes, notify that at regional centre.
  • Keep a photocopy of form for future reference.

IGNOU B.Ed Hall Ticket

Enrollment number is issued in hall ticket. Candidates who will have submitted application form in correct mode, on time, can download admit card of IGNOU B.Ed . This will be issued a few days or weeks before exam and will only be available online. Official website of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) hosts / uploads entrance exam admit card. Through it, candidates will also know exam center and instructions.

  • Original hall ticket is also required at time of admission counseling so keep it safely.
  • Do not carry calculators, slide rules, foot rules, notebooks, notes to exam hall.
  • Reach on time to exam center and maintain discipline there.

IGNOU B.Ed Exam Pattern

There will be two parts in question paper / exam: Part A and Part B.

Total number of questions in it will be 100.

Composite duration of exam is 2 hours.

Part Aspects Number of questions Marks
Part A
Section I General English Comprehension 10 10
Section II Logical and Analytical Reasoning 20 20
Section III Educational and General Awareness 25 25
Section IV Teaching-Learning and the School 25 25
Part B Subject competence (any one) 20 20
Section V Science / Mathematics / Social studies / English / Hindi

Only subject has to be attempted from Part B.

Part B is based on class 9 / 10 curriculum prescribed by NCERT / CBSE.

IGNOU has mentioned:

“The number of questions in each section is indicative of general scope and design of the question paper. However, the actual question paper might some-what vary in its contents, their distribution and their level of difficulty.”

IGNOU B.Ed Syllabus

To prepare for exam, knowing its syllabus is important. In this regard IGNOU does not clearly outline syllabus for IGNOU B.Ed entrance exam. However, a helpful set of sample questions is given in information brochure. From sample questions, we can derive a general syllabus that can be studied.

Section I – General English Comprehension

  • Reading comprehension; where questions can be on tenses, sentence types, meaning and inferences, verbs.

Section II – Logical and Analytical Reasoning

  • Coding and decoding
  • Calculations / algebra
  • Word problems
  • Deductions
  • Series
  • Word relations

Section III – Educational and General Awareness

  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Social / economics sciences
  • Civics
  • General knowledge on India
  • Health and wellness
  • Geography
  • Education in India

Section IV – Teaching Learning and the School

  • Knowledge on schools and their purpose
  • Learning processes
  • Education acts
  • Child development and psychology
  • classroom teaching

Section V – Science / Mathematics / Social Studies / English / Hindi

  • Classes 9 and 10 standard syllabus of CBSE and NCERT on chosen subject.

IGNOU B.Ed Result

Marks in exam are calculated as per marking scheme: One (1) mark for correct answer. There may be negative marking for wrong answer. Performance in IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Examination displays in IGNOU B.Ed Result. Whether one has qualified or not, that status displays in result. Check result online at ignou.ac.in as per announcement.
SED Division, IGNOU, Delhi will dispatch result card to test takers. On not receiving result card, Regional Director of IGNOU of that region must be approached. If status is qualified in result card, then payment of program fee needs to be done. Qualifying standards are as fixed by Indira Gandhi National Open University.

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