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IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Application Form (Postponed), Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus and Exam Pattern

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IGNOU B.Ed 2020 online application process has been postponed by NTA. Earlier the application process was scheduled to begin from Jan 31, 2020. The authorities have released the notification that IGNOU B.Ed entrance test 2020 dates will be intimated later. As per the latest notification, IGNOU B.Ed Application Form is expected to be released in May/June.

The minimum eligibility to apply for the exam is at least 50% marks either in the Bachelor’s Degree and/or in the Master’s Degree. IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Entrance Test is conducted in two sessions for the candidate's admission to 2-year B.Ed program offered at various PSCs (Program Study Center) of IGNOU across the country. The exam will take place in online mode with multiple choice questions only. The paper will be divided into 2 sections - A and B and the total time allotted to attempt it is 2 hours. Download IGNOU B.Ed Practice Papers

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Entrance Exam: Highlights

Candidates can check the important highlights for the IGNOU 2020 B.Ed entrance test for April Session admission is tabulated below:

Date of Exam To be announced
Conducting Body National Testing Agency
Total No. of Seats 50 per PSC
Mode of Exam Online mode
Medium of Exam English and Hindi
Duration of Exam 2 Hours
Type and Number of Questions 100 MCQs
No. of Sections in Question Paper 2 (Part A and B)

IGNOU B.Ed Exam Dates

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance 2020 Exam Dates

Below given is the schedule for IGNOU B.Ed Entrance 2020:

Events Dates 
Start of IGNOU B.Ed Application form filling  Postponed (Likely May/June)
IGNOU B.Ed Application form correction To be announced
IGNOU B.Ed Admit Card To be announced
IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Exam Date  To be announced

IGNOU B.Ed Eligibility

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance 2020: Eligibility

IGNOU will accept the application forms only if candidates manage to satisfy the requisite eligibility criteria prescribed by the University for B.Ed admission. Aspirants can check the eligibility criteria for IGNOU B.Ed entrance admission in detail below:

  • At least 50% percent marks either in the Bachelor’s Degree and/or in the Master’s Degree in Sciences/Social Sciences/Commerce/Humanity. Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics with 55% marks or any other qualification equivalent
  • Trained in-service teachers in elementary education.


Candidates who have completed an NCTE recognized teacher education program in direct mode.

  • The relaxation of 5% in minimum qualifying marks required will be provided to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/PwD candidates as per the norms of Government of India.
  • Reservation for Kashmiri Migrants and War Widow candidates will be provided as per the University Rules.
  • Master's Degree awarded without a first degree is not accepted for the purpose of Academic Studies in IGNOU.

Note: There is no age bar to appear for IGNOU B.Ed CET 2020. Candidates of any age can apply.

IGNOU B.Ed Application

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance 2020: Application Form

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Application Form can be filled and submitted in online mode only. The steps to fill IGNOU B.Ed Entrance 2020 Application Form is mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of NTA.


  • Click on the B.Ed Application Form link
  • Register on the website and note down the system generated an application number.

IGNOU B.Ed 2020

  • Fill in the online application form.
  • Upload required documents and photographs.
  • Place scanned signature in the space provided.
  • Submit application and pay fees through Credit card/Debit card or Net banking methods on the website.
  • Confirmation page will appear, download the same for future reference. 

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance 2020 Application Fee

All the aspiring candidates will have to pay an application fee of INR 600. The fee can be remitted through any one of the online methods (via Credit/Debit cards or Net Banking). No refund request will be accepted by the exam authority for the fee paid. 

IGNOU B.Ed Admit Card

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance 2020 Admit Card

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Admit Card will be available to download after the successful submission of online application form. Details related to the exam center, Date and Shift (Timing) will be given in the admit card. In case candidates are unable to download the admit cards from the website, they must approach through the Help Line between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Steps to download admit card/hall ticket

Here are the steps to download the IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website of NTA
  • Click on the link- Hall Ticket for B.Ed Entrance Exam 2020.
  • A window (as shown below) will appear on the screen.

Now follow either of the given methods:

Method 1

  • Enter Name as filled in the application form. 
  • Search Name and Enrolment Number from the result that appears on the screen.
  • Click on Enrolment Number and print the admit card.
  • Affix photograph on the admit card.
  • Get the photograph attested from a Gazetted Officer.
  • Carry the admit card to test center on the exam day.

Method 2

  • Enter the 9 digit Enrolment Number.
  • Admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Save and print the admit card.
  • Affix photograph on the admit card.
  • Get the photograph attested from a Gazetted Officer
  • Carry the admit card to test center on the exam day.

It is mandatory for candidates to carry their admit cards and other relevant documents, such as a valid photo-id proof to the examination center on the day of the exam. The admit card will be issued only for the successfully registered applicants.

Candidates must go through the instructions printed on the back of admit card thoroughly. Please note that the photograph to be affixed on the admit card should be duly attested by a Gazetted Officer.

IGNOU B.Ed Exam Pattern

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Entrance Exam Pattern

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Entrance Test will be an online based exam. Questions will be asked in multiple choice questions format. Duration for the paper will be of 2 hours. Each question will carry 1 mark and there is no provision of negative marking in the exam. The paper will be divided into 2 sections- A and B.

Part -A Part-B

General English Comprehension

Subject Competence (any one)

  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Science
  • English
  • Hindi

Logical & Analytical Reasoning

Educational & General Awareness

Teaching-Learning & the School

Subject Competence will be based on the curriculum of IX/X classes prescribed by the NCERT/CBSE.

Note:  Candidates will be required to answer any one subject only in Part-B.

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Exam Pattern in detail

The below table describes the exam pattern in more detail:

Sections Subject Number of Questions Marks allotted
A General English Comprehension 10 10
Logical and Analytical Reasoning 20 20
Educational and General Awareness 25 25
Teaching-Learning & the School 25 25
B Subject Competence (any one of the given subjects)
Social Science
20 20
Total 100 100

Please note that the number of questions in each section is indicative of the general scope and design of the question paper. The actual question paper may vary in its contents, distribution and level of difficulty.

IGNOU B.Ed Syllabus

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Entrance Syllabus

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Syllabus is designed to test the teaching aptitude of the candidate. Syllabus for Section B is based on the curriculum prescribed by CBSE for Class 9th and 10th. The detailed syllabus for IGNOU B.Ed 2020 entrance exam is mentioned below:

Section A

English Comprehension Logical & Analytical and Reasoning Educational & General Awareness Teaching-Learning & the School
Reading comprehension Analogy History Aptitude and Development of Student
Antonyms/ Synonyms Classification Geography Child-Centered and Progressive Education
Idioms & Phrase Calendar Political science Development of Teacher Education India
Basic grammar Number Series Social science/ Current affairs Experiments Related to School & New Findings Activities
- Alphanumeric Series - Fundamentals and Principle of Education
- Coding - decoding - Inclusive Education and Teaching Ability
- Blood relation - Learning and Pedagogy
- Logical reasoning (Syllogism, question-based on the statement) - Responsibility towards Societies

Section B

Subject Awareness

Subject awareness section will consist of 20 questions. Candidates are expected to choose and answer the section on the basis of their educational background in XII standard. Subject options and their respective syllabus will be as follows.

  • Science: In this subject, questions will be related to Physics, Chemistry & Biology.    
  • Mathematics: The topics in Mathematics related to Arithmetics, Number system, simplification, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry.
  • Social Studies: In Social Studies, topics such as History, Geography, Political Science, Social Science, Current affairs, etc. are mostly asked in the exam.     
  • English/Hindi: The questions in both these subjects are related to Grammar, Reading Ability, Word Usage, etc.

IGNOU B.Ed Result

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Result

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Entrance Result will be declared after the conclusion of the exam on the official website of NTA. Steps to download the result/rank card are mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of NTA.
  • In the Examination tab, find results.
  • Click on B.Ed 2020 Results.
  • A page for entering information for viewing results will appear.
  • Choose program B.Ed and enter the 9 digit Enrolment Number.
  • The result cum Score Card will appear.
  • Take a printout for future reference.

The rank card will provide candidates access to their performance in the test. It will declare the rank and percentage of the candidate in the test.

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Counselling

The counselling process for IGNOU B.Ed Admission would be conducted at various Regional Centers located across different cities.

  • Candidates will be shortlisted to appear for the counselling session purely on the basis of merit in the IGNOU B.Ed 2020 entrance exam.
  • The counselling sessions will be organized at the concerned Regional Centers, depending on the option provided by the student while filling the entrance cum application form.
  • In case of the vacant seat left after the first round of seat allocation, further counselling rounds would be conducted at the relevant centers.
  • Please note that self-attested copies of the following documents should be submitted at the time of counselling. Candidates must also carry all the documents in original as well for verification purposes.

List of Documents Required for Counselling

Below is the list of documents required at the time of counselling:

  • High and Sr. Secondary School Certificate / Higher Secondary along with mark sheet.
  • Original Call Later / Hall Ticket
  • Degree and mark sheet of post-graduation / graduation and also professional qualification (diploma/degree).
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Employment certificate in original
  • Affidavit by Parents/Student/Guardian.
  • 2 passport size photographs

Know More IGNOU B.Ed Counselling Process

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Exam 2020 FAQs 

Ques. IGNOU B.Ed 2020 will be conducted in online mode or offline mode?

Ans. IGNOU B.Ed Entrance exam will be conducted in online mode as a CBT i.e. Computer Based Test.

Ques. Is there any age limit to appear for exam?

Ans. No, there is no age limit. That means candidate of any age can appear for IGNOU B.Ed 2020.

Ques. IGNOU B.Ed is a regular or distance education course?

Ans. IGNOU B.Ed is a distance education course that a candidate can complete in a duration of 2 to 5 years.

Ques. The exam will be conducted in which language?

Ans. IGNOU B.Ed will be conducted in two languages – English and Hindi. Candidates have to choose in which language they are more comfortable to attend the exam.

Ques. How many parts are there in IGNOU B.Ed entrance exam?

Ans. The entrance test will be divided into two parts : Part A and Part B. These sections are further subdivided into different sections.

Ques. How many sections are there in Part A?

Ans. In Part A there are 4 sections, namely:

  • General English Comprehension
  • Logical & Analytical Reasoning
  • Educational & General Awareness
  • Teaching-Learning & the School

Ques. Do we have to choose any one subject in Part B of IGNOU B.Ed ?

Ans. Yes, candidates have to choose any one subject from the below listed subjects:

  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Science
  • English
  • Hindi

Ques. What is the duration of exam?

Ans. The test has to be attempted in total 2 hours and there will be in total 100 MCQs.

Ques. What is the marking scheme of the exam?

Ans. The marking scheme of the exam is : 1 mark will be awarded for correct answer and there will be no negative marking.

Ques. What are the documents required at the time of Counselling?

Ans. The documents required at the time of Counselling are: Certificates and marksheets of class 10 and 12, Admit Card, Graduation certificates, Category certificate(if applicable), passport size photograph, employment certificate.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

Fee Structure

  • 600

Sample/Mock Papers


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What is difference between doing admision through entrance or withour entrance?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, IGNOU B. Ed Entrance Test is an all-India level entrance test conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). The test is conducted in online mode for IGNOU admissions in Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) programme. For more information, please refer, IGNOU Entrance Test.

pinky rai
I have completed BA in sociology with 52 percentage can I eligible for b.ed

Hello Pinky,

The minimum percentage of Bachelor’s degree required for pursuing B.Ed from IGNOU is 50% and hence you can apply for the course. For more details, visit- B.Ed Eligibility.

sweety vinod khot
Hii can apply for entrance test of bed 2020 now
abdul nazir

Hi Sweety, Yes you can apply as the dates for B.Ed. entrance test has been postponed by NTA. The process has been restarted for fresh applicants. To know more about B.Ed. entrance test click here.

sia sankhe
Can we fill the entrance exam application form now
abdul nazir

Hi Sia, Yes you can fill the application form till November 15, 2020. Check details of IGNOU Entrance test from here.

u balasudha
Can i get b.ed 2020 admission now?
abdul nazir

Hi Balasudha, Yes you can fill the application for B.Ed. entrance test till November 15, 2020. Once you clear the entrance test, you can move on to next step of admissions. Check details of IGNOU B.Ed. admissions here.

kamlesh kumar mishra
Hello, i have completed my MA in hindi with 56% and BA with 58% . I was teaching in 2006- 2008 but i dont have any teaching experience certificate can i apply for B. Ed
abdul nazir

Hi Kamlesh, to be eligible for IGNOU B.Ed. entrance test, you need to have a diploma certificate in elementay education. Since you don’t have any diploma qualification as such, you are unfortunately not eligible. For details on IGNOU B.Ed click here.

dasynran marwein
Can I get admission for b. Ed now

Hello Dasynran,

Yes, you can still apply for B.Ed now as the application form has been postponed and new dates haven’t been announced yet. Stay connected for latest information.

sneha ranjit lomte
Bed entrance kb hai

Hello Sneha,

The exam has been postponed due to the prevailing Pandemic. We will update our website as soon as NTA notifies the dates. Please Stay connected.

last date for online admission in B.ed
abdul nazir

Hi Jyoti, The last date for online registration is November 15, 2020. Check details on IGNOU entrance test from here.

priya bisht
Hello, i have completed my graduation with 65% but i don't have any teaching experience can i apply for B. Ed program in Ignou
upender l

Hello Priya,

Though you have graduated with 65% but you do not meet the eligibility criteria of trained in-teacher in elementary education of IGNOU. You can check out more details about B.Ed. 

jayant dattaram dhauskar
Please notify me regarding registration
abdul nazir

Hi Jayant, you can find details on IGNOU B.Ed. test registration from here.

nimisha k mani
I have completed b.com and also completed D.el.ed course.Can i apply B.ed in IGNOU
abdul nazir

Hi Nimisha, yes you can apply for B.Ed. in IGNOU for that you need to attempt the entrance test. Click here for more information on IGNOU B.Ed.

p sankareswari
When was entrance exam will conduct?
abdul nazir

Hi Sankareswari, The exam date has been postponed and new dates will be notified soon. For more details on IGNOU B.Ed admisisons 2020 click here.

I have done bsc(IT) and its been a month as a teacher in play school. Am i eligible for b. Ed. ??
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Meenakshi, yes, you are eligible for this course.
gracen c joseph
When will be the online registration and entrance exam?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Joseph, you can check the registration dates from the official website of the university.
Mam bed 2020 registration KAB se ho rehe h last date
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Sushila, exact dates have not been announced. However, it is expected that registration process will commence by the end of this month or in June, 2020.
I have completed graduation and post Graduation but my graduation percentage is 48%. Can I still apply for B.ed?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Gunjan, candidate must have passed either graduation or post graduation with an aggregate of 50% to be eligible for this exam. Thus, if you satisfy this criteria. then you are eligible, else not.
ankita jain
How we will come to know about the dates
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Ankita, as soon as any official notification is released regarding the admission dates, it would be updated here.
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jigmet chondol
I have completed m.sc with 77% and I am also a contractual lecturer in govt. school. Can I apply b Ed from ignou?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Jigmet, yes, you are eligible to apply for this exam.
jyoti maithani
When can we expect Bed entrance exam for 2020 ?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Jyoti, IGNOU has postponed the registration process for this exam. Thus, right now, we cannot predict the exam dates unless any official notification gets released by the university.