IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test 2020 Application Form (Postponed), Exam Dates, Application Fee and Procedure

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    The official notification regarding IGNOU B.Ed 2020 has been released on August 21, 2019. As per the notification, this year the national level B.Ed entrance exam will be conducted by NTA. However, the authorities have postponed the online application process until further notification. It is expected that Application Forms will be released in May/June 2020.

    The registration fee for IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Entrance Test is expected to be INR 600. Candidates are advised to ensure that they meet the Eligibility criteria. The authorities also provide the facility of Application Form Correction, but it is always recommended to apply carefully and correctly in one go. The application forms of in-service teachers should be accompanied by proof of previous employment in the stipulated format.

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    IGNOU B.Ed 2020: Important Dates

    Below given are the important dates related to IGNOU B.Ed 2020:

    Release of IGNOU B. Ed Application Form 2020Postponed (Likely May/June)
    Last date of filling the IGNOU B.Ed Application FormTo be announced
    Date of IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test 2020To be announced

    IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Eligibility

    IGNOU B.Ed 2020: Eligibility Criteria

    Below given are the certain eligibility criteria prescribed by IGNOU that candidates should fulfill before applying online. 

    Age Limit

    There is no age limit to apply for IGNOU B.Ed 2020. That means candidate of any age can appear.

    Educational Qualification

    Candidates with at least 50% 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 thereto, are eligible for admission to the program.

    The following categories are eligible to be the students of B.Ed (ODL):

    • Trained in-service teachers in elementary education.
    • Candidates who have completed an NCTE recognized teacher education program through face-to-face mode.


    • Reservation and relaxation of 5% marks in minimum eligibility will be provided to SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/PWD candidates only as per the rules of the Central Govt.
    • Reservation to Kashmiri Migrants and war widow candidates will also be provided as per the University Rules.

    NOTE: Masters’ Degree awarded without a first degree is not accepted for the purpose of academic studies at IGNOU.

    Also Check IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Admit Card

    Documents Required

    IGNOU B.Ed Application Form 2020: Documents Required

    Listed below are the documents required at the time of form filling. Candidates are advised to keep them ready to avoid any discrepancy.

    Identity Proof like Aadhar Card /Passport/PAN Card/ Other valid Govt IDsQualifying degree certificatesFour test cities in order of preference
    Address (mailing and permanent), mobile number, email IDClass X and XII marksheets and certificatesAccount details to pay the online application fee

    Scanned image of latest photograph
    Size: 10 kb to 200 kb
    Format: JPG/ JPEG

    Category Certificate (if applicable)

    Scanned image of signature
    Size: 4 kb to 30 kb
    Format: JPG/ JPEG

    How to fill Application Form?

    How to fill the IGNOU B.Ed Application Form 2020?

    Candidates are required to submit the filled-in IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Application Form along with an attested copy of documents as specified in Entrance-cum-Admission Form. The application form has to be submitted in 5 simple steps:

    Step 1- Apply for Online registration and note down the system generated application number. For this click on ‘Application Form Submission for B.Ed’ on the official website ntaignou.nic.in/cms/public/home.aspx

    IGNOU B.Ed

    Step 2- Fill the online application form. 

    IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Form

    Step 3- Upload the scanned image of the candidate’s photograph and signature in the prescribed format. The specifications for the scanned image is in the table below:



    Size: 10 kb to 200 kb

    Format: JPG/ JPEG


    Size: 4 kb to 30 kb

    Format: JPG/ JPEG

    Step 4- Pay the application fee through a suitable mode of payment. 

    Step 5- Print 3-4 copies of the confirmation page.

    IGNOU B.Ed Application Fee

    IGNOU B.Ed. 2020 Application Fee

    The payable fee for the online application is INR 600. The exam fee can be paid through any of the two methods given below. 

    Debit/Credit CardCheck the validity of the debit/credit card before logging on to submit the application fee. Enter the required credentials to pay the fee
    Net Banking Keep all the credentials ready before making the payment through net banking 

    It is to be noted that no request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained by NTA/IGNOU under any circumstances.

    IGNOU B.Ed Form Correction

    IGNOU B.Ed Application Form Correction 2020

    After the Application Process, NTA opens the IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test Application Form Correction window. Through this facility, NTA gives a chance to candidates to rectify the incorrect information (if any) in the already submitted application form. The Application form correction window is open for a short duration only. The authorities also list that what all changes can be made, as each and every detail cannot be rectified, thats the reason candidates are advisded to be very careful at the time of form filling.

    IGNOU B.Ed 2020: Important Points to Remember

    Candidates can check below some general guidelines prior to filling IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Application Form are mentioned below:

    • Candidates must ensure their eligibility criteria before filling the application form
    • Fill the correct postal address in the application form as NTA will not be responsible for any loss due to wrong information. 
    • Provide the correct e-mail id and mobile number for further communication as it can’t be changed later. 
    • Candidates are advised to complete the application form and send it before the due date. Applications received after the due date will be summarily rejected.
    • Application once done cannot be withdrawn later. 
    • More than one application per candidate is liable to be rejected. 
    • Candidates have to fill four exam center preferences but the center and shifts provided by the NTA will be final and can’t be changed later. 
    • Do not forget to take a 3-4 print out of the filled application form. 
    • In case a candidate is found providing incorrect information or the identity is proved to be false at any time in the future, the candidate shall face penal action as per the law.
    • Candidates are advised to regularly check the official website or this article for latest updates on IGNOU B.Ed 20 Application Form.

    Also Check IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Counselling Procedure

    IGNOU B.Ed 2020 FAQs

    IGNOU B.Ed Application Form 2020 FAQs

    Ques.  What is the Application fee and how to pay it?

    Ans. The application fee for IGNOU B.Ed 2020 is INR 600. The fee has to be paid online only through Credit card/Debit card/Net Banking.

    Ques.  Is there any reservation in IGNOU B.Ed?

    Ans. Yes IGNOU B.Ed offers 5% relaxation in marks to SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/PWD candidates only as per the rules of the Central Govt. Reservation to Kashmiri Migrants and war widow candidates is also provided.

    Ques. Should we follow central government rules or state government rules for reservation and relaxation in IGNOU B.Ed admission?

    Ans. IGNOU follows the reservation and recognition norms as per central government for admission in all programmes.

    Ques. I am 27 years old, can I apply for IGNOU B.Ed?

    Ans. Yes, you can appear in IGNPOU B.Ed 2020. As per the eligibility criteria there is no age limit, so candidates of any age can appear.

    Ques. Is it mandatory to show employment certificate ?

    Ans. It is not mandatory if a candidate is not applying as in-service elementary teacher. However, for in-service teachers, employment certificate from recognized schools will be considered.

    Ques.  What are the specifications for scanned images while uploading the documents?

    Ans. The specifications for scanned images is listed below:



    Size: 10 kb to 200 kb



    Size: 4 kb to 30 kb


    Ques.  Does IGNOU provides form correction facility?

    Ans. Yes, IGNOU offers this facility. The Application form corrrection window is open for a short duration and only few specific details can be corrected. Candidates should check what details can be corrected through the official notification.

    Ques.  What are the details asked in the Application form?

    Ans. Candidates should be ready with the following details before starting the form filling procedure: Candidates name, personal and educational details, scanned images of photograph and signature, choice of 4 test centers and online payment mode details.

    Ques.  If I donot proceed ahead with the admission process, Will my application fee be refunded?

    Ans. No, the application fee once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

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


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    kiran kumari

    how to get applicatiom b.ed ignou?

    09 Mar, 2020 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Kiran, application forms will be made available on official website of the university.

    09 Mar, 2020 12:50
    Madhuri Chilkamari

    When is the last date for apply Bed entrance exam

    06 Mar, 2020 00:42
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Madhuri, the university has not announced the registration dates yet. Thus, kindly keep visiting the official website for latest updates.

    06 Mar, 2020 12:31
    Yashobanta sahu

    Which month ignou bed 2020 held

    06 Mar, 2020 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Yashobanta, the university has not announced exam dates officially yet. As soon as any update is made on the official website, it will be reflected here.

    06 Mar, 2020 18:10
    Bk Sony

    I am not getting link for filling the application form

    05 Mar, 2020 16:57
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hello, this is because the university has delayed the registration process for this session and tentative dates have not been announced yet by the university for form-filling.

    05 Mar, 2020 17:23
    hamara pyara bundelkhand like

    Bed intrance exam form ki last date kya hai IGNOU mai

    05 Mar, 2020 10:04
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hello, the university has postponed the application process for this exam. Till now, no official announcement is made about the same.

    05 Mar, 2020 11:27

    Good Afternoon Madam, Im Manjula SDA working in Judicial Department (State Government of Karnataka) then i completed my education D.Ed recognised by NCTE and 3 Years Degree, Shall I Eligible for 2 Years B.ed Course or Not Pls Tell me

    28 Feb, 2020 14:36
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Manjula, yes, you are eligible for this exam.

    28 Feb, 2020 15:31
    preeti rathee

    i have done b.tech in electrical engineering. Am I eligible for B.Ed?

    27 Feb, 2020 14:06
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Preeti, yes, you are eligible for this course.

    27 Feb, 2020 14:54
    gurpreet kaur

    unable to find the link for filling of b.ed application for 2020-21. kindly help as 29th feb is the last date.

    26 Feb, 2020 16:09
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Gurpreet, IGNOU has delayed the application process of B.Ed. No official notification has been released by the university for tentative dates. As soon as registration date gets announced, it will be updated here.

    26 Feb, 2020 17:46
    Priti Rao


    26 Feb, 2020 14:29
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Priti, this is because the university has not released the application form yet. As soon as any official notification is released regarding the same, it will be updated here.

    26 Feb, 2020 14:45
    tankadhar satpathy

    What is the anticipated date of publication of notification for BEd 2020-21.

    26 Feb, 2020 08:37
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Tankadhar, no official notification has been released yet for the application dates of this exam.

    26 Feb, 2020 11:43

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