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IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test Application Form

Last Updated - February 21, 2018

IGNOU 2017 B.Ed Entrance is tentatively scheduled for the first Sunday in the month of August. Candidates can apply for IGNOU B.Ed Entrance in both online and offline mode. The B.Ed program by IGNOU is offered in ODL (Open and Distance Learning Mode) and aimed at inculcating skills, methods and theoretical understanding of teaching to both aspiring and in-service teachers.

  • IGNOU B.Ed 2017 Application Form is available in both offline and online mode.
  • The offline application form for IGNOU B.Ed 2017 Entrance Test can be availed through both post as well as the from the counters at the Regional Centers.
  • Candidates can also apply for IGNOU B.Ed 2017 on the official website admission portal of IGNOU, i.e.,
  • The fee along with the application form can also be remitted in both online and offline mode.
  • Registration Fee for IGNOU B.Ed 2017 Entrance Test is INR 1000/-.
  • Application Form of in-service teachers should be accompanied with proof previous employment in the stipulated format.

Candidates should ensure that they keep a copy of the duly filled application form along with them which they may be required to furnish at later stages of the admission procedure. The online mode application process is definitely more secure since there is always risk of delay or loss in transit if candidates apply via post.

Important Dates for IGNOU B.Ed 2017 Registration

IGNOU Application form is currently available for the July session. The application form is available in both online and offline. Candidates who wish to fill the form offline need to buy it along with the prospectus from the Regional Centre and submit the filled application form to their nearest regional center along with a demand draft of INR 1000/-.

Alternately, they can also download the Entrance cum Application form from the official website. Candidates applying in the online mode need to pay the fees through net banking, credit card and debit card. The tentative schedule for IGNOU B.Ed 2017 July Session is indicated in the table below.

Release of Forms for B.Ed.Feb 1, 2017
Last date of filling the formMay 31, 2017 (Extended)
Date of Entrance TestAugust - 2017

Eligibility Criteria to Apply for IGNOU B.Ed 2017

IGNOU has prescribed certain eligibility criteria that candidates should fulfill prior to applying online

  • Candidates with at least fifty 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 thereto, are eligible for admission to the programme.
  • The following categories are eligible to be the students of B.Ed (ODL):
  • Trained in-service teachers in elementary education


  • Candidates who have completed a NCTE recognized teacher education programme through face-to-face mode

Seat Reservation

The provision of reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Non-creamy layer of OBC, War Widows, Kashmiri Migrants and Physically Handicapped learners in IGNOU B.Ed  Program is provided as per the Government of India rules.

  • 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 purpose of academic studies at IGNOU.

How to fill the IGNOU B. Ed. Admission Form 2017

Candidates are required to submit the filled-in IGNOU B.Ed 2017 Application Form along with attested copy of documents as specified in Entrance-cum-Admission Form before or on May 2017.

Offline Mode

  • Visit official website and download application form.
  • Fill in the personal and educational details as mentioned in the form.
  • Candidates are advised to fill the form very carefully.
  • Send the filled-in application form to the Regional centre of the concerned city with a demand draft of Rs1000/- as mandatory application fee in favour of IGNOU payable at the Regional centre

Note - No change of category code shall be entertained from the candidate after submission of Entrance cum Admission Form

Online Mode

  • Visit the website - Candidates should open the official IGNOU website and register themselves using their email on the admission portal of IGNOU. Once registered, the candidate can login with their username and password to fill the remaining form
  • Login - Use the password and Login name to log into the Online Admission system and select the course
  • Fill in details - Fill in your personal and education details along with correspondence address and other required information.
  • Upload Scanned Documents - After filling the essential details, the candidates should upload the following documents to complete the application process
  1. Scanned photograph
  2. Scanned signature
  3. Scanned copy of age proof
  4. Scanned copy of Marksheet/Degree Qualification
  5. Scanned copy of Experience Certificate
  6. Scanned copy of Category Certificate (SC/ST/OBC)

Pay fees: Pay your Programme fee through debit/credit card (Master/Visa/Rupay) and Net banking:

Payment by Debit/Credit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay): You have to select Debit/Credit Card option to pay the programme fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, you will be able to print/save the payment confirmation slip.

Payment by ATM Card (PNB)

Note: Remember to take out a print of the duly filled application form and preserve it for future reference after successful payment of fee.

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Application Fee (h4)

The application fee to be paid along with IGNOU B.Ed 2017  Application Form would vary according to the mode candidates have opted for applying. Fee can be remitted via both online (Net banking/Credit/Debit Card) and offline (demand draft drawn on ‘IGNOU’, payable at city where the center is located).

Registration Fee (At counter, Regional Center)INR 1000/-
By postINR 1050/-
OnlineINR 1000/ + Bank Charges (as applicable)

General Guidelines for Filling Application Form

Candidates can check below some general guidelines prior to filling IGNOU B.Ed 2017 Application Form are mentioned below:

  • IGNOU B.Ed 2017  Application form submitted to any office other than the designated Regional Centers are not acceptable.
  • 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.
  • Copy of Previous Employment certificate in the prescribed format should be attached with the form.
  • Retain a photocopy of the form, if filled offline. Print a copy of the form, if filled online
  • Candidates are advised to regularly check the official website or this article for latest updates on IGNOU B.Ed 2017 Application Form.



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