IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test Details

Name of Entrance Exam

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (B. Ed.) Programme (Recognised by NCTE)

Category of Exam

National Exam IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test July 2019

About Exam

 About IGNOU BED 2020 (IGNOU B.Ed. EntranceExamination) Admission to Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) programme will be based on the performance of candidates in the All India Level Entrance Test conducted by NTA. The final merit list for selection will made nodal regional center wise by IGNOU on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the online entrance test. For more details, please visit IGNOU B.Ed. Prospectus-2020.

 INTRODUCTION The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) programme of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been designed with the aim to develop an understanding of teaching-learning process at upper primary/secondary and senior-secondary level among student teachers. It focuses on enabling studentteachers to reflect critically on perspectives of education and integrate holistically the theory and practices to facilitate active engagement of learners for knowledge creation.

The minimum duration of the programme is two years. However, the maximum period allowed for completion of the programme is five years. 


Candidates with:

a) 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,


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

i. Trained in-service teachers in elementary education.

ii. Candidates who have completed a NCTE recognized teacher education programme through faceto-face mode.

· The reservation and relaxation of 5% marks in minimum eligibility will be provided to SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer)/PWD candidates as per the rules of the Central Government. · Reservation to Kashmiri Migrants and war widow candidates will be provided as per the University Rules. · Masters’ Degree awarded without a first degree is not accepted for purpose of Academic Studies in IGNOU.

Important Dates

Schedule of Examination Schedule for important examination related activities have been given in Table 1. However, candidates are requested to keep themselves updated about the schedule through NTA and IGNOU


Online Submission of Application Form (up to 11:59 pm of 01 July, 2019)

17 June to 01 July, 2019

Last Date of Successful Transaction of Fee through

Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking up to 11:59 pm; through echallan up to bank hours01 July, 2019

ENTRANCE Fee Payable by candidates in INR B.Ed. Entrance Test Rs. 600/-

Correction in Particulars of Application Form on Website only 02 to 03 July, 2019

Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website 10 July, 2019

Dates of Examination 27 July, 2019

Duration of Examination 02 Hours

Timing of Examination

First Session: 10:00 am to 12:00pm

Centre, Date and Shift of Examination As indicated on the Admit Card

Website https://ntaignou.nic.in,



Official Website & Contact Details:

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110068.