IGNOU B.Ed Admission 2018, Procedure, Eligibility, Fees, Entrance, Result

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Ignou B.Ed admission 2018 – The Indira Gandhi National Open University has invite applications from the candidates all over the country for admission to its Bachelor of Education(B.Ed.) programme for the academic year January 2018 session.

Unlike the other disciplines, the university offers admission in Ignou B.Ed programme once in a year i.e. during the January session.The Bachelor of Education programme offered by Ignou comes under the School of Education (SOE) and has been recognized by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).

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Important Dates:

  • Date of Entrance Test: 20th August 2017
  • Last Date of Application Form submission: 15th July 2017

Objective of Ignou B.Ed Programme:

The main objective of the programme is to develop and strengthen the professional competency of in-service teachers.

Also it helps the learner in understanding the nature of the learner and of learning processes.They will be able to develop the skills involved in dealing with the academic and personal problems of learners.

Moreover, it will help the learners in acquiring knowledge and develop understanding about the various procedures and techniques of evaluation and their classroom application.

Ignou B.Ed Admission Process:

The admission to B.Ed programme is provided purely on the basis of merit score obtained by candidates in the entrance test conducted by university all over India.

To apply for admission and entrance test, the candidates need to fill up the IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Form and submit the filled-in application form along with attested copies of required documents (mentioned in Entrance-cum-Admission Form) to their nearby IGNOU Regional Centres.

The candidates should not submit their original documents at this stage as they will be asked to submit their original documents later after receiving offer letter for admission.

It is advised to all the applicants that they should carefully read the instructions while filling up their Entrance cum Admission form because in case of wrong information filled in the form, the students will not be provided the admission.

Also, the candidates will not be allowed to change their category code after the submission of application form.

How to Apply for IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test?

The candidates can download the Ignou B.Ed prospectus and application form from university official website i.e. www.ignou.ac.in.

After filling up the application form, the candidates may send it along with entrance examination fee of Rs. 1050/- in the form of demand draft to the Regional Centre of the concerned city via Registered/Speed post or they can submit the form at their nearest regional centre by hand.

The Demand Draft has to be made in favor of IGNOU, payable at the city of the Regional Centre concerned.

IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test:

The candidates can check the date of IGNOU B.Ed entrance test on the latest advertisement published by university on its official website.

It is to be noted that merely appearing in the entrance test does not mean that the candidate is eligible for admission to B.Ed.

The admission will be purely on the basis of the rank obtained by candidates in the entrance examination and production of proof of their eligibility at the time of last date of submission of application for admission to B.Ed discipline alongwith original certificates and programme fee.

The number of seats for this programme per PSC is limited to 50 only. The university reserves the right to conduct the examination at different centres/change the examination centre of the candidates without assigning any reason thereof.

IGNOU B.Ed. Programme Details:

  • Programme Fee: The candidates need to pay the total fee of Rs. 50,000/- for the complete programme during the admission process. The applicants are advised not to pay the programme fee along with the submission of filled-in application form. After qualifying the entrance examination, they will be informed about their admission process and payment of fee. They need to pay the fee in the form of Demand Draft(DD) drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at the city where your Regional Centre is located. (Note: The candidates should write their Name and Programme in capital letters on the back of the Demand Draft to make sure that fee should properly credit to the relevant account.)
  • Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi
  • Programme Duration: The university provides the minimum duration of two years to the students to clear all the B.Ed courses during the study. But the university allows the students to clear the programme within a maximum duration of five years.
  • Admission Eligibility:
    • The candidates seeking admission to this discipline should be having 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 equivalent qualification And
      The learners who comes under the below mentioned categories are eligible for admission to IGNOU B.Ed. (ODL):

      • Trained in-service teachers in elementary education OR
      • The learners who have completed a NCTE recognized teacher education programme through face-to-face mode.
      • The university follows the guidelines of reservation and relaxation in the marks as per the Central Government/State Government guidelines, which ever is applicable, for SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer)/PWD and other categories.
      • The university provides the relaxation of five percent marks in favour of SC/ST/Kashmiri Migrant and other categories of candidates, if any, as per Govt. of India Rules.

Note: It is to be noted that the students awarded the Masters’ Degree without a first degree are not eligible for admission to this programme.

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Hall Ticket:

The university send the IGNOU B.Ed Entrance admit card to the applicants at their communication address via post as well. In case, if any candidate do not receive his or her hall ticket by post, he or she can download it from the website at www.ignou.ac.in to appear in the entrance examination.The applicants will able to download the Hall ticket/ admit card from the university website ten days before the date of examination.

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Result:

As per the guidelines, the university declares the B.Ed Entrance Test result usually after one and half month from the date of examination. So, it will be the case for this year also for declaration of result.

The university may take less or more time for result declaration.The candidates will be able to check their result on the university website whenever it will be declared.

IGNOU B.Ed Assignments:

During the studies, the students need to submit the IGNOU B.Ed Solved Assignments for each theory course.The assignment question papers can be downloaded from the university official website.

The assignments constitutes 30% of total marks for any particular course. The students need to submit the solved assignments at their respective Study Centre as per the submission schedule provided in the assignment booklet.

IGNOU B.Ed Course & Syllabus:

The university has provided the Ignou B.Ed syllabus 2018 in the form of PDF file on its website. We have provided below the various courses (name, code, credits) that students need to study in the first and second year.These are as follows:

IGNOU B.Ed. First year Courses

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
Core Courses (16 Credits)
BES-121Childhood and Growing Up4
BES-122Contemporary India and Education4
BES-123Learning and Teaching4
BES-124Language Across the Curriculum2
BES-125Understanding Disciplines and Subjects2
Content-Based Methodology Courses (8 Credits) (Choose any two)
BES-141Pedagogy of Science4
BES-142Pedagogy of Social Science4
BES-143Pedagogy of Mathematics4
BES-144Pedagogy of English4
BES-145Pedagogy of Hindi4
Practical Courses (12 Credits)
BESL-131Workshop Based Activities4
BESL-121Reading and Reflecting on the Texts2
BESL-122Application of ICT2
BESL-133Internship I4

IGNOU B.Ed. Second year Courses

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
Core Courses (12 Credits)
BES-126Knowledge and Curriculum4
BES-127Assessment for Learning4
BES-128Creating an Inclusive School2
BES-129Gender, School and Society2
Optional Courses (04 Credits) Choose any one
BESE-131Open and Distance Education4
BESE-132Guidance and Counseling4
BESE-133Adolescence and Family Education*4
BESE-134Vocational Education*2
BESE-135Information and Communication Technology2
*Course BESE-133 & BESE-134 are not on offer for January, 2018 Batch
Practical Courses (20 Credits)
BESL-132Workshop Based Activities4
BESL-123Drama and Art in Education2
BESL-124Understanding the Self and Yoga2
BESL-134Internship II12

Durations of Internship during Year I & II

Year IInternship I44
Year IIInternship II1216

In Case of any query related to Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) programme, please contact the university at below mentioned contact details:

  • Address: Regional Director, Student Service Centre(SSC), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi -110068,
  • E-mail Id: ssc@ignou.ac.in
  • Telephone: 011-29535714

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  1. Mein b ed ka form bharna chahta hun meri BA&MA mein 50 presentes se aboue marks hai aur barkuttulla bhopal university se jbt cert bhi hai
    Kya mein form bhar sakta hun


  3. Sir i have done my Bsc from BHU with 49.17℅ marks…..but to appear in the entrance test for B.Ed course requires atleast 50℅ marks in graduation or PG…..but i hv not got 50℅….
    But as i m a girl candidate then will i get any reservation….any relaxation of marks so that i can appear in B.Ed entrance test….

  4. I beg to that i want the details of B.ed entrance test coming sections when they will be published notification ? so kindly please provide information.

  5. Sir mai b.end ka form fill krna chati hu but mere ko ye ni malum ki b.ed ka private form kb niklta h

  6. i am govt servant and want to bed from ignou through distance now i complete ba from 2016 with 55% marks. belong from uttar pradesh, dist-ballia. please help me.

  7. I am IIIrd Grade teacher in rajasthan state’s Primary School. I passed BA,MA with IIIrd division . I am in widow category. May I applied for B-ED entrance exam- 2016

  8. I am IIIrd Grade teacher in rajasthan state’s Primary School. I passed BA,MA with IIIrd division . I am in widow category. May I applied for B-ED entrance exam- 2016

  9. Sir plz tell me meri b.a. Me 47 percent hai mein gift. Teacher hun and mer m.a. next June Han complete hogi usme meri yadi avbove 50rhe aur result recruitment se phle ni aye to kya me appearing ma. Final se form fill ni kar skta kya

  10. sir I am completed D.T.ed., and then B.Sc., maths in DDE then I am school teacher l got only 45% in B.sc., maths can I apply b.ed., in ignou

  11. Sir I have passed prachark training also I am working as atgt in apvt. School. Can I apply for the bed course in ignou distance education.

  12. respected sir,i m a msc student having 73.5%marks n also have 3years of teaching experience in an aided college in botany i.e.higher secondary level.sir can i apply for ignou bed entrance test?plz reply.with regards pralisha mohapatra

  13. Sir please tell me I M done my B.A. by DU my total percent is between 45 to 48.if i m eligble for B.ed. please inform me as soon as possible for all details.
    how can i do?…


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