How to apply for B.ed in IGNOU


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 student-teachers to reflect critically on perspectives of education and integrate holistically the theory and practices to facilitate active engagement of learners for knowledge creation.

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers a B.Ed program to students based on merits obtained by the students in the entrance exam conducted by the university at different centers established all over India. IGNOU B.Ed admissions are based on certain eligibility criteria whereby a student must hold a Graduate degree in any teaching discipline and also should have a teaching experience or must be an NCTE recognized teacher at an Institute. The course is provided to students in both Hindi and English language. Interested students are required to apply online at the official website by paying an amount of INR 600 as an application fee..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..

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

The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) programme is offered in English and Hindi medium only.

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
face-to-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
· Masters’ Degree awarded without a first degree is not accepted for purpose of Academic studies in IGNOU

Admission shall be done on the basis of the score obtained in the on-line entrance test conducted by
NTA all over India. The candidate will be required to submit online entrance form. The original documents
are to be verified later after receiving offer letter for admission at concerned regional centres.
No change of category code shall be entertained from the candidate after the submission of
Entrance form.

Online Entrance Test

Mere allowing candidates to take Entrance Test would not amount to acceptance of their eligibility for
admission to B.Ed. The final admission to the programme shall be subject to their rank in the
merit list in the Entrance Test and production of proof of their eligibility at the time of last
date of submission of application for admission to B.Ed.programme alongwith original certificates
and programme fee. The number of seats of each 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..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..

Programme Fee
Programme Fee is Rs. 50,000/- for the entire programme.
Candidates seeking admission to the B.Ed. programme are advised not to pay the programme fee along
with the online entrance form. They will get a separate communication about their admission and payment
of fee.
The programme fee should be paid only by way of Demand Draft drawn in favour of IGNOU payable
at the city where your Regional Centre is situated. Please write in capital letters your name and the
programme to which admission is sought, i.e., B.Ed., on the back of the Demand Draft to ensure proper
credit of your fee to the relevant account.

IGNOU B.Ed Admission Process 2020

IGNOU B.Ed admission process 2020 includes the following steps:

Step 1: Fill IGNOU BEd Entrance Test Application Form

Candidates can fill the IGNOU BEd Entrance Test 2020 application form online on the official website of NTA. Application fee for IGNOU BEd Entrance Test is Rs 600.

Step 2: Download IGNOU BEd Entrance Test Admit Card

Once the application process is over, candidates can download their IGNOU BEd Entrance Test 2020 admit card from the official website of the agency. Candidates can download their admit card by logging in to their registered accounts.

Step 3: Give IGNOU BEd Entrance Test

Next, candidates need to appear for the IGNOU BEd Entrance Test 2020 as per the prescribed schedule at the allotted exam centre. IGNOU BEd Entrance Test comprises 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs) of 100 marks that candidates need to complete in a duration of two hours.

Step 4: Check IGNOU BEd Entrance Test Result

IGNOU BEd Entrance Test result is declared on the official website of NTA. Candidates can check their result and download scorecard by signing in to their registered accounts using application number and password.  

Step 5: Appear for IGNOU BEd Entrance Test Counselling

Once the result is declared, candidates are provided IGNOU admissions in BEd programme on the basis of counselling. The IGNOU BEd counselling round is conducted in offline mode. In the IGNOU counselling, all the original educational documents of candidates are verified by the university authorities to ascertain their eligibility 

Programme Structure
The programme is a judicious mix of theory and practical courses to facilitate student-teachers in acquiring
skills and competencies necessary for teaching-learning at secondary/senior secondary level. Illustrations
and cases of relevant situations and activities comprise the core of each course. These are suitably supported
by theoretical aspects to the extent needed. Keeping this in view, the programme has the following
First Year :
Core Courses : 16 credits
Content-based Methodology Courses (two) : 08 credits
Workshop – I : 04 credits
EPC I and II : 04 credits
Internship – I : 04 credits
Second Year :
Core Courses : 12 credits
Optional Courses : 04 credits
Workshop – II : 04 credits
EPC III and IV : 04 credits
Internship – II : 12 credits

One learner has to complete 72 credits for successful completion of the programme..

First Year

Course Code Course Name Credits
BES-121 Childhood and Growing Up 4
BES-122 Contemporary India and Education 4
BES-123 Learning and Teaching 4
BES-124 Language Across the Curriculum 2
BES-125 Understanding Disciplines and Subjects 2

Course Code Course Name Credits

BES-141 Pedagogy of Science 4
BES-142 Pedagogy of Social Science 4
BES-143 Pedagogy of Mathematics 4
BES-144 Pedagogy of English 4
BES-145 Pedagogy of Hindi 4

Workshop – I

Course Code Course Name Credits
BESL-131 Workshop Based Activities 4
Course Code Course Name Credits
BESL-121 Reading and Reflecting on the Texts 2
BESL-122 Application of ICT 2
Internship – I
Course Code Course Name Credits
BESL-133 Internship I 4

Second Year
Course Code Course Name Credits

BES-126 Knowledge and Curriculum 4
BES-127 Assessment for Learning 4
BES-128 Creating an Inclusive School 2
BES-129 Gender, School and Society 2

Course Code Course Name Credits

BESE-131 Open and Distance Education 4
BESE-132 Guidance and Counseling 4
BESE-135 Information and Communication Technology 4
Workshop – II
Course Code Course Name Credits

BESL-132 Workshop Based Activities 4

Course Code Course Name Credits
BESL-123 Drama and Art in Education 2
BESL-124 Understanding the Self and Yoga 2
Internship – I
Course Code Course Name Credits
BESL-134 Internship II 12

Internship is a compulsory component of B.Ed. programme. In order to provide broader and meaningful
engagement to the learners with thes chool; the Internship is spread over both years (See the following Table).
Durations of Internship during Year I & II
Year Internship Credits Duration (weeks)

Year I Internship I 4 4
Year II Internship II 12 16
Total 16 20
Please note that you shall have to attend the Internship schools as per the school timing (from open to
close) on dally basis. No leave shall be entertained during the Internship. You have to complete this
component in upper primary/secondary/senior secondary schools.
Instructional System
The B.Ed. programme delivery system includes the multi-media approach, i.e., self instructional print material,
audio/video components, assignments, counselling sessions and internship in schools and workshops.
Printed Material
The print materials are the self-instructional materials for both theory and practical components of the
programme. It is supplied to the students in the form of blocks. Each block contains 3-5 units. The university
sends study material and assignments to the students by registered post and if a student does not receive the
same for any reason whatsoever, the university shall not be held responsible for that.
Audio and Video Programmes
The audio and video programmes are supplementary, meant for clarification and enhancement of understanding.
These are used during counselling and workshop sessions at the programme centre.

Assignments arean integraland compulsory componentof the instructionalsystem. Thereare only onetutormarked assignments foreach theory course. Theseassignments areto besubmitted to the programmecentre in
accordance with the submission schedule provided separately in the programme guide.
Counselling Sessions
Generally the counselling sessions will be held at the programmes centres during weekends (Saturdays and
Sundays) and long holidays. Within the general schedule of the programme, the coordinators at the programme
centres will decide on the conduct of these sessions. The programme centre coordinators will also provide
the counselling schedule. The counselling sessions willinclude clarifications required in the print material and
audio/video programmes through active interaction with students.


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