IGNOU B.Ed 2021: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date

IGNOU B.Ed 2021: The Indira Gandhi National Open University will be announcing its entrance examination for admissions in B.Ed degree courses for the year 2021. Based on the marks scored in the IGNOU B.Ed 2021 exam, admissions will be granted in different colleges of this university. The duration of the course can vary from a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 5 years. The B.Ed. programme will be offered in English and Hindi medium.

The aspirants who are willing to make a career in the teaching field can apply for this examination. All the necessary details related to IGNOU B.Ed 2021 such as admit card, registration, exam pattern, etc. is provided in this article.

IGNOU B.Ed 2021 Dates

In case you don’t miss you any relevant event related to the IGNOU B.Ed 2021, all the important events alongside their date of commencement is given below:

Event Date
Availability of Application Form October 2020
Last Date of Application Form Submission November 2020
Issue of Admit Card November 2020
Date of Entrance Examination December 2020
Announcement of Result December 2020

Eligibility Criteria for the IGNOU B.Ed 2021

The following is the eligibility criteria to appear in the IGNOU B.Ed 2021 exam:

  1. i) The candidates with at least 50% marks in Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree in Sciences/ Social Sciences/ Commerce/ Humanity are eligible. OR
  2. ii) The candidates with B.E. or B.Tech degree must have scored a minimum of 55% marks with specialization in Science and Mathematics. OR

iii) The applicants with a degree equivalent to i) and ii) can also apply for IGNOU B.Ed 2021 exam.

The candidates, who want to enroll for ODL (open and distance learning) courses, need to fulfill the below-mentioned criteria:

  1. i) The candidate should be a trained teacher which means he/ she must have completed the NCTE recognized the face-to-face teacher education program.
  2. ii) The candidate should be an in-service teacher in elementary education.

Note:

  • A relaxation of 5% in qualifying marks is provided to the candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC-NC/ PWD categories.
  • The Kashmiri Migrants and war widow candidates are also eligible for reservation as per the University Rules.
  • The master’s degree earned without a first degree is not accepted.
  • Only those candidates whose qualifying exam results are declared at the time they fill the application form, are considered eligible.
  • Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed), Diploma in Primary Education (DPE) or any other teacher education programme through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) will not be considered as a teacher education programme for admission to B.Ed. (ODL).

IGNOU B.Ed 2021 Application Form

The application form for IGNOU B.Ed 2021 admission will be made available on the official website. The applicants should download the hard copy of the application form and fill it using black ballpoint pen.

The candidates should provide all the important details in the application form, attach the attested copies of the important documents and submit it to the concerned regional center via speed post/ registered post.

The details to be entered in the form will include:

  • Personal information (name, gender, date of birth, marital status, mailing address, etc)
  • Educational information of graduation and onwards (qualification, main subjects, year of passing, marks obtained, etc)
  • Professional information (in-service teaching experience)

Once the form is submitted, no changes can be made to it. The address you mention in your form, if changed, should be updated at the regional center as the IGNOU will communicate at the given address only.

A photocopy of the filled-in form must be kept safe for future reference.

Registration/ application fee:

A registration fee of Rs. 1050/- will also be submitted with the application form. For payment of application fee, a demand draft payable at the city of concerned Regional Centre needs to be submitted.

The details of the fee submission will also be required in the form.

IGNOU B.Ed 2021 Exam Pattern

The paper of IGNOU B.Ed 2021 Exam will be divided into two major parts- Part A and Part B.

There will be 100 questions in both parts combined and the total marks will be 100.

All the questions will be of objective type. For each question, there will be 4 alternatives. If you feel that none of the 4 options are correct, you have to mark ‘0’.

The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi.

1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer. There may be negative marking for wrong answers.

A total duration of 2 hours will be provided to complete both the parts.

Part Topics No. of Questions Total Marks
Part A
Section I General English Comprehension 10 10
Section II Logical & Analytical Reasoning 20 20
Section III Educational & General Awareness 25 25
Section IV Teaching- Learning & the School 25 25
Part B: Subject Competence (any one)
Section V Science/ Mathematics/ Social Studies/ English/ Hindi 20 20

Detailed List of the Exam Syllabus

A basic comprehension of the syllabus of the IGNOU B.Ed 2021 exam is given here:

  • English Comprehension: This includes questions related to tenses, verbs, sentences, etc.
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning: Algebra, series, word problems, etc. will be included in this.
  • Educational and General Awareness: This section comprises of questions related to science, social science and general knowledge.
  • Teaching- Learning and the School: Knowledge on the learning process, classroom training, etc is included in this section.
  • Subject related Topics: It comprises class 9th and 10th syllabus from CBSE and NCERT.

IGNOU B.Ed 2021 Admit Card

The admit card for IGNOU B.Ed 2021 will be released on the official website. The candidates must download the admit card and affix a latest photograph, attested by a Gazetted Officer. The admit card/ hall ticket must be carried to the test center, without which the candidates will not be allowed to take their exam. The admit card must be kept safe as it will be required at the time of admission.

Result & Counseling

The candidates can check the status of their results from the official website of IGNOU by entering their enrollment number. Also, result cards indicating qualifying/ non-qualifying status in the entrance test would be dispatched to all the candidates who appear for the examination. If the result card is not received, the candidate can contact the regional director of IGNOU of his/ her region.

The qualified candidates will be invited for counseling where their original documents will be verified:

Documents to be submitted at the time of counseling:

  • Original Hall Ticket
  • Higher Secondary/ Sr. Secondary School Certificate indicating the date of birth, along with mark sheet.
  • Degree and mark sheet of graduation/ post-graduation.
  • Mark Sheet and Certificate of NCTE Recognized Teaching Programme completed through Face to Face mode
  • Certificate issued by the Institution (recognized by NCTE) where the candidate has pursued his/her teacher education programme along with a copy of recognition letter issued by NCTE to that institution. If the recognition letter is not available, then the Certificate issued by the institution should contain the details of letter no. and date of recognition to the institution granted by NCTE
  • Original Certificate from the recognized Secondary/ Senior Secondary schools to provide facilities for practical work including internship
  • Category certificate, if applicable
  • Original Experience-cum-Employment certificate (if applicable) in a letterhead of a recognized school
  • Certificate to provide facilities for B.Ed practical work including internship (4 weeks in B.Ed first year and 16 weeks in B.Ed second year) from a Secondary/ Higher/ Senior Secondary school
  • Affidavit by Student/ Parents/ Guardian

IGNOU B.Ed 2021 Admissions

Admission shall be done on the basis of the score obtained in the entrance test. The candidates who qualify the exam will be granted admissions after the verification of their documents, identity and eligibility. For admission in B.Ed programme, the qualified candidates will have to submit the program fee of Rs 50,000/- along with the original admit card signed by the invigilator at the time of examination. The program fee payment will be done via demand draft.

List of codes (To be used while filling the application form)

State code:

State Code State Code
Andhra Pradesh 01 Nagaland 20
Andaman & Nicobar Islands (UT) 02 Odisha 21
Arunachal Pradesh 03 Punjab 22
Assam 04 Rajasthan 23
Bihar 05 Sikkim 24
Chandigarh (UT) 06 Tamil Nadu 25
Delhi 07 Tripura 26
Goa 08 Uttar Pradesh 27
Gujarat 09 West Bengal 28
Haryana 10 Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu (UT) 29
Himachal Pradesh 11 Lakshadweep (UT) 30
Jammu & Kashmir 12 Pondicherry (UT) 31
Karnataka 13 C/o 99 APO 32
Kerala 14 Learners Abroad 33
Madhya Pradesh 15 Chhattisgarh 34
Maharashtra 16 Jharkhand 35
Manipur 17 Uttarakhand 36
Meghalaya 18 Telangana 37
Mizoram 19

Educational Qualification Code:

Qualification Code Qualification Code
Below Matriculation, SSC/ No Formal Education 000 Post Graduation or Equivalent 006
Matriculation/ SSC 001 Doctoral or Equivalent 007
10+2 or Equivalent 002 BPP from IGNOU 008
Diploma in Engineering 003 Bachelor of Library Information Science 009
Graduation in Engineering 004 Master of Library & Information Science 010
Graduation or Equivalent 005

Board Code:

For 10+2
Board Code
Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh 0101
Assam Higher Secondary Education Council 0401
Bihar Intermediate Education Council 0501
Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi 0701
Council for the Indian School (Certificate Exam), New Delhi 0702
National Institute of Open Schooling, Delhi 0703
Goa, Daman & Diu Board of Sec. & Higher Sec. Ed. 0801
Gujarat Secondary Education Board 0901
Haryana Board of School Education 1001
Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education 1101
J&K State Board of School Education (Summer) 1201
J&K State Board of School Education (Winter) 1202
Board of Pre-University Education, Karnataka 1301
University of Kerala 1401
Board of Secondary Education, MP 1501
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Education & Higher Secondary Board 1601
Board of Secondary Education, Manipur 1701
Mizoram Board of Secondary Education 1901
Nagaland Board of Secondary Education 2001
Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa 2101
Punjab School Education Board 2201
Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education 2301
Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Exam., Tamil Nadu 2501
Tripura Board of Secondary Education 2601
Board of High School & Intermediate Education, U.P. 2701
West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education 2802
Jharkhand Academic Council, Ranchi 3601
A recognized three/ two year Diploma/ Certificate after 10th Class 8888
Not listed in this list 9999
For 10+2 Vocational Stream
Mizoram Board of Secondary Education 1901

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