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What is IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test?

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test is an all-India level entrance test conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). The test is conducted in online mode for IGNOU admissions in Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) programme. Every year, thousands of candidates appear for the IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test. In 2018, total 18,283 candidates had appeared for the teaching entrance exam. The minimum duration of IGNOU B.Ed course is two years. However, candidates are allowed to complete the course in a maximum duration of five years. Medium of instruction of the IGNOU B.Ed programme is English and Hindi.

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test Highlights

Exam Name

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Online

Exam Duration

2 hours

Medium of Paper

English & Hindi

Exam Purpose

Admission to B.Ed course

Test Cities

106

Test Takers

18,283

Accepting Colleges

1

Exam Helpdesk Number

0120-6895200

Official Website

https://ntaignou.nic.in/cms/public/home.aspx

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test Important Dates

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test 2020 has been postponed by NTA. However, the agency is yet to release the new schedule for the exam. Given below are tentative IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test dates for reference:

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test Events

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test Dates 2020

Salient Features

Application forms

to be announced

Earlier, IGNOU B.Ed application process 2020 was scheduled to commence on January 31 and end on February 29. The new IGNOU B.Ed application schedule is yet to be released by NTA.

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test

to be announced

Earlier, IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test 2020 was to be conducted by NTA on April 29. The new IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test date is yet to be announced.

Result

to be announced

Earlier, IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test 2020 result was scheduled to be declared by NTA on May 10. The new IGNOU B.Ed result date is yet to be out.

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test Eligibility 2020

Candidates should attain at least 50 per cent marks in graduation or post-graduation in Science/Social Science/Commerce/Humanities. BE (Bachelor of Engineering)/BTech (Bachelor of Technology) candidates with specialization in Science and Mathematics and 55 percent aggregate marks are also eligible to apply for the exam.

Note: A relaxation of five percent marks is provided to candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Other Backward Class (OBC) – non-creamy layer/ Persons with Disability (PwD) categories.

Apart from the above, candidates should also belong to either of the categories mentioned below:

  • Trained in-service teachers in elementary education
  • Completion of a NCTE recognized teacher education programme through face-to-face mode

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 .

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test Day Guidelines

Candidates appearing for the teaching entrance exam must read the instructions mentioned on the IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test admit card carefully.

What to carry inside the examination hall?

Candidates must not forget to carry the below-mentioned documents to the allotted exam centre:

  • Admit Card: IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the test centre. Candidates not carrying their admit card on the day of the exam are not allowed to take the paper.
  • ID Proof: Along with the admit card candidates must also carry a photo ID proof to the exam centre. Documents that can be carried as a photo ID proof are PAN card, Aadhaar card, driving license, passport, and voter ID.

What NOT to carry inside the examination hall?

Candidates are not allowed to carry the below-mentioned items inside the exam hall:

Geometry/ pencil box

Handbag/ purse

Paper/ stationery/ textual material (printed or written)

Eatables and water (loose or packed)

Mobile phone/ ear phone/ microphone/ pager

Calculator

DocuPen/ slide rules/ log tables

Camera/ tape recorder

Electronic watches with facilities of calculator

Metallicitemor electronic gadgets/ devices

Important FAQs for IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test

Q: When will the next IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test be held?

A: The next IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test will be conducted by NTA tentatively in April/May.

Q: When will the applications for IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test 2020 begin?

A: The application process for IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test 2020 will tentatively commence in February.

Q: What is the application fee for IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test?

A: IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test application fee is Rs 600.

Q: Is IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test held in online or offline mode?

A: IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test is conducted in online mode as a LAN based CBT (Computer Based Test).

Q: Is there any age limit to apply for IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test?

A: No, there is no age limit to apply for this teaching entrance exam.

Q: Is IGNOU B.Ed a full-time or distance education course?

A: IGNOU B.Ed is a distance education programme that candidates can complete within two to five years.

Q: How many students give the IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test?

A: Over 15,000 candidates appear for the exam every year. In 2018, 18,283 candidates took the entrance test.

Q: When are the results for IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test announced?

A: IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test results are typically announced in the month of May every year.

Q: In which courses is IGNOU admission offered through this entrance test?

A: Through IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test, candidates are offered admission in B.Ed course only.

Q: Is there any negative marking in the exam?

A: No, there is no negative marking for IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test.

Q: In which languages is IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test conducted?

A: IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test is conducted in two languages - English and Hindi. Candidates can choose to appear for the exam in either of the languages.

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