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IGNOU BEd Entrance Test 2017 Notification, Eligibility and Dates

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Indira Gandhi National Open University Invites Application for Admission to the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Programme for 2017 Session

IGNOU notifies 2-years Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Programme 2017

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi invites applications for admission to the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Programme for 2017 Session.
The University will be admitting students for the B.Ed. Programme mentioned below starting from January 2017 through Entrance Test, to be held on Sunday, the 23rd October 2016 all over the Country

About the Programme

Under its School of Education (SOE) Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers 2 years B.Ed. Course as a Distance Mode
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) (Recognised by NCTE) January 2017
The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Programme of IGNOU aims at developing the understanding and competencies required by teachers for effective teaching-learning process at the secondary stage
The programme also provides opportunities of sharing experiences gained by teachers. It enables teachers to select and organise learning experiences according to the requirement of learners
In addition, it provides knowledge and develops in them an understanding of areas such as educational evaluation, school management, etc.

Important Dates for IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test January 2017

Last Date for Receipt of request for 'PROSPECTUS' by post is 30th August 2016 (extended)
Last Date Filled in Form must reach the Regional Centre concerned on or before 09th Sept. 2016
Date of Entrance Test, which will be conducted on 23rd October 2017 (Sunday)



The minimum duration of the programme is two years. However, the maximum period allowed for completion of the programme will be five years.
Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi

Eligibility Criteria for IGNOU BEd Admission 2017

Candidates should have possessed following eligibility criteria defined by IGNOU for B.Ed. Programme:
Candidates with 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, are eligible for admission to the programme (and);
The following categories are eligible to be the students of B.Ed. (ODL):
(i) Trained in-service teachers in elementary education (Or);
(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 Govt.
Reservation to Kashmiri Migrants and war widow candidates will be provided as per the University Rules
Master's’ Degree awarded without a first degree is not accepted for purpose of Academic Studies in IGNOU

Admission Process for IGNOU BEd Admission 2017

Admission shall be done on the basis of the score obtained in the entrance test conducted by IGNOU all over India. The candidate will be required to submit the filled-in application form with attested copy of documents as specified in Entrance-cum-Admission Form.
The original documents are to be submitted later after receiving offer letter for admission
No change of category code shall be entertained from the candidate after the submission of Entrance cum Admission Form

Entrance Test for IGNOU BEd Admission 2017

The Entrance Test will be held on the date mentioned in the Advertisement Hall Tickets will uploaded on IGNOU website for appearing in the 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 program 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


The University provides reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Non-creamy layer of OBC, War Widows, Kashmiri Migrants and Physically Handicapped learners, as per the Government of India rules, for admission to its various programmes

Availability of Student Handbook & Prospectus

Student Handbook & Prospectus for Management Programme, B.Ed. Application Form and Prospectus can also be downloaded from the website
The candidates will be required to submit only the filled-in application form with all attested documents as mentioned in the Entrance cum Admission Form at the concerned Regional Centre alongwith Demand Draft of Rs.1000/- as application fee in favour of IGNOU payable at the concerned Regional Centre

Price of Prospectus

Rs.1000/- (Including Registration Fee) (Rs.1000/- at counter and Rs.1050/- by post)
Last date to submit filled-in application form to the concerned Regional Centre will be the date mentioned in the advertisement
Form is also available at


Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

(The People's University), Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068, Website

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