IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Admission – Exam Date, Registration, Application Form, Syllabus, Eligibility

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Entrance Exam –  National Testing Agency has been released the IGNOU B.Ed 2020 exam date. IGNOU B.Ed Entrance exam is conducted for getting admission to B.Ed program in the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). Online Registration of IGNOU B.Ed 2020 entrance exam will commence from on January 31st, 2020 and close on February 29, 2020. All the eligible candidates may apply through the official page of https://ntaignou.nic.in. IGNOU B.Ed 2020 exam will be conducted on April 29th, 2020. From here candidates can get more details about IGNOU B.Ed 2020 entrance exam such as registration, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

Overview of IGNOU 2020 B.Ed Exam
Examination Name Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) B.Ed Admission – 2020
Exam Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Courses Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
Examination Level All India Level Entrance Test
Frequency of Examination Once a year
The validity of B.Ed 2020 Score 2020-2021 Academic Session Official Websites https://www.ntaignou.nic.in


IGNOU B.Ed 2020

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Exam Dates

Events Dates
Starting Date of Online Application Form 31st January 2020
Closing Date for Submission of Application Form 29th February 2020
Last Date of Successful Transaction of Fees 29th February 2020
Correction in Particulars of Application Form 2nd or 3rd week of March 2020 (tentative)
Downloading of Admit Cards 1st April 2020
Date of Examination 29th April 2020
Centre, Shift of Examination As indicated on the Admit Card
Answer Key & Challenge of Answer Key To be announced
Announcement of Result 10th May 2020

About B.Ed Program

Courses Offered Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
Duration of Course Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Medium of Instruction English, and Hindi
Programme Fees Rs. 15000/-
Program Structure The B.Ed program is a judicious mix of theory and practical courses. That means the learner should be complete totally 72 credits for successful completion of the programme.


Internship Year Credits Duration (Weeks)
1st Year 4 4
2nd Year 12 16
Total Credits: 16 Total Weeks: 20

Eligibility Criteria of B.Ed 2020 Examination

Students who are willing to participate in the B.Ed entrance examination should first check and ensure the eligibility criteria of IGNOU 2020 B.Ed exam.

  • Candidates should secure 50% marks either in the Bachelor’s degree or in the Master’s degree in the disciplines of Science/Social Science/Commerce/Humanity.
  • Students from the stream of Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology in the specialization of Science and Mathematics with 55% marks.
Eligible for Students of B.Ed. (ODL)
  1. Trained in-service teachers in the Elementary Education
  2. Candidates who have completed a National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) recognized teacher education programme through in the mode of face to face.

As per the rules of the Central Government, the reservation and relaxation of 5% marks in minimum eligibility shall be provided to the SC/ST/OBC (NCL)/PwD candidates and also as per the rules and norms of the University the reservation will be provided to the Kashmiri Migrants and war widow candidates.

Master’s degree awarded is not be accepted without a first degree in Indira Gandhi National Open University.


The admission for the B.Ed program is based on the reservation policies of the IGNOU. Students will be allowed to admission as per the category wise. Candidates from the different categories and their reservation percentages are mentioned as follows.

Under Vertical Reservation Reservation Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5%
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 27%


Under Horizontal Reservation Reservation Percentage
Physically Handicapped (PH) 3%
War Widow 5%
Kashmiri Migrant One seat in the National Merit List

Reserved seats for the categories of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes are interchangeable. Candidates who are falling under the PH category should attach the necessary certificates from recognized Medical authority with the minimum disability of 40% are only entitled to reservation. The annual income of the candidates who are under the category of OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) should not exceed 8 lakhs per annum.

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Application Form

Candidates should ensure the eligibility criteria for applying the application form for IGNOU B.Ed 2020 entrance examination. Commonly the application process has five steps to complete the entire sections of its. All these sections are mentioned below as follows.

  1. Registration
  2. Filling the Application Form
  3. Uploading Photograph and Signature
  4. Pay the Application Fees
  5. Print Confirmation Page
Necessary Documents for filling Application Form

Students should keep the original documents in their hands during filling the online application form. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. More than one application forms submitted by a candidate will be rejected.

  • A Computer with Internet Connectivity
  • Candidate’s scanned photograph and signature images in JPG/JPEG format only
  • Copy of Board/University Certificate
  • Qualifying Degree Certificates or last semester mark sheet
  • A valid Email id, Mobile Number
  • Aadhar card
  • Type of Identification (Bank A/c Number/Passport Number/Ration Card/Other Govt ID)
  • Category Certificate
  • Person with Disability (PwD) Certificate
  • If you want to pay online mode must have the valid credit card/debit card/Net Banking account

Steps for Filling Application Form

Step 1: Registration

Candidates should visit the official page of NTA IGNOU 2020. In Registration stage, applicants should provide the basic details such as the full name, date of birth, mother and father name, and valid email id, mobile number as mentioned in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate. After submitting the valid details, the application number will send to the registered email address and mobile number. This log in credential will useful for complete the remaining part of the application process.

Note: Only one email address and one mobile number are valid for one application

Step 2: Filling the Application Form

Candidates should log in with valid application number has generated at the time of registration stage. In this stage, applicants should fill their details such as their Category, and also have to fill the educational details like qualifying degree certificates and mark sheets. Applicants should need to select any four cities of their choice of examination centre of IGNOU B.Ed exam 2020. All the details are should be verified by the candidate before submitting the entered details. So, candidates are advised to fill carefully with valid details during filling the application form of IGNOU B.Ed 2020 exam.

Note: If once submitted the Application form, under no circumstances the choice of cities for the examination centre filled in the application form shall be changed by the NTA.

Step 3: Uploading Photograph and Signature

After filling the personal and education details in the application form, candidates should have to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature. The candidate’s photograph and signature should be scanned in the format of JPG/JPEG. The photograph should not be with cap or goggles. The photograph should be colored or black/white (clear contrast). Applicants should put his signature on a white paper by a black ink pen for uploading.

  • The size of the scanned candidate’s photograph must be between 10kb to 200kb.
  • The size of the scanned candidate’s signature should be between 4kb to 30kb.

Note: Candidate’s photograph is to be used for uploading on the application form and also for pasting on the Attendance Sheet at the exam centre. Candidate must check and ensure that the uploaded images are clear and proper.

Step 4: Pay the Application Fees

Mode of Payment – Application fees may be submitted through any of the following modes using payment gateway of concerned banks.

  • Net Banking
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • UPI

After verifying and submit the personal and educational details, students have to pay the examination fees. The application should be paid by the candidates as per their category wise. Students who have successfully paid the application fees only will be considered to take the entrance test of B.Ed. Application fees should be paid in the online mode such as the Credit/Debit/Net banking.

Note: Application fees shall not be refunded at under any circumstances if the application is rejected or the candidate is found to be ineligible or candidate is unable to appear in the examination.

IGNOU B.Ed Application Fees

Category Application Fees
General/Unreserved/OBC Non-Creamy Layer/ SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Rs. 600/-

Note: Applicable Service/Processing charges and GST will be paid by the candidates.

Step 5: Print Confirmation Page

Students should print the confirmation page once the payment has successfully paid. Applicants are considered for participation in the IGNOU B.Ed entrance examination that only candidates who have received the confirmation page after payment of fees. Students can check their confirmation of payment transaction at NTA IGNOU 2020 official website. In case the confirmation page is not generated after payment of application fees then the transaction is canceled, and the amount will be refunded within 15 days of the last date of submission of the application form to the concerned candidate’s account.

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Exam Pattern

Examination mode LAN based CBT (Computer Based Test)
Question Paper Language English, and Hindi
No. of Questions 100
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Time Duration 2 Hours
Maximum Marks 100
Marking Scheme For Correct Answer: 1 mark
Incorrect/not response: No negative marks

IGNOU B.ED 2020 Marking Scheme

Subjects No. of Questions Marks
General English Comprehension 10 10
Logical & Analytical Reasoning 20 20
Educational and General Awareness 25 25
Teaching-Learning & the School 25 25
Subject  Awareness (Science, Mathematics, Social Science, English, and Hindi) 20 20
  Total No. of Questions: 100 Total Marks: 100

IGNOU 2020 B.Ed Syllabus

IGNOU B.Ed syllabus is categorized into two sections i.e., Section A and Section B. The detailed syllabus for B.Ed entrance examination have mentioned below.

Sections Important Topics
Section A
General English Comprehension

  • Reading and Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence Improvements
  • Spot the Errors
  • Para Jumbles
  • Clauses
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Synonyms
  • Cloze Test
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Common Errors
  • Active Voice
Logical & Analytical Reasoning

  • Alpha Numeric Symbol Series
  • Assertion and reasons
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Assumption, Premise, Conclusion
  • Cubes
  • Verbal Analogy
  • Critical reasoning
Education and General Awareness

  • Current Affairs
  • Achievements
  • Awards
  • Abbreviations
  • Constitution
  • Geography
  • Government
  • History
  • Sports
Teaching-Learning & the School

  • Learning and Pedagogy
  • Development of Teacher Education India
  • Fundamental Principles of Education
  • Inclusive Education
  • Responsibility towards Societies
  • Teaching Ability
Section B
Subject Awareness

Science – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

Mathematics – Algebra, Number System, Probability, Geometry, Trigonometry, etc.

Social Studies – History, Geography, Current affairs, Political Science, etc.

English, and Hindi – Reading Ability, Grammar, Word Usage, etc.

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Admit Card

The admit card for the IGNOU B.Ed will be available to download before the commencement of the B.Ed entrance examination. Candidates can download the admit card from the NTA official site www.nta.nic.in or IGNOU B.Ed entrance examination www.ntaignou.nic.in. Aspirants can know details about the examination schedule like exam date, the timing of examination, the exam conducting centre, and important instruction followed on the examination day, etc. Students are advised to keep safe the admit card for throughout the examination purpose.

How to download the IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Admit card

Candidates should follow the below-mentioned simple steps for how to download the IGNOU B.Ed 2020.

  1. Visit the IGNOU B.Ed 2020 exam official page
  2. Select the link for Download Admit card
  3. Enter the Application Number and password then submit it.
  4. Candidates respected admit card will open on the screen.
  5. Take two or more copies for the exam uses.
Important Instructions for Applicants
  1. Candidates are advised to read the instructions on the admit card before going for the examination. Students should bring the following documents on the examination day to the exam centre. It can be listed as follows.
  • Print copy of Admit card
  • Candidate’s passport size photograph
  • Anyone of the authorized Govt photo ID (PAN card/ Voter ID/ Aadhar)
  1. Examiners should report at the examination centre two hours before the commencement of the examination.
Exam Preparation Tips for IGNOU B.Ed 2020

There are some useful tips are mentioned below for candidates can get more ideas to the IGNOU B.Ed 2020  examination

  • Candidates can take Mock Test will be available in the online mode at NTA official website for knowing the examination pattern and how to handle the time management also from this test.
  • Exam applied candidates are should focus the IGNOU B.Ed previous years old question paper for the practice purposes. Candidates can check and download the previous year question papers/sample papers according to their selected subject.
  • Students should take the number of online tests of B.Ed entrance exam to practice themselves to achieve the eligibility criteria to get the admission into the well-reputed universities/colleges/institutes.

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Mock Test

Candidates whoever wants the basic awareness about the examination and how to face the questions and how the questions will be asked can be known clearly from this type of Mock Test. If applicants prepare a number of mock test it will be led to get higher marks in the examination. Candidates can take and prepare themselves well to the examination as per their applied examination and its syllabus based.

Display of Answer keys and Recorded Responses

After the IGNOU B.Ed 2020 examination, National Testing Agency will display recorded responses of the candidates. Candidates can check it from the NTA official page www.nta.ac.in, and NTA IGNOU B.Ed 2020  official page https://ntaignou.nic.in.  Approximately the recorded responses of candidates, and answer keys will release before the declaration of the IGNOU B.Ed result.

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Answer Key

After the examination concludes, the answer key will be announced by the exam conducting authority at the NTA official website. Students who are all participated in the IGNOU B.Ed 2020 exam can check and download the answer keys. Approximately the provisional answer key will be released before the announcement of the result and also candidates’ responses. Candidates can download the IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Answer Key pdf in the online mode of its official page.

Students can check their correct and incorrect answer from that answer key. Subsequently, the final answer key shall issue after some days from the announcement of provisional answer key. Candidate’s results will be finalized based on the final answer has been released by the exam conducted authority.

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Challenging the Answer key

After the declaration of the provisional answer key, candidates can raise their hands for the answer to questions that they think are wrong. They can participate in the contest to provide their suggestions about that the answer the question with paying the applicable fees for each question within the stipulated time. The paid amount will not be refunded.

How to challenge the IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Answer Key

Applicants who wish to participate in the event of challenging the answer key should follow the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Visit the IGNOU B.Ed 2020 official page
  2. Select the link for the contest of challenging the answer key
  3. Provide your valid reason for that assumed answer to the question.
  4. Pay the application fees for that concerned questions

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Result

IGNOU B.Ed examination result will be issued in the online mode by the exam conducted authority. All India merit list will be prepared by the National Testing Agency after the declaration of the IGNOU 2020 B.Ed result. The release of the merit list may take a week from the announcement of the result. Indira Gandhi National Open University will provide the admission to the B.Ed program based on the marks obtained and their merit list basis in the IGNOU B.Ed 2020 entrance examination.

How to check and download the IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Result

Aspirants should follow the below-mentioned instruction for how to check the result of IGNOU B.Ed 2020 examination

  1. Go to the IGNOU B.Ed 2020 official page
  2. Select the suitable link for B.Ed 2020 Result
  3. Enter the valid details and then submit it
  4. The requested result will be open on the screen
  5. Take a printout for further upcoming uses.

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Cutoff Marks

The cutoff mark is the required percentile marks for getting an admission into an institution/university/college. After the result declaration, NTA will release the All India merit list for the qualified candidates. All the participating institutes are shall announce their required cutoff marks for the admission of postgraduate courses at their campuses. Candidates who meet the necessary cut off marks to the institutes can apply the counselling process on that institute through its official page.

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Score Card

Students can download their merit list after it is announced by the NTA. Students can download it from the NTA website. Candidates can get the admission into the participating institutes/universities they have to apply the particular institutes according to the merit list. The seat will be allocated by the particular institute after their selection processes.

Details mentioned on the Score Card

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 scorecard contains the details about the candidate and examination. That important details are listed as follows.

  • Candidate Name & Roll Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of Examination
  • Category & Gender
  • Overall Rank and Percentage
  • Maximum and Secured Score
  • Category wise Rank

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Counselling

Indira Gandhi National University will organize the counselling for the qualified candidates at the IGNOU regional centers. Students should participate in the counselling as per the schedule mentioned in the call letter. The counselling process may be different as per the candidate’s selected courses. All the shortlisted candidates are advised to inform the allotted institution to confirm their seats within the stipulated time period or else the seat will be cancelled. Candidates will be admitted to the course after the process of document verification.

Documents needed for Counselling Process
  • Candidate’s Photograph
  • 10th and 12th Certificated and Mark Sheets
  • Community Certificate
  • Provisional and Degree Certificates
  • Photocopy of IGNOU B.Ed Admit card

Shortlisted candidates will get a call letter from the counselling authority. Students should have to attend the counselling process in either online or offline mode. At the time of counselling candidates should keep the original certificates with them for verification purpose. The seat allotment will be based on the counselling.

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