IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test 2024: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) B.Ed. 2024 entrance examination is held to take admission in a 2-years Bachelor of Education Program in order to improve the quality of teaching. From the past few years, IGNOU B.Ed. entrance exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The entrance exam will be held only once in a year in online mode and the application form for this will be in online mode also. 

 Aspirants having a minimum 50%  in graduation or postgraduation , can apply for IGNOU B.Ed. 2024. There is no negative marking scheme for the IGNOU B.Ed. 2024.

Students can apply through the university admissions portal if they want to take the BEd exam. Candidates that meet the requirements can submit an application for the exam. There is no age restriction and the course lasts between two and five years.

IGNOU B.Ed. 2024 Overview

Name of Examination IGNOU B.Ed. 2024
Full Name Indira Gandhi National Open University Bachelor of Education Entrance Exam 2024
Conducting Authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Total  Seats 50/ PSC
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Examination Online
Medium of Examination English and Hindi both (Optional)
Duration of Exam 2 Hours
Total Questions 100
Type of Questions MCQ based
No. of Sections  2 (Part A and Part B)
Official Website of NTA www.nta.ac.in

IGNOU B.Ed. 2024 Important Dates

All the important events and dates for IGNOU B.Ed. 2024 will be released very soon. After the commencement of important dates by the officials, we will update all the information here according to the dates of NTA. You should also visit the NTA website for regular updates.

Events Official Dates
Bed Entrance Exam Application Start Date November 2023
Bed Entrance Exam Application Last Date December 2023
Bed Entrance Hall Ticket Release Date 1st Week of January 2024
Bed Entrance Exam Date 2024 January 2024
Bed Result Declaration Date 2024 February 2024 (Expected)

IGNOU B.Ed. 2024 Application Form

Aspirants who are eager to take admission in 2 years B.Ed. program from IGNOU should fill the application form of IGNOU B.Ed. This exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency. The application form will be filled in online mode. Here are the details, to fill the application form of IGNOU B.Ed. 2024.

Application Fee:

    • The application fee for all the applicants is Rs. 600/-.
    • The payment of the application fee will be done in online mode through Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking, etc.


    How to fill the application form?

        • First, visit the official website of NTA.

        • Find B.Ed. Entrance Examination and click on the link.

        • Open Application Form Submission section.

        • There are four steps that you have to follow- Registration, Fill Application Form, Document Uploadation, Fee Payment.

      Registration- First enter the basic details such as name. mobile no., email ID, etc. and click on the submit button. After submission, an application no. and password will be sent to your registered email or mobile no. This is the confirmation of your registration process.

      Fill Application Form- In this section, you have to fill all the details such as personal details, qualification, communication address, etc. After filling the information, click on the submit button. Now you have successfully completed the second steps.

      Upload Documents– The third step is to upload all the required documents in the prescribed format.

      Pay Examination Fee- The application process will be completed only if you have paid the application fee. The application fee will be filled in online mode via Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking, etc.

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      IGNOU B.Ed. 2024 EligibilIty Criteria

      Before filling the application form, aspirants must have to check all the required eligibility criteria from the online brochure. For more information, aspirants are instructed to download the Examination Brochure and read it properly. Here are some basic eligibility criteria for IGNOU B.Ed. 2024, given below. 

          • The aspirant who has passed their graduation or postgraduation in Commerce/ Humanity/ Social Science/ Science with a minimum of 50% marks can apply for the exam. OR

          • passed bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology with a specialization in Science and Mathematics with minimum of 55% marks can apply for the exam.

        Note – 5% relaxation is given to all reserved category candidates.


            • An eligible aspirant must be a trained in-service teacher in El.Ed. (elementary education).

            • An aspirant who has successfully completed the  NCTE recognized teacher education program on regular basis can apply.

          IGNOU B.Ed. 2024 Exam Pattern

          If you are preparing for any of the entrance exams then the most important part of your preparation should be a detailed knowledge of paper pattern. To make your preparation better you should always be familiar with the exam pattern. Here we have mentioned the exam pattern for IGNOU B.Ed. You can check it below.

          Mode of the Examination: Computer-based test  (online mode).

          Total Duration: 2 hours.

          Types of Questions: MCQ type.

          Total Questions: 100

          Total Marks: 100 marks.

          No. of Sections: 2 (Part A and Part B)

          The medium of Paper: Bilingual (English and Hindi)

          Marking Scheme:

              • 1 Mark will be rewarded for the correct response.

              • There is no negative marking for the incorrect response.

            Distribution of Marks

            Sections Subject Number of Questions Marks allotted
            A General English Comprehension 10 10
            A Logical and Analytical Reasoning 20 20
            A Educational and General Awareness 25 25
            A Teaching-Learning & the School 25 25
            B Subject Competence (any one of the given subjects)
            Social Science
            20 20
              Total 100 100

            IGNOU B.Ed. 2024 Syllabus

            The Syllabus of IGNOU B.Ed. is designed in such a manner that it can test the teaching aptitude of aspirants. Section A is a general part related to teaching aptitude while Section B is designed on the curriculum-based of CBSE class IX and X. The detailed syllabus of both the sections have been described here, you can check as per your preference.

            Section A:

            Teaching- Learning and the School- Fundamentals and Principle of Education, Learning and Pedagogy, Inclusive Education and Teaching Ability, Responsibility towards Society,  Experiments Related to School & New Findings Activities, Child-Centered and Progressive Education, Development of Teacher Education India, Aptitude and Development of Student
            Educational and General Awareness-  Social science/ Current affairs, Geography, Political science, History
            Logical and Analytical Reasoning- Logical reasoning (Syllogism, question-based on the statement) Classification, Analogy, Number Series, Coding – decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Calendar, Blood relation
            General English and Comprehensions- Basic grammar, Antonyms/ Synonyms, Reading comprehension, Idioms & Phrase

            Section B:

            English/Hindi:  Grammar, Reading Ability, Word Usage, etc in both the respective languages.
            Social Studies: Current affairs, History, Political Science, Geography,  Social Science, etc. are 
            Science: Physics, Chemistry & Biology. 
            Mathematics: Number system, Algebra, Geometry, Arithmetics, Trigonometry, simplification.

            IGNOU B.Ed. 2024 Admit card

            After a few days of submission of the application form, the admit card will be released by NTA on its official website. The admit card is a very important document and without it, no one can get an entry into the examination hall. Aspirants can download the admit card from the official website by following some easy steps.

            How to download the Admit card

                • Go to the official website of NTA.

                • Find the link – Admit card for IGNOU B.Ed. 2024.

                • Open this link and enter your application/ registration no. and date of birth.

                • After entering the details, you will be redirected to the page of your admit card.

                • Now download it and take a printout for future use. 

              IGNOU B.Ed. 2024 Exam Centre

              The IGNOU B.Ed. is a national level exam and hence the exam center is found all across the country. The list of exam centers for IGNOU B.Ed. entrance exam is as follows, do check properly and find your nearest once.

              Kurnool  Faridabad Vijayawada
              GOA Naharlagun / Itanagar Visakhapatnam
              Silchar Darbhanga Chandigarh/Mohali
              Kangra Gurugram Bhagalpur
              Bilaspur Delhi Gulbarga
              Raipur Jammu Ahmedabad
              Guwahati Srinagar Hamirpur
              Shimla Dhanbad Purnia
              Patna Ambala Rourkela
              Ranchi  Belgaum Kurukshetra
              Rajkot Mehsana Surat
              Vadodara Mangaluru Balasore
              Gandhinagar Hubli Nanded
              Manipal / Udipi Mysuru Kottayam
              Kannur Thiruvananthapuram Ernakulam/Kochi
              Thrissur Kollam Jabalpur
              Pune Aurangabad  Jodhpur
              Jeypore Amravati Imphal
              Nasik Shillong Aizwal
              Kohima Bhubaneshwar Sambalpur
              Bhatinda Cuttack Rourkela
              Berhampur-Ganjam Dhenkanal Coimbatore
              Amritsar Madurai  Lucknow
              Patiala  Siliguri  Noida / Gr Noida
              Udaipur Ajmer Bikaner
              Chennai Gangtok Roorkee
              Varanasi Tirunelveli Ghaziabad
              Warangal Haldwani Kalyani
              Jamshedpur Bareilly Ludhiana
              Allahabad Agra  
              Aligarh Hyderabad  

              IGNOU B.Ed. 2024 Result

              IGNOU B.Ed. 2024 examination result will be declared on the official website of NTA. Aspirant can download their result in the following steps.

                  • First, open the website of NTA.

                  • Go to the ‘Examination tab’ and click on the result option.

                  • After choosing the B.Ed. program, you have to enter your 9 digit Enrolment Number.

                  • The result/ Score Card will appear on your monitor screen.

                  • Download the result and take a printout for future reference.

                IGNOU B.Ed. 2024 Answer Key

                After some time of examination, a draft of the Answer Key will be released by NTA along with question paper and attempted response by the candidates. Aspirants can predict their marks by cross-checking the answer by using the Answer key and Marking Scheme.

                If the aspirant has any objection regarding the answer key then he/ she can complaint their objection by mentioning the correct answer along with a processing fee of Rs.1000/question. The fee will be refunded if he/she found right. Without submission of objection fee, no complaint will be registered. In case, if the aspirant found wrong then fee will not be refunded in any situation.

                IGNOU B.Ed. 2024 Counselling

                The aspirant who has scored well in the IGNOU B.Ed. entrance exam and have a rank in the merit list, then they appear for the counseling process. The counseling will be held in offline mode at various Nodal Regional Centres which are located across different cities. The eligible aspirant must have to appear for the counseling process at a fixed time. Once the seats will be filled, the counseling process will be closed. In case, if there are left some vacant seats then the counseling for further rounds will be processed again. Aspirants are instructed to present at fixed time with all the required documents at the nearest regional center.

                Documents Required for Counselling-

                    • Class Xth Mark Sheet/ Certificate.

                    •  Sr. Secondary School  Mark Sheet/ Certificate.

                    • Mark Sheet and Degree for Graduation/ Post Graduation/ Professional Qualification.

                    • Mark Sheet of qualifying entrance examination.

                    • Original copy of Admit Card/ Call Latter / Hall Ticket.

                    • Category certificate (if applicable)

                    • Certificate of Employment in original.

                    • Affidavit by Parents/Student/Guardian.

                    • 2 Recent photographs.

                  IGNOU B.Ed. 2024 FAQs

                  In which language, the IGNOU B.Ed. exam will be conducted?

                  The exam will be conducted bilingually i.e. in both the languages Hindi and English. Students can choose one language according to their convenience.

                  Is IGNOU B.Ed. a regular/face to face course or open distance learning course?

                  IGNOU B.Ed is an ODL course i.e. Open Distance Learning course and it can be completed in a period of 2 to 5 years.

                  What is the maximum age limit requirement for IGNOU B.Ed.?

                  There is no maximum age limit to pursue IGNOU B.Ed. Students from any age group can pursue this course.

                  In which mode, the entrance exam will be conducted for IGNOU B.Ed. 2024?

                  The mode of entrance examination for IGNOU B.Ed. 2024 will be in online mode i.e. Computer Based Test.

                  How many questions are there in IGNOU B.Ed. entrance examination?

                  There are total 100 questions in the entrance examination. All the questions are MCQ based.

                  What is the Abbreviation of IGNOU?

                  The full form of IGNOU is Indira Gandhi National Open University.

                  Who is the conducting body of IGNOU B.Ed.?

                  The conducting body of IGNOU B.Ed. is NTA i.e. National Testing Agency.

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