Interested in IGNOU B.Ed? Know the Admission Procedure

Most of the people who want to pursue B.Ed through distance mode will find IGNOU as the best University. Teachers or would be teachers are required to do B.ED. IGNOU B.Ed is best in class. Those who are teaching or engaged in some job can not do B.Ed through regular mode. No other University can match IGNOU curriculum of B.Ed.

How to apply for IGNOU B.Ed

Procedure of IGNOU B.Ed

IGNOU B.Ed now easier than earlier

You will be glad to know that as per the directions received from NCTE regarding IGNOU B.Ed, IGNOU has modified the eligibility criteria for admission in B.Ed from 2016. Earlier, only in service graduate teachers whose teaching experience was over two years were eligible for applying in entrance. But this condition has been removed from the eligibility criteria.  Now the trained graduate teachers can apply. If we talk in the context of Uttar Pradesh, a teacher with BTC or with any other teachers training certificate recognised by NCTE can apply.


Candidates with:

a) 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,


b)         (i) Trained in-service teachers in elementary education.

(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 Government.
  • Reservation to Kashmiri Migrants and war widow candidates will be provided as per the University Rules.

In case you have any confusion on the eligibility and other conditions, you may find the answers in this link:

Admission Procedure
Admission shall be sought on the basis of the merit obtained in the entrance test which is held in many cities once a year by IGNOU across India.
The applicant will be required to submit the filled-in application form( downloaded or purchased from IGNOU Regional Centre) with self-attested copies of documents as listed in Entrance-cum-Admission Form. The original documents are to be submitted later for verification, after receiving offer letter for admission at the time of counselling.

When To Apply For B.Ed Entrance 
The Entrance Test is held on the date given in the advertisement. The admission is notified usually in the month of May/June. You can see the notification on IGNOU website


The number of seats of each Program Centre is limited to 50 only. Due to limited number of seats, many Regional Centres have been clubbed for offering B.Ed in that particular region.

Fees Under Revision

Currently the fee is Rs. 50000 for the whole Program. Applicants are not required to pay the fee along with the filled-in entrance application form. After the applicant is selected and he/she is in the merit list to be called for counselling, then fee may be paid at the time of counselling in the form of demand draft. Regional Centre sends a letter of communication in this regard.
The programme fee is under consideration for revision at the IGNOU Headquarters. The syllabus and other details of IGNOU B.ED will be uploaded on this portal later. However, your queries will always be responded.

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