IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test 2015 – Bachelor of Education

IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test 2015

The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Programme of IGNOU aims at developing the understanding and competencies required by practising teachers for effective teaching-learning process at the secondary stage. The programme also provides opportunities of sharing experiences gained by practising teachers. It enables in-service 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.

The admission to this programme is on the basis of an Entrance Test to be conducted on Sunday, the 17th August, 2014.

Duration: The minimum duration of the programme is two years. However, the maximum period allowed for completion of the programme will be four years.

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi

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IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test 2015 Important Information

Eligibility

Graduation or Post-Graduation Degree with fifty per cent marks: Provided that the requirement of fifty per cent marks shall not apply to persons appointed as teachers prior to the commencement of the National Council for Teacher Education (Regulations Norms and Procedure) Second Amendment Regulations, 30.3.2010 and Gazette Notification dt. 26.7.2010. The date of notification will be considered for appointment.

Two years’ full time teaching experience on temporary/permanent basis as Primary/Graduate/ Post Graduate teacher in a primary, secondary/higher/senior secondary school with registration number recognised by the respective Directorate of Education or Central or State Government or Union Territory. The teacher should be in service at the time of submitting application form as well as at the time of producing the original documents and also remain in service of teaching at school level (primary/secondary/sr. secondary) during the period of compeletion of B.Ed. Programme. The experience certificate should be issued by the Principal or Headmaster/ Headmistress only. The requisite teaching experience of two years must be completed on or before the last date of submission of application as notified in the advertisement. An attested photocopy of the Recognition and Affiliation Certificate with Registration number issued to the school, Central or a State Government or Union Territory or Directorate of Education must be enclosed at the time of submission of Entrance cum admission form.

Reservation

The reservation for SC/ST/OBC(Non-Creamy Layer) and other categories shall be as per the rules of the Central Government. There shall be relaxation of five percent marks in favour of SC/ST/Kashmiri Migrant and other categories of candidates, if any, as per Govt. of India Rules.

The candidate should submit their application form only at the concerned Regional Centre under whose jurisdiction/operational area the working school falls.

Masters’ Degree awarded without a first degree is not accepted for purpose of Academic Studies in IGNOU.

As per Government of India Notification dated 7th March, 2013, the concession for the wards of Kashmiri migrants for admission during academic session 2013-14 shall be adhered to with regard to the following :

  • Relaxation in cut off percentage upto 10% subject to minimum eligibility requirement.
  • Increase in intake capacity upto 5% course wise.
  • Reservation of at least one seat in merit quota in technical/professional institutions.
  • Waiving of domicile requirements.

Admission

Admission shall be done Regional Centre-wise 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 (see Employment Certificate). The original documents are to be submitted later after receiving offer letter for admission from the Regional Centre after the entrance test. The change of programme centre outside the Region is not permissible at all.

No change of category code shall be entertained from the candidate after the submission of Entrance cum Admission form.

Entrance Test

The Entrance Test will be held on the date mentioned in the advertisement Hall tickets will be provided to the candidates before 10 days of the Entrance Test. In case of non-receipt of Hall Tickets 3 days before the date of Entrance Test, candidates can download Hall Ticket from IGNOU website: www.ignou.ac.in. and report to the Examination Centre 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 programme shall be subject to their rank in the merit list in the Entrance Test and production of proof of their eligibility alongwith original certificates and programme fee. The number of seats of each PSC is limited to 100 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.

Programme Fee

Rs. 20,000/- for the entire programme in Lump sum in the first year only. Candidates seeking admission to the B.Ed. programme are advised not to pay the fee along with the filled-in application form. They will get a separate communication about their admission and payment of fee.

The programme fee should be paid only by way of Demand Draft drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at the city where your Regional Centre is situated. Please write in capital letters your name and the programme to which admission is sought, i.e., B.Ed., on the back of the Demand Draft to ensure proper credit of your fee to the relevant account.

Programme Structure

The programme is essentially a judicious mix of theory and practical courses to develop knowledge, skills and attitude in practising teachers. Illustrations and cases of relevant situations and activities comprise the core of each course. These are suitably supported by theoretical aspects to the extent needed. Keeping this in view, the programme consists of the following four groups of courses:

  • Group A : Core Courses
  • Group B : Content-based Methodology Courses
  • Group C : Special Courses
  • Group D : Practical Courses
  • The programme comprises 56 credits.

Instructional System

The B.Ed. programme delivery system includes the multi-media approach, i.e., selfinstructional print material, audio/video components, assignments, counselling sessions and practical work in school and workshops.

Printed Material

The print materials are the self-instructional materials for both theory and practical components of the programme. It is supplied to the students in the form of blocks. Each block contains 3-5 units. The university sends study material and assignments to the students by registered post and if a student does not receive the same for any reason whatsoever, the university shall not be held responsible for that.

Audio and Video Programmes

The audio and video programmes are supplementary, meant for clarification and enhancement of understanding. These are used during counselling and workshop sessions at the programme centre. Besides, the video programmes are telecast on the national network of Gyan Darshan.

Assignments

Assignments are an integral and compulsory component of the instructional system. There are only one tutor-marked assignments for each theory course. These assignments are to be submitted to the programme centre in accordance with the submission schedule provided separately in the programme guide. From June, 2011 Term-End Examination, the University had made the submission of assignments mandatory for issue of hall ticket.

Counselling Sessions

Generally the counselling sessions will be held at the programmes centres during weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and long holidays. Within the general schedule of the programme, the coordinators at the programme centres will decide on the conduct of these sessions. The programme centre coordinators will also provide the counselling schedule. The counselling sessions will include clarifications required in the print material and audio/video programmes through active interaction with students.

Teleconferencing

To provide more clarity and understanding, two-way audio and one-way video facility will be used during teleconferencing at regional centres. Interactive radio counselling and interactive programmes through Gyan Vani and Gyan Darshan will also be made available.

Conduct of Practicals

Practicals will be held in the schools and teacher training colleges/institutions indentified as Programme Centres. As mentioned earlier, the practical courses consist of school-based, workshop-based practicals, practical oriented assignments and practice teaching. These activities will be conducted in the schools. Besides, two practical workshops of 24 days duration, i.e., 12 days each spreading over 2 years, with intensive face-to-face interaction to develop skills and competencies will also be organised at the Programme Centre or at any other suitable place. The student teachers will have to do practical work and various activities required for the development of teaching skills and competencies in the school under the guidance of the supervisor and principal/headmaster after taking due permission from the school concerned. Overall a student is expected to go through approximately 300 hours of contact time.

Evaluation

The system of evaluation, both for theory and practical work, is as follows:

Theory: For theory courses, evaluation comprises three aspects:

  • a) Self-evaluation exercises within each unit of study (non-credit).
  • b) Continuous evaluation in the form of periodic compulsory assignments. This carries a weightage of 30% for each course. One assignment in each theory course is compulsory.
  • c) The term-end examination has a weightage of 70% of the total for each course.

Term-end examinations will be held in June/December every year. But for the candidates of academic year (Jan.-2013), the first term-end examination will be held in December 2013 only for first year courses.

The students will be permitted to appear in the term-end examination for the courses of 2nd year only in December 2014.

Practical : For Practical courses, evaluation comprises three aspects:

  • a) Continuous evaluation of school-based activities and practice teaching.
  • b) Evaluation of performance in practical workshops.
  • c) Evaluation of practice teaching.

The student will have to obtain at least D grade in each course in both continuous and terminal evaluation separately. However, the overall average should be at least C grade for the successful completion of a course.

If a student has missed any term-end examination of a course for any reason, he/she may appear in the subsequent term-end examination. This facility will be available until a student secures the minimum pass grade, but only upto a period of four years from the date of registration.

The letter grade system is used for grading continuous and terminal examination components. These letter grades are:

A - Excellent      - 5 - 80% & above
B - Very Good      - 4 - 60-79.9%
C - Good           - 3 - 50-59.9%
D - Satisfactory   - 2 - 40-49.9%
E - Unsatisfactory - 1 - Below 40%

The rounding off decimal point in Grade card/Mark Sheet to the next mark in case decimal point is between 0.5 and 0.9 and no change in case it is between 0.1 to 0.4. (Please see notification attached). The student will be declared successful if he/she scores at least C grade in theory courses and practical courses separately

Re-Evaluation of Answer Scripts

The students, who are not satisfied with the marks/ grade awarded to them in Term-end Examination may apply for re-evaluation before 31 st March for the result of December term-end examination and 30th September for the result of June term-end examination or within one month from the date of declaration of the results i.e. the date_onwhich the results are made available on the University’s website on payment of Rs. 500/- per course by means of demand draft drawn in favour of IGNOU and payable at city where Regional Centre is situated, in the prescribed application form. The better of the two scores of original marks/grades and marks/ grades after re-evaluation will be considered and updated in student’s record.

Re-evaluation is permissible in term-end examination only and not in Practicals/Lab courses, Project, Workshop, Assignment and Seminar etc.

A sample prescribed application form with rules and regulations in detail for this purpose is enclosed in the Student Hand Book & Prospectus and also made available at University’s website www.ignou.ac.in

Improvement in Division / Class

The students of Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree programme, who have completed the programme and wish to improve their Division Class may do so by appearing in term-end examination. The eligibility is as under:
(a) The students of Bachelor’s /Master’s degree programme, who fall short of 2% marks to secure 2nd and 1st division.
(b) The students of Master’s degree programme only, who fall short of 2% marks to secure overall 55% marks.

Students may apply in the prescribed application form from 15st to 30th April for June term-end examination andfpom 1st to 31 st October for December term-end examination along with fee @ Rs. 500/- per course by means of demand draft drawn in favour of IGNOU and payable at New Delhi.

The improvement is permissible in term-end examination only and not in Practicals/Lab courses, Project, Workshop, Assignment and Seminar etc.

Students wishing to improve the marks will have to apply within six months from the date of issue of final statement of marks/grade card to them, subject to the condition that their registration for the programme/course being applied for improvement, is valid till the next term-end examination in which they wish to appear for improvement. Rules and regulations in detail for this purpose are available at University’s website www.ignou.ac.in

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