IGNOU B.Ed 2020 – National Testing is in charge of conducting the IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test 2020 on July 27, 2019. The exam is held at the national level and across 106 cities. The applied candidates can download the admit card for IGNOU B.Ed 2020 entrance exam from July 12, 2019. The candidates who qualify the entrance exam are eligible to take admission in the B.Ed program of IGNOU after appearing for the counselling process held in the offline mode. For more details on IGNOU B.Ed 2020 like eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, preparation resources etc, read below.

Latest: The IGNOU B.ED 2020 Admit Card is available. Check here.

IGNOU B.Ed 2020

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 is being held by NTA but IGNOU is responsible to compile the nodal regional center wise merit list for admission. IGNOU B.Ed 2020 is an online entrance exam for 2 hours of duration. The candidates can check below important dates:

Event Important Dates
Online Application Form (Start Date) 17 Jun 2019
Online Application Form (End Date) 05 Jul 2019
Last Date of fee payment 05 Jul 2019
Correction in Particulars of Application Form on Website only 02 to 03 Jul 2019
Downloading of Admit Cards 10 – 27 Jul 2019 12 Jul 2019
Date of Examination 27 Jul 2019
Result / Merit List To be announced
Counselling To be announced

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Admit Card

The candidates who apply for the entrance exam and are registered for the same are issued the IGNOU B.ED 2020 Admit Card to appear in the entrance exam. In the admit card candidates can check the Centre, Date, and Shift of the Examination. With a printed copy of the admit card, the candidates can enter the exam center and appear for the exam.

The IGNOU B.ED 2020 Admit Card is available in the online mode only under the login of the candidates. No admit card is sent to the candidates via post or email. Apart from the exam center, date and shift the candidates have to look for the information of the admit card like your Name, Subject Group, Date of Birth, Gender, Examination Centre Name, City, and Category.

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Exam Pattern

The candidates can check below the pattern of the exam:

Mode of Examination Computer Based Test (CBT)
Duration 2 Hours
Types of Questions MCQ
Maximum Marks 100
Marking scheme
  • 1 Mark for the correct response
  • No negative marking for the incorrect response
Medium of Paper English and Hindi Only (for B.Ed.)

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Exam Centres

The candidates can check below the exam centers where the IGNOU B.Ed 2020 exam is to be held:

State Test City State Test City
Andaman and Nicobar
  • Port Blair
  • Mumbai/Navi Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Pune
  • Aurangabad
  • Nanded
  • Nasik
  • Amravati
Andhra Pradesh
  • Kurnool
  • Tirupati
  • Vijayawada.
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Naharlagun/Itanagar
  • Imphal
  • Guwahati
  • Silchar
  • Shillong
  • Darbhanga
  • Bhagalpur
  • Patna
  • Purnia (Purnea)
  • Aizwal
Chandigarh (UT)
  • Chandigarh/Mohali
  • Kohima
  • Bilaspur
  • Raipur
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Sambalpur
  • Balasore
  • Cuttack
  • Rourkela
  • Berhampur-Ganjam
  • Dhenkanal
  • Jeypore
  • Delhi
  • Amritsar
  • Bhatinda
  • Ludhiana
  • Patiala
  • Goa
  • Jaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Udaipur
  • Ajmer
  • Bikaner
  • Ahmedabad
  • Gandhinagar
  • Rajkot
  • Mehsana
  • Surat
  • Vadodara
  • Gangtok
  • Ambala
  • Kurukshetra
  • Gurugram
  • Karnal
  • Faridabad
Tamil Nadu
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Madurai
  • Tirunelveli
  • Hyderabad
  • Warangal
Himachal Pradesh
  • Shimla
  • Hamirpur
  • Kangra
  • Agartala
Jammu and Kashmir
  • Jammu
  • Srinagar
Uttar Pradesh
  • Lucknow
  • Varanasi
  • Allahabad
  • Bareilly
  • Ghaziabad
  • Noida/Gr Noida
  • Agra
  • Aligarh
  • Kanpur
  • Meerut
  • Dhanbad
  • Jamshedpur
  • Ranchi
  • Dehradun
  • Roorkee
  • Haldwani
Madhya Pradesh
  • Gwalior
  • Jabalpur
  • Bhopal
  • Indore
West Bengal
  • Kolkata
  • Siliguri
  • Kalyani
  • Bangalore
  • Belgaum
  • Gulbarga
  • Hubli
  • Mangaluru
  • Mysuru
  • Thrissur
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Ernakulam/Kochi
  • Kannur
  • Kottayam
  • Kollam
  • Kozhikode

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Result

The candidates who appear for the entrance exam can check their result in the online mode only at the website of NTA. The result is based on the marking scheme for the exam. Which means the candidates get +1 marks for all the correct answers marked in the exam and there is no negative marking. The candidates can check their qualifying status in the IGNOU B.Ed Result and if their status is shown as qualified then they are eligible for admission.

Preparation of merit list for admission:

The preparation of the final merit list for admission is done by IGNOU and not NTA. The merit list is prepared nodal Regional Centre (RC) wise. The admission shall be only based on the ranks of the candidates in the merit list.

IGNOU B.Ed Admission 2020

The candidates who have a rank in the merit list have to perform the steps below to get admission in IGNOU B.Ed 2020 course:

  • The candidates have to fill in the admission form available in e-prospectus.
  • Also, they have to attach the self-attested copy of documents as specified in the Admission Form.
  • The original documents are then verified later at the time of admission.
  • Counselling is held at the Nodal RC.

Reservation in IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Admission

The admission is based on the reservation norms of IGNOU. The reservation criteria are as follows:

Category Reservation
Vertical Reservation
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 27%
Horizontal Reservation
PH 3%
War-Widow 5%
Kashmiri Migrant 1 Seat in the national merit

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates can check below the eligibility criteria to appear in IGNOU B.Ed 2020:

  • 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 equivalent qualification.


  • The following categories are eligible to be students of B.Ed. (ODL):
    • Trained in-service teachers in elementary education.
    • Candidates who have completed an NCTE recognized teacher education program through face-to-face mode.

Note that the candidates of the reserved categories are given 5% marks. The reserved category candidates include – SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer)/PWD candidates.

IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Application Form

The candidates have to apply online for the entrance test. The eligible candidates can check the steps below to apply online for IGNOU B.Ed 2020:

Part 1: Registration

Part 2: Fill the complete application form

Part 3: Uploading of the scanned images

Part 4: make the payment of the application fee

Part 5: Printing if the confirmation page generated

Application fee: Rs. 600/-

Mode of payment: The candidates can make the payment using any one of the following modes-

  • Through Debit/Credit card
  • Through Net Banking

About IGNOU B.Ed Course

The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) program of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been designed with the aim to develop an understanding of the teaching-learning process at an upper primary/secondary and senior-secondary level among student teachers.

  • Duration: The minimum duration of the program is two years. However, the maximum period allowed for completion of the program is five years.
  • Medium of instruction: English and Hindi medium
  • Program Fee: The program fee of IGNOU B.Ed 2020 is Rs. 50,000/- for the entire program.
  • Program Structure: The IGNOU B.Ed 2020 program is a mix of theory and practical courses to facilitate student-teachers in acquiring skills and competencies necessary for teaching-learning at the secondary/senior secondary level. The table below shows the entire program structure:
First Year
Core Course 16 Credits
Content-based Methodology Courses


08 Credits
Workshop – I 04 Credits
EPC I and II 04 Credits
Internship – I 04 Credits
Second Year
Core Course 12 Credits
Optional Courses 04 Credits
Workshop – II 04 Credits
EPC III and IV 04 Credits
Internship – II 12 Credits

A Student has to score 72 credits for the successful completion of the IGNOU B.Ed 2020 Programme.

About NTA

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) has established the National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization. The Agency is responsible for conduction of may national and university entrance tests like JEE Main, DUET, IGNOU OPENMAT, NEET UG, JUNEE & CEEB, ICAR etc.

In this line, NTA has also been entrusted with the conduction of the B.Ed. entrance test of Indira Gandhi National Open University. The exams are all in CBT mode and held across various centers of the nation.

Official Website: ntaignou.nic.in | ignou.ac.in

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