IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 - Admit Card (Out), Admission, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Pattern & Result

Last Modified: 06 Jun 2024

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) conducts the IGNOU B.Ed. entrance test for admission to the Bachelor of Education programme offered by the university. Every year, thousands of candidates appear for the entrance exam. Last year, the B.Ed. entrance exam was conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). However, this year, the University has released the application forms directly. Here are the complete details related to the IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 exam viz. Eligibility criteria, pattern, syllabus, the procedure for application, admit card, result, and more.

IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 Latest Update:

  • IGNOU B.Ed Admit Card 2021 has been released on 6th April 2021 on the official site.
  • The application process for the IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 exam got over on 25th March 2021.
  • The exam is scheduled to be held on 11th April 2021.

IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 - Highlights

Exam Name

IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test

Exam conducting body

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Exam level


Exam Occurrence

Once a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

2 hours

Medium of Paper

Hindi and English

Test Cities


Official website


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IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 - Important Dates

Here is the schedule for important events related to the entrance exam:

IGNOU B.Ed. Exam Events

Important Dates

Application process begins

2nd March 2021

Application process ends

25th March 2021

IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test 2021

11th April 2021

Result declaration

To be announced

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IGNOU BEd 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who meet the following eligibility conditions can get admission into IGNOU B.Ed. programme on clearing the entrance exam:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks and/ or Master’s degree in Science/ Social Sciences/ Commerce/ Humanity with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Mathematics and Science with at least 55% marks.

For B.Ed. (ODL), candidates with the following qualifications will be eligible:

  • Trained in-service teachers in elementary education.
  • Those who have completed an NCTE recognised teacher education programme through face-to-face mode.


Candidates belonging to Sc/ ST/ OBC/ PwD categories are entitled to relaxation of 5% marks in minimum eligibility as per the Central Government’s rules.

Kashmiri migrants and war widows will be entitled to reservations as per the University rules.

IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 Entrance Exam Pattern and Syllabus

IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 Exam Pattern

The entrance exam will be conducted through online mode. There will be 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in the exam from the following sections:




Number of Questions

Part - A

Section I

General English Comprehension


Section II

Logical and Analytical Reasoning


Section III

Educational & General Awareness


Section IV

Teaching-Learning and the School


Part - B

Section V

Any one of the following subjects:

  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • English
  • Hindi


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IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 Syllabus

There is no official syllabus specified by the University for the entrance exam. However, candidates can purchase the entrance exam preparation books available in the market. These books are based on previous years’ papers. Thus, help in good preparation for the IGNOU B.Ed. entrance exam.

IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 Application Process

The IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 application process started on 2nd March 2021 and continued till 25th March 2021. Candidates were required to fill the application form through online mode. Here are the steps to submit the applications:

  1. Registration
  2. Filling the Application Form
  3. Uploading documents
  4. Application fee payment
  5. Printing the confirmation page


  • Visit the official website at https://sedservices.ignou.ac.in/entrancebed/
  • Click on the Apply Online button
  • Provide all the details asked for registration.
  • Submit the information. A system-generated application number will appear on the screen, note it down.

Filling the Application Form

  • Log in using the application number and password.
  • Complete the IGNOU B.Ed. application form with educational qualification, centre choices, etc.
  • Submit the details.

Uploading Documents

  • Upload the scanned images of your photograph and signature. The specifications for the scanned images are:

Photograph - JPG/ JPEG format with size 10 to 200 KB.

Signature - JPG/ JPEG format with size 4 to 30 KB.

Application Fee Payment

  • After successfully uploading the scanned documents, candidates are required to make the fee payment. The application fee for the IGNOU B.Ed. entrance test can be paid via online mode using credit card/ debit card/ internet banking.
  • IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance exam application fee - ₹ 1,000

Printing the Confirmation Page

Once the fee is paid successfully, take a print of the confirmation page for future references.

IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 Admit Card

After the completion of the application process, candidates can download their IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 Admit Card from the official website. Candidates need to log in using their credentials to download the admit card. The admit card is a mandatory document for appearing in the entrance exam. Candidates need to carry it along with a photo ID proof to the exam centre. It contains the exam details such as date, timing, address of the exam venue, exam day instructions, etc.

IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 Result

The IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 result will also be uploaded on the official website. Candidates can check their results through their registered account. The result will have the marks obtained by the candidates in the entrance exam, their qualifying status, and more.

IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 Counselling

After the result declaration, qualified candidates are required to appear for the counselling process which is conducted in offline mode. The counselling process involves document verification for ascertaining eligibility and other admission formalities.

IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 exam is scheduled for 11th April 2021. Here are the commonly asked questions related to the exam which will help in clarifying the doubts of students.

Question 1: What is the last date of submitting the IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 application forms?

The last date for submitting the IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 application form was 25th March 2021.

Question 2: When will be the IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 exam conducted?

The IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 entrance exam is scheduled to be conducted on 11th April 2021.

Question 3: What will be the mode of the entrance examination?

Computer-Based Test

Question 4: What is the maximum age limit to appear for the exam?

There is no maximum age limit to appear for the exam.

Question 5: What will be the duration of the B.Ed. course?

The IGNOU B.Ed. course can be completed within two to five years duration.

Question 6: Is there any negative marking in the IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 entrance exam?


Question 7: Can I give the IGNOU B.Ed. 2021 entrance exam in Hindi?

Yes, the entrance exam is conducted in Hindi and English. Candidates can choose their medium of examination.

Question 8: Is there any relaxation in the application fee for reserved category candidates?

No. All candidates are required to pay ₹ 1000 as the application fee.

Question 9: Is IGNOU B.Ed. programme recognised by NCTE?


Question 10: Will the entrance exam be conducted for the July session too?

No, the B.Ed. entrance exam is conducted only once a year.