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IGNOU BES B.Ed. New Course Details (Based on New NCTE Curriculum) (2018)

Undoubtedly, IGNOU BES B.Ed. Course is one of the most sought after courses today. Understandably so, because those who successfully complete the course, become able to get vistas of opportunities in education, right from the job as a primary teacher to suitable teaching job in the most prestigious institute in India and even abroad.

IGNOU B.Ed. Admission January 2018

Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admission to its distance learning Bachelor of Education course every year during the January session. The course is offered under School of Education, popularly known as SOE.

Medium of Instruction: Hindi and English

Programme Duration: Two Years. However, a student can complete the course in maximum duration of 5 years.

IGNOU B.Ed. Admission Fee

The students taking admission in this course will need to pay the amount of Rs. 50,000. However, before depositing the admission fee, you need to check the exact amount of fees with the current year’s prospectus so as to avoid any kind of discrepancy.

It is important to note here that you need not pay the programme fee at the time of submitting admission-cum-entrance application form. You will be required to pay the fee only when you pass out the entrance examination of IGNOU BES B.Ed.

IGNOU B.Ed. Course & Syllabus

The students of IGNOU B.Ed. will need to complete 72 credits altogether in order to pass out the program. The syllabus of B.Ed. course of IGNOU is divided yearly. And as the course span is of 2 years, the course is divided into two years.

Both these years contain theory along with practical courses to inculcate the teachers-to-be the required competency that is important to acquire for the future teachers at secondary or senior secondary level.

IGNOU B.Ed. First year Courses
Course Code Course Name Credits
Core Courses (16 Credits)
BES-121 Childhood and Growing Up 4
BES-122 Contemporary India and Education 4
BES-123 Learning and Teaching 4
BES-124 Language Across the Curriculum 2
BES-125 Understanding Disciplines and Subjects 2
Content-Based Methodology Courses (8 Credits) (Choose any two)
BES-141 Pedagogy of Science 4
BES-142 Pedagogy of Social Science 4
BES-143 Pedagogy of Mathematics 4
BES-144 Pedagogy of Mathematics 4
BES-145 Pedagogy of Hindi 4
Practical Courses (12 Credits)
BESL-131 Workshop Based Activities 4
BESL-121 Reading and Reflecting on the Texts 2
BESL-122 Application of ICT 2
BESL-133 Internship I 4
IGNOU B.Ed. Second year Courses
Course Code Course Name Credits
Core Courses (12 Credits)
BES-126 Knowledge and Curriculum 4
BES-127 Assessment for Learning 4
BES-128 Creating an Inclusive School 2
BES-129 Gender, School and Society 2
Optional Courses (04 Credits) Choose any one
BESE-131 Open and Distance Education 4
BESE-132 Guidance and Counseling 4
BESE-133 Adolescence and Family Education* 4
BESE-134 Vocational Education* 2
BESE-135 Information and Communication Technology 2
*Course BESE-133 & BESE-134 are not on offer for January, 2018 Batch
Practical Courses (20 Credits)
Work Shop-II
BESL-132 Workshop Based Activities 4
BESL-123 Drama and Art in Education 2
BESL-124 Understanding the Self and Yoga 2
BESL-134 Internship II 12


Durations of Internship during Year I & II
Year Internship Credits Credits
Year I Internship I 4 4
Year II Internship II 12 16
  Total 16 20

IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test Eligibility Criteria

  • 55 per cent or above marks in the Bachelor’s Degree and/or in the Master’s Degree in Sciences/Social Science/Commerce/Humanity, Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics with 55% marks
  • Trained in-service teachers in elementary education


  • Who have completed an NCTE recognized teacher education in face-to-face mode(where students attend campus classes on day-to-day basis and have lectures at the time and date specified)


IGNOU B.Ed. Reservation and Relaxation

  • 5% reservation and relaxation in the minimum eligibility to the students belonging to SC/ST/OBC(creamy layer excluded)/PWD(Persons with Disabilities)
  • Reservation to war widows and Kashmiri Migrants as per the rules formulated by IGNOU.

IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test Admission Procedure

Admission will be awarded to only the students who become successful in the entrance test conducted by the university all over India. The top scorers will get admission. The successful students will be required to submit their original documents after they receive the letter of the admission by IGNOU.

It is however important to note here that the admission of the students to the program shall be subject to their rank in the merit list of the IGNOU B.Ed. entrance test and production of proof of their eligibility at the time of date of submission of application, in addition to the programme fee and original certificate.

Price of Prospectus

The Price of the Prospectus (Registration Fee Included) is Rs. 1000 at counter. It will cost 50 Rs. more (i.e., at Rs. 1050) if you want it to get by post. For the information related to prospectus and other important details, you can log on to

Admit Card

The candidates can get their admit card online by visiting the official website of IGNOU. The day IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance test 2018 gets released and its official notification comes out, we will update you henceforth. So, in order to know all about IGNOU B.Ed. 2018, the only thing that you need to know is to remain hooked with our website.

IGNOU B.Ed. Examination 2018 Preparation Tips

This is the most important thing for the students preparing for the IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Examination 2018. If you are the one who wants to get the key of the lock that will enable you to be a teacher, you have come to the right place. Well, for the preparation of IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance examination, you need not be a rocket scientist. But, of course some help books from renowned publisher, along with solved assignments will certainly help your purpose. Along with these, solved and unsolved previous years’ question papers are also important to prepare you fully for the IGNOU B.Ed. entrance examination 2018.

Good Luck For Your Exams…


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