The popularity of the correspondence courses is increasing rapidly day by day in today’s Death-of-Distance and Information Technology era. Apart from being a time-saver, a correspondence course can be completed in lesser college fees, and that too without any compromise on the value of the degree.
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is a pioneer university in correspondence courses. The university conducts an entrance examination to select the most eligible aspirants for the B.Ed course. The time duration of the B.Ed correspondence course is 2 years. However, the selected candidates get maximum 4 years to clear the course. Those who complete the B.Ed course, become eligible to pursue their career as a teacher in Government schools or
some other suitable places.
IGNOU B. Ed Entrance Examination
July/August is the month when the entrance test of the B.Ed correspondence course is usually conducted. A graduate in any discipline can apply for the entrance examination. But, it is important here to know that the graduation degree must be from a recognized university. The qualifying exam marks and the score in the entrance test together play an important role in the admission process.
The entrance examination comprises Objective Type Questions, in two parts—Part A and Part B. The marks of all the questions remain the same and the total number of questions that is being asked is 100.
In this examination, it is important to know as to which question to try, and which to escape. You should not waste more time, jogging your memory to come up with the right answer, if you are not sure. Instead, keep on ticking the answers you are doubly sure. If the time permits, you can solve the left ones questions, with a bit relax set of mind.
Syllabus of the IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Exam
The Part A of the question paper contains questions related to General Awareness, GK. Questions on teaching and learning at school level are also included. In addition to these, education-based questions, together with logical
and methodical reasoning also form the part of the questions.
Importantly, English language test is also a part of the exam. In this test, questions are asked on the topics like preposition, synonyms, antonyms, articles, essay writing, reading comprehension, grammar and its uses, etc.
In the reasoning and logical part, you will be asked the questions on the topics,such as coding and decoding, arithmetic operations, Boolean operations,analogies, data sufficiency, true or false, etc.
In addition to the above-mentioned sessions, you will be asked questions in the topics like current affairs, general science, History of India, Economic status and the likes.
If you get comprehensive knowledge on the topics mentioned above, you may become eligible to pursue B.Ed correspondence course.
Study Plan for the Entrance Exam
Study plan is very important in the B.Ed correspondence course. In order to clear the entrance test, you will have to make reading newspaper a habit. Read at least one prominent national daily. It will help you remain updated with the current affairs. Apart, it will also help you improve your general knowledge andvocabulary.
In addition to these, Previous Years’ solved question papers will also help you understand the question pattern of the test and give you an insight on how to answer your questions. B. Ed. Guide of reputed author and publisher will also help you pave your way to success.