B.Ed CET (Bachelor of Education - Common Entrance Test)

Educational qualification: A Bachelors degree from a recognized university or a degree from a correspondence institute.

Is an undergraduate professional degree which prepares students for work as a teacher in schools. 

What is B.Ed?

B.Ed is a postgraduate academic degree which prepares students to work as a teacher in schools. Usually, in India a student with a bachelor's degree can opt for a B.Ed course but in some countries, additional work has to be done in order for the student to be fully qualified to teach.

What is Common Entrance Test (CET)?

CET is an entrance test conducted across India to select the candidates who are eligible to take up the B.Ed course. The exam takes place in different states.

Educational qualification.

A candidate should have a graduation degree or a Post Graduation degree from a recognized university. The candidates belonging to general category have to ensure that they have a minimum of 50 percent marks.

For candidates with teaching experience.

The candidate must have completed a service of 2 years and has to produce an experience certificate citing the same. When we say 2 years service, it must be full-time service in a reputed school.

Preparing teachers for secondary schools, this four year (earlier two year) training course is open to intermediates, with an emphasis on the principles and methodology of teaching, leading to the Bachelor of Teaching (B.T.), subsequently renamed as Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree. In some states there is Licentiate in Teaching (L.T.), which is considered equivalent to the B.Ed. degree. Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) is an undergraduate course offered for those interested in pursuing a career in teaching. The B.Ed. degree is mandatory for teaching at the secondary (classes 6 to 10) and higher secondary (10+2 or classes 11 and 12). The minimum qualification required for entry into B.Ed. course is intermediate (10+2). While students from the Arts stream are trained to teach subjects like History, Civics, Geography, and languages, the students from the Science stream are trained to teach Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The duration of the course will be four years from session 2020-21 as per NCTE Regulations, 2019. After B.Ed., students can pursue Master of Education (M.Ed.) in any Indian university or teacher-training institutes offering the course. The National Council for Teacher Education is the statutory body which regulating teacher training courses in the country of India.

Exam pattern: Objective in nature Held in the month of: May or June Language: English or Hindi

 Part-A - 25 marks

General English - 25 questions for 25 marks This test will assess candidates on their basic understanding of the English language. The test will comprise Reading Comprehension, Correction of Sentences, Articles, Preposition, Tenses, Spelling, Vocabulary, Synonyms, and Antonyms, Transformation of sentences including Direct and Indirect speech, Voices, Simple, Complex and Compound sentences.


 Part-B - 25 marks

General Knowledge - 15 questions for 15 marks.
Teaching Aptitude - 10 questions for 10 marks

General Knowledge

This test has been designed in such a manner that it will test the candidate of his General Knowledge, his awareness about the environment and the application of science in daily life. The test would also include questions that will assess the candidate's knowledge about current events, about what is happening in and around the country and the world, about the history, culture, geography, economics, general policies of the country and its neighbouring countries. It will also include questions from economics, ecology and scientific research.

Teaching Aptitude

Here, a candidate will be assessed for his basic teaching skills. To teach, a person must have good communication skills, the knack to deal with children, clear understanding of each child, and of course general analytical skills and intelligence. Hence, the questions in this test will cover all these areas and through this test, an attempt will be made to understand the candidate's teaching aptitude.


Part-C - 100 marks.

Here, a candidate has to choose one of the following subjects. The total marks are 100 for 100 questions - one mark each for each question

Mathematics - 100 questions for 100 marks
Physical Sciences - 100 questions for 100 marks
Physics - 50 questions for 50 marks
Chemistry - 50 questions for 50 marks
Biological Sciences - 100 questions for 100 marks
Botany - 50 questions for 50 marks
Zoology - 50 questions for 50 marks
Social Studies - 100 questions for 100 marks
Geography - 35 questions for 35 marks
History - 30 questions for 30 marks
Civics - 15 questions for 15 marks
Economics - 20 questions for 20 marks
English - 100 questions for 100 marks

Note: No matter which subject they choose, Part-A and Part-B are common for all the candidates.

The syllabus will be of graduation level for subjects - Mathematics, Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry), Biological Sciences (Botany and Zoology), Social Studies (Geography, History, Civics and Economics).

For English, the syllabus will be of graduation level and will also include topics like Language functions, Elements of Phonetics, Grammar, Phrasal Verbs (idioms), Writing skills, Study skills and Reference skills.