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The Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) programme is a four year integrated professional degree programme of Elementary Teacher Education offered after the senior secondary (class XII) stage of school. B.El.Ed. is designed to integrate the study of subject knowledge, human development, pedagogical knowledge and communication skills. Both professional and academic options are available to the students who graduate with a B.El.Ed. degree. Through the B.El.Ed.programme, concerns of elementary education have been integrated into the University system with Delhi University taking the lead. It has also upgraded the professional status of the elementary school teacher by providing for a University degree for elementary education.

Career Prospects

The B.El.Ed.programme aims to produce graduates of high calibre in the field of teacher education. A lot of effort is spent in the training of students and giving them a supportive and stimulating environment. Given below are some of the professional and academic options available for the B.El.Ed. graduates:
  • Teaching in elementary schools (Classes I to VIII): B.El.Ed. graduates are eligible for appointment in MCD/NDMC/Sarvodaya Vidyalayas in Delhi, Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas all across India and Private Schools.
  • Leading the elementary school systems in various capacities.
  • Teaching and research in elementary education in the government and non-government sectors.
  • Post-graduate and research studies in education and related disciplines.
  • Serving as teacher-educators in various State Institutes and University Departments/Colleges offering training in elementary/ secondary education.

* Note: Norms and Standards of the B.El.Ed. Programme have formal approval of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). For details, refer to the Gazette of India, March 20, 1999.
There is generally a written examination only for B.El.Ed. program. The Entrance test focuses on checking candidates aptitude towards this program. The examination revolves around the areas like Mathematics, Language, Science and Social Science.
Delhi University
The B.El.Ed.programme is currently being offered in the following eight women colleges of the University of Delhi. The total number of seats are 375.
List of Colleges & No. of Seats.
  • Aditi Mahavidyalaya - 54 seats
  • Gargi College - 39 seats
  • Institute of Home Economics - 54 seats
  • Jesus and Mary College - 35 seats
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women - 31 seats
  • Mata Sundri College - 54 seats
  • Miranda House - 54 seats
  • Shyama Prasad Mukherji College - 54 seats

Month of Exam: Typically 3rd Sunday of June
Eligibility: Candidates must have completed 17 years of age as on October 1 2014 and passed* the Class XII examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or any other Board recognised as equivalent to the CBSE. All candidates are required to select four subjects in the following manner
  • List A
    • English
    • Hindi

  • List B
    • Any one Language other than List A
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Economics
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Geography
    • Sociology
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology
    • Business Studies
    • Accountancy

  • List C
    • Any other subject (other than mentioned in List A and B) in Class XII offered by CBSE or its equivalent board.

Test Fee (in INR): General/OBC/Christian : Rs.450/- & Rs.300/- for other reserved category.
Test Duration: 180 Minutes
Scheme of the Common Entrance Examination (CEE – B.El.Ed.)

I. Written Examination - Multiple Choice Objective Type Questions

Section Content Medium Marks
A (i)
Bilingual Language Comprehension English and Hindi 35
A (ii)
Mathematical Thinking & Reasoning English or Hindi 35
B (i)
Subject Knowledge (Science upto Class X) English or Hindi 35
B (ii)
Subject Knowledge (Social Science upto Class X) English or Hindi 35
Class XII Marks Weightage
Total (I+II)

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