TNOU B.Ed 2020: Counselling (Started), Seat Allotment, Admission Procedure

Tamil Nadu Open UniversityTNOU B.Ed.(Spl. Ed.) 2020 Counselling Schedule has been Released. Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) was established in 2002, with a view to increasing access to higher education and improving the quality of education offered through the open and distance learning modes by coordinating such provisions in the state, the Government of Tamil Nadu. It offers 113 programs through 13 academic schools 5 support divisions & 1 media center.

TNOU offers 2-year Bachelors in Education (B.Ed) course through a Merit list & counseling process on the basis of candidates’ bachelor’s marks. Eligible & Interested candidates are requested to apply only after reading all the guidelines & eligibility from the official website before applying for TNOU B.Ed 2020.

Here in this post, we will provide all related links & information for the candidates to apply for the TNOU B.Ed 2020.

TNOU B.Ed 2020 Notification – Counselling Schedule Released

New TNOU B.Ed (Spl.B.Ed) 2020 Counselling Schedule has been Released. Check below for Category wise Schedule.

Admission Form Click Here
Visual Impairment Click Here
Hearing Impairment Click Here
Intellectual Disabilities Click Here

TNOU B.Ed. (Spl. Ed.) 2020 Result has been Declared Now. Click Here to Check Result.

TNOU B.Ed (Spl. Ed.) 2020 Prospectus has been released on 28th August 2019. Click Here to Check Prospectus.

TNOU B.Ed 2020 Important Event Dates

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Event Dates (Announced)
Online Application Form Starts 28th August 2019
Last date for Submit Application 18th November 2019
Last date to receive the filled-in printed applications along with the relevant documents 21st November 2019
Admit Card 4th December 2019
Entrance Exam 8th December 2019
Result 31st December 2019
1st Admission Counseling Dates 7th to 10th January 2020
Commencement of the Programme January 2020

TNOU B.Ed 2020 Application Form 

TNOU B.Ed (Spl. Ed.) 2020 Online Application Form has been Released on 28th August 2019.

  • TNOU B.Ed (Spl. Ed.) 2020 Application Form can be filled till 18th November 2019. 
  • TNOU B.Ed (Spl. Ed.) 2020 Last Date to receive the filled in Printed Application Along with Relevant Document is 21st November 2019.
  • Before applying for TNOU B.Ed candidates are requested to go through detailed notification & eligibility mentioned in the prospectus.
  • The application form is available both in Offline & Online mode.
  • Candidates can take offline form university.
  • Candidates should fill their personal & academic information carefully in order to apply for the exam.
  • Candidates must upload their relevant documents through scanned copies only.
  • Candidates are advised to take a print out of application form & submit it to the TNOU Zonal Centre.
  • The last date for receiving the filled in application in person or by post will be notified in the advertisement later.

Application Fee

Candidate can pay the application fee through offline mode.

  • TNOU B.Ed (Spl. Ed.) 2020 Application Fee Starts on 28th August 2019.
  • Candidates can pay application fees through e-challan.
  • Candidates can apply for e-challan from any Nationalized/Scheduled Bank.
  • Candidates have to send it ‘Tamil Nadu Open University’ payable at Chennai.
  • Application Fee once paid is No-Refundable.
General 500/-
SC/ST 500/-

TNOU B.Ed 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Academic Qualification

Trained in-service teachers in elementary education such as D.T.Ed., from any Government, recognized school within the state of Tamil Nadu.

  • Candidates who have completed an NCTE recognized teacher education program through face-to-face mode.
  • Candidates having a Master’s Degree in Science, Humanities, Social Science, Commerce & another relevant appearing can also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates passed in Bachelor’s Degree should have 50% marks.
  • Candidates with a reserved category will get relaxation of 5%.
  • The candidates satisfying the qualification prescribed by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) and Tamil Nadu G.O.(1D)No.94 of 2018 are eligible to apply for B.Ed (Spl.Ed).
  • Candidates should have undergone 10+2+3 or 11+1+3 pattern of study & passed the qualifying examination conducted by the state board or CBSE or any other recognized university and UGC recognized universities.
  • Candidates, who have taken more than one main subject in Part III & Part IV (under Double / Triple Major System) of UG degree course should have to choose only one of the main subjects and should have applied for that Major only. In such cases, marks obtained by the candidates in two/three major subjects shall be taken into account to arrive at the percentage of marks as stipulated in item (ix) herein.

Reservation of Seats

Community/Category Minimum %
OC 50%
BC/BCM 45%

TNOU B.Ed 2020 Exam Pattern

Exam Date (Announced) 8th December 2019
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Exam Mode Pen Paper Test (PPT)
No. of Questions 100
Total Marks 100
Question Type MCQ (Multiple Choice Question)
Negative Marking Not Applicable

The Structure of the Question Paper will be as Given below:

Section  Details No.of Questions No.of Marks
I General English Comprehension 10 10
II Logical and Analytical Reasoning 20 20
III General Knowledge 20 20
IV Aptitude for Teaching 15 15
V Awareness of Special Education 15 15
VI Teaching – Learning 20 20
    • The Entrance Examination will be for the duration of 2 hours and for a maximum of 100 Marks with 100 Questions.
    • Questions will be of multiple-choice type. Optical Mark Reader (OMR) coding answer sheets will be supplied to the candidates.
    • The Question paper for Entrance Examination will be in bilingual i.e., Tamil and in English.

    TNOU B.Ed 2020 Admit Card

    TNOU B.Ed (Spl. Ed.) 2020 Admit Card can be Download through Official Website. TNOU B.Ed (Spl. Ed) 2020 Admit Card has been available on 4th December 2019. The Hall tickets can be downloaded from the university website or can receive the duplicate Hall ticket from the Entrance Examination Centre on the day of the examination from 8.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. by producing a proof for the dispatch of the Application and two passport size color photograph. Candidate can download the Admit card by Entering Application No. and Date of Birth.

    TNOU B.Ed 2020 Result 

    TNOU Spl B.Ed 2020 Result has been Declared on 31st December 2019. In the Entrance Examination, the answers are marked in the OMR coding sheet. As this OMR answer sheet is scanned by Computer for publishing Result, there won’t be any mistake/change in the award of marks. Hence, there is no revaluation option for the candidates.

    TNOU Merit Ranking 2020

    The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in a major and ancillary or allied subject (both in theory and practical) in the three years in the UG degree will be taken as the base mark for ranking for Serial no.1 to 6.

    The percentage of marks obtained by the candidates in the P.G. Degree will be taken as the base mark for ranking for the Serial no.7 to 8, subject to the condition that the major subject in the UG and PG Degrees shall be one and the same. The merit list will be declared after one month of the entrance exam. Candidates can check their merit list on the official website. TNOU will declare both distance & regular cut off for the candidates.

    TNOU B.Ed 2020 Counseling

    Candidates successfully clear the Entrance exam will be eligible for counseling. TNOU B.Ed. (Spl. Ed.) 2020 Date of 1st Counseling Schedule is 7th to 10th January 2020. Counseling will be based on marks scored in the TNOU B.Ed Entrance Exam. Candidates have to report as soon as possible to take into B.Ed course after the allotment of Seats. Candidates’ seat may get canceled if they do not report on the given date & time. The candidate has to take spot admission after the merit list & counseling process.

    Required Documents at the time of Counselling

    • 10th class mark sheet.
    • 10th passing certificate.
    • 12th class Marksheet.
    • 12th passing certificate.
    • Degree Mark Sheet and certificate.
    • Copy of the Aadhar Card (Compulsory).
    • Category certificate.
    • Passport size photographs.
    • DD/Challan of Rs.50000/-.

    List of Learners Support Centres

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      1. Manav Rachna University, Haryana – 2020 UG & PG Admission Open. Apply Now
      2. Bennett University (Times Group), Admission Open for 2020. Apply Now
      3. Chandigarh University, Punjab 2020 Admission Open for all Courses. Apply Now
      4. MIT World Peace University, Admissions Open for All Courses 2019-20. Apply Now
      5. St. Andrew’s Institute of Technology and Management, Admission open 2020. Apply Now
    Specialization Name of LSC
    Intellectual Disabilities



    Visual Impairment



    Hearing Impairment

    Bala Vihar Training School
    Halls Road, Kilpauk Garden, Chennai-600 010.
    Indira Gandhi College of Special Education,
    Kanuvai, Coimbatore – 641 108
    Holy Cross College,
    Theppakulam, Trichy-620 002.
    CSI College of Education,
    Pasumalai, Madurai – 04
    Visual Impairment
    NIVH – Regional Centre
    Trunk Road, Poonamallee, Chennai-600 056.
    NKT College of Education
    Triplicane, Chennai – 600005
    Hearing Impairment
    Dr. M.G.R. School for the Speech and Hearing Impaired,
    Ramavaram, MGR Gardens, Chennai – 600089.

    Contact Details


    No 577, Anna Salai

    Saidapet, Chennai – 600 015.

    Phone: 044-24306600

    Email: [email protected]


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