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M.A or B.Ed - Better Option After B.A

Abhik Das
Abhik DasUpdated On: March 27, 2020 07:52 pm IST

M.A or B.Ed? Are you confused as to which is the better option after completing your Bachelor's study? Check out the article provided below and find out everything in details.

M.A vs B.Ed - Better Option after B.A

After obtaining the Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree in any discipline, students usually either go for a Master’s degree study or start preparing for Government jobs in which only graduates can appear. What else? Well, these are the common routes which the graduates see are open for them as nearly everyone opts for either of the two mentioned above. Rarely does a student after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree opt for the B.Ed programme due to lack of clarity and limited information regarding it. So, which one is a better option? Should it be M.A or B.Ed after B.A? Who should opt for M.A or B.Ed?

Today, in this article we will explore a bit more about both M.A and B.Ed degree study and try to reach a conclusion as to whether M.A or B.Ed is the better choice after completing graduation with a B.A degree.

M.A and B.Ed - A Statistical Comparison

The table below will provide you with a statistical comparison between M.A and B.Ed -




Course Duration

2 Years

2 Years








Bachelor’s Degree in the specialisation one wants to opt for

B.Sc/B.Com/B.A degree from a recognised University with a minimum of 50% aggregate

Admission Process to M.A after B.A

Many top Universities in India conduct an entrance examination annually for M.A admissions and a few other Universities offers direct M.A admissions in various subjects. In some colleges, the candidates are put through Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds in addition to entrance exams for filtering out candidates for various M.A specialisations. Usually, the M.A offering Universities in India require the applicants to have an aggregate of 55% in their Bachelor’s degree studies. Check out the list of some renowned M.A entrance exams given below -

Also Read: Government job scopes for English graduates

Admission Process to B.Ed after B.A

In the majority of Indian Universities and Colleges, B.Ed admission is done on the basis of entrance examinations. Usually, for admission into B.Ed programmes, the Universities ask the applicants to have an aggregate between 50 to 55% at the Bachelor level. However, after completing the B.Ed study, the candidates have to appear in a Teacher’s Eligibility Test (TET) to be able to get hired as a school teacher like CTET, UPTET, KTET etc.

Who Should Opt for M.A

Those who want to continue with their studies in the same discipline in which they completed their Bachelor studies must go for the Master’s degree study. Also, those who have a dream of becoming an Assistant Professor or Professors must go for a Master’s degree. Usually, those students opt for a Postgraduate degree study have an appetite for knowledge and do not stop at a Master’s degree.

Who Should Opt for B.Ed

Graduates who want to join the noble profession of teaching should be the ones who must opt for the B.Ed programme. B.Ed opens up an opportunity to teach at the school level. In short, those who are passionate about teaching must go for a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree. And, the biggest stereotype associated with the teaching profession is only women can be good teachers but hello, men too can be good teachers.

Also Read: Government job scopes for Political Science graduates

Career Scopes After M.A

Check out the career opportunities for M.A degree holders from the list provided below -

  • Professor

  • Lecturer

  • Private Tutors

  • Publisher

  • Education Consultant

Career Scopes after B.Ed

After B.Ed, the students can choose to become a -

  • School Teacher

  • Education Counsellor

  • Private/home Tutor

  • Online Tutor

Also Read: List of Government jobs for Xth qualified students - All details

From the pointers mentioned above, it is quite hard to determine whether M.A or B.Ed is a better choice after B.A as both have their own distinctive features. The biggest thing is where the interest of the students lie and if they are willing to act accordingly.


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When does the application process for B.Ed admission at Satish Public College of Education, Rewari expected to begin?

-charuUpdated on September 27, 2022 12:24 PM
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Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, the B.Ed admission schedule for the academic session 2020-21 of Satish Public College of Education, Rewari is yet to be released on the official website of the institute. It is recommended that you must visit the official website of the college at regular intervals to find out when the B.Ed admission application process at Satish Public College of Education Rewari begins. Otherwise, you can also fill-up the Common Application Form of CollegeDekho to shortlist some additional B.Ed colleges where the admission process is currently underway in order to keep your options open. It will also prove its worth …


Greetings Sir/Madam. Can you please tell me when does the B.Ed admission process for 2020 expected to begin at the Lady Willingdon College of Education, Chennai?

-SubhasriUpdated on September 23, 2022 07:53 AM
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Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, the official website of Lady Willingdon College of Education, Chennai does not contain any information regarding the beginning of the B.Ed admission process for the academic session 2020-21. You are suggested to keep a track of the important dates by visiting the official website of the college at regular intervals. If you do not wish to wait until the release of the B.Ed admission application form of Lady Willingdon College of Education, Chennai, it would be wise to fill up our Common Application Form and start looking for the best B.Ed colleges in Chennai or in the state …


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