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Punjab B.Ed Admission 2023 (Started): Merit List, Dates, Counselling, Documents Required, Management Quota

Rajneesh Shukla
Rajneesh ShuklaUpdated On: August 21, 2023 09:06 am IST

The Punjab B.Ed admission process for this year is underway and the final Punjab B.Ed merit list 2023 will be released on August 22, 2023. Get to know all the crucial details of Punjab B.Ed admission 2023 like dates, eligibility criteria, admission process, etc in this article.

Punjab B.Ed Admission

The Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar administers the Punjab BEd CET as the basis for the 2023 Punjab BEd admission. The Punjab B.Ed provisional merit list  2023 was released on August 19 and students have until August 21 to report any discrepancies, after which the final merit list will be out on August 22, 2023. The Punjab BEd CET 2023 results are made public on the official website. The joint B.Ed entrance test and centralized Punjab B.Ed counselling serve as the foundation for Punjab BEd admission. 

Punjab Bachelor in Education Common Entrance Test (Punjab B.Ed CET) is a state level entrance exam for admission to integrated B.Ed courses like B.Sc B.Ed, BA B.Ed, B.Com B.Ed and B.Ed Special Education in colleges of education (government, government-aided, and private self-financing colleges) affiliated with either Panjab University, Chandigarh OR Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar OR Punjabi University, Patiala.

To be eligible for admission to various B.Ed courses offered in the state of Punjab by the aforementioned institutions, candidates must achieve a minimum aggregate percentage of 50% or above in their qualifying examination. The online registration and application form filling started on June 9, 2023. The last date to apply for the Punjab B.Ed admission 2023 was July 14, 2023. The Punjab B.Ed CET 2023 was conducted on July 30, 2023, from 10:30 AM to 1 PM. Admission to integrated B.Ed courses will take place through NCET (National Common Entrance Test) administered by NTA.

Keep reading this insightful article to know all the crucial details regarding Punjab B.Ed admission to help you make an informed decision.

Punjab B.Ed Admission Highlights 2023

Punjab B.Ed admissions take place through Punjab B.Ed CET or NCET which is conducted by GNDU University and NTA, respectively. Gather quick knowledge of all the crucial overview through the Punjab B.Ed admission highlights section mentioned in the table below:

Exam Name

Punjab B.Ed CET OR NCET (National Common Entrance Test) for integrated B.Ed courses

Exam Type

State Level

Conducting Body

GNDU (Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar)

Exam Mode


Negative Marking


Purpose of the exam

To admit candidates to various B.Ed courses in the affiliated colleges of Punjab



Courses Offered

B.Ed spectrum courses offered are: B.Ed, B.Ed Special Education, BA B.Ed, B.Sc B.Ed, B.Com B.Ed.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have scored aggregate marks of 50% or above in the qualifying exam

Universities Involved

Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Panjab University, Chandigarh, and Punjabi University, Patiala

Punjab B.Ed Admission Important Dates 2023 

Check out all the cardinal dates related to the Punjab B.Ed CET 2023 in the table below:



Commencement of Online Application 

June 9, 2023

Last Date for Submitting Online Application Form and Fee Deposit

July 14, 2023

Online Application (with a late fee of Rs. 1600 for all categories)

July 21, 2023 to July 25, 2023

Availability of Online Admit Card

July 20, 2023 (onwards after 6:00 PM) (for without late fee candidates)

July 27, 2023 (for late fee candidates)

Date of Punjab B.Ed Entrance Exam 2023

July 30, 2023 (10:30 AM to 1:00 PM)

Display of Answer Keys on Web Portal

July 31, 2023 (by 5:00 PM)

Last Date of Submission of Answer Key Objection

August 2, 2023 (by 2:00 PM)

Display of Seats and Subject Combinations Available in Colleges

August 7, 2023

Display of Results on Web Portal

August 8, 2023 (by 5:00 PM)

Online Updation of Qualifying Degree Marks by Candidates who have not filled their marks earlier

August 9, 2023 to August 20, 2023

1st Online Counselling 

Online Choice filling by candidates for Major Subject Combination and Colleges

August 9, 2023 to August 18, 2023

Display of Provisional Merit List 

August 19, 2023

Online Reporting of Discrepancies

August 20, 2023 to August 21, 2023

Display of Final Merit List

August 22, 2023 (by 5:00 PM)

Online Allocation of Seats (provisional)

August 23, 2023 (by 8:00 PM)

Reporting at Allocated Colleges

August 24, 2023 to August 26, 2023

2nd Online Counselling

Display of Vacant Seats for Round 2 Counselling

August 29, 2023

Online Updation of Qualifying Degree Marks for those who did not provide marks before Round 1 counselling

August 30, 2023 to August 31, 2023 (before 5:00 PM)

Shifting of College in 2nd Round (Rs. 1000 as shifting fee)

August 30, 2023 to August 31, 2023 (before 5:00 PM)

Online Choice filling by candidates for Major Subject Combination and Colleges after 1st Counselling

September 1, 2023 to September 3, 2023

Display of Provisional Merit List 

September 4, 2023 (by 6:00 PM)

Online Reporting of Discrepancies

September 5, 2023

Display of Final Merit List

September 6, 2023 (by 5:00 PM)

Seat Allocation against Unfilled & De-reservation of Seats

September 7, 2023 (by 8:00 PM)

Reporting at Allocated College

September 8 and September 9, 2023

Availability of Online Application Form (for Management Quota Seats)

September 8, 2023

Last Date for Submitting Online Application Form and Fee Deposit (for Management Quota Seats)

September 14, 2023

Filling up of Management Quota Seats in Self-financed Colleges

September 12, 2023 to September 14, 2023

Last Date of Reporting of Filled Seats to Coordinator on the web portal

September 15, 2023

Class Commences from

September 11, 2023 (Tentative)

Note: Candidates must note that the dates may tend to change as per the universities' discretion and on grounds of any unforeseen circumstances. Therefore, candidates must regularly check the official website of the institute to be updated with all the latest information.

Punjab B.Ed Eligibility Criteria 2023

The eligibility criteria for Punjab B.Ed admission are as follows:

Educational Qualification: Candidates must have completed their Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks from a recognized university or institute.

Age Limit: There is no age limit for admission to B.Ed courses in Punjab.

Reservation: The reservation policy of the Punjab government will be applicable for admission to B.Ed courses.

Domicile: Candidates must be a resident of Punjab and possess a valid domicile certificate.

Entrance Exam: Candidates must qualify for the Punjab B.Ed Entrance Exam conducted by the concerned authority.


Merit-based admission: Admission to regular B.Ed courses also takes place through merit basis. In such cases, candidates' aggregate marks from graduation/ post graduation are taken into consideration to prepare a merit list for the selection process. Candidates who want admission through the merit based process must note that they should score at least 50% or above to increase their chances of admission.

It is significant to note that depending on the institution delivering the B.Ed course, the eligibility requirements may change. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of the specific institution before applying for admission.

Punjab B.Ed Application Form 2023

The application process for Punjab B.Ed admission is as follows:

Registration: Candidates need to register themselves on the official website of the concerned authority by providing their personal and educational details such as the candidate’s Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Mobile Number, E-Mail ID etc. The candidate has to verify his/ her personal mobile number and email id using the OTP sent to their mobile number and email id entered during the registration process. The applicants are also requested to enter his/ her personal mobile number and email id during the registration process for further correspondence till the completion of the admission process.

Application Form: After registration, candidates need to click on ‘Candidate Login’ present on the website. They can fill out the application form with the required information such as personal details, educational qualifications, etc.

Upload Documents: Candidates need to upload scanned copies of their photograph, signature, and other required documents such as mark sheets, category certificate, etc. Each candidate has to upload his/ her recent passport-sized photograph and signature to proceed with the remaining steps of the Application Form filling process.

Fill out Academic Information: After submitting a photo, candidates must fill out their academic information. Candidates are encouraged to put "0" under the total marks and marks category if the results for any qualifying exam have not yet been released.

Basic Detail Filling: Following the academic information, candidates must fill out their fundamental information on their candidature, including their address, permanent address, domicile, category, etc. Candidates have to select three preferences of cities for the B.Ed entrance exam.

Filling of choice and application fee payment: Candidates may select one of the three options—Regular BEd programme, Special BEd programme, or both—and pay the application fee. Candidates will be given the option to pay the application cost offline or online, depending on their decision. After that, they will be instructed to print the application form with a special application ID.

Take a printout of the application form: If a candidate forgets to print the application form, they can go to the "Print Application Form" link found in the "Candidate Dashboard" section. Printouts are for future reference.

Punjab B.Ed Application Fee 2023

The table below lists the application fees for several categories of candidates for the Punjab B.Ed Application Form 2023. The application can be paid both offline and online. Online fee payment options are debit card, credit card, and net banking. Candidates can also pay the Punjab B.Ed 2023 admission fee in an offline mode using bank challan at any of the HDFC bank branches in India.

Category of the Candidates

Application Fee (INR)


2400 (if only one option chosen, either B.Ed regular or B.Ed special education course)

4800 (if both option chosen by a candidate)

Reserved Candidates (SC/ ST/ PWD)

1200 (if only one option chosen, either B.Ed regular or B.Ed special education course)

2400 (if both option chosen by a candidate)

Punjab B.Ed Admission Reservation Policy 2023

For the many applicants that are eligible for reservation, the Punjab government has set up some rules. Note that only inhabitants of the state of Punjab are subject to these reservation policies; all other applicants will be treated as open category applicants. Candidates from the Punjab state will be given 85% of the seats for Punjab B.Ed Admission 2023, with the remaining seats going to candidates from outside the province. Candidates from outside Punjab will be admitted for the open seats if 85% of the available seats are still unfilled, and vice versa.

Candidates who are residents of the state of Punjab are eligible for 85% of the available seats. The remaining 15% of seats are allocated to candidates from other states or Union Territories under the "All India Quota”.

The following list includes the Punjab B.Ed admission reservation policy for several categories of applicants for 2023:


Seat Reservation

85% of Seats for Candidates from the State of Punjab





Backward Classes/ OBC


Ex-serviceman/Armed Forces Personnel


Children or Grandchildren of Freedom Fighters of Punjab






15% of Seats for Candidates from other States/ UTs





Rural Women Candidates from the State of Punjab

70% of seats in Malwa Central College of Education for Women, Ludhiana

Punjab B.Ed Merit List 2023

The admission authorities publish the Punjab B.Ed merit list 2023, which includes the names of the eligible applicants. The following factors are taken into consideration when releasing the merit list for Punjab B.Ed Admission 2023:

  • The candidates' scores on the prerequisite degree exam
  • The results of the applicants' entrance exam scores (if conducted)

The following method is used to prepare the merit list:

  • For candidates in the General Category and SC/ ST, the required minimum score in the Punjab B.Ed CET 2023 is 25% and 20%, respectively.
  • A merit list will be created for each category and quota.

Merit List Tie Resolution

The following criteria will be used to determine an applicant's inter-se merit for admission when two or more applicants received the same score on the Common Entrance Test:

  • Candidates who scored more points overall in their qualifying degree (Graduation only).
  • Candidates that are older will be placed higher in the merit order.

Punjab B.Ed Admission Process 2023

The Punjab B.Ed Admission process 2023 is as mentioned below:

  • Candidates taking the Punjab B.Ed CET exam should be aware that their merit will be decided based on both their qualifying exam scores and their CET exam scores.
  • The admissions committee will assign seats to applicants through centralized in-person counselling sessions.
  • Two rounds of counselling sessions will be held for the Punjab B.Ed Admissions in 2023. According to the vice chancellor's decision, the schedule and formal dates will be posted on the website.
  • Candidates whose names are on the merit list must fill out their choice of colleges and topic choices by going to the institute's official website.
  • The candidates must appear at the counselling centre on the scheduled date and time with all the required documentation for verification. The choice of college made by an applicant and the merits attained by them as listed on the merit list will be taken into consideration for allocating seats.
  • The candidates must properly fill out the necessary form at the time of counselling and convert their CGPA grades into percentages, if required.
  • Candidates must pay the amount necessary to reserve their seat for Punjab B.Ed Admission 2023 once the document verification is complete.

Note: Any person who is currently employed (full time or part time, paid or unpaid, in an honorary capacity or otherwise) is not eligible to be admitted to the B.Ed programme without first obtaining a leave of absence from their company, institution, office, etc. from the commencement of the academic session to the conclusion of the practical skills in teaching examination at a college of education through this Common Entrance Test.

Punjab B.Ed Admission Document Verification 2023

It is mandatory for the candidates to bring all the valid documents at the time of counselling or else their application for admission will be rejected. For verification of documents, the candidates will have to carry the given below documents to the Punjab B.Ed Admission 2023 counselling centre:

  • Punjab B.Ed admission 2023 Counselling Letter

  • 10th, 12th and qualifying degree mark sheet/ certificates

  • Character Certificate

  • Reservation Certificate (If applicable)

  • Domicile Certificate (If applicable)

  • Rural Area Claim (Certified by Dist. Education Officer) (If applicable)

  • Gap year affidavit (If applicable)

  • Valid Photo Identity Card

  • Passport Size Photographs

Punjab B.Ed Admission Management Quota 2023

As prescribed by the Government of Punjab, 15% of the seats in every B.Ed college of Punjab will be reserved for admission through the management quota. The 15% of seats will be excluded from the centralised counselling admission and will be filled separately. The Punjab B.Ed Admission 2023 through Management QUota will be done on the basis of following parameters:

  • The management quota admission will commence after the 2nd round of the counselling process will be over.

  • The institutes of Punjab will release the name of the college and courses offered for the Punjab B.Ed management quota admission.

  • There will be no reservation applicable for the Punjab B.Ed management quota admission.

  • The Punjab B.Ed management quota admission will be done on the basis of merit obtained by the candidates in the qualifying exam for which separate counselling will be conducted by the respective institutes.

  • The eligibility criteria and other requirements for Punjab B.Ed management quota admission will remain the same as per the centralised admission process.

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Will there be an entrance exam for Punjab B.Ed admission 2023?

Yes, there will be an entrance exam for Punjab B.Ed admission called Punjab B.Ed CET. However, for integrated B.Ed courses like B.Sc B.Ed/ B.Com B.Ed/ BA B.Ed admission will take place through National Common Entrance Test (NCET) as per the official website of Guru Nanak Dev University.

Is registration started for Punjab B.Ed admission 2023?

No, registration for Punjab B.Ed admission 2023 will soon begin from May 8, 2023. The registration and application process will be held online.

What is the last date to apply for Punjab B.Ed admission 2023?

The last date to apply for Punjab B.Ed admission 2023 is July 11, 2023 as per Guru Nanak Dev University’s official website.

What is the application fee for Punjab B.Ed admission 2023?

The application fee for Punjab B.Ed admission 2023 is INR 2400 for general category and INR 1200 for SC/ ST/ PwD categories. The application fee has to be paid online via net banking/ credit card/ debit card. The application fee tends to double for each category if a candidate chooses to apply for both B.Ed Regular and B.Ed Special Education courses.

Can I apply for Punjab B.Ed admission if I have completed my graduation from a university outside Punjab?

Yes, you can apply for Punjab B.Ed admission even if you have completed your graduation from a university outside Punjab.

Can I get a scholarship for Punjab B.Ed course?

Yes, you may be eligible for a scholarship for Punjab B.Ed course based on your merit and category. The scholarship details can be obtained from the official website.

What is the Punjab B.Ed CET entrance exam syllabus?

The Punjab B.Ed CET entrance exam syllabus includes subjects like:

  • General Awareness - 30 Marks
  • Teaching Potential - 30 Marks
  • General Mental Ability Test - 30 Marks
  • English - 30 Marks
  • Punjabi or Hindi - 30 Marks

What is the duration of B.Ed courses in Punjab?

The duration of B.Ed courses in Punjab vary from 2 years to 4 years. A full time regular B.Ed course in Punjab lasts for two years whereas integrated B.Ed courses in Punjab last for four years.

What are the documents required for Punjab B.Ed admission 2023?

The documents required for Punjab B.Ed admission 2023 are as follows:

  • High school mark sheet and passing certificate
  • Intermediate mark sheet and passing certificate
  • Graduation mark sheet and passing certificate
  • Post-graduation mark sheet and passing certificate (if applicable)
  • B.Ed CET admit card
  • B.Ed CET scorecard
  • Domicile certificate
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Income certificate (if applicable)
  • Character certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • Migration certificate (if applicable)
  • ID proof (Aadhar card, Voter ID, Passport, etc.)
  • Passport size photographs
  • Any other relevant documents as per the university or institute's requirements.

Candidates must ensure that all the documents are in order and complete before appearing for the counseling session. The original documents and their photocopies are required for verification purposes. It is advisable to keep additional copies of the documents for future reference.

What are a few of the preparation tips for Punjab B.Ed exam 2023?

A few of the preparation tips for Punjab B.Ed exam 2023 are as follows:

  • Understand the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly.
  • Create a study plan and allocate sufficient time for each subject/topic.
  • Refer to recommended textbooks and study materials for each subject.
  • Practice solving previous year question papers and mock tests to assess your preparation.
  • Improve your time management skills to complete the exam within the given time frame.
  • Stay updated with current affairs and developments in the education sector.
  • Develop strong reading and comprehension skills.
  • Take regular breaks to avoid burnout and maintain focus.
  • Join coaching classes or online courses if required.
  • Stay positive and confident, and maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle to perform well in the exam.

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