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The dates for entrance exams in India for BEd admissions are coming closer. The application processes have started and for some exams, even admit cards have been released. Now is the time when the candidates must be well prepared for the upcoming exam for their BEd admissions. However, some of the candidates fidget through the question of how to prepare well for the BEd entrance exams. While there are a lot of preparation tips for other exams such as B.Tech, MBA, etc. very less information is available on how to prepare for BEd exams.
In this article, we will cover tips and instructions on how to prepare for BEd entrance exams. The article will also discuss the exam pattern for BEd exams to help candidates get familiar with the examination.
About BEd Entrance Exam
BEd is a Bachelor program in Education which is pursued by students who want to build their careers as school teachers. The minimum eligibility to pursue a BEd program is to qualify 12th, diploma or equivalent level degree. There are various specialisations in the BEd program that a candidate can opt for as per their preference. Admission to the BEd program in India is done on the basis of entrance exams as well as direct admission.
About Common Entrance Test (CET)
Common Entrance Test (CET) is an entrance test which is conducted in India to help students take admission in various institutes for the BEd program. CET is conducted in different states for BEd admissions.
List of BEd Entrance Exams 2023
Some of the common entrance exams which are conducted for BEd admissions in India are given below:
MR PRE BEd
Bihar BEd CET
BEd Examination Pattern
Generally, the BEd entrance exams consist of 3 sections in the paper. While the first 2 sections are common for all the candidates, the third section depends on the subjects as opted by the candidate. Let us look at the detailed exam pattern for BEd entrance exams:
Number of Questions
Preparation for BEd Entrance Exams
Now, let us discuss the preparation tips for BEd entrance exams based on the different sections included in the exam pattern.
Section A: General English
This section will comprise of basic English related questions. The various topics which will be included in the section are Articles, Reading Comprehension, Tenses, Correction of Sentences, Preposition, Spelling, Synonyms and Antonyms, Vocabulary, Transformation of sentences including Voices, Direct and Indirect speech, Simple, Complex and Compound sentences.
Preparation Tips for General English Section
Read all rules for the topics included above and try to solve questions related to these topics.
Try to solve an English quiz every day. You will find plenty of grammar and general English quizzes over the internet.
Learn a new word every day. Learn and write the meaning, synonyms and antonyms for the word. This will help you enhance your vocabulary.
Try to read an English newspaper daily, this will help you strengthen your sentence transformation.
Section B: Teaching Aptitude and General Knowledge
For becoming a teacher, the student must possess some aptitude skills such as tackling with students, analytical thinking, problem-solving, communication skills, intelligence, etc. This section comprises of assessment of candidates on the basis of teaching aptitude skills and knowledge.
Through the General Knowledge section, the knowledge of the candidate in terms of general awareness, environment, life science, etc. is evaluated. Apart from that, the knowledge of the students are also assessed on the basis of current affairs, application of science in daily life, history, culture, general policies of the country, geography, economics, and its neighbouring countries.
Preparation Tips for Teaching Aptitude and General Knowledge Section
Keep yourself updated with the daily news and happenings around the world. Watch the news for at least one hour every day.
Read some of the best general knowledge books.
Solve one mock test for teaching aptitude every day over the internet.
Solve questions from general teaching aptitude books.
Section C: Subject Wise
This section question will depend on the subject opted by the candidate including Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry), Mathematics, Social Studies (Geography, History, Civics and Economics), and Biological Sciences (Botany and Zoology). The level of the questions will be of graduation level.
For the candidates with subject as English, the questions will be mainly from Grammar, Language functions, Elements of Phonetics, Writing skills, Phrasal Verbs (idioms), Study skills and Reference skills.
Preparation Tips for Subject Wise Section
Properly understand the topics included in the syllabus of the subject.
Complete all the difficult topics first and keep the easy topics for last.
Practice the mock tests and previous years question as much as you can.
Best Books for BEd Entrance Exams
Some of the best books for the preparation of BEd entrance exams are listed below:
General Knowledge by Arihant
General Knowledge Manual by Pearson
General Studies by Disha
General Knowledge by Lucent
General Knowledge by Prabhat Prakashan
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R.S. Aggarwal
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant
Mathematics Class 11th and 12th by R.D. Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude by Sarvesh K. Verma
Logical & Analytical Reasoning
A new approach to Reasoning By B.S. Sijwali & S. Sijwali Arihant
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by Dr. RS Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning by M.K Pandey
Reasoning Book for Competitive Examinations by Pearson
Multi-Dimensional Reasoning by Mishra & Kumar Dr Lal
Objective General English by RS Aggarwal/ Vikas Aggarwal
Descriptive English by SP Bakshi
Objective General English by SJ Thakur
Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis
Samanya Hindi by Mani Shankar Ojha (NP Publication)
Lucent's Sampurna Hindi Vyakaran Aur Rachna by Arvind Kumar
Adhunik Hindi Vyakaran Aur Rachna by Basudeo Nandan Prasad
Popular Hindi Vyakaran by Brij Kishore Prasad Singh
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