DElEd Admission 2021: Important Dates, Selection Process, Last Date to Apply, Entrance Exams 2021

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Content Curator | Updated on - Sep 14, 2021

DElEd Admission 2021 is provided on the basis of state level entrance exams or merit list announced by the state boards. Most of the states conduct a state level entrance exam to grant admission to the DElEd course.

The DElEd Admission 2021 for various states such as Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Arunachal Pradesh and Rajasthan Pre DElEd Admission have already been concluded in the month of August 2021. The Assam DElEd Admission PET exam will be conducted on September 19. 2021.

The eligibility criteria for regular and DElEd distance education is similar across the top institutes such as NIOS DElEd.  To pursue DElEd, candidates must be an Indian citizen and the age limit may differ from state to state. However, the lower age limit ranges between 17 to 18 years, while the upper age limit can range between 34 to 35 years.

In case of an untrained teacher who works in upper primary school from Class 1 to 4 , the candidate must have a secondary qualification or its equivalent from a well-recognized institute or university with good academic records.

DElEd Admission 2021: Application Deadline 

State Application Date
NIOS DElEd Entrance Exam May 2021 
Arunachal Pradesh DElEd August 20, 2021
Odisha DElEd Entrance Exam 4th week of September 2021
Bihar DElEd Entrance Exam Cancelled
Uttar Pradesh DElEd Entrance Exam June 2021
Chandigarh DElEd Entrance Exam 3rd week of May 2021

DElEd Entrance Exams in India 2021

  • The aspirant has to qualify the entrance exam if conducted by the chosen college for DElEd. admission.
  • The entrance exam is generally conducted in the month of July.
  • Some states also conduct Pre- Entrance Exam Test (PET) where the candidates can test their abilities.
  • The exam dates are announced by education boards or the State Council for Education and Training of various states and Union Territories.
  • Once the student has cleared the entrance exam they further go through an interview round at the college.
  • The final decision is based on the overall marks obtained both in the entrance exam and interview round.
  • The chosen candidates have to make the fee payment and get their documents verified to confirm their admission.

DElEd Entrance Exam Dates in India 2021

Exam Name Application Date Exam Date
Andhra Pradesh DElEd  April 2021  May 2021
Assam DElEd Admission March 2021 May 2021
Bihar DElEd Admission December 2020 January 2021
Chattisgarh DElEd Admission 20th May, 2021  11 July, 2021
Chandigarh DElEd. Admission 3rd week of May 2021  July 2021
Delhi DElEd. Admission 4th Week of July, 2021 August, 2021
Goa DElEd. Admission To Be Announced To Be Announced
Haryana DElEd. Admission August 2021 September 2021
Jammu and Kashmir DElEd. Admission 3rd week of June 2021 November 2021
Odisha DElEd. Admission 4th week of September 2021 2nd week of November 2021
Rajasthan DElEd. Admission June 2021 August 2021
West Bengal DElEd. Admission Last week of July 2021 August 2021
NIOS DElEd. Admission May 2021  June 2021

What is the DElEd Admission Syllabus? 

For the DElEd entrance exam syllabus, students are advised to revise subjects from class 10 and 12. DElEd entrance exam is designed as a MCQ-based objective-type test. The syllabus include topics such as:

  • Mathematics and Numerical Ability
  • General Knowledge
  • English
  • Teaching Abilities
  • Language Test (Hindi or regional language)

DElEd Exams Prerequisites 

  • The candidate should have passed Class 12th with at least 50% marks from a recognized board.
  • The age limit may differ from state to state. However, the lower age limit ranges between 17 to 18 years, while the upper age limit can range between 34 to 35 years.
  • The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
  • In case of an untrained teacher who works in upper primary school from Class 1 to 4 , the candidate must have a secondary qualification or its equivalent from a well-recognized institute or university with good academic records.

DElEd Admission Process

DElEd admission varies for every education institution from state to state. The admissions are held every year in various states where the institution may or may not conduct an entrance exam for admission in DElEd. 

What is the DElEd Eligibility Criteria?

  • Candidates must have at least 50% marks in aggregate in their class 12th examination.
  • Candidates who hold a B.A or B.Sc. degree can also apply.
  • The applicant must be a citizen of India.

Read More: NIOS DElEd

DElEd Admission 2021: How to Apply? 

Application for the course can be only filled through online mode. In order to complete the application procedure of DElEd follow the given steps:

  • Visit the official websites assigned for the DElEd State Admission.
  • Complete the application form and fill in your details correctly.
  • After filling the application form, pay the application fee.
  • After completing the payment, a message will appear saying that your payment is successful.
  • The application form is successfully submitted once the payment is made.

DElEd Admission 2021: Admit Card

  • It is to be noted that Admit Card is not sent to candidates through post rather it has to be downloaded from the official website. 
  • The candidate can login using the credentials and access the admit card.
  • The Admit Card is generally released one week before the examination. 

Read More: DElEd Through Distance Learning

DElEd Admission 2021: Top Colleges

The fee structure for DElEd courses depends on the respective institution the candidate applies for. Generally, private institutes are more expensive compared to government institutes.

The table below presents some of the Top DElEd. colleges in India and their annual fee structure:

DElEd Admission Tips 2021 

To get into a good DElEd college you need to be thoroughly prepared for the entrance exam.

Here are some preparation tips for DElEd entrance exam:

  • You should understand the exam pattern and syllabus. NIOS DElEd consists of three papers:–
    1. Elementary education in India – a socio-cultural perspective
    2. Learning languages at the elementary level
    3. Pedagogic processes in elementary schools
  • Prepare according to the paper you will appear for. If you are appearing for Paper I then focus on its syllabus and related topics. 
  • Make sure to prepare every topic with in-depth understanding. Go through previous year papers, mock tests and model test papers to test yourself. 
  • Observe frequently asked topics and prepare them well.
  • You can join a coaching centre as well, that will help you to provide more study material and organize your study schedule.
  • Practice and revise your study material regularly. By practicing questions you can improve your problem solving skills and speed of solving questions.
  • Complete all the difficult subjects first and keep the easy topics for the end. This way you can avoid stress when the date of exam approaches.
  • Time management is key to good results. Make sure to give enough time to each subject and create a time table accordingly. 


Ques. Can I apply for DElEd. admission 2021 after passing the class XII? 

Ans. Yes, you are eligible for DElEd. admission after completion of class 12th. You should have a score of at least 50% marks in your class 12th exam. Some states also conduct entrance exams and interviews, so will have to qualify the respective in order to get admission in DElEd.

Ques. Which is a better course B.Ed. or DElEd.?

Ans. B. Ed course trains a candidate for primary and higher secondary level classes while DElEd. is training for primary classes only. B.Ed does offer a greater number of opportunities but it depends on your interest. 

Ques. Can I get a government job after doing a DElEd course in teaching line?

Ans. Yes, you can get a government job in the teaching line after completion of DElEd. You can appear for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) or apply at the State government in order to be a primary teacher.

Ques. Can I apply for a TGT form with DElEd and graduate?

Ans. No, in order to apply for TGT you need to be a graduate from B.Ed.

Ques. What other courses can I pursue after DElEd.?

Ans. After graduating from DElEd you can opt to pursue courses such as B.Ed, B.El.Ed or M.Ed. Further studies will give you educational qualification and broaden your career prospects for teaching jobs in higher secondary school.


Deled is an English course i.e all the study material is in English or Hindi especially in utter Pradesh deled.
Diya Suresh

The study materials will be provided in the language in which course is conducted. DElEd is a 2 years diploma course in elementary education for those having 12th qualification with at least 50% marks. Admissions will be done either on merit basis or entrance test basis depending on the college. Find details at DElEd. admissions 2021.

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