Nalanda Open University (NOU) has declared the Bihar B.Ed. Common Entrance Test (CET) 2019 for regular students today, March 19th, 2019. The candidates who had appeared for the B.Ed CET can view and print their results from the official website, biharcetbed.com
Saket Satyam and Adarsh Kumar, with 92 marks, topped the combined entrance test (CET) for admission in B.Ed course (CET-B.Ed) through regular mode in Bihar institutions. In the girls’ category, Chandani topped with 90 marks. The CET-B.Ed paper carries 120 marks.
Out of 81,187 candidates who took the test, 65,445 qualified, with the number of male candidates higher than girls.
The CET-B.Ed was an initiative of the Chancellor to regulate the mushrooming private teachers’ training colleges in the state. Compared to the first year in 2018, the number of candidates registered and appearing dropped slightly this year, but the number of qualifying candidates is higher.
NOU registrar SP Sinha said the centralised counselling for qualified candidates will get underway from April 17.
“This year, the students will know beforehand for which college they had appeared in counselling. There will be three rounds of counselling. These changes have been incorporated to make things more transparent and helpful for students,” he added.
Last year, a large number of students had failed to take admission in B.Ed courses despite qualifying the test due to row over counselling, as six minority colleges wanted to take admissions through their own counselling. Besides, some students whose names were listed in institutions outside their home districts did not turn up.
“After the counselling, the students will have the option of selecting the college they would like to enroll with, provided they fulfil the eligibility norms,” he added.