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D.El.Ed Diploma in Elementary Education – Full form, Eligibility, Admission process, Scope 2021

D.El.Ed  Diploma in Elementary Education – Full form, Eligibility, Admission process, Scope 2021

D.El.Ed full form is a Diploma course in Elementary Education.  It is a 2-year diploma course to train the primary level teachers. D.el.ed is a 2 year undergraduate diploma course divided in 4 semesters. The design of the course is such that it includes practical training and internships along with classroom training. It includes principles of child development, education practice, and the role of the teacher in grooming the students. Moreover, after completing the Diploma in Elementary Education course, the job opportunities for the graduates are wide in numbers in both the private and public sectors of various reputed organizations in India and abroad.


Why is it necessary to provide education to the teachers?

The main aim of the course is to cover theoretical knowledge and basic skills development; in order to provide the teachers education in terms of effective teaching practices and modern classroom trends. 

Brief description of D.El.Ed 2021


Diploma in elementary education 




2 years


4 semesters

Basic Eligiblity 

Minimum 10+2 from recognized board 

Minimum Aggregate


Fee structure 

INR 6K – INR 50K

Admission Process

Merit-based, Entrance exam 

Job Profile 

Primary Teacher, Career counselor, Content reviewer , Administrator, Dean, Researcher, etc. 

Average Stiphen 

INR 2 – 5 Lakh Per Annum (LPA)

Who can Apply for D.el.ed course – Eligibility for de.el.ed 

The eligibility criteria for merit based & entrance exam based is same as follows: – 

1. The candidate must obtain aggregate 50% or more marks in their 10+2 examination from a recognized board. Candidates from reserved category like Physically challenged had a relaxation of 5%.

2. Age limit for d.el.ed is minimum 18 years & maximum age limit is 35 years; may differ from state to state. Age limit relaxation for 5 years is granted to SC/ST/Physically handicapped candidates. 

3. Candidates must have good communication skills, patience, Creative thinking, and fondness to teach. 

Note – Students from science stream must have aggregate more or equivalent to 60% marks. 

D.El.Ed Admission Process and Entrance Exams

There are two type of admission process in d.el.ed course:-

1. Merit based                                       

2. Entrance Exam 

States like Bihar, Odisha, Assam conducts entrance exam & states like west bengal, uttar pradesh conduct admission on merit basis.
Entrance exam process is followed by an interview, if the candidate clears the entrance exam. Entrance tests are conducted on an annual basis by state boards for admission in this course.  dled Admission is given to the candidate, on the basis of marks obtained in the entrance exam, & the performance of the candidate in the interview.
Final Admission is given on basis of five stages: – 

First Stage :- On the basis of eligibility

Second Stage :- After applying the application form, candidates get the admit card to appear in the entrance exam.

Third Stage :- Appear for entrance test & qualify it

Fourth Stage :- After passing the entrance test, candidates undergo the interview round.

Fifth Stage :- Finally, Admission in d.el.ed course is given on the basis of entrance exam score & interview performance.


Different Entrance Exams for Deled

When it comes for Diploma in elementary education d.el.ed NIOS has earned a good reputation at the central level; Apart from this others states also conduct the entrance exams, some of them are:-

1. CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test)
2. UPTET (Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test)
3. APDEECET (Andhra Pradesh Diploma in Elementary Common Entrance Test)
4. Bihar DElEd JET 
5. SCERT Odisha Entrance Exam
6. Uttarakhand DElEd
7. SCERT Assam DElEd PET
8. BTTC TEST (Bombay Teachers Training College)
9. SNDT TEST (SNDT Women’s University)

Top Colleges & Admission Process 


Admission Process

Jamia Millia Islamia University

Merit Based

Bombay Teachers Training College


SNDT Women’s University


Dr. DY Patil vidya Pratisthan Society, Pune

Merit Based

Sardar Chanan Singh Ghumman Memorial College of Education

Merit Based

D. El. Ed. Entrance Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The syllabus for the D. El. Ed. course entrance exam is as same as; you studied in School or bachelor’s degree. This type of exam is an objective type with multiple choice answers.

There are no negative marks or deductions for giving the wrong answer. Syllabus includes questions from subjects studied at school and higher secondary. The deled syllabus includes:

1. Mathematics and Numerical Ability

2. General Knowledge

3. English

4. Teaching Abilities

5. Language Test (Hindi or regional language)

6. El. Ed. course entrance exam is conducted in English, Hindi and regional language. However, knowledge of English language is compulsory.


Syllabus for D.el.ed course 

First Year 

Second Year 

Childhood & growing up 

Identity of the teacher and school culture

Education Society and issues

Pedagogy of Environmental studies 

Mathematics learning for primary education

Social culture and cognition

Contemporary society


English language pedagogy

School health and education



Work and education

Fine arts education



How to Apply for D.el.ed Admission – NIOS d led

This is specifically designed for the primary school in-service untrained teachers of different states throughout the country. NIOS DElEd program has been developed by the Academic Department, NIOS on the initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, keeping in view the NCF 2005 (National Curriculum Framework), RTE 2009 (Right to Education), and NCFTE 2010 (National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education) act.

To apply for admission in D.el.ed course. You must register yourself with the  NIOS website (National Institute of open schooling).

The eligibility criteria for NIOS DElEd is similar to that of the requirements of the regular DElEd course. The only difference is that the degree would be considered valid only for the in-service primary teachers. The niosd.el.ed admission is done through online application and after successfully clearing the entrance exams.

For Admission: –

1. Visit Official Website

2. Click on apply link & register yourself.

3. Fill all the required information i.e. Full name, Address, Gender, Date of birth, etc.

4. Upload the scanned copy of mentioned documents i.e. photograph, signature, etc. 

5. Click on register button; and a registration number & login details will be received on registered email id.


6. Pay the application fees as mentioned; either online or offline as per your choice.

7. Download the application form for the future reference. (Optional)

The candidates can download their NIOS DElEd Hall Ticket/Admit Card a week before the exam from the official NIOS Portal. The students can access the portal ( login)and get the required information about the nois dled Results, Merit List, Cut Off Marks by using their Admit Card Number and Password

Job Profiles and their description after D.El.Ed

Job Position 


Primary Teacher Primary teachers teach the students of Age 5 to 12 years. Their main aim is to develop students’ literacy skills and foster physical, social and emotional growth. This includes subjects like English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Technology and Humanities
Assistant Teacher Their main job is to provide support to the lead teacher in charge of a classroom. Their duties include documenting progress, creating lesson plans and overseeing lesson preparations.
Education Coordinator They focus on quality control. Where he/ she applies their knowledge of learning theory to develop the Subjects.

Some Frequently asked questions – FAQ’s 

Ques What is d.el.ed education?

ANS – D.el.ed is a diploma in elementary education. It is a 2 years full time course for the untrained teachers. 


Ques – Is D EI Ed a professional course?

ANS – Yes, d.el.ed is a professional courses that offers candidates to become upper primary class teacher. 


Ques – What is d el ed full form?

ANS – deled full form is diploma in elementary education. 


Ques – Can i do deled course after 12th?

Ans – Yes, you can do a deled course after completion of 12th or equivalent exam. The candidates must secure a minimum of 50%.


Ques – Can I do de el ed with graduation?

ANS – Yes, you can pursue a diploma course as a regular mode & a degree course in distance learning. As both are offered by colleges with the consent of UGC.


Ques –  Which is better D.el.ed or B.ed?

ANS – B Ed is a degree course and DElEd is a diploma course, hence B.ed. has more weightage.


Ques – What is the difference between D El Ed and D Ed?

ANS – Both the courses are same except the name. Both the courses offered training to the teachers. As, d.el.ed is a diploma in elementary education for primary teachers (I-V) whereas, d ed full form is diploma in education for upper class teachers (VI – VII).

Ques – Can I do d el ed from Ignou?

Ans – Yes, you can do this course from IGNOU. Other than IGNOU many more universities/colleges are providing D.el.ed course i.e. is –

Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad
Dr. D Y Patil Vidya Pratishthan Society, Pune
Bombay Teachers’ Training College – [BTTC], Mumbai
Amity University, Noida
Pacific University, Udaipur
Green Valley College of Education, Bhopal
Integral University, Lucknow
Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra


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