Selection of Candidates for B.Ed Programmes at Paro College of Education

Selection of Candidates for B.Ed Programmes at Paro College of Education

The Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB), Paro College of Education will be implementing a new system for selecting class 12 graduates for Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) programmes offered by the College for commencement in July, 2021. The new qualitative selection system is aimed to attract high performing class 12 graduates to consider teaching as a career and encourages candidates with consistently high academic performance, passion for teaching, and strength of character to opt for teaching as their first choice. To focus on quality, based on teacher requirement projections provided by MoE, the College will be admitting just 100 candidates into the B.Ed Primary programme and 70 into the B.Ed Dzongkha programme on competitive basis for the 2021 cohorts.

Education is being accorded high priority by the Royal Government and will continue to receive the highest attention. Service conditions of teachers will be made more attractive and conducive. Teachers will be supported through continuous professional development programmes.  Facilities in the Colleges of Education will be improved for better learning and training. Discussions are already underway to further enhance the stipend for the students. Since the candidates are going to receive high standard training, it is foreseen that employment upon graduation will not be a problem.

Online admission for the B.Ed Primary and B.Ed Primary (Dzongkha) programmes will be carried out before those for the other RUB Colleges based on the following criteria.

  1. Academic Performance
  2. Performance in Class XII Exam – 70% (Ability rating for B.Ed Primary)


Sl. No. Science  Rating
1  Class XII pass with minimum of 50% in English and Dzongkha English X 5

Any three from: Math/Phy/Che/Bio/ICT X 5

Any other subject X 1

Commerce Rating
2   Class XII pass with minimum of 50% in English and Dzongkha English X 5

Any three from: Accountancy, Commerce, Economics, ICT & Business Mathematics X 5

Any other subject x 1

Arts Rating
3 Class XII pass with minimum of 50% in English and Dzongkha English X 5

Any three from: ICT/B.Math/Eco/Hist/Geo/Media/Agri/EVS X 5

Any other subject X 1

a.       Performance in Class X Exam (academic consistency)- 30%

Level Minimum Requirement Rating
Class X The minimum of 50% in English and Dzongkha  60% aggregate


  1. Ability rating for B.Ed Dzongkha Primary
Eligibility Criteria Rating  Intake
For students of Language and Culture Studies:

Class XII pass students with a minimum of 55% aggregate in the four core subjects (Nyengag, Choenjug, Sumtag/Ngagtag, Dzongkha/Dazhung).


Nyengag x 5

Choenjug x 5

Dazhung/Dzongkha x 5

Sumtag/Ngagtag x 5

English x 1

Any one optional subject x 1

60% of the total intake
For Rigzhung Elective students:

Class XII pass students with a minimum of 60% in Dzongkha, 55% in Rigzhung.

Dzongkha x 5

Rigzhung x 5

English x 1

Any one optional subject x 1

40% of the total intake
Class X   Minimum 60% in Dzongkha

1.      Assessment of Documentary Evidence

All shortlisted candidates must produce the following documents for further shortlisting purposes:

  • Medical Certificate;
  • No Objection Certificate from RBP;
  • Character Certificate from previous school/s; and
  • Merit Certificates (Merit certificates will be used as a back-up evidence during the viva-voce)

1.      Panel Interview (Viva-voce)

To make the recruitment process holistic, a rigorous panel interview will be conducted to test the academic, personal, and professional qualities of each candidate.

Venue for the Panel Interviews will be announced once it is finalized.

Final Weighting

Criteria Full Mark Final %
Academic (Class X and XII) 100 40
Interview (Viva Voce) 100 60

Online Admission Process

Interested class 12 graduates are requested to follow the procedures mentioned below for online admission.

  1. Visit Paro College of Education Website at
  2. Candidates must check their eligibility from the Admissions page
  3. The eligible candidates will then click on one of the relevant links for the Registration Form.
  4. B.Ed Primary (Candidates who completed class XII in 2021);
  5. B.Ed Primary Dzongkha (Candidates who completed class XII in 2021); and
  6. Past Year Candidates (who completed class 12 before 2021).
  7. Candidates must then fill up all the fields and submit the forms.
  8. Based on the eligibility criteria, the candidates will be shortlisted and the outcome will be announced accordingly.


Important Dates

  • April 9- Class 12 results out
  • April 9-18- Online application for B.Ed programmes
  • April 19-25- Shortlisting of candidates
  • April 26-30- Communication of outcome to shortlisted candidates
  • May 3-12- Panel interview (Viva-voce)
  • May 14- Announcement of list of successful candidates


Inquiries and Contacts

For more information, please call: 17641033 for B. Ed Primary and 17662678 for B.Ed Primary Dzongkha.


 College Management