BCECE 2023: Counselling Registration (Sep 1-4)

Sep 1, 2023 | Agriculture, Engineering


BCECE 2023 counselling schedule for PCM/PCB has been announced on the official website at bceceboard.bihar.gov.in. According to the schedule, the registration process commences on Sep 1, 2023. Candidates can register for the same till Sep 4, 2023. BCECE counselling 2023 seat allotment result for round 1 will be declared on Sep 8, 2023

BCECEB administers the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE), a state-level entrance exam (BCECEB). Candidates seeking admission to various engineering and pharmacy degrees provided by various government and private institutions across the state will take the exam.

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BCECE 2023 Counselling

BCECE 2023 counselling registration process for PCM/PCM begins on Sep 1, 2023. The last date to register is Sep 4, 2023. BCECE counselling 2023 provisional seat allotment result for round 1 will be decalred on Sep 8, 2023.

Since counselling is based on merit and BECE 2023 Ranks, candidates must aim to score good marks to get admission to the college they choose and the course they wish to opt for. After BCECE 2023 exam results are declared, candidates can begin registering for counselling.

Steps to Register for BCECE 2023 Counselling

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to register for BCECE counselling 2023. 

  • Step 1: First candidates must register for counselling on the official website.
  • Step 2: Next, they will have to select the preferences for the colleges and courses after which they will be given provisional allotment to these colleges and courses based on the BCECE 2023 cut off score.
  • Step 3: It will be followed by a process of handwriting verification. Only completing this step, would lead to a candidate qualifying for the final seat allotment.
  • Step 4: Finally, document verification is done for the candidate, and seats are allotted.

Read More: BCECE Counselling 2023

BCECE 2023 Results

BCECE 2023 result was announced on Jul 23, 2023, by the conducting authority, BCECEB. The result was released on the official website at bceceboard.bihar.gov.in. Candidates must follow the steps given below to access their results.

Steps to Check BCECE 2023 Results

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below check BCECE 2023 results. 

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the BCECE official website- 'bceceboard.bihar.gov.in'.
  • Step 2: Click the 'Rank Card of BCECE 2023' link in the Download Section.
  • Step 3: Click on the particular exam group attempted.
  • Step 4: Enter the BCECE login details, such as roll number and date of birth, and click 'Show Rank'.
  • Step 5: Check and download the rank card. 

Read More: BCECE Result 2023

About BCECE Exam

The BCECE full form is Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination. It is a state-level examination conducted by the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) to allow students admission into undergraduate programs in prestigious colleges and universities of Bihar in medical, engineering, and agriculture streams. BCECE Bihar exam is also known as Bihar CET.

The BCECEB was established in 1995 under the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Act. BCECE Bihar is one of the most prominent examinations in India that encourages thousands of brilliant students across the country to pursue higher education in the top-notch colleges of Bihar.

Given below are the highlights of the BCECE exam 2023.

BCECE 2023 Highlights
Exam Name BCECE
Full Form Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination
Exam Level State Level
Conducting Body Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB)
Category Undergraduate
Mode of Application Offline
Frequency Once
Official Website bceceboard.bihar.gov.in
Medium English
Helpline Number  0612-2220230, 0612-2225387

BCECE 2023 Courses Offered

Some popular courses offered through this examination are MBBS, B.E. B.Tech, BDS, and BSc. Agriculture, B. Pharm., etc. 

Medical Courses

The following courses are offered in medicine.

Engineering and Pharmacy Courses

Various engineering and pharmacy courses are available in government and institutions accredited by the Government of Bihar. These courses are available in colleges outside Bihar with quota seats as well.

Agriculture Courses

BCECE 2023 will also make a candidate eligible for admission to the BCECE Agriculture College of Bihar.

BCECE 2023 Reservation

The conducting authority reserves a certain percentage of seats to candidates belonging to certain categories to ensure they are also given equal opportunity. The number of seats reserved for candidates from different categories is mentioned below.

BCECE 2023 Reservation Seats
Category Percentage of Seats
General (UR) 50%
Extreme Backward Class (EBC) 18%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 12%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 1%
Backward Class (BC) 12%
Reserved Category Girls (RCG) 3%

BCECE 2023 Exam Date

BCECE 2023 exam was conducted from Jul 1 - Jul 2, 2023. The result for the same has been released on Jul 23, 2023. 

BCECE Important Dates 2023
Events Dates
Date of Registration May 7, 2023
Last Date of Registration Jun 5, 2023
Last Date to Pay the Registration Fee Jun 6, 2023
Online Editing of Application Form Jun 7 - Jun 8, 2023
BCECE 2023 Admit Card Release Date Jun 20, 2023
BCECE 2023 Exam Date Jul 1 - Jul 2, 2023
BCECE 2023 Results Jul 23, 2023
BCECE Counselling Aug 30, 2023

BCECE 2023 Admission through NTA score

The conducting body has announced that the admissions to Engineering and Medical courses will also be done based on the score obtained in the exams conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which means the JEE Main 2023 and NEET 2023 scores of the candidates will be considered for admission into Engineering and Medical courses respectively. Candidates who will be included in the merit list of the JEE Main or NEET 2023 will be eligible to apply for the BCECE 2023 counselling process.

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BCECE 2023 Eligibility Criteria

BCECE 2023 eligibility criteria are different for the different courses, which are discussed below.

BCECE 2023 Eligibility Criteria For Engineering Courses

  • Educational Qualification:
    • General and OBC candidates should have obtained at least 45% marks in 10+2 and SC/ST candidates should obtain at least 40% marks to be eligible to apply for the BCECE 2023 exam.
    • Candidates should also have Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects and one Chemistry or Biology or Biotechnology as an optional subject, to apply for the BCECE 2023 exam.
  • Nationality: Aspirants who are planning to appear for the BCECE 2023 exam must be a citizen of India.
  • Age: There is no prescribed age limit to apply for BCECE 2023. But it is understood, that passing Class 12 is essential to be eligible to apply.

BCECE 2023 Eligibility Criteria For Pharmacy Courses

  • Educational Qualification:
    • Candidates who are interested to apply for Pharmacy courses should have qualified 10+2 with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects and of Mathematics or Biology as optional subjects.
    • Candidates who are appearing for the 10+2 can also apply. But they should be able to produce the passing certificate of 10+2 at the time of admission for BCECE 2023.
  • Nationality: Aspirants who are planning to appear for the BCECE 2023 exam must be a citizen of India.
  • Age: There is no prescribed age limit to apply. But it is understood that passing Class 12 is essential to be eligible to apply for the BCECE 2023 exam.

Residential Specifications for Candidates

Candidates who satisfy the following requirements will be eligible to attempt the BCECE 2023 exam.

  • Candidates whose parents are residents of the state of Bihar. OR,
  • Candidates whose parents are unarmed refugees in Bihar. OR,
  • Candidates whose parents are from other states but are employees of the Govt. of Bihar. OR,
  • Candidates whose parents are employees of the former Govt. of Bihar whose cadre has not been divided yet, and those whose post is still transferable in Bihar/Jharkhand. OR,
  • Candidates whose parents are Govt. of India employees posted in Bihar or employees of Government of India-run factories or institutions located in Bihar (PSU of Govt of India).

Read More: BCECE Eligibility Criteria 2023

BCECE 2023 Application Form

BCECE 2023 application form was released on May 7, 2023, on the official website. The last date to apply for the exam was Jun 5, 2023. The fee payment window was closed on Jun 6, 2023. In addition, BCECE application form 2023 correction window was open from Jun 7 - Jun 8, 2023. Candidates were advised to follow the steps mentioned below to apply for BCECE 2023.  

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website of the BCECE 2023 exam and click on the "Apply on BCECE 2023" link.
  • Step 2: To register, candidates must complete the online registration form and provide a valid email ID and mobile number. Candidates will be sent an activation code on their registered mobile number. After candidates input the activation code in the field provided, they must sign in using their registered email and password.
  • Step 3: Next, candidates must fill in their details and click "Save & Next".
  • Step 4: After that, candidates must upload a signature and photograph and click "Save & Next".
  • Step 5: The next step will be to review the BCECE 2023 application form. Candidates can review their filled information in the steps mentioned above and finally tick the "Declaration" checkbox.
  • Step 6: The last step will be the BCECE 2023 application fee payment. Candidates will be able to pay the fee through Offline and Online modes. After that, they can download their filled form, which they can preserve for future use.

BCECE 2023 Application Fee

Candidates have the option to pay the application fee via Net Banking, Credit Card to Debit Card or through the offline mode by submitting the Bank Challan.

BCECE 2023 Fee Structure
Group General /OBC /BC SC / ST/ PwD
Combined PMCB INR 1100 INR 550

Read More: BCECE Application Form 2023

BCECE 2023 Admit Card

BCECE 2023 admit card will be released on the official website at bceceboard.bihar.gov.in by the conducting body. Candidates must bring the admit card to the examination hall on the day of the examination.

If a candidate finds any mistake in his/her admit card, then they can report it to the official authorities five days before the commencement of the exam and get the error rectified. Failure to produce the admit card at the exam centre would mean that a candidate will not be allowed to write the exam.

How to Download BCECE 2023 Admit Card?

Download your BCECE 2023 Admit Card by following the steps given below:

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website of BCECE (www.bceceboard.bihar.gov.in).
  • Step 2: After landing on the page, candidates must click the "Download Admit Card BCECE" notification.
  • Step 3: After that, go to the portal, type your registration number, and click on the "Submit" button.
  • Step 4: Cross-check the details given on the admit card before downloading it.

Details on the BCECE 2023 Admit Card

Candidates must check their BCECE 2023 Admit Cards for the following information.

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Father’s Name
  • Contact Details
  • Date of Birth
  • Registration Number
  • Exam Centre Details
  • General Instructions
  • Exam Instructions (Exam centre code, location)

Details Mentioned on the BCECE 2023 Scorecard

Below are the details that will be mentioned in the BCECE 2023 Scorecard:

  • Candidates' Name
  • Candidates' Roll Number
  • Marks obtained by candidates in the papers
  • Overall marks obtained in BCECE 2023 exam
  • Rank secured by the candidates based on their category and subject group

Read More: BCECE Admit Card 2023

BCECE 2023 Exam Centres

BCECE 2023 Exam Centres are spread across the following cities in Bihar. A detailed list of the districts in which the BCECE 2023 exam will be conducted is mentioned in the table below.

BCECE 2023 Exam Centres
BCECE Exam Centres Centre Code BCECE Exam Centres Centre Code
Patna 01 Darbhanga 21
Bhojpur 02 Samastipur 22
Buxar 03 Madhubani 23
Rohtas 04 Saharsa 24
Bhabhua 05 Madhepur 25
Nalanda 06 Supaul 26
Gaya 07 Purniya 27
Navada 08 Katihar 28
Aurangabad 09 Kishanganj 29
Arwal 10 Araria 30
Jahanabad 11 Bhagalpur 31
Saran 12 Banka 32
Siwan 13 Munger 33
Goaplganj 14 Begusarai 34
Vaishali 15 Khagriya 35
Muzzafarpur 16 Jamui 36
Sitamadhi 17 Lakhisarai 37
Shivahar 18 Skekhpura 38
East Champaran 19 Jharkhand 98
West Champaran 20 Others 99

Read More: BCECE Exam Centres 2023

BCECE 2023 Exam Pattern

The highlights for BCECE 2023 Exam Pattern are given below.

  • Candidates will be allotted 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to attempt the BCECE 2023 exam.
  • This exam will be conducted in offline mode.
  • Questions asked in the paper will be of MCQ format i.e. multiple choices will be provided while selecting the answer.
  • The paper will be divided into 3 subjects based on the chosen course.
  • The whole exam of BCECE 2023 will be divided into two stages: Stage-I and Stage-II.
  • Stage-I will have 50 questions in each of the three sections. There will be no negative marking in this section and 3 marks will be awarded for each correct answer.
  • The stage-II exam will have three sections which will contain 100 questions each. There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer and 3 marks will be awarded for the right answer.
  • In Stage-I, the subjects will be Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology. Candidate can choose Mathematics for Engineering courses and Biology for Pharmacy courses. The same goes for Stage II as well, except that it has more questions so it is more challenging.

How to Fill BCECE 2023 OMR Sheet?

BCECE 2023 OMR sheet and the question papers will be provided to the candidates during the exam. Fill in the details like your Registration no, Question paper code, and other such details. The computer will be unable to recognize the answer sheet if there are any errors.

  • An OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) sheet is a Computer-readable sheet that compiles the information automatically on the scan.
  • Candidates needs to go through the instruction provided on the back side of the OMR sheet before darkening the bubbles.
  • Based on the answers recorded, the board evaluates papers and awards marks to students. 

Read More: BCECE Exam Pattern 2023

BCECE 2023 Syllabus

BCECE 2023 Syllabus includes topics from the Class 10 and 12 syllabus. Candidates will be asked questions from the respective courses for which they have applied. The syllabus will have topics from subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology of Class 11 and 12 difficulty levels. Candidates must be thorough with the syllabus to prepare well and score better marks.

Given below is a list of all the important topics under each subject according to the BCECE Board.

BCECE 2023 Mathematics Syllabus

According to BCECE Board, the BCECE 2023 exam syllabus for Mathematics is as follows.

  • Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications
  • Complex numbers and Quadratic Equations
  • Differential Equations
  • Integral Calculus
  • Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Mathematical Determinants
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Sequences and Combinations
  • Sets, Relations, and Functions
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Three-dimensional Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Vector Algebra

BCECE 2023 Chemistry Syllabus

According to BCECE Board, the BCECE 2023 exam syllabus for Chemistry is as follows.

Physical Chemistry

  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions
  • Solutions
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Structure of the Atom
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics

Inorganic Chemistry

  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • d- and f- Block Elements (Antinoids, Lanthanide, Coordination Compounds)
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements (Metallurgy)
  • Group 1 and Group 2 Elements
  • Hydrogen
  • Preparation and Properties of Some Important Compounds
  • s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)
  • p-Block Elements (Group 3 and Group 4 Elements)

Organic Chemistry

  • Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
  • Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids
  • Biomolecules (Vitamins, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Nucleic Acids)
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life
  • Classification of Hydrocarbons ( Alkanes, Alkene, Alkynes, Aromatic Hydrocarbons etc.)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Organic Chemistry-Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  • Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen Amines, Cyanides, Isocyanides, and Diazonium Salts
  • Polymers and their Classification

BCECE 2023 Physics Syllabus

According to BCECE Board, the BCECE 2023 exam syllabus for Physics is as follows.

  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Communication Systems
  • Current Electricity
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Electronic Devices
  • Electrostatics
  • Gravitation
  • Kinematics
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Laws of Motion
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Optics
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Physics and Measurement
  • Properties of Solids and Liquids
  • Rotational Motion
  • Thermodynamics
  • Work, Energy, and Power

BCECE 2023 Biology Syllabus

According to the BCECE Board, the BCECE 2023 exam syllabus for Biology is as follows.

  • Biology & Human Welfare
  • Biotechnology and its Applications
  • Cell: Structure & Function
  • Diversity in Living World
  • Ecology & Environment
  • Genetics & Evolution
  • Human Physiology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Sexual Reproduction
  • Structural Organisation in Animal and Plants

BCECE 2023 Agriculture Syllabus

According to BCECE Board, the BCECE 2023 exam syllabus for Agriculture is as follows.

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Basic Horticulture
  • Crop Protection
  • Dairy and Fish Production
  • Extension Education
  • Flowers
  • Fruit Production
  • Introductory Agriculture and Agrometeorology
  • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Soil as a Medium of Plant Growth
  • Vegetable Production

Read More: BCECE Syllabus 2023

BCECE 2023 Preparation Tips

Candidates are advised to consider the following essential preparation tips for BCECE 2023.

  • Try making brief notes and practice them regularly.
  • Create a schedule and follow it strictly.
  • Read the entire syllabus and test patterns.
  • Stay healthy and calm.
  • Yoga and meditation practices can help a lot.
  • Don't forget to practice the previous year's question papers and sample papers.
  • Analyze and keep track of your performance.
  • Have your meals on time to stay healthy.
  • Go through the BCECE syllabus thoroughly.
  • Understand the exam pattern and the topics included.
  • Create a timetable and map out a preparation schedule.
  • Practice the mock tests and previous years’ papers that are available.

Read More: BCECE 2023 Preparation

BCECE 2023 Reference Books

Here are recommended reference books that will strengthen preparatory efforts for BCECE 2023.

BCECE 2023 Reference Books for Physics

BCECE 2023 Reference Books for Physics
Book Author / Publication
Physics book of Class 11th and 12th NCERT
Objective Physics Pradeep
Concepts of Physics H C Verma
BCECE Explorer MTG
BCECE Arihant

BCECE 2023 Reference Books for Chemistry

BCECE 2023 Reference Books for Chemistry
Book Author / Publication
Chemistry book of Class 11th and 12th NCERT
Objective Chemistry Pradeep
BCECE Explorer MTG
BCECE Arihant

BCECE 2023 Reference Books for Mathematics

BCECE 2023 Reference Books for Mathematics
Book Author / Publication
Maths book of Class 11th and 12th NCERT
Objective Maths R.D Sharma
BCECE Explorer MTG
BCECE Arihant

BCECE 2023 Reference Books for Biology

BCECE 2023 Reference Books for Biology
Book Author / Publication
Biology book of Class 11th and 12th NCERT
Biology class 11th and 12th Trueman
BCECE Explorer MTG
BCECE Arihant

Read More: BCECE Books 2023

BCECE Previous Years' Question Paper

BCECE 2023 question papers will be released after the exam. BCECE exam is a paper and pen-based test. Candidates can use the previous year's question paper for practice. Working on the BCECE previous year's papers will help the candidates in improving time management skills.

Read More: BCECE 2023 Previous Year Question Papers

BCECE 2023 Answer Key

BCECE 2023 conducting authority will release the official answer keys after the successful conduction of the exam. By comparing the answers marked by the candidates with the official answer keys, candidates can calculate the possible score. Candidates can follow the steps given below to view the BCECE 2023 answer key.

  • Step 1: Visit the BCECE official website.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Answer Key' link in the notification section.
  • Step 3: Log in using the credentials provided during the registration process.
  • Step 4: View and download the answer key.
  • Step 5: Take a printout of the same.

Read More: BCECE 2023 Answer Key

BCECE 2023 Cut Off

BCECE 2023 cut off will be released by the official authority once the BCECE result has been declared. Candidates who score less than the cut off marks will not be able to participate in the admission process. Candidates can check the previous year's cut-off trends, to get an idea.

Read More: BCECE 2023 Cut-Off

BCECE 2023 Participating Colleges

Several colleges participate in the BCECE Counselling process and shortlist candidates based on their performance in the qualifying exam. BCECE college's list is listed below. Candidates can check the list of BCECE engineering colleges to which they want to secure admission.

  • Bhagalpur College of Engineering, Bhagalpur
  • Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology, Muzaffarpur
  • Bakhtiyapur College of Engineering, Patna
  • Nalanda College of Engineering, Chandi
  • Gaya College of Engineering, Gaya
  • Millia Institute of Technology, Purnea

BCECE Contact Details

The contact details for BCECE are listed below.

Adress: BCECE BOARD, I.A.S Association Building, Near Patna Airport, Patna - 800014, Bihar (India)

Contact No: 0612-2220230, 0612-2225387

Website: bceceboard.bihar.gov.in


How to apply for BCECE?

You can apply for BCECE through BCECE official website. First, you have to register yourself on the official portal using a valid email ID and mobile number. After this you can proceed to fill in the application form.

How much is the BCECE Fee for the SC/ST category?

For PCM category, SC/ST students have to pay INR 500 and for PCMB category, students have to pay INR 550. This payment can be made online, through NetBanking/Credit Card/Debit Card. Otherwise, by selecting the Challan option in the application form, the fee can be paid offline.

How to check BCECE Merit List?

To check the BCECE Merit List, a candidate needs to go to the official website and log in with their roll number and date of birth. They will be able to access their Merit List after BCECE has declared the results.

If my application will get rejected, would the application fee paid will get refunded to me?

No, the application fee will not be refunded to you in any case.

Is a Domicile Certificate necessary for Bihar state candidates?

Yes, a Bihar state candidate should produce the Domicile Certificate to apply for the BCECE Exam. 

What is the age limit to apply for engineering courses under BCECE?

There is no age limit to apply for engineering courses under BCECE. However, in order to be eligible to apply, the candidate must have completed Class 12 or an equivalent examination.

Would the BCECE exam be conducted in the Hindi language?

Yes, the BCECE exam is a bilingual exam. Hence, the exam will be conducted in English and Hindi. The choice of language to attempt must be mentioned in the application form itself. 

Are Mathematics and Biology compulsory subjects required to write BCECE Exam?

For engineering courses, mathematics is necessary so a candidate can opt for it in the exam while for pharmacy courses, biology is necessary so it should be opted for in the exam. Thus, mathematics is not compulsory for pharmacy students and biology is not compulsory for engineering students.

Will I be able to apply for BCECE Exam B.Tech if I secured 75% in Class 12 and am a domicile of the State of Bihar and have taken the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics?

Yes. Mathematics is compulsory along with Physics and Chemistry for the B.Tech course. So, you are eligible.


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