BCECE 2020: Exam Date, Full Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result, Counselling

Exam Date : October 10, 2020 To October 11, 2020

Candidates aspiring to study at the premier institutions of Bihar can opt for the BCECE Exam. BCECE 2020 will provide plenty of opportunities for students who want to pursue a career in Engineering, Agriculture, and Pharmacy. Information about the tentative exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern, and the like for BCECE 2020 is given in the article below.

Latest Update:

  • October 1, 2020: The BCECE 2020 Admit card is out now.


What is the BCECE 2020 Exam?

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

BCECE is one of the most prominent examinations in India that encourages thousands of brilliant students across the country to pursue higher education in top-notch colleges of Bihar. Students can directly visit www.bceceboard.com to apply for the examination. Some of the popular courses offered through this examination are MBBS, B.E. B.Tech, BDS, BSc. Agriculture, B. Pharm., etc. Details about the eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, results, and, counseling for BCECE 2020 are presented in detail under the various headings of this article.


BCECE 2020 Overview

Given below are the highlights of the BCECE 2020 Exam:

BCECE 2020 at a glance
Exam Name Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination
Acronym BCECE
Examination Type State Level
Examination Category Undergraduate (UG)
Examination Mode Offline
Examining Authority Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB)

Details regarding examination fees, form, admission card, and BCECE 2020 Exam Dates are discussed below.

BCECE 2020 Exam Date

The BCECE 2020 exam date was announced on January 4, 2020. The BCECE 2020 Exam was rescheduled on April 19 and April 20, 2020. But due to COVID-19, the exam has been postponed until further notice.

BCECE 2020 Important Dates

Mentioned below are the dates according to the official notification released on February 19, 2020, by the BCECE Board on their official website.

BCECE 2020 Exam Dates
Event Dates
Commencement of Registration September 7, 2020
Last date to apply for the exam September 13, 2020
Application Form correction Dates September 16, 2020 - September 17, 2020
BCECE 2020 Admit Card release date October 1, 2020
BCECE 2020 Exam Date October 10, 2020 to October 11, 2020
Declaration of Results To be announced
Commencement of Counselling To be announced

BCECE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria are different for different courses the candidate is applying for. BCECE 2020 Eligibility for different courses are discussed below:

For Engineering Courses

Educational Qualification: The candidate should have qualified 10+2 with a minimum of 45% marks (Gen/OBC) or 40% marks (for SC/ST) from a recognized board of India. 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 2020 exam.

Candidates should also have Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects and one of Chemistry or Biology or Biotechnology as an optional subject, to apply for the BCECE 2020 exam.

Nationality: Aspirants who are planning to appear for the BCECE 2020  exam must be a citizen of India.

Age: There is no prescribed age limit to apply for BCECE 2020. But it is understood, that passing Class 12 is essential to be eligible to apply.

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 one of the 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 the admission for BCECE.

Nationality: Aspirants who are planning to appear for the BCECE 2020  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 2020 exam.

Residential Specifications for Candidates

Candidates who satisfy the following requirements will be eligible for attempting the BCECE 2020 exam:

  • Candidates whose parents are residents of the state of Bihar and India also. OR
  • Candidates whose parents are unarmed refugees in Bihar. OR
  • Candidates whose parents are from other states but are the 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 the state of 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)

BCECE 2020 Reservation

The conducting authority reserves a certain percentage of seats to candidates belonging to certain categories in order to ensure that the candidates belonging to various categories are also provided with an opportunity. The number of seats reserved for candidates belonging to different categories is mentioned below.

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 2020 Admission through NTA score

The conducting body has announced that the admissions to Engineering and Medical courses will also be done on the basis of the score obtained in the tests conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). This means the JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 scores of the candidates will be considered for admissions into Engineering and Medical courses respectively. Candidates who are included in the merit list of the JEE Main 2020 or NEET 2020 will be eligible to apply for the counseling process.

BCECE 2020 Syllabus

The BCECE 2020 Syllabus includes topics from the Class 10 and 12 syllabi. Candidates will be asked the questions from the respective courses for which they have applied for. The syllabus will have topics from subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology of Class 11 and 12 difficulty levels. It is important that candidates are thorough with the syllabus in order to prepare well and score better marks.

Given below is a list of all the important topics under each subject.

1. Mathematics

The BCECE 2020 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

2. Chemistry

The BCECE 2020  exam syllabus for Chemistry is as follows:

1. 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

2. 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)

3. 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

3. Physics 

The BCECE 2020 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

4. Biology

The BCECE 2020 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

4. Agriculture

The BCECE 2020  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

BCECE 2020 Exam Pattern

  • Candidates will be allotted a time of 90 minutes (1.5 hours) for attempting the BCECE 2020 exam.
  • This exam will be conducted through online 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 broadly divided into 3 subjects based on the chosen course.
  • The whole exam of BCECE 2020 will be divided into two stages: Stage-I and Stage-II.
  • Stage-I will have 50 questions 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. The 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. Know more about this including the division of marks by clicking, BCECE 2020 Exam Pattern.

BCECE 2020 Application Form

BCECE had extended the dates to September 13, 2020 for filling the application form. The window was reopened between June 12, 2020, to June 15, 2020, to make any edits to the application form.

A step-by-step application process is given below:

  • Step 1: First, a candidate has to go to the official website of the BCECE 2020 exam and click on the "Apply on BCECE-2020" link.
  • Step 2: Afterwards, a candidate will have to fill the online registration form and provide a valid email ID and mobile number to register. Candidates will be sent an activation code on the registered mobile number. Upon a candidate inputs the activation code in the field provided, he/she has to sign in using an email and a password.
  • Step 3: Next, a candidate has to fill in the personal details and complete this process and click on "Save & Next".
  • Step 4: After that, a candidate will need to upload a signature and photograph and click on "Save & Next".
  • Step 5: The next step will be to review your application form. Candidates can review their filled information in the above-mentioned steps and finally tick the "Declaration" checkbox.
  • Step 6: The last step will be the payment of the fee. Candidates will be able to pay the fee through Offline and Online mode both. After that, they will be able to download their completely filled form which they can preserve for future use.

Documents Upload

While submitting the application form for BCECE 2020, candidates will have to upload the scanned copy of their photograph and signature as per the dimensions mentioned in the table below. 






3.5cm to 4.5cm

Up to 100KB



3.5cm to 1.5cm

Up to 100KB


BCECE 2020 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.

Offline Mode

Candidates can pay the fee via offline mode through Bank Challan and NEFT Challan options. They will have to choose the "Challan" option while paying the fee. They will get a print out of the Challan and then take it to the associated bank to pay the fee through cash. Candidates might have to pay the processing fee also for this transaction. The last date to pay the application fee through a challan was June 10, 2020.

Online Mode

To pay from online mode, a candidate will have to pay the fee through Credit/Debit Card/Netbanking. Candidates will have to bear the processing charge for the fee. The last date to pay the application fee through online mode was June 11, 2020. Please note that additional internet charges are applicable in case of online payment of the fee. 


If a candidate wants to appear for only three subjects (PCM/PCB/MBA/CBA/PCA/MCA), then they have to pay a fee of INR 1000 (for General/OBC). If a candidate belongs to SC/ST category, then they will have to pay a fee of INR 500.

If a candidate has to apply for all four streams (Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics), then they will need to pay a fee of INR 1100 (for General/OBC). But if SC/ST candidates are applying for the same, they will have to pay INR 550.





INR 1000

INR 500

Combined PMCB

INR 1100

INR 550

BCECE 2020 Admit Card

Candidates can download their BCECE 2020 admit card from the official website (www.bceceboard.bihar.gov.in). Candidates have to bring this admit card to the examination hall on the day of 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 center would mean that a candidate will not be allowed to write the exam.

The BCECE 2020 Admit card date has been postponed due to the COVID 19 situation. Candidates are advised to keep themselves up to date by visiting the official website.

How to download BCECE Admit Card?

Download your BCECE 2020 Admit Card by following the steps given below:

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

Details on the BCECE 2020 Admit Card

The candidates must check their BCECE 2020 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 center code, location)

Details mentioned on the BCECE 2020 Scorecard

Below are the details that will be mentioned in the BCECE 2020 Scorecard: Candidates name, Candidates roll number, Candidate papers appeared for, Marks obtained by candidates in the papers, Overall Marks obtained in BCECE 2020 Exam, Rank secured by the candidates based on their category and subject group

BCECE 2020 Exam Centres

The BCECE 2020 Exam Centres are spread across the following cities in Bihar. A detailed list of the districts in which the BCECE 2020 exam will be conducted is mentioned in the BCECE 2020 Exam Centers

BCECE 2020 Results

BCECE 2020 results will be declared soon after the exam. However, the dates for the BCECE 2020 exam and declaration of the result are still undecided. The result will only be made available on the official website. BCECE 2020 Result will be declared in the form of a merit list. The candidates must follow the steps given below to access their results:

  • the candidate must visit the official website- 'bceceboard.bihar.gov.in,' and click on the 'Results BCECE 2020' link.
  • Enter the required details which could be the roll number and date of birth or application number and a security pin.
  • Check the scorecard. BCECE 2020 Board will declare a merit list for the exam in a PDF format.

BCECE 2020 Answer key

The BCECE 2020 conducting authority will release an official answer key after the successful conduction of the exam. By comparing the answers marked by the candidates along with the official answer keys, candidates can arrive at the possible score. Candidates can follow the steps given below to view the answer key

Step 1: Visit the official website.

Step 2: In the notification section, click on the ' Answer key' link.

Step 3: Login using the credentials provided during the registration process.

Step 4: View and download the answer key.

Step 5: Take a printout of the same.

BCECE 2020 Counselling

After the BCECE 2020 exam results are declared, candidates can begin registering for the counseling.

  • First candidates will have to register for counseling on the official website.
  • 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 merit.
  • It will be followed by a process of handwriting verification. Only the successful completion of this step would lead to a candidate qualifying for final seat allotment.
  • Finally, document verification is done for the candidate, and seats are allotted.

Since counseling is based on merit and BECE Ranks, candidates must aim to score good marks in order to be able to get admission in the college of their choice and the course they wish to opt for.



Online counseling and choice filing 

August 2020

Allotment list -First seat 

August 2020

Allotment list Second seat 

September 2020 

Allotment list Third seat 

September 2020 

Allotment list -Final seat 

September 2020 

Institute level counseling 

October 2020

Documents to be carried for BCECE 2020 Counselling?

Candidates are required to carry the below documents at the time of verification for BCECE 2020 counseling:

12th marks card/ Intermediate Marksheet and Certificates

12th Admit Card

10th Mark Sheet/Certificate

Date of Birth certificate

Income Certificate

Application Form Part A and B of BCECE 

BCECE 2020 Admit Card

Different Category Certificate, if any.

BCECE 2020 Reference Books

Here are recommended books that will strengthen preparatory efforts for BCECE 2020.


  • Previous years objective questions of jee main and jee advanced(AIEEE and IIT)
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


  • Previous years objective questions of jee main and jee advanced(AIEEE and IIT)
Book Author / Publication
Chemistry book of Class 11th and 12th NCERT
Objective Chemistry Pradeep
BCECE Explorer MTG
BCECE Arihant


  • Previous years objective questions of jee main and jee advanced(AIEEE and IIT)
Book Author / Publication
Maths book of Class 11th and 12th NCERT
Objective Maths R.D Sharma
BCECE Explorer MTG
BCECE Arihant


  • Previous years objective questions of jee main and jee advanced (AIEEE and IIT)
Book Author / Publication
Biology book of Class 11th and 12th NCERT
Biology class 11th and 12th Trueman
BCECE Explorer MTG
BCECE Arihant

BCECE 2020 Preparation Tips

Below are a few guidelines for candidates to help them in their preparation for the BCECE 2020 exam:

  • 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.

BCECE 2020 Courses Offered

Medical courses

The following courses are offered in medicine:

  • MBBS
  • BDS
  • BAMS
  • BHMS
  • BUMS
  • B.Physiotherapy
  • B. Occupation Therapy 
  • Para Medical Bachelor
  • Graduate Programs (Lab Tech, O.T. Assistant, Xray Tech, Ophthalmic Assistant, and Orthotics, and Prosthetics) and other similar programs

Engineering and Pharmacy Courses

Various engineering and pharmacy courses are available in both 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 2020 will make a candidate eligible for admission to the Agriculture colleges of Bihar as well.

BCECE Contact Details


I.A.S Association Building

Near Patna Airport,

Patna - 800014

Bihar (India)

Contact No.: 0612-2220230, 0612-2225387

Website: bceceboard.bihar.gov.in

Frequently Asked Questions

You can apply for BCECE through BCECE official website. First you have to register yourself on the account using a valid email ID and mobile number. After this you can proceed to fill in the application form. To know the entire process, click BCECE 2020 Application Form

BCECE exam is usually conducted in the last week of April. This year, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, these new dates are October 10, 2020 to October 11, 2020.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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. 

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.

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