BCECE 2021: Result, Counselling, Cutoff, Admissions

Exam Date

Oct 9, 2021

BCECE 2021 will provide plenty of opportunities for students who want to pursue a career in Engineering, Agriculture, and Pharmacy. BCECE 2021 entrance exam is expected dates will be announced shortly. Candidates aspiring to study at the premier institutions of Bihar can opt for the BCECE Exam.

Information about the exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern, and the like for BCECE 2021 is given in the article below.

Latest Updates for BCECE 2021:

  • Sep 30, 2021: The BCECE 2021 admit card has been released on the official website.


What is the BCECE 2021 Exam?

The full form of BCECE is 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 Bihar exam is also known as Bihar CET.

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. 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, counselling for BCECE 2021 are presented in detail under the various headings of this article.


Given below are the highlights of the BCECE exam 2021.

BCECE 2021 at a glance
Exam Name BCECE
Full Form Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination
Exam Level State Level
Exam Category Undergraduate (UG)
Exam Mode Offline
Conducting Authority Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB)
Official Website bceceboard.bihar.gov.in

BCECE 2021 Courses Offered

Medical courses

The following courses are offered in medicine:

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 2021 will make a candidate eligible for admission to the BCECE Agriculture colleges of Bihar as well.

BCECE 2021 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 tests conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). This means the JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021 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 2021 or NEET 2021 will be eligible to apply for the counselling process.

BCECE 2021 Exam Date

The BCECE 2021 exam dates will be announced shortly. Meanwhile, candidates are advised to check the updates related to BCECE 2021 exam regularly. Once the official dates are announced, they will be updated here.

BCECE Important Dates 2021
Events Dates
Last Date of Registration May 15, 2021
Last date to pay the registration fee Sep 14, 2021
Online editing of Application Form Sep 15, 2021, to Sep 16, 2021
BCECE 2021 Admit Card release date Sep 30, 2021
BCECE 2021 Exam Date Oct 9 & 10, 2021

BCECE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria are different for the different courses the candidate is applying for. BCECE 2021 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 2021 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 2021 exam.

  • Nationality: Aspirants who are planning to appear for the BCECE 2021 exam must be a citizen of India.
  • Age: There is no prescribed age limit to apply for BCECE 2021. 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 admission for BCECE.

  • Nationality: Aspirants who are planning to appear for the BCECE 2021 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 2021 exam.

Residential Specifications for Candidates

Candidates who satisfy the following requirements will be eligible for attempting the BCECE 2021 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).

Read More: BCECE Eligibility Criteria 2021

BCECE 2021 Reservation

The conducting authority reserves a certain percentage of seats to candidates belonging to certain categories 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 2021 Syllabus

The BCECE 2021 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. 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.


According to the BCECE Board the BCECE 2021 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


According to the BCECE Board the BCECE 2021 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


According to the BCECE Board the BCECE 2021 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


According to the BCECE Board the BCECE 2021 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


According to the BCECE Board the BCECE 2021 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 2021

BCECE 2021 Exam Pattern

  • Candidates will be allotted a time of 90 minutes (1.5 hours) for attempting the BCECE 2021 exam.
  • This exam will be conducted in an 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 2021 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. 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.

Read More: BCECE Exam Pattern 2021

BCECE 2021 Application Form

BCECE application form dates will be released in the official notification. A step-by-step application process is given below:

  • Step 1: First, a candidate has to go to the official website of the BCECE 2021 exam and click on the "Apply on BCECE - 2021 " 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. After that, they will be able to download their filled form which they can preserve for future use.

BCECE 2021 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.

Group General/OBC/BC SC/ST/PwD
Combined PMCB INR 1100 INR 550

Read More: BCECE Application Form 2021

BCECE 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can download their BCECE 2021 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 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 Admit Card?

Download your BCECE 2021 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 2021 Admit Card

The candidates must check their BCECE 2021 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 2021 Scorecard

Below are the details that will be mentioned in the BCECE 2021 Scorecard: Candidates name, Candidates roll number, Candidate papers appeared for, Marks obtained by candidates in the papers, Overall Marks obtained in BCECE 2021 Exam, Rank secured by the candidates based on their category and subject group.

Read More: BCECE Admit Card 2021

BCECE 2021 Exam Centres

The BCECE 2021 Exam Centres are spread across the following cities in Bihar. A detailed list of the districts in which the BCECE 2021 exam will be conducted is mentioned on the BCECE 2021 Exam Centers page.

Read More: BCECE Exam Centres 2021

BCECE 2021 Results

BCECE 2021 results will only be made available on the official website. BCECE 2021 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 BCECE official website- 'bceceboard.bihar.gov.in,' and click on the ' Results BCECE 2021' link.
  • Enter the BCECE login details which could be the roll number and date of birth or application number and a security pin.
  • Check the scorecard. BCECE 2021 Board will declare a merit list for the exam in a PDF format.

Read More: BCECE Result 2021

BCECE 2021 Answer Key

The BCECE 2021 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 BCECE 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 2021 Counselling

After the BCECE 2021 exam results are declared, candidates can begin registering for counselling.

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

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

Read more: BCECE Counselling 2021

BCECE Participating Colleges

Several colleges are there which participate in the BCECE Counselling process to shortlist the candidates based on their performance in the qualifying exam. The BCECE College 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 2021 Reference Books

Here are recommended reference books that will strengthen preparatory efforts for BCECE 2021.


  • 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

Read More: BCECE Books 2021

BCECE 2021 Preparation Tips

Below are a few guidelines for candidates to help them in their preparation for the BCECE 2021 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 Contact Details

BCECE Patna: 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

Candidates can also refer to the BCECE Notice Board which is present on the official website of BCECEB.


How to apply for BCECE?

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 2021 Application Form

When is the BCECE Exam conducted?

BCECE exam is usually conducted in the last week of April. However previous year, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the exam was conducted on October 10, 2020 and October 11, 2020.

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 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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