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

Exam Date : June 20, 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: BCECE 2020 Exam Dates have been postponed owing to the Covid-19 pandemic situation. The new exam dates will be announced soon.

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What is BCECE 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, counselling for BCECE 2020 are mentioned in detail under the various heading of the article.

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BCECE 2020 Overview

Given below are the highlights of the BCECE 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)
Date of Examination To be announced

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

BCECE 2020 Exam Date

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 May 26, 2020
Last date to apply for the exam June 9, 2020
Application Form correction Dates June 12 to June 15, 2020
BCECE 2020 Admit Card release date To be announced
BCECE 2020 Exam Date
Declaration of Results
Commencement of Counselling

BCECE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria is 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 exam.

Candidates should also have Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects and one of Chemistry or Biology or Biotechnology as an optional subject.

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 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.

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

Residential Specifications for Candidates

Candidates who satisfy the following requirements will be eligible for attempting the BCECE 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 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 important topics under each subject.

1. Mathematics

  • Sets and Functions
  • Algebra I and Algebra II
  • Functions and Relations
  • Vector
  • Calculus I and Calculus II
  • Linear Programming
  • Probability
  • Three-Dimensional Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Co-ordinate Geometry

2. Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry - Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Coordination Compounds
  • p-block Elements
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Biomolecules
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Redox Reactions
  • Chemical Kinetics

3. Physics 

  • Oscillation and Waves
  • Magnetic effect of Current and Magnetism
  • Kinematics
  • Electronic Devices
  • Laws of Motion
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Electrostatics

4. Biology

  • The Living World
  • Biological Classification
  • Principles of Inheritance and Variation
  • Molecular Basis of Inheritance
  • Chemical Control and Integration
  • Cell
  • Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
  • Photosynthesis 
  • Microbes in Human Welfare
  • Anatomy of Flowering Plants
  • Environmental Issues
  • Plant Kingdom
  • Morphology in flowering Plants

BCECE 2020 Exam Pattern

  • Candidates will be allotted a time of 90 minutes (1.5 hours) for attempting the BCECE 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 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 extended the dates to June 9, 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 BCECE Application Process is given below:

  • Step 1: First, a candidate has to go to the official website of the BCECE 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 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.

BCECE 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 option. 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. 

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.

BCECE 2020 Admit Card

Candidates can download their admit cards 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 centre would mean that a candidate will not be allowed to write the exam.

How to download BCECE admit card?

Download your BCECE 2020 Admit Card by following the steps:

  • 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 and type their registration number and then click on the "Submit" button. Otherwise, you can also log in with your email ID and password and access your admit card.
  • Step 4: Cross-check details on the admit card before downloading it.

BCECE 2020 Results

BCECE 2020 results will be declared soon after the exam. It is yet to be announced. Candidates will be able to check their results on the official website only. BCECE 2020 Result will be declared in the form of a merit list. To access the 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 scorecard, BCECE board will declare a merit list for the exam in a PDF format.

BCECE 2020 Counselling

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

  • First candidates will have to register for counselling on the official website.
  • Next, the 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.
  • After that, verification of handwriting will be done only after which the candidates will qualify for 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 high marks in order to be able to choose the college and course they wish to.

BCECE 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 Related Exams

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 dates are yet to be announced

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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Colleges which accept [BCECE]


Want to get in ?
Sourabh
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), batch of 2017
07 May 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
5/10

Eligibility criteria:- qualifications -10+2 with PCM or PCMB passed or appearing Admissions though BCECE having good rank under 2000, but now-a-days admission through JEEMAIN by CBSE. Counseling done BCECE board at IAS building Cutoffs around 45% of the total marks in entrance examination.



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Shambhu
Master of Science [M.Sc.] (Information Technology), batch of 2008
26 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The candidate must clear the BCECE exam. Minimum 50-60% cutoff mark is required.



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Manish
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering), batch of 2020
21 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The candidate must clear the JEE MAIN/BCECE exam and must have passed the 12th with minimum of INR 67% marks from a recognized institute. The minimum cutoff mark required is 62.



Want to get in ?
Manoranjan
B-tech , batch of 2020
21 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
7/10

The candidate must clear the BCECE exam and must have passed the 12th with minimum of 60% marks in PCM from a recognized institute.



Want to get in ?
Rakesh
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering), batch of 2020
19 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The eligibility criteria for the course is at least passed the 12th class examination either state board and central board. BCECE is the exam for the qualification.



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Aditya
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2020
19 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
8/10

The eligibility criteria are to qualify and clear BCECE examination.



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Anant
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Civil Engineering), batch of 2020
15 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
8/10

The candidate is eligible for +2 exam. BCECE is the exam conducted by Bihar government and based on this the candidates will be given admission.



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Rahul
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc], batch of 2019
15 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
8/10

The candidate must clear the BCECE exam and must have passed the 12th with minimum of 60% marks from a recognized institute. Minimum 60 cutoff mark is required.



Want to get in ?
Vedprakash
B. Tech , batch of 2020
12 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
5/10

To get admission to this college you have to qualify BCECE examination which is conducted by Bihar government. Also, this examination held in two stage and the students who qualified both stages got admission in different colleges of Bihar government according to their rank.



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Dilip
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Civil Engineering), batch of 2021
11 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
6/10

The eligibility criteria is 60% in 12th board & qualifying in BCECE Board. I took BCECE board examination. 65% was the cutoff in BCECE (Civil Engineering).



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