DCECE 2022 (Jul 9-10): Admit Card (Out), Exam Centre

Exam Date

Jul 9, 2022

Jun 30, 2022 | Engineering


DCECE 2022 admit card has been released on Jun 29, 2022, on the official website. DCECE 2022 exam will be conducted on Jul 9, 2022, for PE/PPE, and on Jul 10, 2022, for PM/PMM.

Diploma Certificate Entrance Competitive Examination (DCECE) is conducted for students looking to pursue a diploma in leading Polytechnic Engineering Institutions of Bihar state. Go through this page to know all about DCECE and how to prepare for the examination.

Latest Updates on DCECE 

  • Jun 29, 2022: DCECE 2022 admit card has been released on Jun 29, 2022, on the official website. Read More
  • Jun 18, 2022: DCECE 2022 application form correction window is open till Jun 18, 2022Read More

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DCECE 2022 Admit Card

DCECE 2022 admit card has been released on Jun 29, 2022 by the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board on their official website. It is mandatory for the candidates to carry the admit card with them during the examination. Failing to do so results in not being permitted to enter the examination hall.

The detailed information for downloading DCECE 2022 admit card is given below for the candidates to make a note of.

Steps to Download DCECE 2022 Admit Card

The following are the steps involved in downloading DCECE 2022 admit card.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website.
  • Step 2: Click on the link that says 'Admit Card'.
  • Step 3: Provide the login credentials to log into the account. The login credentials will be provided to the candidate when the registration is complete.
  • Step 4: Register number and date of birth will be the login credentials.
  • Step 5: View DCECE 2022 admit card. Download and take a few printouts and keep it till the admission process is complete.

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Bihar Polytechnic DCECE is a state-level entrance examination for admission into various Polytechnic courses in the state of Bihar. This state-level entrance examination will be held for candidates to get admission into undergraduate Pharmacy, Health Science, Agriculture, and DCECE Paramedical courses in the state of Bihar. DCECE exam will be conducted and organized by the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board.

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) has all authority to DCECE 2022 entrance exam. Candidates can take up the exam and achieve the minimum qualifying marks in order to secure a seat in any of the reputed institutions of Bihar.

DCECE 2022 Exam Highlights
Exam Name DCECE
Full Form Diploma-Certificate Entrance Competitive Examination
Conducting Body Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB)
Language English and Hindi
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration 2 Hours 15 Minutes
Helpdesk 0612- 2220230/0612-2225387
Official Website bceceboard.bihar.gov.in 

DCECE 2022 Exam Dates

DCECE exam dates were announced by the conducting body, and the exam is scheduled to be conducted on Jul 9 and Jul 10, 2022 and the admit card for the same will be released on Jun 29, 2022. The last date to apply for the exam was Jul 13, 2022and the application form correction window is available from Jun 17 - 18, 2022. DCECE 2022 exam dates and other associated events dates will be announced on the official website of the BCECE. Candidates can follow this page regularly and check in for further updates and information about the exam date and other associated events.

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) will announce the schedule for DCECE 2022. The table below provides information about the important events associated with DCECE 2022.

DCECE 2022 Important Dates
Events Dates
DCECE 2022 Application Form Release Date May 15, 2022 (5:00 PM)
Last Date to Submit DCECE 2022 Application Form Jun 13, 2022 (11:59 PM)
Last Date of Payment of DCECE 2022 Application Fee Through Challan Jun 13, 2022
Last Date of Payment of DCECE 2022 Application Form Through Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card Jun 14, 2022
Application Form Correction Window Jun 17 - 18, 2022
DCECE 2022 Admit Card Jun 29, 2022
DCECE 2022 Exam Date Jul 9 - 10, 2022
Declaration of Results To Be Announced
Counselling for PM/ PMM - Registration Starts To Be Announced
Counselling for PM/ PMM - Registration Ends To Be Announced
Counselling for PM/ PMM- Round 1 To Be Announced
Counselling  for PM/ PMM - Round 2 To Be Announced
Commencement of Classes To Be Announced

Note: It is up to the authority to decide on the dates of the exam and the other schedule of the admission process. The committee will not entertain requests from the candidate's side. They also reserve the right to change DCECE exam dates in case of emergencies or whenever it is required.

DCECE 2022 Eligibility

DCECE board has a set of eligibility criteria for the candidates to fulfill in order to appear for the examination. The eligibility criteria are laid down by the organizing body, BCECEB, and the candidates have to make sure that they clear the required criteria before applying. The detailed information on DCECE 2022 eligibility is given below.


A candidate can register for this exam only if,

  • The parent is a permanent resident of Bihar.
  • Parent enjoys refugee status in the state.
  • The parent is employed with the Bihar government.
  • The parent is employed with the central government in Bihar.
  • The parent works with the UN and is currently posted in the state.

DCECE 2022 Eligibility for PE

Academic Qualification: Candidates should have passed class X conducted by the Bihar Board or an equivalent. The candidates should have secured at least 35% marks. Candidates who are appearing for the final exams of class X are also eligible to apply.

Age Limit: There is no particular age limit for the candidates to be eligible for DCECE 2022.

DCECE 2022 Eligibility for PEE

Academic Qualification: Candidates must have cleared the class X exam or an equivalent and also hold a two-year ITI certificate.

Age Limit: Candidates have to be 18 years of age as of Jul 1, 2022.

DCECE 2022 Eligibility for PMD

Academic Qualification: The candidate should have passed class X or an equivalent exam with Science and English as compulsory subjects.

Age Limit: The candidate should be between 15 and 30 years of age.

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DCECE 2022 Application Form

DCECE 2022 application form correction window was open till Jun 18, 2022. Candidates can use this facility to make changes or corrections to their application form from Jun 17, 2022. The application form for DCECE 2022 was released on May 15, 2022, and the last date to apply for the exam was Jun 13, 2022

Once the candidates register for DCECE 2022, they will receive an email notification that has the login credentials. Candidates is not allowed to disclose their credentials to anyone and those credentials help the candidates to access the applicant's login. Candidates must go through the instructions before filling up the Bihar Polytechnic form.

DCECE 2022 Application Fee

Candidates can pay DCECE 2022 application fee either online or offline.

Online Payment: In case the candidates want to pay the application fee online, they can use either of the options such as net banking or credit card or debit card and pay the fee (additional transaction fee may be charged by the bank).

Offline Payment: In case the candidates want to pay using the offline mode, they will be required to drop a State Bank Challan for the required amount at the nearest State Bank branch. Candidates will be required to pay the application fee within 7 days from filling in the application form and submitting it.

The status of the payment will be reflected in the applicant's login, for which the candidates must use the login credentials to check. There will not be any relaxation concerning the application fee, all the candidates irrespective of the categories they belong should pay the application fee.

Note: The candidates must save the payment receipt that will be displayed on the screen and the payment receipt given by the bank for future reference.

DCECE Application Fee
Courses Applied General SC / ST/ PWD
1 Course INR 750 INR 480
2 Courses INR 850 INR 530
3 Courses INR 950 INR 630
4 Courses INR 1150 INR 730

The detailed information and steps to pay the fees for DCECE 2022 exam are given below.

Payment of DCECE 2022 Application Fee

After filling in the necessary information and uploading the documents, candidates can pay the application fee online as well as offline. For online payment, candidates can use net banking, or credit card, or debit card.

For offline payment, candidates are supposed to take a printout of the State Bank's challan and submit the required amount of fee to the nearest branch of the State Bank of India. The candidate must deposit the money within 7 days of filling up the application form. Candidates can check their payment status in the applicant's login menu using their login credentials.

Documents Required for DCECE 2022 Application

Candidates will be requested to upload a couple of documents while filling in the application form. Candidates cannot submit the application form without uploading the document. The conducting authority has set some parameters to upload the documents.

Candidate's Photograph: The size of the photograph should be less than 100 KB, that is if the photograph is more than the file size it will not be uploaded. The dimensions of the photograph are 35mm X 45mm. The format of the file should be JPEG.

Candidate's Signature: The dimensions of the signature should be 45mm X 35 mm. The size of the signature should be less than 100 KB. The format of the file should be JPEG. The signature will not be uploaded if they are not in the specified details.

DCECE 2022 Application Process

DCECE 2022 application process involves candidates checking the information and accordingly proceed in applying for the same. They must go through the given instructions prior to applying for DCECE 2022 exam, in order to make sure that they are aware of the requirements since there are minimal chances of rectifying the errors later.

It is also very important for the candidates to go make sure that they clear DCECE 2022 eligibility criteria before applying. Failing to clear the eligibility results in the application form being deemed invalid. It is required for the candidates to look into the below-mentioned aspects during the application process.

Registration for Bihar Polytechnic Exam

Visit the official website of DCECE 2022. Check for 'Click Here to Apply' and click on it. Fill in the basic information such as name, date of birth, contact number, registered email address.

Application Form

Click on 'DCECE 2022 Application Form' tab. Information such as candidate's name, parents' name, nationality, date of birth, course applied for, gender, qualifying examination, residential address, permanent address, registered phone number, etc. should be entered in DCECE 2022 application form.

It is important to note that the email address and the phone number should be valid. It must belong to the candidate since most of the communication happens through the registered contact information.

Documents Upload

Candidates will be required to upload their photograph and signature in DCECE 2022 application form. The photograph should be a recent one and clear. Candidates are not supposed to wear sunglasses, caps, or any other accessories that covered up the face.

The photograph and signature should be in the specified format, dimension, and file size.

Read More: DCECE 2022 Application Form

DCECE 2022 Exam Centres

Candidates must choose exam centres according to their convenience during the registration process. The exam will take place in around 40 districts of Bihar.

DCECE Exam Centres 2022
BCECE Exam Centre Centre Code BCECE Exam Centre Centre Code
Patna 1 Darbhanga 21
Bhojpur 2 Samastipur 22
Buxar 3 Madhubani 23
Rohtas 4 Saharsa 24
Bhabua 5 Madhepura 25
Nalanda 6 Supaul 26
Gaya 7 Purnia 27
Nawada 8 Katihar 28
Aurangabad 9 Kishanganj 29
Arwal 10 Araria 30
Jahanabad 11 Bhagalpur 31
Saran 12 Banka 32
Siwan 13 Munger 33
Gopalganj 14 Begusarai 34
Vaishali 15 Khagria 35
Muzzafarpur 16 Jamui 36
Sitamarhi 17 Lakhisarai 37
Sheohar 18 Shekhpur 38
East Champaran 19 Jharkhand 98
West Champaran 20 Other cities outside Bihar 99

Read More: DCECE 2022 Exam Centres

DCECE 2022 Exam Pattern

DCECE 2022 exam pattern will be set by the BCECE. Candidates are required to go through the exam pattern well, prior to starting the preparation for the exam. Knowing the exam pattern helps the candidates to understand the types and the distribution of questions throughout the exam. This way candidates can plan and prepare accordingly, and eventually score high marks in DCECE 2022 exam.

DCECE 2022 Exam Pattern for DCECE PE and PPE

The duration of the exam is 2 hours and 15 minutes (145 minutes). There will be a total of 90 questions.

There will be total of three sections. Each section has 30 questions. The candidate will be awarded 5 marks for every correct answer. The total marks will be 450.

The question paper will be set in English and Hindi. The candidates will be given OMR sheets to mark the answers for the questions provided.

Bihar DCECE 2022 Exam Pattern
Sections Number of Questions Marks
Physics 30 150
Chemistry 30 150
Mathematics 30 150

DCECE 2022 Exam Pattern for DCECE PM

The question paper has 90 objective-type questions, and each question carried five marks which amounted to a total of 450 marks.

Candidates will be given 145 minutes to complete the exam.

The candidates will be given OMR sheets to mark the answers to the questions provided. The question paper will be set in English and Hindi.

DCECE 2022 Exam Pattern - PM
Subject Questions Marks
General Science (Chemistry, Physics, and Zoology) 25 125
Hindi 15 75
General Knowledge 20 100
Arithmetic 15 75
English 15 75

DCECE 2022 Exam Pattern for DCECE PMD

The question paper will be available in English and Hindi. The duration of the exam will be 2 hours and 15 minutes. OMR sheets will be provided for the candidates to answer the questions There will be a total of 90 questions.

The Polytechnic entrance exam model paper in Hindi and English will be available on the official website of DCECE 2022.

DCECE 2022 Exam Pattern - PMD
Subject Questions Marks
Hindi 10 50
General Knowledge 10 50
English 10 50
Mathematics 10 50
Physics 20 100
Chemistry 20 100
Zoology 10 50

Read More: DCECE 2022 Exam Pattern

DCECE 2022 Syllabus

DCECE 2022 syllabus will be set by the organizing body. Candidates must go through the syllabus carefully prior to preparing for the exam, in order to be very familiar with the topics and their distribution throughout the different subjects.

DCECE exam consists of 5 subjects.

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Maths
  • Biology
  • Agriculture

Candidates should prepare for Bihar DCECE 2022 according to the prescribed syllabus and exam pattern. The students must be familiar and well-practiced as per the given Bihar DCECE 2022 syllabus.

DCECE 2022 Syllabus
Subject Syllabus
Physics Units and Dimensions
Scales & Measurements
Scalars & Vectors
Circular Motion
Simple Harmonic Motion
Rotational Motion and Moment of Inertia
Current Electricity & Magnetism
Modern Physics
Physical World and Measurement
Electronic Devices
Communication Systems
Oscillations and Waves
Mathematics Algebra
Sequence & Series
Principle of Mathematical Induction
Permutation and Combination
Binomial Theorem
Determinants and Their Properties
Matrix Algebra
Complex Number
Complex Number
Trigonometric Ratios of Compound Angle up to Conditional Trigonometric Identities
Properties of Triangle
The solution of Triangles & General Value
Inverse Circular Function
Coordinate Geometry
Two Dimensional: Up to Equation of Circles
Three Dimensional: Up to Straight Line
Chemistry Solid State
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Structure of Atom
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
Redox Reactions
General Introduction of P-Block Element
Organic Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Chemical Kinetics
Surface Chemistry
P-Block Elements
D-and F-Block Elements
Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
Organic compounds containing Nitrogen
Chemistry in Everyday Life

Read More: DCECE 2022 Syllabus

DCECE 2022 Reference Books

The reference books that cover the topics for different subjects from DCECE syllabus are tabulated below. The students can refer to these books at the time of preparation for the exam.

DCECE 2022 Reference Books
Subject Book Title Author/ Publisher
DCECE Combined Entrance Examination Dr. Lal
DCECE Entrance Exam Guide Vidya Editorial Board
DCECE Combined Entrance Examination Solved Papers (Engineering Group) Pratiyogita Darpan
DCECE 18 Practice Sets (Combined Entrance Test with Solved 2014 Entrance Paper) 2015 GKP
DCECE Sanyukt Pravesh Pariksha Solved Papers (Engineering Pathyakram) N/A
NCERT Biology Book of Class XI and XII -
Trueman’s Biology Class XI and XII -
BCECE Explorer by MTG or BCECE Arihant
B.Sc Agriculture Entrance Exam. Dr. Lalita Gaur
Agriculture at a Glance Revised Edition (An Enhanced Competition Explorer) R.K.Sharma, S.K.Bhoi, N.Pandey, and S.Shinde
B.Sc. Agriculture Entrance Exam 2019 Arihant Experts

DCECE Previous Years Question Papers/ Model Papers

Apart from preparing from books candidates can also prepare from previous years model papers and question papers which will give them the idea of the exam pattern and time management so that they can score better marks in the examination.

DCECE Entrance Exams - Model Papers
Model Papers Publication
DCECE BCECE 2017 Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Experts Compilation
Solved Papers (1997-2014) DCECE Bcece 2017 Sanyukat Parvesh Pariksha Experts Compilation

How to Prepare for DCECE Entrance Exam?

It will be very important for the candidates to use certain techniques and strategies for preparing for DCECE entrance exam. This will be required for the candidates to prepare well for the exam and score high. Strategies and techniques will be very important for the candidates to plan and prepare for the exam exceptionally well and ultimately to score high in the exam. Few tips and tricks to crack DCECE entrance exam are as follows.

Proper Study Plan

Prepare a study plan for you. Candidates must practice according to the time table which they make for themselves in such a manner so that they attain their goals. They must make sure that they make a good study plan that includes all the subjects. Candidates must focus on the NCERT syllabus first so that they manage to score good marks in BCECE 2022.

Knowing the Topics

Candidates should go through the topics in and out, lesson by lesson in order to study and remember the concepts well. Another important aspect of topic-wise preparation is that the candidates will be able to remember the concepts well and can also prioritize learning them based on their difficulty or importance for the exam.

Time Management

They must give an equal amount of time to all the concerned subjects that are Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. They must learn how to manage time. Writing practice papers and taking up mock tests would help them to improve their time management skills. While writing the BCECE exam, start with attempting the questions which are difficult for them.

Study Material

Collection of the reference books, previous year's question papers, sample papers, and study material will be very important for preparing for the BCECE exam. They have to use proper study material that will help them prepare for all the subjects. The questions that are going to be asked for the exam will be from the syllabus so they must have a deeper knowledge of the important topics and concepts of the NCERT syllabus. After that, they have to practice the sample paper and previous year's question papers.

Attend the Known Questions

Candidates are advised to attend the questions that they are familiar with or those that they know well prior to attending the ones that are doubtful and unknown. This way they will be able to secure the minimum scores for the questions that they know with minimal time utilization. The rest of the questions can be attended in the remaining time. Candidates can achieve time efficiency with the help of this method.

Mock Tests

Candidates should practice a lot by attending many DCECE 2022 mock tests and practice papers. This way of practicing helps them to practice well and be familiar with the type of questions and the overview of the question paper. Candidates will get an insight into how the actual exam is being conducted and can practice accordingly.

Read More: DCECE 2022 Reference Books

DCECE 2022 Result

DCECE 2022 result will be available in the form of rank cards, which can be downloaded by logging into the official website using the roll number provided to the candidate and their date of birth. DCECE 2022 result card consists of details like the total score obtained by the candidate and also the qualifying status.

Steps to Check DCECE Results

The steps to check DCECE results are as given below.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website, click on the link provided that will be redirected to the results page.
  • Step 2: Use the login credentials, such as the candidate's roll number and date of birth.
  • Step 3: View the rank card on the screen and check for the marks scored in each subject.
  • Step 4: Download the rank card and take a few printouts for future reference.

DCECE 2022 Merit List

Once the exams are done, the authorities will prepare a merit list along with the rank cards. The merit list will help the candidates to figure out if they are shortlisted for the counselling or not. Downloading the merit list will be simpler, as it does not involve any credentials to be provided by the candidate.

Read More: DCECE 2022 Results

DCECE 2022 Cut Off

Here, we are providing DCECE cut off & qualifying marks as per the categories.

DCECE 2022 - DCECE Cut Off
Candidate Category Qualifying Marks Cut Off Marks
General Category (GEN) 50% 600
Reserved Category (OBC, SC & ST) 40% 480
General Category – PH 45% 540
Reserved Category - PH 40% 480

DCECE Cut Off for PCB Group

Here, we include the PCB Group cut off rank according to the categories of the candidates.

PCB Group Cut Off Rank
Category Rank
General 489
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 361
Scheduled Caste (SC) 352
Extremely Backward Caste (EBC) 449
Backward Caste (BC) 472
Reserved Category Girls (RCG) 464
Disabled Quota (DQ) 270

DCECE Cut Off for PCM Group

In this section, candidates can check the last year PCM group cut off rank & marks of 2nd counselling.

PCM Group Cut Off Rank and Marks
Category Rank Cut Off Marks
Disabled Quota (DQ) 118 14
Service Men’s Quota (SMQ) 133 26
Open Merit (GEN) 9281 111
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 194 85
Scheduled Caste (SC) 1807 71
Extremely Backward Caste (EBC) 3397 85
Backward Caste (BC) 4377 95
Reserved Category Girls (RCG) 1880 83

Previous Year Cut Off for Engineering

Mentioned below are the previous year's engineering streams closing cut off ranks after round 2 counselling.

Engineering Streams Closing Cut Off
Branch Closing Rank
Mechanical Engineering 478
Electrical Engineering 601
Civil Engineering 609
Electronics and Communication Engineering 1069
Computer Science Engineering 1576
Information Technology 1936
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2434
Leather Technology 3380

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DCECE 2022 Counselling

Candidates will be required to fill in details such as registration number, date of birth, and security code. Once the candidates have registered, they must fill the choices in order of their preferences. It is recommended to the candidates that they fill as many choices as possible because it can help the candidates getting the admission.

Seat Allotment

Based on the marks secured, the seat allotment will be conducted online. Those who will be allotted seats must report to the reporting centre on the date scheduled. If the person fails to show up for DCECE 2022 counselling process not abiding by the polytechnic exam timetable 2022, the conducting authority reserves the right to cancel the admission.


The candidates are supposed to pay an amount of Rs. 1000 through Demand Draft that must be drawn in favor of the principle of the concerned institution.

Document Verification

Candidates are supposed to bring the listed documents for the authorities to verify if they will be original and true.

  • Copy of downloaded Part-A & Part-B of Application Form
  • Admit Card in Original
  • Rank Card
  • Copy of Allotment Letter (3 copies)
  • Passport-sized photograph (6 copies)
  • 10th Board Certificate/ Matric/ equivalent Certificate and Admit Card as proof of age and identity.
  • Aadhar Card for ID Proof.
  • School Leaving Certificate
  • Residential Proof by Natives of Bihar
  • Caste Certificate
  • Character Certificate
  • Refugee Certificate (if applicable)

Read More: DCECE 2022 Counselling

DCECE Contact Details

In case of any questions or queries, candidates can reach out to the concerned authorities through the following contact details. 

BCECE Board Patna Office Address:
BCECE Board,
IAS Association Building,
Near Patna Airport,
Patna – 800014 (Bihar).

BCECE Board Patna Contact/ Helpline Number:  0612- 2220230 , 0612-2225387.


When will the DCECE Exam be conducted?

DCECE exam will be conducted from Jul 9 - 10, 2022.

Are there separate question papers for different courses offered through DCECE exam?

Yes, there will be a seperate question paper for each course offered through DCECE. Visit DCECE Syllabus to check the syllabus for each of these courses question papers.

Is there any age restriction for writing the DCECE Exam 2022?

No, there is no age restriction for appearing in the entrance test.

What are all the courses are offered through DCECE exam?

BCECEB offers Polytechnic Engineering (PE), Part-time Polytechnic Engineering (PPE), Para-Medical-Dental (PMD Matric Level) and Para Medical (PM Intermediate Level) courses through DCECE exam.




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