DCECE Exam Pattern 2023: Marking Scheme, Negative Marking

Jan 25, 2023 | Engineering

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DCECE 2023 exam pattern has been set by the conducting body. Candidates must go through the exam pattern to understand the overview of the question paper and the distribution of questions throughout the DCECE 2023 exam question paper. By reading this page, candidates will get a clear idea about the DCECE exam pattern 2023.

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DCECE Exam Pattern 2023 Highlights

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) conducts DCECE 2023 exam to offer admission to various diploma courses (PE, PPE, PM, and PMD). Candidates are required to appear for the exam to get admission to the courses offered. The exam will be a pen and paper-based (offline) test, and the candidates will be given OMR sheets to mark the answers to the questions provided. DCECE 2023 exam pattern highlights are tabulated below.

DCECE Exam Pattern 2023 Highlights
Exam Mode Offline, i.e., Pen and Paper-Based Test
Type of Questions Objective - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Exam Duration 2 Hours and 15 Minutes
Language English and Hindi
Total Number of Questions 90
Total Marks 450
Marking Scheme 5 Marks for Each Correct Answer
No Negative Marking

DCECE Exam Pattern 2023 for Polytechnic PE and PPE

There will be three sections, i.e., Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and the total marks for each subject will be 150. Therefore, candidates must prepare for each of the sections by taking reference to the previous year's question paper. With the help of these papers, they can know about the type of questions asked, the marking scheme, and so many things. The marking scheme for Polytechnic PE and PPE is tabulated below.

DCECE Exam Pattern PE & PPE
Sections Number of Questions Marks
Physics 30 150
Chemistry 30 150
Mathematics 30 150
DCECE Total Marks 90 450

DCECE Exam Pattern 2023 PM

DCECE question paper of Polytechnic PM for each section comprises of a different number of questions with different marks. The questions will be asked mainly from General Science subjects (Chemistry, Physics, and Zoology), Hindi, General Knowledge, Arithmetic, and English. Candidates must check the marks allotted for each section and the number of questions asked from each subject. The number of questions and marks distribution for each section is given below.

DCECE Exam Pattern 2023 PM
Subject Number of Questions Marks
General Science (Chemistry, Physics, and Zoology) 25 125
Hindi 15 75
General Knowledge 20 100
Arithmetic 15 75
English 15 75
Bihar Polytechnic Total Marks 90 450

DCECE Exam Pattern 2023 PMD

DCECE exam pattern for PMD comprises of seven subjects, i.e., Hindi, General Knowledge, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Zoology. The marks allotted for Physics and Chemistry will be 100 and for the rest will be 50. Candidates can check the exam pattern in the table below.

DCECE Exam Pattern 2023 PMD
Subject Number of Questions Marks
Hindi 10 50
General Knowledge 10 50
English 10 50
Mathematics 10 50
Physics 20 100
Chemistry 20 100
Zoology 10 50
Bihar Polytechnic Total Marks 90 450

DCECE Syllabus 2023

Subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics will be covered in DCECE 2023 syllabus. Therefore, candidates must have a thorough understanding of the syllabus before they go about the exam preparation. 

Read More: DCECE Syllabus 2023

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