JCECE 2020: Registration, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card, Result

Exam Date : September 30, 2020

Looking forward to doing courses related to Engineering, Medical, Agriculture, Architecture in Jharkhand? JCECE is a state-level entrance exam conducted for the local and permanent residents of Jharkhand. This exam is usually conducted in June every year.

Latest Updates:

  • October 28, 2020: The mock seat allotment for JCECE 2020 is announced based on the choices selected by the candidates. Candidates can check their mock allotment and make necessary corrections to their choices on or before October 30, 2020.
  • October 21, 2020: Registration and choice filling for JCECE 2020 Seat Allotment starts today. The mock seat allotment will be released on October 28, 2020.


What is JCECE?

The full form of JCECE is Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination. JCECE is an Entrance Exam for getting admission into first-year professional courses like engineering, medical, architecture & agriculture in government & private affiliated colleges through the JCECE board. It is a state-entrance exam organized for the candidates who want to take admission in various undergraduate courses in Jharkhand. Candidates must remember that to secure admission in various courses, they have to qualify JCECE as the admission to various government/private/universities affiliated under the JCECE Board are strictly based on the score of the Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination.

Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board is a self-financed, autonomous incorporated body of the State Government. The Government has constituted the Member of Board for taking decisions on policy and organizational matters in light of the Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board Act 2000.


Information on JCECE Exam Registration, Dates, Counselling, Eligibility

  • Courses Offered: The Board conducts the exam for granting admissions into undergraduate courses like B.Tech (Dairy Technology, Agriculture Engineering), B.Sc. Agriculture, B.V.Sc. & Animal Husbandry in Jharkhand. The application form is to be filled and submitted online.
  • Frequency: It is conducted once in a year usually in May or June every year and results are expected to be released by the end of June. And frequently the counselling happens by July.
  • There are mainly three different subject groups:
    • PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) for Engineering, Agriculture, Dairy Technology and Forestry courses.
    • PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) for B.V.Sc Courses.
    • PCMB (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology) for both Engineering and Medical courses. In PCMB a candidate can get admission into all the available courses (B.Tech, Agriculture, Animal Forestry, and B.V.Sc).

JCECE Exam Highlights

Tabulated below are certain highlights relevant to JCECE Exam. 

JCECE Exam Highlights
Exam Name Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination
Conducting Authority Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (J.C.E.C.E.B.) under the Government of Jharkhand
Level State Level Examination
Category Undergraduate (UG)
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Offline
Duration of Exam 2 hours
Courses B.Tech, B.V.Sc. and A.H and Forestry
Question type Multiple Choice Questions/ Objective Type

JCECE 2020 Exam Date

The JCECE Exam 2020 will be conducted in offline mode only i.e, Paper Based Test. The JCECE 2020 Exam will be conducted in September (Tentative) as notified by the conducting authority. Below mentioned are the dates of some of the important events related to the JCECE 2020 Exam.

JCECE 2020 Exam Dates
Events Dates [Tentative]
Availability of JCECE 2020 Application Form July 8, 2020 

Last Date to Submit the JCECE 2020 Application Form

August 8, 2020 August 31, 2020

JCECE 2020 Admit Card Date

September 2020

JCECE 2020 Exam Date

September 2020

JCECE 2020 Result Date To be announced
JCECE 2020 Counselling Date To be announced

The subject wise timing and duration of the JCECE 2020 examination are as follows

Subject Time  Duration
Biology 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM 1 Hour
Physics and Chemistry 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM 2 Hour
Mathematics 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM 1 Hour

The Group wise timing is as follows

Group Time
PCM Group 10:15 AM to 01:30 PM
PCB Group 09:00 AM to 12:15 PM
PCMB Group 09:00 AM to 01:30 PM

JCECE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Only the candidates who satisfy JCECE 2020 Eligibility Criteria can apply for the Exam. The authority has the right to reject the application form of those candidates who don't abide by the preset eligibility criteria. So candidates must ensure that they are meeting all the requirements as specified by the exam authority.


The candidate should be a citizen of India.


Candidate must be a local/permanent resident in the State of Jharkhand to be eligible for the JCECE exam.

Age Limit

The candidates should belong to the below-mentioned age groups. The age criteria for each course may vary.

Course Name Age Limit
B.V.Sc. & Animal Husbandry Completed 17 years of age on or before December 31 2020
Other Courses Completed 17 years of age on July 1, 2020 and should not exceed 22 years of age 

Academic Qualification

The following table shows the academic eligibility criteria for all the courses offered in JCECE 2020 examination.

JCECE 2020 Eligibility Based on Academic Qualification

Course Name


B.V.Sc. & Animal Husbandry

The candidate must have cleared class 12th or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as core subjects from any recognized board.

B.Sc (Hons) Forestry/Agriculture

 The candidate must have cleared class 12th or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) or Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) as core subjects from any recognized board.

B.Sc (Hons) Horticulture

The candidate must have cleared class 12th or its equivalent with PCB/ PCM/ PCBM/ PC Forestry /Agriculture from any recognized board

B.Tech (Agriculture Engineering/ Dairy Technology)

The candidate must have cleared class 12th or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) from any recognized board.


The candidate must have cleared class 12th or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Mathematics/ Biology & Mathematics or Intermediate(Agriculture) from any recognized board.

Note: Candidates should also produce a local or permanent residential certificate of Jharkhand State issued by a verified authority at the time of the JCECE 2020 counselling process.

JCECE 2020 Application Form

  • The JCECE 2020 Application Form is available online on the official website.
  • The candidates can choose any mode as per their convenience.
  • The Application Form was available on the official website from July 8, 2020 and the last date to submit the form was extended to August 31, 2020.
  • The application fee for PCB and PCM groups belonging to the General/OBC-I /OBC-II category and those belonging to SC/ST category and female candidates are listed below:
JCECE 2020 Application Form
Category Subject Group Form Fee
General/ EWS/ Backward Caste PCM/PCB INR 900
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Female Applicants of all categories PCM/PCB INR 450

JCECE 2020 Application Process

The last date to apply for JCECE 2020 was August 31, 2020. At the time of filling the JCECE 2020 application form, the candidates will have to first register as a new user. The candidates can follow the steps given below to complete the JCECE 2020 Application process

Registration and Form filling

  • Candidates first visit the official website of JCECE.
  • On the homepage of the website, click on "All Online Application Submission - JCECEB 2020". After clicking, candidates will be redirected to a new page.
  • A list of different examinations by the JCECEB will be shown on the page. Click on JCECE 2020 and then select new user registration.
  • Read all the instructions mentioned and then fill out the entire details such as Subject group, Candidate's Name, Parent's Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Category, Aadhar number, and exam city.
  • Click on Submit at the bottom, and a pop-up screen will appear which mentions your Application/Login ID and Password (Date of Birth). Candidates will have to use these credentials to log in again.

Educational and communication details

  • The next step after creating the login ID is to fill out the educational details.
  • Candidates are required to fill details such as pass status, year of passing, board name, obtained marks and total marks, roll number, and name of the institute. Click on submit.
  • After submitting the education details, candidates now have to enter their communication addresses and contact number. They must provide an address, email ID, and phone number.
  • Read and click on the declaration box shown below and submit.

Create Password and Upload Documents

  • Candidates need to provide a new password along with a security question and save it.
  • The next step involves uploading the documents. Candidates have to upload a recent passport size photograph (15 KB to 100KB), signature, and left thumb impression (10 KB to 30 KB). Submit the documents after successfully uploading the documents.
  • A review page will be opened where candidates can check the details provided by them. In case of any error in the JCECE 2020 application form, the candidate can edit and rectify it. Click on "Proceed to Payment" for paying the application fee.

Payment Process

  • The last step involves paying the JCECE 2020 application form fee. The fee details will be displayed on the basis of the category of the student.
  • Candidates can pay the application form through Credit card, Debit card and Internet banking. Enter the details and the payment will be transferred to the JCECEB, conducting authority of the JCECE 2020 exam.
  • After successful payment of the application fee, candidates can take the printout of the completed application form for future use.

Documents required for JCECE 2020 exam

Candidates who are applying for the JCECE 2020 exam must have the following documents in handy before they sit down to fill up their application forms:

  • Marksheets of Class 10 and 12
  • Category Certificate
  • Scanned images of the candidate's signature and thumb impression resized as per the given specifications
  • A recent passport size photograph, resized as per the provided specifications
  • A valid credit/debit/net banking for the payment of the Application Fee

JCECE 2020 Exam Pattern

The JCECE 2020 Exam Pattern will follow a similar pattern just like the previous years. There are 3 groups of candidates in the examination based on the subject they are choosing - PCM, PCB, and PCMB. All the question papers are set on the basis of a common syllabus by the CBSE for 11th and 12th class. Candidates can check the detailed exam pattern of JCECE as given below.

JCECE 2020 Exam Pattern
Particulars Details
Paper Language English and Hindi (Bilingual) 
Subject Groups PCM, PCB and PCMB
Mode of Examination Offline - Pen and Paper Based
Duration of the exam

Physics and Chemistry - 2 Hours

Mathematics - 1 Hour

Biology - 1 Hour

Types of Question Objective Type (Four options with the single correct answer)
Total Questions 50 questions per subject
Total Marks 150
Marking Scheme

+1 Mark for Correct answer 

0.25 Mark deduction for Incorrect answer

JCECE 2020 Subject-wise Exam Pattern

The subject-wise division of marks and subjects are listed below. The questions will be of Multiple-choice questions from each section.


No. of Questions

PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics)

Physics – 50

Chemistry – 50

Mathematics – 50

PCB (Physics, Chemistry & Biology/ Biotechnology)

Physics – 50

Chemistry – 50

Biology/ Biotechnology – 50

PCMB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology & Mathematics)


Chemistry – 50

Biology/ Biotechnology – 50

Mathematics – 50

JCECE 2020 Syllabus

The JCECE 2020 Question Paper will be based on class 11th and class 12th of the CBSE syllabus. The JCECE 2020 Syllabus comprises of 4 subjects with topics related to Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology.

It would be helpful for the candidates if they can go through the reference books for exam preparation. The below-given table shows the Syllabus of each subject:

JCECE 2020 Physics Syllabus

  • Units and Measurement
  • Motion in One Dimension
  • Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Rotational Motion and Moment of Inertia
  • Solids and Fluids
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Gravitation
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Electron and Photons
  • Atoms, Molecules, and Nuclei
  • Electrostatics and Current Electricity
  • Thermal and Chemical Effects of Currents
  • Magnetic Effects of Currents and Magnetostatics
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Heat and Thermodynamics/ Transference of Heat
  • Solids and Semi-Conductors
  • Ray Optics and Wave Optics

JCECE 2020 Chemistry Syllabus

  • States of Matter
  • Atomic Structure and Solutions
  • Chemical Energetics and Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
  • Rates of Chemical Reactions and Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Chemical Families Periodic Properties
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Chemistry of Non-Metals-I and Non-metals-II
  • Chemistry of Lighter Metals and Heavy Metals
  • Chemistry of Representative Elements
  • Transition Metals Including Lanthanides
  • Coordination Chemistry and Organo Metallics
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds
  • Hydrocarbons and Organic Compound Containing Halogens
  • Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Synthetic and Natural Polymers
  • Bio-Molecules and Biological Processes
  • Chemistry In Action
  • Environmental Chemistry

JCECE 2020 Mathematics Syllabus

  • Sets, Relations, and Functions
  • Complex Numbers
  • Sequences and Series
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Two-Dimensional Geometry
  • Three-Dimensional Geometry
  • Vector Algebra
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Trigonometry 
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Binomial Theorem and Its Applications
  • Differential Calculus and Integral Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Probability
  • Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion

JCECE 2020 Biology Syllabus

  • Diversity in Living World
  • Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Plant Physiology
  • Human Physiology
  • Reproduction
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Biotechnology and Its Applications
  • Ecology & environment

JCECE 2020 Admit Card

The applicants can download the JCECE 2020 Admit Card from the official website of JCECE, which is expected to be released in September 2020. Candidates must carry the JCECE 2020 admit card to the exam centre along with a government ID proof such as Aadhar Card, PAN card, Voter's ID, Passport, Driving License. Failing to bring the mentioned documents on the test day, the candidate will not be allowed to write the JCECE 2020 exam.

How to Download JCECE 2020 Admit Card?

The candidates can follow the steps given below to download the JCECE 2020 Admit Card from the official website:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of the JCECE.
  • Step 2: On the homepage of the website, click the JCECE 2020 admit card tab. 
  • Step 3: A new page will be redirected where candidates need to enter the JCECE 2020 application form number, password and the security pin. Click on "Sign in".
  • Step 4: The admit card will be displayed on the screen. Candidates must download the admit card and take the printout of it.

JCECE Admit Card Contents

The admit card of JCECE contains these details.

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Category
  • Date of Birth
  • Father’s Name
  • Mother’s Name
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Registration ID/ Roll Number
  • Course Applied for
  • Centre of Exam
  • Exam Date & Timing
  • Instructions for exam

JCECE 2020 Exam Centres

The JCECE Exam is a State level entrance exam. It is conducted in the Cities of Jharkhand. The applicants can choose any two centres from the list to appear for this merit exam and the Board will make the final allotment of the centre. Finally, the candidates will be assigned to only one Exam Center. The test time and venue will be printed on the JCECE 2020 Admit Card.

The exam authority will conduct the JCECE 2020 exam at following Cities of Jharkhand:

  • Hazaribagh
  • Dhanbad
  • Ranchi
  • Bokaro
  • Dumka
  • Jamshedpur

Documents Required on JCECE Exam Day

The following are the Documents which a candidate has to carry to the JCECE Exam Hall:

  • Admit Card
  • Government ID proof
  • Passport size photo

Candidates should note that use of electronic devices like mobile phone and calculator are not permitted in Examination Hall. Materials like textbooks, log table, notebook, etc. should not be brought into during the JCECE 2020 examination.

JCECE 2020 Answer Key

Jharkhand Common Entrance Competitive Exam Board will release the JCECE 2020 Answer Key at its official website. With the help of JCECE 2020 Answer Key, candidates can evaluate their score in the qualifying exam. For calculation of the marks, they have to cross-check their answers with the answers provided in the JCECE 2020 answer key. In case the candidates find any discrepancies in the answer key, they can raise objections against the answer key. For that, they have to pay a prerequisite amount in favour of the authority and submit a valid proof against that answer. If the objection raised is correct then the authority will refund the fee that was charged by the candidates for raising an objection in the answer key. The authority will publish the final answer key after checking the objections. Candidates can download the answer key from the official website of Jharkhand Common Entrance Competitive Exam Board.

JCECE 2020 Results

The JCECE Board will evaluate the answer sheets and declare the JCECE 2020 Results on the official website of JCECEB.

The scorecard will have both the subject-wise score and also the total score obtained by the candidate, along with the rank secured by the candidate in the entrance exam. The JCECE Board will release both the combined merit list and the category-wise list on its official website.

The candidates should take the printout of the JCECE #scorecard, as they will need it at the time of counselling and during admission formalities.

How to check the JCECE Result?

The candidates can follow the steps given below to download the JCECE Results from the official website:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of the JCECE Board.
  • Step 2: The results link will be displayed on the homepage of the website. Click on the link.
  • Step 3: Select the examination from the dropbox and enter your JCECE 2020 roll number.
  • Step 4: The JCECE 2020 scorecard will be displayed on your screen showing subject wise marks and overall score.
  • Step 5: Download the scorecard and take the printout for the counselling and admission process.

JCECE Scorecard Details

The scorecard of JCECE contains the following details:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Roll Number
  • Registration Number
  • Category
  • Overall Rank
  • Total Percentile

JCECE 2020 Merit List

The authority has decided to prepare a merit list for the candidates based on the JEE MAIN 2020 Result. For that candidates have to submit their application form within the specified dates. If the candidate has already registered, then he/she has to modify the application form and upload all the required documents and if not registered, they have to get registered. Candidates can make changes in the application form from October 9, 2020, to October 10, 2020. 

JCECE 2020 Cut off

The JCECE Cutoff is the minimum rank that a candidate has to score to get admission into any course offered through JCECE.

The Rank List will be released after the announcement of the JCECE Exam Results. If some candidates have scored the same marks based on the course they have applied for, the Ranks will be evaluated. There is Mark wise cutoff which will be released by the JCECE Board they are as follows:

JCECE Cutoff rank
Marks Cutoff Rank
Above 80 Below 100
70-80 100-200
60-70 200-350
50-60 350-700
40-50 700-1300
Less than 40 More than 1300

JCECE Selection Process

  • There will be a minimum Cutoff mark for every course.
  • The candidates who have obtained the Rank that is eligible for Admission will be called for the Counselling Process.
  • Only the candidates who satisfy all the Eligibility Criteria will be given Admission to the courses they have applied for.

JCECE 2020 Counselling

The JCECE Board has decided to prepare the merit list for the candidates based on the JEE MAIN 2020 Results. They will prepare a merit list which contains the candidate's name who is eligible to attend the JCECE 2020 Counselling Process. The Counselling will be conducted in two rounds. If seats remain vacant in the first round, they will conduct a second round to fill them. Document verification will be done on the day of counselling and it requires candidates to get all the original documents for verification.

Documents that will be needed on the day of counselling 

  • Marksheets of class 10 and 12
  • JCECE Admit Card
  • JCECE Scorecard
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Category Certificate

How to Prepare for JCECE?

The candidates who are aspiring to write JCECE can follow the important Preparation tips given below:

  • Go through the JCECE Syllabus before you Start Preparing for the exam.
  • Focus on all the Subjects it will help you get good Rank.
  • Plan your everyday activity it will help you to manage time.
  • Prepare notes whenever you are studying and refer to it when you are revising.
  • There are a lot of study materials available that refer to it to cover the whole Syllabus.
  • Take mock tests frequently and assess your Performance.
  • For better Results do proper revision before the exam.

Candidates can also follow these preparation tips for better results.


This is one of the most important factors which has a big impact on the overall score of the entrance exam. To manage time effectively, candidates must attempt as many online mock tests as possible to manage the time on the exam day.


Preparing for JCECE involves studying a variety of topics in each subject. While preparing for the entrance exam, candidates must do quick revision and it is mandatory for brushing up the concepts.

Never ignore your Strength & Weaknesses

By understanding your strengths and weaknesses, candidates can easily know the fields where they need to improve their performance to achieve good scores in the entrance exam.


Self-confidence has a significant role to play on the exam day. Candidates must have self-confidence. Often, candidates fail to perform well under pressure and nervousness. However, candidates must stay confident and give their best shot on the exam day.

Courses Offered through JCECE

JCECE is conducted for three different groups i.e. PCM for Engineering, PCB for Veterinary courses, and PCMB for both Engineering and Medical groups. The following are the courses offered through JCECE:

Courses offered through JCECE
Subject Group Description Courses
PCM Group The candidates who have qualified or are appearing for class 12th or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and want to appear for JCECE 2020 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will fall under PCM Group. B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/ B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry/ B.Sc. Forestry/ B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture/ B.Tech. (Agriculture Engineering)/ B.tech. (Dairy Technology)
PCB Group The candidates who have qualified or are appearing for class 12th or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, and want to appear for JCECE 2020 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology will fall under PCB Group. B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/ B.Sc.(Hons.) Forestry/ B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture/ B.V.Sc. & A.H./ B.F.Sc. (Bachelor of Fisheries Science)
PCMB Group The candidates who have qualified or are appearing for class 12th or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as well as Mathematics as an extra subject, and want to appear for JCECE 2020 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology will fall under PCMB Group. B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/ B.Sc. (Hons.)Forestry/ B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture/ B.V.Sc. & A.H./ B.Tech. (Agriculture Engineering)/ B.tech. (Dairy Technology)/ B.F.Sc. (Bachelor of Fisheries Science)

Contact Details

If the candidates have any queries related to JCECE Exam they can contact the official conducting authority.

Address: Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board,

Science & Technology Campus, Sirkha Toli,

Namkum-Tupudana Road Namkum, Ranchi [Jharkhand]

Phone: +91-651-6999170/71

E-mail: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

No, JCECE examination is conducted for local and permanent residents of Jharkhand only.

The best way to score good marks and crack JCECE examination is to practice the previous year question papers. Candidates will get an idea about the pattern and the type of questions asked. They will understand the strengths and weaknesses in few topics and subjects. Candidates must have good knowledge of Class 11th and 12th topics and master each concepts.

No, candidates must note that the JCECE application form fee is non refundable. Once the form has been submitted by the candidate, he/she cannot ask for the refund at any cost.

No, there is no need for the candidates to submit Application Form to the board.

There are a total of 3 subject groups in JCECE examination. They are PCM, PCB and PCMB.

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Discussion Forum


application form date

Asked By: Anonymous 05 Apr 2018


Hello Sanoj,

The application form has been released from 17th April and will be available to be filled until 10th May 2020.

Please find the Link here to know more about the Application Form.

Please find the Link here to know more about the Important Dates.

Answer By: Getmyuni

05 May 2018



Hello Sibaji,

No, you cannot apply for the JCECE exam. To know more about the details of the JCECE 2018 exam, please click the link here.

Answer By: Getmyuni

07 May 2018



Hello Rajat,

Yes, you can apply for the exam and just put appear in the qualification column. Please follow the link below to know more about the JCECE exam.

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Answer By: Getmyuni

07 May 2018



Hello Zahran,

Generally, it is not allowed to make corrections once you are done with the payment and submitted the form so you are advised to drop a mail to the officials regarding the same.

 You can visit the link to know more about the JCECE 2020 exam.

Answer By: Getmyuni

14 May 2018


What is the syllabus of the JCECE 2018

Asked By: Anonymous 14 May 2018


Hello Sweta,

The complete syllabus of JCECE 2020 is based on the 11th and 12th board. To get the complete details on the Syllabus, follow the link.

Answer By: Getmyuni

14 May 2018

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