||Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination
|Commonly Known As
||Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB)
||State Level Entrance Examination
||Engineering, Medical, Agriculture programmes
|Mode of Exam
||Pen and paper test
|Type of questions
||29 April 2018
What is BCECE?
Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE) is an annually conducted examination by BCECEB (Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board) governed by the government of Bihar under the BCECE Act of 1995.
Structure of BCECE exam
BCECE is conducted to get admission in Engineering, Medical, Agriculture programmes in Universities of Bihar. It is conducted in 2 different stages.
Stage – 1 is known as qualifying stage. After qualifying the 1st stage, candidates are applicable for another session or they are marked unsuccessful in the examination. Stage – 2 is the final examination; after which the candidate is called for interview and counselling if they qualify for the same.
Stage – 1 is total 2 hours and 15 minutes duration whereas Stage – 2 is 90 minutes per subject.
The examination is objective type and is published in two languages that are Hindi and English. The examination is done by pen and paper or offline method. Candidates need to mark on the OMR sheet their choice of answer.
The questions are multiple choices only (four options per question) and there are total 4 subjects in the exam (Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics). The candidates can opt for either PCM or PCB or CBA(chemistry, biology and agriculture science).
For each correct answer, 4 marks are given. There is negative marking i.e., 1 mark is deducted from every incorrect answer. The syllabus of the examination will have parts of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology from the 12th class.
The pattern of the examination is as follows:
STAGE – 1
||Number of questions
||Total Duration of Examination
||2 hours 15 minutes
|Agriculture Science (by choice)
STAGE – 2
||Number of questions
||Duration per subject
||1 hour 30 minutes
(90 minutes per subject)
|Agriculture Science (by choice)
NOTE- For Stage-2, the candidate has to appear for each exam separately.
BCECE 2018 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria of each college or university may differ, but the basic eligibility criteria for all is as follows:
The candidate should be an Indian citizen.
The candidate should have the domicile certificate of the state of Bihar.
The minimum age limit for agriculture courses is 17 years, whereas there is no provision of age limit for engineering and pharmacy programmes.
- Candidates appearing for boards in the current year can also apply for BCECE examination.
- The educational eligibility criteria for the examination are as follows:
- For Engineering candidates should qualify their 10+2 or any equivalent examination with minimum 40% with Physics and Mathematics as mandatory subjects. 5% relaxation is given to candidates of SC/ST category.
- For Medical/ Pharmacy courses candidates should qualify their 10+2 or any equivalent with Physics and Chemistry as mandatory subjects with minimum 45%. 5% relaxation is provided to candidates for SC/ST category.
Application forms and submission procedure
STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURE FORFILLING AND SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION FORM:
- STEP-1: REGISTRATION
- STEP-2: EXAMINATION FEE
- STEP-3: PERSONAL INFORMATION
- STEP-4: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION
- STEP-5: DISPATCH OF APPLICATION FORM, ENCLOSURE AND CHALLAN BY SPEED POST
The application form for Stage-1 of the examination will be available by 1st week of February 2018. Last year the application window closed on 6thMarchh.
The candidates have to apply for the application form online by first registering themselves from the official website with email or mobile number.
After successful registration candidates are sent a unique password to their registered email or mobile number which is used to login for further process and then the candidate has to pay the application fees.
The fee is INR 1000/- for General category candidates for PCM or PCB and INR 1100/- for PCMB. For candidates of SC/ST category the fees is, INR 500/- for PCM or PCB and INR 550/- for PCMB. The payment of fees can be done through Challan, Net banking or credit card/ debit card.
Filling up the form
After payment of fees for the online application, candidates have to fill or select their personal and educational information and upload candidates photograph and signature.
Post the applictaion form
After the online process candidates should dispatch the downloaded hardcopy of the application form (Part-A and Part-B), paid challan with the required enclosure like Candidate photo, qualifying examination marksheet, character certificate, caste certificate (if applicable) and more through registered post or speed post.
The candidates must keep in mind that while dispatching the form and other documents that the application should be in a yellow envelope of 17cm x 30cm. Each document should be sent in a separate envelope.
The form and document should be posted to the following address:
Controller of Examination, B.C.E.C.E. Board,
Association Building, Near Patna Airport,
Phone number – 0612-2220230, 0612-2225387
The Admit for Stage – 1 and Stage – 2 will be available from the first week on March-April 2018(Tentative) .
- The admit card is to be downloaded from the official website.
- To access or download the candidate should enter their application number and password.
- Candidates are not allowed to make any changes once the admit card is downloaded and the information is filled.
Details on Admit Card
The admit card includes details like:
- Candidates Passport size photograph
- Candidates Name
- Registration number
- Father’s Name
- Course group
- Roll number
- Date of Birth
- Exam centre code
- Date of examination
- Signature of Candidate
- Signature of Invigilator
Sample admit card:
The result will be available by April 2018 for stage-1 and June 2018 for stage-2 by the conducting authority of the examination.
The candidates can download their results or rank cards online from the official website of the examination by clicking on the ‘BCECE 2018 Result’ button and entering their examination roll number and password.
After entering the account, candidates have to download the PDF displaying the merit list.On the basis of merit, the candidates are called for an interview; the details about the interview will be updated online. Seats are allotted to the candidates on the basis of their performance in the examination, preference and availability of seats.
The counselling for different groups (PCM, PCB, and CBA) will be conducted separately on separate dates. Around 50% of seats are reserved for the general category and remaining 50% for another category as follows: 16% for SC, 1% for ST, 18%for OBC, 12% for BC and 3% for RCG.
The candidates after the interview session and final selection have to pay the initial fees to confirm their seats. If any candidate is unable to pay the fees within the stipulated time period, it may result in loss of the allotted seat.
The notification for the examination is expected to be released in the first week of February 2018. The official notification for BCECE 2018 can be downloaded by visiting the official website.
The syllabus of BCECE 2018 is designed in accordance with the pattern followed in class 11th and 12th under CBSE curriculum. Following will be the syllabus of BCECE 2018:
|Units & Measurement
|Newton’s Laws of Motion
||Impulse and Momentum
|Work and Energy
||Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
|Heat and Thermodynamics
||Magnetic Effect of Current
|The States of Matter
|Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure
|Physical and Chemical Equilibria
|Hydrogen and s-block elements
||P, d and f block elements
|Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons
|Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen and Nitrogen
||Biological, Industrial and Environmental chemistry
|Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry
|Diversity in Living World
||Cell: The Unit of Life; Structure and Function
|Genetics and Evolution
||Structure and Function – Plants
|Structure and Function – Animals
||Reproduction, Growth and Movement in Plants
|Reproduction and Development in Humans
||Ecology and Environment
|Biology and Human Welfare
||Biotechnology and its Applications
|Sets and Functions
|Relation & Functions
||Principle of Mathematical Induction
|Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
|Permutation & Combination
|Sequence & Series
||Co-ordinate Geometry (I)
|Introduction to Three Dimensional Geometry
|Limits and Derivatives
|Relations and Functions
||Inverse Trigonometric Functions
|Continuity and Differentiability
||Applications of Derivatives
||Applications of the Integrals
|Three – dimensional Geometry
BCECE 2018 Important Dates
Candidates must go through the following table carefully as it gives away information about the important dates related to BCECE 2018.
|Commencement of Application
||1st week of February 2018
|Last date to submit the online application
||Last week of February 2018
|Last date to submit the fee through Challan
||1st week of March 2018
|Last date of submission of fee through net banking/credit card/debit card
||1st week of March 2018
|Last date to send the hard copy of online filled-in application form
||3rd week of March 2018
|Date of Admit Card availability for stage 1
||1st week of April 2018
|Commencement of the examination- First Stage
||3rd week of April 2018
||3rd week of May 2018
|Result of Stage 1
||Last week of April 2018
|Admit Card availability for Stage 2
||1st week of may 2018
|Result of Stage 2
||3rd week of June 2018
List of BCECE Examination Centres
BCECE 2018 will be conducted in the third week of April 2018 across all the major cities of Bihar. Candidates are advised to choose their center according to their convenience. Examination center once allotted will not be changed in any circumstances. Following is the list of examination centers for BCECE 2018:
||Name of Exam Centre
||Other states outside Bihar
Any type of communication or doubts or queries regarding BCECE 2018 shall be addressed to the institution’s office at the address given below:
I.A.S. Association Building
NEAR PATNA AIRPORT,
PATNA – 800014,
Contact no: 0612-2220230, 0612-2225387
Candidates are advised to thoroughly go through the FAQ section given on the official website of BCECE before contacting the admission directorate for clarification of any doubt.
List of colleges accepting BCECE score
Successful candidates will be admitted into various engineering, medical, and agricultural courses in institutes who accept BCECE examination score. Following is the list of institutions that accept BCECE score:
|Bhagalpur College of Engineering, Bhagalpur
||Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology, Muzaffarpur
|Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University Samastipur
||Gaya College of Engineering, Gaya
|Darbhanga College of Engineering, Darbhanga
||Loknayak Jai Prakash Institute of Technology, Chhapra
|Nalanda College of Engineering, Chandi
||Maulana Azad College of Engineering and Technology, Patna
|Azmet College of Engineering and Technology, Kishanganj
||Bakhtiyarpur College of Engineering, Patna
|VidyaVihar Institute of Technology, Purnea
||Sityog Institute of Technology, Aurangabad
|RP Sharma Institute of Technology, Patna
||Siwan Engineering and Technical Institute, Siwan
|Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Dairy Technology, Patna
||Motihari College of Engineering, Motihari
|Millia Institute of Technology, Purnea
||Patna Sahib Technical Campus, Vaishali
|Kishanganj College of Engineering and Technology, Kishanganj
The final result of BCECE 2018 will be declared around the third week of June 2018. Candidates will be able to check their results and download their score card from the official website.
After the exam is conducted, candidates are expected to regularly visit the official website for updates regarding declaration of results and counselling process that will follow soon after the declaration of results.
Students can have an idea of the cut-off of BCECE 2018 by having a look at the previous year cut-off. Following cut-off list comprises of category wise cut-off.The cut-off varies from category to category. Mainly the cut off depends on these following factors:
- The number of candidates appearing in the BCECEentrance exam all across the country.
- The difficulty level of the questions asked in the online test.
- The availability of seats in the institute.
- The number of applicants applying for BCECE.
- Recent trends of cut-off.
Following cut-off list comprises of cut-off for various categories in both the stages.
|SC, ST, OBC
|Reserved Category (PH)
|SC, ST, OBC
|Reserved Category (PH)
The validity of the examination score stands for the particular academic year only. Hence, the validity of BCECE 2018 score will be for the academic year 2018-19 only. Every candidate will get only one chance to appear for BCECE for a particular academic year. Request for multiple attempts in any scenario will not be entertained by the admission directorate.
The distribution of the seats will take place according to the following norm:
|Schedule Caste (SC)
|Schedule Tribe (ST)
|Extremely Backward Class (EBC)
|Backward Class (BC)
|Reserved Category Girls (RGC)
*50% of the remaining seats are reserved for the General category candidates
*Candidates have to carry their category certificate while attending counselling process.
BCECE 2018 Counselling Schedule
Candidates will be able to view their scores once the result is hosted on the official website. This score will be the basis of their selection in BCECE. The scores can also be viewed by simply logging on to the the official website.
After the successful conduction of BCECE, the results will be declared around the third week of June 2018. Those candidates who will be scoring above the cut off mark will be shortlisted for counselling according to the order of merit.
Based on the merit list, candidates will be issued counselling letter for attending the counselling process. The mode of counselling process will be notified on the official website. Allotment list will be released on the official website after every round of counselling process. Candidates can check their status for admission from this list.
Candidates attending the counselling process have to ensure that they are in possession of all the required documents like:
- 10th class mark sheet and passing certificate
- 12th class mark sheet and passing certificate
- Hall Ticket
- Score Card
- Counselling Letter
Hall ticket, Score Card, Counselling Letter must be preserved until the final process of counselling and seat allotment is over.
Candidates can download the previous year papers of BCECE and also the sample papers related to the same online. They are advised to attempt these papers before taking the actual test. This will help them to get accustomed to the level of the questions asked in the examination.
General information/ Tips for examination are as follows:
- Without admit card candidates are not valid for giving the examination.
- Speed and time management is important in the examination.
- Good and effective study material is important for securing agood rank in the examination.
- Candidates should improve their basic concepts.
- Solving of previous question paper will help the candidates a lot and gives them a brief idea about the examination.
- Before filling the application form and submitting the enclosures candidates should recheck their information.
- Only black or blue ball-point pen is to be used during the examination on the OMR sheet.
- The examination is moderately-difficult.
- No pencil must be used to darken the circles on the OMR sheet.
- Candidates can buy or download previous year’s mock test papers of different programmes for BCECE.
- During the examination, it is recommended to candidates to carry an identity proof.
- Till the whole admission is over, candidates should preserve the admit card and present it during examination and counselling sessions.
- The result is based on by calculating the candidate’s performance in both the stages of the examination.
- The answer key will be available after the examination.