Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board conducts the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE). It is a state-level engineering entrance examination conducted through online mode. The examination is conducted for admission to engineering, pharmacy, agriculture, and health sciences courses offered by the colleges in Bihar. Candidates who have passed class 12th examination are eligible for appearing in the exam. Here are the details on exam pattern, syllabus, application form, and others.
BCECE 2020 Exam Latest Update – The application process for the BCECE 2020 Exam will begin in the 2nd week of March 2020. The exam will be conducted in the last week of April 2020. The official notification is not released yet so all the dates are tentative.
BCECE 2020 Exam – Quick Overview
|Exam name||Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination 2020|
|Exam conducting authority||Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board|
|Number of Questions||100 questions in each subject|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Exam Duration||1 hour 30 minutes per subject|
|Marking Scheme||Four marks for a correct response|
One mark for an incorrect response
BCECE 2020 Exam – Important Dates
The tentative schedule for BCECE 2020 exam is as follows:
|Exam Events||Important Dates|
|Application form availability||2nd week of March 2020|
|Last date for submission of application form||Last week of March 2020|
|Last date of fee payment through e-challan||Last week of March 2020|
|Last date of online fee payment||1st week of April 2020|
|Correction in the application form||1st week of April 2020|
|Admit card availability||3rd week of April 2020|
|BCECE 2020 Exam||Last week of April 2020|
|Result declaration||3rd week of June 2020|
|Issue of rank card||4th week of June 2020|
|Counselling begins||3rd week of July 2020|
BCECE 2020 Exam – Eligibility Criteria
Candidates should be an Indian citizen and must carry a Bihar state domicile.
Engineering/ Architecture/ Pharmacy – There is no age limit for the exam as long as you meet with other eligibility conditions.
Agriculture – The minimum age limit is 16 years as on August 2020.
Health Sciences – The minimum age limit is 17 years as on December 2020.
For Engineering Courses
10+2 level or equivalent education from a recognised board with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for SC/ST). Mathematics and Physics are compulsory subjects with any one subject – Biology/ Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ technical vocational subject.
For Pharmacy Courses
Passed class 12th or equivalent examination with at least 45% marks (40% for SC/ST). Physics and Chemistry are compulsory subjects with Mathematics or Biology.
Candidates Appearing in Qualifying Examination (Class 12th)
Those who have appeared/ appearing in the class 12th final examination are also eligible for the BCECE 2020 exam provided they pass the qualifying exam (with the required minimum marks) before the counselling process begins.
BCECE 2020 Exam – Application Process
The application process for the BCECE 2020 exam will be online. The application form will be available from the 2nd week of March 2020. Candidates need to follow the procedure provided below:
- Visit the official website – https://bceceboard.bihar.gov.in.
- Click on the ‘BCECE’ exam link.
- Click on the link for the application form.
- Provide the details such as name, date of birth, address, etc. for registration.
- Complete the application form with educational details and other professional details.
- Upload the scanned images of your photograph and signature.
- Make fee payment.
- Once the application fee is paid successfully, take print of the application form.
The application fee can be paid through Debit/ Credit Card/ Internet Banking or e-challan. The additional processing fee has to be paid by the candidates:
|Stream||General/ OBC/ BC||SC/ ST|
|PCB, PCM, CBA, MBA, PCA, and MCA||Rs. 1000/-||Rs. 500/-|
|PCMB||Rs. 1100/-||Rs. 550/-|
BCECE 2020 Exam Pattern
The engineering entrance comprises of the following sections. Each section has 100 questions of 4 marks each.
|Subjects||Number of Question||Maximum Marks||Duration|
1 ½ hour for each subject
4 marks will be awarded for every correct response and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.
BCECE 2020 Exam Syllabus
Mathematics – Algebra, Calculus, Sets and Functions, Statistics & Probability, Coordinate Geometry, Linear programming, Probability, Relations and Functions, etc.
Physics – Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Gravitation, Work, Energy, and Power, Heat and Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Optics, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic Devices, Communication Systems, etc.
Chemistry – Basic concepts of Chemistry, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Hydrocarbons, Electrochemistry, Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids, Biomolecules, Organic compounds containing Nitrogen, Polymers, etc.
Biology – Diversity in Living World, Cell: Structure and Function, Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants, Human Physiology, Plant Physiology, Genetics and Evolution, Sexual Reproduction, Biotechnology and its Applications, Biology and Human Welfare, Ecology & Environment [
Agriculture – Introductory Agriculture and Agrometeorology, Plant breeding and Genetics, Crop Protection, Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fish Production, etc.
BCECE 2020 Exam Admit Card
The admit card for the BCECE 2020 exam will be released in the third week of April 2020. Candidates can download the same from the official website using their login details. Please check all the details on the admit card carefully. In case of any mistakes, report to the exam conducting authority.
Attach your photograph on the admit card and do not forget to carry the admit card to the examination hall.
BCECE 2020 Exam Result
The BCECE 2020 result will be released in the third week of June 2020 at the official website. Candidates can check the result using their roll number. Separate merit list will be published for different groups of candidates. Rank card/ scorecard will also be released after the result. The scorecard will be available in the fourth week of June 2020.
BCECE 2020 Exam Counselling
After the result declaration, the counselling process is conducted for admission to various courses. The counselling process will begin in the third week of July 2020. The counselling process will be conducted strictly on the basis of rankings. The schedule for the counselling process is released at the official website. Candidates are required to register for the counselling process. After seat allotment, candidates must download the allotment letter and report at the allotted colleges. If they fail to appear on the prescribed date, the seat will be cancelled.