Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination [ BCECE ]

By Srushti Pargat Last Updated: December 10th, 2020

BCECE 2021

The BCECE stands for the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination, which is an examination that is held at the state-level. BCECE 2021 is expected to be held in the last week of April 2021. The BCECE is held in online mode every year and is conducted by the BCECE Board from the Government of Bihar. Candidates that take up the BCECE are given the opportunity to apply for admission into a professional UG course available in the Engineering, Agriculture & Medical courses in colleges in the state of Bihar. Candidates are supposed to first qualify for the entrance examination to apply for admission.

Name of the entrance examination Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE)
Conducted by BCECEB
Application mode Online
Level of examination State-level (Bihar)
Frequency of examination Conducted once a year
Purpose of examination For the admission of candidates into UG courses (Engineering, Agriculture, Sciences, etc.)
Mode of examination: Offline mode (through OMR Sheet)
The medium of examination: English and Hindi
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
The number of questions: 300

Tentative Dates for BCECE 2021

Events Tentative Dates 2021
Availability of application 2nd week of March 2021
Last date for making registrationLast week of March 2021
Last  payment date for challan modeLast week of March 2021
Last payment date for online payment mode 1st week of April 2021
Application correction 1st week of April 2021
Admit card availability 3rd week of April 2021
Exam date Last week of April 2021
Date for Results declaration 3rd week of June 2021
Date for Issue of Rank Cards4th week of June 2021
Counselling starts 3rd week of July 2021

Eligibility Criteria for BCECE 2021

Before beginning to fill the application for the BCECE 2021, it is advised that the candidates go through the following eligibility criteria to avoid the rejection or cancellation of the application form:

·Domicile: Candidates that want to apply for the BCECE must be Indian citizens and must be from Bihar state.

·Age Restrictions: There are no age restrictions for candidates to apply for the BCECE examination for both the engineering and pharmacy courses. Although, the student should be 17 years of age as of December 2021 for the health sciences and 16 years of age as of August 2021 for the agriculture field.

·Candidates will be asked to undergo a medical examination if they get selected for admission.

·Students that are yet to appear: Candidates that are yet to appear for their final qualifying exam are also eligible to apply for the BCECE but must also make sure to show proof of qualification at the time of the counselling procedure or admission.

·For the Engineering Courses: Candidates should have passed their 10+2 level with a minimum of 45% marks for general category and 40% marks for SC/ST candidates.

Physics & Mathematics must be compulsory subjects along with one subject among Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology or technical vocational subject.

·For the Pharmacy Courses: Candidates should have passed their 10+2 level with a minimum of 45% marks for general category and 40% marks for SC/ST candidates, where Physics & Mathematics must be compulsory subjects along with one subject among Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology or technical vocational subject.

Registration and Application Process for BCECE 2021

  1. Candidates must visit the official website for the BCECE -
  2. They should then visit the ‘BCECE 2021’ link.
  3. Candidates can begin their registration by clicking on the ‘New registration’ link. Further, the application process can be divided into two major parts, Part A and Part B.
  4. Once the registration page is open, the candidates should enter certain details such as the name, mobile number, email address, group (PCM, PCB, PCA), Date of Birth, reservation category, etc.
  5. Candidates should fill in these details and sign in.
  6. Once the sign-up process is completed successfully, the candidate will be given an activation code through their email as well as the mobile number. Candidates should make sure that they enter a recent and valid email id in the registration form.
  7. Candidates should enter the activation code, which is sent to the email and mobile number to activate the account.
  8. After activating their account, the candidate will be allowed to log in using their email ID and password. This password is set during the registration process.
  9. After the account has been activated, the candidates should provide their personal information such as their father’s name, mother’s name, gender, address, identification mark, father’s income, etc.
  10. Candidates are also supposed to upload two more documents, namely the scanned image of their passport size photograph and the scanned image of their signature.
  11. Once the scanned copies of the photo and signature have been uploaded, then the candidates are supposed to enter their academic information such as their year of passing 10th and 12th, status, name of the school, etc.
  12. After the information has been filled up, the candidates will be able to check the application form to make any necessary changes to correct mistakes. After the editing is complete, candidates should make sure to click on the ‘Update’ button to save the changes.
  13. Now, the candidates should pay the application fees, which can be paid in both the online mode (credit/debit cards, net banking, or UPI) as well as offline mode (bank challan).
  14. The download of the application form will be allowed, and candidates should download both the parts (Part A and B) for future reference and use. 
  15. The application fees depend on certain factors, such as the category of the candidate and their academic group. These details can be viewed below:- 
Category Group Application Fee
General/BC/OBC PCM/PCB/CBA Rs. 1000/-
General/BC/OBC PCMB Rs. 1100/-
SC/ST/DQ PCMB Rs. 550/-

Candidates should make sure to upload the clear scanned images of their passport size photo as well as their signature. These scanned documents must be of the specified size–

  • The passport size photograph must be of the size – 3.5 x 4.5 cm
  • The signature specimen should be created using either black or blue ink on white paper.
  • Scanned images must be in the JPEG format and the size of the documents must be equal to or below 100kb.

Syllabus for BCECE 2021

The BCECE syllabus is mainly classified into 5 subjects. These subjects include –

  • Physics: kinematics, motion, gravitation, properties of matter, laws of motion, optics, thermodynamics, energy, and power.
  • Chemistry: inorganic chemistry, states of matter, atomic structure, equilibrium, thermodynamics, chemical reactions, organic chemistry, molecular structure, covalent bonds.
  • Mathematics: continuity, quadratic equations, set theory, functions, integration, differentiation, matrices, limits, binomial theorem, ratio and proportion, statistics, probability, permutation, and combination.
  • Biology: Animal and plant physiology, cell structure, biotechnology, cell structure, reproduction, environmental science.
  • Agriculture: Crop protection, fruits, vegetables, flowers, dairy and fish science, preservation of fruits and vegetables, breeding, soil, animal husbandry.
Subject Total Marks Duration
Physics 400 1.5 hours
Chemistry 400 1.5 hours
Biology 400 1.5 hours
Mathematics 400 1.5 hours
Agricultural Science 400 1.5 hours


Mode of examination: Offline (OMR Sheet)
Medium (language) of examination: English and Hindi
Duration: 4½ hours
Number of questions: 300
Marking scheme: 4 marks for each correct answer
Negative marking scheme: Yes, -1 mark deducted for every incorrect answer
Nature of questions asked: Objective type questions

·Go through complete details related to the BCECE exam pattern & syllabus.

·Prepare for the exam from the best study material recommended by professionals.

·Attempt at least one mock test to analyze your preparation level and work harder

 BCECE Result 2021

The merit list or result of BCECE 2021 will be released in online mode in the third week of June 2021. Candidates will be able to view their results on the official website of the authority by entering their roll number and date of birth.

The Rank Card for BCECE 2021 will be released after the release of the result. The BCECE 2021 rank card is expected to be made available online by the 4th week of June 2021.

Previous Year Qualifying & Cut Off Marks

Candidate Category Qualifying Marks Cut Off Marks
General Category 50% 600
Reserved Category 40% 480
General Category 45% 540
Reserved Category 40% 480

For PCB Group:

Reservation Category Cut-off Rank
General Category 489
Scheduled Tribe 361
Scheduled Caste 352
Extremely Backward Caste 449
Backward Caste 472
Reserved Category Girls 464
Disabled Quota 270

For PCM Group:

Reservation Category Qualifying Ranks Cut-Off Marks
Disabled Quota 118 14
Service Men’s Quota 133 26
Open Merit 9281 111
Scheduled Tribe 194 85
Scheduled Caste 1807 71
Extremely Backward Caste 3397 85
Backward Caste 4377 95
Reserved Category Girls 1880 83


Q: When will the BCECE entrance exam be conducted?

A: The BCECE 2021 entrance exam will be held in the last week of April 2021.

Q: Can I make corrections in the application form if I have made mistakes while filling it?

A: Yes, candidates will be allowed to make corrections in the details entered in the application in the first week of April 2021.

Q: Is there a necessity for the domicile of Bihar in order to apply for the BCECE?

A: Yes, domicile in Bihar is crucial to apply for the BCECE.

Q: Is there a negative marking scheme in the BCECE 2021?

A: There is a negative marking system of 1 mark for each incorrect response in your test.

Best Wishes to all BCECE 2021 aspirants from CollegeMarg Team!

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