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BCECE 2018: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility

BCECE 2018Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE 2018) is a state level entrance exam. Through this exam candidates can get admission in Engineering, Pharmacy and Agriculture courses in the institutions of the state of Bihar. BCECE is conducted in two stages, i.e. Stage 1 and Stage 2. It is mandatory for the candidate to first appear in stage 1 and then proceed to stage 2. The candidate must clear both the stages to get admission in the above mentioned courses. Here, we are updating all details of the BCECE 2018 exam. Candidates can check here details about application form, exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

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BCECE 2018 Exam Date

Candidates can check here the tentative exam dates given below:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Online application form available from1st week of February 2018
Last date to submit the online applicationLast week of February 2018
Last date to submit the fee through Challan1st week of March 2018
Last date of submission of fee through net banking/credit card/debit card1st week of march 2018
Last date to send the hard copy of online filled-in application form3rd week of March 2018
Date of Admit Card availability for stage 11st week of April 2018
Commencement of the examination- First Stage3rd week of April 2018
Second Stage3rd week of May 2018
Result of Stage 1Last week of April 2018
Admit Card availability for Stage 21st week of may 2018
Result of Stage 23rd week of June 2018

BCECE 2018 Application Form

  • Interested candidates can fill the BCECE application form 2018 from the official website of BCECEB.
  • Candidates can fill the application form in online mode only.
  • The application form will start from the first week of February 2018.
  • The last date for submission of the online application form will be the last week of February 2018.
  • It is required to send the hard copy of the completly filled-in application form to the board office.
  • Candidates have to fill the Part A first. After payment of Part A application, candidates can fill the Part B further.
  • The application form have to be sent to the BCECEB office with the paid bank Challan in the given below address:

“Controller of Examination, B.C.E.C.E. Board
I.A.S. Association Building,
Near Patna Airport,
P.O. B.V.College, Patna-800014”

Application Fee:

  • Application fee can be paid through net banking/credit card/debit card.
  • Fee can also be submitted through the bank Challan in any branch of SBI.
  • Candidates applying for PCM/PCB group & who belong to General, BC and OBC category have to submit Rs. 660/-.
  • For ST/SC candidates it will be Rs. 330/- for one subject group.
  • Candidates those applying for all four courses, i.e. PCMB have to pay Rs. 730/- (For SC/ST candidates is Rs. 365/-).

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates before applying for the exam can go through the eligibility criteria given below:

  • Nationality: Candidate must have the Indian nationality.
  • Domicile Requirement: The Candidate should have domicile of Bihar.
  • The parents of the candidate’s must be the permanent residence of Bihar.
  • Candidates those parents working in the state, but living outside of the Bihar are also eligible to apply.
  • Age Criteria: For agriculture courses, the candidate must complete the 17 years of age as on 31st December 2018. For engineering & pharmacy courses, there is no age limit is given.
  • Qualification Eligibility: The details regarding the qualifying examination of engineering and pharmacy is given below:

Engineering Courses:

  • Qualifying Exam: Eligible candidates must qualify the Intermediate or equivalent from a recognized board.
  • Subjects: The qualifying exam must passed with necessary subjects as Physics & Mathematics. The optional subjects which are also required are Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology and technical vocational subject.
  • Minimum Marks: A candidate should qualify with minimum 45% marks for General and 40% for reserve categories.

Pharmacy Courses:

  • Qualifying Exam: The minimum qualification is 10+2 or equivalent to appear in the exam.
  • Subjects: The mandatory subjects which are required in the previous academic exam are Physics and Chemistry. Also, it is mandatory to choose one optional subject among these, i.e. Mathematics, Biology or technical vocational subject.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidate must obtain 45% marks (General candidates) in qualifying exam and 40% (SC/ST candidates).
  • Appearing Candidates: Final year candidates can also apply in one condition that they should have passed the qualifying exam at the time of counselling.

BCECE 2018 Exam Pattern

BCECE 2018 exam pattern is given below:

  • Phases: It will conducted in two phases.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will be of Objective Type.
  • Language: The exam paper will be published in English and Hindi both language.
  • Duration of the exam: The duration of the Stage 1 is two hours and 15 minutes and 1 hour 30 minutes for Stage 2.
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks will be awarded for each right option.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong option.

Pattern For Stage 1:

SubjectsNumber of Question

Pattern For Stage 2:

SubjectMaximum marksDuration of Exam
Physics4001 ½ hour
Chemistry4001 ½ hour
Mathematics4001 ½ hour
Biology4001 ½ hour

BCECE 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus of the BCECE 2018 is depending upon the subjects related to the course selected by the candidate at the time of filling the application form. The complete syllabus will be decided by the exam conducting authority. Candidates can study the complete syllabus of 12th board. It include the subjects like physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology.

How to Prepare for BCECE

  • Increase your speed of solving questions by practice various papers, test series, etc. You should study your subjects on a daily basis.
  • Improve your concepts. If you find any complex question, you can solve it only if you know the basic concept behind it.
  • Follow the good and effective study materials.
  • Make a timetable and go for smart study, schedule your strategies and take guidance from experts, senior’s etc.
  • Don’t get stressed at the time of exam.

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: It state level entrance examination which is conducted by the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB).
Answer: You can get the admission in Engineering, Pharmacy & Agriculture courses through this exam.
Answer: You can access the online application form first week of February.
Answer: No, the application fee will not be given back under any circumstances.
Answer: Yes, you have to send the hard copy of filled-in application form with paid Challan to the committee address.
Answer: The application fee can be paid through net banking/credit card/debit card and can be submitted through the bank Challan in any branch of SBI.
Answer: No, there is no age limit for both engineering & pharmacy courses.
Answer: There is -1 mark for each incorrect option.
Answer: The questions will be asked from subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology.

Answer: The exam will be conducted in two stages. The complete exam pattern can be checked in above section of “BCECE Exam pattern”.

Still any question, leave your comment.

BCECE Admit Card 2018

The BCECE 2018 admit card for Stage 1 & Stage 2 is announced by the Bihar Board. The admit card for stage 1 will be released in the first week of April 2018 and for stage 2 it will be released in the first week of May 2018. The eligible candidates can access the admit card from the official website.

Seat Reservation

CategorySeat reserved (%)
Scheduled Caste (SC)16%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)1%
Extremely Backward Class (OBC)18%
Backward Class (BC)12%
Reserved Category Girls (RCG)3%

Note: 50% seats are reserved for the General Category candidates.

BCECE Result 2018

Candidates can check the BCECE 2018 result through online mode. The result of the BCECE will be declared by the conducting authority after the commencement of the exam. The result will be declared in the last week of April 2018 for stage 1 and third week of June 2018 for stage 2. The result will be available in our website. A separate merit list will be prepared on the basis of candidate’s score.

BCECE 2018 Counselling

On the basis of the merit list, the shortlisted candidates will be invited for the interview round. The complete detail regarding counselling date, venue and the timing will be intimated by the post or on the website. The candidates will be provided with the opportunity to choose the course and institution according to their preferences. According to the seat availability in various colleges in the Bihar state, the seat will be allotted to the candidates.

If you have any query about BCECE 2018, you may leave your query in the comment box.

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  1. Ravi Ranjan kumar says:

    I am pH category.There is not mention cutoff marks for physically handicapped person for reservation of mention seat for pH category

  2. Soni jha says:

    sir , i complete my 12th in 2016.
    am i eligible for bcece 2018?

  3. Aniwesh singh says:

    Sir I qualified the 12th 62precentege with pcb I can apply bcece

  4. Shakshi priya singh says:

    I m giving bcece for the first time and I don’t know the procedure of this exam.please provide me all the information.I want to give an engineering exam is it necessary to give bio exam.i have lack information bcece engineering provide me the details

  5. Hello Sir says:

    I want to take admission in agricultural college in Bihar . What is prosses of agricultural college. Please coparate me. Thanks

  6. Juhed singh says:

    Through this exam can i get admission in ayurvedic clg for bams course? ??

  7. Sumit says:

    Sir mujhe physics main gress mila hai 2 kya main yh application bhar skta hu

  8. Vikash Ranjan says:

    I gave isc in 2014 am i eligible for bcece 2018

  9. rajan kumar says:

    sir kya bcece 2k18 jee main ke through lega?maine 2k15 me inter kiya tha to kya main eligible hun ?

  10. tuba says:

    if i am a pcb student .in stage 2 level
    the exam duration of pcb is 4(1/2)
    hrs. and they take the stage 2 level all sub together it means pcb.and yes one ques more if i qualified this exam then they provide me mbbs or bds. plz reply me fast

  11. Sanjeetshekhar says:

    Sir I have passed intermediate exam In 2015 am I eligible to appear in bcece 2018 examination

  12. Suman Roy says:

    Sir, now I read in class 12th. I want to be an engineer. I want to know how many expenses for engineering course with bceceb

  13. Jatadhari lal singh says:

    Sir ,I had passed intermediate in science stream with mathematics from bihar board in 2013.
    Now I want to pursue graduation in agriculture science.
    What should I have to do?

  14. Sagar says:

    I want to apply for the examination but I would not complete my +2 at the time of examination.
    I will appear for my +2 in march but the form is to be filled in February itself.

    So can I fill the form in this case?

  15. Avinash kumar says:

    Sir, I am living in W.bengal For my higher studies but i am a permanent resident of Bihar and my all school certificates are of CBSE addressed as bengal ,so can i am eligible for BCECE board exams and if there is any problem kindly provide me its solution too.

  16. shakir Hussain warsi says:

    Subject required for competition exam in para it is PCB or only CB

  17. Srishti jha says:

    i am living in itanagar since 16years but my permanent address is of BIHAR.can i appear BCECE ENTRANCE

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