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Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECE) is the state level entrance examination conducted for the candidates to get admission in the participating engineering colleges. Through this examination, candidates can get the seat in top colleges for admission in Pharmacy, Agriculture and Engineering courses. The entrance exam will take place in the third week of June 2018. It will be held in two stages, stage-1 and stage-2. Candidates will appear for state-1 followed by the stage-2. The candidates need to clear both the stages of the exam to get admission in various courses.

All applicants need to register themselves via online mode, from the second week of February.  Only the registered candidate will be eligible to download their admit card and appear in the examination. The result will be declared online which will consist of the qualification status. The candidates qualifying the exam will be called for the counselling, which will take place in the last week of July 2018.

For details about the eligibility, application form, and fee, application procedure, the announcement of result and counselling, refer the full article.

Some key point for BCECE 2018 Notification

  • BCECE Cut off will be released for each stream separately. The cut off list will have 50% minimum qualifying criteria.
  • All the candidates need to clear the stage-1, and then only they are allowed to appear for stage-2.
  • BCECE 2018 application form can be filled from the first week of February.
  • Admit card will be released at bceceboard.com.
  • The exam will be conducted through the offline mode (pen and paper-based).
  • The exam pattern will have objective type questions. For every right answer 4 marks will be allotted and for the wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
  • The question paper will be based on the BCECE syllabus of intermediate level.
  • BCECE exam is only open for the candidates having the domicile of Bihar State.
  • BCECE 2018 will be conducted for different sets of subjects like
    • Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM).
    • Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (PCB).
    • Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology (PCMB).

BCECE 2018 Exam Dates

Important EventsDates
Availability of BCECE 2018 application formFebruary, 2018
Availability of Online application formMarch, 2018
Updates about BCECE Form CorrectionMarch, 2018
Admit card download beginsMarch, 2018
BCECE 2018 stage-1 examApril, 2018
BCECE 2018 stage-2 examMay, 2018

BCECE 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criterion is different for different courses. However, a common eligibility criterion is defined for BCECE 2018. There are some age limits that should be considered before taking the admission. The applicants can go through the following eligibility criteria.

  • Candidates need to have the Indian Nationality and domicile of Bihar.
  • The parents of a candidate should be the permanent residence of Bihar.
  • Those candidates, whose parents don’t belong to state but work in the state, also eligible for this examination.
  • Specifically for the agriculture courses, the candidates are required to complete the age criteria of 17 years on 31st December 2018. For engineering and Pharmacy courses there is no age limit.

For engineering courses the candidate needs to meet the qualification eligibility as given below:

  • Aspiring candidates need to qualify the intermediate or equivalent from a recognized board. Moreover, the qualifying exam should be passed with the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. There can be optional subjects like biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry and technical vocational subjects.
  • For general category, candidates need to qualify with the minimum 45% marks and for the reserved category; candidates need to qualify with 40% marks.

For Pharmacy courses the qualification eligibility is as follows:

  • The minimum qualification required is 10+2 equivalent.
  • Candidates should have passed from Physics and chemistry in their previous academic exam. In the addition, it is necessary to choose one optional subjects among Biology, mathematics or technical vocational subject.
  • The general category candidates should have attained the 45% qualifying marks and reserved category candidates should have attained 40% qualifying marks.

BCECE 2018 Application form

BCECE 2018 application form will be available through online mode. The candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can register themselves from the second week of February 2018. The last date to fill the application form will be in the first week of March 2018. While filling the application form candidates needs to verify the details before submitting it.

Here are the steps to fill the application form:

  • Candidates will get themselves registered for the admission procedure. The candidates are required to submit their personal and contact details. Also, the registration number will be generated only after the successful registration of the candidate.
  • The application fee is paid through the online mode i.e. debit/ credit card/ net banking or through offline mode via bank challan. Only after successfully paying the application fee candidates will be able to proceed further with the application process.
  • Next, the candidates are required to fill all the personal and communication details. Moreover, they are also required to provide the scanned images of their photograph and signature.
  • All the academic information is to be filled and submitted by the candidates. Before submitting the form, the candidate will be able to preview the information and edit it.
  • Candidates can download the print out of a filled application form. A colored photograph    is pasted on the blank space, and candidate needs to sign at the required place. If the payment is made via bank challan, then it should be attached along with the required documents and sent to the registered post/ speed post.

Application Fee

The application fee depends on the combinations of subjects. The candidate needs to pay the application fee for the subject combination, to appear in the examination. For the candidates belonging to reserved category, there is relaxation in the application fee.

  • For the candidates of general/OBC category, for PCM/PCBCBA the application fee is Rs.1000 and for PCMB application fee is Rs.1100.
  • For the candidates of SC/ST category, for PCM/PCB/CBA the application fee is Rs.500 and for PCMB the application fee is Rs.550.

BCECE 2018 Registration

The registration process is mandatory. Only registered candidates will be allowed for the BCECE counselling. Here are some steps to refer for the registration of BCECE.

  • Candidates need to visit the official website of BCECE Board.
  • Next, click on the link “Apply for the counselling”.
  • Candidates will get a form, in which they need to fill the following details.
    • Candidates Name
    • Father Name
    • BCECE registration number
    • Mobile number
    • Date of birth
    • Permanent and correspondence address.
    • Security questions
    • New password for safety.

BCECE 2018 Admit Card

After the successful submission of the application form candidate will be able to download their admit card from the website.  For stage-1 admit card will be available from April 2018. After qualifying the stage-1, candidates can appear for the stage-2 examination. The admit card for the stage-2 will be provided after the declaration of stage-1 result.

How to download the admit card

Candidate needs to follows the steps mentioned below to download the admit card.

  • Firstly, visit the official website of BCECE.
  • Enter the registration number, date of birth and security pin.
  • Check all the details and click on the submit button.
  • After submitting, candidates can download and print multiple copies of the admit card.

BCECE 2018 Exam pattern

BCECE 2018 examination is conducted in two stages. Stage-1 is the qualifying exam to appear in the stage-2.

For stage-1, the exam is a multiple choice based exam having four sections. Every section has 50 question and candidates have to complete the exam in 2hours and 15minutes of duration. The complete exam is of 600 marks.

For stage-2, this exam is only for the candidates who have qualified the stage-1. It also has four sections, namely physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology.

BCECE 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus of BCECE 2018 is based on the subjects selected by the candidates at the time of filling the application form. The entire syllabus is decided by the exam conducting authority. Candidates can study the 12th board syllabus for the subjects like physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology.

Topics in the Physics:

  • Physical world and measurement.
  • Kinematics.
  • Laws of motion.
  • Work, energy, and power.
  • The motion of the system of particles and rigid bodies.
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of bulk matter
  • Heat and thermodynamics
  • Behaviour of perfect gas and kinetic theory
  • Oscillation and waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Current electricity
  • Magnetic effect of current and magnetism.
  • Electromagnetic induction and alternating current
  • Electromagnetic waves

Topics of Chemistry:

  • Basic concepts
  • Structure of atoms
  • Classification of elements and periodicity in properties.
  • Chemical bonding and molecular structure.
  • States of matter: Gases and liquids.
  • Thermodynamics.
  • Equilibrium.
  • Redox reactions.
  • Hydrogen
  • S-block, p-block elements.
  • Organic chemistry.
  • Hydrocarbons.
  • Environmental chemistry.
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinematics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Isolation of Elements
  • d and f block  elements
  • Haloalkanes and haloarenes
  • Alcohol, phenol, and ethers
  • Aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids
  • Organic compounds containing nitrogen.
  • Biomolecules.
  • Polymers.
  • Chemistry in everyday life.

Topics for Mathematics:

  • Sets and functions
  • Algebra 1
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Calculus1
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Statistics and probability
  • Relation and function
  • Algebra 2
  • Calculus 2
  • Vectors and 3 D geometry
  • Linear programming

How to prepare for BCECE

  • Practice various questions from practice papers, test series, etc. This will help to increase the speed of problem-solving. Try to study the subjects on daily basis.
  • Understand the concept. To solve the complex questions you will certainly need to know the basics.
  • Follow good books and other study material.
  • Make a schedule and try to follow it at any cost. Moreover, make a plan to study and set goal accordingly.
  • Don’t get distracted and carry a positive attitude while preparing for the exam.

Best Preparation Books for BCECE

For Physics, the study material should cover all the basics and fundamentals. The most preferred book is the NCERT book of class 11th and 12th. It will certainly help the candidate to understand the concepts. Once the NCERT books are completed, candidates can refer the following text books:

  • H.C. Verma Physics (volume 1 and 2)
  • Resnick, Halliday, and Walker.
  • Problems in general physics by I.E. Irodov.
  • Problems in Physics by S.S.Krotov

For chemistry, the candidate should thoroughly study the NCERT book of 11th and 12th. Next, they can go through many books to enhance their concepts and practice more questions. Some of the most preferred books are:

  • Numerical Chemistry by P.Bahadur
  • Arihant Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry by O.P.Tandon
  • Inorganic Chemistry by O.P.Tandon
  • Modern approach to chemical calculation by R.C.Mukherjee

For the mathematics subject, candidates should complete the NCERT books of the 11th and 12th standard. Referring the NCERT books will develop the basic idea about the theory and syllabus. Also, it will help to solidify the basic concepts. Following are the books which can be referred once the NCERT is completed.

  • Objective mathematics by A.Das Gupta
  • Trigonometry and coordinate geometry by S.L. Loney
  • Calculus by G.N.Berman
  • Differential Calculus by A Das Gupta
  • Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight

For Biology, the candidate is required to be regular in learning and revision. Candidates should read the NCERT book for the biology of the 11th and 12th standard. Once the basic concepts are clear, they can refer some of the mentioned books to increase their knowledge and practice.

  • NCERT solution biology, Arihant publications.
  • S.Chand biology by B.P Pandey
  • A textbook on biology- Pradeep

The candidates are advised to refer some previous year papers to get the idea of exam pattern. Moreover, BCECE sample papers 2018 are available and should be also referred to practice more and improve the concepts.

BCECE 2018 Result

Candidates will get to see their result on the official website of the BCECE 2018. Candidates can follow the instructions given below to check their result stage-1 and stage-2 exam.

  • Visit the official website of BCECE.
  • Click on the link BCECE result
  • Next, download the pdf displaying the merit list of all the qualified candidates along with their roll number.
  • Candidates can match their roll number and check their result.

BCECE 2018 Merit List

The merit list of BCECE will be prepared on the basis of the candidate’s performance in both the stages of the exam. Also, it is based on the availability of seats for different courses.

BCECE Answer key 2018

The answer key will help the candidates to calculate their expected score, before the declaration of official result. The answer key BCECE 2018 will have all the correct answers to the question asked in the exam. Calculation of result will be made by comparing the recorded answers with the correct answers. The official marking scheme will be followed while calculating the score.

BCECE 2018 Cut off

The minimum score required to qualify the entrance examination is the cut off mark for BCECE 2018. All the candidates are required to attain cut off marks to get admission in the participating institutes. The cut off marks are determined by many factors. Candidate should know that for different course and institute the cut off mark will be different.

There are many factors to set cut off marks for BCECE 2018. Some of the factors are listed below:

  • The total number of the candidates appearing for the subject combination.
  • A total number of seats available for the admission in particular subject.
  • Scores attained by the candidates in the BCECE stage examination.
  • Reserved categories in BCECE 2018.
  • A number of candidates withdrawing during the counselling.
  • The cutoff mark of last year.
  • The difficulty level of exam.

BCECE Minimum Qualifying Criteria

The minimum qualifying mark for stage-1 will depend on the nature of the question, the average marks attained by the candidates and the total number of candidates appearing in the examination.

  • For the candidates of general category, the qualifying marks required is 300/600 ( 50% qualifying percentage).
  • For the candidates of general category (PH), the qualifying marks required is 270/600 (45% qualifying percentage).
  • For the candidates of OBC, SC, ST category, the qualifying mark is 240/600 (40% qualifying percentage).
  • For the candidates of reserved category (PH), the qualifying mark is 240/600 (40% qualifying percentage).

Candidates appearing in the second stage of BCECE examination require attaining the minimum qualifying marks to get a call letter for counselling. Stage-2 qualifying marks will allow the candidate to get admission in the various BCECE participating institutes 2018. These institutes will be government, semi-government and privately funded. The qualifying marks for the different category are as follows:

  • For the candidate of general category, the qualifying mark is 600/1200 ( 50% qualifying percentage).
  • For the candidates of general category (PH), the minimum qualifying mark is 540/1200 ( 45% qualifying percentage).
  • For the candidate of OBC, SC, ST category, the minimum qualifying mark is 480/1200 (40% qualifying percentage).
  • For the candidates of reserved category (PH), the qualifying mark is 480/1200 (40% qualifying percentage).

BCECE 2018 Counselling

The counselling will be conducted by the BCECE board, separately for engineering/Technology, pharmacy, and medical courses. Counselling procedure will start after the declaration of stage-2 result. Qualified candidates will be able to download the counselling letter for the official website of BCECE. For the counselling process to start, the candidate needs to report at the counselling center along with their counselling letter. If any candidate fails to bring counselling letter, then they will be not be considered for the counselling.

The seat allotment takes place on the basis of merit list. Counselling will be conducted in many rounds. This makes the candidate to regularly apply for the various options and keep themselves updated about the counselling.

BCECE 2018 Counselling Procedure

For the allotment of seat to various government, semi-government and privately funded institutes, the candidate needs to qualify the second stage exam. Under various institutes, the candidate will get admission in Engineering/Technology, Pharmacy, and Medical.

Candidates are required to register themselves on the official website, of BCECE. Follow the given points for the BCECE counselling.

  • Candidates need to register after the declaration of stage-2 result.
  • The counselling will be performed online; candidates will fill their choices and lock the seats before the last date.
  • The allotment of the seats will be made on the basis of rank attained in the BCECE second stage.
  • Candidates are required to pay the counselling fee through bank challan.

Choice filling

Candidates can fill their choices and lock their seats through online mode from the official website of BCECE. After the successful login using BCECE roll number and password, candidate will get the following options-

  • Available choices: Seats available to the candidates.
  • Fill Choices:  Candidates can fill the choice in this field.
  • Display Filled Choices:  Display all the filled choices by the candidates.
  • Change Password:  helps to reset. change the password.
  • Provisional allotment letter: Avails the provisional allotment letter to the candidate.

Provisional seat allotment

After completing the choice filling process, candidates can download the provisional seat allotment letter. Candidate can check the seat allotment status and take the print out of their provisional seat allotment letter. Moreover, the candidate should carry the letter to the counselling center for handwriting verification, if required.

Handwriting verification

The candidate’s handwriting is matched and verified with the text written on their OMR sheets. This process is uniform and involves the collection of handwriting specimen of the candidate.

Handwriting verification is performed to ensure the authenticity of the candidate and their allotment.

Seat allotment

After clearing the handwriting verification candidates can log in to the official website to ensure their allotment. There will be a new link “Final Seat Allotment.”

Candidates can download the final seat allotment status, which will be used during the counselling. The candidates need to report at the counselling center for document verification and fee payment that will be mentioned in the allotment letter.

Document Verification

After successfully downloading the allotment letter, the candidate can verify their documents and pay the admission fee. In case, a candidate fails to produce any required document, the candidature will be cancelled.

BCECE 2018 Documents Required for Counselling

  • Candidate needs to present the final BCECE allotment letter.
  • Class 10th mark sheet to cross check the date of birth, hall ticket and passing certificate.
  • Class 12th mark sheet, hall ticket, and passing certificate.
  • BCECE admit card for both the stages of the exam, stage-1 and stage-2.
  • Six copy of the photographs used in the application form of BCECE 2018.
  • Counselling letter for the BCECE.
  • Category certificate( If applicable)
  • Medical certificate( as specified)

BCECE Exam Centers 2018

While filling the application from the candidate will have to select their preferred exam center. BCECE is a state level exam; it provides the options of exam center in the state only. Total 39 exam center will be available for the candidate to choose from. Below is the list of exam centers along with their codes.

  • Patna ( 01)
  • Bhojpur (02)
  • Baksar (03)
  • Rohtash (04)
  • Bhabua (05)
  • Nalanda(06)
  • Gaya (07)
  • Nawada (08)
  • Aurangabad(09)
  • Arwal(10)
  • Jahanabad (11)
  • Saran(12)
  • Sivan(13)
  • Gopalganj(14)
  • Vaishali(15)
  • Muzzafarpur(16)
  • Sitamarhi(17)
  • Sheohar(18)
  • East Champaran (19)
  • West Champaran (20)
  • Darbhanga (21)
  • Samstipur (22)
  • Madhubani (23)
  • Saharsa (24)
  • Madhepura (25)
  • Supaul (26)
  • Purnima (27)
  • Katihar (28)
  • Kishanganj (29)
  • Araria (30)
  • Bhagalpur (31)
  • Banka (32)
  • Munger (33)
  • Begusarai (34)
  • Khagaria (35)
  • Jamui (36)
  • Lakhisarai (37)
  • Sheikpura (38)

Place outside the Bihar

  • Jharkhand (98)
  • Other centers (99)

BCECE 2018 FAQs – Asked Questions

1. Is there any provision to get the refund for the BCECE application form?

No, there will be no refund provided for the application fee submitted while filling the application form.

2. What is the pattern of Exam and syllabus?

The examination will be conducted via two stages. Stage-1 will allow the candidate to qualify for the stage two exams. Stage-2 will allow the candidate to get the counselling letter. Both the stages exam will have four sections. For each correct answer 4 marks will be allowed, and for each wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.

The syllabus will be based on the subjects selected by the candidate while filling the application form.  The topics under each subject are mentioned above in the syllabus section.

3. Do I need to send the application form?

Yes, after filling the application form successfully, candidates are required to send the hard copy of filled application form along with the paid challan to the committee address.

4. When can I access the BCECE application form 2018?

The application form for BCECE 2018 will be available from the first week of February. The application form can be filled through online mode followed by the submission of application fee. The last date to fill the application form will be in the first week of March 2018.

5. What is BCECE 2018?

It is a state level entrance examination which is conducted by the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECE).  Through this exam, the candidate can get admission in the Pharmacy, Agriculture and engineering courses. This exam takes place in two stages. After clearing the stage-1, the candidate gets eligible to appear in the stage-2 exam. After clearing the stage-2 exam, the candidate gets the admission in government, semi-government and privately funded institutes.

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