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Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE)

Exam Key Summary

Exam Name

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination

Exam Category (U.G / P.G)

U.G. (Undergraduate) - Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, Agriculture

Name of Institutions / Colleges / Universities Accepting Exam Score

All Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, Agriculture Colleges of Bihar State Except NIT, IIT, IIIT

Level of Examination

State Level Exam

Type of Institution or Exam Conducting Body

(Government / Private)


Medium of Exam (Language of Paper) 

English, Hindi

Mode of Examination (Online / Offline)


Sections in Paper (Subject-Wise)

3 Sections (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology or Agriculture)


Engineering, Medical, Architecture

Timing of Examination

Paper 1 : Physics  (09:00 AM to 10:30 AM)

Paper 2 : Chemistry (09:00 AM to 10:30 AM)

Paper 3 : Mathematics (2:00 PM to 3:30 PM)

Paper 4 : Biology (04:00 PM to 5:30 PM)

Paper 5 : Agriculture (11:00 AM to 12:30 PM)

Duration of the Paper

01 Hours 30 Minutes for Each Paper

Number of Question

Total Question : 100 Question for Each Paper

Maximum Marks

Total Marks : 400 Marks for Each Paper

Marks Per Question

1 Mark is Awarded for each Correct Answer

Negative Marking

(-1) Mark will be Deducted for Every Incorrect Answer

Number of Test City Centres


Frequency of Exam Conducted in a Year

Once in a Year

Official Website


Application Form Charges / Registration Charges

For Single Group (PCB, PCM, CBA, PCA, MBA, MCA)

General, OBC, BC : Rs 1000

SC, ST : Rs 500


For Both Group PCM and PCB

General, OBC, BC : Rs 1100

SC, ST : Rs 550


Important Date Sheet

Initiation of Registration Date

To Be Notified

Last Date for Application Fee Payment and Uploading of Documents

To Be Notified

Release Date of Admit Card

To Be Notified

Date of Exam

To Be Notified

Date of Result Declaration

To Be Notified

Date of Counselling

To Be Notified

Reservation Criteria



SC (Scheduled Caste)


ST (Scheduled Tribe)


OBC (Other Backward Class)


Girls Reserved Category


EWS (Economically Weaker Section)





Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Qualification Marks

(Marks Obtained in 10th and 12th Board Exams)

For Engineering, Agriculture or Pharmacy Students must complete their 12th with PCM or PCB and obtain at least 50% marks in exam. For SC, ST, or PwD students must obtain at least 45% marks in exam.

Upper Age Limit of the Candidate

No Age Limit

Lower Age Limit of the Candidate

Engineering : Student must be at the age of 17 or more.

Medical/Pharmacy : Student must be at the age of 17 or more.

Agriculture : Student must be at the age of 17 or more.


Subject A


Subject B


Subject C


Subject D


Subject E

Agriculture and Science

Selection Process

    Counselling Process :-

  • Fill the BCECE counselling application form.
  • Submit the application form at the BCECE help centre.
  • Choice Filling and Choice Locking
  • BCECE Seat Allotment
  • Reporting to the Allotted Institute