BCECE Exam 2024: Exam Dates, Application Form, Merit List, Counselling & More

If you plan to apply for various pharmacy, agriculture, and health science courses in various Bihar colleges, you need to apply for the BCECE exam. Here in this post, we have explained the BCECE exam in detail, including the application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, reservation, exam pattern, syllabus, and more in detail.

So let us get started! 

BCECE Exam Overview

  • BCECE Exam 2024 has been successfully conducted for Pharmacy, Agriculture, and Health Science courses.
  • According to the BCECE Eligibility Criteria, students who are Indian Nationals and live in Bihar could apply for the exams.
  • The minimum age limit for health science courss is 17 years, and 16 year4 for candidates who want to apply for Agriculture courses.
  • The filling out of BCECE Application Form 2024 concluded on June, 2024.
  • The exam was conducted offline, and the total time to solve the question was 4.5 hours.
  • The sectional time limit for each section was 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • The question paper is divided into three sections: Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology. However, candidates can also appear for all four subjections (PCMB).

What is BCECE?

BCECE full form is Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination. It is conducted for students who want to get into B.Pharma, Agriculture, and paramedical courses (such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, etc.) are offered at various Bihar colleges.

Note: Candidates can also apply for various engineering and medical courses provided by BCEBEB based on JEE Main and NEET exam results.

BCECE Exam Highlights

Exam Name BCECE (Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination)
Conducting Body Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board
Exam Level State-Level
Frequency of Exam Once a year
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Offline (Pen and Paper Mode)
Exam Duration 4 hour 30 minutes
Number of Question 300 questions for each subject
Courses Offered Pharmacy, Health Science and Agriculture Courses
Exam Centers 39

BCECE Exam Dates 2024

Here are the tentative BCECE exam dates 2024

Event Dates
BCECE Notification To be notified soon
Last Date of BCECE Registration To be notified soon
Last Day to pay Application Fee through Challan To be notified soon
Last Day to pay Application Fee through Net Banking / Debit Card / Credit Card To be notified soon
BCECE Form Correction To be notified soon
Availability of BCECE Admit Card To be notified soon
BCECE Exam Date To be notified soon
BCECE Result To be notified soon

BCECE 2024- Courses Offered

Subject Combination Course Offered
PCM* Agriculture
PCB* Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Lab Technician, OT Assistant, X-Ray Technician, Ophthalmic Assistant, Orthotics and Prosthetics
CBA/PCA/MBA/MCA* Agriculture and Gardening

Note: P: Physics | C: Chemistry | M: Mathematics | B: Biology | A: Agriculture 

BCECE Eligibility Criteria 2024

Before the candidates apply for the exam, they must fulfill the BCECE eligibility criteria. Here are the complete criteria for you:

  • Candidates must be Indian to apply for the BCECE exam.
  • You should be residing in Bihar.
  • The parents of the candidate must be living in Bihar permanently.
  • Candidates whose parents are employees in the PSU of Govt. of India.
  • Candidates whose parents are working in the state of Bihar but living outside Bihar are also eligible to apply for the exam.

Educational Qualification

Courses  Eligibility Criteria
B.Sc Nursing Candidates must have cleared Class 10+2 with a minimum of 45% and Physics and Biology as their specialization.
Medical Courses Candidates must have cleared Class 10+2 with English, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology as their specialization.
Pharmacy Courses Candidates must have cleared Class 10+2 with Chemistry and Physics as their specialization.
Agriculture Courses Candidates must have cleared Class 10+2 with Chemistry and Physics as their specialization with Biology/Maths/Agriculture as an optional subject. They must have scored a minimum of 50%.

BCECE Application Form 2024

The BCECE application form was released on the official website. Follow the steps given below to fill the application form.

  1. Start the online registration process by entering your details. Once you have filled in your details, you will be provided with a unique registration number and password.
  2. Log in to the official website with the unique BCECE registration number and password generated in the first step.
  3. The application form is divided into Part A, and Part B. Fill in both parts.
  4. Then you need to upload your passport size photograph and signature and pay the registration fee.
  5. Download the registration form and take its printout.
  6. Keep the print copies safe for counselling and admission purposes

BCECE Application Fee

Course Category Fee (Rupees)
PCM/ PCB General, Backward Class (BC), and Other Backward Class (OBC) 1000
For one subject group that is PCM or PCB Scheduled Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC) 500
For both groups PCMB General, BC, and OBC 1100
SC and ST 550

BCECE Lateral Entry 2024

BCEBEB conducts BCECE Lateral Entry to provide admission to candidates in the second year of engineering, paramedical, and pharmacy courses. The lateral entry counselling schedule is given here.

Event Counselling Dates (Tentative)
BCECE LE 2024 Online Counselling Registration commences 3rd week of July, 2024
Last date for Counselling Registration and Choice Filling 1st week of August, 2024
Seat Allotment Round 1 (Provisional) 1st week of August, 2024
Downloading Seat Allotment Order Round 1 2nd week of August, 2024
Document Verification and Admission  2nd week of August, 2024
Seat Allotment Round 2 (Provisional) 3rd week of August, 2024
Downloading Seat Allotment Order Round 2 4th week of August, 2024
Document Verification and Admission  4th week of August, 2024

BCECE Reservation Criteria

The BCECE seat reservation criteria 2024 is given below:

Category Percentage of Seats Reserved
Scheduled Caste (SC) 16.00%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 01.00%
Extremely Backward Class (EBC) 18.00%
Backward Class (BC) 12.00%
Reserved Category Girls (RCG) 03.00%
Economically Weaker Section 10.00%

BCECE Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates appearing for the exam must know the BCECE exam pattern 2023 in detail. The question paper is divided into 5 subjects and includes 100 MCQs. The time limit for each section is 90 minutes. Here is the section-wise BCECE paper pattern:

Subjects Maximum marks Duration
Physics 400 90 minutes
Chemistry 400 90 minutes
Mathematics 400 90 minutes
Biology 400 90 minutes
Agriculture 400 90 minutes

BCECE Syllabus 2024

Here is the subject-wise BCECE syllabus 2024 in detail:

Subject Important Topics
  • Physics and Measurement
  • Work, Energy, and Power
  • Thermodynamic
  • Properties of Solids and Liquids
  • Laws of Motion
  • Kinematics
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Gravitation
  • Rotational Motion
  • Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry
  • States of Matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Covalent Bonding
  • Molecular Orbital
  • First law of thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Solutions
  • Equilibrium involving chemical processes
  • Sets, Relations, and Functions
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Sequences and Series
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Limits
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Complex Numbers
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Continuity and Differentiability
  • Applications of Binomial Theorem
  • Vector Algebra
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Differential Equation
  • Integral Calculus
  • Trigonometry
  • Probability
  • Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Mathematical Reasoning.
  • Diversity in Living World
  • Structural Organisation in Animal and Plants
  • Cell: Structure & Function
  • Sexual Reproduction
  • Plant Physiology
  • Human Physiology
  • Genetics & Evolution
  • Biology & Human Welfare
  • Biotechnology and its Applications
  • Ecology & Environment
  • Introductory Agriculture and Agrometeorology
  • Soil as a medium of plant growth
  • Plant breeding and genetics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Crop protection
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Dairy and Fish Production
  • Extension education
  • Preservation of fruits and vegetable
  • Flowers, medicinal and aromatic plants
  • Vegetable production
  • Fruit Production
  • Basic Horticulture.

BCECE Exam Centers 2024

BCECE exam is conducted in 38 cities across Bihar and Jharkhand. BCECE Exam Centers have to be chosen at the time of registration.

BCECE Admit Card 2024

BCECEB will release the BCECE admit card 2024 on the official website before the exam. Those who have registered can download the hall ticket by following the steps given below:

Step 1: Go to BCECE official website.

Step 2: Login by entering your application, DOB, and the security pin.

Step 3: Once you have successfully logged in, you can view your admit card. Before downloading your admit card, ensure all the details are correct. In case of any discrepancy, contact the helpline center.

Step 4: Download and take a printout of the admit card.

Note: Do not forget to carry it to the exam centre. If you fail to do so, you will not be allowed to enter the exam hall.

BCECE Result 2024

BCECE Result 2024 will be released on the official website after the successful commencement of the exam. It will be made available in pdf format. You can check the result by searching your roll number in the PDF released. The result will be published merit-wise for different groups in the document.

  1. Visit BCECE official website.
  2. Click on BCECE results.
  3. Download the PDF that includes the merit list
  4. Now match the roll numbers and find the result.

BCECE Answer Key 2024

The BCECE answer key will be released after the exam. Many coaching institutes also release their answer keys. The authorities will release the BCECE official answer key 2024 two weeks after the exam. Follow the steps to calculate the provisional scores using the BCECE answer key:

  1. Download the answer key from the link provided on the website
  2. Verify the answers with the options marked in the exam
  3. Calculate the total marks using the official marking scheme
  4. Estimate the rank and possible chances for admission.

BCECE Merit List 2024

BCECE merit list 2024 is prepared based on the performance of the candidates. However, the merit list also depends on the availability of seats for various courses provided by BCECE colleges. Therefore, the merit list is prepared based on the Merit-cum-seat availability.

BCECE Cut Off 2024

BCECEB releases the cut off marks with the BCECE results 2024 on the official website. However, here is the previous year’s BCECE cut off.

BCECE Qualifying Marks

Category Qualifying Percentage
General Category 50%
General Category (PH) 45%
Reserved Category(OBC, SC, ST) 40%
Reserved Category (PH) 40%

BCECE Counselling 2024

BCECEB conducts the BCECE counselling for Pharma and Agriculture courses separately. The authorities are also conducting counselling for Medical and engineering courses based on JEE Main and NEET results.

The selected candidates need to report to the centre with counselling letters and other documents. Those who clear the exam can download the counselling letter from the official website. However, if you fail to do so, you will not be allowed to take part in the counselling process.

The seats are allotted based on the Merit-cum-vacancy basis. The counselling process will be held in multiple phases. So it is recommended for candidates to keep applying for various options and keep themselves updated with the latest counselling information. 

Note: Any number of counselling rounds can be conducted based on the local requirements of the candidates.

BCECE Counselling Procedure

Candidates who have cleared the BCECE exam can participate in the BCECE counselling to get admission into government, semi-government, and private colleges in Bihar that offer Pharmacy, Health Science, and Agricultural programs.

Here are a few things you need to keep in mind before you register for the counselling process:

  • You must register for the counselling right after the results are announced.
  • The counselling process will take place online, and you need to fill in the choices and block your seats before the exam.
  • You need to pay the counselling fees through a bank challan.

Step 1- Registration

If you plan to get admission into colleges affiliated with BCECEB, you need to register for the counselling process. Follow the steps given here to register for the BCECE counselling.

  • Visit the official BCECE website.
  • Click on “Apply for counselling.”
  • Now go ahead with filling the application form, including your valid contact details.

Step 2- Choice Filling

You can fill in the choices and block your seats on the official website. Once you have logged in by following the steps mentioned above, the following options will appear on the screen:

  • Registration details
  • Available Choices
  • Fill Choices
  • Display Filled Choices
  • Change Password
  • Provisional Allotment Letter

Step 3- Provisional Seat Allotment

  • You need to download the provisional sear allotment letter after the choice filling process.
  • You can also check the status of your seat allotment.
  • Print your provisional seat allotment letter.
  • You must carry the BCECE Counselling Centre for Handwriting verification and counselling process to ensure you get admission in the course of your choice.

Step 4- Handwriting Verification

In this step, the authorities will match your handwriting with the text written on OMR sheets. This process includes collecting handwriting specimens and comparing them with OMR sheets. The main aim of this step is to ensure the accuracy of the candidate and their allotment.

Step 5- Seat Allotment

Those who successfully clear the handwriting verification can log in to the official website to check their allotment. You can click on “Final Seat Allotment.”

Candidates can download the Final seat allotment for the counselling session. You must report to the venue mentioned in the Provisional Allotment Letter for document verification and fee payment.

Step 6- Documents Verification

Once you have downloaded the final allotment letter, you need to verify your documents and pay the allotted colleges’ admission fees. Then the counselling process will take place at the assigned counselling centre.

Note: If you do not provide the required documents, your application will be canceled.

Documents Required For BCECE Counselling

  • Final BCECE Seat Allotment Letter
  • Class 10th Mark Sheet, Hall Ticket, and Passing Certificate
  • Class 12th Mark Sheet, Hall ticket, and Passing Certificate
  • BCECE Admit Card
  • Copy of 6 Photographs used in Online Application Form BCECE
  • Counselling letter for BCECE 
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical Certificate (as specified)

Contact Information

BCECE Board,

IAS. Association Building

Near Patna Airport,

Patna – 800014, Bihar (India)

Contact no: 0612-2220230, 0612-2225387

Website: www.bceceboard.com


BCECE Exam 2024 is conducted successfully now.

Students who are Indian Nationals and live in Bihar could apply for the exams. This post mentioned everything you needed to know about the  BCECE exam 2024.

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