Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination- 2018 will be conducted by Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) is constituted under Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Act, 1995. It conducts competitive examinations every year for admissions to various professional courses of Medical, Engineering and Agricultural streams in the Institutions of the state of Bihar. The entrance exam will be conducted in two phases. The first phase might take place in the 2nd week of June 2018 and the second phase might be conducted in the 2nd week of May 2018. The level of questions asked is usually of 12th or intermediate level in both the phases.

The first Phase is qualifying in nature which denotes that only those who obtain a minimum set of marks in it will proceed to Second Phase. Candidates who complete the application form by the last date will get the opportunity to sit in the qualifying paper. The question paper will be in English and Hindi as well. In First Phase there will be four parts.

BCECE 2018

The candidates will have to first fill the application form and application fee online. Then they will havew to post the requirted documents to BCECE Board. After the application process, the admit card will be issued for the candiadtes an they will be able to appear fgor the exam. The candidates can check the procedure from the table given below.

Event Date
Online registration begins 02nd week of February 2018
End of registration 01st week of March 2018
Last date of payment through challan 02nd week of March 2018
Last date of payment through Net Banking/Debit Card/ Credit Card 02nd week of March 2018
Last date to send the hard copy of the application form with desired attachments 03rd week of March 2018
Dates to do Modifications in Application Form 01st week of June 2018
Last date to get the hall ticket by going to board 01st week of June 2018
Date of preliminary exam 02nd week of June 2018
Date of Main exam 03rd week of June 2018

BCECE 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying, the candidates must go through the eligibility criteria

  • Nationality- Candidate must be an Indian National
  • Domicile Requirement- an applicant must be a local resident of Bihar
  • Age Criteria- the candidate must complete 17 years of age as on 31st December 2018.
  • Subjects- The candidate must have passed necessary subjects as per his/her subject group such as- Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology and technical vocational subject.
  • Minimum Marks requirement- A candidate must have obtained a minimum of 45% marks for General and 40% for reserved categories.
  • Final Year Appearing Candidates- candidates in their final year of the qualifying examination can also apply provided that they pass the qualifying exam by the time of counseling begins.

BCECE 2018 Exam Pattern

The candidates will have to appear for the first phase and then the second phase. The candidates can check the exam pattern of different phases from below.

First Phase
Subjects Maximum marks Duration
Qualifying paper 600 2 hours 15 minutes

In First Phase the question paper will have 200 objective type questions of 4 marks each for a correct answer. Whereas 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. The candidate will appear for the exam according to his subject group:-

  • PCM- Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • PCB- Physics, Chemistry, Biology
  • PCMB- Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology
  • CBA- Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture
Second Phase
Subjects Maximum marks Duration
Physics 400 1 ½ hours
Chemistry 400 1 ½ hours
Mathematics 400 1 ½ hours
Biology 400 1 ½ hours
Agriculture 400 1 ½ hours

In Second Phase the question paper will have 100 questions of 4 marks each. For each incorrect response 1 mark will be deducted.

BCECE 2018 Reservation

The reservation details for the candidates are given below.

  • SC (Scheduled Caste)-16%
  • ST (Scheduled Tribe)- 01%
  • EBC (Extremely Backward Class)- 18%
  • BC (Backward Class)- 12%
  • RCG (Reserved Category Girls) -03%
  • General Category- 50%

BCECE 2018 Application form

Registration for BCECE might begin in or around the 2nd week of February 2018. It is a 4 steps procedure which starts with filling the One Time Registration form, Paying the fees, filing Personal Information and finally Educational Information. After filling up nthe details, the candidates will have to click on “Submit” button.

Application Fee: The application fee can be checked from the below table.

Amount Paid as per Last Year
Group General, BC and OBC ST/SC
PCM/PCB Rs. 660/-. Rs. 330/-
PCMB Rs. 730/- Rs. 365/-

Mode of Payment: Application fee would be paid through net banking/credit card/debit card or through the bank Challan in any of the SBI branch. Post completing the both the parts of the application form, you will be required to download the form and send the Hard Copy along with the required list of enclosures in a 17 cm x 30 cm yellow envelope to the Controller of Examination,
B.C.E.C.E. Board,
I.A.S. Association Building,
Near Patna Airport,
P.O.-B.V.College, Patna – 800014

BCECE 2018 List of Enclosures

The candidates will have to submit the photocopy of the following documents after filling the form along with the application form.

Documents To be obtained from
Marksheet or Admit Card of I.Sc in case of candidates who are appearing for the qualifying examination Relevant University / Council / Board or its equivalent
Matric/ equivalent certificate and Admit Card as proof of age and Identity Principal of the Institution concerned
Caste certificate Concerned C.O. countersigned by DM / SDO (Civil) of permanent residence
Character certificate Head of the Institution last attended.
Income certificate Concerned C.O. countersigned by DM / SDO (Civil) of permanent residence
Application Form (Part-A) Duly filled in by the candidate and photo pasted on the specified place on it
Photograph Self attested by the candidate.
Nativity certificate Concerned C.O. countersigned by DM / SDO (Civil) of permanent residence
Refugee Registration certificate Concerned DM (or ADM authorised by the DM) / Refugee Registration Officer

BCECE 2018 Recommended Books

The candidates can check the list of books given below for a good preparation.

14 Years’ Solved Papers BCECE Mains Medical and Engineering Entrance Exam Buy Online
Previous Years’ Solved Papers and 5 Mock Tests of BCECE Engineering Buy Online
Previous Years’ Solved Papers and 5 Mock Tests of BCECE Medical Buy Online
Trueman’s Elementary Biology – Vol. 1 for class XI With Solved Value Based Questions Buy Online
Trueman’s Objective Biology set of Vol. 1 & 2 with free solved Exemplary Questions Buy Online
Trueman’s Elementary Biology – Vol. 2 For Class XII Buy Online

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