Diploma Certificate Common Entrance Examination (DCECE) is conducted by the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECE). It is commonly known as Bihar Polytechnic Examination. This exam is conducted for admissions to the Polytechnic Engineering (PE) / Part time four years Polytechnic Engineering course(PPE) / Para medical-dental matric level (PMD) /Paramedical intermediate level (PM) courses. The application forms for this examination will be filled online from the official website bceceboard.bihar.gov.in and will be available in the month of March 2019. The paper for DCECE 2019 shall be conducted in offline mode. Candidates preparing for this exam can visit this page for all the information related to eligibility, application process, application fees, syllabus etc on this page .

DCECE 2019

Those candidates appear for DCECE who want to take admissions to the Polytechnic courses. There is a stiff competition in this examination. So it is advisable that the candidates who wish to appear for this entrance test should make themselves well aware of all the important information such as application form dates, eligibility criteria etc so that they don’t miss anything important and prepare well for this examination.

Important Event Important Date
Online Registration starting date 2nd week of March 2019
Online Registration closing date 1st week of April 2019
Last date of payment through challan 2nd week of April 2019
Last date of payment and final submission of the
online Application Form the  Registered candidate
2nd week of April 2019
Online Editing of application form 2nd-3rd week of April 2019
The issue of Online Admit Card 1st week of May 2019
Date of exam – PM and PMD 2nd week of May 2019
Date of exam – PE and PPE 2nd week of May 2019

The candidates should keep visiting the page for regular updates so that they dont miss out on the important dates and other information.

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DCECE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form, it is essential that the candidate checks the eligibility criteria so that his/her candidature shall not get rejected due to some reason.

Here we have given all the information regarding the eligibility criteria for DCECE 2018 so that the candidates can have a clear idea about the eligibility criteria before filling the application form according to the specific courses.

Nationality Eligibility – The candidate should be an Indian National and must belong to at least one of the following categories :

  • Either parents must belong to the state of Bihar OR
  • Must have been a refugee in the state/be the employees of Bihar government/be a part of Rashtra Sangh and currently based in Bihar/be Employee of Indian Government / Bihar government.

Age Criteria – The age criteria is as follows:

  • For Polytechnic engineering (PE), there is no age limit as such specified.
  • For four year part time polytechnic (PPE), the minimum age should be 19 years as on  July 01, 2018.
  • For Para medical dental course (PMD), minimum and maximum age should be 15 and 30 years respectively as on December 31, 2018.
  • For Para medical, eligibiltu criteria is as per the courses in it. For GNM(Grade -A nursing), minimum and maximum age as on December 31, 2018 should be 17 years and 35 years respectively. For ANM nursing courses also the minimum and maximum age should be 17 years and 35 years respectively as specified by Nursing Council of India Ltd. For other courses, minimum and maximum age has to be 17 and 32 years respectively as on December 31, 2018.

Educational Criteria – The education qualification for DCECE 2019 is:

For Polytechnic Engineering:

  • Must have secured at least 35% marks in 10th class from Bihar School examination Board or a similar recognized board. Those who are appearing for the 10th examination in 2018 may also apply for the same, but they need to produce valid certificates for the same.

For part-time four year Polytechnic Engineering Course :

  • 10th pass from a recognized board along with 2 years of ITI or 10th pass along with 2 years of work experience in any company/organization/industry/educational institute/governmental or NGO.
  • Candidates need to produce valid certificates from the organization they are working for. The certificate should contain showing the number of years they worked, description of the work and the description of the sponsorship for appearing in the examination

For Para Medical Dental courses

  • 10th pass from CBSE/ICSE or a similar board with Science and English as the major subjects. Candidates who are appearing for class 10th examination can also appear for the examination but must be declared as passed before the declaration of the examination.

For Para Medical courses

  • For Diploma in Pharmacy – Passed in intermediate science or equivalent examination with subjects Physics, Chemistry and English along with either Mathematics or Biology as the major subjects.
  • For General Nursing and midwifery – Applicable only for women candidates, they should have at least 40% marks in 10+2/12th with subjects as physics, chemistry and biology. Relaxation of 5% for SC/ST students will be provided. Those candidates who completed 10+2/ intermediate vocational nursing courses from institute certified by Nursing Council of India with at least 40% marks are also eligible to apply for the GNM courses.
  • For Auxiliary Nurse Midwife – Candidate should have secured at least 40% marks in the 10+2/intermediate examination with English as the major subject.
  • For Dental Mechanics and hygienist – Passed 10+2/Intermediate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English with minimum 50% marks are eligible to apply.
  • For rest of the courses, applicants who have passed +2 intermediate science or equivalent examination with subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English are eligible to apply for the examination.
  • Those who are appearing for the 10th examination will also be eligible to apply for this examination. These candidates should be declared passed before the declaration of result.

DCECE 2019 Application Form

The candidate who wants to apply for DCECE 2019 has to fill an online application form before the last date so that they are eligible for further processes. The application form will be available on the official website bceceboard.bihar.gov.in. It will be an online process. Candidates need to ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility criteria before filling the application process.

Application Fees –

After filling and doing the final submission of the form, candidates have to pay an application fee according to the program they wish to apply for. The amount of application fee last year was as mentioned below. It is expected that it will be the same for the upcoming exam as well.

Number of programmes General / OBC / EBC SC / ST
For one programme Rs 750/- Rs 480/-
For two programmes Rs 850/- Rs 530/-
For three programmes Rs 950/- Rs 630/-
For four programmes Rs 1150/- Rs 730/-

Application Form Correction –

Candidates who want to appear for DCECE 2019 must ensure that they fill in all the details carefully before doing the final submission. However, if a candidate, by mistake, fills some information incorrectly, then he/she will be able to correct the application form within the time allotted by the Board. This facility will be available for those candidates only who registered and completed the application form before the last date.

The application correction facility will be available after the last date of submission of the application form. The application form will have two parts: Part A and Part B. Candidates must ensure that they download the complete form and keep it safe. It will be used for the further counselling process.

DCECE 2019 Admit Card

Candidates who successfully register themselves before the last date will be able to download their admit card online from the official website which is bceceboard.bihar.gov.in. The admit card is an important document. It should be carried by the candidate to the exam hall on the day of the examination.

The admit card will contain the details of the exam center such as address, the timing at which the candidate needs to report, apart from the basic details. Candidate should check the admit card carefully. If any mistake is found in the admit card, it should be reported to the following address

Examination Controller
BCECE Board Office
IAS Association Building, near Patna Airport

The candidate should report the mistake 5 days before the examination date from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM on all working days. The candidate needs to do the signature on the admit card. Requests for changes in examination centers will not be entertained.

DCECE 2019 Examination Pattern

The examination pattern for DCECE 2019 shall be different for all the 4 courses. The duration of the exam shall be 2 hours and 15 minutes. The total marks will be 450.The paper will be conducted in an offline mode. Candidates need to fill in their responses in an OMR sheet with the help of Blue/black ballpoint pen.

The OMR sheet will be checked electronically. Hence candidates should fill in their responses after being sure of the answer. If any attempt to change the answer in OMR sheet is done, that would lead to wrong evaluation of the sheet. We are giving here the exam pattern of DCECE 2018 to give candidates an idea about the structure of the examination according to the course so that they prepare themselves accordingly.

For PE and PPE

Subject No of questions Marks
Physics 30 150
Chemistry 30 150
Mathematics 30 150
Total 90 450

All the questions for this course will be of secondary level.

For Para Medical(PM) courses

Subject No of questions Marks
General Science(Physics/Chemistry/Biology) 25 125
Hindi 15 75
English 15 75
General Knowledge 20 100
Quantitative Aptitude 15 75
Total 90 450

Hindi, English and General Knowledge will be of Intermediate level and General science and Quantitative ability will be of secondary level.

For Para Medical Dental

Subject No of questions Marks
Physics 20 100
Chemistry 20 100
Maths 10 50
Biology 10 50
Hindi 10 50
English 10 50
General Knowledge 10 50
Total 90 450

All the questions for this course will be of secondary level.

DCECE 2019 Result

DCECE 2019 Result will be declared post successful conduction of the examination. A merit list will be prepared according to the marks obtained by the candidate and the choice filled by him during the admission process. Candidates who clear the DCECE 2019 examination will be called for the further counselling process. A direct link will be provided from where the candidates will be able to access the official website and check the result.

For more information regarding DCECE have a look at the last year’s information brochure – Download the information brochure.

Insofar, official details of DCECE 2019 have not been announced. Information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board releases DCECE 2019 information brochure, details will be updated here.

Official Website: bceceboard.bihar.gov.in 

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