Notification for Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (JCECE) to be held by Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (JCECEB) for the academic year 2018.  The Board has issued an Information Bulletin which would be downloadable from the official website i.e in the Downloads column. All the candidates are advised to check their eligibility before they consider applying. If the eligibility met then the applications can be made in online mode only by clicking the link “Online Applications for J.C.E.C.E-2018“. The candidate has to give the examination in PCM/PCB/PCMB group. JCECE 2015

The applications were begun from April 16, 2018, and it would be filled at only until May 10, 2018. There will be no need to send the application to anyone. However, you must retain the hard copy of the confirmation page with you. You are advised to furnish the particulars honestly. Then you will be issued the online admit card by 2 weeks before the exam. The issued admit card by the Board must be kept until the admission process is over. There will be only one stage of admission. The exam is scheduled to be held on May 28, 2018. After the entrance test, the candidate would be subject to document verification in the counselling. In this article, you shall read about the important dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus etc.

Latest: Provisional Seat Matrix for Extended Programme of Last Counselling of Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination-2018 (PCMB) has been released. Candidates can check for the same from the “Counselling” page below.

JCECE 2018

JCECE 2018 admission will give the chance to candidates to get admission in programmes like the 1st year of B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture, B.V.Sc. & AH, B.Tech. (Dairy Technology), B.F.Sc., (Bachelor of Fisheries Science), B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry, Homeopathy degree courses. The candidates can check the important dates related to JCECE 2018 from the table below.

Event Date
Start of application form submission 16 Apr 2018
Application form submission closes 10 May 2018
Admit card issue date 24 May 2018
JCECE 2018 exam date 28 May 2018
Answer Key Releases 11 Jun 2018
Result Declaration 25 Jun 2018 26 Jun 2018
For more details, the candidates go through the entire page.

Courses offered subject group wise

The candidates can check the courses offered and the respective subjects also from the table below.

Courses Subject Group
B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture / B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry / B.Tech.(Dairy Technology) PCM
B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture / B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry / B.V. Sc. & A.H. / B.H.M.S./ B.F.Sc. (Bachelor of Fisheries Science) PCB
B.Sc. (Hons.)Agriculture / B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry / B.V. Sc. & A.H. / B.H.M.S. / B.Tech.(Dairy Technology)/ B.F.Sc. (Bachelor of Fisheries Science) PCMB

JCECE 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates can check the eligibility criteria from the points given below.

The applicant must be a permanent/local resident of Jharkhand state. Also, they should be able to produce a valid Local residential Certificate which is issued in their name by the Jharkhand State authority.

JCECE 2018 Application Form

The application forms are to be filled in the online mode by visiting the official website at The candidates are required to keep all the documents such as Aadhar Card, scanned images of photograph, signature and left-hand thumb impression etc. ready before they fill the application form. Also, choose the mode of payment you want to pay the fees by. Before filling the application form, candidates must ensure their eligibility. Application form must be filled and submitted on or before its last date.

Application Fees: The candidates can check the application fee according to the subjects given below.

SC/ST/Female categories Rs. 450/- Rs. 450/- Rs. 500/-
General/ BC-I/ BC-II Rs. 900/- Rs. 900/- Rs. 1000/-

JCECE 2018 Admit Card

JCECE Admit Card will be issued before two weeks of the commencement of the exam. The admit card will be released online only. To download the admit card, the candidates will have to go to the official website. Then they will have to click on the link “Admit Card”. After it, they will have to select the examination for which they need the admit card. Then they will have to enter the Form Number or Candidates’ Name and click on “Submit” button. So they will be able to get the admit card.

JCECE 2018 Exam Pattern

JCECE 2018 exam will be held in Offline mode i.e Pen & Paper form. The exam will have

  • Type of Question: The question paper will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: ¼ marks will be deducted from the total score for wrong answers
    Total marks: 150 marks.
  • Language: English and Hindi language.
  • Duration of Exam: 1 hour will be given for the mathematics and 2 hours will be provided for the Physics & Chemistry
Subjects Number of questions in PCM group Number of questions in PCB group Number of questions in PCMB group Duration of the exam
Physics 50 50 50 2 hours
Chemistry 50 50 50
Mathematics 50 50 1 hour
Biology 50 50
Total 150 questions 150 questions 200 3 hours

JCECE 2018 Syllabus

(i) Physics:- Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Oscillations and Waves, Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Work, Laws of Motion, Energy and Power, Gravitation, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Optics, Current Electricity, Properties of Bulk Matter, Magnetic Effects of current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic and Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic waves, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Atoms & Nuclei and Electronic Devices

(ii) Chemistry:- Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Ethers, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Coordination Compounds, Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter : gases and liquids, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, S-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals), Preparation and properties of some important compounds, Biomolecules, General introduction to p-Block Elements, Classification of hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry, Solid State, Solutions, P-Block Elements, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of isolation of Elements, D and F Block Elements, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Aldehydes, Organic compounds containing Nitrogen, Polymers, Some P-Block Elements, and Chemistry in Everyday Life

(iii) Mathematics:- Sets, Relations & Functions, Binomial Theorem, Trigonometric Functions, Principle of Mathematical Induction, Linear Inequalities, Continuity and Differentiability, Permutations & Theorem, Sequence and Series, Straight Lines, Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations, Conic Section, Three-dimensional Geometry, Limits and Derivatives, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics, Relations and Functions, Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Matrices, Determinants, Applications of Derivatives, Integrals, Applications of the Integrals, Differential Equations, Vectors, Three – dimensional Geometry, Linear Programming and Probability

JCECE 2018 Reservation Policy

The reservation policy for JCECE 2018 can be seen from the table given below.

Name of the course Extent of Physical Disability for consideration
B.H.M.S. Disability between 50% to 70% i.e. Locomotory disability of lower limbs. If seats are remaining vacant, the Applicant with the Locomotory disability between 40% to 50%
B.V. Sc. & A.H. Minimum 40% Visually handicapped
B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture Minimum 40% Visually handicapped or hearing disability
B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry Minimum 40% Visually handicapped

JCECE 2018 Test center

The test will be held at Bokaro, Ranchi, Dumka, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur. While filling the form, you would be able to pick your choice of centre to appear for the test. You would give two options.

JCECE 2018 Answer key

JCECE Answer Key has been released by Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination. The answer key has been released for four sets of question papers. The answer key contains all the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. So the candidates can get the idea of their rank and result on the basis of answer key. The candidates can also make the complaint if there would be any wrong answer in the answer key. The candidates will be able to do so in the month of the June 2018 itself. Then after the correction (if any) the correct answer key will be released.

JCECE 2018 Result

Board will announce the result in the 04th week of May 2018 on the official website. After evaluating the sheets, the result will be made available for download. There is no provision for requesting re-checking or re-evaluating answer sheets.

JCECE 2018 Counselling

After the result declaration, the examinees would be called for Online Counseling. There are possibilities that there will be 2 rounds of counseling in which candidates will be allowed to sit after they pay the charges of Rs. 650/- (Rs. 400 in case of SC/ST/ Female of all categories) to participate in the counseling.

List of Original Certificates/Documents to be brought

  • Admit Card, Marksheet, Passing Certificate (Original/Provisional) of Matric or 10th
  • Admit Card, Marksheet, Passing Certificate (Original I Provisional) of 12th Local Resident
  • Certificate issued by S.0.0. (Civil) I D.C. of Jharkhand State
  • Caste Certificate issued by S.D.O. (Civil) I D.C. of Jharkhand State
  • Income Certificate issued by S.D.O. (Civil) I D.C.
  • 1 passport size photograph
  • Admit Card of Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (JCECE-2018)
  • Disability Certificate issued by Medical Superintendent/CMO/ Head of Hospital

Official Website:

For more details on JCECE 2018, download notification.


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