Notification for Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (JCECE) to be held by Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (JCECEB) for the academic year 2018 would be published soon inviting applications from the eligible candidates so that the admission to programmes like 01st 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 can be decided. The Board will issue an Information Bulletin regarding the same 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 s 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.

The applications are to begin from 02nd week of April 2018 and it would be filled at only till 01st week of May 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 result of the written test will be declared by 04th week of May 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. Let us begin with important dates.

Important dates for the event

Event Date
Start of application form submission 02nd week of April 2018
Application form submission closes 01st week of May 2018
Admit card issue date 2 weeks before the exam commences
JCECE 2018 exam date 03rd week of May 2018
Result Declaration 04th week of May 2018

Courses offered subject group wise

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

i) Domicile Requirement

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.

(ii) Age Criteria

  • For B.Sc. {Hons.) Agriculture & B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry – Min. 17 years and max. 22 years as on 01st July 2018.
  • For B.V.Sc. & A.H. – Min. 17 years and max. 22 years as on 01st July 2018.
  • For B.H.M.S. – Min. 17 years as on or before 31 December 2018
  • B.Tech.(Dairy Technology) & B.F.Sc. (Bachelor of Fisheries Science) – Min. 17 years as on 1st July 2018.

(iii) Qualification Required

  • Qualifying Exam:- 12th pass from a recognized board is mandatory
  • Subjects:- must have studied Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry/Biology/English
  • Minimum Marks:- a minimum of 50% marks for General and 45% for reserved category
  • Qualifying Examination Appearing Candidates:- those who are going to appear in the qualifying examination may also apply on conditions that the qualifying examination must be cleared before the result of JCECE is announced.

(iv) Physical Fitness- a candidate must be physically fit for the course.

Application Form

The application forms are to be filled in the online mode by visiting the official website at from 01st week of April 2018 to 04th week of APril 2018. 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.

Application Fees as per last year

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

JCECE 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 hour 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 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

Reservation Policy

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 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

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.


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 of requesting re-checking or re-evaluating answer sheets.


After the result declaration, the examinees would be called for Online counselling. There are possibilities that there will be 2 rounds of counselling 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 counselling.

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

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