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Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE)

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE)

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE) 2017 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

BCECE 2017 or Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination 2017 is a state level entrance exam conducted by Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board also known as BCECEB. The BCECE exam is conducted for admission to various UG courses in the field of Engineering, Medical, Agriculture and technology. The BCECE is a very competitive exam given by thousands of students for admission to the professional degree courses in government and private medical colleges of the Bihar state. Here in this article candidate will get all the details regarding BCECE application form, exam pattern, admit card and result.

In accordance with the Bihar combined entrance competitive examination Act, 1995, Government of Bihar constituted the board for conducting entrance examinations for admission to first year of undergraduate engineering courses available in colleges and institutes of Bihar. There are two stages of the entrance examination for engineering aspirants, and to get a seat in participating instututes of BCECE 2017, the candidates have to qualify both the stages of BCECE 2017. Students aspiring for BCECE 2017 can scroll below to check all the details about exam including application form procedure, exam pattern, important dates, and much more.

Important Dates

Candidates can check below the schedule of BCECE 2017:



Online Registration starting date

1st week of February, 2017

Online Registration closing date

last week of February, 2017

Last date of payment through challan

1st week of March, 2017 (up to working hours of the bank)

Last date for payment of Application Fees via Net Banking / Debit Card / Credit Card or bank challan

1st week of March, 2017 (11:59 pm)

Online Editing of Application Form

1st & 2nd week of March, 2017

Last date of receipt of confirmation page and enclosures via registered/speed post

3rd week of March, 2017 (5:00 pm)

Issue of Online Admit Card (1st Stage)

1st week of April, 2017

Date of Examination – Stage 1

3rd week of April, 2017

Declaration of BCECE 2017 Results; Stage 1

last week of April, 2017

Issue of Online Admit Card (2nd Stage)

1st week of May , 2017

Date of Examination & Stage 2

3rd week of May, 2017 (2nd & stage)

Eligibility Criteria

- The candidate appearing for the exam must have passed class 12th (intermediate), from a recognized board having 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Math/biology.

- The candidate belonging to reserved category are given some relaxation in the percentage as per the norms of the government.

- The candidate should be 17 years of age as on 1st July for medical and agricultural courses, however for engineering and pharmacy courses their no age limit.

Reservation Criteria

Candidates who belong to the Bihar state and have a valid caste certificate of Bihar state they will get reservation in the college.

Category Reservation
General 50%
Scheduled Caste(SC) 16%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 1%
Extremely Backward Class (EBC) 18%
Backward Class (BC) 12%
Reserved Category Girls (RCG) 3%
Disabled Quota (DQ) 3%

How to Apply

Application forms for BCECE 2017, will be out in the month of February 2017 so all the candidates are advised to stay connected with the official site of BCECE Board to get all the updated details regarding BCECE 2017.

Application Fee

The candidates have to fill the BCECE form through the online mode, after filling all the details and uploading photograph and signature, candidates have to pay the application fees. The application fees is Rs. 660/- (for General and OBC candidates) or Rs. 330/- (for SC and ST candidates).

- The candidates belong to PCMB group are required to pay the application fees of Rs. 730/- (for General and OBC candidates) or Rs. 365/- (for SC and ST candidates). The candidates can pay their fees either through the online mode by using credit/debit card or they can also pat it by using bank challan.

BCECE Syllabus

The BCECE Syllabus consists of 4 subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology.

Paper Pattern

The paper will be held in two phases.

Stage I
There will be four section in the exam i.e. from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. All the questions will be of MCQ type having 4 options. The total no. of question will be 200, i.e. 50 from each section. The duration of the examination is 2 hours 15 min. The question paper will be of total 600 marks. For each incorrect answer 1 marks will be deducted.

All candidates have to attempt physics and chemistry as compulsory sections, and Math and biology as optional as per their chosen field for engineering or medical.

Stage II
The stage 2 will also contain four sections from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology, having 100 question in each subject and each subject carries 400 marks with +4 mark for correct answer and -1 for wrong answer.

Admit Card

The candidates appearing for BCECE 2017 exam can download their BCECE admit card from the official website of the board.


The result of the exam has been announced in the official website or student can also check the updates about the result here in this page.
Candidates will have to qualify the Stage 1 and stage 2 of this engineering entrance exam. After qualifying the stage 1 of BCECE 2017, candidates were allowed to appear for Stage 2. The BCECE 2017 result of Stage 1 was declared on April, 2017 and the result of stage 2 was declared on June 2017.


- BCECE 2017 Counselling will be done on the basis of ranks obtained by a candidate in the entrance exam.

- To appear in counselling, candidates will have to register themselves and apply for choice filling.

- As per the scheduled dates, candidates have to report for handwriting test. Candidates can also check the provisional allotment status, but that status will not be considered as the final allocation status.

- Only after qualifying the handwriting test, qualified candidates can check for the final seat allotment and can download their allotment letter of BCECE 2017.

- After successful completion of counselling and downloading allotment letter, candidates must report to the allotted institutes for admission, fee deposition and document verification.

Contact Details

I.A.S Association Building,
Near Patna Airport,
Patna – 800014, Bihar


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