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Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE) 2023

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE) 2023

BCECE 2023 Exam Information

There are a lot of entrance tests conducted in every state for admissions in different streams. This ensures that the students who wish to pursue that particular stream, is eligible to study it. This also ensures that students who sit together in one classroom share more or less the same calibre to pursue that particular stream. If a student is made to appear for an entrance exam apart from the 12th board that he/she passes, they become more determined about pursuing the profession of their choice by working hard to secure an admission. One such state level examination is BCECE.

BCECE stands for Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Exam. This exam is conducted once in every year for candidates who wish to secure admissions in various engineering programs. This examination is conducted only for persons who are native to Bihar and wish to study engineering in Bihar. Like every year, this examination will also be conducted in 2023. If you wish to pursue engineering and appear for this examination, it is necessary that you prepare yourself well in advance. A prepared person is not just knows what to study, he/she is the one who understands the entire process of examination. Right from filling the application form to knowing the syllabus and also the performances of the previous year students. All of this information will help you to set your target and move in that direction steadily. This piece of reading is one which will acquaint you with the tiniest of detail regarding BCECE.

This examination is conducted in both English and Hindi. This is to ensure that students who are not familiar with English can also appear for this particular examination and that not knowing English does not come in their way of studying engineering.

BCECE 2023 Exam Date

There are various stages through which the candidate needs to pass in order to appear for the examination. These stages are filling the form, payment of application fees, issue of admit card, allocation of centres and the day of examination. Even after having appeared for the examination, the candidate needs to at least have a rough idea as to when he/she will receive the results. This section intends to give you details, as accurate as possible regarding the main events relating to the examination. A tabular form of the same is made available as under:

Tabular Form for Important Dates- BCECE

Sr. No. Event Date
1. Application form for BCECE released for the year of 2023 Third week of May 2023
2. Final day for applying for the Examination Third week of June 2023
3. Correction of Application, Editing of Application Form Last week of June 2023
4. Issuing of Admit Card Second week of July 2023
5. Conducting Examination Last week of July 2023
6. Announcement of Result August 2023
7. Counselling sessions To be notified

The above date line is tentative. For confirmed dates, the candidates will have to keep checking online. However, the above dates are the estimated days on which the examination and the events that follow and precede the exam will take place. As we can see above, the application form will be released in the month of March. The students get an opportunity to edit the details of their personal information even after the last day of registration. This is unlike other government exams where once the candidate fills the form, he/she does not get a chance to edit/alter any details.

After the results are announced, the candidates who pass shall be eligible to appear for counselling. The sessions take place over a span of a number of days, as we can see in the table above.

BCECE 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria are pointers that you need to tick off your list one by one. They are set of criteria that the candidate needs to satisfy to be able to appear for this examination. The criteria include minimum educational qualification, qualifying marks, qualifying subjects, nativity, age and year of applying.

  • Qualification:

The students need to have passed 12th standard. This must be in the format of 10th + 2 years. The students who have given their boards in standard 10th and then further studied and appeared for 12th boards are eligible to apply for this examination.

  • Qualifying Marks:

It is important that the candidates willing to appear for BCECE examination need to have passed with a minimum percentage of marks. They need to secure a minimum of 45 percentages to be eligible to appear for this examination. If a student has secured a score below the said percent, he/she will not be able to appear for this particular examination.

BCECE 2023 Registration

If you find yourself having met all the above criteria for appearing for this paper, you are eligible to apply. You can proceed to fill the application form and register yourself for the examination. The registration process is an online process. This makes it convenient for the students because now they can fill their application form from their own house and need not stand in long queues to collect the form and then again queue up to submit the same. The computer also scrutinizes the data that is entered and this eliminates the slightest chance of discrepancy or mistake. In case the candidate needs to update a detail subsequently, he/she also has the option for the same after the last day of application has passed.

Application Process:

  1. The Candidates must fill their personal details like name, address, contact number, etc and register themselves. After they have entered all the information and their registration is successful, the site will generate registration number that is unique and different for every applicant.
  2. The candidates must use this registration number to log in to admission portal. They will be required to enter the registration number and password in the fields allotted by the site.
  3. Now that they have successfully logged in, the candidates must fill all the necessary details. These details will be regarding their educational qualification, marks secured in previous exams, address of communication, personal details, contact information, email ID, etc.

BCECE 2023 Exam Pattern

A well prepared candidate is one who knows the inside out of the manner and pattern in which the examination is conducted. Hence, it is advisable to all candidates that they understand the examination pattern very well. This information will consist of the sections in the examination, duration of the examination, mode, topics covered and marks allotted. All of this information is vital for efficient understanding of the examination pattern.

Examination Pattern BCECE- Tabular form:

Sr. No. Particulars Details
1. Mode of Examination Written, Offline
2. Duration of Examination 4 hours and 30 minutes
3. Types of Questions Multiple Choice Question, objective type
4. Sections and marks

Physics- 100 marks

Chemistry- 100 marks

Mathematics/Biology- 100 marks

5. Total Number of Questions 300
6. Marks allotted to each question 4 marks for each correct answer
7. Negative Marking 1 mark deducted for each wrong answer
8. Total marks held by the paper 1200 marks

 The above table displays all information about the manner in which examination will be conducted, the marks allotted and the duration of the paper. This paper is offline unlike other competitive exams. The students need to use pen and paper and enter the correct answer manually. This exam is also objective type where the candidates choose the correct option for an answer to the question. Each question carries 4 marks. It means that the candidate score 4 marks for each correct answer that is entered. In case the answer is wrong, the candidate loses one mark.

BCECE 2023 Syllabus

Once we are acquainted with the sections, the marks, the marking system and the mode of examination, it is essential that we should know the syllabus of the test. What you need to study is important to know to appear for the paper. Here is a detailed syllabus of each subject that you have to appear for in the BCECE examination.


Section Unit Chapters/Topics
Biology Diversity in Living World


Classification of living organism based on the five kingdoms

Animal Kingdom- Salient Features

Botanical World

Zoological parks and museums

Plants and their classification

  Structural Organization of Plants and Animals

Tissues in animals and plants





  Structure and Function of Cell Cell, Cell wall and cell membrane, constituents of the cell, working of the cell
  Plant Physiology The basic life processes of plant and the structure. Respiration, photosynthesis, etc.
  Human Physiology The processes of life like respiration, digestion, excretion, etc
  Sexual Reproduction Process of Reproduction in plants and animals. Reproduction in humans and all topics related to it.

BCECE 2023 Admit Card

One can get the admit card from the official website from second week of July 2023. It will be available for candidates who have successfully registered themselves for the examination. It is mandatory that the candidates carry their admit card to the examination hall. Without which, the candidates shall not be allowed to appear for examination. The candidates will be required to sign on the admit card. The invigilator will check the card and then let the candidate write the paper.

  • Exam Centres:

Since this examination is conducted by the State of Bihar, the centres are all over the state of Bihar in major cities as well as smaller places. The names of the centres are as under:

BCECE 2023 Result

After the examination, all students have high expectations about the results that will be announced. The examination is very important to all those who appear for it and thus the day of the result is the most anticipated day. The results depend upon a lot of factors. Right from how you have prepared to how you well you have answered the questions. Since the examination has a system of negative marks, the number of wrong answers also account.

Results are announced online. The list will be issued in the form of roll numbers. The merit list will consist the roll numbers of candidates who have successfully qualified the entrance exam. The candidates who qualify will be required to report for counselling process as per the schedule of the examination.

Answer Key:

The answer key of BCECE 2023 will be released by admission authority of the institute. The answer key will consist of correct answer to each question. The candidate can cross check the answers with the answer that he/she has entered. This helps them calculate the marks that they can expect to score. The candidates are aware of the official marking scheme and are hence supposed to follow the same while calculating their personal score. The Institutes which provide coaching for BCECE preparation also issue answer keys for candidates.

BCECE Cutoff

The cut off of 2023 BCECE will be the minimum score or ranks which the candidates are required to secure if they wish to secure admission in B.Tech degree programs in the institutes that participate in BCECE. The higher the marks secured, the better chances you have to secure admission in the institute of your choice. The factors like number of seats available, difficulty of the BCECE exam, number of candidates appearing for the exam, number of candidates applying for the exam shall be the deciding factor for preparing the cut off list of 2023.

The candidates are required to check the opening and closing ranks of BCECE 2023 cut off for admission reason. The closing rank is the base marks that will be required for admission.