BCECE 2023 - Application Form(Soon), Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result, Counselling

Last Modified on : 07 Jun 2024

The Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE) is conducted for admission into Pharmacy, Agriculture, and Health Sciences courses offered by colleges/institutions in Bihar state. It is a state-level exam conducted online mode. If you are interested in appearing for the BCECE exam 2023, read the article ahead for the important schedule, exam pattern, syllabus, the application process, and more details. Admission to Engineering courses is offered through JEE Main and to Medical courses through NEET scores.

BCECE 2023 Exam Latest Update

- The application form will release tentatively in May 2023.

- The applications are to be submitted only through online mode via the official website bceceboard.bihar.gov.in.

BCECE 2023 - Quick Overview

Examination name

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination 2023

Exam conducting authority

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board

Official website


Exam Type


Exam occurrence

Once a year

Exam purpose

Admission to UG engineering courses

Exam mode


Exam Duration

1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes) per subject

Number of Questions

100 questions in each subject

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Marking Scheme

Four marks for a correct response

Negative Marking

One mark for an incorrect response

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BCECE Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

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BCECE Exam 2023 Important Dates

Check out the schedule for BCECE 2023 exam here:

BCECE 2023 Events

Important Dates (Tentative)

Availability of application form

May 2023

Last date to submit the application

May 2023

Last date for application fee payment through e-challan

June 2023

Last date for online fee payment

June 2023

Correction window opens

June 2023

Admit card issuance

July 2023

BCECE 2023 Exam

 July 2023

Declaration of result

August 2023

Score/ Rank card availability

August 2023

Counselling process begins

November 2023

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BCECE Exam 2023 Pattern & Syllabus

The engineering entrance exam comprises of the following sections. The number of questions, maximum marks, and duration of the exam is provided below:


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Timings (as per 2019)




9:00 AM to 10:30 AM




11:00 AM to 12:30 PM




2:00 PM to 3:30 PM




4:00 PM to 5:30 PM




11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (next day)

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Exam Duration - Each subject will be of 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration.

BCECE Exam Marking Scheme

Type of Response

Marks Awarded/ Deducted


4 marks awarded


1 mark deducted


0 marks

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BCECE 2023 Exam Syllabus

Chemistry - Basic concepts of Chemistry, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Equilibrium, Thermodynamics, Hydrocarbons, Electrochemistry, Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids, Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers, Organic compounds containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymers, etc.

Physics - Kinematics, Gravitation, Laws of Motion, Electrostatics, Work, Energy, and Power, Heat and Thermodynamics, Current Electricity, Atoms and Nuclei, Optics, Electronic Devices, Communication Systems, etc.

Mathematics - Algebra, Calculus, Sets and Functions, Statistics & Probability, Coordinate Geometry, Linear programming, Probability, Relations and Functions, etc.

Biology - Diversity in Living World, Cell: Structure and Function, Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants, Human Physiology, Plant Physiology, Genetics and Evolution, Sexual Reproduction, Biotechnology and its Applications, Biology and Human Welfare, Ecology & Environment

Agriculture - Introductory Agriculture and Agrometeorology, Plant breeding and Genetics, Crop Protection, Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fish Production, etc.

Click Here - for the Complete BCECE Syllabus 2023.

BCECE Exam 2023 Eligibility

Candidates must make sure that they are eligible in all aspects before applying for the exam. If they are found ineligible, the admission will be canceled and the application fee will not be refunded. So, let’s check out the eligibility criteria here.

Educational Qualification

Class 12th or equivalent education from the state board, CBSE, or any other recognized board with at least 45% marks (40% for SC/ST). Candidates must have studied Mathematics and Physics (compulsory) and any one of the subjects viz. Biology/ Biotechnology/ Chemistry/ Technical Vocational subject.

For the Pharmacy course, Physics and Chemistry are compulsory subjects with Biology or Mathematics.

Those who have appeared for the final examination of class 12th are also eligible for the BCECE exam if their result is released before the counselling process begins. Candidates must have passed the qualifying exam with the minimum marks.

Age Limit:

For Engineering/ Pharmacy/ Architecture

There is no age limit.

For Agriculture

The minimum age limit should be 16 years as of August 2023.

For Health Sciences

The minimum age limit should be 17 years as of December 2023.


Candidates must be Indian citizens and must have a Bihar state domicile.

BCECE Exam 2023 Application Process

The application forms for the BCECE exam are made available online at the official website. As mentioned in the ‘Eligibility’ section above, candidates are advised to read the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The BCECE 2023 application forms must be submitted within the specified time.

Steps to Apply for the BCECE 2023 Exam


  • Visit the BCECE official website.
  • Click on the ‘Apply for BCECE-2023’ exam link.
  • The instructions to fill out the application form will appear on the screen. Please read them carefully and proceed with the registration process.
  • Enter the required details. Ensure that the email ID and mobile number you provide are correct and active, as all the communications related to the exam will be sent on the same.
  • On submitting the information for registration, an OTP will be sent to your mobile number. Use the OTP to activate your account.

Filling out the Application Form

  • After the account is activated successfully, click on the sign-in button.
  • Provide the details to sign in and continue with the application form-filling process.
  • Provide your personal details and click on the Save & Continue button.

Uploading Photograph and Signature

  • Upload the scanned images of your photograph and signature.
  • After a successful upload, click ‘Save & Continue’.

Provide Educational Information

  • Provide your education information as per your mark sheet.


  • The preview of all the information filled in in the above steps will appear on the screen.
  • Check all the details; you can click on ‘Back to Edit’ to edit any information or tick the declaration link and click on ‘Confirm & Submit’ to move to the next step.
  • Please note that no information can be edited after this.

Application Fee Payment

  • Click on the ‘Proceed to Payment’ button.
  • Select the payment method from Offline and Online modes.
  • Proceed with the steps ahead for successful fee payment.
  • Fees details:


General/ OBC/ BC



₹ 1000/-

₹ 500/-


₹ 1100/-

₹ 550/-

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Note: The application fee is non-refundable.

Download Application Form

Download Part-A and Part-B of the application form and take a print. There is no need to send the hard copy of the application form to the exam conducting authority’s office.

BCECE Exam 2023 Other Details

BCECE Exam Admit Card

BCECE 2023 admit card will be uploaded to the official website tentatively in the third week of July 2023. Candidates will be able to download the same using their login credentials. Make sure all the details on the admit card are correct. If not, report the same to the exam conducting authority. Carry the admit card to the examination center for appearing in the exam.

BCECE Exam Result

BCECE 2023 results will be released on the official website in the third week of August 2023. Those who have appeared for the exam can download the result from the official website using their login details. Separate merit lists will be released for different groups. The rank/ scorecard will also be released after the result announcement.

BCECE Exam Counselling

After the announcement of the result, the online counselling process will be conducted. The counselling process will tentatively begin in the third week of November 2023. Candidates are required to register for the counselling process online at the official website. After registration, candidates must provide their preferences and lock their choices. Once the seat is allotted, download the allotment letter, and report at the allotted institute/ college on the date and time mentioned on the allotment letter. If failed to do so, the allotment will be canceled.

BCECE Exam Frequently Asked Questions

The admission is done on the basis of counselling process which is done based on the merit list. Candidates are required to report at the allotted college. Registration for the counselling process will be online.

The BCECE 2023 result will be declared in November 2023.

No. Admit cards can be downloaded only through the official website.

The application fee for the SC category is Rs. 500/- for the PCM group and Rs. 550/- for the PCMB group.

Yes, the application fee can be paid offline using the e-challan.

The BCECE 2023 exam was conducted in July 2023.

The application forms for the BCECE 2023 exam will be available in May 2023.

The application form can be accessed through the official website after registration.

Aspirants can apply for the exam online through the official website.

The BCECE exam is the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination conducted for admission to pharmacy and agriculture courses.