BCECE 2021: Exam Date, Application Form, Syllabus, Pattern

BCECE 2021: Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) will conduct the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE) 2021. This state level common entrance exam is for admission to UG programs of agricultural science, medical programs except MBBS and BDS, and pharmacy programs. Admission is offered to B.Pharma, BPhT, BOTh, BMLT, B.Sc Nursing, Bachelor programs in Dairy Technology and Fisheries, B.Sc Agriculture. Know BCECE 2021 exam date, application form, syllabus, exam pattern, preparation, books latest news and updates here.

BCECE 2021

Exam date and application form for Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination is expected to be announced in February. In the meantime, note the exam details here.

Note – BCECE is no longer held for engineering and medical admissions. Bihar engineering admission 2021 will be on the basis of JEE Main 2021, and MBBS, BDS admissions will be through NEET 2021.


Exam ParticularsDetails
Exam Name Bihar Common Entrance Competitive Exam (BCECE)
Conducting BodyBihar Common Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECE)
BCECE Application Mode Online 
Examination ModeOffline
Exam Duration 90 minutes for every subjects
Courses OfferedUG Pharmacy, Health Science and Agriculture
Subjects Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology & Agriculture
Types of Question MCQ
Exam Pattern Physics=400 marks
Mathematics =400 marks
Chemistry= 400 marks
Biology=400 marks
Agriculture=400 marks
Marking SchemeFour marks for correct answer -1 for the wrong answer

BCECE 2021 Important Dates

Candidates who wish to appear in BCECE exam, need to be aware of the dates. Since the official notification is not out yet, consider the tentative dates given below. Will soon notify the date after the official announcement. 

Online Registration Starting DateFebruary 2021
Online Registration Closing DateMarch 2021
Last date of payment through challan after submission of online registration form of registered candidates March 2021
Last date of payment through online modeMarch 2021
BCECE 2021 Application Form Correction Facility March 2021
Releasing of BCECE Admit Card March 2021
BCECE 2021 Exam April 2021
Announcement of the resultApril 2021
BCECE Counselling ProcessMay 2021

Subjects Groups For BCECE 2021

Physics, Chemistry And Mathematics (PCM)
Physics, Chemistry And Biology (PCB)
Chemistry, Biology And Agriculture (CBA)
Mathematics, Biology And Agriculture (MBA)
Mathematics, Chemistry And Agriculture (MCA)
Physics, Biology, Agriculture (PCA)
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics And Biology (PCMB)

Courses Offered Through BCECE 2021

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board provides the great opportunity to the students  to apply for the various courses through BCECE 2021. The list of courses provided are:

  • Engineering and Dairy Technology Through PCM.
  • Medical Courses such as B.Physiotherapy, B.Occupation Therapy, ParaMedical Bachelor and other similar programmes through PCB.
  • Agricultural Courses such as : Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry, Basic Horticulture, Crop Protection, Dairy and Fish Production, Extension Education, Flowers, Fruit Production through PCM and PCB.

BCECE Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates appearing for the BCECE 2021, must fulfill certain eligibility requirements as per the courses.

  • Nationality: Must be a citizen of India
  • Domicile:   Candidates must have domicile of Bihar

Candidates parents must be a permanent resident of Bihar 

Parents from different states should be employees of Bihar.

  • Age Limit: There is no age limit
  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have cleared 10+2
  • Qualifying Marks: 45% for the general category and 40% for the reserved category in the last qualifying marks.
  • Subjects To Be Qualified: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology in class 12th 

BCECE 2021 Application Form 

Candidates can apply for the BCECE 2021 in an online mode at the official site. The BCECE 2021 application form is going to be released in the 3rd week of February 2021. One has to enter the details required and make the fee payment in order to complete the application process. Check out the steps to fill the BCECE 2021 online form:

  • Visit the official site of “BCECE 2021”.
  • Click on the BCECE Registration.
  • Enter the personal information .
  • Upload the scanned images and photograph .
  • Enter the educational information.
  • Preview the application form .
  • Make the application fee payment either offline or online.
  • Download the BCECE Application form .
  • Take the print of it for the future use.

BCECE Application Fee

The candidates can make the application payment through online as well as offline mode. 

Offline mode: Download NEFT Challan and make the payment in any bank. 

Online mode: Through net banking/credit card/debit card

Stream/GroupSC/STGeneral/BC & OBC
PCB/ PCM/ CBA/ MBA/ MCA/ & PCARs 500Rs 1000
PCMBRs 500Rs 1100

BCECE Exam Centres 2021

While filling the application form, candidates have to enter the district code as per their preference. Last year, the cities where BCECE was held, and their respective codes were as follows.

Patna 1Darbhanga21
Bhabhua 5Madhopura25
Nalanda 6Supaul26
Aurangabad9Kishanganj 29
Arwal 10Arriya30
Saran12Banka 32
Siwaan 13Munger33
Gopalganj 14Begusarai34
Eatern Champaran 19Jharkhand98
Weatern Champaran 20Other Places99

BCECE Syllabus 2021

Syllabus is the root from which the questions are asked in the exam. The syllabus contains the topics as per the subjects. Candidates must go through the syllabus as per the courses opted for:


  • Physical World and Measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Electronic Devices
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
  • Optics
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Communication Systems


  • Some basic concepts of Chemistry
  • Structure of Atom
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in 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)
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  • Organic compounds containing Nitrogen
  • Polymers
  • Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • p-Block Elements
  • d and f Block Elements
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids
  • Biomolecules
  • Chemistry in Everyday life


  • Sets and Functions
  • Algebra I and Algebra II
  • Functions and Relations
  • Vector
  • Calculus I and Calculus II
  • Linear Programming
  • Probability
  • Three-Dimensional Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Coordinate Geometry


  • The Living World
  • Biological Classification
  • Principles of Inheritance and Variation
  • Molecular Basis of Inheritance
  • Chemical Control and Integration
  • Cell
  • Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
  • Photosynthesis 
  • Microbes in Human Welfare
  • Anatomy of Flowering Plants
  • Environmental Issues
  • Plant Kingdom
  • Morphology in flowering Plants


Candidates appearing for the agriculture courses, the exam paper consist of subjects such as Chemistry, Biology and Agriculture. The agriculture topics are:

  • Agrometeorology
  • Crop Production and 
  • Horticulture

BCECE Exam Pattern 2021

Check out the paper pattern of BCECE 2021:

  • Mode of the exam: Offline
  • Questions will be asked from the subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Agriculture Science as per the courses opt for.
  • Total no. of questions: 100 questions
  • Question Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
  • Exam Time Duration: 90 minutes for each subject.
  • Marking Pattern: +4 for each correct response and -1 for each wrong answer. 
Subjects Total QuestionsTotal Marks
Biology 100400
Agriculture Science100400

Marking Scheme 

4 marks for each correct answer-1 for each wrong answerNo marks for unattempted questions

How To Prepare For BCECE 2021?

Candidates who want to enroll in the institutes to pursue engineering/pharmacy, medical, agriculture, health science in the state of Bihar, must take BCECE 2021. To clear the exam with distinction requires a certain strategy to prepare for the exam. Here are some guidelines to clear the exam with high score:

  • Start with knowing the BCECE 2021 syllabus and exam pattern. The questions are asked from the syllabus mentioned. Note that there is negative marking in the exam. 
  • Always make the notes of the subjects which you are reading. This helps the students to revise even at the short internal. 
  • Have a separate copy for each subject.
  • Prepare the time table and dedicatedly work accordingly. Give time to each subject as per the weak and strength zone. 
  • After completing the concept and theory part, solve the previous years papers. This gives an idea about the types of questions asked in the exam. 
  • Take mock tests after the completion of the subjects. This will enhance the preparation by helping to analyse the weak and strength zone. 
  • Focus more on the weaker zone and give more time to it. 

BCECE Admit Card 2021

The concerned authority releases the BCECE Hall Ticket in an online mode. This is available only for the registered candidates. Candidates can check their admit card through the official site of BCECEB. It is an important document that needs to be carried on the day of the exam. In order to download the admit card, candidates have to enter their login credentials. Candidates must check if the details mentioned in the BCECE Admit card 2021 are correct or not. Any kind of discrepancy must be informed to the concerned authority immediately.  

The steps to download the BCECE Hall Ticket are:

  • Visit the official site of BCECE 2021
  • Click on the link” Download The Admit Card”
  • Enter the login credentials and click on the “submit” button.
  • Admit card will appear in the screen
  • Download the card and take the print of it. 

BCECE Exam Day Instructions

The appearing candidates have to follow certain instructions on the day of the exam. Those are:

  • Reach the examination centre 1 hr before the commencement of the exam. 
  • Carry the admit card to the examination centre. No candidates will be allowed to enter the exam hall without the hall ticket. 
  • Do not bring the banned items such as mobile, watches, pencil box etc in the examination hall.
  • Enter the correct details in the OMR sheet as no other OMR Sheet will be provided. 
  • Make sure that the OMR sheet has the invigilator’s sign. 
  • Use the blue or black ink to answer the questions in the OMR Sheet. 

BCECE Answer Key 2021

The BCECE answer key holds the correct responses to the questions asked in the exam. After the conclusion of the exam, the conducting body releases the answer key in an online mode. This assists the candidates to check their performance in the exam.  In this way candidates can estimate their score before the declaration of the result and determine their chance of getting the admission. If candidates find any discrepancy in the key, then they can raise the objection against the questions with the proof. After solving the issue, the final BCECE answer key 2021 will be released. 

BCECE Result 2021

The final statement of the marks scored in the exam comes in the form of result. BCECE result 2021 will be released in an online mode at the official site. Check the result in pdf format that shows the list of qualified candidates along with the roll no. BCECE Scorecard 2021 reflects the individual marks of the subjects as well as total marks. 

Merit List

After the announcement of the result, as per the marks of the candidates, the merit list will be prepared. Various factors are taken into account for the preparation of the list such as total no. of candidates qualified the exam, the seats as per the courses, category of the students and passing grades. One can view the merit list by logging the credentials, On the basis of the list, the qualified candidates will be called for the counselling. 

Cut Off

Cut off is the minimum mark that candidates need to qualify in order to be in the admission process. Thus candidates have to score more than and equal to the cut off mentioned. The cut off will be released by BIhar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB). Candidates should check the cut off as per the courses. BCECE Cut off 2021 determined by  various factors such as no. of candidates appeared, seat availability, difficulty level of the exam and more.  


The qualified candidates are eligible to take part in the counselling procedure. On the basis of the rank the candidates are called for BCECE Counselling 2021. The seats will be allotted to the candidates as per the choices filled and their ranks. While visiting the reporting centre, candidates have to bring the documents relating to the personal as well as educational details. 

Documents required during counselling are:

  • 12th marks card/ Intermediate Marksheet and Certificates
  • Date of Birth certificate
  • 10th Mark Sheet/Certificate
  • 12th admit card
  • Income certificate
  • Different Category Certificate, if any.
  • Application Form of BCECE
  • BCECE 2021 admit Card


Ques: BCECE 2021 exam takes place in online or offline mode?

Ans. The exam takes place in an offline mode. 

Ques: Are there any exam centres outside Bihar?

Ans. Yes, apart from Bihar, exams also take place in some parts of Jharkhand and other states as well.

Ques:  Is there negative marking in the exam?

Ans. Yes, there is -1 marking for the wrong answer. 

Ques: How to apply for BCECE 2021?

Ans. The application form of BCECE 2021 releases in an online mode. 

Ques: Is there any age limit to apply for BCECE 2021?

Ans. No, there is no age limit to apply for BCECE 2021.

Ques: Is it necessary to have the domicile certificate for the candidates from Bihar?

Ans. Yes, it is compulsory to have a domicile certificate. 

Official website: bceceboard.bihar.gov.in.

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