BCECE 2023

The BCECE (Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination) is the entrance examination for admission to different professional courses in various Engineering, Medical, and Agriculture colleges under the government of Bihar. It is being conducted by BCECEB (Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board) as constituted under the 1995 BCECE Act.

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What is BCECE?

BCECE (Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination) is a state-level test conducted by the BCECE board. Aspirants seeking admission to Pharmacy, Para-medical and Agricultural courses in the state of Bihar can apply for Bihar Combined Entrance Test.

BCECE 2023 Overview

Bihar Combined Entrance Test 2023
Frequency Annual Exam
BCECE exam dates 1st week of July 2023 (tentative)
Mode of examination Offline
Duration of examination 90 minutes for every subject
Official website https://bceceboard.bihar.gov.in/
Courses Pharmacy, Para-medical and Agriculture
Subject Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Agriculture
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions

Eligibility Criteria

1. Nationality

Candidates applying for BCECE must be a citizen of India.

2. Domicile Requirement

  • Candidates applying for BCECE should have a domicile of Bihar.
  • The parents of the candidate should be a permanent resident of Bihar
  • If the parents of the candidates are from a different state, they should be Government employees of Bihar.

3. Age Limit

There is no lower age limit or an upper age limit to appear for BCECE.

4. Qualification

Candidates who have completed or will be appearing for the Class 12 examination are eligible to apply for BCECE.

5. Qualifying marks

Candidates from the general category should score 45% marks in the Class 12 examination and SC/ST/OBC Category should score 40%.

6. Qualifying Subjects

The candidates must have studied subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology in Class 12.

BCECE Application Form

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Exam (BCECE) Application Form 2023 will be available online on the official website https://bceceboard.bihar.gov.in/ tentatively from the 3rd week of May 2023.

BCECE 2023 Application Form Important dates

Events Dates (tentative)
Start of online registration 3rd week of May 2023
Online registration closing date 2nd week of June 2023
Last date of payment of application fee through challan 2nd week of June 2023
Last date of payment through Netbanking or credit/debit card 2nd week of June 2023
Correction window of application form 3rd week of June 2023
Issue of Online Admit card 4th week of June 2023
Proposed Date of Exam 1st week of July 2023

The candidates should upload the documents with the following specification while filling out the application form

Type Specifications
Photograph Size limit: Upto 100KB
Format: JPEG/JPG
Dimension:3.5 cm to 4.5 cm
Signature Size limit: Upto 100KB
Format: JPEG/JPG
Dimension:3.5 cm to 1.5 cm

Important Documents

The following documents need to be brought to the examination hall without fail:

  • Admit card
  • Valid ID proof (PAN card, Aadhaar card, Voter ID or any valid document issued by the government)

BCECE Syllabus 2023

BCECE syllabus includes subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology for Pharmacy and Para-medical courses. Agriculture aspirants should check the agriculture syllabus.

BCECE 2023 Syllabus: Physics

Atoms and Nuclei
Communication Systems
Current Electricity
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Electromagnetic Waves
Electronic Devices
Kinetic Theory of Gases
Laws of Motion
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Oscillations and Waves
Physics and Measurement
Properties of Solids and Liquids
Rotational Motion
Work, Energy, and Power

BCECE 2023 Syllabus: Chemistry

Physical Chemistry Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Chemical Kinetics
Redox Reactions
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
Structure of the Atom
Surface Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
d- and f- Block Elements (Actinoids, Lanthanide, Coordination Compounds)
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements (Metallurgy)
Group 1 and Group 2 Elements
Preparation and Properties of Some Important Compounds
s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)
p-Block Elements (Group 3 and Group 4 Elements)
Organic Chemistry Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids
Biomolecules (Vitamins, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Nucleic Acids)
Chemistry in Everyday Life
Classification of Hydrocarbons (Alkanes, Alkenes, Alkynes, Aromatic hydrocarbons etc.)
Environmental Chemistry
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen Amines, Cyanides, Isocyanides and Diazonium Salts
Polymers and their Classification

BCECE 2023 Syllabus: Mathematics

Binomial theorem and its simple applications
Coordinate geometry
Complex numbers and Quadratic equations
Differential equations
Integral calculus
Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability
Mathematical Induction
Mathematical Reasoning
Matrices and Determinants
Permutations and Combinations
Sequences and Series
Sets, Relations, and Functions
Statistics and Probability
Three-dimensional geometry
Vector Algebra

BCECE 2023 Syllabus: Biology

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

BCECE 2023 Syllabus: Agriculture

Agricultural Engineering
Animal Husbandry
Basic Horticulture.
Crop protection
Dairy and Fish Production
Extension education
Fruit Production
Introductory Agriculture and Agrometeorology
Medicinal and Aromatic plants
Plant breeding and genetics
Preservation of fruits and vegetables
Soil as a medium of plant growth
Vegetable production

BCECE – Exam Marking Scheme

BCECE examination includes subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Biology and Agriculture. Depending on the course candidates want to apply for, they can pick the subjects they want to attempt in BCECE. The BCECE question paper has sections from the following group of subjects.

  • PCM: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • PCB: Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • PCMB: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology
  • CBA: Chemistry, Biology and Agriculture

Each subject includes 100 multiple-choice questions. BCECE examination has negative marking, for every wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted. The following table gives details of the marking scheme for every subject.

Subject Number of Questions Marks Allotted Duration of examination
Physics 100 400 90 minutes for each subject
Chemistry 100 400
Mathematics 100 400
Biology 100 400
Agriculture 100 400

BCECE Question Paper

BCECE 2023 question paper with solutions will be uploaded soon after the examination.


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