Everything you wanted to know about BCECE
Engineering and medical have always been top priorities of students when it comes to choosing a career. Many competitive examinations are conducted by central and state boards to select deserving students who can contribute to the progress of the nation by becoming competent professionals. BCECE (Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination) is one such exam. It is a competitive examination conducted by Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board. The exam is held once a year for admissions to Bachelor of Technology and Bachelor of Architecture courses for the colleges located in the state.
The board was constituted by the Government of Bihar under the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Act, 1995. The board holds the responsibility of conducting the entrance examination for admission to various professional courses like engineering, medical and other vocational courses being run by various colleges of the state.
If you are a high school student (Class 12th) looking forward to grabbing a seat in a good college through BCECE, first of all you need to make sure that you are eligible for it! The candidate must be an Indian citizen who is at least 17 years old as on 31 December 2018. Also, the candidate must have obtained 45% marks in 12th standard examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology as the subjects (dropped down to 40% in case you do not belong to the general category) in order to get admitted to any college accepting BCECE scores.
The candidate must be a local resident of Bihar for claiming state quota. The students who are going to appear for the board examination in the current year are also eligible to appear for BCECE. Also, there is no upper bar on your age to apply for the examination. If you are an Indian citizen with the required cut-off marks on your mark-sheet you are good to go!
Pattern of the exam
BCECE Exam 2018-2019 is an offline examination conducted in two phases. The first phase usually takes place in April followed by the second phase, usually conducted in May every year.
The first phase is usually an easier screening test. The duration of the exam is 2 hours 15 minutes. Only those candidates will be eligible for the later phases who have obtained marks greater than the cut off decided by the board.
The examination paper for the second phase will have 100 questions carrying 4 marks each. For each correct answer, the student will be awarded 4 marks. On the other hand, each wrong response will result in a deduction of 1 mark.
The registration for the exam generally begins in the second week of February and goes on till March. The application form is to be filled online. The application fee can either be paid online or through a bank challan.
The examination fee to be paid depends on your set of subjects. It is generally Rs 660 for General candidates applying for the PCM/PCB group and Rs 730 for PCMB. The reserved category candidates, on the other hand, need to pay Rs 330 and Rs 365 respectively for PCM/PCB and PCMB groups.
After registering for the exam and paying the fee, the student needs to fill his/her personal as well as educational details. The hard copy of the online submitted application form (Part-A and Part-B) along with paid bank challan and the enclosures listed below are to be sent to the below mentioned address before the deadline.
Controller of Examination,
I.A.S Association Building,
Near Patna Airport,
P.O – B.V.College, Patna 800014
The following is the list of enclosures to be attached with the application form -
- Marks sheet and Admit Card of I.Sc or equivalent examination(only admit card in the case of candidates appearing in qualifying examination)
- Matric/Equivalent certificate and Admit Card as proof of age and identity
- Caste certificate
- Character certificate
- Income certificate (If needed, to be submitted at the time of counselling)
- Nativity certificate
- Refugee registration certificate
- Application form
- The examination pattern is quite student friendly. For the first phase, the question paper will consist of 200 multiple choice questions carrying 4 marks each. For every correct answer, the student will be awarded 4 marks with a deduction of 1 mark for every wrong answer. The candidate has the option to choose his set of subjects for the exam out of the following –
- · PCM – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
- · PCB – Physics, Chemistry, Biology
- · PCMB – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology
- · CBA – Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture
For the second phase, the candidate again has to prepare really well for a question paper having 100 questions with a weight age of 4 marks each.
Post Exam Procedure and Process
Once the exam is conducted, cut offs are released for the second phase. The selected students need to appear for the second phase, after which, counselling is done by the board for admission to the various courses and colleges based on merit.
This is all about BCECE. The information brochure for the exam will soon be published.
The competition for the exam is really tough with around 1.5 lakh candidates appearing every year! Aspirants! Pull your socks up and don’t lose the opportunity!
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Best of luck!