BCECE 2024 Exam: Registration (Over), Dates (Out), Admit Card (Out), Eligibility, Syllabus, Results

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination 2024 ( BCECE )

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Exam On: 13 Jul '24 - 14 Jul '24

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Updated on Jun 28, 2024 11:13 IST

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) released the admit card of BCECE 2024 on June 28, 2024, on the official website, bceceboard.bihar.gov.in. The hall ticket of BCECE 2024 can be downloaded till July 14, 2024, by entering the login credentials.  

The BCECE exam will be held offline mode on July 13 and 14, 2024 at various test centres. Applicants are advised to reach the exam centre along with a photocopy of the BCECE admit card and one ID proof without which applicants will not be allowed in the exam hall. 

Also Read: BCECE 2024 Admit Card Out @ bceceboard.bihar.gov.in; Know How to Download Hall Ticket

After the conclusion of the exam authorities will release the answer key as well as result of BCECE 2024 exam. Authorties have not released BCECE 2024 exam dates for result and counselling and it will be updated on the page once it is out. 

The registration process for BCECE 2024 could be done between April 19 and May 19, 2024, held online. After the application form was over, the authorities opened the correction facility which could be done between May 23 to May 25, 2024

Read in details to know more about BCECE 2024 admission process. 

Q:   When will BCECE 2024 exam will be conducted?

A:

The BCECE 2024 exam will be conducted on July 13 and 14, 2024 in offline mode across various exam centres in Bihar state. Applicants who want to appear in the exam must download the admit card and carry the original ID to the exam centres. 

 

 

Q:   When will admit card of BCECE BSc 2024 be issued?

A:

The hall ticket of BCECE 2024 is released by the exam conducting authorities in online mode on June 28, 2024. Applicants can download the admit card of BCECE 2024 from the official website. 

To access the admit card, students must enter the login credentials followed by entering the captcha, after that click on submit button. 

 

Q:   What was the last date to fill the application form of BCECE 2024?

A:

The exam conducting authorities released the BCECE 2024 application form in online mode on April 19, 2024. Students could fill the online form till May 19, 2024 which was the last date to register for the exam. 

After the registration was over, the authorities released the window to do the correction in the application form. 

 
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What is BCECE 2024?

BCECE entrance exam will be conducted by the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) for admissions to Agriculture and Horticulture Science courses. The entrance exam will be held in a pen-paper-based mode. The BCECE 2024 entrance exam will be held for 1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes) for each paper. There will be separate question papers for BCECE i.e. Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and Agriculture; each paper will carry 100 questions for a total of 400 marks.

BCECE 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of BCECE 2024 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

13 Jul '24 -

14 Jul '24

BCECE 2024 Exam

28 Jun '24 -

14 Jul '24

Release of BCECE 2024 admit card

ONGOING

Aug '24

BCECE 2022 Result releases

TENTATIVE
DatesPast Exam Dates

23 May '24 -

25 May '24

BCECE 2024 Application Correction Window

19 Apr '24 -

19 May '24

BCECE 2024 Application Date

19 Apr '24 -

21 May '24

Last date to pay application fee for BCECE 2024

BCECE 2024 Admit Card

BCECE 2024 admit card has been issued online at the official website. Candidates have to visit the official website and click on the link indicating the BCECE 2024 Admit Card. After providing the login credentials, vis-a-vis username and password, the BCECE 2024 admit card will be available for download. It carries information such as candidates' personal details, exam date and time, exam centre address, exam day guidelines and instructions, etc. It is a mandatory document to be carried to the test centre. The BCECE 2024 admit card is also one of the documents required during the counselling process.

BCECE 2024 Highlights

The following table brings the highlights of the BCECE 2024 exam.

Particulars Details
Exam Name  Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination or BCECE
Exam Frequency  Once in a year
Exam Mode Offline 
Exam Level UG 
Total Seats

6360 For BSc

Exam centre 39
Exam Duration  1 hour 30 minutes for each paper (total of five papers)
Official Website https://bceceboard.bihar.gov.in/

BCECE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates seeking admission to undergraduate science courses need to fulfill the eligibility criteria as mentioned below: 

  • Candidates should have passed class 12th/ Intermediate or equivalent examination from the state board or any national board of education. 
  • The candidates should have studied relevant science, mathematics, and agriculture subjects in the qualifying examination. 
  • The minimum age limit is 16 years as of August 31, of the examination year. There is no maximum age limit 

For engineering and medical courses, the eligibility criteria would be the same as for JEE Main and NEET respectively.

BCECE 2024 Admission Process

The admission process through BCECE 2024 will be conducted as follows: 

Step 1: BCECE 2024 Application - Candidates interested in admissions through BCECE had to apply for the exam online. The application form for BCECE 2024 was available on the official website of the exam board. The application process for BCECE 2024 included registration, filling in academic and personal details, uploading documents and fee payment. Candidates had to pay the application fee as follows: 

Category PCM/PCB PCMB
General/BC/OBC  INR 1000  INR 1100
SC/ST/PwD  INR 500 INR 550

Step 2: Download BCECE 2024 Admit Card - Candidates who will apply for the entrance exam will be issued BCECE 2024 admit card for appearing in the entrance exam. The admit card mentions the candidates' name, roll number, exam centre name and location etc. Candidates can download their admit cards from the official website by entering their login details. Candidates have to carry their admit card on the exam day along with a photo ID as validated by the government. 

Step 3: Appear for BCECE 2024 Examination - Candidates need to appear for BCECE 2024 as per the exam schedule mentioned on their admit card. The examination will be held on July 13 and 14, 2024 in offline/pen-paper-based test mode. There are six different papers for all the streams and, each paper will be for 1 hour 30 minutes. Candidates should report to their allotted exam centres at least an hour before the exam timings. 

Step 4: Check BCECE 2024 Result - BCECEB will announce the results for all papers after the exams are conducted. Candidates can check their qualifying status and marks in BCECE 2024 by logging in to the official website. BCECEB will also publish separate merit lists for all subject groups basis which admissions will be offered to different courses. 

Step 5: Appear for BCECE 2024 Counselling - Candidates need to participate in the counselling rounds of BCECE 2024 as per the merit list. The exam authority will allot seats at the participating colleges on the basis of the merit lists, eligibility criteria and reservation criteria. Candidates will be given a chance to mark their preferences from the list of colleges accepting BCECE 2024 scores. Moreover, candidates seeking admission to the reserved seats need to show the relevant documents at the time of counselling for verification. 

BCECE 2024 Exam Centres

The centre list for BCECE 2024 is given in the table below. The centres were located in Bihar and two centres outside Bihar (Jharkhand and others).  

Centre Name Test Centre Code
Patna 01
Bhojpur  02
Buksar 03
Rohtas 04
Bhabhua  05
Nalanda 06
Gaya 07
Navada  08
Aurangabad 09
Araval 10
Jahanabad 11
Saran 12
Siwan  13
Gopalganj 14
Vaishali  15
Muzzafarpur  16
Sithamadi 17
Shivhar 18
East Champaran 19
West Champaran 20
Darbhanga 21
Samastipur 22
Madhubani 23
Sahrasa 24
Madhepura 25
Supol 26
Purnia 27
Katihar 28
Kishanganj 29
Arriya  30
Bhagalpur 31
Banka 32
Munger 33
Begusarai 34
Khagadiya 35
Jumai 36
Lakhisaray 37
Shekhpura 38
Jharkhand (outside Bihar) 98
Other regions 99

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BCECE 2024 Syllabus

BCECE 2024 syllabus was released by BCECEB along with the notification and information brochure of the exam. Looking at the past trend, the syllabus of BCECE 2024 remained unchanged from that of the previous years. BCECE syllabus is in line with Class 11 and Class 12 levels and has subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, and Agricultural subjects. While preparing for the exam, aspirants must be thorough with the syllabus and know the topic-wise weightage, and devise the preparation strategy accordingly. 

BCECE 2024 Pattern

The BCECE 2024 exam pattern states that it is a paper-pencil-based test of 1.5 hours duration each for a total of five papers - Physics, ChemistryMathematicsAgriculture , and Biology. The medium of questions was English and Hindi. The questions will be objective type with multiple-choice questions (MCQs) with four answer options. Each paper will carry 100 questions of four marks each. There will be a negative marking scheme of one mark for each wrong answer. Hence, the total marks of the paper will be 400 marks. Depending on the groups (PCM, PCB, CBA, MCA, MBA, and PCMB), the total marks range between 1200 and 1600. 

BCECE 2024 Question Paper

The BCECE 2024 question paper will be released after the conduct of the exam. Since the exam will be conducted in a paper-pencil-based test, candidates are given the BCECE question paper after the test. Aspirants who plan to appear for the exam next year can also collect the previous years' BCECE question papers and sample papers for practice purposes. The exam authorities generally release the BCECE 2024 question papers officially after the admission process concludes. 

BCECE 2024 Exam Day Instructions

Candidates appearing for the entrance exam should be careful of a few things on the exam day: 

  • They should report at the exam centre as allotted to them at least an hour or 15 minutes before the exam timings as under: 
Paper  Exam timings Reporting time
Physics 9 am to 10:30 am  8 am 
Chemistry  11 am to 12:30 pm 10 to 10:45 am 
Mathematics 2 pm to 3:30 pm 1 pm 
Biology 4 pm to 5:30 pm 3 to 3:45 pm 
Agriculture 11 am to 12:30 pm  10 am 
  • On the exam day, candidates had to carry their admit card of BCECE 2024 as allotted to them along with a valid photo ID proof
  • Candidates should not have carried any electronic device or mobile phones/headphones or calculators on the exam day as it is not allowed inside the examination hall
  • Candidates should not have carried any eatables inside the exam centre except for the water that may be allowed by the centre officials 
  • In case of any discrepancy regarding the admit card or exam centre location, they should have got it clarified by the exam authority at least five days before the exam date
  • Candidates had to follow the instructions of the exam centre officials to avoid termination from the exam centre 
  • Candidates had to occupy the seat allotted to them carefully or the seat number would go wrong in the attendance sheet which may lead to candidature cancellation
  • Candidates should have avoided any kind of unfair exam practices, maintain discipline and silence inside the examination hall while taking the exam

BCECE 2024 Answer Keys

The answer keys of BCECE 2024 will be released online at the official website of the exam conducting body. However, last year it was released unofficially by coaching institutes or individual experts after the conduct of the exam. BCECE answer key refers to the correct answer options for each question. Based on the answer keys, candidates can calculate their estimated scores. in each section as well as overall and gauge their chances of admission.

BCECE 2024 Result

The result of BCECE 2024 will be declared in the form of rank cards at the official website in online mode. Candidates will have to visit the official website and click on the link indicating the download of BCECE 2024 rank card, as per their stream of the exam they had appeared for. After this, candidates are required to enter BCECE 2024 Roll Number and date of birth from the drop-down box. Thereafter, click on the 'Show Rank' tab. The BCECE Rank Card appears on the screen and can be downloaded. Candidates are advised to keep it safe till the admission/counselling process is over. 

BCECE 2024 Counselling

The counselling process of BCECE 2024 will be conducted in an online mode. Candidates qualifying for BCECE 2024 will be required to participate in web counselling by registering and filling out choices. BCECEB will then release the admission/ provisional seat allotment list for BCECE 2024 counselling. Candidates need to secure the allotted seat by choice locking and fee payment. 

Colleges accepting BCECE 2024

Here is the list of colleges accepting BCECE scores for admission to Bachelor of Science (BSc) courses in Agriculture and Horticulture streams: 

College Name (affiliated to Bihar Agriculture University) Course Seat Intake 
Bihar Agricultural College, Bhagalpur  BSc (Hons.) Agriculture 62
Mandan Bharti Agricultural College, Saharsa BSc (Hons.) Agriculture  60
Bhola Paswan Shastri Agricultural College, Purnea BSc (Hons.) Agriculture 60
Veer Kunwar Singh College of Agricultural, Buxar BSc (Hons.) Agriculture 60
Nalanda College of Horticulture, Nalanda BSc (Hons.) Horticulture 23
Dr. Kalam Agricultural College, Kishanganj BSc (Hons.) Agriculture 60

The admissions will be done to 85 percent of seats of the above-mentioned intake by each college on the basis of BCECE 2024 scores. 

BCECE 2024 Contact Information

Official address: 

BCECE Board,

I.A.S. Association Building

Near Patna Airport,

Patna- 800014, Bihar (India)

Phone number: 0612-2220230, 0612-2225387

FAQs Regarding BCECE 2024

Q: What is BCECE all about?

A. BCECE 2024 will be conducted for admission to BSc courses in Agriculture and Horticulture. All other courses in the engineering and medical stream are offered through centralised counselling based on JEE Main and NEET scores.

Q. Is BCECE 2024 being conducted for BSc courses or is it postponed/cancelled?

A. BCECE 2024 exam dates will be announced by BCECEB. The exam schedule will be shared online at the official website. 

Q. When will BCECEB release the BCECE BSc admit card?

A. The BCECE 2024 admit card for BSc will be released approx. 15 days before the exam date.  

Q. What are the subjects of BCECE 2024 for the BSc course?

A. The exam for the BSc course is based on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Agriculture and Biology subjects.

Q. Is the BCECE BTech entrance exam 2024 being held?

A. No, BCECE exam was discontinued for BTech courses in 2019.

Q. What is the last date to pay the fee for BCECE 2024 exam?

A. The last date to pay BCECE 2024 application fee will be announced as per the schedule shared by the exam coducting body. Candidates will be allowed to pay the fee via bank challan. 

Q. What is the selection criteria for admission through the BCECE 2024 BSc course?

A. Candidates seeking admission to BSc courses will have to appear and qualify for BCECE 2024 in the relevant subjects besides fulfilling the eligibility criteria.

Q. What is the selection criteria for admission through the BCECE 2024 BTech course?

A. Candidates seeking admission to engineering colleges of Bihar have to appear for JEE Main and, participate in Bihar UGEAC Counselling.

Q. What is the selection criteria for admission through the BCECE 2024 Paramedical courses?

A. Candidates seeking admission to Paramedical courses at the medical colleges of Bihar have to appear and qualify for BCECE 2024.

Q. Is BCECE 2024 entrance exam conducted for Pharmacy and Nursing courses?

A. Yes, BCECE examination for Medical courses as well including Pharmacy and Nursing is being conducted. Know more about BCECE Pharmacy and, BCECE Nursing here.

Q. When is the last date to apply for BCECE 2024?

A. The last date of application for BCECE 2024 will be announced and shared soon.

Q: Is there any BCECE application correction window after the registration process?

A: Yes, candidates can make corrections in the BCECE application form. The BCECE application correction window will be opened for two days on the pre-specified dates. 

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The exam conducting authorities released the BCECE 2024 application form in online mode on April 19, 2024. Students could fill the online form till May 19, 2024 which was the last date to register for the exam. 

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The hall ticket of BCECE 2024 is released by the exam conducting authorities in online mode on June 28, 2024. Applicants can download the admit card of BCECE 2024 from the official website. 

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The BCECE 2024 exam will be conducted on July 13 and 14, 2024 in offline mode across various exam centres in Bihar state. Applicants who want to appear in the exam must download the admit card and carry the original ID to the exam centres. 

 

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