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BCECE Exam 2022: Dates, Eligibility, Registration, Admit Card, Pattern, Syllabus, Result

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Shruti Sharma

Content Curator | Updated On - Dec 10, 2021

BCECE 2022 is expected to be conducted in the first week of October. BCECE 2022 will be conducted in an offline pen and paper mode. The exam will be conducted in 1.5 hours. Based on the previous year’s analysis it is expected that the BCECE 2022 Admit Card will be released in the last week of September. The authorities haven’t released an official schedule yet. The aspirants of BCECE 2022 are advised to keep checking the official website for the latest updates regarding the exam. 

What is BCECE Exam 2022?

BCECE stands for Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination. It is a state-level entrance exam conducted for candidates seeking admission to various Engineering, Pharmacy, and Agriculture courses offered by all the Government and Private institutes of Bihar state. But now this exam is conducted only for providing admission to Pharmacy, Paramedical, and Agriculture courses. The candidates who want to make their career in Pharmacy, Paramedical, and Agriculture fields can appear for this exam. 

BCECE 2022 Exam Highlights

The important details regarding BCECE exam 2022 are mentioned in the below table:

Particulars Details
Exam name Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE)
Conducting Body Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB)
Exam level State-level 
Exam category  Entrance exam
Mode of application Online
Mode of Exam Offline
Exam frequency Once a year
Exam duration 90 minutes
Age limit Minimum: 17 years Maximum: There is no upper age limit
Number of questions 100
Nature of questions  MCQ
Application fees For PCM/PCB/MBA/MCA & PCA Gen/OBC - Rs.1000 SC/ST - Rs. 500 For PCMB Gen/OBC - Rs.1100 SC/ST - Rs.550
Number of seats offered Announced soon
Official Website   bceceboard.bihar.gov.in 

BCECE 2022 Important Dates

The important dates for BCECE exam 2022 are mentioned below:

Events Dates (Tentative)
BCECE 2022 notification release May 2022
Online application form starts from 1st week of May 2022
Last date to apply online Last week of May 2022
Last date for online payment 1st week of June 2022
Application Correction link activate 2nd week of June 2022
Availability of Admit Cards Last week of June 2022
Exam dates 1st week of July 2022
Result release date Last week of July 2022
Availability of Rank Card 1st week of August 2022
Admission Counseling starts from 1st-2nd week of August 2022

BCECE 2022 Courses Offered

There are various courses in Agriculture, Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Paramedical, etc. offered through BCECE exam score. The candidates seek admission to various courses based on BCECE scores. You can check the detailed offered courses here:

Subject Group  Courses Offered
PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) Agriculture 
PCB (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) X-ray technician, Physiotherapist, Lab Technician, OT Assistant, Occupational therapy, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Ophthalmic Assistant 
CBA/PCA/MBA/MCA Agriculture and Gardening, Pharmacy

BCECE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Domicile Bihar 
Age Limit No Age Limit
Qualifying Eligibility
  • For Engineering Courses: Applicants need to secure at least 45 % marks (40 % for the SC & ST applicants) at the 10+2 level, with Physics & Mathematics as mandatory subjects and one subject from Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, or a vocational subject (Technical).
  • For Pharmacy Courses: Applicants need to secure at least 45 % (40 percent for the SC & ST applicants) with Physics & Chemistry as mandatory subjects, as well as one of the subjects from Mathematics or Biology.

BCECE 2022 Application Form

The online application form for BCECE 2022 exam will be started after the release of official notification. Once the link activates, the eligible candidates can register for the exam through the official website. The stepwise procedure for BCECE 2022 Application Form are mentioned below:

step.1 First visit the official website of BCECEB bceceboard.bihar.gov.in 

step.2 Click on the online registration link

step.3 Enter all the details like name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID, etc. for registration and click on submit tab

step.4 After successful registration you will get the registration number on your registered mobile number and Email ID

step.5 Enter registration number and password and go for login

step.6 After login you will redirect on the application form

step.7 Enter all the details like name, identity proof, academic qualification, etc. 

step.8 Upload all the required documents in the preferred size and format

step.9 Then go for online payment

step.10 Download the complete application form and take a printout of the same for future use.

BCECE 2022 Application Fees

The category-wise application fees for BCECE 2022 are mentioned in the below table.

Subject Group Category  Application fees

Gen/OBC Rs.1000
SC/ST Rs.500

All subjects PCMB
Gen/OBC Rs.1100
SC/ST Rs.550

BCECE 2022 Application Form Correction

The procedure to make corrections in the application form is mentioned below.

  • Visit the official website of BCECEB bceceboard.bihar.gov.in
  • Click on the BCECE Application form Correction 2022 link shown on the homepage 
  • Go for login using required credentials 
  • Click on the Edit tab to correct the application form
  • Check all the details carefully then click on submit
  • Take a printout of the edited application form for future reference 

BCECE 2022 Exam Centres

Given below are the exam centers of BCECE 2022 along with their codes. The authorities have not released the centers as of yet. Given below are the exam centers of previous year. The candidates can refer to them to get a fair idea about the expected exam centers. 

BCECE Exam Center Center Code BCECE Exam Center Center Code
Patna 01 Darbhanga 21
Bhojpur 02 Samastipur 22
Buxar 03 Madhubani 23
Rohtas 04 Saharsa 24
Bhabua 05 Madhepura 25
Nalanda 06 Supaul 26
Gaya 07 Purnia 27
Nawada 08 Katihar 28
Aurangabad 09 Kishanganj 29
Arwal 10 Araria 30
Jahanabad 11 Bhagalpur 31
Saran 12 Banka 32
Siwan 13 Munger 33
Gopalganj 14 Begusarai 34
Vaishali 15 Khagria 35
Muzzafarpur 16 Jamui 36
Sitamarhi 17 Lakhisarai 37
Sheohar 18 Shekhpur 38
East Champaran 19 Jharkhand 98
West Champaran 20 Other cities outside Bihar 99

BCECE 2022 Admit Card

To download the admit card for BCECE 2022 following steps must be followed:

  • Step.1 Visit the official website
  • Step.2 Click on the BCECE 2022 admit card link
  • Step.3 Go for login by entering registration number, password and captcha code and click on submit button
  • Step.4 Here you will get your to admit card. Check all the details carefully as mentioned on the admit card
  • Step.5 Download the admit card and take a print of the same for further use.

BCECE 2022 Exam Pattern

Before start preparing for any exam a proper understanding of exam patterns is necessary. The candidates can plan their preparation as per the exam pattern. The important highlights of the BCECE 2022 exam pattern are listed below.

  • The exam will be conducted in online mode
  • There will be a total of 100 questions consisting of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics/Agriculture Science, etc.
  • The exam duration is 90 minutes or 1.5 hours
  • Every question carries 4 marks for exam correct answers. The maximum marks for BCECE 2022 are 400
  • There we 1/4 negative marking for every wrong answers
Subjects Total number of questions  Total marks Time duration
Physics 100 400 90 minutes 
Chemistry 100 400 90 minutes
Mathematics  100 400 90 minutes
Biology  100 400 90 minutes
Agriculture Science 100 400 90 minutes

BCECE 2022 Syllabus

The detailed subject-wise syllabus for BCECE 2022 is mentioned in the below table.

Subject Topics
Physics Physics and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Properties of Solids and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases
Chemistry Basic Concepts in Chemistry, States of Matter, Solid State, Liquid State: Properties of liquids, Gaseous State, Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Orbital, Chemical Thermodynamics, First law of thermodynamics, Solutions, Equilibrium, Equilibrium involving chemical processes, Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
Mathematics  Sets, Relations and Functions, Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations, Matrices and Determinants, Mathematical Induction, Sequences and Series, Permutations and Combinations, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability, Applications of Binomial Theorem, Integral Calculus, Differential Equation, Vector Algebra, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, Three Dimensional Geometry, Probability, Statistics, and Mathematical Reasoning
Biology Diversity in Living World, Structural Organisation in Animal and Plants, Cell: Structure & Function, Plant Physiology, Human Physiology, Sexual Reproduction, Genetics & Evolution, Biology & Human Welfare, Biotechnology and its Applications, Ecology & Environment
Agriculture Science Introductory Agriculture and Agrometeorology, Soil as a medium of plant growth, Plant breeding and genetics, Agricultural Engineering, Crop protection, Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fish Production, Extension education, Preservation of fruits and vegetables, flowers, medicinal and aromatic plants, Vegetable production, Fruit Production, Basic Horticulture

BCECE 2022 Preparation Tips

The candidates can crack the exam with proper strategy and practice. Here we are going to discuss some important preparation tips for students which will help students to crack the exam with good scores.

  • Practice - Practice is the key to success. The students should practice more and more to score well in the exam. They should solve the previous year's questions and practice the hard sections more.
  • Time management - Time management is very necessary during preparation for the exam. The candidates should have time management skills to prepare well for the exam. 
  • Make short notes - The candidates should make short notes of every subject which can help them to cover the whole syllabus effectively in minimum time. It helps to mug up the full subject in less time.
  • Take mock tests - Mock test is the only way to identify the preparation level. They can identify their strong and weaker sections through mock tests. The candidates should analyze their scores in the mock test to plan their further preparation. It makes students familiar with actual exam patterns and levels of exams.
  • Be Confident - Confidence is also an important factor to crack any exam. The candidates should be confident with their preparation and optimistic about their results. It helps to remove the fear of exams from students.

BCECE 2022 Recommended Books

The mentioned books will help the aspirants of BCECE 2022 to crack the exam with a good score.

Section Name of Books Author/Publisher
Physics Physics Book of Class XI and XII Standards NCERT
Objective Physics (for practice) Pradeep
Chemistry Chemistry Book of Class XI and XII Standards NCERT
Objective Chemistry (for practice of concepts and numerical problems)
Mathematics  Previous Years Solved Papers (2003-2018), BCECE Engineering Arihant
Mathematics  R.D. Sharma

Biology Book (Class XI and XII) S.C. Verma
Rapid Biology Dr. Reena Alhawat
Agriculture Science Agriculture Science Book (Class XI and XII) NCERT

BCECE 2022 Answer Key

After the release of the answer key, the candidates can check it by following the below-mentioned steps.

  • Step.1 Visit the official website of BCECEB
  • Step.2 Click on the BCECE 2022 answer key link
  • Step.3 Enter the required credentials like registration number and password for login and click on submit
  • Step.4 Check your answer key carefully
  • Step.5 Download your answer key

BCECE 2022 Result

To check BCECE 2022 Result the following process needs to be followed.

  • Step.1 Visit the official website of BCECEB
  • Step.2 Click on the BCECE 2022 result link 
  • Step.3 Download the result list and check your roll number in the list
  • Step.4 In the list you can check your rank also

BCECE 2022 Score Card

After the result, the scorecard of candidates is also released. They can download their scorecard by visiting the official website. The scorecard shows the overall performance of the candidate in the exam. This scorecard is used to get admission in all the institutes of Agriculture, Pharmacy, and other courses.

BCECE 2022 College Predictor

The colleges provide admission to various courses based on BCECE scores. The candidates can predict the college to get admission as per their rank and score. The college allocation depends on the number of seats available for particular courses. You can predict the college for admission by providing rank and your score in the exam. Here is the link to predict college as per your rank and score 

BCECE 2022 Admission Counseling

The BCECEB conducts counseling for providing admission to various government and private Agriculture and Pharmacy colleges. The seats are offered purely based on merit in the exam. The students need to register for the admission counseling process and then the allotments are provided to candidates. There is a separate cutoff for every round of counseling. The candidates need to fulfill all the requirements to get admitted to their dream institutes.

BCECE 2022 Counseling Procedure

The candidates need to register for the counseling process and then the counseling authorities make counseling based on the rank and merit and the seats are allotted to candidates. Here are the steps for the counseling process which are followed for providing admission.

  • Step.1 Registration: Registration is mandatory to participate in the admission counseling process. The candidates can register themselves by visiting the online counseling website by entering all the required details.
  • Step.2 Choice filling: After successful registration, the candidates need to do choice filling of colleges where they want to get admission. 
  • Step.3 Counseling: After choice filling the counseling authorities allocates seats based on the rank and score and the seats available for the particular institutes. The candidates can check their allotment and download their allotment letter also.
  • Step.4 Reporting: After the allotment of seats, the candidates need to report to the allotted institutes with an allotment letter and all the documents on the specified dates. Here the document verification is done and the admission letters are provided to the candidates. 

BCECE 2022 Cut-off

The aspirants of BCECE 2022 need to secure minimum qualifying marks to get admissions to various courses as per their category. The minimum qualifying marks for different categories are as follows.

Category Minimum Qualifying Marks
General/ UR 50%
Gen/UR (PH) 45%
SC/ST/OBC (PH) 40%


Que. I am currently in my 12th class. Can I apply for the BCECE 2022?

Ans - Yes, you can apply for this entrance test. The aspirants of BCECE 2022 are advised to go through the eligibility criteria before appearing for the exam.

Que. Is there any negative marking in BCECE 2022?

Ans - Yes, there is a negative marking in BCECE 2022. One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. There is no mark dedicated for unattempted questions.

Que. Are other state candidates eligible to register for the BCECE 2022?

Ans - No, only the permanent domicile of Bihar state is eligible to register for this entrance exam. Other state students can participate in the counseling process through JEE Main or another score to get admission in the institutes of Bihar state.

Que. Can I make corrections in my BCECE 2022 Application Form?

Ans - Yes, you can make changes to your BCECE 2022 Application Form. After filling out the application form a correction link will be provided to candidates to fit their application form.

Que. Can I get admission to B.Tech through BCECE 2022 admission counseling process?

Ans - Yes, admission to B.Tech courses is provided through the BCECE 2022 Counseling Process. The seats are offered to candidates based on their score in JEE Main to get admission in various engineering institutes across the state.

Que. Can I get admission to MBBS Courses in the top institute of Bihar through BCECE 2022?

Ans - No, the BCECE 2022 provides admission in Engineering, Pharmacy, and Management courses only in the top private and government institutes of Bihar state. The admissions to MBBS courses are provided through the NEET counseling process.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


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