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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 2020 Overview

Bihar Combined Entrance Test 2020
Frequency Annual Exam
BCECE exam dates 10 October 2020 and 11 October 2020
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 Class 12 examination are eligible to apply for BCECE.

5. Qualifying marks

Candidates from the general category should score 45% marks in 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 2020 has been available online on the official website https://bceceboard.bihar.gov.in/ from 20 February 2020. The last date to apply for BCECE is 18 March 2020.

BCECE 2020 application form has been reopened and the last date is until September 13.

BCECE 2020 Application Form Important dates


Restart of online registration 07/09/2020
Online registration closing date 13/09/2020 (11:59 pm)
Last date of payment of application fee through challan 14/09/2020
Last date of payment through Netbanking or credit/debit card 15/09/2020 (11:59 pm)
Correction window of application form 16/09/2020 to 17/09/2020 (11:59 pm)
Issue of Online Admit card 01/10/2020
Proposed Date of Exam 10/10/2020 to 11/10/2020 (11:59 pm)

The candidates should upload the documents with the following specification while filling 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

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

BCECE 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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

Exam Marking Scheme

BCECE examination includes subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Biology and Agriculture. Depending on the course candidates want to apply, 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 2020 question paper with solutions will be uploaded soon after the examination.

Frequently Asked Questions on BCECE

What is BCECE?

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

How to apply for BCECE?

You can apply for BCECE online on the official website https://bceceboard.bihar.gov.in/ from 20 February 2020 to 18 March 2020.

When is BCECE 2020 exam conducted?

BCECE 2020 will be conducted by the Bihar board on 12 April 2020 and 13 April 2020.

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