BCECE Exam Pattern 2023

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE) 2023 exam pattern has changed this year. BCECE is held in only 1 stage unlike previous years, where it was held in 2 stages. BCECE pattern consists of 100 multiple choice questions in each subject. Each question carries 4 marks, for every wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted. Check: BCECE 2023 Syllabus

BCECE 2023 Exam Pattern

  • BCECE is an offline examination. Candidates should mark the correct answer on an OMR sheet using a Black/Blue pen.
  • Examination in all the subjects includes only multiple-choice questions.
  • Every subject comprises 100 questions.
  • Every correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted if any question is answered wrong.
  • Candidates can attempt the examination either in English or Hindi.

BCECE Subject Combination

BCECE 2023 exam includes subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Biology and Agriculture. Depending on the course candidates want to apply for, they can select 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

The following table gives details of the marking scheme for every subject.

Subject Number of Questions Marks Allotted Duration of examination Negative Marking
Physics 100 400 90 minutes for each subject 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
Chemistry 100 400
Mathematics 100 400
Biology 100 400
Agriculture 100 400

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the weightage given to Class 12 or equivalent marks for admission to Pharmacy courses in the state Bihar?

For admission in Pharmacy courses in the state of Bihar, only BCECE marks are considered. Class 12 marks are not given any weightage for admission in Pharmacy colleges in Bihar.


Is BCECE 2023 conducted in 2 stages?

No, BCECE 2023 exam will conduct only in a single stage.


Is negative marking applicable for wrong answers?

Yes, for every wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted.


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