BCECE 2018 is the entrance examination conducted by Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examinations Board (BCECEB) for admissions into the participating engineering colleges in Bihar. Registrations are now open and the candidates will be able to fill the application form of BCECE 2018 till March 28 (11.59 pm). Candidates can make corrections in their application form from April 3 to 5. Only the registered BCECE 2018 candidates will be able to download their admit card from April 15 and appear for the entrance examination that will be held on April 29, 2018. The entrance exam of BCECE 2018 will be held in only 1 stage. The result, which will be announced online, will consist of the qualification status of the candidates. The qualified candidates will be called in for the counselling session of BCECE 2018 which will be held tentatively during the last week of July 2018. For admissions through BCECE, all candidates will have to meet the eligibility criteria set by the admission authorities. Along with the fulfilment of the eligibility criteria, the candidates will also be required to qualify the entrance exam. For detailed information about important dates, eligibility, application procedure, the announcement of result, counselling and more of BCECE 2018, read the full article.
Latest: BCECE 2018 Application Form Available Now!
The Government of Bihar constituted the board under BCECE Act, 1995 for conduction of admissions into the engineering institutes of the state through BCECE examination. For the session of 2017, due to delay in admit card, the entrance examination was held in one stage.
BCECE 2018 Quick Facts
Name of the Examination
Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination
Commonly Known As
Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board
Type of Examination
Mode of Application
Mode of Examination
What's New in BCECE 2018?
The number of questions has increased from 50 to 100 in each paper.
The time allotted to candidates for each paper is 1 and a half hours.
- The application submission will be in online mode from this year.
Start of Online Registrations
March 7, 2018
End Date for Online Registrations
March 28, 2018 (11.59 pm)
Final Date for Application Fee payment through challan
March 31, 2018 (upto banking hours)
Last date to pay the application fee online
April 2, 2018 (11.59 pm)
Facility for Editing BCECE 2018 Application Form
April 3 to 5, 2018 (11.59 pm)
Availability of Admit Card
April 15, 2018
BCECE 2018 Examination
April 29, 2018
Announcement of Result
Second week of July 2018
Commencement of Counselling
Last week of July 2018
Previous Year Data of BCECE
Candidates applied in BCECE 2017
Candidates appeared in BCECE 2017 exam
Candidates qualified in the first round of BCECE counselling 2017
Candidates qualified in the second round of BCECE counselling 2017
The eligibility criteria of BCECE 2018 consists of all the conditions that a candidate has to satisfy for admissions into the B.Tech courses offered by the participating institutes. The criteria will be related to the age, nationality and education of the candidate. Some of the eligibility criteria of BCECE 2018 for admissions is listed below. Inability to meet the criteria may lead to the disqualification of the candidate. Check the BCECE 2018 eligibility criteria from the table given below.
BCECE 2018 Eligibility Criteria
10+2 (or equivalent) examination should have been qualified by the candidates. Minimum 45% marks (40% marks for reserved category) should have been secured in the qualifying examination
Year of applying
Those candidates who will be appearing for their qualifying examination in 2018 will also be eligible to apply
Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology should have been studied by the candidates during their 10+2 standard
There is no age restriction for the candidates
The application form of BCECE 2018 is now available in online mode. All candidates who will fulfil the eligibility criteria will have to register themselves. The final date to submit the filled BCECE application form is March 28, 2018. While filling the online BCECE 2018 application form, the candidates will have to make sure that all information is valid and according to their documents.
How to fill BCECE 2018 application form?
Candidates need to follow the steps given below to fill the application form of BCECE 2018.
Step 1 – Registration: The candidates will have to register themselves for the admission procedure. For registration, the candidates will have to submit their personal and contact details. The registration number will be generated after the candidates are successfully registered.
Step 2 – Filling of Personal Information: Next, the candidates will have to fill their personal and communication details. All of the details provided should be valid in nature.
Step 3 - Uploading of Documents: After providing the required information, the candidates will have to upload scanned images of their photograph and signature in the format prescribed.
Step 4 – Fill Academic Information: All of the academic information regarding the candidates will have to be filled and submitted by the candidates. Before submission, the candidates will be able to preview all of the information and edit it.
Step 5 – Preview of Filled Application Form: The candidates will be able to preview their filled application form and check for any mistakes.
Step 6 - Payment of Application Fee: The required application fees have to be paid by the candidates through online (debit card/ credit card/ net banking) or offline mode (via bank challan). The candidates will be able to move forward in the application process only after successfully paying the application fee.
General/ Backward/ Extremely Backward
SC/ ST/ PwD
Step 7 – Submission and Downloading of Application Form – The filled application form has to be downloaded in Part A and B and printed out. The printout of the application form has to be kept with the candidate for future use. The candidates will not be required to send the hard copy of the application form to the authorities.
BCECE 2018 Exam Centres
While filling the online application form of BCECE 2018, the candidates will have to fill in their preferred exam centres. According to the selected options, the candidates will be allotted centres for the examination. Total 39 centres are available for the candidates to choose from.
Exam Centres of BCECE 2018
How to Prepare for BCECE 2018
The examination of BCECE 2018 will be held in only 1 stage. All candidates will have to qualify the exam and participate in the counselling. The exam pattern of BCECE 2018 provides the detailed information to the candidates regarding the question paper pattern, type of questions asked and marking scheme. By knowing the exam pattern in detail, the candidates will be able to work on their preparation process.
BCECE 2018 Exam Pattern
Mode of Examination
Offline (Pen and Paper Based)
Duration of Exam
4 hours 30 minutes
Type of Questions
Objective Multiple Choice Questions
Total Number of Questions
4 marks will be given for each correct answer
1 mark will be deducted for a negative response
The syllabus of BCECE 2018 consist of all the topics and chapters which are important for the entrance examination. The detailed breakdown of the topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for BCECE 2018 is present in the syllabus. The candidates can refer to the syllabus to know which chapters are important for the examination and boost their preparation progress.
The registered candidates will be able to download their BCECE 2018 admit card from April 15. To download the admit card, the candidates will have to log in using their registration number/ user name and the password/ date of birth. Th admit card of BCECE 2018 will be available only in online mode. While reporting at the examination centre, all candidates will be required to bring their admit card. The candidates will not be allowed to appear for the examination if he/ she fails to produce the admit card. The date and time of the examination along with the venue will be available in the released admit card. All candidates are requested to check their admit card before downloading. In case of any discrepancies, the candidates are requested to contact the admission authorities.
How to check BCECE 2018 admit card?
- Login using BCECE registration number, password and date of birth.
- The admit card of BCECE will appear on the screen.
- Check all the details mentioned over it carefully.
- In case of discrepancy, contact the authorities immediately.
- Take two print outs of the admit card and keep it safely till the admission process is over.
BCECE 2018 Answer Key
The answer key of BCECE 2018 will consist of the correct responses to the questions asked in the entrance examination. By using the answer key, the candidates will be able to calculate their probable secured scores in the examination before the official declaration of result. Calculation of scores can be done by comparing their recorded responses with the correct answers. The official marking scheme has to be followed while calculating. BCECE 2018 answer key released by the coaching institutes will also be updated in this article as soon as it is released.
How to check BCECE answer key 2018?
- Click on the link provided by the authorities.
- The answer key of BCECE 2018 will appear on the screen.
- Verfiy the answers with the ones written in the exam.
- Calculate marks in the exam using the official marking scheme
- Estimate rank and admission chances
The minimum scores or ranks required to qualify the entrance examination will be the cutoff of BCECE 2018. The cutoff is prepared to screen the admission process of BCECE 2018. All candidates will have to secure the cutoff ranks for admissions into the participating institutes. Many factors are considered while the cutoff is determined by the concerned authorities. The candidates will have to note that the cutoff for each course and institute will be different.
BCECEB will be announcing the result of BCECE 2018 tentatively in the second week of July 2018. The result of BCECE 2018 will consist of the category wise roll number of all the candidates who manage to qualify the entrance examination. The candidates will be able to access the result in PDF format. The admission committee may announce the result of the two stages of entrance examination separately. Only those candidates whose roll number is stated in the result will be able to participate in the counselling session.
All qualified candidates will have to register themselves for the counselling of BCECE 2018. During registration, the candidates will have to fill their preferred choice of colleges and courses. The selection of choices has to be done as per preference since this factor will also be taken into account during allotment of seats. The registered candidates will be allotted seats based on their merit, preferred choices and availability of seats during counselling. The allotted candidates will have to download and print out their Provisional Allotment Letter. As per the timings specified in the allotment letter, the candidates will have to report at the counselling venue for the handwriting verification. During the verification of handwriting, the authorities will check whether the handwriting of the present candidate is similar to that in the OMR sheet or not. Those candidates who are successful in the verification process will then have to verify their documents and confirm their admission.
Documents to be Submitted for Verification
Final Seat Allotment Letter
Admit Card of BCECE 2018
Marksheet, Hall Ticket & Pass Certificate of 10th Standard
Marksheet, Hall Ticket & Pass Certificate of 12th Standard
Six photograph that is similar in the application form
Caste Certificate (if applicable)
I.A.S. Association Building
Near Patna Airport,
Patna - 800014,
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BCECE FAQs 2018
Q - Is the application fee of BCECE refundable?
A - No, the BCECE application fee is non-refundable.
Q - Is there negative marking in BCECE entrance exam?
A - Yes, there is negative marking in BCECE. 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
Q - How to submit the application form of BCECE?
A - You will have to submit the application form online and take a print out of the filled BCECE application form - Part A and Part B. Candidates have to keep these printouts of the application form with them and take them along at the time of the counselling.
Controller of Examination,
I.A.S. Association Building,
Near Patna Airport, P.O.-B.V.College,
Patna – 800014