DCECE 2020 - Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) will conduct DCECE 2020, which will be a pen-paper based examination for admission in various engineering diplomas in the polytechnics across the state of Bihar. Candidates will be able to apply online for DCECE 2020 tentatively from the last week of April. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of DCECE 2020 before applying for the exam. Registered candidates will be able to download DCECE admit card 2020 in online mode. Candidates who will qualify DCECE 2020 will be called for the counselling process. The counselling of DCECE 2020 will be conducted in online mode and will include registration, choice filling, seat allotment and payment of fee. The verification of documents has to be done during DCECE 2020 counselling. The final allotment will be on the basis of DCECE merit scores, availability of seats and preferences set by the candidates. Read the full article to know more about DCECE 2020.
The application form of DCECE 2020 will be released tentatively in the last week of April. DCECE 2020 will be held tentatively in the third week of June.
Diploma-Certificate Entrance Competitive Examination
Commonly known as
DCECE (Bihar Polytechnic)
Exam Conducting Body
Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB)
Mode of Application
DCECE conducts different examination for different courses. Thus candidates need to choose their examination carefully.
Polytechnic Engineering (PE) – is for admission to diploma engineering courses
Part-time Polytechnic Engineering (PPE) – is for admission to part-time 4-year diploma engineering courses
Candidates must be aware about the important dates of DCECE 2020, so that they don’t miss out on the deadlines. The following table can be referred to know about the important application and admission events of DCECE 2020.
Release of online application
Last week of April 2020
Final date to submit application form of DCECE 2020
Second week of May 2020
Last date to submit application fee through challan
Third week of May 2020
Last date to submit application fee through online mode
Application correction window
Issue of admit card
Second week of June 2020
Third week of June 2020 (PE & PPE)
Declaration of results
Last week of June 2020
Release of Merit list
Last week of July 2020
Seat Matrix and Business rule posting on the website
Start date of Online Registration and Choice filling for Seat allotment
First week of August 2020
Last date of Online Registration, Choice filling for Seat allotment and locking
Second week of August 2020
1st Round Provisional seat allotment Result Publication date
Third week of August 2020
Download of Allotment Order for 1st Round
Document Verification and Admission for 1st Round
Third to fourth week of August 2020
2nd Round Provisional seat allotment Result Publication date
Last week of August 2020
Download of Allotment Order for 2nd Round
Last week of August to first week of September 2020
Document Verification and Admission for 2nd Round
First week of September 2020
3rd Round Provisional seat allotment Result Publication date
Second week of September 2020
Download of Allotment Order for 3rd Round
Document Verification and Admission for 3rd Round
Second to third week of September 2020
Candidates are requested to check the eligibility criteria of DCECE 2020 before applying for the exam. No candidate will be eligible for final allotment if he/she does not fulfill the minimum DCECE eligibility criteria 2020. Candidates can refer the eligibility criteria for both the engineering diploma courses offered under DCECE 2020 mentioned below:
Domicile- Candidates must be Indian National whose-
Parent is a permanent resident of Bihar or
Parent enjoys refugee status in the state or
Parent is employed with Bihar government or
Parent is employed with the central government in Bihar or
Parent works with the UN and is currently posted in the state.
Medical Fitness- Candidates should be medically fit.
Candidates must have passed Class X exam conducted by Bihar board or any other equivalent exam with a minimum 35% marks.
Candidates appearing in Class 10th in the admission year are also eligible to apply.
There is no minimum or maximum age limit for the exam.
Candidates must have passed Class X exam or any equivalent exam, and must also hold a two-year ITI certificate.
Candidates should not be less than 18 years of age on 1st July 2020.
Candidates can apply for DCECE 2020 or Bihar Polytechnic online through the official website. The application form of DCECE 2020 will be available for candidates tentatively from the last week of April. All of the required details should be filled by the candidates and should also be valid in nature. Applications after the final date will not be accepted by the authorities. Candidates can follow the given steps to apply for DCECE 2020.
Step 1: Registration - In the first step, candidates will have to register for DCECE 2020 by entering a valid email ID and mobile number.
Step 2: Personal Details - After registration, candidates will have to enter their personal details like name, gender, date of birth, communication details, etc.
Step 3: Uploading of Documents - After entering their personal details, the candidates will be required to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature as per the specifications given by the authorities.
Specifications for Uploading Photograph and Signature-
3.5 x 4.5 cm
4.5 x 3.5 cm
Step 4: Academic Details - Next, candidates have to enter their academic details like exam passed, subjects studied, board, etc.
Step 5: Preview of Application Form- Once all the details will be filled by candidates, preview of the application form will be displayed on the screen. Candidates have to check their details.
Step 6: Payment of Fee - The next step of the process is payment of application fee. Candidates will be able to pay the fee in both online (net banking/credit card/debit card) or offline mode (e-challan).
Step 7: Print out of Application form- The last step is to take the print out of the completed application form.
Number of Courses Applied
Fee for General category Candidates
Fee for SC/ST/PwD Candidates
Application for 1 course (PE or PPE)
Application for both courses (PE and PPE)
Candidates must be well aware about the exam pattern of DCECE 2020 in order to make a perfect exam strategy for the exam. Following table can be referred to understand DCECE 2020 Exam Pattern.
Mode of examination
Offline (Pen-paper based)
2 hours 15 minutes
Language Medium of Exam
English and Hindi
Type of Questions
Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)
Total Number of Questions
For each correct answer, 5 marks are allotted
Number of questions
Candidates will be able to download the admit card of DCECE 2020 in online mode. DCECE 2020 admit card will consist of details like exam date, time and exam centre allotted to the candidates along with exam day instructions. DCECE admit card 2020 is an important document and no candidate will be allowed to appear for the exam without a valid admit card.
Visit the official website of DCECE 2020.
Click on the admit card link.
Login using registration number and password.
On successful login, DCECE admit card 2020 will be displayed on the screen.
Download the admit card and take a print out.
Candidates will be able to check the result of DCECE 2020 on the official website by entering their registration number and password. The rank card of DCECE 2020 will have the details of scores, qualifying status, merit rank of the candidates along with the date and time for interview.
Check the official website.
Click on the result or rank card link.
Login using registration number and date of birth.
DCECE rank card 2020 will be displayed on the screen.
Download the result and take a print out.
In case of a tie of marks between two or more candidates, the authorities will use the following tie-breaking rule to determine the rank of the candidates.
Candidates with higher marks will be given higher rank.
If the tie still persists, candidates with higher marks in Physics will be given higher rank.
If the tie still persists, candidates older in age will be given higher rank.
Along with the rank card, the authorities will also release the merit list of DCECE 2020. Candidates can simply access DCECE 2020 merit list by clicking on the list, they are not required to login for it. Candidates are shortlisted for counselling and seat allotment on the basis of merit list.
Click on the merit list download list.
Merit list will be displayed on the screen in the form of downloadable PDF.
Candidates who will have their names in DCECE 2020 merit list will be called for the counselling and seat allotment process. Counselling of DCECE 2020 will have many steps along with document verification. Candidates can refer the given steps to understand the counselling procedure of DCECE 2020.
Registration - Candidates will be able to register online for the counselling of DCECE 2020 by selecting the course to be applied and then entering their registration number, name, date of birth and security code. As the candidates will enter these details, data entered by them at the time of filling application form will be displayed on screen along with some new fields like if a candidate entered “appearing in qualifying exam” then the pass details will be asked. Enter all the required details and finish the registration.
Choice Filling - Once the registration is completed, candidates will have to fill their choices of courses and polytechnics. Candidates should choose their choices carefully as on the basis of these choices, they are allotted seats.
Locking of Filled Choices - Once candidates have filled the choices, they will have to lock their choices.
Seat Allotment - On the basis of merit list, category, choices locked and availability of seats, candidates will be allotted seats. The counselling will have different rounds and the seats allotted will get auto-updated according to the locked choices of candidates.
Payment of Admission Fee- Candidates will have to report to the allotted college with a demand draft of Rs 1000 in favor of the principal of concerned Institution in order to pay the admission fee.
Copy of downloaded Part-A & Part-B of Application form
DCECE 2020 Admit Card l
Rank Card of DCECE 2020
Copy of allotment letter ( 3 copies)
Passport-sized photograph ( 6 copies)
10th Board Certificate /Matric/equivalent Certificate and Admit Card as proof of age and identity.
Aadhar card for ID Proof.
School Leaving Certificate
Residential proof by natives of Bihar
Refugee certificate (if applicable)
Other eligibility certificates (wherever applicable)
Any other relevant certificate
I.A.S. Association Building
Near Patna Airport,
Patna - 800014,
All the information in this article is based on previous year’s notification and brochure. The latest information will be updated here as soon as it is available on the official website.
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