About DCECE 2020

Admission to diploma engineering courses at polytechnic institutes in the state of Bihar will be done through DCECE 2020 Polytechnic Engineering (PE) paper. Online application forms of DCECE 2020 is now open and the last date to complete online registrations  is April 17. The application fee of Rs. 750 (open category) can be paid either online or offline. The entrance exam will be conducted by the Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) on May 9 in pen-paper-based mode. The paper will be of 2 hours 15 minutes duration and will include 90 objective type questions from physics, chemistry and mathematics. To appear in the exam, the candidate will need to have passed matriculation exam with minimum 35% marks, and also meet other prescribed eligibility criteria. Admit cards for eligible candidates will be issued in online mode. Meanwhile, the result of the entrance exam will be declared in the form of rank cards. Merit lists will also be published to short-list candidates for counselling.

Please note that apart from admission to three-year engineering diploma courses, DCECE 2020 is also held for admission to following programmes.

  • Para-medical  (PM) (intermediate level)
  • Para-medical dental (PMD) (matric level)
  • Part-time 4-year Polytechnic Engineering (PPE)

DCECE 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Bihar Diploma Certificate Entrance Competitive Examination
Short Exam Name DCECE
Conducting Body Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level State Level Exam
Languages English, Hindi
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 750 Rs [Offline] +1 More
Mode of Exam Offline
Mode of Counselling Online
Participating Colleges 1
Exam Duration 2 Hours 15 Minutes

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DCECE 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

18 Mar, 2020 - 17 Apr, 2020

Application | Mode: Online Ongoing

20 Apr, 2020 - 23 Apr, 2020

Application Correction | Mode: Online

30 Apr, 2020

Admit Card | Mode: Online

09 May, 2020

Exam | Mode: Offline

17 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

DCECE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates desirous of admission to diploma engineering courses in polytechnics in Bihar have to meet the prescribed eligibility criteria of DCECE 2020, or they will not be considered for admission. These eligibility criteria relate to parameters like qualifying exam passed, minimum marks, and also age limit for appearing in the exam, as have been discussed below. 

Eligibility criteria of DCECE 2020 

Qualifying Exam– Candidates who have passed Class X exam conducted by Bihar board or any other equivalent exam are eligible to apply. In addition, candidates appearing in the qualifying exam in 2020 can also apply on provisional basis.

  • Minimum marks – The candidates needs to have scored minimum 35% marks in Class X
  • Age limit – Candidates of all ages can apply, as no age limit has been set. 
  • Domicile – Indian citizens who meet the following conditions may apply. The parent of the candidate:
    • is a permanent resident of Bihar
    • enjoys refugee status in the state
    • is employed with Bihar government
    • is employed with the central government in Bihar
    • works with the UN and is currently posted in the state
  • Medical fitness – All candidates must be medically fit.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

BCECEB  has released the application form of DCECE 2020 in online mode on March 18. Before proceeding to fill the form, it is recommended that candidates go through the guidelines and also the eligibility criteria carefully, so as to avoid mistakes during filling the application form. Also, keeping the scanned images of relevant documents and other important documents nearby would make the process much easier. To help the cause of the candidate, the application process is explained in brief below.

How to fill DCECE 2020 application form

  • Registration – To start the registration process, the candidate has to first select the course group (PE in this case) and then enter valid email id and mobile number. Other details the candidate will be prompted to enter include name, DOB, Aadhaar number, etc. If the registration is successful, the activation code will be generated and sent to the registered email if and the mobile number of the candidate.
  • Filling of personal information - The candidate has to next fill the application form, which will have sections like personal and communication details. In Personal details section, name, gender, DOB, the name of parents, etc. have to be entered. Academic section, meanwhile, will have fields like qualifying exam, marks, the name of the passing institute, etc.
  • Uploading of documents - In this stage, scanned images of photograph and signature have to be uploaded as per the specifications described in the table below:

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  • Filling of education information -  After paying the fee, enter details related to exam passed, subjects studied in the qualifying exam, the name of the school (college), board, passing status, year of passing, pass percentage, and percentage.
  • Preview application form– At this stage, the candidate will be able to preview the complete application form. Corrections are also allowed at this stage. If the candidate is happy with details entered, he/she may submit the form.
  • Application fee payment– The application fee is Rs. 750 for open, and Rs. 480 for reserved(SC, ST and PwD) candidates. Both online (net banking, credit and debit cards ) and offline payment modes are available. To pay offline, e-challan has to be generated at the time of filling the application form. The challan can be used for making the payment at any nearby bank.


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  • Take a printout of the form – Finally, download and take a printout of the application form.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Offline, Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 750
SC, ST Offline, Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 480
General, SC, OBC, ST PWD Offline, Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 480

DCECE 2020 Syllabus




DCECE 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of DCECE 2020 contain key insights into the structure of the exam like the number and types of questions asked, exam duration, subjects covered, and much more. These insights will help the candidate prepare in accordance with the demands of the exam and no get mislead. Check the key components related to the exam pattern from below. 

Exam pattern of DCECE 2020 

  • The mode of the exam will offline (pen-and-paper) based.
  • There will be one paper of 2 hours 15 minute duration 
  • Question type will be Multiple Choice 
  • Questions will be asked from physics, chemistry and mathematics. 
  • Marking scheme - for each correct answer 5 marks will be awarded.
  • Questions will be set in English and Hindi languages

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The admit card of DCECE 2020 will be released on April 30. It  will be available in online mode only, and not be sent to the candidate either by post or any other means. To download the admit card, one has to log-in to the admit card download portal (will be updated on this page once it is available). An important document required for sitting in the exam and for completing subsequent admission formalities, the admit card will contain details like name and address of the exam centre, date and time of the exam, and also roll number of the candidate. 

How to download the DCECE 2020 admit card

  • Click on the download link 
  • Log-in to the download portal by entering registration number and date of birth
  • The admit card will appear on the screen on successful log-in

Check that the details mentioned on the admit card is the same as the ones entered at the time of filling the application form. If everything is OK, download and take a printout. 

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card

1 College Accepting Admission
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The results of DCECE 2020 will be released in the form of rank cards tentatively in June. The result is prepared based on the performance of the candidate in the entrance exam; no weightage will be given to qualifying exam marks. The candidate can check and download rank cards, online. It includes important details like the roll number, marks obtained by the candidate in the exam, and qualifying status. In case of candidates who have qualified in the exam, the result would also include details related to time and date of interview (counselling).

How to download rank card (or check result) of DCECE 2020

  • Click on rank card link
  • Log-in by entering roll number and date of birth
  • Upon successful log-in, rank card will be appear on screen.
  • Download and take a printout of the rank card.

DCECE Merit list 2020

Apart from rank cards, authorities will also make available merit lists of DCECE 2020 in downloadable PDF format. Candidates can download merit lists simply by clicking on the relevant exam; no log-in details are required. An important feature of the merit list is it will be used to short-list candidates for counselling and seat allotment.

Process to download the merit list of DCECE 2020

  • Click on the DCECE 2020 merit list 
  • The merit list will be appear on screen 
  • Download and take a printout of the result

DCECE 2020 Counselling

Mode of Counselling: Online

Online counselling of DCECE 2020 will being conducted for only those candidates who qualify the entrance exam. Candidates will be able to check their qualification status on the rank card, which will be available at the time of declaration of result. Since the counselling process is online, the candidate will have to get registered and participate in choice filling and locking. Candidates who don’t fill choices will not be considered for seat allotment. The DCECE 2020 counselling process is explained in brief below:

DCECE 2020 Counselling Procedure

  • Online registration – Qualified candidates have to get registered by selecting the course, and then by entering registration number, name, date of birth, and security code, etc. Please note some details the candidate entered at the time of filling the application form will appear in read-only mode, and the candidate will also have to enter a few additional details.
  • Choice filling and locking –  After successful registration, the candidate has to next enter choices from the available options in the order of preference. The choices entered also has to be locked, or last entered choices would automatically get locked once choice filling deadline expires. 
  • Seat Allotment – The second seat allotment was done online and based on merit; additionally, the category of and choices entered by the candidate is taken into account. Allotted candidates will have to report at Reporting Centres (RCs) in person on the scheduled date and time to accept the allotted seat. 
  • Payment of admission fee – Finally, the candidate has to pay the admission fee of Rs. 1000, to confirm the seat.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Copy of downloaded part-a & part-b of application form
  • Admit card in original
  • Rank card
  • 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
  • Caste certificate
  • Character certificate
  • Refugee certificate (if applicable)
  • Other eligibility certificate (wherever applicable)
  • Any other relevant certificate

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What is the mode of examination?


DCECE 2020 will be conducted in offline mode (pen and paper-based).

Question: How to download the admit card of DCECE 2020?


To download DCECE 2020 admit card, candidates have to visit the official website and log in to the portal using registration number and password.

Question: What is the medium of language of the entrance examinations?


DCECE 2020 will be conducted in English and Hindi languages. 

Question: What is the age limit to apply for DCECE 2020?


To be eligible for DCECE 2020, candidates should not be less than 18 years of age on 1st July 2020.

Questions related to DCECE

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from where I can get the diploma intrance questions paper of previous year

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 28th Mar, 2020

You can get it from various websites.Simply go to google and search for DCECE previous year papers.You will get options if various websites where you can download it for free.

I hope this helps.

how can i prepare for this exam

Ankit Dahiya Student Expert 13th Mar, 2020
DCECE is conducted every year for admissions to diploma engineering courses at polytechnic institutes in the state of Bihar.
The exam is conducted in 3rd week of may in offline mode.
The paper details are:
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • No. of question: 90 objective type
  • Syllabus: Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

As you have 2 months from now it would be best time to start your preparation. Make a proper time table devoting time to each of the subjects. Refer to previous year paper to get an idea about the level of questions asked and prepare accordingly. Prepare your own short notes, they will come handy for the last minute revisions.

Thank you.

can we apply for both pe and ppe(can we take admission in both part time and full time in polytechnic college)

SHAH TAHA 9th Feb, 2020
Most of the polytechnic colleges are not preferred to part time courses.But as of now some colleges are having the choices. in regard to this you can choose only part time or full time.

who is the best book for electronics &communaction engineering dcece (le)

Aishwarya Kadam 28th Dec, 2019


The Best books for Electronics and Communication Engineering DECE [LE] are subject-wise:

•Analog Circuit and theory- Sedra and Smith

•Electronics Devices- Neamen

•Digital Electronics- M.Morris Mano or Anand Kumar

•Control System- Nagrath

•Communication Systems- Simon Haykin

•Signal and Systems- Oppenheim

•Network Theory- A V Bakshi

•Electromagnetic Theory- Sadiku

•Microcontroller- Mazidi

•Microprocessor- Gaonkar

•Engineering Mathematics- B S Grewal

These are the standard books for each subject, you can also search for its free pdfs.

Hope this addresses.


Engineering college accepting dcece in any branch for admission in btech

Tamajit Student Expert 4th Oct, 2019

Hi Aditya,

I presume that the entrance examination you are referring to is BCECE, i.e., Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination which is the qualifier examination for admission into the engineering colleges under BCECE board. The engineering colleges that accept BCECE rank are as follows:

  1. MIT Muzffarpur.
  2. R.P. Sharma Institute of Technology.
  3. Vidya Vihar Institute of Technology.
  4. Millia Institute of Technology.
  5. National Institute of Technology, Patna.
  6. Moti Babu Institute of Technology.
  7. Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology.
  8. Women's Institute of Technology.
  9. Bhagalpur College of Engineering.

For more information on the engineering colleges that accept BCECE scores, please refer to the following link:



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