Admission to diploma engineering courses at polytechnic institutes in the state of Bihar will be done through DCECE 2019 Polytechnic Engineering (PE) paper. Online application forms of DCECE 2019 were open on April 27 and the last date to complete online registrations was May 18. The application fee of Rs. 750 (open category) could be paid either online or offline. The entrance exam was conducted by the Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) on June 23 & 24 in pen-paper-based mode. The paper would be of 2 hours 15 minutes duration and include 90 objective type questions from physics, chemistry and mathematics. To appear in the exam, the candidate needs to have passed matriculation exam with minimum 35% marks, and also meet other prescribed eligibility criteria. Admit cards for eligible candidates was issued on June 12. Meanwhile, the result of the entrance exam was declared on July 29, 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 2019 is also held for admission to following programmes.
Past Dates and Events
15 Sep, 2019 - 16 Sep, 2019
Counselling - Document verification - round 3 | Mode: Offline
12 Sep, 2019 - 14 Sep, 2019
Counselling - Downloading of allotment order - round 3 | Mode: Online
12 Sep, 2019
Counselling - Provisional seat allotment - round 3 - Start Date | Mode: Online
03 Sep, 2019 - 05 Sep, 2019
Counselling - Document verification - round 2 | Mode: Offline
30 Aug, 2019 - 02 Sep, 2019
Counselling - Release of allotment order - round 2 | Mode: Online
30 Aug, 2019
Counselling - Provisional seat allotment - round 2 - Start Date | Mode: Online
22 Aug, 2019 - 24 Aug, 2019
Counselling - Document verification - round 1 | Mode: Offline
19 Aug, 2019 - 21 Aug, 2019
Counselling - Release of allotment order - round 1 | Mode: Online
19 Aug, 2019
Counselling - Provisional seat allotment - round 1 - Start Date | Mode: Online
29 Jul, 2019
Result - Rank card | Mode: Online
24 Jun, 2019
Exam - PM & PMD | Mode: Offline
23 Jun, 2019
Exam - PE & PPE | Mode: Offline
12 Jun, 2019
Admit Card | Mode: Online
22 May, 2019 - 24 May, 2019
Application Correction | Mode: Online
21 May, 2019
Last date for payment through net banking/credit card/debit card - Start Date | Mode: Online
20 May, 2019
Last date for payment through Challan - Start Date | Mode: Offline
27 Apr, 2019 - 18 May, 2019
Application - Online registration | Mode: Online
Candidates desirous of admission to diploma engineering courses in polytechnics in Bihar have to meet the prescribed eligibility criteria of DCECE 2019, 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 2019
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 2019 can also apply on provisional basis.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
BCECEB released the application form of DCECE 2019 in online mode on April 27. Before proceeding to fill the form, it was 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 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 2019 application form
Size ( maximum)
3.5 x 4.5 cm
4.5 x 3.5 cm
Application Fee (Rs.)
The exam pattern of DCECE 2019 will 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 2019
Subject-wise distribution of questions
Number of questions
The admit card of DCECE 2019 released on June 12. It is available in online mode only, and will 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 2019 admit card
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.
The results of DCECE 2019 released in the form of rank cards on July 29. 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 2019
DCECE Merit list 2019
Apart from rank cards, authorities will also make available merit lists of DCECE 2019 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 2019
Mode of Counselling:
Online counselling of DCECE 2019 is being conducted for only those candidates who have qualified in the entrance exam from August 6. 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 2019 counselling process is explained in brief below:
DCECE 2019 Counselling Procedure
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