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 will be open tentatively from last week of April and the last date to complete online registrations will be tentatively in the third week of May. 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) tentatively in the third week of May 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.
Upcoming Dates and Events
27 Apr, 2020 - 18 May, 2020 (Tentative)
Application | Mode: Online
12 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)
Admit Card | Mode: Online
23 Jun, 2020 - 24 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)
Exam | Mode: Offline
29 Jul, 2020 (Tentative)
Result | Mode: Online
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.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
BCECEB will relase the application form of DCECE 2020 in online mode tentatively in the last week of April. 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
Size ( maximum)
3.5 x 4.5 cm
4.5 x 3.5 cm
Application Fee (Rs.)
The exam pattern of DCECE 2020 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 2020
Subject-wise distribution of questions
Number of questions
The admit card of DCECE 2020 will be released tentatively in the second week of June. 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 2020 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 2020 will be released in the form of rank cards tentatively in the last week of July. 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
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
Mode of Counselling:
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
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:
For more information on the engineering colleges that accept BCECE scores, please refer to the following link:
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