About DCECE 2019

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.

  • Para-medical  (PM) (intermediate level)
  • Para-medical dental (PMD) (matric level)
  • Part-time 4-year Polytechnic Engineering (PPE)
Exam level: State Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English, Hindi
Conducting Body: Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board
Duration 2 Hours 15 Minutes

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DCECE 2019 Important Dates

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

DCECE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

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.

  • 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  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

  • 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
OBC, General Online, Offline Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 750
SC, ST Online, Offline Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 480
SC, ST, OBC, General PWD Online, Offline Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 480

DCECE 2019 Syllabus


DCECE 2019 Exam Pattern

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 

  • 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 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

  • 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

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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

  • 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 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

  • Click on the DCECE 2019 merit list 
  • The merit list will be appear on screen 
  • Download and take a printout of the result

DCECE 2019 Counselling

Mode of Counselling: Online

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

  • 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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