BCECE 2024

The BCECE 2024 exam will be conducted by the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) and all relevant information will be available on their official website, bceceboard.bihar.gov.in. The exam dates for the BCECE BSc program will be announced online. The registration process, which will be conducted online, will also include an application correction facility once it begins. Candidates can pay the BCECE application fee either online or offline, based on their preference. The exam itself will be held offline at various test centers. Admit cards for the BSc nursing exam will be issued on the official website. After the exam, the results and rank cards will be made available shortly.

What is BCECE 2024?

The BCECE (Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination) 2024 is an entrance exam conducted by the BCECEB for admissions into Agriculture and Horticulture Science courses. This exam will be conducted in a pen-and-paper format. The BSc entrance exam will last 1 hour and 30 minutes per paper. There will be separate question papers for Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and Agriculture, each consisting of 100 questions worth a total of 400 marks.

Important Note

Previously, the BCECE was conducted for Engineering, Medical, Pharmacy, and Architecture courses, but this changed in 2019. Since then, BCECEB has been conducting counseling for Engineering and Architecture courses based on JEE Main scores, and for Medical, Veterinary Science, and Animal Husbandry courses based on NEET scores.

BCECE 2024 Highlights

Here are the key details for the BCECE 2024 exam:

  • Exam Name: Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE)
  • Exam Frequency: Once a year
  • Exam Mode: Offline
  • Exam Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes per paper (five papers total)
  • Official Website: bceceboard.bihar.gov.in

BCECE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for undergraduate science courses through BCECE 2024, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Educational Qualification: Must have passed class 12th/Intermediate or equivalent examination from a state or national board. Relevant science, mathematics, and agriculture subjects must have been studied.
  • Age Limit: Minimum age is 16 years as of August 31 of the examination year. There is no maximum age limit.
  • For Engineering and Medical Courses: Eligibility criteria are the same as for JEE Main and NEET, respectively.

BCECE 2024 Admission Process

The admission process for BCECE 2024 involves the following steps:

Step 1: BCECE 2024 Application

Candidates must apply for the exam online through the official website. The application process includes registration, filling in academic and personal details, uploading documents, and fee payment. The application fees are:

General/BC/OBCINR 1000INR 1100

Step 2: Download BCECE 2024 Admit Card

Applicants will receive an admit card for the entrance exam, which includes their name, roll number, exam center details, and location. Admit cards can be downloaded from the official website using login details. Candidates must bring the admit card and a valid photo ID to the exam.

Step 3: Appear for BCECE 2024 Examination

Candidates must take the exam as scheduled on their admit card. The exam is a pen-paper-based test with six different papers, each lasting 1 hour and 30 minutes. Candidates should arrive at their exam centers at least one hour before the exam begins.

Step 4: Check BCECE 2024 Result

The results will be announced after the exams. Candidates can check their results and marks by logging into the official website. BCECEB will also release separate merit lists for each subject group, which will be used for admissions.

Step 5: Appear for BCECE 2024 Counselling

Candidates must participate in the counseling rounds according to the merit list. Seats will be allocated based on merit, eligibility, and reservation criteria. Candidates can select their preferred colleges from those accepting BCECE 2024 scores. Those applying for reserved seats must present relevant documents for verification during counseling.

BCECE 2024 Exam Centres

The BCECE 2024 exam will be conducted at various centres across Bihar, with two additional centres outside the state (in Jharkhand and another region). Here is the list of exam centres:

Centre NameTest Centre Code
East Champaran19
West Champaran20
Jharkhand (outside Bihar)98
Other regions99

BCECE 2024 Syllabus

The BCECE 2024 syllabus will be released by BCECEB along with the exam notification and information brochure. Historically, the syllabus has remained consistent with previous years, covering topics from Class 11 and Class 12 in subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, and Agricultural subjects. Candidates should be thorough with the syllabus, understand the topic-wise weightage, and prepare their study plan accordingly.

BCECE 2024 Exam Pattern

The BCECE 2024 exam will be a pen-and-paper test, with each of the five papers (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Agriculture, and Biology) lasting 1.5 hours. The questions will be in both English and Hindi and will be multiple-choice (MCQs) with four options. Each paper will contain 100 questions, each worth four marks. There will be a negative marking of one mark for each wrong answer. The total marks for each paper will be 400. Depending on the subject groups (PCM, PCB, CBA, MCA, MBA, and PCMB), the total marks will range between 1200 and 1600.

BCECE 2024 Question Paper

After the exam, the BCECE 2024 question paper will be released. Since the exam is conducted in a pen-and-paper format, candidates will receive a copy of the question paper after the test. Those preparing for future exams can use previous years’ question papers and sample papers for practice. The BCECEB typically publishes the question papers officially after the admission process is complete.

BCECE 2024 Admit Card

The BCECE 2024 admit card will be available online on the official website. Candidates need to visit the site, click on the BCECE 2024 Admit Card link, and log in using their username and password to download it. The admit card contains personal details, exam date and time, exam centre address, and exam day guidelines. It is a mandatory document to bring to the test centre and is also required for the counselling process.

BCECE 2024 Exam Day Instructions

Candidates should follow these instructions on exam day:

  • Arrival Time: Report to the exam centre at least an hour before the exam starts.
    • Physics: Exam 9:00 – 10:30 AM, Report by 8:00 AM
    • Chemistry: Exam 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Report by 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
    • Mathematics: Exam 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Report by 1:00 PM
    • Biology: Exam 4:00 – 5:30 PM, Report by 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
    • Agriculture: Exam 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Report by 10:00 AM
  • What to Bring: Admit card and a valid photo ID.
  • What Not to Bring: Electronic devices, mobile phones, headphones, calculators, or eatables (water may be allowed).
  • Issues: Address any admit card or exam centre location discrepancies with the exam authority at least five days before the exam.
  • Conduct: Follow the instructions of exam centre officials, sit in the assigned seat, and avoid any unfair practices to prevent disqualification.

BCECE 2024 Answer Keys

The BCECE 2024 answer keys will be released online on the official website. Unofficial answer keys might be released by coaching institutes or experts shortly after the exam. The answer key helps candidates estimate their scores by providing the correct answers for each question.

BCECE 2024 Result

The BCECE 2024 results will be available online as rank cards on the official website. Candidates need to log in with their roll number and date of birth to download their rank card. It is advisable to keep the rank card safe until the admission and counselling process is complete.

BCECE 2024 Counselling

BCECE 2024 counselling will be conducted online. Candidates who qualify will need to register, fill out their choices, and participate in web counselling. BCECEB will release a provisional seat allotment list. Candidates must secure their allotted seats by locking their choices and paying the fees.

Colleges Accepting BCECE 2024 Scores

Here is a list of colleges accepting BCECE scores for admission to BSc courses in Agriculture and Horticulture:

College NameCourseSeat Intake
Bihar Agricultural College, BhagalpurBSc (Hons.) Agriculture62
Mandan Bharti Agricultural College, SaharsaBSc (Hons.) Agriculture60
Bhola Paswan Shastri Agricultural College, PurneaBSc (Hons.) Agriculture60
Veer Kunwar Singh College of Agricultural, BuxarBSc (Hons.) Agriculture60
Nalanda College of Horticulture, NalandaBSc (Hons.) Horticulture23
Dr. Kalam Agricultural College, KishanganjBSc (Hons.) Agriculture60

85% of the seats in these colleges will be filled based on BCECE 2024 scores.

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