BCECE 2022: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date

The Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board will conduct the BCECE 2022 exam to shortlist the candidates for admission to pharma, agriculture, para medical and other courses. Selected candidates will be offered enrolment into the colleges of the Bihar state only. The interested candidates can fill their application form that is scheduled to be released in the month of March 2022 (tentative) through online mode. The entrance exam will be expectedly conducted in the month of April 2022.

BCECE 2022 Important Dates

The tentative dates related to BCECE 2022 are provided in the table below:

Avialable Application Form 2020
EventsTentative Dates
Availability of online application form1st week of March 2022
Last date for submitting the application form4th week of March 2022
Last date of application fee payment through Challan4th week of March 2022
Last date of application fee payment through online payment gatewayLast week of March 2022
Commencement of application correction processLast week of March 2022
Last date for making correction in the application formLast week of March 2022
Publication of e-admit card1st week of April 2022
Date of entrance exam3rd week of April 2022
Result announcementTo be notified later


BCECE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria must be fulfilled by the candidates who want to apply for BCECE 2022:


Age criteria:

  • For B.Pharma: There is no age limit to appear for B.Pharma exam but there might be limit for admission to certain pharmacy colleges.
  • For Para medical and related courses: The age of the candidates should not be less than 17 years as on 31st December 2022.
  • For Agricultural courses: The age of the candidates should not be less than 16 years as on 31st August 2022.

Academic criteria:

  • For B.Pharma: The candidates need to clear their class 12th or equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology.
  • For Para medical and related courses: Applicants who have passed their class 12th or equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry and Biology are eligible.
  • For Agricultural courses:

Medical fitness:

  • The candidate must be medically fit in order to be eligible for admission.

BCECE Application Form 2022

The BCECE 2022 application form will be released through online mode and can be obtained from the official website of the board bceceboard.bihar.gov.in. Those who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria can apply for the exam.

  • First, the candidates need to fill a registration form providing details like name, mobile number, email address, etc and creating a password.
  • Once the registration completes, the candidates can login to their account using email id and password and obtain the application form.
  • In the application form, basic details related to the candidates (apart from the ones asked in the registration form) will be asked.
  • Scanned copies of photograph and signature of the candidates should then be uploaded into the application form.
  • Academic details related to the qualifying exam like school’s name, board’s name passing year, marks obtained, etc will also be asked into the form.
  • After providing all the details as asked, the candidates can submit the form with the specified application fee.
  • The applicants should then take a printout of the submitted application form and keep it with them for future reference.

Application fee:

  • For General/ OBC category candidates opting for PCM/ PCB/ CBA/ PCA/ MBA/ MCA subject combinations: Rs. 1000/-
  • For General/ OBC category candidates opting for PCMB subject combination: Rs. 1100/-
  • For SC/ ST/ DQ category candidates opting for PCM/ PCB/ CBA/ PCA/ MBA/ MCA subject combinations: Rs. 500/-
  • For SC/ ST/ DQ category candidates opting for PCMB subject combination: Rs. 550/-

*P- Physics, C- Chemistry, B- Biology, A- Agricultural, M- Mathematics

Mode of payment:

  • Payment of application fee can be done in online mode using net banking/ credit card/ debit card.
  • Offline mode for payment of the application fee is also available and can be done through Challan.

BCECE 2022 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern overview for BCECE 2022 is provided below.

  • Mode of exam: Offline mode
  • Duration of exam: 90 minutes (for each paper)
  • Medium of exam: English and Hindi both
  • Number of questions: 100 (for each paper)
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Total marks: 400 (for each paper)
  • Marking Scheme: For each right answer 4 marks will be awarded to the candidates.
  • Negative marking: For each wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted as penalty.
PapersNo. of questionsMaximum marksDuration
Physics10040090 minutes
Chemistry10040090 minutes
Mathematics10040090 minutes
Biology10040090 minutes
Agricultural Science10040090 minutes


BCECE Syllabus 2022

The syllabus for the BCECE exam 2022 is provided below:

  • Physics: Kinematics, Measurements, Force, Law of Motion, Waves and Oscillations, Magnetic Effect of Electric Current, Magnetism, Gravitation, Electronic Devices, etc
  • Chemistry: Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Redox Reaction, Hydrogen, s- Block Elements, Basic Principles and Techniques in Organic Chemistry, etc
  • Mathematics: Trigonometric Functions, Sets, Relations and Functions, Algebra, Calculus, Vectors and Three Dimensional Geometry, Statistics and Probability, etc
  • Biology: Diversity in Living World, Biology and Human Welfare, Plant and Human Physiology, Cell Structure and Function, Genetics and Evolution, Reproduction, etc

BCECE 2022 Admit Card

  • The admit card for the entrance test will be made available for download on the official website.
  • Candidates should take a hard copy of the admit card and carry it with them while reporting to the exam center.
  • Details of the exam such as center address, date and time will be mentioned on the admit card.
  • In absence of a valid admit card, the candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall and take their exam.
  • Admit card should be preserved by the candidates as it may also be required at the time of admission.

BCECE Result 2022

  • The authorities will declare the result of the entrance exam on the official website of the board.
  • To check their result, the candidates will be asked to provide details such as application number, date of birth, roll number, etc.
  • A merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored by the candidates in the entrance exam. Separate merit lists will be prepared for admission to different courses.
  • Candidates will be invited to attend the further process of admission as per the names in the merit list.

BCECE 2022 Counseling

  • Shortlisted candidates need to appear for the counseling round as per the schedule decided by the authorities.
  • Complete details regarding the counseling will be communicated to the candidates via the official website after the declaration of result.
  • Documents of the candidates will be verified at the time of counseling and therefore they should report with all their documents in original.
  • Candidates will also be asked to provide their choice for course specialization and institute at the time of counseling.
  • A medical test of the candidates will also be conducted which they must pass to get enrolment.
  • Seat will then be allotted to the candidates on the basis of their choice and merit.


  1. I made a mistake in the application form and submitted it. Is there any way I can correct it?

Answer: A correction window will be provided to the candidates to make any changes in the application form. Any mistake can be corrected during this period only.

  1. I am unable to download my BCECE admit card. What should I do know?

Answer: Candidates who are unable to download their admit card for BCECE exam should at once contact the Examination Controller, BCECE Board Office, IAS Bhawan, Near Patna Airport, Patna.

  1. If I am not happy with result can I ask for a re-evaluation?

Answer: No requests for re-checking of answer sheet or re-totaling of marks from the candidates will be entertained.

  1. I haven’t cleared my class 12th yet. Can I apply for the BCECE exam?

Answer: Candidates appearing in their qualifying exam in the year 2022 can appear for the BCECE exam. However, such candidates should attain the minimum prescribed eligibility before the beginning of admission process.

  1. What if a candidate fails to report for the admission?

Answer: Candidates who fail to report for the admission in the given time limit will not be considered for enrolment. No requests will be entertained in this regard.

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