BCECE 2022 Exam: Admit Card, Important Dates, Syllabus, Pattern Eligibility, Syllabus, Results Here

BCECE 2022 admit card is expected on July 12, 2022 on the official website. Candidates can download the BCECE 2022 admit card through the admission portal using their credentials. After the successful completion of the BCECE application process which concluded on June 26 with the closing of the application correction window, the exam organising body notified that the proposed BCECE exam date is July 24 and July 25, 2022. The last date to pay BCECE application fee via challan was June 21, 2022. The BCECE online registration process ended on June 20, 2022.  

What is BCECE? 

BCECE entrance exam is conducted by Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) for admissions to Agriculture and Horticulture Science courses. The entrance exam is held in a pen-paper-based mode and the exam is held for the duration be 1 hour 30 minutes for each paper. There are separate question papers for BCECE i.e. Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Agriculture and, each paper will carry 100 questions of total of 400 marks.

Important Note:

 BCECE was previously conducted for Engineering, Medical, Pharmacy and Architecture, however, the exam was scrapped in 2019. Following this, BCECEB conducted counselling for Engineering and Architecture courses on the basis of JEE Main scores, and for Medical, Veterinary Science, Animal Husbandry courses on the basis of NEET scores.  

BCECE 2022 Highlights 

The following table brings the highlights of the BCECE 2022 exam.

Particulars Details
Exam Name  Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination or BCECE
Exam Frequency  Once in a year
Exam Mode Offline 
Exam Duration  1 hour 30 minutes for each paper (total of five papers)
Official Website https://bceceboard.bihar.gov.in/

BCECE 2022 Important Dates 

The exam authority has announced the dates of the BCECE 2022 events. Given below is the table carrying important dates of the events.  

Events  Dates 
Opening of the application window  17-May-2022
Last date of registration  20-Jun-2022
Last date of fee payment using bank challan 21-Jun-2022
Application Correction Window 24-Jun-2022 to 26-Jun-2022
BCECE 2022 application correction window  24-Jun-2022 to 26-Jun-2022
Issuing of BCECE 2022 admit cards 12-Jul-2022
Date of examination  24-Jul-2022 to 25-Jul-2022
BCECE 2022 result To be Announced
BCECE 2022 counselling To be Announced

BCECE 2022 Admit Card

The admit card of BCECE 2022 was released on July 12, 2022 in online mode. Candidates were required to visit the official website and click on the link indicating BCECE 2022 Admit Card. After providing the login credentials, vis-a-vis username and password, the BCECE 2022 admit card can be downloaded. It carries information such as candidates’ personal details, exam date and time, exam centre address, exam day guidelines and instructions, etc. It is a mandatory document to be carried to the test centre. The BCECE 2022 admit card is also one of the documents required during the counselling process.

BCECE 2022 Question Paper

The BCECE 2022 question paper is released after the conduct of the exam. Since the exam is conducted in a paper-pencil-based test, candidates are given the BCECE question paper after the test. Aspirants who plan to appear for the exam next year can also collect the previous years’ BCECE question papers and sample papers for practice purposes. The exam authorities are also likely to release the BCECE 2022 question papers officially after the admission process is concluded. 

BCECE 2022 Syllabus

BCECE 2022 syllabus is released by BCECEB along with the notification and information brochure of the exam. The syllabus of BCECE 2022 remained unchanged from that of the previous years. BCECE syllabus is in line with Class 11 and Class 12 level and has subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and Agricultural subjects. While preparing for the exam, aspirants must be thorough with the syllabus and know the topic-wise weightage and devise the preparation strategy accordingly. 

BCECE 2022 Pattern

The BCECE 2022 exam pattern states that it is a paper-pencil based test of 1.5 hours duration each for a total of five papers – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Agriculture and Biology. The medium of questions was English and Hindi. The questions were objective type with multiple-choice questions (MCQs) with four answer options. Each paper carried 100 questions of four marks each. There is a negative marking scheme of one mark for each wrong answer. Hence, the total marks of a paper was 400. Depending on the groups (PCM, PCB, CBA, MCA, MBA and PCMB), the total marks range between 1200 and 1600. 

BCECE 2022 Answer Keys

The answer keys of BCECE 2022 will be released online at the official website of the exam conducting body. However, last year it was released unofficially by coaching institutes or individual experts after the conduct of the exam. BCECE answer key refers to the correct answer options for each question. Based on the answer keys, candidates can calculate their estimated scores. in each section as well as overall and gauge their chances of admission.

BCECE 2022 Result

The result of BCECE 2022 will be declared in the form of rank cards after the successful conclusion of the exam. Candidates will have to visit the official website and click on the link indicating download of BCECE 2022 rank card, as per their stream of the exam they had appeared for. After this, candidates are required to enter BCECE 2022 Roll Number and date of birth from the drop-down box. Thereafter, click on the ‘Show Rank’ tab. The BCECE Rank Card appears on the screen and can be downloaded. Candidates are advised to keep it safe till the admission/counselling process is over. 

BCECE 2022 Counselling

The counselling process of BCECE 2022 will be conducted in an online mode. Candidates qualifying for BCECE 2022 will be required to participate in web counselling by registering and filling choices. BCECEB will then release the admission/ provisional seat allotment list for BCECE 2022 counselling. Candidates need to secure the allotted seat by choice locking and fee payment. 

Colleges accepting BCECE 2022 

Here is the list of colleges accepting BCECE scores for admission to Bachelor of Science (BSc) courses in Agriculture and Horticulture streams: 

College Name (affiliated to Bihar Agriculture University) Course Seat Intake 
Bihar Agricultural College, Bhagalpur  BSc (Hons.) Agriculture 62
Mandan Bharti Agricultural College, Saharsa BSc (Hons.) Agriculture  60
Bhola Paswan Shastri Agricultural College, Purnea BSc (Hons.) Agriculture 60
Veer Kunwar Singh College of Agricultural, Buxar BSc (Hons.) Agriculture 60
Nalanda College of Horticulture, Nalanda BSc (Hons.) Horticulture 23
Dr. Kalam Agricultural College, Kishanganj BSc (Hons.) Agriculture 60

The admissions will be done to 85 per cent of seats of the above-mentioned intake by each college on the basis of BCECE 2022 scores. 

BCECE 2022 Eligibility Criteria 

The candidates seeking admission to undergraduate science courses need to fulfil the eligibility criteria as mentioned below: 

  • Candidates should have passed class 12th/ Intermediate or equivalent examination from the state board or any national board of education. 
  • The candidates should have studied relevant science, mathematics and agriculture subjects in the qualifying examination. 
  • The minimum age limit is 16 years as of August 31, of the examination year. There is no maximum age limit 

For engineering and medical courses, the eligibility criteria would be the same as for JEE Main and NEET respectively.

BCECE 2022 Admission Process 

The admission process through BCECE 2022 will be conducted as under: 

Step 1: BCECE 2022 Application – Candidates interested in admissions through BCECE, first have to apply for the exam in online mode. The application form for BCECE 2022 was available on the official website of the exam board. The application process for BCECE 2022 included registration, filling in academic and personal details, uploading documents and fee payment. Candidates have to pay the application fee as under: 

General/BC/OBC  INR 1000  INR 1100
SC/ST/PwD  INR 500 INR 550

Step 2: Download BCECE 2022 Admit Card – Candidates who had applied for the entrance exam will be issued BCECE 2022 admit card for appearing in the entrance exam. The admit card mentions the candidates’ name, roll number, exam centre name and location etc. Candidates can download their admit cards from the official website by entering their login details. Candidates have to carry their admit card on the exam day along with a photo ID as validated by the government. 

Step 3: Appear for BCECE 2022 Examination – Candidates need to appear for BCECE 2022 as per the exam schedule mentioned on their admit card. The examination is held in a pen-paper based test mode. There are six different papers for all the streams and, each paper will be for 1 hour 30 minutes. Candidates should report to their allotted exam centres at least an hour before the exam timings. 

Step 4: Check BCECE 2022 Result – BCECEB will announce the results for all papers after the exams are conducted. Candidates can check their qualifying status and marks in BCECE 2022 by logging in to the official website. BCECEB will also publish separate merit lists for all subject groups basis which admissions will be offered to different courses. 

Step 5: Appear for BCECE 2022 Counselling – Candidates need to participate in the counselling rounds of BCECE 2022 as per the merit list. The exam authority will allot seats at the participating colleges on the basis of the merit lists, eligibility criteria and reservation criteria. Candidates will be given a chance to mark their preferences from the list of colleges accepting BCECE 2022 scores. Moreover, candidates seeking admission to the reserved seats need to show the relevant documents at the time of counselling for verification. 

BCECE 2022 Exam Centres

The centre list for BCECE 2022 is given in the table below. The centres were located in Bihar and two centres outside Bihar (Jharkhand and others).  

Centre Name Test Centre Code
Patna 01
Bhojpur  02
Buksar 03
Rohtas 04
Bhabhua  05
Nalanda 06
Gaya 07
Navada  08
Aurangabad 09
Araval 10
Jahanabad 11
Saran 12
Siwan  13
Gopalganj 14
Vaishali  15
Muzzafarpur  16
Sithamadi 17
Shivhar 18
East Champaran 19
West Champaran 20
Darbhanga 21
Samastipur 22
Madhubani 23
Sahrasa 24
Madhepura 25
Supol 26
Purnia 27
Katihar 28
Kishanganj 29
Arriya  30
Bhagalpur 31
Banka 32
Munger 33
Begusarai 34
Khagadiya 35
Jumai 36
Lakhisaray 37
Shekhpura 38
Jharkhand (outside Bihar) 98
Other regions 99

BCECE 2022 Exam Day Instructions

Candidates appearing for the entrance exam should be careful of a few things on the exam day: 

  • They should report at the exam centre as allotted to them at least an hour or 15 minutes before the exam timings as under: 
Paper  Exam timings Reporting time
Physics 9 am to 10:30 am  8 am 
Chemistry  11 am to 12:30 pm 10 to 10:45 am 
Mathematics 2 pm to 3:30 pm 1 pm 
Biology 4 pm to 5:30 pm 3 to 3:45 pm 
Agriculture 11 am to 12:30 pm  10 am 
  • On the exam day, candidates had to carry their admit card of BCECE 2022 as allotted to them along with a valid photo ID proof
  • Candidates should not have carried any electronic device or mobile phones/headphones or calculators on the exam day as it is not allowed inside the examination hall
  • Candidates should not have carried any eatables inside the exam centre except for the water that may be allowed by the centre officials 
  • In case of any discrepancy regarding the admit card or exam centre location, they should have got it clarified by the exam authority at least five days before the exam date
  • Candidates had to follow the instructions of the exam centre officials to avoid termination from the exam centre 
  • Candidates had to occupy the seat allotted to them carefully or the seat number will go wrong in the attendance sheet that may lead to candidature cancellation
  • Candidates should have avoided any kind of unfair exam practices, maintain discipline and silence inside the examination hall while taking the exam


Q: Why is BCECE exam conducted? 

Q. Is BCECE 2022 being conducted for BSc courses or is it postponed/cancelled?

Q. When will BCECEB release the BCECE BSc admit card?

Q. What are the subjects of BCECE 2022 for the BSc course?

Q. Is the BCECE BTech entrance exam 2022 being held?

Q. What is the last date to pay the fee for BCECE 2022 exam?

Q. What is the selection criteria for admission through the BCECE 2022 BSc course?

Q. What is the selection criteria for admission through the BCECE 2022 BTech course?

Q. What is the selection criteria for admission through the BCECE 2022 Paramedical courses?

Q. Is BCECE 2022 entrance exam conducted for Pharmacy and Nursing courses?

Q. When is the last date to apply for BCECE 2022?

Q: Is there any BCECE application correction window after the registration process?

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