BCECE: Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) conducts BCECE for admission to agricultural, pharmacy and other medical programmes. The test is conducted in offline mode. Eligible candidates can access BCECE application form in February every year. Read this post to know about BCECE regarding its application process, eligibility requirement, question paper format, syllabus etc.

BCECE Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Only Indian citizens can apply.

Age Criteria:

  • There is no minimum age requirement for Pharmacy programme.
  • Candidates should complete the age of 17 years as on 31st August of the year of admission for medical programmes.
  • For Agriculture course, candidates must attain an age of 16 years as on 31st August of the year of admission.

Domicile Criteria

Candidates must hold a domicile of Bihar. You need to meet one of said requirements:

Minimum Education

B.Sc Nursing: 10+2 with Biology, Physics with at least 45% marks in aggregate.

Pharmacy: 10+2 with Chemistry and Physics as compulsory subject along with Maths or Biology as an optional one.


BCECE Application Form

Candidates who meet the said eligibility requirements can obtain the BCECE application from the official website of BCECEB. Online registration is the first step before you go to apply for the exam. Later you need to upload signature, photograph and required documents in the prescribed format. Upon submission, you’ll be asked to make payment of application fee.

Application Fee

Payment of application fee can be made using credit card/debit card/net banking/challan.

Group General, BC and OBC category SC/ST category
PCB/ PCM/CBA/ PCA/ MBA/MCA Rs. 1000/- Rs. 500/-
PCMB Rs. 1100/- Rs. 550/-

BCECE Exam Pattern

BCECEB has prescribed the exam pattern for BCECE:

The question paper has different sections like Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science.

The language mode of the question paper will be Hindi and English.

90 minutes will be given for each section to solve.

The total number of questions will be 100 in each subject.

All the questions will be MCQ type.

4 marks would be provided for every correct response and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.

Marks distribution

Subjects Involved Marks Exam Duration
Chemistry 400 1 ½ hours
Physics 400 1 ½ hours
Mathematics 400 1 ½ hours
Agriculture 400 1 ½ hours
Biology 400 1 ½ hours

BCECE Syllabus

Please go through summarized view of BCECE syllabus below:


Communication Systems, Electronic Devices, Atoms and Nuclei, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Optics, Electromagnetic induction and Alternating Currents, Magnetic effects of current & Magnetism, Current Electricity, Electrostatics, Oscillations and Waves, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Heat and Thermodynamics, Properties of Bulk Matter, Gravitation, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid body, Work, Energy and Power, Laws of Motion, kinematics, Physical world and measurement


Some basic concepts of Chemistry, Chemistry in Everyday life, Polymers, Biomolecules, Organic compounds containing Nitrogen, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids, Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, D-and F-Block Elements, P-Block Elements, General Principales and Processes of Isolation of Elements, Surface Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Electrochemistry, Some P-Block Elements, S-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals), States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Structure of Atom


Ecology & Environment, Biotechnology And Its Applications, Biology And Human Welfare, Genetics And Evolution, Sexual Reproduction, Human Physiology, Plant Physiology, Cell: Structure And Function, Structural Organisation In Animals And Plants, Diversity In Living World




Introductory Agriculture and Agrometeorology, Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fish Production, Crop protection, Agricultural Engineering, Plant breeding and genetics, Soil as a medium of plant growth

Crop Production

Extension education, Preservation of fruits and vegetables, Flowers, medicinal and aromatic plants, Vegetable production, Fruit Production, Basic Horticulture, Agricultural economics, Recent trends in agriculture, Weed management, Soil and water management, Cropping system, Cultivation of crops

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