BCECE 2019 (UGEAC) Counselling, Seat Allotment, Result and Admission

Updated On – August 13th 2019 by LOKESH GUPTA

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination​ Board conducted BCECE 2019 on June 29 – 30, 2019 for admitting students into Pharmacy, Agriculture and Health Science programs offered by colleges in the state of Bihar.

Latest: BCECEB has announced first seat allotment result on August 8, 2019. Check Here

The Authority released a notice stating that JEE Main and NEET has replaced BCECE exam for admission to Engineering and Medical courses respectively. However, the state counselling for both the courses will be done by BCECEB only.

  • BCECE Undergraduate Engineering Admission Counselling (UGEAC) Registration began from July 1, 2019.
  • Admission in B.Tech courses on the basis of JEE Main 2019 score against seats reserved for state counselling will be done through UGEAC 2019.
  • The qualifying marks for General category is 50% and 40% for reserved category. Check Cutoff
  • BCECE was a 90 minutes offline exam having 100 multiple-choice questions.
  • The syllabus is based on Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics curriculum of class 11 and 12. 

Download BCECE Practice Papers 2019

BCECE Exam Highlights

Exam NameBihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE)
Conducting BodyBCECE Board
Exam TypeState level
Official Websitebceceboard.bihar.gov.in 

BCECE 2019 Exam Dates

EventDate Reference Links
Availability of BCECE 2019 application formApril 29, 2019Check BCECE Notification in Hindi
Last date for filling online application formMay 20, 2019Apply Here
BCECE Form Correction WindowMay 23-25, 2019Check BCECE Form Correction
Availability of Admit cardJune 20, 2019 (Released)Download Admit Card here
BCECE 2019 Exam for Agriculture GroupJune 29, 2019 (Revised)Check Exam Pattern
BCECE 2019 Exam for PCMB GroupJune 30, 2019 (Revised)Check Syllabus

Check BCECE 2019 Exam Dates

BCECE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the exam, candidates must go through BCECE Eligibility Criteria listed below.

  • Only Indian nationals can apply for BCECE 2019.
  • Candidates should have a domicile of Bihar.
  • Parents of the candidate must be the permanent residents of Bihar state.
  • Candidates whose parents are the employee in Public Sector Undertaking of Govt. of India.
  • Candidates whose parents are working in the state of Bihar but living outside Bihar are also eligible to apply for BCECE 2019.
  • For admission to Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Public Health Para-Medical courses, the minimum age limit is 17 years as on December 31, 2019.
  • For admission to Bihar Agriculture University, Sabor (Bhagalpur), the minimum age of the candidate must be 16 years on August 31, 2019 while the maximum age limit is not defined.

BCECE Reservation 2019

A few of the total seats are reserved as per the norms of Govt. of India for admission through BCECE. The reservation of seats (in percentage) are elucidated in the following table:

CategoryPercentage of Seats Reserved
Scheduled Caste (SC)16.25%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)01.25%
Extremely Backward Class (EBC)18.25%
Backward Class (BC)12.25%
Reserved Category Girls (RCG)03.25%
Economically Weaker Section10.25%

Courses Offered Through BCECE 2019

Subject CombinationCourse Offered
PCMEngineering & Dairy Technology
PCBPhysiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Veterinary, Lab Technician, OT Assistant, X-Ray Technician, Ophthalmic Assistant, Orthotics and Prosthetics
CBA/PCA/MBA/MCAAgriculture and Gardening

P: Physics | C: Chemistry | M: Mathematics | B: Biology | A: Agriculture 

BCECE Online Application Form 2019

Online Application Form for BCECE was available from April 29, 2019 at bceceboard.bihar.gov.in. Only single application form has to be submitted for applying for different courses. 

  1. Begin the online registration process by filling in the details after which candidates will be provided their unique Registration Number and Password.
  2. Login with BCECE Registration Number and Password to upload your passport size photograph and signature and  pay the registration fee.
  3. There are two parts of the application form, complete both Part A and Part B.
  4. Download the BCECE Application Form (Part A and B) and take its printout.
  5. Keep the print copies safe for counselling and admission purpose

Application Fee

GroupGeneral/EWS/ BC/OBCSC/ST

BCECE Admit Card 2019

  1. BCECE Admit card were available for download from June 20, 2019 at the official website of BCECE Board.
  2. To download BCECE Admit Card, enter Application Number and Password. 

BCECE Admit Card 2019

  1. In case of any discrepancy found in BCECE Admit Card, contact the authority (at least 5 days prior the examination | from 11 am to 5 pm):

How to verify details in admit card?

  1. Download the admit card using BCECE Registration Number and Date of Birth.

  2. Check all the details carefully mentioned in admit card.

  3. In case of discrepancy, contact the authorities immediately.

  1. Take at least 2 printouts of the admit card and keep it safe for future use.

BCECE Exam Centers 2019

BCECE 2019 was conducted in 38 cities across Bihar, Jharkhand and other cities of Bihar. The BCECE Exam Center has to be chosen at the time of registration.

BCECE 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Stages: BCECE 2019 was be a single stage examination only. 
  • Mode of Exam: Offline
  • Type of Questions: Questions in BCECE were of Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Medium of Exam: The question paper was set in both English and Hindi language.
  • Total Papers: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and Agriculture.
  • Duration: The duration of exam was 90 minutes (each paper).
  • Number of Questions: 100 questions in each paper. 
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks is to be awarded for each right option.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark is to be deducted as penalty for marking the wrong answer.

The candidates will appear for BCECE examination according to the following subject groups:

  1. PCM: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  2. PCB: Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  3. PCMB: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology
  4. CBA: Chemistry, Biology and Agriculture

Check Detailed BCECE Exam Pattern

How to fill OMR Sheet?

During the examination, candidates will be provided with a Question paper and an answer OMR sheet. Fill the details like your Registration no, Question paper code, Question paper set and other such details. In case, the information provided contains error, the computer will not be able to recognize the answer sheet.

  • An OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) sheet is a Computer readable sheet and compiles the information automatically on scan.
  • Go through the instruction provided on the back side of the OMR sheet before darkening the bubbles.
  • Based on answers recorded, the board evaluates papers and awards marks to students. 

BCECE Syllabus 2019

SubjectImportant Topics
PhysicsPhysics and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Properties of Solids and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases
ChemistrySome Basic Concepts in Chemistry, States of Matter, Solid State, Liquid State: Properties of liquids, Gaseous State, Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Orbital, Chemical Thermodynamics, First law of thermodynamics, Solutions, Equilibrium, Equilibrium involving chemical processes, Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
MathematicsSets, Relations and Functions, Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations, Matrices and Determinants, Mathematical Induction, Sequences and Series, Permutations and Combinations, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability,, Applications of Binomial Theorem, Integral Calculus, Differential Equation, Vector Algebra, Trigonometry, Co-ordinate Geometry, Three Dimensional Geometry, Probability, Statistics, and Mathematical Reasoning.
BiologyDiversity in Living World, Structural Organisation in Animal and Plants, Cell: Structure & Function, Plant Physiology, Human Physiology, Sexual Reproduction, Genetics & Evolution, Biology & Human Welfare, Biotechnology and its Applications, Ecology & Environment
AgricultureIntroductory Agriculture and Agro meteorology, Soil as a medium of plant growth, Plant breeding and genetics, Agricultural Engineering, Crop protection, Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fish Production, Extension education, Presevation of fruits and vegetables, Flowers, medicinal and aromatic plants, Vegetable production, Fruit Production, Basic Horticulture.

Download here BCECE Syllabus

BCECE Question Papers

  • BCECE 2019 Sample Papers should be incorporated by all the aspirants in their preparation plan.
  • Previous year question papers and model test can help them to identify the pattern of questions and important topics that carry maximum weightage.
  • Also, it would develop speed and accuracy that is the key to students’ performance on the exam day.

BCECE Answer Key

The answer keys will be released shortly after the exam. A few coaching institutes release their answer keys. The official answer keys will be released by the Board in the month of July, 2019. Check the following steps to calculate the provisional scores using BCECE answer key:

  1. Download the answer key from the link provided on the website
  2. Verify the answers with the options marked in the exam
  3. Calculate the total marks using the official marking scheme
  4. Estimate the rank and possible chances for admission.

BCECE 2019 Result

BCECE Result will be published online at bceceboard.bihar.gov.in in pdf format in the month of July, 2019. Candidates can check their BCECE Result by searching their BCECE roll number in the PDF. The result is published merit wise of different groups in the pdf file.

  1. Go to official website of BCECE
  2. Click on BCECE Result
  3. Download the PDF displaying the merit list
  4. Now match the roll numbers and find the result.

Download HereBCECE Rank Card

BCECE 2019 Merit list

Merit list for BCECE 2019 is prepared on the basis of the performance of the candidates in the examination. Also, the preparation of merit list is subjective to the availability of seats for different courses of Health Science, Pharmacy and Agriculture. Therefore, the merit list is prepared on the Merit-cum-seat availability basis.

Tie Break for Preparation of Merit List

Merit list for BCECE 2018

BCECE 2019 Cutoff

There are several factors that affect BCECE Cut off. Some of the common factors are listed below:

  1. The total number of candidates appearing in particular subject group of BCECE 2019.
  2. Total seats available for admission under a particular subject stream.
  3. Reserved categories in BCECE 2019.
  4. Level of difficulty of the exam

BCECE Minimum Qualifying Criteria

BCECE Board releases the minimum qualifying marks at the time of announcement of result. As the Board has already announced the new exam pattern for BCECE 2019, so the criteria for obtaining minimum qualifying marks will vary as well.

BCECE Qualifying Marks

CategoryQualifying Percentage
General Category50%
General Category (PH)45%
Reserved Category(OBC, SC, ST)40%
Reserved Category (PH)40%

BCECE 2019 Counselling

BCECEB will conduct BCECE counselling separately for Pharmacy and Agriculture courses. It is also the conducting body of state counselling for Medical and Engineering seats on the basis of NEET and JEE Main scores respectively. Qualified candidates can download counselling letter from BCECE official website. They need to report to the counselling centre with counselling letter and other required documents, failing which will result in the candidate being not considered for the counselling process.

Seats will be allotted purely on the basis of Merit-cum-vacancy basis. BCECE Counselling will take place in multiple phases. Therefore candidates are suggested to keep applying for various options and keep themselves updated with information regarding the counselling.

1st round of BCECE Counsellingto be completed on or before July 10, 2019
2nd round of BCECE Counsellingto be completed on or before July 17, 2019
3rd round of BCECE Counsellingto be completed on or before July 23, 2019
Last date for admitting candidates in seats other than aboveJuly 30, 2019
Academic Session will begin fromAugust 1, 2019
  • Any number of rounds for counselling could be conducted depending on local requirement but all the rounds shall be completed before July 30, 2019.
  • Last date for up to which students can be admitted against vacant seats arising due to any reason (no student should be admitted to any Institution after the last date under any quota) – August 15, 2019.

Counselling Procedure

Qualified candidates of BCECE, will be eligible to undergo the process of BCECE counselling for allotment of seats to various govt., semi-govt., and privately funded institutions for courses like Pharmacy, Health Science and Agricultural programs. Candidates need to register for counselling on the official website at the link available. Following points must be kept in mind regarding BCECE Counselling-

  • Candidates are required to register for counselling after the result of BCECE.
  • The process of counselling will be online and candidates will have to fill their choices and lock their seats before the last date.
  • Candidates will have to pay the counselling fees through bank challan.


Registration for counselling is mandatory and only registered & qualified candidates will be called for BCECE Counselling. Following steps are to be taken as reference for registration for BCECE.

  • Go to official website of BCECE Board
  • Click on the link- “Apply for counselling”
  • Candidates will be asked to fill a form with contact information

Choice Filling

Candidates can fill their choices and lock seats online through the official website of BCECE. After successful login using BCECE Roll Number and Password created in the previous step, candidates will find the following options-

Registration detailsContain information regarding the logged in candidate
Available ChoicesSeats available to the candidate.
Fill ChoicesCandidate can fill choices (seats) in this field.
Display Filled ChoicesDisplays all the filled Choices by the candidate.
Change PasswordHelps to reset/change password.
Provisional Allotment LetterAvails provisional allotment letter to the candidate.

Provisional Seat Allotment

  • The candidates can download the provisional seat allotment letter after completing the choice filling process.
  • They can check the status of their seat allotment.
  • Take the printout of their provisional seat allotment letter.
  • They must possess the same at specified BCECE Counselling Centre for Handwriting verification whenever necessary.
  • It is must to carry the provisional seat allotment letter with them during all process of counselling to ensure their admission and allotment of the desired seat.

Handwriting Verification

Candidates’ handwriting is matched and verified with the text written in their OMR sheets. This is a uniform process which involves the collection of a handwriting specimen of the candidate. It is further compared with texts in their OMR sheets.

Handwriting Verification is done to ensure the authenticity of the candidate and their allotment.

Seat Allotment

Candidates successfully clearing the handwriting verification, can login again at the official website to ensure their allotment. Candidates will find a new link “FINAL SEAT ALLOTMENT”.

Candidates can download their Final seat allotment that will be required at the time of counselling. The candidates must report to the specified venue as mentioned in the Provisional Allotment Letter for document verification and fee payment.

Documents Verification

Candidates who have successfully downloaded their final allotment letter, have to verify their documents and pay the admission fees to the allotted colleges. Candidates unable to produce any of the required documents will have their candidature cancelled. The admission process will continue further at the BCECE Counselling Centre.

Documents Required 

  • Final BCECE Seat Allotment Letter
  • Class 10th Mark Sheet, Hall Ticket and Passing Certificate
  • Class 12th Mark Sheet, Hall ticket and Passing Certificate
  • BCECE Admit Card
  • Copy of 6 Photographs used in Online Application Form BCECE
  • Counselling letter for BCECE 
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical Certificate (as specified)

BCECE Participating Colleges

The following table displays the total number of seats in participating colleges. The officials have released the BCECE Seat Matrix Branch Wise for session 2019. Engineering and Medical seats will be filled through JEE Main and NEET respectively. Students in Pharmacy, Health Science and Agricultural Programs will be admitted through BCECE 2019. 

College NameCivilMechanicalElectricalE & CECSEB. Ph.L.TechLT.E & E.E.Total
M.I.T. Muzaffarpur60606040151540290
B.C.E. Bhagalpur3045454040200
Nalanda College of Engineering, Bihar60606060240
G.C.E. Gaya60606060240
M.C.E. Motihari30303030120
D.C.E. Darbhanga60606060240
L.J.P.I.T Chapra60606060240
BCE, Bakhtiyarpur60606060240
S.I.T. Sitamarhi60606060240
S.C.E. Sasaram60606060240
B.P.M.C.E, Madhepura60606060240
K.C.E. Katihar606060180
G.Ph.I., Patna6060
P.C.of Engg. Purnea60606060240
S.C. of Engg. Saharsa60606060240
S.C. of Engg. Supaul60606060240

Contact Information

BCECE Board,
I.A.S. Association Building
Near Patna Airport,
Patna – 800014, Bihar (India)

Contact no:0612-2220230, 0612-2225387
Website: www.bceceboard.com

BCECE 2019 FAQs 

Ques. What is the BCECE exam about?

Ans. BCECE stands for Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examinations Board, which is an entrance exam for the aspirants seeking admissions to engineering and agricultural courses at institutes located in Bihar.

Ques. Will BCECE 2019 also be a channel for getting admissions to MBBS course in the medical colleges of Bihar?

Ans. No, for that you will need to clear the NEET UG exam.

Ques. Will BCECE 2019 be a channel for getting admissions to B.Arch. course in the architecture colleges of Bihar?

Ans. Yes.

Ques. What is the educational eligibility required for the BCECE 2019 registration?

Ans. You will have to pass class 12th with the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects with minimum 45% marks (40% for reserved category candidates). Students appearing in class 12th in 2018 may also register.

Ques. Are there other eligibility requirements for the BCECE 2019 registration other than the qualification?

Ans. Yes, to register for BCECE 2019, you would need to be:

  • An Indian citizen.
  • A resident of Bihar.
  • Of at least 17 years of age as on December 31 of the year of admission.

Ques. I belong to the SC category and have secured 41% marks in class 12th with the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects. Will I be able to register for BCECE 2019?

Ans. Yes. You are eligible.

Ques. I belong to the ST category and have secured 65% marks in class 12th with the Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects. Will I be able to register for BCECE 2019 for the B.Tech course?

Ans. No, you should have Mathematics subject in class 12th for registering for the B.Tech. course.

Ques. What is the BCECE 2019 registration fee for the general category candidates?

Ans. The application fee is INR 1000 for PCB or PCM while for PCMB, the application fee is INR 1100.

Ques. What is the BCECE 2019 registration fee for the SC and ST category candidates?

Ans. The application fee is INR 500 for PCB or PCM while for PCMB, the application fee is INR 550.

Ques. From where shall I be able to download the BCECE 2019 admit card?

Ans. You will be able to download the BCECE 2019 admit card from June 17, 2019 onwards at its official website.

Ques. What are the official dates for the BCECE 2019 exam?

Ans. BCECE 2019 exam will be conducted on June 29 and 30, 2019. 

Ques. What is the last date to complete BCECE 2019 registration?

Ans. The last date to complete BCECE Registration is May 20, 2019, 11.59 PM.

Ques. When will be the counselling of BCECE 2019 held?

Ans. The counselling will begin in the month of July after the declaration of BCECE result. Any number of rounds for counselling could be conducted depending on local requirement but all the rounds shall be completed before July 30, 2019.

Ques. What will be the mode of application for BCECE 2019?

Ans. The mode of application for BCECE 2019 is online. 

Ques. At what level BCECE 2019 exam is conducted?

Ans. BCECE is a state level entrance exam. The exam consists of objective type questions based on Class XI and XII Science Syllabus.

Ques. How many questions will be there in BCECE 2019 exam?

Ans. Each paper of BCECE carries 100 questions. 

Ques. How much time will be provided to attempt the BCECE 2019 exam?

Ans. The duration of each paper of BCECE is 90 minutes.

Ques. When will be the result of the BCECE 2019 exam declared?

Ans. The result will be declared in July, 2019.

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