Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) has rescheduled the exam dates for three exams. These exams include ITICAT 2017, BCECE 2017 and DCECE 2017. A press notice was issued by the Board in this regard on May 24th, as per which the revised dates of these exams are:
- ITICAT 2017 – 11 June
- BCECE – 18 June
- DCECE (PM/ PMD) – 24 June
- DCECE (PE/ PPE) – 25 June
It has also been notified that now BCECE 2017 exam will be conducted in only one stage, instead of two as it was notified in the prospectus. Also, since the ITICAT 2017 exam will be held on June 11, the admit cards will be available from 2nd June at the Board’s website www.bceceboard.com.
Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination – BCECE 2017
BCECE board had notified the test in earlier this year to facilitate admissions in engineering, pharmacy, BAMS, BHMS, B.P.T, and paramedical (graduate level) courses. The applications for BCECE 2017 were submitted from February 14 to March 6. There are around 4,000 seats in different courses which will be filled through the exam.
Initially, the Board had announced that the selection of students for these courses will be done through a two-stage exam, out of which the first stage exam was scheduled for April 16, to be followed by 2nd stage exam on May 14. However, as per the latest update, BCECE Board will now hold only 1 exam, that too on 18th June.
BCECE 2017 will be conducted as five papers – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, and Agricultural Science. PCM group students will take Physics, Chemistry, & Mathematics papers, while PCB group students will appear for Physics, Chemistry, & Biology papers. CBA group students will have to take Chemistry, Biology, & Agricultural Science papers. The PCMB group students will have to take Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics papers.
Each paper will have 100 objective type questions, each carrying 4 marks. Thus, each paper will be of 400 marks. Negative marking will remain applicable in the paper and 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. The students will have to solve the question paper in 90 minutes.
Earlier, BCECE Board had published a list of 58 candidates who had submitted two applications, these candidates have been asked by the Board to reach Board’s office to make corrections. The facility will remain open up to 5 pm on 27th May only.
Diploma Certificate Entrance Competitive Examination – DCECE 2017
DCECE 2017 is being conducted by the Board for admissions in Polytechnic (Engineering) – PE, part time 4 years Polytechnic (Engineering) – PPE, paramedical (Inter-level) – PM and paramedical Dental (Matric level) – PMD courses. The exam will facilitate admissions to around 8,220 seats in Government polytechnic institutes, 120 seats in 4-year Polytechnic Engineering course, 2,714 seats in different courses under Paramedical (Inter-level) and 240 seats under Paramedical Dental (Matric level) courses. The applications for DCECE 2017 were filled from March 9 to April 8.
DCECE 2017 will be conducted on 10th June for PM and PMD courses, while PE and PPE exam will be held on 11th June. DCECE (PM) exam will comprise of a single paper having 90 questions divided among five sections as mentioned below. Each question will be of 5 marks and the time duration will be 135 minutes.
- General Science (Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology) – 25 questions
- Statistical Mathematics – 15 questions
- Hindi – 15 questions
- English – 15 questions
- General Knowledge – 20 questions
DCECE (PMD) exam will also have 90 questions (5 marks each), but the section-wise distribution of questions will be as follows:
- Physics – 20 questions
- Chem – 20 questions
- Maths – 10 questions
- Biology – 10 questions
- Hindi – 10 questions
- English – 10 questions
- General Knowledge- 10 questions
The exam for PE and PPE course will also have 90 questions divided equally among Physics, Chemistry, & Mathematics. Each question will carry 5 marks and the total marks will be 450.
Industrial Training Institute Competitive Admission Test – ITICAT 2017
ITICAT 2017 was initially scheduled for May 28, however, now the exam will be conducted on 11 June. Around 18,045 seats in ITI course are to be filled through the exam. The students will have to appear for a single paper having 150 questions. There will be 50 questions each from Mathematics, General Science and General Knowledge. Each question will carry 2 marks and there will no negative marking in ITICAT 2017.
The candidates who have applied for ITI CAT 2017 can download their admit card from the Board’s website from 2nd June.