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Content Writer: Shubham S Nimje


Published on: Sat Feb 03 2024Updated on: Mon Feb 05 2024

The Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE) opens doors to the prestigious medical colleges in Bihar, igniting dreams for countless medical aspirants. This article serves as your trusted guide, unraveling the exam details, equipping you with valuable strategies to navigate your path to success.

Understanding the Basics:

  • What is it? The BCECE is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the Bihar Combined Entrance Board (BCECB) for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in government and private medical colleges across Bihar.
  • Who conducts it? The BCECB, a government body, ensures a transparent and competitive selection process.
  • When is it held? Typically, the exam is held in the month of June, with the application window opening a few months prior.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nationality: Indian citizen.
  • Age: Must be 17 years or above as of December 31st of the year of admission.
  • Educational Qualification: Passed the 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as mandatory subjects, securing at least 50% aggregate marks (45% for reserved categories).
  • Domicile: Must be a resident of Bihar for at least 10 years as of July 1st of the year of application.

Exam Structure:

The BCECE is a single-day, pen-and-paper based test comprising three sections:

  • Physics: 60 questions, 180 marks (3 hours)
  • Chemistry: 60 questions, 180 marks (3 hours)
  • Biology: 60 questions, 180 marks (3 hours)

Each question carries 3 marks, with negative marking for incorrect answers (-1 mark). The total marks for the exam are 540.

Preparation Tips:

  • Start Early: Begin your preparation well in advance, ideally in Class 11th, to thoroughly cover the vast syllabus.
  • Master the NCERT: NCERT textbooks form the foundation of your preparation. Understand concepts and practice solving problems from them meticulously.
  • Supplement with Reference Books: Utilize reference books like MTG NEET Champion, Arihant Objective Biology, and DC Pandey Physics for deeper understanding and additional practice.
  • Practice Previous Years’ Papers and Mock Tests: Familiarize yourself with the exam pattern, time management, and identify your strengths and weaknesses by solving past papers and mock tests.
  • Join Coaching Classes (Optional): Consider enrolling in coaching classes for structured guidance, doubt-clearing sessions, and access to experienced faculty.
  • Sharpen Your Test-Taking Skills: Develop effective time management strategies, answer selection techniques, and the ability to handle pressure during the exam.
  • Stay Focused and Motivated: Maintain a consistent study schedule, prioritize your well-being, and stay motivated by visualizing your success.

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