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Diploma Certificate Entrance Competitive Exam (DCECE) is a state level entrance exam conducted in the state of Bihar for admissions into various Colleges in Bihar offering the following courses:


The admissions shall be based solely on the marks obtained in the entrance exam and upon fulfilling the eligibility criteria. The detailed information regarding Eligibility criteria, application procedure, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit card download, results and counselling procedure is discussed in this article. Keep visiting this page for the updated information regarding Bihar Polytechnic (DCECE) 2018.

Important Dates Regarding Bihar Polytechnic (DCECE) 2018

EVENT DATE (tentative)
Online Registration starting date 16.03.2018
Online Registration closing date 06.04.2018
Online Editing of Application Form 17.04.2018 to 23.04.2017
Issue of Online Admit Card Will be Updated Soon
Proposed date of Examination PM and PMD: 12.05.2018

PE and PPE: 13.05.2018

Eligibility Criteria For Bihar Polytechnic DCECE 2018

The course wise eligibility requirements are explained below:

PE Course

  • Candidates should have passed or pass (if appearing) class 10th or equivalent exam from a recognized board with minimum 35% marks.
  • He/She should be a citizen of India.
  • He/she should be fit medically.
  • There is no minimum or maximum age limit.

PPE Course

  • Candidates must have passed the 10th or equivalent exam from a recognized Bihar board with 50% marks in Science and Mathematics individually with three years work experience.
  • He/she should have Indian citizenship.
  • He/she should be fit medically.
  • He/she should be minimum 19 years of age as on 1st August 2018.

PMD Course

  • Candidates should have cleared or appeared in the 10th or equivalent exam from any recognized board with core subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.
  • Candidate should be medically fit.
  • Candidates must be an Indian citizen.
  • The minimum age limit is 15 years and the maximum is 30 years on 31st December 2018.

PM Course

  • For Diploma in Pharmacy, candidates must have passed 12th or equivalent exam with physics, chemistry, English, maths and biology subjects.
  • For GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery) course, candidates should have cleared the 12th or equivalent exam with physics, chemistry and biology subjects with minimum 40% for marks for general candidates and 35% marks for reserved candidates.
  • The minimum age should be 17 years and maximum 32 years as or on 31st December 2018.
  • Candidates must be Indian citizens.
  • He/she should be medically fit.

Application Procedure For Bihar Polytechnic (DCECE) 2018

The application procedure for Bihar Polytechnic (DCECE) 2018  shall include the following steps:


  • Visit the website and click on the link “Apply for DCECE (PE/PPE/PM/ PMD) 2018
  • Fill in all the details on the registration form that shall be displayed on the screen.
  • On successful registration, You shall be notified regarding the same on your registered mobile number and E-mail.
  • Retain your Registration ID and Password safely for future reference.

Payment of Examination Fee

  • Log in to your account using your registration Id and Password.
  • The Application fee can be paid in two ways:
  1. Challan: Download the challan that shall be available on selecting this option and visit any branch of Canara Bank to pay the examination fees. You shall be charged an extra fee of Rs. 60/-.
  2. Online: The examination fee can be paid online through Netbanking/credit card/debit card on the payment gateway. You shall be charged extra transaction charges and service taxes.

The category-wise charges shall be as follows depending on the number of courses you wish to opt for (PE/PPE/PM/PMD):

No of courses applied for General/BC/OBC SC/ST/PH
One Rs. 750/- Rs. 480/-
Two Rs. 850/- Rs. 530/-
Three Rs. 950/- Rs. 630/-
Four Rs. 1150/- Rs. 730/-

Personal Information

  • After successful payment of the application fees, Click on the link “Fill the Personal Information” on your account.
  • You shall be required to enter particulars regarding your personal information.
  • Upload a scanned copy of your photograph. The photo must be taken holding a placard with your name and date on which it was taken.
  • Upload scanned copies of your signature in Hindi as well as English at the allotted space.

Educational Information

Enter all the details regarding your Educational qualifications.

Submission and Download of the Application Form

  • Before Clicking on the final Submit button, You can preview your entries by clicking on “Preview” button.
  • If you need to edit any information, edit it before the final submit. No changes can be made hereafter.
  • After final submission, Download the application form and take two printouts (one for yourself and one for posting).

Dispatch of Application Forms, Enclosures and Paid Challan by Post.

  • On the Downloaded hard copy of the application form, past a copy of the photograph that you uploaded at the space given.
  • Put your signature in the given box.
  • In an Envelope (17cm x 30 cm) post the application form along with enclosures of the paid challan and photocopies of important documents to the following address:

Controller of Examination,

B.C.E.C.E. Board,

I.A.S. Association Building,

Near Patna Airport,

P.O.- B.V.College, Patna – 800014

  • On top of the envelope, write “Application for DCECE (PE/PPE/PMD/PM)-2017” and the course you are applying for just below it.
  • The following certificates must be enclosed with the application form:
  1. Certificate of passing, Marks sheet and Admit Card of Matric/ equivalent Examination for Polytechnic (Engg.) / P.P.E. / Para Medical-Dental Courses (Matric Level)
  2. Certificate of passing, Marks Sheet and Admit Card of Intermediate / or equivalent examination for Para Medical Courses (Intermediate Level).
  3. Caste certificate
  4. Income Certificate (If needed to be submitted at the time of counselling)
  5. Certificate for the permanent resident of Bihar.
  6. Certificate proof if belonging to any special categories.

Exam Pattern And Syllabus For DCECE 2018

The following points highlight the exam pattern for DCECE 2018:

  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • No. Of questions: 90
  • Maximum Marks: 450
  • Language: Hindi and English
  • Type: MCQ

The course wise breakdown of the syllabus is explained below:

PE and PPE Course

The questions asked shall be of the standard of class 10th.

Subject No. of Questions Marks
Physics 30 150
Chemistry 30 150
Mathematics 30 150
Total: 90 450

PM Course

Subject No. of Questions Marks
General Science (Physics/Chemistry/


25 125
Mathematical Ability 15 75
Hindi 15 75
English 15 75
General Knowledge 20 100
Total: 90 450

PMD Course

Subjects No. of Questions Marks
Physics 20 100
Chemistry 20 100
Mathematics 10 50
Biology 10 50
Hindi 10 50
English 10 50
General Knowledge 10 50
Total: 90 450

Admit Card For Bihar Polytechnic (DCECE) 2018

Amit card shall be issued only to those candidates whose candidature has been found valid after verification of all the furnished documents.

The admit card shall be available for download on the official website

After downloading the admit card and getting it printed, ensure that you have pasted a copy of the photograph you uploaded before at the given space. Also, remember to put your signature in the given box.

If any mistake is found in the admit card, immediately contact: Controller of Examination, B.C.E.C.E. Board, I.A.S. Association Building, Near Patna Airport, P.O.- B.V.College, Patna in person up to 5 days before the exam.

Ensure that you go through all the instructions mentioned in the admit card and follow them before appearing for the exam.

Results of Bihar Polytechnic (DCECE) 2018

The result of Bihar Polytechnic (DCECE) 2018 for PE, PPE, PM, PMD shall be declared online within a month of the Entrance examination. Keep visiting this space for updated information.

The results for Bihar Polytechnic (DCECE) 2018 can be viewed in the following steps:

  • Visit the website
  • Click on the link “Result of DCECE 2018
  • Enter your Roll No. And view your result.

Merit List of Bihar Polytechnic (DCECE) 2018

Soon after the release of results, the board shall release the merit list of the exam with rankings of the candidates.

The merit list can be viewed in the following steps:

  • Visit the website
  • Click on the link “Merit of DCECE 2018
  • The merit list shall be available in a pdf format.
  • Search for your roll number to know your ranking.

The Ranks of the candidates shall be decided by the marks scored in the entrance test. However, in case of a tie i.e students scoring similar marks, the following order of priority shall be exercised to assign a rank:

Priority order PE/PPE PMD PM
1 Marks scored in mathematics Marks scored in Biology Marks scored in General science
2 Marks in Physics Marks in Chemistry Marks in mathematical ability
3 Age of the candidate Age of the candidate Age of the candidate

Counselling And Admissions For Bihar Polytechnic (DCECE) 2018

After the declaration of the Merit list, the board shall invite candidates according to their rankings for counselling at the venue:


B.C.E.C.E. Board,

I.A.S. Association Building,

Near Patna Airport,

P.O.- B.V.College, Patna – 800014

The notification regarding invite of students for counselling shall be published in the website along with the Ranks of the candidates who have made it to that particular round of counselling.

The counselling for Bihar Polytechnic (DCECE) 2018 shall include the following steps:

  1. Registration: Candidates willing to participate in the counselling procedure must register themselves online for the same on Carefully choose the courses and institutes that you wish to take admission in.
  2. Verification of Documents: Candidates must visit the designated venue on the notified date for verification of documents
  3. Allotment of Seats: After the verification of documents, counselling round shall start and candidates will be allotted seats based on their merit and the choice of their courses and institutes.
  4. Download Provisional Admission Letter: After allotment of seat, the candidate must download the provisional admission letter from the official website.
  5. Reporting at the Allotted College: The candidate must report at the allotted institute to confirm his/her admission and pay the prescribed fee to complete the admission procedure.

Documents For Bihar Polytechnic Counselling

  • DCECE 2018 Rank Card
  • DCECE 2018 Application Form
  • DCECE 2018 Hall Ticket
  • DCECE 2018 Call or Counselling letter
  •  Class 10th Marks Sheet and Certificate.
  • Intermediate Class 12th Marks Sheet and Certificate
  • Caste or Category certificate
  • Character Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Passport size photograph

Reservation Of Seats For Bihar Polytechnic – DCECE 2018

Category wise reservation of seats is shown in the table below:

Category Percentage of seats reserved
SC (Scheduled Caste) 16%
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 1%
EBC (Extremely Backward Class) 18%
BC (Backward Class) 12%
RCG (Reserved Category Girls) 3%
Physically Challenged 3%
Ex-Servicemen 1 seat per course per institute


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