JCECE Exam 2023: Important Dates, Eligibility & Exam Pattern

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The JCECE Board conducts the JCECE Exam to take student admission in the state universities of Bihar. The responsibility of conducting and managing these entrance examinations is bestowed upon JCECEB by the government of Jharkhand. The board was established for the purpose of managing these examinations in the year 2000 by the state government itself. Candidates have to apply and go through the entire process online. 

Exam nameJharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination
Conducting BodyJharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (JCECEB)
Frequency of ExamAnnually
Exam LevelState Level Exam
CourseBachelor of Technology, Lateral Entry 
Mode of applicationOnline
Application feesINR 900 
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer Based Test)
Course Offered Agriculture, BHMS, B.V.Sc. & A.H, Forestry, etc
Exam duration2 Hours (Physics & Chemistry), 1 Hour (Maths & Biology)
Official Websitehttps://jceceb.jharkhand.gov.in/ 

Exam Overview 

The Board holds this examination on a state level and various state-specific institutions take part in the admission procedure to enrol students in multiple courses like M.B.B.S., Forestry, Engineering, B.V.Sc. & A.H., Agriculture, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic degree Course. It releases the exam forms for various courses each year online on the official website.

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Latest Updates 

The JCECE Exam is conducted for various courses and the procedure for each course is different. The students can find the application link for Engineering Entrance Examination open till the 10th of April 2023. The examination will be conducted on the 29th of April 2023. 

The counselling process for certain other courses is ongoing. The examination for these courses was conducted majorly in the month of December 2022. 


For different examination processes, the JCECEB keeps releasing notifications throughout the year. December is the month when most of the application dates, examinations, results and counselling process were conducted. Some of the examinations are yet to be conducted and the notifications for the same released soon. Currently, the process of examination for Lateral Entries in the Engineering courses is ongoing.  

Exam Dates

The JCECE Exam dates are different for different examinations offered by the Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (JCECEB). Dates for various examinations will be updated as and when notified. 

Event Date
Application Process for Para Medical CoursesTo be Notified 
Application Process for BSc Agriculture/Forestry/ BTech and allied courses10 November 2022 – 24 November 2022
Application Process for B.V.Sc. & A.H04 December 2022 – 10 December 2022
Application Process for MBBSTo be Notified 
Application Process for Lateral Entry in Engineering Courses25 February 2023 – 20 March 2023
Exam Date for Lateral Entry in Engineering 16 April 2023
Exam Date for Para Medical CoursesTo be Notified 
Exam Date for Lateral Entry in Agriculture/Forestry/ BTech and allied courses04 December 2022
Exam Date for B.V.Sc. & A.H18 December 2022
Exam Date for Para Medical CoursesTo be Notified 
Date of ResultsDecember 2022 Onwards 
Date of CounsellingDecember 2022 Onwards

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JCECE Exam Pattern 2023

This section will cover the basic exam pattern of the JCECE Exam for various courses. The examination pattern for the JCECE Exam is decided by the JCECEB. Here are some details about the JCECE Exam Pattern 2023. 

Mode of Exam Online (Computer Based Test)
Medium of Exam English and Hindi
Duration of Exam2 hours for Physics and Chemistry1 hour for Biology or Mathematics 4 hours total for PCMB
Type of QuestionsMCQ
Number of Questions per Section50 
Total Questions150 200 for (PCMB)
Options in Each Question4
Marks Per Question1 Mark
Negative Marking-0.25
Total Marks150 200 for (PCMB)
Marks Breakage50 marks per section 
Sections in JCECE Exam 3 Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology

JCECE Exam Syllabus 2023 

The JCECE Exam is conducted to shortlist students for the various universities which are a part of JCECE Participating Universities/Colleges. In order to pass the examination and get admission to the best of these colleges the candidate needs to be well-versed in every topic in the syllabus. Here is the JCECE Exam Syllabus 2023 for reference. 

The JCECE Question Paper will be devised by the syllabus prescribed by CBSE for Class 11th and Class 12th. The syllabus for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics that is included in the JCECE Syllabus is written below.


Plant Physiology, Structural Organization in Animals and Plants, Diversity in the Living World, Cell: Structure and Functions, Human Physiology and Sexual Reproduction


Sequences and Series, Complex Numbers, Binomial Theorem, Relations and Functions, Sets, Matrices and Determinants, Linear equations, Combinations and Permutations, Algebra, 3-D Geometry, Trigonometry, Integration and Differentiation, Vectors, Statistics, Differential Equations, Circles, Lines and Conic sections.


Wave motion, General Properties of Matter, Measurement and Kinematics, Sound, Mechanics, Gravitation, Laws of Motion, Oscillations, Electron Physics, Light and Optics, Radiation, Atomic Physics, Semiconductor Devices, Electrostatics, Magnetic Effect of Current, Magnetism and Current Electricity


Periodic Properties of elements and Hydrogen, Atomic Structure, S-Block elements, P-Block elements, D-Block and F-Block Elements, Chemical Equilibrium, Electrochemistry, Stereochemistry, Nitrogen, Halogens, Laws of Gases, Functional Groups Containing Oxygen (organic chemistry), Chemical Kinetics, Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds, Redox Reactions, Polymers and Environmental Chemistry.

Eligibility Criteria 

The eligibility requirements are also specific to the subjects or courses that a student is willing to pursue. The general requirements for the JCECE Exam are given below. 

  1. The student must be in a domicile of Jharkhand with residence proof. 
  2. The applicant must be between the ages of 17 – 22 years. However, there is no age limit for the BHMS or B.Sc. courses
  3. For courses such as Animal Husbandry and Bachelor of Veterinary Science, the upper age limit is extended to 25 years. 
  4. Candidates have to undergo a medical test before the exam as only physically fit candidates are allowed for the coursework.  
  5. The qualifying marks for the JCECE exam 2023 are 45% for the general category and 40% for the candidates from the reserved category. 

Some specific eligibility criteria as per the course of choice for various examinations are given in the table below. 

Course Qualification Subjects
Class 12th with a 50% ScoreClass 12th from ISC or equivalent board Physics & Chemistry with Mathematics/Biology/Biotechnology
BHMSClass 12th or Equivalent Physics and Chemistry along with Biology
B.V.Sc and AHPhysics, Chemistry, and Biology with either Mathematics or Inter(Agriculture)Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English
BFScClass 12th or EquivalentPhysics, Chemistry, Biology with either Mathematics or Inter(Agriculture)
BTech Dairy TechnologyClass 12th with 50% ScorePhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English

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Application Process

The application process for the JCECE Exam 2023 has to be completed online. The candidates must however check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The application fees will also be paid online with Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking. The complete process of application is mentioned below. 

  1. Visit the official website of JCECEB. 
  2. The instructions first appear on the screen, which should be read carefully. 
  3. Click proceed to fill out the application form. 
  4. Enter all academic details and personal information on the form. 
  5. Create a strong password and enter the chosen security questions for the exam. 
  6. An application number is sent to the candidate, which should be preserved. 
  7. Login again using the Application number and password. 
  8. Upload documents such as photographs and a signature.
  9. A thumb impression of the left thumb is also required.
  10. Click on the ‘Proceed to pay the fee’ option after uploading the documents. 
  11. Pay the JCECE Application Fees. 
  12. Take a printout of the application form. 
  13. Submit the form. 

JCECE Application Fees 2023

The fee for JCECE Application Form is different for the various categories that apply for admission. The application fee amount is given in the table below. 

Category Course SubjectsApplication Fee
General or OBCCourses with PCMB INR 1000
SC or STCourses with PCMB INR 500
General or OBCCourses with PCMINR 900
SC or STCourses with PCMINR 450
General or OBCCourses with PCBINR 900
SC or STCourses with PCBINR 450

JCECE Exam Admit Card 2023 

The JCECE Exam 2023 Admit Card has to be carried in a hard copy to the JCECE Exam Centres. No entry is possible without the JCECE Exam Admit Card. The admit card can be downloaded online from the official website of JCECEB till the date of examination in the following way. 

  1. Open the JCECE Official Website.
  2. Click on JCECE Admit Card link in the notifications.
  3. Provide the necessary information for the exam admit card. 
  4. Press Submit. The JCECE Exam Admit Card will open. 
  5. Check the details in the Admit Card and print it. 

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How to Prepare for JCECE Exam 2023?

Every exam needs a preparation strategy. Candidates should focus on the exam pattern, complete syllabus and marking scheme of the JCECE Exam 2023 to ace their performance in the exam. Here are some very useful tips to prepare for JCECE Exam 2023. 

  1. Prepare every topic and give time to each topic irrespective of the difficulty level. 
  2. Keep revising the formulas for the exam topics on a regular basis. 
  3. Towards the end of preparation, students should start practising the JCECE Previous Year’s Question Papers. 
  4. It is a good practice to mark oneself on the practised question paper to trace the performance record. 
  5. Learn to manage time and save it on every question as much as possible.
  6. Make notes and also look forward to improving on the weak topics a little more. 

Suggested Books to Prepare for JCECE Exam 2023

There are several books that a candidate can refer to for the JCECE Exam Preparation. Following is a list of some such books. 

  1. Understanding Physics by DC Pandey.
  2. Physical Chemistry by P Bahadur.
  3. Inorganic Chemistry by OP Tandon. 
  4. Organic Chemistry by Morrisson and Boyd.
  5. Objective Mathematics by RD Sharma.
  6. Trueman’s Biology by MP Tyagi and Dr Goyal. 

Answer Key 

The Answer Key for JCECE Exam 2023 is expected to be released in the month of August 2023. However, the answer key for different courses will be released separately and might be on different dates. The answer key is made available on the examination website. 

One can evaluate themselves on the basis of the answer key and give marks based on the JCECE Answer Key 2023. In the case a candidate finds an answer wrong in the answer key, they can also file objections to the answer key based on the proof they have gathered. They also have to pay the fee for filing each objection. 

How to Download the JCECE Answer Key 2023

The JCECE Answer Key 2023 can be downloaded from the official website set wise. There are 4 sets in the JCECE Exam and this is how one can download the JCECE Answer Key 2023 from the website.

  1. Open the JCECE Official Website. 
  2. Look for the JCECE Answer Key direct link. 
  3. Click on the link and select the exam and set for the required JCECE answer key. 
  4.  Click to open the answer key.
  5. Download the PDF. 

JCECE Exam Result 2023 

JCECE Exam 2023 results will also be released online on the official website of the JCECE Exam. The result is released in the form of a JCECE Scorecard containing various details like the candidate’s name, roll number, application number, DoB, gender, category, total marks and overall & category-wise ranks. The steps to download the JCECE Scorecard 2023 are as follows. 

  1. Open the official website. Go to the downloads section. 
  2. Click on the link that says, ‘JCECE Exam Results 2023’. The result link might also contain the course name. 
  3. A new login window will appear on the screen. Login using the credentials. 
  4. Click on Submit and the JCECE Exam scorecard will appear on the screen. 
  5. Check the details and download the scorecard for future use.  

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Selection Process

The JCECE Selection Process involves various steps of Merit Lists, Cutoffs and other requirements the basics required for the selection process of the JCECE Exam 2023 are as follows. 

  1. There is a separate cutoff for every course. 
  2. Candidates who have ranks falling under the cutoff can come for the application process. 
  3. The student must be a domicile of Jharkhand, must fulfil the eligibility criteria and must have attained the minimum cutoff for the exam. 
  4. According to the cutoff various cutoffs a number of merit lists of students are prepared and called for counselling. 
  5. The counselling process is the final step and involves document verification and allotment of seats. 

Counselling Process

The JCECE Counselling Process 2023 will be conducted online by the JCECE Board. The counselling is conducted in various rounds over a period of days in various slots. The shortlisted candidates are called for counselling based on their ranks and performance in the JCECE Entrance Exam. The process is based on the multi-table parallel counselling method in a computerised mode. 

The vacant seats in various colleges are notified on the official website. The JCECE Counselling process also includes a counselling fee of INR 400. The counselling fee is INR 250 for SC, ST and Female candidates. The fees can be paid through a bank challan which can be downloaded from the official website. 

Documents Required for JCECE Counselling 2023

Participants should attend the counselling session with all the important documents that are to be submitted to the authorities for verification. The list of these documents is given below. 

  1. 10th mark sheet.
  2. 12th mark sheet & passing certificate.
  3. JCECE 2023 admit card.
  4. Domicile certificate issued by a sub-divisional officer of the deputy commissioner. 
  5. Community certificate (if applicable).
  6. Medical Certificate (for PWD Candidates).
  7. Passport-size photograph.


Who can apply for JCECE?

The candidate who is a resident of the Jharkhand state and is between 17-22 years of age can apply for the course. They must also fulfil the minimum educational qualification criteria depending upon the course that they would like to pursue.   

Is JCECE a medical exam?

JCECE Exam also involves an MBBS Program, but it also provides admission to several other related courses like Forestry, Engineering, B.V.Sc. & A.H., Agriculture, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic degree Courses. 

What are the courses in JCECE?

The various courses that are offered at the JCECE Participating Colleges are MBBS, Forestry, Engineering, B.V.Sc. & A.H., Agriculture, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic degree CourseS.

What is the full form of JCECE?

JCECE Exam stands for the Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination. The examination is organised by JCECE Board to take admissions in various courses offered by the JCECE participating colleges. There are around 16 colleges that accept the JCECE Exam 2023. 

Students who are willing to get admission through the JCECE Exam 2023 shall start preparing a few months before the date of the exam. For the recent exam dates and various processes, the students should keep in line with the JCECE Exam’s latest dates and notifications.   

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