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JCECE 2018 Exam Dates, Application Form, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Updated On - March 22nd 2018 by ARINDAM MOITRA

JCECE 2018 (Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Exam) is organized by JCECE Board (JCECEB) for admission to B.Tech (Dairy Technology) B.Sc. Agriculture, B.V.Sc. & Animal Husbandry and BHMS. Only candidates with Jharkhand domicile are eligible to apply. JEECE and JCECE are tentatively scheduled for May 7 and May 13, 2018 respectively.

  • For admission to MBBS/BDS program, scores of NEET 2018 will be considered.
  • For admission to B.Tech/B.E program, the admission will be done through JEECE 2018 (PCM group)

Candidates can fill the application forms online in the month of April at the official website. JCECE Admit Card are generally issued 2 weeks before the schedule of exam. The exam is divided into three groups based on the course in which candidates are seeking admission.

  • The three groups are PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) group, PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) group, and PCMB (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology) group.
  • PCM group is conducted for engineering aspirants, whereas, PCB group of exams is for Agriculture, Forestry, and Medical course aspirants.
  • PCMB group is conducted for candidates who want to apply for both engineering and medical courses through JCECE 2018.

NOTE: Engineering and Medical admissions are managed through JEECE and NEET as stated earlier.

Separate merit lists will be prepared for each subject group based on the performance of candidates in JCECE 2018. Counselling-cum-admission process for various courses would be conducted based on the merit list prepared for each group respectively.

Latest Update:

January 19: JCECE Board intends to conduct the examination in online mode from 2018 onwards. The notice interpreting the information is given below:

JCECEB 2018 Notice

JCECE 2018 Highlights

    Date of JCECE 2018June 2018
    Conducting bodyJCECEB
    Mode of JCECE 2018Online
    Official Website 
    EligibilityVaries for different exams
    Courses offeredB.Sc Agriculture, B.Sc Forestry, B.V.Sc. & A.H., B.F.Sc (Fisheries Science), Homeopathy

    JCECE offers admission to a various professional degree undergraduate program.

    • To apply for B.Sc. Forestry or B.Sc. Agriculture, candidate has to appear for either PCB or PCMB subject group while for BHMS program, candidates can only appear for PCMB group.
    • JCECE Exam for PCB and PCMB group is organized at Ranchi only.
    • There are 16 institutes which offer admission to different courses through JCECE.

    JCECE 2018 Exam Dates

    Candidates can check the tentative schedule for JCECE 2018 from the table given below:

    EventDate (tentative)
    Availability of Online Application formApril 2018
    Last date for making the applicationMay 2018
    Availability of admit cards (online)May 2018
    JCECE 2018 exam dateJune 2018
    Result DeclarationEnd of June 2018
    JCECE CounsellingJuly 2018

    Who can apply for JCECE?

    The primary eligibility applicable to all streams to seek admission through JCECE 2018 is a pass in Class 12 from CBSE Board or equivalent with a minimum pass percentage as laid down by the respective board.

    • Only domicile of Jharkhand can apply for the exam. Candidates have to produce Residence Certificate at the time of Counselling.
    • The age limit to apply for JCECE 2018 is 17-22 years for Agriculture program while there is no specified age limit for BHMS or B.Sc. courses
    • Only physically fit candidates will be allowed to appear for the exam. Candidates will have to undergo a medical test to verify the same.

    The academic qualification required for all the courses is tabulated below:

    B.Sc. Agriculture & ForestryCandidates must have cleared 10+2 from I.Sc. or equivalent board with Physics, Chemistry along with Mathematics or Biology/Biotechnology
    B.V.Sc and AH10+2 or equivalent with aggregate of 50% (45% for SC/ST) in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and English. The candidate should have also obtained the same percentage
    BHMS10+2 or equivalent with Physics and Chemistry along with Biology
    B.Tech Diary Technology10+2 or equivalent with minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. Candidates must have PCM and English in 12th class.
    B.F.Sc10+2 with physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Biology/Inter(Agriculture) 

    Check Detailed JCECE Eligibility

    JEECE Eligibility 2018

    • Candidates who are local or permanent residents of Jharkhand can apply for JEECE 2018.
    • Candidate must have passed I.Sc./ 10+2 or any equivalent examination with at least 45% aggregate marks (40% for reserved categories) to apply for the exam.
    • Physics and Mathematics are the compulsory subjects along with Chemistry. This exam is conducted for the PCM subject group only. Read More

    How to Fill JCECE 2018 Application Form

    • JCECE Application Form can be obtained in online mode only.
    • The online application form for JCECE 2018 can be obtained from the official website i.e.
    • The application fee for PCB group is INR 900 for General/BC-I/BC-II category while it is INR 450 for SC/ST/Female candidates.
    • The fee can be remitted through credit card/ debit card or net banking. Note that extra service charges will be charged by the bank with the payment.

    Steps to fill the application form in online mode are discussed below:

    JCECE Application Form

    Registration and Form Filling

    • Visit and find the link to apply for JCECE 2018. Click on the link and you are redirected to a new page
    • Read the instructions carefully and proceed to fill the application form.
    • Fill the personal details such as Name, Gender, category etc. Also, enter the correct 13 digit Aadhaar Number in the form
    • After that mention your preference of JCECE Exam Center and enter the academic and communication details.
    • Choose a password and security question to create a login. Submit the details after verifying them.

    Uploading Images

    • You receive an application number. Note it down to log in again.
    • Upload scanned image of passport size photo (size-100 Kb), signature (50 Kb) and left-hand thumb impression (50 Kb) in JPEG format.
    • Choose the correct file and click on open to upload.
    • After that click on Next to move to fee payment.

    Fee Payment and Submission

    • The fee can be paid online only. (Application fee- INR 900 for general or INR 450 (for reserved categories)
    • Pay the application fee using Debit/Credit card or Net Banking

    Fill Here JCECE Application Form

    JCECE 2018 Admit Card 

    Candidates can download the JCECE 2018 Admit Card for B.Tech Dairy Technology and other courses from the official website until the exam day. The admit card has to be carried to the exam center, failing which candidate will not be allowed entry. Steps to download the admit card are mentioned below:

    • Open the official website of the JCECEB.
    • Click on “Download JCECE 2018 Admit Card”.
    • Fill in the credentials required namely the Registration ID and date of birth in the provided blank fields.
    • Click on the “Submit” button.

    JCECE Exam Centers 2018

    Jharkhand Combined Exam 2018 for PCM Group will be conducted in following cities of Jharkhand. Candidates will be given the opportunity to choose 2 of the best suitable test centers for them during the JCECE Registration. While, for PCB and PCMB Group exam will be held only in Ranchi. However, the final decision for center allotment is in the hands of JCECEB. 

    List of Exam CentersGroup
    RanchiPCM, PCB & PCMB Group
    DhanbadPCM Group
    HazaribaghPCM Group
    BokaroPCM Group

    Check JCECE Exam Day Requirements

    JCECE 2018 Exam Pattern

    • There will be 3 Papers- Physics & Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology/ Biotechnology.
    • Questions will be framed on topics from CBSE Class 11 & 12 syllabi.
    • All the questions are in MCQ (objective type) format. 
    • Each section will have 50 MCQs with 4 options.
    • You can either appear in English or Hindi for JCECE 2018. In the case of any ambiguity in translation of the exam, English version will be considered final. JCECE 2018 Syllabus

    Given below are the exam pattern highlights of JCECE 2018:

    MediumEnglish or Hindi
    DurationPCM/PCB group- 3 hours
    PCMB group- 4 hours
    Type of QuestionsObjective (MCQ)
    Number of QuestionsPCM/PCB- 150 questions
    PCMB- 200 questions
    Total MarksPCM/PCB- 150 marks
    PCMB- 200 marks
    SectionsPhysics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology
    Marking SchemeCorrect Answer- 1 mark
    Incorrect Answer- ¼ mark 

    JCECE Preparation

    Here are a few handy tips that could help candidates form a solid preparation strategy for JCECE 2018:

    • Candidates must focus more on the important topics from each subject. Also, revise important formulae and basic applications from the textbooks.
    • Solving the previous year JCECE Question Papers. Practice online mock tests of the exam keeping in mind the time limit and negative marking in the exam.
    • Important Topics for Physics section- Kinematics, Current Electricity, Electrostatics, SHM & Waves, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
    • Important Topics for Chemistry section- Chemical Kinetics and Bonding, Periodicity of Elements, Solid State, Thermodynamics, Basics of Organic Chemistry and Carbonyl Compounds
    • Important Topics for Mathematics section- 3D & Vectors, Quadratic Equations, Application of Derivatives, Differential Calculus, Sequence and Series and Probability
    • Important Topics for Biology section- Human Physiology, Plant Physiology, Reproduction, Ecology and Environment and Genetics

    Given below are the preparation books to aid the preparation of JCECE 2018:

    Book NameAuthor
    Concepts of Physics (Vol. 1 and 2)H.C. Verma
    Understanding PhysicsD.C. Pandey
    Physical ChemistryP. Bahadur
    Organic ChemistryMorrison and Boyd
    Inorganic ChemistryO.P Tandon
    Objective MathematicsR.D Sharma
    Trueman’s Biology-

    JCECE Previous Year (2017) Paper Analysis

    JCECE 2017 was successfully conducted on May 16, 2018. Given below is the overall analysis of the exam:

    • Most of the candidates claim the exam to have the repeated pattern of questions which made it easier for the candidates to solve the questions.
    • Chemistry and Mathematics section were found to be tricky while Physics section was moderate due to more numerical questions.

    Here is the subject wise analysis of JCECE 2017:

    Physics Section Analysis

    • Physics section in JCECE 2018 was moderate to difficult.
    • There were more questions from Current Electricity and Thermodynamics. 
    • Electrostatics and Current Electricity were difficult topics in the exam.

    Given below is the topic wise weightage of questions in Physics section:

Exam Analysis and Answer Key

    Chemistry Section Analysis

    • Chemistry section had similar questions from the previous year papers. It was moderate and few topics were easy.
    • Perodicity of Elements and Solid State were the most difficult as reviewed by candidates.
    • Carbonyl compounds was the easiest topic in the exam

    Given below is the topic wise weightage of Chemistry section:

    JCECE Exam Analysis and Answer Key

    Mathematics Section Analysis

    • Mathematics section was average to moderate in the exam
    • Application of Derivatives and Quadratic Equations were most difficult topics in the exam
    • Easiest topic in the exam was Probability.

    Given below is the topic wise weightage of Mathematics section:

    JCECE Exam Analysis and Answer Key

    Biology Section Analysis

    • This section was moderate alike every section in the exam. 
    • Plant Physiology and Ecology and Environment were the dominating topics. Plant Physiology was difficult while Ecology and Environment was moderate as reviewed by students
    •  Other topics in the exam were of moderate difficulty level.

    Check the graph below for topic wise weightage in JCECE Biology section:

    JCECE Exam Analysis and
Answer Key

    JCECE 2018 Results

    The results of JCECE 2018 exam are expected to be announced by the end of June 2018 by JCECE Board. Candidates would be able to check their results by visiting the official website as soon as they are published. 

    How to Check JCECE Result?

    • Go to the official website of JCECEB.
    • Click on the link “JCECE 2018 Results”.
    • Click on the button ‘View Scorecard’.
    • You would be directed to a login window.
    • Log in using your registered e-mail id (entered at the time of making application) and password.
    • Click on submit.
    • JCECEB 2018 scorecard would appear on the screen.
    • Download it and take a printout of the same for future reference.

    JCECE Merit List & Seat Allotment

    • JCECEB will publish two merit lists -Combined Merit List and Category-Wise Result at its official website. 
    • Seat allotment will be based on Merit list and candidate’s choice of college. 
    • The merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in JCECE 2018. This list will be used for allocation of seats at the time of Counselling. 
    • Post-release of the merit list, candidates will have to submit admission application stating preferences for different degree programmes for the counselling. 

    JCECE 2018 Counselling

    JCECE Counselling is expected to commence from June 7 onwards. Here is the JCECE counselling schedule as per Common Merit List Rank.

    CML Rank RangeCounselling date (tentative)Time

    1 to 350

    June 7, 2018

    10 am

    351 to 700

    June 7, 2018

    1 pm

    701 to 1100

    June 8, 2018

    10 am

    1101 to 1500

    June 8, 2018

    1 pm

    1501 to 2000

    June 9, 2018

    10 am

    2001 to 2500

    June 9, 2018

    1 pm

    2501 to 3250

    June 10, 2018

    10 am

    3251 to 4000

    June 10, 2018

    1 pm

    4001 to 5000

    June 12, 2018

    10 am

    5001 to 6000

    June 12, 2018

    1 pm

    6001 to 8000

    June 13, 2018

    10 am

    8001 to 10000

    June 13, 2018

    1 pm

    10001 to 12000

    June 14, 2018

    10 am

    12001 to 15000

    June 14, 2018

    1 pm

    15001 to 16271

    June 15, 2018

    10 am

    The counselling process for the examination is carried out in two rounds- Round 1 & Round 2, which are as follows:

    First Round of Counselling

    • Candidates are selected on the basis of rank obtained in JCECE 2018.
    • Only after proper verification of all the required original certificates/documents, candidate will be allowed to make selections of the Institute and Course/Stream on Merit-Cum-Choice as per his/her Merit Order.

    Second Round of Counselling

    • In case there are any non-allotted seats even after the first Round of Counselling then the JCECEB chooses to host the Second Round of Counselling.
    • The rules and criteria are similar to the First Round of Counselling.

    JCECE 2018 Seat Allotment

    • It is only after the release of JCECE Merit List that the seat allotment procedure will start.
    • It involves selection of the desired seats by the candidate with a higher rank. This list will be combined as well as a category list.
    • Combined list will display the ranking of all the candidates whereas category list will display the ranking of the candidates belonging to a particular category such as SC/ST, OBC.
    • There is a tie breaker rule that will be followed for the preparation of these lists.
    • Seat allotment is done in multiple rounds depending upon the availability of seats. This procedure will be conducted online and the entire schedule for JCECE Seat Allotment will also be online.

    JCECE 2018 Counselling Venue

    Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board

    Science & Technology Campus, Sirkha Toli,

    Namkum-Tupudana Road Namkum,

    Ranchi (Jharkhand) – 834010


    Ques. I am a resident of Jharkhand but I passed Class XII from West Bengal. Am I eligible for JCECE?

    Ans. Yes you can apply for JCECE 2018. You must be a local or permanent resident of Jharkhand to apply for the exam. If in case you don’t possess a domicile of Jharkhand then you can also apply on the basis of your parents’ domicile.

    Ques. How to edit application form after submission?

    Ans. You are not permitted to edit any detail in the JCECE Application form 2018 after submitting it. But JCECE Board might open the JCECE Form Correction window for corrections in the form as there was a lot of confusion among the students about the exam this year.

    Ques. If I wish to take admission in BIT Sindri then I have to appear got JEECE or JCECE?

    Ans. Since BIT Sindri offers admission to various streams of engineering (B.Tech). Thus, you have to appear for JEECE 2018 to seek admission to BIT Sindri. Apply online for the exam till April 24, 2018. JEECE Exam will now be conducted on May 14, 2018.

    Ques. I wanted to apply for B.Tech but I have filled JCECE Application form for Dairy Technology. How can I change?

    Ans. You cannot change the form type. You have applied for the wrong exam. Apply for JEECE separately on the official website of JCECE Board. Last date to fill the form is April 24, 2018 (tentative).

    Ques. I filled PCMB group as NEET and JEECE were scheduled on the same day but now that the dates have been revised can I apply for PCM Group now?

    Ans. You must have filled JCECE Application form for the PCMB group. You cannot modify the details in the submitted application form so the subject group cannot be modified now. It is expected that JCECE Board might open a form correction window so that the candidates can edit their JCECE Application form.

    Ques. My relatives are domicile of Jharkhand but I am not. Am I eligible to apply?

    Ans. No, you can neither apply for JCECE nor JEECE. You have to be a permanent or local domicile of Jharkhand to apply for the exam. If you or your parents are a domicile of Jharkhand only then you can apply for the exam.

    Ques. What are the documents required for Bio Stream in JCECE?

    Ans. For Bio stream (PCB group) you are required to carry the following documents to the allotted counselling center:

    • Admit Card, Mark sheet, Passing Certificate (Original/Provisional) of Matric/10th /Any Equivalent Examination
    • Admit Card, Mark sheet, Passing Certificate (Original/Provisional of I.SC. /10+2/Any Equivalent Examination
    • Local Resident Certificate issued by S.D.O (Civil) /D.C of Jharkhand state
    • One postcard and six passport size photographs same as the one uploaded in the Application Form
    • Counselling Letter, if provided by the Board
    • JCECE 2018 Admit Card

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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    • NOTE: The application fee for PCM/PCB group for General category student is INR 900 and INR 450 for reserved category student. While for applying for PCMB, the application fee is INR 1000 for general category and INR 500 for reserved category students.

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    is JCECE Exam held in 2018 is in online mode?

    28 Jan, 2018 21:13
    Sakshi Garg Expert

    Hi Kanchan, The JCECE 2018 exam is conducted in offline mode.

    15 Feb, 2018 17:46
    chandan kumar

    when are the exam Engineering course (Lateral Entry ) 2017 in jharkhand

    24 Apr, 2017 00:20

    Hi Chandan. to catch all details on JEECE exam, please find the link

    26 Apr, 2017 17:39
    chandan kumar mahto

    how to application form apply

    29 Mar, 2017 00:20

    Hi Chandan, to get admission to B.Tech. Course through JCECE exam, please find the link for application procedure

    29 Mar, 2017 10:57
    Vaishnavee Singh

    Sir my rank in jcece pcb group is 4721 . so will i get any MBBs seat in further counselling process ??? pLease do reply soon

    06 Mar, 2017 12:00

    Hi Vaishnavee, as per the Supreme Court ordinance, admission to MBBS Course will be done through NEET exam. You may apply next year for NEET exam.

    04 May, 2017 14:55
    shivam kumar

    My cml rank is 8200 am i eligible for jcece

    06 Mar, 2017 12:00

    Hi Shivam, to get details on the JCECE cut off, please find the link

    04 May, 2017 14:47

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