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BCECE Cutoff 2018- Expected Cutoff Marks for Engineering

Updated On - May 3rd 2018 by SOUMYA SEHGAL

BCECE Cutoff 2018 is the minimum marks required to stand eligible for admission in the participating colleges. BCECEB, the conducting authority, separately releases the cut off for PCB and PCM groups. The cutoff is also released in the form of opening and closing ranks for all the courses after each round of counselling. BCECE cut off forms the basis of admission. Candidates qualifying the set cut off marks will be shortlisted for admission process. The cutoff varies for different participating colleges and courses offered by them. 

The difference in the BCECE cut offs is due to number of factors such as total number of candidates appeared, availability of seats and the level of difficulty of the exam. BCECE 2018 is scheduled for April 29 and 30, while the result will be out in the last week of May. Till the last year, BCECE was conducted in two stages. From 2018 onwards, there is a single offline test to evaluate candidates. Read on to know more about the expected cut off for BCECE 2018 and previous years’ cutoffs. 

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About BCECE Cutoff 2018

  • BCECE Cutoff varies college and category-wise.
  • A comparative relaxation is provided to candidates from backward communities.
  • Various factors that help decide the cutoff for BCECE include- the number of seats available in each programme, number of candidates applied etc.
  • BCECE 2018 Cutoff Marks are applicable to various branches of Engineering/Technology, Pharmacy, Agriculture and Medical streams in Govt., Semi Govt. and privately funded institutions of Bihar.

Expected BCECE 2018 Cutoff for PCM

You can learn about the category-wise BCECE 2018 cut off & qualifying marks from the below table:

Candidate CategoryQualifying MarksCut Off Marks
General Category (GEN)50%600
Reserved Category (OBC, SC & ST)40%480
General Category – PH45%540
Reserved Category -PH40%480

Expected BCECE 2018 Cutoff for PCB

CategoryRankCut Off Marks
Disabled Quota (DQ)11814
Service Men’s Quota (SMQ)13326
Open Merit (GEN)9281111
Scheduled Tribe (ST)19485
Scheduled Caste (SC)180771
Extremely Backward Caste (EBC)339785
Backward Caste (BC)437795
Reserved Category Girls (RCG)188083

BCECE 2017 Cut off

As we know that BCECE was conducted in two stages until the last year, stage 1 acted as a qualifier for the next stage. BCECE Cutoff for stage 1 depended on the difficulty level of the exam, the average marks obtained and the total number of candidates appeared for Stage 1 Exam.

The table given below elaborates last year’s BCECE cut off for Stage 1.

bcece 2017 cutoff for stage 1

CategoryBCECE 2017 Cut off PercentageBCECE 2017 Cut off Marks
General Category50%300
General Category (PH)45%270
Reserved Category(OBC, SC, ST)40%240
Reserved Category (PH)40%240

Candidates in the 2nd stage had to obtain the minimum qualifying marks (as given below), in order to obtain the call letter for counselling. 

bcece 2017 cutoff for stage 2

CategoriesQualifying PercentageQualifying Number (out 1200)
General Category50%600
General Category-PH45%540
Reserved Category-(SC,ST,OBC)40%480
Reserved Category-PH40%480

BCECE 2016 Cut off for PCB

  • The below cutoff is listed according to the opening and closing ranks for different courses and colleges as well as according to the PCB or PCM Groups. 
  • BCECE board prepared three merit lists primarily viz. PCM group, PCB group and a joint merit list of PCM & PCB group. Hence the cut off of all the three groups are separate.

BCECE 2016 Cutoff for Round 1 Counselling

The cutoff for PCB group from BCECE 2016 is provided below in the table. The closing cutoff rankis distributed according to the categories of the candidates.




College-wise BCECE 2016 Cutoff 

Candidates can go through the institute-wise BCECE 2016 cutoff for the PCB group.

Medical College NameCategoryOpening RankClosing Rank
Patna Medical College Hospital, PatnaGeneral11266
Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, PatnaGeneral163813
Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College & Hospital,GayaGeneral256496

BCECE 2016 Cutoff for PCM

The branch-wise BCECE 2016 cutoff for various disciplines of engineering is listed in this table.

BranchClosing Rank
Electronics and Communication Engineering1069
Computer Science Engineering1576
Mechanical Engineering478
Electrical Engineering601
Civil Engineering609
Information Technology1936
Electrical and Electronics Engineering2434
Leather Technology3380

BCECE 2016 Cutoff PCB & PCM

Candidates can refer to following table for BCECE 2016 (PCB & PCM Group). The cutoff is indicated for all the respective categories.

BVC, PatnaB.V.Sc. & A.H880385222136164--
FB Sciences &Humanities, RAU PUSABio tech494269225182754--
GPI GulzarbaghB.Pharma9537430022185928106
BCPO, PatnaB.PH.t3761578330180355--
TCA, DholiAgri Sci19211319317638112431--
PHI, PatnaB. X Ray669569509320104972--
B. Opthalmic505368771255107936--
B. O.T. Assistant13675751343811959----
B. Lab Technician436820349355----
BAC, SabourAgri Sc507720521760660--8
MBAC, SaharsaAgri Sc60934029267715932615--
BPS Agriculture, PurneaAgri Sc871138280312862482--
MIT MuzaffarpurB. Pharma5753437218321621----
COH Noorsarai, NalandaB.Sc (Horticulture)10247322997167924--
College of Fisheries, DholiB.F.Sc14092650955652----
SGIDT, PatnaDairy Technology9342397737151099----
COA Agri, DumraoAgri. Sc.70943992281815292592--
CAE, PusaAgri. Engg.11056328718871524----

BCECE Counselling 2018

  • BCECE counselling is conducted separately for Engineering/Technology, Pharmacy and Agriculture courses by BCECE Board. It is conducted in multiple phases.
  • The counselling letter can be downloaded from BCECE official website.
  • Qualifying candidates need to report to the counselling centre with counselling letter and other required documents, failing which will result in the candidate being not considered for the counselling process.
  • Selection of candidates is made on the basis of merit-cum-vacancy.

Steps of BCECE Counselling

  1. Registration- Here, candidates have to register themselves at the official website.
  2. Choice Filling- Candidates have to fill their choices and lock their seats online. 
  3. Provisional Seat Allotment- Candidates can download the provisional seat allotment letter after completing the choice filling process.
  4. Verification of Documents- All your academic and personal records are verified.
  5. Final Seat Allotment- Once the candidate clears the scrutiny round, he is allotted a college.

Check Detailed Information for BCECE Counselling

We hope this article was helpful in learning about the expected and previous years’ BCECE Cutoff. We wish you get the college of your choice. Good luck!

*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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Shivam Prakash

Sir/Ma'am, I want to ask that what is the minimum marks in general and EBC category (both respectively) in bcece 2018 (bihar engineering exam) to get admisiion in bhagalpur engineering college? . Please sir/ma'am please help me on thus,i am eagerly waiting for your answer.

01 May, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Shivam, It depends upon the college, they release their own cutoff list for the candidates Admission. For more information please contact tot he college no. 0641-2451063 , 2451060.

01 May, 2018 14:55

How to download my filled application for my documents. i have missed my application no and sending speed post no

07 Apr, 2017 00:20

Hi Ankita, you may contact to conducting authority on 0612-2220230, 0612-2225387

07 Apr, 2017 16:20

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