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JCECE 2019 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - December 08, 2017

JCECE 2019 Exam Pattern is formulated by the Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (JCECEB). Factors like nature of questions, marking scheme, mode of exam and complete syllabus are included in JCECE Exam Pattern. Candidates can go through JCECE Exam Pattern in order to prepare well for the exam.

JCECE 2019 will be an offline exam, the question paper of which shall be available in both English and Hindi language. It will be primarily divided into 3 or 4 sections depending on the subject group chosen by students. These sections are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. A total of 50 questions will be asked in each section of the exam.

JCECE 2019 will feature objective type questions and the duration of the test will be 3 hours. As per JCECE Marking Scheme, every question will carry +1 mark and negative marking will also be applicable. JCECE 2019 Syllabus is based on 10+2 curriculum of the NCERT. Candidates can further check in-detail exam pattern along with marking scheme, syllabus and recommended books.

JCECE 2019 Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam Pattern Highlights
Mode of JCECE 2019Pen and Paper based
Exam Duration3 hours (180 minutes)
Number of SectionsEngineering: 3 (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) Agriculture & Medical: 3 (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
Nature of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total number of Questions150 (200 for PCMB group)
Marking Scheme+1 for correct answer -1/4 for wrong answer
Total marks150 (200 for PCMB group)
Question paper is available inEnglish and Hindi

JCECE 2019 Exam Pattern in Detail

It is advisable for applicants to go through the exam pattern of JCECE because it helps in comprehending the nature of the exam. JCECE 2019 will be conducted in the offline mode only. Applicants must mark their responses on the OMR sheet provided at the exam center. Individuals will be given a rough sheet for doing calculations.

JCECE 2019 question paper will comprise 3 or 4 sections namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. Applicants have to solve the sections as per the subject combination chosen by them. The details of question paper for different subject groups (PCM, PCB, PCMB) are given below

PCM Group

  • The test paper will have 3 sections namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Every section will have 50 objective questions.
  • Each question will carry equal weightage.
  • Applicants who wish to pursue Engineering, Agriculture and Forestry programs can opt for this combination.
SectionNumber of Questions

PCB Group

  • The question paper will have 3 sections namely Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • All sections will have 50 objective questions and will carry equal weightage.
  • The questions asked will be objective and subjective in nature.
  • Participants who wish to pursue Agriculture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Homeopathy and Ayurveda courses can opt for this combination.
SectionNumber of Questions

PCMB Group

  • The question paper will have 4 sections- Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.
  • A total of 200 questions will be asked in the exam.
SectionNumber of Questions

JCECE 2019 Marking Scheme

Participants must know the marking scheme in order to decide how to attempt the questions in Engineering, Agriculture and Medical entrance test. Any variations in the marking scheme shall be notified further. The marking scheme is as given below:

  • Every question in JCECE carries equal marks.
  • +1 mark will be awarded to candidates for every correct answer.
  • For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted from the total score.
  • Marking of more than 1 response will be considered as a wrong answer.
  • No mark will be deducted for leaving any question blank.

JCECE 2019 Syllabus is based on Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology of Class 11 and 12 NCERT Curriculum. Applicants can find the detailed syllabus in the Information Bulletin which will be released on the official JCECEB website. The important topics for each section of JCECE are given below.


The questions from this section require students to be thorough with the basic concepts and formulae. The important topics for Physics are:

  • Motion in a Plane
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, energy and Power
  • Systems of particles and Rotational motion
  • Oscillations
  • Gravitation
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Waves
  • Electrostatic potential and Capacitance
  • Current electricity
  • Moving charges and magnetism
  • Modern Physics

Recommended books for JCECE 2019 Physics:

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
Concepts of Physics Vol. 1 & 2HC Verma
S Chand’s Principles of PhysicsV K Mehta, Rohit Mehta
Master the NCERTSatyam Kumar


Students need to study 3 sub-categories which are Physical, Organic and Inorganic chemistry. Important topics for this section are:

  • Mole concepts and equivalent
  • Atomic structure and Chemical bonding
  • Classification of elements and Periodicity in properties
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry and Chemical Kinetic
  • p- block elements
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Haloalkanes
  • Aldehyde and Ketones
  • Carboxylic acids

Recommended books for JCECE 2019 Chemistry

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
Physical ChemistryO P Tandon
Modern ABC of ChemistryS P Jauhar
Organic ChemistryMorrison & Boyd


The important topics for this section are:

  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical geometry
  • 3D and Vectors
  • Probability
  • Differential Calculus
  • Applications of derivatives
  • Permutation and Combination

Recommended books for JCECE 2019 Mathematics

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
35 years chapter-wise solved papersAmit Agarwal
Mathematics Vol. 1 & 2R D Sharma
NCERT Exercises+ Exemplary solutions MathematicsMTG Editorial Board


This section of JCECE constitutes of 2 sub-categories- Zoology and Botany. The important topics for Biology are:

  • Reproduction in Plants
  • Human physiology
  • Molecular Biology: Molecular basis of inheritance
  • Biotechnology and its application
  • Genetics: Principles of inheritance and variation
  • Plants, microbes and human welfare
  • Structural organization in plants and animals

Recommended books for JCECE 2019 Biology

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
Objective NCERT at your FingertipsMTG Editorial Board
Pradeep’s Text book of BiologyG Chopra, P S Dhami
Trueman’s Objective BiologyMP Tyagi and JP Goyal

JCECE 2019 Exam Day Instructions

It is the responsibility of every JCECE 2019 applicant to ensure that they follow some rules and regulations on the day of exam.

  • Every student must arrive at the designated exam center at the reporting time mentioned in the hall ticket.
  • They can carry only their JCECE 2019 Admit Card, a valid government ID card and stationery as permitted by the exam committee.
  • Participants can approach the invigilator in the room if they require any technical assistance or any information regarding the conduct of entrance exam.
  • Any item like calculator, logarithm table, slide rulers, Bluetooth devices, mobile phones, chits of paper etc. are prohibited in JCECE exam hall and will not be allowed inside the exam center.
  • They will have to fill their details in the question paper, answer sheet and sign in the attendance register.
  • Students should ensure that they mark the answers properly in the OMR sheet otherwise their response will not be considered.



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