Diploma Certificate Entrance Competitive Examination
Diploma Certificate Entrance Competitive Examination

DCECE 2023 Eligibility: Check Latest Eligibility Criteria for Polytechnic Engineering & Paramedical Courses

Candidates who wish to appear for the DCECE exam must fulfil the DCECE eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria include educational requirements, age limit & domicile status that the candidates must satisfy in order to apply for the exam.
DCECE Eligibility Criteria 2023

DCECE Eligibility Criteria 2023

DCECE Eligibility Criteria 2023: The Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) is the exam conducting authority for the DCECE examination. The DCECE examination is conducted to provide admissions into the various polytechnic engineering & paramedical courses recognised by the Government of Bihar. Candidates must thoroughly go through the DCECE eligibility criteria before registering for the examination. 

The eligibility criteria will include educational qualifications, domicile status, age limit, and physical examination. Only the candidates who satisfy the DCECE eligibility requirements will be eligible for appearing in the DCECE Exam 2023. The eligibility requirements will vary for polytechnic engineering & paramedical courses. 

Candidates must also note that the DCECE reservation criteria will also be applicable while providing admissions to the candidates. Candidates can refer to the detailed DCECE eligibility criteria for various courses and the reservation criteria that have been mentioned in the article below.

DCECEC PE Eligibility Criteria 2023

Particulars

Details 

Educational Qualifications

  • Candidates must have cleared class 10 or equivalent examination
  • Candidates appearing for class 10th/equivalent exam in 2023 can also apply

Domicile Status

Candidates must be an Indian citizen whose:

  • Parents/Spouse is a permanent resident of Bihar 
  • Parents/Spouse are holding refugee status in the state or 
  • Parents/Spouse are employed with Bihar government, or
  • Parents/Spouse are employed with the central government in Bihar
  • Parents/Spouse works with the UN and is currently posted in the state

Physical Eligibility

Candidate must be physically fit

DCECE Age Limit

No minimum or maximum age limit has been prescribed to apply for the exam

DCECEC PM Eligibility Criteria 2023

Particulars

Details 

Educational Qualifications

Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, English, Maths/Biology

Domicile Status

Candidates must be an Indian citizen whose:

  • Parents/Spouse is a permanent resident of Bihar 
  • Parents/Spouse are holding refugee status in the state or 
  • Parents/Spouse are employed with Bihar government, or
  • Parents/Spouse are employed with the central government in Bihar
  • Parents/Spouse works with the UN and is currently posted in the state

Physical Eligibility

Candidate must be physically fit

DCECE Age Limit

The minimum age limit is 17 years

DCECEC PMM Eligibility Criteria 2023

Particulars

Details 

Educational Qualifications

  • Candidates must have passed class 10 or equivalent examination with Science & English
  • Candidates appearing for class 10th/equivalent exam in 2023 can also apply

Domicile Status

Candidates must be an Indian citizen whose:

  • Parents/Spouse is a permanent resident of Bihar 
  • Parents/Spouse are holding refugee status in the state or 
  • Parents/Spouse are employed with Bihar government, or
  • Parents/Spouse are employed with the central government in Bihar
  • Parents/Spouse works with the UN and is currently posted in the state

Physical Eligibility

Candidate must be physically fit

DCECE Age Limit

Minimum age is 15 years & maximum age limit is 30 years

DCECE Reservation Criteria 2023

As per the official DCECE 2023 notification, the following reservation criteria will be applicable for providing admissions to the candidates appearing in the DCECE examination:

  • Only the natives of Bihar who have been declared under the reserved category by the Government of Bihar and who have a valid caste certificate shall enjoy the benefits of reservation
  • Candidates under the reserved category will be allotted the seats reserved for them based on their category merit list
  • Candidates who are not residents of Bihar will not be eligible to claim seats under the reserved categories
  • Reserved categories for the DCECE exam 2023 will be decided on the basis of  the list of SC/ST/EBC/BC created by the Government of Bihar before announcing the dates for the online DCECE application process

The DCECE reservation criteria will be applicable for different categories as mentioned in the table below:

Category

Percentage of Reserved Seats

Scheduled Caste (SC)

16%

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

1%

Extremely Backward Class (EBC)

18%

Backward Class (BC)

12%

Reserved Category Girls (RCG)

3%

Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)

10%

Unreserved Category (UR)

40%

DCECE Reservation Criteria 2023: For Disabled Quota

Candidates must be aware of the following DCECE reservation criteria that is applicable as per the disabled quota:

  • Out of the total number of seats available, 5% seats will be reserved for the candidates falling under the disabled category
  • Candidates with any kind of disability should get their certificate attested by Chief Medical Officer/Board and attach the same with the Part A and Part B forms along with an attested full-sized photograph
  • The certificate produced by the candidate must explain the category, percentage and status of disability, etc.
  • Candidates with a disability will only be admitted to those programs in which their disability does not affect the successful completion of the course
  • Candidates who claim seats under the Disabled Quota will be allowed to pursue a specific course only after a thorough check-up, for which an additional fee will be charged

DCECE Reservation Criteria 2023: For Service Men’s Quota

The following reservation criteria will be applicable as per the service men’s quota:

  • Sons and daughters of servicemen and ex-servicemen who are residents of Bihar can claim seats under the Service Men’s Quota (SMQ)
  • A separate merit list will be prepared for the candidates applying for SMQ seats based on their scores in the DCECE examination
  • Personnel who have formerly served under the Jammu & Kashmir Militia will be treated as “Ex-Service Men”
  • As per the Ministry of Defence, the following new categories of Territorial Army personnel will also be considered “Ex-Service Men”:
  1. Pension Holders of the continuous embodied service.
  2. Disabled Territorial Army personnel with disability attributed to Military Service.
  3. Family Pension Holders
  4. Gallantry Award Winners

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does DCECE stand for?

DCECE stands for the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination. This state-level entrance examination is conducted every year to provide admissions to eligible candidates into various medical, engineering, and agriculture courses.

Who conducts the DCECE examination?

The Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) is the examination body that is responsible for conducting and regulating the DCECE examination every year.

I am not a resident of Bihar. Can I still register for the DCECE exam 2023?

Before applying for the exam, candidates are advised to check the detailed DCECE 2023 eligibility criteria which has been explained above in this article.

DCECE exam provides admissions into which courses?

The DCECE examination provides admissions into various polytechnic engineering & paramedical courses that are recognised by the Government of Bihar. The admissions will be given only to those candidates who will qualify the DCECE examination 2023.

Is the DCECE examination conducted every year?

Yes, the DCECE examination is an annual examination that is conducted by BCECEB.

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