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Bihar B.Tech Admissions 2019 – Dates, Eligibility, Selection Procedure, Application Form

Published: | December 05, 2018
Bihar B.Tech Admissions 2019 – Dates, Eligibility, Selection Procedure, Application Form

Get all the details about the Bihar B.Tech admissions 2019 in this article. Explore B.Tech entrance exams, eligibility, selection process, fees, and important dates of some of the best B.Tech colleges in Bihar region here.

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Exam Board (BCECEB) is responsible for organising B.Tech admissions in Bihar. The B.Tech admission process in Bihar begins in July every year. BCECEB initiates the Bihar B.Tech admission/ counselling process after the announcement of Class 12 results of state and national-level boards and engineering entrance exams. Before the commencement of the admission process, the admission authority will release the seat matrix and counselling schedule. Bihar is one of the states in India where B.Tech admission process is conducted on the basis of entrance exam. Students with minimum qualification prescribed by BCECEB and a valid entrance test score can secure admission in Bihar engineering colleges. Bihar B.Tech aspirants can check all the details about Bihar B.Tech admissions such as admission dates, Bihar B.Tech eligibility criteria, selection/ counselling procedure and seat reservation policy here.

About Bihar B.Tech Admissions 2019

BCECEB will release an official information brochure for Bihar B.Tech admissions 2019 in July. The information brochure will have all the guidelines for Bihar counselling process for B.Tech courses. Students with a valid state-level engineering entrance test score can register for Bihar B.Tech counselling process 2019. Along with the information brochure for Bihar B.Tech admissions 2019, the admission authority will release the schedule or important dates for Bihar B.Tech counselling process 2019.

Entrance Exams Accepted by Bihar Engineering Colleges 2019

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Exam (BCECE) is the entrance exam conducted by BCECEB for B.Tech admissions in Bihar. All the aspirants belonging to Bihar state domicile must clear the BCECE entrance exam for B.Tech admissions. Admissions under the state quota and reservation policies are applicable to only those seats that are offered through BCECE merit.

JEE Main is also an acceptable entrance exam for B.Tech admission in private engineering colleges across the state. State quota seats are reservation policies are not applicable for JEE Main-based admissions in Bihar. Private colleges reserve a certain percentage of seats for JEE Main qualifiers and non-Bihar students.

Students without a valid entrance test score for apply for B.Tech admission in Bihar through management quota of private engineering colleges.

Eligibility Criteria for B.Tech Admission in Bihar 2019

The eligibility criteria for B.Tech admission in Bihar can be categorised as follows –

Age Limit: B.Tech admission in Bihar does not have any upper age limit. Candidates applying for admission must be 17 years of age as on the year of admission.

Domicile Rules: Candidates who have passed Class 12 from Bihar are eligible for B.Tech counselling process in Bihar. Permanent residents of Bihar who have been living in the state since 10 years can also apply for B.Tech admission in Bihar under state quota. Candidates whose parents are serving in Bihar government can also apply for B.Tech admission in Bihar.

Academic Requirements: For B.Tech admission in Bihar, a candidate must have passed Class 12 with PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) as the main subjects. The candidates must note that they should have at least 40-45% of marks in Class 12 to be eligible for B.Tech admission in Bihar.

Also Read: Gujarat B.Tech Admissions 2019

Bihar Engineering Admission Important Dates 2019

Bihar B.Tech admissions begin in July every year. The important dates for Bihar B.Tech admissions 2019 will be released along with the information brochure. The dates for BCECE entrance exam will be different from Bihar B.Tech counselling dates 2019. As the official B.Tech admission/ counselling dates 2019 of Bihar are not yet released, candidates can check the tentative schedule here. The tentative schedule below is prepared by referring the previous year admission dates of Bihar B.Tech counselling process.



Publication of seat matrix, information brochure and counselling schedule for Bihar B.Tech admissions

July 18, 2019

Submission of choice entry form for counselling process – Round 1

July 19 to 25, 2019

Seat Allotment (Round 1)

July 28, 2019

Seat allotment letter download (Round 1)

July 28, 2019


July 29 to August 01, 2019

Round 2 seat allotment and reporting

August 04 to 08, 2019

Round 3 seat allotment and reporting

August 10 to 15, 2019

Bihar Engineering (B.Tech/ B.E) Admission and Selection Procedure 2019

B.Tech admission authority of Bihar has prescribed a cutoff mark for BCECE entrance exam for B.Tech admission. Candidates who clear the cutoff prescribed by Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Exam Board will be included in the merit list for Bihar B.Tech admissions. Only those candidates who feature in the merit list will be considered for B.Tech counselling process in Bihar.

BCECE Cutoff Mark for B.Tech Admission in Bihar 2019

The estimated BCECE cutoff mark for B.Tech admission in Bihar is as follows –

Name of the Category

Qualifying Marks in BCECE

Cutoff Mark

GEN (General Category)



OBC, ST & SC (Reserved Category)



Physically Handicapped (General Category)



Physically Handicapped (Reserved Category)



Merit List Preparation: The admission authority will prepare a merit list of candidates based on their score in the entrance test and Class 12 PCM subjects. All the candidates who score the minimum qualifying marks in the state-level entrance exam will be included in the merit list. The candidates will be allotted a rank so that they will have an idea of his/ her position in the merit list. Candidates who are included in the merit list of Bihar B.Tech admissions can proceed for choice entry on dates specified by the admission authority.

The selection of candidates will be based on the merit list and rank. In all, the admission/ selection procedure for B.Tech admissions in Bihar is completely based on merit. Only those candidates who take part in the counselling process will be granted B.Tech admission subject to merit and availability of seats.

Bihar B.Tech Admission Reservation Policy 2019

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Exam Board will fill 100% seats in government engineering colleges and a specific per cent of seats in private engineering colleges across the state. Seats filled by the admission authority are treated as state quota seats. The reservation policy of Bihar government applies to state quota engineering admissions. The seats are distributed across various categories as follows –

Name of the Category

Percentage of Seats Reserved







EBC (Extremely Backward Class)




RCG (Reserved Category Girls)




B.Tech admissions in Bihar are bound to the reservation policy as mentioned above. The admission committee will take a decision on transfer of seats to a specific category if seats fall vacant in any of the above categories.

Bihar B.Tech Counselling Process 2019

Candidates who cleared BCECE entrance exam and declared eligible for B.Tech counselling process can take part in the E-Counselling procedure conducted by Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Exam Board. There is specific registration for an e-counselling process conducted by admission authority for Bihar B.Tech admissions. The candidates who are eligible to take part in the e-counselling process must note that there is no specific registration fee for the counselling process. The candidates must only pay the exam fee for BCECE entrance exam.

The counselling process for Bihar B.Tech admissions is as follows –

Registration for E-Counselling:

The registration for e-counselling begins on the date specified by the admission authority. Follow the steps below for e-counselling registration –

  • The candidates must visit the official website ‘BCECE Admissions’
  • Read the instructions carefully and click on ‘I Agree’
  • The registration form will flash on the screen now
  • Select the course (B.Tech) and enter your BCECE Roll Number, Registration Number, Date of Birth and Name.
  • Enter security code displayed.
  • Check the above details and click on ‘Submit’ button.
  • More columns will be displayed now
  • The candidates must fill the Class 12 passing status by clicking on Radio Button
  • Enter the marks scored in Class 12 exams in the columns specified
  • Finally, create a password with alphanumeric characters
  • An OTP will be sent to the candidate’s mobile number after entering the password
  • Enter the OPT and click on ‘Confirm Registration’ option
  • The registration process completes now

Choice Filling:

  • After the completion of the registration process as mentioned above, the candidates must click on “Fill Choice Button”. The option can be found in the Menu bar on the screen.
  • Instructions will be displayed on the screen, and the candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully before Choice Filling.
  • The choice filling form will have two blocks. The left block will have the list of colleges and engineering branches in the alphabetical order. The right block will have choices filled by the candidates.
  • If the candidates wish to select a college, they will have to click on ‘Add’ button. The college selected by the candidates will appear on the right block.
  • There is no limit on the number of colleges that candidates can choose in choice filling form
  • The candidates can SWAP or Move the choices according to his/ her priority.
  • It is advisable to add a maximum number of colleges in the choice filling form for better admission chances.
  • After filling the choices, click on ‘Save Choice’ button or ‘Save and Exit’ button
  • The candidates must note that choice filling is a one time option, and the same will not be allowed for the second and third round of counselling process.

Choice Locking:

  • Choice locking facility will be activated after the successful completion of the choice filling process.
  • If you are satisfied with the choices that you have added in the choice filling form, click on ‘Lock Choices’ button.
  • It is mandatory to enter the password to lock choices.
  • After entering the password, click on the ‘Submit’ button to lock the choices.
  • The candidates can also unlock the choices within the specified date to make modifications.
  • After locking the choices, click on ‘Print Locked Choice’ button.
  • Take the printout of choice entry form and keep it for future references.

The initial stages of Bihar B.Tech counselling process conclude with choice entry and locking. Seat allotment procedure follows next.

Bihar B.Tech Seat Allotment Procedure 2019

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Exam Board will conduct three stages of the counselling process. Candidates who do not secure admission in the first round can take part in Round 2 or 3. The seat allotment procedure involves the following stages –

Intimation of Seat Allotment: The admission authority will release seat allotment results on its website, and the candidates can check his/ her seat allotment status from the official website. The candidates will also receive an SMS regarding their seat allotment. After checking the seat allotment status on the official website, the candidates must take the printout of seat allotment letter (at least three copies).

Candidates who do not secure admission in Round 1 can wait until Round 2/ 3 for upgradation of seat/ allotment.

Admission Fee Payment: Along with the admission allotment letter and relevant documents, the candidates must report to the nearest reporting centre with a Demand Draft of Rs. 2,500 in favour of the allocated institute. The next stage is document verification.

Verification of Documents at Reporting Centre: The candidates must carry all the relevant documents to the reporting centre. The admission of the candidates will be confirmed only after depositing Rs. 2,500 and documents verification.

Reporting to College: Report to college within the specified date with all the relevant documents and pay the remaining first-year B.Tech tuition fee (if any).

Documents Required for B.Tech Admission in Bihar 2019

The candidates must carry the following documents to the reporting centre and college at the time of reporting –

  • Printout of Application Form
  • BCECE Admit Card
  • Seat Allotment Letter
  • BCECE Rank Card
  • Passport Size Photographs (6 Copies)
  • Class 10 Certificate
  • Class 12 Hall Ticket and Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate or School Leaving Certificate
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Residence Certificate
  • Caste Certificate (if required)
  • Income Certificate (if required)
  • Disable Quota Certificate (if required)

Also Read: Telangana B.Tech Admissions 2019 – Dates, Eligibility, Selection Procedure and Application Form

Top B.Tech Colleges in Bihar 2019

All government and private engineering colleges in Bihar consider BCECE score for B.Tech admissions. Some of the popular B.Tech colleges in Bihar are -

Name of the College

Seat Matrix

Bhagalpur College of Engineering


Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology


Gaya College of Engineering


Motihari Engineering College


Darbhanga Engineering College


Nalanda College of Engineering, Chandi


LNJPIT Technology, Chapra


Bakhtiyarpur Engineering College


Sitamarhi Institute of Technology




Shershah College of Engineering




Katihar College of Engineering


Purnea College of Engineering


Sahasra College of Engineering


Supaul College of Engineering


Government Engineering College, Banka


Government Engineering College, Vaishali


Government Engineering College, Jamui


Exalt College of Engineering


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B.Tech Colleges in Bihar and Fee Structure

The above seat matrix is tentative, and it may change for the academic session 2019-20.

We hope that the above article on Bihar B.Tech admissions was helpful to you. Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for the latest updates on Bihar B.Tech admissions.

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