Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) is critical in shaping the futures of aspiring medical and dental professionals in Bihar. While the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) serves as the entry point for these courses such as MBBS & BDS throughout India, BCECEB is in charge of counseling and seat allocation for UG and PG programs in Bihar. The Board was established in the 1995.

After the NEET results are announced, the BCECEB coordinates the counseling process for medical and dental seats in Bihar’s government medical, private medical, government dental, private dental, and minority colleges. This entails online registration, document verification, selection, and seat allocation rounds. The counseling process is intended to be transparent and merit-based, in accordance with National Medical Commission (Formerly Medical Council of India (MCI)) and National Dental Commission  (Formerly Dental Council of India (DCI) )guidelines. To ensure the smooth operation of the counseling process, the Board works with state medical colleges and dental colleges, the Department of Health, and other relevant authorities.

While the BCECEB plays an important role, it also faces challenges such as managing large numbers of applicants, dealing with technical issues, and ensuring effective grievance redressal mechanisms. Future developments could include the implementation of online counseling platforms, the expansion of information access in rural areas, and the strengthening of collaboration with stakeholders for continuous improvement.


Specifics Details
Counselling Authority NameBihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board
Programs OfferedMedical and Dental Courses 
RoleCommencing counselling process as counseling authority for medical and dental undergraduate and postgraduate courses 
ObjectiveTo facilitate a fair and transparent counseling process for admission
Counselling ProcessRegistration and Application
Verification of Documents
Merit List Generation Choice Filling and Seat Allotment
Reporting and Admission
Focus AreasAcademic excellence and research, Clinical skills and ethics and Community engagement in medical and dental education in Bihar
Contact InformationAddress: I.A.S. Association Building Near Patna Airport, Patna – 800014, Bihar (India)

Role of Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board

The Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) is a self-governing body established by the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Act of 1995. It is in charge of administering various entrance exams for admission to professional courses in the state of Bihar.

The Main Roles of BCECEB:

Entrance Examinations: The BCECEB administers entrance examinations for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental programs throughout the state of Bihar.

BCECEB administers the following major entrance examinations:

  1. BCECE is the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination for Engineering and Agriculture courses.
  2. Pre Medical Test/Diploma in Pre Medical Test for MBBS and BDS courses in Bihar.
  3. Bihar B.Ed. Entrance Exam for Bachelor of Education Programs.
  4. For Pharmacy courses, the Bihar Combined Entrance Test (BCET) is used.

Counseling and Seat Allotment: 

  • Following the announcement of entrance exam results, the BCECEB conducts counseling for seat allotment in the state’s various medical colleges and dental colleges.
  • The counseling process is carried out both online and offline.
  • Seats are assigned to candidates based on their merit rank, choices made during counseling, and seat availability.

Transparency and Fairness: BCECEB prioritizes transparency and fairness throughout the admission process. All information regarding exams, counseling schedules, and seat availability is readily available on the official website. The counseling process adheres to guidelines set by national regulatory bodies like the Medical Council of India (MCI) and Dental Council of India (DCI).

Grievance Redressal: BCECEB has established mechanisms to address any concerns or disputes raised by candidates during the admission process. A dedicated helpline and grievance redressal cell ensure timely resolution of issues.

Collaboration with State Authorities: BCECEB collaborates closely with state universities, colleges, and the Department of Education to ensure the smooth conduct of entrance exams and counseling. This ensures seamless coordination and efficient management of the admission process.

Information and Resources: BCECEB maintains a comprehensive website and helpline to provide candidates with all necessary information about entrance exams, counseling procedures, eligibility criteria, and college details. This transparency empowers candidates to make informed decisions throughout the admission process.

Undergraduate Courses Offered

Streams CoursesDuration
Medical MBBS Courses5.5 Years
DentalBDS Courses5.5 Years

Postgraduate Medical Courses Offered

Aerospace Medicine3 Years
Anatomy3 Years
Anesthesiology3 Years
Biochemistry3 Years
Biophysics3 Years
Community medicine3 Years
Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy3 Years
Emergency Medicine3 Years
Family Medicine3 Years
Forensic Medicine3 Years
General Medicine3 Years
Geriatrics3 Years
Health Administration3 Years
Hospital Administration3 Years
Infectious Diseases3 Years
Marine Medicine3 Years
Medical Genetics3 Years
Microbiology3 Years
Nuclear medicine3 Years
Pediatrics3 Years
Palliative Medicine3 Years
Pathology3 Years
Pharmacology3 Years
Psychiatry3 Years
Tropical Medicine3 Years
Sports Medicine3 Years
Respiratory Medicine3 Years
Radiotherapy3 Years
Radiodiagnosis3 Years
Pulmonary medicine3 Years
Physiology3 Years
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation3 Years

Dental Courses

Master of Dental Surgery in Conservative and Endodontic3 Years
Master of Dental Surgery in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery3 Years
Master of Dental Surgery in Oral Pathology & Microbiology and Forensic Odontology3 Years
Master of Dental Surgery in Oral Medicine & Radiology3 Years
Master of Dental Surgery in Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge3 Years
Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontology3 Years
Master of Dental Surgery in Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry3 Years
Master of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics3 Years
Master of Dental Surgery in Public Health Dentistry3 Years

Eligibility Criteria for Undergraduate Courses

CategoryEligibility Criteria
Educational Qualifications
General CategoryPassed 10+2/I.Sc. or equivalent exam in English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology (Botany and Zoology) with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology combined.
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Backward Class/Extremely Backward ClassPassed 10+2/I.Sc. or equivalent exam in English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology (Botany and Zoology) with at least 40% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology combined.
NEET (UG)-2024 Score
Unreserved (UR)Must have at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology combined in NEET (UG)-2024.
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Backward Class/Extremely Backward ClassMust have at least 40% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology combined in NEET (UG)-2024.
Disabled CandidatesMust have at least 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology combined in NEET (UG)-2024.
Age Limit
All CategoriesMinimum age of 17 years as on 31st December of the examination year of NEET (UG)-2024 (date of birth not after 31.12.2006). Subject to updated provisions of National Medical Council/State Government.
Physical FitnessSelected candidates must undergo a medical examination.
Residential QualificationParents are permanent residents of Bihar
Parents are refugees registered in Bihar
Parents are employees of Bihar government
Parents were employees of Bihar government before reorganization (cadre not divided, posts transferable in Bihar/Jharkhand) Parents are employees of the Government of India posted in Bihar or Public Sector Undertaking employees in Bihar
Parents are employees of the League of Nations posted in Bihar.

NEET UG Cut-Off 2024

CategoryQualifying criteriaNEET cutoff 2024
UR/EWS50th Percentile720-137
OBC40th Percentile136-107
SC40th Percentile136-107
ST40th Percentile136-107
UR / EWS & PH45th Percentile136-121
OBC & PH40th Percentile120-107
SC & PH40th Percentile120-107
ST & PH40th Percentile120-108

Eligibility Criteria for the Postgraduate courses

EducationalThe candidates must have passed the MBBS Examination from any Medical College of Bihar State which is established or financially aided by the State Government or established and run by private management / Corporation and included in the schedule of Medical Council of India/ National Medical Commission. 
The candidates who are permanent residents / domiciled of Bihar and have been admitted in MBBS course on the basis of competitive examination conducted on behalf of Govt. of Bihar or by CBSE (under All India Quota) before the bifurcation of Bihar i.e. 15.11.2000 in Medical Colleges situated in Jharkhand and have obtained the degree of MBBS are also eligible for nomination / allotment of a seat for admission in academic session 2024.
The candidates must have completed satisfactorily one year compulsory rotating Internship as on 31.07.2024 as per the provision contained in the Information Bulletin of NEET (PG)-2024.
The candidates must have obtained permanent Registration from Medical Council of India or Bihar State Medical Council. A candidate, who has not obtained permanent registration from Medical Council of India or Bihar State Medical Council but is otherwise eligible, may be allowed to appear at PG Medical counselling 2024 on provisional basis but he must obtain the same within one month from the date of his admission in P.G.Course as per the rules of the Medical Council of India, failing which the admission of the candidate shall be cancelled. He must also be registered after admission under the concerned University within the period prescribed by that University.
ResidentialThe candidates must be a citizen of India.
OthersA candidate who is not a permanent resident of Bihar but has passed the M.B.B.S. Examination from any Medical College of Bihar State which is established or financially aided by the State Governemnt or established and run by private management / corporation and included in the schedule of Medical Council of India / National Medical Commission is also eligible.
Age LimitThere is no maximum age limit for appearing PG Medical Counselling 2024

NEET PG Cut-Off 

CategoriesCut off percentileCutoff marks

Participating Colleges in Bihar

Medical College in BiharClick Here
Dental College in Bihar Click Here

Bihar NEET UG Counselling 2024 Registrations Process 

Step 1. Registration

  • Visit the Bihar NEET UG Counselling Portal (Click Here)
  • Enter your NEET-UG 2024 Roll No. and verify.
  • Enter Date of Birth and other details.
  • Provide your personal email ID and mobile number (for OTP verification).
  • Create a password and keep it confidential.
  • Submit the registration form.

Step 2. Personal Information

  • Sign in to your account using your email ID and password.
  • Fill in the required personal information fields.
  • Click “Save & Continue.”

Step 3. Upload Photo and Signature

  • Upload your passport size photograph (same as NEET-UG 2024).
  • Upload scanned full signatures in Hindi and English (not in capital letters).
  • Click “Save & Continue.”

Step 4. Educational Information

  • Enter your educational qualifications details.
  • Click “Save & Continue.”

Step 5. Preview and Declaration

  • Thoroughly review all entered information.
  • Make corrections if needed using the “Back to Edit” button.
  • Click “Save & Continue.”
  • If everything is correct, provide your declaration and click “Proceed to Payment.”

Step 6. Payment

  • Pay the non-refundable counselling fee and security deposit as per your category:
  • SC/ST/DQ: Rs. 600/-
  • Payment can be made online using credit/debit cards, net banking, or UPI.

Bihar NEET Counselling Process

Step 1: Registration and Choice Filling

  • Register online on BCECE Board website (
  • Enter your NEET-UG 2024 Roll No. and verify.
  • Fill in personal and educational information.
  • Upload scanned photo and signatures.
  • Fill in your preferred college and course choices (online).

Step 2: Round 1 Counselling

What happens:

  • Merit list based on NEET score is created.
  • Seat allotment is done based on your rank and choices.
  • Provisional allotment order is published online.

Step 3: Reporting and Admission (Round 1)

  • If you get a seat:
  • Download the provisional allotment order.
  • Choose “Yes” or “No” for upgradation (desire for higher ranked seat in next round).
  • Report physically to your assigned reporting center within deadline.
  • Get documents verified.
  • If eligible, take admission and pay fees (or choose free exit).

Step 4: Round 2 Counselling (Optional)

Only for:

  • Candidates who didn’t get a seat in Round 1.
  • Candidates who opted for upgradation but didn’t report in Round 1.
  • Candidates who got their Round 1 seat cancelled due to document mismatch.
  • Candidates who didn’t complete choice filling in Round 1.
  • Process: Similar to Round 1 (choice filling, allotment, reporting, admission).

Step 5: Mop-Up Round and Stray Vacancy Round (Offline)

  • For remaining vacant seats.
  • Fresh registration and choice filling required.
  • Details announced in separate advertisement.

Documents Required

  • Original Admit Card of NEET(UG)-2024
  • (Original Score Card of NEET(UG)-2024
  • Passing Certificate / Mark sheet / Admit Card of Matric / equivalent exam.
  • Passing Certificate / Mark sheet / Admit Card of Intermediate/ 10+2 / equivalent exam.
  • Residential Certificate.
  • Caste Certificate.
  • All the Certificate / documents in original as per the requirements of admissions in Private Medical / Dental
  • Colleges.
  • Six copies of the passport size photographs, which was pasted on the Admit Card of NEET(UG)-2024.
  • Downloaded print of Online filled Application Form (Part A & Part B) of UGMAC-2024.
  • Aadhar Card.
  • Any other documents required (if any) such as DQ (PH)/ SMQ / EWS Certificate etc.

Bihar NEET PG Counselling Registration Process

In order to register themselves for Bihar NEET PG Counselling registration, candidates are required to follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1 Registration 

  • Visit the BCECE Board’s website:
  • Click on the “PGMAC-2024” link under the Prospectus Section to download the prospectus.
  • To fill the online application form, click on the “Online Application portal of PGMAC-2024” and then click on the “Apply Online” button.
  • Fill in the required information in Step-One of the application form, including your NEET-PG 2024 Roll No., date of birth, and verify the details.
  • After successful verification, you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number and email ID.
  • Enter the OTP to proceed with the registration process.
  • Upon successful registration, you will receive a confirmation message on your registered mobile number and email.

Step 2 Personal Information

  • Sign in to your account using your NEET-PG-2024 Application No. and Password.
  • Complete the required entries regarding personal information on the computer screen.
  • Click on the “Save & Continue” button.

Step 3 Upload Photo and Signature

  •  Upload your passport size photograph and full signature in Hindi and English (not in capital letters) as per the specifications.
  • Click on the “Save & Continue” button.

Step 4  Educational Information

  • Enter your educational information on the computer screen.
  • Click on the “Save & Continue” button.

Step 5 Remote Experience

  • If applicable, provide details regarding your work experience as a Medical Officer in remote/difficult areas.
  • Upload the work experience certificate issued by the authorized concerned authority.
  • Click on the “Save & Continue” button.

Step 5 Preview Your Application

  • Verify all the information provided in Step 2, Step 3, Step 4, and Step 5.
  • If any information is incorrect, click on the “Back to Edit” button to make the necessary corrections.
  • Once the preview of the application form is correct, give your declaration and click the “Proceed to Payment” button.

Step 6 Payment of Counselling Fee and Security Deposit

  • Pay the non-refundable counselling/registration fee of Rs. 2200/- for all categories through online mode.
  • If applicable, pay the refundable security deposit as per the table mentioned in the prospectus.
  • Complete the payment procedure as per the instructions on the computer screen.

Counselling fees 

Counselling fees (Non-Refundable)Rs. 2200/-

Security Deposit Fees

Institution/College Type GovernmenPrivateBoth
UR/EWS CategoryRs. 25000/- Rs. 2,00,000/-Rs. 2,00,000/-
SC/ ST/ EBC/ BC CategoryRs. 12,500/-Rs. 2,00,000/-

Step 7 Downloading of Part A & Part B

  • After successful payment, download the hard copy (Part A & Part B) of the online submitted application form.
  • Keep the downloaded form safely for future use during counseling.

Bihar NEET PG Counselling Process

Step 1 Online Registration

  • Visit the BCECE Board’s website and log in using Login credentials.
  • Access the counseling portal and fill in the required information.
  • Pay the counseling fee and security deposit online as per the instructions provided.

Step 2 Choice Filling

  • After successful registration, Candidate can access the choice filling option.
  • Select preferred medical colleges and courses from the available options.
  • Arrange the choices in order of preference.

Step 3 Seat Allotment

  • The BCECE Board will conduct the seat allotment process based on your rank, choices, and availability of seats.
  • You will be allotted a seat in a medical college based on the merit and category you belong to.
  • The seat allotment result will be published on the BCECE Board’s website.

Step 4 Provisional Allotment Letter

  • If you are allotted a seat, you can download the provisional allotment letter from the BCECE Board’s website.
  • The letter will contain information about the allotted college and course.
  • Take a printout of the allotment letter for further reference.

Step 4 Document Verification

  • Visit the designated document verification center on the specified date and time.
  • Carry all the required original documents, along with their photocopies, for verification.
  • After verification, your documents will be returned, and you will receive a receipt.

Step 5 Reporting to Allotted College

  • Visit the allotted medical college within the given timeframe.
  • Carry the provisional allotment letter, receipt of document verification, and other necessary documents.
  • Complete the admission formalities, pay the admission fees, and secure your seat.

Step 6 Upgradation and Second Round Counseling (if applicable):

  • If you want to participate in the upgradation process or the second round of counseling, follow the instructions provided by the BCECE Board.
  • You may need to surrender your previously allotted seat to participate in these rounds.
  • The process will involve choice filling, seat allotment, document verification, and reporting to the newly allotted college.

Step 7 Final Admission

  • Once you have secured a seat in the desired medical college, complete the remaining admission formalities.
  • Pay the remaining fees, submit all required documents, and fulfill any additional requirements specified by the college.

Documents Required 

  • Residential Certificate.
  • Caste Certificate.
  • College leaving certificate.
  • Rotatory Internship Completion Certificate
  • MBBS passing certificate
  • Mark sheets of MBBS (I, II & III Parts).
  • No objection certificate from employer.
  • Medical Registration Certificate.
  • Admit card of PG Medical Test i.e. NEET (PG)
  • Six photographs identical to one used for preparing the Admit card of NEET (PG) .
  • Any other certificates in support of eligibility as required and mentioned in the prospectus of PGMAC (available on website).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is eligible to participate in Bihar NEET UG Counselling?

A: Candidates who have passed NEET-UG 2024 and are permanent residents of Bihar or meet specific residency criteria defined by BCECEB.

Q: When and how can I register for Bihar NEET UG Counselling?

A: Watch out for the official advertisement published by BCECEB on their website ( Registration will be online through the BCECEB portal within the specified timeframe.

Q: What documents do I need for registration?

A: You will need NEET-UG Roll No., personal details, educational qualifications, scanned photo and signature, and proof of identity and residence.

Q: How many rounds of counselling are there?

A: There are four rounds: Round 1, Round 2, Mop-up Round, and Stray Vacancy Round.

Q: How is the seat allotment done?

A: Seat allotment is based on your NEET-UG rank and your preferred choices submitted during registration.

Q: What happens if I get a seat in Round 1?

A: You will need to report to the assigned reporting center for document verification and confirm your admission (or choose free exit).

Q: Can I upgrade my seat to a higher ranked college in the next round?

A: Yes, you can choose “Yes” for upgradation during Round 1. However, if you get upgraded in Round 2, you must join that college and cannot go back to your Round 1 seat.

Q: What documents do I need to bring for document verification at the reporting center?

A: Bring all original documents mentioned in the UGMAC-2024 prospectus, along with photocopies.

Q: How much is the registration fee and security deposit?

A: Fees depend on your category. Generally, it’s Rs. 1200/- for unreserved and Rs. 600/- for SC/ST/DQ categories.

Q: Will I get my security deposit back?

Yes, you will get the security deposit back if you don’t get any seat or choose free exit.

Q: Where can I find the latest updates and official rules for Bihar NEET UG Counselling?

A: Visit the BCECEB website regularly for updates and refer to the UGMAC-2024 prospectus for detailed rules and procedures.

Q: Who can I contact for help with the counselling process?

A: You can contact the BCECEB Helpdesk through the contact information provided on their website or official advertisement.

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