JCECE/JCET - Jharkhand Admissions

Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture, Forestry, Homeopathy  and Veterinary Sciences based exam, applicable to colleges within Jharkhand, for students who belong to Jharkhand.

JCECE (Jharkhand Competitive Entrance Competitive Examination) is a State level entrance examination for students who want to get into courses related to Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture and Forestry offered by colleges and institutes situated within Jharkhand. 

It is conducted by the Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board for students who belong to Jharkhand. It is one of the most prestigious State Level entrance examinations in Jharkhand and is accepted as a basis for providing admissions by most of the colleges and institutions within Jharkhand. The JCECE is also known as JCET (Jharkhand Common Entrance Test).

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What are the eligibility criteria?

In order to be eligible for the JCECE, you must be a citizen of India and a permanent resident of Jharkhand.

Students should have completed and passed their 12th class examinations or its equivalents recognized from a statutory education board.

Engineering aspirants should have had Physics and Math as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry/Biology as their third subject in their 12th class examination (or equivalents). Also, they should have scored not less than 45% aggregate in Physics, Math and Chemistry/Biology. The minimum required percentage is 40% for reserved candidates. There is no age requirement for this course.

Students who want to get into the Agriculture/Forestry course should have passed their class 12th examination with Physics and Chemistry as their main subjects along with either Math or Biology as their third subject.

For the Agriculture/Forestry course, students should not be less than 17 years of age and not more than 22 years of age on the 1st of July of the year of the examination. There is an age relaxation of 3 years for reserved candidates in the upper age limit.

For the Homeopathy course (BHMS), you should have passed your Class 12th or equivalent examinations with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as your main subjects.

Students who are going to appear for their Class 12th or equivalent examinations in the same year as the JCECE are also eligible as long as they can submit their mark sheets before the start of the counseling stage.

How to apply?

You can only apply for the JCECE online.

Application forms are available on the following website: http://www.jceceboard.org . You will need to download the application form and the prospectus from the above website. Please read the prospectus carefully and fill in the application form.

You will also be required to upload scanned copies of your signature, left hand thumb impression and photograph during the online application process.

Once you’ve completed the application form and uploaded your photograph, left hand thumb impression and signature, you will be required to make the payment towards the examination fee. This will be based on whether you’re going to appear for PCB/PCM or PCMB.

You can choose to pay online through a Credit/Debit card/Internet Banking or offline through a e – Challan. The e – Challan form is available on the above website.

To pay through a e – challan, download the challan form and go to the designated bank and make the payment. Upload the paid challan details online and submit the application form.

You will get a ‘Confirmation Page’ once the payment has been confirmed (through credit/debit card or through e – challan). Print the confirmation page for future reference.

Admit cards will be available on the above mentioned website.

For any further information, please visit the following websites:http://www.jceceboard.org or http://www.jharkhand.gov.in

What is the pattern of the examination?

The question paper will be based on the syllabus prescribed by the Jharkhand Academic Council and C.B.S.E.

The exam consists of objective type questions in the multiple choice format. There are four options for each question with only one right answer.

The exam has comprises of 3 papers: Physics and Chemistry, Biology and Math.

Engineering aspirants have to only attempt 2 papers: Physics - Chemistry and Math. Applicants for BHMS have to attempt Physics - Chemistry and Biology. Forestry and Agriculture candidates can attempt any either Math or Biology along with the Physics – Chemistry paper. Candidates can also choose to attempt all 3 papers so as to be eligible for admission into all 4 courses.

The Physics and Chemistry paper is of 2 hours and for 100 marks (50 marks each).

The Biology/Math paper will be of 50 marks with duration being 1 hour.

Questions will be of one mark each.

Please do not attempt questions that you do not know the answers to as 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

In 2014, the Physics and Chemistry paper will be held from 10.15 A.M. – 12.15 P.M. and the Math Paper will be held from 12.30 P.M. – 1.30 P.M. The Biology paper will also be held on the same day from 9.00 A.M – 10.00 A.M.

The merit list/ranking list will be based on the marks secured by you in the JCECE.

For further details, please visit the following websites:http://www.jceceboard.org or http://www.jharkhand.gov.in

What do you do after you get your results?

The engineering counseling is conducted for all the State Quota seats (100%) in Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges in Jharkhand and a majority of the seats (State Quota) in Private Engineering Colleges in Jharkhand. All these seats are reserved for Jharkhand State Domiciles.

For admissions into the seats in private engineering colleges that are not available through the JCECEB counseling, contact the college/institution directly.

Your goal is to get admission in a suitable course at a suitable college. The JCECE test result becomes the basis for the admission.

Once the results are announced, you will have to participate in an offline counseling procedure which is conducted by the JCECEB.

You will not be eligible for admission into a college if you do not report for the counseling personally.

Before you report for the counseling, make sure you research in detail about the courses and colleges you can join through this counseling procedure. You should be clear about at least your top 5 choices/preference before you step in the hall for counseling.

The counseling will be conducted at a suitable location in Jharkhand. The details of the counseling will be announced on the JCECE website in due time.

You will need to reach the specified venue on the day of counseling. Reach the venue in time along with originals and self attested photocopies of all your important documents for verification.

Additionally you will be required to submit the counseling fee through an IPO or Bank Challan of the specified amount to participate in the counseling.

Once you reach the venue and the counseling begins, you will need to select the course and college you wish to join out of the ones that offer your course and are available for you at that point of time.

The admission will only be considered as final once you have got your documents verified and paid the counseling fees. You will have to reach the college/institute in which you’ve been granted admission within the specified duration and submit your documents and admission fee so as to confirm your seat.

For further information regarding the counseling procedure, please visit the following website:  http://www.jceceboard.org.

What are the prospects?

The JCECE/JCET is one of the most important State Level examinations in Jharkhand. It provides various opportunities for the students who belong to Jharkhand to join courses in the fields of Engineering, Agriculture, Homeopathyetc. The colleges who admit students on the basis of the JCECE are:


B.I.T., Sindri, Dhanbad


University College of Engineering &Technology, VinobaBhave University, Hazaribagh


R.V.S.C.E.T., Jamshedpur


B.A. College of Engg.& Technology, Ghatsila, Jsr


Ram Govind Institute of Technology, Koderma


R.T.C. Institute of Technology, Anandi, Ormanjhi, Ranchi


Ramchandra Chandravanshi Institute of Technology, Vishrampur, Palamau


Nilai Education Trust Group of Institution, Thakurgaon, Burmu, Ranchi


Guru Govind Singh Educational Societies, Technical Campus, Kandra, Chas, Bokaro


K.K. College of Engineering & Management, Mednipur, Dhanbad


Maryland Institute of Technology & Management, Dimna Road, Mango, Jamshedpur


D.A.V. Institute of Engg. & Technology, Medininagar (Daltonganj)


Techno India, Ramgarh


Techno India, Chaibasa



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