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NEET vs Bihar BCECE: Important Points


NEET vs Bihar BCECE: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) has replaced all the pre-medical exams conducted by different states and medical colleges. The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the NEET for granting admission to medical UG seats in India. It is a national pre-medical entrance exam for candidates who wish to pursue (MBBS), dental (BDS) and AYUSH courses in government and private institutions in India.

On the contrary, the BCECE or Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination is conducted for admission to B.Pharma, Agriculture, and para-medical courses (such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, etc.) offered at colleges in Bihar. However, BCEBEB now offers admission to engineering courses based on JEE Main scores and medical courses based on NEET scores. Read the article to know the differences between the NEET and the Bihar BCECE.

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NEET vs Bihar BCECE: Highlights

The table below summarises the difference between NEET and Bihar BCECE exams. Candidates must choose wisely according to their objectives.

ParticularsNEETBihar BCECE
Exam NameNational Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)BCECE (Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination
Conducting BodyNTA (National Testing Agency)Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board
Exam LevelUndergraduate Exam at National LevelUndergraduate Exam at State Level
Exam ModePen-and-Paper Based TestPen-and-Paper Based Test
Exam FrequencyOnce a YearOnce a Year
Exam Duration3 Hours4 Hours and 30 Minutes
1 Hour 30 Minutes for each section
Subjects and Total MarksPhysics (180 marks)
Chemistry (180 marks)
Biology (360 marks)
Total Marks – 720
Physics- 100 Questions
Chemistry- 100 Questions
Mathematics/ Biology- 100 Questions
Total Marks- 1200
Total Questions 200 (180 to be Attempted)300 Questions Per Subject
Marking Scheme+4 for Each Correct Answer
-1 for Each Incorrect Answer
4 Marks Each 
Total- 1200
-1 Mark for Each Incorrect Answer
No. of Exam Centres20239
Medium of Paper13 Languages – English, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Odiya, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi and TeluguEnglish and Hindi
Official Websiteneet.nta.nic.inbceceboard.bihar.gov.in

NEET vs Bihar BCECE: Courses Offered

There are different courses offered under both NEET and Bihar BCECE. If the candidate from Bihar wishes to pursue medical science, then he must hold a valid NEET score. Check the box below to know the courses.

Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Paramedical Courses
Ayush Courses
Occupational Therapy,
Lab Technician,
OT Assistant,
X-Ray Technician,
Ophthalmic Assistant,
Orthotics and Prosthetics
Agriculture and Gardening

NEET and Bihar BCECE Syllabus

Every candidate must know the syllabus to prepare well for the exams. We have tabulated the syllabus for both NEET exams and the Bihar BCECE exams. Check below to know more:

BCECE 2022 Syllabus

The subject-wise syllabus for BCECE is tabulated below. Any changes in BCECE 2022 syllabus will be updated here soon after the release of the official notification.

PhysicsKinematics, Laws of Motion, Work Energy and Power, Gravitation, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Heat and Thermodynamics, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Oscillations and Waves, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternation Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic Devices, Communication System
ChemistryStructure of Atom, Classification of Elements, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, s-block elements, p-block elements, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Polymers, Biomolecules, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, 
MathematicsSets and Functions, Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Calculus, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics and Probability, Relation and Functions, Algebra, Calculus, Vectors and Three-dimensional Geometry, Linear Programming, Probability, 
BiologyDiversity in Living World, Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants, Cell, Plant Physiology, Human Physiology, Sexual Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology and its Applications, Ecology and Environment
AgricultureIntroductory Agriculture and Agro Meteorology, Soil as a Medium of Plant Growth, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Agricultural Engineering, Crop Protection, Basic Horticulture, Fruit Production, Vegetable Production, Extension Education, Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables

BCECE 2022 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for BCECE is as follows,

  • For each question, candidates will be provided four options. You must select the most appropriate option.
  • Each question carries 4 marks, while 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • The total number of questions in the BCECE exam is 300. The maximum mark for the exam is 1200.

The updated section-wise marking scheme of Bihar BCECE is given below for your reference:

SectionsQuestionsMarks per Section

NEET UG Syllabus 2022

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has prescribed the following syllabus for the NEET UG exam. This syllabus has been determined based on various state syllabi and the syllabus prepared by the CBSE and NCERT. A detailed list of topics from the Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects is mentioned in this article below.

Topics from class 11

Physics Topics Chemistry Topics Biology Topics
Physical World and Measurement Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Diversity in Living World
Kinematics Structure of Atom Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
Laws of Motion Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Cell Structure and Function
Work, Energy and Power Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Plant Physiology
The Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body States of Matter: Gases and Liquids Human Physiology
Gravitation Thermodynamics
Properties of Bulk Matter Equilibrium
Thermodynamics Redox Reactions
The Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Hydrogen
Oscillations and Waves s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
Some p-Block Elements
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
Environmental Chemistry

Topics from Class 12

The Class 12 topics are as follows,

Physics Topics Chemistry Topics Biology Topics
Electrostatics Solid State Reproduction
Current Electricity Solutions Genetics and Evolution
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism Electrochemistry Biology and Human Welfare
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents Chemical Kinetics Biotechnology and Its Applications
Electromagnetic Waves Surface Chemistry Ecology and Environment
Optics General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation p- Block Elements
Atoms and Nuclei d and f Block Elements
Electronic Devices Coordination Compounds
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Note: This NEET UG syllabus 2022 has been designed to maintain uniformity, keeping in mind the importance of different areas in medical education.

NEET Exam Sections and Total Marks

Candidates who require a section-wise distribution of marks for the NEET exams may read this section.

Subjects Sections No. of Questions Section-wise Marks
Physics Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40  
Chemistry Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40  
Botany Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40  
Zoology Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40  
Total Marks 720    

Eligibility Criteria: NEET 2022 and Bihar BCECE 2022

The following are the eligibility criteria for NEET 2022 and Bihar BCECE 2022.

ParametersNEETBihar BCECE
NationalityIndian Nationals, Foreign Nationals, NRI, PIO, OCIMust be an Indian National
Must fulfil the domicile criteria
Age requiredAspirants must have completed a minimum of 17 years of age at the time of admission.B.Pharm: There is no lower age limit or an upper age limit.
Para-medical courses: Candidate must complete 17 years. There is no upper age limit.
Agriculture courses: The candidate must complete 16 years. There is no upper age limit.
QualificationCandidates should have passed 10+2 with Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as core subjects from a recognised board.Candidates who have completed or will appear for the Class 12 examination are eligible to apply for BCECE.
Minimum marks neededGeneral – 50%,
OBC/SC/ST – 40%,
PWD – 45%
Candidates from the General category should score 45% marks in the Class 12 examination, and SC/ST/OBC category should score 40.

NEET and Bihar BCECE 2022 Exam Dates

It is important for candidates to keep track of NEET 2022 exam dates to avoid missing an important event. So, the important dates related to NEET 2022 are provided below:

NEET 2022 EventsImportant Dates
Online NEET 2022 Application Form Release DateApril 6, 2022
Last Day for Online Application Form and Fee SubmissionMay 20, 2022
Duration of Correction Window OpenMay 24 to 27, 2022 (up to 09:00 p.m.)
One Time Correction Window for Category UpdationJune 14 to 16, 2022 (up to 09:00 p.m.)
Announcement of the City of ExaminationJune 29, 2022
Admit Card Released on NTA WebsiteJuly 12, 2022 (at 11.30 a.m.)
Date of ExaminationJuly 17, 2022
Center, Date and Shift of NEET (UG)Mentioned on NEET Admit Card
Answer Key Release DateTo Be Announced
NEET Result DateTo Be Announced

These were the differences between NEET and Bihar BCECE exam 2022. However, the NEET exam is considered the toughest exam in India because it is highly competitive, and the number of seats is also limited. Bihar BCECE 2022 is limited to the state, so the competition is much more restricted. For NEET, additional skills are required; hence, you have to put extra effort.

Since we are comparing the state exams with national exams, the need to change the syllabus and coaching classes becomes important. There is no significant difference between the two syllabi; hence, there is no need to change your coaching class per se. But it is important that you change your study books and create a study plan accordingly.

Also, if you feel that your current classes do not comprehensively assist you with the required resources to score well, then it is advisable to change them. The best advice is to try to attend a demo lecture, understand the level at which they will operate, and accordingly make a decision.

Frequently Asked Questions on NEET vs Bihar BCECE

Here are the most frequently asked questions about NEET vs Bihar BCECE:

Q.1: Can I do the BCECE exams for MBBS?
The Bihar BCECE conducts the admissions for Bihar NEET 2022 on the grounds of NEET scores only.

Q.2: What is the BCECE entrance exam 2022?
The entrance test of BCECE is organized by the BCECE Board, Govt. of Bihar, and it is a state-level exam held to offer admission into professional UG courses. Courses offered are Engineering, Agriculture and Medical courses in the state of Bihar.

Q.3: What are NEET 2022 exam dates?
NEET 2022 was scheduled to be held on July 17, 2022.

Q.4: Are the NCERT books enough for NEET exams?
The NCERT books are the best source for NEET as 80-85% of the question paper comprises questions from NCERT sources. But you may look into other recommended books too.

Q.5: Who can apply for the Bihar BCECE exams?
Candidates interested in agriculture and medical courses should have completed 17 years before 31st December of the admission year to have eligibility. Students interested in engineering courses don’t have any age limit to apply for the BCECE entrance examination.

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