Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination is conducted by JCECE Board for admission into Engineering, Medical, Dental, Homeopathy, Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Forestry and Agricultural degree programs at undergraduate level. The scores of the entrance examination are accepted by various government and private institutions of the state of Jharkhand, including Birsa Agriculture University (Kanke), Ranchi.
The Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination is held in two stages - preliminary and final examination.
The preliminary entrance test paper is fragmented into four parts –
All parts carry objective type multiple choice questions. In total, the entrance examination consists of 200 questions, which have to be answered within 2 hours and 30 minutes, which is the duration of the paper. Negative marking is also there for every wrong answer. Based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the preliminary examination, a separate list of the engineering and medical candidates is prepared after evaluation. The candidates, who successfully qualify the preliminary examination, are eligible to appear in the final examination.
The final examination is held on a different date. The candidates have to appear in the final examination, which is divided into three parts. The questions are asked from the combination of subjects - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The candidates aspiring to pursue course in the medical field have to appear in a paper that consists of questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The questions in final examination are also of objective type and the system of negative marking for wrong answers attempted by a candidate prevails.