New Jersey Biology Competency Test

Starting with the 2011 administration, the New Jersey End of Course Biology exam has been renamed to the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT).

Assessment Activities

Visit the Activities page to learn the details about what each activity link does and when it is available.

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What's New
  • The online versions of the May 2017 Your Guide to the New Jersey BCT and the May 2017 Student Preparation Booklet have been posted below in the Documents and Downloads section of this page for your reference. The printed versions will be shipped to your district later in the Fall 2016 semester.
  • Because of the limited number of NJBCT Performance Assessment Tasks (PAT) available for use, operational PATs for 2011 forward will not be released. The 2010 PATs are available in the ‘Documents and Downloads’ section below on this page.
  • SID (NJSMART) - for assistance with SID numbers, please contact the NJ SMART Helpdesk at (800) 254-0295 or e-mail or visit the NJDOE website at the following web address:
Important Dates
AdministrationDateWhat's Happening
2017Aug. 24, 2017Biology Alphabetical Student Rosters posted on website
2017September 6, 2017Remainder of Electronic Score Reports posted on website
2017Sept. 5-8, 2017Individual Student Reports and Student Stickers arrive in districts
2017Dec. 29, 2017Last day to get 2017 Biology E-Reports on the website