DBT JRF 2020: BET BCIL Notification (Soon), Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

DBT JRF 2020 Notification will be Releasing Soon. The Department of Biotechnology Junior Research Fellowship has organized the Biotechnology Entrance Test (BET) to provide award DBT-Junior Research Fellowship.

Those applicants want to get selection under category I become eligible to get fellowship under Biotechnology and Life Sciences programs in any institute in India; they apply in this test by filling the Application Form through online mode.

The selected candidates will be shortlisted in two categories of Merit List will be prepared (Category I and Category II) and the fellowship award will be provided to the candidates. Here, from this content, applicants will know the detailed information of DBT JRF important dates, Application Form, and Eligibility Criteria, etc.

DBT JRF 2020 Notification – Releasing Soon

New DBT JRF 2020 Notification will be Releasing Soon. The Link will be Provided Here.

New DBT JRF 2019 the List of Fellows has been Released whose Documents are pending On the Online Portal. Click Here to Check Notice. 

DBT JRF 2020 Highlights

Exam NameDBT JRF
Full-FormDepartment of Biotechnology Junior Research Fellowship
Exam TypeState Eligibility Test
Exam LevelNational Level
Conducting BodyDBT-Junior Research Fellowship.
Application ModeOnline Mode
Exam ModeOffline Mode (PPT)
Exam Duration03 Hours
Exam DateWill be Available
Official Websitehttp://www.bcil.nic.in/
Helpline+91 (011) 23219064-67

DBT JRF Important Dates 2020

Those applicants are going to apply in this examination, they must have to check the important dates mentioned below.

Events Important Dates
Online Registration Start4th week of February 2020
Online Registration Close4th week of March 2020
BET 20202nd week of April 2020
Display of question paper and answer key on the website2nd week of April 2020
Last date of accepting representation of any discrepancy in Question paper & Answer keyLast week of April 2020
Declaration of BET 2020 Result4th week of May 2020

DBT JRF 2020 Application Form 2020

The DBT JRF BET Application Form will be available from the 4th week of February to the 4th week of March and those applicants are wishing to get award DBT-Junior Research Fellowship, they can fill the Application Form through online mode on the basis of Eligibility Criteria. Application form filling steps mentioned below.

  • Primarily, candidates need to go on the official webpage of Biotech Consortium India Limited.
  • The applicants should have to register themselves by submitting the required details such as name, date of birth, email address, mobile number in the required field.
  • The user ID and password will be provided to the candidates.
  • By using the user ID and password in the required field, applicants can fill the Application Form by submitting the required details such as gender, category, address, etc and educational qualification related details.
  • After that, applicants have to upload the required scanned documents such as photograph, signature, date of birth proof and qualifying marks certificate in the given prescribed dimensions and size.
  • They need to make the payment of application fee and they have to select test centers of the choice from among the given centers.

Application Fee

The fees will be different for different category students. The fees for last year are given below.

General and EWSRs 1000
OBCRs 1000
SC/STRs 250
PWDRs 250

DBT JRF Eligibility Criteria 2020

Those candidates are going to apply in this test; they must have to check their Eligibility Criteria before filling the Application Form. The Eligibility Criteria details mentioned below.

  • Applicants must be qualified in M.Sc./M.Tech/ M.V.Sc. degree with Biotechnology in the title of degree e.g. Biotechnology, specialization such as Agricultural, Animal/Veterinary, Medical, Marine, Industrial, Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Food, Bio-resources Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Biosciences and Biotechnology, Bioinformatics” and M.Sc “Molecular & Human Genetics” and M.Sc.”Neuroscience” as well as BE/B. Tech in Biotechnology (4-year course after 10+2) recognized by UGC/AICTE.
  • They must have to minimum 60% marks for General and OBC category and 55% for SC/ST/PH in aggregate (or equivalent grade)
  • The age limit of the candidates should be up to 28 years as on the last date of application (22nd March 2018) for general category; age relaxation of up to 5 years (up to 33 years) for SC/ST/PH and women candidates and 3 years (31 years) for OBC (Non-creamy layer)

DBT JRF Exam Pattern 2020

Those candidates have applied in this examination; they should have to prefer the exam pattern for the better preparation of examination.

The exam is divided into two sections, Section A and Section B with each section having a different number of questions. The duration of the exam is 3 hours or 180 minutes. It is a computer-based test (CBT) conducted at designated centers.

SectionsNumber of QuestionsNo. Of Qs to be AttemptedMarks
Section A (General Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, General aptitude, analytical, quantitative ability, general biotechnology, etc.)50503*50 = 150
Section B (Specific areas of Biotechnology)150503*50 = 150

DBT JRF Syllabus

The DBT JRF Syllabus consists of questions from the following subjects

  • Aptitude & General Biotechnology
  • General Plus specialized branches in Biotechnology

DBT JRF Preparation Tips 2020

Candidates must have to follow the preparation tips mentioned below for the candidates.

  • The applicants should have to solve previous year question papers to understand better to obtain qualified marks in the examination.
  • The exam pattern and syllabus are necessary for the preparation of examination.
  • Candidates should have to make their schedule to study and make short notes to understand.

DBT JRF Answer Key 2020

Applicants will be able to know their performance in the examination by using the answer key provided through authority.

They can calculate and estimate their marks through the answer key and it will be available on the official website. After answer key declaration, the result will declare.


The cut off is released with the release of the result. It is released category wise for both category 1 and category 2. The cut-off marks as per last year are given below.

Cut Off for Category 1

CategoryCut Off Marks
EWS Category175
Other Backward Category162
Scheduled Caste154
Scheduled Tribe148
Differently Abled152

Cut Off for Category 2

CategoryCut Off Marks
EWS Category163
Other Backward Category153
Scheduled Caste144
Scheduled Tribe137
Differently Abled133

DBT JRF Result 2020

In the 4th week of May, the DBT JRF BET Result will declare and those candidates have given the examination, they can check their results through online mode by visiting on the official website.

On the basis of marks obtained in examination and cut off marks, applicants will be selected under category I become eligible to get fellowship under Biotechnology and Life Sciences programs in any institute in India.

If you any query regarding DBT JRF 2020 you can ask your query leave comments below.

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  1. Ayushi says:

    When DBT jrf 2020 filling of the form will start and what’s the official site

  2. Aditi Konar says:

    When can I apply for dbt jrf 2020?

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