IBAB 2018: Application, Eligibility, Dates, Pattern & Syllabus Etc

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IBAB referred as Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology. Candidates can know apply for online application form for Masters of Science (MSC) Admissions. Candidates are invited those who wish to join in MSc in ‘Bioinformatics (or) Applied Biotechnology’ can apply through the online official website.

(IBAB) Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology has conducted the Online entrance test for PG (M.Sc) Admissions for eligible candidates. Many candidates’ wishes to take admission but admission will be granted on the basis of marks secured in entrance exams.Every year’s lakhs of candidates take admission in IBAB. Candidates should remain prepared because seats are limited and competition is high. Candidates for more detail have to look given below details.

Here, detail of IBAB Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exams Dates, Exams Pattern, and Admit Cards and Syllabus Etc is mentioned.




 Candidates should check all changes and updates of IBAB exams dates. Exam dates and events such as online application available, last date to submit an application, Date of online application and Join dates etc.

Following detail of IBAB exams dates(Tentative) are mentioned below:


  • Last Date for Online Application: Monday, 3rd week of May, 2018.
  • Date of Online Entrance Test: 2nd week of May 2018 to 3rd week of May 2018
  • Date of Interview: 1st week of June 2018 to 1st June 2018; 2nd week of June 2018 to 2nd week of  June 2018 and 3rd week of June to 14th week of June 2018
  • Joining Date: 3rds week of July 2018



IBAB Uniqueness of the Program 

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Dual specialization degree (Bioinformatics and Biotechnology) in one MSc course

Biotechnology: genetic engineering, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, fermentation, and downstream processing

Practical hands-on training in biotechnology (including PCR, micro-array, protein chemistry etc.) and bioinformatics (statistics, C, C++, PERL, JAVA, and R)

M.Sc. in ‘Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology’ (Recognised and the degree awarded by University of Mysore)

The 2-year M.Sc. Course are structured into 4 semesters


IBAB Application Form


IBAB Application Form is available on online mode. Candidates can check application form from the official portal. Candidates filling online candidates have to register their name and have to upload his/her 2 passport size photos and photocopies of mark sheets by post/courier.

Read all detail carefully before filling an application and write as on given format. And keep print copies of filled application form for further use. Candidates have to fill the application form before the due dates if didn’t application will not be accepted. Below is given guidelines like how to fill, when to fill, where to fill details. Applying must read a full guideline which is given in points.



  • Mark the appropriate option with a tick in the boxes provided.
  • Write name and address in block letters. Please leave a space between any two words.
  • Candidates should fill in their name as it appears in their degree certificate and avoid abbreviations.
  • Write clearly the valid e-mail IDs that you use most often. This is critical to get the login and password to write the online test.
  • Only photocopiesof mark-sheets starting from 10th standard onwards up to the highest degree obtained are to be enclosed along with the application along with proof of the date of birth.
  • Do not send original mark sheets or certificates or any other document.
  • Additional supporting document (photocopy only) is to be submitted by NRI/foreign candidates for proof of NRI/foreign status
  • Applicants are encouraged to fill up the application form online. They should follow it up by immediately sending the DD for an application fee, 2 passport size photos and photocopies of mark sheets by post/courier.
  • Applicants who cannot apply online can apply by downloading the application form. Other requirements are as above.




Candidates can pay application form fees by online as well as by offline. Online by NEFT) and offline by cash and by DD(Demand draft). Candidates are informed that once it is paid it will not be refunded back.

Candidates of Indian citizen have o pay Rs. 500/- and NRI/Foreign candidates Rs.1000/- for application form fees. Candidates must keep print copies of filled application form for further use.

Below is given necessary detail application form fees:

  • For students from India : 500/-
  • For NRI/Foreign students: 1000/-
  • The application fee is non-refundable.




  • Make sure the application form is filled in completely and accurately.
  • Make sure to attach/send supporting documents.
  • Make sure to send application fee by DD/cash/Online (NEFT).
  • Make sure to send two copies of your recent photographs.
  • Your application will be processed only on receipt of the application fee.
  • Email [email protected] your application number, requesting user name and password.



IBAB Medals and Scholarships

The institute will award full/partial scholarships to meritorious and deserving candidates, at the time of admission.

In addition, IBAB awards a host of Scholarships and Medals to meritorious students at each convocation. These are listed below:

  • Chief Minister’s Scholarship for the Best Female Student
  • Chief Minister’s Scholarship for the Best Male Student
  • IBAB Medal for All-round Achievement
  • Millipore Scholarships for the Empowerment of Women (2)
  • Murty’s Medal of Excellence for Best All-round Performance
  • Murty’s Medal of Excellence for Best Student
  • Nabanita Ghosh Scholarship
  • Purnima Chaudhuri Memorial Scholarship
  • Sartorius Scholarship
  • Strand Life Sciences Scholarship for Best Student




Different courses have different eligibility criteria so, don’t forget to check. Applying candidates should know full eligibility criteria. Often candidate forgets to check criteria that affect them at the time of taking admission. All candidates who wish to take admission should check that they are eligible to apply or not. Candidates should know bases things like Nationality, qualifications criteria, age criteria and minimum percentages needed etc detail.

Detail such as Applying candidates should have completed a bachelor’s degree (B.Tech, B.E, B.Sc, MBBS, BDS, B.Pharm, BAMS) in any subject of Science/Technology such Computer Science, Chemistry, Pharma, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biotechnology, Zoology, Botany, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Agriculture, Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Sciences .The applicant is required to obtain at least 50% (overall) in his/her Bachelor’s degree to be eligible.


  • Applicant should have completed a bachelor’s degree (BTech, BE, BSc, MBBS, BDS, BPharm, BAMS) in any subject of science/technology such computer science, chemistry, pharma, physics, mathematics, statistics, biotechnology, zoology, botany, biochemistry, microbiology, agriculture, medicine, dentistry or veterinary sciences. Students who are expected to complete their course by June/early July are also eligible.
  • The applicant is required to obtain at least 50% (overall) in his/her Bachelor’s degree.
  • There is no age bar for applying.




IBAB Exams pattern

Candidates are given exams dates, exams pattern, and syllabus so they become familiar with all detail and can prepare for exams without having any dough’s. Candidates are given syllabus question will be asked from it so study well according to it. Candidates have to complete paper in 1hours and 45 seconds.

No extra time will be given to any candidates as per board’s rules. An exam is conducted in online based mode. Total 115 questions will be asked. In exams, a question will be asked from syllabus from subjects such as biology, English, maths & general aptitude, physics, and chemistry.

Take a look at given exam pattern, general information, and detail of online entrance exams. So, applying candidates can clean their dough’s.


Below is mentioned information of exams pattern:

  • While a small number of questions are shown as examples here, the actual number in the final test will have about 115 questions to be answered in 105 minutes.
  • The division of questions across domains, in the final exam, will be as follows BIOLOGY – 30, ENGLISH – 10, MATHS & GENERAL APTITUDE – 35, PHYSICS – 15 and CHEMISTRY – 20.
  • No need to worry if you don’t know the answers to all questions. Since the questions come from diverse subjects, it is expected most students may not answer all questions.
  • Online test will have multiple choice questions of 10+2 science level, from different subjects.
  • There will be no negative marks in the entrance test.




  • Incomplete forms may be rejected.
  • IBAB reserves the right to reject the application if the applicant does not meet the required criteria.
  • You must also email
  • First round of selection is by a simple, multiple choice online entrance test that can be taken from any place (even from your home).
  • Second round of selections is via an interview at IBAB.
  • Application fee can be paid through cash, NEFT or by a Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favor of ‘Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology’ payable at Bengaluru. NEFT details are given below.
  • The application will be processed only on receipt of the application fee.
  • All the original certificates should be produced for verification at the time of interview.
  • You must apply for a migration certificate at your college immediately after completion of your degree course; it is required to join the IBAB course.
  • Foreign students should follow the instructions applicable to NRI candidates.



  • Applicants have to take the online entrance test. They can take the test from any place with a good computer (yes, even from their homes) provided a good internet connection is available.
  • Login and password will be sent to the applicants only on receipt of application fee and through email only (hence, it is essential to email
  • Online test will have multiple choice questions of 10+2 science level, from different subjects.
  • Applicants will be asked to first take a TRIAL online test before the final test, to familiarize themselves with the online test
  • Duration of the test is for 100 min. There will be no negative marks in the entrance test.
  • For any queries regarding the online entrance test, please write to [email protected]

IBAB Admit cards

Candidates of IBAB can download their hall ticket from official portal. Candidates can check on online mode. If candidates want to download admit cards follow the given steps below. Those candidates successfully submitted can only download the admit cards.

Candidates must know that admit cards is mandatory documents so keep it safe until the exam gets over. It’s candidates responsible to keep safe their hall ticket. Candidates are suggested to keep print copies of hall ticket for further use.

All candidate have to carry their hall ticket with ID proof for verification. A candidate who didn’t bring will not permit to write the paper in the examination hall. Admit cards contain candidates detail such as:


Details on Admit Card

  • Candidate Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Father Name
  • Roll Number
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Category
  • Exam Name, Date and Time
  • Address of the test centre allotted

How to Download the Admit Card

Candidates can follow the given simple steps to download admit card/hall ticket:

  • Visit the official link
  • Login by entering your Email ID, DOB & Roll No. or your Application Number & Verification Code.
  • Click on ‘Submit’ button.
  • Now, admit card displays on the screen.
  • Download and take the printouts of admit card for further references.


IBAB Result

The result will be published by authority on official portal. Candidates can check their IBAB result on online mode. Candidates have to visit the official portal and have to type correct detail in it to access result page. If candidates type incorrect detail in web portal page will show error. So type correct detail for correct page.

Candidates can save IBAB result page in laptop/computer or can also take screenshots if they want for further use. Candidates are informed that personally result will be sent to any candidates through via post email etc by any authority. Keep print copies of IBAB result for further admission process.



Candidates who score above cut-off marks and are eligible to apply will be called for the counseling session. A merit list will be prepared according to candidate score marks in entrance marks. Deserving candidates will be granted admission on the basis of their marks.

Candidates have to face round who passes all rounds of an interview will be called. While attaining counseling candidates have to bring all requirements documents with them for the use of verification and registration.

Candidates are requested to submit all correct documents if in case candidates submitted incorrect documents that candidate application will be canceled. Documents needed during interviews is given below and few important points.

IBAB 2018-2019 Important Dates

Name  of the Events Important Dates
Last Date for Submission of Application Form 31 May 2018
Date of Entrance Exam
  • 17 April to 19 April 2018
  • 1 May to 3 May 2018
  • 15 May to 17 May 2018
  • 1 June to 3 June 2018
Date of Interview
  • 1 May to 2 May 2018
  • 8 May to 9 May 2018
  • 15 May to16 May 2018
  • 22 May to 23 May 2018
  • 29 May to 30 May 2018
  • 05 June to 06 June 2018
  • 12 June to 15 June 2018
Starting Date for Admissions 17 July 2018

Below is given following detail such as:

  • Only candidates who qualify in the Entrance test will be called for an Interview at Bengaluru.
  • Candidates are advised to reserve ticketssoon after applying to avoid last minute rush.
  • Candidates selected for interview should bring with them the original marks sheets, degree certificates and a valid photo ID such as driving license, PAN card, passport or voter’s ID card.
  • During the interviews, family members or friends accompanying the candidate will be put up in either the ladies’ or the gents’ hostel (without charge).


IBAB MSc Syllabus


Candidates of IBAB have to prepare for exams from the final exam will be as follows biology, English, maths & general aptitude, physics, and chemistry. Attempt all question without being confuse. Paper may be set hard to test candidates IQ levels.

The syllabus of our MSc course has been prepared carefully designed to promote knowledge in a range of subjects ranging from cell and molecular biology to statistics to programming. This range is what is needed in modern scientific research, be it in academia or industry. The syllabus is well rounded to include significant amounts of theory and practice,

We are trying to encourage all candidates to go beyond the call of the syllabus and explore their interests in specific areas. And to increase their thinking capacity and push them into the new creation. Candidates will also get the opportunity to work on live research projects during their course. Take a look at given syllabus of IBAB entrance exams.


 The final exam will be as follows as:



– 20.


Core Subjects

  • Computer programming (Linux, C, Perl, C++, Java, SQL, HTML)
  • Mathematics for biology
  • Biopolymer chemistry and function
  • Data access and analsysis for biological research


  • Biostatistics and R
  • Data analysis in genomics and transcriptomics
  • Omics of DNA, RNA and proteins
  • Structural bioinformatics


  • Basic biology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Developmental and reproductive biology
  • Genetic engineering and biotechnology
  • Cell  and immunobiology
  • Biochemistry and physiology
  • Fermentation and downstream processing


IBAB  Preparation Tips

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  • Before starting preparation, you should analyze the syllabus prescribed for the examination.
  • Prepare a goodtime-table as per your daily schedule and include all the topics of the syllabus in your preparations.
  • Refer the best preparation books and other study materials available in the market or on the internet.
  • Practice from previous yearquestion papers and sample papers to know more about the exam pattern.
  • Mark all the important topics of the syllabus and prepare short notes and revise them at the end of preparations.
  • Don’t take stress while preparing for the exam and take the healthy & nutritious diet.
  • Manage your time for some exercise and yoga it will keep you fit and healthy.





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