DBT JRF (Exam Pattern, Eligibility, Age limit, Fellowship, Syllabus)
|Number of tests||Once in a year|
|Medium of examination||English only|
|Validity period||Two years from the date of issuance of award letter|
|Fellowship duration||Five years from the date of activation of fellowship|
|Fellowship amount||Rs. 31000 per month + HRA
Annual contingency grant of Rs. 30,000/- per year
|Mode of examination||Computer based test (CBT)|
|Number of seats||275|
|Time duration||3 hours|
|Nature of questions||MCQs|
|Number of questions||200|
|Pattern||Part-A 50 (Answer all 50 questions)
Part-B 150 (Answer any 50 questions)
|Negative marking||Negative marking : 1/3|
|Eligibility||B.E./ B.Tech./ M.Sc./ M.Tech./ M.VSc./ Integrated M.Sc./ M.Tech. in Biotechnology, Life-Sciences or any other allied areas of Biology
or M.Sc./ M.Tech./ M.VSc./ M.Sc.(Agri) programmes supported under the DBT Post Graduate Teaching Programme.
For General, EWS & OBC category with minimum 60% of marks
For SC/ ST/ Differently Abled with minimum of 55% of marks
|Age limit||For JRF 28 years for General & EWS category
Relaxation up to 5 years (33 years) for SC/ ST/ PH/ women candidates
Relaxation up to years (31 years) for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates
|Fellowship||DBT-JRF Category-I Result: Category-I qualifying candidates are eligible to avail fellowship under the DBT-JRF programme.
DBT-JRF Category -II Result: Selection in Category-II will not entitle qualifying candidates for any fellowship from DBT-JRF programme.
Category-II qualifying candidates will be eligible to be appointed in any DBT sponsored project and enroll for Ph.D. as per institutional norms.