Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) - 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
Maximum marks 300
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.
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