Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt of India has released notification for bonafide Indian citizens, residing in India for the award of “DBT-Junior Research Fellowship” (DBT-JRF) for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology. The candidates will be selected through ” Biotechnology Eligibility Criteria”. Based on performance in BET, two categories of merit list will be prepared (Category I and Category II). The government of India norms for reservation will be followed for selection. Candidates under category I (Top 275) will be eligible to avail the fellowship under the programme. Candidates selected under Category II (Next 100 in merit list) will be eligible for to appointed in any DBT sponsored project and avail fellowship form the project equivalent to NET / GATE, subject to selection through the institutional selection process. Candidates who are going to participate in the DBT Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2018 can check and read all the details about DBT JRF 2018 like application process, eligibility criteria, selection process, result etc from this page below.

Latest: The Scorecard for the DBT JRF 2018 has been released. Check it from the “Result” page link given in the quick link box.

DBT Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2018

These will be tenable in any University / Insititute in India where the selected candidates register for PhD Programme. There is no binding on Principal Investigators of DBT sponsored projects to select JRF / SRF for their project from category II list.

Event Dates
Opening Date for Online Registration of Application 02 Jan 2018
Last date for Completion of On-Line Registration 05 Feb 2018
Publication of the List of Candidates to appear for BET 2018 19 Feb 2018
Admit Card Download 27 Feb 2018
Date of Online Test 18 Mar 2018
Display of Question and Answer Paper 19 Mar 2018
Last date of accepting any discrepancy in Question and Answer Key 29 Mar 2018
Results BET 2018 27 Apr 2018

Application Form

Application form for the BET 2018 released at the official website or link to fill the application form. Candidates must have filled the application form on or before last date. The last date to fill the application form was February 05, 2018. The application form was available in online mode. Candidates must have ensured their eligibility before filling the application form.

Application Fee: Rs. 1000/-

How to Apply: Application Form for DBT Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2018 can be filled online from the official website of

DBT Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2018 – Eligibility Criteria

M.Sc/M.Tech/M.V.Sc Biotechnology (specialization such as Agriculture, Animal/Veterinary, Medical, Marine, Industrial, Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Food, Bio-resources Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Bio-sciences and Biotechnology), Bioinformatics, M.Sc “Molecular & Human Genetics” and M.Sc “Neuroscience” as well as B.E / B.Tech in Biotechnology (4 year course after 10+2).

Marks – Minimum 60% marks for general & OBC category and 55% for SC/ST/PH in aggregate (or equivalent grade).

Age limit – Upto 28 years as on the last date of application (10 feb 2017) for general category. Age relaxation of upto 5 years (up to 33 years) for SC/ST/PH/Women candidates and upto 3 years (31 years) for OBC (Non-creamy layer) candidates.

Note: Candidates appearing in the final year examinations of their qualifying degree are also eligible to apply.

DBT JRF 2018 Question Paper & Answer Key

DBT JRF 2018 Answer Key has been published by DBT. The answer key has been released online at the official website. Publication of key has been started from March 19, 2018. Candidates can check their answers with this official answer key. The last date of accepting representation of any discrepancy in Question Paper & Answer Key is March 29, 2018.

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DBT JRF 2017 Question Paper & Answer Key

All the candidates who are participate in the DBT JRF 2017 Examination can download the question paper with their Answer key.

The link to download the DBT JRF 2017 question paper & answer key is given below.

DBT JRF 2016 question paper & answer key is given below.

DBT Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2018 Selection Process

The candidates will be selected based on computer based online test, “Biotechnology Eligiblity Test (BET)”. Candidates may opt for any three centers of their choice from the options given in the application form. Efforts would be made to allot one of the three opted cities/centers, however, in certain cases candidate may be allotted a different city/center due to administrative reasons. No TA/DA will be admissible to any candidate for attending the test.

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