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 the 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 selected under category I will be eligible to avail the fellowship under the programme. Candidates selected under Category II 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 have applied for the DBT Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2019 can check and read all the details about DBT JRF 2019 like application process, eligibility criteria, selection process, result etc from this page below.

Latest: The result for Junior Research Fellowship, BET 2019 has been announced. Check here.

DBT Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2019

Candidates must ensure that they satisfy the eligibility criteria before applying for the DBT Junior Research Fellowship, BET 2019. The schedule regarding DBT Junior Research Fellowship, BET 2019 is mentioned here, candidates can check below for the same.

Event Dates
Opening Date for Online Registration of Application 20 Feb 2019
Last date for Completion of On-Line Registration 22 Mar 2019
Date of Online Test 14 Apr 2019
Display of Question Paper and Answer key on website 15 Apr 2019
Last date of accepting any discrepancy in Question and Answer Key 25 Apr 2019
Results BET 2019 22 May 2019

Application Form

Application form for the BET 2019 released at the official website as per the schedule. Candidates must have filled the application form on or before the last date. The last date to fill the application form was March 22, 2019. The application form was available in online mode. Candidates must have ensured their eligibility before filling the application form.

Application Fee: Rs. 1000/- for General / OBC / EWS Candidates and Rs. 250/- for SC / ST / Differently Abled Candidates.

DBT Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2019 – Eligibility Criteria

The detailed eligibility criteria for DBT Junior Research Fellowship, BET 2019 is mentioned here, candidates can check below for the same.

  • Qualification – M.Sc/M.Tech/M.V.Sc or equivalent degree/Integrated BS-MS/ B.Tech in any discipline of Biotechnology. M.Sc./M.Tech Bio-informatics/ Computational Biology. Students admitted under DBT supported Postgraduate Teaching Programs M.Sc Life Science/ Bioscience/ Zoology/ Botany/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Bio-physics.
  • Marks – Minimum 60% marks for General, EWS & OBC category and 55% for SC/ST/Differently abled in aggregate (or equivalent grade).
  • Age limit – Upto 28 years as on the last date of application (March 22, 2019) for General and EWS category. Age relaxation of up to 5 years (up to 33 years) for SC/ST/Differently abled/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 Admit Card 2019

The Admit Card 2019 for the Examination of DBT Junior Research Fellowship has released as per the schedule. Candidates who filled their application form on or before the last date of the application were able to download their DBT JRF Admit Card 2019 from the official website. The Admit Card for DBT Junior Research Fellowship 2019 Examination was available online at the BCIL website.

DBT Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2019 Selection Process

The candidates will be selected based on computer based online test, “Biotechnology Eligibility 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.

DBT JRF 2019 Question Paper & Answer Key

DBT JRF 2019 Question Paper and Answer Key will be published on the official website as per the schedule. 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 April 25, 2019.

The link to download the DBT JRF 2018 question paper & answer key is given below.

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

The link to download the DBT JRF 2016 question paper & answer key is given below.

DBT JRF 2019 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For more information regarding DBT Junior Research Fellowship, BET 2019, Candidates can download Admission Notice.

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