DBT JRF 2020 – Department of Biotechnology conducts the Biotechnology Entrance Test yearly in order to award DBT-Junior Research Fellowship. On basis of DBT JRF 2020, two lists are published namely Category I and II. Those who get selection under category I become eligible to get fellowship under Biotechnology and Life Sciences programmes in any institute in India where candidate registers for PhD. Whereas candidates in category II become eligible for appointment in DBT sponsored project and get fellowship from it at par with NET / GATE, subject to admission through institute’s admission process. Know all about DBT JRF 2020, BET exam, including notification, application form, exam pattern here.
DBT JRF 2020
The DBT JRF BET can be given by those candidates who have completed their post graduation in courses related to Bio-Technology such as M.tech, M.Sc in Biotechnology etc. The complete schedule for DBT JRF BET 2020 will be updated here as per official announcement.
|DBT JRF 2020||Dates (Expected)|
|Online registration start date||3rd week of Feb 2020|
|Online registration end date||4th week of Mar 2020|
|DBT JRF 2020 exam date||2nd week of Apr 2020|
|Issuance of answer key||3rd week of Apr 2020|
|Challenge of answer key end date||4th week of Apr 2020|
|Declaration of result||4th week of May 2020|
DBT JRF 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria is as follows.
Age: Cut off date to determine upper age limit is last date of registration. The upper age limit for general and EWS category is 28 years. There is relaxation in age for SC/ST/PWD and women candidates for upto 5 years that is maximum 33 years of age. Also for non creamy layer OBC candidates, the relaxation is upto 3 years that is maximum of 31 years of age.
Educational Qualification: The candidates must have Post Graduation degree in Bio-Technology or other related courses such as Life Science, Bioscience, Zoology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Bio-Physics. A list of applicable courses are:
- 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: The candidates must have minimum 60% of marks for general, EWS and OBC category. For SC/ST/PWD candidates there must be a minimum of 55% of marks.
DBT JRF 2020 Exam Pattern
The DBT JRF 2020 exam is divided into two sections, Section A and Section B with each section having different number of questions. The DBT JRF 2020 Exam pattern is given below.
Duration: The duration of the exam is 3 hours or 180 minutes.
Mode of exam: It is a computer based test (CBT) conducted at designated centers.
|Sections||Number of Questions||No. Of Qs to be Attempted||Marks|
|Section A (General science, Mathematics, Chemistry, General aptitude, analytical, quantitative ability, general biotechnology etc.)||50||50||3*50 = 150|
|Section B (Specific areas of Biotechnology)||150||50||3*50 = 150|
DBT JRF 2020 Application Form
The application form for DBT JRF BET 2020 is completely online and candidates can fill the form by going to the official website. The complete procedure to fill the DBT JRF BET 2020 application form is as follows.
Step 1: Registration: The first step is to register at the portal. The candidate can register on the official website by clicking Apply online. You will have to enter some details such as name, date of birth, email address, mobile number. AFter submitting you will receive a user id and password on your registered mobile number.
Step 2: Application form: In this step you have to login using the received user id and password. In the application form fill out the personal details such as gender, category, address, etc and educational qualification related details.
Step 3: Documents Upload: Next is uploading of documents. You have to enter photograph, signature, date of birth proof and qualifying marks certificate in the given prescribed dimensions and size.
Step 4: Payment and Test center: In this you have to choose the test centers of your choice from among the given centers. You can choose upto 3 centers of your preference. Next is you have to pay the application form. The mode of payment can be Net banking or card payment.
The application form fee is expected to be same as that of the previous year. The fees will be different for different category students. The fees for last year is given below.
|General and EWS||Rs 1000|
DBT JRF Question Papers & Answer Keys
DBT JRF Question Paper and Answer Key of previous years are available. Candidates can use them to prepare for the exam. If you are aiming to crack the BET 2020, then you should try to solve the previous year papers. After solving you must analyze your performance. By analyzing you can know the areas and topics from where maximum number of questions are asked. It can also help in finding out your weak and strong areas and subsequently you can improve on your weak areas.
DBT JRF Cut Off
The cut off is released with the release of result. It is released category wise for both the category 1 and category 2. The cut off marks as per last last year is given below.
Cut Off for Category 1
|Category||Cut Off Marks|
|Other Backward Category||162|
Cut Off for Category 2
|Category||Cut Off Marks|
|Other Backward Category||153|
Qs. How do I know my application has been registered?
Ans. After successful registration it will show on the screen that the registration is done. Also user Id and password will be sent to the candidates mobile number.
Qs. What to do if there is a lot of delay in accessing the page?
Ans. The delay may be caused by any of the following factors like internet speed, number of users etc. If the delay persists logout form the portal and try again after 15 to 20 minutes.
Qs. Is it required to send the hard copy of the online application form?
Ans. No you need not send the hard copy of the application form. It will automatically be submitted after the payment.
Qs. I am not able to find the name of my district in the drop down menu?
Ans. If you are not able to find the name of your district then you need to select the name of the nearby district available in the list.
Official website: bcil.nic.in
For more information regarding DBT JRF 2020, candidates can download notification when it releases. Until then, take a look at the past year’s Admission Notice.