DBT JRF 2020 – The DBT JRF 2020 exam is now postponed due to the current COVID-19 situation. The BET exam was scheduled to be conducted on June 30, 2020 stands postponed. The new dates regarding the same will be announced soon at rcb.res.in. In order to grant DBT-Junior Research Fellowship, the Department of Biotechnology conducts the Biotechnology Entrance Examination yearly. On the basis of DBT JRF 2020, two lists are published namely Category I and II. All who get selection under category I will be entitled to obtain a Ph.D. fellowship under Biotechnology and Life Sciences programs at any Institute in India. Whereas candidates in category II are eligible for appointment in a project sponsored by DBT and receive a fellowship equal to NET / GATE, subject to admission through the admission process of the institute. Know all about DBT JRF 2020, BET exam, including DBT JRF notification, application form, exam pattern here.
Latest: The exam date of DBT JRF 2020 has been postponed. News date is releasing soon at official website.
DBT JRF 2020
The DBT JRF BET can be given by those candidates who have completed their postgraduate courses in biotechnology related courses such as M.tech, M.Sc in Biotechnology, etc. The complete schedule for DBT JRF BET 2020 is provided below.
|DBT JRF 2020||Dates|
|Online registration start date||20 Apr 2020|
|Online registration end date||18 May 2020|
|Edit in application form||22- 25 May 2020|
|Release of DBT JRF 2020 admit card||16 Jun 2020|
|DBT JRF 2020 exam date|
To be announced
|Display of question paper and answer key|
To be announced
|Challenge of answer key end date|
|Declaration of BET result|
DBT JRF 2020 Exam Postponed
Due to the present situation arising by COVID-19 the BET exam which was scheduled to be held on June 30, 2020 has been postponed. Candidates can refer to image given below.
DBT JRF 2020 Admit Card
The admit card for DBT JRF BET 2020 examination releases online at the official website. The candidates need to log in with their user Id and password to download the admit card. Candidates are advised to carry a colored print out of the DBT JRF 2020 Admit Card along with the valid identity proof to the exam. The admit card contains vital information about exam center, exam timings, reporting time, exam date and instruction to the candidates, etc.
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 Qs||No. Of Qs to|
|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 Syllabus
The syllabus for DBT-JRF BET examination 2020 is indicated by the Department of Biotechnology. Candidates can refer to the DBT JRF BET 2020 Syllabus from below:
Part -A: Aptitude & General Biotechnology
The part A of DBT JRF 2020 syllabus consists of two topics i.e. aptitude and General Biotechnology.
Questions that include Comprehension-related, where the candidates are given a written paragraph to read, and then questions related on that paragraph. They might be designed to test the non verbally reasoning capacity, they may also be quantitative in nature; designed to assess candaidate’s ability to comprehend large numbers and to perform basic calculations.
- Biomolecular structure and function
- Genetics, Phylogeny & Evolution
- Cellular processes
- Genomics and Proteomics
- Organization of structure and functions of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
- Recombinant DNA Technology
- Methods in Biotechnology
- IPR, Biosafety & Bioethics
Part – B: Specialized Branches in Biotechnology
The part B of DBT JRF 2020 syllabus consists of the following topics:
- Abiotic and Biotic Stress Biology
- Tissue Culture, Transgenic Technologies, and Biotechnology
- Plant Biology, physiology, molecular biology and seed technology
- Molecular Breeding and Genomics
- Animal Physiology and Biochemistry
- Animal Parasitology
- Research Methodologies
- Molecular Diagnostics
- Animal Genetics
- Histology and Embryology
- Animal Virology
- Molecular Medicine and Surger
M. Tech. Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology
- Introductory Mathematics
- Bioprocess Engineering and Technology
- Thermodynamics in Biological Systems
- Downstream Processing in Biotechnology
- Engineering Principles
- Bioprocess Plant Design
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
- Major Bioinformatics Resources
- Sequence Analysis, Basic concepts
- Database Searches
- DNA & RNA secondary and tertiary structures, t-RNA tertiary structure
Environmental Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Medical Biotechnology, Marine Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Molecular and Human Genetics.
Click here to get DBT JRF BET 2020 Syllabus PDF.
DBT JRF 2020 Notification
Department of Biotechnology has released a notification for DBT-Junior Research Fellowship at the official website, rcb.res.in. The candidates can view and download DBT JRF 2020 notification by clicking on the image given below.
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 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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 BET 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 the 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 2020 Selection Process
The candidates would be selected by computer-based “Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET)”. An applicant may choose from the options provided in the application form for any three centers of his or her choice. Nonetheless, attempts will be made to select one of the three cities/centers chosen for, in certain situations, for administrative reasons, a candidate might be assigned a different city/centre. Any candidate for the test will not be eligible for TA / DA.
Details of the Award
DBT-BET (category I) entitles a applicant to join the PhD program and register from a recognised university or institution in the country within two years of the date of issue of the letter of award. Registration for a PhD is the responsibility of the candidate and DBT has no role / responsibility in this subject. Documnet verufication will be performed for candidates who have been shortlisted. Candidates considered incompetent or who send invalid documentation will not be given an award letter.
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|
For more information regarding DBT JRF 2020, candidates can download notification.
DBT JRF 2020 FAQs
Ques 1: 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.
Ques 2: 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.
Ques 3: 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.
Ques 4: What to do if there is a lot of delay in accessing the application 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.
Ques 5: What is the selection process for DBT JRF?
Ans: The candidates will be selected for DBT JRF by computer based test i.e. “Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET)”.