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Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt of India has released notification for bonafide Indian citizens, residing in India for award of “DBT-Junior Research Fellowship” (DBT-JRF) for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology. These will be tenable in any University / Insititute in India where the selected candidates register for Ph.D Programme. Candidates who are going to participate in the DBT Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2017 can check and read all the details about DBT JRF 2017 like application process, eligibility criteria, selection process, result etc from this page below.

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DBT Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2017

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Age Limit – Candidates maximum age for applying DBT JRF 2017 is 28 years on the last date of application form.

Educational Qualification – M.Sc / M.Tech / M.V.Sc Biotechnology

Selection Process – Candidates will be selected on the basis of marks secured in Onilne Test.

Application Fee – Rs. 1000/-

How to Apply – Application Form for DBT Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2017 can be filled online from the official website of

Important Dates

Event Dates
Opening Date for Online Registration of Application 04 Jan 2017
Last date for Completion of On Line Registration 10 Feb 2017
Publication of the List of Candidates to appear for BET 2017 20 Feb 2017
Admit Card Download 05 Mar 2017
Date of Online Test 19 Mar 2017
Results BET 2017 30 Apr 2017

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.

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DBT Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2017 – 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.

DBT Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2017 Selection Process

The candidates will be selected based on an online test, “Biotechnology Eligiblity Test (BET)”. A 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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