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Biotechnology Eligibility Test 2019 for JRF by Ministry of Science and Technology [ 275 Fellowships, April 14]: Register by March 22: Expired

Applications are open for Biotechnology Eligibility Test  2019 for Department of Biotechnology- Junior Research Fellowship (DBT-JRF). Apply by March 22.

About the Program:

DBT-JRF program was initiated in 2004 to provide fellowships for biotech students pursuing research in universities and/or research institutions in the country. Students are selected through an online Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET). 275 fellowships can be awarded every year.

Based on performance in BET, two categories of merit list are prepared (Category I and Category II). Candidates selected under category I (Top 275) are eligible to
avail fellowship under the programme. These are tenable in any University/Institute in India where the candidates register for the Ph.D. programme.

Candidates selected under Category II (next 100 in merit list) are eligible to be appointed in any DBT sponsored project and avail fellowship from the project equivalent to NET/GATE, subject to selection through an institutional selection process. The programme is implemented by Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), New Delhi, a company promoted by DBT.

  • Qualification: M.Sc./M.Tech/ M.V.Sc. degree with Biotechnology in the title of degree e.g. Biotechnology, specialization such as Agricultural, Animal/Veterinary, Medical, Marine, Industrial, Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Food, Bio-resources Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Biosciences and Biotechnology, Bioinformatics” and M.Sc “Molecular & Human Genetics” and M.Sc.”Neuroscience” as well as BE/B. Tech in Biotechnology (4-year course after 10+2) recognized by UGC/AICTE.
  • Marks: Minimum 60% marks for General and OBC category and 55% for SC/ST/PH in aggregate (or equivalent grade).
  • Age Limit for DBT JRF 2019: Up to 28 years as on the last date of application (22nd March 2018) for general category; age relaxation of up to 5 years (up to 33 years) for SC/ST/PH and women candidates and 3 years (31 years) for OBC (Non-creamy layer) candidates.
Important Dates:
Online Registration StartFebruary 20, 2019
Online Registration CloseMarch 22, 2019
BET 2019April 14, 2019 (Sunday)
Display of question paper and answer key on the websiteApril 15, 2019
Last date of accepting representation of any discrepancy in Question paper & Answer keyApril 25, 2019
Declaration of BET 2019 ResultMay 22, 2019


Fee details:
  • General/OBC/EWS candidates: Rs. 1000.
  • SC/ST/Differently abled candidates: Rs. 250.

How to apply?

  • Register to create a Profile.
  • Login with system generated User ID and Password.
  • Submit Application, process payment (if applicable).

Upon creating a profile, you will receive a User ID and Password on your registered email ID and mobile number. Using these credentials, you can login as Registered Applicant to fill the Application form.

The application may be saved at any stage and can be re-visited to complete later. Once the form is submitted, you will not be allowed to edit any details in the Application form.

Click here to register.


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