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DBT JRF Biotechnology Eligibility Test 2018 Notification

DBT JRF Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 2018 DBT Junior Research Fellowship in Biotechnology


The fellowship will be granted on the basis of DBT JRF Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 2018


Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the award of “DBT-Junior Research Fellowship” (DBT-JRF) for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and Applied Biology. JRFs will be selected according to merit under two categories: Category I & II

Category I fellowship (Top 275 in number) is tenable in any University/ Institute in India where the students can register for PhD

Category II students (100 in number) will be eligible to join any DBT sponsored project and avail fellowship from project, equivalent to NET/GATE qualifications as per DST Guidelines, subject to selection through institutional selection process

Registration for PhD will be decided by Institutional rules

Fellowship will be co-terminus with the duration of project and institutional rules will be applicable. There will be no binding on plus of DBT sponsored projects to select JRF/SRF for their projects from category II list

Selection in Category II will not entitle student for any fellowship from DBT-JRF program


Also See : Scholarships 2018


Eligibility Criteria 

Qualification for DBT JRF 2018: M.Sc./M.Tech/ M.V.Sc. degree with Biotechnology in 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 for DBT JRF 2018: Minimum 60% marks for General and OBC category and 55% for SC/ST/PH in aggregate (or equivalent grade)


Age Limit for DBT JRF 2018: Upto 28 years as on the last date of application (5th February 2018) for general category; age relaxation of up t o 5 years (up to 33 years) for SC/ST/PH and women candidates and 3 years (31 years) for OBC (Non-creamy layer)


Details of the Awards

DBT BET (category I) entitles a candidate for activation of fellowship subject to PhD registration of the candidate (candidate’s responsibility) in a recognized university or Institute in the country within 2 years. At present, very few institutes or universities allow B. Tech students to register for PhD directly. Registration for PhD is candidate’s responsibility and BCIL or DBT have no role in this

Award letters would be issued only after verification of necessary documents. In case of wrong documents submitted by candidates or ineligible candidates, award letters will not be issued


Selection Procedure

The candidates will be selected based on an online test, “Biotechnology Eligibility 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/centres, however, in certain cases candidate may be allotted a different city/centre due to administrative reasons
No TA/DA will be admissible to any candidate for attending the test



For details to apply online in the prescribed application form, please visit www.bcil.nic.in

Stepwise procedure for filling the application form, payment of application fee and uploading of required documents/certificates is given on the website

General/OBC candidates have to pay an application fee of Rs.1000/-; for SC/ST/PH categories are exempted from payment of application fee

The application fee is payable online only as detailed on the link for completion of application process; the application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Incomplete applications will not be entertained


Important Dates 

Online Registration star 02nd January 2018

Online Registration close 05th February 2018

Date of BET-2017 Exam: 18th March 2018

Display of Question Paper & Answer Key on Website 19th March 2018

Last Date of Accepting Representation of any Answer Key: 29th March 2018

Declaration of BET Result: 27th April 2018

For more information visit the website: www.bcil.nic.in


Department of Biotechnology 

Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India (Co-ordinated by Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), New Delhi, Website www.bcii.nic.in


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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2 Responses to “DBT JRF Biotechnology Eligibility Test 2018 Notification”

  1. AJIT KUMAR says:

    I am MSc qualified in zoology.
    what i can apply for DBT

  2. Biotechnology says:

    I am obliged for these details. Keep updating with new dates.

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