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DBT Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 2020 for Junior Research Fellowship in Biotechnology


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DBT JRF Biotechnology Eligibility Test 2020 – Department Of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science &Technology  invites applications from Indian Nationals for the award of “DBT Junior Research Fellowship” for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and Life Sciences through “Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 2020. 


JRFs will be selected according to merit under two categories: Category I & II. Candidates selected under category-I will be eligible to avail fellowship under the programme Candidates selected under Category-II will be eligible to be appointed in any DBT sponsored project and avail fellowship from the project equivalent to NET/GATE, subject to selection through institutional selection process.

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DBT JRF Biotechnology Eligibility Test 2020 Important Dates

Online registration start date

April 20th, 2020

Online Registration Re-open      

 20th August 2020

Online Registration Close          

05th September 2020

Edit Window    

06th to 07th September 2020

Hall Ticket Live 

22nd September to 03rd October 2020

Date of BET 2020

03rd October 2020

Declaration of BET 2020 Results

To be announced


Eligibility Criteria for DBT JRF Biotechnology Eligibility Test 2020



M.Sc/M.Tech./ M.V.Sc. or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/ B.E./ B.Tech. in any discipline of Biotechnology, M.Sc./ M.Tech. Bioinformatics/ Computational Biology, students admitted under DBT supported Postgraduate Teaching Programs

M.Sc. Life Science/Bioscience/ Zoology/ Botany/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biophysics and Masters in Allied areas of Biology/Life Sciences. Candidates appearing in the final year examination are also eligible to apply


Minimum 60% marks for General, EWS & OBC category and 55% for SC/ ST/ Differently abled in aggregate (or equivalent grade).

Age Limit

Upto 28 years as on the last date of application for the General & EWS category. Age relaxation of up to 5 years (33 years) for SC/ ST/ Differently Abled/ women candidates and upto 3 years (31 years) for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates.


Details of Award


DBT-BET (category-1) entitles a candidate for activation of fellowship subject to PhD registration of the candidate in a recognized university or institute in the country within 2 years from the date of issue of award letter.


Registration for PhD is the candidate’s responsibility and DBT has no role/responsibility in this matter.


DBT JRF Biotechnology Eligibility Test Application Procedure


Interested candidate can register for BET-2020 on the official RCB website http://www.rcb.res.in/BET2020


For details to apply online in the prescribed application form, please visit https://rcb.res.in/BET2020/ & 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


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.


Application Fee

For General/OBC Candidates


For SC/ST/PH Categories


Mode of Payment

Online through Net Banking/Card Payment


DBT JRF Selection Process


Candidates will be selected by computer based, “Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET)”


A candidate may opt for any three centers of their choice from the options given in the application form


No TA/DA will be admissible to any candidate for attending the test


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


2 Responses to “DBT Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 2020 for Junior Research Fellowship in Biotechnology”

  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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