National College Tiruchirapalli M.Sc. Biotechnology Admissions through GAT-B 2020, Dates, Eligibility

National College Tiruchirapalli M.Sc. Biotechnology Admission 2020 – National College Tiruchirapalli invites applications for admission in M.Sc. Biotechnology Course offered by the PG & Research Department of Biotechnology & Microbiology, National College Tiruchirapalli for the session 2020-21 through Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) 2020

Application for the same can be submitted online on or before June 18, 2020. Read further for more details on National College Tiruchirapalli M.Sc Biotechnology Admission 2020.

M.Sc. Biotechnology

  • The admission for MSc (Biotechnology) teaching program in the department is through a centralized Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) for admission to DBT-supported PG Programmes in Biotechnology in participating institutions across India
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Sc. Agricultural Biotechnology, M.V.Sc., M.Tech. Biotechnology and M.Sc. in allied areas, conducted by Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad. Only those candidates who have passed or are appearing for the qualifying examinations (BSc) are eligible to apply.

Program Offered

a) M.Sc. in Biotechnology & Allied Areas
b) M.Sc. in Agricultural Biotechnology
c) M.Tech./M.V.Sc. programs

National College Tiruchirapalli M.Sc. Biotechnology Admission 2020 Important Dates

Online Registration Start Date 01st June 2020
Online Registration Close 18th June 2020
Issue of Admit Card 25th June 2020
GAT-B 2020 Exam 30th June 2020
Display of Question Paper and Answer Key on Website 02nd July 2020
Last date of accepting representation of any Answer Key 06th July 2020
Declaration of GAT-B rank of Candidates 20th July 2020

Eligibility Criteria for National College Tiruchirapalli M.Sc. Biotechnology Admission 2020

  • Candidates meeting eligibility criteria for admission to DBT-supported programs in participating institutions as per Annexure-A are eligible to apply for GAT-B. You may further verify the eligibility criteria for a program on the respective institution website.
  • In case you do not meet the minimum eligibility criteria (as per Annexure A) and still appear in the entrance examination, you will do so at your own risk and cost
  • If at any stage, it is found that you do not fulfill the minimum eligibility requirements of the requisite DBT-supported program, the rules of the participating institution for cancellation/termination of admission will be applicable.

National College Tiruchirapalli M.Sc. Biotechnology Admission 2020 Application Process

Detailed procedure for filling the application form, payment of application fee and uploading of required documents/certificates in the prescribed format, is given at
You can register for GAT-B from the official RCB website
Steps for Registration
1. Register to create a Profile
2. Login with system generated User ID and Password
3. Submit Application, process payment.
Documents Details
Upload Mandatory Documents:
a) Upload your recent passport size photograph (Maximum 80 Kb size, in JPG/JPEG format)
b) Upload your recent scanned signature (Maximum 80 Kb size, in JPG/JPEG format)
c) Upload your Date of Birth Proof as per guidelines (Maximum 150 Kb size, in JPG/JPEG format). Date of Birth Proof can be the DOB certificate in English or if in regional language then a declaration in English; SSC Certificate; PAN Card; Aadhar Card; Passport.
d) Upload your Qualifying Marks Certificate and Applicants appearing for Exam in 2020 have to upload a scan copy of the form in the qualifying exam certificate duly filled and signed by HOD/HOI (Maximum 150 Kb size, in JPG/JPEG format).

Application Fee & Payment

Applicable test fee will be displayed as given below:
a) General and OBC category – Rs. 1000/-
b) SC, ST, EWS, and Differently abled – Rs. 500/-

Mode of Payment

Net Banking/Card Payment/UPI etc. Before submitting, the candidate must check whether he has filled all the mandatory details.
(a) For making the payment candidates will be directed to the payment gateway.
(b) Until the payment is made, the candidate will not be registered for the test.
(c) Please download the Acknowledgement Receipt for any future communication (if required).
(d) Candidates must fill the application form carefully, once submitted after payment of requisite fee, no edits/ modifications will be permitted.

GAT-B 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam will be conducted in a single shift for a duration of 180 minutes
The question paper will have two parts:
1. Part A will have 60 compulsory multiple-choice questions of the level of 10+2 in the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. Each correct answer will be of one mark each
2. There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, ½ (half) mark will be deducted.
1. Part B will have multiple choice questions of bachelor’s level requiring thinking and analysis. There will be questions from basic Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology and allied areas as per syllabus attached
2. There will be 100 questions out of which the candidates will have to attempt 60 questions. Each correct answer will have a weightage of 3 marks
3. There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, one mark will be deducted. Sample question papers are available on RCB website

GAT-B 2020 Syllabus

  • The details of examination, marking scheme, and syllabus is available at

Reservation Policy

  • There will be separate merit lists of qualified students for the various categories of students as per the Government of India norms
  • The participating institutions are required to follow the reservation rules as applicable to them.

Merit List

  • An All-India category-wise merit list of students appearing in the examination will be drawn. Based on the GAT-B rank, the participating institutions (as per Annexure-A) may conduct admissions and generate their own waiting list as per their respective norms.

Studentship Support

All students admitted under the DBT supported programmes of any participating institution will be paid the stipend as under:
a) M.Sc. in Biotechnology & Allied Areas Rs. 5000/- per month
b) M.Sc. in Agricultural Biotechnology Rs. 7500/- per month
c) M.Tech./M.V.Sc. Programs Rs. 12000/- per month

Selection Procedure

  • The list of the students who have qualified the RCB-GAT-B examination for the admission is shared with the department by the RCB
  • Upon receipt of the list of the students, Department contact the students and provide the necessary details to follow through the admission process


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