RGCB MSc Biotechnology Admission 2020 – Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram invites applications for admission to MSc Biotechnology Program for the academic session commencing in July 2020. The admission to M.Sc Biotechnology Program will be based on the marks scored in the entrance test. 

Read further for more details on RGCB MSc Biotechnology Admission 2020.


Programs offered & Intake 

MSc Biotechnology Programs Intake
1. MSc Biotechnology (Disease Biology) 15 Seats
2. MSc Biotechnology (Genetic Engineering)  10 Seats
3. MSc Biotechnology (Molecular Diagnostics and DNA Profiling) 15 Seats

RGCB MSc Biotechnology Admission 2020 Important Dates

Last date for submission of Online application  June 2020
Date of Entrance examination July, 2020
Examination centers 16 centers across India
Commencement of classes August/September, 2020

Eligibility Criteria for RGCB MSc Biotechnology Admission 2020

  • Candidates who have cleared the Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology and have 60% aggregate marks (or an equivalent grade point average) in a UGC approved bachelor’s degree in any branch of Science, Engineering or Medicine, BDS, Ayurveda, other traditional systems of medicine, BVSc, BPharm, BTech and BSc Agriculture are eligible to be apply for admission.
  • Candidates who belong to SC, ST, OBC (non-creamy layer) and PWD categories will be given 5% relaxation of aggregate marks.
  • If you are in the final year of your qualifying degree program, you can also apply. 

RGCB MSc Biotechnology Admission 2020 Application Process

  • Eligible candidates can apply online through official website through official website https://rgcb.res.in/
  • After successful registration you will receive User ID and Password to the registered Mobile number and Email ID.

Application Fee

For General Category Rs 2000/-
For  SC/ST/OBC Category Rs. 700/-
Mode of Payment Through online mode

Admission Process

  • Eligible students are required to appear for the RGCB Entrance Examination. The examination in 2020 will be held in 16 cities in the country (provided a minimum of 50 applications must be received for taking the test in the particular city). 

Exam Pattern

Type of Question Multiple Choice Questions
Duration 3 hours
Total Question 130 Question
Parts Two parts (Part A-30 questions and Part B-100 questions)
Marking Scheme There will be one mark for every correct answer and negative 1/4 mark for every wrong answer.


  • All questions in Part A are compulsory and will include current general knowledge, analytical ability, and reasoning.
  • Part B will include questions from BSc level life sciences, chemistry, and basic level mathematics and physics. Students can answer any 70 of the 100 questions.

Exam Centers

Delhi Guwahati Ranchi Patna
Kalyani Kolkata Lucknow Kochi
Bhubaneswar Bengaluru Hyderabad Thiruvananthapuram
Calicut Chennai, Madurai Navi Mumbai, Pune

Admit card

  • Admit cards can be downloaded from the institute website by Login into Entrance Test Application Portal on https://rgcb.res.in/ and choosing the option Downloaded Admit card.


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