Biotechnology Eligibility Test for DBT 2020

    Biotechnology Eligibility Test for DBT 2020, DBT-Junior Research Fellowship’s Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET 2020): Apply before 18 May.

    The Indian Department of Biotechnology, the Ministry of Science and Technology, calls upon you to apply to undertake research on the frontier areas of biotechnology and life sciences to the “DBT-Junior Research Association.”

    The candidates will be selected by means of the ‘Eligibility Test for Biotechnology’ Two categories of merit list (Category I and Category II) will be prepared according to performance in BET. Selection will be followed by the Government of India reservation standards.


    Qualification: 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.

    Marks: 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 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 the Award

    DBT-BET (category-I) allows the applicant to activate a PhD bursary, and to register with a recognized university or Institute within two years after the date of issuance of a letter of the award.

    The candidate is responsible for PhD registration and DBT does not have a role / responsibility in this regard. For shortlisted candidates, document verification will be carried out. Applicants found unappropriate or who submit incorrect documents shall not be issued with an award.

    Mode of Selection

    Computer-based “Biotechnology Eligibility Test” (BET) are the candidates for this selection. A candidate may choose from the options in the application form to choose any three centers of its choice. However, in certain cases a candidate can be assigned a different town / centre, for administrative reasons, in order to allocate one of three selected towns / centers. Any candidate for the test will not be eligible for TA / DA.

    How to apply

    For detailed procedure for filling the application form, payment of application fee and uploading of required documents/ certificates in the prescribed format, please click here.

    A non-refundable and non-transferable application fee of Rs. 1000/-is payable online by General/ OBC/ EWS candidates and Rs 250/- by SC/ ST/ Differently abled candidates.

    The last date to apply is May 18, 2020.

    Important Dates

    Online registration start date: April 20, 2020
    Online registration close: May 18, 2020
    BET 2020 June 30, 2020 (Tuesday)- Tentative Display of Question Paper and Answer Key on Website: June 30, 2020
    Last date of accepting representation of any discrepancy in Question Paper and Answer Key: July 3, 2020
    Declaration of BET 2020 Results: July 20, 2020


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