DBT Junior Research Fellowship (DBT- JRF) Program

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 through Biotechnology Eligibility Test ( BET ).

JRFs will be selected according to merit under two categories : Category I & II. Category I fellowship ( Top 275 in number ) are tenable in any University / Institute in India where the students can register for Ph.D. Category II students ( 100 in number ) will be eligible to join any DBT sponsored project and avail fellowship from project, equivalent to NET / GATE qualification as per DBT guidelines, subject selection through institutional selection process.

Registration for Ph.D 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 PIs of DBT sponsored project 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 programme.

DBT JRF Eligibility

Qualification : 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 B.E. / B.Tech. in Biotechnology ( 4-year course after 10+2 ).

Marks : Minimum 60% marks for general & OBC category and 55% for SC / ST / PH in aggregate ( or equivalent grade ).

Age Limit : Upto 28 years as on the last date of application ( 5th February, 2018 ) for general category. Age relaxation of up to 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 DBT JRF award

DBT BET ( category I ) entitles a candidate for activation of fellowship subject to Ph.D 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 Ph.D. directly. Registration for Ph.D is candidate’s responsibility and BCIL or DBT have no role in this. Verification of documents will be carried out for shortlisted candidates only. 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.

DBR JRF BET Mode of Selection

The candidates will be selected based on an online test, “Biotechnology Eligibility Test” ( BET ) to be conducted on 18th March, 2018 at 10.00 a.m. in multiple cities. A candidate may give three choices for city from the options given in the application form. Efforts would be made to allot one of the three opted cities, however, in certain cases candidate may be allotted a different city due to non availability of enough candidates for that city. No TA / DA will be admissible to any candidate for attending the test.

DBT JRF BET Exam Centers

States Cities States Cities
Andhra PradeshGunturRajasthanJaipur
AssamGuwahatiTamil NaduChennai
DelhiNew DelhiTelanganaHyderabad
GoaMadgaonUttar PradeshGhaziabad
Himachal PradeshShimlaAgra
Jammu and KashmirJammuAllahabad
Madhya PradeshGwaliorUttarakhandDehradun
BhopalWest BengalKolkata

DBT JRF 2018 Application Form

To apply online in the prescribed application form, please visit http://www.bcil.nic.in. General / OBC candidates have to pay an application fee of Rupee 1000/-. 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.


DBR JRF BET Important Dates

Opening Date for Online Registration of Application02nd January, 2018
Last date for Completion of Online Registration05th February, 2018
BET 201818th March, 2018 ( Sunday )
Display of question aper and answer key on website19th March, 2018
Last date of accepting representation of any discrepancy in Question paper & Answer29th March, 2018
Declaration of BET 2018 Result27th April, 2018

Contact Address

Biotech Consortium India Limited,
V Floor, Anuvrat Bhawan,
210, Deen Dayal Upadhay Marg,
New Delhi – 110002.
Phones : +91 ( 011 ) 23219064 – 67,
Fax : +91 ( 011 ) 23219063,
E Mail : info.bcil@nic.in, bitp.dbt@nic.in
Web Site : http://www.bcil.nic.in

15 thoughts on “Biotechnology Eligibility Test – BET DBT JRF 2018

  1. sir my percentage in M.Sc is 69.8% but in B.Sc i scored only 59% can i apply for DBT JRF? Please reply.

  2. my percentage in Msc is 58.5.Am I eligible for DBT JRF? Please reply. By Shaista afreen,New Delhi

  3. I Jst wanted to know whether studnts who are pursuing Msc in botany are eligibile to give this exam or not

  4. i already registered phd and im not getting any fellowship,i did msc in Biotechnology,any chance is their to me to get fellowship from DBT.

  5. sir
    currently i am studying M.Sc biotechnology. please help me for eligible in this exam in exam

  6. hello sir/mam.I was completed M.Sc in 2014.Till now I am not register phd.but in 2,3 months i will register.can i apply this exam.

  7. I have completed my MSc.,2010,I am a women candidate and never attend DBT-BET exam but i want attend this exam in this session.Am I eligibile for this session.Pleased informed me as soon as possible.

  8. Dear Sir,

    I want to know about the exam in detail. My B.SC PERCENTAGE IS BELOW 50% BUT MY M.Sc percentage is 76%. Am i eligible for the exam. Please inform me in detail.

    Snehasis mishra

  9. I want to know more details regarding this eligibility test so please send daily alerts about this exam to my mail id

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