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JNU Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination (JNU CBEE)


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  1. Important Dates
  2. Eligibility Criteria
  3. Application Fee
  4. How to Apply
  5. Exam Pattern
  6. Participating Universities:
  7. Entrance Examination Centre
  8. Syllabus
  9. Admit Card / Hall Ticket
  10. Results
  11. Contact Details

On behalf of the participating Universities, the Jawaharlal Nehru University will hold Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination on Thursday, the 20th May, 2011, for admission to
(1) M.Sc. (Biotechnology);
(2) M.Sc.Agri./M.V.Sc(Biotechnology) and
(3) M.Tech (Biotechnology) Programmes being offered by various participating Universities

About JNU CBEE Exam
Exam Name: Jawaharlal Nehru University Combined Entrance Examination Biotechnology
Conducting Institute: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi
Commonly called as: JNU CBEE
Exam Level: University Level
Stream: Engineering Entrance Exam

Important Dates

JNU CBEE Exam Dates
Events Dates
Late date of online application: 3rd Week Of March 2017
Last date for issue of offline application: 2nd Week Of March 2017
Late date of submission of application form: 3rd Week Of March 2017
Availabilty of admit card: 2nd Week Of May 2017
Date of CEEB 2017: 3rd Week Of May 2017

Eligibility Criteria

For M.Sc in Biotechnology Program:

Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering/Technology, 4 years B.Sc. (Physician Assistant Course); OR Medicine (MBBS) OR BDS with at least 55% marks.
The candidates who are due to appear in the respective qualifying examination prescribed as eligibility for admission shall also be considered for appearing in the entrance examination. Such of the candidates will be allowed to appear in the entrance examination at their own risk and on the clear stipulation that in the event of their selection, they will be entitled to admission only if they secure the minimum prescribed percentage of marks in their qualifying degree examination and that they will be required to submit all the documents including final mark-sheet of the qualifying examination (indicating the final and overall percentage of marks) before the deadline for admission fixed by the concerned participating University.

For M.Tech in Biotechnology Program:

Candidate should have minimum 60% marks or equivalent CGPA (under grading system) from any recognized university in any one of the following: B.Tech/B.E. in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Leather Technology, Chemistry/Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Technology, B. Pharma, or M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biophysics, Microbial Genetics and Bioinformatics.

For M.Sc. in Agri. Biotechnology and M.V.Sc Programs:

Candidates should have bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3/4/5 pattern of education with at least 55% marks or its equivalent grade point average from any recognized university in the concerned subjects.

Application Fee

JNU CBEE Registration & Examination Fee Structure
General Category Candidates including OBC Candidates Rs.1000/-
SC/ST/PWD Category Candidates (PWD includes OH, VH and HH) Rs.500/-
Foreign Nationals US$ 40.00 or Rs.2640/-

How to Apply

A candidate can apply either “Online” or “Offline”.

Online Application: Candidates can apply online on payment of prescribed fee if they have access to a computer, a printer and internet by logging on to JNU website.

Offline Application: Set of application form and prospectus can be obtained through post by sending crossed bank draft for Rs.260/- (Rs. Two Hundred sixty only) drawn in favour of Jawaharlal Nehru University payble at New Delhi alongwith a self addressed (unstamped) envelope of the minimum size of 30 cms x 25 cms clearly indicating the program of study for which the application form is required on the self-addressed envelope to the Section Officer (Admissions), Room No.28, Administrative Block, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067. Candidates seeking a set of application form and prospectus from Nepal are required to send a demand draft of Rs.400/- or equivalent in US Dollars. Money Orders and Cheques are not accepted.


There are different sets of prospectus for each program and, therefore, candidates are advised to apply separately in case they wish to apply for more than one program i.e. (1) For M.Sc. Biotechnology OR (2) For M.Sc. (Agri.)/M.V.Sc. Biotechnology OR (3) For M.Tech Biotechnology program.
Application forms can be submitted by registered/speed post to Section Officer (Admissions), Room No.28, Administrative Block, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi - 110067.

JNU will not accept responsibility for any postal delay or irregularity or loss in postal transit. Please do not send your application form through courier.

Exam Pattern

For M.Tech in Biotechnology: The question paper for entrance examination will be of 3 hours duration consisting of 2 Streams: (i) Technology stream and (ii) Life Sciences stream.

Technology Stream:Part A: Basic Engineering & Technology at under graduate level, Part B: Physics/Chemistry/Maths at under graduate level, Part C: Fundamental Life Sciences and Informatics at 10+2 level.

Life Science Stream: Part A : Life Sciences (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Immunology) at post graduate level, Part B: Physics/Chemistry at undergraduate level, Part C : Maths, Computer & Information Sciences at 10+2 level.

For M.Sc Biotechnology: The question paper for the entrance examination will be of three hours duration and divided into two parts:

Part-A will have multiple choice type questions at the level of 10+2 in the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. The candidates will be required to attempt 60 questions: total marks for part A will be of 60 marks. There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, ½ (half) mark will be deducted.

Part-B will also have multiple-choice questions of Bachelor’s level requiring thinking and analysis. There will be questions from Physics, Mathematics, Biology (e.g., Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics and Molecular Biology) and Chemistry. The candidates will be required to attempt 60 questions

Participating Universities:

  1. University of Allahabad, Allahabad
  2. Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu (M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology)
  3. Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri (M.Sc. in Bioresources Biotechnology)
  4. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  5. University of Calicut, Kerala
  6. Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
  7. Goa University, Goa (M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology)
  8. Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
  9. Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar
  10. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
  11. Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
  12. HNB Garhwal University, Garhwal
  13. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  14. University of Jammu, Jammu
  15. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  16. Kumaun University, Nainital
  17. University of Lucknow, Lucknow
  18. Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
  19. Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (M.Sc. in Medical Biotechnology)
  20. M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara
  21. University of Mysore, Mysore
  22. University of North Bengal, Siliguri
  23. North Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  24. Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
  25. Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
  26. R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur
  27. Sardar Patel University, Anand (M.Sc. in Industrial Biotechnology)
  28. Shivaji University, Kolhapur (M.Sc. in Environmental Biotechnology)
  29. Tezpur University, Tezpur (M.Sc. in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology)
  30. Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
  31. Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan

Entrance Examination Centre

Agartala Ahmedabad
Aizawl Allahabad
Amritsar Bangalore
Bareilly Bhubaneshwar
Calicut Chandigarh
Chennai Coimbatore
Dehradun Delhi
Dimapur Gangtok
Ghaziabad Gwalior
Guwahati Goa
Gorakhpur Hyderabad
Secundrabad Imphal
Indore Itanagar
Jaipur Jammu
Jodhpur Katihar
Kolkata Lucknow
Mumbai Madurai
Nagpur Pant Nagar
Patna Pondicherry
Pune Raipur
Ranchi Sambalpur
Shillong Shimla
Silchar Siliguri
Srinagar Thiruvananthapuram
Udaipur Varanasi
Vijayawada Visakhapatnam
Overseas Centre Kathmandu


For Syllabus Click Here

Admit Card / Hall Ticket

The candidate should verify all the information in the admit card. If any issue is found, then get it corrected with the concerned authority.

The candidates are required to carry the admit card to the examination hall. Without it, you will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. It is also very important to document for the further admission processes.


JNU CEEB 2017 results are expected to be declared in the 2nd/3rd week of June, 2017 by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi. To view JNU CEEB exam results go to the official website of JNU.

Contact Details

New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi 110067

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