DBT JRF Biotechnology Eligibility Test Notification, Eligibility, Dates

DBT JRF Biotechnology Eligibility Test Notification, Eligibility, Dates


Applications are invited from Indian Nationals for the award of “DBT Junior Research Fellowship” for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and Life Sciences. The candidates will be selected through “Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET)

Important Dates

BET 2019: 14th April 2019

Display of question paper and answer key: 15th April 2019

Last date of accepting of any discrepancy in question/answer: 25th April 2019

Declaration of BET 2019 Result: 22nd May 2019


  • 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 BE/B. Tech in Biotechnology (4-year course after 10+2) recognized by UGC/AICTE
  • Marks: Minimum 60% marks for General and OBC category and 55% for SC/ST/PH in aggregate (or equivalent grade)
  • Age Limit for DBT JRF 2019: Upto 28 years as on the last date of application (22nd March 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)

How to Apply

  • For details to apply online in the prescribed application form, please visit www.bcil.nic.in
  • Stepwise procedure for filling the application form, payment of application fee and uploading of required documents/certificates is given on the website
  • General/OBC candidates have to pay an application fee of Rs.1000/-, Rs. 250/- for SC/ST/PH categories.
  • 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.
  • For more information candidates are requested to check the official website: www.bcii.nic.in

Last Date

The last date for application is 25th April 2019

Contact Details

Ministry of Science & Technology,

Govt. of India (Co-ordinate by Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL),

New Delhi,

Website www.bcii.nic.in

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