DBT JRF 2024 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern

DBT JRF 2024: DBT provides fellowship to meritorious applicants for pursuing research in Biotechnology through DBT-JRF Program. Candidates will be selected through the institutional selection process. The exam is held every year. Through the Biotechnology Eligibility Test Applicants are selected for online tests conducted in multiple cities. Two categories of merit lists are prepared based on performance on BET. Get more details about DBT JRF 2024 in the following article.


Categories of Merit List

According to merit, RFs will be selected under two categories: Category I & II.

  • Category I fellowship (Top 275 in number): It is tenable in any University/ Institute in India where the students can register for a PhD
  • Category II (100 in number): The students will be eligible to join any DBT-sponsored project and avail of fellowship from the project. The fellowship would be equivalent to NET/GATE qualifications as per DST Guidelines. Such candidates are subject to selection through the institutional selection process.

DBT JRF 2024: Important Dates

Online Application Form Starts July 2024
Last date for an online application form July 2024
Last date of the Application fee July 2024
Correction in the Particulars of Application Form online only August 2024
Announced the Admit Card August 2024
BET August 2024
answer key and Display of question paper on the website To be released
Last date of accepting representation of any discrepancy in the Answer key & Question paper To be released
Announce the Result To be released

Important Links

Official Website Check Here
Official Notification Check Here
BET Online Application Form Apply Here

Eligibility Criteria

  • EWS category applicants can upload their certificates by logging in to the application portal.
  • For General Applicants: They must have completed M.Sc/M.tech/M.V.Sc Degree or B.E/B.Tech in Biotechnology with at least 60% marks.
  • For Reserved category Applicants: They will get a relaxation of 5%.
  • Result Awaited (RA) category Applicants: They who have either appeared or are due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree are eligible to appear in the test.
  • For applying for BET Applicant, the upper age limit is 28 years.
  • Reserve category Applicant will get a relaxation of 5 years.
  • PH Applicant will get 3 years of relaxation.

DBT JRF 2024: Application Form

Applicants are requested to go through detailed notification of DBT JRF 2024 on the official website before applying for DBT JRF. In order to apply for the exam, they should fill their personal & academic information carefully. Through scanned copies, only the applicants must upload their relevant documents. After submitting the application applicants are advised to take a printout of application form applicants must have a print admit card before the exam. Before filling the application form make sure to keep these details ready – Date of Birth, Study/Residence/relevant certificate for proof of local status, and Aadhar Card Caste in case of SC/ST/BC applicants, Hall ticket Number of Qualifying Examination.

Application Fee

Category Fees
General and EWS Rs 1000
OBC Rs 1000
SC/ST Rs 250
PWD Rs 250
  • Candidates paying fee online mode can pay through debit/credit/net banking.

Exam Pattern

  • There will be two sections in the exam as Section A and Section B.
  • Each section will be having a different number of questions.
  • The duration of the exam is 3 hours or 180 minutes.
  • It is a computer-based test (CBT) conducted at designated centers.
Sections Number of Questions No. Of Qs to be Attempted Marks
Section A (General Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, General aptitude, analytical, quantitative ability, general biotechnology, etc.) 50 50 150
Section B (Specific areas of Biotechnology) 150 50 150
Total 200 100 300

Exam Centers

Guntur Ernakulam Chennai
Guwahati Gwalior Hyderabad
Patna Bhopal Ghaziabad
Raipur Nagpur Lucknow
Chandigarh Mumbai Meerut
New Delhi Aurangabad Noida
Madgaon Pune Agra
Ahmedabad Shilong Allahabad
Gurgaon Bhubaneshwar Varanasi
Hisar Mohali Bareilly
Shimla Amritsar Aligarh
Jammu Jaipur Lucknow
Srinagar Chennai Kanpur
Ranchi Tiruchirappalli Dehradun
Bengaluru Coimbatore Kolkata

Cut Off

Category For Category 1 For Category 2
Un-Reserved 181 171
EWS Category 175 163
Other Backward Category 162 153
Scheduled Caste 154 144
Scheduled Tribe 148 137
Differently Abled 152 133

DBT JRF 2024: Important Points

  • After successful registration, there will be a message that the registration is done.
  • The user Id and password will be sent to the mobile number of the candidate.
  • There is no need to send the hard copy of the application form.
  • The application form will be submitted automatically after the payment.
  • Select the name of the nearby district available in the list, if you are not able to find the name of your district.

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