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Organization : Department of Biotechnology
Fellowship Name : DBT-Junior Research Fellowship DBT-JRF 2020
Applicable For : Biotechnology Students
Applicable State/UT : All India
Last Date : 18.05.2020
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Applications are invited from bonafide Indian citizens, residing in India for award of “DBT-Junior Research Fellowship” (DBT-JRF) for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and Life Sciences.


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.

Mode Of Application

You can register for BET-2020 from the official RCB website.

Apply Online :

Steps for Registration for BET 2020 are as follows :
** Register to create a Profile
** Login with system generated User ID and Password
** Submit Application, process payment.

Step 1 : Registration to get User ID and Password
** Go to RCB official website.
** Then click on ‘BET 2020- Apply Online’
** Then click on `New Registration’, you will be directed to registration form.

** You will also receive the User ID and Password as an SMS on the registered mobile number. Using these credentials, you may proceed to complete your application.

Note :
The entries in registration form cannot be changed once submitted, hence, ensure that you enter the required information correctly.

Step 2 : Fill Application Form
Registered Users Click on `Applicant login’ for Application form with User ID and password received on your email and mobile number.

The Application Form is categorized into the following four sections :
1. Personal Details
2. Qualification Details
3. Document Upload
4. Declaration

Note :
Please note after the form is submitted, payment has to be made for the test. You can login by visiting official website ( and proceed with your payment.

Documents Required

Upload Mandatory Documents :
** Upload your recent passport size photograph (Maximum 80 Kb size, in JPG/JPEG format)
** Upload your recent scanned signature (Maximum 80 Kb size, in JPG/JPEG format)

** Upload your Date of Birth Proof as per guidelines (Maximum 150 Kb size, in JPG/JPEG format). Date of Birth Proof can be the DOB certificate in English or if in regional language then a declaration in English; SSC Certificate; PAN Card; Aadhar Card; Passport.

** Upload your Qualifying Marks Certificate and Applicants appearing for Exam in 2020 have to upload scan copy of form in qualifying exam certificate duly filled and signed by HOD/HOI (Maximum 150 Kb size, in JPG/JPEG format).

Documents (if applicable) :
** Category/Caste Certificate (Maximum 150 Kb size, in JPG/JPEG format).
** Differentially Abled Certificate (Maximum 150 Kb size, in JPG/JPEG format).

Applicable Test Fee

** General, EWS and OBC category – Rs. 1000/-
** SC, ST and Differentially abled – Rs. 250/-

Notification :

Mode Of Selection

** The candidates will be selected through “Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET)”. Based on the performance in BET, two categories of merit list will be prepared (Category-I and Category-II).

** Government of India norms for reservation will be followed for selection. Candidates selected under category-I will be eligible to avail fellowship under the programme.

These will be tenable at any University/Institute in India where the selected candidate registers for PhD Programme.

** Candidates selected under Category-II will be eligible to be appointed in any DBT sponsored project and avail fellowship from the project equivalent to NET/GATE, subject to selection through institutional selection process.

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


For any query, please mail to helpdesk.bet2020[at]rcb[dot]res[dot]in

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