DBT JRF 2023 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under the ministry of science & technology, Government of India offers candidates Junior Research Fellowship in Biotechnology. In this article, we will discuss DBT JRF 2023 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern, etc.

DBT JRF 2023 Important Dates

Online application process begins from3rd week of April 2023
Last date to apply3rd week of May 2023
Admit card release dateJune 2023
Exam dateLast week of June 2023
Answer key release dateLast week of June 2023
Result declaration3rd week of July 2023

DBT JRF 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria for DBT JRF-

  • Candidate must possess with any one of the below-listed degrees-M.Sc./M.Tech/B.Tech/B.E./BS-MS/M.V.Sc. with 60% marks and 55% marks for SC/ST category candidates
  • Candidates age criteria for General and EWS category candidates: Up to 28 years and SC/ ST/ Differently Abled/ Women Candidates: Up to 33 years and OBC (Non-creamy layer) candidates: Up to 31 years

DBT JRF 2023 Application Form

You can follow these steps to fill out the application form online-

  • Visit the official website of DBT JRF and click on the apply button- http://www.bcil.nic.in
  • The application form will be opened, fill the form with accurate information and click on the Next button
  • After that, you have to upload the digital photograph, signature, and other documents
  • Now Click on the submit button, a new screen with all the information filled will appear, review the application and check for all the details again
  • Now pay the fee online using Net banking, credit card, or debit card
  • Your application is filled, take a printout of the application and payment receipt for future use

Documentation Required for DBT JRF 2023

The following are the documents that are necessary for filling the DBT JRF application form-

  • Latest Scanned photo passport size
  • 10 and 12 certificates scanned
  • Graduation Degree/ Marks Sheet
  • Post-graduation Degree/ Marks Sheet
  • Scanned signature of the candidate
  • Aadhaar card number and a scanned copy

DBT JRF 2023 Application Fee

The following are the application fee for DBT JRF-

CategoryApplication Fee
General, EWS, and OBC categoryRs.1000/-
SC, ST, and differentially abled candidatesRs.250/-

DRT JRF Exam Pattern

The exam will be based in the online mode (Objective type questions) and will consist of 2 parts – Part A and Part B. There will be 100 questions in the paper (50 questions from each part) and the Paper will appear in the English language only. Total time provided to complete the examiantiono will be 3 ours and for each right answer 3 marks will be allotted. The following are the list of examination pattern-

Part – AGeneral Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, General aptitude, analytical, quantitative ability, general biotechnology, etc.50 question
Part – BSpecific areas of Biotechnology50 questions

DRT JRF Syllabus

The following are the syllabus for DRT JRF-

Agricultural Biotechnology

  • Plant Biology
  • Physiology
  • molecular biology and seed technology
  • Tissue Culture
  • Molecular Breeding and Genomics
  • Transgenic Technologies
  • Biotechnology
  • Abiotic and Biotic Stress Biology
  • Biodiversity

Animal Biotechnology

  • Animal Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Pathology
  • Animal Genetics
  • Animal Parasitology
  • Histology and Embryology
  • Animal Virology
  • Molecular Medicine and Surgery
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Research Methodologies

Environmental Biotechnology

  • Basic Ecological Concepts and Principles
  • Chemistry of organic and inorganic chemicals polluting Environment
  • Water Pollution
  • Treatment of Typical Industrial Effluents
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Waste Water Treatment Systems
  • Management of municipal
  • biomedical and agricultural solid waste
  • Environmental Pollution control

DRT JRF Admit Card 2023

The admit card for DRT JRF 2023 is released once the exam date is closing usually, 2-3 weeks before the examination. You can download the admit card from the official website. It is important for the candidates participating in the DRT JRF to follow the guidelines mentioned on the Admit card.

DRT JRF Result 2023

The Exam result will be released within a month or two after the examination is conducted. Along with the result, a cut-off will also be released which is the minimum marks required for the candidates to pass the examination for admission. You can check the DRT JRF Result from the official website.

DRT JRF Counselling

Counselling is a process where the candidates who have passed the Entrance examination finalize their admission to the JRF course. In this event, you have to visit the venue on the notified date with the necessary documents and confirm your seat. You have to select the college that you want to choose as well. Make sure you have at least 2 Xerox copies of the documents mentioned below-

Documents Required for Counselling

The following are the document that you have to carry when visiting the counselling session-

  • Class 10 /high school or its equivalent examination certificate
  • Class 12 marks sheet/ grade sheet or equivalent qualifying
  • Graduation Degree/ Marks Sheet
  • Post-graduation Degree/ Marks Sheet
  • 10 recent color photographs
  • Migration/ transfer/ character certificate from the last attended institution
  • SC/ST/OBC Category certificates (if any)

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