DBT JRF 2024 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern, etc.

Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India organizes an entrance examination for its Department of Biotechnology (DBT) for offering a Junior Fellowship Program. This fellowship program takes in qualified Biotech degree holders and offers them advanced research opportunities at Biotechnology centers in India. In this article, we will discuss DBT JRF 2024 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern, etc.

DBT JRF Important Dates 2024

The online application process begins fromApril 2023
Last date to applyMay 2023
Admit card release dateJune 2023
Exam dateJune 2023
Answer key release dateJune 2023
Result declarationJuly 2023

DBT JRF Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria for the DBT JRF-

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India
  • The candidates who have passed the entrance examination
  • The candidates must have an MSc or MTech or M.V.Sc. in biotechnology disciplines Biotechnology, Agriculture Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Animal/Veterinary Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, Marine Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Computational biology, etc. from a recognized University
  • The candidates who are pursuing the master’s degree and are participating in the final year examination can also apply

DBT JRF Application Form 2024

You can follow these steps to apply for the DBT JRF Application form-

  • Visit the official website of DBT JRF and click on the Biotechnology Eligibility Test or BET button
  • Now, you’ll be redirected to a new page where you’ll have to click on BET 2024 button followed by clicking on the apply button
  • After clicking on the apply button, you’ll be redirected to an application form which you’ll have to fill
  • You’ll have to provide your name, address, education qualification, etc. details followed by uploading the documents mentioned below
  • After uploading the documents, you’ll have to pay for the application fee using your credit card/debit card, UPI, Net banking, etc.
  • After payment of the application fee, you’ll be able to download the application form and payment receipt for the future use

Documents Required for the DBT JRF

The following are the documents required for the DBT JRF Application form-

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  • 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 Application Fee

The following are the application fee for the DBT JRF application form-

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

DBT JRF Examination Pattern

The following are the examination pattern for the DBT JRF-

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

DBT JRF BET Syllabus

The following is the syllabus for the DBT JRF BET Examination-

Agricultural Biotechnology

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

Animal Biotechnology

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

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

  • Major Bioinformatics Resources
  • Proteins
  • Sequence Analysis, Basic concepts
  • Database Searches
  • DNA & RNA secondary and tertiary structures, t-RNA tertiary structure

M. Tech. Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, and Industrial Biotechnology

  • Introductory Mathematics
  • Bioprocess Engineering and Technology
  • Thermodynamics in Biological Systems
  • Downstream Processing in Biotechnology
  • Engineering Principles
  • Bioprocess Plant Design

Environmental Biotechnology

  • Basic Ecological Concepts and Principles
  • Chemistry of organic and inorganic chemicals polluting Environment (air, water, and soil)
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Water Pollution: sources, measurement, and management
  • Waste Water Treatment systems.
  • Treatment of Typical Industrial Effluents: Dairy, Distillery, Sugar, and Antibiotic Industries.
  • Management of municipal, biomedical and agricultural solid waste.
  • Environmental Pollution Control
  • Environment-friendly technologies
  • Pollution monitoring and Global environmental problems

Marine Biotechnology

  • Important marine organisms and their behavior
  • Marine resources assessment
  • Population study and marine environment protection
  • Oceanography
  • Types of marine microbes and their biology.
  • Microbial Assessment
  • Role of microbes in the marine environment
  • Microbial metabolites
  • Microbial interaction
  • Culture systems and hatchery techniques
  • Introduction to marine pharmacology.
  • Manipulation and microbial techniques.
  • Disease diagnosis
  • Marine organisms and environment interaction
  • Pollution & Biomaterial interaction
  • Fouling and corrosion.
  • Wastewater bio-treatment

Medical Biotechnology

  • Vaccinology & Immunotechnology
  • CMI and Imaging technique
  • Genetics in Medical Practice
  • Genetics of Neurogenetic disorders and eye disorders
  • Complex polygenic syndromes
  • Components of genetic counseling
  • Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Respiratory system, and Nervous System
  • Pyrexia Illness
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Congenital Infections
  • Host-pathogen interactions in disease
  • DNA, Proteomics and Antibody-based diagnosis
  • Gene therapy, Cellular therapy, Recombinant therapy, and Immunotherapy
  • Gene silencing technology

Molecular and Human Genetics

  • Cell Biology and Cytogenetic
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Common genetic disorders
  • Human Genome


  • Neurons, Glial cells
  • Neurophysiology and Behavior
  • Major events in early embryonic development
  • Patterning, polarity, and regionalization of the nervous system
  • Neuronal death during development
  • Neurotrophic factors
  • Electrical properties of excitable membranes, neurons, quantitative models of simulations, Hodgkin & Huxley’s analysis of squid giant axon
  • Synaptic transmission and cellular signaling
  • Sensation and perception
  • Fundamentals of Motor System
  • Chemical Control of Brain and Behavior
  • Neural Control of the Breathing
  • Sleep and Dreaming
  • Cognitive development and aging
  • Clinical neurochemistry and Neuropathology

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

  • Drug metabolism
  • Pharmacological screening and assays
  • Enzymes and microbial technology
  • Biochemical engineering
  • Downstream processing
  • Industrial application

DBT JRF Admit card 2024

You can download the admit card from the official website of the DBT JRF however, the admit card for the DBT JRF is not yet released, we will update the result once the admit card is released. 

DBT JRF Result 2024

The result for the DBT JRF is not yet released, we will update the result for the DBT JRF once the examination authority released the result.

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