DBT BET JRF Exam 2013 - Notification

Biotech Students Don’t miss this exam!

Department of biotechnology-Biotechnology Eligibility Test (DBT-BET-JRF) an exam exclusively for biotechnology students in India. If you are a post graduate in Biotechnology, this is your exam and don’t miss it. The exam is conducted by Department of Biotechnology exclusively for Biotechnology students across India. The number of post graduates in biotechnology is on the rise and after your PG the default option is CSIR-UGC-JRF-NET exam where you have to compete with students from all streams of life science. In that exam also you may not be familiar with questions from basic sciences like botany or zoology where you have to look into lot of areas in biology in order to get through. Actually, you don’t have an advantage in having a PG in biotechnology that often demands good expenditure. With this background, this is the only exam where you get questions only from your subject.

Why you should write this exam?
If you qualify this exam, you will be getting a fellowship amount as similar as CSIR/UGC-JRF/SRF 16000/- 18,000/-for the first two years. You have to submit the progress report every second year. At the end of second year, you have to conduct a JRF assessment. Remember, for lectureship eligibility still you have to qualify NET.

275 JRFs are selected through Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET), being conducted this year by NCCS, Pune. Fellowships are provided for an initial period of 3  years which could be extended up to five years. Contingency grant of Rs.30, 000/- per fellow per annum is also provided. Top ranking 100 students in merit  are given option to join any institute of their choice in the country for pursuing Ph.D. Option is given to next  175 candidates in merit list to join DBT supported PG teaching universities and DBT institutes.

Exam Date: 21st April, 2013 

New Date: 5 th May, 2013


Mode of Selection:The candidates will be selected based on a single session online admission test, “Biotechnology Eligibility Test”  (BET) to be conducted on 21st April, 2013 at 10 AM in the following twelve cities: New Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Patna, Thiruvananthapuram& Ahmedabad. Candidates, only belonging to SC/ST/Physically challenged, called for BET examination will be paid II class railway (non-AC)/bus fare by the shortest route from their home town, on production of supportive documents of competent authority. The details of examination centres in above cities will be notified later on the website and on the Hall Ticket.
dbt bet important dates

Mode of Application: Candidates should register and apply online in the prescribed application form obtainable at the URL http://nccs.sifyitest.com/BET2013 starting on 25th February 2013. All the details about the application process and the examination are available on the web site.

The last date for submission of online application form is 27th March, 2013. Stepwise procedure for filling the online application form, payment of application fees and uploading  of required documents/certificates is given in the above said URL. An application fee of Rs. 500/- for Open and Rs. 250/- for SC/ST/PH categories is payable either online or offline as detailed on the web site for completion of application process. The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Useful Links:
How to apply: http://nccs.sifyitest.com/BET2013/
Official Notification : http://www.nccs.res.in/download-docs/DBT-JRF%20Advt.%202013.pdf
DBT-BET-JRF- Syllabus

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