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GAT-B and BET 2024 Notification, Application Form, Dates, Syllabus

 

NTA notifies Graduate Aptitude Test – Biotechnology (GAT-B)/Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 2024, Apply Online

GAT-B & BET 2024 – The National Testing Agency (NTA) has invited online applications for Graduate Aptitude Test- Biotechnology (GAT-B)/ Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET)-2024. Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) is an All-India Entrance Examination to test the eligibility of bonafide Indian nationals for admissions to DBT supported Postgraduate programs in Biotechnology and allied areas, at Participating Institutions/Universities in India. Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) is the national qualifying examination for award of Doctoral Research Fellowships under the DBT-Junior Research Fellowship (DBTJRF) Program.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been entrusted by the Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, with the task of conducting of Graduate Aptitude Test – Biotechnology (GAT-B) 2024 and Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 2024

 

Program Offered

Graduate Aptitude Test Biotechnology (GAT-B) 2024

  • M.Sc. in Biotechnology & Allied Areas
  • M.Sc. in Agricultural Biotechnology
  • M.Tech. and M.V.Sc. Biotechnology

Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 2024

  • DBT-Junior Research Fellowship Programme

 

Important Dates

  • Duration of Online Registration & Submission of Online Application Form for GAT-B/BET-2024: 08th February to 06th March 2024 upto (05:00 P.M)
  • Last date for submission of Exam fee (through Credit Card/ Debit Card/Net Banking Payment Modes upto (11:50 pm): 06th March 2024 upto (11:50 P.M)
  • Correction in the Particulars of Application Form online only: 08th March to 09th March 2024
  • Date of Examination for GAT-B/BET-2024: 20th April 2024 (Saturday)
  • Declaration of Result on NTA Website: To be announced after the exam through website
  • Duration of Exam: 180 minutes (03 hours)
  • Timing of Exam: GAT-B: 09:00 am to12:00 pm; for BET 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm
  • Mode of Exam: Computer Based Test (CBT) mode
  • Medium of Question: Paper English
  • Syllabus: As prescribed in Information Bulletin

 

Eligibility Criteria of Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) 2024

  • Only bonafide Indian nationals are eligible to apply for GAT-B 2024. Candidates meeting the minimum eligibility criteria of Participating Institutions / Universities (APPENDIX-II) are eligible to apply for GAT-B 2024 entrance exam.
  • Candidates may further verify the eligibility criteria on the website of the Participating Institutions/ Universities. Candidates who do not meet the minimum eligibility criteria of Institutions/Universities and still appear for GAT-B 2024 entrance exam will do so at their own risk. If at any stage it is found that a candidate does not fulfil minimum eligibility requirements of Participating Institutions / Universities, rules of cancellation or termination of respective Institutions / Universities shall be applicable. Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) will not play any role and responsibility in the admission and selection process (transfer/cancellation/conversion of seats/fee refund policy) of Participating Institutions / Universities.

Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 2024

  • Academic Qualification: Bachelors (B.E./ B.Tech./M.B.B.S) and Masters (M.Sc./ M.Tech./ M.VSc./M. Pharm./ Integrated M.Sc./ M.Tech.) in any discipline of Biotechnology, Life Sciences such as Biomedical, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Botany, Chemistry, Computational Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Zoology or any other allied areas of Biology/Life-Sciences.
  • Candidates admitted in any of the M.Sc./ M.Tech./ M.VSc./ M.Sc.(Agri) programmes supported under the DBT Post Graduate Teaching Programme shall be eligible to apply. Candidates who are yet to appear in the final semester examination or awaiting result of final semester shall also be eligible to apply.
  • Marks: Minimum 60% of marks for General, EWS & OBC category and 55% of marks for SC/ ST/ Differently Abled candidates in aggregate (or equivalent grade).
  • Age Limit: Upto 28 years of age 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
  • Nationality: Candidate should be a bonafide citizen and resident of India.
  • Candidate who has either appeared or is due to appear in the final exam of their qualifying degree is eligible to apply for BET 2024, under the result awaited RA) category. Such candidate will have to submit the Undertaking/Attestation Form duly certified/stamped by the Head of the Institute (with address and name) from where the candidate is appearing for the qualifying degree. Failing to comply with this instruction will result in rejection of application. Certificate for Appearing / result awaited candidates is given at APPENDIX-III.
  • [Note: The information provided in this chapter (from point 3.1. onwards) have been received from RCB, DBT]

 

Application Process

    • GAT B & BET 2024 Application Form has been released. Candidates who meet the GAT-B & BET 2024 eligibility criteria as specified by the various participating institutions are eligible to apply for GAT B & BET 2024. The GAT B and BET 2024 Application Form is made available online.
    • Candidates can apply for GAT-B/BET 2024 or both through “Online” mode only. The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted.
    • Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. Multiple Application Forms submitted by a candidate will not be accepted under any circumstances.
  • Candidates, who desire to appear in GAT-B/BET 2024 or both may see the detailed Information Bulletin available on the NTA websites: /www.nta.ac.in
  • For any queries/clarifications, candidates can call 011-40759000 or write to NTA at: [email protected]

Following Steps may be followed to Apply Online:

  • Step-1: Register for Online Registration using your own Email ID and Mobile No. and note down system generated Application Number.
  • Step-2: Complete the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application Number.
  • Step-3: Upload Scanned Images of Candidate’s Photograph, Signature, Category Certificate (if applicable), and PwD Certificate (if applicable), Certificate for Appearing/Result Awaiting Candidates (wherever applicable):
  • The recent photograph should be either in colour or black & white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against a white background. (in jpg/ jpeg file, size 10Kb – 200Kb) either in colour or black & white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against white background;
  • The size of the Scanned photograph and signature should be in JPG/JPEG format (clearly legible).
  • The size of the scanned photograph should be between 10 kb to 200 kb (clearly legible).
  • The size of the scanned signature should be between 4 kb to 30 kb (clearly legible)
  • The size of the scanned copy of the Category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS etc.) should be in pdf between 50kb to 300kb (clearly legible).
  • The size of the scanned copy of the PwD certificate should be in pdf between 50 kb to 300 kb (clearly legible)
  • The size of the scanned Appearing/Result Awaiting Certificate should be in pdf between 50 kb to 300 kb (clearly legible)
  • Step-4: Pay prescribed fee through Net Banking / Debit Card / Credit Card / UPI / Wallet and keep proof of fee paid for future reference. All the 4 Steps can be done together or at separate timings.
  • After the submission of Online Application Form (i.e successful completion of Step-4), Confirmation Page of the Application Form, should be downloaded and a printout of the same may be retained for future reference. The Confirmation Page of the online Application Form could be generated only after successful payment by the Candidate.

 

GAT B & BET 2024 Application Fee

  • The application fee for GAT-B & BET 2024 examination for different categories is highlighted in the table below:

Exam

General/OBC/EWS

SC/ST/PwD

GAT-B

1200

600

BET

1200

600

GAT-B and BET (Both)

2400

1200

 

  • Mode of Payment: Through Net-Banking/ Debit Card /Credit Card /UPI /Wallet

 

GAT- B & BET 2024 Exam Pattern

  • The GAT B and BET 2024 exams have different exam patterns. They must address the negative markings associated with both examinations. The entrance exams for both GAT B and BET 2024 will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode, with English as the language of examination.

For Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) 2024

  • The question paper will comprise of Multiple Choice Questions in the following areas:

Sections

No. of Questions

No. of Questions to be Attempted

Marks

Section A (Multiple choice questions of the level of 10+2 in the subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Biology)

60

60

60

Section B (Multiple choice questions of

Graduate / Bachelor’s level in the subjects:

Basic Biology, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, and allied areas as per syllabus given)

100

60

180

 

For Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 2024

  • The question papers will comprise of Multiple Choice Questions in the following areas:

Sections

No. of Questions

No. of Questions to be Attempted

Marks

Section A (General Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, General Aptitude, Quantitative Ability, Analytical, and General Biotechnology

50

50

150

Section B (Multiple choice questions of Graduate / Bachelor’s level in the subjects: Basic Biology, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, and allied areas as per syllabus given)

150

50

150

 

Exam Marking Scheme

  • The students must take care of the marking scheme for GAT B & BET 2024 examinations if they want to perform well and qualify the entrance examination. 

Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) 2024

  • Section A: Each correct answer is of One (1) mark. There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, half (1/2 or 0.5) mark will be deducted. 
  • Section B: Each correct answer is of Three (3) marks. There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, One (1) mark will be deducted.

Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 2024

  • Section-A – Each question carries 03 (Three) marks. There will be negative marking and for each incorrect response, 01 (one) mark will be deducted from the total marks. Un-answered/un-attempted will be given Zero (0) marks. 
  • Section-B – Each question carries 03 (Three) marks. There will be negative marking and for each incorrect response, 01 (one) mark will be deducted from the total marks.

 

GAT B & BET 2024 Admit Card

  • Admit Card will be issued provisionally to the candidates, subject to satisfying the eligibility conditions.
  • Candidate has to download the Admit Card from NTA website and appear for Examination(s) at the given Centre on Date, timing and examination as indicated in their Admit Card.
  • No candidate will be allowed to appear at the Exam centre, on Date and timing other than that indicated in their Admit Card.
  • In case candidates are unable to download Admit Cards from the website, they may approach the Help Line between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm or write to NTA at [email protected] for GAT- B 2024 and BET 2024

 

Syllabus

For GAT-B 2024

  • Click herefor GAT-B 2024 Syllabus. In case, candidate is unable to access the above link, candidate may access it on the RCB website – www.rcb.res.in

For BET 2024

  • Click here for BET 2024 Syllabus. In case, candidate is unable to access the above link, candidate may access it on the RCB website – www.rcb.res.in


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website

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