Application Form (Out), Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

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GAT-B/BET 2022: NTA has started the GAT-B/BET 2022 application process from March 11, 2022 on the official website. The Graduate Aptitude Test- Biotechnology (GAT-B)/ Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) is a National Level Entrance Examination for admission to Department of Biotechnology supported Post Graduate Program in Biotechnology and allied areas in participating Institutions (GAT-B) and for award of DBT – Junior Research Fellowship (DBT-JRF) for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology (BET). To know more about GAT-B 2022 and BET 2022, like application process, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, etc., read below.

Latest: GAT-B/BET 2022 Application form will be released soon. Scroll down for other details.

GAT-B/BET 2022

The GAT-B 2022 and BET 2022 examinations will be conducted on April 23, 2022. The duration of each exam will be 3 hours. The GAT-B examination will be conducted in the morning from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The BET 2022 examination will be conducted in the afternoon from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The examinations will be conducted in English, in a Computer-Based mode. Candidates can check the important dates and events related to GAT-B 2022 and BET 2022 examination in the table given below.

GAT-B/BET 2022 Dates
Release of GAT-B/BET 2022 Application Form 11 Mar 2022
Last date for the submission of GAT-B/BET 2022 Application Form 31 Mar 2022
Last date for submission of examination fee 31 Mar 2022
GAT-B/BET 2022 Edit Window TBA
Release of GAT-B/BET 2022 Admit Card TBA
GAT-B/BET 2022 Examination 23 Apr 2022
Timing of Exam for GAT-B 2022 TBA
Timing of Exam for BET 2022 TBA
Display of Recorded Responses and Provisional Answer Keys TBA
Declaration of Result TBA

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GAT-B/BET 2022 Application Form

The Application Form for GAT-B/BET 2022 examination has been released online on NTA websites: dbt.nta.ac.in or http://www.nta.ac.in, Candidates can apply for GAT-B/BET or both -2022 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.

Application Form: Click here to apply online for GAT-B/BET 2022.

GAT-B/BET 2022 Application Fee

Candidates can check the Application Fee for GAT-B/BET 2022 examination below.

Examination General (UR) / OBC NCL / EWS SC/ST/PwD
GAT-B 2022 1200 600
BET 2022 1200 600
GAT-B & BET (Both) 2400 1200

Mode of Payment: Credit Card/ Debit Card/Net Banking & Paytm Payment.

Instructions for filling Online Application Form

  • Step-1: Register for Online Registration using your own Email ID and Mobile No.
  • Step-2: Complete the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application Number.
  • Step-3: Upload legible scanned images
  • Step-4: Pay prescribed fee through Net Banking / Debit Card / Credit Card / UPI / Wallet and keep proof of fee paid for future reference.

GAT-B/BET 2022 Eligbility Criteria

Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) 2022

  • Only bonafide Indian nationals are eligible to apply for GAT-B 2022.
  • Candidate who has either appeared or is due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree is eligible to apply for GAT-B 2022, under the result awaited (RA) category.

Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 2022

  • Nationality: Candidate should be a bonafide citizen and resident of India.
  • Academic Qualification: Bachelors (BE/ B.Tech.) and Masters (M.Sc./ M.Tech./ M.VSc./Integrated M.Sc./ M.Tech.) in any discipline of Biotechnology, Life Sciences or any other allied areas of Biology.
  • Candidates admitted in any of the M.Sc./ M.Tech./ M.VSc./ M.Sc.(Agri) programs supported under the DBT Post Graduate Teaching Program 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 (NonCreamy Layer) candidates.

GAT-B/BET 2022 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the Exam Pattern for GAT-B 2022 and BET 2022 examination below.

GAT-B 2022 Exam Pattern

  • Mode of examination: CBT (Computer Based Test)
  • Duration of the examination: 3 hours
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Marks added for each correct answer: For Section A, 1 mark will be added and for Section B, 3 marks will be added. There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, half (1/2 or 0.5) mark will be deducted for Section A and one (1) mark will be deducted for Section B
  • Medium of the examination: english

BET 2022 Exam Pattern

  • Mode of examination: CBT (Computer Based Test)
  • Duration of the examination: 3 hours
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Marks added for each correct answer: For Section A, 3 marks will be added and for Section B, 3 marks will be added. There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, One (1) mark will be deducted for Section A and One (1) mark will be deducted for Section B
  • Medium of the examination: english

GAT-B/BET 2022 Preparation Tips

Candidates can check the Preparation Tips for GAT-B/BET 2022 examination in the points given below.

  • Candidates must prepare with the help of the Syllabus provided by the University for the course they have applied for.
  • All the candidates must prepare and plan their study timings and for this, they must check the Exam Pattern for GAT-B/BET 2022 examination.
  • Candidates shall take some ideas from the previous year’s question papers.
  • They can practice by giving Mock Test available on different unofficial sites.
  • Candidates must concentrate on each and every unit given in the Syllabus and prepare accordingly.
  • All the candidates must give equal time to all the units.

GAT-B/BET 2022 Answer Key

After successfully conducting the GAT-B 2022 and BET 2022 examination NTA will release an Answer Key for the appeared candidates. The NTA will display the Recorded Responses and Question Paper attempted by the candidates towards both the examinations on the NTA website dbt.nta.ac.in prior to declaration of result. The recorded responses are likely to be displayed for two to three days. The NTA will display Provisional Answer Key of the questions towards both the examinations on the NTA website dbt.nta.ac.in, with a Public Notice issued to this effect on the said website, to provide an opportunity to the candidates to challenge the Provisional Answer Keys with online payment of Rs. 1000/- per question challenged as processing charges.

About National Testing Agency (NTA)

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), which is now known as Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India (GOI) has established the National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent, autonomous, and self-sustained premier testing organization under the Societies Registration Act (1860) for conducting efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier higher education institutions.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been entrusted by the Regional Center for Biotechnology (RCB), Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, with the task of conducting the Graduate Aptitude Test – Biotechnology (GAT-B) 2022 and Biotechnology Eligibility Test ( BET) 2022.

About Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) 2022

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 Post Graduate programs in Biotechnology and allied areas, at participating institutions/universities in India. DBT supported Post Graduate programs include: M.Sc. Biotechnology and allied areas; M.Tech. Biotechnology and allied areas; M.Sc. Agricultural Biotechnology and MV Sc. Animal Biotechnology.

About Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 2022

DBT-Junior Research Fellowship Program

The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India grants fellowships to bonafide Indian citizens for pursuing doctoral research in biotechnology and life-sciences through the “DBT-Junior Research Fellowship” (DBT-JRF) Program. Initiated in the year 2004, the DBT-JRF Program has played a critical role in nurturing skilled human resource capital and promoting research in frontier areas of biotechnology.

Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 2022

Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) is the national qualifying examination for award of doctoral research fellowships under the DBT-Junior Research Fellowship (DBT-JRF) Program. BET is an All-India computer-based examination which is held once every year. These fellowships are tenable at any recognized university/institution in India where the selected fellow registers for Ph.D. programme.

For more details of GAT-B/BET 2022, candidates can download

Official Website, dbt.nta.ac.in or www.nta.ac.in

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