Graduate Aptitude Test - Biotechnology (GAT-B) 2021; Apply by July 31
Applications have been invited for the Graduate Aptitude Test - Biotechnology (GAT-B) 2021, the national entrance examination to test the eligibility of Indian nationals for admissions to DBT supported Post Graduate Programmes in Biotechnology and allied areas at participating institutions and universities.
DBT supported Post Graduate Programmes include M.Sc. Biotechnology and allied areas, M.Tech. Biotechnology and allied areas, M.Sc. Agricultural Biotechnology and M.V.Sc. Animal Biotechnology. Details of participating institutions and universities are provided in the Information Bulletin at https://dbt.nta.ac.in. Applicants may also check the website of https://rcb.res.in/ for the details of participating institutions and universities in GAT-B 2021.
Eligibility: Applicant should meet the minimum eligibility criteria of participating institutions and universities as given in the Information Bulletin at https://dbt.nta.ac.in. Eligibility criteria may also be verified on the website of the respective institutions and universities. Those who have either appeared or are due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree can apply for GAT-2021, under the result awaited (RA) category.
GAT B Structure: GAT-B 2021 will be held from 9 am to 12 noon on 14 August 2021 (Saturday) via Computer Based Mode at examination centres across India. The medium of examination is in English only. The question paper will have two parts: Part A / Section A will have 60 compulsory multiple-choice questions of the level of 10+2 from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. Each correct answer will get 1 mark and each wrong answer will result in a loss of 0.5 marks. Part B / Section B will have 100 multiple choice questions of Bachelor's (Graduate) level from Basic Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology and allied areas as per syllabus, of which, the candidate will have to attempt 60 questions. Each correct answer will get 3 marks. One mark is deducted for each wrong answer. GAT-B 2021 Score is valid for admissions in the academic year 2021-22 only.
Based on GAT-B 2021 results, the All India category wise merit list will be prepared following the Reservation policy of the Government of India. Call for admissions for GAT-B 2021 qualified candidates will be advertised separately by participating institutions and universities as per institutional admission and selection norms.
Studentship Support: Qualified candidates of GAT-B 2021, admitted to DBT supported Post Graduate programmes in Biotechnology and allied areas, at participating institutions and universities will be paid monthly stipend as follows: (i) M.Sc. Biotechnology & Allied Areas - Rs. 5000/- (ii) M.Sc. Agricultural Biotechnology - Rs. 7500/- (iii) M.Tech. Biotechnology and allied areas and M.V.Sc. Programmes - Rs. 12000/-.
Registration: Application can be submitted online up to 5 pm on 31.7.2021 at https://dbt.nta.ac.in/. Application fee of Rs. 1200/- (Rs. 600/- by SC/ ST/ Differently abled candidates) can be paid online till 11.50 pm on 31.7.2021. Those applying for Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) also are required to pay Rs.2400/-/Rs.1200/- as application fee. For details, visit https://dbt.nta.ac.in/.