GAT B (GAT-B/BET) MSc Biotechnology 2022: Exam Dates, Admit Card (Out), Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results

Graduate Aptitude Test – Biotechnology 2022 ( GAT B )

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Updated on Jun 28, 2024 11:32 IST

GAT-B 2025: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the Graduate Aptitude Test Biotechnology (GAT B) 2025 and the Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 2025. Candidates seeking admission to Department of Biotechnology (DBT) supported post-graduate programs can appear for GAT-B exam. NTA will release the GAT-B exam date 2025 and the official GAT-B information brochure. Applicants looking for admissions to MTech and MSc courses must fill out the GAT-B application form at dbt.nta.ac.in.Applicants are advised to check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form of GAT-B 2025. 

Candidates should be aware of the GAT-B 2025 exam pattern before filling out the application form. Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) consists of 2 sections of a total of 240 marks. Section A consists of 60 questions for 60 marks and section B consists of 100 questions, candidates need to attempt only 60 questions of total 180 marks. The Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) consists of 2 sections of a total of 300 marks. Section A contains 60 questions for 60 marks and section B contains 150 questions, candidates need to attempt only 50 questions out of 150 questions for 3 marks per question. 

For complete information including GAT-B 2025 exam dates, GAT-B Application form, GAT-B eligibility criteria, GAT-B syllabus, GAT-B exam pattern, and more, the candidate must read the article below;

What is GAT-B/BET?

GAT-B/BET was earlier known as JNU CEEB. The Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B)/Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) is a National Level Entrance Examination for admission to the Department of Biotechnology supported Post Graduate Programme in Biotechnology and allied areas in participating Institutions (GAT-B) and for the award of DBT – Junior Research Fellowship (DBT-JRF) for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology (BET).

Based on the Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET), two categories of merit list are prepared (Category-I and Category-II). Category I candidates can avail of the fellowship [JRF] at any recognized university/institution across India, where the candidate enrolls for Ph.D.Programme. Category II candidates can be appointed in any DBT-sponsored project with a fellowship equivalent to NET/GATE qualification as per current DST guidelines and/or enroll in a PhD programme. 

The exam is conducted in order to offer admission to aspirants in Biotechnology programmes offered by the JNU as well as other participating colleges. Courses in which candidates can secure admission based on their ranks in the exam are: 

  • MTech Biotechnology/allied sciences.
  • MSc Biotechnology. 
  • MSc Agriculture Biotechnology. 
  • M.V.Sc. Animal Biotechnology.

GAT-B 2025 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of GAT B 2022 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

Feb '25

GAT-B application form 2025

TENTATIVE

Mar '25

GAT-B application form correction 2025

TENTATIVE

Apr '25

GAT-B city intimation slip 2025 release date

TENTATIVE

Apr '25

GAT-B admit card release date 2025

TENTATIVE

Apr '25

GAT-B exam date 2025

TENTATIVE

Apr '25

GAT-B 2025 answer key objection facility

TENTATIVE

May '25

GAT B result 2025

TENTATIVE

GAT-B/BET 2025 – Highlights

Particulars 

Details 

Exam Name 

Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) /Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 

Conducting Body 

National Testing Agency 

Exam Level 

PG 

Exam Frequency 

Once a Year 

Mode of Exam 

Online (Computer-based test) 

Courses Offered Through GAT-B/BET 

MTech in Biotechnology 

MSc in Biotechnology 

MSc in Agriculture Biotechnology 

M.V.Sc. Animal Biotechnology

Exam Fees 

INR 1,200 (General/OBC-NCL/EWS) 

INR 600 (SC, ST and PwD) 

Exam Duration 

3 hours 

Total Marks 

GAT-B - 240

BET - 300

Marking Scheme 

GAT-B 

Section A:  

+1 for each correct answer 

-0.5 for each wrong answer 

Section B: 

+3 for each correct answer 

-1 for each wrong answer 

BET 

+3 for each correct answer 

-1 for each wrong answer 

Language of Exam 

English 

Participating Institutes 

63 

Total seats offered 

1206 

Number of Test Cities 

56 

Official Website 

dbt.nta.ac.in 

Contact Details 

011-40759000 

GAT-B 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised to must go through GAT-B eligibility criteria before filling in the application form as those who do not satisfy the criteria will not be considered for admission. Given below are the eligibility criteria candidates can check: 

  • Candidates must be citizens of India. 
  • Candidates must have completed a Bachelor's degree program from a recognized university in either of the fields i.e., Biological, Physical, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Engineering/Technology, 4-years BSc (Physician Assistance Course); or Medicine (MBBS) or BDS. 
  • Candidates must have scored 60 per cent aggregate in Bachelor's Degree (55 per cent for reserved category candidates). Candidates appearing for the qualifying examinations are eligible to apply. 
  • Candidates should be of 28 years of age as on last date of application. There is a relaxation of age limit up to five years for the reserved category candidates, i.e., 33 years and up to three years for women candidates, i.e., 31 years. 

GAT B 2024 Result

National Testing Agency has released the GAT-B 2024 result online at the official website. Applicants appearing in the exam can check their GAT-B result 2024 at dbt.nta.ac.in. Candidates are required to enter their application number and date of birth/password to check GAT-B result. Applicants declared qualified based on the GAT-B 2024 results are eligible to participate in the counselling process. As per the previous year statistics, a total of 10493 candidates registered for GAT-B exam while 14234 applicants appeared for BET exam. Out of total registered candidates, 9116 appeared for GAT-exam and 11904 appeared for BET exam.

GAT B 2025 Application Form

NTA will tentatively release the official notification along with an information brochure in February 2025. NTA will release the GAT-B 2025 application form at the official website. Candidates can fill GAT-B application form 2025 online at dbt.nta.ac.in. All students must fill in every detail carefully to avoid any discrepancies. Candidates can follow the below steps to fill in the GAT-B 2025 application form. 

Step-1: GAT-B Registration 2024: Candidates have to fill in the online GAT-B application form at the official website by entering their various details such as their names, date of birth, email ID, mobile number, etc. After the successful GAT-B registration, candidates will get the application/registration number. 

Step-2: Filling details in the GAT-B application form: Candidates have to fill in their personal, educational and communicational details. 

Step-3: Uploading documents: In the next step, applicants need to upload the required documents in the application form as per the specifications.    

Step-4: Fee Payment: Candidates have to make payments online after logging in through the official website. Candidates will be able to make the payment via Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking.

General category and OBC candidates have to make a payment of INR 1,200 for the application form. Reserved category candidates got a concession in fee payment and had to pay INR 600 for the application form. Those applying for both GAT-B and BET 2025 exams have to pay INR 2,400 (Unreserved categories) and INR 1,200 (Reserved categories) respectively. 

GAT B/ BET 2025 Exam Pattern

NTA will release the GAT-B 2025 exam pattern along with the official notification. Applicants appearing in the exam are advised to must refer to the GAT-B exam pattern for their preparations. The exam pattern of GAT-B 2025 comprises number of questions, marking scheme, duration and others. There will be two parts in the question paper. 

GAT-B 2025 exam will have 2 sections namely: Section A and section B

Section A: This section will have 60 compulsory multiple choice questions of 1 mark each. There will be negative marking and for each incorrect response, 0.5 mark will be deducted from the total marks.

Section B: This section will have 100 multiple choice questions of 3 mark each. Candidates need to attempt only 60 questions out of the 100 questions. There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer.

BET 2025 exam will have 2 sections namely: Section A and Section B

Section A: This section will have 50 compulsory multiple choice questions of 3 mark each. There will be negative marking and for each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted from the total marks.

Section B: This section will have 150 multiple choice questions of 3 mark each. Candidates need to attempt only 50 questions out of the 150 questions. There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer.

 

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GAT B/BET 2025 Syllabus

It is important for candidates to be fully aware of the GAT B and BET syllabus before filling out the GAT B application form. Applicants appearing in the exam must go through the syllabus of the GAT-B 2025 syllabus for their preparations. GAT-B syllabus 2025 comprises important topics and chapters asked in the exam. The examination will be conducted in two shifts for 180 minutes. Candidates can check the brief syllabus of the GAT B nad BET exam here:

GAT B 2025 Syllabus:

Section Topics

Section A

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology of 10 +2 level
Section B Basic Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology
and allied areas of Graduation level

 BET 2025 Syllabus:

Section Topics
Section A General aptitude: Verbal aptitude, Quantitive aptitude, comprehension
General Biotechnology: Biomolecular Structure and Function, Methods in Biotechnology, Organization of structure and functions of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, Cellular processes, Recombinant DNA Technology, Genetics, Phylogeny & Evolution, Genomics and Proteomics, IPR, Biosafety & Bioethics
Section B (Agricultural Biotechnology)

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

Section B Animal9 Biotechnology) Animal Physiology and Biochemistry, Histology and Embryology, Animal Parasitology, Animal Virology, Immunology, Pathology, Animal Genetics, Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Molecular Diagnostics, Research Methodologies
Section B (M. Tech. Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology) Introductory Mathematics, Engineering Principles, Thermodynamics in Biological Systems, Bioprocess Engineering and Technology, Downstream Processing in Biotechnology, Bioprocess Plant Design
Section B (Bioinformatics & Computational Biology)  Major Bioinformatics Resources, Database Searches, Sequence Analysis, Basic concepts, Scoring Matrix, Structural Biology, Proteins, protein 3D structures, DNA & RNA, Application in drug design
Section B (Environmental Biotechnology) Basic Ecological Concepts, organic and inorganic pollutants, Environmental Pollution and its types, Waste Water Treatment, Management of municipal, biomedical and agricultural solid waste, Environment-friendly technologies, Pollution monitoring, Global environmental problems
Section B (Marine Biotechnology) Important marine organisms, Marine resources assessment, marine environment protection, Oceanography,  marine microbes and their biology, Microbial Assessment, Microbial metabolites, Microbial interaction, marine pharmacology, Manipulation and microbial techniques, Disease diagnosis, Pollution & Biomaterial interaction, Wastewater bio-treatment
Section B (Medical Biotechnology) Vaccinology, Immunotechnology, CMI and Imaging techniques, Genetics in Medical Practice, Genetics of Neurogenetic disorders, Genetic basis of eye disorders, Complex polygenic syndromes, Components of genetic counseling, Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Nervous System & Respiratory system, Pyrexial Illness, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Congenital Infections, DNA, Antibody, and Proteomics based diagnosis, Gene/ cellular/ Recombinant therapy
Section B (Molecular and Human Genetics) Cell Biology and Cytogenetics, Principles of Genetics, Common genetic disorders, Human Genome
Section B (Neuroscience) Neurons, Glial cells, Neurophysiology and Behavior, Major events in early embryonic development, Patterning, polarity and regionalization of the nervous system, Birth and migration of neurons, Neuronal death during development, Neurotrophic factors, Electrical properties of excitable membranes, Synaptic transmission and cellular signaling, Fundamentals of Motor Systems, . Chemical Control of Brain and Behavior, Neural Control of Heart, Cardiovascular Homeostasis, Sleep and Dreaming, Cognitive development and aging, Clinical neurochemistry and neuropathology
Section B (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology) Drug metabolism, Pharmacological screening and assays, Enzymes and microbial technology, Biochemical engineering, Downstream processing, Industrial applications, 

 

How to Check GAT-B Exam City Intimation 2025?

Candidates have to follow the steps given below to know the city in which their GAT-B 2025 exam centre is located, prior to the release of the admit card. 

  • Visit the official website. 
  • Login through the Application Number and Password/Date of Birth. 
  • Enter Security Pin. 
  • Click on the Sign-in tab. 
  • The exam city details will appear on the screen. 

Candidates must check the examination center details to make travel accommodations prior to the exam.

GAT B 2025 Admit Card

National Testing Agency will release the GAT-B/BET admit card 2025 on the official website. Applicants appearing in the exam can download the GAT-B admit card through the application number and password/date of birth. Candidates appearing in the exam have to carry their GAT-B 2025 admit card along with one valid photo ID proof at the exam center. After downloading GAT-B admit card 2025, candidates are advised to check all the details mentioned in it. In case of any mistake in GAT-B admit card, applicants are advised to contact the exam authorities for corrections. 

Colleges accepting GAT-B 2025 Scores

As many as 63 colleges will accept GAT-B 2025 scores for the MTech Biotechnology/allied sciences, MSc Biotechnology and MSc Agriculture Biology subjects. Some of the colleges are given in the below table.  

College 

Seats Offered 

Anna University, Chennai 

25  

Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala 

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata 

18 

Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai (MTech. in Bioprocess Technology) 

30 

Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai (MTech in Food Biotechnology) 

10 

Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai (M.ech. in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology) 

10 

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi (MTech. in COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY) 

20 

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4 Institutes accepting GAT B

M.Sc. in Biotechnology
  • Total Fees: ₹ 76,880
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  • 2 years
  • |
  • Full Time
M.Sc. in Biotechnology
  • Total Fees: ₹ 1.18 Lakh
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  • 2 years
  • |
  • Full Time
M.Sc. in Biotechnology
  • Total Fees: ₹ 2.00 Lakh
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  • 2 years
  • |
  • Full Time
M.Sc. in Marine Sciences (Marine Biology)
  • Total Fees: ₹ 16,424
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  • 2 years
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  • Full Time

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