New Delhi: The Graduate Aptitude Test – Biotechnology (GAT-B) will replace Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology (CEEB) by JNU from 2020. GAT-B will be conducted by the Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad, on behalf of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
GAT – B 2020 in Brief: Eligibility test for admission to DBT-supported PG Programmes in Biotechnology in participating institutions across India: M.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Sc. Agricultural Biotechnology, M.V.Sc., M.Tech. Biotechnology and M.Sc. in allied areas. This eligibility test replaces Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology (CEEB) conducted previously by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
This eligibility test replaces Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology (CEEB) conducted previously by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
Based on the performance of the candidates in this examination, Rank will be allotted to the eligible candidates. The candidates will be given a GAT-B rank based on which they may apply to the various DBT-supported PG programmes in participating institutions.
Participating Institutes: There are more than 50 institutes are participating in the selection process. The total number seats available are 1221 in 62 courses.
Studentship Support: All students admitted under the DBT-supported programmes of any participating institution will be paid the stipend as under:
- a) M.Sc. in Biotechnology & Allied Areas – Rs. 5000/- per month
- b) M.Sc. in Agricultural Biotechnology – Rs. 7500/- per month
- c) M.Tech./M.V.Sc. programmes – Rs. 12000/- per month
Exam Details: The GAT-B examination centres will be spread across the country in 57 cities. The examination will be a Computer Based Test (CBT). The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes.
Key Dates: Online Registration Starts from 01 June 2020.
Online Registration Closes on 18 June 2020
Issue of Admit Card is 25 June 2020
GAT-B 2020 will be held on 30 June 2020.
The participating institutions will advertise and admit students as per their admission and selection process.
RCB/DBT will not be resposible for admission and selection process at participating institutions.
The GAT-B rank is valid for the academic year 2020-21 only.
For details regarding qualifications, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the official website of GAT-B, which is uploaded on the official website of Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad.