Graduate Aptitude Test - Biotechnology (GAT-B)
Exam Date: 03/10/2020 Exam State: All India Last Date: 05/09/2020

Exam Details

GAT-B (Graduate Aptitude Test - Biotechnology), previously it was Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology (CEEB) by JNU conducted by the Regional Centre for Biotechnology on behalf of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.  The candidates who clear sucessfully GAT-B may apply various DBT-supported PG programs in participating institutions.

Exam Detail

The examination will be conducted in a single shift for a duration of 180 minutes.

The question paper will have two parts:

Part - A: Part A will have 60 compulsory multiple choice questions of the level of 10+2 in thesubjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. Each correct answer will be of one markeach. There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, ½ (half) mark will be deducted.

Part - B: Part B will have multiple choice questions of bachelor’s level requiring thinking andanalysis. There will be questions from basic Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology and allied areas as per syllabus attached.

There will be 100 questions out of which the candidates will have toattempt 60 questions. Each correct answer will have a weightage of 3 marks.

There will be negativemarking and for each wrong answer one mark will be deducted.  Click here for more detail

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

The continuation of stipend for the second year of the program is subject to satisfactoryprogress of the student, to be certified by the participating institutions. 


DBT Supported PG Programs in Biotechnology and Participating Institutions with seats

M.V.Sc. Animal Biotechnology

1. College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati, Assam

 Seats: 10


M.Tech. Biotechnology

1. Pondicherry University (M.Tech. Compuational Biology)

Seats: 30 

2. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra (M. Tech Pharmaceutical Biotechnology)

Seats: 10

3. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra (M. Tech Food Biotechnology )

Seats: 10

4. K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu (M.Tech. Biotechnology)

Seats: 10

5. Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (M.Tech. Biotechnology)

Seats: 10

6. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra ( M.Tech. Bioprocess Technology )

Seats: 30

7. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal (M.Tech. Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering)

Seats: 30

8.  Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (M.Tech. Computational Biology)

Seats: 20

9. Indraprastha Institute of Information technology, Delhi (M.Tech. Computational Biology)

Seats: 15

10. Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala  (M.Tech. Marine Biotechnology)

Seats: 20

11. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal (M.TEch. Biotechnology)

Seats: 30

12. Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai,   amil Nadu (M.Tech. Biotechnology with

specialization in Industrial Biotechnology)

Seats: 10


M.Sc. Allied Area

1. Institute of Genetics and Hospital for Genetic Diseases, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana  (M.Sc. Molecular and Human Genetics )

Seats: 10

2. Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra  (M.Sc. Bioinformatics)

 Seats: 30

3.Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri, J&K (M.Sc. Bioresources Biotechnology)

 Seats: 20

4.Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (M.Sc. Molecular and Human Genetics)

Seats: 30

5. Goa University, Goa (M.Sc. Marine Biotechnology)

Seats: 30

6. Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil (M.Sc. Medical Biotechnology)

Seats: 10

7. Nitte Deemed to be  University, Mangalore,  Karnataka  (M.Sc. Marine Biotechnology)

Seats: 10

M.Sc. Agriculture Biotechnology

1. Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Seats: 30

2. Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat,  Assam

Seats: 30

3. University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka

Seats: 08

4. University of Agricultural Science, Bangalore, Karnataka

Seats: 13

5. G.B. Pant University of  Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand

Seats: 15

6. Vasantro Naik Maratwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani, Maharashtra

Seats: 30

7. Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala

Seats: 15

8. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

Seats: 30


M.Sc. Biotechnology

1. Pondicherry University, Puducherry

Seats: 30

2. University of Hyderabad, Telangana

Seats: 30

3. University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka

Seats: 15

4.School of Biotechnology Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Seats: 30

5. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab 

Seats: 10

6. Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan

Seats: 10

7. Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

Seats: 30

8.Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar

Seats: 30

9. Amity University, Gurugram, Haryana

Seats: 10

10. Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida

Seats: 10

11. Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

Seats: 25

12. Banasthali Vidyapith, Vanasthali, Rajasthan

Seats: 30

13. Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya,  Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

Seats: 10

14. Khallikote University, Berhampur

Seats: 10

15. Central University of Jammu, Jammu 

Seats: 10

16. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

Seats: 30

17. National College, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu

Seats: 10

18. Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla

Seats: 30

19. The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

Seats: 30

20. Institute of Advanced Research (IAR), Gandhinagar

Seats: 10

21. University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J&K

Seats: 20

22. Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University,  Ludhiana

Seats: 10

23. Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

seats 30

24. Visva-Bharati University, Shanti Niketan

seats 20

25. Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer

seats: 10

26. Tezpur University,  Sonitpur

Seats: 30

27. University of Jammu, Jammu

seats: 30

28. Rama Devi Women's  University, Bhubaneswar

Seats: 10

29. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu

Seats: 10

30. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Seats 30

31. GIET University, Gunupur, Odisha

Seats: 10

32.Alagappa University, Karaikudi

Seats: 10

33. North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong

Seats: 30

34. Rajiv Gandhi Centre  for Biotechnology, Trivandrum

Seats: 45


All India Examinations now scheduled for 3rd October 2020


MVSc Animal Biotechnology: BVSc. & AH. or equivalent Degree from a recognized university securing a minimum 60% in the traditional system.

In case of SC/ST candidates, the corresponding minimum requirements will 50%.

M.Sc. in Biotechnology: Bachelor’s Degree under regular pattern of education in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering/Technology, 4-years B.Sc. (Physician Assistant Course);


Medicine (MBBS)


BDS with at least 55% marks.

M.Sc. in Agri- Biotechnology: Bachelor’s Degree under  regular pattern of education with at least 55% marks or its equivalent grade point averagefrom any recognized university in the concerned subjects.

M.Tech. in Biotechnology: Bachelor's Degree with minimum 60% marks or equivalent CGPA (under grading system) from any recognized university.


Entrance Examination Fee

The entrance examination fee is Rs. 1000/- for general category candidates, OBC & EWScandidates.

Rs. 500/- for the candidates belonging to SC/ST and Person with Disability categories.

The entrance examinationfee for Foreign Nationals is US$ 40.00 or Rs. 2880/-. 

Admission process

You can register for GAT-B from the official RCB website

Steps to be followed 

Register first by providing email-id and ph number (Login and passward will be sent to the register email and ph number)

Login with User id and Password

Fill application form

Upload documents as per asked

  • Recent passport size photography
  • Recent  scanned signature
  • Date of Birth Proof as per guidelines. Date of Birth Proof can be the DOB certificate in English or if in regional language then a declaration in English; SSC Certificate; PAN Card; Aadhar Card; Passport.
  • Qualifying Marks Certificate and Applicants appearing for Exam in 2020 have to upload scan copy of form in qualifying exam certificate duly filled and signed by HOD/HOI. 

Documents (if applicable):

• Category/Caste Certificate/EWS certificate

• Differentially Abled Certificate

Once documents are uploaded, click on Save and Continue to proceed to next section 

Pay application fee through Net Banking/Card Payment/UPI etc.


After successful submission of the application form download the Acknowledgement Receipt for any future communication.

Important Dates

GAT-B 2020 Dates

GAT-B 2020

03 October 2020

Registration re open

20 August 2020

Closing date

05 September 2020

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06-07 September 2020

Hal ticket live

22 September to 03 October 2020

The examination will be conducted in a single shift for a duration of 180 minutes.

Jawaharlal Nehru University