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GAT-B and BET Exam 2023: Graduate Aptitude Test- Biotechnology (GAT-B) and Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) is an upcoming entrance test which will be held in the month of April 23 2023.

GAT-B/ BET is a National Level Entrance Examination for admission to Department of Biotechnology supported Post Graduate Programme 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).

Aspirants awaiting for the Gat-B/ BET entrance exam can apply within these days through official websites. The application link is not yet activated, as for now aspirants can check all important details in the Information Bulletin GAT-B/BET 2023.

Gat- B and BET 2023 Exam Notification

The notification provides complete details about the eligibility criteria, and application process exam dates etc., about Gat- B and BET 2023 Exam. Applicants should ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria before applying for the above said entrance exam. For more Updates, keep tracking with our website

Gat-B and BET Exam 2023 Overview

Conducting AuthorityNational Testing Agency
Exam Name1. Graduate Aptitude Test- Biotechnology (GAT-B)
2. Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET)
Official Website
Mode of ExamComputer Based Test (CBT)
Exam Duration 180 mins (3 hours)
Examination CentreAs indicated in the Admit Card
Medium of Question PaperEnglish
Correction in the particulars of Application form Online 3rd April – 4th April
Date of Examination23 April 2023
Timing of Exam1. Gat- B (9 am – 12 pm)
2. BET ( 3 pm- 6 pm)
Syllabus As prescribed in Information Bulletin
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GAT B 2023 Entrance Exam

GAT B is a national entrance exam for Indian citizens. It tests whether they are eligible for admission to postgraduate programs in biotechnology and related areas at participating universities in India, supported by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT). These programs include M.Sc. in biotechnology and related fields, M.Tech. in biotechnology and related fields, M.Sc. in agricultural biotechnology, and M.V.Sc. in animal biotechnology.

Benefits of Passing of GAT B Exam

Suppose you qualify for GAT-B exam 2023 and get admitted to postgraduate programs in biotechnology and related areas at participating universities in India supported by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT). In that case, you will receive a monthly stipend. The amount of the stipend depends on the program you are enrolled in. The benefits of GAT B is given below.

Course SubjectsStipend Amount
M.Sc. Biotechnology and Allied AreasRs. 5000/- per month
M.Sc. Agricultural BiotechnologyRs. 7500/- per month
M.Tech./ M.V.Sc. Programmes Rs. 12000/- per month

BET 2023 Entrance Exam

The Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) is a national qualifying exam you need to pass to receive a Doctoral Research Fellowship under the DBT-Junior Research Fellowship Program. BET is a computer-based exam that is held once a year throughout India. If you are selected for the fellowship, you can use it to register for a PhD program at any recognized university or institution in India.

Eligible Criteria

The aspirants willing to appear for GAT- B 2023 may check the eligibility criteria below. To get complete information about the BET and GAT B eligibility criteria, please visit the official website and click on the Information Bulletin section or can directly jump to information bulletin through Important Links section which is below.

Graduate Aptitude Test- Biotechnology (GAT-B): Only bonafide Indian nationals are eligible to apply for GAT-B Exam 2023. Candidates meeting the minimum eligibility criteria of Participating Institutions / Universities (APPENDIX-II) are eligible to apply for GAT-B 2023 entrance examination.

Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET): Bachelors (B.E./ B.Tech./M.B.B.S) and Masters (M.Sc./ M.Tech./ M.Scs../M. Pharm./ Integrated M.Sc./ M.Tech.) in any discipline of Biotechnology, Life Sciences such as Biomedical, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Botany, Chemistry, Computational Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Zoology or any other allied areas of Biology/Life-Sciences.

Age Criteria

The Age requirements for all the categories for applying the GAT-B/ BET 2023 entrance exam are mentioned accordingly in the table given below.

CategoryAge Relaxation
General& EWSUpto 28 years of age as on the last date of application
SC/ ST/ Differently Abled/
Women candidates
5 years
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
3 years

Examination Fees

The BET and GAT B exam fee is given on the table.

2. SC/ ST/ PWD
1. Rs. 1200
2. RS. 600
2. SC/ ST/ PWD
1. Rs. 1200
2. RS. 600
GAT- B and BETUR/ OBC/ EWSRs. 2400
GAT- B and BETSC/ ST/ PWDRs. 1200

GAT-B Pattern of Question Papers

1. Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) 2023
The question paper will comprise of Multiple Choice Questions in the following

2. Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 2023
The question papers will comprise of Multiple Choice Questions in the following

For further information about the exam pattern one may visit below given links.

  1. GAT B Syllabus 2023 Click Here
  2. BET Syllabus2023 Click Here

How to Apply For BET/ GAT-B 2023?

If you want to apply for the Gat-B and BET- 2023, let us tell you how to apply.

  • Register for Online Registration using your own Email ID and Mobile No. and note down system generated Application Number.
  • Complete the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application Number.
  • Upload legible scanned images of: (i) a recent photograph (in jpg/ jpeg file, size 10Kb – 200Kb) either in colour or black & white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against white background; (ii) candidate’s signature (file size: 4kb – 30kb); (iii) PwD Certificate (file size 50 kb-300 kb) (iv) Category Certificate (file size 50 kb-300 kb); (v) Certificate of Proof of Date of Birth (file size 50 kb-300 kb); (vi) Certificate for Appearing/Result Awaiting Candidates (file size 50 kb-300 kb).
  • Pay prescribed fee through Net Banking / Debit Card / Credit Card / UPI / Wallet and keep proof of fee paid for future reference.

After the submission of Online Application Form, Confirmation Page of the Application Form, should be downloaded and a printout of the same may be retained for future reference. The Confirmation Page of the online Application Form will be generated only after successful payment by the Candidate.

Important Date

The BET and GAT B exam date and other important dates are given below.

Apply Date10 March 2023
Last Date31 March 2023
Exam Date23 April 2023


Sl No.Name of Institutions/ University, DBT supported PG Course and email Programme CoordinatorNumber of DBT Sanctioned seats
1Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu 10
2Amity University, Haryana10
3Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Uttar Pradesh30
4Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan30
5Berhampur University, Odisha10
6Central University of Jammu10
7Central University of Rajasthan10
8Gautam Buddha University, Uttar Pradesh10
9GIET University, Odisha10
10Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal
Sciences University, Punjab
11Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Chhattisgarh10
12Guru Jambheshwar University of Science &
Technology, Haryana
13Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjab30
14Himachal Pradesh University30
15Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Indore,
Madhya Pradesh
16Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Roorkee,
17Institute of Advanced Research, Gujarat10
18Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New
19Jaypee University of Information Technology,
Himachal Pradesh
20Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu30
21National College, Tamil Nadu10
22North Eastern Hill University (NEHU),
23Pondicherry University, Puducherry30
24Punjab Agricultural University10
25Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
(RGCB), Kerala
26Rama Devi Women’s University, Odisha10
27Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharashtra30
28Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu &
29Tezpur University, Assam30
30The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda,
31University of Hyderabad, Telangana30
32University of Jammu20
33University of Kashmir20
34University of Mysore, Karnataka15
35Utkal University, Odisha25
36Visva-Bharati University, West Bengal20
37Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University,
Jammu & Kashmir
38Goa University30
39Nitte (Deemed to be) University Centre for
Science Education and Research, Karnataka
40Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu10
41Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education
and Research (PGIMER), Punjab
42Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Uttar
43Osmania University, Telangana10
44Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharashtra30
45Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New
46Assam Agricultural University11
47G.B. Pant University of Agriculture &
Technology, Uttarakhand
48Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya
(IGKV), Chattisgarh
49Kerala Agricultural University15
50Tamil Nadu Agricultural University20
51University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS)-
Bangalore, Karnataka
52University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS)
Dharwad, Karnataka
53Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi
Vidyapeeth, Maharashtra
54Cochin University of Science and Technology
(CUSAT), Kerala
55Indraprastha Institute of Information
Technology-Delhi (IIIT-D)
56Institute of Chemical Technology-Mumbai
(ICT Mumbai)
57Institute of Chemical Technology-Mumbai
(ICT Mumbai)
58Institute of Chemical Technology-Mumbai
(ICT Mumbai)
59K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology,
Tamil Nadu
60Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of
Technology (MAKAUT), West Bengal
61Pondicherry University30
62Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D
Institute of Science and Technology, Tamil
63Assam Agricultural University10

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1. What is GAT-B/BET2023?

a) Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) is an entrance exam to get admission to Department of Biotechnology supported Post Graduate Programme in Biotechnology and allied areas in participating Institutions.

b) The Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) is a national qualifying exam you need to pass to receive a Doctoral Research Fellowship under the DBT-Junior Research Fellowship Program.

2. What is the date for applying online for GAT-B/BET 2023?

The online link to apply online for GAT-B/BET -2023 is available between 10 March 2023 and 31 March 2023 at

3. What is the last date of submission of application fee?

Candidates can pay the application fee only online upto 31 March 2023 (11.50 p.m.).

4. What is the syllabus?

For syllabus, please refer to the Information Bulletin of GAT-B/BET-2023, hosted on NTA website:

5. What will be the medium of the question paper?

Medium of the question paper for admission to GATB/BET-2023 will be English only.

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