DBT JRF Eligibility 2022: Educational Qualification, Age Limit

DBT JRF Eligibility 2022: Educational Qualification, Age Limit

ByRenuka Miglani  |  Updated on: Mar 15, 2022DBT JRF Eligibility Criteria 2022 is notified by the Department. Check whether you are eligible for the DBT Fellowship or not. DBT JRF age limit, education qualification, attempts and more here.
DBT JRF Eligibility Criteria 2022 is notified by the Department. Check whether you are eligible for the DBT Fellowship or not. DBT JRF age limit, education qualification, attempts and more here.
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DBT JRF Eligibility Criteria has been released by the Department of Biotechnology, under the ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India on the official notification. Candidates who are planning to fill the DBT JRF application must check the eligibility first to ensure their candidature.

DBT JRF eligibility comprises the education qualification, age limit, relaxation, attempts, experience, nationality and more. Check the important details of the exam eligibility here.

Who can apply for DBT-JRF?

In order to apply for the DBT JRF exam, candidates are required to meet all minimum eligibility criteria required for the exam. DBT JRF exam also known as the DBT BET JRF exam is conducted by DBT (Department of Biotechnology) for the candidates who want to choose JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) after their post-graduation degree.

Candidates who qualify as per the DBT Junior Research Fellowship Eligibility Criteria are welcome to apply online. the eligibility details include the educational qualification, marks, and age limit.

Check the details and apply online through the DBT-JRF Application Form 2022

DBT JRF Eligibility Criteria 2022
Age Limit
  • Minimum: 18 years
  • Maximum: 28 years
NationalityIndian
Number of Attempt in DBT JRF3
ExperienceNA
DBT JRD QualificationMaster's degree in Biotechnology

DBT JRF Eligibility - Nationality

To be eligible for the DBT JRF exam candidate must be a citizen of India. Any citizen of the union of state can apply for the Fellowship exam on the official portal. The candidates must have valid identity proof of nationality.

DBT JRF Age Limit

The candidates can check the age limit applicable to them according to their categories 

  • General Category Candidates: The candidates who belong to the general category must not exceed the age of 28 years as of the date of application for the exam.
  • SC/ST/Differently Abled/Women categories: The candidates from any of these categories will be granted a 5-year age relaxation. Therefore, they must not exceed the age of 33 years as on the date of application for the exam.
  • OBC category: The candidates belonging from the OBC category be given 2 years of age relaxation as o the date of application for the exam.

DBT JRF Eligibility Educational Qualification

Candidates applying for DBT JRF need to fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria for Educational Qualification. Here we have mentioned the basic DBT NET qualification required to fill the application form,

  • M.Sc./ M.Tech./ M.V.Sc. or equivalent degree 
  • Integrated BS-MS/ B.E./ B.Tech in the discipline of Biotechnology.
  • M.Sc./M.Tech.Bioinformatics Computational Biology.
  • Students admitted under DBT supported Postgraduate Teaching Programs.
  • M.Sc.Life Science/ Bioscience/ Zoology/Botany/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Bio-physics.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year examination are also eligible to apply for DBT JRF.

Note: Those students are also eligible if they are enrolled for post-graduation or M.Sc or completed 10+2+3 years as on the closing date of online submission of the DBT-JRF application form, under the Result Awaited (RA) category. Candidates will be required to submit the attestation form which is duly certified by the concerned Head of the Department.

DBT JRF Marks Required

There is a minimum percentage requirement for the DBT JRF exam. The department has prescribed the % requirement for each category which is given below.

  • The minimum percentage required for the General, EWS & OBC categories is 60%
  • The minimum percentage required for SC/ST/ Differently abled person is 55% in aggregate (or equivalent grade)

DBT JRF Number of Attempts

The candidates interested to apply for the DBT JRF Exam 2022 should acknowledge that there is a maximum of 3 attempts that they have to qualify for the exam. Any candidate who has already been given 3 attempts to qualify for the exam, is not eligible to give the exam in the 4th round.

There is no prior work experience required to be eligible for the DBT JRF Exam 2022.

DBT JRF Exam Eligibility FAQs

  • The applicant should be below the age of 28 years for the General and EWS categories. The age relaxation is applicable for the scheduled categories. The age is 33 years for SC/ST/PH category on the notification date. Candidates with 60% for General and OBC and 55% for SC/ST/PH are only eligible for the DBT JRF Exam 2022.

     
  • The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has prescribed the qualification for Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET). The DBT JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) qualification requirement is a post-graduate degree in the biotechnology field. The minimum percentage is also applicable here.

  • The Deраrtment оf Biоteсhnоlоgy, Ministry оf Sсienсe & Teсhnоlоgy, Gоvernment оf Indiа made it clear that the candidates must be a citizen of India. Candidates must have valid ID proof for the Junior Research Follow exam.

  • Checking the DBT JRF Eligibility Criteria before applying for the exam will help the candidates to avoid any confusion on the account of their eligibility for the exam.

  • The candidates interested to apply for the DBT JRF Exam 2022 should acknowledge that there is a maximum of 3 attempts that they have to qualify for the exam. Any candidate who has already been given 3 attempts to qualify for the exam, is not eligible to give the exam in the 4th round.

  • The candidates who are not able to prove their DBT JRF eligibility criteria as mentioned above will be disqualified from the exam. 

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