DBT JRF Previous year Question Paper with Answers Key: Download Question Paper PDF

ByRenuka Miglani  |  Updated on: Jul 14, 2021The Department of Biotechnology welcomes Indian residents to apply for DBT-Junior Research Fellowships to pursue research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and Life Sciences. The DBT JEF Exam Dates will be released soon. Check exam pattern, syllabus, application, cutoff and more. 
The Department of Biotechnology welcomes Indian residents to apply for DBT-Junior Research Fellowships to pursue research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and Life Sciences. The DBT JEF Exam Dates will be released soon. Check exam pattern, syllabus, application, cutoff and more. 
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DBT JRF BET Question Papers

Practising DBT JRF Question Papers plays an important role while preparing for the upcoming DBT BET exam as the more you practice, the more you will increase your chances to score good marks in the exam. To practice questions, candidates always look for the DBT JRF previous year question papers book. We have compiled the DBT JRF BET question papers pdf for you to download and practice. 

The DBT BET question papers give an idea about the difficulty of the exam and the type of questions asked in the examination. After solving the previous year questions, the candidate can boost the preparation and secure a good rank. It gives an idea of how many questions need to be attempted during the exam to qualify for the DBT-JRF.

Solving previous year questions multiple times will help the candidates to beat their competitors. Candidates looking for the previous year question can download the last 4 years papers from the direct link mentioned below. 

DBT JRF Question Paper Pattern

The DBT-JRF 2021 exam paper is divided into two portions, one for general topics and the other for Biotechnology.

  • The DBT-JRF BET 2021 exam will feature 200 questions, although only 100 will be required of the candidate.
  • Each question is worth three points, resulting in a total of 300 points for the DBT JRF 2021 exam.
  • The DBT JRF 2021 exam takes 180 minutes to complete (3 hours).
  • Each erroneous response will also receive a negative grade.
SectionQuestionsNo. of. Questions to be AttemptedMarks

Section A

(General aptitude and general Biotechnology)



(All compulsory)

3*50 = 150

Section B

(Specialized areas of Biotechnology)



(Any 50 out of 150 questions)

3*50 = 150
Total2001003*100 = 300 Marks

Download DBT JRF Previous Year Question Papers PDF

Candidates who want to succeed in the DBT-JRF exam must practice the previous year questions as it gives an idea about the difficulty level of the questions asked in the examination.

  • The DBT JRF questionnaires are divided into parts, Part A and Part B, with each section having a different number of questions.
  • Part A contains questions on general science, mathematics, chemistry, general skills, analytical and quantitative skills, general biotechnology, etc. 
  • Part B contains questions on specific areas of biotechnology. The previous year's question papers are useful tools for exam preparation.
Download the DBT JRF BET Syllabus to understand the topic weightage and topics to be covered. 

Download the PDF of all the previous year papers with the answer key mentioned below:

Sr. NoDBT-JRF Question PaperDownload Question Paper PDFDownload Answer Key PDF
1. DBT-JRF 2019 Question PaperDownload HereDownload Here
2. DBT-JRF 2018 Question Paper Download HereDownload Here
3. DBT-JRF 2017 Question Paper Download HereDownload Here
4. DBT-JRF 2016 Question Paper Download HereDownload Here

Benefits of Solving DBT BET Previous Year Question Papers

Previous year papers play an important role during the preparation. Before attacking the enemy, if we study their strategies, we can better attack. In the same way, previous year papers help to understand the strategies of the examiner, and we can prepare our plan accordingly to tackle all the problems we are going to face during the examination. Check all the benefits of solving a previous year question paper mentioned below:

  • Candidates can gain a detailed understanding of the DBT-JRF exam by solving the DBT-JRF Previous Year Question Paper daily.
  • It will provide you with the DBT-JRF last Year Questions to get a clear idea of the type of questions that have been asked in the DBT-JRF exam.
  • The DBT-JRF previous year questions are the precursors of the actual exam pattern, so solving them will be very useful for hands-on practice of the difficulty level of varying levels and different formats. You will also be able to self analyze your strong and weak topics and improve likewise.
  • By solving the previous year papers, candidates can identify the topics from which most number questions asked and can focus on those topics first.
  • You can attempt these papers like the real exam and can check the answers with the help of the answer key.

 In this competitive world, it isn't easy to find the best material for the preparation. We at BYJU'S Exam Prep always try to help students achieve success by giving the best material. Students generally face difficulty downloading the DBT JRF previous year question papers on different sites, so we are providing the last 4-year question papers through this article to download them and save time for the preparation.

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This article was curated by Renuka Miglani who is an Associate Manager at BYJU'S Exam Prep (CSIR-NET). A PostGrad with an educational background in Nutrition Science, she is an ardent reader & writer. Loves to impart knowledge to students. Being from a Nutrition Science background, she is well aware of the opportunities available and has hared the same in the above article. Stay tuned for more interesting articles from her which will be beneficial for your career.
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How many marks are allotted for the DBT-JRF exam paper?

  • Candidates need to attempt 50 questions from the Part, and 50 questions from Part C and 3 Marks will be given for each correct answer. So total marks will be 300

What will I get after qualifying for the DBT JRF exam?

  • DBT officially released 2 list category wise after the result declaration. Category I students will get Junior Research fellowship and category II student will get projects under the Department of Biotechnology.