The National Testing Agency has activated the examination city allotment link for Graduate Aptitude Test – Biotechnology (GAT-B) and Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET), slated to be held at centres across India on April 23, it stated in a notification.
The advance intimation slip for informing the candidates of their respective allotments in the cities where the exams will be held is available for download at https://dbt.nta.ac.in/.
GAT-B and BET 2022 will be conducted in a Computer-Based Test (CBT) format for admissions to Department of Biotechnology (DBT) supported post-graduate programmes in biotechnology and allied areas. DBT supported postgraduate programmes include M.Sc Biotechnology and allied areas; M.Tech Biotechnology and allied areas; M.Sc Agricultural Biotechnology and M.V.Sc Animal Biotechnology.
To find the allotted examination city from the Advance Intimation Slip, candidates must follow the steps given below:
· Visit the official site of GAT-B and BET 2022: https://dbt.nta.ac.in
· Click on the ‘GAT - B & BET – 2022 Advance City Intimation’ link available on its home page.
· Enter their application number, date of birth and security pin and click on submit.
· The desired information will be provided.
The Candidates must note that this is not the admit card for the entrance examination, NTA stated in its notification. This is only an advance intimation of the exam city allotted to facilitate the candidates, the notification read.
The admit card for the entrance examination will be issued in due course.
· Candidates meeting the minimum eligibility criteria of participating institutions or universities are eligible to apply for GAT-B 2022.
· The Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) are not responsible for the admission and selection process of participating institutions and universities.
· A candidate who has either appeared or is due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree is eligible to apply under the result awaited (RA) category.
· The age limit is up to 28 years as on the last date of application for the General and EWS categories. An age relaxation of up to five years (33 years) is available for SC/ ST, differently abled and women candidates and up to three years (31 years) for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates.
· Candidates with Bachelors (B.E./ B.Tech./M.B.B.S) and Masters (M.Sc./ M.Tech./ M.VSc./M. Pharm./ Integrated M.Sc./ M.Tech.) in any discipline of Biotechnology and Life Sciences can appear for the test.
· A minimum score of 60% in aggregate (or equivalent grade) is required by the General, EWS and OBC categories and 55% for SC, ST and Differently Abled candidates
Duration and Pattern:
Duration: Both GAT-B and BET will be three-hour exams.
Subject-wise distribution of questions:
Part A – 60 multiple choice questions of 10+2 level in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. Each question carries one mark.
Part B – 100 multiple choice questions of Bachelor’s level in Basic Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology and allied areas as per the given syllabus. Students are to attempt 60 questions. Each question is worth three marks.
Part A – 50 multiple choice questions of 10+2 level in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. Each question carries three marks.
Part B – 150 questions from specific areas of Biotechnology as per the syllabus given. Students are to attempt 50 questions. Each question carries three marks.
Total marks of GAT-B and BET stand at 240 and 300 marks each.