About GAT-B 2021
The Regional Centre for Biotechnology will release the GAT-B 2021 application form in the month of May, 2021. Candidates must fill and submit the GAT-B application form 2021 before the submission deadline. Aspiring candidates must match the GAT-B 2021 eligibility criteria before applying for admission to any course. It must be noted that the GAT-B eligibility criteria 2021 vary as per the programme. The GAT-B 2021 admit card will be issued in the month of June, 2021. Candidates must carry their admit card while going to the GAT-B exam centres 2021. The Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology will be regulated in the 58 cities of India. The entrance test of GAT-B 2021 will be conducted in the month of July, 2021. The GAT-B entrance test is conducted for a total duration of 3 hours (180 minutes). The varsity will make the mock test link available a few days before the commencement of the entrance exam.
The Regional Centre for Biotechnology conducts the Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) on behalf of the Department of Biotechnology. Earlier, the GAT-B was conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and was called the Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology or CEEB. The candidates who will qualify the GAT-B 2021 will be admitted to PG in Biotechnology such as M.Sc. Agricultural Biotechnology, M.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Tech. Biotechnology, M.V.Sc. and M.Sc. in allied areas. The 34 participating universities offer a total of 1221 seats in 62 PG to candidates through GAT-B 2021.
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GAT-B 2021 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology|
|Short Exam Name||GAT-B|
|Conducting Body||Regional Centre for Biotechnology|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||1000 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Online / Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
|Number of Seats||1221 Seats|
GAT-B 2021 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
15 May, 2021 - 23 Jun, 2021 (Tentative)
Application | Mode: Online
24 Jun, 2021 - 25 Jun, 2021 (Tentative)
Application Correction | Mode: Online
29 Jun, 2021 (Tentative)
Admit Card | Mode: Online
14 Jul, 2021 (Tentative)
Exam | Mode: Online
17 Jul, 2021 (Tentative)
Answer Key - Provisional | Mode: Online
22 Jul, 2021 (Tentative)
Answer Key - Final | Mode: Online
05 Aug, 2021 (Tentative)
Result | Mode: Online
GAT-B 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who wish to attempt the GAT-B 2021 must check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. The GAT-B eligibility criteria 2021 is the minimum age and academic qualification that a candidate must fulfill to be eligible to apply for admission in various DBT supported programmes offered by university. It must be noted that the GAT-B 2021 eligibility criteria varies for candidates belonging to reserved categories. Those candidates who do no meet the GAT-B eligibility criteria 2021 cannot not take admission in the respective university even if they pass the entrance examination. Therefore, candidates are highly suggested to check the GAT-B 2021 eligibility criteria before applying for the admission.
GAT-B Eligibility Criteria 2021 - M.Sc
To be eligible for admission to M.Sc programmes, candidates must have completed their graduation in 10+2+3 pattern in the respective field with a minimum of 55% aggregate from a recognized university.
GAT-B Eligibility Criteria 2021 - M.Tech
To meet the GAT-B 2021 eligibility criteria for M.Tech programmes, candidates are required to have a B.Tech/BE degree in the respective stream with a minimum aggregate laid by the participating university.
GAT-B Eligibility Criteria 2021 - M.VSc Animal Biotechnology
As per the GAT-B 2021 eligibility criteria of M.VSc Animal Biotechnology programme, candidates must have a B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree or a equivalent degree from a recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 6.60 in 10.00 scale or 2.60 in 4.00 scale or 60% marks in the traditional system. Candidates belonging to reserved categories (SC/ST) are required to have a 5.60 in 10.00 scale, 2.20 in 4.00 scale and 50% marks.
GAT-B 2021 Application Process
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | BHIM
The GAT-B application form 2021 will be released in the month of May in online mode. The last date to submit the GAT-B 2021 application form will be in the month of June. The process to fill and submit the GAT-B application form is completely online. Before filling the GAT-B application form 2021, candidates should check the eligibility criteria to see if they are eligible for admission or not. To fill the GAT-B 2021 application form candidates can follow the steps given below.
Documents to keep ready before filling the GAT-B Application Form 2021
- A valid email ID and mobile number
- Personal details
- Qualifying exam mark sheets
- Scanned images of your recent passport photo and signature (as per guidelines)
- Applicable certificates to upload
How to fill GAT-B 2021 Application Form
Step 1 - First, candidates have to register themselves by visiting the official website of GAT-B.
Step 2 - After registration, candidates can the start filling the required details in the GAT-B application form.
Step 3 - Then upload the necessary documents which includes educational certificates, scanned signature and recent passport size photograph.
Step 4 - Check the GAT-B application form 2021 carefully to make sure all the details are correct.
Step 5 - Select the payment mode - Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking and pay the GAT-B application fee.
|OBC, General||Online||Male, Transgender, Female||₹ 1000|
|EWS, ST, SC||PWD||Online||Male, Transgender, Female||₹ 500|
GAT-B 2021 Syllabus
Basic biology, life sciences, biotechnology and allied area
|Structure and functions; biological membranes, structure, action potential and transport processes; enzymes-classification, kinetics, and mechanism of action; basic concepts and designs of metabolism (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and nucleic acids)|
|Photosynthesis, respiration, and electron transport chain; bioenergetics|
|Structure and classification; microbial classification and diversity (bacterial, algal, and fungal); methods in microbiology; microbial growth and nutrition; aerobic and anaerobic respiration; nitrogen fixation|
|Microbial diseases and host-pathogen interaction|
Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure
|Cell cycle and cell growth control; cell-cell communication, cell signaling and signal transduction|
Molecular structure of genes and chromosomes
|Mutations and mutagenesis; nucleic acid replication, transcription, translation, and their regulatory mechanisms in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; Mendelian inheritance; gene interaction; complementation; linkage, recombination and chromosome mapping|
|Extra chromosomal inheritance; microbial genetics (plasmids, transformation, transduction, conjugation); horizontal gene transfer and transposable elements; RNA interference; DNA damage and repair; chromosomal variation|
|Molecular basis of genetic diseases|
Principles of microscopy
|Light, electron, fluorescent and confocal; centrifugation-high speed and ultra; principles of spectroscopy-UV, visible, CD, IR, FTIR, Raman, MS, NMR; principles of chromatography-ion exchange, gel filtration, hydrophobic interaction, affinity|
|Principles of chromatography-GC,HPLC, FPLC; electrophoresis; microarray|
History of immunology
|Innate, humoral and cell mediated immunity; antigen; antibody structure and function; molecular basis of antibody diversity; synthesis of antibody and secretion; antigen-antibody reaction; complement; primary and secondary lymphoid organ|
|B and T cells and macrophages; major histocompatibility complex (MHC); antigen processing and presentation; polyclonal and monoclonal antibody; regulation of immune response; immune tolerance; hypersensitivity; autoimmunity; graft versus host reaction|
Major bioinformatics resources and search tools
|Sequence and structure databases; sequence analysis (biomolecular sequence file formats, scoring matrices, sequence alignment, phylogeny); data mining and analytical tools for genomic and proteomic studies|
|Molecular dynamics and simulations (basic concepts including force fields, protein-protein, protein-nucleic acid, protein-ligand interaction)|
Restriction and modification enzymes
|Vectors; plasmid, bacteriophage and other viral vectors, cosmids, Ti plasmid, yeast artificial chromosome; mammalian and plant expression vectors; cDNA and genomic DNA library; gene isolation, cloning and expression; transposons and gene targeting|
|DNA labeling; DNA sequencing; polymerase chain reactions; DNA fingerprinting; southern and northern blotting; in-situ hybridization; RAPD, RFLP; site-directed mutagenesis; gene transfer technologies; gene therapy|
|Regeneration of plants; plant growth regulators and elicitors; tissue culture and cell suspension culture system: Methodology, kinetics of growth and, nutrient optimization; production of secondary metabolites by plant suspension cultures|
|Hairy root culture; transgenic plants; plant products of industrial importance|
Animal cell culture
|Media composition and growth conditions; animal cell and tissue preservation; anchorage and non-anchorage dependent cell culture; kinetics of cell growth; micro and macrocarrier culture; hybridoma technology; stem cell technology; animal cloning|
Chemical engineering principles applied to biological system
|Principle of reactor design, ideal and non-ideal multiphase bioreactors, mass and heat transfer; Rheology of fermentation fluids, aeration and agitation; media formulation and optimization; kinetics of microbial growth|
|Substrate utilization and product formation; sterilization of air and media; batch, fed-batch and continuous processes; various types of microbial and enzyme reactors; instrumentation control and optimization|
|Unit operations in solid-liquid separation and liquid-liquid extraction; process scale-up, economics and feasibility analysis|
Engineering principle of bioprocessing
|Upstream production and downstream; bioprocess design and development from lab to industrial scale; microbial, animal and plant cell culture platforms; production of biomass and primary/ secondary metabolites; biofuels, bioplastics, industrial enzymes|
|Antibiotics; large scale production and purification of recombinant proteins; industrial application of chromatographic and membrane based bioseparation methods; immobilization of biocatalysts (enzymes and cells) for bioconversion processes|
|Bioremediation-aerobic and anaerobic processes for stabilization of solid/ liquid wastes|
Tissue culture and its application, micropropagation
|Meristem culture and production of virus-free plants|
|Anther and microspore culture|
|Embryo and ovary culture|
|Protoplast fusion-somatic hybrids, cybrids|
|In vitro germplasm conservation|
|Organelle DNA, satellite-and repetitive DNAs|
|Regulation of gene expression|
|Recombinant DNA technology-cloning vectors, restriction enzymes, gene cloning|
|Methods of gene transfer in plants|
|Achievements and recent developments of genetic engineering in agriculture|
|Development of transgenics for biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, bioethics, terminator technology, nanotechnology, DNA fingerprinting, gene silencing|
GAT-B 2021 Exam Pattern
The GAT-B entrance exam 2021 will be conducted in the month of July. Candidates who have successfully submitted the application form must check the GAT-B 2021 exam pattern to get an better understanding of the structure and format of the entrance examination. The GAT-B exam pattern 2021 mentions various key details such as mode and medium of exam, duration of examination, total section, marking scheme, number and type of questions that will be asked in the entrance test. The GAT-B 2021 entrance exam will be conducted in online mode. The question paper of GAT-B 2021 consists of 100 multiple type questions, out of which the candidates must attempt 60 questions. As per the GAT-B exam pattern marking scheme, three marks are awarded for every correct answer whereas one mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
GAT-B Exam Pattern 2021
3 hours (180 minutes)
Mode of exam
2 (A and B)
Type of questions
Multiple choice (MCQs)
60 compulsory questions
1 marks for each correct answer
Negative marking of ½ marks for each incorrect answer
60 questions to be attempted out of 100
3 marks for each correct answer
Negative marking of -1 marks for each incorrect answer
GAT-B 2021 Admit Card
The GAT-B admit card 2021 will be released in the month of July, 2021. The GAT-B 2021 admit card will be released in online mode on the official website of the university. Candidates who have submitted their application form can download the GAT-B admit card 2021 by using their login credentials. The GAT-B 2021 admit card mentions various key details - name and photograph of the candidate, exam centres details, exam date and reporting time and candidate's signature. In any case of discrepancy, candidates must contact the officials as soon as possible to get it rectified in order to avoid any problem on the exam day. While going to attempt the GAT-B 2021, candidates must carry the admit card with themselves along with valid ID proof such as Aadhaar Card/Pan Card/Voter ID/Passport.
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- A valid photo ID
GAT-B 2021 Result
The GAT-B 2021 result and rank card will be released in the month of August. The GAT-B result is released in the form of the merit rank along with the rank card. Candidates who appeared in the entrance examination can check the GAT-B 2021 result and download their rank cards by visiting the official website and entering their login credentials. The merit list of GAT-B 2021 carries the rank acquired by candidates which is based on their performances in the entrance examination. The universities participating in the admission process of GAT-B 2021 release the waiting list after the declaration of the result. The waiting list of GAT-B is prepared on the basis of the candidate's rank which is used for admissions by the participating institutes.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:When will the GAT-B application form 2021 be released?
The GAT-B 2021 application form will be released in the month of May, in online mode.
Question:What is the last date to submit the GAT-B application form 2021?
The last date to submit the GAT-B 2021 application form will be in the month of June.
Question:Can GAT-B application form 2021 be filled in offline mode?
No, GAT-B 2021 application form can only be filled in online mode.
Question:What if a candidate do not meet the GAT-B eligibility criteria 2021?
A candidates who do not meet the GAT-B 2021 will lose their candidacy for the admission.
Question:When the GAT-B admit card 2021 be issued?
The GAT-B 2021 admit card will be issued in the month of June, in online mode.
Question:What is the GAT-B exam date 2021?
The GAT-B 2021 exam date will be held in the month of July.
Question:Where do candidates find their allotted GAT-B exam centre 2021?
Candidates can find their GAT-B 2021 exam centre mentioned in the admit card.
Question:When will the GAT-B result 2021 be declared?
The university will release the GAT-B 2021 result in the month of August, in online mode.
Questions related to GAT-B
can i get admission in savitribai phule pune university through GAT-B for msc biotechnology??
Admission to M.Sc. Biotechnology is done through Combined Entrance Examination (CEE) conducted by JNU, New Delhi for several DBT-supported participating Universities/Institutes in India including Savitribai Phule Pune University. M.Sc Biotechnology is a full-time two years duration course offered by Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune was established on 10th February, 1949. The University is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Savitribai Phule Pune University is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
the gat-B 2021 exam which is held in june 30 will be posstponed or not? due to corona pandemic.
The official date for GAT-B 2021 entrance examination is not yet notified. The official notification regarding GAT-B 2021 entrance examination is not yet released. We cannot predict if GAT-B entrance examination will be postponed or not as the schedule is not yet published. Last year GAT- B was scheduled on June 30, 2021 but this year the schedule may vary. The exam will be scheduled by reviewing the scenario so you do not have to worry about that. Please keep yourself updated so that you won't miss any important information. You can check the important dates and other information by clicking on the link below
im graduating this year-2021 mumbai university,am i qualified to apply GAT-B 2021???
Graduate Aptitude Test- Biotechnology (GAT0B) is an entrance exam for admission to M.Sc, M.Tech and MV.Sc Biotechnology. The eligibility criteria is program specific and it is given below
The candidate must have passed bachelor's degree in 10+2+3 pattern in the respective field with a minimum 55% aggregate marks from a recognized university.
The candidate must have passed B.E/B.Tech degree in the respective stream with a minimum aggregate laid by the participating university.
M.VSc Animal Biotechnology
The candidate must have passed B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree or a equivalent degree from a recognized university with at least 60% aggregate marks or minimum CGPA of 6.60 in 10.00 scale or 2.60 in 4.00 scale ( for general category). For candidates belonging to reserved categories (SC/ST) must score minimum 50% aggregate marks or 5.60 in 10.00 scale, 2.20 in 4.00 scale. You have not mentioned the course you are studying currently so it is difficult to tell you if you are eligible for GAT-B or not. Please check the above mentioned eligibility criteria. You can appear for GAT-B if you fulfill the eligibility criteria.
what is the cut off marks for GAT-B 2021 to get admission for M.tech biotech? and what is the full marks for GAT-B?
Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad will release the GAT-B 2021 application form in the first week of May in online mode.
Predicting the exact cut off score is difficult as it depends on your performance in the entrance exam,
Cut-off trends of previous years,The total number of applicants applied for the paper,The difficulty level of the entrance exam.
As per the previous year cut off , for general category candidates it was around 120-130 .
Exam Pattern :
Duration : 3 hrs
Mode : MCQ
The question paper of GAT-B 2021 is divided into two sections - Part A and Part B.
Part A :
60 compulsory questions of 1 marks for each correct answer with a Negative marking of marks for each incorrect answer.
Part B :
60 questions to be attempted out of 100 of 3 marks for each correct answer with a Negative marking of -1 marks for each incorrect answer.
The total marks for GAT-B is 240.
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Can BSc zoology students fill form for GAT-B for MSc entrance?
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