About GAT-B 2020
Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology or GAT-B is a national level entrance test conducted by Regional Centre for Biotechnology on behalf of the Department of Biotechnology. The entrance test was earlier conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University and was known as Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology (CEEB). GAT for Biotechnology is conducted for offering admission to DBT supported PG programmes such as M.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Sc. Agricultural Biotechnology, M.V.Sc., M.Tech. Biotechnology and M.Sc. in allied areas. The entrance test is conducted for a duration of 180 minutes. A total of 1221 seats in 62 PG courses are offered through GAT-B in 34 participating institutes.
GAT-B 2020 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 2020 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
22 Sep, 2020
Admit Card | Mode: Online
03 Oct, 2020
Exam | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
06 Sep, 2020 - 08 Sep, 2020
Application Correction | Mode: Online
20 Aug, 2020 - 05 Sep, 2020
Application - Re-Release | Mode: Online
01 Jun, 2020 - 18 Jun, 2020
Application | Mode: Online
GAT-B 2020 Eligibility Criteria
M.Sc Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must have completed a bachelor’s programme in 10+2+3 pattern from a recognized university in the respective field with a minimum of 55% marks.
M.Tech Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who wish to take admission to M.Tech programmes must have completed B.Tech/BE degree in the respective stream with the minimum aggregate percentage of marks set by the participating university.
M.VSc Animal Biotechnology Eligibility Criteria
Candidates should have B.V.Sc. & A.H. or equivalent degree from a recognized university with minimum CGPA of 2.60 in 4.00 scale or 6.60 in 10.00 scale or 60% marks in the traditional system. For reserved categories (SC/ST), the corresponding minimum requirement is 2.20 in 4.00 scale, 5.60 in 10.00 scale and 50% marks.
GAT-B 2020 Application Process
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | BHIM
The application form of GAT-B is released in online mode. The mode of application is only online. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form of GAT-B 2020. Following are the steps which a candidate must adhere to in order to fill the applications.
Step 1 - Candidates need to visit the official website of GAT-B and register themselves.
Step 2 - Fill up the details required in the application form.
Step 3 - Upload the required documents such as recent passport size photograph, scanned signature and educational certificates.
Step 4 - Pay the application fee.
|OBC, General||Online||Transgender, Male, Female||₹ 1000|
|SC, ST, EWS||PWD||Online||Transgender, Male, Female||₹ 500|
GAT-B 2020 Exam Pattern
The entrance test of GAT-B 2020 will be conducted on October 3. Candidates registered for the entrance test must check the exam pattern to get an idea about the format and structure of the examination. The question paper will consist of 100 questions, out of which the candidates will have to attempt 60 questions. Candidates will be awarded three marks for every correct answer and one mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
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 2020 Admit Card
GAT-B for Biotechnology admit card was released on June 25. However, the admit card of GAT B 2020 will be released again on September 22. Candidates who have registered themselves will be able to download the GAT-B admit card using their login credentials. While downloading the hall ticket of GAT-B, candidates must make sure that all the particulars are mentioned correctly on it, if not, they must get in touch with the officials and get the corrections done, so that on the exam day, there is no challenge. Candidates must carry the hall ticket along with them on the day of examination along with a valid photo ID.
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- A valid photo ID
GAT-B 2020 Result
The result of GAT-B 2020 will be released in online mode. An All India merit list will be released after the commencement of entrance test. GAT-B 2020 merit list mentions the rank of the candidates based on their performances in the examination. The participating institutes of GAT-B 2020 release the waiting list based on the rank of the candidates which is used for admissions in these institutes.
Questions related to GAT-B
where can i find answerkey for previous year papers of GAT-B
The graduate aptitude test of Biotechnology (GAT-B) is conducted for admission into various institutes under the Department of Biotechnology. The exam has been postponed due to COVID 19 pandemic. Click on the below link to know all the details about the GAT-B exam and procedures to download the previous year question papers.
paper will get delayed or not?
Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad will conduct the Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) on June 30. The admit card will be released on 25th June 2020. GAT-B application form 2020 is available online from June 1, on the official website gat.rcb.ac. Please click the below link to know more.
i am in my final year of BSc. Biotechnology. How do i get my qualifying marks certificate? Please help me regarding this.
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