GAT-B Exam 2023: Application Form (OUT), Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus
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About GAT-B 2023
GAT-B 2023 - The National Testing Agency has extended the GAT-B 2023 entrance exam application form deadline till April 5. Earlier, the last date to fill the GAT-B application form was March 31. The exam duration of GAT-B is three hours which will be conducted on April 23. Every year NTA conducts this exam for admission to MSc Biotechnology and allied science programmes. Students will be allotted seats in the GAT-B participating institutions in 2023 based on the entrance exam performance and seat availability. There are 34 participating universities in GAT-B 2023 and the total number of seats in 62 PG courses is 1,127. Graduate Aptitude Test – Biotechnology is an all-India entrance test that grants admission to DBT-supported Post Graduate programmes in Biotechnology and allied areas, at participating institutions.
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GAT-B 2023 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)||1200 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Online / Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
|Number of Seats||1221 Seats|
GAT-B 2023 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
10 Mar, 2023 - 05 Apr, 2023
Application | Mode: Online Ongoing
08 Apr, 2023 - 09 Apr, 2023
Application Correction | Mode: Online
23 Apr, 2023
Exam | Mode: Online
GAT-B 2023 Eligibility Criteria
Students who want to apply for GAT-B 2023 exam must check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. The GAT-B eligibility criteria 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 the university. Those candidates who do no meet the GAT-B eligibility criteria 2023 cannot take admission in the respective universities even if they pass the entrance test.
GAT-B Eligibility Criteria 2023 - M.Tech
As per the GAT-B 2023 eligibility criteria for M.Tech programmes, candidates are required to have a B.Tech/BE degree in the respective stream with a minimum of 60% (General, EWS & OBC category) or 55% (SC,ST & PwD) aggregate by the participating university.
GAT-B Eligibility Criteria 2023 - M.Sc
Only those candidates are eligible for admission to M.Sc programmes, who have completed their graduation in 10+2+3 pattern in the respective field with a minimum of 60% (General, EWS & OBC category) or 55% (SC,ST & PwD) aggregate from a recognized university.
GAT-B Eligibility Criteria 2023 - M.VSc Animal Biotechnology
To meet the GAT-B 2023 eligibility criteria of M.VSc Animal Biotechnology programme, candidates must have a B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree or an equivalent degree from a recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 6.60 in 10.00 scale or 2.60 on a 4.00 scale or 60% marks in the traditional system. Candidates belonging to reserved categories (SC/ST) are required to have a 5.60 on 10.00 scale, 2.20 on 4.00 scale, and 50% marks.
GAT-B 2023 Application Process
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | BHIM
Candidates are required to fill the GAT-B application form to apply in MSc Biotechnology and allied science programmes at the participating institutes. NTA has released the GAT-B 2023 application form on March 10. Students must fill the application form before the last date of submission along with fee. The GAT-B 2023 application fee for general category candidates is Rs 1200 and Rs 600 for SC, ST, EWS and PwD candidates. The aspirants should check the eligibility criteria of GAT-B before filling the GAT-B application form 2023, to see if they are eligible for admission or not. Candidates can check the GAT-B 2023 application form filling steps and required documents here.
Documents to keep ready before filling the GAT-B Application Form 2023
- Email ID
- Phone number
- Personal details
- Qualifying exam mark sheets
- Applicable certificates to upload
- Scanned images of your recent passport photo and signature (as per guidelines)
Steps to fill GAT-B 2023 Application Form
Step 1 - Students have to register themselves by visiting the official website of GAT-B 2023.
Step 2 - After registration, candidates can start filling in the required details in the GAT-B application form.
Step 3 – Next, upload the required documents which include educational certificates, scanned signature, and recent passport size photograph.
Step 4 – Preview the GAT-B application form 2023 carefully to make sure all the details are correct.
Step 5 – Click on payment mode - Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking and pay the application fee for GAT-B 2023.
|OBC, General||Online||Male, Transgender, Female||₹ 1200|
|EWS, SC, ST||PWD||Online||Male, Transgender, Female||₹ 600|
GAT-B 2023 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 2023 Exam Pattern
Before appearing for the GAT-B entrance test, candidates should check the GAT-B exam pattern 2023 before starting the preparation. The GAT-B exam pattern 2023 consists of important factors such as exam mode, marking scheme, exam duration, types of questions, and medium of the exam. As per the GAT-B 2023 exam pattern, the students are awarded three marks for each correct response, and one mark is deducted for each incorrect response. The total number of question paper in GAT-B 2023 consist of 100 MCQs and the candidates must attempt at least 60 questions.
GAT-B Exam Pattern 2023
Mode of exam
3 hours (180 minutes)
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 2023 Admit Card
The National Testing Agency will release the GAT-B admit card on its official website. The candidates can download the GAT-B 2023 admit card from the official website by using their login credentials. While going to attempt the GAT-B 2023, students must carry the admit card with themselves along with valid ID proof such as Aadhaar Card/Pan Card/Passport/ Voter ID. The GAT-B 2023 admit card mentions different 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 problems on the exam day.
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- A valid photo ID
GAT-B 2023 Result
The GAT-B 2023 result will declare by the National Testing Agency. The merit list of GAT-B 2023 carries the rank acquired by candidates which are based on their performances in the entrance examination. Students who appeared in the entrance test can check the GAT-B 2023 result and download their rank cards by visiting the official website and entering their login credentials. The participating institutions in the admission process of GAT-B 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 universities.
GAT-B Scorecard 2023
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the Graduate Aptitude Test – Biotechnology (GAT – B) 2023 scorecards and rank cards. Candidates who have appeared for the GAT B can download their scorecards by visiting its official website dbt.nta.ac.in.
How to Download GAT-B 2023 Scorecard?
Visit the official website — dbt.nta.ac.in.
On the homepage, click on the “GAT-B Score Card & Rank Card”
Login using the application number and password or the application number date of birth.
Now enter the security pin and click on the ‘Sign in’ option.
Your GAT-B 2023 scorecard will be displayed on the screen.
Download GAT B scorecard 2023 and take a print of it for future reference.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:Is there any age limit for applying for the GAT-B exam?
There is no age restriction for the GAT-B exam.
Question:Where do candidates find their allotted GAT-B exam centre 2023?
Candidates can find their GAT-B 2023 exam centre mentioned in the hall ticket.
Question:What details can I check in the GAT-B admit card 2023?
The GAT-B 2023 admit card mention important details such as name of the candidate, programme name, exam timings and exam day instructions.
Question:What if a candidate do not meet the GAT-B eligibility criteria 2023?
Candidates who do not meet the GAT-B 2023 will lose their candidacy for the admission.
Question:How do I make GAT-B application fee payment?
You can pay the application fee for the GAT-B application form 2023 online by using debit card/credit card/ net banking/UPI.
Question:When will the GAT-B application form 2023 be released?
The GAT-B 2023 application form has been released on March 10.
Question:What will be the medium of GAT-B 2023 exam?
The medium of the exam will be English only.
Question:What is GAT-B?
GAT-B is a national-level entrance test for the admission to Department of Biotechnology supported Post Graduate Programme in Biotechnology and allied areas in participating universities.
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date of relase of answer key of gat b
As per the information available in GAT-B 2022 Information Brochure the schedule official date for the Display of Recorded Responses and Provisional Answer Keys on the Website is yet to be announced. The official date will be announced shortly so please wait until then. Please keep an eye on updates from time to time. All the updates, announcements, notices will be available on the official website: https://dbt.nta.ac.in/
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I am currently in 2nd year of Bsc Biotech, when should i start preparing for GAT-B or IIT-JAM and more importantly what is the differnce between these two examinations?
You can start your preparation whenever you want to. Just remember one thing, revision is a must. You must do revise the topic once in a week, once in two weeks and once in a month. This will help to remember the topic more.
Tips you can follow :-
- Keep syllabus and previous year papers by your side.
- Refer to good and effective notes and books
- Solve mock tests
- Follow the exam pattern and time in your last days of preparation.
IIT JAM is a common entrance test if you want to get admission for master’s courses such as MSc, Integrated Ph.D., Joint MSc-PhD, MSc-PhD Dual Degree. While GATE examination is a national level exam which aims at providing admissions in the master of technology such as ME, MTech, Ph.D. courses.
JAM Score Card is valid for 1 year while the GATE Exam scores are valid upto 3 years starting from the date of announcement of the result.
GATE scores are only valid for postgraduate admissions and not for PSU recruitment.
when will the admit cards be issued
GAT-B 2021 is scheduled on August 14, 2021. There isn't any official announcement regarding the admit card. Since exam is after 9 days from today the admit card will be released anytime soon. So please keep an eye on updates regularly and check your registered E-mail ID and phone number for updates regarding admit card. Once the admit cards are released you can download. Click on the link below to check the important dates
Can B. pharmacy students write GAT B exam and which courses they can choose
GAT-B (Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology) is an entrance test for M.Sc, M. Tech, and M.VSc Animal Biotechnology programmes. Each course has its own set of eligibility requirements, which are as follows:
- M.Sc: A candidate must have completed a Bachelor's degree in the relevant discipline in a 10+2+3 pattern from a recognised university with a minimum of 55 percent aggregate marks.
- M.Tech: A candidate must have completed a B.E/B.Tech in the relevant field with a minimum grade point average set by the university.
- M.VSc Animal Biotechnology: A applicant must hold a B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree or its equivalent from a recognised board to be considered for the M.VSc Animal Biotechnology programme. Candidates in the general category must have a minimum CGPA of 6.60 on a ten-point scale or 2.60 on a four-point scale, or 60 percent. SC/ST candidates must achieve a minimum CGPA of 5.60 on a ten-point scale, 2.20 on a four-point scale, and 50% overall.
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