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Eligibilty Criteria

As of March 22nd, 2022, the candidate's age must not exceed 28 years. Those belonging to the SC/ST/Differently Abled/Women categories, however, would be given 5-year age relaxation. Candidates in the OBC category would get 3-year age relaxation.

  • Candidates must have done BE/ B.Tech in biotechnology. OR
  • M.Sc/ M.Tech. M.V.Sc. degree in Biotechnology/ specialization such as Agriculture, Animal/ Veterinary, Pharmaceutical, Food, Medical, Marine, Industrial, Environmental, Bioscience and Biotechnology, Bio-resources Biotechnology, Biochemistry Engineering, Bioinformatics”. OR
  • M.Sc in Neuroscience and Molecular & Human Genetics.
  • General & OBC Aspirants must have a minimum of 60% marks, and for SC/ST/ PH candidates the minimum marks are 55%.
Exam Pattern
  • The test will be conducted in an online format (Computer Based Test).
  • The paper will be divided into two sections: Part A and Part B.
  • Objective questions will be included in the test.
  • The paper will have a total of 100 questions on it. (There are 50 questions in Part A and 50 questions in Part B.)
  • The test will be conducted entirely in English.
  • The applicant will be given three hours to finish the examination.
  • Each question will be worth three points.
  • Questions from areas such as general science, chemistry, general aptitude, mathematics, analytical, general biotechnology, quantitative ability, and others will be included in Part A. This section will include 50 questions.
  • Biotechnology questions are included in Part B. This section will include 50 questions.
  • Those candidates who have applied for this test should prioritise the exam pattern for better exam preparation.
  • Section A and Section B are the two portions of the test, each with a different amount of questions. The test will take 3 hours or 180 minutes to complete. It is a computer-based exam (CBT) that is administered at certain locations.
Sections Number of Questions No. Of Qs to be Attempted Marks
Section A (General Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, General aptitude, analytical, quantitative ability, general biotechnology, etc.) 50 50 3*50 = 150
Section B (Specific areas of Biotechnology) 150 50 3*50 = 150
Total 200 100 300
Topic Syllabus
Aptitude Comprehension, finding the odd one out, chemistry, quantitative ability, mathematics, general biotechnology,
General Biotechnology Biomolecular structure and function, Genetics, Phylogeny & Evolution, Cellular processes, Genomics and Proteomics, Organization of structure and functions of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, Recombinant DNA Technology, Methods in Biotechnology, IPR, Biosafety & Bioethics
Agricultural Biotechnology Abiotic and Biotic Stress Biology, Tissue Culture, Transgenic Technologies, and Biotechnology, Biodiversity, Plant Biology, Physiology, Molecular Biology, and Seed Technology, Molecular Breeding and Genomics
Animal Biotechnology Animal Physiology and Biochemistry, Pathology, Animal Parasitology, Immunology, Research Methodologies, Molecular Diagnostics, Animal Genetics, Histology and Embryology, Animal Virology, Molecular Medicine and Surgery
M. Tech. Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, and Industrial Biotechnology Introductory Mathematics, Bioprocess Engineering, and Technology, Thermodynamics in Biological Systems, Downstream Processing in Biotechnology, Engineering Principles, Bioprocess Plant Design
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Major Bioinformatics Resources, Proteins, Sequence Analysis, Basic concepts, Database Searches, DNA & RNA secondary, and tertiary structures, t-RNA tertiary structure
Environmental Biotechnology Basic Ecological Concepts and Principles, Chemistry of organic and inorganic chemicals polluting Environment, Environmental Pollution, Water Pollution, Waste Water Treatment Systems, Treatment of Typical Industrial Effluents, Management of municipal, biomedical and agricultural solid waste, Environmental Pollution control
Marine Biotechnology
  • Important marine organisms and their behavior
  • Marine resources assessment
  • Population study and marine environment protection
  • Oceanography
  • Types of marine microbes and their biology.
  • Microbial Assessment
  • Role of microbes in marine environment
  • Microbial metabolites
  • Microbial interaction
  • Culture systems and hatchery techniques
  • Introduction to marine pharmacology.
  • Manipulation and microbial techniques.
  • Disease diagnosis
  • Marine organisms and environment interaction
  • Pollution & Biomaterial interaction
  • Fouling and corrosion.
  • Wastewater bio-treatment
Medical Biotechnology
  • Vaccinology & Immunotechnology
  • CMI and Imaging technique
  • Genetics in Medical Practice
  • Genetics of Neurogenetic disorders and eye disorder
  • Complex polygenic syndromes
  • Components of genetic counselling
  • Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Respiratory system and Nervous System
  • Pyrexial Illness
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Congenital Infections
  • Host pathogen interactions in disease
  • DNA, Proteomics and Antibody based diagnosis
  • Gene therapy, Cellular therapy, Recombinant therapy and Immunotherapy
  • Gene silencing technology
Molecular and Human Genetics
  • Cell Biology and Cytogenetic
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Common genetic disorders
  • Human Genome
  • Neurons; Glial cells
  • Neurophysiology and Behavior
  • Major events in early embryonic development
  • Patterning, polarity and regionalization of the nervous system
  • Neuronal death during development
  • Neurotrophic factors
  • Electrical properties of excitable membranes, neurons, quantitative models of simulations, Hodgkin & Huxley's analysis of squid giant axon
  • Synaptic transmission and cellular signaling
  • Sensation and perception
  • Fundamentals of Motor System
  • Chemical Control of Brain and Behavior
  • Neural Control of the Breathing
  • Sleep and Dreaming
  • Cognitive development and aging
  • Clinical neurochemistry and Neuropathology:

Admission Open 2023