Biotechnology: Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus and Educational Qualification

 In India, most of the colleges and universities conduct their own exams. There are renowned universities such as,

  • AIIMS Biotechnology Entrance Test
  • CBEEE (Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination)
  • DU (University of Delhi) Biotechnology Entrance Examination.
  • JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Which conduct exams on the basis of which you you get selected and get admission to different colleges.   After qualifying, the scorecard is checked and candidates get admission in different colleges and universities on the state level. Another two rounds are also there where group discussions are held along with personal interviews.

The Major Highlights Of The Biotechnology Course

Course level



3 Years


10th & 12th from a recognized Board

Admission Process

Counseling after taking an entrance examination.

Examination Type

Semester System

Course Fee

INR 2 Lac to 3 Lacs

Average Starting Salary

INR 2.5 Lac to 8 Lacs

Top Recruiting Areas/Fields

Research Labs, Content Writing (Medical), Bio-Industry, Government Hospitals, etc.

Biotechnology Exam Pattern


Marks distributed

Total marks



5 question of 1 mark each

5 question of 2 marks each

15 marks


BT- subject-based

25 questions of 1 mark each

30 questions of 2 marks each

85 marks

MCQs and NATs

  • Exam Mode: Online, Computer Based Test
  • Duration : 3 hours
  • No. of Questions: 65
  • No. of Marks: 100 marks
  • Negative Marking: for MCQs only
  • Type of Questions: MCQs & NATs
  • No/name of Sections : 3 sections, General Aptitude, Mathematics, Subject-based

Eligibility Criteria for Biotechnology

  • Candidates aspiring to pursue the course are required to meet the minimum eligibility aggregate score of 50% at both Higher Secondary and Senior Secondary (classes X and XII) levels.
  • For ST/SC or OBC aspirants are required to have at least 45% of the marks in each 45% of the science subjects.
  • Candidates must score 10+2 in their aggregate score of 60% of all three subjects.
  • The aspirant must have an age of min 17 years at the time of examination.
  • Physically challenged candidates are also under the reserved category.

GATE 2020 Syllabus For Biotechnology (BT)

  • Engineering Mathematics - Differential Equations, Probability, and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Linear Algebra, Calculus,
  • General Biotechnology- Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Immunology, Bioinformatics
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Plant and Animal Biotechnology
  • Bioprocess engineering and process biotechnology

We have mentioned most of the important information that you’ll require while appearing for the examination. Visit the official site for more details for future reference. Candidates can easily download the form and see the exam dates. Easily download the form and check every latest notification concerning the entrance exam. Most of the exams appear in a particular month but the dates might get changed as per requirements. To fulfill the seats, candidates are required to follow every a particular procedure and eligibility criteria. If candidates are not under the criteria, your exam will be allowed to ist in the examination hall.  

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