GAT-B 2021


Graduate Aptitude Test of Biotechnology

Online Mode

GAT-B Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,200
  • Examination Modes:Online Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB)
  • Courses:M.Tech, MVSc
  • Streams:Engineering, Veterinary Science

GAT-B 2023: Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Application Process, All You Need to Know

Updated On - May 11 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

GAT-B exam will be conducted on May 13, 2023, and the results will be declared on June 10, 2023. Counselling will be held from June 20 to July 10, 2023. Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology 2023 exam will be conducted by NTA for admission in various DBT-supported PG programs in Biotechnology and allied areas. This exam is conducted at the national level annually. The 34 participating universities offer a total of 1221 seats in 62 PG to candidates through GAT-B 2023. Interested candidates must check eligibility criteria before filling out the application form. Earlier, the GAT-B was conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and was called the Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology or CEEB. Check all the details related to Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology, such as eligibility, application form, admit card, answer key, and exam centers, from this article.

Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology 2023 Latest Updates:

  • The GAT-B exam will be held on May 13 for a duration of three hours.
  • The NTA has released the GAT-B 2023 admit card on May 11.
  • Candidates can download the admit card from the official website,, using login credentials.
  • The admit card is an essential document to carry on the exam day, along with a valid ID proof.
  • It contains important details such as the candidate's name, photograph, exam center details, date, and reporting time.
  • Any discrepancy found in the admit card should be reported to the authority for correction.
  • The GAT-B city allotment slip download link has been released on official websites.
  • The NTA has released the GAT-B and GAT-BET city allotment slip on May 8, 2023.
  • Candidates can download the city slip from the GAT-B official website-
  • The GAT-B exam was previously postponed and is now scheduled on May 13, 2023.
  • The GAT-B admit card will be released on the official website soon.
  • The exam is for admission to postgraduate (PG) programmes in Biotechnology and allied areas in participating institutes.
  • The exam duration is 3 hours.

GAT-B 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the GAT-B 2023 exam status from the below table:


Graduate Aptitude Test of Biotechnology 2023 Status

No official notification

Exam Date

To be announced soon


GAT-B 2023 Important Dates

Interested candidates must check all the important dates related to all the events of GAT-B 2023. All the important dates related to Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology 2023 are given below.

GAT-B 2023 Important Dates
Date (tentative)
Online Registration of GAT-BMarch 2023
Last date to registerMarch 2023
Application correctionApril 2023
Issue of GAT-B Admit CardApril 2023
Exam dateApril 2023
Release of Answer Key and Question PaperMay 2023
Declaration of Scores/Merit list/Rank of candidatesJune 2023

GAT-B 2023 Result

Candidates can check GAT-B 2023 result-related information from the pointers given below:

  • Conducting official authority will release Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology 2023 result in the form of the scores, ranks, and merit list tentatively in the second week of July 2023. GAT-B result has been declared in the form of merit ranks. GAT-B 2023 results contain all the details related to the qualifying status of the candidates and also provide information on whether they are eligible to take admission into the respective postgraduate programmes or not. GAT B 2023 results basically define whether the candidates are eligible to apply for admission into various courses in the participating universities.

How to check GAT B 2023 Result

  1. Candidates need to visit the official website of the competent authority, i.e.
  2. Click on the rank card link
  3. Enter all the asked login credentials, such as registration number and password, and then click on submit button
  4. Your rank card/result will appear on the screen.
  5. Candidates are advised to download it for future use.

Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology Stipend 2023

Once the candidates will take admission in any course successfully, he/she will be admitted in DBT-supported programmes are will be given a stipend as per the different programmes. Given below are the course by stipend for qualified candidates:

  • M.Sc. in Biotechnology & Allied Areas - Rs. 5000 per month
  • M.Sc. in Agricultural Biotechnology - Rs. 7500 per month
  • M.Tech./M.V.Sc. programmes - Rs. 12000 per month

However, on the basis of the candidate's performance in the institute, they are studying, he/she will get the stipend in the second year of their study.

GAT-B 2023 Application Form

NTA the exam conducting authority will release the GAT B application form 2023 in March 2023 (tentatively) in online mode. All the candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam if any point seems to be missed that he/she must not fill the form. Any mistake in the application form of GAT-B 2023 will be considered illegal. Candidates can check the step-by-step guide to fill GAT-B 2023 application form from the below-given points:

Documents required to fill out GAT-B Application Form 2023

Before filling out the application form for the exam, you must keep the following documents ready in order to avoid any process during the registration.

  • Valid Email ID and mobile number
  • Scanned passport size photograph/signature in jpg/ jpeg format (Maximum 80 Kb size)
  • Credit/ Debit card or Net banking details for fee payment
  • All Educational Qualification detail
  • Category/Caste Certificate (Maximum 150 Kb in JPG/JPEG format)
  • Differently Abled Certificate, If applicable

Step-by-step Guide to fill GAT-B 2023 application form

For successful registration, candidates need to apply the following steps properly:

Step 1: Registration
  • Visit the official website of conducting authority, i.e., and click on the “New Registration” link.
  • You need to enter your name, email ID, date of birth, and mobile number for registration
Step 2: Fill the Application Form
  • After registration, click on the “Already Registered” button and log in using the User ID and password obtained during registration.
  • Go through all the on-screen instructions carefully and then click on the declaration button
  • Enter all the asked personal details, such as your name, gender, category, marital status, address, etc.
  • You need to enter your qualification details, such as date of passing the exams, marks secured, university name, etc.
Step 3: Upload Required Documents
  • In this step, you need to upload all the asked documents in the prescribed format and size.
Step 4: Fee Payment

Candidates need to pay the application mode as per their respective category. Check the application fee for all the categories from the following table:

GAT B 2023 Application Fee

General and OBC category

Rs. 1200

SC, ST, EWS and Differently abled

Rs. 600

Mode of Payment: Application fee can be paid online mode via Net banking/credit card/debit card/UPI, etc.

GAT-B 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who need to appear in GAT-B test 2023 must fulfil all the eligibility criteria as per Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB). If any candidate fails to fulfil the eligibility criteria, then his/her candidature is liable to be cancelled at any stage of the exam or he/she cannot appear in the further admission process. Given below are some basic highlights of GAT-B 2023 eligibility criteria that every candidate must go through.

CourseGAT-B Eligibility Criteria
M.V.Sc. Animal BiotechnologyCandidates must have B.V.Sc. & A.H. or equivalent degree from any recognized university with at least a CGPA of 2.60 on a 4.00 scale or 6.60 on a 10.00 scale or must have secured at least 60% marks in the traditional system. Reserved category candidates (SC/ST) must have secured at least 2.20 on a 4.00 scale, 5.60 on a 10.00 scale, and 50% marks.
M.Tech BiotechnologyCandidates must have passed B.Tech/BE degree in the relevant stream with the minimum marks set by the participating university.
M.Sc. Allied Areas/Agricultural BiotechnologyApplicants with BSc. in the respective stream with the minimum marks as per the participating university.

GAT-B 2023 Admit Card

Candidates who have successfully filled out the application form and paid the registration fee on time can download the admit card for GAT-B 2023. Check all the important details related to Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) admit card 2023 from the following section below.

  • The admit card has been released in online mode from the schedule announced by the competent authority.
  • The GAT-B 2023 admit card can be downloaded till the exam day.
  • Candidates need to fill in login credentials such as User Id and password for downloading the hall ticket for the GAT-B exam.
  • If any candidate is facing any problem while downloading the admit card, they can contact the officials and get the corrections done in order to avoid any challenges on exam day.
  • Such candidates could also write a mail at [email protected]

How to download GAT B Hall Ticket 2023?

  • Visit the official website of the competent authority, i.e.
  • Click on the admit card link appearing on the home page.
  • Enter login credentials, such as application number and DOB and then click on the submit button
  • Your admit card will appear on your screen
  • Check whether all the details mentioned on your admit card are correct.

Details mentioned on GAT-B Admit Card 2023

Candidates can check the following details on GAT B admit card:

  • Candidate's Name
  • Candidate's photograph
  • Exam centre details and address
  • Question Paper name and code
  • Date and time of the examination
  • Space for candidate’s and invigilator’s signature

GAT-B 2023 Exam Pattern

Regional Centre for Biotechnology will release a proper exam pattern for Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) 2023 exam.

 GAT-B Exam Pattern 2023

Time duration

3 hours (180 minutes)

Mode of exam

Online (Computer Based Test)

Total Sections

2 (A and B)

Type of questions

Multiple choice (MCQs)

Part A

60 compulsory questions

1 marks for each correct answer

Negative marking of ½ marks for each incorrect answer

Part B

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 Syllabus

GAT-Biotechnology Entrance Exam 2023 syllabus will be released by the exam body alongside the advertisement of the GAT-B 2023. By referring to the syllabus of the Graduate Aptitude Test of Biotechnology (GAT-B), candidates will get to know which all topics are important and what should candidates study to be able to ace the exam. The GAT-B 2023 syllabus includes topics, units and chapters for sections A and B from where the questions in the examination will be set.
  • Part A consists of questions of class 12th level from PCMB.
  • Part B consists of basic questions of UG level from Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology and allied areas.

GAT-B 2023 Highlights

Given below are exam highlights for GAT-B:

Exam NameGAT-B 2023
Full Name

Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology 2023

Conducting bodyRegional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad
LevelNational Level
FrequencyOnce a year
Mode of ExamOnline, Computer-Based Test
Official website
Application FormNot yet released
PurposeIt is conducted for admission in various DBT-supported PG programmes in Biotechnology and allied areas.

About Regional Centre for Biotechnology

Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) is an academic institution established by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. RCB provides education, and training and conducts innovative research at the interface of multiple disciplines. RCB was recognised as an Institution of National Importance by the Parliament of India in 2016. 

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GAT-B Important Dates

Form Date11 Mar - 03 Apr 2023 (Tentative)
Admit card19 Apr 2023 (Tentative)
Exam Date23 Apr 2023 (Tentative)
Result12 May 2023 (Tentative)

Graduate Aptitude Test of Biotechnology Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1/2 mark will be deducted for incorrect response in Part-A and 1 mark for Part-B.


Instructions:The question paper had two parts, Part A with 60 compulsory, multiple-choice questions of the class 12 level in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.

Paper 2
Exam Duration:

1 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:Negative marking of -1 marks for each incorrect answer


Instructions:Part B had multiple choice questions of bachelor’s level requiring thinking and analysis. There were questions from basic Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology and allied areas as per syllabus attached. There were 100 questions out of which the candidates will have to attempt 60 questions.

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Form End Date:

03 Apr 2023

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