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 2021(14 August): Result(Announced), Application Form, Admit Card

Updated On - August 28 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

GAT-B 2021 has been conducted on 14 August 2021. The application correction window has been started on 01 August 2021 and closed on 03 August 2021. Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology 2021 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 2021. Interested candidates must check eligibility criteria before filling 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, exam centers, from this article.

GAT-B 2021 Exam Status

Candidates can check the GAT-B 2021 exam status from the below table:


Graduate Aptitude Test of Biotechnology 2021 Status

Exam on 14 August 2021



Latest Updates:

  • GAT-B 2021 Result has been announced on 28 August 2021. Candidates can check here--- Check Result.
  • GAT-B 2021 Answer key has been released on 17 August 2021. Candidates can make objections till 18 August 2021.
  • NTA has announced the exam date. GAT-B was held on 14 August 2021.

GAT-B 2021 Important Dates

Interested candidates must check all the important dates related to all the events of GAT-B 2021. All the important dates related to Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology 2021 are given below.

GAT-B 2021 Important Dates
Online Registration of GAT-B07 July 2021
Last date to register31 July 2021
Application correction01-03 August 2021
Issue of GAT-B Admit Card08 August 2021
Exam date14 August 2021
Release of Answer Key and Question Paper17 August 2021
Declaration of Scores/Merit list/Rank of candidates28 August 2021

GAT-B 2021 Result

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

  • Conducting official authority will release Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology 2021 result in the form of the scores, ranks and merit list tentatively in the second week of July 2021. GAT-B result has been declared in the form of merit ranks. GAT-B 2021 results contain all the details related to the qualifying status of the candidates and also provides information on whether they are eligible to take admission into the respective postgraduate programmes or not. GAT B 2021 results basically define whether the candidates are eligible to apply for admissions into various courses in the participating universities.

How to check GAT B 2021 Result 2021

  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 2021

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 2021 Application Form

Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), i.e. the exam conducting authority has released the GAT B application form 2021 on 07 July 2021 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. As any mistake in the application form of GAT-B 2021 will be considered illegal. Candidates can check the step-by-step guide to fill GAT-B 2021 application form from the below-given points:

Documents required to fill GAT-B Application Form 2021

Before filling the application form of 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 2021 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 “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 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 category from the following table:

GAT B 2021 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 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who need to appear in GAT-B test 2021 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 2021 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 CGPA of 2.60 in 4.00 scale or 6.60 in 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 2021 Admit Card

Candidates who have successfully filled the application form and paid the registration fee on time can download the admit card of GAT-B 2021. Check all the important details related to Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) admit card 2021 from the following section below.

  • The admit card will be released in online mode from the schedule announced by the competent authority.
  • The GAT-B 2021 admit card can be downloaded till the exam day.
  • Candidates need to fill login credentials such as User Id and password for downloading the hall ticket of 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 2021?

  • 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 2021

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 2021 Exam Pattern

Regional Centre for Biotechnology has released a proper exam pattern for Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) 2021 exam.

 GAT-B Exam Pattern 2021

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 2021 Syllabus

GAT-Biotechnology Entrance Exam 2021 syllabus has been released by the exam body alongside the advertisement of the GAT-B 2021. By referring to the syllabus of 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 2021 syllabus includes topics, units and chapters for section 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.
Candidates can download the GAT-B 2021 Information Brochure Pdf here.

GAT-B 2021 Highlights

Given below are exam highlights for GAT-B:

Exam NameGAT-B 2021 
Full Name

Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology 2021

Conducting bodyRegional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad
LevelNational Level
FrequencyOnce a year
Mode of ExamOnline, Computer Based Test
Official website
Application FormApply Now
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, 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 Date07 Jul - 31 Jul 2021
Admit card08 Aug 2021
Exam Date14 Aug 2021

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.

Frequently Asked Questions


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in educational details they ask you for passing appearing and then college name and university name what we have to exactly fill ???our completion of btech marks and university name or what .please help

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Form End Date:

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