GAT-B 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Center

Graduate Aptitude Test Biotechnology (GAT-B) is a national-level entrance examination that is organized annually. National Testing Agency conducts GAT-B examination. By qualifying for this examination, candidates will be admitted to PG in Biotechnology such as M.Sc. Agricultural Biotechnology, M.Sc. in allied areas, M.V.Sc., M.Tech Biotechnology, and M.Sc. Biotechnology. The examination is conducted on behalf of the department of biotechnology. A total no. of 34 participating universities offer 1221 seats in 62 Postgraduate programs. The National Testing Agency has released the application forms for the year 2023. The admit card for the same will be issued in the month of August 2023. The exam will be organized in 58 cities of India. All the information such as eligibility criteria, important dates, the admission process is given in this post.

GAT-B Exam 2023 Highlights

Name of the Exam Graduate Aptitude Test Biotechnology
Short-form GAT-B
Conducting body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of exam National level
Languages English
Mode of application Online
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of counseling Online/ Offline
No. of seats 1221 seats
Official Website rcb.res.in.

GAT-B 2023 Important Dates

Events Dates
Online registration begins 1st week of March 2023
Last date of registration To be updated
Application Correction To be updated
Entrance Exam To be updated
Answer key release date To be updated
Declaration of result/ merit list To be updated

Eligibility Requirement

  • M.V.Sc. Animal Biotechnology: Applicants must hold a B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree or equivalent with 60% marks from any recognized university.
  • Reserved category candidates have to secure 50% marks.
  • M.Tech Biotechnology: Candidates must have done B.Tech/ B.E. in the relevant trade from a recognized university.
  • M.Sc. Allied Areas/ Agricultural Biotechnology: B.Sc. degree in the relevant discipline is needed.

GAT-B 2023 Application Form

  • Visit the official website to fill GAT-B 2023 Application form i.e. www.rcb.res.in.
  • If you haven’t registered before, then complete registration by providing your name, ID, email, date of birth, and mobile number.
  • Fill the application with all your details including personal, academic, etc.
  • Upload all the asked documents in the prescribed size and format.
  • Pay the application fee via UPI, Internet banking, debit card, or credit card.

Application fee

Category Application Fee
General and OBC category Rs. 1200/-
SC, ST, EWS, and Differently abled Rs. 600

Exam Pattern

Duration of exam 180 minutes (3 hours)
Mode of exam Online (Computer Based Test)
Total sections 2 (A and B)
Type of questions Multiple Choice Questions
Part A
  • 60 compulsory questions
  • 1 mark for each correct answer
  • Negative marking of ½ marks for each incorrect response
Part B
  • 60 compulsory questions
  • 3 marks for each correct answer
  • Negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer

GAT-B 2023 Exam Centres

  • Agra
  • Dehradun
  • Kolkata
  • Prayagraj
  • Ahmedabad
  • Delhi
  • Lucknow
  • Pune
  • Aligarh
  • Ghaziabad
  • Ludhiana
  • Raipur
  • Amritsar
  • Guntur
  • Madurai
  • Ranchi
  • Aurangabad
  • Gurugram
  • Meerut
  • Roorkee
  • Bareilly
  • Guwahati
  • Mohali
  • Shillong
  • Bellary
  • Gwalior
  • Mumbai
  • Shimla
  • Bengaluru
  • Hassar
  • Nadia
  • Srinagar
  • Bhagalpur
  • Hubli
  • Nagpur
  • Tezpur
  • Bhopal
  • Hyderabad
  • Nellore
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Jaipur
  • Noida
  • Thrissur
  • Chandigarh
  • Jammu
  • Panaji
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Chennai
  • Jorhat
  • Patiala
  • Udaipur
  • Coimbatore
  • Kanpur
  • Port Blair
  • Rajkot
  • Varanasi
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Vadodara

GAT-B 2023 Result

The National Testing Agency will release the results and rank card in the online mode. The result is released in the form of the merit rank along with the rank card. Those candidates who have appeared in the entrance examination can check the result and download their rank cards by visiting the official website. All the candidates can download the result by entering their login credentials. The merit list holds the rank acquired by candidates in the entrance examination. The result is based on their performances in the entrance examination. The participating universities in the admission process of GAT-B 2023 will release the waiting list after the declaration of the result. The waiting list of GAT-B will be prepared by the authorities on the basis of the candidate’s rank which is used for admissions by the participating institutes.

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question: What is the official website to apply for GAT-B Exam?

Ans. www.rcb.res.in.

Question: Who will conduct the GAT-B entrance exam?

Ans. The entrance test will be organized by the National Testing Agency

Question: What is the mode of examination?

Ans. Online i.e. Computer Based Test mode.

Question: What will be the courses offered through the GAT-B exam?

Ans. Candidates will be admitted to courses such as:

  • M.Sc. Agricultural Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. in allied areas
  • M.V.Sc.
  • M.Tech Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology

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