6 Reason Why You Must Write DBT Junior Research Fellowship Exam
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6 Reason Why You Must Write DBT Junior Research Fellowship Exam

DBT JRF Exam is conducted by the Department of Biotechnology. It is a national level Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) exam wherein Govt of India provide Fellowships to Biotech Students via the Award of DBT Junior Research Fellowship.  As per our survey, there is a lack of awareness about this exam amongst biotech postgraduates and most them miss out this exam, not understanding its importance in your research career. Here we have enlisted 6 Reason Why You Must Write DBT- Junior Research Fellowship Exam this year.

Reason 1 – Exclusive For Biotech Students

The first reason is this particular exam is exclusively for biotech students. If you are pursuing your degree in MSC biotechnology or MTech biotechnology or any such degree you must write it because it is exclusive to you.

Qualification Required: Candidates with a degree in M.Sc./M.Tech./M.V.Sc. with Biotechnology as a degree title. M.Sc.Neuroscience, M.Sc Molecular & Human Genetics, M.Sc Bioinformatics, M.Tech Bioprocess Technology Candidates, B.Tech / B.E. in Biotechnology/Bioinformatics s (4-year course after 1O+2) candidates can also write this exam. Candidates appearing In the final year exa­mination of their qualifying degree are also eligible to apply. Minimum 60% marks in aggregate for General Candidates & OBC candidates and 55% for SC/ST/ Differently Abled candidates are required.

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Reason 2 – Covers Few Sections of Life Science Industry

The second reason is this particular exam is for only a few sections of the life science industry and that means that competition is lesser. So that benefits the students who write this exam.

Reason 3 – Awareness About the Exam

The next Reason is awareness about this exam. Since very fewer people, know about this exam and write the exam hence the competition is lesser. This is also a major reason for a higher success rate in this exam compared to others. So why not take this to your advantage?

Reason 4 – Write the Exam While You Are Still Studying

The next reason would be the notification for this exam is released somewhere in the month of April. And it is the right time to attempt to this exam while you are still studying. Only three attempts per candidate is allowed in this exam. One can write the DBT JRF in their final year of masters and another two attempts can be taken in next two subsequent years after completing your masters. very next year after you pass out. So that again cuts the competition and your chances of qualifying the exam increases. So the crux of the matter is, this exam is a must for all biosciences candidates who are pursuing their MSc in biotechnology and bioinformatics.

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Reason 5 – Directly get into Ph.D. after Masters

The online registration for DBT JRF Exam starts somewhere at the beginning of January and closes at the beginning of February. The DBT JRF Exam is generally held in the month of March or April. The last date of accepting any representations generally lies in the end of March month, and the result is declared by April. Now, another benefit of writing this exam is as soon as you complete your masters and if you have qualified this exam, you will be directly absorbed into the fellowship and you can start pursuing your Ph. D. immediately with no career break or gap. However, if you will have an option to activate your fellowship within two years of the issues date of the Award letter.

Reason 6 – Syllabus is comparatively easier

The Syllabus of DBT JRF Exam is much easier compared to other exams in Biotech. Most of the syllabus is covered during your Masters. You can always plan taking up other Exams Like CSIR NET, GATE, ICMR as well. If you do so during the preparation of your CSIR NET Exam, syllabus of almost all other major Biotech entrance exam gets covered.

So Here are the top 6 strong reasons why you must write the DBT JRF Exam. We strongly recommend all the MSC / Mtech Biotechnology Candidates to attempt this Exam if you want to want to get into research and pursue Ph.D. All queries related to DBT – JRF Exam can be asked via the online chat option on Biotecnika website. Start chalking out your preparation strategy for the upcoming DBT – JRF Exam and if you need any kind of assistance Biotecnika is always there. All the Best.

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