DBT JRF Exam Preparation – Important Topics & Standard Reference Books

Top 10 Tips for DBT JRF Aspirants

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Let’s start the topic of the day – the DBT JRF Exam Preparation and its Top 10 Tips, which will help you qualify faster, easier, and with lesser effort.

Number 1: Know Syllabus Hacks and Exam Pattern Hacks –  Now this is pretty obvious, you need to know the latest exam pattern of DBT JRF, for example, how many sections are there in the question paper, how many questions you can attempt from each section, etc. You must Know the syllabus well, identify important topics and units for preparation and then start your preparation. Now to make things easy, I have

included a free ebook to find the answers to all these questions. Check out the link given in the video description below.

Number 2: Start Preparing Early & Effectively: Prepare at least 6 months before the DBT JRF Exam date, so that you will have ample time to cover the entire syllabus. You can prepare on your own, but for competitive exams like DBT JRF, joining reputed Coaching Companies such as Biotecnika will help you study the right way. One of the best ways to prepare effectively is to identify the important topics, make notes using Cornell Method, Revise using Spaced repetition, and practice questions from the DBT JRF test series and previous year question papers.

Number 3: Adopt Smart Study Methodology: Under this point, I will highlight a few important methods to be adopted

First: Start the preparation with easy topics first.

Second: Focus on important topics.

Third: Always select two units, one easy and one hard for the preparation together

Fourth: Assign day slots for units in a week, Assign hour slots for subunits in a day

Fifth: Don’t forget to revise previous topics before starting a new one.

And Sixth: Minimum 5-6 hours of study every day is compulsory. 

So these are the 6 pointers under the Smart Study Methodology. Now let’s move on to the next Tip which is Tip number four.

Number 4: Prepare well for part A:  Now, Part A contains 50 compulsory questions: For this section, all you need is Basic knowledge of the last 2- 3 years of your degree course which is B-Tech or M.Sc. Syllabus. Now here also Focus on basic concepts of biochemistry such as macromolecule structures, enzymes, metabolism, numerical concepts, Similarly basic concepts of biotechnology such as RDT, tissue culture, cloning, basics of genetics, cell biology such as Cell signalling, cell cycle, cancer, protein sorting, membranes, organelles, Basics of immunology such as antibody structure, techniques, and microbiology such as growth kinetics, microscopy, etc. Now It is advised to prepare these topics from an MCQ point of view, especially for theoretical topics like genomics & proteomics and Biosafety & Bioethics.

Number 5: How to Select topics for Part B preparation: In Part B, Choose at least 4-5 interconnected areas, in which 50 out of 150 questions should be attempted from your specialized fields. Since these questions are from 10 different subjects, preparing only one specific subject might be risky. It is suggested to select the subjects on the basis of previous knowledge from your Graduation or Post graduation course and your comfort level. The syllabus is very diverse, hence try selecting the topics that cover at least 40% of the entire syllabus 

Number 6: Make Short but Smart Notes– You can make short notes using the Cornell method or in the form of flowcharts, flashcards, and tables, etc. This will help you in quick revision. Separate short and brief notes can be maintained for all the important experimental questions, concepts, formulas, and constants so that you can keep revising them at one go. Highlight important points like definitions, equations, units, laws, etc. Always jot down working principles, and formulas as well.

Number 7: Do Spaced Revision– Do frequent revision of topics you have studied using the spaced repetition method, this will help you remember facts, figures, topics that you have covered and help boost your confidence. To help you revise faster as well as smarter. Biotecnika offers DBT BET Reviser Self learning course for all DBT JRF aspirants, to assist you in your exam preparation. Remember if you want success in this exam then Studying more or studying everything is not required, but a regular revision of the topics that you have studied is the key to success. We have made a separate video on spaced revision, kindly check the description to know more about that.

Number 8: Train your Brain – Practice and Perform– First Create exam-like conditions at your home and then Solve previous year question papers and give mock tests in a fixed time format. Go through all previous DBT JRF to understand the kind of questions asked in the DBT JRF exam and what to prepare. Keep on honing the previously practiced topics and solve mock test papers. Whenever you pick a question paper, remember to first attempt the most scoring questions in which you are super confident.

Number 9: Refer to Good Reference Books for preparation. 

In Today’s era, there are multiple sources of information available, but as an Aspirants, you must rely only on valid reference sources and not just on any random tutorial available on the internet. You need to clear your concepts with the help of good books and updated study materials Only to avoid facing hurdles during the exam. DBT JRF questions are framed to bring out your understanding and basic knowledge of life sciences. Hence preparation must be concise and one should be precise over concepts and basic knowledge. Avoid random preparation, trying to cover everything in the syllabus, and running on the path of blind learning. Also, do not study any new topics in the last few days of exams.

Number 10: Keep yourself updated, use advanced preparation tools, and stay away from distractions. Subscribe to Biotecnika’s Daily newsletter so that you can get the latest updates about the DBT BET exam right in your inbox. Now you can also download Biotecnika’s App for DBT exam preparation.

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