JNU CEEB (GAT-B) 2023: Application, Exam Dates, Admit Card

Exam Date

Apr 23, 2022

Result Date

May 26, 2022

Jan 25, 2023 | Agriculture, Engineering


JNU CEEB 2023 is conducted by The National Testing Agency (NTA) for Biotechnology, often known as the JNU CEEB 2023 Entrance Exam, once a year for candidates seeking admission to various postgraduate M.Sc. and M.Tech programmes in participating universities.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology (JNU CEEB) or GAT-B entrance exam is organized by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is a university-level examination for candidates aspiring to pursue their careers with JNU. The registration for the JNU CEEB 2023 was conducted online on the official website. Keep reading this article to know more about GAT-B exam.

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Conducted by the National Test Agency, Jawaharlal Nehru University Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology (JNU CEEB) is a university-level entrance examination for candidates interested in pursuing postgraduate programs like M.Sc and M.Tech at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Below are the exam highlights for JNU CEEB 2023.

JNU CEEB Highlights
Exam Name JNU CEEB
Full Form Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination for Biotechnology
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode Online (Computer Based Test)
Exam Date Apr 23, 2023
Duration 3 Hours
Official website www.dbt.nta.ac.in

JNU CEEB 2023 Exam Date

The JNU CEEB 2023 exam was conducted on Apr 23, 2023. The detailed schedule for JNU CEEB 2023 is mentioned in the table below. 

JNU CEEB 2023 Exam Dates
Important Events Dates
Application Form Begins From Mar 2023
Last Date for Filling the Application Form Apr 2023
Application Form Correction Window Apr 2023
Admit Card Apr 2023
JNU CEEB Exam Date Apr 2023
Provisional Answer Key and Objection Window May 2023
Final Result May 2023

JNU CEEB 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates had to check JNU CEEB 2023 eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Candidates who do not satisfy the JNU CEEB eligibility criteria conditions will not be considered for admission. 

  • There is no age limit to apply for JNU CEEB 2023.
  • Candidates should have completed a bachelor's degree from any recognized university in the given fields- Biological, Physical, Veterinary, and Fishery Science, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Engineering/ Technology, 4 years B.Sc (Physician Assistance Course), or Medicine (MBBS) or BDS
  • Candidates should have scored 50% in Bachelor Degree to be eligible for the course.
  • Candidates who are appearing for the qualifying examination can also apply.

JNU CEEB 2023 Application Form

JNU CEEB, popularly known as GAT-B exam application process, ended on Apr 3, 2023, and the application correction window for the exam was opened from Apr 7 - 8, 2023. Therefore, it is always advisable to fill out the application form as soon as possible to avoid the last-minute rush.

The application form could be filled out online from the official website. Candidates were advised to fill in all the details to avoid any discrepancies carefully. Given below are steps to fill out the JNU CEEB application form.

JNU CEEB 2023 Application Online Process

Candidates can also fill out the application form online. In addition, candidates can download the application from the official website. Given below are the steps to fill out the JNU CEEB application form.

Step 1: Registration

Go to the official website of NTA, and click on the 'Apply Online' option. Fill out the registration form to get the application number.

Candidates will be asked to provide the credentials like- candidate's name, date of birth, email ID, mobile number. After filling in all the credentials, click on the 'Submit' button.

After successfully submitting the registration form, the candidates will receive a registration number on their email ID or mobile number.

Step 2: Application Form

After successfully registering on the website by following the steps mentioned above, candidates will be directed to the application form for JNU CEEB. The application form has to be filled with the following information.

  • Basic Personal Details
  • Educational Details
  • Communication Details

Step 3: Fee Payment

Candidates can make the payment through the official website. Login to the candidates portal with the help of login ID and password. To make a payment, click on the 'Pay Fee' link. Candidates can make the payment via debit card, credit card, or net banking.

JNU CEEB 2023 Application Offline Process

Candidates can also fill out the application form offline. In addition, candidates can download the application form from the official website. Below are the steps to fill out the JNU CEEB offline application form.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website of JNU, i.e. NTA.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Download Form' option.
  • Step 3: Fill in the details in Application Form - Personal information, Basic information, Educational information, Communication details, etc.
  • Step 4: Pay the application fee through Demand Draft.
  • Step 5: Send the application form to the address below.

Section officer (Admissions),
Room No.28, Administrative Block,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi - 110067.

JNU CEEB 2023 Application Fee

Candidates had to pay the application fee to submit the application form. Candidates could pay the application fee online and offline. However, candidates making the payment via demand draft had to send the application form through registered post/ speed post to the section officer.

Candidates c ould also pay the application fee in the following ways.

  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Net Banking
  • Demand Draft in favour of the National Testing Agency payable at New Delhi.

The application fees for different category of people is mentioned below.

JNU CEEB 2023 Application Fee
Category Fee
General/ OBC INR 340
SC/ ST/ PC INR 260

JNU CEEB 2023 Admit Card

NTA released GAT-B/ BET 2023 admit cards on the official website on Apr 19, 2023. Candidates can download the admit card by entering their login credentials. If they face any difficulties while downloading the admit card or if there is any discrepancy in the details mentioned, candidates must contact the NTA Helpline through the phone number or email ID mentioned below.

Helpline Number: 011-4075 9000

Email ID: [email protected]

It is mandatory to carry the hard copy of JNU CEEB admit card to the exam centre on the day of the exam. Without the admit card, the candidate will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. It acts as an official identity proof for the candidate.

Steps to Download JNU CEEB 2023 Admit Card

Given below are the steps to download the JNU CEEB 2023 admit card.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website of NTA
  • Step 2: Click on the link "Admit Card"
  • Step 3: Provide the required information like registration number, name, and date of birth, etc.
  • Step 4: Take the print out of the admit card and preserve it for future references.

Direct Link to Download GAT-B/ BET 2023 Admit Card

Details Mentioned on JNU CEEB 2023 Admit Card

Candidates should check the following information on the JNU CEEB admit card before taking the print out.

  • Candidate Name
  • Address or Venue
  • Contact Details
  • Examination Centre
  • Exam Timing
  • Roll Number
  • Registration Number 
  • Photograph and Signature.

JNU CEEB 2023 Exam Centres

The Advance Intimation Slip informing the candidates of the allotment of the exam city for Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B)/ Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) 2023 was released on Apr 13, 2023, by the National Testing Agency on the official website.

Candidates can download their intimation slip from the official website using their application number and date of birth. As per the official notification, this is not an admit card, this is only an Advance Intimation of the exam city allotted where the examination centre will be located, to facilitate the candidates.

Candidates can give their preferences for the exam centre in the application form. Candidates can choose from the 127 exam centre choices available. Information related to the exam centre will be given on the admit card. Once the exam centres are allotted, candidates will not be allowed to change the exam centre. No request will be accepted for the change of exam centre.

Steps to Download NTA GAT-B/ BET 2023 Advance Intimation Slip

The steps to download the Advance Intimation Slip for GAT-B/ BET 2023 are as follows.

  • Step 1: Candiates must visit the official website- dbt.nta.ac.in
  • Step 2: On the homepage, click on the 'GAT-B/BET-2023 Advance City Intimation' option.
  • Step 3: Key in the login details and click on the 'Submit' button.
  • Step 4: Check and download the intimation slip.
  • Step 5: Take a printout for future reference.

JNU CEEB 2023 Exam Pattern

JNU CEEB is conducted online. There are 2 parts in the question paper.

Part 1 contains 60 questions of 60 marks and it checks the candidate's knowledge of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Part 2 contains 180 questions which should be completed within 3 hours. This section checks the candidates understanding of Verbal and Reasoning Ability and Comprehensive Ability.

JNU CEEB Exam Pattern
Exam Mode Online - Computer Based Test (CBT)
Question type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Number of Sections 2 (Part 1 & Part 2)
Questions in Part 1 60
Questions in Part 2 180
Language English
Marking Scheme No Negative Marking

JNU CEEB 2023 Syllabus

Given below are the syllabus for JNU CEEB 2023. Candidates must prepare according to the syllabus of class 12 for part 1. For part 2 candidates have to study the following subjects.

JNU CEEB 2023 Syllabus
Subject Topics
General Biotechnology Biochemistry
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
Analytical Techniques
Bioinformatics Bioinformatics Resources and Search Tools
Sequence Analysis
Genomic and Proteomic Analytical Tools
Molecular Dynamics 
Recombinant DNA Technology Restriction and modification enzymes
Genomic DNA
Gene isolation
Cloning and expression
Transposons and gene targeting
DNA labeling
DNA sequencing
Polymerase chain reactions
DNA fingerprinting
Southern and Northern Blotting
In situ hybridization
Site-directed mutagenesis
Gene transfer technologies
Gene therapy  

JNU CEEB Preparation Tips

Preparing for national level examination like JNU CEEB is not an easy task. The ones interested in appearing for this examination must emphasize on the preparation of the examination. It is only through good preparation that achieving the desired marks can be fulfilled.

If the candidate is well prepared and aware of the terminology of the examination paper then for such candidate the paper will not appear to be a tough and tricky one.

Candidates must know some tips and tricks that can help in the preparation plan. These tips have been mentioned below for all the interested applicants of JNU CEEB 2023. It is also to note that there are some important pointers that each appearing candidates must keep it in mind. These pointers will help the candidates to avoid mistakes while they are preparing for the examination.

General JNU CEEB 2023 Preparation Tips and Tricks

Below are the tips and tricks that can be very useful to crack the exam.

Make Notes

If you are just going through the information, then you may not able to retain it for too long. If you try writing down at least the important points, then probably you will able to remember your lessons a lot better.

Try Color Coding Tricks

When you are studying for an exam, simply going through the lessons means your retention rate will be only 20%. But if you can follow some simple retention strategies, it is possible to have a recall rate of up to 80%. It is believed that colour boosts retention capacity. You can use different colours, to mark some important points in your books. Research has shown that separating parts of the notes using colours stimulate the creative part of your brain, which can actually help you recall information visually and efficiently.

Try and Manage Stress Level

Try speaking to people you trust and tell them how you are currently feeling. you may try some breathing strategies, as it will allow your body to relax. You may also try visualizing your process. Just imagine yourself writing the exam and then acing it. This will help you stay positive and remove all the negative thoughts related to this exam.

Get Support

Get support from friends, family as well as teachers to be better prepared for the exam. During the exam preparation phase, proper understanding, as well as emotional support, is what you will need. You may speak to your teachers if you're facing any challenges while preparing for the exam. Do not shy or hesitate from asking in case you need any help from them.

Sleep Properly

Before writing the exam, getting adequate sleep is important. Hit the bed at your normal bedtime. Don't even think of pulling in an all-nighter. If you're facing any difficulty in dozing off, then you can turn on some soothing music or read something light but avoid reaching out for your textbooks at night, especially if you had been studying the entire day.

JNU CEEB 2023 Answer Key

GAT-B/BET 2023 answer key was released on May 1, 2023. The objection window for GAT-B answer key ended on May 3, 2023. A few days after the objection window closes, the final version of GAT-B answer is released on the official website. 

Steps to Check GAT-B/BET 2023 Answer Key

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to check GAT-B/BET answer key.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA
  • Step 2: Click on the 'GAT-B/BET 2023 Answer Key' link on the website homepage.
  • Step 3: Candidates should now fill in the details to log in to the official website.
  • Step 4: Candidates can now download the answer key and proceed to calculate their estimated score in the examination.

JNU CEEB 2023 Result

JNU CEEB/GAT-B/BET 2023 exam results will be declared on the official website. Candidates can check their results online from the official website of NTA. Candidates can also make a rough estimate of the marks they will score by taking a look at the answer key which was released, and candidates could access the answer keys by entering their login credentials on the official website.

Successful candidates will be called for the counselling process. Candidates must preserve their results for future processes.

Steps to Download JNU CEEB 2023 Scorecard

Given below are steps to download JNU CEEB 2023 scorecard.

  • Step 1: Cnadidates must visit the official website of NTA.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'BET 2023 Scorecard' button.
  • Step 3: Select the preferred option to login.
  • Step 4: Enter the required credentials, and click on the "Submit" button.
  • Step 5: Download the scorecard and take the print out for future reference.

JNU CEEB 2023 Counselling Process

JNU CEEB 2023 counselling process will begin after the declaration of the JNU CEEB 2023 result. In the counselling process candidates will be allotted seats in the desired courses on the basis of the result. Candidates should take all the original documents on the day of counselling.

Documents Required for JNU CEEB 2023 Counselling

The documents required on the day of the counselling are given below.

  • Two self-attested copies of matriculation copies
  • Two self-attested copies of 10+2 certificate
  • Two self-attested copies of the institution last attended
  • Character certificate of the last institution last attended
  • Two self-attested certificates of the statement of marks obtained in senior school and Bachelor degree program
  • SC/ST/OBC certificate if applicable
  • A medical certificate for PWD candidates certifying the disability is not less than 40%
  • Migration certificate (in original) from the head of the institution/university last attended
  • JNU CEEB 2023 scorecard.

JNU CEEB 2023 Contact Details

In case of queries or doubts, candidates can reach out to the concerned authorities through the following contact details. 

Section officer (Admissions),
Room No.28, Administrative Block,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi - 110067.

Helpline Number: 011-4075 9000

Email ID: [email protected]

Official Website: www.dbt.nta.ac.in


What is the marking scheme for the JNU CEEB exam?

The JNU CEEB Exam will have two sections, Section A with 1 mark for each question and Section B with 3 marks for each question.

What is the mode of examination for JNU CEEB?

The exam mode is online which means the exam will be Computer-based Test or CBT.

What is the application fees for JNU CEEB?

The application fees for JNU CEEB is INR 1000 for the OBC and the General Category; INR 500 for the reserved category (SC/ST/PH) and INR 2880 for Foreign Nationals.

What is the Age Limit for JNU CEEB?

There is no age limit for any candidate who wants to apply and sit for JNU CEEB.


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