JNU entrance exam guidelines, question papers for M.Sc biotechnology


JNU CBEE is Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University. On behalf of the participating Universities, JNU will hold Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination (CEEB 2017) in May 2017 for admission to M.Sc Biotechnology Program being offered by various participating Universities

Jawaharlal Nehru University will hold a Combined Entrance Examination for admission to 2 years M.Sc Program in Biotechnology on behalf of following participating Universities:

(01) University of Allahabad;

(02) Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu (M.Sc in Marine Biotechnology);

(03) Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri (M.Sc in Bioresources Biotechnology);

(04) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi;

(05) University of Calicut, Kerala;

(06) Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore;

(07) Goa University (M.Sc in Marine Biotechnology);

(08) Gulbarga University, Gulbarga;

(09) Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar;

(10) Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar;

(11) Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla;

(12) HNB Garhwal University, Garhwal;

(13) University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad;

(14) University of Jammu;

(15) Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi;

(16) Kumaun University, Nainital;

(17) University of Lucknow;

(18) Madurai Kamaraj University;

(19) Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (M.Sc in Medical Biotechnology);

(20) M.S University of Baroda, Vadodara;

(21) University of Mysore, Mysore;

(22) University of North Bengal, Siliguri;

(23) North Eastern Hill University, Shillong;

(24) Pondicherry University, Pondicherry;

(25) Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune;

(26) R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur;

(27) Sardar Patel University, Anand (M.Sc in Industrial Biotechnology);

(28) Shivaji University, Kolhapur (M.Sc in Environmental Biotechnology);

(29) Tezpur University, Tezpur (M.Sc in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology);

(30) T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur;

(31) Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

Eligibility Criteria 

Eligibility for M.Sc Biotechnology Program: Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering/Technology, 4-years B.Sc (Physician Assistant Course); or Medicine (MBBS) or BDS with at least 55% marks

Important Note: Before applying, please ensure that you fulfill the eligibility requirements as prescribed above; also please note that permission to appear in the entrance exam is subjectto your fulfilling the minimum eligibility requirements prescribed above

Therefore, appear in the entrance examination only if you fulfill the eligibility requirements for M.Sc Biotechnology Program

Eligibility of Candidates who are due to Appear in the Qualifying Exam: The candidates who are due to appear in the respective qualifying examination prescribed as eligibility for admission shall also be considered for appearing in the entrance exam. Such of the candidates will be allowed to appear in the entrance examination at their own risk and on the clear stipulation that in the event of their selection, they will be entitled to admission only if they secure the minimum prescribed percentage of marks in their qualifying degree exam


Students selected for admission to M.Sc. Biotechnology Program of the participating Universities will be eligible to receive scholarship at the rate of Rs.3000/- p.m.
For students joining M.Sc. Biotechnology Program at the School of Biotechnology of JNU would be awarded to all the students during first semester
JNU CEEB 2017 Reservation / Concession for M.Sc (Biotechnology) Programs

  1. a)JNU CEEB 2017 Reservation: 15%, 7½% and 3% of seats shall be reserved for SC/ST & PwD candidates respectively; all the SC/ST & PwD candidates who have passed the qualifying exam are eligible to apply irrespective of their percentage of marks in the qualifying exam
  2. b) Concession for Kashmiri Migrants: 10% marks will be added to the overall marks scored by a Kashmiri Migrant candidate in the entrance exam. After adding 10% marks, in case he/she is covered in the cut-off point in the merit list, he/she will be offered admission strictly in accordance with his/her inter-se-merit along with other candidates subject to his/her meeting the minimum prescribed eligibility requirements

Paper pattern and duration

The question paper for the Entrance Exam will be of three hours duration and divided into two parts:

Part-A will have multiple choice type questions at the level of 10+2 in the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. The Candidates will be required to attempt 60 questions. Total marks for Part A will be (60 questions x 1 mark each) of 60 marks. There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, ½ (half) mark will be deducted

Part-B will also have multiple-choice questions of Bachelor’s level requiring thinking and analysis. There will be questions from Physics, Mathematics, Biology (e.g., Botany, Zoology,Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics and Molecular Biology) and Chemistry. The candidates will be required to attempt 60 questions .Total marks for Part B will be 60 questions x 3 marks each = 180 marks. There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer one mark will be deducted

How to Apply 

Candidates can also download the Application Form from Website http://www.jnu.ac.in
Application Forms can be submitted only by Registered Post/Speed Post to Section Officer (Admissions), Room No.28, Administrative Block, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067
Tentative Dates for JNU Biotech Entrance Exam 2017 

Start of Online Application Process from: February 2017, 1st week

Last Date for Issue of Offline Application Forms (by Post): March 2017, 2nd week

Closing of Online Application Process till March 2017, 3rd week

Last Date of Submission of Completed Offline Application Form to reach JNU:  March 2017,3rd week
Date & Time of Entrance Exam: May 2017, 3rd week





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