JNUEE-CEEB 2019 | Combined Entrance Examination for Biotech 2019 for Admissions for MSc in Biotech | Exam from 27th May 2019



Combined Entrance Examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University for admission to M.Sc. Biotechnology Programme (General Biotechnology, Industrial, Environmental, Marine, Medical Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Molecular & Human Genetics and Bioresource’s Biotechnology)

About CEEB (Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology) 

Jawaharlal Nehru University has been conducting the Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology [CEEB] programme on behalf of Department of Biotechnology (DBT) for 54 participating Universities for admitting students to four Masters Programmes in Biotechnology i.e. M.Sc. Page | 2 Biotechnology [33 Universities], M. Sc. Agricultural Biotechnology [11 Universities], M. VSc. [03 Universities] and M. Tech. Biotechnology [07 Universities].

Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary area on the educational scene and programmes have been developed to meet the growing demand for trained manpower for any meaningful Biotechnology activity in the country. The programmes are designed to expose the students to recent exciting developments in the area of genetic engineering and biotechnology and their exploitation in industry, agriculture and medicine. Jawaharlal Nehru University will hold a Combined Entrance Examination for admission to 2-Year M.Sc. Programme in Biotechnology on behalf of following participating Universities: 

1. University of Allahabad, Allahabad, (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
2. Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu (M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology) 
3. Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri (M.Sc. in Bioresource’s Biotechnology) 
4. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
5. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (M.Sc. in Molecular & Human Genetics) 
6. University of Calicut, Kerala (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
7. Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
8. Goa University, Goa (M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology) 
9. Gulbarga University, Gulbarga (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
10. Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
11. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
12. Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
13. HNB Garhwal University, Garhwal (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
14. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
15. University of Jammu, Jammu (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
16. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
17. Kumaun University, Nainital (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
18. University of Lucknow, Lucknow (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
19. Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (M.Sc. in Medical Biotechnology) 
20. M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
21. University of Mysore, Mysore (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
22. University of North Bengal, Siliguri (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
23. North Eastern Hill University, Shillong (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
24. Pondicherry University, Pondicherry (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
25. Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
26. Sardar Patel University, Anand (M.Sc. in Industrial Biotechnology) 
27. Shivaji University, Kolhapur (M.Sc. in Environmental Biotechnology) 
28. Tezpur University, Tezpur (M.Sc. in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology) 
29. Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
30. Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan (M.Sc. Biotechnology) 
31. Jiwaji University, Gwalior (M.Sc. in Neuroscience) 
32. Sri Padmavathi Mahila Vishvavidyalayam, Tirupati (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

II. ELIGIBILITY 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 B.D.S. with at least 55% marks. 

IMPORTANT NOTES: Before applying, please ensure that you fulfil the eligibility requirements as prescribed above. Also please note that permission to appear in the entrance examination is subject to your fulfilling the minimum eligibility requirements prescribed above. You may, therefore, appear in the entrance examination only if you fulfil the eligibility requirements for M.Sc. Biotechnology Program. Despite this caution, in case you do not meet the minimum eligibility criteria and still appear in the entrance examination, you will do so at your own risk and cost, and if at any stage, it is found that you do not fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements, the admission, if granted to you, shall be cancelled ipso facto. 


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 examination. 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 examination and that they will be required to submit all the documents including final mark-sheet of the qualifying examination (indicating the final and overall percentage of marks) before the deadline for admission fixed by the concerned participating University

IV. SCHOLARSHIPS Students selected for admission to M.Sc. Biotechnology Program of the participating Universities will be eligible to receive scholarship at the rate of Rs. 5000/- p.m

VI. GUIDELINES/COURSE OUTLINES FOR ENTRANCE EXAMINATION The question paper for the Entrance Examination 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. 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 x3 marks each = 180 marks. 

VII. PREVIOUS YEARS’ QUESTION PAPERS For the reference of intending candidates, a set of question papers pertaining to the last three years are available on JNU website https://admissions.jnu.ac.in/searchquestionpaper.aspx

VIII. SELECTION PROCEDURE The selection will depend strictly on the basis of inter- se merit of the candidate in the Entrance Examination vis-a-vis preferences for joining the Universities indicated by the candidate. In case a candidate has not indicated his/her choice for joining a particular University, his/her name will not be considered for that University. The Selection procedure will be as follows: 

1) After the merit list is drawn more than double the number of candidates than the total intake only will be informed of their merit rank in the entrance examination. The candidates will also be informed about the total number of seats in each participating University. The candidates will be asked to exercise their options through online mode for joining the Universities. The candidates will be asked to pay through online mode an amount of Rs.5,000/- ( Rs.2,500/- in the case of SC, ST, PWD candidates) as initial security deposit giving their willingness to be considered for admission to the participating Universities in accordance with their options for joining the universities vis-à-vis their inter-se merit in the Entrance Examination. 


2) The candidates who do not be exercise their options for joining any of the participating universities will not be considered for admission to that university/universities. 

3) After allotment of seats, the JNU will send intimation to the candidates about their allotment of the university and also to the concerned participating university to which the candidate has been selected. Please note that once allotment of University is made on the basis of inter se merit vis-à-vis options, other options of the Universities given by the candidate shall stand frozen. CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO CHECK THE ALLOTMENT OF UNIVERSITY ON THE WEB SITE OF THE UNIVERSITY (www.jnu.ac.in) IN THE FIRST WEEK OF JULY. 

4) The participating university will then inform the candidate about the complete admission procedure and schedule of their university as well as the amount of fee etc. to be deposited by the candidate. The initial security deposit already sent by the candidate through demand draft to JNU will be sent to the concerned University for refund after first semester.

5) In case the candidate is offered admission in accordance with his/her options for joining the University vis-à-vis his/her inter-se merit, but subsequently either does not join the concerned University or withdraw after joining during the first semester then in that event, the initial deposit of Rs. 5,000/- and Rs.2,500/- for General/OBC/EWS and SC/ST/PWD categories respectively, shall stand forfeited. 

6) The initial security deposit of Rs.5000/-, (Rs.2,500/- in the case of SC/ST, PWD category candidates) will be refunded in full to those of the candidates who are not offered admission to any of the participating university. 

7) Candidates may note that request for transfer from one university to another will not be entertained under any circumstances. Therefore, candidates are advised not to make any request in this regard. 

8) Only those candidates who will be asked to exercise their option, the letter of these candidates will be available on JNU website (www.jnu.ac.in)) although intimation to this effect is also sent to the candidates on their e-mail account. However, the candidates are advised to find out through their own sources whether their names appear in the list and thereby make arrangement for sending their final option together with initial security deposit by the stipulated date. The University will not issue any paper intimation to the candidates. Candidates are advised to regularly check JNU website for updates. 



1. Start of Online Application Process - 15.03.2019 
2. Closing of Online Application Process - 15.04.2019 
3. Last date of successful transaction of fee - 16.04.2019 Through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking up to 11.50 pm up to bank hours of 16 April, 2019 
4. Correction in particulars of Application - 17.04.2019 to 19.04.2019 Form on website only 
5. Downloading of Admit Card from - 22.04.2019 NTA website 
6. Date of Entrance Examination - 30th May, 2019 (9:30 am – 12:30 pm) 
7. Display of recorded responses and Answer - To be announce later by NTA Keys for inviting challenges on NTAs Website 
8. Results of Entrance Examination 
(i) Merit list of candidates to exercise their option for Universities 2 nd week of June, 2019 
(ii) Final result of allotted Universities 1st week of July, 2019 
9. For admission/result queries candidate may visit our website www.jnu.ac.in

Candidates can apply for CEEB 2019 “Online” only on the website https://ntajnu.nic.in

Online Application Form may be submitted by accessing NTA website https://ntajnu.nic.in. The Application Form other than online mode will not be accepted, in any case


Online Submission of Application Form (up to 11:50 pm of 15 April, 2019) 15 March to 15 April, 2019 
Last Date of Successful Transaction of Fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking up to 11:50 pm; through echallan up to bank hours 16 April, 2019
Correction in Particulars of Application Form on Website only 22 to 28 April, 2019 
Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website 10 May, 2019 
Dates of Examination 27, 28, 29 and 30 May, 2019 31 May as Reserve Day

More Info: https://ntajnu.nic.in/GenRegSysCms/public/home.aspx

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