Indian Council for Medical Research JRF - ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2016

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ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2016

ICMR JRF Examination is the first step in the process of admission to the PhD / Research Program. Test for ICMR JRF fellowship conducted at the ten centres. The award of JRF is made on merit basis by holding an entrance examination after issuing a countrywide admission notice. The admission notice is published in leading English Newspapers of India usually during March / April.

ICMR in collaboration with PGIMER, Chandigarh will hold a National level examination on 17th July, 2016 ( Sunday ) for determining the eligibility of Indian National candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships ( JRF ) through Indian Council of Medical Research. The award of Junior Research Fellowship to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their finding placement in a medical college / hospital / university / national laboratory / institution of higher learning and research as applicable.

A. A total of 150 Fellowships would be awarded. ( 120 fellowships would be awarded for work in the field of biomedical sciences with emphasis on Life Sciences ( like microbiology, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, human biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, immunology, Pharmacology, zoology, botany, Environmental Sciences and veterinary sciences etc ). 30 ( Thirty ) fellowships would be awarded for work with emphasis on Social Sciences like psychology, Sociology, Home Science, Statistics Anthropology, Social work and Health Economics.

B. Another 100 candidates would be selected for consideration for positions of JRF under various research schemes of ICMR ( subject to fulfilling the conditions for appointment under the schemes ) for the duration of that scheme. These JRFs would also be permitted to complete Ph.D. while working in the scheme, if enrolled. The validity of result will be two years for placement in ICMR funded projects.

C. SC / ST / OBC / Physically Handicapped ( PH ) applicants will be given such special  consideration as per policy guidelines.

D. The successful candidates would be notified by post, Internet in the First week of September, 2016. The list would also be available on the ICMR Website

ICMR JRF Eligibility 2016

M.Sc, / M.A. or equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks for General / OBC Candidates and 50% for the SC / ST & physically handicapped candidates in the subjects mentioned under the head method of selection.

A candidate who is appearing / has appeared in the final year ( IV / VI Semester whichever is applicable, and final year where Semester system is not there ) of M.Sc. / M.A. or Equivalent Examination during the session ( 2016 – 2017 ) can also apply for the test as RA ( Result Awaited ). Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format ( given in the end of application ) duly certified by the Head of the Department / Institute over his / her signature and rubber stamp ( with address and name ) where he / she is appearing in the final year examination.

However, such candidates shall be admitted to the Test provisionally and shall be considered eligible for JRF only after they submit the proof of having passed the Master’s Degree examination with requisite percentage. The MSc / MA or equivalent degree mark sheet must be submitted to ICMR, latest by 30th September, 2016 otherwise candidature will automatically be forfeited.

ICMR JRF 2016 Age Limit

The age limit for admission to the eligibility test is 28 years as on 30th September, 2016 ( upper age limit relaxable up to 5 years in case of candidates belonging to SC / ST, physically handicapped ( PH ) and female candidates, 3 years in the case of OBC category.

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ICMR JRF 2016 Exam Scheme

The test will consist of one paper of 2 hours duration. The paper will consist of 2 Sections. The Aptitude Section ( Section A ) will have 50 questions on

  1. Scientific phenomenon in everyday life;
  2. General knowledge in sciences; and
  3. Common statistics.

All these questions would be compulsory with each question carrying 1 mark. The subject Specific Section ( Section B & C ) would pertain to ( B ) Life Sciences and ( C ) Social Science. The candidate may attempt questions in either of the two areas. Each area of section B & C would have 100 questions and the candidate may attempt any 75 questions in the predesigned area of Section B or C. Candidates are required to indicate the option for Section B or C in the application form too.

Each question carries one mark. Negative marking @ 0.25 will be made for each of the wrong answer. The questions in both the sections would appear in English only. The qualifying marks will be 55% obtained in both the sections ( A+B or C ) for General Category and OBC and 50% for SC / ST and physically handicapped.

ICMR JRF PhD Test will be held in the following streams :

  1. Aptitude test ( common for all )
  2. Life Sciences
  3. Social Sciences.

Subjects covered under Life Sciences include microbiology, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, human biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, immunology, pharmacology, zoology, botany, environmental sciences and veterinary science. Subjects covered under Social Sciences include psychology, sociology, anthropology, social work, home sciences, statistics and Health economics.

ICMR JRF Syllabus 2016

ICMR JRF Application Form 2016

Scan your Photograph and Signatures ( On white page with black ball point ) individually and save them individually in JPEG format. The size of any of these individual images should not exceed 50 kb each; otherwise you will not be able to submit your online application.

All candidates are directed to deposit the above fees in the branches of State Bank of India by filling the Challan form in the name of Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh ( Examination ) in the “Power Jyoti” PUL Current Account No. 32211616762.

The Registrar,
PGI, Chandigarh.

The amount of fee to be paid is as under :

General & OBC : Rupee 1000/-
SC / ST / OPH : Rupee 800/-

For Candidates seeking Fee concession

(a) A SC / ST / OBC candidate should submit a copy of the caste certificate about being SC / ST / OBC ( attested by a Gazetted Officer ) issued by the prescribed authority of Government of India, in English or Hindi. In case the caste / category certificate is in regional language the candidate should enclose an English / Hindi translation of the same duly notarised by a notary with the request for application form.

For allowing concessions in this regard ICMR follows only Central Government lists and Not State Government list. The SC / ST / OBC candidates should ensure from the competent authority issuing the caste certificate that their communities are enlisted in the common list of the Government of India.

(b) A physically handicapped ( PH ) person should submit along with his / her application a copy of certificate about being handicapped obtained from a government hospital / Medical Board duly attested with Rubber stamp / seal by the Gazetted Officer with the request for application form.

(c) An applicant claiming fee concession ( and received by the ICMR within the closing date ) but without an attested copy of a valid SC / ST / OBC / PH certificate, will be summarily rejected. Application fee paid for a particular examination will neither be adjusted for any subsequent examination nor refundable under any circumstances.

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ICMR JRF 2016 Exam Centre

Centres Code
Chandigargh 01
Chennai 02
Delhi 03
Kolkata 04
Mumbai 05
Hyderabad 06
Guwahati 07
Varanasi 08
Bhopal 09
Bhubneshwar 10
Srinagar ( J&K ) 11
Bangaluru 12

ICMR JRF Results 2016

ICMR JRF 2016 Exam Date

Indian Council for Medical Research JRF 2016 Entrance Exam will be conducted on 17th July, 2016.

ICMR JRF 2016 Result Date

ICMR JRF Result 2016 : ICMR JRF Results likely to be declared in the month of August, 2016.

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ICMR JRF 2016 Important Date

Events Date
Date of opening of Registration 9th April, 2016
Last date for filling of online application for ICMR JRF 2016 9th May, 2016
Late date of fee deposit in Bank 12th May, 2016
ICMR JRF 2016 Date of Entrance Examination ( Tentative ) 17th July, 2016

Contact Details

Indian Council for Medical Research,
Ramal Ingaswari Bhawan,
Ansari Nagar, Post Box : 4911,
New Delhi – 110 029,
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