TIFR GS Entrance Exam 2019

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research conducts a graduate program leading to the award of Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc. – Ph.D. as well as M.Sc. Degree Programs in following Subjects – Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer & Systems Sciences ( including Communications and Applied Probability ) and Science Education for the academic year of 2019.

TIFR GS 2019 Eligibility

TIFR GS Mathematics Eligibility

  • For Ph.D. : M.A. / M.Sc. / M.Tech.
  • For I – Ph.D. : B.A. / B.Sc. / B.E. / B.Tech. ( Students already / completing an M.Sc. degree by July, 2019 are not eligible ).

TIFR GS Physics Eligibility

  • For Ph.D. : M.Sc. / M.S. in Physics, or equivalent, on completion of programs(s) of duration not less than 5 years in total.
  • For I – Ph.D. : M.E. / M.Tech. / B.Sc. / B.S. / B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Chem. in Physics, Engineering Physics, or equivalent degree, on completion of program( s ) of duration not less than 3 years in total.
  • Any other degree in Science / Engineering / Medicine, or equivalent, on completion of program( s ) of duration not less than 3 years in total.

In addition

I – Ph.D. candidates with four or more years of university education who clear the written test may be considered by TCIS for their Ph.D. Program.

TIFR GS Chemistry Eligibility

  • For Ph.D. : M.Sc. / M.Pharm.
  • For Ph.D. : B.Sc. / B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Pharm.

Candidates with B.E. / B.Tech degrees can optionally get an M.Sc. degree by fulfilling necessary requirements.

TIFR GS Biology Eligibility

  • For Ph.D. : Masters in Basic Science or Bachelors in Applied Science. These include, M.Sc. ( Ag. ), B.Tech., B.E., B.V.Sc., B.Pharma. ( 4 years course ), MBBS, BDS, M.Pharma. Candidates will be short-listed for interview based on written test marks, CV and Scientific Writeup.
  • For I – Ph.D. / M.Sc. : Bachelors in any Basic Science.

Computer & System Sciences ( Including Communications and Applied Probability )

  • For Ph.D. : B.E. / B.Tech. / M.E. / M.Tech. / M.C.A. / M.Sc. degree holders in Computer Science / Information Technology / Electronics & Communications Engineering / Electrical Engineering. Exceptionally well qualified students with B.E. / B.Tech. / M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Sc. / B.Sc. or equivalent degrees in other disciplines may also be considered.

Candidates not holding a Master’s degree and admitted to a Ph.D. / Int. Ph.D. program can receive an M.Sc. degree in some subjects by fulfilling prescribed requirements.

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TIFR GS 2019 Application Form

How to apply

  • Students can apply online on the website  http://univ.tifr.res.in.
  • Follow appropriate link on this website for filling up the application form. Read the instructions carefully before Candidate start filling up the online application form.

Manual Applications

  • Students from remote areas who do not have access to internet may apply manually. They may send a request for application form ( without DD ) along with a self – addressed stamped ( Rupee 20/- ) envelope ( size 25cm x 17cm ) superscribed “GS 2019 ( Subject )” to the following address

For Biology
Admissions Section,
National Centre for Biological Sciences,
UAS – GKVK Campus, Bellary Road,
Bangalore – 560065.

For other subjects, except Science Education
University Cell,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba,
Mumbai – 400005.

  • The filled – in application form should be sent along with DD and two passport size photographs ( one pasted on the application and one stapled to it ).
  • Students may appear for the written test in multiple subjects if the timings do not clash. Candidates are requested to send separate application ( including Demand Draft ) for each subject. In case of online applicants, students will have to re – register with a different email id.
  • Students who wish to apply online and make payment by Demand Draft may send the Demand Draft with their name, reference code and telephone number written behind it. Alternately, students can make online payment through internet banking or by Debit / Credit Card.

For Science Education

  • HBCSE website for updated notification of their admission procedure in 2019.

Application Fees

  • Male Candidates : Rupee 600/- for online applications and Rupee 650/- for manual applications.
  • Female Candidates : Rupee 100/- for online and manual applications.
  • TIFR GS application fee can be paid online through internet banking or by Debit / Credit Card or by sending Demand Draft.

TIFR GS 2019 Online Payment

  • After the online payment transaction is successful, login to Candidate’s account on our website by using Candidate’s reference code as Candidate’s user id and check the payment status of Candidate’s application. Normally, online payments are received within 2 working days and a auto email is sent by the system acknowledging the payment. If Candidate’s transaction has been successful and Candidate’s account has been debited and Candidate do not receive the acknowledgement email within 7 days, neither Candidate’s payment status is updated in Candidate’s account, Candidate may write to the email ids as given in “Contact Info” section.

TIFR GS Demand Draft

  • Biology : DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of “National Centre for Biological Science” payable at Bangalore.
  • Other Subjects : DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of “Tata Institute of Fundamental Research” payable at Mumbai.

DDs may be sent by speed post / courier with name, reference code and telephone number written behind it.

  • TIFR GS Online payment link will be active upto 16th November, 2018.
  • DDs sent by post / courier will be accepted upto 16th November, 2018.

Application in Systems Science

GATE score based applications in Systems Science ( including Communications and Applied Probability ):

  • Engineering students with exceptional performance in GATE examination of 2017 – 2019 in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Mathematics may apply for the Ph.D. program in Systems Science without appearing for the TIFR Entrance Test.
  • In case a student who has taken the TIFR System Science Entrance Test also submits a GATE score based application, the better of the two performances will be considered.
  • Shortlisted GATE score based applicants will be invited to attend an interview in May, 2019.

Online Application Form

Before Candidate start filling up the complete application form make sure the following are ready with Candidate :

  • A scanned image / electronic copy of Candidate’s Passport size photograph ( preferably a jpg file below 100kb in size ). Applications with personal photos or edited photos uploaded will be rejected.
  • Demand Draft details ( DD number, Bank, etc. ) or Credit / Debit Card details for online payment of application fee.
  • Academic details.

Important Instructions :

  • Candidate’s login username for our website would be the reference code that will be generated by the system on successful registration. Save the email sent by the system after successful registration of Candidate’s application.
  • If certain fields show error while registering, try to modify the data and avoid using special characters such as. , ` ‘ ( ) / – etc.
  • If Candidate intend to apply for multiple subjects, Candidate will have to provide different email id for each application.
  • Check all the details before clicking the registration button. Ensure that Candidate have typed Candidate’s email ID correctly in the first part of the application. A auto email is sent after completion of the first part of the application wherein a link is provided to proceed further to fill the full application form.
  • Candidate may take a print of Candidate’s application after successful registration or save the same as a pdf file. Applicants wishing to pay by DD may send the DD by writing their reference code, name and telephone number behind it.
  • Applicants paying the application fee online will be directed to the payment gateway. Follow the instructions and complete the payment transaction. If the transaction is not completed due to technical reasons, Candidate’s may login to Candidate’s account and check the application / payment status. After successful completion of the transaction, login to Candidate’s account and check the payment status. If the payment is not complete, Candidate may attempt paying online again. A maximum of five attempts are allowed for online payment.
  • Normally, online payments are received within 2 working days and a auto email is sent by the system acknowledging the payment. If Candidate’s transaction has been successful and Candidate’s account has been debited and Candidate do not receive the acknowledgement email within 7 days, neither Candidate’s payment status is updated in Candidate’s account, Candidate may write to the email ids as given in “contact info” section.
  • If Candidate’s are unsuccessful with the online payment Candidate’s can send us a Demand Draft by first filling up the DD details in the application form and then sending the DD by post / courier. Wwrite Candidate’s reference code, name and telephone number behind the DD. Print of application is not required to be sent along with the DD.

TIFR GS 2019 Admit Card

  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Hall tickets will be issued or will be allowed to be generated from the student login account, only after the last date of receipt of applications, subject to receipt of payment.
  • Hall Ticket download link will be active from 22nd November, 2018.

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TIFR GS 2019 Admission Selection Process

  • The admissions procedure ( in all subjects, except Science Education ) consists of a written test at one of the several nationwide centres, followed by interviews of shortlisted candidates.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews to be held during end – February to early – April, 2019.  Exact dates would be announced later.
  • Results of the entrance examination will be announced on 10th January, 2019 and students shortlisted for interview will be intimated by email.

TIFR GS 2019 Exam Centres

TIFR GS Examination venues can be given in the below,

S.NoExam CentresVenue
1AhmedabadSt Xavier's College
2BangaloreUniversity of Agricultural Sciences
3BhubaneshwarKendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, CRPF Campus / Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 3, Pragati Vihar
4ChandigarhPanjab University
5ChennaiIndian Institute of Technology
6CochinCochin Univ. of Science & Technology
7DelhiS.G.T.B. Khalsa College / Kendriya Vidyalaya (Pragati Vihar) / Kendriya Vidyalaya (JNU Old Campus) / Kendriya Vidyalaya (R.K. Puram)
11GuwahatiIndian Institute of Technology
12HaldwaniIndira Priyadarshini Govt. Girls P.G. College of Commerce
13HyderabadHyderabad University
14IndoreDevi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya
15JaipurIndia International School
16JammuJammu University
17KanpurIndian Institute of Technology
18KolkataSouth Calcutta Girls’ College / Basanti Devi College / Kendriya Vidyalay (Salt Lake) / Kendriya Vidyalaya (Fort William)
22MaduraiThe Madura College
23MangaloreUniversity College, Hampanakatta
24MumbaiKendriya Vidayalaya No. 1, Colaba
25NagpurShri Ramdeo Baba Kamla Nehru Eng. Coll.
26PatnaDr. D.Y. Patil Pushapalata Patil International School
27PuneLoyola High School and Junior College.
29VaranasiBanaras Hindu University
30VisakhapatnamGITAM Institute of Science

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TIFR GS 2019 Syllabus

TIFR GS 2019 Syllabuses are given in the below,

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer & Systems Sciences
  • Biology

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TIFR GS 2019 Results

TIFR GS Exam Date 2019

TIFR GS Entrance Exam will be conducted on 09th December, 2018.

TIFR GS Result Date 2019

TIFR GS Results will be declared on 10th January, 2019.

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TIFR GS 2019 Important Dates

S NoEventDate
1Last date for application15th November, 2018
2Online payment link will be active upto16th November, 2018
3DDs sent by post / courier will be accepted upto16th November, 2018
4GATE Scored based applications to Systems Science ( including Communications and Applied Probability ) Opens on05th February, 2019
5GATE Scored based applications to Systems Science ( including Communications and Applied Probability ) Closes onTwo weeks after GATE 2019 results declared
6Hall Ticket download link will be active from22nd November, 2018
7Nationwide Entrance Examination09th December, 2018
8Results of the Nationwide Entrance Examination ( shortlist for interviews )10th January, 2019

TIFR GS 2019 Exam Schedule

S.NoSubjectsTest Timings
Morning Session
1Physics09:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
2Chemistry09:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
3Computer & Systems Sciences09:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Afternoon Session
4Mathematics02:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.
5Biology02:30 p.m. to 04:30 p.m.

Contact Details

For Mathematics / Physics / Chemisty / Computer & Systems Sciences
University Cell,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba,
Mumbai 400005.
Telephone No : 022 – 2278 2629 / 2114,
Fax No : 022 – 22804555,
Email : gsch@tifr.res.in,
Website : univ.tifr.res.in.

For Biology
Admissions Section,
National Centre for Biological Sciences,
UAS-GKVK Campus, Bellary Road,
Bangalore 560065.
Telephone No : 080 – 23666404,
Fax No : 080 – 23636662,
Email : phd@ncbs.res.in,
Website : univ.tifr.res.in.

For Science Education
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
V.N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd,
Mumbai 400 088.
Telephone No : 022 – 25580036 / 25567711 / 25554712 / 25555242,
Fax No : 022 – 25566803,
Website : univ.tifr.res.in.

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