JGEEBILS Entrance Examination 2017

The JGEEBILS is a shared entrance test for several institutions doing research in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences. The test is coordinated by NCBS / TIFR.

The Tata Institute of Fundamental Reaserch invites applications for admission to the following courses :

  • PhD ( All Institutes )
  • Integrated MSc – PhD ( DBS, NCBS and IISER Pune, Kolkata )
  • M.Sc. by Research ( DBS )
  • Integrated PhD
  • MSc Neuroscience ( NBRC )

JGEEBILS 2017 Eligibility


  • PhD programme : Masters in Basic Science or Bachelors in Applied Science. These include M.Sc. (Ag), B.Tech, B.E., B.V.Sc. B. Pharma ( 4 yrs course ), MBBS., BDS. M. Pharma. Students with training in Physics or Chemistry are encouraged to apply to the programmes.
  • Integrated Ph.D / M.Sc. by Research Programme : Bachelors in any Basic Science.
  • M.Sc. Wildlife Biology & Conservation : Indian nationals who have a Bachelors degree in any discipline ( with a minimum of 50% in core subjects ), and a strong interest in wildlife research and conservation. Graduate nationals of Central, South and South east Asian countries, with similar qualifications, are also eligible to apply.

Students who expect to complete their degrees by July 2018 are eligible to apply.

JEEBILS 2017 Online Application Form

Students can apply online for hall tickets to participate in the tests. Please follow the appropriate link on this website for completing the application form. Please read the instructions carefully before you start filling up the online application form.

Students from remote areas who do not have access to internet may apply manually. They may send a request for an application form ( without DD ) along with a self-addressed stamped ( Rupee 10 ) envelope ( size 25cm x 17 cm ) superscribed “GS 2017 to the following address :

Admission Section,
National Centre for Biological Sciences,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
GKVK, Bellary Road,
Bangalore – 560 065.

The completed 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 timings do not clash. Please send a 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 by Debit / Credit Card.

Application Fee & Payment :

JGEEBILS Application Fee ( Non – Refundable ) : Male applicants – Rupee 600/- for applications submitted online and Rupee 650/- for applications sent manually by post. Female applicants – Rupee 100/- for applications submitted online as well as for applications sent manually by post

Application fee can be paid online by Debit / Credit Card or through Demand Draft. After successful payment transaction, please login to your account on our website by using your reference code as your user id and check the payment status of your application. Normally, online payments are received within 2 working days and an auto email is sent by the system acknowledging the payment. If your transaction has been successful and your account has been debited and you do not receive the acknowledgement email within 7 days and your payment status is not updated in your account, you may write to the email ids as given in the “contact us” section.

Demand Draft : DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of National Centre for Biological Science payable at Bangalore.

Please Note :

  • Instructions for downloading / printing of hall tickets will be intimated by email only after receipt of application fee / approval of fee waiver.
  • DDs with wrong denomination are invalid and will not be returned and the hall ticket will not be issued.

JGEEBILS 2017 Examination Centres

AhmedabadSt Xavier's College
Near Gujarat University, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380009.
Directions: The college is located off-Gujarat University Road ( facing the entrance of L.D. Engineering College ).
GuwahatiLecture Hall Complex (in front of Academic Complex)
Indian Institute of Technology
Guwahati 781039.
Kolkata 03Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1,
Salt Lake, Sector 1, E B Block, Labony, Kolkata 700 064. (W.B)
BangaloreExamination Hall, University of Agricultural Sciences
GKVK, Bellary Road, Bangalore 560065.
Directions: Mekhri Circle > Proceed 9 km North > After L&T on left turn into UAS-GKVK > After 2.5 km > College of Agricultural building.
HaldwaniIndira Priyadarshini Govt. Girls P.G. College of Commerce
Haldwani (Nainital), Uttarakhand
MaduraiThe Madura College
Vidyanagar, T.P.K. Road, Madurai 625011.
Directions: The college is located just 1 km from Periyar Bus Stand / 1.5 km from Madurai Railway Junction.
BhubaneshwarYet to finalise the new venue for the examination.HyderabadUniversity of Hyderabad
College of Integrated Studies, South Campus, University of Hyderabad, Prof. C.R Road Road, Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500046.
MangaloreGovernment College (University College), U.P Malya Road
Hampanakatta, Mangalore 575001, Dakshina Kannada, Karanataka.
ChandigarhDepartment of Physics, Centre for Advanced Study in Physics
Near P.U. Sports Ground, Panjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh 160014.
IndoreSchool of Physics, Vigyan Bhavan, Takshashila Campus
Khandwa Road, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (MP) 452001
MumbaiKendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Homi Bhabha Road, Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai 400 005.
Directions: From CST, bus route nos. 3, 6, 11, 125 comes to Colaba which terminate at Navy Nagar Bus Depot. From Churchgate, bus route no. 137 comes to Navy Nagar Bus depot.
ChennaiIndian Institute of Technology
Class Room Complex (CRC)
Chennai 600036.
JaipurIndia International School
Kshipra Path, Opp. V.T. Road, Mansarovar, Jaipur 302020.
NagpurShri Ramdeo Baba Kamla Nehru Engineering College
G-Block (First Year Block), Gittikhadan, Katol Road, Nagpur 440013.G-Block (First Year Block), Gittikhadan, Katol Road,
Nagpur 440013.
CochinSchool of Engineering
Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT)
Trikkakkara Campus, Cochin 682036.
Directions: CUSAT is in the Ernakulam-Aluva bus route, 10 km from Ernakulam and 10 km from Aluva. There are number of private and transport buses through this route, almost one bus for every 10-15 minutes. Autorickshaw will charge about Rupee 140/- from Ernakulam and Aluva.
Jammu & KashmirExam Hall, Near J & K Bank Limited,
University Campus, Jammu University
New University Campus, Jammu 180004.
PatnaDr.D.Y. Patil Pushapalata Patil Internationl School, Jaganpura
Road, Brahmpur New Bypass, Kankarbagh, Patna 800027.
Delhi 01Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College
University of Delhi
Delhi 110 007.
KanpurLecture Hall Complex, Indian Institute of Technology
PO: IIT, Kanpur, Kanpur 208016.
PuneLoyola High School & Junior College
Pashan Road, Pune 411 008
Delhi 02Kendriya Vidhyalaya, Pragati Vihar
Delhi 110007.
Kolkata 01South Calcutta Girls’ College,
72, Sarat Bose Road, Garcha, Bhowanipore
Kolkata 700025.(W.B)
VaranasiNew Lecture Theatre Complex, Institute of Science (Behind DST-CIMS Building)
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi 221005.
Delhi 03Kendriya Vidyalaya, NMR, J.N.U. Old Campus,
Baba Gang Nath Marg, Near Ber Sarai,
New Delhi 110067
Kolkata 02Department of Mathematics, Basanti Devi College
147 B, Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata 700029 (W.B.).
VisakhapatnamGITAM Institute of Science, GITAM University
Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam 530 045.

JEEBILS 2017 Selection Procedure for Biology

  • All applicants are required to appear for the written test conducted at different centers nationally. The test will cover basic topics in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology.
  • There is a separate written test for the MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation covering topics on general knowledge, analytical and quantitative skills, wildlife biology and an essay on a conservation issue.
  • Those who qualify on this test will be sent forms for the next phase of the selection procedure. Performance in the written test, together with the information requested in the additional application material will be used to short list candidates for interviews.
  • The NCBS and DBS admission process for PhD / IntPhD programs are common up to the Entrance Test. Separate interviews will be held at Bangalore and Mumbai.
  • The DBS conducts a single interview in Mumbai in Feb / March 2018 NCBS interviews are in two stages held over a three day period. These are typically scheduled in May / June 2018.
  • Details about the interview procedure would be provided to candidates who are shortlised from the entrance exam.


JEEBILS 2017 Important Dates 2017

1Last Date for Submission of Application Form12th October, 2017
2Date of Entrance Examination10th December, 2017 ( Sunday )

Contact Details

National Centre for Biological Sciences,
TIFR, GKVK, Bellary Road,
Bengaluru – 560 065,
Phone No. : 080 – 23666021,
Website : www.ncbs.res.in

23 thoughts on “Joint Graduate Entrance Exam Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences – JGEEBILS Entrance Exam 2017

  1. I want to apply for JGEEBILS exam. How can i apply? When the next application forms are out. Please tell me.

  2. I want to know that if anyone has qualified JGEEBILS entrance.How will the score card be obtained?

  3. I want to apply for integrated course of Msc phd.When application form will available for 2016 passouts please tell me.

  4. i want to apply for JGEEBILS entrence exam for Msc bioinformatics. please guide me how can i apply for entrence exam and the complete required process.


  5. I want to apply for JGEEBILS entrance exam on December 2015,for Msc Neuroscience in NBRC.Please guide me how to apply for entrance exam and also the required procedures. Manny Thanks.

  6. what is syllabus for msc biotech and which branch is bettter for msc ……msc biotech or msc biological science?

  7. respected sir,
    I could not have the internet access to apply in online. so, I request you to send an application form to my mail ID.

  8. I am MSc in Biotechnology (Yr 2015) with 72%. I want to pursue PHd in Biotechnology. Pl guide me whether I am eligible for TIFR and JGEEBILS.

  9. I’m a bhms degree holder, I wished to know am I eligible for this exam? If yes then what is the eligibility criteria? And what is the fee?

  10. I, Savita Bishnoi registered for JGEEBILS by using email id – bishnoi1970@gmail.com but could not receive jgeebils reference code which is required for further registeration. Request please provide reference code for further registeration for jgeebils. Thank your.

  11. i m a b.tech biotech student. i wished to know that whether i am eligible to apply for courses in the above institutes with my GATE score or is it necessary to give entrance separately………

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