The ‘Junior Research Fellowship’ (JRF) exams are organized in Life Social Science by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi. ‘Junior Research Fellowship’ (JRF) exam is a national level entrance examination. ‘Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research’ (PGIMER), Chandigarh associated the ‘Junior Research Fellowship’ (JRF) exam for the candidates. This exam is to find the eligible candidates, who seek admission to the JRF programme. The candidates after they qualify the JRF scholarship exam they will be awarded 150 scholarships.
Through this entrance exams candidates can get admission in Medical College /Hospital /University /National Laboratory /Institution of Higher Learning and Research to pursue the PhD/ Research Programme in the field of Biomedical Sciences with emphasis on Life Sciences such as Microbiology, Physiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Human Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Immunology, Pharmacology, Zoology, Botany, Environmental Sciences and Veterinary Sciences etc.
In this page, candidates will get detail about ICMR JRF entrance exams Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exams Dates, Exams Pattern Result, And Syllabus Etc.
Notification – JRF-2018: Test for ICMR’s Junior Research Fellowship
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Important dates 2018 (Announced)
Candidates must know the ICMR JRF date and events. Events such as Date of official notification for ICMR JRF, Last date of submission of ICMR JRF Application Form, Admit Card 2018 release date and Date of declaration of ICMR JRF Result etc. check all updates of related to ICMR JRF.
Schedule for the ICMR JRF 2018 is given below.
|Date of opening of Registration||12 Apr 2018|
|Last date for filling of online application||15 May 2018|
|ICMR JRF 2018 Admit Card||1st week of Jul 2018|
|Date of Entrance Examination||Sunday, July 22,2018|
|ICMR JRF 2018 Result||2nd week of Aug 2018|
ICMR JRF Application Form
Application form of ICMR JRF will be available from April and the Last date of submission of ICMR JRF Application Form is on May. Candidates have to full application before the due dates candidate’s who submitted after the due date candidates application will not be accepted. The application form is available in online mode.
Through online in official portal candidates can fill application form of ICMR JRF. Candidates have to write all detail correct detail in given format. Before filling form read all detail carefully and upload yours scanned image of the recent photograph.
Below is given few points of ICMR JRF application form:
- The official notification for the ICMR JRF Application Form 2018 will be published on the official website of both institutes which are PGIMER, Chandigarh and ICMR, New Delhi.
- The ICMR JRF Application Form2018will be released on the official website of the institutes which are ‘http://pgimer.edu.in’ and ‘icmr.nic.in’.
- The application forms will not available offline as the institutes will accept only the online application form which is submitted through the official websites.
- Candidates will be required to fill all the details in the application form before they submit the application form.
- The details will be of the educational qualifications, name, and date of birth, age and the contact information for the reference.
- The contact information will include the address, valid email ID and the mobile/telephone number.
Steps to Apply Online ICMR JRF Application Form:
- Visit official website @ icmr.nic.in
- Search the application form link and open it.
- Read all instructions carefully then start to fill the form.
- Fill Complete application by correct data.
- Upload asked documents to copy.
- Recheck it and make the submission.
- Take a hard copy of applied form & pay
Candidate can pay application form fees through e- challan of banks. According to candidates category, wise candidates have to pay application form fees. Candidate of category SC/ ST/ PH/VH has to pay Rs. 800/-.
And all Other categories of candidates have to pay Rs. 1000/- for an application. Once candidates pay that among will not refund back to candidates. Candidates are advised to keep print copies of filled application form for further use.
Candidates can pay the application fee by e-challan of bank according to the category:
- SC/ ST/ PH/VH: 800/-
- All Other: Rs. 1000/-
ICMR JRF Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must know the full eligibility criteria of ICMR JRF. Candidate sometime fails to know criteria of ICMR JRF that affect them at the time of taking admission. Candidates should know Nationality, Qualification criteria, Age criteria and Minimum marks etc.
Applying candidates should read all detail first and then fill the form and check eligibility criteria whether you are eligible to apply or not. All Indian citizens will be eligible to apply for the ICMR JRF exams. Candidates who are willing to apply must have a Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science or Post Graduate level Professional Degree in the relevant stream.
The upper age limit to apply for the ICMR JRF is 28 years. Applying candidates, who belong to the reserved category such as SC and ST, will be given age relaxation of 5 years. Candidates, who are physically handicapped, will be given age relaxation of minimum 5 years. The candidates of OBC category will be given 3 years age relaxation in the upper age.
Following criteria are given below:
Qualifying Criteria:The candidates should score at least 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/OBC/PH Candidates) in both the sections of the paper in order to get finally selected in the concerned entrance exam.
Eligibility for ICMR Exam:The candidates in order to appear in the ICMR JRF Exam should be holding either of the following: Master of Arts or Master of Science degree in the Life Sciences/ Social Sciences subjects. The minimum percentage of marks required for this purpose is 55% (50% marks for SC/ST Candidates) respectively. The candidates who are appearing for the final exam of their qualifying degree can also apply for the concerned exam.
Qualifying Age:The age of all the applicants should not be exceeding 28 years for the JRF Exam. A relaxation of five years will be given to the SC/ST candidates and 3 years for the OBC candidates respectively.
ICMR JRF Exam Pattern
Candidates are provided exams dates, exams pattern and syllabus etc. Details are provided so, candidates will get familiar with it this will helps in studies. In exams, Candidates will be asked a question from the topics of a syllabus. The syllabus has been divided into three sections of study such as Life Science, Aptitude Knowledge, and Social Science.
A candidate of JRF Entrance Exam is divided into 1st paper & 2nd paper. In the 1st paper, candidates will be asked 50 questions and paper is of 50 marks. 2nd paper is of 150 marks in which 100 questions will be asked from Life Science and 100 questions will be asked from Social Science.
The JRF Entrance Exam is a national level exam held in collaboration with PGIMER Chandigarh. The entrance exam is an objective type paper containing multiple choice questions on the following sections of the examination.
Syllabus of Study in Section 1 Paper:
- Section I: Aptitude Section (Compulsory Section)
- Common Statistics
- General Knowledge in Sciences
- Scientific Phenomenon in Everyday Life
- Section II: Subject Specific Section:
- This section is composed of two parts namely Life Sciences and Social Sciences respectively.
- The candidates can choose questions from any subject as per their subject knowledge.
Total Number of Questions: 50 Marks
Total Marks Allotted: 50 Questions
Syllabus of Study in Section 2 Paper:
Bio Chemistry, Bio Physics, Genetics, Micro Biology, Botany, Bio Informatics, Immunology, Bio Technology, Human Biology, Genetics, Zoology, Micro Biology, Veterinary Sciences, Physiology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology and Molecular Biology respectively
Anthropology, Statistics, Psychology, Social Work, Home Sciences and Sociology
|Name of the Subject||No. of Questions||Questions to be Attempted||Marks|
ICMR JRF Admit Card 2018
ICMR JRF Admit cards/Hall ticket is a mandatory document which contains candidates detail such as name, address, the birth of dates, seat number, center etc. candidates are advised to keep print copies of admit cards.
Authority will release ICMR JRF Admit cards in the month of June /July. Candidates who have successfully submitted their application form can only download they admit cards from the official portal of ICMR JRF.
Candidate must keep their ICMR JRF admit cards safe till the end of exams. Candidates have to carry their hall ticket at the examinations. If candidates fail to bring candidates will not be permitted to write exams paper.
Check the following point given below:
- The ICMR JRF Admit Card2018 will be released on the official websites of the institutes (PGIMER and ICMR).
- The admit card will be available two weeks ago the JRF exam is commenced.
- The ICMR admit card will be in the pdf format which will have the details of the date, timing and the reporting time of the exam along with the exam center.
- Candidates will be required to download the admit card and bring the same with them at the assigned exam center.
ICMR JRF Result 2018
Authority will release result on online. Through official portal candidates can check their result. To check result of ICMR JRF candidate have to visit the official site. After opening site page enters the detail which is asked if you have type correct detail site will show result page. If in case, candidate type incorrect detail page will show error.
To access correct page type correct detail in it. Candidate can save the page in laptop/computer or can take a screenshot of the result. Candidates are advised to keep print copies of ICMR JRF result for further admission process.
Following detail are mentioned below:
- The ICMR JRF Result2018 will be released on the official websites of the institutes.
- Candidates can check and download the ICMR result 2018 from the official website.
- It will be necessary for all the candidates to keep their result safe until the admission process is not over.
ICMR JRF Answer Key
Candidates can check answer key of ICMR JRF on official portal. Through online mode, a candidate can check ICMR JRF Answer Key. Candidates often get curious to check their written answer by them from a text book, unique, and from other site but they will get an incomplete answer but ICMR JRF Answer Key. Which is published by authority provided all correct answer with a question.
Candidates can take a look at the ICMR JRF Answer Key in order to check the expected possible marks and their performance by matching their answers with the correct solutions of the answer sheet. Candidate can also estimate their score of entrance exams. This will help all candidates to prepare for the further procedure.
Steps to Download ICMR JRF Life Science / Social Science Answer Key
- First of all, visit the official website
- Now click on the link showing ICMR JRF Answer Key for Life Science / Social Science
- Download it in PDF format and match your answers with correct solutions
- Calculate your expected marks for the written exam.
- Take a Print out of ICMR JRF Answer Key for future use.
ICMR JRF – Cutoff Scores
Cut-off marks will be released on the online mode by authority. Candidate can check cutoff through official portal. A candidate who secures good marks in entrance exams will be granted admission. For admission candidate should be eligible ad should have secure qualifying marks to apply.
Candidates are advised to take a look at given previous years cut-off marks this may help you secure above cut-off marks. This will give you rough idea how must more percentage you have to score more to qualify for admission.
Different cut-off marks are for the different course which is set by directories authority once they change it no other person can make changes in it. Cut-off marks are changes according to the many factors such as the number of applicants, number of seats, the difficulty level of the exam and marking scheme etc.
|S.No.||Category||Expected Cut off Marks|
Previous year ICMR JRF Cut off Marks | ICMR JRF Answer Key 2017
Important Dates for ICMR JRF Answer Key 2018
|Date of ICMR JRF 2018 exam||July 16, 2018|
|Unofficial Answer key of ICMR JRF||July 17, 2018|
|Provisional ICMR JRF 2018 answer key||August, 2018|
|Final response sheet of ICMR JRF 2018||August, 2018|
ICMR JRF Syllabus
The ICMR JRF Syllabus will mainly divide into three sections of study such as Life Science, Aptitude Knowledge, and Social Science. Each section has different chapters that need to be covered by the candidate without skipping any chapter from the subject of given syllabus, who is going to appear in the ICMR JRF Fellowship Examination.
Prepare well for exams and don’t get confused in examination because confusing way question will be asked to test candidate IQ. Prefer text book rather than unique and digest, most of the question are asked from test book.
We are providing you with the complete details about ICMR JRF Syllabus PdF, and ICMR JRF Notification on this page.
Section-I Aptitude Section Syllabus
Chapter- I Scientific Phenomenon in everyday life
- Greenhouse Effect
Chapter- II General Knowledge in Science
- Nuclear Science
- Synthetic Material
Chapter-III Common Statistics
- Describing and displaying data
- Linear regression and correlation
- Experiments and sampling
- Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals
Section-II Life Science Syllabus
- Human biology
- Molecular biology
- Environmental sciences
- Veterinary Science
Section-III Social Science Syllabus
- Health Economics
- Social work
- Home sciences
How to prepare for exams
Here we are providing some important tips and tricks to crack the examination:
- First of all, find out all the details about the officially prescribed syllabus for the exam.
- Take help from lots of books and other study materials related to films and filmmaking.
- Also, take help from the study materials available on the internet.
- Also consider the previous year question papers and sample papers it will help you to know more about the examination.
- Get the detailed knowledge of history of Indian cinema, music, literature, art & other film related topics.
- Don’t take stress for the examination, do meditation and yoga it will help you to concentrate on your studies.
- Take healthy and nutritious diet and avoid oily & junk foods while preparing for exams.