ICMR JRF Eligibility Criteria 2022, Qualification, Age – Check Here Category Wise Eligibility


The “Junior Research Fellowship” (JRF) 2022 entrance exam is organized by the “Indian Council of Medical Research” (ICMR), New Delhi. They offer research in the field of Life Sciences/Social Sciences. The ICMR is collaborated with the “PGIMER Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research” to find the eligible candidates who want admission to the JRF Program.

A national-level entrance exam is introduced by the institutes as mentioned above which is conducted in many other examination centers such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Bhubaneshwar, Srinagar Guwahati.

There are 150 scholarships that will be awarded to the candidates after they quality the JRF scholarship exam 2022. Candidates will be eligible for the admission in the Medical College/ Hospital/University/National laboratory/Institution of Higher Learning and Research to pursue the PhD/Research Program in the field of Biomedical Sciences with the emphasis on life sciences such as Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Immunology, Pharmacology, Zoology, Botany, Environmental Sciences and Veterinary Sciences etc.

The Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Exam 2022 is declared once a year in July 2022 and candidates can get all the details about the JRF Exam 2022 here.

Eligibility Criteria for ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2022

Applicants should know the eligibility criteria of ICMR JRF. The applicants sometimes fail to know the criteria of ICMR JRF so that they would not face any problem at the time of admission.

  • The eligibility criteria contain Age limit, Qualification, Percentage, Nationality, etc.
  • Applying candidates should read all the information about criteria and steps to fill the form.
  • The candidates should have the Indian citizenship, and they can apply for the ICMR JRF exams.
  • Candidates require the degree of post-graduation in Basic science, post-graduation in level professional degree in the relevant stream.
  • The maximum age limit of the candidates who apply for the ICMR JRF is 28 years.
  • The reserved category like SC/ST will have the age relaxation of 5 years.
  • Physically challenged candidates also have the age relaxation of 5 years.
  • The OBC category candidates will have the age relaxation of only three years.

Qualification Criteria for ICMR JRF 2022

The candidates of general and OBC categories should score a minimum of 55% marks in both the sections of the paper to get finally selected in the concerned entrance exam.

  • The candidates of SC/ST category should score minimum 50% marks in both the sections of the paper to get finally selected in the concerned entrance exam.
  • The candidates who are appearing for the final exam of their qualifying degree can also apply for the concerned exam.

Application Fee

Candidates can pay application fees by e – challan of banks. Candidates for SC/ST/PH/VH category have to pay Rs. 800/-. Candidates belong to general, and the OBC category has to pay Rs. 1000/- for application forms.

If you have any other Questions related to ICMR JRF Eligibility Criteria 2022, you may ask your Queries by commenting below.

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  1. M.lakshmi Priya says:

    I’m MSc Nanoscience final year student.im interested in icmr jrf

  2. Pradnya says:

    Am I eligible for this exam ?….I graduated in physiotherapy and not holding any post graduation degree.

  3. Harish kumar says:

    I have completed my post graduate in psychology. Am I eligible for IMCR entrance exam? Plz reply this.

  4. Bilkees says:

    What is the age limit for female candidate and how could we check our 2019 icmr jrf score….I had 70 points on the basis of key

  5. Prathima says:

    Am I eligible for icmr jrf exam??? I had completed my B.pharmacy and now I’m doing my pg [pharma-d (PB)]

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