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ICMR JRF 2014 Notification, Eligibility, Previous Questions

ICMR in collaboration with PGIMER, Chandigarh will hold a National level examination for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF), for Indian national candidates.
Examination Centre Code:  01) Chandigarh, 02) Chennai, 03) Delhi 04) Kolkata, 05) Mumbai, 06) Hyderabad  07) Guwahati 08) Varanasi 09 Bhopal Code Name of the Centre 10) Bhubaneshwar 11) Sri Nagar 12) Bangaluru
Exam Date: Sunday, July 13,2014.
A total of  120 fellowships awarded in Life Sciences stream (like microbiology, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, human biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, immunology, pharmacology, zoology, environmental sciences, botany, veterinary sciences ).
Educational: M.Sc/M.A or equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks for General/OBC Candidates and 50% for the SC/ST & physically handicapped (PH) candidates in the subjects mentioned above.
Candidates appearing in the final year examination (2014-2015) can also apply.
Age Limit: The age limit for admission to the eligibility test is 28 years as on 30-09-2014 (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.
Important Dates to remember
  • Last Date for receipt of application 30.04.2014
  • Late Date for receipt of application 5.05.2014
  • For Remote Areas Date of Entrance Examination 13.07.2014
Syllabus: • As prescribed by UGC.
• A dummy sample question paper for ICMR JRFs Examination is available on
Scheme of Test
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
(i) scientific phenomenon in everyday life;
(ii) general knowledge in sciences; and
(iii) 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.
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.
How to apply
The candidate is required to download the Application Form/Challan Form from the PGIMER
Website and ICMR New Delhi website only. After filling the application form the candidate is required to send it by Speed Post/Registered Posts to Registrar, PGI, Chandigarh on or before 30.4.2014. After depositing the fee with the branch of State Bank of India, the candidate shall send PGI’s copy of the Challan Form along with the application form and retain candidate’s copy of Challan with him/her for future use. The third copy of the challan form will be retained by the State Bank of India. The Challan form is required to be filled up in the name of Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh in the ‘Power Jyoti’ Account No. 32211616762. In that case the INB reference No. will have to be mentioned instead of Challan No. in the application form. The candidate is required to send two window envelopes (without self-address) affixing Rs. 10/- postal stamp on them directly to Registrar, PGI, Chandigarh before 30.4.2014.
Amount of Application Fee & Mode of Payment:
The candidates can go to any branch of State Bank of India with the fee payment challan duly filled in and pay the prescribed application fee in the “Power Jyoti” PUL current account of ICMR. The Account No. of ICMR for admission is 32211616762. The candidates after having deposited the fee in the bank must ensure that they have Triplicate Fee Payment Challan with Challan No. given by the bank on it. The candidate should keep one copy of this Challan Form with them for future use.
The amount of fee to be paid is as under :
General & OBC : Rs. 500/-
SC/ST/OPH : Rs. 300/-
No other form of payment of application fees like Demand Draft, Banker Cheque, Money Order,
Postal Order etc. will be accepted under any circumstances. The fee once paid will not be

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