Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS)
The JGEEBILS test is a shared entrance test for graduate programmes in Biology and interdisciplinary life sciences. The test originated from the TIFR annual entrance test for Biology, which was used by DBS/TIFR as well as NCBS/TIFR. The motivation for this shared test is to reduce the difficulties that students faced with multiple entrance tests, and to reduce the duplication of effort by many institutions in conducting such examinations. JGEEBILS is intended to serve as a common point for students from any science discipline or engineering to start the process to apply for biology graduate programmes around India. Participating institutions contribute questions and logistical support for conducting the examination. This year the examination will be on 13 December 2015. Each participating institution has its own admission process and eligibility criteria. The JGEEBILS test is only one step in this. In general, applicants must apply separately to each participating institution that they are interested in. Please visit the institutional websites for details of these different entrance processes.
Participating Institutions : GS2016 - BIOLOGY
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) : Bhopal (http://www.iiserbhopal.ac.in); Kolkata (http://www.iiserkol.ac.in); Mohali (http://www.iisermohali.ac.in/); Pune http://www.iiserpune.ac.in) and Thiruvananthapuram (http://www.iisertvm.ac.in)
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (http://www.ccmb.res.in)
Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad (http://www.cdfd.org.in)
National Brain Research Centre, Manesar (http://www.nbrc.ac.in)
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru (http://www.ncbs.res.in)
National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi (http://www1.nii.res.in/)
National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar (http://www.niser.ac.in/)
Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Bengaluru (http://instem.res.in/)
National Centre for Cell Science, Pune (http://www.nccs.res.in)
Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai (http://www.tifr.res.in/~dbs)
Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad (http://www.rcb.res.in/)
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kokata (http://www.saha.ac.in/)
Eligibility - Biology: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.
For M.Sc. Wildlife Biology & Conservation : Indian nationals who have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (with a minimum of 50% in core subjects),
less than 35 years of age as on July 1, 2015 and a strong interest in wildlife research and conservation. Graduate nationals of Central, South and Southeast
Asian countries, with similar qualifications, are also eligible to apply.
For Ph.D. Program in TCIS: M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry or Biology
Important Dates:Nationwide Entrance Examination: Sunday, December 13, 2015
Last date for application: Online payment link will be active upto DDs sent by post/courier will be accepted upto
Hall Ticket download link will be active from : November 10, 2015
Results of the Nationwide Entrance Examination (shortlist for interviews) : January 28, 2016
Application Procedure:Students can apply online. Please follow appropriate link on this website for filling up the application form. Read the instructions carefully before you start filling up the online application form. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE MULTIPLE REGISTRATIONS FOR THE SAME SUBJECT.
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 (Rs 20/-) envelope (size 25cm x 17cm) superscribed "GS-2016 (Subject)" to :
National Centre for Biological Sciences
UAS-GKVK Campus, Bellary Road,
Application Fee & Payment:Application Fee (Non-Refundable):
Male Candidates : Rs 500/- for online applications and Rs 550/- for manual applications. Rs 800/- for taking the test as walk-in candidate.
Female Candidates : Rs 100/- for online and manual applications. Rs 200/- for taking the test as walk-in candidate.
Application fee can be paid online through internet banking or by Debit/Credit Card or by sending Demand Draft. Online Payment: After the online payment transaction is successful, 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 a 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, neither your payment status is updated in your account, you may write to the email ids as given in "Contact Info" section.
Biology: DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of "National Centre for Biological Science" payable at Bangalore.
DDs may be sent by speed post/courier with name, reference code and telephone number written behind it.
Online payment link will be active upto October 14, 2015.
DDs sent by post/courier will be accepted upto October 14, 2015.
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