PGIMER ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2020 Notification OUT


PGIMER ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2020 Notification Released. The ICMR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Examination is the first step in the process of admission to the Ph.D. Research Programme. Exam for ICMR JRF fellowship going to conduct at the 12 Centres viz. , Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi (NCR), Kolkata, Mumbai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Srinagar (J&K) and Varanasi once a year on 2 nd/3rd Sunday in July.The last date for the submitting of application form 16th June 2020. Now candidates may check Exam notification details in our website.

PGIMER ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2020

Board Name Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Course Name Ph.D. Research Programme
Status Entrance Exam Notification Released
Exam Date Sunday, July, 12 2020
Last Date 16th June 2020

Age Limit:

The age limit 28 years as on 30-09-2020 (upper age limit relaxable up to five years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST, PwBD and female candidates, three years in the case of OBC category).


Candidates should have M.Sc./M.A. or equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks for General/EWS/OBC candidates and 50% for the SC/ST and PwBD candidates in the subjects mentioned under the head method of selection.

Selection Process:

Selection process is based on the Computer Based Test (CBT) / Online. The duration of Exam 02 hours (Two hours) i.e. 120 minutes. The Examination will be held on Sunday, 12th July, 2020.

Scheme of Examination:

  • The Exam will consist of one paper of two hours duration. The paper will consist of two 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 Sciences. Each area of section B & C would have 100 questions and the candidate will attempt any 75 questions in the predesigned area of Section B or C. In the online Computer-based exam, the system will not allow the candidate to attempt more than 75 questions. 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, EWS & OBC and 50% for SC/ST and PwBD.
  • The exam will be held in the following streams: (1) Aptitude test (common for all) (2) Life Sciences (3) Social Sciences. Subjects covered under Life Sciences include microbiology, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, human biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, immunology, pharmacology, nursing, zoology, botany, environmental sciences and veterinary science (excluding Agriculture extension/ Soil Science), etc). Subjects covered under Social Sciences include psychology, sociology, anthropology, social work, home sciences, statistics and Public health/Health economics (excluding others).

Application Fee:

Fee for General/EWS/OBC has  Rs. 1500/- + Transaction charges as applicable , Fee for SC/ST – Rs. 1200/- +Transaction charges as applicable&Fee for PwBD – Exempted from payment of fee.

How to Apply:

Step 1: Go to the Official Website @

Step 2: Click Here the ICMR JRF Notification Pdf.

Step 3: Read the Notification & Apply Online Registration instruction carefully.

Step 4: Click the New Registration Link

Step 5: Enter the name, gender, mail id to register.

Step 6: Fill the online application form to the required details.

Step 7: Click Here the submit button to apply the Entrance Exam Notification.

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