PGIMER JRF Syllabus 2020 – Download Entrance Test Exam Pattern

PGIMER JRF Syllabus 2020
PGIMER JRF Syllabus 2020

PGIMER JRF Syllabus 2020 – Download Entrance Test Exam Pattern.  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi an apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research under Department of Health Research (DHR), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW), is one of the oldest medical research organizations in the world which has completed more than 100 years of its existence. The Governing Council of the ICMR is presided over by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare. The ICMR conducts biomedical research through its (i) 26 permanent mission-oriented institutes (Intramural Research) located in different parts of India, which address themselves to research on specific health topics like tuberculosis, leprosy, cholera, diarrheal diseases, viral diseases including AIDS, malaria, kala-azar, vector control, nutrition, food & drug toxicology, reproduction, immuno-haematology, oncology, medical statistics, etc. including (ii) Six Regional Medical Research Centers (RMRC) addressing themselves to regional health problems, as well as aim to strengthen or generate research capabilities in different geographic areas of the country.

ICMR in collaboration with PGIMER, Chandigarh will hold a National level examination on Sunday, July, 12 2020 for determining the eligibility of Indian National candidates for the award of JRF through ICMR. The award of JRF to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their finding placement in a medical college/hospital/university/national laboratory/institution of higher learning and research as applicable. Fellowship will be initiated from the date of Ph.D. enrolment (should be within one year from the date of issue of JRF award letter) and it will be treated as date of joining, total duration being five years or submission of Ph.D. thesis (whichever is earlier). The Candidates can download the syllabus and the exam pattern from our website now. The candidates are ask to start their preparation for the written examination. All the Best!!!.  The Examination date will be intimated later to the candidates.

PGIMER JRF Details 2020

Name of the Board

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER)
Post Name

Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Exam Type

Entrance Examination


Exam Date


Syllabus & Exam Pattern Available



PGIMER JRF Exam Pattern 2020:

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.


Subjects No of Questions Duration
Section – A Aptitude




2 hours

Section – B

General Knowledge in Sciences, Common Statistics


Section – C

Social Sciences

PGIMER JRF Syllabus 2020:

The exam will be held in the following streams:

Aptitude test (common for all)

Life Sciences

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).

PGIMER JRF Syllabus 2020 PDF

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