ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2021 – The ICMR JRF Entrance Exam final result has been released on November 12, 2021. ICMR JRF entrance exam was held on September 12, 2021, for session September 2021. It is held for admission to the Ph.D. Research programs in PGIMER. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) JRF entrance examination conducted by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) and ICMR together. The exam is held in online mode. Scroll down to get more information about ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2021 like exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria, etc.
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ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2021
For important dates of ICMR JRF entrance exam 2021, check the table below.
|Event||Sep 2021 session dates|
|Date of opening of Registration||01 Jul 2021|
|Last date for filling of online application||31 Jul 2021|
|Last date of fee deposit through payment gateway||to be announced|
|Form Correction||to be announced|
|Downloading of admit card||15 days before the exam|
|ICMR JRF Exam||12 Sep 2021 (3:00 PM to 4:30 PM)|
|Released Answer key||15 Sep 2021|
|Challenge the Answer key||18 Sep 2021 (till 11:59 PM)|
|Result declaration||12 Nov 2021|
ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2021 Final Answer Key Notice
ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2021 Notice for the Sept Exam
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ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2021 Application Form
Officials release the ICMR JRF 2021 Application Form only on the official website. So candidates are required to fill the application form from pgimer.edu.in or icmr.nic.in. Firstly, the candidate must ensure that they are eligible or ICMR JRF entrance exam 2021. Then to register for the entrance exam, they can follow the steps below:
- General, EWS and OBC applicants: Rs. 1500/-
- SC, ST applicants: Rs. 1200/-
- PWD applicants: Nil
Step 1: Registration
To complete the registration process, candidates have to enter basic details, mobile number and email id.
Step 2: Login
Once the candidate submits all the information then they are registered. Details for logging into the account created and filling the application form is sent in the email ids of the candidates.
Step 3: Fill the application form and upload the documents
Fill the application form and upload the documents as needed.
Step 4: Pay the application fee
After the successful submission of the application form, candidates have to pay the application fee via debit/ credit card or net banking.
Step 5: Take print of the form
At last, candidates are must to download and take 2 print outs of the confirmation page nd the application form for further use.
Mode to apy the application fee: Online, using any one of the below modes:
- Net banking, or
- Credit card, or
- Debit card
Payment through UPI may be avoided.
ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Before filling online applications, candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria given at the website pgimer.edu.in or icmr.nic.in. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for ICMR JRF 2021 from below:
- Candidate must possess M.Sc/ M.A. degree or its equivalent with the aggregate marks of 55% (General/ EWS/ OBC) from a recognized university.
- 50% marks are required for SC/ ST/ PwD category candidates in the M.Sc/M.A. degree.
- Those candidates who are in the final year of the M.Sc/ M.A. degree or who have waited for the final result can apply for ICMR JRF 2021.
- The upper age limit of the candidate is 28 years as on September 30, 2021.
- 3 years of age relaxation is given to OBC category candidates.
- 5 years of age relaxation is given to SC/ ST/ PwD category candidates.
Note: The entrance exam acts as an eligibility of indian national candidates for the award of JRF through ICMR. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) is awarded when the entrance exam qualified candidates find placement in a medical college /hospital/university / national laboratory / institution of higher learning and research. The JRF is initiated as soon as the candidates register for Ph.D. However, it must be done within 1 year from the date of issue of JRF award letter.
ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2021 Admit Card
Candidates are intimated about the admit card through the email. Candidates have to go on the official website and click on the “Print Admit Card” link to access their respective hall tickets. After that, they have to enter the user name and password to download the ICMR JRF admit card. Information about when to download the admit card is sent to the candidates via their registered email ID. Admit cards are issued 15 days before the conduct of the exam. Candidates have to carry the printed copy of the admit card at the exam centre for verification.
ICMR Fellowhip is offered in the below given areas:
1. For work in the field of biomedical sciences with emphasis on Life Sciences (like microbiology, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, human biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, immunology, pharmacology, Nursing, zoology, botany, environmental sciences and veterinary medicine)
2. For work with emphasis on social sciences like psychology, sociology, home science, statistics, anthropology, social work public health/health economics
ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2021 Exam Pattern
Candidates can check the exam pattern for ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2021 from below:
- Mode of exam: Computer Based Test (CBT)/Online
- Duration of exam: The exam will be 2 hours i.e. 120 minutes
- Language of exam: Exam is conducted in English language.
- Type of questions: Objective Type
- Number of sections: Exam paper consists of 2 sections.
- Marking scheme: One mark is awarded for the correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for an incorrect answer.
|Section A||Aptitude Test|
|Section B||Life Sciences|
|Section C||Social Sciences|
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.
ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2021 Minimum Qualifying Marks
Those candidates who appear for ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2021 have to secure minimum qualifying marks in order to pass the exam. The qualifying marks of ICMR JRF is given in the table below:
|Category||Minimum Qualifying Marks|
|General/ OBC/ EWS||55%|
|SC/ ST/ PwD||50%|
ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2021 Exam Centre
The entrance exam is going to be held at the following 21 test centres.
|City Name||Centre code|
ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2021 Answer Key
Candidates can download the ICMR JRF Answer Key 2021 from the official website. Answer key are uploaded after 3 days of the exam. Candidates can calculate their probable score with the help of answer keys and by using the marking scheme. Thus, aspirants get an idea whether or not they qualify the test. Those who qualify the test become eligible for fellowship. Once the answer key releases, candidates can download it and save it in their system for future purposes also.
Challenging the answer key: If candidate will find any discrepancy in the answer key then he/ she can inform the professor in-charge of the examination cell via email within 48 hours after uploading of answer key. Once the officials verify the objection then they upload the final answer key on the official website.
ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2021 Result
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2021 Result is announced on the official website, pgimer.edu.in / icmr.nic.in. Also, the candidaes who qualify the entrance exam are notified by post and e-mail. The result is uploaded on the website in the form of a list in PDF format. Only those who secure the minimum marks in the ICMR JRF entrance exam 2021 can check their name on the list of qualified candidates.
Types of merit lists for ICMR JRF 2021
2 separate merit lists are drawn based on the performace of the candidates in ICMR JRF 2021 entrance exam. The same is given below:
- One comprising the candidates qualifying for life science
- Second for those candidates qualifying for social sciences
The candidates selected for the JRF programme of ICMR would be permitted to enroll themselves for the Ph.D. programme in subjects of biomedical/health research of any University/Medical college recognized by the UGC/MCI.
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMR) was established in 1962. It was founded by Tulsi Das, Santokh Singh Anand, P N Chuttani, B N Aikat, Sant Ram Dhall, and Bala Krishna. It is situated in Chandigarh, Haryana. It provides research and training facilities in the field of medicine to the students. The institute accepts medical trainees from other countries for elective training in any of its departments. PGIMER grant admission to the various undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programmes on the basis of the entrance exam.
Official Website: pgimer.edu.in / icmr.nic.in
To know more details about ICMR JRF Examination 2021, Download Information Brochure
ICMR JRF 2021 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : The official website is pgimer.edu.in and icmr.nic.in.
Ans : Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) conducts ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2021
Ans : The eligibility requirements is that a candidate must have M.Sc./M.A. or equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks for General/OBC candidates and 50% for the SC/ST, Physically Handicapped (PH) & Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates.
Ans : Yes, there is. The age limit is 28 years as on 30 Sep 2021. This age limit is relaxed by 5 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST, Physically Handicapped (PH)/Visually Handicapped (VH) and female candidates, and by 3 years in the case of OBC category.
Ans : The syllabus is prescribed by ICMR and is available with the brochure.
Ans : The candidates have to apply using the online application form available at pgimer.edu.in.
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