The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Examination is the first step in the process of admission to the Ph.D/Research Programme. Test for ICMR JRF fellowship conducted at the 12 Centres mention below, once in a year on 2nd/3rd Sunday in July each year. The award of JRF is made on merit basis by holding an entrance examination after issuing a countrywide admission notice. The admission notice is published in leading English Newspapers of India usually during March/April.

Latest – ICMR JRF 2017 Result has been announced on 12 Jun 2017. Check through the link provided below.


The award of Junior Research Fellowship 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.

Schedule for the ICMR JRF 2017 is given below.

Event Dates
Date of opening of Registration 10 Apr 2017
Last date for filling of online application 13 May 2017 23 May 2017
Late date of fee deposit in Bank 16 May 2017 26 May 2017
ICMR JRF 2017 Admit Card 03 Jul 2017
Date of Entrance Examination 16 Jul 2017
ICMR JRF 2017 Result 12 Aug 2017


The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Examination Result has been announced by the officials. Candidates can check the result form the official website OR through the direct link provided below.

ICMR JRF 2017 Admit Card

To download Admit Card, candidate can visit PGIMER/ICMR website or www.icmr.nic.inand click the same link ‘ICMR-JRF Exam.– 2017’ which will take you to the same portal where you had filled your online application form. Click on Login button, to login with your login id and password. Click on ‘PRINT ADMIT CARD’ to download and print your Admit Card. (Please Note that Admit Card(s) has NOT been sent by Post). Intimation about when to download the Admit Card has been sent to you through email.Roll Numbers/Admit Cards for appearing in the entrance examination are available for download to eligible candidates approximately before the date of concerned entrance exam. Candidates can also download their Admit Card through the link provided below.

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ICMR JRF 2017 Application Form

Candidates are required to apply online through PGIMER, Chandigarh website or ICMR New Delhi website No other means /mode of application (through post, e-mail, fax, deposit of CV etc.) will be accepted.

Firstly ensure that you have a valid personal email ID. In case, a candidate does not have a valid personal email ID, he/she should create his/her new email ID before applying Online. You should keep checking the inbox or even the spam box of this email id regularly during the Admission process as PGIMER may send intimations related to admissions etc. through this.

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You will be required to submit the following with application. Please keep them ready before you submit the application:-

  • Photograph (Jpeg format – Max. Size 50Kb)
  • Signature (with black pen) (Jpeg format – Max. Size 50Kb)
  • Category (SC/ST/OBC/PH) Certificate (If applicable)
  • Appearing Certificate from Head of the Institution for those candidates who will be appearing in M.Sc./MA final examination of 2017-18

Scan your Photograph and Signatures (On white page with black ball point) individually and save them individually in 2×1.5” JPEG format. The size of any of these individual images should not exceed 50 kb each; otherwise you will not be able to submit your online application. Also scan your caste/category (SC/ST/OBC/ PH/VH) Certificate and appearing certificate (if applicable) separately and save them in single page PDF format.

Eligibility Criteria

M.Sc./M.A. or equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks for General/OBC candidates and 50% for the SC/ST & Physically Handicapped candidates in the subjects mentioned under the head method of selection.

A candidate who is appearing/has appeared in the final year (IV/VI Semester whichever is applicable, and final year where Semester system is not there) of M.Sc./M.A. or equivalent examination during the session (2016-2017) can also apply for the test as RA (Result Awaited). Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (given in the end of application) duly certified by the Head of the Department/ Institute over his/her signature and rubber stamp (with address and name) where he/she is appearing in the final year examination. However, such candidates shall be admitted to the Test provisionally and shall be considered eligible for JRF only after they submit the proof of having passed the Master’s Degree examination with requisite percentage. The M.Sc./M.A. or equivalent degree mark sheet must be submitted to ICMR, latest by 30th September, 2017otherwise candidature will automatically be forfeited.

Age Limit: The age limit for admission to the eligibility test is 28 years as on 30-09-2017 (upper age limit relaxable up to five years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST, Physically Handicapped (PH) and female candidates, three years in the case of OBC category.

Selection Process

The test 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

  • scientific phenomenon in everyday life;
  • general knowledge in sciences; and
  • 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. 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. if, a candidate attempts more than 75 questions, then first 75 attempted questions will only be considered for evaluation. 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 & OBC and 50% for SC/ST and Physically Handicapped.

The test 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, zoology, botany, environmental sciences and veterinary science(excluding Agriculture extension/ Soil Sciences) etc). Subjects covered under Social Sciences include psychology, sociology, anthropology, social work, home sciences, statistics and Public health/Health economics (excluding others)

Exam Centres – Bengaluru Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Srinagar (J&K) and Varanasi

For more details of ICMR JRF 2017 – 2018 – Download Information Brochure.

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