ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2020 – ICMR has announced the postponed the ICMR JRF entrance exam date is July 12, 2020, and is being held for admission to the Ph.D Research programs in PGIMER. New exam date will be announced after the two months of lifted lockdown. 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 2020 like exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria, etc.
Latest: ICMR JRF entrance exam has been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. New date will be announced later.
ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2020
For important dates of ICMR JRF entrance exam 2020, check the table below.
|Event||Sep 2020 session dates||Sep 2021 session dates|
|Date of opening of Registration||to be announced|
|Last date for filling of online application||to be announced|
|Last date of fee deposit through payment gateway||to be announced||to be announced|
|Form Correction||18 – 19 Jun 2020||to be announced|
|Downloading of admit card||15 days before the exam||15 days before the exam|
|ICMR JRF Exam||11 Jul 2021|
|Result declaration||to be announced||to be announced|
ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2020 Postponed Notice
ICAMR has released the notice for postponed the ICMR JRF entrance exam date is July 12, 2020. In view of pandemic situation and extension of lockdown in several states. New exam date will be announced after the lifts of lockdown. Candidates check the postponement notice is given below the image.
- Click here to download above notice.
ICMR JRF 2020 Application Form Correction
The application form correction window for ICMR JRF 2020 entrance exam opens at icmr.nic.in. The application form correction window opens online only. Registered candidates can access application form correction portal using their User/Login ID and password.
New in application form correction: The exam centers have been increased from 12 to 27 for ICMR JRF entrance exam. Registered candidates can also change the choice of exam center during the form correction window.
Click here to download the Notice Regarding in Increase in Centers & Correction Window
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 2020 Exam Pattern
Candidates can check the exam pattern for ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2020 from below:
- Mode of exam: the exam is held in online mode
- Duration of exam: The exam lasts for 2 hours
- Language of exam: Exam is conducted in English language.
- Number of questions: Exam paper consists of 150 questions.
- Type of questions: Multiple choice questions are asked in the exam.
- 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|
ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2020 Minimum Qualifying Marks
Those candidates who appear for ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2020 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 2020 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 JRF Entrance Exam 202 Exam Centre
The entrance exam is going to be held at the following 12 test centres.
- Delhi (NCR)
- Srinagar (J&K)
ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2020 Answer Key
Candidates can download the answer keys of ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2020 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 2020 Result
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Examination 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 2020 can check their name on the list of qualified candidates.
Types of merit lists for ICMR JRF 2020
2 separate merit lists are drawn based on the performace of the candidates in ICMR JRF 2020 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.
ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2020 Application Form
Officials release the application form for ICMR JRF 2020 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 tey are eligible or ICMR JRF entrance exam 2020. 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
ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2020 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 2020 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 2020.
- The upper age limit of the candidate is 28 years as on September 30, 2020.
- 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.
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
ICMR JRF 2020 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 2020
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 2020. 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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