TIFR GS 2018 is conducted by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research for Graduate School Admissions. The Hall Ticket for TIFR GS 2018 has been issued on November 10, 2017, online at its official website. The candidates can download and take a print out of the TIFR GS 2018 Admit Card by entering their login credentials such as Username and Password. The TIFR GS 2018 will be held on December 10, 2017. The candidates must bring the print out of the admit card in order to appear for the test. In addition to the admissions through the TIFR GS 2018 nationwide examination in December, some admissions in Physics are also on the basis of GATE / NET / JEST scores. The TIFR national level entrance exam for biology, TIFR GS 2018, is also known as Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS 2018). Candidates can check more details of TIFR GS 2018 such as how to apply, exam centers, scholarship, fee and previous years question papers are given here.

Latest: Hall ticket for TIRF GS Entrance exam is available now. Get it through the “Admit Card” link below.

 TIFR GS 2018 Important Dates

The Graduate Programme at TIFR is classified into the following Subjects, like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer & Systems Sciences (including Communications and Applied Probability) and Science Education. TIFR GS 2018 will be conducted at the Mumbai campus and various National Centres of TIFR. The schedule for TIFR GS 2018 is as given below:

Events Dates
Online registration starts from September 13, 2017
Last date for application in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Computer Science October 16, 2017
Last for application in Biology and M.Sc. (Wildlife Biology & Conservation) October 20, 2017
Issuance of Hall Ticket November 10, 2017
Date of Entrance Examination December 10, 2017 (Sunday)
GATE Scored based applications to Systems Science
(including Communications and Applied Probability)
Opens : February 5, 2018
Closes : Two weeks after GATE 2018 results declared.
Declaration of Result (shortlist for interview) January 31, 2018

TIFR GS 2018 Admit Card

The Admit Card for TIFR GS 2018 is available for download on November 10, 2017. The candidates can download the Admit Card from the Student Login. To download the TIFR GS Admit Card 2018 candidate need to enter their Username and Password in the relevant fields. The Admit card for TIFR GS 2018 is an important verification document, it should be carried along at the time of examination and must be preserved as it shall be required at the later stages of admission.

Exam Pattern for TIFR GS 2018

For Mathematics – The candidates who will be appearing for the admission to the various programs in Mathematics in TIFR, namely the Ph.D. and Integrated Ph.D. programs at TIFR, Mumbai and TIFR CAM, Bengaluru and Ph.D. at ICTS, Bengaluru, there has been a change in the exam pattern. The revised pattern is as follows:

  1. Duration of the exam: 2 hours
  2. Type of Questions: Objective type MCQ
  3. There will be 25 true/false and 15 multiple choice questions.

For Physics

  1. Type of Questions: Objective type MCQ
  2. Standard of the Questions: The questions will be based on the topics studied in the Undergraduate and Masters levels at an Indian University.
  3. Marking Scheme: For every correct answer in Multiple-choice questions, 3 marks will be given. Whereas for the Numerical and Symbolic section, 5 marks will be given for the correct answer.
  4. Negative Marking: There is a negative marking of 1 mark in MCQ section only.
  5. Syllabus: Classical Mechanics; Mathematics relevant to Physics; Electricity and Magnetism; Quantum
    Mechanics; Heat, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics; General Physics; Modern Physics; Electronics and Experimental Physics.

For Chemistry

  1. Type of Questions: Objective type MCQ
  2. Number of Questions: 40
  3. Duration of the exam: 3 hours
  4. Marking Scheme: For each correct answer, 3 marks will be given.
  5. Negative Marking: For every incorrect answer, 1 marks will be deducted.
  6. Syllabus: The syllabus of the written exam is similar to the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree course standard syllabus followed in an Indian University. The candidates can prepare from the topics such as:
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Analytical, electro and quantum chemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Spectroscopy (NMR, fluorescence, IR, UV and X-ray), logic and statistics and mathematical method.

For Biology

  1. Type of Questions: Objective type MCQ
  2. Syllabus: The test will cover basics only in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. 

For Computer & Systems Sciences

The question paper will be divided into three parts. Part A will be common to both the streams, i.e, Computer Science and Systems Science. Part B will be oriented for the Computer Sciences, whereas, Part C will be oriented for the System Sciences.

  1. Duration of the Exam: 3 hours
  2. Type of Questions: MCQ
  3. Negative Marking: There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for every incorect answer.

TIFR GS Application Form 2018

Interested candidates can apply online. The online registration link has been activated on this webpage. Candidates need to register first on the official website of TIFR GS at univ.tifr.res.in. After the successful registration, a login username will be provided to the candidates on the registered email id and phone number. Applicants may take a print of the application after successful registration or save the same as a pdf file. Applicants can make payment for the online application by either through Demand Draft or Online Payment. Candidates who wish to make payment by DD may send the DD by writing their reference code, name and telephone number behind it.

Eligibility Criteria

Mathematics

  • For Ph.D. : M.A./M.Sc./M.Tech.
  • For I-Ph.D.: B.A./B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech. (Students already having/completing an M.Sc. degree are not eligible).

Physics

  • For Ph.D.: M.Sc./M.S. in Physics, or equivalent, on completion of programmes(s) of duration not less than 5 years in total.
  • For I-Ph.D.:
    • M.E./M.Tech./B.Sc./B.S./B.E./ B.Tech./B.Chem. in Physics, Engineering Physics, or equivalent degree, on completion of programme(s) of duration not less than 3 years in total.
    • Any other degree in Science / Engineering / Medicine, or equivalent, on completion of programme(s) of duration not less than 3 years in total.
    • In addition,
      I-Ph.D. candidates with not less than four or more years of university education who clear the written test may be considered by TCIS for their Ph.D. program.

Chemistry

  • For Ph.D.: M.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./M.Pharm.
  • For Ph.D.: B.Sc./B.Pharm.
  • Candidates with B.E./B.Tech degrees can optionally get an M.Sc. degree by fulfilling necessary requirements.

Biology

  • For Ph.D.: Masters in Basic Science or Bachelors in Applied Science.  These include, M.Sc.(Ag.), B.Tech., B.E., B.V.Sc., B.Pharma. (4 years course), MBBS, BDS, M.Pharma. Candidates will be short-listed for interview based on written test marks, CV and Scientific Writeup.
  • For I-Ph.D./M.Sc.: Bachelors in any Basic Science.
  • For Ph.D. Program in TCIS: M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry or Biology.

Computer & System Sciences (including Communications and Applied Probability)

  • For Ph.D. : B.E./B.Tech./M.E./M.Tech./M.C.A./M.Sc. degree holders in Computer Science / Information Technology / Electronics & Communications Engineering / Electrical Engineering.  Exceptionally well qualified students with B.E./B.Tech./M.E./ M.Tech./M.Sc./B.Sc. or equivalent degrees in other disciplines may also be considered. Exceptionally well qualified students with B. Sc. degree in computer science and related subjects may be considered for I-Phd.

Candidates not holding a Master’s degree and admitted to a Ph.D./Int. Ph.D. program can receive an M.Sc. degree in some subjects by fulfilling prescribed requirements

TIFR GS Examination Centres

The examination centers are as follows:

City Examination centre
Ahmedabad St Xavier’s College
Bangalore University of Agricultural Sciences
Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh Panjab University
Chennai Indian Institute of Technology
Cochin Cochin Univ. of Science & Technology
Delhi S.G.T.B. Khalsa College (Delhi University) / Kendriya Vidyalaya (Pragati Vihar) / Kendriya Vidyalaya (JNU Old Campus) / Kendriya Vidyalaya (R.K. Puram)
Guwahati Indian Institute of Technology
Haldwani Motiram Baburam Govt. P.G. College
Hyderabad Hyderabad University
Indore Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya
Jaipur India International School
Jammu Jammu University
Kanpur Indian Institute of Technology
Kolkata Basanti Devi College / Kendriya Vidyalay (Salt Lake) / Kendriya Vidyalaya (Fort William)
Madurai The Madura College
Mangalore University College, Hampanakatta
Mumbai Kendriya Vidayalaya No. 1, Colaba
Nagpur Shri Ramdeo Baba Kamla Nehru Eng. Coll.
Patna Dr. D.Y. Patil Pushapalata Patil International School
Pune Loyola High School and Junior College.
Varanasi Banaras Hindu University
Visakhapatnam GITAM Institute of Science

TIFR GS Question Papers

GS Question paper 2017

Physics-Y |  Mathematics | Physics-X | Physics-Y | Chemistry-X | Chemistry-Y | Biology | Computer & Systems Sciences

GS Question paper 2016

Mathematics | Physics-X | Physics-Y | Chemistry-X | Chemistry-Y | Biology | M.Sc Wildlife Biology & Conservation | Computer & Systems Sciences

GS Question paper 2015

Mathematics | Physics-X | Physics-Y | Chemistry-X | Chemistry-Y | Biology | Computer & Systems Sciences

GS Question paper 2014

Mathematics | Physics-X | Physics-Y | Chemistry-X | Chemistry-Y | Biology | M.Sc Wildlife Biology & Conservation | Computer & Systems Sciences

GS Question paper 2013

Mathematics | Physics-X | Physics-Y | Chemistry-X | Chemistry-Y | Biology | Computer & Systems Sciences

GS Question paper 2012

Mathematics | Physics-X | Physics-Y | Chemistry-X | Chemistry-Y | Biology | M.Sc Wildlife Biology & Conservation | Computer & Systems Sciences

GS Question paper 2011

Mathematics | Physics | Chemistry | Biology | Computer & Systems Sciences

GS Question paper 2010

Mathematics | Physics | Chemistry | Biology | Biology (M.Sc Wildlife & Conservation) | Computer & Systems Sciences

TIFR GS Admission Procedure 2018

The admissions procedure (in all subjects, except Science Education) consists of a written test at one of the several nationwide centres, followed by interviews of the shortlisted candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews to be held during end-February to early-April, 2018.

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