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ICMR JRF 2018 Application Junior Research Fellowship Dates


Want to get admission in Ph.D/ Research Programme through Junior Research Fellowship Exam? Then, get entire information about ICMR JRF from here. Indian Council of Medical Research in collaboration with PGIMER, Chandigarh is all set to conduct ICMR JRF 2018 Exam In May 2018. Candidates, who’ve met the ICMR JRF Eligibility criterion, can apply by filling and submitting ICMR JRF 2018 Application Form before the deadline.

Highlights Of This Page:

  • Eligibility Norms
  • Application Fee
  • Selection Process
  • Exam Centres
  • Exam Pattern
  • Subjects covered under Section B & C
  • Steps to fill ICMR JRF Application
  • Important Dates
  • Official Link

Indian Council of Medical Research conducts ICMR JRF Exam for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Life science/Social science stream. Candidates, who want to grab the advantage of this fellowship, they need to follow below listed guidelines to ICMR JRF Application Form. Rest information about ICMR JRF Application Form is provided below on this page of


ICMR JRF Exam Eligibility Criteria:

Required Qualification
  • Applying contenders should have M.Sc. /M.A. or equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks (for General/OBC) and 50% marks (for the SC/ST & physically handicapped).
  • Candidates who are appearing / have to be appeared in the final year of M.Sc. /M.A. or Equivalent Examination can also apply for the test as RA (Result Awaited).
ICMR JRF Age LimitMaximum age of applying contenders should be 28 years

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Relaxation In Age

  • SC/ST, physically handicapped (PH) and female candidates: 05 Years
  • OBC category: 03 Years

ICMR Junior Research Fellowship Details:

There is total of 150 Fellowships and the description of this fellowship scheme as shown below in tabular format:

Fellowship DetailsSubjects
120 FellowshipsSciences with emphasis on Life Sciences (like microbiology, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, human biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, immunology, pharmacology, zoology, botany, environmental sciences and veterinary sciences etc
30 FellowshipsSocial Sciences like psychology, sociology, home science, statistics anthropology, social work and health economics

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ICMR JRF Application Fee:

Following fee will be deposited in the branches of State Bank of India by filling the Challan form in the name of Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh (Examination) in the “Power Jyoti” PUL Current Account No.32211616762. Take a look…

  • General (Open Category): Rs. 1000/-
  • Reserved category: Rs. 800/-

Selection ProcessFor ICMR JRF 2018:

  • Assortment of aspirants will be done through their qualifying marks in ICMR JRF Entrance Examination
  • Each question carries one mark and Negative Marking @ 0.25 will be made for each of the wrong answer.

ICMR JRF Exam Pattern:

Section Subjects Involved
Section AScientific phenomenon in everyday life
General knowledge in sciences
Common Statistics.
Section B & CLife Sciences and Social Science

Highlights Of ICMR JRF 2018 Exam Pattern:

  • The test will consist of one paper of 2 hours duration and paper will consist of 2 Sections.
  • Aptitude Section will have 50 questions and all these questions would be required with each question carrying 1 mark.
  • Appliers 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.

Subjects covered under Section B & C:

Subjects NameTopics To Be Covered
Life Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetics
  • Human biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biophysics
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology
  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • Environmental sciences
  • Veterinary Science
Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Social work
  • Home sciences
  • Statistics
  • Health Economics

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ICMR JRF Exam Centers:

  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Sri Nagar
  • Varanasi

How to Fill ICMR JRF Online Application Form?

  • Applicants have to visit either PGIMER, Chandigarh website i.e. or ICMR New Delhi website i.e.
  • From the advertisements section, select link of “ICMR JRF Entrance Examination” and download ICMR JRF 2018 Notification.
  • A new screen will appear along with many links regarding the ICMR JRF 2018 examination
  • Collect all the details regarding the examination by hitting and viewing the documents that are available on the website
  • Select “APPLICATION FOR ICMR-JRF EXAM” and fill all the required details and hit on the submission tab.
  • After that use the log in ID And Password and log on to the application form window
  • Again, Fill the whole application form and upload all required scanned documents.
  • Thereafter, take a preview of filled ICMR Junior Research Fellowship Application Form and submitted with-in given time period.
  • At last, don’t forget to take a printout of filled up application form and keep it safe for further use.

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ICMR JRF 2018 Important Dates:

EventsICMR JRF Fellowship Dates (Tentative)
Starting Date To Fill Online FormSecond Week Of April 2018
Last Date For Filling Of Online ApplicationSecond Week Of May 2018
Late Date Of Fee Deposit In BankThird Week Of May 2018
ICMR JRF Exam DateSecond  Week Of July 2018

Important Note:

Applicants may go through Official Link to know more about ICMR JRF 2018 Application Form. Stay tuned with us for getting updated information about ICMR JRF Prospectus, ICMR JRF Admit Card and Results etc.

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