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02 April 2014

ICMR JRF 2014 Notification

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ICMR JRF Entrance Examination 2014

Organising Institute: 

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research

Last Date for receipt of application 30.04.2014
Late Date for receipt of application for Remote Areas 5.05.2014
Date of Entrance Examination 13.07.2014 (Tentative)

Introduction to ICMR JRF 2014

ICMR 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 twelve centres viz. Bhopal, Bhubneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai Guwahati, Hyderabad, Sri Nagar, Bangaluru and Varanasi once a year on 2nd 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.

ICMR in collaboration with PGIMER, Chandigarh will hold a National level examination on Sunday, July 13th 2014 for determining the eligibility of Indian National candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) through Indian Council of Medical Research. 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.

(I) A total of 150 Fellowships would be awarded. (120 fellowships would be awarded 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, zoology, botany, environmental sciences and veterinary sciences etc). 30 (Thirty) fellowships would be awarded for work with emphasis on Social Sciences like psychology, sociology, home science, statistics anthropology, social work and health economics.

(I-i) Two separate merit lists, one comprising the candidates qualifying for life sciences and the second for those candidates qualifying for social sciences, will be made on the basis of their performance in the above test.

(I-ii) The candidates selected for the JRF programme of ICMR would be permitted to enroll themselves for the Ph.D. programme of any University recognised by the UGC/MCI. The validity of fellowship awarded to a candidate will be six months.

(II) Another 100 candidates would be selected for consideration for positions of JRF under various research schemes of ICMR (subject to fulfilling the conditions for appointment under the schemes) for the duration of that scheme. These JRFs would also be permitted to complete Ph.D. while working in the scheme, if enrolled. The validity of result will be two years for placement in ICMR funded projects.

(III) SC/ST/OBC/Physically Handicapped (PH) applicants will be given such special consideration as per policy guidelines.

(IV)The successful candidates would be notified by post, Internet in the first week of September, 2014. The list would also be available on the ICMR website.

Procedure for applying for ICMR JRF 2014

Before applying, candidates are advised to go through the admission notice published in the advertisement in various Newspapers and the instructions given therein carefully. Fill in the application form according to the instructions given in this prospectus and the admission notice. Incomplete applications will not be considered and no correspondence will be entertained.

Application for JRF fellowship is required to be submitted on the prescribed form enclosed with this prospectus.

a) The application, complete in all respects accompanied with all the relevant documents should reach the Registrar, PGIMER, Sector 12, Chandigarh-160012 on or before the closing date. The applications received after the closing date is not considered and no correspondence will be entertained.

b) Applications on forms other than prescribed for the purpose will not entertain.

Educational Qualification for ICMR JRF 2014:

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 (2014-2015) 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 2014 otherwise candidature will automatically be forfeited.

Age Limit

The age limit for admission to the eligibility test is 28 years as on 30-09-2014 (upper age limit relaxable up to 5 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST, physically handicapped (PH) and female candidates, 3 years in the case of OBC category.


• As prescribed by UGC.
• A dummy sample question paper for ICMR JRFs Examination is available on PGIMER/ICMR website

Requirement for ICMR JRF 2014

Method of selection

Scheme of Test The test will consist of one paper of 2 hours duration. The paper will consist of 2 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 Science. 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. 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 and 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. Subjects covered under Social Sciences include psychology, sociology, anthropology, social work, home sciences, statistics and Health economics.

The candidate is required to download the Application Form/Challan Form from the PGIMER Website http://pgimer.edu.in and ICMR New Delhi website http://icmr.nic.in only. After filling the application form the candidate is required to send it by Speed Post/Registered Posts to Registrar, PGI, Chandigarh on or before 30.4.2014. After depositing the fee with the branch of State Bank of India, the candidate shall send PGI’s copy of the Challan Form along with the application form and retain candidate’s copy of Challan with him/her for future use. The third copy of the challan form will be retained by the State Bank of India. The Challan form is required to be filled up in the name of Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh in the ‘Power Jyoti’ Account No. 32211616762. In that case the INB reference No. will have to be mentioned instead of Challan No. in the application form. The candidate is required to send two window envelopes (without self-address) affixing Rs. 10/- postal stamp on them directly to Registrar, PGI, Chandigarh before 30.4.2014.


The candidates can go to any branch of State Bank of India with the fee payment challan duly filled in and pay the prescribed application fee in the “Power Jyoti” PUL current account of ICMR. The Account No. of ICMR for admission is 32211616762. The candidates after having deposited the fee in the bank must ensure that they have Triplicate Fee Payment Challan with Challan No. given by the bank on it. The candidate should keep one copy of this Challan Form with them for future use. The amount of fee to be paid is as under :-

General & OBC : Rs. 500/-
SC/ST/OPH : Rs. 300/-

No other form of payment of application fees like Demand Draft, Banker Cheque, Money Order, Postal Order etc. will be accepted under any circumstances. The fee once paid will not be refunded.

For Candidates seeking Fee concession


(a) A SC/ST/OBC candidate should submit a copy of the caste certificate about being SC/ST/OBC (attested by a Gazetted Officer) issued by the prescribed authority of Govt. of India, in English or Hindi. In case the caste/category certificate is in regional language the candidate should enclose an English/Hindi translation of the same duly notarised by a notary with the request for application form. For allowing concessions in this regard ICMR follows only Central Govt. lists and Not State Govt. list. The SC/ST/OBC candidates should ensure from the competent authority issuing the caste certificate that their communities are enlisted in the common list of the Govt. of India.

(b) A physically handicapped (PH) person should submit along with his/her application a copy of certificate about being handicapped obtained from a government hospital/Medical Board duly attested with Rubber stamp/seal by the Gazetted Officer with the request for application form.

(c) An applicant claiming fee concession (and received by the ICMR within the closing date) but without an attested copy of a valid SC/ST/OBC/PH certificate, will be summarily rejected.

Application fee paid for a particular examination will neither be adjusted for any subsequent examination nor refundable under any circumstances.

The application form duly completed along with requisite enclosures, must reach the Registrar, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh-160012 by registered / speed post on or before 30.4.2014. For candidates from Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Ladakh Division of J & K State, Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep, the application must reach on or before 15.5.2014. The envelope containing the application (with enclosures) should be super scribed as under:


The candidates are advised in their own interest to apply early enough to ensure timely receipt of their applications.


Information Brochure
Applicaton Form
Challan Form
About JRF Scheme


Anonymous said...

Can you please upload the challan form for the same? Its not downloading from any of the above sites

Anonymous said...

Challan form is not downloading from the sites. From where we can download this?????

Anonymous said...

there are 6 pages in the form. i am not ra category. which of the pages do i need to send?

Anchal Nigam said...

what is the advertisemnt number

Anonymous said...

challan is getting genereted for 1000 rs

Nawed Anjum said...

time for downloading challan is over !

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