Bioinformatics National Certification (BINC) Examination 2016
Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi & Pondicherry University, Puducherry
Starting of online submission of application : April 13, 2016
Last date for submission of application : May 13, 2016
Examination consists of two parts:
Part - I (Paper - I) : June 12, 2016 (10 AM -12 PM)
Part - II (Paper • II & III) : June 26, 2016 (9 AM • 12 PM & 2 PM • 4 PM)
Objective: Pondicherry University, on behalf of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT),
Government of India, will conduct the Bioinformatics National Certification (BING) examination. The objective of this examination is to identify Bioinformatics professionals
for further studies as well as to help potential employers in recruitment of candidates having exceptionally good Bioinformatics skills.
Eligibility : Bachelor degree in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary, Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering and Technology are eligible to appear for the examination. They need not have any formal training, diploma or certificate in Bioinformatics.
Application and syllabus : The online application can be filled from April 13, 2016 to May 13, 2016.
Syllabus for the examination is available online.
It consists of five sections:
Bioinformatics, Biology, Physical and Chemical Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics and Computer Science & Information Technology.
Examination : The examination fee is Rs. 600/- for general candidates, Rs. 400/- for women/OBC candidates and Rs. 200 for SC/ST candidates, and no fee for physically challenged candidates.
The online Part - I (Paper - I) examination is scheduled on June 12,2016 and Part- II (Paper - II and Paper- III) on June 26, 2016. The Paper- I will be of objective type and candidates scoring a minimum of 40% marks in Paper - I will be called to appear in Part II examination.
Part II examination consists of two papers : The Paper - II will be of short answer type questions of three hours duration while the Paper- III will be a practical examination of two hours duration to test analytical ability and programming skill of candidates.
Research Fellowships for all the successful candidates those who are interested and qualified in pursuing Ph.D. in India will be awarded. In addition, cash prizes will be awarded to the top 10 successful candidates.
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