MODE OF EXAMINATION: COMPUTER BASED TEST (CBT)
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi in collaboration with Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh will hold a National level online examination for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), for Indian National candidates at Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi (NCR), Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Srinagar (J&K) and Varanasi on Sunday, July 12, 2020.
A total of 150 Fellowships would be awarded. 120 fellowships 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 (excluding Agriculture extension/ Soil Sciences, etc.) and thirty (30) fellowships for the work with emphasis on Social Sciences like psychology, sociology, home science, statistics anthropology, social work, public health/health economics (agriculture economics will not be considered). Reservation of seats for SC, ST, OBC, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) category will be as per Govt. of India rules.
Information bulletin/brochure, online application form and other details will be available at both, PGIMER, Chandigarh website http://pgimer.edu.in and ICMR, New Delhi website: https://icmr.nic.in/. Candidates may visit the websites w.e.f. 27.04.2020. The last date for filling of online application is 27.05.2020. Only online application will be accepted, no other mode of submission of application will be accepted.
Fee: Rs.1500/- (General/EWS/OBC) + Transaction charges as applicable.
Rs. 1200/- (SC/ST) + Transaction charges as applicable.
PwBD exempted from payment of fee
Educational Qualification: MSc/MA or equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks for General/EWS/OBC candidates and 50% for the SC/ST and PwBD candidates in the subjects mentioned above. Candidates appearing in the final year examination in 2019-2020 session can also apply.
Age Limit: The upper age limit for admission to the eligibility test is 28 years as on 30-09-2020 (relaxable upto five years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST, PwBD and female candidates and three years in the case of OBC).
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