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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    ICMR Assistant
  • Mode of Conduction
    Computer-based test
  • Exam Duration
    1hour 20 minutes
  • Exam Frequency
    Annually
  • Official Website
    www.icmr.nic.in
  • Total Marks
    80
  • Total No. of Questions
    80
  • Medium of the exam
    English
  • Marking Scheme
    Each question will carry one mark and 0.25 marks will be deducted for wrong answers.
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    November 7, 2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    November 7, 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    December 13, 2022
  • Admit Card Release Date
    December 21, 2022
  • Exam Date
    January 2, 2023
Eligibilty Criteria

The basic eligibility details for the ICMR Assistant recruitment have been mentioned in the table below:

Particulars Details
Age Limit Maximum 30 years
Nationality Must be an Indian Citizen
Domicile Candidates from all over India
Number of Attempts Until the maximum age limit
Important Points
  • The candidates who fall under a certain category will require a certificate for that category.
  • At the time of the interview, all the information provided by the candidate will be checked.
  • Educational certificated will be required during the document verification stage and application stage, to check specific details.
Exam Pattern

The ICMR Assistant exam pattern will be released in the 2022 notification, but one can get an idea of the exam pattern by taking a look at the previous year's pattern.

  • The exam will be of 80 MCQ questions with 80 marks, which needs to be completed in 1hr 20min duration.
  • It will consist of questions from General Intelligence, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Langauge.
  • Each question will carry one mark and 0.25 marks will be deducted for wrong answers.

The table below shows the exam pattern:

Subject Number of Questions Maximum marks Duration
General Intelligence 20 20 80 minutes
General Awareness 20 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
English Language 20 20
Total 20 20 80 minutes
Syllabus
Subject Topics
General Intelligence
  • Analogies
  • Similarities and differences
  • Space visualization
  • Spatial orientation
  • Problem-solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgment
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification
  • Arithmetic number series
  • Non-verbal series
  • Coding and decoding
  • Statement conclusion
  • Syllogistic reasoning
  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic/Number Analogy
  • Figural Analogy
  • Semantic
  • Classification
  • Symbolic/ Number Classification
  • Figural Classification
  • Semantic Series
  • Number Series
  • Figural Series
  • Problem Solving
  • Word Building
  • Coding & decoding
  • Numerical Operations
  • Symbolic Operations
  • Trends
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Drawing inferences
  • Punched hole/ pattern – folding & unfolding
  • Figural Pattern – folding and completion
  • Indexing
  • Address matching
  • Date & city matching
  • Classification of center codes/ roll numbers
  • Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding
  • Decoding and classification
  • Embedded Figures
  • Critical thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social Intelligence
General Awareness
  • Current events and such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect
  • India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History
  • Culture
  • Geograph
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Scientific Research
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Whole numbers
  • Decimals
  • Fractions and relationships between numbers
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Time and distance
  • Time & Work
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Triangle and its various kinds of centers
  • Congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Circle and its chords
  • Tangents
  • Angles subtended by chords of a circle
  • Common tangents to two or more circles
  • Triangle
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Regular Polygons
  • Circle
  • Right Prism
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Sphere
  • Hemispheres
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
  • Trigonometric ratio
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Standard Identities
  • Complementary angles
  • Heights and Distances
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart.
English Language
  • Candidates' ability to comprehend correct English, basic comprehension, and writing skills, among other things, would be assessed.

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