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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    ICMR Recruitment Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
    Offline
  • Exam Frequency
    Annually
  • Official Website
    https://main.icmr.nic.in/content/junior-research-fellowships-jrf
  • Total Marks
    150
  • Total No. of Questions
    150
  • No. of Sections
    3
  • Medium of the exam
    English
  • Marking Scheme
    +1 for every correct answer There will be a negative marking of 0.25 Per Question for every wrong answer
  • Exam Dates
    July 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

Candidates who are appearing for ICMR JRF 2022 are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying. The eligibility criteria are very important to be fulfilled for this recruitment.

ICMR JRF Age Limit

  • The upper age limit for admission for ICMR JRF is 28 years as of 30-09-2022.
  • The upper age limit can be relaxable for five years i.e 33 years for candidates of SC/ST, PwD, and female candidates.
  • Three years i.e 31 years can be relaxable for the OBC category.

ICMR JRF Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must hold M.Sc. /M.A. or equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks for General/EWS/OBC candidates from a recognized institute.
  • SC/ST/PwD category can be attained 50% for ICMR JRF from a recognized institute.
Exam Pattern

The candidate must follow the important details of the exam pattern before appearing in the ICMR JRF exam. They must also check the ICMR previous year question papers to know more about the exam.

There are 2 sections in the ICMR JRF exam. The sections are mentioned below:

  • The Aptitude Section (Section A) contains 50 questions on

(i) scientific phenomenon in everyday life;

(ii) general knowledge in sciences; and

(iii) common statistics.

  • All these questions are compulsory and each question carries 1 mark.
  • The subject Specific Section (Section B & C) contains two subjects like (B) Life Sciences and (C) Social Science.
  • The candidate can attempt questions from any one of the two areas.
  • Each section of B and C would contain 100 questions and the candidate has to attain 75 questions from any of the sections.
  • Candidates must mention which option between Section B and C they had attempted.
  • The candidate is given 120 minutes to complete the paper.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 Per Question for every wrong answer
  • The language of all the sections (Sections A, B, C) will be English.
  • Section B is for the Life Sciences category and Section C is for the Social Sciences category.
Syllabus

The syllabus for ICMR JRF 2022 includes a wide range of various topics. The topics for the Aptitude Test are common for all. Life Sciences and Social Sciences sections have different topics.

Topics included in the Life Sciences Syllabus are as follows.

  • Microbiology
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology
  • Zoology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Botany
  • Public Health Veterinary Science
  • Bio-informatics

Topics included in the Social Science Syllabus are listed below.

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Home Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Anthropology
  • Social work
  • Health Economic

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