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ICMR JRF Entrance exam 2020, Exam Date, Application, Exam Pattern, Fee

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ICMR JRF Exam 2020 - 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 candidates on Sunday, July 12, 2020. Application in online mode can be submitted from April 27 to May 27, 2020.

Read on for details on ICMR JRF Exam 2020 eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern and more.


ICMR JRF Exam 2020 Important Dates

Start date for filling of online application form

27th April 020

Last date for filling of online application form

27th May 2020

Date of Entrance Examination

12th July 2020


Eligibility Criteria for ICMR JRF Exam 2020

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 the 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).

Fellowship Details

  1. A total of 150 Fellowships would be awarded.
  1. 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
  1. Thirty (30) fellowships for the work with an emphasis on Social Sciences like psychology, sociology, home science, statistics anthropology, social work, public health/health economics (agriculture economics will not be considered).


ICMR JRF Exam 2020 Application Process

Candidates are required to apply online through PGIMER, Chandigarh website or ICMR New Delhi Website

Candidates may visit the websites w.e.f. 27th April 2020. The last date for filing an online application is 27th May 2020.

Only online application will be accepted, no other mode of submission of application will be accepted.


ICMR JRF Exam 2020 Application Fee

For General, EWS and OBC candidates

Rs.1500/- + Transaction charges as applicable

For SC, ST candidates

Rs.1200/- + Transaction charges as applicable

For PWD applicants


Mode of Payment

Online through Net banking/Credit card/Debit card


ICMR JRF 2020 Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam

Online mode

Language of exam

English language

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type

Test Duration

2 hours

Number of questions

150 Question

Number of sections

Exam paper consists of 3 sections

Marking scheme

One mark is awarded for the correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for an incorrect answer.

Examination Centre






Delhi (NCR)





Srinagar (J&K)



ICMR JRF Exam 2020 Admit Card

To download Admit Card, a candidate can visit PGIMER/ICMR website or and click the same link ‘ICMR-JRF Exam 2020’ which will take you to the same portal where you had filled your online application form.

Click on the Login button, to login with your login id and password

Click on ‘PRINT ADMIT CARD’ to download and print your Admit Card. Intimation about when to download the Admit Card will be sent through email.

Roll Numbers/Admit Cards for appearing in the entrance examination before the date of the concerned entrance exam.


To view the official notification, click here  


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website