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ICMR-JRF : Exam Pattern, Eligibility, Age limit, Fellowship, Syllabus

Number of tests Once in a year
Validity period The validity of result will be two years for placement in ICMR funded projects.
Fellowship duration Five years
Fellowship amount

Rs 37,000/ per month for JRF

SRF : Rs. 42,000/- p.m for the 3rd and subsequent years

Annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- per year

Mode of examination Computer based Test
Number of seats 120
Time duration 2 hours
Maximum marks 125
Nature of questions MCQs
Number of questions 150

Aptitude 50 (Answer all 50 questions)

Life Sciences 100 (Answer any 75 questions)

Negative marking

25% for each wrong answer


M.Sc. or equivalent degree or RA (Result Awaited) in Life Sciences

For General/EWS/OBC candidates with minimum of 55% marks

For the SC/ST and PwBD candidates with minimum of 50% marks

Age limit

Relaxation up to five years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST, PwBD and female candidates

Relaxation up to three years in the case of OBC category

Syllabus As per PG level by University Grants Commission(UGC), New Delhi