ICMR JRF 2022 Registration - ICMR JRF Application Form 2022

ICMR JRF 2022 Registration – ICMR JRF Application Form 2022

ICMR JRF 2022 Registration – ICMR JRF Application Form 2022. ICMR-JRF Entrance Examination 2022. ICMR JRF Application Forms 2022. ICMR JRF 2022 Registrations Open. ICMR JRF 2022 Website. ICMR JRF 2022 Syllabus.

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Mode of Examination Computer Based Test (CBT)/Online
Duration of Examination 02 hours (two hours) i.e. 120 minutes
Date of Examination Friday, 23rd September 2022
Number of Shifts 01 (One), Afternoon shift- 2.00 P.M. to 04.00 P.M
Location of Examination Centres Tentatively 20 cities in India
Language of Paper English
Type of Examination Objective Type
Number of Questions Please see the concerned sections for details
Marking Scheme Please see the concerned sections for details


The ICMR will hold a National level examination on Friday, September 23, 2022 for determining the eligibility of Indian National candidates for the award of JRF through ICMR. The award of JRF to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their finding placement in a medical college/hospital/university/national laboratory/institution of higher learning and research as applicable. Fellowship will be initiated from the date of Ph.D. enrolment (generally within one year from the date of issue of JRF award letter) and it will be treated as date of joining, total duration being five years or submission of Ph.D. thesis

(whichever, is earlier)

  1. A total of 150 Fellowships would be awarded. (maximum of 120 fellowships would be awarded for work in the field of biomedical sciences 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 a maximum of thirty (30) fellowships would be awarded for work an emphasis on Social Sciences like psychology, sociology, home sciences, statistics, anthropology, social work and public health/health economics (Agriculture Economics will not be considered).
    (I-i) Two separate merit lists, one comprising the candidates qualifying for Life Sciences and the second for those candidates qualifying for Social Sciences, will be made on the basis of their performance in the above exam.
    (I-ii) The candidates selected for the JRF programme of ICMR would be permitted to enrol themselves for the Ph.D. programme in subjects of biomedical/health research of any University/Medical college recognized by the UGC/MCI.
  2. Another 100 candidates list may/may not be declared for consideration for positions of JRF under various research projects funded by ICMR (subject to fulfilling the conditions for appointment under the schemes) for the duration of that scheme as per the decision by the Competent Authority of ICMR. These 100 additional JRFs if declared would also be permitted to complete Ph.D. while working in the scheme if enrolled for Ph.D. The validity of this result (if, declared) will be given for two years to find a placement ONLY in ICMR-funded projects, subjected to vacancy.
  3. SC/ST/OBC/PwBD (Persons with Benchmark Disabilities) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) applicants in the General category will be given special consideration/reservation as per Govt. policy guidelines.
  4. The final result list would be available on ICMR website: http//icmr.nic.in.

Procedure for applying

Before filling out online applications, candidates are advised to go through the guidelines
given at the website http//pgimer.edu.in or icmr.nic.in. Incomplete applications will not be considered and no correspondence will be entertained.

Educational Qualification:

M.Sc. /M.A. or equivalent degree (subject areas mentioned in Section 5.1, pg. no. 7)
with minimum 55% marks for General/EWS candidates and 50% for the SC/ST/OBC and
PwBD candidates.

A candidate who is appearing/has appeared in the final year (IV/VI Semester whichever
is applicable, and final year where the Semester system is not there) of M.Sc./M.A. or equivalent examination during the session (2021-22) can also apply for the exam as RA (Result Awaited). Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (given in annexure-I duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute over his/her signature and rubber stamp (with address and name) where he/she is appearing in the final year examination. However, such candidates shall be admitted to the Exam provisionally and shall be considered eligible for JRF only after they submit proof of having passed the Master’s Degree examination with the requisite percentage. The M.Sc./M.A. or equivalent degree mark sheet must be submitted to ICMR, latest by 31st December 2022 otherwise candidature selection will automatically be forfeited.

Age Limit

The age limit for admission to the eligibility test is 28 years as on 30-09-2022 (upper
age limit relaxable up to five years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST, PwBD and
female candidates, three years in the case of the OBC category.


  • As prescribed by UGC.
  • A sample question paper for ICMR JRF Examination is available on the ICMR website.


The Exam will consist of one paper of two hours duration. The paper will consist of two Sections. The Aptitude Section (Section A) will have 50 questions on (i) scientific phenomena in everyday life; (ii) general knowledge in Sciences; and (iii) common statistics. All these questions would be compulsory with each question carrying 1 mark. The subject Specific Section (Section B & C) would pertain to (B) Life Sciences and (C) Social Sciences. Each area of sections B & C would have 100 questions and the candidate will attempt any 75 questions in the predesigned area of Section B or C. In the online Computer-based exam, the system will not allow the candidate to attempt more than 75 questions. Candidates are required to indicate the option for Section B or C in the application form too.

Each question carries one mark. Negative marking @ 0.25 will be made for each wrong answer. The questions in both Sections would appear in English only. The qualifying marks will be 55% obtained in both the Sections (A+B or C) for General Category & EWS and 50% for SC/ST/OBC and PwBD. The exam will be held in the following streams: (1) Aptitude test (common for all) (2) Life Sciences (3) Social Sciences.

Subjects covered under Life Sciences include microbiology, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, human biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, immunology, pharmacology, nursing, zoology, botany, environmental Sciences and veterinary Sciences (excluding Agriculture extension/ Soil Sciences etc.)

Subjects covered under Social Sciences include psychology, sociology, anthropology, social work, home Sciences, statistics and Public health/Health economics (excluding others).

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Candidates qualifying for the award of JRF will receive a fellowship from ICMR.

  1. The value of the fellowship is Rs. 31,000/- (Rupees Thirty One thousand only) per month.
  2. The duration of JRF will initially be limited until two years carrying a monthly stipend of Rs. 31,000/- plus House Rent Allowance (HRA) as applicable per Govt. rules and an
    annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- per annum. The progress of research work
    would be evaluated annually through annual progress reports (APR). On completion of two years as a JRF, the monthly stipend of a fellow may be increased to Rs. 35,000/- plus HRA from 3rd year onwards on the basis of assessment of the candidate’s research progress/achievements and upgradation report recommendation as submitted by the Institute’s Assessment Committee. Upon such a recommendation, the fellow will be called as a Senior Research Fellow (SRF). In the event of the Committee not recommending upgradation, the fellow will continue as JRF with a stipend of Rs. 31,000/- per month for the 3rd year or his/her fellowship may be terminated by the ICMR. The duration of SRF may be a maximum duration of three (03) years. Thus, the total tenure as JRF plus SRF shall not exceed 05 (five) years or until the submission of Ph.D. thesis (whichever is earlier).
  3. For further information, please see ICMR-JRF FAQs on the ICMR website or contact the Division of IH&HRD, ICMR Headquarters, V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan, Ansari Nagar, Post Box 4911, New Delhi-110029. 


  • Fee for General/EWS/OBC : Rs. 1500/- +Transaction charges as applicable.
  • Fee for SC/ST : Rs. 1200/- +Transaction charges as applicable.
  • Fee for PwBD/Transgender : Exempted from payment of fee
  1. Date for filling of online application form : 29.07.2022
  2. Last date for filling of online application : 28.08.2022 29.08.2022
    (Not to be extended in any case)
  3. Date of Entrance Examination : 23.09.2022 (from 02.00 P.M. to 04.00 P.M)

All candidates are directed to deposit the above fee through the online payment gateway available at ICMR-JRF 2022 application portal w.e.f. 26.07.2022 to 25.08.2022. Payment through UPI may be avoided.


All applicants are advised to read the information brochure and instructions carefully before starting online registration and ensure that no column is left blank. In the event of rejection of the application form, no correspondence/request for reconsideration will be entertained. Applicants are also advised to download and take a print of the Application form. They should retain a copy of the Application form till the award of the fellowship.

Please visit http//icmr.nic.in regularly for the latest notification/ announcement as well as any Addendum/Corrigendum/Latest updates etc. regarding the Entrance Exam.

Helpline No (Technical) – 022 – 61306260, Helpdesk Email ID – [email protected], PGI Email id – [email protected], PGI Helpline No (Academic) – 0172-2755561.


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