PGIMER releases admit card for ICMR JRF 2021 exam
Chandigarh: The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has released the admit card for the ICMR-JRF exam which is scheduled to be held on 12.09.2021.
Students can download the admit card by clicking on the below mentioned link:
Method of Selection
Summary of ICMR-JRF entrance exam pattern
(Please see the text for details and explanations)
Mode of Examination
Computer Based Test (CBT)/Online
Duration of Examination
02 hours (two hours) i.e. 120 minutes
Date of Examination
Sunday, 12 th September, 2021
Number of Shifts
01 (One), Afternoon shift- 3 pm
Location of Examination Centres
Tentatively 21 cities in India
Language of Paper
Type of Examination
Number of Questions
Please see the concerned sections for details.
1. Scheme of exam
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 phenomenon 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 section 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 of the wrong answer. The questions in both the 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 & OBC and 50% for SC/ST 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).
2. Result/ Answer Key:
The answer keys for the ICMR-JRF examination will be uploaded on ICMR New Delhi website after 3 days of the exam. The answer key will contain the right answers of the questions. The candidates can cross check their answers with the answer keys and calculate their probable score well before the declaration of the final result. If the candidate finds any discrepancies/doubts regarding the answers in the examination, then he/she can communicate the same to the Sr. Administrative Officer (Academic) through e-mail: email@example.com within 48 hours after uploading the answer keys. Fee of Rs. 500/- per question is payable, if the objection/doubt is found valid/justified then the fee (Rs.500/-per valid objection/question) will be refunded. If objection/doubt found invalid the fee will be forfeited. Revised key after considering the representation will be announced on the ICMR website in the due course of time. ICMR's decision on the representation/observation shall be final and the result will be declared on the basis of final answer keys.
III. Important instructions
1. Instructions for filling the online application form
a) Candidate should fill in the Online Application with utmost care and follow the instructions and help manual as given in the USER MANUAL of the Prospectus, step by step. Candidate should fill in the Online Application form correctly. Incorrect filled form may lead to rejection.
b) A candidate seeking admission to the Entrance Exam is required to submit his/her application in the prescribed format available online with the Prospectus on website http//icmr.nic.in
c) The cost of Application Form includes the fee for entrance exam which is non-refundable and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained. The candidate is required to go through the prospectus carefully and acquaint himself/herself with all requirements with regard to filling of the online application form.
d) Online Registration:
(i) After selecting the online registration, fill the mandatory details asked for and deposit the prescribed fee through debit/credit card/Net Banking (payment through UPI should be avoided). After submitting fees filled required information step by step. Follow the instructions carefully.
(ii) It will be the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that correct details are filled in the registration process. The Institute will not be responsible for any incorrect information/cancellation of candidature/loss or lack of communication etc. due to wrong filled online Application form.
(iii) No candidate should register more than one application.
(iv) All applicants are required to ensure that Photo/Signature is uploaded according to the instructions provided in the Prospectus. Failure to do so may result in rejection of applications.
(v) Duplicate applications from any applicant will result in cancellation of all such applications. No intimation regarding such summary rejections will be provided.
e) Status of online registration
i) Acknowledgement of successful Online registration will be forwarded to applicant's registered Email ID. The registration/application form will remain Under Review regarding uploaded images and eligibility support documents.
ii) Admit Card for accepted registration/application forms will only be uploaded on the website. If the status of registration/application form or admit card is not available on website, he/she should immediately write an email to the Registrar, PGIMER on Email: firstname.lastname@example.org along with full particulars of the Registration Form.
f) Documents to be attached with registration slip
The candidates must upload their scanned copies of certificates/documents in support of their educational qualifications, marks, date of birth, category etc. If a candidate fails to upload scanned copies of the requisite documents as above, his/her candidature will be cancelled and he/she will not be allowed to participate in subsequent stages of selection/admission process.
2. Other important instructions
a) Keep a few identical photographs in reserve for use at the time of Entrance Examination/Admission.
b) Any deviation or discrepancy between actual appearance at the time of examination and facial appearance in the photograph pasted on the application/admit card will make the candidate liable for rejection.
c) Please take TWO printouts of the Online Application Form by logging in with your login ID and password. Affix the same passport size photograph (which was uploaded with the online form) on it and keep it safe with you. The candidate should ensure to take print out of application form after completing all details. DO NOT SEND IT TO US. This application printout with photograph affixed on it will have to be submitted to ICMR, New Delhi after declaration of final result.
d) To download your Admit Card, you will visit PGIMER website: www.pgimer.edu.in or ICMR website: www.icmr.nic.in and click the same link 'ICMR-JRF Exam–2021' which will take you to the same portal where you had filled your online application form. Click on 'Login' button to login with your login ID and password. Click on 'PRINT ADMIT CARD' to download and print your Admit Card. (Please note that Admit Card(s) will NOT be sent by Post). Intimation about when to download the Admit Card will be sent to you on your registered mobile number/e.mail. Roll Numbers/Admit Cards for appearing in the entrance examination will available for download to eligible candidates approximately 15 days before the date of entrance exam.
e) No TA will be paid to the candidates by ICMR for attending the exam or joining their place of work.
f) Candidates should note that their candidature is provisional. No candidate will be admitted to the test unless he/she holds the admission certificate to the test. The mere fact that an Acknowledgment Card/Admission Certificate has been issued to a candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally accepted by the ICMR. Candidates may note that the verification of eligibility conditions of a candidate with reference to the documents as may be called for, will be taken up only after the candidate has qualified the exam.
g) A candidate is advised to fill up the Centre/Stream for examination properly. No change of Centre/Stream will be entertained.
h) In all matters such as the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the Test or his/her subsequent qualifying in the Test the decision of the ICMR shall be final.
i) A candidate found canvassing and/or guilty of indiscipline in the Examination Hall or of using unfair means of any nature or of noting Questions shall be liable to be disqualified from this exam and future exams.
j) The award of JRF by the ICMR after successfully passing the examination will be subject to verification of documents i.e. proof of age, and qualifying mark sheet/degree in M.Sc./M.A. (Final) or equivalent exam, with requisite percentage of marks and also SC/ST/OBC/PwBD/EWS certificates, if the candidate belongs to any of the these categories.
k) The exam will be conducted online mode i.e. Computer Based Test (CBT). Only visually handicapped candidates will be provided the help of a graduate level scribe in Science to Mark/Tick the answer for them. They will also be given 40 minutes extra (20 minutes per hour).
l) All disputes pertaining to the conduct of the Examination shall fall within the jurisdiction of National Capital Territory of Delhi only.
NB: The candidates must see the Admit Card/Roll No. for detailed instructions to be followed during entrance examination.
Disclaimer:- PGIMER, Chandigarh/ICMR, New Delhi will not take any responsibility for any wrong/incorrect information filled in all the required fields in the application form, which may lead to disqualification of application.
IV. Candidates seeking fee concession
(a) A SC/ST candidate should submit a copy of the caste certificate about being SC/ST issued by the prescribed authority of Govt. of India (GoI), in English or Hindi. In case the caste/category certificate is in regional language the candidate should enclose an English/Hindi translation of the same duly notarised by a notary with the request for application form. For allowing concessions in this regard, ICMR follows only Central Govt. list and not State Govt. list. The SC/ST candidates should ensure from the Competent Authority issuing the caste certificate that their communities are enlisted in the common list of the Govt of India.
(b) A PwBD candidate should submit along with his/her application a copy of certificate about being handicapped obtained from a Government Hospital/Medical Board with the application form.
(c) An applicant claiming fee concession (and received by the ICMR within the closing date) but without an attested copy of a valid SC/ST/PH/VH certificate, will be summarily rejected.
Application fee paid for a particular examination will neither be adjusted for any subsequent examination nor refundable under any circumstances.
V. Duration and emoluments of ICMR JRF
Candidates qualifying for the award of JRF will receive fellowship from ICMR.
(i)The value of the fellowship is Rs. 31,000/- (Rupees Thirty One thousand only) per month.
(ii) The duration of fellowship will initially be limited until two years carrying a monthly stipend of Rs. 31,000/- 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 stipend of a fellow may be increased to Rs. 35,000/- p.m. from 3 rd year onwards on the basis of assessment of 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 depending on the decision of the Committee. The duration as SRF may be for a maximum duration of 03 years or until submission of Ph.D. thesis (whichever is earlier). Thus, the total tenure as JRF plus SRF shall not exceed 5 (five) years.
(iii) For further information, please see ICMR-JRF FAQs on ICMR website or contact the Division of HRD, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan, Ansari Nagar, Post Box 4911, New Delhi-110029.
To view the full prospectus, click on the following link: