ICMR JRF 2022: Answer Key, Result, Cut Off, Notification, News

ICMR JRF 2022: Answer Key, Result, Cut Off, Notification, News

ByRenuka Miglani  |  Updated on: Sep 28, 2022
ICMR JRF 2022 exam was conducted on September 23, 2022. Check PGIMER ICMR JRF answer key for social and life science, syllabus, pattern, result, fellowship amount, question papers, and more.
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ICMR JRF 2022 answer key was released by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, on the Indian Council of Medical Research's official website @main.icmr.nic.in on September 27, 2022. ICMR JRF exam was conducted on September 23, 2022, to award a fellowship for the postdoctoral courses. The exam was conducted online in various cities all over the country. Candidates can check the ICMR JRF answer key 2022 with the JRF login credentials, i.e., login ID and password, from the link provided. Candidates must bookmark the page for all the latest information on the ICMR JRF 2022.

PGIMER ICMR JRF 2022 application forms were concluded by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on August 29, 2022, and the correction window was available till September 04, 2022. Candidates who fill out the forms must start the preparation for the exam. For that, check the article below and the social science and life science syllabus, detailed exam pattern, ICMR previous year's question paper, preparation tips, books, and more.

Important Dates
ICMR JRF Answer Key 2022:  -Sep 27, 2022

ICMR JRF 2022

PGIMER ICMR JRF 2022 exam is a national-level fellowship examination for determining candidates' eligibility to be awarded the JRF for research work. Aspirants who want to pursue a Ph.D./ Research program under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) must take the exam. The exam was conducted online for the biomedical and social science branches. The exam has two sections consisting of 125 questions with 125 marks. The ICMR JRF 2022 answer key was released on September 27, 2022, on the official website. Candidates can download the ticket from the link provided.

ICMR JRF Answer Key 2022

ICMR JRF exam date 2022 was announced in the notification by the council on the official website. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on Friday, September 23, 2022, for the 150 seats in Biomedical Science and Social Sciences. Check all the details below for the ICMR JRF 2022 application form, fellowship amount, exam pattern, and other details. That helps you in knowing all the details regarding the ICMR JRF exam.

ICMR JRF 2022 Latest Update

  • September 27, 2022: ICMR JRF 2022 answer key released.
  • September 16, 2022: ICMR JRF 2022 admit card was released.
  • September 04, 2022: ICMR JRF Correction Window was over on September 04, 2022.
  • August 30, 2022: ICMR Application was concluded.
  • July 29, 2022: ICMR has activated the ICMR JRF 2022 application form. A direct link to apply online is provided below.
  • July 22, 2022: The ICMR JRF exam date was announced by ICMR. The exam will be conducted on Friday, September 23, 2022 (Friday), in 20 cities across the country.

ICMR JRF 2022 Exam Dates

Candidates preparing for the exam must know the ICMR exam date 2022 for the junior research fellowship exam released by the ICMR. Check all the important dates for the ICMR JRF exam in the table below.

Event Dates (Tentative)
ICMR JRF Notification 2022July 22, 2022
Registration Start DatesJuly 29, 2022
Registration End DatesAugust 29, 2022
ICMR JRF Admit CardSeptember 16, 2022
ICMR JRF 2022 Exam DateSeptember 23, 2022
ICMR JRF Answer KeySeptember 27, 2022
ICMR JRF Result 2022To be notified

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ICMR JRF 2022 Admit Card

ICMR JRF admit card 2022 was released in September 2022. Candidates can download their JRF admit cards from the link below after the official release. Candidates can download the hall ticket after the official release of the document for the September 23, 2022 exam. It is important to note that aspirants will not be allowed to appear for the exam without the ICMR admit card.

ICMR JRF 2022 Syllabus

The ICMR JRF syllabus 2022 of all the sections is discussed here. Candidates can check the topic-wise syllabus in the table below. This will help you in preparing well for the ICMR JRF exam. Candidates must check the ICMR JRF syllabus before preparing their study plans.

Topic

Syllabus

Science Phenomenon

Greenhouse effect, Snow, Rain, Wind, Erosion, Tsunami, Hurricane, Tornado, Earthquakes, Volcano

General Knowledge

Measurements, Synthetic Materials, Nuclear Science

Statistics

Data analysis and interpretation, Probability, Experiments and sampling, Linear regression and correlation, hypothesis tests, and confidence intervals

Life Sciences

Microbiology, Physiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Human Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Immunology, Pharmacology, Nursing, Zoology, Botany, Environmental Sciences, and Veterinary Science (excluding Agriculture Extension/ Soil Science)

Social Sciences

Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, Home Sciences, Statistics, and Public Health/Health Economics (excluding others)

ICMR JRF 2022 Notification PDF

ICMR JRF Notification 2022 with dates and important links was released by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to select candidates for the JRF in PGIMER Chandigarh. The notification is the most important document that contains all the information related to the exam like exam details, exam dates, application forms, exam pattern, selection process, syllabus, seats, fellowship amount, etc. The ICMR JRF Notification is available from the direct link provided below.

ICMR JRF Notification 2022 - Download PDF

What is ICMR JRF?

Indian Council of Medical Research Junior Research Fellowship (ICMR JRF) is conducted to award biomedical and social science fellowships to pursue postdoctoral courses at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh. In collaboration with the PGIMER, the council conducts the entrance examination to award scholarships to top candidates on merit.

ICMR JRF exam is conducted online to award 150 fellowships to eligible candidates. ICMR is the apex authority responsible for formulating, coordinating, and promoting biomedical research under the Department of Health Research, MOH & FM. 

ICMR JRF 2022 Exam Highlights

Check the important details of the ICMR Junior Research Fellowship exam to select candidates for the Ph.D. program. Check the details of the exam below.

Events

Details

Organization

Indian Council of Medical Research.

Institute

PGIMER, Chandigarh

Full Form

Indian Council of Medical Research Junior Research Fellowship

Frequency

Annually

Exam Type

Eligibility Test

Exam Level

National Level

Location

Chandigarh (Union Territory)

Language

English

Courses

Ph.D. and Research programs

Application Mode

Online

Exam Mode

CBT, i.e., Online

Exam Language

English

Questions Types

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Duration of Exam

02 hours

Questions

Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)

ICMR JRF 2022 Seats

The ICMR grants 150 fellowships to the candidates who score well in the exam. The CSIR JRF fellowship is divided into biomedical sciences and social sciences. 120 fellowship is granted in biomedical science, and 30 are awarded in the social science fields. Candidates can check the list of areas in both subjects below.

Field

Fellowship

Biomedical Sciences

Microbiology, Physiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Human Biology, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, etc

Social Sciences

Psychology, Sociology, Home Science, Statistics, Anthropology, Social Work, and Health Economics

ICMR JRF 2022 Fellowship Amount

To support the candidates for the research work, the ICMR provides fellowships to meritorious candidates. The ICMR JRF qualified candidates are entitled to the fellowship amount for Ph.D. students. To The council has fixed the fellowship amount at ₹ 31,000/- per year for 2 years.

ICMR JRF 2022 Exam Pattern

The ICMR JRF exam has only one paper which has three sections. Section A is Aptitude Section which is compulsory for all candidates. There will be 50 questions in this section from general science, general knowledge, and common statistics. has two sections. The other two sections (B & C) are subject-specific sections. Section B is for Life Science, and Section C is for Social Science. Candidates need to attempt any one of the Section B & Section C. Candidates need to fill the choice of the section in the application form. These sections have 100 questions each. The ICMR JRF Exam Pattern has been discussed below. 

Section

Total Questions

No. of questions to be Attempted

Marks

Section A (Aptitude Section)

50

50

50

Section B (Life Science)

100

75

75

Section C (Social Science)

Total

150

125

125

ICMR JRF 2022 Preparation Tips

After checking the exam pattern and syllabus, you need to make a good ICMR JRF Preparation Strategy to implement all your thoughts regarding the ICMR JRF 2022 exam. Make a solid study plan that targets each topic in the syllabus. Start working on your weak areas. Make weak strong and strong the strongest areas. Include the previous year's question papers in your preparation to know the exam level, types of questions asked, and other important details.

ICMR JRF 2022 Books

Check the reference ICMR JRF Books list to cover all syllabus sections. It is important to include books in your preparation. These books are formulated by considering the questions asked in ICMR JRF. 

Book NameAuthor
Lehninger Principles of BiochemistryNelson and Cox
Molecular Cell BiologyLodish
Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and ExperimentsGerald Karp
Kuby ImmunologyOwen, Punt, Stanford, 7th Ed
Immunology (Instant notes)Lydyard

Exam Centers for ICMR JRF 2022

The ICMR JRF entrance exam is conducted at various test centers all over the country. The list of centers is released in the notification. Check the list of exam centers here.

ICMR JRF Exam Centres

Ahmedabad

Ambala

Bengaluru

Bhopal

Bhubaneshwar

Chandigarh

Chennai

Dehradun

Delhi

Guwahati

Hyderabad

Jabalpur

Jalandhar

Jammu

Jodhpur

Kolkata

Mumbai

Madurai

Nagpur

Patna

Pune

Raipur

Ranchi

Srinagar (J&K)

Visakhapatnam

Varanasi

Warangal

ICMR JRF Result 2022

The result will be released a few days after the commencement of the ICMR JRF exam. The merit list is released after the result is released. Check the result from the link given below after the official release.

ICMR JRF Cutoff

Check the minimum qualifying marks of ICMR JRF. The candidates who are appearing for the ICMR JRF Entrance Exam have to secure the minimum qualifying marks. If the candidate fails to secure minimum passing marks, his candidature will be canceled. Check the minimum qualifying marks here.

Category

Minimum Qualifying Marks

UR/ OBC/ EWS

55%

SC/ ST/ PwD

50%

What after ICMR JRF?

After the ICMR JRF exam, candidates will be awarded a Ph.D. fellowship. The candidates will get a stipend through the JRF to pursue a Ph.D. in medical science. The government promotes research and development through the JRF program. After completing the Ph.D. with a junior research fellowship, you can process for a senior research fellowship (SRF) to continue the research work or join some medical science company with your research work.

Who Can Apply For ICMR JRF 2022?

Before applying online for the ICMR JRF exam, candidates must check whether they are eligible to apply for the exam or not. Your candidature will be canceled if you fail to fulfill the ICMR JRF Eligibility. Check educational qualifications, age limits, and other essential details.

ICMR JRF 2022 Age Limit

Candidates must note there is no minimum age for the ICMR JRF. The upper age limit for a research fellow is 28 years. Age relaxation is applicable as per the categories. Check the ICMR JRF age limit as per the notification below:

ICMR JRF Age Limit

General Candidate

28 years

OBC

31 years

SC/ ST/ PwD/ Female

33 years

ICMR JRF 2022 Educational Qualification

The minimum educational qualification for the ICMR JRF is discussed here. Check all the criteria and make sure you satisfy all the requirements. The educational qualification is a prerequisite for the application form. M.Sc/ M.A. degree or its equivalent from the recognized university. The minimum percentage of marks required by the candidates in the qualifying exam for each category are provided below:

CategoryMinimum Marks Required
UR/ EWS55%
OBC50%
SC/ST/PwD50%

ICMR JRF 2022 Application Form

The ICMR JRF 2022 application form was over on August 29, 2022, on the official website pgimer edu in and icmr nic in. It is advisable to check the eligibility for the ICMR JRF exam. The application process involves registration, filling out the application form, and paying the fee. Check the step-by-step process below:

ICMR JRF Application Form 2022

ICMR JRF 2022 Registration

  • Click on the link below or visit the official website of ICMR for registration.
  • Enter all the required information like name, father's name, mobile number, e-mail ID, and other details.
  • Submit the registration form.
  • You will receive a mail with the unique User ID/ registration number and password after the registration.

ICMR JRF 2022 Login

  • Log in to the portal with your registration number and password.
  • Enter your personal and qualification details.
  • Cross-check all the details once again.
  • Upload the required documents on the portal.
  • After uploading the document, finish the application by paying the fee.
  • Take the printout of the application for future reference.

ICMR JRF 2022 Application Fee

The application fee for the junior research fellow in the Indian Council of Medical Research is below. Your application will be rejected if you fail to pay the application fee.

Category

Fee (Rs.)

General/ EWS/ OBC

₹ 1500/-

SC/ ST

₹ 1200/-

PwD

Nil

ICMR JRF FAQs

  • ICMR JRF 2022 is conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) regularly to select the candidates for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh based on the exam merit prepared after the exam. Candidates who want to pursue a Ph.D. in biotechnology must take this exam.

  • ICMR JRF exam date 2022 for selecting candidates for PGIMER JRF is announced the exam date on the website. Candidates preparing for the exam must note that the exam will be conducted on Friday, September 23, 2022, in 20 cities across the country.

  • Candidates who have applied for the exam can download the ICMR JRF Admit Card 2022 from the official website with their login credentials during the online registration. Candidates can download the hall ticket only after the official release. Without admit card, you cannot attempt the exam.

  • It is important to apply correctly for the PGIMER ICMR JRF exam. Otherwise, your application may get rejected due to wrong information or entry. To help candidates, we have provided the ICMR JRF 2022 Application Form link that was available from July 29 to August 29, 2022

  • The correction window for ICMR JRF Application Form 2022 was available from September 03 to September 04, 2022. Candidates can rectify their mistakes during this period.

  • The Indian Council of Medical Research released the ICMR JRF notification PDF on the official portal on July 22, 2022. Candidates who were waiting for the ICMR JRF 2022 Notification can download the notification from the direct link provided here.

  • It is important to check the ICMR JRF 2022 Eligibility before filling out the application form, even before starting your preparation for the exam. Candidates with M.Sc or M.A. from a recognized institute have an age below 28 years. Age relaxation is also applicable for reserved candidates.

  • The number of fellowships in PGIMER through the ICMR JRF is 150 for 2 years. Out of these 150, 120 are in Biomedical Science, and the rest 30 are in Social Sciences. Candidates must check the areas in which the fellowship is awarded.

     
  • After qualifying, the ICMR JRF candidates will be entitled to a fellowship amount. The ICMR JRF Fellowship is ₹ 31000/- for 2 years. This is as per the last government order; if there is any change, it will be updated here. Stay tuned.

  • It is important to check the ICMR JRF 2022 Age Limit before thinning preparing for the exam. The age limit for the general category is 28 years as of the cutoff date given in the notification. The age relaxation of 5 years is also applied for the SC/ST, PwD, and female candidates. For OBC, the upper age limit is 31 years.

  •  The ICMR JRF exam is conducted to award 150 fellowships to pursue a Ph.D. degree. The JRF is awarded for promoting research and development among students. This will help can aspirants who want to pursue their careers in research and development in biology subject.

  • The ICMR JRF exam is conducted only once a year. Unlike the UGC NET & CSIR NET, the exam is conducted only once. The scope of the exam is limited to biology that why it is conducted only once as the number of seats is limited to 150.

  • There is no restriction on the number of attempts in the ICMR JRF exam 2022. Candidates can attempt the exam till they are overage as per the upper age limit released by the ICMR in the notification. You must be thinking of clearing the exam on the first attempt only. Attempt ICMR JRF Previous Year's Question Paper to prepare in the right direction.

  • The application fee for the junior research fellow in the Indian Council of Medical Research is given below. Your application will be rejected if you fail to pay the application fee.

    Category

    Fee (Rs.)

    General/ EWS/ OBC

    ₹ 1500/-

    SC/ ST

    ₹ 1200/-

    PwD

    Nil

     
  • It is important to check the detailed ICMR JRF 2022 Syllabus before starting your preparation for the exam. With the in-depth knowledge of the syllabus, you will be able to target the right topic in your preparation. Spend as much time as required for the topic; otherwise, leave it.

  • What after filling the forms for the exam. The next step is to start your ICMR JRF 2022 Preparation for the exam. The first step in preparation is checking the ICMR JRF Exam Pattern and syllabus for the exam. After that make a solid study plan and start your preparation. Add previous years question papers in your preparation.

  • The biggest difference between the ICMR JRF and CSIR NET JRF is that the ICMR JRF score is valid for only PGIMER Chandigarh whereas the CSIR NET is a national-level exam. A lot of universities and organizations accept the CSIR NET score. CSIR NET is conducted for 5 subjects whereas the ICMR conducts the exam for one subject only.

  • The ICMR stands for the Indian Council of Medical Research, which is a government body. The apex body formulates, coordinates, and promotes biomedical research in the country. The JRF stands for Junior Research Fellowship, the amount given to the selected candidate to pursue the doctorate.

  • After successfully qualifying for the PGIMER ICMR JRF exam, you will be awarded a fellowship to pursue a doctorate in PGIMER Chandigarh. After successfully completing the ICMR JRF, Ph.D. candidates can join any medical science research company or pursue a senior research fellowship (SRF).

     

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