ICMR JRF Preparation Books 2021 - Best Reference Books For ICMR JRF Exam

ICMR JRF Preparation Books 2021 - Best Reference Books For ICMR JRF Exam

ByRenuka Miglani  |  Updated on: Jul 6, 2021ICMR JRF exam dates 2021 released. Check all details about the ICMR JRF 2021 below such as apply online link, eligibility, fellowship amount, syllabus and more.
ICMR JRF exam dates 2021 released. Check all details about the ICMR JRF 2021 below such as apply online link, eligibility, fellowship amount, syllabus and more.
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ICMR JRF Books 2021

One of the most important steps for the preparation of any competitive exam is identifying the correct study materials and reference books for ICMR JRF.  So, here are the best reference books for the preparation of the ICMR JRF Exam for session 2021. BYJU'S Exam Prep Experts have suggested the most recommended books for both Section-A and Section-B for all the subjects under the ICMR JRF 2021 Exam. 

The ICMR JRF exam will have only one paper consisting of three sections. Section A consists of questions related to general aptitude, general knowledge and natural phenomena. Section A is compulsory for all candidates. There will be 50 questions in this section. The other two sections (B and C) are topic-specific sections. Section B refers to the life sciences and Section C to the social sciences. Applicants must choose one of the sections between B and C. These sections have 100 questions each, and 75 questions need to be attempted only. If candidates attempt all the 100 questions, then the only first 75 questions will be considered for the marking. The exam duration is 2 hours, and a total of 125 questions need to be attempted. 

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Top Reference Books for ICMR JRF Exam: General Aptitude

We have provided below the section-wise best reference books for ICMR JRF exam 2021 in a tabulated form.

SectionBook Name
SECTION - A (General Aptitude)

1. Quantitative Aptitude and Numerical Ability for all Competitive Examinations by Kiran Prakashan

2. A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by Aggarwal

3. Analytical Reasoning by M.K Pandey

4. A New Approach to Numerical Ability by Navratan Singh

5. IQ and Aptitude Tests: Assess Your Verbal, Numerical & Spatial Reasoning Skills by Philip Carter

6. Numerical Ability and mathematical Aptitude by Aditham Rao

7. GATE General Aptitude: Numerical & Verbal Ability by ACE Engineering Academy 

The list shared above has been created on the basis of the review of toppers as well as top ratings. We hope these books will help you in your preparation for ICMR JRF Exam.

Check Here: ICMR-JRF 2021: Know the Exam Pattern!

ICMR JRF Books for Life Science

Check the list of reference books for ICMR JRF Exam to cover the Life Science section of the syllabus. 

Book NameAuthor
Lehninger Principles of BiochemistryNelson and Cox
Biochemistry: International EditionStryer, Berg and Tymoczko
Molecular Cell BiologyLodish
Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and ExperimentsGerald Karp
Molecular Biology of the GeneJames D. Watson
Kuby ImmunologyOwen,Punt,Stanford,7th Ed
Immunology (Instant notes)Lydyard
Developmental BiologyScott F. Gilbert
Plant PhysiologyRoss and Salisbury
Human Anatomy and PhysiologyGraaff
Principles of GeneticsD. Peter Snustad, Michael J. Simmons
Genetics: Principles and AnalysisDaniel L Hartl and Elizabeth W. Jones
Elements of EcologySmith & Smith
Theory of EvolutionDawkins & Maynard

ICMR JRF Books for Social Science

Check the list of ICMR JRF books for section C (Social Sciences) below

Book NameAuthor
An Introduction to Agricultural Social SciencesSubhash Chandra
Advance Economic TheoryH.L. Ahuja
Elementary Economic TheoryK.K. Dwett
Sociology: Themes and PerspectiveHaralambos
Sociological TheoryGeorge Ritzer
Trueman's UGC NET SociologyS. Hussain
UGC NET: Sociology Exam GuideRPH Editorial
Essential SociologySeema and Nitin Sangwan

Tips to Choose the Best ICMR JRF Books

  • Always Check Expiry Date: Before buying any book or study material for the ICMR JRF exam, always check the year of publication and edition. The newer version of the books will be updated with new discoveries, images, and other important information.
  • Choose Books from Notable Authors Only: Choose ICMR JRF Books curated by notable authors only or reputed/popular publishing houses because such books will be much more reliable and have useful information.
  • Previous Year Papers: You should also include those books from good authors with previous years ’ICMR JRF question papers and sample papers that would be the best choice. Practising more and more ICMR JRF question papers, sample papers, and mock tests will definitely increase your chances to crack this exam.
  • Compare between 2-3 Books: Compare the topics and contents with 2-3 other books and validate the information with your advisors or ICMR preparation specialists, or teachers.
  • Choose those books which contain infographics images such as flow charts, diagrams, illustrations, tables, etc.

Preparation Tips for ICMR JRF Exam 2021

  • Know the complete syllabus of ICMR-JRF 2021 - Keep updated with the latest Complete Syllabus of ICMR JRF with Exam pattern.
  • Make an effective study plan first to easily identify the subjects of your choice, try to give them colour codes. Even though you can mark each one of your subjects with a separate colour code instead of calling & picking them by name.
  • Set a target for yourself on a daily basis, and try to achieve it in a particular time frame. Include extra portions in that target apart from your ICMR JRF reference books.
  • Try to clear your doubts with your subject teachers. The first rule for clearing your doubts is - not to feel shy or uncomfortable. Just approach your teacher whenever you face any doubt while studying any subject and put forward your query.
  • Solve Previous Year Question papers of ICMR JRF as many as possible. Once you have studied well all the syllabus that you need to cover for the ICMR-JRF exam. You should start solving previous year papers once every day which will not only give you a clear understanding of the type of questions that are being asked in the examination but it can also evaluate your speed and accuracy for each question.

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This article was curated by Renuka Miglani who is an Associate Manager at BYJU'S Exam Prep (CSIR-NET). A PostGrad with an educational background in Nutrition Science, she is an ardent reader & writer. Loves to impart knowledge to students. Being from a Nutrition Science background, she is well aware of the opportunities available and has hared the same in the above article. Stay tuned for more interesting articles from her which will be beneficial for your career.
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  • ICMR conducts a national level examination for determining the eligibility of Indian National candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) through the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). It allows you to join ICMR as JRF to pursue your PhD degree.

  • There are 3 sections in the ICMR JRF exam, Section A, which is the General Aptitude section, compulsory for all. Section B is for Life Science students who wanted JRF fellowship for Life Sciences subjects while Section C is for Social Science students who wanted JRF fellowship for Social Science subjects. A candidate has to choose 1 section to attempt between Section B and Section C.

  • Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.



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