ICMR JRF Eligibility 2021 - Educational Qualification, Age Limit

ICMR JRF Eligibility 2021 - Educational Qualification, Age Limit

ByRenuka Miglani  |  Updated on: Jul 1, 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 Eligibility Criteria 2021 Overview

Aspirants who want to pursue a PhD or Research programme through the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) support, must check the ICMR JRF eligibility in detail for the ICMR’s Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) examination. It is essential to check the eligibility and qualifications before applying online. 
ICMR JRF application form 2021 is open from 01 July 2021 to 31 July 2021. Apply now.
 
The ICMR in collaboration with the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh conducts the ICMR JRF Exam every year to provide an award for the scholars on the basis of merit. The award given to the eligible aspirants will depend on the placements they find in a medical college/hospital/ university / national laboratory/institution of higher learning and research as applicable.
 
Candidates who get selected through the ICMR JRF merit will be given grants by the ICMR to finish their whole PhD/research course. Here we are sharing the detailed ICMR JRF eligibility criteria including the educational qualification, marks and age limit. 

ICMR JRF Exam 2021 Highlights

The Junior Research Fellowship test is conducted by ICMR to select candidates for the PhD programme of any UGC/MCI recognized university. Applicants who are interested may read below for more information regarding the ICMR JRF Exam details.

Events

Details

Organization

Indian Council of Medical Research.

Full-Form

Indian Council of Medical Research Junior Research Fellowship

Exam Type

Eligibility Test

Exam Level

National Level

Courses

PhD and Research programs

Application Mode

Online

Exam Mode

CBT i.e., Online

Duration of Exam

2 hours

Official website

icmr.nic.in

ICMR JRF Eligibility 2021: Educational Qualification 

The minimum educational qualification for the ICMR JRF is given below. Check all the criteria and make sure you satisfy all the criteria. Mentioned below is the minimum educational qualification needed in the qualifying exam to appear for ICMR JRF.

  • A candidate must possess an M.Sc/ M.A. degree from a recognized university or its equivalent qualification. 
  • The final year student of the M.Sc/ M.A. degree candidates can also apply for the ICMR JRF exam.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year examination are also eligible to apply for the ICMR JRF exam.

Minimum Marks Required

  • Candidates belonging to the General/ EWS/ OBC category need to secure a minimum of 55% marks in their Post-graduation.
  • Candidates belonging to the SC/ ST/ PwD category need to secure a minimum of 50% marks in their Post-graduation.

ICMR JRF Eligibility 2021: Age Limit

  • The age limit for ICMR JRF Entrance Exam is 28 years as of September 30, 2021.
  • The relaxation of 3-Years will be given to the candidates belonging to the OBC category.
  • The relaxation of 5-Years will be given to the SC/ ST/ PwD category candidates.

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  • Candidates who possess an M.Sc/ M.A. degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 55% marks can apply for the ICMR JRF exam. The upper age limit is 28 years.

     
  • The upper age limit for different categories is mentioned below,

    • General Candidate - 28 years
    • OBC - 31 years
    • SC/ ST/ PwD - 33 years
     
  • No, there is no option available for the offline mode of registration for the examination. Candidates can register through the online mode only. 

     
  • As per the latest notification released by ICMR, you cn apply online from 01 July 2021 to 31 July 2021

  • ICMR JRF is in collaboration with the PGI Chandigarh conducts the entrance examination every year to award scholarships to top candidates on the basis of merit.

     

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