ICMR JRF Exam Pattern 2021: Check Section-wise Paper Pattern

ICMR JRF Exam Pattern 2021: Check Section-wise Paper Pattern

ByRenuka Miglani  |  Updated on: Nov 18, 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 2021 Exam Pattern 

ICMR JRF 2021 exam will be conducted on 12 September 2021. Candidates who are preparing for the upcoming exam must have a good knowledge of the exam pattern. The online application form will be available from 1 July 2021 to 31 July 2021. The ICMR JRF exam pattern will provide a clear understanding of the marking scheme and the number of questions that needs to attempt in the particular time frame.

Download ICMR JRF 2021 Admit Card

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released the notification for the Junior Research Fellowship program in collaboration with the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) on the official website.

ICMR JRF Paper Pattern: Section-wise Details

As per the ICMR JRF exam pattern, 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 from 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.

Check the detailed exam pattern for the ICMR-JRF exam mentioned below:

Detailed ICMR JRF Exam Pattern 2021

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Sections Exam Pattern
Section A
  • There will be 50objective type questions in Section ‘A’.
  • Candidates are required to answer all 50questions.
  • For each correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded.
  • The wrong answer will attract a negative marking of 0.25 marks.
  • This section has questions related to General Aptitude, General Knowledge, emphasising logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, natural phenomena, etc.
Section B (Biomedical Science)
  • This is an optional section for those students who chose Social science as a subject.
  • This section consists of Biomedical Science related questions.
  • There will be 100 objective type questions in Part ‘B’.
  • Candidates are required to answer any 75 questions.
  • In case a student answers more than 75 questions, only the first 75 answers will be checked.
  • For each correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded.
  • The wrong answer will attract a negative marking of 0.25 marks.
Section C (Social Science)
  • This is an optional section for those students who chose Life science as a subject.
  • This section consists of questions related to social science.
  • There will be a total of 100 objective type questions in Part ‘C’.
  • The candidates are required to answer 75 questions out of 100 questions.
  • In case a student answers more than 75 questions, only the first 75 answers will be evaluated.
  • For each correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded.
  • The wrong answer will attract a negative marking of 0.25 marks.
  • The total duration of the Exam is 120 mins.
  • The exam paper divided into 3 parts, and it will be done in a single slot. 
  • Questions will only multiple-choice type.
  • The exam will be online in the form of a Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • The language of the exam paper will be English only.
  • Total 125 marks will be allotted for the exam.
  • For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted from the total marks obtained by a candidate.

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We tried to cover all the important information regarding the ICMR-JRF Exam Pattern 2021.

ICMR JRF Subjects

The ICMR JRF exam is conducted in various subjects of Life Sciences and Social Sciences. Check the subject list below. 

Subjects covered under Life Sciences include

  1. Microbiology
  2. Physiology
  3. Molecular Biology
  4. Genetics
  5. Human Nutrition
  6. Human Biology
  7. Biotechnology
  8. Biochemistry
  9. Biophysics
  10. Immunology
  11. Pharmacology
  12. Zoology
  13. Environmental Sciences
  14. Botany
  15. Public Health Veterinary Science 
  16. Bio-Informatics.

Subjects covered under Social Sciences include

  1. Psychology
  2. Sociology
  3. Home Sciences
  4. Statistics
  5. Anthropology
  6. Social Work
  7. Health Economics

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  • Yes, for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted from the overall score

     
  • To begin with, the ICMR JRF exam preparation, understand the exam pattern & syllabus in a comprehensive manner. After completing each topic in an exhaustive manner, solve previous year questions and mock test to test your understanding.  You can also download the BYJU'S Exam Prep app and start your preparation. Here you will get live classes and previous year papers for practice.

  • The аge limit fоr аdmissiоn tо the eligibility test is 28 yeаrs (uррer аge limit relаxаble uрtо 5 yeаrs in саse оf саndidаtes belоnging tо SС/ST, рhysiсаlly hаndiсаррed (РH) аnd femаle саndidаtes, 3 yeаrs in the саse оf ОBС саtegоry.

     
  •  ICMR JRF stands for Indian Council of Medical Research Junior Research Fellowship

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