ICMR JRF Preparation Tips 2022

ICMR JRF Preparation Tips 2022

ByRenuka Miglani  |  Updated on: May 18, 2022
ICMR JRF Preparation 2022- Know Complete ICMR JRF Preparation Strategies to Crack the Exam. Candidates can Check Important Tips and Tricks for ICMR JRF Exam here.
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ICMR JRF Preparation Tips 2022 are provided by the BEP experts to help students in their studies. The exam is conducted for Life Sciences and Social Sciences aspirants who wanted to make their career in the research field or pursue a Ph.D. program with ICMR support. The candidates must start preparing for ICMR JRF now.

The last time ICMR JRF preparation strategies may sometimes be helpful in bringing the actual potential in the Exam paper. For achieving the target, candidates need to push themselves harder. It is crucial to identify the weak areas you may miss and work harder on them to achieve success. In the article below you can find some tips and strategies to crack the ICMR JRF.

How to Prepare for ICMR JRF Exam 2022?

ICMR conducts a National level examination for determining the eligibility of Indian National candidates for the award of JRF through ICMR. In this manner, to crack this prestigious exam, applicants should make an arrangement and plan to get ready for the test. Here, you can find a few tips and suggestions to pace up your preparation.

1. Start As Soon As Possible

This exam is considered one of the toughest exams and offers very few fellowships for the right candidates. Therefore, it is crucial to start your preparation at least 4 months before the date of the ICMR JRF exam.

2. Keep Solving and Analyzing Tests

The aspirants should solve full-length mock test papers, and previous years' papers of ICMR JRF to understand what to expect from ICMR JRF clearly. It will help to assess your performance and also makes you confident for the ICMR JRF exam. You can easily find out in which areas you need more time & preparation. Students can attempt Daily quizzes and ICMR JRF Previous year papers on the Byjus Exam Prep app. You can also go for Byjus Exam Prep Test Series, in which you will get 1 free mock test for Life Science.

3. Refer to Good Books for Clearing the concepts

Students must clear their concepts with the help of good reference ICMR JRF books and updated study material so as not to face hurdles during the exam. The questions in ICMR JRF are structured in a way to bring out your understanding and basic knowledge of Biotechnology. Therefore, try to be more concise and precise over concepts and basic knowledge rather than running on the path of blind learning and studying everything.

4. Make A Comprehensive Study Plan 

Aspirants need to follow the study plan and design it in such a way as to solve at least 1 mock test/previous year paper a day to increase the understanding of concepts. You can take reference from the ICMR JRF 2022 Study Plan for 2 Months, similarly, you can make a study plan as the regular dose of revision matters a lot more than any other thing during the preparation time. It would help if you revised all the topics you have studied during this entire preparation course. At many points, you will find that remembering all the things simultaneously becomes hard; make short keyword-based notes and map notes to quickly revise all points. Keep on appearing for mock tests regularly.

5. Section-wise Preparation Strategy for ICMR-JRF:

For Part A of the ICMR-JRF Exam -

  • A clear understanding of the General Aptitude syllabus and ICMR JRF exam pattern; also highlight those topics which are left to study and add them to your study plan.
  • Give special attention to 9th, 10th level concepts of General Science, 11th & 12 th Chemistry, Biostatistics.
  • Refer to good reference books as mentioned below,
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 

For Part B & C of ICMR-JRF 

  • A clear understanding of the Life Science or Social Science syllabus and CUET exam pattern, also highlight those topics which are left to study and add them to your study plan.
  • Start preparing with the modern topics from the CSIR NET syllabus like molecular biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetic Engineering, Immunology, Microbiology, Genetics, and Most Importantly tools & Techniques. As the syllabus of CSIR and ICMR are interrelated.
  • Refer to good reference CUET books as mentioned below,

Life Science -

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

Social Science -

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

6. Time Management 

In the ICMR-JRF exam, you will be allowed 2 hours of exam time in which you need to attempt 50 (compulsory) + 75 out of 100 questions. So make a habit of managing time by practicing more & more questions. There will be a negative marking of 25% for each wrong answer.

7. Do Not Try New Topic During Last-Minute

Students should not study any new topic during the last weeks. It may bring unnecessary anxiety and can disturb your overall preparation. You should instead keep on practicing the previous topics and solve mock test papers. Studying more or Study All is not at all required for this exam. If you have not studied these topics previously, do not give them a try instead a regular revision of the topics that you have studied is the key to success.

 8. Always Make Notes for Formulas and Important Concepts

Make a habit of writing all the important experimental questions, concepts, and constants separately in a short note to keep them revising as one go. This will help you to revise quickly during last-minute preparations. 

9. Add Exercise/Yoga, Meditation, and Power Nap to Your Study Plan

  • As you must have heard – healthy mind lives in a healthy body but being a Biology student you must also understand the reverse is also true “only a healthy mind can have a healthy body.” Just maintain the calmness of your brain by taking small breaks from your study schedule, you can start with basics like PRANAYAM, MEDITATION, YOGA, etc.
  • During the last minute preparation days Avoid late-night food just respect the Circadian Rhythm of the body “sleep at night work in a day”.
  • You may include two short power naps after every 5 – 6 hours of continuous study.
  • Always avoid alcohol/cigarette / excessive caffeine consumption as it can directly disturb your brain.

10. Take Help and Ask the Expert 

  • You must take help from those genuine friends who have qualified for this exam in the past to motivate yourself and also it will help you get some amazing tips. You can also subscribe to our Youtube channel here to watch the videos of expert faculty.
  • You can have a chat discussion on this channel to ask your doubts or queries related to this exam.
  • Develop a positive attitude in life to achieve any competitive exam. Never think negatively like this exam is the last hope in Life. Don’t worry you will have a brighter life ahead this is just a milestone.

ICMR JRF Exam Preparation FAQs

  • The Byjus exam prep experts have formulated the best preparation strategy for the ICMR JRF. A lot of candidates has been benefited after following these strategies and have scored a good rank in the exam. These included knowledge of patterns, syllabus, questions asked, and solving mock tests. Check the preparation tips here.

  • Yes, you can clear the exam if you have an excellent preparation strategy. You have to make a study plan and follow it strictly in order to achieve a good score. You can check ICMR JRF Study Plan for the 2-month preparation plan for the ICMR JRF.

  • Both the exams are prestigious national-level exams for Life Science aspirants. If you qualify for any of these exams you will get a monthly stipend to pursue your research career. and also will get an opportunity to interact with well-known Scientists from CSIR NET labs or ICMR labs.

  • 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.

  • To prepare well for the exam candidates must include the ICMR JRF books suggested by most of the experts for the best result. Candidates must include these books in their study material because this will help them in clearing the concept and getting the desired result in the exam.