ICMR JRF Exam Analysis 2021: Complete Paper Review, Question Asked, Expected Cutoff

By Neetesh Tiwari|Updated : September 17th, 2021

ICMR-JRF 2021 Exam Analysis: ICMR-JRF 2021 was conducted on 12th September 2021 to select the eligible candidates for the Junior Research Fellowship Program (JRF). ICMR JRF exam was conudcted through online mode. After the exam, students usually search for the exam analysis to get an proper idea about the difficulty level of the exam and the number of questions asked from one particular unit. 

In this particular article, we will discuss the detailed analysis of the ICMR JRF 2021 Examination. You can get information about the difficulty level of the questions, good attempts, most probable cutoff, questions asked and the passing marks one should get to qualify for the ICMR-JRF 2021 Exam. So scroll down and read the complete article. 

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ICMR-JRF 2021 Exam Analysis: ICMR-JRF 2021 was conducted on 12th September 2021 to select the eligible candidates for the Junior Research Fellowship Program (JRF). ICMR JRF exam was conducted through online mode. After the exam, students usually search for the exam analysis to get an proper idea about the difficulty level of the exam and the number of questions asked from one particular unit. 

In this particular article, we will discuss the detailed analysis of the ICMR JRF 2021 Examination. You can get information about the difficulty level of the questions, good attempts, most probable cut-off, questions asked and the passing marks one should get to qualify for the ICMR-JRF 2021 Exam. So scroll down and read the complete article. 

ICMR-JRF 2021 Exam Analysis & Review - 12 September 2021

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh, on behalf of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has conducted the ICMR JRF 2021 exam on 12th September 2021. The exam was conducted in a single shift only. The ICMR JRF 2021 exam consisted of a single paper consisting of three sections. Section A includes questions related to general attitudes, general knowledge, and natural phenomena. Section A is mandatory for all applicants.

There were 50 questions in this section. The other two sections (B and C) are the subject specific sections. Section B consisted the questions of life sciences and section C consisted questions of social sciences. Candidates must choose one of sections from B and C while filling the application form. These sections had 100 questions each and only 75 questions need to be attempted. If candidates answered all 100 questions, only the first 75 questions will be checked. The duration of the exam was 2 hours and a total of 125 questions must be attempted.

The overall difficulty level of the ICMR JRF 2021 Exam was Moderate. In this article, we will discuss the exam pattern, difficulty level and the probable cut-off for the ICMR JRF 2021 exam. The official answer key will be available to download within 15 days of the exam.

 

ICMR-JRF 2021 Exam Pattern

SectionsNo. of QuestionsNo. of Questions to be AttemptedMarks
Part A / Section A (Questions related to General Aptitude, General Knowledge, emphasising logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, natural phenomena, etc.)50501×50=50
Part B / Section B (Multiple choice questions of Graduate / Bachelor’s level in the subjects: Basic Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology and allied areas as per syllabus given)100751×75 = 75
Part C/ Section C (This is an optional section for those students who chose Life science as a subject. This section consists of questions related to social science.)100751x75 = 75
Total250125125

ICMR-JRF 2021 Exam Analysis: Overall Difficulty Level

  • The difficulty level of both documents was Moderate.
  • Section A was a bit difficult and most of the questions were analytical questions, consisting mainly of math questions, questions based on equations, and important concepts of scientific phenomenon etc.
  • The questions weren't that long and were conceptually based.
  • There were no changes in the exam pattern for any of the sections in the exam.
Sections Level
Part A (General Aptitude and Scientific Phenomenon)Easy
Part B (Life Science)Easy-Moderate
Part C (Social Science)Easy-Moderate

Detailed Analysis of Life Science: Memory Based Questions

Here are the questions which were asked in ICMR JRF 2021 Exam:

1. Graphite, Diamond are the form of?

2. Formic Acids produced by?

3. One Yard is equals to how many inches?

4. Drug is used to treat malaria?

5. 1 light-year = ______ Years

6. Employment age to work in a factory?

7. Which of the following is mRNA Vaccine?

8. Which of the following is present in the automobile exhaust system?

9. GPS Full form?

10. Operation Flood is for?

11. Which of the following is not vestigial organ in a man?

12. Delta variant also is known as?

13. Burkitt's lymphoma translocation between chromosomes 14 and chromosome 8?

14. Earthworm is brown due to which pigment?

ICMR-JRF 2021 Expected Cut-off

 CategoryCut-off Marks (Expected)
Unreserved80-90 Marks
OBC78-85 Marks
SC/ST73-80 Marks
Other70-80 Marks

ICMR-JRF 2021: How to Check Merit List?

to check the merit list for ICMR-JRF 2021 Exam. 

1. First, visit the Official Website.

2. After that, when you clicked on the website link, the ICMR home page opened on your screen.

3. Then select the available link for ICMR JRF Result 2021.

4. Again, a new page will reopen in your browser.

5. Then enter the required details on this page like registration number and password.

6. Then click the Submit button.

7. Finally the JRF ICMR result for your registration number appeared in front of you.

8. Check this. And then save it for future reference.

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  • The exam was conducted on September 12, 2021, in 21 cities across the country. The exam was conducted online in CBT mode and the duration was 3 pm to 5 pm.


  • The result will be announced after the release of the final answer key for ICMR JRF 2021. The result will be uploaded on the official website of ICMR.


  • The expected cutoff for the unreserved category in ICMR JRF 2021 will be 80-90 Marks.

  • The overall exam difficulty was moderate. Most of the questions were purely based on concepts

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