ICMR JRF 2022: Check Previous Year Cut Off and Factors Affecting it!

By Renuka Miglani|Updated : June 13th, 2022

ICMR-JRF Cutoff 2022: Indian Council of Medical & Research (ICMR) will conduct the ICMR JRF 2022 exam to select the candidates for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Projects under the ICMR. Candidates can check the notification on the official website, https://www.icmr.gov.in/. ICMR granted 150  fellowships every year, out of which 120 will be allotted to Biomedical Science candidates and 30 fellowships for Social Science aspirants. With the decrease in the number of seats, it becomes crucial for the candidates to check the previous year cutoff before starting the preparation. Cutoff gives an idea to secure the marks to grab a good rank in ICMR JRF examination.

Candidates can check the previous year cutoff and the factors affecting it through this article. Go through the entire article for the important information related to the ICMR JRF Cutoff.

ICMR JRF exam will be an Online Computer-based Test (CBT), and the questions will be asked in the form of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Candidates will be selected based on the cutoff decided by the board of examiners. Cutoff changes every year, and it depends on several factors. Every year, the cutoff increases due to the decrease in seats. Before attempting the main exam, the candidate needs to check the previous year cutoff to get an idea about the safe attempts in the exam. The cut off gives an idea to plan the strategy and move in the right direction. The candidate needs to score above the ICMR JRF cutoff to select for the Fellowship program. 

ICMR JRF Cutoff: Steps to Check Cutoff

ICMR officially released the scorecard on the official website. Students can download the scorecard and check the Cutoff by following the mentioned steps below:

  • Visit the official website given above.
  • Click on the result section and select the ICMR JRF Cutoff.
  • A new page will open on the candidate screen to enter your credentials.
  • Please enter your registration number as it appears on the candidate's Hall ticket.
  • The ICMR JRF cut will appear on the candidate's screen in PDF format. In addition, applicants can download the ICMR JRF completion scores for future reference.
  • Applicants can also visit the official Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) website and follow steps 3 and 4 to download/check ICMR JRF.

ICMR JRF Cutoff: Minimum Qualifying Marks

ICMR has set minimum qualifying marks for the candidates to secure a seat in the JRF fellowship. To secure a seat, the candidate needs to secure more than the minimum qualifying marks. If the candidate fails to secure the minimum qualifying marks for ICMR JRF, they will not be considered for any positions. Check the minimum qualifying marks mentioned below:

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Marks

ICMR JRF Previous Year Cutoff (2020)

Candidates can check the previous year's cutoff mentioned below and evaluate how much score is needed to be in a safer zone.

CategoryPrevious Year Cutoff

ICMR JRF Cutoff 2022: Factors Affecting

A few factors determine the JRF ICMR final grades that the board considers in the ICMR Junior Research Fellowship Entrance Examination. They are as follows.

  • The number of candidates who appeared in the exam.
  • The difficulty level of the exam.
  • The number of candidates who passed the exam.
  • The total number of seats available for the JRF.

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  • Yes, the ICMR JRF Cut off is available category wise on the official website.

  • Total 150 seats have been allotted, out of which 120 seats are for Life Science students and 30 seats for Social Science students,

  • You can check on the official website and also by clicking the link given above in this article.

  • Yes, the difficulty level of the exam plays an important role. The more difficult will be the paper, the less will be the cutoff.

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