New Delhi, April 7: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh has notified to jointly conduct National Level Examination to select 150 candidates for Junior Research Fellowships (JRF). The online application submission process is scheduled to start from April 12, 2018.

The test will be conducted at following 12 centers across the country: Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Srinagar and Varanasi.

Out of 150 fellowships to be awarded, 120 fellowships will be awarded in the field of Biomedical Sciences with stress on Life Sciences and the rest of the 30 fellowships will be given for work prominently in the field of Social Sciences.

Important Dates:

Start date of online application submission: April 12, 2018

Last date of online application submission:  May 15, 2018

Date of Examination: July 22, 2018.

Application Fee

For General and OBC category candidates: Rs 1000

For SC/ST/PH/VH:  Rs 800

Eligibility Criteria:

Education Qualification:

General/OBC category candidates: MSc/MA or any equivalent Qualification with minimum 55% marks in subjects mentioned in the official notification

SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH)/Visually Handicapped (VH) category candidates: MSc/MA or any equivalent Qualification with minimum 50% marks in subjects mentioned in the official notification

 Age Limit:

General category Candidates: Candidates should be maximum 28 years of age, as on 30-09-2018

SC/ST/PH/ VH/female candidates: Relaxation up to 5 years on upper age limit

OBC category Candidates: Relaxation up to 3 years on upper age limit

How to apply:

Candidates interested need to apply only after duly going Information bulletin/brochure available at the official website of Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh at www.pgimer.edu.in and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi at  www.icmr.nic.in, in an online mode latest by May 15,2018.