PGIMER Postpones ICMR JRF 2020 Online Examination Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

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Chandigarh has recently notified the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) of the postponement of the upcoming ICMR JRF online examination for 2020.

In view of the Covid-19 Health Emergency, the current lockdown has been extended to 31 July 2020 in several countries of India, so the ICMR Competent Authority has decided to postpone the upcoming ICMR-JRF-2020 Online Exam scheduled to take place on 12 July 2020 (Sunday) at all 40 centres in 27 cities across India.

The new date for the Exam. will be scheduled two months after the Govt. of India/State Govts. lifts lockdown in the country and will be notified accordingly on the ICMR website.

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Indian Medical Research Council (ICMR), New Delhi, in collaboration with the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh will hold a National Online Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) competition for Indian National candidates in Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi (NCR), Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Srinagar

A total of 150 Fellowships would have been awarded. 120 fellowships in the field of biomedical sciences with a focus on life sciences (such as microbiology, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, human biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, immunology, pharmacology, nursing, zoology, botany, environmental sciences and veterinary medicine (excluding agricultural extension/soil sciences, etc.) and thirty (30) fellowships in the field of biomedical sciences.

Reservation of seats for SC, ST, OBC, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) & PwBD category will be as per Govt. of India rules.

Information bulletin/brochure, online application form and other details will be available at both, PGIMER, Chandigarh website and ICMR, New Delhi website: Candidates may visit the websites w.e.f. 27.04.2020. The last date for filing of online application is 27.05.2020. The only online application will be accepted, no other mode of submission of application will be accepted.

ICMR JRF 2020 Application Fees

Fee: Rs.1500/- (General/EWS/OBC) +Transaction charges as applicable.

Rs. 1200/- (SC/ST) +Transaction charges as applicable.

PwBD exempted from payment of a fee

ICMR JRF 2020  Eligibility

Educational Qualification: MSc/MA or equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks for General/EWS/OBC candidates and 50% for the SC/ST and Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) candidates in the subjects mentioned above. Candidates appearing in the final year examination in the 2019-2020 session can also apply.

Age Limit: The upper age limit for admission to the eligibility test is 28 years as on 30-09-2020 (relaxable upto five years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST, PwBD and female candidates and three years in the case of OBC).

All disputes relating to the conduct of the examination or any matter connected with this advertisement shall be dealt with in the jurisdiction of the National Capital Territory of Delhi Court.