Organisation : Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (pgimer.edu.in) PGI, Chandigarh Indian Council of Medical Research
Announcement : Scheme of Test
Entrance Exam : ICMR JRF Entrance Examination 2015
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ICMR JRF Entrance Examination 2015 :
Scheme of Test :
The test will consist of one paper of 2 hours duration. The paper will consist of 2 Sections. The Aptitude Section (Section A) will have 50 questions on (i) scientific phenomenon in everyday life; (ii) general knowledge in sciences; and (iii) common statistics. All these questions would be compulsory with each question carrying 1 mark. The subject Specific Section (Section B & C) would pertain to (B) Life Sciences and (C) Social Science. The candidate may attempt questions in either of the two areas. Each area of section B & C would have 100 questions and the candidate may attempt any 75 questions in the predesigned area of Section B or C. Candidates are required to indicate the option for Section B or C in the application form too.
Each question carries one mark. Negative marking @ 0.25 will be made for each of the wrong answer. The questions in both the sections would appear in English only. The qualifying marks will be 55% obtained in both the sections (A+B or C) for General Category and OBC and 50% for SC/ST and physically handicapped.
The test will be held in the following streams: (1) Aptitude test (common for all) (2) Life Sciences (3) Social Sciences. Subjects covered under Life Sciences include microbiology, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, human biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, immunology, pharmacology, zoology, botany, environmental sciences and veterinary science. Subjects covered under Social Sciences include psychology, sociology, anthropology, social work, home sciences, statistics and Health economics.
Instructions for filling of Answer Sheets :
1. The specimen copy of the answer sheet which will be used for answering question is given at Annexure-1. Candidates are advised to go through it and be conversant with the requirements of giving particulars and marking the answers so that during the examination they could do so without difficulty, without making any mistake and loss of time.
2. The answer sheet will have two sides. Side 1 contains information about the candidate instructions and examples for filling side 2. The following columns will be filled by the candidate on side 1 (use ball point pen for side 1).
Roll Number : Write your Roll No. here
Name of Candidate : Write your Name here
Centre Code : Write your Centre Code No. here as given in Admit Card
Category : Write your category such as General, SC, ST, OBC, PH/VH etc.
Subject : Write your subject as Life Science or Social Science
Signature of candidate : Put your signature here.
3. Side 2 of the answer sheet will be of special type, which will be scanned on Optical scanner. This side contains the following columns which are to be filled up neatly and accurately by the candidate (use ball point pen for side II):
Test Booklet code
Test Booklet Number
Columns 001 to 150
Writing of Particulars and responses:
Roll Number : Write your roll number as given in the specimen answer sheet on side 1. For example, Roll No. 15643
Centre Code : Write your centre code as given in the specimen answer sheet on side 1. For example centre code 15 (refer your Admit card for your centre No.)
Test Booklet No. : Write your test booklet number as indicated on the test booklet as given in the specimen answer sheet on side 1. For example, test booklet No. 16324.
Test Booklet Code : Each test booklet has been assigned a Code. Note this code and write it as given in The specimen answer sheet. For example Test booklet code No. C.
Subject Code : Write B for Life Science and C for Social Science as Given in specimen answer sheet on side 1.
Write of responses : Each column corresponds to the serial Number of Question given in the test booklet With each column there are four Options which corresponds to the four response, one which is correct. A candidate Is required to indicate the correct answer to the question by darkening the appropriate circle completely with HB Pencil.
Correct way of marking answer options
The correct way of marking answer options is given below. For example if your response to question No. 21 is 2 then mark it as below.
Similarly, if your response to question N. 55 is 3 then mark it as below
Changing an answer:
If the candidate wants to change the answer option, he should rub the marked option properly and should darken the new option properly.
Other General Information :
(i) No TA will be paid to the candidates by ICMR for attending the exam or joining their place of work.
(ii) Candidates should note that their candidature is provisional. No candidate will be admitted to the test unless he/she holds the admission certificate to the test. The mere fact that an Acknowledgment Card/Admission Certificate has been issued to a candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally accepted by the ICMR. Candidates may note that the verification of eligibility conditions of a candidate with reference to the documents as may be called for, will be taken up only after the candidate has qualified in the test.
(iii) Any change in address for future correspondence should be promptly brought to the notice of Ms. Sandhya Diwakar, Scientist-“F”, ICMR New Delhi.
(iv) Candidate is advised to fill up the centre for examination properly. No change of centre will be entertained after 10.06.2015.
(v) Candidates may please note that all communications to ICMR /PGI should invariably contain the following particulars, failing which no response is possible :
(a) Name of the candidate (in Full and in Block Letters)
(b) Acknowledgment No./Roll No.
(c) Date of Birth
(e) Centre for Examination, and
(f) Postal address as given in the application with Pin code, STD Code-phone and e-mail address
(vii) In all matters such as the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the Test or his/her subsequent qualifying in the Test the decision of the ICMR shall be final.
(viii) A candidate found canvassing and/or guilty of indiscipline in the Examination Hall or of using unfair means of any nature or of noting Questions except on answer sheet shall be liable to be disqualified from this Test and future Tests.
(ix) The award of JRF by the ICMR after successfully passing the examination will be subject to verification of documents i.e. proof of age, and qualifying in M.Sc./M.A. (Final) or equivalent exam, with requisite percentage of marks and also SC/ST/OBC/PH certificate, if the candidate belongs to any of the above categories.
(x) Use of Calculators/ Log Tables (other than those provided in the Answer Books) is not permitted.
(xi) Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. Only visually handicapped candidates will be provided the help of a graduate level scribe in Sciences to write the answer for them. They will also be given 30 minutes extra.
(xii) All disputes pertaining to the conduct of the Examination shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi only.