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ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2022: Check Dates, Application, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Merit List Here

Rahul Raj
Rahul RajUpdated On: August 08, 2022 11:32 am IST

Read on for everything you need to know about the ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2022, including the requirements, exam format, results, and merit lists.

ICMR JRF Entrance Exam

The PGIMER ICMR JRF 2022 exam is a national-level fellowship examination used to determine candidates' eligibility for the award of the JRF for research work. Applicants who wish to pursue a PhD/Research programme with the support of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) must take the ICMR JRF exam. The application form link for the ICMR JRF 2022 exam has been made available on the official website. Below is a direct link to the application form. For the life science and social science branches, the exam is given online. The exam is divided into two sections, each with 125 questions and 125 marks.

Candidates who qualify for the Indian Council of Medical Research Junior Research Fellowship (ICMR JRF 2022) examination will be admitted to PGIMER for PhD programmes. The exam will be conducted in offline mode at the National level. The candidates aspiring to pursue aPhD Programme at PGIMER need to appear ICMR JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) exam. Based on the entrance score candidates will be shortlisted for PhD admission.

This article provides all details about the ICMR JRF 2022, such as eligibility, the application process, exam pattern, and so on.

JRF 2022 ICMR Latest Update

  • On July 29, 2022, ICMR provided the application for the ICMR JRF 2022
  • The ICMR JRF notification PDF has been made available on the official website as of July 22, 2022
  • On Friday, September 23, 2022 (Friday), 20 cities throughout the nation will host the ICMR JRF exam

ICMR JRF Entrance Exam Dates 2022

The website's notification reveals the ICMR test date 2022 for the Junior Research Fellowship exam. The council also modifies the deadlines for ICMR JRF 2022 application forms. The deadline for applications is August 28, 2022, and the exam is scheduled for September 23, 2022. The table that follows lists all of the crucial ICMR JRF exam dates.


Dates (Tentative)

ICMR JRF Notification 2022

July 22, 2022

Registration Start Dates

July 29, 2022

Registration End Dates

August 28, 2022

ICMR JRF Admit Card

To be notified

ICMR JRF 2022 Exam Date

September 23, 2022

ICMR JRF Answer Key

To be notified

ICMR JRF Result 2022

To be notified

ICMR JRF Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria 2022

The following eligibility requirements must be met by aspirants who wish to participate in the ICMR JRF Entrance Exam for PhD admission in PGIMER:-


Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • Candidate must have secured an MSc/ MA degree with at least  55% marks (General/ EWS/ OBC) from a recognized university or its equivalent qualification

  • Candidates belonging to the SC/ ST/ PwD category need to secure minimum 50% marks in M.Sc/ MA degree

  • Candidates who are waiting for their  MSc/ MA result can also apply for ICMR JRF 2022

Age Limit

  • The age limit for ICMR JRF Entrance Exam is 28 years as of September 30

  • Relaxation of 3-Years will be given to the candidates belonging to the OBC category

  • Relaxation of 5-Years will be given to the candidates belonging to the SC/ ST/ PwD category

ICMR JRF Application Process 2022

The ICMR JRF 2022 application form will be available on the official websites pgimer edu in and icmr nic in on July 29, 2022. It is recommended that you check your eligibility for the ICMR JRF exam. Registration, filling out the application form, and paying the fee are all part of the application process. Check out the following procedure:

Registration for the ICMR JRF 2022

  • To register, click on the link provided below or go to the ICMR's official website
  • Enter all of the required information, such as your name, father's name, phone number, e-mail address, and other details
  • Complete and submit the registration form
  • Following registration, you will receive an email with your unique User ID/registration number and password

Login to ICMR JRF 2022

  • Enter your registration number and password to access the portal
  • Enter your personal and educational information
  • Check all of the details once more
  • Upload the necessary documents to the portal
  • After uploading the document, complete the application by paying the application fee
  • Print out the application for future reference

Application Fee:



General, EWS, and OBC

Rs. 1500/-


Rs. 1200/-



ICMR JRF 2022 Admit Card 

The ICMR JRF admit card will be made available a few days before the examination. Candidates can obtain their JRF admit cards by clicking on the link provided on the website. It is important to note that aspirants will not be permitted to sit for the exam unless they have the ICMR JRF 2022 Admit Card.

ICMR JRF Entrance Exam Pattern 2022

The ICMR JRF 2022 entrance exam pattern is as follows:

Mode of exam


Duration of exam

Two Hours



Type of questions

Multiple choice questions (MCQ) 

Number of sections

Two Sections

Marking scheme

One mark is awarded for the correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for an incorrect answer.

ICMR JRF Minimum Qualifying Marks 2022

To pass the exam, candidates must obtain a minimum qualifying percentage in ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2022. 


Minimum Qualifying Marks









ICMR JRF 2022 Exam Centres

The ICMR JRF exam is held in 12 cities across the country and they are as follows:











Srinagar (J&K)


ICMR JRF Result 2022

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) JRF Result will be announced on the official website of ICMR. The candidates who qualify for the entrance exam are notified by post and e-mail. 

Follow the steps given below to download ICMR JRF Result 2022.

  • Visit the official website of PGIMER/ ICMR

  • Find the result link 

  • Select the course and enter the roll number

  • After entering the details and the  ICMR JRF 2022 result will appear on the screen

  • Download ICMR JRF Result 2022 and save it for future purposes

ICMR JRF Merit List 2022

The result of ICMR JRF Entrance Exam 2022 is published in the form of merit list. Applicants may check the merit list from the official ICMR website, i.e. Based on the candidate’s performance two separate merit lists will be prepared by the Indian Council of Medical Research.

  • One of the Merit lists will have details for Life Sciences while

  • The other Merit lists will have the details for the PhD in Social Sciences

  • The selected candidates are eligible to pursue a PhD in Biomedical/ Health Research course in any UGC/ MCI recognized medical university/college in India

The ICMR offers fellowships to deserving candidates in order to help them with their research. The fellowship amount for PhD students is available to qualified ICMR JRF candidates. The fellowship amount has been set by the council at INR 31,000/- per year for two years.

The students opting for ICMR JRF for the academic session of 2022-2023 can refer to this article and keep a check on this page for further updates and date releases. If you have any questions, visit our QnA section and feel free to write your queries to us.

For further news/articles and updates related to ICMR JRF 2022, stay tuned to CollegeDekho! 


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