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In which topics I should concentrate for ICMR entrance exam? ICMR entrance exam is tough or easy?

this is bhargavi completed m.sc microbiology
now preparing for icmr entrance exam
please tell which topics should i
concentrate more and time to spend for preparation.
icmr is very tough or easy?

15th November 2014, 09:36 PM
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Default Re: In which topics I should concentrate for ICMR entrance exam? ICMR entrance exam is tough or easy?

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conducts Junior Research Fellowship examination ICMR JRF to admit students for the award of Junior Research Fellowship. With this candidates can get in to any University to do PhD in the field of Life Sciences and Social Sciences.

Eligibility Criteria:

• Candidate need to have Master degree or equivalent degree with 55% minimum in academics
• SC/ST and physically handicapped students need minimum 50% in academics
• Need to be in between minimum 28 years of age

As, you have completed M.Sc in Microbiology you are eligible for ICMR JRF.

This examination is conducted in 2 sections.

It contains 2 Sections. These two sections are multiple choice questions and are as follows:

Section I:

It contains questions from Aptitude and are 50 and for 50 marks in number.

This includes,

• Common Statistics
• General Knowledge
• Logical Reasoning
• Scientific Phenomenon in everyday life

Section 2:

It contains questions from subjects from Life Sciences (Part 1) and Social Sciences (Part 2). Each part has 100 questions and candidate need to answer 75 questions from each part.

Part 1 (Life Sciences):

Topics covered in this area,

• Biochemistry
• Bioinformatics
• Biophysics
• Biotechnology
• Botany
• Environmental sciences
• Genetics
• Human biology
• Immunology
• Microbiology
• Molecular biology
• Pharmacology
• Physiology
• Veterinary sciences
• Zoology

Part 2 (Social Sciences):

Topics covered in this area,

• Statistics and Health economics
• Sociology
• Social work
• Psychology
• Home sciences
• Anthropology

As you have knowledge on Life Sciences, it would be important for you to concentrate on Aptitude and Social Sciences much when compared to Life Sciences.

ICMR JRF would be easy if you try hard and prepare well for the examination. No examination will be tough if you prepare well. Be confident and prepare by planning accordingly.

Tips for preparation:

• Prepare Key points for every chapter
• After preparing every chapter, practice previous papers for that particular chapter
• Make note of each and every point which you fell is important
• Always revise previous day’s notes on the next day
• Practice more and more model papers
• Attempt more mock tests

The cut off mark for General and OBC students is 55% and for SC/ST and handicapped students is 50%.

Please, find attached sample papers which would help for your preparation
Attached Files
File Type: pdf ICMR JRF 2013 - Model Paper.pdf(95.0 KB, 454 views)
File Type: pdf ICMR_JRF SamplePaper.pdf(95.0 KB, 337 views)
File Type: pdf ICMR-JRF-Paper.pdf(95.0 KB, 333 views)
File Type: pdf jrf_specimen.pdf(95.0 KB, 247 views)
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