The ICMR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Examination is the first step in the process of admission to the Ph.D. Research Programme. Exam for ICMR JRF fellowship conducted at the 12 Centres viz. , Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi (NCR), Kolkata, Mumbai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Srinagar (J&K) and Varanasi once a year on 2 nd/3rd Sunday in July.
The award of JRF is made on merit basis by holding an entrance examination after issuing a country-wide admission notice. The admission notice is published in leading English Newspapers of India usually during March/April.
ICMR in collaboration with PGIMER, Chandigarh will hold a National level examination on Sunday, July, 12 2020 for determining the eligibility of Indian National candidates for the award of JRF through ICMR.