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The JRF Exam 2024 or Junior Research Fellowship Exam 2024 is conducted by various Institutions and Organisations in India. Candidates preparing for the JRF Exam 2024 need to approach the JRF Exam 2024 Conducting Body based on their subject of expertise and field of research. Some of the JRF Conducting bodies are CSIR NET, DBT JRF, ICMR JRF, SIR JRF GATE, ICAR JRF and UGC NET. In the following article, candidates will find all the relevant and essential information on JRF 2024 in detail.

JRF Exam 2024

In the following section, candidates will find detailed information about the JRF Exam 2024 Conducting bodies are CSIR NET, DBT JRF, ICMR JRF, SIR JRF GATE, ICAR JRF and UGC NET.

  • CSIR NET: It is organized twice a year by the National Testing Agency on behalf of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and serves as an examination to choose individuals aspiring for Junior Research Fellowships and Assistant Professor positions in various scientific domains. This highly esteemed test offers Science students a gateway into the realm of advanced academia.
  • DBT JRF: BET & GAT-B, administered annually by the Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, aims to select candidates for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) appointments.
  • ICMR JRF: The PGIMER, Chandigarh conducts the ICMR JRF examination, which seeks to identify suitable candidates for the Medical Research Junior Research Fellowship.
  • CSIR JRF GATE: This national-level examination is conducted specifically for aspiring individuals who wish to pursue a research-oriented career through CSIR. It serves as a means to select the most qualified candidate.
  • ICAR JRF: The National Testing Agency (NTA) organizes this examination to facilitate students in acquiring a Master’s Degree Programme from accredited Agricultural Universities.
  • UGC NET: The National Testing Agency (NTA) administers the UGC NET exam to carefully select candidates for the positions of ‘Assistant Professor’ and ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ in Indian universities and colleges.

JRF Exam 2024: Overview

The JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) Exam 2024 is a national level entrance exam conducted by various agencies in India to provide fellowships to students interested in pursuing research in their specific field. JRF exams are typically conducted once or twice a year, and test candidates’ eligibility for both JRF and Assistant Professor positions. As mentioned above, the JRF Exam 2024 is conducted in 6 different conducting bodies for various subjects and fields of study. In the following table, candidates will find an overview of the different JRF Exam 2024 conducted in India.

JRF Exam 2024 
Exam Names CSIR NET UGC NET ICAR JRF CSIR JRF GATE ICMR JRF DBT JRF (BET & GAT-B)
Exam Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA) National Testing Agency (NTA) National Testing Agency (NTA) One of the administering institutes PGIMER, Chandigarh Department of Biotechnology, under the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.
Full- Form Council of Scientific and Industrial Research University Grants Commission Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Indian Council of Medical Research Junior Research Fellowship Department of Biotechnology Junior Research Fellowship
Frequency Of Exam Twice a year Twice a year Yearly Yearly Yearly Yearly
Posts/Courses Offered Lectureships & Junior Research Fellowships ‘Assistant Professor’ and ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges. Master’s Degree Programme in Accredited Agricultural Universities Pursue a career in research work through CSIR PhD and Research programs Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

JRF Exam 2024 Notification

The JRF Exam 2024 Notification is released separately by the respective conducting body on their official website as per their calendar. The candidates must visit the official website of the respective conducting body to access the JRF Exam 2024 Notification. Refer to the following table to access the  JRF Exam 2024 Notification for CSIR NET, UGC NET, ICAR JRF, CSIR JRF GATE, ICMR JRF and DBT JRF (BET & GAT-B).

JRF Exam 2024 Notification
Notification Link
CSIR NET Click Here
UGC NET Click Here
ICAR JRF Click Here
ASRB NET Click Here
GATE Click Here
ICMR JRF Click Here
DBT JRF (BET & GAT-B) Click Here

JRF Exam 2024 Eligibility Criteria

JRF Exam 2024 Eligibility Criteria
Exam Name Qualification Criteria Age Limit
CSIR NET
  • Candidates must have a BE, B.Pharma, B. Tech, MSc, Integrated BS-MS, MBBS, or any other science degree with a minimum of 55%.
  • Candidates in the reserved category receive a 5% mark relaxation. Candidates who are studying for an M.Sc and have finished their graduation (10+2+3) are also eligible to take this exam.
  • Candidates who have completed a B.Sc. or are enrolled in an Integrated MS-PhD program and have received at least a 55% mark are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates with an Engineering or Science background are eligible for the fellowship if they enrol in a PhD or PhD integrated program within two years of graduation.
  • The maximum age limit is 28 years for UR.
  • SC/ST/PWD/Female Applicants must not exceed 33 years of age.
  • For OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Applicants, the maximum age limit is 31 years.
  • There is no upper age limit for lectureship.
UGC NET Master’s Degree or equivalent with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for  SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender candidates) 31 years for JRF

No age limit for AP

ICAR JRF
  • The candidates should have passed the Master’s Degree program from any public-funded/Govt institution with a minimum Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA).
  • In cases where only marks are awarded rather than grade points, the candidate must have secured the minimum percentage score as prescribed.
The candidate applying for ICAR JRF must be of at least 19 years. There is no age relaxation for any category regarding age criteria for ICAR JRF.
CSIR JRF GATE
  • BE/ B.Tech degree in an engineering discipline with a valid GATE score. OR
  • B.Pharm degree and have qualified GPAT OR
  • Candidates with B.Tech in Biotechnology with a valid GATE score and subject to securing a minimum of 85.00 %ile in GATE.
  • General Candidate- 28 Years
  • OBC- 31 years
  • SC/ST- 33 Years
ICMR JRF
  • A candidate must possess an M.Sc/ M.A. degree from a recognized university or its equivalent qualification.
  • The final year student of the M.Sc/ M.A. degree candidates can also apply for the ICMR JRF exam.
  • The age limit for ICMR JRF Entrance Exam is 28 years.
  • A relaxation of 3 years for OBC category and 5 years for SC/ ST/ PwD category candidates.
DBT JRF (BET & GAT-B)
  • M.Sc./ M.Tech./ M.V.Sc. or equivalent degree from a recognized university in Biotechnology, or other concerned Disciplines.
  • Integrated BS and M.S. or B.E./ B.Tech in Biotechnology (4-year course after 12th)
  • Aspirants admitted under DBT Postgraduate Teaching Programs or M.Sc. in Bioscience, Life Science, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or Biophysics.
  • M.Sc./M.Tech.Bioinformatics Computational Biology.
  • OBC – 3 Years
  • SC/ ST – 5 Years
  • PwD – 5 Years

How to Apply for JRF Exam 2024?

Candidates looking forward to applying for the different JRF Exams must be aware of the application processes to register themselves successfully for the exams. The examination process for all the different kinds of Junior Research Fellowship Exams involves almost the standard procedures, the candidate can follow the steps given below to apply:

  • The candidates must first visit the official website of the exam conducting body.
  • Click on the application link given on the home screen.
  • Fill in the required details correctly.
  • Attach the required document asked in the application.
  • Click on the ‘submit’ option at the end and pay the required examination fee based on your categories.

JRF Exam Date 2024

The candidates must refer to the following table to know the JRF Exam Date 2024 for all the exams in detail.

JRF Exam Date 2024
Exam Exam Date
CSIR NET June 2024
UGC NET 10-21 June 2024
ICAR JRF 29 June 2024
CSIR JRF GATE Updated Soon
ICMR JRF Updated Soon
DBT JRF (BET & GAT-B) Updated Soon

JRF Exam 2024 Syllabus

It is highly recommended that the candidates thoroughly go through the  JRF Exam 2024 Syllabus for the respective exam they have applied for based on their subject specialization and preference. This will help the candidates understand the vastness and extent of the  JRF Exam 2024 Syllabus. They will be able to formulate a structured and concrete plan of action to prepare for the  JRF Exam 2024 within the stipulated time frame.

JRF Exam 2024 Syllabus
Notification Link
CSIR NET Click Here
UGC NET Click Here
ICAR JRF Updated Soon
CSIR JRF GATE Updated Soon
ICMR JRF Updated Soon
DBT JRF (BET & GAT-B) Updated Soon

JRF Exam 2024 Previous Year Question Papers

The  JRF Exam 2024 Previous Year Papers are available on the official website of the respective  JRF Exam 2024. The conducting bodies provide these  JRF Exam 2024 Previous Year Question papers subject-wise and year-wise on their official websites for the convenience of the candidates. The candidates must go through the JRF Exam Previous Year Question Papers to ensure they have a clear idea about the difficulty level, format questions and style of questions.

JRF Exam 2024 Previous Year Question Papers
Notification Link
CSIR NET Click Here
UGC NET Click Here
ICAR JRF Click Here (Updated Soon)
ASRB NET Click Here (Updated Soon)
CSIR JRF GATE Click Here (Updated Soon)
ICMR JRF Click Here (Updated Soon)
DBT JRF (BET & GAT-B) Click Here (Updated Soon)

JRF Exam 2024 Admit Card

The JRF Exam 2024 Admit Card will be released 15 days prior to the JRF Exam Date 2024 on the respective official website. The candidates must access and download the Admit Card for JRF Exam 2024 and take a printout of the same. Candidates must carry the  JRF Exam 2024 Admit Card to their respective exam centres as mentioned on the  JRF Exam 2024 Admit Card.

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FAQs

What is JRF Exam 2024?

JRF Exam 2024, or Junior Research Fellowship Exam 2024, is conducted by various institutions and organizations in India to select candidates for Junior Research Fellowships and other research-oriented positions

Which conducting bodies are involved in JRF Exam 2024?

The conducting bodies for JRF Exam 2024 include CSIR NET, DBT JRF, ICMR JRF, SIR JRF GATE, ICAR JRF, and UGC NET.

What is the eligibility criteria for JRF Exam 2024?

he eligibility criteria for JRF Exam 2024vary based on the conducting body. For example:
CSIR NET requires a minimum of 55% in relevant degrees.
UGC NET requires a Master's degree with a minimum of 55% marks.
ICAR JRF requires a Master's degree with a minimum Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA).
CSIR JRF GATE requires a BE/B.Tech degree or equivalent with a valid GATE score.
ICMR JRF requires an M.Sc/M.A. degree or equivalent.
DBT JRF requires an M.Sc./M.Tech./M.V.Sc. or equivalent degree in Biotechnology or related disciplines.