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Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences, JGEEBILS- 2020


National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
GKVK, Bellary Road, Bengaluru- 560065Karnataka
Phone-No: 91 80 23666001 02 18 19 Fax: 91 80 23636662
Email: info@ncbs.res.inWebsite:

The JGEEBILS test is a shared entrance test for graduate programmes in Biology and interdisciplinary life sciences. The test originated from the TIFR annual entrance test for Biology, which was used by DBS/TIFR as well as NCBS/TIFR. The motivation for this shared test is to reduce the difficulties that students faced with multiple entrance tests, and to reduce the duplication of effort by many institutions in conducting such examinations. JGEEBILS is intended to serve as a common point for students from any science discipline or engineering to start the process to apply for biology graduate programmes around India. Participating institutions contribute questions and logistical support for conducting the examination. This year the examination will be on 8th December 2019.

Each participating institution has its own admission process and eligibility criteria. The JGEEBILS test is only one step in this. In general, applicants must apply separately to each participating institution that they are interested in. Please visit the institutional websites for details of these different entrance processes.


ACTREC: Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Mumbai (

Ashoka University (

Bose Institute, Kolkata (

CCMB: Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (

CDFD: Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad (

IISER: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research: IISER-K, Kolkata (, IISER-P, Pune (, IISER-TVM, Thiruvananthapuram (, IISER-T, Tirupati (

IMSc: Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai (

InStem: Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine, Bengaluru (

MSLS: Manipal School of Life Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal  (

NBRC: National Brain Research Centre, Manesar (

NCCS: National Centre for Cell Science, Pune (

NIBMG: National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani (

NII: National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi (

NISER: National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar (

RCB: Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad (

SINP: Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata (

TIFR: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research: DBS-TIFR: Department of Biological Sciences, Mumbai (, NCBS-TIFR: National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru (,

TIFR-H: TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad (

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Programmes offered at TIFR Centres:

·         PhD (NCBS, DBS, TIFR-H)

·         Integrated PhD (NCBS, DBS, TIFR-H)

·         M.Sc. by Research (DBS)

·         M.Sc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation (NCBS)


For Ph.D.: Masters in Basic Science (M.Sc. Physics/Chemistry/Any branch of Biology) or any professional Master's Degree (M.Pharma./M.Tech.), or a > 4 year degree program (e.g. MBBS, BDS).

For I-Ph.D./M.Sc.: Bachelors in any Basic Science (Physics/Chemistry/Any branch of Biology) OR any 4-year degree program that awards a "Bachelor's degree" including B.Tech., B.E., B.V.Sc., B.Pharma. (4 year course).

M.Sc. Wildlife Biology & Conservation:

Eligibility for Indian nationals-applicants with a bachelor's degree in any discipline (including those in the final year of graduation) with a minimum of 50% marks in the core subjects are eligible to apply.

Eligibility for central, south and southeast asian nationals-applicants with an undergraduate/bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent gpa in the core subjects are eligible to apply.

Test Date and Venues: The Online test will be held on Sunday, December 8th, 2019 in the following cities: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhillai, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Haldwani, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kolkata, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam.

How to Apply:

Application for JGEEBILS: Submit online Applications at

Application Fee:

·         Male Applicants: Rs 900/-

·         Female Applicants: Rs 300/-  

Payment can be made online by Netbanking/Credit/Debit cards/UPI etc. as per modes available for the payment gateway. Hall tickets will be available for download only after successful payment.

Fee waivers: a waiver of application fee on grounds of financial distress may be requested by a letter from the principal or the head of the Department justifying the request. Students may apply online and send the waiver letter/request from the principal/HOD (On their letter head duly signed and stamped) by post to "The Asstt. Registrar (academic), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005". Alternately, The recommendation letter can be scanned and uploaded profile. these requests would be considered depending on availability of seats and cannot be guaranteed.

Application Procedure

Students can apply online.  Please follow appropriate link on this website for filling up the application form.  Read the instructions carefully before you start filling up the online application form. DO NOT MAKE MULTIPLE REGISTRATIONS FOR THE SAME SUBJECT.

Students may take the online test in multiple subjects provided the timings do not clash. Please submit separate application for each subject.

Application Fee can be paid only through online mode.

Closing Date:

Date and Time of JGEEILS: 8th December, 2019 (Sunday), 2:30p.m. To 4:30p.m

Last date for receiving applications for Hall Tickets: 20th November, 2019


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