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Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences, JGEEBILS 2018

About Exam:

Academic Office, National Centre for Biological Sciences

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,

GKVK, Bellary Road, Bangalore 560065, Karnataka, India
Phone: 080-23666343/344/345/346. Fax: 080-23636662

Website: www.ncbs.res.in Email: gsch@tifr.res.in

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 9th December 2018.

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.

Question papers from past years are hosted at the TIFR site under the 'Biology' links:

PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS: GS2019 - BIOLOGY

ACTREC: Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Mumbai (www.actrec.gov.in)
Bose Institute: Bose Institute, Kolkata (www.jcbose.ac.in)
CCMB: Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (www.ccmb.res.in)
CDFD: Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad (www.cdfd.org.in)
DBS-TIFR: Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (www.tifr.res.in/~dbs)
IISER: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research at: Kolkata (www.iiserkol.ac.in) Pune (www.iiserpune.ac.in); Thiruvananthapuram (www.iisertvm.ac.in); Tirupati (www.iisertirupati.ac.in)
IMSc: Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai (www.imsc.res.in)
InStem: Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Bengaluru (www.instem.res.in)
MAHE: Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal (Life Sciences) (www.manipal.edu/mu.html)
NBRC: National Brain Research Centre, Manesar (www.nbrc.ac.in)
NCBS: National Centre for Biological Sciences,Bengaluru (www.ncbs.res.in)
NCCS: National Centre for Cell Science, Pune (www.nccs.res.in)
NII: National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi (www.nii.res.in)
NISER: National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar (www.niser.ac.in)
RCB: Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad (www.rcb.res.in)
SINP: Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kokata (www.saha.ac.in)
TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad (http://www.tifrh.res.in)
Programmes:
Biology

·         PhD (NCBS, DBS and TIFR-H)

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

·         M.Sc. by Research (only at DBS)

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

Eligibility:

Biology: Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on written test marks, CV and Scientific Write-up.

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: This year no exam.

Admission Procedure

The admissions procedure (in all subjects, except Science Education) consists of an online test at one of the several nationwide centres, followed by interviews of shortlisted candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews to be held during end-February to early-April, 2019.  Exact dates would be announced later. Results of the entrance examination will be announced on January 10, 2019 and students shortlisted for interview will be intimated by email.

Examination Centres: There will be examination centres in the following cities but the exact location / venue of the examination will be available on the downloaded hall ticket: 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 Fee & Payment 

Application Fee (Non-Refundable): 

·         Male Candidates: Rs 900/-

·         Female Candidates: Rs 300/-   

Application fee can be paid online through internet banking/Debit/Credit Card or by sending Demand Draft. 

Online Payment: 

After the online payment transaction is successful, please login to your account on our website by using your reference code as your user id and check the payment status of your application.    Normally, online payments are received within 2 working days and a auto email is sent by the system acknowledging the payment.  If your transaction has been successful and your account has been debited and you do not receive the acknowledgement email within 7 days, neither your payment status is updated in your account, you may write to gsch@tifr.res.in

Demand Draft:

DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of "Tata Institute of Fundamental Research" payable at Mumbai and mailed to: University Cell Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba Mumbai 400005.  
Please superscribe GS-2019 (Subject) on the envelope and write your name, reference code and mobile number behind the DD and send it by courier/speed post.

Online payment link will be active upto 13th November, 2018.

DDs sent by post/courier will also be accepted upto 13th November, 2018.

Please note:

Instructions for downloading/printing of Hall tickets will be intimated by email, only after receipt of application fee/approval of fee waiver.

Important Dates:

Nationwide Entrance Examination: 9th December, 2018 (Sunday) 2.30PM to 4.30PM.

Last date for application: 15th November, 2018

Online payment link will be active till: 16th November, 2018

DDs sent by post/courier will be accepted till: 16th November, 2018

Hall Ticket download link will be active from: 22nd November, 2018

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