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JGEEBILS 2016 Notification and Exam Date


National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research invites applications for admissions to JGEEBILS for the academic year 2015 - 16.

Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS) Admission is conducted by National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore.

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.

Courses Offered:

Programmes offered at NCBS, Bangalore and DBS, Mumbai
=> PhD (NCBS and DBS)
=> Integrated PhD (NCBS and DBS)
=> M.Sc by Research (only at DBS) - IISER Pune, Kolkata
=> M.Sc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation (only at NCBS)

Eligibility Criteria:

Interested candidates should fulfill following eligibility criteria:
PhD programme : Masters in Basic Science or Bachelors in Applied Science. These include M.Sc. (Ag), B.Tech, B.E., B.V.Sc. B.Pharma (4 yrs course), MBBS., BDS. M. Pharma. Students with training in Physics or Chemistry are encouraged to apply to the programmes.

Integrated Ph.D/M.Sc. by Research Programme: Bachelors in any Basic Science.

M.Sc. Wildlife Biology & Conservation: Indian nationals who have a Bachelors degree in any discipline (with a minimum of 50% in core subjects), less than 35 years of age as on July 1, 2015 and a strong interest in wildlife research and conservation. Graduate nationals of Central, South and Southeast Asian countries, with similar qualifications, are also eligible to apply.

Application Procedure:

Candidates are advised to refer to official notifications /documents for detailed application procedure. published details for informational purpose.

=> Students can apply online for hall tickets to participate in the tests. Please follow the appropriate link on this website for completing the application form.

=> Students from remote areas who do not have access to internet may apply manually. They may send a request for an application form (without DD) along with a self-addressed stamped (Rs. 10) envelope (size 25cm x 17 cm) superscribed "GS-2016" to the following address:
Admission Section
National Centre for Biological Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research GKVK,
Bellary Road
Bangalore 560 065

The completed application form should be sent along with DD and two passport size photographs (one pasted on the application and one stapled to it).

Students who wish to apply online and make payment by Demand Draft may send the Demand Draft with their name, reference code and telephone number written behind it. Alternately, students can make online payment by Debit/Credit Card.

Online Application form can be downloaded from official website of JGEEBILS: Click here to download application form

Fee Details:

Application Fee:
Male applicants - Rs. 500/- for applications submitted online and Rs.550/- for applications sent manually by post.

Female applicants - Rs. 100/- for applications submitted online as well as for applications sent manually by post (Please see the walk-ins section on this website).

Important Dates:

JGEEBILS Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availability of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

  • Last Date of Submission of Application Form: 10th October 2015
  • Date of Examination JGEEBILS 2015: 13th December 2015 (Sunday, 02.30 pm to 04.30 pm)
  • Declaration of JGEEBILS 2015 Results: 15th January 2016

Selection Process:

Results will be announced on 15th January 2016.

Contact Details

For more details please contact
National Centre for Biological Sciences GKVK,
Bellary Road Bangalore 560 065
Tel: (080) 23666021
Fax: (080) 23636662
E-mail: phd @ ncbs.

National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore
The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), located in Bangalore, is part of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. The mandate of NCBS is fundamental research in the frontier areas of biology. Our research interests range from the study of single molecules to ecology and evolution. Along with inStem and C-CAMP we form the Bangalore Bio-Cluster, bringing together fundamental research, translational studies, and technology development.

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