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Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS)


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  1. Important Dates
  2. Courses Offered
  3. Eligibility Criteria
  4. Application Fee
  5. How to Apply
  6. Exam Pattern
  7. Examination Centres
  8. Question Papers
  9. Syllabus
  10. Admit Card / Hall Ticket
  11. Results
  12. Contact Details

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.

Candidates can get the full details of JGEEBILS Exam 2017 such as Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Important Dates and much more on this post.

Exam Name: Joint Graduate Entrance Exam for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Science
Conducting Institute: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
Commonly called as: JGEEBILS
Exam Level: National Level Exam
Stream: Engineering Entrance Exam

Important Dates

Events Dates
Application form will be available from September 2016
Last Date for getting the application form online 10 October 2016
Examination’s Date 11th December 2016
Result will be declared on 31st January 2017

Courses Offered

PhD (NCBS and DBS)
Integrated PhD (NCBS and DBS)
M.Sc. by Research (only at DBS)
M.Sc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation (only at NCBS)

Eligibility Criteria

Biology In Ph.D Program – Interested candidate must have done Master’s degree in Science or must be a Bachelors in Applied Science. Plus, candidate must have also done the training for at least 1 year.

M.Sc Wildlife Biology and Conservation – Candidates who have done graduation in any discipline with at least 50% marks in important subjects are eligible to give this examination. Candidate’s age should not me more than 35 years as on 1st July 2016. Candidate must have a strong interest in wildlife research and conservation.

Application Fee

JGEEBILS Registration & Examination Fee Structure
Application Fee Rs.800/-

How to Apply

Candidates can apply for it via online mode (after release of official notification for JGEEBILS 2017) and for that they have to visit the official site. Once you reach at home page then click on “Applying for Biology” and fill all the important details regarding it. Walk-In Candidates: Some candidates will be admitted without applying for it.

Exam Pattern

Section Subjects No Of Questions
Section-A General 15
Section-B Biology 15
Section-C Physics 15
Section-D Chemistry 15

Examination Centres

=> Ahmedabad
=> Banglore
=> Guwahati
=> Kolkata 04
=> Haldwani
=> Madurai
=> Bhubaneshwar
=> Hyderabad
=> Mangalore
=> Chandigarh
=> Indore
=> Mumbai
=> Chennai
=> Jaipur
=> Nagpur
=> Cochin
=> Jammu & Kashmir
=> Patna
=> Delhi 01
=> Delhi 02
=> Kanpur
=> Pune
=> Kolkata 01
=> Srinagar
=> Kolkata 02
=> Varanasi
=> Delhi 04
=> Kolkata 03
=> Visakhapatnam

Question Papers

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The Test Consist Of Multiple Choice Questions Coving Basics Only in Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology. There is no guide book and syllabus. No Special Knowledge or Preparation is Required

Admit Card / Hall Ticket

The candidate should verify all the information in the admit card. If any issue is found, then get it corrected with the concerned authority.

The candidates are required to carry the admit card to the examination hall. Without it, you will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. It is also very important to document for the further admission processes. Revise your basics, that is all.

The interview will be based on whatever area you are most interested and comfortable in.


=> After All The Question Booklets And OMR Response Sheets of TIFR GS 2016 exam are received by the TIFR the evaluation shall be done using OMR machine.

=> After Evaluation, Result shall be declared Rank-Wise, Roll No Wise And Categoary Wise.

=> The ranking Shall be solely based on the result of TIFR GS 2016 and shall not be valid for admission.

=> This Ranking Will be drawn to give an approximate idea to the candidate with regard to his/her relative position only based on TIFR GS 2016.

=> TIFR GS Result 2016 will be available on Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

Contact Details

For more information write to:
National Centre for Biological Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
GKVK, Bellary Road,
Bangalore 560065, India
Phone: 91 80 23666001 / 02 ; 23666018 / 19
91 80 67176001 / 02 ; 67176018 / 19

Fax: 91 80 23636662


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