About the Exam
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 14 December 2014.
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.
What you can get by qualifying this exam?
A direct PhD position position post B.Tech/MBBS
Integrated PhD position (MSc + PhD) post BSc
PhD after MSc
Where can you get admission?
Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Mumbai (http://www.actrec.gov.in/)
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) : Bhopal (http://www.iiserbhopal.ac.in); Kolkata (http://www.iiserkol.ac.in); Mohali (http://www.iisermohali.ac.in/); Pune http://www.iiserpune.ac.in) and Thiruvananthapuram (http://www.iisertvm.ac.in)
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (http://www.ccmb.res.in)
Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad (http://www.cdfd.org.in)
National Brain Research Centre, Manesar (http://www.nbrc.ac.in)
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru (http://www.ncbs.res.in)
National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi (http://www1.nii.res.in/)
National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar (http://www.niser.ac.in/)
Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Bengaluru (http://instem.res.in/)
National Centre for Cell Science, Pune (http://www.nccs.res.in)
Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai (http://www.tifr.res.in/~dbs)
Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad (http://www.rcb.res.in/)
General Eligibility for the exam
- 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.
Students who expect to complete their degrees by July 2015 are eligible to apply.
Nationwide Entrance Examination:
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Last date for application:
September 30, 2014
Results of the Nationwide Entrance Examination:
January 15, 2015
Where to Apply