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About JGEEBILS 2024
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research conducts the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS). JGEEBILS is a common entrance examination to offer admission in Integrated M.Sc-Ph.D, M.Sc and PhD graduate programmes.
TIFR Nationwide Entrance Examination (GS 2024) for Biology, JGEEBILS is held in the computer-based mode for a time duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes across 59 cities. A total of 60 questions are asked from general, physics, chemistry and biology subjects. 1 mark will be awarded to each correct answer in section A and 2 marks for section B. 0.5 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
Through TIFR JGEEBILS, admission is granted to PhD, I.-Ph.D/M.Sc courses. Candidates who wish to join the TIFR JGEEBILS institutions for the respective programmes will have to appear for the written test to secure admissions.
All the participating institutions use the JGEEBILS score as a part of their admission process, but each institution has its own admission procedure. Students need to apply separately to each JGEEBILS participating institution by visiting each institution's website.
JGEEBILS 2024 Highlights
|Full Exam Name
|Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences
|Short Exam Name
|Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.
|National Level Exam
|Mode of Application
|Application Fee (General)
|1000 Rs [Online]
|2 Hours 18 Minutes
JGEEBILS 2024 Important Dates
Past Dates and Events
09 Jan, 2024
Answer Key - Final | Mode: Online
21 Dec, 2023
Answer Key - Last date for candidates to query/comment on the provisional answers | Mode: Online
10 Dec, 2023
Exam | Mode: Online
20 Nov, 2023 - 10 Dec, 2023
Admit Card | Mode: Online
03 Oct, 2023 - 02 Nov, 2023
Application | Mode: Online
JGEEBILS 2024 Eligibility Criteria
It is mandatory for candidates to fulfil the eligibility criteria of JGEEBILS 2024 to appear for the entrance exam. Check the below-mentioned eligibility criteria for JGEEBILS 2024.
For Ph.D program: Aspirants must have 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 ). Students holding M.Sc in a non-Biology-allied discipline such as Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics / Computer Science, and who wish to obtain an M.Sc. in Biology, will be offered the option of enrolling in the I-Ph.D. programme at the time of joining.
For I-Ph.D./M.Sc.: Aspirants should have bachelors in any basic science (Physics/Chemistry/any branch of Biology) OR any 4-year degree program that awards Bachelor's degree including B.Tech ., B.E ., B.V.Sc., B.Pharma . (4-year course).
For M.Sc. (Wildlife Biology & Conservation): Aspirants must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (with a minimum of 50% in core subjects) and a strong interest in wildlife research and conservation. Candidates from Central, South and Southeast Asian countries, with similar qualifications, are also eligible to apply.
JGEEBILS 2024 Application Process
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Paytm | Other
Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria can submit the JGEEBILS application form 2024 on or before the last date. The detailed process is mentioned below.
JGEEBILS 2024 Registration Process: In this step, candidates need to register on the official website and enter basic details such as the correct email ID, mobile number, programme, and others. Verify all the details and submit them. After successful registration, A confirmation message will be sent to the registered mobile number and email ID mentioning login credentials.
Filling out the application form: After login in, click on the application form link and fill in all the details carefully.
Uploading the documents: Candidates will have to upload the essential documents such as a passport-size photograph, and signature at the time of filling out the application form.
Students applying under the fee waiver category need to upload a scanned copy of the recommendation letter from the Principal/HOD of the college.
Those applying under the disability category need to upload a scanned copy of the disability certificate.
The specifications of the documents have been mentioned below.
Specifications of documents
Passport size photograph
Below 80 kb
Copy of signature
Below 80 kb
Foreign nationals: Overseas applicants who are unable to travel to India, can appear in the exam in online mode on the scheduled date and time. Aspirants need to submit proof of their overseas residency during the application process. Once the overseas option is exercised while applying, it cannot be altered or changed at a later stage.
Payment of application fee: Once the application process is done, pay the application fees in online mode through credit/debit cards/ UPI and net banking.
Print out of the application form: After the successful submission of JGEEBILS 2024 application form. Print out of the confirmation page or download the same for future reference.
JGEEBILS 2024 Syllabus
JGEEBILS 2024 Exam Pattern
The JGEEBILS 2024 exam pattern will consist of the exam structure, duration, marking scheme, type of questions and other details. The detailed exam pattern of TIFR JGEEBILS is discussed in the table below.
JGEEBILS Exam Pattern 2024
Mode of exam
Computer-based test (CBT)
Medium of exam
2 hours and 30 minutes
Type of questions
Multiple choice questions (MCQs)
Total number of questions
General: 15 questions
Physics: 15 questions
Chemistry: 15 questions
Biology: 15 questions
Section A: +1 mark for every correct response
JGEEBILS 2024 Admit Card
JGEEBILS 2024 admit card will be released by the conducting authority. Candidates who have submitted JGEEBILS application form 2024 will be able to download the JGEEBILS hall tickets from the official website. The JGEEBILS admit card 2024 mentions the exam date, time, exam day guidelines, and important instructions.
JGEEBILS 2024 Result
The authority declares the JGEEBILS 2024 result in online mode. Candidates who appear in the entrance exam will be able to check their results by entering their login details.
How to Download JGEEBILS 2024 Result
Visit the official website.
Click on the JGEEBILS result link.
Enter the login credentials such as the application number and password
The JGEEBILS result will be displayed on the screen
Download and take a printout of it for future reference.
JGEEBILS 2024 Selection Process
Candidates who qualify the JGEEBILS test will be invited to submit the application form. Each participating centre/institution uses JGEEBILS score to shortlist the candidates for interviews, but each institution has its own admission procedure. Few TIFR centres use CV, scientific write-up, and letters of recommendation along with JGEEBILS marks to shortlist students. Candidates need to apply for a course separately for each institution.
After receiving the call letter from the relevant institution, the shortlisted candidates will have to appear for on-campus interview on a particular date mentioned in a call letter. The qualified candidates will have to produce the original documents for verification purposes to secure admission in a particular institution.
JGEEBILS Participating Institutions
Below is the list of participating institutions/centres of JGEEBILS 2024.
- ACTREC: Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Mumbai
- Ashoka University
- Bose Institute: Bose Institute, Kolkata
- CHG: Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore
- IISER: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
- IISER-Bh, Bherampur
- 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
- 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, Hyderabad
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:What is the minimum education qualification required to appear in JGEEBILS 2023 exam?
Candidates must have passed undergraduate degree from a recognized institution.
Question:When will JGEEBILS 2024 be conducted?
JGEEBILS will be conducted on December 10, 2023.
Question:How many questions are asked in JGEEBILS?
A total of 60 questions are asked in the JGEEBILS exam.
Question:What is JGEEBILS?
JGEEBILS is a national-level entrance examination conducted by Tata Institute of Fundamental Research to offer admission in Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D, M.Sc and PhD graduate programmes.