Joint Graduate Entrance Exam Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Science (JGEEBILS) Entrance Exam 2016

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The JGEEBILS is a shared entrance test for several institutions doing research in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences. The test is coordinated by NCBS /TIFR. The TIFR Nationwide Entrance Examination (GS-2016) for Biology is also called the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS). Get all details of JGEEBILS here.

Important Dates for JGEEBILS 2016

Last Date for Receiving Applications: 16th October 2015 
Date of JGEEBILS 2016 Exam: 13th December 2015 (Sunday, 02.30 pm to 04.30 pm) 
Results of the Nationwide Entrance Examination: 15th January 2016

Programmes offered at NCBS, Bangalore and DBS, Mumbai Biology

  1. PhD (NCBS and DBS)
  2. Integrated PhD (NCBS and DBS)
  3. M.Sc by Research (only at DBS) - IISER Pune, Kolkata 
  4. M.Sc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation (only at NCBS)

 Participating Institutions (GS-2016) – Biology

  1. Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Mumbai (www.actrec.gov.in)
  2. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER):
    Bhopal (www.iiserbhopal.ac.in);
    Kolkata (www.iiserkol.ac.in);
    Mohali (www.iisermohali.ac.in);
    Pune (www.iiserpune.ac.in) and
    Thiruvananthapuram (www.iisertvm.ac.in)
  3. Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (www.ccmb.res.in)
  4. Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad (www.cdfd.org.in
  5. National Brain Research Centre, Manesar (www.nbrc.ac.in)
  6. National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru (www.ncbs.res.in)
  7. National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi (http//:www1.nii.res.in)
  8. National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar (www.niser.ac.in)
  9. Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Bengaluru (http://instem.res.in/
  10. National Centre for Cell Science, Pune (www.nccs.res.in)
  11. Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai (www.tifr.res.in/~dbs)
  12. Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad (www.rcb.res.in)
  13. Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kokata (www.saha.ac.in)

JGEEBILS 2016 Eligibility Biology

Ph.D Program: 

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

Integrated Ph.D/M.Sc by Research Program: 

Bachelors in any Basic Science

M.Sc Wildlife Biology and Conservation:


  1. Indian nationals who have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (with a minimum of 50% in core subjects), less than 35 years of age as on 1st July 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
  2. Students who expect to complete their degrees by July 2016 are eligible to apply

JGEEBILS 2016 Selection Procedure

  1. All applicants are required to appear for the written test conducted at different centers nationally. The test will cover basic topics in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology
  2. There is a separate written test for the M.Sc Wildlife Biology and Conservation covering topics on general knowledge, analytical and quantitative skills, wildlife biology and an essay on a conservation issue
  3. The NCBS and DBS admission process for PhD/Int. PhD programmes are common up to the Entrance Test. Separate interviews will be held at Bangalore and Mumbai
  4. The DBS conducts a single interview in Mumbai in Feb./March 2016 NCBS interviews are in two stages held over a three day period. These are typically Scheduled in May/June 2016

Test Venue for JGEEBILS 2016

The written test will be held on Sunday, 13th December 2015 in the following cities: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Haldwani, Hyderabad Indore, Jammu, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Srinagar, Varanasi and Visakhapatnam

Application Form for JGEEBILS 2016

Applications must be submitted online to https://www.ncbs.res.in/admissions.html

Application Fee and Payment JGEEBILS 2016

  1. Male Applicants - Rs.500/- for applications submitted online and Rs.550/- for applications sent manually by post. 
  2. Female Applicants - Rs.100/- for applications submitted online as well as for applications sent manually by post

For more details please visit 
http://www.ncbs.res.in/JGEEBILS