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TIFR GS 2018
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Graduate School Admissions

Exam Finished
Examination Date: 2018-12-09
Application Form Date: 2018-10-15
Result Announcement Date: 2019-01-19
Mode of the exam: Offline
About TIFR GS

TIFR GS is a nationwide entrance exam conducted by Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in order to provide admission to candidates in postgraduate Science courses offered by it.

TIFR GS 2019 results have been declared. All qualifying candidates now have to appear for interviews from March 2, 2019 onwards. Check complete TIFR GS dates.  

Science courses for which TIFR Graduate School (GS) admission test is conducted are as mentioned below:

Subject

Course

Duration

Mathematics

PhD

5 Years

Integrated MSc-PhD

6 Years

Physics

PhD

5 Years

Integrated MSc-PhD

6 Years

Chemistry

PhD

5 Years

Integrated MSc-PhD

6 Years

Biology

PhD

5 Years

Integrated MSc-PhD

6 Years

MSc

3 Years

Computer & Systems Sciences (including Communications and Applied Probability)

PhD

5 Years

Science Education

PhD

5 Years

Note: TIFR GS for Biology is also commonly known as JGEEBILS (Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences).

Additional mode of admissions (Beyond GS)

For Systems Science: All Engineering students who have performed exceptionally well in GATE exam of 2017-19 in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, and Mathematics can apply for the PhD course without giving TIFR GS exam.

For Biology: All students who have performed exceptionally well in GATE exam of 2017-19 in Ecology and Evolution can apply for the PhD programme in Biology at the National Centre for Biological Sciences without giving TIFR GS exam.

For Physics: Candidates applying for Physics courses can also secure admission based on GATE/ NET/ JEST scores.

TIFR GS 2019 dates for Science course admissions are out. The nationwide entrance exam is scheduled to be conducted on December 9, 2018. 

How To Prepare

Exam pattern for all Science subjects in which admission is provided through TIFR GS is as mentioned below:

Mathematics

TIFR GS 2019 exam pattern for Mathematics is such that the paper will be divided into two parts. While Part I will be an objective test containing 30 true/ false questions, Part II will be a subjective test containing 10 questions. Total duration of the exam will be three hours. For further clarification, candidates can refer the table below:

Part

Type of Questions

Number of Questions

Duration

I

Objective (True/False)

30

1.5 Hours

II

Subjective

10

1.5 Hours

Total

40

3 Hours

Note: “Only Part I will be graded for all applicants. Based on a suitable cutoff, approximately 100 top candidates will be chosen for the next step of evaluation. The answer booklets for Part II will be graded only for these chosen candidates,” informs the official website.

Marking scheme

Part I: Each correct answer in the exam will be awarded two marks. There will be negative marking of one mark for each incorrect answer.

Part II: The official website informs that full marks will be given to correct answers in the exam. Also, partial marks will be given to partially correct answers in the exam.

Physics & Chemistry

The institute does not prescribe any set pattern for TIFR GS exam for Physics and Chemistry courses. However, the official website informs that the papers for both the subjects will contain multiple choice questions that candidates need to complete in three hours duration. Also, there will be negative marking in the exam.

Type of Questions

Duration

Negative Marking

MCQs

3 Hours

Yes

Exam Eligibility

TIFR GS 2019 eligibility criteria for all subjects is as mentioned below. It may be noted that candidates in the final year of their respective qualifying test are also eligible to apply for the TIFR GS exam.

Mathematics

Course

TIFS GS Eligibility Criteria

Integrated PhD

BA/ BSc/ BE/ BTech

Note: All candidates having/ completing an MSc degree by July 2019 are not eligible to apply for the exam, informs the official website.

Physics

Course

TIFS GS Eligibility Criteria

Integrated PhD

  •          ME/ MTech/ BSc/ BS/ BE/ BTech/ BChem in Physics, Engineering Physics, or equivalent degree, on completion of a course whose duration is not less than three years in total

Chemistry

Course

TIFS GS Eligibility Criteria

Integrated PhD

BSc/ BPharm/ BS or equivalent degree
Note: Candidates having BE/ BTech degrees can optionally get an MSc degree by meeting necessary requirements.

Biology

Course

TIFS GS Eligibility Criteria

Integrated PhD/ MSc

  • Bachelors in Basic Science (Physics/ Chemistry/ any branch of Biology)
  • Any four-year degree program that awards a Bachelor's degree including BTech, BE, BVSc, BPharma (4 year course)
Admit Card

TIFR GS 2018 admit card has been released by the institute. All candidates who successfully apply for the Science entrance exam can download their TIFR GS admit card by following the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of TIFR GS.

Step 2: Click on the Student Login tab.

Step 3: Click on the Click Here link available on the page.

Step 4: Enter username and password.

Step 5: Click on the Login button.

TIFR GS 2019 hall ticket/ admit card will appear on the screen. The admit card will contain all relevant details related to the candidate (such as name, roll number, photo, etc) and exam (such as exam name, time, centre address, etc).

It may be noted that admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the TIFR GS exam centre.

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