ICMR NET Eligibility Criteria 2020

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Age Limit

  • The upper age limit for candidates belonging to unreserved category is 28 years. He/she should not be older than 28 years as on September 30, 2020.

  • A relaxation of 3 years has been given to those belonging to OBC category. The age limit for such candidates is 31 years.

  • For the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD category, the upper age limit is 33 years (relaxation of 5 years). Female candidates applying for ICMR JRF 2020 can also apply until the age of 33.


  • Applicant must possess an MSc or MA degree from a recognized institute.

Minimum Marks Required in the Qualifying Examination

  • General/EWS/OBC: 55%

  • SC/ST/PwD: 50%