TIFR GS 2018 - Result Declared!

Last Date to Apply

20 October 2017

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About TIFR GS 2018

TIFR GS 2018 is a shared entrance test which conducted for admission to graduate program in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences. TIFR  examination is conducted by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. All participating Institutes use the TIFR GS score along with other inputs as part of their admission process. Candidates are required to apply separately to each participating institution. The main objective of 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. The TIFR Nationwide Entrance Examination (GS-2018) for Biology is also called the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS). The admission to the given courses at NCBS, Bangalore and DBS Mumbai will be granted on the basis of the scores obtained in the TIFR GS.

  • Biology - (Its entrance Exam is known as JGEEBILS)
  • PhD (NCBS and DBS)
  • Integrated PhD (NCBS and DBS)
  • MSc by Research (only at DBS)
  • MSc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation (only at NCBS)

Latest Update: TIFR GS Result is declared on 31 January 2018. Check TIFR GS Result 2018 Here

TIFR GS 2018 Entrance Exam Dates




TIFR GS Application ends

16 October 2017

Last Date for application in Biology and M.Sc. (Wildlife Biology & Conservation) 

20 October 2017

Online payment link will be active up to 

18 October 2017

DDs sent by post/courier will be accepted upto

20 October 2017

TIFR GS Admit Card (Available)

15 November 2017

TIFR GS Nationwide Entrance Examination

10 December 2017

TIFR GS 2018 Result (Declared)

31 January 2018

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TIFR GS 2018 Eligibility criteria

  • PhD programme: Masters in Basic Science or Bachelors in Applied Science. These include M.Sc. (Ag), BTech, BE, BVSc BPharma (4 yrs course), MBBS., BDS. MPharma. Students with training in Physics or Chemistry are encouraged to apply to the programmes.
  • Integrated PhD/MSc by Research Programme: Bachelors in any Basic Science.
  • MSc Wildlife Biology & Conservation: Indian nationals who 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. Graduate nationals of Central, South and South East Asian countries, with similar qualifications, are also eligible to apply.
  • Students who expect to complete their degrees by July 2018 are eligible to apply.

TIFR GS 2018 Application form and Admit Card

The application process of GS 2018 will be conducted through both offline & online mode. The detail of both offline & online application process is described below. Candidates should read the instructions carefully before you start filling up the online application form.

Online Application Process: Those candidates who have the facility of the internet can apply online. Such candidates should click on the following link to fill the application form.

Offline Application Process: Candidates from remote areas who do not have access to the internet may apply manually. They may send a request for an application form (without DD) along with a self-addressed stamped (Rs. 10) envelope (size 25cm x 17 cm) superscribed “GS-20..” to the following address:

Admission Section,
National Centre for Biological Sciences,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research GKVK,
Bellary Road Bangalore 560065

TIFR GS Application Form 2018 - Apply Here

Candidates make sure that following things would be ready before filling the application form:

  • A scanned image file (preferably a jpg file) of candidate’s passport size photograph. Applications with personal photos or edited photos that are uploaded will be rejected.
  • The details of Demand Draft such as DD number, bank, etc. or details of Credit/ Debit Card for online payment of application fee.
  • Academic details from class 10 onwards.

Submission of Application Form

The completed application form should be sent along with DD and two passport size photographs (one pasted on the application and one stapled to it).

Admission Section,
National Centre for Biological Science,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research GKVK,
Bellary Road Bangalore 560 065

Payment of Application Fee

The application fee of TIFR GS 2018 can be paid through both online and offline mode. Online candidates can pay the fee by Net banking/Debit/Credit Card and offline candidates can pay the application fee through the Demand Draft. Candidates who wish to apply online and make payment by Demand Draft may send the Demand Draft with their name, reference code and telephone number written on it. Alternately, students can make online payment by Debit/Credit Card.

  • Demand Draft: The DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of National Centre for Biological Science payable at Bangalore.

TIFR GS 2018 Fees


Application Fee (in Rupees)


  • Rs 600 (Application Submitted Online)
  • Rs 650 (Application Sent manually by Post)


Rs 100 (Application Submitted Online/ By Post)

TIFR GS 2018 Result and Counselling

The selection of candidates is based on the written test conducted at different centres nationally. All candidates are required to appear in this written test. Those candidates who qualify this test will be sent forms for the next phase of the selection procedure. Selected candidates will be called for the interview round. The DBS conducts a single interview in Mumbai in Feb/March 2018. NCBS interviews are in two stages held over a three day period. Details about the interview procedure would be provided to candidates who are shortlisted from the entrance exam.

TIFR GS 2018 Exam pattern

The format of TIFR GS is multiple choice questions covering basics only in Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and Biology. There is no guidebook or fixed syllabus for the GS 2018 TIFR GS 2018 Entrance Test. No special knowledge or preparation is required. The timing of examination is mentioned below:



Morning Session: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer & Systems Sciences
  • Wildlife Biology and Conservation

Afternoon Session: 02:30 PM to 4:30 PM

  • Mathematics
  • Biology
    (PhD, Int.PhD and M.Sc by Research)
TIFR GS 2018 Important details

Candidates may appear for the written test in multiple subjects if timings do not clash. They need to send a separate application (including Demand Draft) for each subject. In case of online applicants, students will have to re-register with a different email id. The list of participating institutions and exam centres are mentioned below.

List of Participating Institutions in TIFR GS 2018 

  • Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Mumbai
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal/ Kolkata/ Pune/ Thiruvananthapuram/ Tirupati.
  • Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
  • Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad
  • National Brain Research Centre, Manesar
  • National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru
  • National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
  • National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar
  • Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Bengaluru
  • National Centre for Cell Science, Pune
  • Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai
  • Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad
  • Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
  • Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
  • School of Life Sciences, Manipal University

TIFR GS 2018 Examination Center





St Xavier's College Near Gujarat University,
Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380009.


Examination Hall, University of Agricultural Sciences
GKVK, Bellary Road, Bangalore 560065.




Department of Physics,
Centre for Advanced Study in Physics
Near P.U. Sports Ground, Panjab University,
Sector 14, Chandigarh 160014.


Indian Institute of Technology Class Room Complex
(CRC) Chennai 600036.


School of Engineering Cochin University of Science
& Technology (CUSAT) Trikkakkara Campus,
Cochin 682036.

Delhi 01

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College
University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007.

Delhi 02

Kendriya Vidhyalaya, Pragati Vihar Delhi 110007.

Delhi 03

Kendriya Vidyalaya, NMR, J.N.U. Old Campus,
Baba Gang Nath Marg, Near Ber Sarai, New Delhi 110067


Lecture Hall Complex (in front of Academic Complex)
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati 781039.


Indira Priyadarshini Govt. Girls P.G. College of Commerce
Haldwani (Nainital), Uttarakhand


University of Hyderabad, College of Integrated Studies,
South Campus, University of Hyderabad,
Prof. C.R Road Road, Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500046.


School of Physics, Vigyan Bhavan,
Takshashila Campus, Khandwa Road,
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (MP) 452001


India International School, Kshipra Path,
Opp. V.T. Road, Mansarovar, Jaipur 302020.


Exam Hall, Near J & K Bank Limited, University Campus,
Jammu University, New University Campus,
Jammu 180004.


Lecture Hall Complex, Indian Institute of Technology
PO: IIT, Kanpur, Kanpur 208016.

Kolkata 01

South Calcutta Girls’ College, 72,
Sarat Bose Road, Garcha, Bhowanipore,
Kolkata 700025.(W.B)

Kolkata 02

Department of Mathematics, Basanti Devi College
147 B, Rash Behari Avenue,
Kolkata 700029 (W.B.)

Kolkata 03

Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Salt Lake,
Sector 1, E B Block, Labony, Kolkata 700 064. (W.B)


The Madura College, Vidyanagar, T.P.K.
Road, Madurai 625011.


Government College (University College),
U.P Malya Road, Hampanakatta,
Mangalore 575001, Dakshina Kannada, Karanataka.


Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Homi Bhabha Road,
Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai 400 005.


Shri Ramdeo Baba Kamla Nehru Engineering College,
G-Block (First Year Block), Gittikhadan,
Katol Road, Nagpur 440013.


Dr. D.Y. Patil Pushapalata Patil Internationl School,
Jaganpura Road, Brahmpur New Bypass, Kankarbagh,
Patna 800027.


Loyola High School & Junior College
Pashan Road, Pune 411008


New Lecture Theatre Complex, Institute of Science
(Behind DST-CIMS Building) Banaras Hindu University,
Varanasi 221005.


GITAM Institute of Science, GITAM University
Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam 530 045

TIFR GS 2018 Contact

Admission Section
National Centre for Biological Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research GKVK,
Bellary Road Bangalore 560 065

Phone: +91 8023666404

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