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Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS), Last date: November 12

The JGEEBILS test is a shared entrance test for graduate programmes in Biology and interdisciplinary life sciences. The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research coordinates the examination.


Important Dates:



Last date for Application

12 November 2018


9 December 2018


10 January 2019


Programmes Offered:

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



  • Biology: Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on written test marks, CV and Scientific Write-up.
  • For PhD.: 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).
  • For I-Ph.D./M.Sc.: Bachelors in any Basic Science (Physics/Chemistry/Any branch of Biology) OR any 4-year degree program that awards a "Bachelor's degree" including B.Tech., B.E., B.V.Sc., B.Pharma. (4 year course).
  • M.Sc. Wildlife Biology & Conservation: This year no exam.