v Students can apply online. Please follow appropriate link on this website for filling up the application form. Please read the instructions carefully before you start filling up the online application form.
v Students who want to apply manually may send a request for application form (without DD) to:
For Biology: Admissions Section, NCBS, Bangalore
For other subjects, except Science Education:
Asstt Registrar (Academic), TIFR, Mumbai.
The filled-in application form should be sent along with DD and two passport size photographs (one pasted on the application and one stapled to it).
v Students may appear for the written test in multiple subjects if the timings do not clash. Please 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.
v Students 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 behind it. Alternately, students can make online payment by Debit/Credit Card.
Application Fee and Payment:
Application Fee (Non-Refundable): Rs 500/- for online applications and Rs 550/- for manual applications. Rs 800/- for students who wish to take the test as walk-in candidates (Please see the walk-ins section on this website).
Application fee can be paid online by Debit/Credit Card or through Demand Draft.
Demand Draft: Biology: DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of "National Centre for Biological Science" payable at Bangalore. Other Subjects: DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of "Tata Institute of Fundamental Research" payable at Mumbai.
For mailing address and contact information, please refer to the Contact link.
(a) Instructions for downloading/printing of Hall tickets will be intimated by email only after receipt of application fee/approval of fee waiver.
(b) DDs with wrong denomination will not be returned and hall ticket will not be issued.
Before you start filling up the online application make sure the following are ready with you:
1. A scanned image file (preferably a jpg file) of your Passport size photograph. Applications with personal photos or edited photos uploaded will be rejected
2. Demand Draft details (DD number, bank, etc.) or Credit / Debit Card details for online payment of application fee.
o Your login account username would be the reference code that will be generated by the system on successful registration. If you intend to apply form multiple subjects, you will have to provide different email id for each application.
o Check all the details once again before clicking the registration button.
o You may take a print of your application after successful registration or save the same as a pdf file. Applicants wishing to pay by DD may send the DD by writing their reference code, name and telephone number behind it.
o Applicants paying the application fee online will be directed to the payment gateway. Follow the instructions and complete the payment transaction.
o Students will be able to login to their account and check the status of their application, payment and hall ticket.
o Hall tickets will be issued or will be allowed to be generated only after the last date of receipt of applications, subject to receipt of payment. Date will be announced later.
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