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TIFR GS 2019: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Exam Centres

TIFR GS 2019: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mumbai has invited applications for Graduate Programme admission to PhD, Integrated MSc-PhD as well as MSc Degree Programme in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer and Systems Sciences (including Communications and Applied Probability) and Science Education for 2019 sessions.

TIFR GS 2019 TIFR GS Entrance Exam Notification

Check out the complete details like exam date, application form, eligibility criteria, exam centres, fellowship and more information about TIFR GS 2019.

TIFR GS 2019 Application Form

Students can apply online. Please follow appropriate link on this website for filling up the application form. Read the instructions carefully before you start filling up the online application form. Please do not make multiple registrations for the same subject.

Manual Applications: Students from remote areas who do not have access to the internet may apply manually, they may send a request for application form (without DD) along with a self-addressed stamped (Rs.20/-) envelope (size 25cm x 17cm) super-scribed “GS-2019 (Subject)” to:

For Biology: Admissions Section, National Centre for Biological Sciences, UAS-GKVK Campus, Bellary Road, Bangalore-560065.

For other subjects, except Science Education: University Cell, Tata Institute of Fundamental.

For Science Education: Please see the HBCSE website for updated notification of their admission procedure in 2019.

TIFR GS 2019 Exam Date

  • Online Registration Starts from October 12th 2018
  • Last Date of Application Form: November 12th 2018
  • Online Payment link will be active till November 13th 2018
  • DDs sent by post/courier will be accepted till November 13th 2018
  • Hall Ticket download link will be active from: November 22nd 2018
  • Date of Entrance Exam: December 09th 2018 (Sunday)
  • Declaration of Result (shortlist for Interview): January 10th 2019
  • GATE Scored based Application to Systems Science: (including Communications and Applied Probability):
  • Opens: February 05th 2019
  • Closes: Two weeks after GATE 2019 results declared
  • Results of the Nationwide Entrance Exam (shortlist for interviews): January 10th 2019
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TIFR GS 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants in the final year of qualifying degree can also apply.


For PhD: M.A. / M.Sc. /M. Tech.

For I-PhD: B.A./B.Sc./B.E./B. Tech (Students already /completing an M.Sc. degree by July 2019 are not eligible)


For PhD: M.Sc./M.S in Physics, or equivalent, on completion of programmes of duration not less than 5 years in total.

For I-PhD: M.E/M.Tech/B.Sc/B.S./B.E/B.Tech/B.Chem. in Physics, Engineering Physics, or equivalent degree, on completion of programmes of duration not less than 3 years in total.

Any other degree in Science/Engineering/Medicine, or equivalent, on completion of the programme(s) of duration not less than 3 years in total.

In addition

I-PhD applicants with four or more years of university education who clear the written test may be considered by TCIS for their PhD programme.

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For PhD: M.Sc./M.Pharm.

For PhD: B.Sc./B.E/B.Tech/B.Pharm.

Applicants with B.E./B.Tech degrees can optionally get an M.Sc. degree by fulfilling necessary requirements.


For PhD: Masters in Basic Science or Bachelors in Applied Science, these include, M.Sc (Ag.), B.Tech, B.E., B.V.Sc., B.Pharma (4 years course), MBBS, BDS, M.Pharma, applicants will be short-listed for interview based on written test marks, CV and Scientific Write up.

For I-PhD/M.Sc.: Bachelors in any Basic Science.

For M.Sc. Wildlife Biology & Conservation: Indian nationals who have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (with a minimum of 50% in core subjects), less than 35 years of age as on 01st July 2018 and a strong interest in wildlife research and conservation, graduate nationals of Central, South and Southeast Asian countries, with similar qualifications, are also eligible to apply.

Computer & System Sciences (including Communications and Applied Probability):

For PhD: B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech/MCA/M.Sc degree holders in Computer Science/Information Technology / Electronics & Communications Engineering/Electrical Engineering.

Exceptionally well-qualified students with B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech/M.Sc/B.Sc or equivalent degrees in other disciplines may also be considered.

Applicants not holding a Master’s degree and admitted to a PhD/Int. PhD programme can receive a M.Sc. degree in some subjects by fulfilling prescribed requirements.

Check out: TIFR VSRP 2018

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TISS GS 2019 Test Timings

Morning Session: 09.30 am to 12.30 pm, (i) Physics, (ii) Chemistry, (iii) Computer & Systems Sciences

Afternoon Session: Biology – 02.30 pm to 04.30 pm, Mathematics – 02.30 pm to 05.30 pm

TISS GS 2019 Exam Centres

Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Khalsa College (Delhi University) / Kendriya Vidyalaya (Pragati Vihar) /Kendriya Vidyalaya (JNU Old Campus) / Kendriya Vidyalaya (RK Puram), Guwahati, Haldwani, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jammu, Kanpur, Kolkata, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Srinagar, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam.

TIFR GS Fellowship Details

For PhD & I-PhD Programs, the academic year starts from August 1, every year.  The academic year for M.Sc. programme begins from 01st July 2018 every year.

PhD Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs.25,000/- (enhanced to Rs.28,000/- after registration).

I-PhD Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs.16,000/- for the first year. At the end of the first year, upon satisfactory performance, the fellowship is enhanced to Rs.25,000/- per month (further raised to Rs 28,000/- after registration for PhD).

For M.Sc. (Biology) Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 12000/-.

TIFR GS 2019: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Exam Centres
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