TIFR GS 2024 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

TIFR GS 2024: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research invites applications for admission to the TIFR Graduate School.  The institute provides research opportunities for exceptionally talented students. TIFR runs a graduate program leading to the award of Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc.-PhD as well as M.Sc. degree in specified subjects. The graduate program will be provided in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer, and system sciences and Science Education through TIFR GS 2024. The TIFR national level exam for biology is also known as Joint Graduate Entrance Exam for Biology and interdisciplinary life sciences (JGEEBILS). More details about TIFR GS 2024 are given in the following article.

TIFR GS 2024 Important Dates

Start of the Application process October 2023
Last date to apply November 2023
Admit Card November 2023
Entrance exam December 2023
Entrance exam results End of January 2024
Interview Date

Eligibility Criteria

For Mathematics

  • Integrated Ph.D.: BA/ BSc/ BE/ BTech

For Physics

  • Integrated Ph.D.: ME/ MTech/ BSc/ BS/ BE/ BTech/ BChem in Physics, Engineering Physics, or equivalent degree, on completion of a course whose duration is not less than three years in total

For Chemistry

  • Integrated Ph.D.: BSc/ BPharm/ BS or equivalent degree

For Biology

  • Integrated Ph.D./ MSc: Bachelors in Basic Science (Physics/ Chemistry/ any branch of Biology) and Any four-year degree program that awards a Bachelor’s degree including BTech, BE, BVSc, BPharma (4-year course)

Note: Students of Engineering with good GATE score in Electronics, Electrical, Communication Engineering, and Mathematics can apply without appearing for the TIFR Entrance test.

Important Links

Official Website Check Here
Notification Check Here
TIFR GS 2024 Online Form Apply Here 

TIFR GS 2024 Application Fee

  • The application fee for Male candidates will be Rs. 900/-.
  • For Female Candidates, the application fee for Male candidates will be Rs. 300/-.
  • The application can be paid online through internet banking or by Debit/Credit card or by sending a Demand Draft.

Exam Pattern

For Physics

  • There will be Objective type MCQ questions in the exam.
  • For every correct answer, 3 marks will be given.
  • For the Numerical and Symbolic section, 5 marks are given for the correct answer.
  • There is a negative marking of 1 mark in the MCQ section only.

For Chemistry

  • There will be Objective type MCQ Questions asked in the exam.
  • The total number of Questions will be 40
  • The duration of the exam will be 3 hours
  • For each correct answer, 3 marks will be given.
  • 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

For Mathematics

  • The duration of the exam is 03 hours.
  • There are 20 true/false and 20 multiple-choice questions.
  • There will be 02 types of questions in the test which are Objective type MCQ and true/false questions.
  • The test is mainly based on mathematics covered in a reasonable B.Sc. course in Mathematics.

For Biology

  • There will be Objective type MCQ Questions in the exam.
  • The test will cover the basics only in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology.

For Computer & Systems Sciences

  • The Duration of the Exam will be 3 hours
  • Type of Questions: MCQ
  • There is a negative marking of 1 mark for every incorrect answer.

Exam Centres

Agartala Haldwani Nagpur Chandigarh Kanpur
Bengaluru Indore Pune Cochin Madurai
Bhubaneshwar Jammu Visakhapatnam Guwahati Mumbai
Chennai Kolkata Ahmedabad Hyderabad Patna
Delhi Mangalore Bhilai Jaipur Varanasi


Physics Chemistry
Electronics Biophysics
Quantum Mechanics Organic Chemistry
General Physics Analytical Chemistry
Experimental Physics Quantum Chemistry
Classical Mechanics Thermodynamics
Heat, Thermodynamics Physical Chemistry
Statistical Physics Inorganic Chemistry
Modern Physics Electro Chemistry
Electricity and Magnetism Logic & statistics & mathematical methods
Mathematics relevant to Physics Spectroscopy (NMR, fluorescence, IR, UV, and X-ray)

Check Here>> Ph.D. Admission Notification 2024

Courses offered through TIFR GS 2024

Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programs


  • School of Mathematics, TIFR Mumbai
  • International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Bengaluru (Only Ph.D. program).
  • Centre for Applicable Mathematics (CAM), Bengaluru


  • Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Department of Theoretical Physics
  • National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), Pune
  • Department of High Energy Physics
  • TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad (TIFR-H
  • Department of Nuclear & Atomic Physics
  • International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
  • Department of Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science


  • TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad (TIFR-H)
  • Department of Chemical Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai

Ph.D. Program only

Computer & Systems Sciences (including Communications and Applied Probability)

  • School of Technology & Computer Science (STCS) – TIFR, Mumbai

Science Education

  • Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai

Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D., and M.Sc. Programs


  • Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai
  • TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad – Ph.D., and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programs only.
  • National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru  – Ph.D.,  Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D., and M.Sc. (Wildlife Biology & Conservation) programs.

Check here official details: http://univ.tifr.res.in/

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