ICAR JRF Question Pattern | Exam Structure.
ICAR–JRF, Indian Council of Agricultural Research – Junior Research Fellowship.
The examination shall have one question paper for each of the 20 major subject-groups, consisting of 150 multiple-choice, objective type questions, each with four options and also 10 cross-matching type questions, each having five sub-questions/pairings for every subject-group paper. In each subject-group, 150 multiple choice, objective type questions would be serially numbered from 1-150 whereas 10 cross-matching type questions would be serially numbered from 151-160. Marking scheme: Each correctly
answered multiple-choice, objective type question will earn four marks whereas each correctly answered cross-matching type question will earn 5 marks (1 mark for each correct pairing) with a maximum of 650 marks for each major subject-group paper. For each incorrectly answered multiple-choice, objective type question, one mark would be deducted from the total score whereas for each incorrectly answered cross-matching type sub-question/pairing, 0.2 marks would be deducted from the total score. Question
with no response indicated will not be awarded any mark and there will be no negative marking for that question. The candidates are advised not to attempt such questions in the OMR answer sheet, for which they are not sure of the correct answer. More than one
answer indicated against a question will be deemed as incorrect answer and will invite negative marking.
Candidate will be required to choose the correct answer and mark in the OMR answer sheet by shading/ darkening the corresponding circle/bubble against the serial number of the question with HB pencil or with black ball-point pen at his/her choice