BINC Bioinformatics National Certification Examination 2017

Bioinformatics Industrial Training Programme 2017

Pondicherry University, Pondicherry on behalf of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, will conduct the Bioinformatics National Certification (BINC) Examination in 2017.

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor degree in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary, Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering and Technology are eligible to appear in the examination.

They need not have any formal training viz., certificate, diploma or degree in bioinformatics; students in final year of bachelor & postgraduate degree are also eligible to apply.

International students are also eligible to apply.

Exam Pattern

The examination consists of three papers:

Paper I objective type (online). Paper II type is short answers, paper III type is practical’s. 100 marks allocated for paper I, 200 marks for paper II, 100 marks for Paper III.

The syllabus consists of six sections: Bioinformatics, Biology, Physical Science, Chemical Science, Mathematics & Statistics, and Information Technology.

For Paper I there will be negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer.

The list of successful applicants in the paper I will be announced on June 10th 2015 on the website.

Applicants securing 40% or above marks in Paper I only will be eligible to appear for Paper II and III.

Applicants scoring a minimum of 40% or above in each papers (Paper I, Paper II & Paper III) will be certified. Final list will be displayed at the BINC website.

Exam Centres

Paper-I: Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram.

Paper-II & III: Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Shillong and Thiruvananthapuram.

Application Fee

Application Fee of Rs.600/- for General Category and Rs.400/- for Women/OBC, Rs.200/- for SC/ST and US$100 for foreign students.

Upon creating a profile, you will receive a User ID and Password on your registered Email ID/Mobile No. Using these credentials you can login as Registered Applicant to fill the Application Form.

How to Apply?

At the time of application, you must have:

(a) A Computer with good Internet connectivity so that there is no breakage of Internet during registration.

(b) You need to upload your recent scanned photo while registering, hence keep ready a scanned clear photo of yours taken on a white background; the size of this photo should be 140 x 160 (90Kb)

(c) A valid mobile number as all information via SMS will be sent to this number.

(d) A Printer connected to your system as you need to PRINT your filled online application form.

(e) Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of Finance Officer, Pondicherry University, Payable at Pondicherry (Nationalised Bank Only).

(f) Rs.600/- for General category, Rs.400/- for Women/OBC, Rs.200 for SC/ST and US$100 for foreign students.

(g) Apply online one once.

(h) Note that your application number will be your login id

(i) Write your name and application number on reverse of Demand Draft (DD). Do not send the photocopies of academic certificates / mark sheets etc. along with application form.

(j) Certificates in support of reservation category must only be attached with the application form. (Applicable only to Indian students).

Send the hard copy of the duly filled signed application form along with demand draft (DD) and caste certificate (if applicable) to the following address to Dr. Basant, K. Tiwary Coordinator, BINC Centre for Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University, R.V. Nagar, Kalapet, Puducherry-605014 (India).

Important Dates for BINC Exam 2017

BINC Advertisement: January 29th 2017

BINC Online Registration Starts from: January 29th 2017

Registration Period: January 29th 2017 – February 28th 2017

Display of Eligible applicants on the Website: March 08th 2017

Availability of Admit Card for Paper-I on the Website: March 10th 2017

Exam Dates:

Part I (Paper I) – March 23rd 2017

Part II (Paper II & III) – April 09th 2017

BINC Results: April 20th 2017

BINC Bioinformatics National Certification Examination 2017
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