Jawaharlal Nehru University BioInformatics National Certification Examination – BINC 2012

Jawaharlal Nehru University , on behalf of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, will conduct the BioInformatics National Certification (BINC) examination. The objectiveof this examination is to identify bioinformatics professionals. This will help potential employers in recruitment of candidates having exceptionally good Bioinformatics skills.

Graduates in any science, agriculture, veterinary, medicine, pharmacy, engineering and technology are eligible to appear for the examination. They need not have any formal training, diploma or certificate in bioinformatics

Application :
The online application can be filled from 14 November 2011 to 3rd. February 2012.

Send the hard copy of the duly filled signed application form along with demand draft, two passport size photographs and caste certificate (if applicable) to the following address:
The Coordinator
BINC Examination,
School of Computational & Integrative Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi 110067


Syllabus approved by National advisory committee is available online. It consists of five sections: Bioinformatics , biology, physical & chemical sciences, Mathematics& statistics and IT .

For more details click here


The examination fee is Rs. 600/- for candidates from Open category and Rs. 450/- for reserved category candidates (as per government of India rule).

Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of: Finance Officer, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Payable at New Delhi. (Nationalised Bank Only)

Pattern of Examination

  • The examination consists of THREE papers.



Date of Exam

No. of questions




  Paper I   Objective    February 25, 2012
(Morning session)



2 hours

10:00 – 12:00

  Paper II   Short answers   February 26, 2012
(Morning session)



3 hours

09:00 – 12:00

  Paper III   Practicals   February 26, 2012
(Afternoon session)



2 hours

Batch 1:
14:00 – 16:00
Batch 2:
16:00 – 18:00

Important Dates:

Date of Announcement: 14 november 2011

Start of online application: 14 november 2011

Last date of online application: 03 February 2012

Last date of receipt of printed application form: 07 February 2012

Display list of eligible candidates on the website: 10 February 2012

Display of admit cards on the website: 10 February 2012

Examination dates: 25 – 26 February 2012

To apply online click here

For more details click here

Sample questions:

To download sample question for paper 1  click here for paper 2 click here


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