ADDITIONAL MODE OF ADMISSIONS (BEYOND GS2017) Ecology and Evolution group:
Candidates who attempt the GATE Exam in Ecology and Evolution may be considered for the NCBS PhD program, without having to appear for the JGEEBILS Exam. For candidates who have attempted both JGEEBILS and the GATE Exam, the better of their two performances will be considered. Based on this performance, shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a full application. A subset of these will be invited for on-campus interviews in May, along with the JGEEBILS candidates.
 
Final admission to the PhD program will be based on the Exam score, the full application including SoP and letters of recommendation, and interview performance. The detailed procedure for GATE-based applications will be announced in February. The deadline for applications is two weeks after the GATE results are announced.