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Pattern of Examination

BINC is conducted in a way as to test bioinformatics knowledge to the core. The stringent testing includes 3 papers, with the syllabus consisting of six sections - Bioinformatics, Biology, Physical Science, Chemical Science, Mathematics & Statistics, and Information Technology. This includes a preliminary objective paper, on clearing which candidates can appear in the subjective second paper and finally a computer based practical exam to test practical knowledge in Bioinformatics, which is programming related to bioinformatics.
Paper Type Date of Exam No.of Questions Marks Duration Time
Paper I Objective (Online) June 23, 2018(Morning Session) 100 100 2 hours 10 AM-12 PM
Paper II Short Answers July 15, 2018(Morning Session) 20 200 3 hours 9 AM-12 PM
Paper III Practical July 15, 2018(Afternoon Session) 1 100 3 hours 2PM-5 PM

Important points to note:

  • For Paper I there will be negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer.
  • Candidates securing 40% or above marks in Paper I ONLY will be qualified to appear for Paper II and III.
  • Candidates scoring a minimum of 40% or above in each papers (Paper I, Paper II & Paper III) will be certified.

Sample Question Papers: