ICMR Assistant Salary & Job Profile – All You Need To Know!

ICMR Assistant salary is paid based on Group B Level 6 pay scale. This makes it one of the most lucrative employment opportunities in the country. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has invited application for the recruitment of Assistant (Group-B Level-6) for its Institutes/Centres across the country. ICMR Research Assistants play a vital role in ICMR as they assist Programme Officer in Coordination with ICMR centres. And yes they are paid well-to-do so.

Here in this blog, we bring to you all the details regarding the ICMR Assistant salary, pay-scale, job role and other details. Candidates can know more about the vacancy @icmr.gov.in or through the detailed ICMR Assistant Recruitment Notification here.

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ICMR Assistant Salary

The candidates appointed as Assistant are paid a salary in Level 6 in the Pay Matrix (Pre-revised Pay Band-2: Rs. 9300-34800/- + Grade Pay Rs. 4200/-). This translates into a minimum of Rs. 35,400 and the highest pay scale is Rs. 1,12,400. This matrix has 40 stages with minimum annual increment of Rs. 1100. The equivalent basic pay details of the 6th Pay Commission is Grade Pay 4200 and PB 9300-34800.

The salary of Central Government employees varies heavily due to the percentage of Dearness Allowance. The current DA is 17% of basic pay given to ICMR assistants.

ICMR Assistant In-hand Salary

Given the following break-downs, we’ll calculate the in-hand salary of ICMR Assistants.

  • Level and Grade Pay: Level 6 (Grade Pay 4200)
  • Location: Delhi
  • Basic Pay: Rs. 35,400
  • Dearness Allowance: Rs. 6,018 (17% of Basic Pay)
  • House Rent Allowance: Rs. 8,496 (24% / X Cities)
  • Travelling Allowance: Rs. 4,212 (Level-6 / A1 Cities)
  • Gross Salary: Rs. 54,126
  • Deduction for NPS: Rs. 4,142
  • In-Hand Salary: Rs. 49,984

The only deduction from the ICMR Assistant salary is NPS (National Pension System): Rs. 4142 (10% of basic pay + DA). Net take home salary of an ICMR assistant is Rs. 49,984

This take home hand salary is based on Delhi (Metro A1 Class City).

Pay Matrix Table for ICMR Assistant

Stages: 40, with minimum annual increment of Rs. 1100.
Minimum: Rs. 35,400
Maximum: Rs. 1,12,400


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ICMR Assistant Job Description

ICMR Assistant begin their career with assisting Programme Officer associated with ICMR Institutions and centres across the country. A lot of their time go into topic specific research based on their field of work. Few of the activities includes –

  • Compilation of information  
  • Preparation / scrutiny of reviews / monographs etc. and
  • other research related work

Know more about the ICMR Assistant Syllabus here.

ICMR Assistant Recruitment Important Dates

Important timelines for the examination/test process will be as under

Item(s) / Activities Timeline (s)/ Remarks
Opening date for online registration for filling up of online application on PGIMER’s / ICMR’s websites www.pgimer.edu.in and www.icmr.nic.in.07.11.2020
Closing date for online registration & submission of online applications03.12.2020
Opening date for availability of admit cards for downloading from PGIMER’s & ICMR’s websites21.12.2020
Date for Computer  Based Test (CBT) for 80 Marks03.01.2021

ICMR Assistant FAQs

What is the salary of ICMR Assistant ?

ICMR Assistants are paid in the pay range of Rs. 35400-112400/- per month as they move ahead in their career.

Where can I get quality ICMR Assistant Mock Test?

Mock Tests are vital to strengthen your selection chances. You can get 10 quality ICMR Assistant Mock Tests here.

When is ICMR Assistant Exam Date?

ICMR Assistant exam date is 03.01.2021 i.e. 3rd Jan 2021.

What is the selection process for ICMR Assistant Recruitment 2020?

The selection process for ICMR Assistant Recruitment 2020 is a Computer-Based Test.

What is the required education to apply for ICMR Assistant Jobs?

The required education to apply for ICMR Assistant Jobs is three years Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University with a working knowledge of Computers.

What is the in hand salary of ICMR Assistant?

In-Hand Salary of ICMR Assistant is Rs. 49,984 @ 17% DA.

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2 thoughts on “ICMR Assistant Salary & Job Profile – All You Need To Know!”

  1. Sir. Working knowledge of computer means?
    Is it means to have a diploma from government institutions or should know basic knowledge ?
    Please describe

    • Hello Virender, working knowledge of computer predominantly covers knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc), Basic understanding of hardware devices, using internet, writing email, and similar understandings. Having a certification is helpful but not mandatory.


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