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Bioinformatics National Certification Examination (BINC)


Bioinformatics National Certification Examination (BINC)


Pondicherry University,Puducherry,on behalf of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, conducted the BINC examination in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The objective of this examination is to certify bioinformatics professionals, trained formally as well as self-trained.Results of BINC 2017 Examination is declared on April 20, 2017.


Bachelor degree in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences,Chemical Sciences,Mathematical Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary, Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering & 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 & Post graduate degree are also eligible to apply.

Exam pattern

  • The examination consists of THREE papers.
    Paper Type Date of Exam No. of questions Marks Duration Time
      Paper I     Objective
       March 23, 2017
    (Morning session)
    100 100 2 hours 10:00 – 12:00
      Paper II   Short answers   April 09, 2017
    (Morning session)
    20 200 3 hours 09:00 – 12:00
      Paper III   Practicals   April 09, 2017
    (Afternoon session)
    1 100 3 hours 14:00 – 17:00


Important points to note:

  • For Paper I there will be negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer.
  • The list of successful candidates in the Paper I will be announced on March 27, 2017 on the website.
  • Candidates securing 40% or above marks in Paper I ONLY will be eligible 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.
  • Final list will be displayed at the BINC website.

Application instructions

Click here to check application instructions

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