ICAR AIEEA 2015 - Indian Council of Agricultural Research All India Entrance Examination for Admission acronym as ICAR AIEEA is taken by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) New Delhi for admission to:
100% seats at ICAR-Deemed-to-be-Universities (Bachelor degree at NDRI, Karnal only while Master degree at IARI, IVRI, NDRI and CIFE), and
15% seats for Bachelor degree and 25% seats for Master degree at State Agricultural Universities, Central Agricultural University Imphal, Central Universities with Agricultural Faculty (Banaras Hindu University, Viswa Bharati, Nagaland University and Aligarh Muslim University (for PG only) and SHIATS Allahabad for the academic session 2014-15.
Bachelor Degree programmes (viz. B.Sc.Ag./B.Tech./B.F.Sc. etc.) are in the subjects of
Agricultural Marketing & Co-operation
Note:This examination does not include admission to Bachelor degree programmes in Veterinary Sciences.
Master Degree programmes are in the fields of
Veterinary Science and other allied sciences
Based on the results of AIEEA-UG-2013 examination, National Talent Scholarships (NTS) is also awarded to Bachelor degree students whereas
Based on the merit-rank in AIEEA-PG-2013 examination, 475 ICAR Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) are awarded to Master degree students.
Likewise, based on merit in All India Competitive Examination for SRF PG (PGS)-2014, 202 Senior Research Fellowships (SRF) for pursuing Ph.D. degree will be awarded in different disciplines.
ICAR AIEEA Eligibility
The aspiring candidates must have passed and obtained not less than 50% marks in aggregate for admission under General, UPS and OBC categories or 40% marks in aggregate for admission under SC, ST and PH categories in 10+2 examinationor equivalent/Inter (Agriculture), with PCM/ PCB/ PCMB/ PCA/ PCH subject combinations.
Note: Candidate having a compartment/ supplementary in any of the subjects will not be eligible unless proof of having cleared the examination with requisite percentage is available. Candidate appearing for 10+2 examination can also apply but shall produce 10+2 pass certificate with required % marks at the time of counseling. Pass in English in 10+2 examination is essential for admission in some of the Universities.
Must have passed and obtained not less than 50% marks in aggregate for admission under General, UPS and
OBC categories or 40% marks in aggregate for admission under SC, ST and PH categories in 10+2 examination
or equivalent/Inter (Agriculture), with PCM/ PCB/ PCMB/ PCA/ PCH subject combinations. Candidate
having a compartment/ supplementary in any of the subjects will not be eligible unless proof of having cleared the
examination with requisite percentage is available. Candidate appearing for 10+2 examination can also apply but
shall produce 10+2 pass certificate with required % marks at the time of counseling. Pass in English in 10+2
examination is essential for admission in some of the Universities.
Aspiring candidates who must have attained the age of 17 years but not more than 23 years are eligible.
The Aspiring candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree (or appearing in final year examination), in the field of Agriculture, Veterinary, Agricultural Engineering, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Sericulture, Dairy Technology, Forestry, Agri. Marketing and Cooperation, Food Science, Biotechnology, Basic and allied sciences under 10+2+5 or 10+2+4 years degree programmes (Few seats are also available for candidates having Bachelor degree with 10+2+3 year degree programme) with required Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) of 6.60/10, 3.25/5, 2.60/4 for General, OBC and UPS categories whereas for SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) categories, the said requirement is 5.60/10, 2.75/5, 2.20/4, respectively.
In other cases, where grade-points are not awarded and only marks are awarded, the candidate must have secured at least 60% marks for General, OBC and UPS categories whereas for SC/ST/PH, the requirement is 50% marks (Equivalence between OGPA and % marks will not be acceptable).
For admission in M.V.Sc. programmes, the candidate must have completed B.V.Sc./ B.V.Sc. & A.H. with Internship.
The in-service candidates, seeking admission to ICAR-Deemed-to-be universities, should see the respective University’s website for further details.
Aspiring candidates who must have attained the age of 19 years for being eligible to take this exam.
Aspiring Indian Nationals, must have passed Master degree in the concerned discipline with a minimum of 55% or equivalent OGPA( 50% or equivalent OGPA for SC/ST and PH candidates) from any recognized university in India or abroad.
The equivalence of OGPA to percent marks, where needed, will be certified by the Registrar of the concerned University and must be produced by the candidates.
Candidates appearing in the final semester would also be eligible provided they complete the Post-Graduate degree in all respects by the date of examination and produce the degree completion certificatefrom the Registrar to this effect.
The candidates who have already joined PhD and completed more than two years as on the date of examination, are not eligible to apply. The above conditions will also apply to in-service candidates.
Between 21 and 30 years as on 21st Apr, 2014, the date of examination. Upper age limit will be relaxable by 5 years in case of SC/ST/PH and 3 years in case of OBC categories. For in-service candidates, as specified, maximum upper age limit will be 45 years.
ICAR AIEEA Syllabus
Syllabus for AIEEA UG
AIEEA UG consists of questions:
For stream A entrance test from
Biology / Agriculture
For stream B entrance test from
Syllabus for AIEEA PG
AIEEA PG Consists of question from the Major subject choosen by the candidates.
Syllabus for AIEEA SRF-PGS
Paper 1 of SRF PGS will consists of questions from General Knowledge in Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairying, Fisheries and Allied Sciences, etc. including current events and such matters of every day observation and experience. where as Paper 2 consists of questions form one of the major selected by the student.
ICAR AIEEA Pattern
Pattern of AIEEA-UG Exam
There will be only one question paper consisting of 180 multiple-choice objective type questions in:
Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Agriculture) for “STREAM–A” and
Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for “STREAM–B”.
The question paper will be in ENGLISH and HINDI. For each incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted from the total score.
Pattern of AIEEA-PG Exam
There will be only one question paper in each major subject group consisting of 150 multiple-choice (MCQ), objective type questions, and also 10 cross-matching type questions.
The question papers will be in ENGLISH only. For each incorrect answer in MCQs, one mark will be deducted from the total score, while for each incorrect crossmatching type sub-question/pairing, 0.2 marks will be deducted from the total score.
Pattern of SRF-PGS Exam
There will be two papers in written examination, i.e. Paper – I & Paper – II. The question papers will be in ENGLISH only.
No. of Questions
General Knowledge in Agriculture
Current Affairs etc.
Major Subject Paper
Paper-I will be a composite paper on General Knowledge common for all subjects. The questions will be designed to test the ability of candidate’s awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to the society. There will be negative marking (–25%/–0.25 marks) for each wrong answer. The paper will be evaluated through computer scanning.
Paper-II will also be objective type having subject - specific multiple choice OMR based questions. Paper -II of only those candidates will be evaluated who qualify in Paper-I. Merit criteria will include 75% weightage for the marks obtained in the written examination and 25% weightage for the past academic performance.
ICAR AIEEA Exam Dates
ICAR AIEEA is normally held in the month of April.
How to apply for ICRA AIEEA Entrance Exam?
Aspiring candidates can opt for any of the following ways to apply for ICRA AIEEA:
For SRF (PGS) the applications will be submitted ONLINE only.
For AIEEA-UG and PG can be submitted both Online and Offline.
For receiving application Online, a provision has been kept to deposit the application fee either through (i) Bank challan of Syndicate Bank or (ii) credit/debit card using Payment Gateway of Syndicate Bank or (iii) NEFT.
Candidates can also download the form from the official website of ICAR http://www.icar.org.in.
ICAR AIEEA Fee
For AIEEA-UG: Rs.500 for General, OBC and UPS categories and Rs.250 for S.C., S.T. and P.H. categories.
For AIEEA-PG: Rs.600 for General, OBC and UPS categories and Rs.300 for S.C., S.T. and P.H. categories
In addition Rs. 25 per Bulletin would be charged as handling charges plus service tax as applicable, in case of purchase against cash, whereas Rs.50 per Bulletin should be added in the Bank Draft amount towards postal expenses, if requested to be sent by post from COE (Edn).
SRF(PGS): SRF-PGS Information Bulletin will be available only ONLINE at www.icar.org.in from December onwards and a fee of Rs.1200 for General/OBC and Rs.600 for SC/ST and P.H. categories shall have to be deposited through any of the three modes of payment, while submitting the application Online.
List of places from where application form can be obtained
A. The forms can be obtained by cash payment from Registrars of Agricultural Universities or from the specified branches of Syndicate Bank and also from eight ICAR Institutions by payment through Bank Draft in the from December to February.
I. From Agricultural Universities: (On Payment by Cash)
The Information Bulletins with Application Forms will be available for sale against Cash Payment from the Offices of the Registrars of Agricultural Universities viz.,
AIEEA-UG and AIEEA-PG: (On Payment by Cash through challan)
NEW DELHI (1) 1st Floor, Arunachal Building, 19, Barakhamba Road, (2) Delhi Tamil Sangam Building, Sector 5, R.K. Puram, (3) Institute of Hotel Management, Amar Colony, Near Guru Nanak Market, Lajpat Nagar (4) Pusa Campus Main Branch, IARI, Pusa.
Note: These branches will not entertain any request for Information Bulletin to be sent by Post
III. From ICAR Institutions (By Depositing Bank Draft Only)
A. Information Bulletin with Application Form can also be obtained, in person, by depositing an account payee bank draft from any scheduled bank of amount mentioned above and from the sale counters at the following ICAR Institutions:
CARI, Port Blair
NAARM, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad
NDRI, Karnal; ICAR
Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya;
B. Candidates can also obtain Information Bulletin with Application Form by sending a written request (on plain paper) along with an Account Payee Bank draft of the amount specified at Sl. (7) above and also an unstamped self addressed envelope (size 30cm x 25cm). The request should be addressed to: “The Controller of Examination (Education), ICAR, Room No. 216, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-II, Pusa, New Delhi-110012."
Note: No request for supply of Information Bulletin by post will be accepted after February.
C.Online Application Form & Information Bulletin: For Online application and downloading Information Bulletin visit www.icar.org.in
The A/c payee bank draft should be drawn in favour of “ICAR Unit-Education Division, ICAR, New Delhi” payable at “New Delhi” and candidate should write the details of his/ her name and address on the back of the Bank Draft. It may be checked that the Bank Draft contains the name of the issuing bank and branch, signature of the issuing authority, amount in words, date of draft etc. clearly. In no case, ICAR will be held responsible for non-receipt of the application and bank draft or delay in postage. Application Form must be sent in original and duly completed in all respect. Photo/ Fax copies of Application and Application on Specimen copy of the Form shall not be considered.
ICAR AIEEA Test Centres
The ICAR AIEEA is held at the following given location in all over india: