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ICAR AIEEA 2018 Notification – eligibility, application, dates


ICAR AIEEA All India Entrance Exam 2018 for UG, PG PhD & JRF/SRF (PGS) Admissions


ICAR AIEEA 2018 - ICAR's 23rd All India Examinations (AIEEA) for Admission to Undergraduate & Postgraduate Degree Programmes and AICE-JRF/SRF (PGS)-2018 for admission to Doctoral Degree Programmes in Agriculture and Allied Sciences for the Academic Session 2018-19

Get here complete details of ICAR AIEEA UG 2018 such as exam dates, application form, eligibility, syllabus


ICAR AIEEA 2018 Details

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi conducts All India Entrance Exams for admission to Undergraduate, Post-Graduate and Doctoral Degree Programs in Agriculture and Allied Sciences for filling 15% seats in Bachelor and 25% seats each in Master (100% seats in ICAR-DUs)

Through AIEEA-PG, 475 ICAR PG Scholarships and through AICE-JRF/SRF/(PGS), 202 fellowships are also awarded. Those candidates who do not get ICAR PG Scholarship are awarded NTS (PGS) provided they take admission outside their state of domicile


Courses Offered

B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture
B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture
B.Sc. (Hons) Forestry
B.Sc. (Hons) Community Science
B.Sc. (Hons) Sericulture
B.Tech Agricultural Engineering
B.Tech Dairy Technology
B.Tech Food Technology
B.Tech Bio Technology


Eligibility Criteria ICAR AIEEA 2018

Age Limit

For AIEEA-UG-2018: Not less than 16 years as on 31st August 2018

For AIEEA-PG-2018: Not less than 19 years as on 31st August 2018

For AICE-SRF (PGS)-2018 (for PhD): Not less than 20 years as on the date of exam, i.e. 11th June 2018

Qualifying Examination

For AIEEA-UG-2018 (Other than Veterinary Sciences):

Candidates must have obtained not less than 50% marks in aggregate in 10+2 examination or equivalent with PCM/PCB/PCMB/PCF subject combinations/Inter Agriculture for admission under General, UPS (Under Privileged State) and OBC (Non-creamy layer) categories or 40% marks in aggregate for admission under SC, ST and PC categories. However, candidates with PCF combination are eligible for admission to B.Sc. (Horti.) only
For details, refer Information Bulletin (AIEEA-UG-2018) on ICAR website www.icar.org.in

For AIEEA-PG-2018:
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Veterinary, Agricultural Engineering, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science (renamed as Community Science), Sericulture, Dairy Technology, Forestry, Agri. Marketing and Cooperation, Food Science, Biotechnology, etc., under 10+2+4 or 10+2+5 (B.V.Sc. &A.H.) or 10+6 (B.Sc. Ag.) years degree programmes (Few seats are available for candidates having Bachelor degree with 10+2+3 (basic sciences) at two ICAR-DUs i.e. IARI & NDRI only), with required OGPA of at least 6.60/10, 3.25/5, 2.60/4 for General, OBC (NCL) and UPS categories whereas for SC/ST/PC 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 (NCL) and UPS categories; whereas for SC/ST/PC, the requirement is 50% marks (equivalence between OGPA and % marks will not be acceptable)
The in-service candidates seeking admission in ICAR-DUs, should see the respective DU’s website

The candidates must have passed Master’s Degree programme in the concerned discipline securing Overall Grade Point Average of at least 6.50/10.00 scale, 3.25/5.00 scale, 2.60/4.00 scale for General, OBC (NCL) and UPS Categories and 5.50/10.00, 2.75/5.00, 2.20/4.00 scale for SC/ST/PC categories, 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 (NCL) and UPS Category
For SC/ST/PC candidates, the minimum percentage of marks will be 50%. The equivalence between OGPA and percent marks will not be acceptable. Candidates must complete the post-graduate degree in all respects and produce the degree-completion certificate from the Registrar to this effect on the date of counseling, failing which they will not be considered for admission and the award of fellowship
The fellowship would be granted only when the candidate seeks admission through counseling conducted by ICAR and pursues PhD degree in an accredited Agriculture University except an ICAR-DU where 100% seats will be filled up through its own separate national level exam


ICAR AIEEA 2018 Seat & Reservation

For the academic session 2018-19, ICAR 23rd AIEEA UG and ICAR 23rd AIEEA PG will be conducted to admit candidates in 100% seats available at ICAR deemed-to-be-Universities

State Agricultural Universities also provides admission through ICAR 2018 AIEEA UG and PG entrance exam. It offers 15% seats for UG degree courses and 25% seats for PG degree courses

Reservation Criteria is as following:
SC - 15% seats
ST - 7.5% seats
PC - 3% seats
UPS - 2% seats
OBC - Reservation in Central Educational Institutions/ Universities will be as per govt. of India rule


ICAR AIEEA UG 2018 Exam Pattern

Exam Duration: 2½ hours

Language of the Question Paper: Bilingual i.e. English and Hindi

Subjects in Question Paper: There shall be a single question paper booklet comprising of five subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and Agriculture. Out of five subjects in the question booklet, the candidate has to attempt/opt/choose only three subjects

Number of Questions: The question paper will have 60 multiple choice questions for each subject, each with four options. Examinees have to attempt only 180 questions as per subject combination selected

Marking Scheme AIEEA UG 2018
For correctly answered question four marks will be awarded. You can get maximum 720 marks in the paper. For each incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted. If a question is not attempted and left blank no marks will be awarded or deducted in that case
It is advised to the candidates to not to attempt such questions in the OMR answer sheet, for which they are not sure of the correct answer. If more than one answer is indicated against a question, such response will be deemed as incorrect answer and will invite negative marking

Application Procedure AIEEA UG 2018
Indian Council of Agricultural Research issues online forms. The application for AIEEA 2018 will be available on the official site of ICRA at www.icar.org.in
Applicants will be required to fill in all the details in the online application. Also, he/she may need to upload a recent passport size coloured photograph, thumb impression (left for male/ right for female) and /or signature. Applicants can pay the application fee by the means of Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking.

Application Fee
AIEEA-UG-2018: Rs.500/- for General, OBC & UPS Categories & Rs.250/- for SC/ST & PC Categories
AIEEA-PG-2018: Rs.600/- for General, OBC & UPS Categories & Rs.300/- for SC/ST & PC Categories
AICE-JRF /SRF (PGS): Rs.1200/- for General, OBC & UPS Categories & Rs.600/- for SC/ST & PC Categories
In addition, Bank charges plus service tax, as applicable, shall also be charged; to get the details, please see the respective information bulletins on ICAR website www.icar.org.in

Admit Card
The admit card of AIEEA UG will be released online, on the official website. The candidates must carry it to the exam hall as a print copy. It is important to ensure that the copy of the admit card should be self-attested by the candidate. The attestation includes affixing a Photograph, writing Signature, and inserting Thumb Impression in the appropriate space

If candidates will face any difficulty in download the Admit Card, then they may contact the Nodal Officer of the respective Examination City Center

To get the details regarding Information Bulletin with Application form and On-Line Application, visit ICAR website www.icar.org.in


Important Dates ICAR AIEEA 2018

The dates for conducting these exams online for the academic session 2018-19 have been fixed with approval of Competent Authority in the Council as under:

Availability of Application Forms: March 2018

Last Date to Apply: March 2018

Download the Admit Card: April 2018

Date of Exam:

For UG Programs: 12th May 2018 (10.00 am - 12.30 pm, 2.30 hrs.)

For PG Admission & award of ICAR-PG Scholarship/NTS(PGS): 13th May 2018 (10.00 am - 12.30 pm, 2.30 hrs.)

For PhD award of JRF/SRF(PGS): 13th May 2018 (10.00 am - 01.00 pm, 3.00 hrs.)


ICAR, New Delhi

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, Controller of Examinations (Agril. Education), Room, No.: 216, ICAR, KrishAnusandhanBhanvan-II, Pusa, New Delhi, Website www.icar.org.in


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