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Information Bulletin ICAR AIEEA (UG)-2020 [Click here]

All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA)-UG is an examination conducted for admission to Bachelor Degree programmes in Agriculture and allied sciences (other than veterinary sciences), at Agricultural Universities on 15% of the University seats (100% seats in RLB CAU Jhansi, NDRI Karnal and Dr. RP CAU Pusa, Bihar). Further, not more than 40% candidates from any one state shall be admitted in any agricultural university/subject. This exam is conducted by  Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) with association of National Testing Agency (NTA). Through this exam, students get admission to Bachelor Degree programmes in Agriculture and allied sciences and also get award of scholarships and fellowships as National Talent Scholarship. The ICAR’s AIEEA (UG) examination used to be conducted at 87 cities all over the country, enabling participation of a large number of candidates seeking admission in Bachelor degree programmes in accredited AUs, Colleges and programmes in different disciplines. There is no provision of direct nomination for admission through ICAR in any Bachelor degree programme without qualifying in ICAR-AIEEA (UG).
About ICAR: 
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is the apex body for coordinating, guiding, and managing research and education in agriculture in the entire country under the aegis of DARE, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Considering the importance of agricultural education, the University Education Commission (1948) chaired by Dr. S. Radhakrishnanrecommended the establishment of Rural Universities in the country. As a result, the first State Agricultural University was established in 1960 at Pantnagar on the pattern of the Land Grant Colleges of the United States. The ICAR-AU system of India has 74 Agricultural Universites comprising 63 State Agricultural, Veterinary, Horticultural and Fisheries Universities (SAUs), 4 ICAR-DUs, viz. IARI, IVRI, NDRI and CIFE, 3 Central Agricultural Universities (CAU, Imphal, Dr. RPCAU, Pusa and RLB CAU, Jhansi), 4 Central Universities (CUs) having Faculty of Agriculture (BHU, AMU, Viswa Bharati and Nagaland University). The National Agricultural Research, Education and Extension System (NAREES) of India is one of the largest in the world, admitting more than 27000 graduates, 14000 post-graduates and 4700 Ph.Ds annually, in different disciplines of Agriculture and Allied Sciences.

NTA is the examination conducting body and its scope is limited to conducting the examination and providing the raw scores to ICAR.

Admission to 11 Bachelor degree programmes of four years duration in the different subjects is available to Indian Nationals based on the merit-rank in ICAR-AIEEA (UG). Candidates may note that all undergraduate degrees in the disciplines of Agricultural Sciences have been declared as professional degrees.
There is no provision of direct nomination for admission through ICAR in any Bachelor degree programme without qualifying in ICAR AIEEA (UG).

In Brief AIEEA UG Exam:
Online submission of Application Form: Month of April (01–30 April, 2019  last year)
Date of Examination:  Month of July (01 July, 2019 as per last year)
Fee Payable by candidates: Rs 700/- for General/OBC; 350/- for ST/SC
Duration of Examination: 120 minutes (2½ hours)
Scheme of Examination:
The test of ICAR-AIEEA (UG) is a single test of 02:30 hours duration. Details of the test are as given below:
Mode of Examination: LAN Based CBT
Duration: 2½ hours
Number of Questions: 150 (50 Qs x 3 subjects)
50 Questions in each subject
Type of Questions : Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with 4 options
Scoring :
4 marks for each correct response
-1 for each incorrect response (negative scoring)
0 for non attempt
Medium of Paper : English & Hindi
Note: Each candidate has to attempt/opt/choose only three subjects (PCB/PCM/PCA/ABC) in the examination as per choice in the Application Form
In case of any discrepancy between English & Hindi Version of a question, English Version would be considered as valid.

Syllabus for the Test: 
The Question Papers for the test shall be based on the Syllabus prescribed by the ICAR, is available at website or our website: (Click here for Syllabus)
There would be reservation of seats for admission to the extent of 15% for Scheduled Caste and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe candidates in different disciplines.
Reservation for candidates belonging to Central OBC-NCL category would be available at BHU, SASARD Nagaland University, CAUs and NDRI as per the latest Government of India directives applicable at the time of counselling.
Reservation of seats for EWS shall be in accordance with the Gazette Notification
General Eligibility Criteria to appear in ICAR-AIEEA (UG):
Candidates must have passed 10+2 Senior Secondary Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education or any other examination within scope and standard found to be equivalent to the Senior Secondary Examination of a recognised Indian Board/University with minimum prescribed marks/grade, after a period of 12 years of study.
Candidate must have passed any one of the qualifying examinations enumerated above securing not less than 50% marks in aggregate for General, OBC (NCL), UPS, EWS categories and 40% marks in aggregate for SC, ST, Transgender, PwD categories. There will be no rounding-off of the OGPA/percentage of marks of qualifying examination.
Age Limit: Indian Nationals of at least 16 years of age are eligible to apply for the examination. No relaxation is admissible regarding the minimum age limit.
Number of ICAR seats available:
For admission through ICAR-AIEEA (UG) in different disciplines at accredited Agricultural Universities for the academic session 2019-20 will be displayed on website at the time of counselling.

Well wishes !

Roop Singh Maitry
Ex-Scientist, ICAR New Delhi

Source: Information Bulletin ICAR AIEEA (UG)-2020

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