ICAR’s 19th All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA-UG-2014) to 15% seats in Bachelor Degree programmes and award of National Talent Scholarships (NTS) in Agriculture and Allied Science subjects (other than Veterinary Science) in Agricultural Universities and 100% seats in Dairy Technology at NDRI, Karnal for Academic Session 2014-15.
Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) has been conducting AIEEA (All India Entrance Examination for Admission to take admission into Bachelor Degree Programmes in agriculture and allied subjects in various state agriculture Universities and Deemed to be University (NDRI). National Talent Scholarships are also awarded based on the AIEEA-UG examination to all those candidates who take admission outside their state of domicile.
Further, not more than 40% candidates from any one state are admitted in any agricultural university/subject. ICAR’s 19th AIEEA-UG-2014 examination for the academic session 2014-15 will be conducted at 46 examination city centres spread all over the country,
enabling participation of a large number of candidates seeking admission in Bachelor degree programmes in Agricultural Universities in different disciplines. Candidates qualified for counseling will be considered for allocation of subject and the Agricultural University as per counseling procedure. There is no direct nomination for admission through ICAR in any Bachelor degree programme without qualifying in this examination
AIEEA UG Degree Programmes (ICAR)
Admission to 11 Bachelor degree programmes of four years duration in the subjects of: (i) Agriculture (ii) Horticulture (iii) Fisheries (iv) Forestry (v) Home Science (vi) Sericulture (vii) Biotechnology (viii) Agricultural Engineering (ix) Dairy Technology (x) Food Science and (xi) Agricultural Marketing & Cooperation etc. is available to Indian Nationals based on merit-rank in
ICAR’s All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA). For the purpose of Entrance Examination, above 11 degree programmes are categorized into two Streams viz.
Stream-A: Agriculture/Biology and
The candidate has a right to exercise option only for one Stream at the time of submitting the application. The option once exercised cannot be changed subsequently.
i) Age and nationality:
Indian Nationals of at least 17 years of age but not more than 23 years as on 31.08.2014 (i.e. must have been born between 01.09.1991 to 01.09.1997) are eligible to apply for the examination. No relaxation of age will be allowed to the candidates except for SC/ST/PC categories where upper age limit would be relaxable by 5 years.
ii) Qualifying Examination
Candidate 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 an Indian Board/ University after a period of 12 years of study. The last two years of such 10+2 examination should have papers in Physics, Chemistry and any one of the subjects from Biology/ Mathematics/ Agriculture /Home Science. Besides, for admission in the Universities specifically located in non-Hindi speaking areas, candidate must have passed English as a core subject in 10+2 examination.
Examination Schedule / Important Dates:
i) Sale of Examination Form/ Information Bulletin / Online Application:
20th December 2013 to 7th February 2014
ii) Date of Examination:
Saturday, the 12th April 2014 (10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.)
The Last date:
The last date for the receipt of Applications in the office of “Controller of Examinations (Education), Room No. 216, ICAR, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-II, Pusa, New Delhi–110012″ for UG, PG and SRF (PGS) examinations is 07th Feb., 2014. However, for UG and PG candidates belonging to certain remote areas like NE Region, J&K, Lahaul & Spiti district and Pangi Sub-division of Chamba district of H. P., A&N Island and Lakshadweep, the last date for receipt of applications, both through offline and online mode (hard copy of the computer generated confirmation pages of application) will be 14th February, 2014
AIEEA Scheme of Examination:
The examination shall be conducted in one of the two subject streams namely ‘Stream-A’ comprising of Physics, Chemistry and
Agriculture/Biology subjects and ‘STREAM-B’ comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
Questions for Physics and Chemistry subjects shall be common for both subject streams.
Paper for ‘Stream–A’ shall carry questions on Biology as well as Agriculture subject, out of which the candidate has to attempt/opt/choose only one subject, either Biology or Agriculture. ‘Stream–B’ paper carries questions on Mathematics subject.
AIEEA Question Paper:
AIEEA Question Paper will have 180 Multiple Choice type questions, each with four options, 60 questions in Physics, serially numbered from 1-60, 60 questions in Chemistry, numbering from 61-120 and 60 questions in Agriculture/Biology/Mathematics, numbering from 121-180.
AIEEA Marking Scheme:
Marking Scheme: Each correctly answered question will earn four marks, with a maximum of 720 marks for the paper. For each incorrect answer one mark will be deducted from the total score. Question with no response indicated will not be awarded any mark and there will be no negative marking for that question. The candidates are advised not to attempt such questions in the OMR answer sheet, for which they are not sure of the correct answer. More than one answer indicated against a question will be deemed as incorrect answer and will invite negative marking.
AIEEA Question Paper Language:
Question paper for the examination shall be bilingual, i.e., in ENGLISH and HINDI. In case of any variation in English and Hindi versions of question(s), English version will be taken as final and correct version.
Click here for AIEEA Syllabus
Other Important Links:
AIEEA Metod of Selection and Admission through Counselling
To get the details regarding Information Bulletin with Application form and On Line Application, visit ICAR website www.icar.org.in.