ICAR AIEEA PG 2021: Exam Dates, Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus, Admit Card & Result

ICAR AIEEA PG

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the ICAR AIEEA PG 2020-21 result on 2nd November 2020. The agency will notify the counselling dates very soon on the official website. Read on to know what necessary documents candidates would need to possess to complete the counselling process. Also, this ultimate exam guide furnishes information about ICAR AIEEA PG 2021.

About ICAR AIEEA PG

From 2019 onwards, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), the apex body for guiding, coordinating and managing research and education in agriculture, has entrusted the responsibility of conducting All India Competitive Examinations for admission to UG, PG and PhD courses in Agricultural Universities (AUs) to the National Testing Agency.

The national-level examination, i.e. ICAR AIEEA-PG is the gateway to pursue Master Degrees at Agricultural Universities. Courses that students can take up are Plant Biotechnology, Physical Science, Plant Sciences, Agronomy, Social Sciences, Entomology and Nematology, Statistical Sciences, Forestry/ Agroforestry and Silviculture, Horticulture, Water Science & Technology, Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Animal Biotechnology, Community Science (erstwhile Home Science), Animal Sciences, Veterinary Science, Dairy Science, Fisheries Science, Dairy Technology, Agri-Business Management and Food Science Technology.

ICAR conducts the AIEEA PG exam for admission to “25% SEATS (100% SEATS OF ICAR  DEEMED  UNIVERSITIES  &  DR.RP  CAU  PUSA)  IN  MASTER  DEGREE  PROGRAMMES  OF  AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITIES  AND  AWARD  OF  ICAR-PG  SCHOLARSHIP/NTS  (PGS)  IN  AGRICULTURE  & ALLIED  SCIENCES  FOR ACADEMIC SESSION 2020–21.

The official Information Bulletin clearly states, “There is no provision of direct nomination for   admission through ICAR in any Master degree programme without qualifying in this examination.”

ICAR PG Scholarships

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research will award ICAR-PG Scholarship to 475 students based on their overall rank and merit-list.

AIEEA-PG 2021 Latest Notifications – NTA has declared the result for the ICAR AIEEA-PG 2020 exam on 2nd November. Those who have appeared for the exam need to visit the official website to check their results. The exam is conducted for admission into PG courses offered by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

AIEEA-PG 2021 Overview –

Exam Name

Indian Council of Agricultural Research All India Entrance Examination for Admission to Postgraduate Programmes ICAR AIEEA-PG

Exam Conducting Authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Purpose

Admission to PG programmes in Agricultural and Allied fields

Year

2021-22 academic year

Occurrence

Once a year

Exam Mode

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Mode of Application

Online

Official Website

ntaicar.nic.in

www.icar.org.in

AIEEA PG exam

1st Week of June 2021

Exam Level

National Level

Programmes Offered

Agriculture and Allied Sciences


Available Application Forms

ICAR AIEEA PG 2021 Important Dates

The Agency is yet to release the exam schedule of the ICAR All India Entrance Examination for Admission. However, we decide to bring you a tentative schedule that would come in handy to prepare for the examination in advance.

Exam Events

ICAR AIEEA-PG 2021 Dates (Tentative)

Commencement of application process

1st Week of March 2021

Last date to fill the application form

4th Week of March 2021

Correction in Particulars of Application Form

4th week of April 2021

Availability of e-Admit card

4th Week of May 2021

AIEEA-PG 2020 exam

1st Week of June 2021

Releasing date of answer key

Within a week of the exam

Declaration of Result

2nd or 3rd Week of June 2021

Commencement of online counselling process begins

After the declaration of result


ICAR AIEEA PG 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

The AIEEA PG 2021 exam will be held in online mode (CBT). The medium of the exam will only be English. Candidates will get 150 minutes to complete 160 questions (150 questions from Section A and 10 questions from Section B). Well, the test-takers must answer all the questions carefully after reading the instructions. Providing incorrect answers will result in the reduction of the total mark. The exam-conducting Body will deduct 1 mark for every wrong answer.

Exam Pattern

Particulars

Mode of exam

Online (Computer Based Test)

Question type

Objective-type questions

Total questions

160 questions

Total marks

650 marks

Duration

Two and a half hours

Marking scheme

4 marks for every correct answer

Negative marking scheme

  • 1 mark is deducted for the wrong answer
  • 0.2 marks for cross-making questions

Un-attempted questions

No mark deduction

Sections

Two – Section A and Section B


AIEEA PG 2021 Syllabus –

An integral part of the AIEEA PG exam preparation, the AIEEA-PG 2021 syllabus needs to be well-versed. The syllabi cover the following topics –

Codes

Subjects

Units

01

PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY

Unit I, Unit II, Unit III and Unit IV

02

PLANT SCIENCES

Unit I, Unit II, Unit III and Unit IV

03

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Unit I, Unit II, Unit III and Unit IV

04

ENTOMOLOGY AND NEMATOLOGY

Unit I and Unit II

05

AGRONOMY

Unit I, Unit II, Unit III, Unit IV, Unit V, Unit VI, Unit VII and Unit IX

06

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Unit I, Unit II, Unit III, Unit IV and Unit V

07

STATISTICAL SCIENCES

Unit I, Unit II, Unit III and Unit IV

08

HORTICULTURE

Unit I and Unit II

09

FORESTRY/ AGROFORESTRY & SILVICULTURE

Unit I and Unit II

10

AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Unit I, Unit II, Unit III, Unit IV, Unit V, Unit VI and Unit VII

11

WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Unit I, Unit II, Unit III and Unit IV

12

HOME SCIENCE  (CURRENTLY  RENAMED  AS COMMUNITY SCIENCE)

Unit I, Unit II, Unit III, Unit IV, Unit V and Unit VI

13

ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

Unit I, Unit II, Unit III and Unit IV

14

VETERINARY SCIENCE

Unit I, Unit II, Unit III and Unit IV

15

ANIMAL SCIENCES

Unit I, Unit II, Unit III and Unit IV

16

FISHERIES SCIENCE

Unit I, Unit II, Unit III, Unit IV and Unit V

17

DAIRY SCIENCE

Unit I, Unit II, Unit III and Unit IV

18

DAIRY TECHNOLOGY

Unit I, Unit II and Unit III

19

FOOD SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

Unit I, Unit II, Unit III and Unit IV

20

AGRI-BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Unit I, Unit II, Unit III, Unit IV, Unit V, Unit VI, Unit VII and Unit IX

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ICAR AIEEA PG 2021 Eligibility

To appear in the ICAR-AIEEA exam for admission to the 2021-22 academic year, candidates must meet the prescribed eligibility requirements. As per the Information Bulletin, “Applying for AIEEA (PG), appearing in the exam and qualifying the same does not necessarily mean acceptance of eligibility.”

Nationality –

  • Applicants must be Indian nationals.

Academic Requirements –

  • Registrants must have completed Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Appearing candidates should be eligible for the exam.
  • The candidates must have held a Degree from a recognised university in the concerned field under 10+2+4, 10+2+5 (B.V. Sc.&A.H.), 10+6 years degree (B.Sc.Ag.).
  • Students who have completed a Bachelor Degree with 10+2+3 degree programme can apply in only two ICAR-DUs (NDRI Karnal and IARI Pusa).
  • Applicants seeking admission in M.V.Sc. programme must hold B.V.Sc. &  A.H. degree with an internship.

Age Limit –

  • Candidates appearing in the AIEEA-PG 2021 exam must be 19 years old as on 31st August 2021.
  • They should not have been born after 01.09.2002.
  • No relaxation is admissible regarding the minimum age limit

Reservation of Policy –

Remote and Underprivileged States/ Union Territories (UPS): 2%

Physically Challenged (PC): 5%

Scheduled Tribe (ST): 7.5%

Scheduled Caste (SC): 15%


ICAR AIEEA PG 2021 Application Process

The application process for AIEEA-PG 2021 will tentatively begin in the first week of March. The application submission deadline would be the last week of the same month. The entire process will be done in online mode. Candidates meeting the eligibility prescribed by ICAR must log on to the official website and fill in the online form.

Here are the must-keep things that candidates need to be ready with before filling in the online form –

  • Bank account details for payment of fee and for uploading as part of submission of the submission online form.
  • Scanned images of latest passport-size photograph (10 kb to 200 kb), signature (4 kb to 30 kb) and thumb impression (female-right and male-left, 3 kb to 30 kb,) in JPG/ JPEG format only.
  • Address for communication - email address, mobile number, etc.
  • Government identity details such as Passport Number/ Bank Account Number/ Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits)/ PAN Number/ Ration Card Number/ Election Card (Epic No.)/ Other valid government IDs.

Take a sneak peek of the steps to apply for the exam online –

  • Visit the authorised website of NTA ICAR.
  • Click on the AIEEA-PG 2021 Registration link.
  • Enter information such as complete the name of the candidate, email ID, mobile number, etc. to complete the registration
  • Use the log-in details received in the registered email ID to sign-in
  • Log-in and fill Basic Details, Academic Details, Personal Details, etc.
  • The next step is to upload the scanned copies of signature, left thumb impression and photo
  • Make payment via online using net banking, credit card, debit card, etc.
  • Select the declaration and click on the SUBMIT button
  • Take a printout of the confirmation page for future correspondence

ICAR AIEEA-PG 2021 Application Fee –

Category

Application Fee ()

General/ Unreserved

1,100/-

OBC-NCL

1,100/-

SC

550/-

ST

550/-

PwD

550/-

Transgender

550/-

Method of Fee Payment –

Here’s a step-by-step guide to remit the application fee –

Through Credit/ Debit Card: If you are using the debit or credit card, make sure you know the validity of the card and only enter the correct details to complete the transaction.

Through Paytm/ UPI: This is one of the easiest and quickest ways to remit the fee.

Through Net Banking: Another safe mode to make the fee payment is through net banking. You should know the login details to complete the transaction.

In case, the application fee payment status is not ‘OK’, it means the transaction is declined. Candidates are encouraged to make the payment again until the status shows ‘OK’. (Any amount that is deducted during the process will get refunded to the same account or the concerned payment method within 15 days of the last date of submission of the form.)

Note: Candidates must keep the proof of application fee paid for future reference. After submitting the form, it is mandatory to take a printout of the confirmation page and the hard copy should be sent to the Authority through Registered Post/ Speed Post. As per the official statement, “Application  (Hardcopy)  should  be  sent  through  Speed/Registered  post  only  and  the  applications  sent through  any  other  mode  like  private  courier  service,  fax,  e-mail, etc.,  shall  not  be  entertained.


Other Details

AIEEA-PG 2021 Exam Centres –

The exam conducting body will notify the candidates about the exact location/ name of the test venue based on the DOB and application number available on the official website. “ICAR may change/ shift the examination city centre opted by the candidate to another nearby centre if the number of candidates is more at any city centre.

Check out the exam centres and their codes below!

Code No.

Exam Centres

Code No.

Exam Centres

01

ANAND

30

PALAMPUR

02

BENGALURU

31

PANTNAGAR

03

BHOPAL

32

PATNA

04

BHUBANESWAR

33

PORT BLAIR

05

CHANDIGARH

34

PUNE

07

CHENNAI

36

RAIPUR

09

COIMBATORE

37

RANCHI

10

DELH

40

SRINAGAR

11

DHARWAD

42

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

12

GANGTOK

43

UDAIPUR

13

GUWAHATI

44

VARANASI

15

HYDERABAD

45

MATHURA

16

IMPHAL

46

BAREILLY

17

JAIPUR

47

JODHPUR

20

JAMMU

48

KOZHIKODE

21

KARNAL

49

PARBHANI

22

KOLKATA

53

RAICHUR

24

LUCKNOW

54

BAGALKOT

28

MEDZIPHEMA

55

DAPOLI

29

NAGPUR

56

BAPATLA

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AIEEA-PG 2021 Admit Card –

The AIEEA-PG 2021 admit card will be uploaded by the Authority on the authorised ICAR website. Candidates will be able to access it on in the first week of May. Download the hall ticket, take a printout and complete the self-attestation before appearing at the exam centre. The AIEEA-PG Information Bulletin maintains, “Candidate may note that without self-attestation of the photo as well as signature and putting thumb impression of the candidate on the e-Admit card, the candidate will not  be allowed to appear in the examination.” However, the admit card must be preserved until the completion of counselling and admission.

Particulars on the call letter should be checked carefully.

  • Name and address of the candidate
  • Roll number of Aadhaar card or 28-digit Aadhaar Enrolment ID proof or ration card/ passport
  • Date of exam
  • Duration
  • Exam day instructions
  • Exam centre
  • Code of the exam city centre
  • Venue
  • Photo
  • Thumb impression
  • Signature

AIEEA PG Mock Test 2021 –

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research will release the AIEEA-PG 2021 mock tests on its official before the exam. Practice the mock tests as much as possible to understand the question pattern, difficulty level, etc. To access the tests, candidates must use their log-in credentials.

ICAR AIEEA PG Answer Keys for Challenges

After the successful commencement of the exam, the National Testing Agency will display Answer Key of the questions on its official website. It will be displayed only for three days. This opportunity helps the candidates to challenge the Answer Key on payment of ₹ 1,000/- per question.

The candidates must understand that the National Testing Agency’s decision on the challenges will be final. The results will be announced accordingly.

AIEEA PG Result 2021 –

Those who appear in the test can visit the ICAR website and see their results. The AIEEA result 2021 will tentatively be available in the second or third week of June.

The Agency has announced and uploaded the AIEEA PG Result 2020 and scorecard AIEEA (PG) 2020 on its website. Aspirants need to visit the official website and click on the desired links to check their results.

AIEEA PG Counselling 2021 –

Students who will be declared as qualified for counselling must register for online counselling by visiting the official website i.e. icar.org.in.

Speaking of the AIEEA PG counselling 2020, ICAR will soon begin the process.

Follow the steps to participate in the ICAR AIEEA PG counselling process:

  • Go to the official website and click on the counselling procedure link.
  • Now enter your application number and date of birth in the prompted field.
  • In the next step, fill your preferred choices of the courses and institutions.
  • Once you filled your choices, click on ‘Save’ to precede the process.
  • After this, applicants need to pay the counselling fee of ₹ 2000 through Credit/ Debit Card or Net Banking mode.

Note: Applicants must note that they can apply for courses and institutes based on their obtainable marks in the exam.

Students who get the seat through the counselling process need to report to the designating centre for documentation.

Documents Required

A list of important documents for the counselling process is as follows:

  • Class 10th and 12th mark sheet
  • Character certificate
  • AIEEA 2020 admit card
  • AIEEA Result 2020
  • 3 recent size passport size photographs
  • Age proof
  • Provisional certificate
  • Category certificate
  • ICAR AIEEA 2020 Counselling Call letter

ICAR AIEEA entrance exam frequently asked questions - Click here.

Since all the major exams conducted by the Agency are computer-based, candidates must be well-versed to take the exam comfortably.


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