Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) invites applications
from Indian Nationals, in the prescribed format, for ICAR’s 17th AIEEA-UG-2012 and AIEEA-PG-2012 on
100% seats at ICAR-Deemed Universities (Bachelor degree at NDRI Karnal
only while Master degrees at IARI, IVRI, NDRI and CIFE), and on 15%
seats (tentative) for Bachelor degrees and 25% seats (tentative) for
Master degrees 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 2012-13. Bachelor Degree programmes (viz.
B.Sc./B.Tech./B.F.Sc. etc.) are in the subjects of Agriculture,
Horticulture, Fisheries, Forestry, Home Science, Sericulture,
Biotechnology, Agricultural Engineering, Dairy Technology, Food Science,
Agricultural Marketing, Banking & Co-operation Master’s Degree programmes are
in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Agri. Engineering,
Home Science, Biotechnology, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Dairy
Technology, Fisheries, Veterinary, and allied sciences. Based on the
results of AIEEA-UG-2012 examination, National Talent Scholarships (NTS)
will be awarded to Bachelor degree students whereas based on the
merit-rank in AIEEA-PG-2012 examination, 475 ICAR-Junior Research
Fellowships(JRF) will be awarded to Master's degree students. (This examination does not include admission to Bachelor degree programmes in Veterinary Sciences.)
procedure for online application, which is being introduced for the
first time, has been described in the Information Bulletin. This year
the applications will be received, both Online and Offline. For
receiving application Online, a new provision has been kept to deposit
the application fee either through Bank challan of Syndicate Bank or
credit/debit card using Payment Gateway of Syndicate Bank.
For AIEEA - UG
2½ hours, Time 10.00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Subject Streams, Question Paper and Writing Answers in the Examination
(i) The examination shall be conducted in one of the two subject streams namely ‘Stream- A’ comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Agriculture/Biology subjects and ‘STREAMB’ comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
(ii) Questions for Physics and Chemistry subjects shall be common for both subject streams.
(iii) 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.
(iv) Question paper will have 180 multiple-choice objective 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.
(v) 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.
(vi) Candidate will be required to choose the correct answer and mark in the OMR answer sheet by darkening the corresponding circle/
bubble against the serial number of the question with black/ blue ball-point pen.
(vii) 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 the final and correct version.
For AIEEA - PG
2½ hours, Time 10.00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
(i) The examination shall have one question paper for each of the 20 major subject-groups, consisting of 150 multiple-choice objective type questions, each with four options and also 10 cross-matching type questions, each having five sub-questions/pairings for every subject-group paper.
(ii) In each subject-group, 150 multiple choice, objective type questions would be serially numbered from 1-150 whereas 10 cross-matching type questions would be serially numbered from 151-160.
(iii) Marking scheme: Each correctly answered multiple-choice objective type question will earn four marks whereas each correctly answered cross-matching type question will earn 5 marks (1 mark for each correct pairing) with a maximum of 650 marks for each major subject-group paper. For each incorrectly answered multiple-choice objective type question, one mark would be deducted from the total score whereas for each incorrectly answered cross-matching type sub-question/pairing, 0.2 marks would 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.
(iv) Candidate will be required to choose the correct answer and mark in the OMR answer sheet by darkening the corresponding circle/bubble against the serial number of the question with black/ blue ball-point pen.
For AIEEA-UG-2012: 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.
For AIEEA-PG-2012: Bachelor’s
degree (or appearing in final year examination), in the field of
Agriculture, Veterinary, Agricultural Engineering, Fisheries,
Horticulture, Home Science, Sericulture, Dairy Technology, Dairy
Engineering, Forestry, Agri. Marketing Banking and Cooperation, Food
Science & Technology, Biotechnology, Process & Food Engineering,
Computer Science, 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 an OGPA of 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 before the
date of registration for admission in the concerned University. The
in-service candidates, seeking admission to ICAR-Deemed universities,
should see their respective website.
National Talent Scholarship (NTS) is
awarded to candidates selected through AIEEA-UG- 2012 examination and
if joining an Agricultural University located outside their state of
ICAR-JRF(Post Graduate Studies)(PGS): Based
on the merit in the AIEEA-PG-2011 examination, about 475 ICAR-Junior
Research Fellowships for postgraduate studies (ICARJRF( PGS)) in 20
major subject groups are awarded for two years in Agricultural
Universities including State Agricultural Universities, CAU and CUs with
agriculture faculty, SHIATS Allahabad and ICAR-DUs, provided their
Bachelor degree is not from the same AU (except NDRI Karnal).That means
JRF will be given to only those candidates who join the Master degree
programme in the University other than from where he/she has obtained
his/her Bachelor’s degree except at NDRI, Karnal where admissions for
100% seats are made on All India basis through ICAR Entrance
Examination. Candidates, currently studying for their Master’s degree in
1st year, can also appear in AIEEA-PG-2011 examination for securing
ICAR-JRF (PGS). However, if a ICAR-JRF (PGS) holder seeks fresh
admission, entire amount of fellowship received by him/her shall have to
be refunded with interest and he/she will not be entitled for fresh
15% seats in all subjects are reserved for candidates belonging to
Scheduled Castes (SC) and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes (ST). Horizontal
reservation of 3% for Physically Handicapped (PH) and 2% for
Under-Privileged States (UPS) category is also available. Reservation
for OBC in Central Educational Institutions/ Universities will be as per
Government of India/
Hon'ble SC directives/ University rules. Reservation in PH and UPS
categories will be horizontal across all categories, i.e. such
candidates would draw their seat from the SC/ST/OBC/GEN categories to
which they may belong.
For AIEEA-UG-2012: Between 17 and 23 years as on 31st August 2012. (UG Examination) (Must have been born between 01.09.1989 to 01.09.1995)
For AIEEA-PG-2012: Not less than 19 years as on 31st August 2012. (PG Examination) (Must not have been born after 01.09.1993)