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The ICAR All India Entrance Examination (AIEE) is conducted to shortlist aspirants for admission in undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in agriculture and allied sciences. The exam is conducted to fill 15% seats in Bachelor’s degree programmes. Apart from that, on the basis of AIEEA UG aspirants are awarded “National Talent Scholarships in agriculture & allied science subjects (other than veterinary science) in agricultural universities and 15% seats in dairy technology at NDRI Karnal”.

About Exam

ICAR conducts All India Entrance Examination for admission to fill seats in Bachelor’s degree programmes.  Agriculture entrance examinations for providing applicants to take admissions in Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Doctoral courses in Agriculture, Dairy Science/Technology, Fisheries Sciences, Forestry, Home Science, Horticulture and Food Science programs in various institutes of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in country India.


The eligibility criteria for AIEEA exam is given in detail below:-

  • Applicants should be an Indian or an Overseas Indian.
  • Applicants age should be 16 years as on 31st August 2018. (for UG courses)
  • Applicants should have passed/appearing 12th or equivalent examination from any recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, Biolog or any other elective subject with English. (for UG courses)
  • Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Veterinary, Agricultural Engineering, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Sericulture, Dairy Technology, Forestry, Agri. Marketing and Cooperation, Food Science, Biotechnology, Basic and allied sciences etc. (for PG courses)
  • 60% for general category & 50% for all other reserved categories.

Application Fees

 UG Courses 
PG Courses
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)

Application Procedure

Procedure for how to apply for the exam is given here:-

  • Go to the official website of ICAR AIEEA. 
  • Fill down the complete and correct details in the form. Like your name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, nationality, state, gender, communication address, email address, mobile number and your AADHAR number.
  • After the final submission, note down your registration number.
  • Upload your passport size photograph and signature.
  • Make payment for the application form and print the confirmation page.

Exam Pattern

Exam pattern of this exam is given below according to its courses:-


  • 180 objective questions with four options each.
  • The language of the paper in English & Hindi.
  • The exam can be given in both modes Online & Offline.
  • The total duration of the exam is 2 hours+ 30 minutes.
  • 4 marks will be given for each correct answer.
  • 1 negative mark will be given for each incorrect answer.

No. of questions


  • 150 objective questions with four options each. & Cross Matching (10 questions).
  • The language of the paper in English.
  • The exam can be given in both modes Online & Offline.
  • The total duration of the exam is 2 hours+ 30 minutes.
  • 4 marks will be given for each correct answer, 5 marks will be given for each correct cross matching. 
  • 1 negative mark will be given for each incorrect answer and 0.2 negative marks will be given for each incorrect cross matching.
 No. of questions  

Study Material

These are some reference books for the exam:-

  • Agricultural Economics By Dr. R G Desai.
  • Agricultural Economics By H Evan Drummond, John W Goodwin. 
  • ICAR: AIEEA-UG (B.Sc. Agriculture) Entrance Exam Guide

Courses Under Exam

Course under this exam are:-

  • Agriculture
  • Dairy Science/Technology
  • Fisheries Sciences
  • Forestry
  • Home Science
  • Horticulture
  • Food Science

Test Centres

These are some exam centers for the exam:-

  • Delhi
  • Nagpur
  • Indore
  • Bengaluru
  • Palampur
  • Jabalpur
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Pantnagar
  • Jammu
  • Bikaner
  • Patna
  • Karnal
  • Chennai
  • Port Blair
  • Kolkata
  • Cochin
  • Pune
  • Kota
  • Coimbatore
  • Pusa (Bihar)
  • Lucknow
  • Raipur
  • Ludhiana
  • Dharwad
  • Ranchi
  • Mannuthy
  • Gangtok
  • Shillong
  • Mohanpur
  • Guwahati
  • Solan
  • Ajmer
  • Hisar
  • Srinagar (Kashmir)
  • Bhagalpur
  • Hyderabad
  • Tirupati
  • Kozhikode
  • Imphal
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Parbhani
  • Jaipur
  • Udaipur
  • Jhalawar
  • Varanasi
  • Mathura
  • Bareilly
  • Jodhpur


Question: Is there any age criteria for ICAR AIEEA PG?

Answer: Minimum age of the candidate should be 16 years.

Question: What are the criteria of negative marking for AIEEA UG & AIEEA PG?

Answer: For AIEEA UG, there is a negative marking of 1 mark while for AIEEA PG, there is a negative marking of 0.25 mark.

Question: I have filled Online Application form. Should I purchase the OMR application/Information Bulletin?

The candidate filling Online Application form need not purchase the OMR application/ Information Bulletin. He/she need not fill the O.M.R. application form.

Question: Some fields in Online application are on different Serial No. in OMR application form. Does it really matter?

There is some difference in Serial Number of some fields on Online form and OMR application form. Candidates may ignore this.

Question: My Roll no, Examination center/venue, Optional subject are not mention in admit card. What should I do?

Admit card with Roll number and Centre / Venue and other examination details will be available Online.

Question: I do not have a soft copy of my photo, signature and thumb impression. What should I do?

Those candidates who are unable to upload their photo, signature and thumb impression should paste their photo and put signature & thumb impression on the printed hard copy of the application before submission.


This exam is combine of the syllabus that cover topics from various subject as follows:-


  • Circular Motion
  • Electricity
  • Electro-Magnetic Induction
  • Electronic Devices
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Measurement
  • Motion
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Physics of the Atom: Thermodynamics: Work and heat, the first law of Thermodynamics.
  • Solids
  • Wave Motion: Optics


  • Section A: General & Inorganic Chemistry:
  • Molecule and Chemical Bond
  • Periodic Properties of Elements
  • Structure of Atom
  • Section B: Organic Chemistry:
  • Chemistry of Elements and Compounds
  • Section C: Physical Chemistry:
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Energetic
  • State of Matter


  • Zoology Syllabus:
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Developmental Biology
  • The diversity of Animal Life
  • Genetics and Evolution (Fundamentals only): (symbiosis)
  • Histology
  • Reproductive System
  • Botany Syllabus:
  • Absorption and cell water relations, transport of water and minerals.
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Plants: Meristems-Plant growth and development.
  • Botany and Human Welfare
  • History, Importance, Factors, and mechanism
  • Internal and external regulators of growth and development in plants
  • The internal structure of dicot and monocot leaves photosynthesis.
  • Internal structure of dicot and monocot roots
  • Internal structure of stem and secondary growth
  • Transpiration and respiration
  • Tropic and turgor movements
  • Xylem and Phloem-their cell elements and functions


  • Sets and Functions
  • Algebra
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry
  • Linear Programming
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Statics
  • Dynamics


  • Agro-Meteorology
  • Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • Livestock Production
  • Crop Production
  • Horticulture


The Cut off marks would be declared on after the ICAR AIEEA Exam for Admission. ICAR AIEEA cutoff is the minimum marks which show the qualifying status of the ICAR AIEEA test applicants for admission.

Documents to be Carried

Necessary documents for the exam:-

  • 10th/12th Mark sheets and Passing Certificates
  • Bachelors Degree or Masters Degree (photocopy of degree if the original degree is not available)
  • ICAR AIEEA 2018 Admit Card
  • AADHAR Card
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research Exam Score Card
  • Caste Certificate
  • Character Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate

Important Dates

Dates to be noted for the exam:-

Important Events 
Date (Tentative)
Application form Start Date

16th April 2019 
Application form Filling the Last Date
 1st May 2019 
Admit card Availablity

7th May 2019 
UG Exam Date
12th May 2019 
PG Exam Date
13th May 2019 
Result Declaration
28th May 2019 
Counseling Commencement
21st June 2019

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