New Delhi, April 2: On behalf of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the ICAR-AIEEA (UG), ICAR-AIEEA (PG) and ICAR-AICE-JRF/SRF (PGS) exams will be held by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The entrance examination will be conducted on July 1, 2019. It will comprise a single paper to be held in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. It is a national level entrance test that is conducted once in a year.
The application form for ICAR AIEEA are available from April 1 onwards on the official websites — http://www.nta.ac.in and http://www.ntaicar.nic.in. Candidates will be able to apply online till April 30. Fee payment can be done till May 1 and the admit card will be released in the second week of May.
ICAR AIEEA (UG)-2019- The exam will be of two-and-a-half hour time duration. A total of 150 questions of 600 marks will be asked.
ICAR AIEEA (PG) 2019- It will also be a two-and-a-half hour exam. As many as 160 questions will be asked (maximum of 640 marks).
ICAR AICE-JRF/SRF (PGS) 2019- A total of 180 minutes will be given to the test-takers to complete 200 (20+180) questions. The test will be of 800 (80+720) marks.
Eligibility criteria for ICAR AIEEA UG
Age criteria- Candidates should be of at least sixteen years as on August 31, 2019.
Educational requirement- They should have passed the 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognised board with PCM/PCB/PCMB/PCF subject combinations.
Minimum marks- Candidates belonging to the General/OBC/UPS category are required to secure at least 50 per cent marks. Those belonging to the SC/ST/PC category have to obtain a minimum of 40 per cent marks.
Appearing candidates- These candidates are eligible to apply but they will be required to produce the proof of qualifying the exam.
In the meantime, the universities are prohibited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) from carrying agriculture and related degree courses in distance or open learning mode because ‘agriculture’ has been listed as a professional programme now.