ICAR All India Entrance Exam 2015 for UG & PG admissions and SRF (PGS)
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) invites applications from Indian Nationals, in the prescribed format for ICAR’s AIEEA-UG-2015 and AIEEA-PG-2015 on 100% seats at ICAR-Deemed-to-be-Universities (Bachelor Degree at NDRI Karnal only while Master Degrees at IARI, IVRI, NDRI and CIFE), and on 15% seats for Bachelor Degrees and 25% seats for Master Degrees at State Agricultural Universities : Central Agricultural University, Imphal : Central Universities with Agricultural Faculty (B.H.U., Viswa Bharati, Nagaland University and A.M.U. (for PG only) and the SHIATS, Allahabad for Academic Session 2015-16.
All India Competitive Examination for the Award of Senior Research Fellowship (SRF-PGS) to pursue Ph.D. Degree Programme in the field of Agriculture and Allied Sciences will also be conducted along with AIEEA-PG-2015.
Dates of Examination :
ICAR AIEEA UG : 11th April 2015
ICAR AIEEA PG & SRF (PGS) : 12th April 2015
For AIEEA-UG-2015 (UG Examination): Between 17 to 23 years for General Category candidates as on 31st August 2015. (Must have been born between 01-09-1992 to 01-09- 1998). The upper age limit for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PC (Physically Challenged) Categories would be relaxable by 5 years.
For AIEEA-PG-2015 (PG Examination) : Not less than 19 years as on 31st August, 2015. (Must not have been born after 01-09-1996).
For AICE- SRF (PGS)-2015 : Between 21 to 30 years for General Category candidates as on 12th April, 2015, the date of examination. The upper age limit for candidates belonging to SC/ST/Women/PC/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer as per the Central List of OBC) Categories shall be relaxable by 5 years. For in-service candidates, the maximum age limit shall be 45 years in all cases as per the extant norms and guidelines.
(Other than Veterinary Sciences): Must have passed and obtained not less than 50% marks in aggregate for admission under General, UPS (Underprivileged State) and OBC Categories or 40% Marks in aggregate for admission under SC, ST and PC categories in 10+2 examination or equivalent / Inter (Agriculture) with PCM/ PCB/ PCMB/ PCA/ PCH subject combinations.
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. under 10+2+5 or 10+2+4 or 10+6 Years Degree Programmes. (Few seats are also available for candidates having Bachelor Degree with 10+2+3 year Degree Programme) with required OGPAof 6.60/10,3.25/5,2.60/4 for General, OBC and UPS Categories, whereas for SCI ST/PC Categories, the said requirement is 5.60/10, 2.75/5, 2.20/4 respectively.
For SRF (PGS)-2015:
The candidates must have passed Master’s Degree programme in the concerned discipline, securing Overall Grade Point Average of at least 6.50/10.00 scale, 2.60/4.00 scale for General and OBC Categories and 5.50/10.00, 2.75/5.00, 2.20/4.00 Scale for SC/ST/PC candidates respectively.
For SRF(PGS), the applications will be submitted ONLINE only. Applications for AIEEA-UG and PG can be submitted both online and offline. For submitting application online, a provision has been kept to deposit the application fee either through (i) Bank Challan of Syndicate Bank or (ii) Credit/Debit Card using Payment Gateway of Syndicate Bank or (iii) NEFT.
Cost of Information Bulletin with Application Form:
AIEEA-UG-2015: Rs.500/- for General, OBC and UPS Categories and Rs.250/- for SC, ST and PC Categories.
AIEEA-PG-2015: Rs.600/- for General, OBC and UPS Categories and Rs.300/- for SC, ST and PC Categories.
SRF (PGS)-2015: Apply online. Fee of Rs. 1200/- for General OBC and Rs.600/- for SC/ST and PC Categories shall have to be deposited while submitting the application Online.
In addition, Rs.25/- per Bulletin would be charged in case of UG and PG as handling charges plus Service Tax, as applicable, in case of purchase against cash (from the Registrars of Ag. Univs specified branches of Syndicate Bank at specified places as given on ICAR website).
The forms can also be obtained from eight specified ICAR Institutions by depositing DD.
The last date for the receipt of Applications in the office of “Controller of Examinations (Education), Room No. 216, ICAR, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-ll, Pusa, New Delhi- 110012″ for UG, PG and SRF (PGS) examinations is 23rd Feb,2015.