ICAR

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What Is ICAR …?    

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organization under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India. ICAR is responsible for coordinating agricultural education and research in India. It was established on July 16, 1929, with the aim of promoting agricultural research and development.   

 

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    The ICAR exam refers to the various entrance examinations conducted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in India. ICAR is an autonomous body responsible for coordinating agricultural education and research in the country. The primary purpose of these exams is to facilitate admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate agricultural programs at various agricultural universities and institutes across India.

    As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, there are two main ICAR exams:

    AIEEA-UG (All India Entrance Examination for Admission – Undergraduate):

    This exam is for admission to undergraduate programs in agriculture and allied sciences.

    It includes subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics, and Agriculture.

    AIEEA-PG (All India Entrance Examination for Admission – Postgraduate):This exam is for admission to postgraduate programs in agriculture and allied sciences.

    It covers subjects related to the specific discipline chosen by the candidate.    

       ICAR Exam And Eligibility…

    1. ICAR AIEEA (All India Entrance Examination for Admission):

    . AIEEA-UG (Undergraduate Programs):

    Eligibility Criteria:

    Age: Candidates should be at least 16 years old as of August 31 of the admission year.

    Educational Qualifications: Candidates should have passed 10+2 with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in PCM/PCB/PCMB.

    Application Process:

     

    Online application submission on the official ICAR website.

    Payment of the application fee.

    Admit Card:

    Admit cards are issued to eligible candidates before the examination.

    Examination:

    AIEEA-UG is a computer-based test covering subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Agriculture, and Mathematics.

    Result and Counseling:

     

    Results are declared, and counseling sessions are conducted for seat allocation.

    1. AIEEA-PG (Postgraduate Programs):

    Eligibility Criteria:

    Candidates should have completed a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field with a minimum required percentage.

    Application Process:

    Online application submission on the official ICAR website.

    Payment of the application fee.

    Admit Card:

    Admit cards are issued for eligible candidates.

    Examination:

    AIEEA-PG is a computer-based test covering subjects related to the candidate’s discipline.

     

    Documents list…

    When applying for the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) exams, candidates are generally required to submit various documents for the application process. While specific document requirements may vary, the following are commonly requested documents:

     

    1 .Class 10th and 12th Mark Sheets and Certificates:

    2.Original or attested copies of mark sheets and certificates for both class 10th and 12th.

    3.Graduation Mark Sheets and Certificates (for AIEEA-PG):

    4.For candidates applying for postgraduate programs, copies of graduation mark sheets and certificates in the relevant field.

    5.Category Certificate (if applicable):

    6.SC/ST/OBC candidates need to provide a copy of the category certificate for reservation purposes.

    7.Aadhaar Card or Identity Proof:

    8.A copy of Aadhaar card or any other government-issued identity proof.

    9.Domicile Certificate:

    10.Some exams may require candidates to submit a domicile certificate as proof of residence.

    11.Passport-sized Photographs:

    12.Recent passport-sized photographs as per the specifications mentioned in the application form.

    13.Admit Card and Scorecard (for Previous ICAR Exams):

    14.If applicable, copies of the admit card and scorecard of any previous ICAR exams.

    15.Character Certificate:

    16.A character certificate issued by the last attended educational institution.

    17.Medical Certificate:

    19.A medical certificate certifying the candidate’s physical fitness, especially if there are specific physical requirements for certain programs.

    20.Other Relevant Certificates:

    Registration Process Of  ICAR

    Visit the Official Website:

     

    Go to the official website of ICAR or the specific website dedicated to the entrance exam.

    Online Registration:

     

    Look for the registration or application link on the website.

    Click on the registration link to start the application process.

    Create an Account:

    Candidates are generally required to create an account by providing basic details such as name, email address, mobile number, etc.

    Choose a secure password for your account.

    Fill in the Application Form:

    Once registered, log in to your account.

    Complete the online application form with accurate personal, educational, and contact information.

    Upload Documents:

    Upload scanned copies of required documents, including photographs and signature, as per the specified format and size.

    Payment of Application Fee:

    Pay the application fee through the provided payment gateways.

    Payment can be made via online methods like credit/debit cards, net banking, etc.

    Print Confirmation Page:

    After successful submission and payment, a confirmation page is generated.

    Download and print the confirmation page for your records.

    Admit Card Download:

    Candidates can download the admit card when it is released by logging into their accounts on the official website.

    Appear for the Exam:

    On the scheduled date, appear for the entrance exam at the specified exam center.

    Result and Counseling:

    Check the exam results on the official website.

    Qualified candidates need to participate in the counseling process for seat allocation.

    ICAR Exam Syllabus..

    AIEEA-UG (Undergraduate Programs):

    The AIEEA-UG exam for undergraduate programs typically covers subjects related to agriculture and allied sciences. The subjects include:

     

    1.Physics:

    Physical World and Measurement

    Kinematics

    Laws of Motion

    Work, Energy, and Power

    Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

    Gravitation

    Properties of Bulk Matter

    Thermodynamics

    Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

    Oscillations and Waves

    Electrostatics

    Current Electricity

    Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

    Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

    Electromagnetic Waves

    Optics

    Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

    Atoms and Nuclei

    Electronic Devices

    2.Chemistry:

    Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

    Structure of Atom

    Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

    Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

    States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

    Thermodynamics

    Equilibrium

    Redox Reactions

    Hydrogen

    s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)

    Some p-Block Elements

    Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and Techniques

    Hydrocarbons

    Environmental Chemistry

    3.Biology (Agriculture and Biology):

    Diversity in Living World

    Structural Organization in Animals and Plants

    Cell Structure and Function

    Plant Physiology

    Human Physiology

    Reproduction

    Genetics and Evolution

    Biology and Human Welfare

    Biotechnology and Its Applications

    Ecology and Environment

    4.Mathematics:

    Sets and Functions

    Algebra

    Coordinate Geometry

    Calculus

    Mathematical Reasoning

    Statistics and Probability

    Trigonometry.

    AIEEA-PG (Postgraduate Programs):

    The AIEEA-PG exam for postgraduate programs covers subjects related to the specific discipline chosen by the candidate at the postgraduate level.For the most accurate and up-to-date information, candidates should refer to the official ICAR website or the information bulletin provided for each exam cycle, as the syllabus and exam pattern may be subject to change.

    Exam Pattern..

    AIEEA-UG (Undergraduate Programs):
    Mode of Examination:

     

    The AIEEA-UG is a computer-based test (CBT).

    Duration:

    The total duration of the exam is typically 2.5 hours (150 minutes).

    Number of Questions:

    The question paper consists of 150 multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

    Subjects and Distribution of Questions:

     

    Physics: 50 questions

    Chemistry: 50 questions

    Biology/Agriculture/Mathematics: 50 questions (Candidates can choose any one subject)

    Marking Scheme:

    Each correct answer is awarded 4 marks.

    For each incorrect answer, 1 mark is deducted as negative marking.

    AIEEA-PG (Postgraduate Programs):

    Mode of Examination:

    The AIEEA-PG is a computer-based test (CBT).

    Duration:

    The total duration of the exam is typically 2 hours (120 minutes).

    Number of Questions:

    The question paper consists of 160 multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

    Subjects and Distribution of Questions:

    The distribution of questions varies based on the specific subject chosen by the candidate at the postgraduate level.

    Marking Scheme:

    Each correct answer is awarded 4 marks.

    For each incorrect answer, 1 mark is deducted as negative marking

    Application Fee..

    AIEEA-UG (Undergraduate Programs):

    General, OBC, and UPS (Unified Professional System) Category Candidates:

    The application fee for this category is typically around Rs. 750 to Rs. 1,000.

    SC, ST, and PC (Physically Challenged) Category Candidates:

    The application fee for this category is generally lower than the general category, typically ranging from Rs. 375 to Rs. 500.

    AIEEA-PG (Postgraduate Programs):

    General, OBC, and UPS (Unified Professional System) Category Candidates:

    The application fee for postgraduate programs is usually higher than that for undergraduate programs. It may range from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 1,200.

    SC, ST, and PC (Physically Challenged) Category Candidates:

    The application fee for these categories is typically lower, ranging from Rs. 500 to Rs. 600.

    Mode of Payment:

    The application fee can be paid online through various modes such as credit/debit cards, net banking, or other online payment methods as specified in the official notification.

    Please note that these figures are approximate and based on the general fee structure as of my last update. For the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the application fee, candidates should refer to the official ICAR website or the information bulletin for the specific exam cycle they are

       Exam Date

    Exam dates for ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) exams, such as AIEEA (All India Entrance Examination for Admission), can vary from year to year. It’s crucial to check the official ICAR website or the examination notification for the most accurate and up-to-date information on exam dates.

     

    Admission And Counselling

    AIEEA-UG (Undergraduate Programs) and AIEEA-PG (Postgraduate Programs):

    Declaration of Results:

    ICAR will declare the results of the entrance exams on its official website.

    Counseling Registration

    Qualified candidates are required to register for the counseling process online through the official ICAR website.

    Choice Filling:

     

    Candidates need to fill in their choices of colleges and courses based on their preferences.

    Allotment of Seats:

    Based on the merit and choices filled by the candidates, seats are allotted during the counseling process.

    Document Verification:

    Candidates have to participate in the document verification process at the designated counseling centers.

    Seat Confirmation and Fee Payment:

    After document verification, candidates need to confirm their seats by paying the admission fee.

    Reporting to the Allotted College:

    Once the seat is confirmed, candidates are required to report to the allotted college within the specified time.

    AICE-JRF/SRF (Agricultural Research Service):

    Declaration of Results:

    Results are declared for AICE-JRF/SRF.

    Counseling Process:

    Candidates who qualify may need to participate in a counseling process specific to the Ph.D. admission and fellowship award.

    Document Verification:

    Document verification may be part of the counseling process.

    Joining the Institute:Candidates who successfully complete the counseling process and document verification will be eligible to join the institute for Ph.D. programs or research fellowships.

    Top Colleges..

    1.Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi: It is considered the premier institute for agricultural research and education in India.

     

    2.Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana: PAU is known for its contributions to agricultural research, extension, and education, especially in the field of agriculture and allied sciences.

     

    3.Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore: TNAU is a leading agricultural university in South India, focusing on research and education in agriculture.

     

    4.G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUAT), Pantnagar: Located in Uttarakhand, GBPUAT is one of the oldest agricultural universities in India.

     

    5.Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar: It is a prominent agricultural university in Haryana known for its research and education programs.

     

    6.Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), Hyderabad: ANGRAU is a well-known agricultural university in the state of Telangana.

     

    7.Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth (MPKV), Rahuri: Located in Maharashtra, MPKV is dedicated to agricultural research and education.

     

    8.University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore: UAS has multiple campuses in Karnataka and is known for its contributions to agricultural science.

     

    9.Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Jorhat: AAU is a leading agricultural university in the northeastern region of India.

     

    10.Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (RAJUVAS), Bikaner: While it primarily focuses on veterinary sciences, it also offers programs in agriculture.

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