Entrance exam: AIEEA-Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) every year conducts ICAR Entrance Exam on all India basis. It is an Entrance Exam for admission Bachelor degree programs in agriculture and allied subjects (other than Veterinary Science) offered by Agricultural Universities.

The AIEEA UG-2016 is scheduled to be held on April 9, 2015 across many city centers spread all over the country.

The 21st All India Entrance Examination for admission to 15% seats in Agriculture Universities in Bachelor Degree programs and 100% seats in ICAR Deemed to be Universities.

The 11 Bachelor degree programmes of four years duration are offered in the following subjects and are categorized into two Streams namely.

Stream-A: Agriculture/Biology
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Home Sciences
  • Sericulture
  • Bio- Technology
Stream-B: Mathematics
  • Agriculture Engineering
  • Dairy Technology
  • Food Sciences
  • Agriculture Marketing and Co-operation
Eligibility Criteria
  • Nationality: Candidates must be an Indian National
  • Age Limit: The age of the candidate should be 17 years but not more than 23 years as on August 31, 2016. The candidate should have been born between September 1,1993 to September 1, 1999.
  • Age Relaxation: For the candidates who belong to SC/ST/PC categories will be given an upper age limit would be relaxable by 5 years.
  • Academic Qualification:
    • For Stream A- The candidate should have passed Class 12 Senior Secondary Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education. On the other hand, any other examination as per the scope and standard found to be equivalent to the Senior Secondary Examination of an Indian Board/University after a period of 12 years of study with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Agriculture/Home Science.
    • For Stream B- Candidate should have passed Class 12 examination or equivalent necessarily with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
  • Minimum Qualifying Marks: For candidates belonging to General, OBC and UPS categories must have secured 50% marks in aggregate and those belonging to SC, ST, and PC categories must have secured 40% marks in aggregate.

Subjects required for appearing in ICAR Exam

Requirement of Subjects in
Class 12
Subjects required for Entrance Exam
Stream A (Agriculture/Biology)
Agriculture PCB/PCMB/PCA/Inter (Agriculture) with PC/Inter Agri PCB/PCA
Horticulture PCB/PCMB/PCA/ Inter (Agriculture) with PC PCB/PCA
Fisheries PCB/PCMB/PCA/ Inter (Agriculture) with PC PCB/PCA
Home Science PCB/PCMB/PCA/PCH/Inter (Agriculture) with PC PCB/PCA
Sericulture PCB/PCMB/PCA/ Inter (Agriculture) with PC PCB/PCA
Boi Technology PCB/PCMB/PCA//Inter (Agriculture) with PC PCB/PCA
Stream B - Mathematics
Agricultural Engineering PCM/PCMB PCM
Dairy Technology PCM/PCMB PCM
Food Science PCM/PCMB PCM
Agricultural Marketing & Co-operation PCM/PCMB PCM

Application Form
Interested candidates can fill the Application Form via any of the two modes mentioned below:
  • Mode 1: Online Application
  • Mode 2: Offline Application
Application Fees

General, OBC and UPS categories Rs. 500
SC, ST and PC categories Rs. 250
Exam Pattern
There will be two streams and the students can appear in either of the two subjects: However Physics & Chemistry Exam will be common for both the streams.
  • Stream A: Physics, Chemistry, Agriculture/ Biology
  • Stream B:  Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.
  • Language: Both Hindi and English
  • Total Questions: 180 multiple choice based questions
  • Each correctly answered question will earn four marks. 
  • Negative Marking: One mark will be deduct for every incorrect answer.
Subject Questions
Physics 60 questions
Chemistry 60 questions
Agriculture/Biology/Mathematics 60 Questions

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