ICAR - AIEEA

ICAR AIEEA (UG) Examination

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), All India Entrance Examination for Agriculture (AIEEA) is conducted every year by the National Testing Agency. This exam is conducted online to offer admission to students in undergraduate programs in agriculture, forestry, horticulture, food nutrition, community science, dairy technology, food technology, and biotechnology courses.

ICAR’s AIEEA is a national level examination and 15% of the seats in all Agricultural Universities are reserved for admission through this examination. There are also few institutes that fill all their seats through this examination only. About 2,36,931 candidates registered for UG admissions through the AIEEA in the year 2019,  whereas 31,486 candidates applied for PG courses.

ICAR AIEEA | UG Examination Sections

The pattern and question type of ICAR AIEEA (UG) exam has been changed from the year 2020. Students must make sure that they are well versed with the latest pattern. This will help them to get an idea of the examination and how to score better.

The exam is conducted online to test students on the knowledge of the subjects in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture, and Mathematics. Students can opt to give the examination either English or Hindi. All the questions in the paper are objective multiple choice type questions. Candidates are given 2 hours 30 minutes to attempt the entire paper. There are 5 sections in the paper but students have to appear only in three papers. The paper or subject depends on the course or stream selected by the student. There are a total of 3 streams from which students can select one stream to write the ICAR AIEEA UG exam. The three streams with their respective subject papers are:

  • PCM – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
  • PCB – Physics, chemistry, and Biology
  • PCA – Physics, Chemistry, and Agriculture

There are a total of 150 questions in the examination with a provision of negative marking or penalty for every wrong answer marked by the candidate. Each correct answer fetches four marks, while a wrong answer will have a penalty of one mark. The total marks of the paper are 600.

ICAR AIEEA | UG Examination Pattern

From the year 2020 National Testing Agency has changed the exam pattern to multiple-choice questions. This means that for every question a candidate will be provided 4 options out of which one has the correct answer. Students are required to select and save the correct answer option. One can mark a question for review to decide on the answer later on. You can also navigate through the questions from the right side question panel on the computer screen. Candidates will be able to see the time left, questions answered, questions marked for review, and unanswered questions from the right panel on the computer screen.

The ICAR AIEEA (UG) examination has Physics and Chemistry as common subjects with 50 questions each asked from these two subjects. So, out of the three subjects, these two subjects have 100 questions in total.

ICAR-AIEEADetails
Mode of ExamOnline
Question TypeObjective questions
LanguagesHindi or English
Total questions150
Marks (Maximum)600 marks
Time (Total)150 minutes
No: of Sections3 sections according to the stream selected by the candidate
Scheme of Marking+4 for every correct answer
-1 for every wrong answer

The third paper is as per the choice of the students and that can be either Mathematics, Biology, or Agriculture. This paper also has 50 questions. The total question hence in this examination is 150 and the student can score a maximum of 600 marks with each section accounting for a maximum of 200 marks. There is no separate time division for each section.

Subject or PaperTotal questionsTotal marks
Physics50200
Chemistry50200
Biology/Mathematics/Agriculture50200
Total150600 marks

 ICAR AIEEA UG exam Courses

The exam is conducted to give admission to students in agriculture, food technology, and biotechnology-related programs. The courses that are offered by various institutes are B.F.Sc., Dairy Technology (B.Tech), Sericulture {B.Sc (Hons)}, Agriculture {B.Sc (Hons)}, Agriculture Engineering (B.Tech), Forestry {B.Sc (Hons)}, Horticulture {B.Sc (Hons)}, Community Science {B.Sc (Hons)}, Food Technology (B.Tech), Biotechnology (B.Tech), Food & Nutrition Dietetics {B.Sc (Hons)}.

ICAR AIEEA (UG) | Result Announcement

After the completion of exams for all the candidates in the stipulated time, the NTA releases final answer keys on the official website. The final answer keys are released after a week of the completion of the examination. The final results are the scores and the merit lists are released after 2 to 3 weeks of the release of answer keys. There a total of 3 merit lists released according to the scores of candidates in the ICAR AIEEA UG exam. The result is in the form of a scorecard that displays the marks scored by the candidate in each subject and overall normalized score. The normalized score is taken to be the final marks of the candidates. This is considered for the merit list ranking.

Candidates can download their scorecards from the official website. The ICAR AIEEA UG exam scorecard contains the following details:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Normalized scores
  • Application number
  • Date of birth
  • Date of exam
  • Normalized score
  • ALL India Rank of the candidate

The examination is conducted in multiple shifts so there is a possibility of variation in difficulty level of the examination for the candidates. To be fair in selecting the NTA applies a Normalisation policy to level the raw marks of each candidate. The raw marks of each candidate are calculated using a formula given the normalized marks. The section-wise and shift wise cut off marks and the total number of students are considered for the calculation. Please keep in mind that the ranking is based on the normalized scores.

How to check the ICAR AIEEA UG exam Result online?

The result link for ICAR AIEEA UG examination is released on the official website.  To check your results please follow the steps below:

  • Visit the ICAR official website that is – ntaicar.nic.in
  • Click the ICAR AIEEA UG Result link
  • Enter your form number, birth date, and a safety pin.
  • Select Log in
  • The result will show up on the computer.
  • Download the scorecard, and save it.

 ICAR AIEEA (UG) | Cut-off Rank

The cutoff is released after the declaration of results. This cut off is the basis of admission to various courses in agricultural universities. The cut off is based on the following factors:

  • ICAR will be the decision-making body for the exclusion and merit list.
  • Number of candidates identified for the exam
  • The level of difficulty at the exam
  • The number of seats in the various universities and courses available.

ICAR AIEEA (UG) | Who can Apply?

Candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for the exam and admission as outlined in the Information Bulletin. Applying for AIEEA, appearing in the exam, and qualifying the same does not automatically mean securing admission in the course. The applicant for a given subject must meet the eligibility requirements set out in the National Testing Agency for ICAR AIEEA UG exam.

The eligibility criteria for the ICAR AIEEA UG exam is as follows:

  • Indian candidates must have passed 10+2 Central Board of Secondary Education (Senior Secondary Examination) or any other examination as recognized or equivalent to examination as prescribed by the Indian Boar / University to appear in AIEEA (UG). The candidates should also have secured minimum marks/grades as stipulated by the ICAR-AIEEA in the eligibility criteria of the qualifying examination. The language of the study should be English.
  • For NC-OBC, General, EWS, UPS categories 50 percent marks in total and for ST, SC, PwD, Transgenders for SC, ST, Transgender, PwD categories the minimum marks requirement is 50% in the qualifying examination. CGPA / percentage of qualifying exam marks when deciding on any candidate’s specific eligibility for admission will not be rounded-off in any way.
  • Candidates with a compartment / additional in each of the subjects would not be considered unless there is evidence that they have passed the qualifying examination.
  • Candidates who have already participated in the above-mentioned qualifying examination can also apply but will be expected to provide proof that they have fulfilled the requirements at the latest at the time of counseling/admission to the designated university.

ICAR AIEEA (UG) | How to apply?

Candidates are expected to fill out the application form online by filling out the information, uploading the scanned images, and paying the charge. Candidates who paid the fee through challan had to post the computer-generated application form to the exam coordinator with the challan.

Follow the steps below to apply online for ICAR UG exam:

  • Go to the ICAR official web site
  • Choose New registration.
  • Choose preferential course and options for UG
  • In each section of the form, fill in the necessary information, namely Personal details, Subject group provided, Qualification details, Communication details.
  • Tap on send after all the information have been filled in and rechecked correctly
  • You will be routed to the application form payment tab.
  • Pay the fee by entering your card details through the online payment portal, and then press Pay Now.
  • Take the printout of the application form after you have paid the fees.
  • As handwriting evidence, the candidate has to provide a written declaration on a white paper.
  • It is the final step in the AIEEA Application Form submission process.
  • The online application’s computer-generated confirmation page and evidence of the fee payment should be attached and the hard copy should only be sent to the following address via Speed Post / Registered Post to the ICAR address mentioned on the website.

ICAR AIEEA (UG) | Syllabus

Physics: Electromagnetic Waves, Laws of Motion, Gravitation, Work, Power and Energy, Thermodynamics, Physical World and Measurement,  Current and Electricity, Kinematics, Oscillations and Waves, System of Particles, Rigid Body, Electrostatics, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Properties of Bulk Matter, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism etc.

Chemistry:  Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Solid State, Solutions, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Molecular Structure and Chemical Bonding, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Hydrogen, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium,  General Introduction to p-Block Elements: Group 13 Elements, etc.

Biology (Botany and Zoology):  Organisms and Environment, Multicellularity: Structure and Function – Plant Life, The Living World, Unit of Life, Diversity of Life, Origin and Evolution of Life,  Multicellularity: Structure and Function – Animal Life and Application of Biology.

Mathematics:  Coordinate Geometry, Sets and Functions, Algebra,  Calculus, Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry, Linear Programming, Statics, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics & Probability,  Dynamics, etc.

Agriculture:  Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agrometeorology,  Biochemistry and Microbiology, Crop Production, Livestock Production Horticulture.

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