ICAR AIEEA 2020 – UG/PG Application Form, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility

ICAR AIEEA UG PG 2020: NTA has been announced the ICAR AIEEA 2020 exam dates. ICAR AIEEA 2020 online registration shall start from on 1st March 2020. NTA is conducting the ICAR AIEEA 2020 entrance examination for admission in UG, PG, and Doctoral (ICAR AICE – JRF/SRF) level agricultural programmes. NTA ICAR AIEEA 2020 UG/PG entrance examination will be conducted on 1st June 2020. ICAR AIEEA is a national level entrance examination.


Interested and eligible candidates may apply via ICAR AIEEA UG/PG application form 2020 at https://ntaicar.nic.in. Students can get the ICAR AIEEA 2020 admission for the agricultural courses into various agricultural colleges and universities across the country. Here candidates can get more details about ICAR AIEEA 2020 entrance examination such as application form, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

Summary of ICAR AIEEA 2020

Examination Name Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA) – 2020
Exam Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Examination Level National Level
Offered Courses UG, PG, and Ph.D Agricultural Courses
Frequency of Examination Once in a year
Official websites https://nta.ac.in, https://icar.org.in, https://ntaicar.nic.in
Helpline Numbers 911123382629, 911123386711


Exam Dates of ICAR AIEEA UG & PG 2020

Events Dates
Starting Date of Online Application Form 01st March 2020
Closing Date for Submission of Application Form 31st March 2020
Last Date of Successful Transaction of Fee 01st April 2020 (tentative)
Online Correction in Particulars of Application Form 2nd or 3rd Week of April 2020
Printing of Admit Cards 25th April 2020
Date of Examination 01st June 2020
Centre, Shift of Examination As indicated on the Admit Card
Display of Recorded Responses & Answer Keys To be announced later
Submission of Answer Key Challenges To be announced later
Announcement of Result 15th June 2020
Schedule of Online Counselling To be announced by the ICAR on https://icar.org.in after the announcement of the result


All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA) – UG will be conducted for providing the admission to the bachelor degree programmes in the fields of Agriculture and the Allied Sciences (other than veterinary sciences) at Agricultural Universities only 15% University seats. Not more than 40% of candidates from any one state will be admitted in any agricultural university/subject. Students for 25% of seats in accredited Master degree programmes in the accredited colleges of accredited Agricultural Universities are admitted through ICAR-AIEEA (PG). The centralized admission to 25% of the seats of Ph.D degree programmes is in the universities under the ICAR Agricultural University.

Note: There is no direct nomination through the ICAR in any UG, PG, and Ph.D degree programmes without qualifying in the ICAR-AIEEA 2020 examination.

Offered Courses of ICAR-AIEEA UG, PG, Ph.D

Entrance Examinations Offered Courses
ICAR-AIEEA UG 2020 In the academic session 2020-2021, there are totally 11 Bachelor degree programmes (B.Sc/B.F.Sc/B.Tech) with four-year duration are available to the Indian Nationals according to the merit list in ICAR-AIEEA UG – 2020.
ICAR-AIEEA PG 2020 In the academic session 2020-2021, Master degree programmes are offered in 95 sub-subjects under 20 major subject-groups. Candidates should have to select one major subject-group from the available courses based on his/her graduation level.
ICAR-AICE JRF/SRF (PGS) 2020 In the academic session 2020-2021, Agricultural University is offered the Doctoral programmes in 16 major subject-groups i.e., based on the eligibility with their subject areas at the post-graduation level.

Eligibility Criteria of ICAR AIEEA UG 2020

Students who wish to participate in the undergraduate programmes at Agricultural University through the ICAR-AIEEA UG 2020 entrance examination should fulfill the below mentioned eligible qualifications.

Age Limit

Candidates with 16 years of age are eligible to appear in the ICAR-AIEEA UG 2020 examination. No relaxation will be provided regarding the minimum age limit.


Qualifying Examination

Students should have passed 10+2 Senior Secondary Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education of a recognized board/university with securing a minimum of 50% marks for General, OBC (NCL), UPS, EWS categories and which is 40% marks for SC/ST/Transgender/PwD.

Educational Qualifications for UG Degree Programmes

P – Physics                          C – Chemistry                    B – Biology

M – Mathematics            A – Agriculture

Code No. Programmes Candidate’s subjects at 10+2 Examination Subjects to be attempted in ICAR-AIEEA UG 2020 examination
1 B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture PCB/PCMB/PCM/Inter-Agriculture PCB/PCM/PCA/ABC
2 B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture PCB/PCMB/PCM/Inter-Agriculture PCB/PCM/PCA/ABC
3 B.F.Sc. PCB/PCMB/Inter-Agriculture PCB/PCA/ABC
4 B.Sc. (Hons) Forestry PCB/PCMB/Inter-Agriculture PCB/PCA/ABC
5 B.Sc. (Hons) Community Science PCB/PCMB/PCM PCB/PCM
6 Food Nutrition and Dietetics PCB/PCMB/PCM PCB/PCM
7 B.Sc. (Hons) Sericulture PCB/PCMB/PCM PCB/PCM
8 B.Tech Agricultural Engineering PCB/PCMB PCM
9 B.Tech Dairy Technology PCB/PCMB PCM
10 B.Tech Food Technology PCB/PCMB PCM
11 B.Tech Bio-Technology PCB/PCMB/PCB PCM/PCB

Eligibility Criteria of ICAR AIEEA PG 2020

Age Limit

Candidates with not below 19 years of age are eligible to appear in the ICAR-AIEEA PG 2020 examination. No relaxation will be provided regarding the minimum age limit.

Educational Qualifications

  • The candidate must have passed Bachelor’s degree with at least 60% marks for General, OBC and UPS categories whereas for the categories of SC/ST/PwD is 50% marks.
  • Candidates must have completed the B.V.Sc. & A.H with internship before the date of admission for the admission in the M.V.Sc.

Eligibility Criteria of ICAR AICA JRF/SRF (PGS) 2020

Age Limit

Applicants with 20 years of age are required to apply the entrance examination of AICE-JRF/SRF (PSG). No relaxation is permissible regarding the minimum age limit.

Educational Qualifications

  • Indian Nationals who have passed Master’s degree programme with a minimum of Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) from any recognized university in India or abroad will be eligible to appear for the AICE – JRF/SRF (PGS). It can be mentioned as follows.

Minimum OGPA Marks for AICE – JRF/SRF (PGS) 2020

OGPA Marks
Categories 10 Point Scale 5 Point Scale 4 Point Scale 100 Point (Percentage)
General/OBC (NCL)/UPS/EWS 6.5 3.25 2.6 60
SC/ST/PwD 5.50 2.75 2.2 60

Candidates should have completed Master’s degree in any one of the sub-subjects from specific Major subjects such as Horticulture, Crop Science, Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Diary & Food Technology, Home Science, Fishery Science, Agricultural Statistics, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource Management.

ICAR AIEEA 2020 UG, PG Application Form

Students can apply the online application form for the UG, PG, And Ph.D courses via the official page of the National Testing Agency. Before that, All the candidates are advised to ensure the eligibility criteria as per the selected entrance examination for the courses in the level of UG, PG, and Ph.D

Instructions for filling ICAR AIEEA 2020 Application Form

Applicants are advised to keep in mind the below-mentioned instructions at the time of form filling.

  • Apply online registration https://icar.org.in or https://ntaicar.nic.in and note down the system generated Application Number.
  • Fill the remaining part of the application form
  • Upload the Scanned Photograph and Signature
  • Pay the examination fees using payment gateway and keep the proof of fee paid
  • Finally, download the confirmation page
Important Documents needed for filling Application Form

Students should keep the original documents in their hands during filling the online application form. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. More than one application forms submitted by a candidate will be rejected.

  • Candidate’s clear photograph and signature in the format of JPG/JPEG
  • A valid Email id, Mobile Number
  • Aadhar card
  • Type of Identification – Bank A/c Number, Passport Number, Ration Card, etc.
  • Bank Account Details for payment of a fee

ICAR AIEEA 2020 application form process has four steps to complete the entire sections of its. All these sections are mentioned below as follows.

  1. Filling the Application Form
  2. Uploading Photograph and Signature
  3. Pay the Application Fees
  4. Print Confirmation Page
Step 1: Fill the Application Form

Applicants should provide the basic details such as the full name, email id, mobile number for registering purpose. After submitting the valid details, the application number and password will send to the registered email address and mobile number. Candidates should log in with valid application number has generated at the time of registration. In this stage, applicants should fill their personal details such as their name, mother and father name, gender, DOB, Category, and also have to fill the educational details like qualifying degree. All the details are should be verified by the candidate before submitting the entered details. If once submitted, it cannot be changed in the application forms. So, candidates are advised to fill carefully with valid details during filling the application form.

Step 2: Upload the Necessary Documents

After filling the personal and education details in the application form, candidates should have to upload their images of photograph and signature. The candidate’s photograph and signature should be scanned in the format of JPG/JPEG. The photograph should be colored or black/white (clear contrast).

  • The size of the scanned candidate’s photograph should be between 10kb to 200kb.
  • The size of the scanned candidate’s signature should be between 4kb to 30kb.
Step 3: Pay the Application Fees

Mode of Fees Payment:

There are two ways to pay the application fees for ICAR AIEEA 2020 examination.

  • Online Mode – Credit/Debit/Net Banking
  • Offline Mode – SBI Challan (Cash Deposit through e-challan at SBI/Syndicate Bank)

Candidates are confirmed only after the successfully paid the application fees in the online or offline mode. Students can choose any one of the listed payment gateways as listed on the screen and pay the application fees as per their category wise.

ICAR AIEEA 2020 Application Fees

Category UG Fees PG Fees Ph.D Fees
General/Unreserved/OBC (NCL), UPS, EWS Rs. 700/- Rs. 1000/- Rs. 1700/-
SC/ST/Transgender/PwD Rs. 350/- Rs. 500/- Rs. 850/-

Note: Service and Processing charges & GST should be paid by the candidates during the transaction of payment of fees.

Step 4: Print Confirmation Page

Students should print the confirmation page once the payment has successfully paid. Applicants are considered for participate in the ICAR AIEEA examination that only candidates who have received the confirmation page after payment of fees. Students can check their confirmation of payment transaction at NTA official website. In case the confirmation page is not generated after payment of application fees then the transaction is canceled, and the amount will be refunded to the concerned candidate’s account.

Note: Candidates are advised to retain the 3 copies of the confirmation page of the online application, 3 identical copies of recent passport size photograph same as uploaded on the application form, and a copy of proof of payment of application fees.

ICAR AIEEA 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of ICAR AIEEA is based on the candidate’s selected programmes under the graduation level of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctoral.

ICAR-AIEEA UG 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of ICAR AIEEA UG 2020 entrance examination is mentioned below.

Examination Mode LAN Based CBT (Computer Based Test)
Question Paper Language English & Hindi
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Time Duration 2:30 Hours
No. of Questions 150
Marking Scheme Correct response: 4 Marks

Incorrect response: -1 Mark

Non-attempt: 0 Marks

Maximum Marks 600
ICAR-AIEEA PG 2020 Exam Pattern

The ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 examination pattern to the PG programmes as mentioned below.

Examination Mode
LAN Based CBT (Computer Based Test)
Question Paper Language
English Only
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Time Duration
150 Minutes (2:30 Hours)
Number of Questions
Marking Scheme
Correct response: 4 Marks
Incorrect response: -1 Mark
Non-attempt: 0 Marks
Maximum Marks
ICAR-AICE JRF/SRF (PGS) 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of ICAR’s All India Competitive Examination (ICAR AICE – JRF/SRF) 2020 entrance examination is mentioned below.

Examination Mode LAN Based CBT (Computer Based Test)
Question Paper Language English Only
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Time Duration 3:00 Hours
No. of Questions 200
Scheme of Questions GK and Reasoning Ability – 20 Questions

Major Subjects – 180 Questions

Marking Scheme Correct response: 4 Marks

Incorrect response: -1 Mark

Non-attempt: 0 Marks

Maximum Marks 800

ICAR AIEEA 2020 Syllabus

ICAR AIEEA syllabus may vary from the candidates applied for courses in the level of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level. Here we have mentioned the UG, PG, and Doctoral degree course’s syllabuses as follows.

ICAR AIEEA UG 2020 Syllabus

ICAR AIEEA UG syllabus is based on the education pattern of 10+2. Most probably the questions will be asked from the subjects of physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, and agriculture. There are some important topics from the above mentioned subjects are listed below.

Subjects Important Topics
  • Kinematics
  • Physical World and Measurement
  • 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 & Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices
  • Communications Systems
  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Solid State
  • Solutions
  • 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
  • Preparation and properties of some important compounds
  • P-Block Elements
  • Group-14,15,16,17,18 Elements
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Basic Principles and Techniques
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • P-Block Elements
  • D and F Block Elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Organic compounds containing Nitrogen
  • Biomolecules
  • Polymers
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemistry in Everyday life
  • The Living World
  • Unit of Life
  • Diversity of Life
  • Organisms and Environment
  • Multicellularity: Structure and Function – Plant Life
  • Multicellularity: Structure and Function – Animal Life
  • Continuity of Life
  • Origin and Evolution of Life
  • Application of Biology
  • Sets and Functions
  • Relations & Functions
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Algebra
  • Permutation & Combinations
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Complex Numbers
  • Linear Inequalities
  • Matrices
  • Statics
  • Probability
  • Determinants
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Straight Lines
  • Conic Sections
  • Limit and Derivatives
  • Continuity and Differentiability
  • Integrals
  • Applications of Integrals
  • Differential Equations
  • Vector and Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Linear Programming
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Dynamics
  • Agrometeorology
  • Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • Livestock Production
  • Scope and importance
  • Care and management
  • Artificial Insemination
  • Crop Production
  • Soil, Soil fertility, Fertilizers and Manures
  • Irrigation and Drainage
  • Weed Control
  • Crops
  • Horticulture
ICAR AIEEA PG and ICAR PG Scholarship (PGS) 2020 Syllabus

ICAR AIEEA Postgraduate syllabus is based on the respective subject in the bachelor’s level education and candidate’s selected subjects in the list of major-subjects of the PG courses. The ICAR AIEEA PG entrance examination syllabus is under the 20 major-subject groups.

Major Subject Group Sub-Subject Groups Important Topics
Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Biochemistry/Biochemistry
  • Plant Biotechnology & Molecular Biology/Biotechnology
  • Plant/Crop Physiology
  • Importance of Agriculture in national economy
  • Importance of Biochemistry in agriculture
  • Characteristics of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic organisms
  • Plant Physiology/Crop Physiology
Plant Sciences
  • Plant Breeding & Genetics
  • Agricultural Microbiology/Microbiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Seed Science & Technology
  • Plant Genetic Resources
  • Importance of Agriculture in national economy
  • Structure and function of cell organelles
  • Characteristics of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic organisms
  • Food and Industry
Physical Sciences
  • Agricultural/Agrometeorology
  • Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry/Soil Conservation and Water Management/SWC/Irrigation and Water Management
  • Agricultural Physics
  • Agricultural Chemicals
  • Environmental Science
  • Importance of Agriculture in national perspective
  • Volumetric and Gravimetric analysis including complexometric methods
  • Soil as a medium plant growth
  • Essential Plant nutrients
Entomology and Nematology
  • Agriculture/Horticulture Entomology
  • Nematology
  • Apiculture
  • Sericulture
  • Plant Protection
  • Importance of Agriculture in national economy
  • Classification of animal kingdom up to class
  • Agronomy
  • Tea Husbandry & Technology
  • Principles of Agronomy
  • Field crops
  • Weed Management
  • Water Management
  • Soil fertility and fertilizer use
  • Dryland Agronomy
  • Problem Soils
  • Sustainable land use systems
Social Sciences
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Dairy Economics
  • Agriculture Extension/Extension Education/Communication
  • Diary Extension Education
  • Theory of consumer behavior, theory of demand, elasticity of demand, theory of firm
  • Basic principles of farm Management
  • Extension Education
  • Communications, principles, concepts, process, elements and barriers in teaching methods
Statistical Sciences
  • Agricultural Statistics
  • Computer Application
  • Bioinformatics
  • Importance of Agriculture/Forestry/Livestock in national economy
  • Mathematics: Real and Complex numbers, polynomial and roots, de Moivre’s theorem and its applications, Differential Calculus
  • Statistics: Frequency distribution and curves, Arithmetic Mean, Geometry Mean, Harmonic Mean, Bayes theorem, Null Hypothesis, Analysis of variance
  • Computer: Input, output, memory, hardware, viruses, worms, antivirus, Operating system, Desktop and its elements, Anatomy of Windows, MS word Applications, correlation and regression, creating graphs, concept of databases, Programming languages, Algorithms, World Wide Web.
  • Horticulture
  • Vegetables Crops or Science/Olericulture
  • Pomology/Fruit Science/Fruit Science and Horticulture Technology
  • Post-Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops
  • Floriculture & Landscaping Architecture
  • Plantation Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops
  • Basic principles of crop production
  • Cultivation of rice
  • Major Soils of India
  • Major pests and diseases of rice, wheat, cotton, chickpea, sugarcane and its management
  • Structure and functions of cell organelles
  • Layout and establishment of orchards
  • Climatic requirement and cultivation of fruits like mango, banana, citrus, guava, grape, pineapple, papaya, apple,
  • Cultivation of plantation crops like coconut and cashew nut and spices like black pepper, coriander, turmeric.
  • Type of fruits and vegetables products and control of fungal and bacterial diseases
  • Management of importance pests and diseases of fruits and vegetables
Forestry/Agroforestry & Silviculture
  • Forest Production & Utilization
  • Silviculture & Agroforestry
  • Tree Physiology and Breeding
  • Agroforestry
  • Forest NRM/Forest Management & Utilization
  • Plantation Technology
  • Wild Life Science (Forestry)
  • Wood Science
  • Importance of Agriculture/Forestry/Livestock in the national economy
  • Organization set up of Agricultural Research
  • Education and extension in India
  • Major diseases and pests of crops
  • Elements of statistics
  • Importance types, classification, ecosystem, biotic and abiotic components
  • Forest management
  • Silviculture practices
  • Forest mensuration
  • Shifting cultivation
  • Importance and land use systems of Agroforestry
  • Role of forests and trees in climate mitigation, tree diseases.
Agricultural Engineering & Technology
  • Soil & Water Conservation Engineering/Soil & Water Engineering
  • Irrigation Drainage Engineering/Irrigation Water Management Engineering
  • Post-Harvest Technology/Processing and Food Engineering
  • Farm Machinery and Power Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Elementary statistics and theory of probability
  • Types and performance of Electric motors
  • Thermodynamics principles
  • Soil Mechanics, classification, the strength of materials, engineering mechanics, compaction & shear strength of soils
  • Importance of farm equipment and the role of mechanization in enhancing productivity & probability of Indian agriculture
  • Biochemical and engineering properties of biological materials
  • Surveying and leveling
  • Hydrology, Water Resources in India
Water Science and Technology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Water resources of India
  • Surface and groundnut resources
  • Watershed Management principles
  • Water harvesting structures
  • Chemical and biological properties
  • Physical properties of soils
  • Simultaneous and quadratic equations
  • Differentiation and integration
  • Water laws and irrigation acts
Home Science (Community Science)
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Human Development & Family Studies
  • Home Management/Family Resource Management
  • Clothing & Textile/Textile & Apparel Designing
  • Home Science Extension/Education/Extension & Communication Management
  • Elements of Human Nutrition
  • Introduction to child/human development concepts and principles
  • Marriage and family dynamics
  • Family welfare programmes in India
  • Community Education
  • Child Studies methods
  • Concepts and principles of management
  • Functional Interiors for special needs
  • Introduction to clothing construction
  • Care of clothing and textile finishes, dying & printing
  • Introduction to Home Science Education Communication and extension methods
Animal Biotechnology
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Veterinary/Animal Biotechnology
  • Structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
  • Cell growth division and differentiation
  • Ribosomes and membrane systems
  • Scope and importance of biochemistry in animal science
  • Chemistry of antigen and antibodies and molecular basis of Immune reaction
  • History of molecular biology
  • Principles of fermentation technology
Veterinary Science
  • Veterinary Anatomy/Veterinary Anatomy & Histology
  • Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics/Reproduction
  • Veterinary Medicine (Clinical/Preventive)
  • Veterinary Parasitology
  • Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Wildlife Science/Wildlife Health Management
  • Veterinary Virology
  • Veterinary Immunology
  • Veterinary Microbiology & Immunology/Bacteriology
  • Veterinary Surgery & Radiology
  • Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology/Veterinary Public Health/Veterinary Epidemiology/Veterinary Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine
  • Structure of cells, cell organelles
  • Structure and function of chromosome
  • Major sense organs and receptors
  • Classification and growth characteristics of bacteria
  • Clinical examination and diagnosis
  • Types, administration, and effects of anesthesia
  • Zoonotic diseases through milk and meat
  • Zoo animal health
  • Drugs action on different body systems
  • Drug allergy
  • Important poisonous plants
  • Chemotherapy-sulpha drugs, antibiotic mechanism and the problem of drug resistance
Animal Sciences
  • Animal Husbandry/Diary Science
  • Animal Genetics & Breeding
  • Poultry Science
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Veterinary Animal Physiology
  • Livestock Production Management
  • Livestock Products Technology
  • Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension
  • Livestock/Veterinary/Animal Husbandry Extension
  • Bio-Statistics
  • Principles of animal genetics
  • Cell structure and multiplication
  • Population statistics of livestock
  • General nutrition, proximate principles, carbohydrates
  • Common anti-nutritional factors and unconventional feeds
  • Hay and silage making
  • Excretory system
  • General concepts of livestock production and management
  • Concepts of sociology
  • Role of livestock in the economy
Fisheries Science
  • Fisheries Sciences/Fish Environment Management
  • Fisheries Resource Management
  • Aquaculture
  • Fish Processing Technology/Fish PHT
  • Fish Physiology & Biochemistry
  • Aquatic Animal Health Management
  • Fisheries Extension
  • Aquatic Environment Management
  • Fish Genetics/Breeding/Biotechnology
  • Fish Nutrition & Feed Technology
  • Fish Economics
  • Fish Engineering & Technology


  • Classification and taxonomical characteristics of cultivable fisheries
  • Fisheries legislation and laws of the seas
  • Reproduction and breeding behavior in fishes and shellfishes
  • Important limnological
  • Aquatic pollution and its management
  • Common crafts and gears used for fish capture
  • Different types of fibres and netting materials and their characteristics
  • Introduction to fishery economics and concepts of cooperative
Dairy Science
  • Dairy Microbiology
  • Diary Chemistry
  • Chemical composition of various food of  plant and animal origin
  • Introduction to Dairy technology
  • Thermoduric and thermophiles
  • Toxic-infections and other milk-borne diseases and their control
  • Composition and chemistry of cream
  • Bacteriological aspects of milk processing
Dairy Technology
  • Dairy Technology
  • Dairy Engineering
  • Principles and processes of food preservation
  • Materials and sanitary features of the diary equipment
  • Lubrication of Homogenizer
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Refrigeration accessories
  • Rittinger’s and Kick’s laws
Food Science Technology
  • Food Technology/Food Science & Technology
  • Food Safety & Quality Assurance
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • General chemistry of food constituents
  • Physical properties of foods
  • Modern analytical techniques in food analysis
  • Engineering properties of food materials
  • Biochemical engineering and Thermo bacteriology
  • Preparation and manufacturing technology of cereals and bakery products
  • Role of intrinsic and extrinsic properties of food in relation to microbial growth
Agri-Business Management
  • Agri-Business Management (MBA)
  • Agricultural Marketing & Cooperation (M.Sc.)
  • Social, political and economic structure in rural India
  • Farm equipment and farm machinery in India
  • Basics of veterinary, gynecology, veterinary microbiology
  • Basics of human food and nutrition
  • Quantitative ability
  • Communicative ability
  • Data interpretation
  • Logical reasoning
  • Fundamentals of managerial economics
ICAR AICE Ph.D and Award of JRF/SRF (PGS) 2020 Syllabus

Students who wish to apply the post of Ph.D or the award of JRF/SRF should follow the below mentioned syllabus under the 16 major subjects.

Major Subjects Important Topics
Crop Sciences – I
  • Genetics & Plant Breeding
  • Seed Science & Technology
Crop Sciences – II
  • Plant Pathology
  • Nematology
  • Agricultural Entomology/Entomology
  • Agricultural Chemicals
Crop Sciences – III
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Plant Physiology
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Vegetable Science/Olericulture
  • Fruit Science/Pomology
  • Floriculture & Landscaping/Floriculture & Landscape Architecture
  • Spices, Plantation, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
  • Horticulture
  • Post-Harvest Technology
Veterinary and Animal Sciences – I
  • Animal Genetics  & Breeding
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Livestock Production Management
  • Veterinary Physiology
  • Livestock Products Technology
  • Poultry Science
Veterinary and Animal Sciences – II
  • Veterinary Parasitology
  • Veterinary Public Health/Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology
  • Animal Biochemistry
  • Veterinary Microbiology
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Veterinary Pathology
Veterinary and Animal Sciences – III
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics/Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  • Veterinary Surgery & Radiology/Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Anatomy/Veterinary Anatomy & Histology
Diary Science, Diary Technology & Food Technology
  • Dairy Chemistry
  • Food Technology
  • The technology of Food of Plant Origin
  • The technology of Food of Animal Origin
  • Food Quality Management
  • Food Engineering/Packaging and Labeling
  • Food Microbiology & Biotechnology
  • Flavour Chemistry Technology
  • Consumer Sciences/Food Product Development/Health Foods
  • Dairy Microbiology
  • Dairy Technology
  • Fat Rich Dairy Products
  • Frozen Milk Products
  • Cheese and Fermented Milk Products
Agricultural Engineering and Technology
  • Farm Machinery and Power Engineering
  • Design of Farm Machinery Components
  • Testing and Management of Farm Machinery
  • Engines and Tractor Systems
  • Ergonomics and Safety
  • Soil Dynamics in Tillage and Traction
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques
  • Groundwater Development
  • Open Channel Hydraulics
  • Soil, Plant, Water, and Atmosphere Relationship
  • Watershed Hydrology
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Watershed Management
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Process technology and Machinery
  • Material Handling, Packaging, and Transport
Home Science (Community Science)
  • Family Resource Management
  • Art Principles and Interior Enrichment
  • Housing and Space Designing
  • Household Energy and Equipment
  • Family Finance and Consumer Education
  • Entrepreneurship Management
  • Textile and Apparel Designing
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Home Science Extension and Communication Management
Fisheries Sciences
  • Aquaculture System
  • Species Selection criteria for Various Culture Practices
  • Farm Design, Construction, and Operational Management
  • Fisheries Resource Management
  • Broodstock  Development and Management
  • Fisheries Biology
  • Aquatic Environment
  • Fisheries Management
  • Fishing Technology
  • Economics and Marketing
  • Fisheries Livelihood
  • Fish Process Technology
  • Craft Technology
  • Gear Technology
  • Process Biochemistry
  • Microbiology, Quality Management, and Certification
  • Fishery Engineering
  • Economics and Marketing
  • Principles of Fish Nutrition
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Feed Formulation, Feed Technology, and Feeding Management
  • Nutrition and Fish Health
  • Nutrigenomics
Natural Resource Management – I
  • Forestry/Agroforestry
  • General Meteorology
  • General Climatology
  • Agricultural Climatology
  • Micrometeorology
  • Evapotranspiration
  • Crop Weather Modeling
  • Weather Forecasting for Agriculture
  • Environmental Sciences
Natural Resource Management – II
  • Crop Ecology and Geography
  • Weed Management
  • Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Use
  • Dryland Agronomy
  • Crop Productions in Problem Soils
  • Crop Production
  • Agricultural Statistics
  • Sustainable Land Use Systems
  • Basics of Soil and Water
  • Soil Water Relationship
  • Plant Water Relationship
  • Management of Problematic Soils and Water
  • Soil Physics
  • Soil Chemistry
  • Pedology
  • Soil Fertility
  • Soil Microbiology
  • Irrigation Water Management
  • Statistics
Agricultural Economics & Agri-Business Management
  • Economic Theory
  • Economic and Agricultural Development
  • Farm Management Economics
  • Agricultural Production Economics
  • Production, Operation, and Quality Management
  • Agricultural Finance and Cooperation
  • Research Methodology and Econometrics
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Agricultural Project Analysis
  • Managerial Accounting and Financial Management
  • Marketing Management and International Marketing of Agri products
  • Managerial Economics
  • Operations Research and Research Methods
  • Agribusiness Environment and Policy
  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management and Entrepreneurship Development
Agricultural Extension
  • Fundamentals of Extension and Communication
  • Extension Methods & Farm Journalism
  • Information Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Training & Human Resource Development
  • Research Methodology in Extension Education
  • Programme Planning, Evaluation & Diffusion, and Adoption of Innovations
  • Extension Management
  • Entrepreneurial Development
  • Development Strategies and issues in Extension
  • Gender Sensitization and Empowerment
Agricultural Statistics
  • Statistical Methods
  • Statistical Genetics
  • Design of Experiments
  • Sample Surveys
  • Computer Applications

ICAR AIEEA 2020 Admit Card

The ICAR AIEEA UG and PG admit card will be available in the official page of the NTA ICAR AIEEA. NTA will upload the admit card for students who have successfully submitted the online application form. All the applied candidates may get the ICAR AICE-JRF/SRF (PGS) 2020 admit card by providing the valid details on the admit card downloading page. Students will not be permitted to the ICAR AIEEA 2020 entrance examination those who do not have the admit card on the examination day.

From the downloaded admit card candidates may know the examination schedule details about the ICAR AIEEA 2020 examination such as the examination timing, exam conducting centre, exam date and time, important instructions, etc.

If any problems occur when downloading the admit card or any other issues related to the admit card, candidates can approach the helpline between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM from 25th April 2020.

How to download ICAR AIEEA Admit Card 2020

Aspirants should follow the below mentioned instructions for how to download the ICAR AIEEA UG/PG/AICE-JRF/SRF

  1. Go to the NTA ICAR AIEEA official page
  2. Check the official notification for download ICAR AIEEA 2020 Admit card
  3. Enter the necessary details and then submit it
  4. ICAR AIEEA Admit Card will open on the screen
  5. Take a printout for examination uses.
Printed details on the Admit card

Students must check and ensure that the printed details have been correctly presented in the ICAR AIEEA admit card. Applicants should have to check the below mentioned details on the admit card.

  • Applicant’s name
  • Candidate’s Photograph and Signature
  • Register or Application Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Exam Centre
  • Examination Timing, etc.

ICAR AIEEA 2020 Mock Test

Candidates whoever wants the basic awareness about the examination and how to face the questions and how the questions will be asked can be known clearly from this type of Mock Test. If applicants prepare a number of mock test it will be led to get higher marks in the examination. Candidates can take and prepare themselves well to the examination as per their applied examination and its syllabus based.

Display of Answer keys and Recorded Responses

After the ICAR AIEEA 2020 examination, National Testing Agency will display recorded responses of the candidates. Candidates can check it from the NTA official page www.nta.ac.in, and NTA ICAR AIEEA official page https://ntaicar.nic.in.  Approximately the recorded responses of candidates and answer keys will release before the declaration of the result of ICAR AIEEA.

ICAR AIEEA 2020 Answer Key

After the examination concludes, the answer key will be announced by the exam conducting authority at the NTA official website. Students who are all participated in the ICAR AIEEA 2020 exam can check and download the answer keys. Approximately the provisional answer key will be released before the announcement of the result and also candidates’ responses. Candidates can download the ICAR AIEEA 2020 Answer Key pdf in the online mode of its official page.

Students can check their correct and incorrect answer from that answer key. Subsequently, the final answer key shall issue after some days from the announcement of provisional answer key. Candidate’s results will be finalized based on the final answer has been released by the exam conducted authority.

ICAR AIEEA 2020 Challenging the Answer key

After the declaration of the provisional answer key, candidates can raise their hands for the answer to questions that they think are wrong. They can participate in the contest to provide their suggestions about that the answer the question with paying the applicable fees of Rs.1000 for each question within the stipulated time. The paid amount will not be refunded.

How to challenge the ICAR AIEEA 2020 Answer Key

Applicants who wish to participate in the event of challenging the answer key should follow the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Visit the NTA ICAR AIEEA official page
  2. Select the contest of challenging the answer key
  3. Provide your valid reason for that assumed answer to the question.
  4. Pay the application fees for that concerned questions

ICAR AIEEA 2020 Result

National Testing Agency will announce the entrance exam results of ICAR AIEEA 2020. Students who have participated in the ICAR AIEEA 2020 entrance examination in the variety of programmes in the level of UG, PG and Ph.D. ICAR AIEEA 2020 results will be released for the courses offered in a different manner like UG, PG, Ph.D, and award of JRF/SRF. After the announcement of results, the subject-wise merit list will be prepared as per the candidate’s performance in the entrance examination.

How to check ICAR AIEEA 2020 Result

Aspirants who want to know their result for the examination of ICAR AIEEA 2020 should follow the below mentioned steps. The results will be categorized as per the courses in the level of Undergraduate and Postgraduate.

  1. Go to the ICAR AIEEA official website
  2. Select Appropriate ICAR AIEEA 2020 Results (UG, PG, D) option
  3. Provide the valid details on the result page then submit it
  4. ICAR AIEEA 2020 (UG, PG, D) result will be displayed on the screen
  5. Take a printout for future references.

ICAR AIEEA 2020 Merit List

National Testing Agency will be prepared the overall merit list separately for each and every major subject-groups as per the candidate’s performance examination of the respective courses. The merit list will be announced on the official page of the NTA or ICAR based on the candidate’s category wise. Students shall be shortlisted for attending the counselling procedure according to the merit list and their category wise. Candidates can get the admission into a institutes/universities as per the candidate’s merit list according to reservation policy as follows.

Reservation Policy

ICAR AIEEA 2020 admission will be provided to the qualified candidates as per the reservation policy of Government of India. The different reservation of seats for candidate’s various category as follows.

Category Reservation
General 50.5%
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 27%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5%
Person with Disability (PwD) 5% from each category

Qualifying Marks of ICAR AIEEA 2020

Students who have secured the minimum marks for getting admission in the agricultural university through the ICAR AIEEA 2020 entrance examination. Here we have mentioned the qualifying marks as follows for attending the counselling process.

Category Qualifying Marks
General/Unreserved/OBC (NCL), UPS, EWS 50%
SC/ST/Transgender/PwD 40%

ICAR AIEEA 2020 Counselling

Counselling will be organized for the qualified candidates in the ICAR AIEEA 2020 examinations. Students should attend the counselling in the mode of online. Candidates who meet the required eligibility criteria for appearing the counselling process will be called for the online counselling process. All the qualified candidates must register themselves for the counselling process via the official page of ICAR. The counselling and admission process is under the control of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Students should have to pay the applicable admission fees to the allotted institution to ensure seat availability at the time of online counselling. Candidates are advised to report the allotted institution before the due date or else the seat will be cancelled and assigned it to another candidate.

Note: All the UG, PG, Scholarship, and fellowship will be granted only when the candidates getting admission via the counselling conducted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Documents needed for Counselling Process
  • Candidate’s Photograph
  • 10th and 12th Certificated and Mark Sheets
  • Community Certificate
  • Provisional and Degree Certificates
  • Caste Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • ICAR AIEEA Admit card

Shortlisted candidates will get a call letter from the counselling authority. Students should have to attend the counselling process in online mode. At the time of counselling candidates should keep the original certificates with them for verification purpose. The seat allotment will be based on the counselling.