About ICAR:

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is the apex body for coordinating, guiding, and managing research and education in agriculture in the entire country under the aegis of DARE, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Considering the importance of agricultural education, the University Education Commission (1948) chaired by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan recommended the establishment of Rural Universities in the country. As a result, the first State Agricultural University was established in 1960 at Pantnagar on the pattern of the Land Grant Colleges of the United States.

The ICAR-AU system of India has 75 Agricultural Universites comprising 64 State Agricultural, Veterinary, Horticultural and Fisheries Universities (SAUs), 4 ICAR-DUs, viz. IARI, IVRI, NDRI and CIFE, 3 Central Agricultural Universities (CAU, Imphal, Dr. RPCAU, Pusa and RLB CAU, Jhansi), 4 Central Universities (CUs) having Faculty of Agriculture (BHU, AMU, Viswa Bharati and Nagaland University). The National Agricultural Research and Education System (NARES) of India is one of the largest in the world, admitting more than 15,000 graduates, 11,000 post-graduates, and 2,500 Ph.d's annually, in different disciplines of Agriculture and Allied Sciences. 

Course Offered:

UG Degree Programs:

  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Home Science
  • Sericulture
  • Food Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Dairy Technology
  • Agricultural Marketing & Co-operation
  • Biotechnology

Application procedure:

  • Candidates can fill the Application Form from 3rd week of April, 2019 to 4th week of April, 2019. 
  • Application form submitted after the last date will not be considered for admission. 
  • Candidates can fill the application form online by filling details, uploading scanned images and making fee payment. 
  • Candidates who are paying fee via challan have to post the computergenerated application form with challan to the exam coordinator.

Fee Structure:

General/   OBC/ UPS Category700/-
Reserved   Category (SC/ ST/ PC)350/-


  • Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form.
  • If candidates does not able to satisfy the eligibility criteria prescribed by ICAR then his/her form will be rejected and would not be consider for admission. 
  • The general eligibility criteria, candidates must have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Agriculture/Home Science/Mathematics. 
  • Candidate’s age must be 16 years as on August 31, 2019.

Exam Pattern:     

Stream AStream BNo. of QuestionsMaximum marks
PhysicsPhysics        60720
ChemistryChemistry        60
Biology/ AgricultureMathematics        60
Total       180
Stream-BNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks

Important Dates:

ExaminationIndian   Council of Agricultural  Research (ICAR)   AIEEA 2020
Mode of ExaminationComputer Based Examination
Registration Dates1st to 31st March, 2020
Downloading of Admit Cards21st April, 2020
Examination Dates11th to 14th May, 2020
Declaration of  Result15th June, 2020

Admit Card:

  • Admit Card is an important document to be carried on the day of examination. Without the admit card entry in the examination hall will not be allowed.
  • It act as an identity proof of the candidate. Candidates can download their admit card from the official website.
  • Given below are the steps to download Admit Card:
  • Visit  the official website of ICAR
  • Click on the link ‘Admit Card’
  • Provide the required information like registration number, name and date of birth, etc.
  • Take print out of the Admit Card and preserve it for future references.
  • It is necessary for candidates to attest photograph, signature and put thumb impression on the admit card.
  • Candidates should check the following information on Admit Card before taking the print out.
  • Candidates Name
  • Address
  • Contact Details
  • Candidates Photograph
  • Examination Centre
  • Timing of the Exam

Syllabus of ICAR:


Examination Centers:

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research
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