ICAR 16th All India Entrance Examination for Admission to Bachelors (AIEEA-UG-2011) and Masters (AIEEA-PG-2011) Degree Programmes in Agri and Allied Sciences at Agri University for 2011-12
Bachelor Degree programmes (viz BSc / BTech / BFSc etc) are in the subjects of Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural Engineering, Dairy Technology, Biotechnology, Forestry, Food Science, Fisheries Sciences, Home Science, Sericulture, Agricultural Marketing, Banking & Co-operation, and Commercial Agriculture & Business Management.
Master’s Degree programmes are in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Agri. Engineering, Home Science, Biotechnology, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Dairy Technology, Fisheries, Veterinary, and allied sciences. Based on the results of AIEEA-UG-2011 examination, National Talent Scholarships(NTS) are awarded to Bachelor degree students whereas based on the merit-rank in AIEEA-PG-2011 examination, 475 ICAR-Junior Research Fellowships(JRF) are awarded to Master's degree students. (This examination does not include admission to Bachelor degree programmes in Veterinary Sciences.) Additional details can be seen in the respective Information Bulletins.
For AIEEA-UG-2011: Between 17 and 23 years as on 31st August 2011. (UG Examination) (must have been born between 01.09.1988 to 01.09.1994).
For AIEEA-PG-2011: Not less than 19 years as on 31st August 2011. (PG Examination) (must not have been born after 01.09.1992)
2. Qualifying Examination:
2.1. For AIEEA-UG-2011:
Must have passed and obtained not less than 50% marks in aggregate for admission under General, UPS and OBC categories or 40% marks in aggregate for admission under SC, ST and PH categories in 10+2 examination or equivalent/Inter (Agriculture) with PCM/ PCB/ PCMB/ PCA/ PCH subject combinations. Candidate having compartment/ supplementary in any subject in 10+2 examination is not eligible. Candidate appearing for 10+2 examination can also apply but shall produce 10+2 pass certificate with required % marks at the time of counseling. Pass in English in 10+2 examination is essential for admission in some of the Universities.
2.2. For AIEEA-PG-2011:
Bachelor’s degree (or appearing in final year examination), in the field of Agriculture,
Veterinary, Agricultural Engineering, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Sericulture, Dairy Technology, Dairy Engineering, Forestry, Agri. Marketing Banking and Cooperation, Food Science & Technology, Biotechnology, Process & Food Engineering, Computer Science, Basic and allied sciences under 10+2+5 or 10+2+4 years degree programmes, (Few seats are also available for candidates having Bachelor degree with 10+2+3 year degree programme) with required Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) of 6.60/10, 3.25/5, 2.60/4 for General, OBC and UPS categories whereas for SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) categories the said requirement is an OGPA of 5.60/10, 2.75/5, 2.20/4 respectively. In other cases, where grade points are not awarded and only marks are awarded, the candidate must have secured at least 60% marks for General, OBC and UPS categories whereas for SC/ST/PH the requirement is 50% marks (Equivalence between OGPA and % marks will not be acceptable). For admission in MVSc candidate must have completed BVSc & AH including internship on the date of counseling. The in-service candidates, seeking admission to ICAR-Deemed universities, should see their respective website.
3. National Talent Scholarship (NTS) is awarded to candidates selected through AIEEA-UG-2011 examination and if joining an Agricultural University located outside their state of domicile.
4. ICAR-JRF (Post Graduate Studies) (PGS): Based on the merit in the AIEEA-PG-2011
examination, about 475 ICAR-Junior Research Fellowships for postgraduate studies (ICARJRF (PGS)) in 20 major subject groups are awarded for two years in Agricultural Universities including State Agricultural Universities, CAU and CUs with agriculture faculty, SHIATS Allahabad and ICAR-DUs, provided their Bachelor degree is not from the same AU (except NDRI Karnal) and the candidates take admission outside their State of domicile. Candidates, currently studying for their Master’s degree in 1st year, can also appear in AIEEA-PG-2011 examination for securing ICARJRF(PGS). However, if a ICAR-JRF(PGS) holder seeks fresh admission, entire amount of fellowship received by him/her shall have to be refunded with interest and he/she will not be entitled for fresh ICAR-JRF(PGS).
5. Reservation: 15% seats in all subjects are reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC) and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes (ST). Horizontal reservation of 3% for Physically Handicapped (PH), and 2% for Under-Privileged States (UPS) category is also available. Reservation for OBC in Central Educational Institutions/ Universities will be as per Government of India directives/ University rules. Reservation in PH and UPS categories will be horizontal across all categories, i.e. such candidates would draw their seat from the SC/ST/OBC/GEN categories to which they may belong.
6. Question Paper for AIEEA-UG-2011:
There will be only one question paper consisting of 180 multiple-choice objective type questions, in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Agriculture) for “STREAM–A” and Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for “STREAM–B”. The question paper will be in ENGLISH and HINDI.
7. Question Paper for AIEEA-PG-2011:
There will be only one question paper in each major subject group consisting of 150 multiple-choice, objective type questions, and also 10 cross-matching type questions.
1. Dates of Examination:
UG: Saturday, the 16th April 2011 during 10:00-12:30 hrs
PG: Sunday, the 17th April 2011 during 10:00-12:30 hrs
2. Sale of Information Bulletin/Application Forms: 27th December 2010 to 15th February 2011
To know more Information about ICAR Entrance Exams 2011 please visit www.icar.org.in
About: Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, India is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. Formerly known as Imperial Council of Agricultural Research, it was established on 16 July 1929 as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in pursuance of the report of the Royal Commission on Agriculture. The ICAR has its headquarters at New Delhi.
The Council is the apex body for coordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in the entire country. With over 90 ICAR institutes and 45 agricultural universities spread across the country this is one of the largest national agricultural systems in the world.
The ICAR has played a pioneering role in ushering Green Revolution and subsequent developments in agriculture in India through its research and technology development that has enabled the country to increase the production of foodgrains by 4 times, horticultural crops by 6 times, fish by 9 times (marine 5 times and inland 17 times), milk 6 times and eggs 27 times since 1950-51, thus making a visible impact on the national food and nutritional security. It has played a major role in promoting excellence in higher education in agriculture. It is engaged in cutting edge areas of science and technology development and its scientists are internationally acknowledged in their fields.
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