Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
ICAR: All India Entrance Exam 2012
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has invited applications from Indian Nationals, in the prescribed format, for ICAR’s 17th AIEEA-UG-2012 and AIEEA-PG-2012 on 100% seats at ICAR-Deemed Universities (Bachelors degree at NDRI Karnal only, while Masters degree at IARI, IVRI, NDRI and CIFE), and on 15% seats (tentative) for Bachelors degree and 25% seats (tentative) for Masters degree at State Agricultural Universities, Central Agricultural University Imphal, Central Universities with Agricultural Faculty (Banaras Hindu University, Viswa Bharati, Nagaland University and Aligarh Muslim University (for PG only) and SHIATS Allahabad for the academic session 2012-13.
Bachelor Degree programmes (viz. BSc / BTech / BFSc etc.) are in the subjects of Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Forestry, Home Science, Sericulture, Biotechnology, Agricultural Engineering, Dairy Technology, Food Science, Agricultural Marketing, Banking & Co-operation.
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-2012 examination, National Talent Scholarships (NTS) will be awarded to Bachelors degree students whereas based on the merit-rank in AIEEA-PG-2012 examination, 475 ICAR-Junior Research Fellowships(JRF) will be awarded to Masters degree students.
1. Dates of Examination:
UG: Saturday, 14 April, 2012 during 10:00-12:30 hrs
PG: Sunday, 15 April, 2012 during 10:00-12:30 hrs
2. Sale of Information Bulletin/Application Forms: 26 December, 2011 to 15 February, 2012
3. Eligibility Criteria:
For AIEEA-UG-2012: Between 17 and 23 years as on 31st August 2012. (must have been born between 01.09.1989 to 01.09.1995).
For AIEEA-PG-2012: Not less than 19 years as on 31st August 2012. (must not have been born after 01.09.1993)
3.2. Qualifying Examination:
3.2.1. For AIEEA-UG-2012:
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 a compartment/ supplementary in any of the subjects will not be eligible unless proof of having cleared the examination with requisite percentage is available. Candidates appearing for 10+2 examination can also apply but shall produce 10+2 pass certificate with required percentage marks at the time of counselling. Pass in English in 10+2 examination is essential for admission in some of the Universities.
3.2.2. For AIEEA-PG-2012:
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 Bachelors 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 pecentage of marks will not be acceptable). For admission in MVSc programmes, the candidate must have completed BVSc/ BVSc & AH with Internship before the date of registration for admission in the concerned University.
4. National Talent Scholarship (NTS) is awarded to candidates selected through AIEEA-UG-2012 examination and if joining an Agricultural University located outside their state of domicile.
5. 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).That means JRF will be given to only those candidates who join the Master degree programme in the University other than from where he/she has obtained his/her Bachelor’s degree except at NDRI, Karnal where admissions for 100% seats are made on All India basis through ICAR Entrance Examination. Candidates, currently studying for their Masters degree in 1st year, can also appear in AIEEA-PG-2011 examination for securing ICAR-JRF(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).
6. 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/ Hon'ble SC 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.
7. Cost of Information Bulletin with Application form:
AIEEA-UG-2012: Rs. 500 for General, OBC and UPS categories and Rs. 250/- for SC, ST and PH categories.
AIEEA-PG-2012: Rs. 600 for General, OBC and UPS categories and Rs. 300/- for SC, ST and PH categories.
In addition, Rs. 25 per Bulletin would be charged as handling charges plus service tax as applicable, in case of purchase against cash, whereas Rs. 50 per Bulletin should be added in the Bank Draft amount towards postal expenses, if requested to be sent by post.
Sources for availability of Information Bulletin with Application Form:
Candidates can obtain Information Bulletin with Application Form by sending a written request (on plain paper) along with an Account Payee Bank draft of the amount specified above and also an unstamped self addressed envelope (size 30cm x 25cm). The request should be addressed to: “The Controller of Examination (Education), Room No.216, ICAR, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-II, Pusa, New Delhi-110012."
Online Application Form & Information Bulletin:
For Online application and downloading Information Bulletin visit, http://www.icar.org.in
The A/c payee bank draft should be drawn in favour of “ICAR Unit - Education Division, ICAR, New Delhi” payable at “New Delhi” and candidate should write the details of his/ her name and address on the back of the Bank Draft.
Direct sources of applications can be referred from: http://icarexam.net
Last Date for submission of Applications:
The last date for the receipt of Applications in the office of “The Controller of Examinations (Education), Room No. 216, ICAR, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-II, Pusa, New Delhi–110012" for both UG and PG examinations is 15th February 2012.
However for the candidates belonging to certain remote areas viz., Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul & Spiti district and Pangi Sub-division of Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep, the last date of receipt is 22nd February 2012.