Only key dates for 2020 have been announced yet. Rest of the information here pertain to previous year and shall be updated once published.
Courses offered : 11 Bachelor Degree programmes of 4 Year duration as listed below
(a) BSc (Hons) in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Community Science, Sericulture
(c) B.Tech in Agriculture Engg, Dairy Technology, Food Technology, Biotechnology
(d) Food Nutrition and Dietetics (this course is ubject to accreditation by National Agricultural Education Accreditation Board)
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been established by Ministry of Human Resource Development as an independent autonomous, self-reliant and self-sustained premier testing organization. The conduct of the ICAR-AIEEA (UG), ICAR-AIEEA (PG) & ICAR-AICE-JRF/SRF (PGS) examinations have been entrusted to the NTA by The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
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.Ds annually, in different disciplines of Agriculture and Allied Sciences.
About AIEEA-UG 2019 : All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA)-UG shall be conducted for admission to Bachelor Degree programmes in Agriculture and allied sciences (other than veterinary sciences), at Agricultural Universities on 15% of the University seats (100% seats in RLB CAU Jhansi, NDRI Karnal and Dr RP CAU Pusa, Bihar). Further, not more than 40% candidates from any one state shall be admitted in any agricultural university/subject.
Candidates qualified for counselling will be considered for allocation of subject and the Agricultural University. There is no provision of direct nomination for admission through ICAR in any Bachelor degree programme without qualifying in ICAR-AIEEA (UG).
No. of seats : Number of ICAR seats available for admission through ICAR-AIEEA (UG) in different disciplines at accredited Agricultural Universities for the academic session 2019-20 will be displayed on ICAR’s website www.icar.org.in at the time of counselling.
National Talent Scholarship : National Talent Scholarship would be available through the Agricultural University concerned, to every student admitted on ICAR seat at any Agricultural University in a state outside his/her domicile state. Detailed terms & conditions for the fellowship and admission can be found @ http://www.icar.org.in/files/FINALGuidelines(GNTS)-26072016.pdf
a) 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST, 5% for PwD (horizontally across the categories)
b) Reservation for candidates belonging to Central OBC-NCL category would be available at BHU, SASARD Nagaland University, CAUs and NDRI as per the latest Government of India directives applicable at the time of counselling and Hon’ble SC Judgment dated 18th August, 2011 and communication of seats by these universities at the time of counselling.
c) EWS : Reservation of seats for EWS shall be in accordance with the Gazette Notification No. DL-(N)/04/0007/2003-19, dated 12th January, 2019, Ministry of Law and Justice (Legislative Department), Govt. of India or any further related Govt. of India directive(s) applicable at the time of counselling.
d) For remote and Under Privileged States / UT (UPS) : 2% seats under each discipline would be reserved, horizontally, across categories for the candidates of the remote and under privileged States / UTs namely (i) Andaman & Nicobar Island, (ii) Arunachal Pradesh, (iii) Dadra and Nagar Haveli, (iv) Daman & Diu, (v) Goa, (vi) Lakshadweep, (vii) Manipur, (viii) Meghalaya, (ix) Mizoram, (x) Nagaland, (xi) Sikkim and (xii) Tripura where educational facilities in agriculture and allied science subjects either do not exist or have no SAU(s) and who qualify this examination. There will not be any State quota within this quota.
Display of Recorded Responses and Answer Key for Challenges
NTA will display Answer Key of the questions on its website to provide an opportunity to the candidates to challenge the Answer Key. The Answer Keys are likely to be displayed for three days.
The Candidates will be given an opportunity to make a challenge online against the Answer Key on payment of Rs 1000/- per question challenged as processing charges.
NTA will also display the recorded responses of all the candidates on the NTA website prior to declaration of result. The recorded responses are likely to be displayed for three days.
Decision of NTA on the challenges shall be final and the result will be declared on the basis of final answer keys.
Counselling : There will be online counseling only. The candidates shall register for online counseling as per counseling instructions given on the ICAR website. Candidate shall forfeit the claim for admission if they do not register for counseling within specified date and time. Candidates who have not been declared eligible for counseling, shall not be considered for admission on ICAR quota seats in any AU at any stage.
Test Practice Centres : The Ministry of Human Resource Development has mandated the NTA to set up, establish and create a network of Test Practice Centres for candidates, especially in remote and rural areas to enable them to practice and be comfortable in taking a Computer Based Test (CBT). This facility will be completely free of cost. Candidates can register online (on NTA website) where they will be provided a convenient TPC near their location to practice on a given computer node. This will facilitate and ease the process of being able to take a Computer Based Test (CBT). All efforts will also be made to provide practice tests and questions so that candidates can familiarize themselves with logging into the system, go through the detailed instructions regarding the test, use the mouse or numeric keyboard on screen (virtual) for attempting each question, scroll down to the next question, navigate between questions, review and edit their options and submit answers.
Common Service Centres / Facilitation Centres : Candidates who are not well conversant to submit the online application due to various constraints, can use the services of Common Services Centre, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. There are more than 1.5 lakhs Common Services Centres (CSC) across the country which will provide the desired support to candidates from urban as well as rural areas in online submission of application form and payment of fee through e-wallet. The list of the Common Services Centre is available on the website https://www.csc.gov.in/