NTA ICAR AIEEA (Indian Council of Agricultural Research )



Notification | Exam Date | Application Form | Eligibility Criteria | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Admit Card | Result

Indian Council of Agriculture Research - 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.

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 PhDs annually, in different disciplines of Agriculture and Allied Sciences. The ICAR-AU system of India has 75 Agricultural Universities 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 Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has handed over the responsibility of conducting All India Entrance Examinations for admission to UG, PG & Ph.D. Courses in AUs, and award of scholarships and fellowships to the NTA from 2024 onwards. NTA ICAR AIEEA is a National level Entrance Exam for admissions into Agricultural Universities. Every year a lot of candidates Appear for this Exam to taking admitted to these courses. National Testing Agency - NTA conducts ICAR AIEEA 2024 exam on behalf of ICAR.

NTA ICAR UG 2024 and NTA ICAR PG 2024 are conducted for undergraduate and postgraduate admissions including PG Scholarship. For admission to Ph.D. courses, ICAR conducts AICE-JRF / SRF (PGS). 15% seats of bachelor's degree programs (B.Scag./B.Tech/B.F.Sc, etc) in Agricultural Universities (AUs) will be filled through the ICAR AIEEA UG exam. Candidates can check complete details about NTA ICAR AIEEA 2024.

NTA ICAR AIEEA 2024 Notification

ICAR AIEEA 2024 Exam Dates have been released now. The online application process will commence on 1st April 2024. NAT ICAR 2024 examinations will be conducted on 1st July 2024 (for UG, PG, Ph.D. & PGS).

NTA ICAR 2024 Exam Schedule

Through CUET-UG:

Events Dates
Notification releases 1st week of February 2024
Application form starts 2nd week of February 2024
Last date to apply 1st week of March 2024
Correction facility 2nd week of March 2024
Exam city slip releases 3rd week of March 2024
Admit card 4th week of March 2024
CUET-UG exam date 15th till 31st May 2024
Provisional answer key
Final answer key


Events Dates
Notification releases 1st week of April 2024
Application form starts 2nd week of April 2024
Last date to apply 1st week of May 2024
Correction facility 2nd week of May 2024
Exam city slip releases 3rd week of May 2024
Admit card releases 4th week of May 2024
AIEEA PG exam 4th week of May 2024
Provisional answer key 1st week of June 2024
Final answer key 2nd week of June 2024
Result 2nd week of June 2024
Counselling 3rd week of June 2024

NTA ICAR AIEEA 2024 Application Form

  • ICAR AIEEA application form 2024 will be available from 1st  March 2024 to 31st March 2024.
  • While filling out the online application form, candidates should upload a scanned copy of the signature, photograph, and thumb impression (his left/ her right hand).
  • Candidates need not require to submit any mark sheet/certificate along with the application.
  • After filling out the online application, a candidate needs to take the printout of the computer-generated confirmation page.
  • Enclose the confirmation page along with a copy of the bank challan (duly stamped by the bank) and send it to the given address through registered/speed post.
  • The last date for receipt of a hard copy of the computer-generated confirmation page will be the last week of April 2024.

The address for sending the hard copy of the confirmation page along with the fee payment receipt is given below:

Controller of Examinations (Agri. Education),

ICAR, Room No. 216,

Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-II, Pusa,

New Delhi–1100


Application Fee



Application Fee


GEN, OBC, and UPS 

SC/ST and PC

Rs. 700/- 




SC/ST and PC

Rs. 1000/- 

Rs. 500/-


GEN, OBC, and UPS 

SC/ST and PC



NTA ICAR 2024 Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the entrance examination of ICAR, it is mandatory for all the applicants to meets all the eligibility conditions as prescribed by the authority. The eligibility criteria for AIEEA UG and AIEEA PG is given below:


Qualifying Examination: Minimum qualification required is 10+2 from a recognized board. The last two years of 10+2 should be studied with Physics, Chemistry and any one of the subjects amongst Biology/ Mathematics/ Agriculture.

Those studied intermediate with Agriculture and not with Physics and Chemistry may eligible for admission in some SAUs in the State of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Candidates who wish to opt stream-A in the entrance exam must have necessarily passed intermediate with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Agriculture/Home Science subjects. Stream-B aspirants have to pass the 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.

Intermediate with home science candidates would be eligible for admission into limited AUs.

Minimum Marks: The qualifying examination should be passed with not less than 50% aggregate marks for General, OBC and UPS (40% aggregate marks for SC, ST and PC categories).

Nationality: Applicant must be an Indian national.

Age Criteria: Age of the candidate must be 16 years as on 31st August 2024.


Nationality: Candidate must be an Indian citizen.

Age Criteria: The upper age limit is 19 years as on 31st August 2024.

Qualifying Examination: Bachelor’s degree in a respective field from a recognized institution (under the pattern of 10+2+5 (B.V. Sc. & A.H.), 10+2+4 and 10+6 years). Those candidates who have passed a bachelor’s degree in the pattern of 10+2+3 can only apply for IARI Pusa and NDRI Karnal in some courses.

Appearing Candidates: Final year graduation appearing candidates may also apply.

Minimum Marks: In graduation, candidates should not have marks less than 60% (50% for SC/ST/PC categories).


NTA ICAR 2024 Exam Pattern

For AIEEA UG 2024:

Mode of Examination: Offline mode.

Exam Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes.

Number of Questions: 180 questions

Type of Questions: All the questions will be of objective type.

Language: Hindi as well as in the English language.

Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will earn 4 marks.

Negative Marking: No Negative Marks

Stream A

Stream B

Number of Questions

Maxima Marks



 60 Questions




60 Questions

    720 Marks

Biology / Agriculture


60 Questions




180 Questions


For AIEEA PG 2024:

Mode of Examination: The entrance examination will be conducted in offline mode.

Sections: There will be 2 sections in the examination i.e. Section-A and Section B.

Number of Questions: Total 160 questions of maximum 650 marks will have appeared in the test. Section-A will carry 150 questions and the rest of the 10 questions will be carried by Section B.

Type of Questions: The exam will have one question paper for each 20 major subject groups consisting of 150 MCQ-type questions & also 10 cross-matching-type questions.

Exam Duration: The candidate has to complete the examination in 3 hours.

Marking Scheme: For MCQ-type questions, 4 marks will be allotted & for cross-matching questions, 5 marks will be given to the candidates.

Negative Marking: For each incorrect MCQ type question, one mark will be deducted. For each incorrectly answered cross-matching, 0.2 marks will be deducted from the total score in case of marking an incorrect response.


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Section- A

150 Questions

600 Marks

Section – B

10 Questions

50 Marks

NTA ICAR 2024 Syllabus


The motion of the System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Thermodynamics, Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Oscillations and Waves, Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics·, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, 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, Communication Systems.


Some 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 Reaction, Hydrogen, s-Block, Elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals), Preparation and properties of some important compound, Some p-Block Elements, Group 14 elements, Organic Chemistry, Hydrocarbons, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Coordination, Compounds, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Organic compounds containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymer, 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, Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Calculus, Vectors, and Three-Dimensional Geometry, Linear Programming, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics & Probability, Statics, Dynamics


Agrometeorology, Genetics, and Plant Breeding, Biochemistry and Microbiology, Livestock Production, Crop Production, Horticulture.

NTA ICAR 2024 Admit Card

ICAR AIEEA 2024 admit card will be uploaded on the ICAR website on 25th April 2024. The copy of admit card must be attested by the principal of the college/school last attended or by a gazetted officer. It is necessary for the candidates to attest photograph, and signature as well as put a thumb impression on the admit card to appear for the examination.

NTA ICAR Results 2024

ICAR AIEEA result 2024 will be published on its official website. The result should be checked by the candidate from the personal login account. ICAR 2024 results will be announced on 15th June 2024.

  • Visit the official website of AIEEA
  • Click on the link of the Result
  • Provide the credentials like roll number, application number, and date of birth in the given space
  • Click on the button ‘Submit’
  • Download the result and take a printout.

NTA ICAR Counselling 2024

The candidates who will be declared as qualified will be eligible for attending the ICAR counseling. The counseling will be held as per the schedule notified by the authority. Candidates are required to attend the counseling in person. All the qualified candidates have to bring self-attested as well as original documents/certificates at the time of counseling.