ICAR 20th AIEEA UG 2015 – All India Entrance Examination for Admission


ICAR conducts All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA) to Bachelor degree programmes in agriculture and allied subjects, other than veterinary sciences. Through AIEEA UG 2015 15% of the Agricultural Universitie seats will be filled. For NORI, Kamal, an ICAR-Deemed-to-be University, 100% seats are filled up through the 20th AIEEA Examination. National Talent Scholarships (NTS) are awarded based on the AIEEA UG Examination to all those candidates who take admission outside their state of domicile. Further, not more than 40% candidates from any one state are admitted in any agricultural university / subject.

Latest Update: Result Declared for AIEEA UG, AIEEA PG and AICE SRF PGS on 20 May 2015

ICAR’s 20th AIEEA UG 2015 examination for the academic session 2015-16 will be conducted at 47 examination city centres spread all over the country, enabling participation of a large number of candidates seeking admission in Bachelor degree programmes in AUs in different disciplines. Candidates qualified for counseling will be considered for allocation of subject and the Agricultural University as per counseling procedure described hereinafter.

There is no direct nomination for admission through ICAR In any Bachelor degree programme without counseling and qualifying in this examination.

Important Dates

Last date of receipt of AIEEA UG Application 23 February 2015
Last date of receipt of AIEEA UG Applications From remote areas* 27 February 2015
Admit Card or Roll number query if any Last week of March 2015
Date and Time of Examination Saturday, April 11, 2015 (10.00 AM to 12.30 PM)
Declaration of Result After 3rd week of May 2015
Schedule for counselling / Personal appearance 16.06.2016 – 26.07.2015

* Remote Areas: Anadaman & Nicobar Island, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, J&K, Lahaul & Spiti district and Pangi Sub Division of Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

Eligibility Criteria

Age and Nationality: Indian Nationals of at least 17 years of age but not more than 23 years as on 31.08.2015 (i.e. must have been born between 01.09.1992 to 01.09.1998) are eligible to apply for the AIEEA Examination. No relaxation of age will be allowed to the candidates except for SC/ST/PC categories where upper age limit would be relaxable by 5 years.

Qualifying Examination:

Candidate must have passed 10+2 Senior Secondary Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education or any other examination within scope and standard found to be equivalent to the Senior Secondary Examination of an Indian Board/ University after a period of 12 years of study. The last two years of such 10+2 examination should have papers in Physics, Chemistry and any one of the subjects from Biology/ Mathematics/ Agriculture* /Home Science**. Besides, for admission in the Universities specifically located in non-Hindi speaking areas, candidate must have passed English as a core subject in 10+2 examination.

* Intermediate with Agriculture and having not studied Physics and Chemistry as separate subjects may also be eligible for admission in some SAUs in the State of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. ** Intermediate with Agriculture would be eligible for admission in limited AUs.

Candidate must have passed any one of the qualifying examinations enumerated above securing not less than 50% marks in aggregate for General, OBC and UPS categories and 40% marks in aggregate for SC, ST and PC categories.
Candidate having a compartment/supplementary in any of the subjects will not be eligible unless proof of having cleared the examination with requisite percentage as above is available.

Candidate appearing in the qualifying examination enumerated above, can also apply but would be required to submit evidence of having satisfied the conditions above latest by the counseling date, as otherwise the candidature will be automatically cancelled.

Candidates opting for Stream-A in the 20th AIEEA UG Entrance Examination should have passed 10+2 examination enumerated above necessarily with Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Agriculture / Home Science subjects whereas those opting for Stream-B should have passed 10+2 examination necessarily with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.

AIEEA UG Entrance Examination

The examination shall be conducted in one of the two subjects namely ‘Stream-A’ comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Agriculture/Biology subjects and ‘Stream-B’ comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.

Questions for Physics and Chemistry subjects shall be common for both subject streams.

Paper for ‘Stream-A‘ shall carry questions on Biology as well as Agriculture subject, out of which the candidate has to attempt/ opt/choose only one subject. either Biology or Agriculture. ‘Stream-B‘ paper carries questions on Mathematics subject.

AIEEA UG Question Paper will have 180 multiple choice objective type questions, each with four options, 60 questions in Physics, serially numbered from 1-60, 60 questions in Chemistry, numbering from 61-120 and 60 questions in Agriculture/Biology/Mathematics, numbering from 121-180.

Marking Scheme: Each correctly answered question will earn four marks, with a maximum of 720 marks for the paper. For each incorrect answer one mark will be deducted from the total score. Question with no response indicated will not be awarded any mark and there will be no negative marking for that question. The candidates are advised not to attempt such questions in the OMR answer sheet, for which they are not sure of the correct answer. More than one answer indicated against a question will be deemed as incorrect answer and will invite negative marking.

Language: Question paper for the examination shall be bilingual, i.e., in English and Hindi. In case of any variation in English and Hindi versions of question(s), English version will be taken as the final and correct version.

Degree Programmes Available for Admission

Admission to 11 Bachelor degree programmes of four years duration in the subjects of: (i) Agriculture (ii) Horticulture (iii) Fisheries (iv) Forestry (v) Home Science (vi) Sericulture (vii) Biotechnology (viii) Agricultural Engineering (ix) Dairy Technology (x) Food Science and (xi) Agricultural Marketing & Cooperation etc. is available to Indian Nationals based on merit-rank in ICAR’s All India Entrance Examination.

For the purpose of Entrance Examination, above 11 degree programmes are categorized into two Streams viz.

  • StreamA (Agriculture / Biology): Candidates under this stream can seek admission for Bachelor degree programmes in Agriculture, Horticulture,Fisheries, Forestry, Home Science, Sericulture,Food Science, and Biotechnology.
  • Stream B (Mathematics): Candidates under this stream can seek admission for Bachelor degree programmes in Agricultural Engineering, Dairy Technology, Agricultural Marketing & Co-operation and also in Forestry, Food Science and Biotechnology at some of the Agricultural Universities provided Biology has been one of the subjects during 10+2 examination.

The candidate has a right to exercise option only for one Stream at the time of submitting the application. The option once exercised cannot be changed subsequently.

Stream-wise Courses Available for Admission and Subjects to be Attempted in the Examination

Stream A (Agriculture / Biology)
Degree Programme for Admission Code Subjects passed in 10+2 Examination Subjects in Entrance Examination
1. Agriculture 01 PCB/PCMB/PCA/ Inter (Agri.)with PC/Inter {Agri.)* PCB/PCA
2. Horticulture 02 PCB/PCMB/PCA/Inter {Agri.)PCA/Inter (Agri.)with PC PCB/PCA
3. Fisheries 03 PCB/PCMB/PCA/Inter {Agri.) with PC PCB/PCA
4. Forestry 04 PCB/PCMB PCB
5. Home Science 05 PCB/PCMB/PCA/PCH/Inter (Agri.)with PC** PCB/PCA
6. Sericulture 06 PCB/PCMB/ PCA/Inter {Agri.) with PC PCB/PCA
7. Bio-technology 07 PCB/PCMB/PCA/ Inter (Agri.)with PC PCB/PCA
Stream B (Mathematics
8. Agricultural Engineering 08 PCM/PCMB PCM
9. Dairy Technology 09 PCM/PCMB PCM
10. Food Science 10 PCM/PCMB PCM
11. Agricultura Marketing & Co-operation 11 PCMB/PCM PCM

P = Physics     C =Chemistry     B = Biology     M = Mathematics     A = Agriculture     H = Home Science


  • A candidate from Stream-A can also exercise option for admission to Food Science, Agricultural Marketing & Co-operation whereas candidate from Stream-B can also opt for admission in Forestry or Biotechnology in few universities.
  • The efforts are on to have uniform criteria and eligibility for admissions in all the Agricultural Universities, however, some of the Universities may have different criteria/ nomenclature of degree programmes.

Admission through ICAR Examination

Based on the overall merit-rank, the candidate is allowed to take admission in a specific degree programme at an Agricultural University as per his/ her choice and availability of seat at that merit-rank through a process of counseling as explained at item 9.0. In the matter of allotment/admission of candidates to respective Agricultural Universities, the decision of the ICAR/Agricultural University concerned shall be final. Once a candidate accepts admission /joins an Agricultural University, he/ she will be a bonafide student of that Agricultural University and he/she would, thereafter, be governed by all the academic rules/regulations including migration, as applicable at that university. ICAR will not entertain any direct request from the candidates in any such matters thereafter.

Once recommendation for admission is finalized, change in the placement of subject/university or transfer/migration would not be permissible under any circumstances. ICAR will have no responsibility for change of subject/university after the counseling. No correspondence in this respect will be entertained. Canvassing of any kind may invite cancellation of admission.

Candidate selected for admission through All India Entrance Examination for Admission, conducted by ICAR, may seek admission only during the session for which the Examination has been conducted. He/ she will not be entitled for admission in subsequent sessions and thus cannot claim for seat allotment in other sessions/years based on this year’s examination.

Female candidates admitted through this examination on ICAR seats should be accommodated, to the extent possible,in the main campus of the University or in the campus located in a major city where there are adequate facilities for the stay of female students.

In case, at any stage, the documents submitted by the candidate are found to be fake/ forged, admission of the candidate will be forfeited and he/ she shall be liable for consequential legal action.

If any candidate/person engages in act(s) that might possibly lead to the leakage of question paper(s), or attempt to use or help in the use of unfair means in the examination, he/she will be liable to legal action under the Indian Penal Code, and his/her candidature would be forfeited.

Any external pressure/canvassing by any candidate or admission will be treated as disqualification and would invite cancellation of admission.

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