Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) conducts All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA) for admission into Graduate and Postgraduate Agriculture and Research programmes. ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 will be an all India level examination offering admission into its postgraduate 95 sub-subjects distributed under 20 major subjects. Admission for these subjects will be spread across Central Agricultural universities and deemed universities at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi, National Dairy Research Institute Karnal, Indian Veterinary Research Institute Izatnagar, and Central Institute on Fisheries Education Mumbai. The application form for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 will be released on the official website of ICAR in an online mode. ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 will be conducted as an online Computer-Based Test. Candidates willing to pursue further studies in the field of Agricultural Research can readily apply for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020.


ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 will be offering admission to students in various postgraduate subjects, namely- Plant Biotechnology, Plant Sciences, Physical Science, Entomology and Nematology, Agronomy, Social Sciences, Statistical Sciences, Horticulture, Forestry/Agroforestry and Silviculture, Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Water Science & Technology, Community Science, Animal Biotechnology, Veterinary Science, Animal Sciences, Fisheries Science, Dairy Science, Dairy Technology, Food Science Technology, and Agri-Business Management.

ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Important Dates

Admission into any subject of choice for a candidate will solely depend on the entrance exam and the merit list that will be prepared post the entrance exam. Below are the dates concerning ICAR AIEEA PG 2020.

ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Dates
Application form starts from 2nd week of May 2020
Last Date to apply for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Last week of May 2020
Availability of admit card 2nd week of Jun 2020
Online mock test availability 2nd week of Jun 2020
Examination Date 3rd week of Jun 2020
Declaration of result Last week of Jun 2020
Schedule of Online Counselling 1st week-2nd week of Jul 2020

ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates willing to apply for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 will be required to go through the exam pattern in order to have a clear view of the examination beforehand. It is crucial for such candidates to understand the examination pattern for a strategic planning and approach towards the examination. Hereby we have provided the generic details regarding the same for the convenient understanding of the candidates.

  • Language of Examination: English or Hindi as per the choice of candidate
  • Mode of Examination: Computer-Based Test
  • Duration of Examination: 150 minutes
  • Number of Questions: 150 Multiple Choice Questions and 10 cross- matching type questions
  • Number of Sections: Each subject group will have a section of multiple choice questions and a separate section comprising of 10 cross-matching questions with each having 5 sub-pairings for every subject-group paper.

ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Marking Scheme

Candidates are to understand the marking scheme of ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 so as to get a clear idea of how the marks distribution will be. This will further help the candidates focus on their choice of section and work accordingly in a tactical manner in order to help secure maximum marks in their strong choice of section/subject. Another crucial point to be noted is that ICAR will release the answer key for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020. With the help of the marking scheme and the then to be released ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 answer key, candidates will be able to assess their performance. The marking scheme, as implemented in the previous year, is as follows:

Marks for correct Answer: Every correct Multiple Choice Questions answer will be awarded 4 marks each, whereas for every correct cross-matching question 5 marks will be awarded.

Marks for wrong answer: For every incorrect Multiple Choice Questions answer one mark of the total score will be deducted, whereas for every incorrect cross-matching answer 0.2 mark will be deducted from the total score.

Questions left unanswered: No marks will be awarded for questions with no response and there will be no negative marking too for the same.

ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Syllabus

Being acquainted with the syllabus will help the applicants prepare for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 in a more organised and reformed manner. As there are various courses under the postgraduate programme of ICAR, we have mentioned syllabus based on the previous year for the convenience of candidates.

ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Preparation Tips

Candidates willing to pursue a career in the field of agriculture and research and readily wanting to appear for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 must, foremost, be thoroughly acquainted with the preparation strategy and the types of questions that will be asked in ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 examination as mentioned in the syllabus section on our page. For the better understanding and strategic planning, ICAR itself releases mock question paper for its AIEEA PG entrance exam. It will be doing the same for the year 2020. This mock test as released by ICAR will be used by candidates who are willing to secure higher ranks in the said exam. Candidates are hereby advised to take the officially mock test seriously and practice more and more for good rank. Here are a few guidelines to be kept in mind while preparing for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020:

Time-Table: The first and the foremost step in order to begin preparation for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 is to prepare a timetable. Doing so will not only help the candidates approach the exam in a systematic way but will also help them arrange time slots on the basis of their preparation. Making an efficient timetable will only help the candidates divide their day accordingly and help them give equal time to the said subject preparation of their choice.

Subject Notes: Making properly formulated subject notes will clear self-doubts of candidates during the leg of notes preparation. A candidate is well acquainted with his / her notes and this helps retain whatever knowledgeable information the said candidate gains during the course of preparation.

Mock Test: As ICAR will be releasing Mock Test for AIEEA PG 2020, appearing for such mock tests will only help them prepare further for the said examination.

Previous Question Papers: Solving previous years’ question papers for ICAR AIEEA PG will only help further with the preparation. Solving previous years’ question papers will give the candidates a general idea regarding the kind of questions that are to be asked in the upcoming exam.

Health: Candidates need to give proper attention to their health, not only in terms of physical health but they should keep in mind not to exhaust themselves mentally as well. Taking unwanted tension regarding the preparation of exam will only wear them down. Proper eating habits, maintaining a proper diet as well as a well-formulated sleep pattern will not make a candidate’s body wear out.

ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Important Books

Below we have provided a few helpful books in order to guide students towards a more judicious preparation.

Name of Book Author Buy it here
ICAR AIEEA PG Entrance Guide B.B. Singh Click here
Objective Soil Science for SAUS & ICAR- AIEEA PG Entrance, JRF, SRF, ARS, ICAR- NET Ph.D,
Civil Services and other Competitive Examination
B.B. Singh, Ashok D, and Kadlag Click here
Essence of Horticulture (For Icar Exams, Aieea-Pg, Jrf, Srf, Ars, Net, Set Asu’S, Upsc And Allied Agricultural Examinations) M.S. Patil and A.R Karale Click here
Objective Fisheries Science for SAUs & ICAR-AIEEA PG Entrance, JRF, SRF, ARS, ICAR-NET Ph.D, Civil Services and other Competitive Examination M S, Sandhya Rani Gaur, and Koushik Roy Chari Click Here

ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Desirous candidates before applying for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 are strictly advised to go through the eligibility criteria, as implemented for the previous year. Doing so will not only help the candidates check whether they are eligible to apply or not but will also help them have their application form for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 accepted without any rejection, provided they fill in all the relevant and authentic information while filling in the application form for the same. The basic eligibility requirements as adopted by ICAR for candidates seeking AIEEA PG 2020 admissions are:

Age Limit: Candidates should not be below 19 years of age as on August 31, 2020. There is no relaxation regarding minimum age limit.

Qualifying Examination: Candidates must have:

  • Passed or appearing bachelor’s degree with a minimum aggregate of 60% for General, OBC, and UPS candidates and 50% for ST/SC.
  • The academics format of qualifying examination should be 10+2+5 for B.V. Sc. and A.H., 10+2+4 or 10+6 for B.Sc. Ag.
  • Candidates seeking admission under ICAR’s M.V. Sc., candidates must have completed their degree in B.V. Sc. and A.H. with an internship.

Note – Candidates are to note that those who passed a bachelor’s degree with 10+2+3 year degree programme will be able to apply at two ICAR-DUs, namely- IARI Pusa and NDRI Karnal, for courses as available.

ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Application Form

All those candidates who post checking the eligibility criteria, as specified, meet the said requirements will be able to apply for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020. Candidates are hereby informed that as per previous year’s process, applying for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 will be divided into 3 steps, which are:

Step 1 – Online Registration

Step 2 – Fill Details in ICAR AIEEA PG Application Form 2020

Step 3 – Pay Application Fee

Note: Candidates are requested to keep three hard copies of the ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 application form post the successful submission of the same. Incomplete forms or forms where payment has not been made for the application fee will be considered rejected.

Online Registration

Candidates will have to register themselves first from the official website. Candidates are requested to keep a valid and working mobile number and email id. Details regarding login credentials for application form filling will be intimated on the provided information during registration. Registration will be completed once all relevant details like Candidate’s name, DOB and the likes (as to be mentioned on the screen while registering) are filled.

Filling of ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Application Form

Candidates post successful registration will have to proceed with the application form filling process. The login credential as generated during online registration will be used by respective candidates to log in and proceed to their application form filling page. Candidates are to note that all the details to be provided by them must be filled in with accuracy and no detail as provided should be false or misleading. If found so, the candidature of the said candidate’s application form for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 will be cancelled.

Scanned images of the following documents are to be kept while filling ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 form

  • A clear, recent, color photograph with name and date of the day the photograph is clicked
  • Candidate’s Signature in clear form
  • Candidate’s Thumb impression. Left in case of a male candidate and right in case of a female candidate
  • Candidates Father’s/mother’s/guardian’s signature in clear form
  • A candidate will be required to upload a declaration in his/her handwriting in the specified format: “I agree to abide by the rules and regulations governing the examination as contained in the Information Bulletin, which I have duly studied and understood thoroughly”.
  • Aadhaar number or the 28 digit Aadhaar Enrolment ID / Passport Number / Ration Card Number / Driving Card Number / Any valid Govt. ID Card

Once the candidates have filled in all the mandatory fields as mentioned during the time of filling the application form, they are advised to cross-check all the details provided and the scanned images uploaded. Post cross-checking and confirming that the details have been filled correctly without any error, they will have to proceed to the payment of application fee.

Application Fee

The payment of application fee for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020, as per previous year’s information is to be done as:

Mode of Payment:  Online either via Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking

Category Application Fee (in Rs.)
General/ OBC (NCL)/ UPS 800/-
ST/SC/PC 400/-

ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Admit Card

The admit card for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 will be made available on the official website once the application procedure for the same has ended. The availability of admit card will be done only on the official website of ICAR AIEEA or through a link that will be provided on our page, once released. A said candidate’s admit card will contain his/her Roll Number, the centre of examination, venue of the examination, and general code of conduct as to be maintained during the said exam.

Candidates are hereby informed that admit card will be released only to those eligible candidates whose ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 application form has been filled and accepted successfully. It is crucial to note that no candidate will be allowed to enter the venue of examination if he/she fails to carry ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 admit card.

Note: Candidates appearing on the day of examination will have to carry the admit card along with a valid photo identity proof as mentioned during the filling of application form for the same.

ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Answer Key

Candidates will be able to contest the answer key for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 if they feel the need to. The answer key of Computer-Based Test will be released on the official website once ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 has been conducted. Candidates who will not be satisfied with the captured response in the form of ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Answer Key will be able to challenge the same by filling an online application form. The application form for challenging the answer key will be made available on the official website only. Such candidates who will challenge the released response will have to make a payment of Rs. 1000/- per question. Payment for the same will be done via (either) Credit / Debit Card / Net Banking. Candidates are to note that the payment will stand non-refundable only in the case if the challenged response is not accepted by the Council of ICAR AIEEA 2020. However, if the challenged response is accepted by the Council, refund of the paid amount per question will be made in the same way payment was done by the candidate.

ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Result

The result for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 will be released after the release of the official answer key for the same. Candidate’s assessment will be done on the basis of the released official answer key. The result for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 will be declared only on the official website. No other means of result declaration will be adopted. The conducting body will be releasing the result of the entrance exam for those candidates who will qualify in ICAR AIEEA PG 2020. An overall merit rank and category rank as obtained by the candidate qualifying for the counselling will be released. Candidates who will be unable to make through the then to be released merit list will not have their name mentioned in the result.

Tie Breaking

While evaluating and preparing the result for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020, if, in case of a tie, the governing body will adopt the below-given steps so as to resolve the tie:

  • If there is a tie between two or more candidates who would have procured the same number of marks, the merit list will then be determined on the basis of those concerned candidates’ OGPA% in the qualifying Bachelor’s degree programme.
  • If the tie still persists, senior citizens will be given preference.

ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Counselling

Once the result for all those candidates who qualified in the rank list will be released, such candidates are to be called in for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 counsellingOverallll merit list will be used for counselling. Candidates are to note that counselling for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 will be in online mode. Candidates will have to register themselves first from the official website for the online counselling. In order to do so, eligible candidates whose name will be mentioned in the merit list will have to register by paying an amount of Rs. 2000/-. The payment for the same is to be done through the online payment gateway of ICAR made via Debit /Credit Card / Net Banking. An important point to be noted is, that when a said candidate will be registering him/herself for the online counselling, the online counselling portal will contain details regarding the choice of Courses / University as to opted during the candidate registration for online counselling. The same is to be done in the then to be mentioned stipulated time period.

ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Seats and Reservation

Admission into ICAR for its postgraduate courses via ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 will be done in order to fill 25% seats. Other than that, as per previous year, ICAR will be providing reservation to candidates from underprivileged States and Union Territories, namely-

Andaman & Nicobar Island, Arunachal Pradesh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Goa, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura. Below we have provided the reservation of seats, as per previous year’s availability of seats.

Categories Seats Reserved
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
PC 3%
OBC (NCL) As per latest Government of India directives
Remote and Underprivileged States / UT 2%

Official Website:

Insofar, Official details for ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 has not been announced yet. Information on this page is based on previous year information brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as ICAR will release the ICAR AIEEA PG 2020, information will be updated here.


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