ICAR All India Entrance Exam for Admission(AIEEA) to Postgraduate Programs – AIEEA-PG Entrance Exam Information


Are you a graduate in agriculture and related fields willing to add a new academic chapter to your life as a passionate learner of agricultural disciplines? Do you aspire to be a part of an academic environment where knowledge thrives and curiosity gets nurtured? Then, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research has a provision for you in their postgraduate programs – AIEEA-PG

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, popular by the acronym ICAR, is an agricultural science research organization buttressed by the Indian Ministry Of Agriculture. This premier institute in New Delhi, ranked top among the agricultural institutes of the world, is an autonomous body for agricultural research and education. The institute offers about 95 postgraduation courses within the following major subject disciplines:

  • Agri-business Management
  • Agricultural Engineering and Technology
  • Agronomy
  • Agroforestry/Forestry and Silviculture
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy Science
  • Dairy Technology
  • Entomology and Nematology
  • Fisheries Science
  • Food Science Technology
  • Home Science
  • Horticulture
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Science
  • Physical Science
  • Social Science
  • Statistical Science
  • Veterinary Science
  • Water Science and Technology

The admission to these programs is determined wholly on a merit-cum-performance basis in the national entrance exam organized every year by the institute called the All India Entrance Exam for Admission AIEEA-PG.

All India Entrance Examination for Admission AIEEA-PG


The All India Entrance Examination for Admission, popular by the acronym AIEEA, is a national-level joint entrance exam organized and conducted annually by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) to determine admissions to the various postgraduate programs in agriculture and related disciplines offered by the institute by assessing the knowledge skills and behavioral skills of the candidates.

Important Dates

Events Tentative Dates 
The application form will be made available online by April 2019
The last date for submission of online application form April last week 2019
The last date for receiving the application forms in hard-copy May first week 2019
Admit Cards for AIEEA 2019 will be issued by May second week 2019
ICAR All India Entrance Examination for Admission(AIEEA) May second week 2019
Results of AIEEA 2019 will be declared by June first week 2019
Counseling session will commence by July 2019

Eligibility Requirements

The candidate must meet with the following conditions to be eligible for admission to the various undergraduate programs offered by the institute:

  • The candidate must be an Indian National.
  • The minimum prescribed age limit for the candidates is 19 years as on 31st August 2019. The candidate must not have been born after 1st September 2000.
  • The candidate must be a graduate in respective disciplines under 10+2+5(B.V.Sc. And A.H.), 10+2+4, 10+6(B.Sc.Ag.) system. Candidates with graduation under 10+2+3 system can only apply to IARI Pusa and NDRI Karnal for selected courses. The minimum marks required for admission is as given in the following table:
Grade Scale  Minimum required score for General/OBC/UPS Minimum required score for SC/ST/PC
10.00 6.60 5.60
5.00 3.25 2.75
4.00 2.60 2.20
Percentage 60% 50%

Broad Eligibility Criteria

Application Procedure 

Required Documents 

  • Scanned copy of your recent passport size clear color photo with name and date.
  • Scanned copy of the candidate’s signature.
  • Scanned copy of the candidate’s thumb impression.
  • Scanned copy of the candidate’s parent’s /guardian’s signature.
  • Digital copy of the candidate’s declaration of the below stated in his/her writing:
“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”.

How to Apply

The application forms will be made available online on the official website tentatively by April 2019. Click on ‘New Registration/Login’ and then on ‘Proceed for Registration’ to access the application form. Select the prospective course and give the requested personal details including your name, gender, category, date of birth, parents’ names, email address and mobile number. Click on ‘Save and Proceed’. Make necessary changes and click on Save and Proceed’ to access your User ID and password. Click ‘Ok’ and fill in your address details and give your preferred choice of examination centers. Click on ‘Save and Proceed’ and then on ‘Add Qualification Details’. Fill in your qualification details and click on ‘Save and Proceed’ to proceed to the next stage of the application process. Upload the necessary documents. Click ‘Save and Proceed’ to proceed to the next stage of the application process. Pay the required application fees as is given in the table below online via Credit /Debit card/Net Banking:

Category  Fees
General/OBC-NCL/UPS Candidates 600INR
SC/ST/PC Candidates 300INR

Click ‘Submit’ and take a print-out of the confirmation page for future reference.

Admit Cards

The Admit Cards will be made available on the ICAR website as mentioned. Download and take a print-out of the admit card. Self-attest the same with your photograph, signature, and thumb impression.

E Admit Card for AIEEA 2019

Exam Pattern

ICAR AIEEA is a computer-based test spanning 2 and a half hours conducted in various centers across the nation. Question papers are set in English and Hindi. There will be one question paper with a maximum aggregate score of 650 marks for each of the 20 major subject disciplines. Each of these papers will have 150 multiple choice questions with 4 options carrying 4 marks each and 10 cross-matching questions carrying 5 marks each. There will be a penalty of 1 mark for each of the wrongly answered MCQs and a penalty of 0.2 marks for each of the wrongly answered cross-matching questions.



Results of ICAR AIEEA-PG 2019 will be declared on the official website by the prescribed date. Merit list will be prepared accordingly. You can access your result using your login credentials. Along with the result, the linkup to download the online counseling schedule will be provided.

Online Counseling

The selected candidates will be asked to attend the online counselling session the schedule of which can be downloaded from the link provided on your result page.

For further information and updated notifications, visit the official website.

AIEEA Official Website

Attempt AIEEA-PG and ensure that you are a part of an institute that has led the way for many cutting-edge agricultural discoveries and research where research, innovation, and industry meet. Good luck with your attempts!

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