ICAR AIEEA 2020: Dates(OUT), Registration, Syllabus, Pattern

The ICAR All India Entrance Examination (AIEE) is conducted to shortlist aspirants for admission in undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in agriculture and allied sciences. The exam is conducted to fill 15% seats in Bachelor’s degree programs. Apart from that, the official website mentions that on the basis of AIEEA UG aspirants are awarded “National Talent Scholarships in agriculture & allied science subjects (other than veterinary science) in agricultural universities and 15% seats in dairy technology at NDRI Karnal”.

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has entrusted the responsibility of conducting All India Entrance Examinations for admission to UG Courses in AUs, and award of scholarships and fellowships to the NTA from 2020 onward.

Highlights

Mode of ExamPen and paper based
Subjects Physics and Chemistry along with Math/Biology/Agriculture
Duration150 Minutes
Number of Questions / Total Marks180 MCQs / 720
Marking Scheme+4, -1
Language of paperEnglish, Hindi


ICAR AIEEA 2020 Schedule

EventsDates
Online application begins 1st March, 2020
Last date to submit online application form31st March, 2020
Last date for application fee payment31st March, 2020
Dates for Online Correction4th April, 2020
Availability of Admit Card25th April, 2020
Exam Date1st June, 2020
Results15th June, 2020


ICAR AIEEA 2020 Admit Card

The e-Admit Card is issued provisionally to the candidates, subject to their satisfying the eligibility conditions. The candidate has to download the e-Admit Card from the NTA website 25th April, 2020 onward and appear for the Exam at the given center on Date and Shift (Timing) as indicated in their e-Admit Card. No candidate will be allowed to appear at the exam center, on Date and Timings other than that allotted to them in their e-Admit Card. In case candidates are unable to download e-Admit Cards from the website, the candidate should approach the Help Line between 10:00 am to 05:00 pm from 25th April, 2020.

The e-admit card will be uploaded on ICAR website during the specified period. The copy of admit card should be self-attested by the candidate. Without self attestation of photo as well as signature and putting thumb impression of the candidate on e-admit card, candidate will not be allowed to appear in the examination.

Steps to download admit card

1. Visit  the official website of ICAR

2. Click on the link ‘Admit Card’

3. Provide the required information like registration number, name and date of birth, etc.

4. Take print out of the Admit Card and preserve it for future references.

5. Candidates must attest the Admit Card from the gazette officer

6. It is necessary for candidates to attest photograph, signature and put thumb impression on the admit card.

Details to check on Admit Card

Candidates should check the following information on Admit Card before taking the print out.

1. Candidates Name

2. Address

3. Contact Details

4. Candidates Photograph

5. Examination Center

6. Timing of the Exam


ICAR AIEEA 2020 Syllabus

Physics 

1. Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

2. Gravitation

3. Properties of Bulk Matter

4. Thermodynamics

5. Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

6. Oscillations and Waves

7. Physical World and Measurement

8. Kinematics·

9. Laws of Motion

10. Work, Energy, and Power

11. Electrostatics

12. Current Electricity

13. Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

14. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

15. Electromagnetic waves

16. Optics

17. Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

18. Atoms & Nuclei

19. Electronic Devices

20. Communication Systems

Chemistry

1. Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

2. Solid State

3. Solutions

4. Structure of Atom

5. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

6. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

7. States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

8. Thermodynamics

9. Equilibrium

10. Redox Reaction

11. Hydrogen and s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)

12. Preparation and properties of some important compound

13. Some p-Block Elements

14. Group 14 elements

15. Organic Chemistry

16. Hydrocarbons

17. Electrochemistry

18. Chemical Kinetics 

19. Coordination Compounds

20. Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

21. Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

22. Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

23. Organic compounds containing Nitrogen

24. Biomolecules

25. Polymer

26. Environmental Chemistry

27. Chemistry in Everyday life

Biology

1. The Living World

2. Unit of Life

3. Diversity of Life

4. Organisms and Environment

5. Multicellularity: Structure and Function – Plant Life

6. Multicellularity: Structure and Function – Animal Life

7. Continuity of Life

8. Origin and Evolution of Life

9. Application of Biology

Mathematics

1. Sets and functions

2. Algebra

3. Coordinate Geometry

4. Calculus

5. Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry

6. Linear Programming

7. Mathematical Reasoning

8. Statistics & Probability

9. Statics

10. Dynamics

Agriculture

1. Agrometeorology

2. Genetics and Plant Breeding

3. Biochemistry and Microbiology

4. Livestock Production

5. Crop Production

6. Horticulture.

Click here for the detailed syllabus


ICAR AIEEA 2020 Pattern

Stream AStream BNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
PhysicsPhysics60240
ChemistryChemistry60240
Agriculture/BiologyMathematics60240
TOTAL
180720

Marking Scheme:

a. +4 for every correct answer

b. -1 for every wrong answer

c. 0 for every unanswered question 


ICAR AIEEA Cut Off

Undergraduate:

1. OBC candidates: 40 % Marks

2. General candidates: More than 50% Marks

3. SC/ST/PWD candidates:  12th class from PCM or  PCB

Post Graduate:

1. General candidates: 60% marks

2. OBC Students – 50 % Marks

3. SC/ST/PWD Candidates – 50% marks

Application form

Candidates are advised to read the information written in the brochure completely before proceeding to fill application form for AIEEA 2020. They will have to fill the application form through both online and offline mode.

Steps required to fill the online application form 

1. Go to the official website of ICAR i.e http://ntaicar.nic.in/

2. Select New Registration.

3. Choose course preference from and PG options.

4. Fill the required details in every section of the form, namely- Personal details, Subject group offered, Qualification details, Communication details.

5. After filling all the details and rechecking it properly, click on submit.

6. You will be directed to the payment page of the application form.

7. Pay fee by online payment gateway by entering your card details and then click on Pay Now.

8. After paying the fees take the printout of that application form.

9. Give the declaration in a handwriting proof on half white A4 size sheet.

10. This is the final step of the submission of the AIEEA Application Form 2019.

11. The computer- generated confirmation page of the online application and the proof of the fee payment should be attached and the hard copy should be sent through Speed post / Registered Post only at the following address.

Controller of Examination ( Agril. Education )

ICAR Room. 216,

Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-2, Pusa,

New Delhi – 110012

Documents to be uploaded

1. Photograph: Upload the scanned photograph in the specifications given- 3.5*4.5 cm.

2. Signature: Browse and attach your digital signatures in these specifications -3.5*1.5 cm with file size of maximum of 50KB.

Steps Required to fill Offline Application Form

1. Obtain offline application form along with the information bulletin from Registrars of Agricultural Universities against cash payment or from the prescribed branches of Syndicate Bank.

2. The offline form will also be available in the eight institutions of ICAR by making the payment through the bank draft.

3. Fill it manually using blue/black ball point pen.

4. Paste the photograph, give the thumb impression and attest the documents by signing the application form in the given space.

5. After verifying all the form details, stamp it with the appropriate amount from the bank and send the application form on the following address.

Controller of Examination ( Agril. Education )

ICAR Room. 216,

Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-2, Pusa,

New Delhi 110012


Counseling

Category-wise final merit list is also be prepared after the declaration of the result. Students selected in this merit list will be called for AIEEA counselling. The list shall contain details of the candidate and the date when they need to appear for the counselling. The applicants will also have to fill the counseling form and they need to produce a copy of their Counselling intimation letter. Also, the fees for counseling and the rest of the documents as mentioned below are also important for the counseling purpose.

Each year, candidates who qualify ICAR AIEEA are much larger in number as compared to the seats available for admission. All candidates who meet the below mentioned criteria are called for ICAR AIEEA counselling:

1. General/UPS category candidates who have secured 50% marks

2. SC/ST/PC category candidates who have secured 40% marks

ICAR AIEEA Counselling process

Step 1: Registration

As the first step, candidates need to register themselves on the official website of ICAR. Once successfully registered, candidates will be able to log in to the online counselling portal of the exam by using their login ID and password. The registration fee (non-refundable) for ICAR AIEEA 2020 counselling is Rs 400. Candidates can pay the registration fee in online mode through payment gateway of ICAR by using credit card/ debit card/ net banking.   

Step 2: Choice Filling

Once registered, candidates need to login to the AIEEA counselling portal and make their choice for courses/ universities in which they want to secure admission. It may be noted that only those courses and universities wil be displayed on the portal whose eligibility requirements are met by the candidate. Once the choice selection is completed, candidates need to save their choices. It may be noted that candidates can update their choices any number of times on the portal before the last date/ choices are locked by candidates. If the choices are not locked by candidates, their last saved choices will be automatically locked by the system. 

Step 3: Seat Allotment

Once the choices are locked, candidates will be allotted seats in their preferred course and university on the basis of merit and availability of seats. The candidates will be informed about their alloted seats through email/ SMS. 

Step 4: Verfication of Documents

Candidates alloted seats can then download their provisional admission letter from the counselling portal. Thereafter, they need to report at the allotted university without fail along with all the prescribed documents. The university will verify all the documents and thereafter will issue a final admission letter to candidates. 

AIEEA Counselling Documents

1. Candidates need to produce a list of documents in original and set of self attested photocopies of each of the following:

2. All certificates and mark sheets/grade reports, in original of Class 10th and 12th

3. Transfer Certificate/School Leaving Certificate

4. Character Certificate from the School last attended.

5. SC, ST and non-creamy layer of OBC categories have to provide original Certificate as per Central Govt. requirements and issued by Competent Authority.

6. In case of Physically Challenged (PC) candidates have to provide a medical certificate issued by Medical Officer of any Government Hospital with description of the kind and the degree of disability.

7. Birth Certificate, in case if Date of Birth is not mentioned in the Class 10th certificate.

8. e- Admit Card in original

9. Counselling call/invitation letter from ICAR in original.

10. Three recent colored passport size photographs with name and date same as the one submitted on the application form.

11. Domicile certificate.

12. Authority letter/undertaking if the candidate is unable to attend the counseling personally.


Result

ICAR AIEEA 2020 result will be declared on June 15. NTA will conduct the exam June 1 and candidates can check AIEEA result on the official website of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The result for ICAR AIEEA exam is declared both merit-wise as well as category-wise. ICAR result is declared online only. 

As part of ICAR AIEEA result, candidates are provided with their overall merit rank as well as their category rank. Candidates will be called for counselling on the basis of their AIEEA result.

Steps to Check ICAR AIEEA UG 2020 Result

1: Visit official website of Indian Council of Agricultural Research

2: Click on ‘View Result for AIEEA (UG)’ link

3: Enter the following details:

a. Application number

b. Date of birth

c. Security pin (as shown on the screen)

4: Click on 'Sign In' button

5: View AIEEA 2020 UG result

6: Download and save result for ICAR AIEEA UG exam

Steps to Check ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Result

1: Visit official website of Indian Council of Agricultural Research

2: Click on “View Result for AIEEA (PG)”

3: Enter application number, date of birth and security pin

4: Click on 'Sign In' button

5: Download and save result for ICAR AIEEA PG exam


Answer Key  

NTA will publish the answer key of AIEEA on its website. Answer key of AIEEA will be available in online mode only. The answer key will be released a few days after the written exam.

The authority will publish the answer key for all four sets A, B, C & D. Along with the answer key, candidates will also able to download the question paper of all sets.

If candidates are not satisfied with the answer key the authority will open a window to challenge the answer key. Candidates will have to send the answer only in the stipulated time period.

How to Download ICAR AIEEA 2020 Answer Key

Following are the steps to download ICAR 2020 answer key:

1. Visit the official website of ICAR.

2. Click on the link displaying “ICAR 2020 answer key”.

3. After clicking on link, answer key will be displayed on the screen in PDF format.

4. Compare your answers with ICAR 2020 answer key.

5. Download the answer key for future reference.

Challenging ICAR AIEEA 2020 Answer Key

1. Candidates who will not be satisfied or have discrepancy regarding ICAR AIEEA 2020 answer key may challenge it. The link for challenging the answer key will be made available on the website of ICAR.

2. Candidates will have to fill online application form and will have to pay Rs 1000/- per question. The challenge fee will be paid through online mode such as credit/debit card or net banking.

3. The fee once paid will not be refundable. If challenge will be accepted by the council, then the fee for each accepted challenge will be refunded to the candidate. Refund will be made through online mode to the concerned credit/debit card or net banking account.

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for ICAR AIEEA 2020 is given below:

1. Nationality: Applicant must be an Indian.

2. Qualifying Examination: 

a. 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/Home Science.

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

c. 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.

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

3. Minimum Marks: Candidates who belong to GEN, UPS (Under Privileged State) and OBC categories should have passed 10+2 examination with 50% aggregate marks (40% in case of SC/ST/PC).

4. Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination (10+2) are also eligible to apply.



FAQs


Q: What is the eligibility criteria to apply for ICAR AIEEA?

A: The eligibility criteria for ICAR AIEEA 2020 is given below:

1. Nationality: Applicant must be an Indian.

2. Qualifying Examination: 

a. 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/Home Science.

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

c. 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.

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

Minimum Marks: Candidates who belong to GEN, UPS (Under Privileged State) and OBC categories should have passed 10+2 examination with 50% aggregate marks (40% in case of SC/ST/PC).

Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination (10+2) are also eligible to apply.

Q: Will there be an official answer key for ICAR AIEEA 2020?

A: NTA will publish the answer key of AIEEA on its website. Answer key of AIEEA will be available in online mode only. The answer key will be released a few days after the written exam.

The authority will publish the answer key for all four sets A, B, C & D. Along with the answer key, candidates will also able to download the question paper of all sets.

If candidates are not satisfied with the answer key the authority will open a window to challenge the answer key. Candidates will have to send the answer only in the stipulated time period.

Q: What is the mode of the examination?

A: The mode of examination is Pen and Paper based.

Q: What are the steps to download the admit card ?

A: The steps to download the admit card are as follows:

1. Visit  the official website of ICAR

2. Click on the link ‘Admit Card’

3. Provide the required information like registration number, name and date of birth, etc.

4. Take print out of the Admit Card and preserve it for future references.

5. Candidates must attest the Admit Card from the gazette officer

6. It is necessary for candidates to attest photograph, signature and put thumb impression on the admit card.

Q: Is there any negative marking in this entrance?

A:  Yes there is a negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer.

Q: How to download the answer key?

A: The answer key can be downloaded from the official website. The steps to download answer key is as follows:

1. Visit the official website of ICAR.

2. Click on the link displaying “ICAR 2020 answer key”.

3. After clicking on link, answer key will be displayed on the screen in PDF format.

4. Compare your answers with ICAR 2020 answer key.

5. Download the answer key for future reference.

Q: What are the documents required in the counselling process?

A: The documents required in the counselling process are as follows:

1. Candidates need to produce a list of documents in original and set of self attested photocopies of each of the following:

2. All certificates and mark sheets/grade reports, in original of Class 10th and 12th

3. Transfer Certificate/School Leaving Certificate

4. Character Certificate from the School last attended.

5. SC, ST and non-creamy layer of OBC categories have to provide original Certificate as per Central Govt. requirements and issued by Competent Authority.

6. In case of Physically Challenged (PC) candidates have to provide a medical certificate issued by Medical Officer of any Government Hospital with description of the kind and the degree of disability.

7. Birth Certificate, in case if Date of Birth is not mentioned in the Class 10th certificate.

8. e- Admit Card in original

9. Counselling call/invitation letter from ICAR in original.

10. Three recent colored passport size photographs with name and date same as the one submitted on the application form.

11. Domicile certificate.

12. Authority letter/undertaking if the candidate is unable to attend the counseling personally.

Q: How to raise a complain regarding the answer key?

A: The proper way to challenge or raise a complain regarding the answer key is as follows:

1. Candidates who will not be satisfied or have discrepancy regarding ICAR AIEEA 2020 answer key may challenge it. The link for challenging the answer key will be made available on the website of ICAR.

2. Candidates will have to fill online application form and will have to pay Rs 1000/- per question. The challenge fee will be paid through online mode such as credit/debit card or net banking.

3. The fee once paid will not be refundable. If challenge will be accepted by the council, then the fee for each accepted challenge will be refunded to the candidate. Refund will be made through online mode to the concerned credit/debit card or net banking account. 


Q: What is the procedure to check results online?

A: The procedure to check results online is as follows:

1: Visit official website of Indian Council of Agricultural Research

2: Click on “View Result for AIEEA (PG)”

3: Enter application number, date of birth and security pin

4: Click on 'Sign In' button

5: Download and save result for ICAR AIEEA PG exam

Q: What are the steps to for offline application process?

A: The steps for the offline application process is sited below:

1. Obtain offline application form along with the information bulletin from Registrars of Agricultural Universities against cash payment or from the prescribed branches of Syndicate Bank.

2. The offline form will also be available in the eight institutions of ICAR by making the payment through the bank draft.

3. Fill it manually using blue/black ball point pen.

4. Paste the photograph, give the thumb impression and attest the documents by signing the application form in the given space.

5. After verifying all the form details, stamp it with the appropriate amount from the bank and send the application form on the following address.

Controller of Examination ( Agril. Education )

ICAR Room. 216,

Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-2, Pusa,

New Delhi 110012



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