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ICAR NTA UG/PG/JRF/P.hD 2021 – Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, ICAR UG/PG/JRF/SRF/P.hD 2021


The ICAR All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA) 2021 notification has been released by NTA on July 25. The application process has commenced on July 25 and the last date of application is August 20. The ICAR AIEE 2021 UG exam will be conducted on September 7, September 8 and September 13 and the ICAR AIEEA PG and AICE JRF/SRF are scheduled to be conducted on September 17. ICAR AIEEA is conducted to shortlist aspirants for admission in undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in agriculture and allied sciences. The exam is conducted to fill 15 per cent of seats in Bachelor’s degree programmes. Apart from that, based on AIEEA UG aspirants are awarded “National Talent Scholarships in agriculture & allied science subjects (other than veterinary science) in agricultural universities and 15 per cent seats in dairy technology at NDRI Karnal”, informs the official website. National Testing Agency (NTA) is the conducting body of the exam which will be held in 178 cities (ICAR AIEEA UG) and 89 cities (ICAR AIEEA PG and AICE JRF/SRF) across India.

 ICAR AIEEA Highlights

Particulars Details
Exam Name Indian Council of Agricultural Research All India Entrance Examination for Admission (ICAR AIEEA)
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration 2.5 hours
Medium of Question Paper English and Hindi
Exam Level UG and PG
Exam Subjects Any three from Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics or Agriculture
Total Number of Seats ICAR AIEEA UG – 1,971


Official Website


ICAR AIEEA 2021 Important Dates

Candidates can go through important exam dates and related events for ICAR AIEEA 2021 exam in the table below.

Event  Dates  Salient Features 
Release of Application Forms  25-Jul-2021 The application process is conducted in online mode.  
Last Date to Apply  20-Aug-2021


Candidates will have to submit the filled in application form within the application deadline. 
Correction of Particulars in Application Form  23-Aug-2021 to 26-Aug-2021


The correction of particulars in ICAR AIEEA application 2021 can be done in these dates. 
Issue of Admit Card  To be announced 


The date of ICAR AIEEA 2021 admit card will be announced soon. 
ICAR AIEEA (UG)  07-Sep-2021




The exam will be conducted in computer-based mode over a three-day window.  


The ICAR AIEEA (PG) and AICE JRF/SRF will be conducted in computer-based mode on this date. 
Release of Provisional Answer Key  To be announced 


The date of the provisional answer key is yet to be announced.  
Declaration of Result  To be announced 


The result announcement date of the ICAR AIEEA exam is yet to be announced.  
Download of Rank Card and Counseling  Letter  To be announced 


The download of Rank Card and Counseling  Letter dates will be announced soon. 
First Round Counseling   To be announced 


The date of the first round of Counseling  is yet to be declared. 
Second Round Counseling   To be announced 


Second Round Counseling  date announcement will be done soon. 


Third Round Counseling   To be announced 


Dates for the third round of Counseling  will be announced soon. 

Eligibility Criteria for ICAR AIEEA UG 2021

Applying candidates must take note that anyone found ineligible at any stage of the admission procedure will not be considered for further selection. Go through the eligibility conditions for ICAR AIEEA UG 2021 below.

  • Age Limit: The minimum age limit is 16 years to be eligible.
  • Nationality: The nationality of the applying candidate should be Indian only.
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates must have completed 10+2 education from CBSE or any other recognised board in English medium with at least any three Science subjects out of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

 The minimum qualifying marks required in the Class 12 board exam to be eligible for the admission process are as follows.

Qualification Qualifying Marks for General/ OBC/ NCL Qualifying Marks for SC/ ST/ PC
Class 12 50 per cent 40 per cent

ICAR AIEEA UG 2021: List of courses for admission

Aspirants applying for admission in UG programmes basis of their performance in the AIEEA UG exam can secure admission in 11 bachelor’s degree programmes. For convenience, the ICAR AIEEA UG exam is divided into two streams. The bachelor’s degree programmes offered under each of these streams are as mentioned below:

Stream A: Agriculture/Biology Stream B: Mathematics
Agriculture Agricultural Engineering
Horticulture Dairy Technology
Fisheries Agricultural Marketing & Co-operation
Forestry Forestry
Home Science Food Science
Sericulture Biotechnology
Food Science

Colleges accepting ICAR AIEEA 2021 scores

Candidates who clear the ICAR AIEEA exam for UG course admissions can secure admission in 11 bachelor’s degree programmes (BSc, BTech, etc). Courses on offer at colleges accepting ICAR AIEEA scores for admission include Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Fisheries, Home Science, Sericulture, Agricultural Engineering, Dairy Technology, Food Science/ Food Technology, Biotechnology, etc.

The ICAR-AU System of India has 74 Agricultural Universities comprising 63 State Agricultural, Veterinary, Horticultural and Fisheries Universities (SAUs), four ICAR-DUs, – IARI, IVRI, NDRI and CIFE, three Central Agricultural Universities (CAU, Imphal, Dr RPCAU, Pusa and RLB CAU, Jhansi), four Central Universities (CUs) having Faculty of Agriculture (BHU, AMU, Viswa Bharati and Nagaland University).

Also Read: List of ICAR Agricultural University in India


Some of the universities/ institutes that accept ICAR AIEEA exam scores for UG course admissions are listed below:

  • State Agricultural Universities (SAUs)
  • ICAR-DUs [Indian Agricultural Research Institute(IARI), Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE)]
  • Central Agricultural Universities [Central Agricultural University (CAU), Imphal; Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University (RPCAU), Pusa; Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University (RLB CAU), Jhansi]
  • Central Universities (CUs) having Faculty of Agriculture [Banaras Hindu University(BHU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Visva Bharati and Nagaland University]
List of colleges accepting AIEEA 2021 exam scores
Colleges accepting ICAR AIEEA UG 2021 scores/ranks for admission
ICAR AIEEA PG 2021 colleges accepting scores

ICAR 2021 Admission Process

Candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps to successfully appear for ICAR AIEEA 2021 which is yet to be announced.

Step 1: Fill ICAR AIEEA Application Form

Candidates can submit the AIEEA application form for both UG and PG admissions in the online mode only. In the ICAR AIEEA application form, candidates need to fill all their details in the online form, upload their recent coloured photograph with name and date, thumb impression (left/ her right hand), and signature. Aspirants can pay the application fee using a credit card/debit card, UPI or Paytm. The official website of ICAR informs that while paying the application fee “additional Payment Gateway charges plus service tax, as applicable will be chargeable”.

Step 2: Download AIEEA Admit Card

Aspirants need to download their ICAR AIEEA 2021 admit card from the official website of the exam. AIEEA admit card for UG and PG course admissions contain the details of the candidate and his roll number along with information on his exam time, date and centre. Candidates need to take a printout of their AIEEA admit card and get it duly attested by the Principal of their School/College last attended or of a Gazetted Officer and carry the same to their ICAR test centre. Without the admit card aspirants would not be allowed to take the entrance exam.

Step 3: Give AIEEA UG/AIEEA PG Exam

AIEEA entrance exam is of 150 minutes or 2.5 hours duration. Aspirants need to appear for the exam as per the date, time and test centre details mentioned on their admit card.

Step 4: Check ICAR AIEEA Result

Candidates can view their AIEEA result on the official website of ICAR. “The result of the entrance examination would be available in terms of overall merit-rank and category rank obtained by the candidates qualified for Counseling ”, informs the official website.

Step 5: Appear for Counseling

Once the result is released, the category-wise final merit list for AIEEA Counseling  is prepared. This list contains details of the candidate along with the date when they need to appear for the Counseling  round for admission. At the time of Counseling  for admission in both UG as well as PG programmes, aspirants need to fill a prescribed Counseling  form. Apart from this, candidates also need to bring a copy of their Counseling  intimation letter along with the Counseling  fee and other necessary documents.

AIEEA UG/PG/ PhD 2021 Important Link

Information Bulletin UG  |  PG | P.hD
Notification Click Here
Syllabus UGPG
Application Online UG  |  PG | P.hD
Official Website Click Here


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