ICAR AIEEA 2024: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Important dates, Syllabus

Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) is a national-level entrance exam organized for admission into various UG & PG-level courses. The exam will be conducted through online mode. From the last year onwards admission to AIEEA UG is based on CUET-UG scores.

There will be a separate entrance test for AIEEA PG. Through ICAR AIEEA, candidates will be offered admission to the agriculture program/ courses. It is a common entrance exam for admission to UG courses provided by Central Universities and other Participating Institutions. Through this article, candidates can check the complete details on ICAR AIEEA 2024.

ICAR AIEEA Important Dates

For UG courses

Release of official notificationFebruary 2024
Availability of application formFebruary 2024
Last date for application submissionMarch 2024
Correction facility available fromMarch 2024
Admit card dateMarch 2024
Date of examMarch 2024
Release of answer keyApril 2024
Announcement of resultApril 2024
Date of counsellingApril 2024

For PG Courses

Release of official notificationApril 2024
Availability of application formApril 2024
Last date for application submissionMay 2024
Correction facility available fromMay 2024
Admit card dateMay 2024
Date of PG examMay 2024
Release of answer keyJune 2024
Announcement of resultJune 2024
Date of counsellingJune 2024

ICAR AIEEA Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must go through the eligibility conditions for ICAR (CUET) before appearing in the exam.

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For UG Courses

The minimum age limit is 16 years.

Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply.          

Candidates must have passed the 12thh examination from CBSE or any other recognized board in English medium with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/ Mathematics.

Candidates pursuing the qualifying examination are also eligible to appear for the ICAR AIEEA UG exam.

For PG courses

Candidates must have done graduation with five years’ (B.V.Sc. & AH)/5 and ½ years (B.V.Sc. & AH) degrees with at least 60% marks (55% for reserved category).

Applicants should have done B.V.Sc. & A.H. with internship before the date of admission.

ICAR AIEEA Application Form

The authority will release the application form in online mode only. Before filling out the application form, candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria. Candidates will have to submit a single application form because the officials will not accept multiple applications from one candidate.

At first, candidates will have to complete the registration by entering details like name, address, and contact details. Thereafter, they can start the application form-filling process by providing their personal and academic details.

Candidates should give the exam city preference and upload documents in the given fields. Review the details carefully before pressing the submission button.

Applicants will have to pay the ICAR AIEEA application fee online via debit/credit card, Net Banking, Paytm and, e-wallet.

Application Fee details

For UG Courses

Number of subjectsGeneral categoryST/ SC/ PWBD /Third genderOBC-NCL/ EWSCentres outside India
Up to 3 subjectsRs 750/-Rs 650/-Rs 700/-Rs.3750/-
Up to 7 subjectsRs 1500/-Rs 1300/-Rs 1400/-Rs.7500/-
Up to 10 subjectsRs 1750/-Rs 1550/-Rs 1650/-Rs.11000/-

ICAR AIEEA 2024 Examination Pattern

For CUET UG Courses

Examination ModeComputer- based test (CBT)
Total questions100
Type of questionsMCQs
Language of paper13 languages
Marking scheme+5 for each correct answer _1 for each incorrect answer

For PG Courses

Examination ModeComputer-based test (CBT)
Total Questions120
Duration of exam2 hours
Language of paperEnglish
Marking scheme+5 for each correct answer _1 for each incorrect answer

Check the List of Agriculture Entrance Exams

ICAR Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for ICAR AIEEA UG & PG courses is given below.

For UG Courses

In Sections IA & IBReading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative [Literary Aptitude & Vocabulary]
Section IIRefer NCERT books
Section IIIGeneral Mental Ability, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/ mensuration/ algebra geometry/stat taught till Grade 8), Numerical Ability, Logical and Analytical Reasoning.

For PG Courses

Plant BiotechnologyPhotosynthesis, Respiration and Transpiration, Development, Elements of Economic Botany, Nucleic Acids, Proteins, Dry Matter Partitioning, General Structure and Function of Carbohydrates, Structure and Metabolic Functions of Carbohydrates, Genetic Engineering, DNA Replications, Harvest Index of Crops, etc
Physical SciencePrinciple of Nutrient and Water Management, Fats and Liquids, Periodic Classification of Element, Weathering of Rocks and Minerals, Causes of Poor Aeration, Classifications, Structure and Function of Plant Cells, Soil Classification, etc
AgronomySugarcane, Proteins, and Their Management, Integrated Farming System, Principles of Crop Ecology and Crop Adaptation, Physiological Limits of Crop Yield and Variability about Ecological Optima, Water Management, Economic Importance, Medicinal, and Aromatic Plants, etc.


The authority will release the admit card online mode. Candidates can download their ICAR AIEEA hall tickets from the official website by using their application number and password. The official will not send admit cards via post to any student.

The admit card will consist of all exam-related details including the candidate’s name, roll number, time, venue exam date, & exam instructions. Candidates should carry the admit card along with one ID proof at the exam hall.


The result for ICAR AIEEA 2024 will be announced separately for AIEEA UG & PG courses. Candidates will be able to check and download the admit card online by using their login credentials. The result will be published in the form of a merit list including details like the candidate’s rank, scorecard etc.

ICAR AIEEA Counselling

Candidates whose names are mentioned in the merit list will further have to participate in the counselling process. The ICAR AIEEA counselling will be held in online mode for both UG & PG courses. Candidates should bring all the required documents such as admit card, class 10th & 12th certificate, domicile certificate etc. at the time of counselling.


What is the frequency of ICAR?

The exam is held once a year.

When the ICAR AIEEA 2024 registration will start?

The exact dates have been not announced yet. But it is expected that the online registration will commence in February 2024.

Is ICAR easy to crack?

The difficulty level of exam is easy to moderate.

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