ICAR’s AIEEA UG Entrance Exam-2019 is on 1st July, 2019

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

Are you interested in doing B.Sc Agriculture? As per the official notification released by the Government, this time ICAR’s AIEEA UG Entrance exam is going to be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). The exam is going to be conducted completely 100 percent online only. There is also a slight change in the exam pattern. This time the number questions are reduced to 150 from the previous 180 and consequently, the maximum marks are also brought down to 600 instead of earlier 720. However, the test duration has been kept unchanged that is two and a half hours only. 

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development as an independent autonomous, self-reliant and self-sustained premier testing organization. The conduct of the ICAR-AIEEA (UG), ICAR-AIEEA (PG) & ICAR-AICE-JRF/SRF (PGS) examinations have been entrusted to the NTA by The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The NTA will conduct ICAR Examinations for 2019 for AIEEA (UG), AIEEA (PG) & AICE-JRF/SRF (PGS) on 01 July, 2019. The test will consist of single paper as given below: Test Maximum Marks Number of Questions (All are compulsory) Duration ICAR AIEEA (UG)-2019 600 150 (50 in each subject) 02½ hours (150 minutes) ICAR AIEEA (PG)-2019 640 160 02½ hours (150 minutes) ICAR AICE-JRF/SRF(PGS)- 2019 800 (80+720) 200 (20+180) 03 hours (180 minutes) The Test will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only.

The candidates who desire to appear in the above mentioned test may see the detailed Information Bulletin of ICAR Examinations for AIEEA (UG), AIEEA (PG) & AICE-JRF/SRF (PGS)-2019 which will be available on the website and w.e.f. 01 April, 2019. The candidates are required to apply online between 01 April, 2019– 30 April, 2019. The fees can be paid up to 01 May, 2019. Senior Director, NTA Registered office: West Block-1, Wing No. 6, 2 nd Floor, RK Puram, New Delhi110066 Office for communication: C-20 1A/8 ,Sector 62 IITK Outreach Centre, Gautam Budh Nagar, NOIDA-201309, Uttar Pradesh (India) For queries: Email: 

There are hundreds of universities in India. Very few universities are recognized by ICAR for B.Sc Agriculture courses. Rest of them are all non recognized universities. Here is a list of universities that are not offering or not recognized by ICAR for any of the agricultural courses.  

Universities NOT recognized by ICAR 

The university system in India is broadly divided into 4 categories. Based on this, the list of universities not recognized by ICAR under each category is given below. Since universities are not recognized by ICAR, needless to say that the agriculture degree offered by the respective constituent or affiliated colleges too become not recognized by Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) although most of these universities, constituent/affiliated colleges are very well managed, well reputed with great popularity in the academic circles and accredited by UGC, AICTE, other professional bodies having national and international recognition, but only for their non agricultural degrees, not for the agriculture degrees. 

  1. Central Universitiesare established by an Act of Parliament and are under the purview of the Department of Higher Education in the Union Human Resource Development Ministry. The UGC lists 47 central universities. Out of 47, only 3 are recognized by ICAR for Ag BSc courses 

  2. State Universities are established and are run by the state governments and union territories of India. There are 347 state universities. Most of these state universities have constituent/private affiliated colleges and offer a wide range of UG courses.

  3. Deemed University is  a status of autonomy granted by the Department of Higher Education, Government of India on the advice of the UGC, under Section 3 of the UGC Act. There are 123 deemed universities. Out of this only 1 deemed university is recognized by ICAR for all its agriculture courses.

  4. Private Universities are approved by the UGC under private management. They can grant degrees but they are not allowed to have off-campus affiliated colleges. There are 237 private universities and none of them have any recognition by ICAR for any of their agricultural courses, if they offer at all.

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