The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) invites applications from Indian Nationals, in the prescribed format, for ICAR’s 17th AIEEA-PG-2012. The test will be held on The test will be held on 15 April 2012 (Sunday) for 100% seats at ICAR-Deemed Universities at IARI, IVRI, NDRI and CIFE and for 25% seats (tentative) for Master degrees at State Agricultural Universities, Central Agricultural University Imphal, Central Universities with Agricultural Faculty (Banaras Hindu University, Viswa Bharati, Nagaland University and Aligarh Muslim University and SHIATS Allahabad for the
academic session 2012-13.
Master’s Degree programmes
Courses offered are in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Agri. Engineering, Home Science, Biotechnology, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Dairy Technology, Fisheries, Veterinary, and allied sciences. Based on the merit-rank in AIEEA PG 2012 examination, 475 ICAR – Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) will be awarded to Master’s degree students.
Eligibility to apply for AIEEA PG 2012
Not less than 19 years as on 31st August 2012 (must not have been born after 01.09.1993).
Bachelor’s degree (or appearing in final year examination), in the field of Agriculture, Veterinary, Agricultural Engineering, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Sericulture, Dairy Technology, Dairy Engineering, Forestry, Agri. Marketing Banking and Cooperation, Food Science & Technology, Biotechnology, Process & Food Engineering, Computer Science, Basic and allied sciences under 10+2+5 or 10+2+4 years degree programmes, (Few seats are also available for candidates having Bachelor degree with 10+2+3 year degree programme) with required Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) of 6.60/10, 3.25/5, 2.60/4 for General, OBC and UPS categories whereas for SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) categories the said requirement is an OGPA of 5.60/10, 2.75/5, 2.20/4 respectively.
In other cases, where grade-points are not awarded and only marks are awarded, the candidate must have secured at least 60% marks for General, OBC and UPS categories whereas for SC/ST/PH the requirement is 50% marks (Equivalence between OGPA and % marks will not be acceptable). For admission in M.V.Sc. programmes, the candidate must have completed B.V.Sc./ B.V.Sc. & A.H. with Internship before the date of registration for admission in the concerned University. The in-service candidates, seeking admission to ICAR-Deemed universities, should see their respective website.
ICAR-JRF(Post Graduate Studies) (PGS)
Based on the merit in the AIEEA-PG-2011 examination, about 475 ICAR-Junior Research Fellowships for postgraduate studies (ICARJRF (PGS)) in 20 major subject groups are awarded for two years in Agricultural Universities including State Agricultural Universities, CAU and CUs with agriculture faculty, SHIATS Allahabad and ICAR-DUs, provided their Bachelor degree is not from the same AU (except NDRI Karnal).That means JRF will be given to only those candidates who join the Master degree programme in the University other than from where he/she has obtained his/her Bachelor’s degree except at NDRI, Karnal where admissions for 100% seats are made on All India basis through ICAR Entrance Examination. Candidates, currently studying for their Master’s degree in 1st year, can also appear in AIEEA-PG-2011 examination for securing ICAR-JRF(PGS). However, if a ICAR-JRF(PGS) holder seeks fresh admission, entire amount of fellowship received by him/her shall have to be refunded with interest and he/she will not be entitled for fresh ICAR-JRF (PGS).
Question paper pattern for AIEEA PG 2012
There will be only one question paper in each major subject group consisting of 150 multiplechoice, objective type questions, and also 10 cross-matching type questions.
Cost of AIEEA PG 2012 Information Brochure & Application Form
Rs. 600/- for General, OBC and UPS categories and Rs. 300/- for S.C., S.T. and P.H. categories.
Apply online for AIEEA PG 2012
Availability of offline forms for AIEEA PG 2012
The details are available in the notification, Click here.
Last date to submit completed application forms
The last date for the receipt of Applications in the office of “The Controller of Examinations (Education), Room No. 216, ICAR, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-II, Pusa, New Delhi–110012″ is 15th February 2012.
However for the candidates belonging to certain remote areas viz., Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul & Spiti district and Pangi Sub-division of Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep, the last date of receipt is 22nd February 2012.
Important dates for AIEEA UG 2012
|Date of AIEEA PG 2012||15 April 2012 (Sunday)|
|Last date to submit application form||15th February 2012|
|Last date to submit application form (far flung areas)||22nd February 2012|
ICAR Website: http://icarexam.net/
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