The entrance test for various courses at agricultural universities across the country is scheduled for June 1. Admission to graduate, post-graduate and PhD programmes would be made against the score in the entrance.
The National Testing Agency would be conducting the computer-based all-India entrance test. Each stream would have an objective type paper; there would be negative marking for the wrong answers.
Last year the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) had entrusted the NTA to hold All-India Entrance Examinations for Admissions (AIEEA).
To apply for the ICAR-AIEEA Exam, visit the website http://icar.nta.nic.in.
For detailed syllabus too visit the website.
The last date to submit online application form is March 31, 2020.
15% seats of 4-year Bachelor’s programme at all the agriculture universities come under the all-India quota.
In some institutions, admissions to all the seats are done based on the score of this exam.
The entrance test would be held across 178 examination centers including 16 in Kerala.
The results would be published on June 15, 2020.
Those who have studied plus-two with the required subjects and passed with overall 50% marks could apply for undergraduate (UG) courses. The cut off for scheduled castes, physically disabled and transgender community would be 40%.
The selection to 25% of the master’s programmes in the agricultural universities would also be done based on this entrance test. Meanwhile, some institutions would depend on the scores of this test for admissions to all the seats.
The applicants should have passed the UG course in the respective subjects with a grade point average of 6.60/10 on a 10- point scale or 3.25/500 on a 5-point scale or 2.60/4.00 on a 4-point scale.
Candidates who score 60% marks in UG course may apply for the test. Scheduled castes, physically disabled and transgender community can avail marks relaxation. Candidates in these categories require only 50% marks in the UG course.
The candidates should complete their internships before admission for Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc) course.
There are 88 examination centres, including 8 in Kerala, for the MVSc test.
The admission to 25% PhD programmes in the agriculture universities in India would be done based on the entrance test score. Some institutions may conduct admissions to all the seats based on this test.