Unlike previous years, this year, ICAR will not be conducting its AIEEA UG, PG & AICE JRF/SRF (PGS). Rather, these ICAR exams are going to conducted by the National Testing Agency on July 01, 2019. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) assigned this responsibility to NTA to conduct all these exams in single paper and in online mode.
The online registrations for any of these ICAR exams is scheduled to start from today, i.e April 01, 2019 onward. But the website, ntaicar.nic.in, currently shows the status of the application form release as “will be available soon”. Though, the public notice and the information brochure has been released. Interested candidates are advised to stay updated with the new official website. Also, the last date of registration has been notified as April 30, 2019.
Other these important dates and details, NTA has also released the exam pattern for the each of these ICAR exams. ICAR AIEEA UG 2019 will be conducted for a duration of 2 and half hours and candidates need to attempt 150 questions of 600 marks. Whereas, in ICAR AIEEA PG 2019, a candidate is required to attempt 160 questions in 150 minutes, carrying 640 marks in total. ICAR AICE JRF/SRF (PGS) will be conducted 800 marks, with candidates having to attempt 200 questions in a 3 hour duration.
ICAR Applications are only expected to be filled by eligible candidates. So, before filling up the online ICAR application form, make sure to go through the prescribed guidelines and eligibility. For ICAR UG, a candidate needs to have passed Class 12 with at least 50% marks in aggregate (40% for SC/ST candidates), whereas for ICAR PG, a candidate must have either passed 10+2+5 (B.V. Sc. & A.H.) or 10+2+4 or 10+6 years degree (B.Sc.Ag.) programmes by securing 60% of marks in average (50% of marks for SC/ST candidates).
Similarly, candidates need to fulfil the eligibility norms of the ICAR AICE JRF/SRF (PGS). The age limit for each course is different. For ICAR UG, a candidate needs to be at least 16 years of age, while for ICAR PG, a candidate should be at least 19 years of age. ICAR AICE JRF/SRF (PGS), a candidate should be a minimum of 20 years of age.
Mostly, for all the exams that NTA is conducting, the application process remains same. So, a candidate is required to complete 5 application steps, namely Online Registration, Fill Online Application Form, Upload Scanned Photo & Signature, Pay Examination Fee and Download Confirmation Page. The ICAR exam fee needs to be submitted in online mode only, using either Credit card / Debit Card / Net Banking. The ICAR exam fee is different for UG, PG & AICE JRF/SRF (PGS).
For ICAR UG, a candidate needs to pay Rs. 750 (Rs. 350 for SC, ST and PC) and for ICAR PG, a candidate needs to pay Rs. 800 (Rs. 400 for SC, ST and PC). While, for ICAR AICE JRF/SRF (PGS), a candidate needs to submit Rs. 1400 (Rs. 700 for SC, ST and PC). On the basis of the details provided, a candidate is further issued the admit cards for the exam.
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