ICAR Entrance Examinations 2021

ICAR Entrance Examinations 2021 – AIEEA(UG), AIEEA(PG) & AICE JRF/SRF(Ph.D)

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PUBLIC NOTICE
Date: 25 July 2021

ICAR Entrance Examinations-2021
[(AIEEA(UG), AIEEA(PG) and AICE JRF/SRF(Ph.D)]

National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the ICAR Entrance Examinations [AIEEA
(UG), AIEEA (PG) & AICE-JRF/SRF(Ph.D)] -2021 for admission to the Undergraduate, Post
Graduate and Doctoral Programmes of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research(lCAR) for the academic session 2021-22, as per details given below.

The exam will consist of a single paper as per the details given below:

Date(s) of exam AIEEA(UG)-7,8 and 13th September 2021
AIEEA(PG) and AICE -JRF/SRF(Ph.D)-17th September 2021
Mode of exam Computer Based Test (CBT Mode)
Pattern of exam Objective Type comprising Multiple Choice Questions
Language of the paper English and Hindi– for AIEEA-(UG) English only for AIEEA-( PG)
and AICE JRF/SRF (Ph.D)
Mode of exam Computer Based Test(Mode)
Duration 150 minutes for AIEEA –(UG) 120 minutes for AIEEA-( PG) and
AICE- JRF/SRF (Ph.D)
Exam Centres At 178 cities across India for ICAR AIEEA-(UG ) At 89 cities across
India for ICAR AIEEA (PG) and AICE JRF/SRF-(Ph.D)
Submission of online
application forms and
payment of exam fee
From 25.07.2021 to 20.08.2021

 

Information Bulletin for

ICAR AIEEA (UG) – 2021
All India Entrance Examination
for Admission to
Bachelor Degree Programs

Online submission of Application Form 25.07.2021 to 20.08.2021
(upto 05:00 PM) 23 August 2021
Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/NetBanking/ UPI 20.08.2021 (upto 11:50 PM) 23 August 2021
Fee Payable by candidates

General/Unreserved

Rs. 770/-
Other Backward Classes (OBC)-(NCL)* & UPS**/ EWS*** Rs. 750/-
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Rs. 375/-
Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable
Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only
(No corrections shall be allowed after 26.08.2021)
23.08.2021 to 26.08.2021

24-25 August 2021

Downloading of e-Admit Cards from NTA website To be announced later
Date of Examination 7th, 8th & 13th September 2021
Duration of Examination 150 minutes (2 ½ hours)
Timing of Examination As indicated on Admit Card
Centre, Date and Shift of Examination As indicated on Admit Card
Display of attempted Question Paper and Provisional Answer Keys To be announced later
Websites www.nta.ac.in, http://www.ntaicar.nic.in/
Declaration of Result on NTA website To be announced on the NTA
website later
Schedule for Online Counselling To be announced by the ICAR
on www.icar.org.in,
www.icarexam.net after the
declaration of result

*Other Backward Classes-Non Creamy Layer as per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India website www.ncbc.nic.in. Only the candidates falling in this list may mention OBC in the Category Column. State list. OBC candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose General/Unreserved.
** Candidates of Remote and Underprivileged States must check their eligibility before applying.
***As per the OM No. 20013/01/2018-BC-II dated January 17, 2019 issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the OM No. 12-4/2019-U1 dated 17.01.2019 regarding implementation of reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) for admission in Central Educational Institutions.

2. Candidates can apply for AIEEA (UG)-2021“Online” on the website: https://icar.nta.ac.in.

3. The Application Form other than online mode will not be accepted.

4. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate.

5. Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin on NTA website. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.

6. Candidates must ensure that e-mail address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are their own as all information/ communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on the e-mail address or SMS on given Mobile Number only.

7. Instructions for filling Online Application Form:

  • Download Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read them carefully to ensure your eligibility.
  • Follow the 4 steps given below to Apply Online:
    Step-1: Apply for Online Registration using unique Email Id and Mobile No
    Step-2: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No.
    Step-3: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (file size: 10 kb – 200 kb) and Candidate’s Signature (file size: 4kb – 30kb) and Thumb impression (file size: 3kb-30kb) in JPG/JPEG format.
    Step-4: Pay the fee using SBI/Canara/HDFC/ICICI/Paytm Payment Gateway through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI and keep proof of fee paid. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled, and the amount will be refunded to the candidate’s account. However, the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.
  • All the 4 Steps can be done together or at separate times.

8. Candidates are advised to keep visiting the NTA website and check their e-mails/SMS regularly for the latest updates.

9. Candidates shall appear at their own cost at the Examination Centre on the date and shift indicated on their Admit Card issued by NTA.

10. Any request to change the Examination Centre, Date, Shift and Subject provided on the Admit Card will not be considered under any circumstances.

Note:

1. The final submission of the Online Application Form will remain incomplete if Step-3 and step-4 are not completed. Such forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.
2. No request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained by NTA under any circumstances.
3. The entire application process of AIEEA (UG)-2021 is online, including uploading of scanned images, Payment of Fees, and Printing of Confirmation Page. Therefore, candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation Page to NTA through Post/ Fax/ by Hand.

AIEEA (UG) 2021

In 2021, All India Entrance Examination for Admission, AIEEA (UG) shall be conducted for
admission to Bachelor Degree programmes in Agriculture and Allied Sciences (other than
Veterinary Sciences), at Agricultural Universities on 15% of the University seats (100% seats in RLBCAU Jhansi, NDRI Karnal and Dr RPCAU Pusa, Bihar). Further, not more than 40% of candidates from any one state shall be admitted to any agricultural university in a particular subject and category.

The AIEEA (UG)-2021 Examination for the Academic Session 2021-22 will be conducted at 178 Cities (Annexure-I) all over the country, enabling the participation of a large number of candidates seeking admission in Bachelor degree programmes in accredited AUs in different disciplines.

Candidates declared eligible for registration and choice filling for counselling by ICAR will only be considered for allocation of subject and the Agricultural University.

There is no provision of direct nomination for admission through ICAR in any Bachelor degree programme without qualifying in ICAR AIEEA (UG).

To align with New Education Policy (NEP 2020) and reduce the burden on students for appearing in multiple entrance examinations for admissions in AUs, ICAR has taken an initiative and asked for the consent of AUs if they wish to utilize the NTA scores for UG admissions during academic session 2021-22. The list of AUs which have expressed their willingness to utilize NTA scores is given at APPENDIX-I.

Syllabus for the Test

The Questions in the test shall be based on the syllabus prescribed by the ICAR, which is available on the website https://icar.org.in/content/icar%E2%80%99s-aice-jrfsrf-pgs-2020-examination.

Subjects

Candidates need to choose subjects from Annexure-IV for UG Program as per their Eligibility Qualification at 10+2 level.

General Eligibility Criteria to appear in AIEEA (UG)- 2021

The eligibility qualifications for various degree programmes with the list of subjects is enlisted at (Annexure-IV).

Qualifying Examination at 10+2 Level

  1. In order to appear in AIEEA (UG) 2021, Indian national candidates must have passed the 10+2 Senior Secondary Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education or any other examination within the scope and standard found to be equivalent to the Senior Secondary Examination of a recognised Indian Board/University (Annexure VI), with minimum prescribed marks/grade, after a period of 12 years of study. The medium of instruction in the admitting University will be English.
  2. The candidate must have passed any one of the qualifying examinations enumerated above securing not less than 50% marks in aggregate for General, OBC (NCL), UPS, EWS categories and 40% marks in aggregate for SC, ST, Third Gender, PwD categories. There will be no rounding-off of the OGPA/percentage of marks of qualifying examination while deciding the basic eligibility of any candidate for admission e.g. if a candidate obtained 49.99% marks in his/her qualifying examination, then it will not be rounded-off to 50%.
  3. Candidates having a compartment/supplementary in any of the subjects will not be eligible unless proof of having cleared the examination with the requisite percentage as above is available.
  4. Candidate already appeared in the qualifying examination enumerated above, can also apply but would be required to submit evidence of having satisfied the conditions latest at the time of counselling/admission in the allotted university.
  5. The candidate must ensure that he/she fulfils the eligibility requirements for the examination as well as admission as detailed in the Information Bulletin. Applying for AIEEA (UG) 2021, appearing in the examination and qualifying the same does not necessarily mean acceptance of eligibility. The applicant for a particular Subject must satisfy the eligibility criteria as specified in this Information Bulletin (or its amendments/corrections from time to time).

Age Limit:

Indian Nationals of at least 16 years of age as of 31.08.2021 are eligible to apply for the
examination. No relaxation is admissible regarding the minimum age limit.

Examination Cities for AIEEA (UG) 2021

The Examination Cities where the AIEEA (UG) 2021 will be conducted are given in (Annexure- I). While applying candidates have to select any four cities of their choice for AIEEA (UG) 2021. The efforts will be made to allot the city of examination to the candidates in order of the choice opted by them in their application form. However, due to administrative reasons, a different city in the nearby area may be allotted.

  • NTA reserves the right to allot a candidate to a nearby exam city, other than the one opted by him/her, if need be, depending on administrative exigencies.
  • NTA reserves the right to cancel/ merge any exam city/centre if need be, depending on
    administrative exigencies.
  • • The Examination City Centre, once opted, shall not be changed.

The decision of the NTA regarding allotment of Centre, Date and Shift shall be final. No further correspondence or request shall be entertained in such case

Applying Online and Submission of Application Form:

The online submission of Application Form for AIEEA (UG)-2021, uploading of scanned
photographs and signatures may be made at website www.nta.ac.in, https://icar.nta.ac.in. The candidates should complete all the required details while filling up the online form. On submission of details and the required fee, a Confirmation Page with Application Number shall be generated. Candidates are required to take a printout of the Confirmation Page and keep it for reference.

In order to appear in AIEEA (UG)-2021, the candidates are required to apply online as per
the procedure detailed below. Before filling and submitting the online form, candidates should download the Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form; and read them carefully. Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin and on the NTA website. Application Forms not complying with the instructions are liable to be rejected.

Candidates must keep the following information ready before filling online Application Form:-

  • Govt Identity Details like Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits)/Election Card (EPIC No.)/Passport number/Ration Card Number/ Bank Account Number/PAN Number/ Other valid Govt Ids.
  • Address for communication, Mobile Number, email id, etc.
  • Scanned images of the latest Photograph (size of 10 kb to 200 kb) in JPG/ JPEG format only.
  • Scanned image of Signature (size of 4 kb to 30 kb) in JPG/ JPEG format only
  • Scanned image of Thumb impression (Male-Left, Female-Right, size of 3kb to 30 kb) in
    JPG/JPEG format only.
  • Bank Account details for payment of Fee, for uploading as part of the submission of online application.

Replica of Application Form or Format:

The Replica of the AIEEA(UG)-2021 Application Form or Format is available at Annexure-VIII.

Four Steps to Complete the Application Process:

Application Form may be submitted in four simple steps:

  1. Step 1: Apply for Online Registration using unique Email Id and Mobile No
  2. Step 2: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No.
  3. Step 3: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (file size: 10 kb – 200 kb)
    Candidate’s Signature (file size: 4kb – 30kb) and candidate’s thumb impression
    (between 3 kb to 30 kb) in JPG/JPEG format.
  4. Step 4: Pay the fee using SBI/Canara/HDFC/ICICI Bank/Paytm Payment Gateway through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net-Banking/UPI and keep proof of fee paid. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled, and the amount will be refunded to the candidate’s account. However, the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.
  • Download, save and print copies of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee and keep copies safely for future reference.
  • All the 4 Steps can be done together or at separate times

Note:

  1. The final submission of the Online Application Form will remain incomplete if Step 3 and Step 4 are not completed. Such forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.
  2. No request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained by NTA under any circumstances.
  3. The entire application process of ICAR-AIEEA (UG)-2021is online, including uploading of scanned images, Payment of Fees, and Printing of Confirmation Page. Therefore, candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation Page to NTA/ICAR through Post/ Fax/ E-mails /by Hand.

Corrigendum

Rescheduled Dates

Fill Application Form – AIEEA-(UG)-2021

 



Information Bulletin for

ICAR AIEEA (PG) – 2021
All India Entrance Examination
for Admission to
Master Degree Programs

Online submission of Application Form 25.07.2021 to 20.08.2021
(upto 05:00 PM) 27 August 2021
Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/NetBanking/ UPI 20.08.2021 (upto 11:50 PM) 27 August 2021
Fee Payable by candidates

General/Unreserved

Rs. 1120/-
Other Backward Classes (OBC)-(NCL)* & UPS**/ EWS*** Rs. 1100/-
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Rs. 550/-
Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable
Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only
(No corrections shall be allowed after 26.08.2021)
23.08.2021 to 26.08.2021

28 and 31 August 2021

Downloading of e-Admit Cards from NTA website To be announced later
Date of Examination 17th September 2021
Duration of Examination 120 minutes (2 hours)
Timing of Examination As indicated on Admit Card
Centre, Date and Shift of Examination As indicated on Admit Card
Display of attempted Question Paper and Provisional Answer Keys To be announced later
Websites www.nta.ac.in, http://www.ntaicar.nic.in/
Declaration of Result on NTA website To be announced on the NTA
website later
Schedule for Online Counselling To be announced by the ICAR
on www.icar.org.in,
www.icarexam.net after the
declaration of result

*Other Backward Classes-Non Creamy Layer as per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India website www.ncbc.nic.in. Only the candidates falling in this list may mention OBC in the Category Column. State list. OBC candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose General/Unreserved.
** Candidates of Remote and Underprivileged States must check their eligibility before applying.
***As per the OM No. 20013/01/2018-BC-II dated January 17, 2019 issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the OM No. 12-4/2019-U1 dated 17.01.2019 regarding implementation of reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) for admission in Central Educational Institutions.

2. Candidates can apply for AIEEA (PG)-2021“Online” on the website: https://icar.nta.ac.in.

3. The Application Form other than online mode will not be accepted.

4. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate.

5. Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin on NTA website. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.

6. Candidates must ensure that e-mail address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are their own as all information/ communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on the e-mail address or SMS on given Mobile Number only.

7. Instructions for filling Online Application Form:

  • Download Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read them carefully to ensure your eligibility.
  • Follow the 4 steps given below to Apply Online:
    Step-1: Apply for Online Registration using unique Email Id and Mobile No
    Step-2: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No.
    Step-3: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (file size: 10 kb – 200 kb) and Candidate’s Signature (file size: 4kb – 30kb) and Thumb impression (file size: 3kb-30kb) in JPG/JPEG format.
    Step-4: Pay the fee using SBI/Canara/HDFC/ICICI/Paytm Payment Gateway through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI and keep proof of fee paid. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled, and the amount will be refunded to the candidate’s account. However, the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.
  • All the 4 Steps can be done together or at separate times.

8. Candidates are advised to keep visiting the NTA website and check their e-mails/SMS regularly for the latest updates.

9. Candidates shall appear at their own cost at the Examination Centre on the date and shift indicated on their Admit Card issued by NTA.

10. Any request to change the Examination Centre, Date, Shift and Subject provided on the Admit Card will not be considered under any circumstances.

Note:

1. The final submission of the Online Application Form will remain incomplete if Step-3 and step-4 are not completed. Such forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.
2. No request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained by NTA under any circumstances.
3. The entire application process of AIEEA (PG)-2021 is online, including uploading of scanned images, Payment of Fees, and Printing of Confirmation Page. Therefore, candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation Page to NTA through Post/ Fax/ by Hand.

AIEEA (PG) 2021

Students for 25% of seats in Master degree programmes in AUs are admitted through AIEEA (PG). All (100%) seats of the four ICAR-DUs namely, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) and Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) and CAUs, viz. RLBCAU, Jhansi and Dr RPCAU, Pusa is also filled up through the same examination. Further, not more than 40% of candidates from any one state shall be admitted to any agricultural university in a particular subject and category.

ICAR AIEEA (PG)-2021 examination for the academic session 2021-22 will be conducted at 89 cities (Annexure-I) all over the country enabling the participation of a large number of candidates seeking admission in Master degree programmes in AUs in different disciplines of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Veterinary, Animal Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, Community Science (erstwhile Home Science), Fisheries, Dairy Science and other allied sciences. For postgraduate studies, ICARPG Scholarship shall be awarded to 600 candidates based on merit in this examination as per their overall merit rank and seat availability in different disciplines. The remaining admitted students will be awarded NTS (PG).

Candidates declared eligible for registration and choice filling for counselling by ICAR will only be considered for allocation of subject and the Agricultural University. There is no provision of direct nomination for admission through ICAR in any Master degree programme without qualifying in ICAR AIEEA (PG).

To align with New Education Policy (NEP 2020) and reduce the burden on students for appearing in multiple entrance examinations for admissions in AUs, ICAR has taken an initiative and asked for the consent of AUs if they wish to utilize the NTA scores for PG admissions during academic session 2021-22. The list of AUs which have expressed their willingness to utilize NTA scores is given at APPENDIX-I.

Syllabus for the Test

The Question Papers for the test shall be based on the syllabus prescribed by the ICAR, which is available at the website: https://icar.org.in/content/icar%E2%80%99s-aice-jrfsrf-pgs-2020-examination.

Subjects

Candidates must ensure their subject or discipline-specific criteria before selecting subject or discipline for admission as given under Section 3.3.

General Eligibility Criteria to appear in AIEEA (PG)- 2021

The eligibility qualifications for various degree programmes with the list of subjects is enlisted at (Annexure-IV).

Age Limit:

Indian Nationals not below 19 years as of 31.08.2021 are eligible to appear in the
examination. No relaxation is permissible regarding the minimum age limit

Examination Cities for AIEEA (PG) 2021

The Examination Cities where the AIEEA (PG) 2021 will be conducted are given in (Annexure- I). While applying candidates have to select any four cities of their choice for AIEEA (PG) 2021. The efforts will be made to allot the city of examination to the candidates in order of the choice opted by them in their application form. However, due to administrative reasons, a different city in the nearby area may be allotted.

  • NTA reserves the right to allot a candidate to a nearby exam city, other than the one opted by him/her, if need be, depending on administrative exigencies.
  • NTA reserves the right to cancel/ merge any exam city/centre if need be, depending on
    administrative exigencies.
  • The Examination City Centre, once opted, shall not be changed.

The decision of the NTA regarding allotment of Centre, Date and Shift shall be final. No further correspondence or request shall be entertained in such case

Applying Online and Submission of Application Form:

The online submission of Application Form for AIEEA (PG)-2021, uploading of scanned
photographs and signatures may be made at website www.nta.ac.in, https://icar.nta.ac.in. The candidates should complete all the required details while filling up the online form. On submission of details and the required fee, a Confirmation Page with Application Number shall be generated. Candidates are required to take a printout of the Confirmation Page and keep it for reference.

In order to appear in AIEEA (PG)-2021, the candidates are required to apply online as per
the procedure detailed below. Before filling and submitting the online form, candidates should download the Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form; and read them carefully. Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin and on the NTA website. Application Forms not complying with the instructions are liable to be rejected.

Candidates must keep the following information ready before filling online Application Form:-

  • Govt Identity Details like Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits)/Election Card (EPIC No.)/Passport number/Ration Card Number/ Bank Account Number/PAN Number/ Other valid Govt Ids.
  • Address for communication, Mobile Number, email id, etc.
  • Scanned images of the latest Photograph (size of 10 kb to 200 kb) in JPG/ JPEG format only.
  • Scanned image of Signature (size of 4 kb to 30 kb) in JPG/ JPEG format only
  • Scanned image of Thumb impression (Male-Left, Female-Right, size of 3kb to 30 kb) in
    JPG/JPEG format only.
  • Bank Account details for payment of Fee, for uploading as part of the submission of online application.

Replica of Application Form or Format:

The Replica of the AIEEA(PG)-2021 Application Form or Format is available at Annexure-VIII.

Four Steps to Complete the Application Process:

Application Form may be submitted in four simple steps:

  1. Step 1: Apply for Online Registration using unique Email Id and Mobile No
  2. Step 2: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No.
  3. Step 3: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (file size: 10 kb – 200 kb)
    Candidate’s Signature (file size: 4kb – 30kb) and candidate’s thumb impression
    (between 3 kb to 30 kb) in JPG/JPEG format.
  4. Step 4: Pay the fee using SBI/Canara/HDFC/ICICI Bank/Paytm Payment Gateway through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net-Banking/UPI and keep proof of fee paid. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled, and the amount will be refunded to the candidate’s account. However, the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.
  • Download, save and print copies of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee and keep copies safely for future reference.
  • All the 4 Steps can be done together or at separate times

Note:

  1. The final submission of the Online Application Form will remain incomplete if Step 3 and Step 4 are not completed. Such forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.
  2. No request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained by NTA under any circumstances.
  3. The entire application process of ICAR-AIEEA (UG)-2021is online, including uploading of scanned images, Payment of Fees, and Printing of Confirmation Page. Therefore, candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation Page to NTA/ICAR through Post/ Fax/ E-mails /by Hand.

Fill Application Form – AIEEA-(PG)-2021

 



Information Bulletin for

ICAR AICE-JRF/SRF(Ph.D) – 2021
All India Entrance Examination
for Admission to
Doctoral Degree Programs &
Award of JRF/SRF (Ph.D)

Online submission of Application Form 25.07.2021 to 20.08.2021
(upto 05:00 PM) 27 August 2021
Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/NetBanking/ UPI 20.08.2021 (upto 11:50 PM) 27 August 2021
Fee Payable by candidates

General/Unreserved

Rs. 1820/-
Other Backward Classes (OBC)-(NCL)* & UPS**/ EWS*** Rs. 1800/-
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Rs. 900/-
Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable
Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only
(No corrections shall be allowed after 26.08.2021)
23.08.2021 to 26.08.2021

28 and 31 August 2021

Downloading of e-Admit Cards from NTA website To be announced later
Date of Examination 17th September 2021
Duration of Examination 120 minutes (2 hours)
Timing of Examination As indicated on Admit Card
Centre, Date and Shift of Examination As indicated on Admit Card
Display of attempted Question Paper and Provisional Answer Keys To be announced later
Websites www.nta.ac.in, http://www.ntaicar.nic.in/
Declaration of Result on NTA website To be announced on the NTA
website later
Schedule for Online Counselling To be announced by the ICAR
on www.icar.org.in,
www.icarexam.net after the
declaration of result

*Other Backward Classes-Non Creamy Layer as per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India website www.ncbc.nic.in. Only the candidates falling in this list may mention OBC in the Category Column. State list. OBC candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose General/Unreserved.
** Candidates of Remote and Underprivileged States must check their eligibility before applying.
***As per the OM No. 20013/01/2018-BC-II dated January 17, 2019 issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the OM No. 12-4/2019-U1 dated 17.01.2019 regarding implementation of reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) for admission in Central Educational Institutions.

2. Candidates can apply for AICE-JRF/SRF(Ph.D.)-2021 “Online” on the website: https://icar.nta.ac.in.

3. The Application Form other than online mode will not be accepted.

4. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate.

5. Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin on NTA website. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.

6. Candidates must ensure that e-mail address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are their own as all information/ communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on the e-mail address or SMS on given Mobile Number only.

7. Instructions for filling Online Application Form:

  • Download Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read them carefully to ensure your eligibility.
  • Follow the 4 steps given below to Apply Online:
    Step-1: Apply for Online Registration using unique Email Id and Mobile No
    Step-2: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No.
    Step-3: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (file size: 10 kb – 200 kb) and Candidate’s Signature (file size: 4kb – 30kb) and Thumb impression (file size: 3kb-30kb) in JPG/JPEG format.
    Step-4: Pay the fee using SBI/Canara/HDFC/ICICI/Paytm Payment Gateway through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI and keep proof of fee paid. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled, and the amount will be refunded to the candidate’s account. However, the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.
  • All the 4 Steps can be done together or at separate times.

8. Candidates are advised to keep visiting the NTA website and check their e-mails/SMS regularly for the latest updates.

9. Candidates shall appear at their own cost at the Examination Centre on the date and shift indicated on their Admit Card issued by NTA.

10. Any request to change the Examination Centre, Date, Shift and Subject provided on the Admit Card will not be considered under any circumstances.

Note:

1. The final submission of the Online Application Form will remain incomplete if Step-3 and step-4 are not completed. Such forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.
2. No request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained by NTA under any circumstances.
3. The entire application process of AICE-JRF/SRF(Ph.D.)-2021 is online, including uploading of scanned images, Payment of Fees, and Printing of Confirmation Page. Therefore, candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation Page to NTA through Post/ Fax/ by Hand.

All India Competitive Examination-(AICE)-JRF/SRF (Ph.D.) 2021

The centralized admission to 25% of the seats (subject to at least one seat for each discipline having a PhD degree programme in the University) of accredited PhD degree programmes in accredited colleges of accredited universities under the ICAR-AU system was introduced in the Academic Session 2015-16. For the academic session 2021-22, admissions to 25% seats (100% seats of Dr RPCAU, Pusa and ICAR-Dus, viz ICAR-IVRI, IARI, CIFE and NDRI) of accredited doctoral degree programmes will be granted at accredited colleges in accredited Agricultural Universities under the ICAR-AU system. Further, not more than 40% of candidates from any one state shall be admitted to any agricultural university/subject under a particular category.

ICAR JRF/SRF(Ph.D.)-2021 Examination will be conducted in 73 Subjects at 89 Cities (Annexure-I) all over the country enabling the participation of a large number of candidates seeking admission to Doctoral degree programmes in AUs in different disciplines of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Veterinary, Animal Sciences, Agril. Engineering, Community Science (erstwhile Home Science), Fisheries, Dairy Science and other allied sciences. ICAR JRF/SRF(Ph.D.) shall be awarded to 300 candidates based on merit in this examination as per their overall merit rank and seat availability in different disciplines. However, fellowship is granted only after the Counseling, when the candidate gets admitted and pursues a PhD degree in an AU other than the one from where he/she has passed Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. It implies that not more than two degrees (including PhD) should be from the same AU. The other candidates who are declared/notified as qualified for counselling will be eligible as per their merit rank and availability of seat for admission to a PhD degree programme, without fellowship, in the specific subject in the Aus. The above eligibility conditions will also apply to in-service candidates.

Candidates declared eligible for registration and choice filling for counselling by ICAR will only be considered for allocation of subject and the Agricultural University. There is no provision of direct nomination for admission through ICAR in any Doctoral degree programme without qualifying in ICAR AICE-JRF/SRF(Ph.D.).

Syllabus for the Test

The Question Paper for the Test shall be based on the Syllabus of Subjects as prescribed by the ICAR, available on the website: https://icar.org.in/content/icar%E2%80%99s-aice-jrfsrf-pgs-2020-examination.

Age Limit:

Indian Nationals of at least 20 years of age as of the date of examination are eligible to apply for the examination. No relaxation is permissible regarding the minimum age limit.

Examination Cities for AICE-JRF/SRF(Ph.D.)- 2021

The Examination Cities where the AICE-JRF/SRF (PhD)-2021 will be conducted are given in (Annexure- I). While applying candidates have to select any four cities of their choice for AICE-JRF/SRF (PhD)-2021. The efforts will be made to allot the city of examination to the candidates in order of the choice opted by them in their application form. However, due to administrative reasons, a different city in the nearby area may be allotted.

  • NTA reserves the right to allot a candidate to a nearby exam city, other than the one opted by him/her, if need be, depending on administrative exigencies.
  • NTA reserves the right to cancel/ merge any exam city/centre if need be, depending on
    administrative exigencies.
  • The Examination City Centre, once opted, shall not be changed.

The decision of the NTA regarding allotment of Centre, Date and Shift shall be final. No further correspondence or request shall be entertained in such case

Applying Online and Submission of Application Form:

The online submission of Application Form for AICE-JRF/SRF(PhD)-2021, uploading of scanned photographs and signatures may be made at website www.nta.ac.in, https://icar.nta.ac.in. The candidates should complete all the required details while filling up the online form. On submission of details and the required fee, a Confirmation Page with Application Number shall be generated. Candidates are required to take a printout of the Confirmation Page and keep it for reference.

In order to appear in AICE-JRF/SRF(PhD)-2021, the candidates are required to apply online as per the procedure detailed below. Before filling and submitting the online form, candidates should download the Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form; and read them carefully. Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin and on the NTA website. Application Forms not complying with the instructions are liable to be rejected.

Candidates must keep the following information ready before filling online Application Form:-

  • Govt Identity Details like Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits)/Election Card (EPIC No.)/Passport number/Ration Card Number/ Bank Account Number/PAN Number/ Other valid Govt Ids.
  • Address for communication, Mobile Number, email id, etc.
  • Scanned images of the latest Photograph (size of 10 kb to 200 kb) in JPG/ JPEG format only.
  • Scanned image of Signature (size of 4 kb to 30 kb) in JPG/ JPEG format only
  • Scanned image of Thumb impression (Male-Left, Female-Right, size of 3kb to 30 kb) in
    JPG/JPEG format only.
  • Bank Account details for payment of Fee, for uploading as part of the submission of online application.

Replica of Application Form or Format:

The Replica of the AICE-JRF/SRF (Ph.D.) – 2021 Application Form or Format is available at Annexure-VIII.

Four Steps to Complete the Application Process:

Application Form may be submitted in four simple steps:

  1. Step 1: Apply for Online Registration using unique Email Id and Mobile No
  2. Step 2: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No.
  3. Step 3: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (file size: 10 kb – 200 kb)
    Candidate’s Signature (file size: 4kb – 30kb) and candidate’s thumb impression
    (between 3 kb to 30 kb) in JPG/JPEG format.
  4. Step 4: Pay the fee using SBI/Canara/HDFC/ICICI Bank/Paytm Payment Gateway through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net-Banking/UPI and keep proof of fee paid. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled, and the amount will be refunded to the candidate’s account. However, the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.
  • Download, save and print copies of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee and keep copies safely for future reference.
  • All the 4 Steps can be done together or at separate times

Note:

  1. The final submission of the Online Application Form will remain incomplete if Step 3 and Step 4 are not completed. Such forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.
  2. No request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained by NTA under any circumstances.
  3. The entire application process of ICAR-AIEEA (UG)-2021is online, including uploading of scanned images, Payment of Fees, and Printing of Confirmation Page. Therefore, candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation Page to NTA/ICAR through Post/ Fax/ E-mails /by Hand.

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For any queries or /clarifications, candidates can call NTA Help Desk at 011 4075 9000 or write to NTA at icar@nta.ac.in.

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