The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, has invited applications up to February 23 for the All India Agriculture Entrance Examination for undergraduate (AIEEA- UG 2015), postgraduate (AIEEA- PG 2015) and research (doctoral) programmes.
The AIEEA- UG 2015 will be conducted to fill 15 per cent seats in bachelor’s degree programmes in various agricultural & allied subjects (except veterinary science & animal husbandry) offered by agricultural universities and 100 per cent seats in the Dairy Technology course offered by National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal.
The test will be used for the award of National Talent Scholarship for those opting for higher study outside the State for the academic session 2015-16.
Admission is open to 11 four-year bachelor’s degree programmes, which are divided into two streams — stream A (agricultural/biology) and stream B (mathematics).
Those who have passed Plus Two/equivalent examinations with Physics, Chemistry and any one of the subjects from Biology/Mathematics/Agriculture/Home Science are eligible to apply. They should have secured at least 50 per cent marks in aggregate (40 per cent for SC/ST and Physically Challenged candidates). Those appearing for the qualifying examination in 2015 are also eligible to apply. Age between 17 and 23 years as on August 31, which is relaxable by 5 years to SC/ST and physically challenged (PC) categories.
The AIEEA – UG 2015 will be held on April 11 from 10 a.m. to12.30 p.m. Application fee is Rs.500 (Rs.250 for SC/ST and physically challenged).
AIEEA - PG
The AIEEA- PG 2015 will be held on April 12, from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. across the country. Online and offline application facilities are available up to February 23. Application fee is Rs.600 (Rs.300 for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and Physically Challenged). Rs. 25 has to be remitted as bank charges/ service tax.
Candidates can apply online on http://icarexam.net or through www.icar.org.in. For offline mode, application form and information bulletin can be obtained either from Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikara, Thrissur, or Syndicate Bank Branch, MS City Centre, Kasaragod, will distribute application forms.Separate notification for research programmes are also given on the website.GOPAKUMAR KARAKONAM