ICAR AIEEA PG
All India Entrance Examination for Admission for Post Graduation
Computer Based Test
ICAR AIEEA PG Basic Information
Updated On - December 30 2022 by Akriti Maurya
|Answer key||Not Released|
Candidates can check the important dates and events regarding ICAR AIEEA PG 2023 entrance exam.
|Events||Dates 2023 (Tentative)|
|Online registration starts||20th July 2023|
|Online registration closes||19th August 2023|
|Last date of successful fee payment||19th August 2023|
|Correction in the application form||21st to 23rd August 2023|
|Admit Card||10 September 2023|
13, 14 and 15 September 2023
20 September 2023
|Provisional Answer key releases||21 September 2023|
|Final Answer Key||-|
NTA will release the ICAR AIEEA 2023 Registration form on the official website. Candidates can fill the form only through online mode. Applicants must note that all applicants will be bound by the conditions as laid down in this Information Bulletin, and the rules and regulations as enshrined in the admitting University Act, Statutes, Ordinances, notifications and guidelines issued from time to time.
|OBC-NCL & UPS/EWS||1100/-|
|SC/ST, PwD and Transgender||550/-|
Candidates can pay the application fee via SBI / Syndicate / HDFC / ICICI / Paytm Payment Gateway through any one of the below-given channels:
Candidates must check their eligibility criteria before applying for AIEEA PG 2023. Given below the ICAR AIEEA PG 2023 Eligibility Criteria in detail.
NTA will release the ICAR AIEEA PG 2023 admit card on its official website. The candidate must take print of the hall ticket for further process. The only successfully registered candidate will be able to fill the download their hall ticket.
The candidate must be aware of the exam pattern to get an idea about the exam. Given below the ICAR AIEEA PG 2023 Exam Pattern:
|Mode of Examination||LAN based CBT (computer-based test)|
|Type of Questions||Objective type (MCQ's)|
|Number of Questions||120|
4 for each correct response
-1 for each incorrect response
0 for no- attempt
|Medium of Paper||English only|
Distribution of marks as per subjects:
No. of Questions
The candidate must know the syllabus for preparation for the entrance exam. Given below the ICAR AIEEA PG 2023 Syllabus.
Importance of agriculture in the national economy; basic principles of crop production; cultivation of rice, wheat, chickpea, pigeon-pea, sugarcane, groundnut, tomato, and mango. Major soils of India; the role of NPK and their deficiency symptoms. General structure and function of cell organelles; mitosis and meiosis; Mendelian genetics.
Importance of biochemistry in agriculture. Acid-base concept and buffers; pH. Classification, structure and metabolic functions of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Structure and function of
nucleic acids. Enzymes: structure, nomenclature, mechanism of action; vitamins and minerals as coenzymes and cofactors.
Characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms; differences between fungi, bacteria, mycoplasms and viruses. Physical and chemical basis of heredity; chromosome structure. DNA replication, transcription and translation; genetic code; operon concept. Genetic engineering; restriction enzymes; vectors; gene cloning; gene transfer.
Plant Physiology/ Crop Physiology: Plant physiology– importance in agriculture. Seed germination, viability and vigour. Photosynthesis- the significance of C-3, C-4 and CAM pathway; photorespiration and its implications. Translocation of assimilates; dry matter partitioning; Harvest index of crops. Growth and development; growth analysis; crop-water relationship.
Importance of Agriculture in the national economy; basic principles of crop production; cultivation of rice, wheat, chickpea, pigeon-pea, sugarcane, groundnut, tomato, potato and mango. Major soils of India, the role of NPK and their deficiency symptoms.
Characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms, differences between fungi, bacteria, mycoplasmas and viruses; physical and chemical basis of heredity; chromosome structure; genes/operon concept; protein biosynthesis; transformation, recombination, Heterosis; Elements of economic botany; integrated diseases management; sterilisation, disinfection and pasteurization;
Food and industry; composting and biogas production. Important rural development programmes in India; organizational set up of agricultural research, education and extension in India.
Importance of Agriculture in national perspective; basic principles of crop production, diversification, diversification of Agriculture, the principle of nutrient and water management, package of practices for rice, wheat sorghum, maize, chickpea, pigeon pea, potato, sugarcane, groundnut, major vegetable crops. Role of essential plant nutrients, their deficiency symptoms and management options. Structure and function of plant cells, cell division
Volumetric and gravimetric analysis including complexometric methods, periodic classification of the element, Basic principle of instrumental analysis including spectro-photometry (Absorption and emission spectrography), Atomic structure –the elementary concept of radioactivity, element and compound common ion effect, solubility product— hydrolysis of salts, buffer solution indicates equivalent weights and standard solution.
Soil as a medium for plant growth, the composition of earth’s crust, weathering of rocks and minerals, components of soil- their importance, soil profile, soil partials- physical mineralogical and chemical nature. Mechanical analysis, Stokes law, assumptions, limitations and applications. Soil, physical properties- density, porosity, texture, soil structure and their brief descriptions. Rheological properties in soils, calculations of porosity and bulk density. Soil air-Aeration, causes of poor aeration, factors affecting aeration, the importance for plant growth
Essential plant nutrients- criteria of essentiality, functions for plant growth, mechanisms for movement and uptake of ions in soils and plants, Forms of nutrients in soils, deficiency symptoms on plants, luxury consumption, nutrient interactions and chelated micronutrients. Soil fertility, evaluation and management for plant growth, soil testing and fertilizer recommendations.
Importance of Agriculture in the national economy; basic principles of crop production; cultivation of rice, wheat, chickpea, pigeon-pea, sugarcane, groundnut, tomato, cole crops, mango, grapes, banana, oilseeds other than groundnut, soybean and mustard. Major soils of India, the role of NPK and their deficiency symptoms. Mendelian genetics; elementary knowledge of photosynthesis; respiration, and transpiration; Major cropping systems.
Classification of animal kingdom up to class; distinguishing characters up to orders in class Insecta; general organization of an insect external morphology with special reference to lepidopteran larvae, coleopteran adults; and honeybee; metamorphosis and moulting; different physiological systems; insect-plant relationship; insect pests of agricultural and horticultural crops, and their stored/processed products, insect vectors of plant diseases-identification, biology, nature of the damage, and their management tactics.
General: Importance of Agriculture in the national economy; basic principles of crop production; cultivation of rice, wheat, chickpea, pigeon-pea, sugarcane, groundnut, rapeseed and mustard, potato. Major soils of India, the role of NPK and their deficiency symptoms. Structure and function of cell organelles; mitosis and meiosis;
Principles of Agronomy, Crop ecology and geography and Agricultural Meteorology: Agronomy –meaning and scope, National & International agricultural research institutes in India, Agro-climatic zones of India, Tillage, crop stand establishment and planting geometry and their effect on the crop, Physiological limits of crop yield and variability about ecological optima, organic farming, Precision farming, Integrated farming systems,
Weed management: Principles of weed management, Classification, biology and ecology of weeds, crop weed competition and allelopathy, concepts and methods of weed control, Integrated weed management, Classification, formulations, selectivity and resistance of herbicides, Herbicide persistence in soil and plants, Application methods and equipment, Weed flora shifts in cropping systems, Special and problematic weeds and their management in cropped and non-cropped situations, Weed management in field crops.
NTA will release the ICAR AIEEA PG 2023 result on the official website. The candidate must take print of the result for further process. The qualifying percentage to qualify ICAR AIEEA 2023 will be 25% of the maximum marks which is considered important for ranking. For those who belong to SC and ST categories, there are no prescribed marks as such.
Counselling procedure for ICAR AIEEA 2023 includes document verification, choice filling, applying, and seat allocation on the web-based mode. AIEEA PG Counselling session will be held after the declaration of the result. The counselling procedure is applicable for applicants who qualify for the exam successfully. Make sure to keep the online form safely for future purposes. The candidate must carry admit card and scorecard during the counselling procedure.
Given below the vital points regarding ICAR AIEEA PG 2023:
Indian Council for Agriculture and Research All India Entrance Exam for Admission for Post Graduation
ICAR AIEEA 2023
NTA (National Testing Agency)
ICAR AIEEA Official Website
to provide admission in various postgraduate courses in the Agriculture field
ICAR AIEEA Exam Level
National Testing Agency (NTA) has been established as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions. To assess the competence of candidates for admissions and recruitment has always been a challenge in terms of matching with research-based international standards, efficiency, transparency and error-free delivery. The National Testing Agency is entrusted to address all such issues using best in every field, from test preparation, to test delivery and to test marking.
|Admit card||07 Sep 2022 (Tentative)|
|ICAR AIEEA PG 2022 Form Date||25 Jul - 27 Aug 2022 (Tentative)|
|ICAR AIEEA PG 2022 Exam Date||17 Sep 2022 (Tentative)|
2 hours 30 minutes
Multiple Choice Questions
NOTE:0.25 mark will be deducted and 1 mark in case of cross matching questions
25 Jul 2022
27 Aug 2022
17 Sep 2022