ICAR Entrance Exam

ICAR 2016 Exam - 21st AIEEA UG 2016

Last Date to Apply

April 30, 2016

About ICAR 2016

  • ICAR 2016 is an agriculture entrance exam conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
  • ICAR Exam is an all India entrance exam for Bachelor degree programmes in agriculture and allied subjects  (other than Veterinary Science) for admission in Agricultural Universities.
  • This page has complete details on ICAR 2016, ICAR admit card, ICAR Question Paper Pattern, ICAR Marking Scheme, Selection Process, ICAR Result Date, ICAR Participating Institutes, ICAR Books etc.

 ICAR 2016 Application Process has started on April 15

  • ICAR 2016 Exam Date:  May 21, 2016 ( 10 AM to 12:30 PM)


ICAR 2016 UG Exam

  • This is the 21st All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA UG 2016) for admission to 15% seats in Agriculture Universities in Bachelor Degree programmes and 100% seats in RLB, CAU Jhansi.
  • ICAR PG Exam is for filling 25% seats in Agricultural Universities and 100% in ICAR Deemed to be Universities in the academic session 2016-2017.ICAR Deemed to be Universities are
    • NDRI Karnal Haryana
    • IVRI-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
    • IARI- Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
    • CIFE-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai Maharashtra
    • SHIATS Allahabad- Formerly Allahabad Agriculture Institute)
  • ICAR’s 21st AIEEA-UG-2016 examination for the academic session 2016-17 will be conducted at 47 examination city centres spread all over the country.
  • ICAR Score for admission into various undergraduate & post graduate courses will be accepted by:
    • 59 State Agricultural, Veterinary, Horticulture and Fishery universities. (Colleges accepting ICAR Score)
    • 1 Central Agriculture University, Imphal
    • 5 ICAR Deemed Universities (given above)
    • 4 Central University having agriculture faculty ( BHU, AMU (for PG only), Vishwa Bharti & Nagaland University)

ICAR 2016 is for admission into following courses

  • ICAR 2016 Entrance Exam gives Admissions to11 Bachelor degree programmes of four years duration in the following subjects and is categorized into two Streams viz.
  • Stream-A: Agriculture/Biology
    • Agriculture
    • Horticulture
    • Fisheries
    • Forestry
    • Home Sciences
    • Sericulture
    • Bio- Technology
  • Stream-B: Mathematics
    • Agriculture Engineering
    • Dairy Technology
    • Food Sciences
    • Agriculture Marketing and Co-operation
  • The candidate has a right to exercise the option only for one Stream at the time of submitting the application. The option once exercised cannot be changed.


Practice Papers, Solved Previous year papers for ICAR 2016:

1) Solved Papers for B.Sc. Agriculture Entrance Exam Conducted by Various Indian Universities

2) Handbook Of Agriculture: Facts And Figures For Farmers, Students And All Interested In Farming 1st Edition - Author: ICRA

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ICAR 2016 Eligibility criteria

ICAR 2016 Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality: Must be an Indian National.
  • Age: Not less than 16 years as on August 31, 2016.
  • Academic Qualification
    • Candidate applying to Stream A- Candidate must have passed 10+2 Senior Secondary Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education or any other examination within scope and standard found to be equivalent to the Senior Secondary Examination of an Indian Board/ University after a period of 12 years of study with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Agriculture/Home Science
    • Candidate applying toStream B- The should have passed 10+2 examination or equivalent necessarily with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
    • Student appearing in class 12 or equivalent can also apply.
  • Minimum Qualifying Marks: 50% marks in aggregate for General, OBC and UPS categories and 40% marks in aggregate for SC, ST and PC categories.
  • Universities situated in the Non-Hindi Speaking States: For admission into such universities, the student must have passed English as the core subject in Class 12.
  • Students who had Intermediate with Agriculture but without Physics & Chemistry - These students can take admission into State Agriculture Universities (SAU) in Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh.

Subjects Required for appearing in ICAR 2016 Exam

Stream Requirement of Subjects in
Class 12
Subjects required for Entrance Exam
Stream A (Agriculture/Biology)
Agriculture PCB/PCMB/PCA/Inter (Agriculture) with PC/Inter Agri PCB/PCA
Horticulture PCB/PCMB/PCA/ Inter (Agriculture) with PC PCB/PCA
Fisheries PCB/PCMB/PCA/ Inter (Agriculture) with PC PCB/PCA
Home Science PCB/PCMB/PCA/PCH/Inter (Agriculture) with PC PCB/PCA
Sericulture PCB/PCMB/PCA/ Inter (Agriculture) with PC PCB/PCA
Boi Technology PCB/PCMB/PCA//Inter (Agriculture) with PC PCB/PCA
Stream B - Mathematics
Agricultural Engineering PCM/PCMB PCM
Dairy Technology PCM/PCMB PCM
Food Science PCM/PCMB PCM
Agricultural Marketing & Co-operation PCM/PCMB PCM


  • Candidate from Stream A can opt for admission into Food Science, Agricultural Marketing & Co-operation.
  • Candidate from Stream B can opt for admission into Forestry or Biotechnology in few universities.

ICAR 2016 Application form and Admit Card

ICAR 2016 Application Process

The application form has to be filled online only. The Application fee can be paid through the bank challan or online. The Confirmation page should reach the university before the due date.

  • The candidate has to visit the official website and click the option of filling online application AIEEA UG-2016.
  • The candidate can download the prospectus and then fill his/her form online.
  • Candidate can either opt for making fee payment through Bank Challan of SBBJ or through Credit / Debit card using Payment Gateway.

ICAR 2016 Application Form

Controller of Examinations (Education),

Room No. 216,
Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-11,
Pusa, New Delhi 110 012,

The last date for receipt of Application from the candidates residing in remote areas such as Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh,Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, J&K, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi, Sub-division of Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep is May 4, 2016.

ICAR Admit Card

In the case of any problem related to admit card the candidates are advised to contact The Nodal Officer of the respective Examination City Centre, two days before the scheduled Examination Date.

ICAR Admit Card 2016

ICAR 2016 Fees

ICAR 2016 Application Fees

  • Rs. 500 for General, OBC and UPS categories
  • Rs. 250 for SC, ST and PC categories

ICAR 2016 Result and Counselling

ICAR 2016 Selection Process

  • ICAR Exam 2016 Merit List:  The candidate is allowed to take admission to a specific programme at an Agricultural University as per his/her choice and availability of seat at that merit-rank through a process of counseling
  • Candidate will be recommended for admission in the subject/degree programme of choice in the Agricultural Universities on the basis of merit in the Entrance Examination and availability of seats at his/her merit-rank during counselling.
  • ICAR AIEEA UG Result 2016 is expected to be declared after 3rd Week of May.

ICAR 2016 Exam pattern

ICAR 2016 Exam Pattern

  • ICAR Exam will be conducted in two streams and student can appear in any one of the two subjects:
    • Stream A comprising Physics, Chemistry, Agriculture/ Biology
    • Stream B comprising Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.
  • Physics & Chemistry Exam will be common for both the streams. 


    • There will be questions on Biology as well as Agriculture subject, out of
      which the candidate has to choose only one subject, either Biology or Agriculture.


    • There will be questions on Mathematics subject.
  • ICAR Exam Question paper for the examination shall be bilingual, i.e., in ENGLISH and HINDI.
  • It will have 180 multiple choice objective type questions i.e.
Subject Questions
Physics 60 questions
Chemistry 60 questions
Agriculture/Biology/Mathematics 60 Questions
  • Questions will have four options each. The students have to answer the question with black/blue ball point pen.
  • Each correctly answered question will earn four marks. 
  • There is a negative marking of one mark for each incorrect answer or questions with multiple answers.

Download ICAR 2016 Prospectus Here

ICAR 2016 Important details

National Talent Scholarships (NTS) are awarded based on the AIEEA-UG examination to all those candidates who take admission outside their state of domicile.

Nomination for Admission: For admission to any Bachelor degree programme mentioned above,  there is no provision for the direct nomination, so the person has to qualify this examination.

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ICAR 2016 Address

 Examination Cell, Education Division, ICAR, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-II, Pusa, New Delhi–110012

ICAR 2016 Contact

Phone:  011- 25843392 between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mobile: 07726068541

ICAR 2016 Exam Date

ICAR UG Exam: May 21, 2016
ICAR PG Exam: May 22, 2016

ICAR 2016 Mode of Exam

Pen and Paper Based

Conducted by

Indian Agriculture Research Institute
It is a deemed university.

Scholarships - Deadline Approaching