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ICAR AICE-JRF/SRF (PGS) 2019 (ICARs All India Competitive Examination for Admission to Doctoral Degree Programs) 2019
Exam Date: 01/07/2019 Exam State: All India Last Date: 30/04/2019
Exam Details:

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has assigned the responsibility of conducting All India Competitive Examinations for admission to UG, PG and Ph.D Courses in AUs, and award of scholarships &fellowships to the NTA from 2019 onwards. 

National Testing Agency (NTA) is established The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI). It is self-sustained premier testing organization under Society Registration Act, 1860 for conducting efficient, transparent and internationalstandards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier highereducation institutions.

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is the apex body for coordinating, guiding, and managing research and education in agriculture in the entire country under the aegis of DARE, Ministry of Agricultureand Farmers Welfare. 

ICAR AICE-JRF/SRF (PGS) 2019  shall be conducted for admission to Ph.D. programs in Agriculture and Allied Sciences at Agricultural Universities.

The  ICAR AICE-JRF/SRF (PGS) 2019  examination for the academic session 2019-20 will be conducted at 87 cities all over the country.

Scheme of Examination

The test of AICE-JRF/SRF(PGS) has a single paper of 3 hrs duration

Mode of Exam: LAN Based CBT

Duration:  3 Hours

Number of Questions:  200(20 + 180)

  • 20 - General knowledge/reasoning ability
  • 180 - Sub-subjects under the Major Subject chosen by the candidate

Type of Questions: Multiple Choice with 4 options

Maximum Marks:  800 (80+720)


  • 4 marks for each correct response
  • -1 for each incorrect response (negative scoring)
  • 0 for non attempt

Medium of Paper: English only

Streams in Ph.D. Program

Subject code



Plant Biotechnology


Plant Science


Physical Science


Entomology and Nematology




Social Science


Statistical Science




Forestry/Agroforestry and Silviculture


Agricultural Engineering and Technology


Water Science and Technology 


Home Science 


Animal Biotechnology


Veterinary Science


Animal Science


Fisher Science


Dairy Science


Dairy Technology


Food Science and Technology


Agri-Business Management


Basic Science


Any other(specify)


Candidate should have passed Master Degree from recognised university.

Candidates passed out from private AgriculturalUniversities/Colleges not accredited by ICAR will not be considered for admission through this examination. 

How To Apply:

Candidates must keep following information ready before filling online Application Form

  • Govt ID (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 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
  • Bank Account details for payment of Fee, for uploading as part of submission of online application.

How to Apply

1. Candidates can apply for  ICAR-AICE-JRF/SRF(PGS)-2019 “Online” on the website

2. Online Application Form may be submitted by accessing NTA website The Application Form other than online mode will not be accepted, in any case.

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

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

Instructions for filling Online Application Form

Step-1: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No.

Step-2: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (between 10kb - 200kb) and Candidate’s Signature (between 4kb - 30kb) in JPG/JPEG format.

Step-3: Make payment of application form through SBI/Syndicate/ICICI/HDFC Payment Gateway(s) and keep proof of fee paid.

Step-4: Print at least three copies of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee.

Application fee

  • Rs. 1800/- for General/Unreserved, OBC-NCL & UPS/EWS.
  • Rs. 850/- SC, ST, PwD and TransgenderApplicable Service/Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate. 

Mode of Fee Payment 

Online Mode-

  • Debit/ Credit card, Net Banking and Unified Payment Interface (UPI) in SBI Bank or ICICI Bank or HDFC Bank or Syndicate Bank
  • Cash Deposit through e-challan at SBI/Syndicate Bank Branches only.
Important Dates:


Date of Exam ICAR-AICE-JRF/SRF(PGS) 2019

01 July 2019

Online submission of application form starts

01 April 2019

Online submission of application form ends

30 April 2019

Last date of fee through credit/debit card/ net banking

01 May 2019

Online correction in application form on website

07 to 14 May 2019

Downloading of e-Admit Cards from NTA website

05 June 2019

Declaration of Result on ICAR website

17 July 2019



National Testing Agency (NTA)
Registered Office:
West Block – 1, Wing No. 6,
nd 2 Floor, R K Puram,
New Delhi – 110066
Address for Correspondence:
Block C-20/1A/8, Sector 62,
Gautam Budh Nagar,
Noida -201309 (UP)
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