ICAR AIEEA (PG) 2020 (ICARs All India Entrance Examination for Admission to Post Graduate Programs) 2020
Exam Date: 01/06/2020 Exam State: All India Last Date: 31/03/2020
Exam Details:

All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA)-PG shall be conducted for admission to Master Degree programs in Agriculture and allied sciences at Agricultural Universities.. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has assigned the responsibility of conducting All India Entrance Examinations for admission to UG, PG & Ph.D Courses in AUs, and award of scholarships and 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. 

All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA)-PG shall be conducted for admission to Master Degree programs in Agriculture and Allied Sciences at Agricultural Universities.

The ICAR’s AIEEA (PG) -2020 examination for the academic session 2020-21 will be conducted at 88 cities

The ICAR-AU system of India has 74 Agricultural Universites comprising 63 State Agricultural, Veterinary,Horticultural and Fisheries Universities (SAUs), 4 ICAR-DUs, viz. IARI, IVRI, NDRI and CIFE, 3 CentralAgricultural Universities (CAU, Imphal, Dr. RPCAU, Pusa and RLB CAU, Jhansi), 4 Central Universities (CUs)having Faculty of Agriculture (BHU, AMU, Viswa Bharati and Nagaland University). The NationalAgricultural Research, Education and Extension System (NAREES) of India is one of the largest in theworld, admitting more than 27,000 graduates, 14,000 post-graduates and 4,700 Ph.Ds annually, indifferent disciplines of Agriculture and Allied Sciences.

During 2019-20, against the total of 3075 Seats, 2586 candidates were recommended by ICAR foradmission to accredited Master degree programmes in 64 accredited AUs under the ICAR-AU system Institute (IVRI), National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) and Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE)are also filled up through the same examination. 

Candidates declared eligible for registration and choice filling for counselling by ICAR will only beconsidered for allocation of subject and the Agricultural University There is no p r o v i s i o n o f directnomination for admission through ICAR in any Master degree programmewithout qualifyingin ICAR AIEEA (PG).


Scheme of Examination

The test of ICAR-AIEEA (PG) 2020 is a single test of 02:30 hours duration.

Mode of Exam: LAN Based CBT

Duration: 2.30 Hours (150 Minutes)

Number of Questions: 160 

Type of Questions: Multiple Choice with 4 options


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

Medium of Paper: English & Hindi


Stream in Graduation Degree 

Subject code





Agriculture coop and Marketing


Basic Sciences


Dairy Science/ Dairy Technology








Home Science




Veterinary Science




Computer Science




Food Science


Other Subject Streams


Candidate  should have four years Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Fisheries Science, Home Science etc. after 10+2 or equivalent.

Indian Nationals not below 19 years as on 31st August 2020 are eligible to appear in the exam.

No relaxation is permissible regarding the minimum age limit.

How To Apply:

Candidates must keep 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 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- AIEEA (PG) 2020 “Online” on the website www.ntaicar.nic.in.

2. Online Application Form may be submitted by accessing NTA website www.ntaicar.nic.in. 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 fee using 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. 1100/- for General/Unreserved, OBC-NCL & UPS/EWS.
  • Rs. 550/- 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:

ICAR AIEEA (PG) 2020 Dates

Date of Exam  ICAR AIEEA (PG) 2020

01 June 2020

Online submission of application form starts

01 March 2020

Last date of submission of application form

31 March 2020

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

01 March- 31 March 2020

Online correction in application form on website

25 April to 02 May  2020

Downloading of e-Admit Cards from NTA website

08 May 2020

Declaration of Result on NTA website

15 June 2020


National Testing Agency (NTA)

Registered Office

West Block-1, Wing No: 06

2nd Floor, RK Puram,

New Delhi-11006

Website: https://icar.nta.nic.in/

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