The ICAR's All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA) / ICAR AIEEA (PG) is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). Based on this test 30% seats are offered in Master degree programmes in AUs. And all (100%) seats of the four ICAR-DUs namely, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) and Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) and CAUs, viz. RLBCAU, Jhansi and Dr. RPCAU, Pusa are also filled up through this examination.

Further, not more than 40% candidates from any one state shall be admitted in any agricultural university in a particular subject and category.

Master degree programmes in Agriculture are offered in disciplines like Horticulture, Forestry, Veterinary, Animal Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, Community Science (erstwhile Home Science), Fisheries, Dairy Science and other allied sciences.

For postgraduate studies, shall be awarded to candidates Based on merit in this examination ICARPG Scholarship  is awarded as per their overall merit-rank and seat availability in different disciplines. Also the National Talent Scholarship is offered to deserving candidates as per revised guidelines.

ICAR AIEEA (PG) is Computer Based Test (CBT). Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are asked.

NTA ICAR AIEEA (PG) Important Dates

  • Online registration starts: May
  • Online registration closes: June
  • Release of Admit Card: June / July
  • ICAR AIEEA (PG) Exam Date: June/July
  • AIEEA Result Declaration: July
  • For exact dates see EducationNews.Shiksha

NTA ICAR AIEEA (PG) Registration Fee

  • Candidates need to pay application fee as per their number of course chosen.
  • Application fee can be paid online through debit/credit card.
  • Application Fee will be non-refundable if paid once.
  • General/ Unreserved: INR 1175
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC- NCL) & UPS/ EWS: INR 1150
  • SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender: INR 600

NTA ICAR AIEEA (PG) Exam Pattern

The test of AIEEA (PG) is a single paper of 2 hours duration. Details of the test are given below:
  • Mode of Examination: CBT (Computer Based Test)
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Number of Questions: 120
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Scoring
    • 4 marks for each correct response
    • -1 mark for each incorrect response (negative scoring)
    • 0 for non-attempt
  • Medium of Paper: English only

NTA ICAR AIEEA (PG) Eligibility

  • The candidates having passed graduation with four/six (12+4/10+6 B.Sc. Ag./B.Tech.) / five years (B.V.Sc. & AH) / 5½ years (B.V.Sc. & AH) degree or equivalent examination.
  • The candidates with 3 year bachelor's degree qualification are not considered for admission to AUs through ICAR AIEEA PG except in few courses at IARI and NDRI.
  • The Candidate must have passed Bachelor degree examination securing Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) of at least 6.60/10.00 in ten-point scale, 5.88/9.00 in nine-point scale, 5.22/8.00 in eight point scale, 4.57/7.00 in seven point scale, 3.92/6.00 in six point- scale, 3.25/5.00 in five-point scale, 2.60/4.00 in four-point scale for General, OBC, UPS and EWS categories whereas for SC/ST/PwBD/Third Gender candidates, the said requirement is an OGPA of at least 5.60/10.00, 4.98/9.00 in nine-point scale, 4.42/8.00 in eight point scale 3.87/7.00 in seven point scale, 3.32/6.00 in six point scale, 2.75/5.00, 2.25/4.00 respectively.
  • For admission to MVSc programme candidates must have passed BVSc and AH.
  • Minimum age limit is 19 years. There is no upper age limit.


The e-Admit Card is issued provisionally to the candidates, subject to their satisfying the eligibility conditions. The candidate has to download the e-Admit Card from the NTA website from June onward and appear for the Examination at the given Centre on Date and Shift (Timing) as indicated in their e-Admit Card.

List of Universities under ICAR

The Universities that accept the AIEEA score for admission
  1. Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University
    Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030 (A. P.)

  2. Anand Agricultural University
    Anand-388 110 (Gujarat)

  3. Assam Agricultural University
    Jorhat-785 013 (Assam)

  4. Bidhan Chandra Krishi
    Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741 252 (West Bengal)

  5. Bihar Agricultural University
    Sabour, Distt. Bhagalpur-813210. Bihar

  6. Birsa Agricultural University
    Kanke, Ranchi-834 006 (Jharkhand)

  7. Ch. Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi VishvaVidyalaya
    Palampur-176 062 (H. P.)

  8. C.S. Azad University of Agri. & Technology
    Kanpur-208 002 (U. P.)

  9. Ch. Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University
    Hisar-125 004 (Haryana)

  10. Chhattisgarh Kamdhenu Vishwavidyalaya
    Anjora, Durg-491 001 (C.G.)

  11. Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth,
    Dapoli, Distt. Ratnagiri-415 712 (Maharashtra)

  12. Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth
    Krushinagar, Akola-444 104 (Maharashtra)

  13. Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar Univ. of Horticulture & Forestry
    Solan, Nauni-173 230 (H. P.)

  14. Dr. YSR Horticultural University
    Venkataramannagudem, West Godavari-534 101 (A.P.)

  15. G.B. Pant University of Agri. & Technology
    Pantnagar, Distt. Udham Singh Nagar-263 145 (Uttarakhand)

  16. Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University
    Ludhiana-141 004 (Punjab)

  17. Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya
    Krishak Nagar, Raipur-492 012 (Chhattisgarh)

  18. Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya
    Adhartal, Jabalpur-482 004 (M. P.)

  19. Junagadh Agricultural University
    Junagadh-362 001 (Gujarat)

  20. Karnataka Veterinary Animal & Fisheries Sciences University
    Bidar. (Karnataka)

  21. Kerala Agricultural University
    Vellanikara, Thrissur-680 656 (Kerala)

  22. Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University
    Pookot Wayanad -673576 (Kerala)

  23. Kerala University of Fisheries & Ocean Studies
    Panangad P.O., Kochi - 682506, (Kerala)

  24. Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology
    Udaipur-313 001 (Rajasthan)

  25. Maharashtra Animal Science & Fishery University
    Seminary Hills, Nagpur-440 006 (Maharashtra)

  26. Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth
    Rahuri-413 722 (Maharashtra)

  27. Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth
    Parbhani-431 402 (Maharashtra)

  28. Manyavar Shri Kanshiram Ji University of Agriculture & Technology
    Banda-210001 (U. P.)

  29. Narendra Deva University of Agri. and Technology, Kumarganj,
    Faizabad-224 229 (U. P.)

  30. National Dairy Research Institute
    Karnal-132 001 (Haryana)

  31. Navsari Agricultural University,
    Eru Char Rasta, Navsari-396 450 (Gujarat)

  32. Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology
    Bhubaneshwar-751 003 (Odisha)

  33. Punjab Agricultural University
    Ludhiana-141 004 (Punjab)

  34. Rajendra Agricultural University
    Pusa, Samastipur-848 125 (Bihar)

  35. Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya,
    Race Course Road, Gwalior-474 002 (M.P.)

  36. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Univ. of Agriculture & Technology
    Modipuram, Meerut-250 110 (U. P.)

  37. Sardarkrushinagar-Dantiwada Agricultural University
    Sardarkrushinagar, Distt. Banaskantha-385 506(Gujarat)

  38. Sher-E-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology,
    Jammu-180 012 (J&K)

  39. Sher-E-Kashmir Univ. of Agril. Sciences & Technology of Kashmir,
    Shalimar Campus, Srinagar-191 121 (J&K)

  40. Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University
    Tirupati, Chittoor-517 502 (A. P.)

  41. Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University
    Bikaner-334 006 (Rajasthan)

  42. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
    Coimbatore-641 003 (TN)

  43. Tamil Nadu Fisheries University
    Nagapattinam, Camp Office, Madras Veterinary College
    Vepery, Chennai-600007 (Tamil Nadu)

  44. Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University
    Chennai-600 051 (Tamil Nadu)

  45. University of Agricultural Sciences
    Dharwad-580 005 (Karnataka)

  46. University of Agricultural Sciences
    GKVK, Bangalore-560 065 (Karnataka)

  47. University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences
    Shimoga (Karnataka)

  48. University of Agricultural Sciences
    Raichur-584102. (Karnataka)

  49. University of Horticultural Sciences
    Sector No. 60, Navanagar, Bagalkot-587102. (Karnataka)

  50. Uttarakhand University of Horticulture & Forestry
    Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal (Uttarakhand)

  51. Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya
    PO Pundibari, Dist. Cooch Behar-736 165 (West Bengal)

  52. West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences
    68 KB Sarani, Kolkata-700 037 (West Bengal)

  53. Central Agricultural University
    PO Box 23, Imphal-795 004 (Manipur)

  54. Banaras Hindu University (Institute of Agricultural Sciences)
    Varanasi-221 005 (UP)

  55. Nagaland University, School of Agricultural Sciences & Rural Development(SASARD)
    Medziphema-797 106 (Nagaland)

  56. Visva Bharati, (Palli Siksha Bhavana)
    P.O. Srineketan-731 236, Birbhum (W.B.)

  57. Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture,Technology & Sciences (SHIATS) (Deemed-to-be-University)
    Naini, Allahabad-211 007. (U.P.)

  58. SKN, Agriculture University,
    Jobner-303329, Distt. Jaipur (Rajasthan)

ICAR AIEEA (PG) Registration

The application process for ICAR AIEEA (PG)  is completely online. Candidates can register to appear for entrance exam when registration window opens. 
Apply online for NTA ICAR's AIEEA PG Log On To official website https://icar.nta.nic.in/

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