Monday, 26 September 2016

ICAR AIEEA UG 2016 –Complete Notification for All India Entrance Examination & Admission

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The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare , Government of India. Formerly known as Imperial Council of Agricultural Research, it was established on 16 July 1929 as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in pursuance of the report of the Royal Commission on Agriculture. The ICAR has its headquarters at New Delhi.The Council is the apex body for co-coordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in the entire country.

ICAR conducts All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA) to Bachelor degree programmes in agriculture and allied subjects, other than veterinary sciences. ICAR AIEEA (UG) 2016 will be conducted at 49 examination city centers spread all over the country, enabling participation of a large number of candidates seeking admission in Bachelor degree programmes in Agricultural Universities in different disciplines.

Important dates

Event  Dates
Online Application stars 15 April 2016
Last date of Online Application  30 April 2016
Download E-admit card 13 May 2016
Date of Examination  21 May 2016
Date of result announcement 10 June 2016
Schedule for Counselling/Personal Appearance   25 June to 07 July 2016

Application Form

Last date for receipt of hard copy of computer generated confirmation page of online application
(from non-remote areas)
30 Apr 2016
jLast date for successful final transaction of fee applicable for online application registered
on or before
30 April 2016 02 May 2016
Last date for receipt of hard copy of computer generated confirmation page of online application
(from remote areas)
04 May 2016

A candidate can apply for examination in only one Subject Stream (A or B). No change would be allowed thereafter. Choice of degree programmes for admission will be available at the time of offline counselling based on availability of seats, and merit rank of the candidate. This Application number, Subject Stream (A or B) for examination, the Examination City Center chosen and the Sex, must be quoted in all future correspondences. Candidates can also apply online from the direct link provided below.


Online application, filled-in correctly and complete in all respects including payment of fee, should be submitted and a computer generated hard copy of the same, after downloading, should be sent through Registered/ Speed Post only so as to reach the office of Controller of Examinations (Agril. Education), ICAR, Room No. 216, KrishiAnusandhanBhavan-II, Pusa, New Delhi – 110012, well in time but not later than the last date. The last date for receipt of hard copy of computer generated confirmation copy online 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 as per schedule.
Any incomplete application or application received after the last date will be rejected and no claim/correspondence in this regard will be entertained. The ICAR will not be responsible for any postal delay or loss of application during transit in this regard.

Application Fee

For Gen/OBC/ UPS** Category – Rs. 500.00/-
For SC/ ST/ PC Category – Rs. 250.00/-

*Strike off which ever is not applicable.

**Under Privileged State namely, (i) Andaman & Nicobar Island, (ii) Arunachal Pradesh, (iii) Dadra and Nagar Haveli, (iv) Daman & Diu, (v) Goa, (vi) Lakshadweep, (vii) Manipur, (viii) Meghalaya, (ix) Mizoram, (x) Nagaland, (xi) Sikkim and (xii) Tripura

Mode of Payment

1. Making payment through Credit/Debit card using Payment Gateway of Canara Bank.

2. Making payment through NEFT.

3. Making payment through Bank Callahan.

After submitting the application Online, take out its print. Send hard copy along with ICAR’s copy of SBBJ Bank/NEFT payment Callahan / Payment Gateway receipt through Speed post / Registered post to: “The Controller of Examinations (Agril. Edn.), Exam Cell, Agricultural Education Division, ICAR, Room No. 216, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-II, Pusa, New Delhi – 110012.

Instruction to Candidates

1. Before mailing hard copy of computer generated confirmation page from online application complete in all respect, check that ICAR’s copy of Callahan (duly stamped by bank) if making payment through bank Callahan or photo copy of the bank’s Callahan bearing the UTR No. (if making payment through NEFT) has been attached. Online Application and downloadable prospectus will be available on ICAR website. For acquainting the candidates with this technique and practicing, a Demo Online application form will be available. Candidate has to visit www.icar.org.in and
click the option of filling online application AIEEA-UG-2016 as per the given instructions. By 2nd week of May, 2016, e-Admit Card containing information regarding Roll Number, Center and Venue of Examination, etc., would be downloadable from the ICAR website by providing the Application Number and Date of Birth.

2. Incomplete/mutilated hard copy of computer generated confirmation copy of Application with unclear photograph or copy having overwriting or non-payment of requisite fee amount or amount lesser than prescribed fee shall be summarily rejected and no correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.

3. Request for change in any particulars once given in the Application shall not be entertained.
Admission of a candidate to the entrance examination is provisional subject to his/her being found otherwise eligible for admission to the course concerned by the admitting university.
Candidates are advised to retain at least three identical colour photograph with name and date same as uploaded on the application for subsequent use at the time of admission.
A candidate is allowed to submit only one application. If a candidate submits more than one application, his/her candidature shall be cancelled.

4. If a candidate belongings to General /OBC/UPS category mentions his category as SC/ ST/PC in the application by mistake or otherwise and claims after closure of the last date of online application process that he actually belongs to General /OBC/UPS category, then the claim of such candidates shall not be entertained and their application shall be summarily rejected on the grounds of underpayment of fee.

5. Application should be sent through Speed/Registered post only and the applications sent through any other mode like private courier service, fax, e-mail, etc. shall not be entertained. Hard copy of Application should be dispatched well in advance so as to reach on or before 30 Apr 2016 from non-remote areas and 04 May 2016 from remote areas.

6. Council shall not be responsible for any postal delay/loss in transit in respect of submission of hard copy of Application, etc.

7. Candidates are advised to retain a photocopy of the Application for their personal record. It may be used at any time in support of having submitted application and also retain a copy of Post Office receipt as a proof for dispatch of hard copy of application through Registered Post or Speed Post.
Ragging in any form inside or outside the campuses is strictly prohibited.

8. Use or attempt to use unfair means of any kind for this examination including impersonation will automatically lead to the cancellation of candidature at any stage besides taking the legal action as deemed fit.

9. Candidates may seek any information as per scheduled date and time only.

Flow Chart (Filling Process)


Eligibility Criteria

1. Candidate must be citizen of India. Age as on at least 16 years 31.08.2016 are eligible to apply for the examination

2. 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 a recognized Indian Board after a period of 12 years of study. The last two years of such 10+2 examination should have papers in Physics, Chemistry and any one of the subjects from Biology/ Mathematics/ Agriculture* /Home Science**. Besides, for admission in the Universities specifically located in non-Hindi speaking areas, candidate must have passed English as a core subject in 10+2 examination.

3. Intermediate with Agriculture and having not studied Physics and Chemistry as separate subjects may also be eligible for admission in some SAUs in the State of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

4. Intermediate with Home Science would be eligible for admission in limited AUs in Home Science.

5. Candidate must have passed any one of the qualifying examinations enumerated above securing not less than 50% marks in aggregate for General, OBC and UPS categories and 40% marks in aggregate for SC, ST and PC categories.

6. Candidate having a compartment/ supplementary in any of the subjects will not be eligible unless proof of having cleared the examination with requisite percentage as in (ii) (a) above is available.

7. Candidate appearing in the qualifying examination enumerated above, can also apply but would be required to submit evidence of having satisfied the conditions in (i) & (ii), latest by the counselling date, as otherwise the candidature will be automatically cancelled.

8. Candidates opting for Stream-A in the entrance examination should have passed 10+2 examination enumerated above necessarily with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Agriculture/Home Science subjects whereas those opting for Stream-B should have passed 10+2 examination necessarily with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.

Note: While submitting application, candidate must ensure that he/she fulfills the eligibility criteria in entirety.

Admit Card
The admit card of All India Entrance Examination (UG) has been issued online under candidate log in page of ICAR Exams. Each candidate must carry this document to the examination hall. The examination will held on 21 May 2016 at various test centers. Details of how to obtain the ICAR AIEEA UG 2016 admit card / hall ticket, and instructions for the same is available here.

How to download  Admit Card?

Candidates have to visit the official website of ICAR http://www.icar.org.in/ or click on direct link is provided below as per official announcement.

1. Click on the AIEEA UG 2016 Admit Card link http://icarexam.net/.

2. Candidates have to enter Registration no and Password as per the requirement.

3. As soon as the details are entered, the candidates will be able to view their Examination Hall ticket / e-Admit card.

4. Take the Printout of their Admit Card.

Note: Candidate is advised to preserve this e-Admit card till completion of counselling and admission process in the allotted Agricultural University. In case of any difficulty in obtaining the roll number/examination venue from the ICAR website, the candidate is advised to contact the Nodal Officer of the respective Examination City center, two days before the scheduled examination date.

Scheme of Entrance Examination

1. The examination shall be conducted in one of the two subject streams namely ‘Stream-A’ comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Agriculture/Biology subjects and ‘STREAM-B’ comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.

2. Questions for Physics and Chemistry subjects shall be common for both subject streams.

3. Paper for ‘Stream-A’ shall carry questions on Biology as well as Agriculture subject, out of which the candidate has to attempt/opt/choose only one subject, either Biology or Agriculture. ‘Stream-B’ paper carries questions on Mathematics subject.

4. Question paper will have 180 multiple-choice objective type questions, each with four options, 60 questions in Physics, serially numbered from 1-60, 60 questions in Chemistry, numbering from 61-120 and 60 questions in Agriculture/Biology/Mathematics, numbering from 121-180.

5. Marking Scheme: Each correctly answered question will earn four marks, with a maximum of 720 marks for the paper. For each incorrect answer one mark will be deducted from the total score. Question with no response indicated will not be awarded any mark and there will be no negative marking for that question. The candidates are advised not to attempt such questions in the OMR answer sheet, for which they are not sure of the correct answer. More than one answer indicated against a question will be deemed as incorrect answer and will invite negative marking.

6. Candidate will be required to choose the correct answer and mark in the OMR answer sheet by darkening the corresponding circle/bubble against the serial number of the question with black/ blue ball-point pen.

7. Question paper for the examination shall be bilingual, i.e., in ENGLISH and HINDI. In case of any variation in English and Hindi versions of question(s), English version will be taken as the final and correct version.

8. A visually challenged (blind) candidate, can request for the services of amanuensis (scribe) who must be one grade junior in academic qualification i.e. not more than X / Matriculation pass in the present case and should not be related to the candidate. For amanuensis, the candidate must submit a separate request letter, at least one week in advance, to the concerned Nodal Officer of the Examination City Center giving a copy of the PD/PC certificate issued by a competent authority. The services of amanuensis (Scribe) who should be from academic discipline other than that of the candidate, shall be provided free of cost by the Nodal Officer. The scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking, confirming that the scribe fulfills all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe as mentioned above. In case later on it is proved that candidate has suppressed material facts, the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the outcome of result of the written test. Such candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for extra time of 50 minutes during examination.


Centers of Examination



Result- Announced

The result of the AIEEA UG-2016 has been declared and has been placed on ICAR website. AIEEA UG Result 2016 can be checked online only by logging in to the ICAR website. The candidate are required to enter the Application No and password to login and check the result. The direct link to check the AIEEA UG 2016 Result has been provided below.

How to check  Result 

1. Visit the official link http://icarexam.net/.

2. Login using the Application No & password.

3. Look for the ‘Check Result’ link and click on it.

4. The Result shall be displayed on the screen.

5. Candidates may save and print the Result for future reference.

6. The copies of the result are also displayed at the Examination Cell of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-II, Pusa, New Delhi-110 012. he result of the entrance examination would be available in terms of overall merit-rank and category rank obtained by the candidates qualified for counseling.

7. No separate intimation about the non-selection of the candidate in AIEEA-UG-2016 Examination nor marks obtained therein, will be sent to the candidate and no correspondence (Letter/ Fax/ e-mail etc.) in this regard will be entertained.

Evaluation of Result

OMR answer sheets of the candidates shall be scanned through computer/scanner and evaluated through computer by matching the OMR answer sheet responses of the candidate with the Stream-wise (Stream-A/ Stream-B), optional subject-wise (Agriculture/Biology/ Mathematics) and Series-wise (Series-1/ Series-2) Answer Key templates prepared beforehand. Overall merit-rank list shall be prepared separately for both subject streams. In the event of candidates getting equal marks in the Entrance Examination, relative merit will be determined on the basis of marks obtained in the compulsory subjects (Physics and Chemistry) in AIEEA-UG Examination. In the event of tie again, a candidate, higher in age, would be rated higher in merit. Category-wise final merit list for counseling shall be prepared based on the reservation category information given by the candidate in OMR Answer sheet.

No Re-Checking/ Re-Evaluation of OMR Answer Sheets

No representation for re-evaluation / rechecking shall be entertained as answer sheets of the entrance examination are in the format of OMR sheets which are evaluated through computerized scanning / processing.

However, the candidate may be allowed to inspect his / her own OMR answer sheet along with answer key or given a copy thereof, if such representation / request is submitted by the candidate in his or her own hand writing and signature within 10 days from the date of declaration of result on ICAR website along with a copy of admit card, hard copy of online application form and Demand Draft of Rs.500/- (Rupees five hundred only) drawn in favor of “Secretary,ICAR Education Division, Revolving Fund” payable at New Delhi.

Counselling and Admission

Counselling Call Letter

The candidates who have been declared as qualified in the AIEEA UG 2016 Result must download the Counselling Call Letter to appear in the Counselling to be held as per the schedule. The candidates can download the AIEEA UG Counseling call letter by logging into the ICAR website. The direct link to login and download the Counseling Call Letter has been provided below.

How to download Counseling Call Letter?

1. Visit the official link http://icarexam.net/.

2. Login using the Application No & password.

3. Look for the ‘Download Counseling Call Letter’ link and click on it.

4. The Counseling Call Letter shall be displayed on the screen.

5. Candidates may save and print the Result for future reference.

Counselling Schedule

Schedule for Counselling / Personal Appearance as per Overall merit Rank of Qualified Candidates for admission to Bachelor Degree Courses in Agriculture and Allied Subjects other than Veterinary Science – AIEEA UG 2016.



Selection Method

The candidate declared/notified as qualified for counseling, based on the merit-rank, shall report for Counseling as per Counseling schedule until and unless otherwise intimated. Candidate shall forfeit the claim for admission if he/she, in-person or through Authorized representative, does not report for counseling. Candidate who has not been declared/ notified as qualified for counseling, shall not be considered for admission on ICAR seats in any Agricultural University at any stage.

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 counseling.

List of original documents with self-attested photocopies, photographs to be produced at the time of counseling is as under.

1. All certificates and mark sheets/grade reports, in original related to Class X and XII, Transfer Certificate/ School Leaving Certificate, Character Certificate from the School last attended.

2. In case of candidates from SC, ST and non-creamy layer of OBC categories, Original Certificate as per Central Govt. requirements and issued by Competent Authority.

3. Medical Certificate in case of Physically Challenged (PC) candidates issued by Medical Officer of any Government Hospital with description of the kind and the degree of disability.

4. In case the Date of Birth is not mentioned in Class X Certificate, Date of Birth (DOB) Certificate.

5. E- Admit Card, counseling call/invitation letter from ICARin original.

6. Three recent and clear passport size colour photographs with name and date.

7. Domicile certificate.

8. Authority letter/undertaking in the prescribed format (Annexure-III of IB), if the candidate is unable to attend the counseling personally.

9. The candidate or authorized representative called for counseling (personal appearance) should bring the counseling intimation letter downloaded from ICAR website/issued, Rs. 2,000/- (Rupees Two Thousand only) in Cash, e-Admit Card, All Original Certificates with Mark-sheets, C/ST/PC/UPS/OBC Category Certificate etc.as mentioned above and present the documents in original for verification at the Document Checking Desk and place the self attested photocopies of the documents in their file. Final checking of the documents will be done at the time of admission by the allotted university. After the document checking, only the candidate, or their authorized representative along with their file and checked documents shall proceed to another counseling hall for the allotment of seat & the university available at their merit rank and choice. After the seat is allotted by the counselors and accepted by the candidate, shall move to the Computer Desk-I where the allotted seat will be deleted from the seat display system. Thereafter, part admission fee is to be deposited with the Registrar of the allotted university. After depositing the provisional admission fee of Rs.2,000/- in cash, candidate shall collect the fee receipt from same as uploaded on the Application Form.

Admission through Counselling

1. There will be offline counseling (personal appearance)only.The candidates qualified for counseling and called for consideration for provisional admission to the Agricultural Universities would be generally larger than the number of seats available, provided they have achieved a minimum of 50% marks for General and UPS categories and a minimum of 40% marks for SC/ST/PC categories in the Entrance examination. For OBC, it will be as per Supreme Court directives in this regard. The competent authority (DDG, Agril. Edn.)may relax the minimum qualifying marks in case the required number of candidates to be called for counseling are not available.

2. The candidate, invited for counseling, will have to fill a prescribed Counseling Form at the time of counseling. Candidate should give his/her options for choice of subject/degree programme and University in order of preference and present the same at the counseling desk when his/ her name and rank is announced through Microphone/Public Address System.

3. The candidate or authorized representative called for counseling (personal appearance) should bring the counseling intimation letter downloaded from ICAR website/issued, Rs. 2,000/- (Rupees Two Thousand only) in Cash, e-Admit Card, All Original Certificates with Mark-sheets, SC/ST/PC/UPS/OBC Category Certificate etc.as mentioned above and present the documents in original for verification at the Document Checking Desk and place the self attested photocopies of the documents in their file. Final checking of the documents will be done at the time of admission by the allotted university. After the document checking, only the candidate, or their authorized representative along with their file and checked documents shall proceed to another counseling hall for the allotment of seat & the university available at their merit rank and choice. After the seat is allotted by the counselors and accepted by the candidate, shall move to the Computer Desk-I where the allotted seat will be deleted from the seat display system. Thereafter, part admission fee is to be deposited with the Registrar of the allotted university. After depositing the provisional admission fee of Rs.2,000/- in cash, candidate shall collect the fee receipt from the respective university representative and present his/ her file at the Computer Desk-II where he/ she will be issued the provisional admission letter. The candidate must check his/her name, Subject allotted, name of the allotted University, the award of NTS, if applicable, etc. on the recommendation letter issued under the signature of ADG(HRD) before leaving the counseling hall. They must deposit their file at the Computer Desk-II without fail.

4. Authorized representative should bring the duly filled-in Authority Letter, attested by the competent authority indicated. One individual shall not act as representative for more than two candidates.

5. Candidate, not fulfilling the eligibility condition(s) at the time of counseling, will forfeit claim for admission and will not be considered for seat allocation. Candidature in such cases shall be rejected summarily. No correspondence shall be entertained thereafter in this regard.

6.  In view of the limited time availability for counseling at the counseling desk, each candidate is advised to keep a ready list of options, in case the filled in options of the candidate have been exhausted by the time candidate reaches the counseling desk. Candidate taking more time at the counseling desk may be asked to come at the end of the queue so that time of the remaining candidates is not wasted. In that case, the candidate shall lose claim of seat at his/her merit-rank.

7. In case, all seats in a subject at the University opted for, are exhausted by the time candidate reaches counseling desk, he/she shall have the option to provide fresh choices of subject/university, wherever the seat is available. The candidate shall have no claim for change of subject/University thereafter.

8. Against total number of ICAR seats available for a particular degree programme in a university, not more than 40% of ICAR seats from one State would be allocated to any one university in that subject under a particular category. While computing 40% number, mathematical method of rounding to the nearest integer would be adopted except where there is only one seat, in which case, the whole seat would be allocated. While rounding off, the number might exceed 40%to that extent.

9. Candidate reporting late for counseling beyond the time specified on the specified counseling date, may be considered for admission on the counseling date, subject to valid/acceptable reason for late reporting, only out of the subjects & Universities available at the time of his/her actual counseling. He/she will lose any claim for seat at his/her merit-rank due to- late reporting. Please see Annexure- XI for related instructions.

10. The fact that a candidate or his/her representative has appeared for Counseling, will not ensure admission unless a seat at the rank of the candidate for Counseling is available and he/she meets all eligibility requirements.

11. It should be noted carefully that ICAR allocates the University, whereas the choice of the accredited College within the University allotted shall be regulated by the University itself. The university will place the candidates in accredited colleges only.Candidate may not approach ICAR, thereafter, for any specific College within the allotted University.

12. In case a candidate has been allotted a university and subject at the time of counseling and the same has been accepted by the candidate, any request for change/transfer of subject/university thereafter, will not be entertained by ICAR. The candidate, once admitted in a degree programme as per his/her merit-rank and availability of seat at the time of counseling, will not stake claim for change of subject/University later on after his/her counseling is over.

13. All candidates or their authorized representatives reporting for Counseling will be required to submit original certificates and mark sheets to the Registrar of the allotted University, otherwise admission may not be granted. All original certificates submitted by the candidates may be sent to their respective Boards for verification. In case a candidate wishes to withdraw the original certificates after the admission, he/she shall directly request the allotted University for the same.

14. If any candidate fails to deposit the part admission fee and original certificates as required, the admission would not be granted and candidate would forfeit his/her claim for admission.

15. In case any particular Board is not recognized or has been d-recognized by some university, ICAR will not be responsible for admitting students of that Board in the universities not willing to admit such candidates.

Admission through Wait list

1. The candidate, who has attended the Counseling, but due to non-availability of subject/University of his/her choice, has not accepted admission during the counseling but desires admission later on out of any consequential vacancy, should submit request for admission through wait list in a Wait-List proforma which shall be provided at the time of counseling.

2. The request for admission through Wait List will be considered as per his/her choice, provided vacancy arises in the subject/university within the time limit of student-registration for admission at that university.

3. If the candidate does not submit such a wait list request at the time of counseling, it will be presumed that he/she is no more interested in admission on ICAR seats and no request received thereafter, will be considered.

4. It may be noted that a candidate who has been allotted a seat during counseling is not allowed to opt for wait list vacancies.

5. The wait list will be sent by the ICAR directly to the concerned university which may invite the candidate in case the vacancy arises by the last date of registration for particular Academic Session. Candidate shall not correspond with ICAR in this regard.

6. Candidate should further note that mere submission of wait-list proforma request does not guarantee admission unless seats fall vacant in his/her choice of university/subject within the time schedule for registration/ admission.

Filling of Vacant seats after the counseling

1. ICAR seats, if remain vacant, even after filling up with wait listed candidates shall automatically stand released to the Agricultural University concerned for filling up at their level and as per the procedure in vogue at the respective university. These seats will no more be called as ICAR seats and will be treated as university seats. Once the counseling/ admission process, including the wait listed candidates, is over, filling up of any subsequent vacancies created due to non- reporting of candidates or any other reason, shall not be the responsibility of ICAR. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained either from the universities or from any candidate.

2. The candidate admitted provisionally to an Agricultural University through ICAR examination, shall have to report to the concerned Agricultural University on the date of registration, as notified by the concerned University. The candidate is, therefore, advised to be in constant touch with the University allotted. Date of joining/registration at the university must be inquired from the university official present during the counseling and carefully noted.

3. No correspondence from the candidates/ guardians/ parents will be entertained for seeking permission for late registration/ admission in the universities or issuing any direction in this regard.

Counselling Proforma


Seats & Reservations

University Wise, Subject Wise Tentative number of seats for UG admission for sessions 2016-2017 are given below.


Reservation of Seats

1. Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe / Physically Challenged / Other Backward Classes

2. There would be reservation of seats to the extent of 15% for Scheduled Caste and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe candidates in different subjects. The reservation of seats among SC/ST categories is interchangeable, i.e., if sufficient number of candidates are not available to fill up seats reserved for ST candidates, these can be filled up from among suitable SC candidates and vice-versa in a given subject as per merit-rank in examination. The original SC/ST certificate in prescribed form is required to be produced for verification. Depending on merit and choice, they can also take seat from the General Category.

3. Three percent seats are also reserved, horizontally across the categories in different subjects, for Physically Challenged (PC) candidates suffering from low vision, hearing impairment, locomotors disability or cerebral palsy with appropriate medical certificate having at least 40% disability and found suitable by the Counseling Committee/University official. The candidate applying for admission under this category should submit a copy of the certificate about being handicapped from a Govt. Hospital/Medical Board (duly attested by a Gazetted Officer) at the time of counseling. The criteria for assessing the degree of handicap could be variable from one subject to another. The decision of the University allotted will be final in this regard.

4. Reservation for candidates belonging to OBC category will be given only at NDRI, Karnal; Nagaland University SASARD, Medziphema; BHU; CAUs;Viswa Bharati (PSB) as per Government of India directives applicable at the time of counseling and Hon’ble SC order and as per seat positions communicated by the University concerned.

Reservation for Remote and Under Privileged States / UTs (UPS)

Two percent seats under each subjects would be reserved, horizontally across categories for the candidates of the remote and Under Privileged States/ UTs namely (i) Andaman & Nicobar Islands, (ii) Arunachal Pradesh, (iii) Dadra and Nagar Haveli, (iv) Daman & Diu, (v) Goa, (vi) Lakshadweep, (vii) Manipur, (viii) Meghalaya, (ix) Mizoram, (x) Nagaland, (xi) Sikkim and (xii) Tripura where educational facilities in agriculture and allied science subjects either do not exist or have no SAU(s) and who qualify this examination. UPS candidates will have to produce domicile certificate issued by the competent authority at the time of counseling. There will not be any State quota within this quota.

Certificate Prescribed Format

ICAR National Talent Scholarship (NTS)

National Talent Scholarship would be available through the Agricultural University concerned, to every student admitted on ICAR seat at any Agricultural University, at the rate ofRs. 2,000/- per month during the period of study provided the student.

1. Joins an Agricultural University in a State outside his/her Domicile State.

2. Has not changed the University/subject allotted for any reason.

3. Has not been admitted against any vacant seat through wait list option as per his/her request.

4. Maintains good conduct and satisfactory academic performance (7.00 OGPA) throughout the period of study.

5. Does not fail in any course/unit during the period of study.

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