ICAR NET Eligibility Criteria 2022

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Eligibility Qualifications at 10 + 2 Examination for Degree Programs

Table Supporting: Eligibility_Qualifications_at_102_Examination_for_Degree_Programs
Code No.Degree Program for AdmissionSubjects which the candidate must

have passed in 10 + 2 Examination

Subjects to be attempted in the Entrance Examination
01B. Sc. (Hons.) AgriculturePCB/PCMB/PCM/Inter-AgriculturePCB/PCM/PCA/ABC
02B. Sc. (Hons.) HorticulturePCB/PCMB/PCM/Inter-AgriculturePCB/PCM/PCA/ABC
03B. F. Sc.PCB/PCMB/Inter-AgriculturePCB/PCA/ABC
04B. Sc. (Hons.) ForestryPCB/PCMB/Inter-AgriculturePCB/PCA/ABC
05B. Sc. (Hons.) Community SciencePCB/PCMB/PCMPCB/PCM
06Food Nutrition and Dietetics ⚹PCB/PCMB/PCMPCB/PCM
07B. Sc. (Hons.) SericulturePCB/PCMB/PCMPCB/PCM
08B. Tech. Agricultural EngineeringPCM/PCMBPCM
09B. Tech. Dairy TechnologyPCM/PCMBPCM
10B. Tech. Food TechnologyPCM/PCMBPCM
11B. Tech. Bio- TechnologyPCM/PCMB/PCBPCM/PCB

P = Physics, C = Chemistry, B = Biology, M = Mathematics, A = Agriculture

Age Limit

Indian Nationals of at least 16 years of age as on 31st August 2020 are eligible to apply for the examination. No relaxation is admissible regarding the minimum age limit.

NTA ICAR AIEEA (PG)

Students for 25 % seats in Master degree programs in AUs are admitted through AIEEA (PG) . 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) are also filled up through the same examination.

Age Limit

Indian Nationals not below 19 years as on 31st August 2020 (i.e.. , candidate should not have been born after 01.09. 2001) are eligible to appear in the examination. No relaxation is permissible regarding the minimum age limit.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have passed Bachelor degree examination securing Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) of at least 6.60/10.00 in ten-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/Person with Disability (PwD) candidates, the said requirement is an OGPA of at least 5.60/10.00,2.75/5.00,2.20/4.40, respectively. In other cases, where grade points are not awarded and only marks are awarded, the candidate must have secured at least 60 % marks for General, OBC, UPS and EWS categories whereas for SC/ST/PwD categories the requirement is 50 % marks. (Please note that equivalence between OGPA and % marks will not be acceptable) .

There will be no rounding-off of the OGPA/percentage of marks of qualifying examination while deciding the basic eligibility of any candidate for admission e. g. if a candidate obtained 49.99 % marks in his/her qualifying examination, then it will not be rounded-off to 50 % .

NTA ICAR AICE-JRF/SRF (Ph. D)

admissions to 25 % seats (100 % seats of Dr. RPCAU, Pusa and ICAR-DUs, viz ICAR-IVRI, IARI, CIFE and NDRI) of accredited doctoral degree programs will be granted at accredited colleges in accredited Agricultural Universities under the ICAR-AU system. Further, not more than 40 % candidates from any one state shall be admitted in any agricultural university/subject under a particular category.

Age Limit

Indian Nationals of at least 20 years of age as on 01.06. 2020 (i.e.. the date of examination) are eligible to apply for the examination. No relaxation is permissible regarding the minimum age limit.

Educational Qualification

Minimum OGPA/Marks in the Eligibility Examination required to appear in AICE-JRF/SRF:

Table Supporting: Educational_Qualification
Categories/ScaleOGPAMarks Secured
10 point Scale5 point scale4 point scalePercent (100 Point)
General, OBC (NCL) and UPS/EWS6.53.252.660
SC/ST/PwD5.52.752.250