ICAR AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS) 2019 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

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ICAR AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS) 2019 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

The centeralised admission to 25% of the seats (subject to at least one seat for each discipline having Ph.D. degree programme in the University) of Ph.D degree programmes is in the universities under the ICAR - AU system was introduced in the Academic Session 2015 - 16. For the academic session 2019 - 20 admissions to 25% seats (100% in CAUs and ICAR - DU, viz ICAR - IVRI) accredited doctoral degree programmes will be granted at accredited colleges in accredited Agricultural Universities under the ICARAU system. The admissions to the three ICAR - Deemed - to - be -Universities, viz. IARI, NDRI and CIFE will not be made through AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS)  - 2019 examination as 100% seats for Ph.D. programmes in these ICAR - DUs will be filled - up through their own entrance examination.

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ICAR AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS) 2019 Conducting Body

Indian Council Of Agricultural Research

ICAR AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS) 2019 Eligibility Criteria

General Eligibility Criteria:

Indian nationals who have passed Master’s Degree programme with a minimum of Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) as shown in Table 2 from any recognized University in India and abroad would be eligible to apply for the AICE – JRF / SRF (PGS). Candidates passed out from private Agricultural Universities / Colleges not accredited by ICAR will not be considered for admission through this examination. Further, in case any degree from a particular college / university is not considered for admission by an Agricultural University or any particular college / university has been derecognized by VCI / UGC / ICAR or due to any Court directives (present or future) will not be responsible for admitting students of that college / university in the Universities not willing to admit such candidates. In other cases, where grade - points are not awarded and only marks are awarded, the candidate must have secured a minimum percent score as shown in the table below. 

Age Limit :

Indian Nationals of at least 20 years of age as on 01.07.2019 (i.e. the date of examination) are eligible to  apply for the examination. No relaxation is permissible regarding the minimum age limit. 

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ICAR AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS) 2019 Exam Centers

Online Dates

Date Centers
01/07/2019 Port Blair, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Itanagar, Naharlagun, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Arrah, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Chandigarh, Bilaspur, Raipur, Delhi, Panaji, Anand, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Karnal, Kangra, Solan, Jammu, Srinagar, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Gulbarga, Hubli, Shimoga, Alappuzha, Idukki, Kannur, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Pune, Imphal, Shillong, Aizawl, Kohima, Bhubaneswar, Ganjam, Sambalpur, Bathinda, Ludhiana, Mohali, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur, Gangtok, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Dehradun, Haldwani, Asansol, Kolkata, Siliguri

ICAR AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS) 2019 Important Dates

EventsStart DateLast Date
Application Form01/04/2019 08/05/2019
Application Form Correction13/05/2019 20/05/2019
Admit Card Release Date05/06/2019 -
ICAR AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS) 2019 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 01/07/2019
  • Declaration of result17/07/2019-
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    ICAR AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS) 2019 Prospectus

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    Timing of Examination: 02:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.


    • The exact name / location of Examination venue in the Examination city centre will be notified later along with the Roll Number in accordance with the Application Number and Date of Birth and shall be available on NTA website www.nta.ac.in, www.ntaicar.nic.in. 
    • NTA may change / shift the examination city center opted by the candidate to another nearby centre, if number of candidates are more at any city center. 

    ICAR AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS) 2019 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    General / Unreserved, Other Backward Classes (OBC) - (NCL) & UPS / EWS

    Rs. 1700/-
    SC / ST / PwD / TransgenderRs. 850/-
    Applicable Service / Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate.

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    Step 1:

    Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No for future reference

    Step 2:

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

    Step 3:

    Make payment of fee using suitable mode of payment through bank as per details given in this section and keep proof of fee paid.

    Step 4:

    Print at least three copies of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee


    • The Thumb Impression used for filling Online Application Form for ICAR 2019 should be Left (for Males) and Right (for Females).
    • The final submission of Online Application Form will remain incomplete if Step - 2 and Step - 3 are not completed. Such forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.
    • No request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained by NTA under any circumstances.
    • There is no provision to upload any certificate / marks sheet etc., with the application.
    • The entire application process is online. Therefore, candidates are not required to send / submit any document(s)  including Confirmation Page to NTA or ICAR through Post / Fax / By Hand.

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    Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit / Debit Card / NetBanking upto 11:50 pm through e - challan upto bank hours of 01 May, 2019

    Method of Fee Payment:

    • Online Mode i.e. 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.

    ICAR AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS) 2019 Syllabus

    The test of AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS) has a single paper of 3 hrs duration. Details of the test are as given below:

    Test would consist of two major subtests.

    Subtest / Section A: First 20 MCQs are common to all 16 major subjects. The questions assess the level of candidate’s awareness about the environment and its application to the society. The questions are based on general knowledge in the domain of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairying, Fisheries and Allied Sciences, etc. including current events and matters of everyday observation and experience. 

    Subtest / Section B: Remaining 180 MCQs belong to Major Subject Group, as applicable; and are based on the syllabus of different sub - subjects listed under that Major Subject Group. 

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    • General knowledge
    • Reasoning ability
    • Sub - subjects under the Major Subject chosen by the candidate

    Syllabus Link: View/Download

    ICAR AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS) 2019 Admit Card

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    ICAR AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS) 2019 Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 01/07/2019

    Examination Day Instructions

    Important Instruction For Candidates:

    • Candidates MUST bring the following documents on the day of examination at the test centre. Candidates who will not bring these will not be allowed to appear in the examination.
      • Print copy of Admit Card downloaded from NTA website
      • One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) for pasting on the specific space in the attendance sheet at the Centre during the Examination
      • Any one of the authorized Govt photo IDs (original, valid and non - expired), viz. PAN card / Driving License / Voter ID / Passport / Aadhaar Card (With photograph) / Aadhaar Enrolment No / Ration Card
      • PwD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category
    • The candidates shall report at the Examination Centre two hours before the commencement of the examination so as to complete the frisking and registration formalities well before the time. 
    • Registration desk will close 30 minutes prior to the examination. Candidates shall not be permitted to enter in the Examination Centre after 01:30 p.m. 
    • The candidates are advised to read the instructions on the e - admit card carefully and follow them during the conduct of the examination.
    • Candidates should take their seat immediately after opening of the examination hall. If the candidates do not report in time due to any reason i.e. traffic jam, train / bus delay etc., they are likely to miss some of the general instructions to be announced in the Examination Rooms / Halls. The NTA shall not be responsible for any delay. 
    • The candidate should ensure that the question paper available on the computer is as per the opted Major Subject Group indicated in the Admit Card. In case, the subject of question paper is other than the opted paper, the same may be brought to the notice of the Invigilator concerned.
    • Candidates are not allowed to carry any baggage inside the Examination Centre. NTA will not be responsible for any belongings stolen or lost at the premises.
    • All calculations / writing work are to be done only in the rough sheet provided at the centre in the examination Room / Hall and on completion of the test candidates must hand over the rough sheets to the invigilator on duty in the Room / Hall.


    Candidates are NOT allowed to carry Instrument / Geometry / Pencil box, Handbag, Purse, any kind of Paper / Stationery / Textual material (printed or written material), Eatables and Water (loose or packed), Mobile Phone / Ear Phone / Microphone / Pager, Calculator, DocuPen, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Camera, Tape Recorder, Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator, any metallic item or electronic gadgets / devices in the Examination Hall / Room. Diabetic students will be allowed to carry eatables like sugar tablets / fruits (like banana / apple / orange) and transparent water bottle to the Examination Hall. However, they will not be allowed to carry packed foods like chocolates / candy / sandwich etc.

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    Admit Card:

    The candidate has to download the e - Admit Card from the NTA website w.e.f. 05 June, 2019 onwards and appear for the Examination at the given Centre on Date and Shift (Timing) as indicated in their e - Admit Card. 

    No candidate will be allowed to appear at the examination center, on Date and Timings other than that allotted in the e - Admit card. 

    In case candidates are unable to download e - Admit Cards from the website, the candidate should approach the Help Line between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from 05 June, 2019 to 30 June, 2019. 

    In case of any discrepancy in the particulars of the candidate or his / her photograph and signatures shown in the e - Admit Card and Confirmation Page, the candidate may immediately approach the Help Line between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm between 05 June, 2019 to 30 June, 2019. In such cases, candidates would appear in the examination with the already downloaded e - Admit Card. However, NTA will take necessary action to make correction in the record later. 


    • Candidate may please note that e - Admit Cards will not be sent by post.
    • In no case, the duplicate e - Admit Card for AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS) - 2019 would be issued at the Examination Centres.
    • Candidate must not mutilate the Admit Card or change any entry made therein.
    • Candidates are advised to preserve their Admit Cards in good condition for future reference.
    • No Admit Card shall be issued to the candidates whose Applications are found to be incomplete for any reasons (including indistinct / doubtful photographs / unsigned Applications) or who do not fulfill the eligibility criteria for the examination.
    • Issue of Admit Cards, however, shall not necessarily mean acceptance of eligibility which shall be further scrutinized at subsequent stages of admission process

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    ICAR AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS) 2019 Results

    Result Declaration17/07/2019
    Result URLCheck your result here

    ICAR AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS) 2019 Re-evaluation

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    Display of recorded responses and Answer key for Challenges

    • The NTA will display Answer Key of the questions on the NTA website www.nta.ac.in, www.ntaicar.nic.in to provide an opportunity to the candidates to challenge the Answer Key. The Answer Keys are likely to be displayed for three days.
    • The Candidates will be given an opportunity to make a challenge online against the Answer Key on payment of Rs 1000/- per question challenged as processing charges.
    • The NTA will also display the recorded responses of all the candidates on the NTA website prior to declaration of result. The recorded responses are likely to be displayed for three days.
    • Decision of NTA on the challenges shall be final and the result will be declared on the basis of final answer keys.

    Declaration of Result:

    • Overall merit - rank list shall be prepared separately for every Sub - subject under each Major SubjectGroup as per the Information given by the candidate in the OnlineApplication Form. In the event of candidates getting equal marks in the Entrance examination, relative merit will be determined on the basis of OGPA/ % of marks as applicable obtained in the qualifying Master’s degree 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 by ICAR based on the reservation category information given by the candidate in the Online Application Form.
    • The result of the AICE - JRF / SRF (PGS) - 2019 is likely to be declared by 17 July, 2019 and will be placed along with the schedule of online counselling on the ICAR website www.icar.org.in.
    • The result of the entrance examination would be available in terms of overall merit-rank obtained by the candidates qualified for counseling in his / her Sub - subject.

    No Re-checking or Re - evaluation Policy :

    No representation for re - evaluation / re - checking of answer scripts shall be entertained after the declaration of results, because candidates are given opportunity to evaluate their own recorded responses and challenge discrepancies, if any before finalizing final answer key and declaration of the result.  

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