ICAR AIEEA 2019: The admissions to agriculture-related courses will now be done through National Testing Agency (NTA), the application form for which has been released today at the new address – ntaicar.nic.in. The entrance exams including ICAR-AIEEA for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and AICE JRF/SRF exams were earlier conducted by the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR). The AIEEA (UG), AIEEA (PG) and AICE-JRF/SRF (PGs) exam will be held on July 1, 2019. The two and a half hour long exam will begin at 9 am and end at noon.
The registration process for the entrance exams to the agriculture courses has started from today, April 1, 2019 (Monday) on the official websites, nta.nic.in or ntaaicar.nic.in. The registration process will close on April 30, however, candidates can pay fee up to May 1, 2019, according to an official notification by the NTA.
The NTA has set-up 16 years as the minimum age limit to apply for the exams, no upper age limit has been notified.
NTA ICAR AIEEA 2019: How to register
Step 1: Visit the official website, ntaicar.nic.in
Step 2: In the homepage, click on ‘fill application form’
Step 3: You will be redirected to a new page
Step 4: Click on ‘apply’ under ‘new registration’
Step 5: Fill in details
Step 6: Log-in using the registration number
Step 7: Fill form, upload images
Step 8: Make payment
The link to fill form is expected to be open from late evening today, April 1, 2019 (Monday).
NTA ICAR AIEEA 2019: Exam pattern
NTA ICAR AIEEA 2019: Fee
Candidates will have to pay Rs 700 as application fee. For candidates belonging to the reserved category, the application fee is Rs 350.
The exam will be conducted in the computer-based testing (CBT) format. Candidates who qualify the competitive exam will then undergo a counselling.
Meanwhile, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited the universities from carrying agriculture and related degree programmes in distance or open learning mode as ‘agriculture’ has been listed as professional courses.
As per the new rules, agriculture and related courses will also be considered professional and institutes cannot deliver degree programmes in the field in open or distance mode anymore. Under the new rule, many institutes will have to shut their courses or tweak the degree programme