ICAR AIEEA 2020 Application Form (Postponed Till 30th April): Apply Online Now

ICAR or the Indian Council of Agricultural Research has several universities under it. The annual All India Entrance Exam for Admissions (ICAR AIEEA) is something that you must not miss if you would like to go to any ICAR college. The NTA or National Testing Agency conducts this test for ICAR to select eligible students to attend ICAR higher studies institutions for under-graduate, post-graduate, and doctorate studies. The required step to writing this entrance test is to fill the ICAR application form online.

Here is a guide for you to help you in the process of filling the ICAR application form. Those who wish to apply must first register on the website of ICAR AIEEA for courses offered at the colleges which accept these scores. These are the important dates you should know for your application, eligibility criteria, required documents, the process of applying, and other necessary things.

ICAR Application Form – Important DATES

The ICAR AIEEA is an incredibly important exam for the people who want to study agriculture. Due to the importance that the exam holds, the ICAR application form must be filled out. Necessary deadlines are to be followed, failure of which will lead to you missing out. Here are the important dates you need to know for applying to ICAR.

Deadlines for the ICAR application 2020 Important dates to know for applying to ICAR
Date of release of ICAR application form to the public 1st March 2020
Last date to submit ICAR application form 30th April 2020, 16:00 hrs
Payment of application fee 30th April 2020, 23:50 hrs
Issuing of admit cards for entrance exam 8th May 2020 till date of exam
Sit for ICAR AIEEA test 1st June 2020
Declaration of result 15th June 2020


The eligibility criteria for ICAR differs according to whether you are applying for an undergraduate course or a post-graduate course. Undergraduate or post-graduate aside, you must be a citizen of India to apply for the ICAR AIEEA.

Eligibility criteria for under-graduate courses:

  • Candidate applying must be of a minimum 16 years of age
  • Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with 50%+ marks for OBC/General category students OR 40%+ marks for SC/ST/PWD category students
  • Subject qualifications (no backlogs/supplementary allowed):
    -Home science/Biology/Mathematics/Agriculture

Eligibility criteria for post-graduate courses:

  • Candidate applying must be of a minimum 19 years of age
  • Candidate must have attained a graduate degree in Agriculture with 60%+ marks for OBC/General category students OR 50%+ marks for SC/ST/PWD category students.


There are a few documents you will require while filling up the ICAR application form. Submitting these documents requires the following of some necessary guidelines.

  • Identity proof – it has to be a government identity card, such as a PAN card, Aadhar card, passport, etc. Such tags also prove that you are a citizen of India, hence the requirement for it to be a government ID card.
  • Scanned photograph
    • should be in JPEG/JPG format
    • should not be less than 10kb and not more than 200kb
    • coloured photo with a white background
  • Scanned signature
    • should be in JPEG/JPG format
    • blue/black ink on white paper
    • should not be less than 4kb and not more than 30kb
  • Scanned thumb impression
    • for male applicants, the left thumb
    • for female applicants, the right thumb
    • should be in JPEG/JPG format
    • should not be less than 3kb and not more than 30kb
  • Credit/Debit card details – while this is not a document, these details are necessary for when you need to pay the application fee.


The application fees differ by which course you’re applying for and which category you come under (OBC/General or SC/ST/PWD/transgender). The fees is to be paid online via debit/credit card or net banking.

UG Application Fees

General/OBC category: Rs. 750
SC/ST/PWD/transgender: Rs. 375

PG Application Fees

General/OBC category: Rs. 1100
SC/ST/PWD/transgender: Rs. 550

PhD Application Fees

General/OBC category: Rs. 1800
SC/ST/PWD/transgender: Rs. 900


Check official site to access the ICAR application form links. Here are the necessary steps to follow to apply.

  • Select which course you’re applying for: under-graduate, post-graduate or doctorate, and click the appropriate link accordingly.
  • This will take you to a new page, where you either register as a new applicant or sign into the online application portal, or create a new candidate registration. If you are already registered, enter your application number, password, and the security pin to enter. If not, follow the next step.
  • Register with the details that the page will ask for, including your personal details such as name, contact number, email address, home address, etc. The website will generate an application number using which you can now sign in to the portal. Sign in.
  • Fill in all the necessary details in the application form. These include:
    • Pre-filled personal details (you filled these while registering)
    • Visible marks on body
    • Educational qualifications (which school you went to, year of passing, name of course, marks, etc.)
    • Preferences for examination city out of 87 choices
  • Once you’ve filled these details, you need to upload the following documents:
    • Scanned photograph
    • Scanned Signature
    • Scanned thumb impression
  • The next step is to legitimize your application by paying the application fee. This is the last step.
  • After filling the ICAR application form, you must await your admit card to write the entrance exam.


It is necessary to know that the ICAR application form can only be filled out online, via the website and the link given above. You must be careful while filling it out, as once submitted, you cannot make any changes to the same. This is to say to be especially careful uploading the necessary documents, as those cannot be changed once submitted either. Make sure that you keep your application login credentials safely, just in case you need to sign in again at some point. Please do fill out the ICAR application form with utmost care to ensure that you can write the entrance exam and become part of the approximate 30,000 students that graduate from ICAR universities every year.

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