ICAR AIEEA UG 2019 Exam Preparation, Study Time Table, Books

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is conducted the entrance exam which is known by the All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA).


AIEEA UG is the entrance examination through which candidates can get admission in the bachelor degree courses in the field of agriculture. Through AIEEA PG exam, admissions will be offered in the master’s degree programmes offered by the various agricultural Universities. It is a national level entrance exam which is conducted once in a year.

Exam Schedule

The online admission was started from 18th May 2018. The last date of AIEEA UG & AIEEA PG application form submission was 31st May 2018. Candidates are advised to follow the schedule strictly. Otherwise, your application may be rejected. Candidates can download the admit card from the 15th June 2018.

The examinations will be conducted on 22nd & 23rd June 2018. The result will be declared in the last week of June 2018. The counselling procedure for the qualified and shortlisted candidates will be organized from 1st July 2018 after the declaration of result.

List of colleges which take admissions under ICAR AIEEA :

1. Four Deemed Universities

2. 45 ICAR Institutions

3. Six National Bureaux

4. 25 Project Directorates

5. 18 National Research Centres

6. 138 Substations of ICAR Institutes

7. 61 AICRPs (All India Coordinated Research Projects)

8. 10 Other Projects

9. 17 Network Projects

10. Eight Zonal Project Directorates

11. 642 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs)

12. 45 State Agricultural Universities (SAUs)

13. 6 Central Agricultural Universities

Exam pattern

Courses offered Agriculture, Dairy Science/Technology, Fisheries Sciences, Forestry, Home Science, Horticulture and Food Science
Question paper type Objective (includes 180 questions with four choices each)
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, & Agriculture
Languages English & Hindi
Mode of exam Online (Computer based test) & Offline (Pen Paper based test)
Duration 2 hours+ 30 minutes
Marking scheme 4 marks (for each correct answer) & 1 negative mark (for each incorrect answer)

Marks Distribution :

Subject No. of questions Marks
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Biology 30 120
Agriculture 60 240
Total 180 720

The Preparation Strategy According to Subjects :

Understanding the syllabus is the first and foremost thing to do.

Here’s a glance at the syllabus according to subjects.


  • Circular Motion
  • Electricity
  • Electro-Magnetic Induction
  • Electronic Devices
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Measurement
  • Motion
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Physics of the Atom: Thermodynamics: Work and heat, the first law of Thermodynamics.
  • Solids
  • Wave Motion: Optics


  • Section A: General & Inorganic Chemistry:
  • Molecule and Chemical Bond
  • Periodic Properties of Elements
  • Structure of Atom
  • Section B: Organic Chemistry:
  • Chemistry of Elements and Compounds
  • Section C: Physical Chemistry:
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Energetic
  • State of Matter


Zoology Syllabus:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Diversity of Animal Life
  • Genetics and Evolution (Fundamentals only): (symbiosis)
  • Histology
  • Reproductive System

Botany Syllabus:

  • Absorption and cell water relations, transport of water and minerals.
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Plants: Meristems-Plant growth and development.
  • Botany and Human Welfare
  • History, Importance, Factors and mechanism
  • Internal and external regulators of growth and development in plants
  • Internal structure of dicot and monocot leaves photosynthesis.
  • Internal structure of dicot and monocot roots
  • Internal structure of stem and secondary growth
  • Transpiration and respiration
  • Tropic and turgor movements
  • Xylem and Phloem-their cell elements and functions


  • Sets and Functions
  • Algebra
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry
  • Linear Programming
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Statics
  • Dynamics

Manage a proper timetable to give each chapter and topic sufficient time to study. Remember to cover all your doubts on time.

Don’t leave any concept untouched. Cover everything in time.

Don’t forget your favourite things like games you like, music, fun activity etc. It will always help you refresh your mind.

Do exercise and control diet. Don’t eat too much and avoid caffeine. Have oats and carbohydrate-rich diet.

Take online tests and mock tests and complete school assignments. Focus on NCERT books and study each and every aspect of it. Do every example and textbook questions.

Work hard and don’t lose hope. Maybe you do fail but failure means you are trying and sometimes trying is enough. Give your best every time.

Practice and practice as much as you can. Keep yourself updated with the official site and new notices.

Give your best, always!

Books to Consider:

NCERT books are enough to prepare for the exam. More than half of the syllabus comes from NCERT textbook questions and solved and unsolved examples. So don’t ignore NCERT and prepare from it thoroughly.

You can also consider Arihant Publications. And do try previous year question papers and mock test.

Good luck.

About Jahanvi Gupta

Jahanvi Gupta is a content writer at ExamGyani.

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