Somatirtha Purohit

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced an update regarding the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) entrance exams. 

According to the recent notification, candidates nearing completion of their undergraduate degrees can now apply for the postgraduate entrance examination. 

The NTA notification emphasizes that candidates in this category can select 'Appearing' as their passing status for their graduation qualification details.

For admission to master's degree programs through ICAR AIEEA PG, candidates must hold four or six-year graduation degrees (12+4/10+6 BSc Agriculture/BTech), five-year Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (BVSc & AH), or 5½-year BVSc & AH degrees. 

Additionally, Indian nationals who have completed their Master's degree with a minimum Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) are eligible to apply for the AICE PhD exam for Junior and Senior Research Fellowships. 

Details regarding the minimum OGPA requirements for SRF/JRF are provided in the information bulletin.

The NTA is currently accepting online applications for both exams, and eligible candidates can submit their forms through until 5 pm on May 11. 

The exams are scheduled to be held on June 29 in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode, with a duration of two hours. Candidates will be required to answer objective-type multiple-choice questions in English medium only.

For more information on the pattern and scheme of the examination, application links, syllabus, exam fee, detailed eligibility criteria, and other related details, candidates should visit the NTA website for ICAR entrance examinations.