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Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Examination 2010


The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organization under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. Formerly known as Imperial Council of Agricultural Research, it was established on 16 July 1929 as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in pursuance of the report of the Royal Commission on Agriculture. The ICAR has its headquarters at New Delhi. The Council is the summit body for co-coordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in the entire country. With 97 ICAR institutes and 45 agricultural universities spread across the country this is one of the largest national agricultural systems in the world. The ICAR has played a pioneering role in ushering Green Revolution and subsequent developments in agriculture in India through its research and technology development that has enabled the country to increase the production of food grains by 4 times, horticultural crops by 6 times, fish by 9 times (marine 5 times and inland 17 times), milk 6 times and eggs 27 times since 1950-51. Thus, making a visible impact on the national food and nutritional security, It has played a major role in promoting excellence in higher education in agriculture. It is engaged in cutting edge areas of science and technology development and its scientists are internationally acknowledged in their fields. (Courtesy -

About Exam
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All India entrance examination for admission to undergraduate program and award of National Talent Scholarship in agricultural and allied subjects other than veterinary science The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, will conduct the 9th All India entrance examination for filling up 15% of the total number of seats in State Agricultural Universities, Central Agricultural University, Imphal (Manipur), and 100% of the seats in National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal (Haryana) for Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries Science, Forestry, Home Science, Sericulture, Agricultural Engineering, Dairy Technology, Food Science & Technology and Agriculture Marketing Banking & Co-operation.


There will be one question paper consisting of objective type questions in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Agriculture for STREAM-A & Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for STREAM-B as per eligibility and choice of the subjects as defined in Information Bulletin. The question paper will be bilingual i.e. English and Hindi.

Reservation of Seats

There would be reservation of seats to the extent 15% for Scheduled Caste, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe and 3% for Physically Handicapped candidates in all subjects.


The candidate must be at least 17 years of age but not more than 23 years on or before December 31. No relaxation of age will be allowed for candidate of any category.

  • She/he should be an Indian national.
  • She/he must have passed and obtained not less than 60% marks (for General Category) and 50% marks (for SC/ST/PH category) of the total marks in PCB/PCM/PCA combinations in 10+2 examination.
  • She/he must also have passed in English at 10+2 stage.
  • Any candidate having compartment/supplementary in any subject in the qualifying examination -- 10+2 -- is not eligible for admission.
  • Candidates should have passed Physics, Chemistry and Agriculture/Biology/Mathematics as full subjects separately at 10+2 level.
  • who is appearing for 10+2 examination in 2004 can also apply subject to producing 10+2 passing certificate on the date of counseling.

Examination Pattern

The ICAR conducts written exam. On the basis of the marks/results, a deserving candidate is called for further interview rounds.

Contact Details

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
(Education Division)
Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-II, Pusa,
New Delhi 110012.
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