Information Bulletin AIEEA - UG 2017-18
    7.1 Examination Schedule
    1. DATE OF EXAMINATION: SATURDAY, the 10 June, 2017

    2. DURATION: 2½ hours, Time10.00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

    7.2 Question Paper and Writing Answers in the Examination
    1. There will be a single question paper booklet comprising of five subjects- Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and Agriculture.

    2. For subjects to be attempted in the Entrance Examination, depending on the choice and eligibility, please refer item No.2.1.

    3. Out of five subjects in the question booklet, candidate has to attempt/opt/choose only three subjects.

    4. Question paper will have 60 multiple-choice objective type questions for each subject i.e. 60 questions in Physics, 60 questions in Chemistry, 60 questions in Mathematics, 60 questions in Biology and 60 questions in Agriculture, each with four options. Only 180 questions have to be attempted out of any of the five subjects based on the subjects studied at 10+2 level.

    5. Marking Scheme: Each correctly answered question will earn four marks, with a maximum of 720 marks for the paper. For each incorrect answer one mark will be deducted from the total score. Question with no response indicated will not be awarded any mark and there will be no negative marking for that question. The candidates are advised not to attempt such questions in the OMR answer sheet, for which they are not sure of the correct answer. More than one answer indicated against a question will be deemed as incorrect answer and will invite negative marking.

    6. Candidate will be required to choose the correct answer and mark in the OMR answer sheet by darkening the corresponding circle/bubble against the serial number of the question with black/ blue ball-point pen.

    7. Question paper for the examination shall be bilingual, i.e., in ENGLISH and HINDI. In case of any variation in English and Hindi versions of question(s), English version will be taken as the final and correct version.

    8. Syllabus for the Examination is given at ANNEXURE-I..

    9. A visually challenged (blind) candidate, can request for the services of amanuensis (scribe) who must be one grade junior in academic qualification i.e. not more than X / Matriculation pass in the present case and should not be related to the candidate. For amanuensis, the candidate must submit a separate request letter, at least one week in advance, to the concerned Nodal Officer of the Examination City Centre giving a copy of the PD/PC certificate issued by a competent authority. The services of amanuensis (Scribe) who should be from academic discipline other than that of the candidate, shall be provided free of cost by the Nodal Officer. The scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking, confirming that the scribe fulfills all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe as mentioned above. In case later on it is proved that candidate has suppressed material facts, the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the outcome of result of the written test. Such candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for extra time of 50 minutes during examination.

    7.3 Examination City Centres
    1. A list of Examination City Centres with numeric codes and the contact addresses of Nodal Officer at those cities is given in ANNEXURE-V.

    2. Candidate must fill the code number for the Examination City Centre from where he/she opts to appear for the Examination. ICAR can change/shift the examination city center opted by the candidate to another nearby center, if number of candidates are more at any examination city center.

    3. Examination City Centre, once opted, shall not be allowed to be changed later on by the candidates. The e-Admit Card will be uploaded on ICAR website www.icar.org.in. In case of any problem related to e-Admit card, please contact COE (Agril. Edn.) or concerned Nodal Officer on telephone after Last week of May, 2017.

    7.4 Ensuring Eligibility Requirements are Satisfied: Candidate should fill-up the online Application Form with due care and must ensure that he/she fulfills the eligibility requirements for the examination as well as admission as detailed in the Information Bulletin. No certificates are required to be attached with the Application at the time o f online submission of Application. Eligibility of the candidate for the examination and admission is not checked until the date of counseling/personal appearance of the candidate for admission in the allotted university when the related documents will be checked and verified. It means the documents / certificates etc., will be checked directly at the time of admission in the admitting university. In case the candidate is found not-eligible at any stage, his/her candidature would be summarily rejected and admission will be cancelled..

    7.5 Options for Agricultural University/ Subject for Admission: Candidates are not required to give any option for admission in any Agricultural University/subjects at the time of filling up online application form. The admission/allotment of seats in the Agricultural Universities will be made through online counseling in accordance with the choice made by the qualified candidate during the online counseling process, and as per the seats available at his/her merit-rank within the 10 Degree Programmes available for Admission depending on their eligibility.

    7.6 e-Admit Card: The e-Admit Card will be uploaded on ICAR website during specified period. This copy of Admit Card must be self-attested by the candidate and brought to the Examination Hall for appearing in the examination. Candidate may note that without self attestation of photo as well as signature and putting thumb impression of the candidate on e-Admit card, candidate will not be allowed to appear in the examination. Candidate is advised to preserve this e-Admit card till completion of counseling and admission process in the allotted Agricultural University. In case of any difficulty in obtaining the roll number/examination venue from the ICAR website, the candidate is advised to contact the Nodal Officer of the respective Examination City center; two days before the scheduled examination date (see ANNEXURE-V for contact details of Nodal Officers).

    7.7 Evaluation and Declaration of Result
    1. OMR answer sheets of the candidates shall be scanned through computer/scanner and evaluated through computer by matching the OMR answer sheet responses of the candidate with Series-wise (Series-1/ Series-2) Answer Key templates prepared beforehand. Single overall merit-rank list shall be prepared. In the event of candidates getting equal marks in the Entrance Examination, relative merit will be determined on the basis of marks obtained in the main subjects Mathematics(PCM)/Biology(PCB)/Agriculture (ABC/PCA) in AIEEA-UG Examination. In the event of tie again, a candidate, higher in age, would be rated higher in merit.Category-wise final merit list for counseling shall be prepared based on the reservation category information given by the candidate in OMR Answer sheet.

    2. The result of the AIEEA-UG-2017 is likely to be declared by 30th June, 2017 (Tentative) and will be placed on ICAR website. The copies of the result will also be displayed at the Examination Cell of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-II, Pusa, New Delhi.

    3. The result of the entrance examination would be available in terms of overall merit-rank and category rankobtained by the candidates qualified for counseling.

    4. All announcements related to the conduct of entrance examination including, issue of examination notification, e-Admit card information, examination result, schedule of online counseling, general notices, etc., would be posted and available on the ICAR website. The candidates are advised to be vigilant about the announcements on the ICAR website as the ICAR would not be held responsible for non-receipt of any information/ letter by post or otherwise.

    5. No separate intimation about the non-selection of the candidate in AIEEA-UG-2017 Examination nor marks obtained therein, will be sent to the candidate and no correspondence (Letter/ Fax/ e-mail etc.) in this regard will be entertained.

    7.8 No Re-Checking/ Re-Evaluation of OMR Answer Sheets: No representation for re-evaluation / rechecking shall be entertained as answer sheets of the entrance examination are in the format of OMR sheets which are evaluated through computerized scanning / processing. However, the candidate may be allowed to inspect his / her own OMR answer sheet along with answer key or given a copy thereof, if such representation / request is submitted by the candidate in his or her own handwriting and signature within 10 days from the date of declaration of result on ICAR website along with a copy of e-admit card, hard copy of online application form and Demand Draft of Rs.500/- (Rupees five hundred only) drawn in favour of “Secretary, ICAR Education Division Revolving Fund” payable at New Delhi.

    7.9 Admission through ICAR Examination
    1. Based on the overall merit-rank, the candidate is allowed to take admission in a specific degree programme at an Agricultural University as per his/her choice and availability of seat at that merit-rank through a process of online counseling as explained at item 9.0. In the matter of allotment/admission of candidates to respective Agricultural Universities, the decision of the ICAR/Agricultural University concerned shall be final. Once a candidate accepts admission /joins an Agricultural University, he/she will be a bona-fide student of that Agricultural University and would, thereafter, be governed by all the academic rules/regulations including migration, as applicable at that university. ICAR will not entertain any direct request from the candidates in any such matters thereafter.

    2. After the admission in allotted university, change in the subject/university or transfer/migration would not be permissible under any circumstances. ICAR will have no responsibility for change of subject/university after the counseling. No correspondence in this respect will be entertained. Canvassing of any kind may invite cancellation of admission.

    3. Candidate selected for admission through All India Entrance Examination for Admission, conducted by ICAR, may seek admission only during the session for which the Examination has been conducted. He/she will not be entitled for admission in subsequent sessions and thus cannot claim for seat allotment in other sessions/years based on this year’s examination.

    4. Female candidates admitted through this examination on ICAR seats should be accommodated, to the extent possible, in the main campus of the University or in the campus located in a major city where there are adequate facilities for the stay of female students.

    5. In case, at any stage, the documents submitted by the candidate are found to be fake/ forged, admission of the candidate will be forfeited and he/she shall be liable for consequential legal action.

    6. If any candidate/person engages in act(s) that might possibly lead to the leakage of question paper(s), or attempt to use or help in the use of unfair means in the examination, he/she will be liable to legal action under the Indian Penal Code, and his/her candidature would be forfeited.

    7. Any external pressure/canvassing by any candidate for admission will be treated as disqualification and would invite cancellation of admission.

    7.10 Legal Jurisdiction: All disputes pertaining to the conduct of this examination and any other issue relating to All India Entrance Examination conducted by ICAR, shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi Courts only. As per Rules and Bye-laws of ICAR Society, it may sue or be sued in the name of Secretary, ICAR.

NOTE: Students are severely warned not to indulge in any kind of ragging inside or outside the campus of any educational institution. Severe disciplinary/criminal action will be taken by the concerned institution against the students/persons found to be indulging in ragging.



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