ICAR AIEEA Exam Pattern 2020

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 05 Nov, 2019 12:46 IST

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ICAR AIEEA 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of ICAR AIEEA 2020 defines the structure and the overall pattern of the question paper that the candidates will face at the time of entrance examination. With the help of the ICAR AIEEA 2020 exam pattern, candidates will know all the details regarding paper mode, the time duration of the entrance exam, question paper medium, marking scheme, etc. Candidates appearing for AIEEA 2020 should go through the exam pattern of ICAR AIEEA 2020 in detail not only to gain a proper understanding of the entrance examination but it will also help in preparing well for the entrance examination. 

The NTA will conduct AIEEA UG, AIEEA PG, and AIEEA Ph.D separately in order to admit candidates in various degree courses in the field of agriculture. Here, on this page, candidates will find specific pattern and structure of examination for each degree course. As per the pattern of ICAR AIEEA 2020, the examination will be conducted in a computer-based format, and candidates will have to attempt questions within a duration of 2 hours 30 minutes. There will also be negative marking in ICAR AIEEA 2020 for subjects in each stream of the examination. Candidates are informed that for each incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted in the entrance examination.

Check out the detailed ICAR AIEEA 2020 exam pattern explained in the below sections.

How to Appear in the ICAR AIEEA 2020 Computer Based Test (CBT)

National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the major examinations online where the candidates will be allocated a computer terminal (node) against their e-Admit Card for ICAR AIEAA 2020 and Roll Number. It is mandatory for the candidates to sit in front of the computer terminal allocated to them in order to appear for the computer-based test. All the detailed instructions regarding the examination will be dispersed to the candidates once they log-in from the node they have been allocated. The candidates will be able to see the questions on their respective computer screens as soon as the clock indicates the start of the examination. The candidates can alter their answers to the questions asked for the entire duration of the examination.

The detailed procedure for appearing in the ICAR AIEEA 2020 CBT

Test Practice Centres (TPCs)-NTA

The Test Practice Centres (TPCs) set up by the National Testing Agency (NTA) facilitates the candidates belonging to the rural areas to get used to the format of the Computer Based Test (CBT). The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has made it mandatory for the NTA to set up similar free of cost facilities in the remote and rural areas of the country. In order to apply for the nearest TPC, the candidates have to register themselves on the official website of NTA. Through the TPCs, the candidates will be able to familiarise themselves with the working of the system like navigating between the questions, logging into the system etc.

How to Register for a TPC

ICAR AIEEA UG 2020 Exam Pattern

  • AIEEA UG 2020 is conducted in a computer-based format.
  • The time duration for attempting the exam is 2 hours 30 minutes.

  • In the AIEEA UG question paper, there are 3 sections as opted by the candidate at the time of filling the online application and all questions have equal weightage.

  • The combination of the subjects are given below:

    • For PCB Group: Physics (P), Chemistry (C) and Biology (B).

    • For PCM Group: Physics (P), Chemistry (C) and Mathematics(M).

    • For PCA Group: Physics (P), Chemistry (C) and Agriculture (A).

    • For ACB Group: Agriculture (A), Biology (B) and Chemistry (C).

  • AIEEA UG 2020 consists of 720 marks in total.

  • They are awarded 4 marks for every correct response and 1 mark are deducted for every incorrect answer.

  • No marks are awarded for un-attempted questions.

ICAR AIEEA PG 2020 Exam Pattern

  • The time duration for attempting the exam is 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • In the AIEEA PG question paper, there is a one question paper for each of the 20 major subject-groups, which includes 150 multiple choice objective type of questions, each of which has four options.

  • Apart from this, there are 10 cross-matching type questions, each having five sub-questions for every subject-group paper.

  • The 20 major subject groups are: Plant Biotechnology, Plant Sciences, Physical Science, Entomology and Nematology, Agronomy, Social Sciences, Statistical Sciences, Horticulture, Forestry/Agroforestry and Silviculture, Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Water Science & Technology, Community Science (erstwhile Home Science), Animal Biotechnology, Veterinary Science, Animal Sciences, Fisheries Science, Dairy Science, Dairy Technology, Food Science Technology & Agri-Business Management.

  • In each subject-group, 150 multiple choice objective type questions are numbered respectively 1- 150 while 10 cross-matching type questions are numbered from 151-160 respectively.

  • AIEEA PG 2020 consists of 650 marks in total.

  • Each correctly answered multiple-choice objective type question awarded as 4 marks, while each correctly answered cross-matching type question awarded as 5 marks (1 mark for each correct pairing)

  • For each incorrectly answered multiple-choice objective type question, 1 mark is deducted from the total score while for each incorrectly answered cross-matching type sub-question, 0.2 marks is deducted from the total score.

  • No marks are awarded for un-attempted questions.

ICAR AIEEA Ph.D. 2020 Exam Pattern

  • The time duration for attempting the exam is 3 hours.
  • AIEEA Ph.D. 2020 consists of 200 marks in total.

  • In the AIEEA Ph.D. question paper, there are 2 sections:

  • Section A: This section is based on General Knowledge.

    • The question paper comprises 20 multiple type of questions (objective type).

    • For each correct answer, candidates are awarded 1 mark.

    • There are 20 marks in total.

    • The questions are based on General Knowledge in Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairying, Fisheries and Allied Sciences, etc. including current events and such matters of everyday observation and experience as may be expected to be known to a research scholar.

  • Section B: There are a total of 180 MCQs in the entrance examination, each of which contains one mark on a specific major subject group.

  • Each correct answer carries 1 mark.

  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 mark.

  • No marks are awarded for un-attempted questions.

What are the Highlights of ICAR AIEEA 2020 Exam Pattern?

In order to get a clear picture about the ICAR AIEEA 2020 entrance exam, the candidates must have a deep understanding about the entrance examination.  These exam pattern highlights of ICAR AIEEA 2020 will help the candidates with all the information they require to ace the entrance examination with flying colours. 



Duration of Entrance Examination

2½ Hours (150 Minutes)

Mode of Entrance Examination

Online Mode 

Type of Questions

Multiple-choice Questions (MCQs) with 4 options

Marking Scheme in the Entrance Examination 

4 marks for each correct response 

 -1 for each incorrect response (negative scoring)  

0 for non attempt

Number of Subjects

Any three of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology/Agriculture 

Medium of Paper 

English & Hindi

What is the Marking Scheme of ICAR AIEEA 2020 (UG and PG)?

The ICAR AIEEA 2020 marking scheme have been mentioned below for all the candidates who are aspiring to appear in the entrance exam:

  • There will be 720 maximum marks in the entrance examination for UG courses.

  • There will be 650 maximum marks in the entrance examination for PG courses.

  • Candidates will get 4 marks for each correct answer in the entrance examination.

  • Candidates will lose 1 mark for each incorrect response.

  • Candidates will neither get nor lose any mark for unresponsive questions.

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