The advancement in technology coupled with governmental initiatives has paved the way for agricultural development in the country. With wide scope in agricultural industries, banking, rural business management and biotechnology, more number of students are opting to pursue career in this field of study.
One of the premier organizations that promotes research in Agriculture is Indian Council of Agricultural Research. It conducts its annual entrance exam – All India Entrance Exam (AIEEA) for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate degree program and All India Competitive Examination (AICE) for admission to PhD courses.
For all the students aspiring to join a reputed agricultural university or institution for undergraduate or postgraduate degree course, they need to qualify the AIEEA examination, conducted every year. Before heading on towards its preparations, the students need to know every whereabout of the examination –
The AIEEA for UG courses will be held on 12 May 2018.
The AIEEA for PG courses will be held on 13 May 2018.
There will be an online test of 2 hours and 30 minutes for both the courses.
For AIEEA – UG exam, the test paper consists of 180 objective type questions carrying 4 marks each. Also, there will be negative marking of 1 marks for each wrong answer.
For AIEEA – PG exam, the test paper contains 150 objective type questions carrying 4 marks each and 10 cross-matching type questions carrying 1 marks each. Also, 1/4th of marks will be deducted in this case for every wrong answer.
The students selected are also eligible for the ICAR AIEEA UG/PG/PhD scholarships.
Whether a student is preparing for admission to an undergraduate program or a postgraduate program, the syllabus for AIEEA exam may vary accordingly. The students appearing for undergraduate level AIEEA need to focus on the following subjects –
Physics (For both stream A and B)
Chemistry (For both stream A and B)
Biology/Agriculture (for Stream A) or Mathematics (for Stream B)
Here are few tips for the students to help the prepare well for AIEEA examination –
Prefer topic-wise study for all subjects.
Adhere to the study time-table prepared. Be an efficient time-manager.
Make notes of whichever topics have been covered to as to prepare a separate concise but useful study material taking reference from some renowned reference books.
Revision and practice must go hand-in-hand. The more students will practice through mock tests, the more they will be able to revise and retain in their minds.
Prefer to take the most out of the study time rather than spending long hours towards studies.
These are surely some useful tips that will help students gain confidence over their preparation.