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ICAR AICE JRF/SRF (Ph.D.) 2022


ICAR AICE JRF/SRF (Ph.D.) 2022
All India Competitive Examination [AICE] - 2022
conducted by:
Indian Council of Agricultural Research [ICAR]

Public Notification 2022

    + Fee details and Important Dates

    Online submission of Application Form 20.07.2022
    to
    19.08.2022
    (upto 05:00 P.M.)
    Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit / Debit Card / Net-Banking / UPI 19.08.2022
    (upto 11:50 P.M.)
    Fee Payable by candidates General/Unreserved Rs. 1,850/-
    Other Backward Classes (OBC)-(NCL)* / UPS** / EWS*** Rs. 1,820/-
    SC / ST / PwBD / Third Gender Rs. 920/-
    Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable
    Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only
    (No corrections shall be allowed after 23.08.2022)
    21.08.2022
    to
    23.08.2022
    Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website Will be announced on NTA website later
    Date of Examination Will be announced on NTA website later
    Duration of Examination 120 minutes
    (2 hours)
    Timing of Examination As indicated on Admit Card
    Centre, Date and Shift of Examination As indicated on Admit Card
    Display of Attempted Question Paper and Provisional Answer Keys be announced later, on NTA website
    Websites www.nta.ac.in,
    https://icar.nta.nic.in
    Declaration of Result on NTA website Will be announced on the NTA website later
    Schedule for Online Counselling Will be announced by the ICAR on www.icar.org.in, www.icarexam.net after the declaration of result
    *Other Backward Classes-Non Creamy Layer as per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India website www.ncbc.nic.in. Only the candidates falling in this list may mention OBC in the Category Column. State list OBC candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose General/Unreserved.

    ** Candidates of Remote and Underprivileged States must check their eligibility before applying.

    ***As per the OM No. 20013/01/2018-BC-II dated January 17, 2019 issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the OM No. 12-4/2019-U1 dated 17.01.2019 as well as the Letters No 35-2/2019-T.S.I dated 21.01.2019, 01.02.2019, 04.02.2019 and 15.02.2019 of MHRD Department of Higher Education regarding implementation of reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) for admission in Central Educational Institutions or as per Govt. of Indias latest notification to this effect.

    + Scheme of Examination

    The Test of AICE-JRF/SRF (PhD) will have a single Paper of 2hrs duration. Details of the Test are as given below:
    Mode of Examination LAN Based CBT (Computer Based Test)
    Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)
    Number of Questions 120 (20 + 50 + 50)
    • 20 Part A (General knowledge/reasoning ability)
    • 50 Part B Core Group (refer Table-1) containing the specialized Subject opted by the candidate for Ph.D.
    • 50 Part C Specialized Subject opted by the candidate for Ph.D.
    Type of Questions Multiple Choice with 4 options
    Scoring • 4 marks for each correct response
    • -1 mark for each incorrect response (negative scoring)
    • 0 for non-attempt
    Medium of Paper English only
    Test would consist of three Sections:
    • Subtest / Section A First 20 MCQs will be common to all the 70 specialized Subjects. The questions assess the level of candidates awareness about the environment and its application to the society. The questions are based on general knowledge in the domain of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairying, Fisheries and Allied Sciences, etc. including current events and matters of everyday observation and experience.
    • Subtest/Section B 50 MCQs will be from the Core Group (refer Table 1) containing the specialized Subject opted by the candidate for pursuing Ph.D.
    • Subtest/Section C - 50 MCQs will be from one of the specialized Subjects in Masters Degree opted by the candidate for pursuing
    Table 1: Core Groups for Section-B of AICE-JRF/SRF (Ph.D.) Examination
    Core Group Subjects for examination
    01 Crop Sciences-I 1.1 Genetics & Plant Breeding
    1.2 Seed Science & Technology
    1.3 Plant Genetic Resources
    02 Crop Sciences- II 2.1 Plant Pathology
    2.2 Nematology
    2.3 Entomology
    2.4 Sericulture
    03 Crop Sciences- III 3.1 Biochemistry
    3.2 Plant Physiology
    3.3 Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
    3.4 Microbiology
    04 Horticulture 4.1 Vegetable Science
    4.2 Fruit Science
    4.3 Floriculture & Landscaping
    4.4 Plantation, Spices, Medicinal & Aromatic Crops
    4.5 Post Harvest Management
    05 Veterinary and Animal Sciences-I 5.1 Animal Genetics & Breeding
    5.2 Animal Nutrition
    5.3 Livestock Production Management
    5.4 Livestock Products Technology
    5.5 Poultry Science
    06 Veterinary and Animal Sciences-II 6.1 Veterinary Parasitology
    6.2 Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology
    6.3 Veterinary Microbiology
    6.4 Veterinary Pathology
    07 Veterinary and Animal Sciences-III 7.1 Veterinary Medicine
    7.2 Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology
    7.3 Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology & Obstetrics
    7.4 Veterinary Surgery & Radiology
    7.5 Veterinary Anatomy
    08 Veterinary and Animal Sciences-IV 8.1 Veterinary Physiology
    8.2 Veterinary Biochemistry
    8.3 Veterinary Biotechnology
    09 Dairy Science, Dairy Technology & Food Technology 9.1 Dairy Chemistry
    9.2 Food Processing Technology*
    9.3 Dairy Microbiology
    9.4 Dairy Technology
    9.5 Dairy Engineering
    10 Agricultural Engineering and Technology 10.1 Farm Machinery and Power Engineering
    10.2 Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
    10.3 Processing and Food Engineering
    10.4 Renewable Energy Engineering
    10.5 Irrigation & Drainage Engineering
    11 Community Science (Formerly Home Science) 11.1 Resource Management and Consumer Science
    11.2 Apparel and Textiles Science
    11.3 Human Development and Family Studies
    11.4 Food and Nutrition
    11.5 Extension Education and Community Management
    12 Fishery Science-I 12.1 Fisheries Resource Management
    12.2 Fish Processing Technology
    12.3 Fishing Technology & Engineering
    12.4. Aquatic Environmental Management
    13 Fishery Science-II 13.1 Aquaculture
    13.2 Aquatic Animal Health Management
    13.3 Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology
    14 Fishery Sciences-III 14.1 Fish Genetics and Breeding
    14.2 Fish Biotechnology
    14.3 Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
    15 Natural Resource Management – I 15.1 Forestry**
    15.2 Agricultural Meteorology
    15.3 Agricultural Physics
    16 Natural Resource Management – II 16.1 Agronomy
    16.2 Soil Sciences
    16.3 Agricultural Chemicals
    17 Agricultural Economics & Agri-Business Management 17.1 Agricultural Economics***
    17.2 Agri-business Management
    18 Agricultural Extension 18.1 Agricultural Extension Education****
    19 Agricultural Statistics 19.1 Agricultural Statistics
    19.2 Bioinformatics
    19.3 Computer Application
    *For admission includes : Food Process Engineering
    **For admission includes : Silviculture and Agroforestry
    : Forest Biology and Tree Improvement
    : Forest Products and Utilization
    : Forest Resource Management
    ***For admission includes : Fisheries Economics
    ****For admission includes : Veterinary Extension Education
    : Fisheries Extension

    + Subject-wise Eligibility Qualifications for Admission through AICE-JRF/SRF(Ph.D.) 2022

    Code No. Subject of specialization Additional Eligibility Qualification at Bachelors level for IARI/NDRI
    01 Genetics & Plant Breeding Genetics and/or Plant Breeding. IARI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    02 Seed Science & Technology Seed Science & Technology. IARI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    03 Plant Genetic Resources Plant Genetic Resources / Botany / Agricultural Botany. IARI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    04 Plant Pathology Plant Pathology/Plant Protection with specialization in Plant Pathology. IARI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    05 Nematology Nematology/Plant Protection with specialization in Nematology. IARI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    06 Entomology Agricultural Entomology/ Entomology/Plant Protection with specialization in Entomology. IARI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    07 Sericulture Sericulture/Agricultural or Horticultural Entomology.  
    08 Biochemistry Plant Biochemistry/Biochemistry. IARI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    09 Plant Physiology Plant Physiology/Crop Physiology. IARI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    10 Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Agricultural Biotechnology / Biotechnology / Molecular Biology & Biotechnology. IARI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    11 Microbiology Agricultural Microbiology / Microbiology. IARI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    12 Vegetable Science Vegetable Science / Olericulture / Horticulture with specialization in Vegetable Science.  
    13 Fruit Science Fruit Science / Pomology / Horticulture with specialization in Fruit Science.  
    14 Floriculture & Landscaping Floriculture & Landscaping / Floriculture & Landscape Architecture / Agriculture or Horticulture with specialization in Floriculture and Landscape Architecture.  
    15 Plantation, Spices, Medicinal &Aromatic Crops Spices, Plantation, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants / Agriculture or Horticulture with specialization in Spices / Plantation Crops / Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.  
    16 Post Harvest Management Post-harvest Technology with specialization in Horticultural Crops.  
    17 Animal Genetics & Breeding Veterinary Science with specialization in Animal Genetics and Breeding.  
    18 Animal Nutrition Veterinary Science with specialization in Animal Nutrition.  
    19 Livestock Production Management Veterinary Science with specialization in Livestock Production Management.
    For NDRI Karnal only:
    M.Sc. (Dairying) Livestock Production & Management / Animal Genetics & Breeding / Animal Nutrition / Animal Physiology / M.V.Sc. Livestock Production & Management / M.V.Sc. Livestock Production Management / M.Sc. Livestock Production Management / M.V.Sc. Animal Sciences / Animal Production M.Sc. (Ag.) Animal Husbandry M.Sc.(Ag.) Animal Husbandry & Dairying
     
    20 Livestock Products Technology Veterinary Science with specialization in Livestock Products Technology.  
    21 Poultry Science Veterinary Science with specialization in Poultry Science.  
    22 Veterinary Parasitology Veterinary Science with specialization in Veterinary Parasitology.  
    23 Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology Veterinary Science with specialization in Veterinary Public Health / Vety. Public Health & Epidemiology / Vety. Epidemiology.  
    24 Veterinary Microbiology Veterinary Science with specialization in Microbiology / Bacteriology / Virology / Immunology.  
    25 Veterinary Pathology Veterinary Science with specialization in Veterinary Pathology.  
    26 Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Science with specialization in Veterinary Medicine / Preventive Veterinary Medicine / Veterinary Clinical Medicine.  
    27 Veterinary Toxicology & Pharmacology Veterinary Science with specialization in Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology / Veterinary Pharmacology.  
    28 Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology & Obstetrics Veterinary Science with specialization in Vety. Gynaecology & Obstetrics / Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology & Obstetrics  
    29 Veterinary Radiology & Surgery Veterinary Science with specialization in Veterinary Surgery & Radiology / Veterinary Surgery.  
    30 Veterinary Anatomy Veterinary Science with specialization in Veterinary Anatomy / Veterinary Anatomy & Histology.  
    31 Veterinary Physiology Veterinary Science withspecialization in Veterinary Physiology.  
    32 Veterinary Biochemistry Veterinary Sciences with specialization in Vety. Biochemistry.  
    33 Veterinary Biotechnology Veterinary Sciences with specialization in Animal Biotechnology.  
    34 Dairy Chemistry For SAUs/CAUs, etc.
    Dairy Chemistry / Veterinary / Animal Sciences with specialization in Dairy Chemistry.

    For NDRI only
    Dairy Chemistry / Veterinary / Animal Sciences with specialization in Livestock Products Technology / Chemistry.
    NDRI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    35 Food Processing Technology* Food Science / Food Technology / Food Science and Technology / Post Harvest Technology.  
    36 Dairy Microbiology For SAUs/CAUs, etc.
    Dairy Microbiology / Veterinary / Animal Sciences with specialization in Dairy Microbiology.

    For NDRI only
    Dairy Microbiology / Veterinary / Animal Sciences with specialization in Dairying / Microbiology / Biotechnology / Medical Microbiology / Industrial Microbiology / Food Safety and Quality Assurance.
    NDRI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    37 Dairy Technology For SAUs/CAUs, etc.
    Dairy Technology / Dairy Science / Dairy Engineering / Livestock Products Technology / Food Technology with specialization in Dairy Technology.

    For NDRI only
    Dairy Technology / Dairy Engineering / Livestock Products Technology / Food Technology with specialization in Dairy Technology.
    Candidates must have 4 years B.Tech. degree.
     
    38 Dairy Engineering For SAUs/CAUs, etc.
    M.Tech. (Dairy Engineering / Dairy Technology).

    For NDRI only
    M.Tech. / M.E. (Dairy Engineering / Dairy Technology / Agriculture Process & Food Engineering / Chemical Engineering / Dairy & Food Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Electronics and Communication Engg. / Post-Harvest Process & Food Engineering / Food Technology.)
    Candidates must have 4 years B.Tech. / B.E. degree.
     
    39 Farm Machinery and Power Engineering Agricultural Engineering / Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Farm Machinery and Power / Renewable energy.  
    40 Soil and Water Conservation Engineering Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Soil and Water/Soil and Water Conservation / Civil Engineering / Irrigation and Drainage Engg. / Water Resources / Water Science and Technology.  
    41 Processing and Food Engineering Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Agricultural Processing Engineering / Processing and Food Engineering / Food Process Engineering / Dairy Engineering / Post-Harvest Technology (with specialization in Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology) / Renewal Energy Engineering  
    42 Renewable Energy Engineering Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Renewable Energy / Farm Machinery and Power Engg. / Processing & Food Engg.  
    43 Irrigation & Drainage Engineering Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Soil and Water / Soil and Water Conservation / Irrigation and Drainage / Hydrology / Water Resources / Water Science and Technology.  
    44 Resource Management and Home Science with specialization in Family Resource  
      Consumer Science Management.  
    45 Apparel and Textiles Science Home Science with specialization in Clothing and Textiles / Textiles and Apparel Designing.  
    46 Human Development and Family Studies Home Science with specialization in Child Development / Human Development and Family Studies  
    47 Food and Nutrition Home Science with specialization in Food Science and Nutrition  
    48 Extension Education and Communication Management Home Science with specialization in Home Science Extension / Home Science Extension and Community Management.  
    49 Fisheries Resource Management M.F.Sc. with specialization in Fisheries Resources (and) Management / Fishery Biology.  
    50 Fish Processing Technology M.F.Sc. with specialization in Fish Processing Technology / Harvest & Post-Harvest Technology.  
    51 Fishing Technology & Engineering M.F.Sc. with specialization in Fisheries Engineering / Fisheries Engineering (and) Technology / Fishing Technology and Fisheries Engineering / Harvest & Post-Harvest Technology.  
    52 Aquatic Environmental Management M.F.Sc. with specialization in Aquatic Environment Management.  
    53 Aquaculture M.F.Sc. with specialization in Aquaculture / Inland Aquaculture / Mariculture.  
    54 AquaticAnimal Health Management M.F.Sc. with specialization in Aquatic Animal Health / Aquatic Animal Health Management / Fish Pathology and Health Management / Fisheries Microbiology / Fish Pathology and Microbiology.  
    55 Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology M.F.Sc. with specialization in Fish Nutrition Feed Tech. / Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology / Fish Nutrition and Biochemistry.  
    56 Fish Genetics and Breeding M.F.Sc. with specialization in Fish Genetics & Breeding.  
    57 Fish Biotechnology M.F.Sc. with specialization in Fish Biotechnology / Fisheries Biotechnology.  
    58 Fish Physiology and Biochemistry M.F.Sc. with specialization in Fish Physiology and Biochemistry / Fish Nutrition and Biochemistry.  
    59 Forestry** Forestry / Agroforestry / Agronomy / Horticulture with specialization in Agroforestry.  
    60 Agricultural Meteorology Agricultural Meteorology / Agricultural Physics with specialization in Agricultural Meteorology.  
    61 Agricultural Physics Agricultural Physics / Physics / Bio-physics / Agricultural Meteorology / Soil Science / Environmental Science / Remote Sensing / Geo-informatics. IARI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    62 Agronomy Agriculture with specialization in Agronomy / Soil Water Management / Forage Production / Water Science and Technology.  
    63 Soil Sciences Agriculture / Horticulture with specialization in Soil Sciences / Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry / Agricultural Physics with specialization in Soil Physics and Soil and Water Conservation / Water Science and Technology. IARI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    64 Agricultural Chemicals Agricultural Chemicals/Chemistry. IARI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    65 Agricultural Economics*** Agricultural Economics / Dairy / Animal Husbandry Economics / Veterinary Economics / Fisheries Economics.  
    66 Agri. Business Management Agribusiness Management / Agricultural Marketing &Co-operation / Agricultural Economics / Business Management with specialization in Agriculture.  
    67 Agricultural Extension Education **** Agricultural Extension / Extension Education / Communication / Veterinary Extension / Dairy Extension/Fisheries Extension.  
    68 Agricultural Statistics Agricultural Statistics / Statistics / Biostatistics / Mathematical Statistics / Applied Statistics. IARI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    69 Bioinformatics Bioinformatics / Molecular Biology / Biotechnology / Computer Science / Computer Application / Agri-informatics / Agricultural Statistics / Statistics / Mathematical Statistics / Biostatistics with Bioinformatics as a subject. IARI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    70 Computer Applications Computer Science / Computer Application / Information Technology / Post-graduate degree in any specialization of Computer Science. IARI-B.Sc. (10+2+3 system)
    *For admission includes : Food Process Engineering
    **For admission includes : Silviculture and Agroforestry
    : Forest Biology and Tree Improvement
    : Forest Products and Utilization
    : Forest Resource Management
    ***For admission includes : Fisheries Economics
    ****For admission includes : Veterinary Extension Education
    : Fisheries Extension

    + Syllabus for the Test of AICE-JRF/SRF (Ph.D.)-2022

    The Question Paper for the Test shall be based on the Syllabus of Subjects as prescribed by the ICAR, available at website: https://icar.org.in/content/icar%E2%80%99s-aice-jrfsrf-pgs-2020-examination

    + Mode of Payment of Fee / Service Provider and Bank Service Charges

    After completing Step-3 of Online Application Form, candidates may remit the examination fee (Step-4) by choosing the following options:

    Online Mode i.e. Debit / Credit card, Net Banking and Unified Payment Interface (UPI) in HDFC Bank or Canara Bank or SBI Bank:
    • Check the validity of the Debit / Credit Card and keep it ready with you while logging on to website for submitting application form. Candidate should enter the information asked for and make payment through Debit / Credit Card.
    • Through Net Banking, check the balance in your account and keep all credentials ready with you while logging on to website for submitting application form. Candidate should Login with his/her credentials of net banking and make payment through Net Banking.
    Please select any Mode of Payment/Service Provider (Service/Processing charges per transaction & GST (applicable @18%) to be paid by the candidate):
    Sl. No. Mode of Payment HDFC BANK CANARA BANK STATE BANK OF INDIA
    1. Net Banking HDFC NIL Charge Canara Bank NIL Charge SBI Rs 5.00 + GST
    Other Banks 4.00 + GST Other Banks 5.00 + GST Other Banks
    2. All Debit Card HDFC or Other Banks Transaction upto Rs. 2000/- 0% Canara Bank or Other Banks Only Rupay Card, No charge Only Rupay Card, No charge
    Transaction above Rs. 2000/- 0%
    3. Credit Card Domestic 0.40% of Fee + GST Domestic 0.80% of Fee + GST Domestic 0.80% of Fee + GST (Minimum Rs. 11/-)
    International Nil Charge International 2.35% of Fee+ GST International 3.50% of Fee + GST (Minimum Rs. 11/-)
    4. Unified Payment Interface (UPI) Nil Charge Nil Charge Nil Charge
    Note: In case, the fee payment status is not OK the candidates are advised as following:
    • If the fee is paid through credit/debit card and status is not OK, it means the transaction is cancelled. Therefore, such candidates have to pay the fee once again and ensure the OK fee status.
    • For cancelled transactions, the amount will, automatically, be refunded by the concerned Bank to concerned credit/debit card within 15 days of last date of submission of Application Form.
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