ICAR AICE JRF/SRF Syllabus 2024: Download Latest Syllabus PDF


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The most important preparation for ICAR AICE JRF/SRF is to know the syllabus of the course and specialization opted for. All questions asked in the national-level entrance exam will come from the syllabus. Students need to understand the subjects and topics mentioned, study hard and can come out with flying colours. The syllabus for 73 disciplines are as follows:

Genetics and Plant Breeding

Unit 1: General Genetics and Plant Breeding

Unit 2: Economics Botany and Plant Breeding Methods

Unit 3: Genome Organization and Cytogenetics of Crop Plants

Unit 4: Quantitative and Biometrical Genetics

Unit 5: Genetic Engineering and Biotechnological Tools in Plant Breeding

Unit 6: Plant Breeding for Stress Resistance and Nutritional Quality

Unit 7: Plant Genetic Resources and their Regulatory System; Varietal Release and Seed Production

Unit 8: Statistical Methods and Field Plot Techniques


Seed Science & Technology

Unit 1: Seed Biology

Unit 2: Seed Production

Unit 3: Seed Processing

Unit 4: Seed Quality Control

Unit 5: Seed Storage

Unit 6: Seed Health

Unit 7: Seed Industry Development and Marketing

Unit 8: Protection of Plant Varieties


Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources

Unit 1: Biodiversity and Plant Genetic Resources

Unit 2: Exploration and Germplasm Collecting

Unit 3: Germplasm Exchange and Plant Quarantine

Unit 4: Principles and Methods of Germplasm Conservation

Unit 5: Principles and Practices of Germplasm Regeneration and Evaluation

Unit 6: Biotechnology in Plant Genetic Resource Management

Unit 7: Economic Botany

Unit 8: Information Management in Plant Genetic Resources

Unit 9: Plant Taxonomy

Unit 10: Plant Biosecurity

Unit 11: Fundamentals of Molecular Biology for PGR Management


Plant Pathology

Unit 1: History and Principles of Plant Pathology

Unit 2: Laboratory and Analytical Technique

Unit 3: Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology

Unit 4: Mycology

Unit 5: Plant Bacteriology

Unit 6: Plant Virology

Unit 7: Plant Disease Epidemiology

Unit 8: Phanerogamic Parasites and Non-parasitic Diseases

Unit 9: Fungal Diseases of Crop Plants

Unit 10: Bacterial and Viral Diseases of Crop Plant

Unit 11: Management of Plant diseases



Unit 1: History and Economic Importance

Unit 2: Nematode Taxonomy and Morphology

Unit 3: Nematological Techniques

Unit 4: Nematode Ecology

Unit 5: Plant Nematode Relationship

Unit 6: Nematode Physiology and Cytolog

Unit 7: Nematode pests of crops

Unit 8: Nematode Management

Unit 9: Interactions of Nematodes with Soil Organisms

Unit 10: Statistics


Agricultural Entomology

Unit 1: Systematics

Unit 2: Morphology

Unit 3: Embryology, Internal Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 4: Ecology

Unit 5: Biological Control

Unit 6: Chemical Control and Toxicology

Unit 7: Host Plant Resistance

Unit 8: Novel Approaches in Pest Control

Unit 9: Integrated Pest Management

Unit 10: Pesticide Application Equipment

Unit 11: Pests of Field Crops and their Management

Unit 12: Pests of Horticultural Crops and their Management

Unit 13: Pests of Stored Products and their Management

Unit 14: Insect and mite vectors of Plant Diseases

Unit 15: Honey Bees and Bee-keeping

Unit 16: Silkworms and Sericulture

Unit 17: Lac Insect

Unit 18: Helpful and Useful Insects

Unit 19: Statistics and Computer Application



Unit 1: Mulberry Crop Production

Unit 2: Mulberry and Silkworm Breeding

Unit 3: Silkworm Biology

Unit 4: Silkworm Protection

Unit 5: Silkworm Nutrition

Unit 6: Non-Mulberry Sericulture

Unit 7: Silk Reeling Technology

Unit 8: Silkworm Seed Cocoon and Egg Production


Plant Biochemistry

Unit 1: Basic Biochemistry and Biomolecules

Unit 2: Intermediary Metabolism

Unit 3: Enzymes, Vitamins and Hormones

Unit 4: Molecular Biology

Unit 5: Techniques in Biochemistry

Unit 6: Biochemistry of Food-grains, Fruits and Vegetables

Unit 7: Photosynthesis

Unit 8: Plant Metabolic Processes

Unit 9: Plant Molecular Biology

Unit 10: Plant Biotechnology/Genetic Engineering


Plant Physiology

Unit 1: Cell Organelles and Water Relations

Unit 2: Metabolic Processes and Growth Regulation

Unit 3: Crop Productivity and Modelling

Unit 4: Abiotic Stress Responses in Plants

Unit 5: Plant Growth Regulators and Plant Development

Unit 6: Mineral Nutrition

Unit 7: Climate and Climate Change

Unit 8: Seed Physiology

Unit 9: Physiology of Flowering and Reproduction

Unit 10: Physiology of Horticultural and Plantation Crop Species

Unit 11: Post-Harvest Physiology

Unit 12: Morphogenesis, Tissue Culture and Plant Transformation

Unit 13: Phenomics


Agricultural Biotechnology

Unit 1: Cell Structure and Function

Unit 2: Biomolecules and Metabolism

Unit 3: Enzymology

Unit 4: Molecular Genetics

Unit 5: Gene Expression

Unit 6: Molecular Biology Techniques

Unit 7: Gene Cloning

Unit 8: Molecular Biology

Unit 9: Plant Molecular Biology

Unit 10: Tissue Culture

Unit 11: Plant Genetic Engineering

Unit 12: Molecular Markers and Genomics

For more information on the rest of the ICAR AICE Subjects Syllabus, click here – ICAR AICE JRF/SRF (PhD) Syllabus.

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Candidate may please note that Admit Cards will not be sent by post. In no case, the duplicate Admit Card for AICE-JRF/SRF (Ph.D.)-2024 would be issued at the Examination Centres.
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In case of any discrepancy in the particulars of the candidate or his/her photograph and signatures shown in the Admit Card and Confirmation Page, the candidate may immediately approach the Help Line between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. In such cases, candidates would appear in the examination with the alr


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