ICAR AIEEA PG Syllabus 2024: Check Subject-Wise ICAR AIEEA Syllabus PDF

Indian Council of Agricultural Research All India Entrance Examination 2024 ( ICAR AIEEA )

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ICAR AIEEA PG 2024 syllabus was released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) along with the release of the official notification. By knowing the syllabus and exam pattern of ICAR AIEEA PG 2024, applicants can prepare their strategies to qualify the exam.

The syllabus of the ICAR AIEEA PG exam is bifurcated subject-wise and unit-wise. To successfully pass the ICAR AIEEA PG 2024 exam having a deep understanding of the unit-wise syllabus and which topic fetches maximum questions is important. 

Applicants can check the syllabus of the ICAR AIEEA PG 2024 exam mentioned below in the page. Along with syllabus applicants must know the ICAR AIEEA PG exam pattern and marking scheme. 

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Q:   What to do if question paper appear on my screen is different than the subject opted by me for ICAR AIEEA PG exam?

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Applicants who face issue that different question paper is displayed on their computer screen in the examination, then they need not worry and immediately inform the investigator or the superviosr who has duty in the exam hall. 

The authority will do the needful to get this issue rectified ASAP. In case if the question paper starts then applicants need to ask for more time from the authority and complete the paper as per time allotted. 

 

Q:   How can I increase the chances of qualifying ICAR AIEEA PG exam?

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There are various strategies which can increase the chances of qualifying. One of the most remarkable practice which produce good result is solve previous year ICAR AIEEA PG question paper

It will help students to compose their strategy of question solving in less time and help to understand the trend of the questions. Since syllabus remains same so some times even same questions are repeated in the exam which helps students to take an edge over others. 

 

Q:   What is the test format of ICAR AIEEA PG 2024 Exam?

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There will be a total of 120 questions which will be asked in the ICAR AIEEA PG exam. The time allotted to attempt these 120 questions is 120 minutes or 2 hours.

The exam will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. 

The language of questions asked in the ICAR AIEEA PG exam will be in English only

 

Q:   What is the marking scheme of ICAR AIEEA PG exam?

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The marking scheme of ICAR AIEEA PG exam includes the applicability of negative marking. For each correct answers students will be awarded 4 marks

While penality of 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. 

There is no penality or reward for the questions which will be left un attempted in the ICAR AIEEA PG 2024 exam. 

 

ICAR AIEEA PG Plant Biotechnology Syllabus

Candidates can check the syllabus of the Plant Biotechnology subject for the ICAR AIEEA PG exam from the table given below. 

Unit Syllabus
Unit 1
  • Importance of agriculture in the national economy
  • Cultivation of wheat, rice, sugarcane, chickpea, tomato, pigeon-pea, groundnut,and mango
  • Basic Principles of crop production
  • Major soils of India
  • The significance of NPK and its deficiency symptoms
  • General structure and function of cell organelles
  • Mendelian genetics
  • Elementary knowledge of development, growth, photosynthesis, transpiration and respiration
  • Mitosis and Meiosis
  • General structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, vitamins and enzymes
  • Elements of economic botany
  • Major pests and diseases of rice, wheat, cotton, chickpea, and sugarcane and their management
  • Organic farming; bio-fertilizers; bio-pesticides
  • Recombinant DNA technology; transgenic crops
  • Important rural development programmes in India
  • Organizational setup of agricultural research, education and extension in India
  • Elements of statistics
Unit 2
  • Importance of biochemistry in agriculture
  • Acid-base concept and buffers
  • pH
  • Structure, classification and metabolic functions of lipids, proteins and carbohydrates
  • Structure and function of nucleic acids
  • Enzymes: structure, nomenclature, mechanism of action
  • Vitamins and minerals as coenzymes and cofactors
  • Metabolic pathways
  • TCA cycle, Glycolysis, triglyceride biosynthesis, fatty acid oxidation
  • Electron transport chain
  • ATP formation
  • Photosynthesis: C-3, C-4, and CAM pathways
  • Nitrate assimilation
  • Biological nitrogen fixation
  • Colorimetric and chromatographic techniques
Unit 3
  • Characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms
  • Differences between fungi, bacteria, mycoplasms, and viruses
  • Physical and Chemical Basis of Heredity
  • Chromosome structure
  • DNA replication
  • Transcription and translation
  • Genetic code
  • Operon concept
  • Genetic engineering
  • Restriction enzymes
  • Vectors
  • Gene cloning
  • Gene transfer
  • Plant cell and tissue culture
  • Micro-propagation 
  • Somaclonal variation
  • Transformation
  • Recombination
  • Heterosis
  • General application of biotechnology
  • Molecular and immunological techniques
  • Concept of bioinformatics, genomics, and proteomics
Unit 4
  • Plant physiology– importance in agriculture
  • Seed germination, viability, and vigour
  • Photosynthesis- the role of  CAM, C-3, and C-4 pathways
  • Photorespiration and its implications
  • Translocation of assimilates
  • Dry matter partitioning
  • Harvest index of crops
  • Growth and development
  • Growth analysis
  • Crop-water relationship
  • Plant nutrients and their functions
  • Phytohormones and their physiological role
  • Photo-periodism, vernalization
  • Pollination/ fertilization in flowering plants
  • Post-harvest physiology and its significance

ICAR AIEEA PG Plant Sciences Syllabus

Students who want to appear in the ICAR AIEEA PG exam with Plant Science subject can check the syllabus from the table given below. 

Unit Syllabus
Unit 1
  • Importance of Agriculture in the national economy
  • Basic Principles of crop production
  • Cultivation of wheat, sugarcane, mango, rice, pigeon-pea, tomato, groundnut, potato and chickpea
  • Major soils of India
  • The significance of NPK and its deficiency symptoms
Unit 2
  • Structure and function of cell organelles
  • Mitosis and Meiosis
  • Mendelian genetics
  • Elementary knowledge of photosynthesis
  • Respiration, and transpiration
  • structure and functions of carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids,
  • Enzymes and vitamins
  • Major pests and diseases of wheat, cotton, rice, sugarcane, chickpea and their management
Unit 3
  • Characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms 
  • Differences between fungi, bacteria, mycoplasmas, and viruses
  • Physical and Chemical basis of heredity
  • Chromosome structure
  • Genes/operon concept
  • Protein biosynthesis
  • Transformation, recombination, Heterosis
  • Elements of economic botany
  • Integrated diseases management
  • Sterilisation, disinfection, and pasteurization
  • Koch’s postulates
  • Etiological agents of rusts,smuts, powdery/downy mildews, wilts, yellows, mosaic, necrosis, enations, blights and witches- broom
  • pH, buffer, vitamins, the significance of plant hormones in germination and dormancy of seeds
  • Pollination/ fertilization in flowering plants
  • Methods of seed testing
  • Breeders, foundation and certified seeds
  • Seed production in self and cross-pollinated crops
  • Nitrate assimilation
  • Biological nitrogen fixation and agricultural uses of microorganisms

ICAR AIEEA PG Entomology And Nematology Syllabus

Unit Syllabus
Unit 1
  • Importance of Agriculture in the national economy
  • Basic Principles of crop production
  • cultivation of wheat, chickpea, sugarcane, rice, pigeon-pea, mango, groundnut, tomato, cole crops, grapes, soybean, banana, oilseeds other than groundnut, and mustard
  • Major soils of India
  • The significance of NPK and its deficiency symptoms
  • Mendelian genetics
  • Elementary knowledge of Photosynthesis
  • Respiration, and transpiration
  • Major cropping systems (crop rotations,rice-wheat cropping,mixed cropping)
  • Soil degradation-soil salinity and acidity and management
  • Some aspects of post-harvest technology
  • Varietal improvement
  • The importance of Heterosis in crop production, crop protection principles in field and storage
  • Major insect pests and diseases of agricultural crops like rice, cotton, pulses, oilseed crops like groundnut, soybean, and mustard, vegetables like tomato, and cole crops
  •  Fruit crops and their management principles
  • Transgenic crops
  • Important rural development programmes in India
  • Organizational set up of agricultural education, research and extension in India
  • Elements of statistics
Unit 2
  • Classification of animal kingdom up to class
  • Distinguishing characters up to orders in class Insecta
  • General organization of an insect external morphology with special reference to lepidopteran larvae, and coleopteran adults; and honeybee Metamorphosis and moulting
  • Different physiological systems
  • Insect-plant relationship
  • Insect pests of agricultural and horticultural crops, and their stored/processed products, insect vectors of plant diseases-identification, biology, nature of the damage, and their management tactics; and pests of household
  • Medical and veterinary importance and their control
  • Useful and beneficial insects like honeybee, lac insect, silkworm and pollinators
  • Nematode taxonomy, the biology of important plant parasitic nematodes and their control
  • Entomopathogenic nematodes
  • Fundamentals of nematode and insect pest management-cultural, quarantine, insecticidal,  biological, and regulatory aspects
  • Insecticide classification and insecticide resistance management; and insect-protective transgenic crops

ICAR AIEEA PG Horticulture Syllabus

Applicants can check the syllabus of the Horticulture subject for the ICAR AIEEA PG 2024 exam from the table. 

Unit Syllabus
Unit 1
  • Importance of Agriculture in the national economy
  • Basic Principles of crop production
  • Cultivation of wheat, rice, chickpea, sugarcane, piegon-pea, groundnut, mango and tomato
  • Major soils of India
  • The significance of NPK and its deficiency symptoms
  • Structure and function of cell organelles
  • Mitosis and meiosis
  • Mendelian genetics
  • Elementary knowledge of photosynthesis
  • Respiration, and transpiration 
  • Structure and functions of proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, vitamins and enzymes
  • Major pests and diseases of wheat, rice, sugarcane , cotton, chickpea and their management
  • Important rural development programmes in India
  • Organizational set-up of agricultural education, research and extension in India
  • Elements of statistics 
Unit 2
  • Layout and establishment of orchards
  • pruning and training
  •  propagation, climatic requirement and cultivation of fruits
  • cultivation of plantation
  • crops like coconut and cashew nuts and spices
  • Important physiological disorders
  • major vegetable crops of tropical, subtropical and temperate regions solanaceous crops
  • techniques for raising the nursery
  • Nutritive value of fruits and vegetables and their role in human nutrition
  • Basic physiology of ripening in fruits and vegetables and their products
  • Type of fruits and vegetable products and control of fungal and bacterial diseases
  • Major floricultural crops are grown in India for commercial purposes like rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, marigolds, tuberose, gladiolus, and orchids
  • Establishment and maintenance of trees, lawns, creepers, shrubs, hedges and annuals; type of gardens, methods of crop improvement
  • Male sterility and incompatibility
  • Pure line and pedigree selection
  • Backcross, mass selection
  • Heterosis
  • Plant nutrients, deficiency symptoms of nutrients
  • Manures and fertilisers, systems of irrigation, management of important pests and diseases of fruits and vegetables

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No, ICAR AIEEA is not the only entrance exam conducted by colleges for BFSc admission. There are many colleges across the country that accept CUET, MHT CET, etc. exam scores as well. 

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The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is the Apex Body that coordinates, guides, and manages research and education of the Indian agriculture sector  under the aegis of Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
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Yes you can take admission in Bihar Animal sciences university for BTech without ICAR AIEEA. The institute acceptes the scores of three entrance exams for BTech:-

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The ICAR AIEEA cutoff for BASU patna in 2023 was 34714. Students who scored the cutoff marks were alloted the final admission. The 2024 cutoff will be released after conducting the entrance exams in August. In 2022 the cutoff was 267574. It can be seen that the cutoff increased in 2023 as compared t

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ICAR AIEEA UG exam is a computer-based test (CBT) conducted by NTA across India. After completing the exam, NTA conducts counselling for the ICAR AIEEA UG exam in online mode. Candidates who pass the exam and are declared eligible for registration and choice filling for online counselling by ICAR wi

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Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University BSc admissions are granted basis of the Competitive Entrance Examination named All India Entrance Examination in Agriculture & Allied Science (AIEEA) conducted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The selection of candidates is al

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Yes, National Testing Agency reopened the link to fill the application form of ICAR AIEEA PG 2024 exam on May 21, 2024. Students who wanted to fill the form and pay application fees can do it till May 23, 2024.

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No, Any request to change the ICAR AIEEA PG examination centre along with date, exam shift and subject provided on the Admit Card will not be considered under any circumstances.

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