The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has been established with an aim to nurture the progress of Agricultural Research and Education in India. To obtain admission to various degree programs in agricultural and allied sciences at accredited Agricultural Universities in India, various examinations such as ICAR AIEEA (UG) and ICAR AIEEA (PG) are conducted. ICAR AICE-JRF/SRF (PGS) is an All India Competitive Examination for Admission to Doctoral Degree Programme & Award of Junior Research Fellowship/Senior Research Fellowship (PGS).

This exam is conducted 16 major subject groups consisting of 60 subjects/disciplines on 25% of the seats available. Depending on the All India merit list and the seats available for a particular discipline at a particular university, ICAR awards JRF/SRF(PGS) to totally 300 candidates. The ICAR AICE JRF/SRF (PGS) exams are conducted in around 87 cities all over India usually in the month of July every year. The National Testing Agency (NTA) is the examination conducting body of ICAR AICE JRF/SRF (PGS) exams.



MINIMUM AGE LIMIT: At least 20 years


  • The candidates must have passed the master’s degree program from any recognized university.
  • The Candidate must have secured Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) of at least 2.60/4.00 in four-point scale , 3.25/5.00 in five-point scale, 6.50/10.00 in ten-point scale for General, OBC and UPS categories whereas for SC/ST/Person with Disability (PwD) candidates, the said requirement is an OGPA of at least 2.20/4.40, 2.75/5.00, 5.50/10.00 respectively (or) the candidate should have secured at least 50% marks for SC/ST/PwD categories and at least 60% marks for General, OBC and UPS categories.


  • Candidates qualified from any private Agricultural Universities/Colleges not accredited by ICAR will not be considered for admission through ICAR AICE JRF/SRF (PGS).
  • In case any degree from a particular college/university is not considered for admission by an Agricultural University or any particular college/university has been derecognized by UGC/ICAR/VCI or due to any Court directives (present or future) ICAR will not be responsible for admitting students of that college/university in the Universities not interested to admit such candidates.

If you want to be awarded fellowship while pursuing your doctoral program in any of these agricultural universities, check if you are eligible to attend the exam. To know further information regarding the examination dates, application procedure, and more, do refer any of these official websites / /


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