SRF/PhD Question paper conducted by IARI (ICAR)
2.1 Subjects for ICAR AICE-JRF/SRF(PhD)
Doctoral degree programmes are offered by AUs in 73 Subjects given at Annexure-III. Based upon eligibility and compatibility with their subject areas at the postgraduation level (Annexure-IV), the candidates should select one Subject of specialization from the Table-3 for appearing in the Examination.
However, candidates choosing a Subject of specialization in examination need to attempt Part-B of Question paper (refer Item 2.4 Scheme of examination) consisting of 50 questions from core group containing the Subject of specialization.
2.2 University-wise and Subject-wise Number of Seats Available for Admission.
The number of ICAR seats and JRF/SRF(PHD) in different Subjects for the Academic Session 2020–21 will be displayed on ICAR website www.icar.org.in at the time of counseling.
Depending upon availability and status of accreditation, seats in some of the Subjects may not be received in the Council from accredited universities at the time of counseling. In the event of some candidates qualifying in such
Subjects, it shall not be the responsibility of the Council to give them admission.
2.3 Schedule of AICE-JRF/SRF(PhD)-2020
Schedule for important examination related activities have been given below. However, candidates are requested to keep themselves updated about the schedule through NTA website (www.nta.ac.in, https://icar.nta.nic.in).
Test would consist of three sections.
Subtest/Section A –
First 20 MCQs will be common to all the 73 specialized Subjects. The questions assess the level of candidate’s 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 (Annexure-III) opted by the candidate for pursuing Ph.D.
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