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How to Prepare For ICAR 2023: ICAR Exam Pattern, Important Dates and Syllabus

This page will offer you authentic information about ICAR AIEEA exam guidance. ICAR 2023 is at the corner and the application will start soon in June till July 2023. The exam will be once a year and every student must check and prepare according to their last qualifying subjects. Also, prepare from the top  ICAR books listed in this article. 



Check out the whole content below where you will get proper tips to crack ICAR AIEEA UG  along with the information about ICAR AIEEA 2023 Syllabus and ICAR AIEEA 2023 Exam Pattern.

How to Prepare for ICAR AIEEA 2O23?

Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) is a regulatory body for managing agriculture courses in India. The organisation plays a main role in taking care of all the management, education and research in this country. This apex body is regulated under the aegis of DARE, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. 

ICAR also conducts ICAR AIEEA UG, PG  and ICAR AICE-JRF at (P.hD )level under National Testing Agency(NATA). But, the most appearing nationwide exam is ICAR AIEEA UG 2023. This exam is for the students who want to get admission to the agriculture course after the 12th.  The test is conducted for admission to various 74 agriculture universities that have 63 state agriculture, veterinary, horticulture and Fisheries universities,4 ICAR DUs and 4 central universities.

ICAR AIEEA 2023 is likely to conduct in August 2023 in CBT or online mode. It is two hours paper divided into different sections as per the ICAR- AIEEA Exam Pattern 2023. The syllabus of ICAR AIEEA has not changed. Meanwhile, students can prepare from the last year's solved and unsolved question papers. They can go through the entrance exam patterns, important dates and syllabus in the sections below. 

ICAR 2023 Important Dates 

ICAR AIEEA UG dates are yet to be declared. It is estimated that the exam will be conducted in  August and the application will start floating in June end or July first week. So, you have one to two months to prepare well. Lao, take guidance from the book list mentioned at the end of this article. Go through the estimated dates of ICAR 2023 in the table below and prepare accordingly.

EventsDate (Tentative)
Online application starts inThe 2nd to 3rd  week of June 2023
Last date of application submissionLast week of June 2023
Last date to pay application feesLast week of June
Last date for online correction1st to 3rd week of July
Availability of Hall Ticket /Admit Card1st  week of August
ICAR AIEEA Exam3rd to 4th week of August 2023
ICAR AIEEA Result 20231st week of October
ICAR Counselling 20232nd week of October

ICAR AIEEA 2023 Exam Pattern

To crack the exam successfully, you must know the detailed exam pattern. Check the details from the section below.

Mode of ExamOnline( computer-based test )
Number of SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry and any three choices among Mathematics/Biology/agriculture
Duration of Exam150 minutes
Number of questions150 MCQs
Marking Scheme4 marks for each question and -1 mark for negative
Total Marks600
Paper languageHindi and English

Candidates will get 150 questions with 50 questions in each section. Subjects like physics and chemistry are mandatory. Students can choose any one subject from Mathematics/Biology/Agriculture. The sections are divided into the following -

Stream AStream BNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks

ICAR AIEEA 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus of ICAR AIEEA 2023 consists of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Agriculture /Biology.  The syllabus topics given below are important and as per the analysis of the previous year’s ICAR exam paper. The syllabus is as follows - 

Important Topics of Chemistry

States of MatterP-Block ElementsChemical EquilibriumHydrocarbons
Bonding and Molecular StructureS-Block Elements and Principles of MetallurgyThermodynamicsRedox Reactions and Electrochemistry
Basic Concepts and Atomic StructurePeriodic Properties of Elements and HydrogenD-Block and F-Block ElementsCoordination Compounds and Organometallics

The solving level of this section is moderate i.e neither hard nor easy. 

As per the last year's analysis, candidates could easily solve this section without facing any difficulty. 

Important Topics of Physics

Work, Energy and PowerOpticsElectromagnetic Induction
GravitationGravitationHeat and Thermodynamics
Oscillations and WavesMechanics of Solids and FluidsCurrent Electricity
Introduction and MeasurementDescription of Motion in 1,2, 3 DimensionsLaws of Motion

The section on the physics is also a moderate level. Some questions are easy, some questions are difficult and some questions are calculation based. The weightage was given in this section last year.

Important Topics of Mathematics

Permutations, CombinationsLines and Family of linesFunctions, Limits and continuity
Sets, Relations and FunctionsTrigonometric functionsStatistics and probability
Matrices and DeterminantsCircles and Family of circlesDifferentiation
Differential EquationsIndefinite IntegralsDefinite Integrals

This section is moderate to difficult. A few questions were tough and took little time as per the last year’s paper. Candidates must go for the NCERT  books to prepare well for this section.

Important Topics of Agriculture 

  • Agrometeorology 
  • Microbiology 
  • Horticulture 
  • Genetics and Plant Breedings 
  • Livestocks production 
  • Bio chemistry 
  • Crop Production 

This section is easy and can be solved without any difficulty. The questions are mostly from Microbiology, Horticulture and Agrometeorology 

Important Topics of Biology 

  • Unit of Life 
  • Continuity of Life 
  • Organisms and Environment 
  • Origin and Evolution of Life 
  • Structure and Function Plant Life 
  • Application of Biology 

ICAR 2023 biology section easy and if you prepare from the right book, you can easily score well. Last year, the questions were mainly asked from Unit of Life, organisms and environment. Application of biology etc.  

Best books for ICAR UG  Entrance Exam

We have seen that candidates are finding difficulty in picking the right competitive books. So, we are here to guide you with some of the top  ICAR AIEEA 2023 books that will help you clear the exam without any stress. Check the list of ICAR AIEEA books below. 

NTA-ICAR: AIEEA-UG Entrance Exam Guide Paperback – 1 January 2023

 This book has been specially published for ICAR AIEEA UG 2022. It comprises specialised study and practice material. You will also get solved question papers from last year and previous years. The exam papers are solved by the expert carefully. The book is highly recommended to sharpen your problem-solving skills through practice material of actual exam-style. 


This is another good book by Arun Katyayan consisting of 1025 pages with a bestseller ranking of 639,994 in competitive books. The book will guide you with the best questions paper solved and unsolved for the preparation as well as practice test paper to test your knowledge. The content of the book is as per the latest syllabus of ICAR AIEEA. You can pick this book for your preparation without any doubt. 

NCERT Exemplar Problems-Solutions BIOLOGY class 11th + NCERT Exemplar Problems-Solutions PHYSICS class 11th + NCERT Exemplar Problems-Solutions CHEMISTRY class 11th (Set of 3 Books)

These are the set of three books that are designed to solve the problems of the students in every subject. The books contain the questions that are asked in the exam along with solutions. This will help to sharpen creativity and speculative ability. Each book covers objective as well subjective problems in multiple questions format like given in the exam. You will be prepared for the entrance in the same way as your final exam paper. Problems Solutions is a highly useful book bank for students to gain excellence in the subject.

Arihant NCERT Exemplar, Set of 3 books Physics Chemistry and Biology For class 12th. Combo pack for complete preparation

These are books of combinations having PCB questions and solving answers. This book is published by branded publications for the competitive exams. The books are curated by the various matter experts to clear all your doubts and effectively work on your analytic skills to prepare you more for the exam. The book ranked  3,260 in the position of best sellers and is often seen in the list of top books.

MTG Objective NCERT at your FINGERTIPS for NEET-AIIMS - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Best NEET & JEE Books (Based on NCERT Pattern - Latest & Revised Edition 2023) Set of 3 Books Product Bundle

These books are not only used for NEET AIIMS but also the preparation of ICAR AIEEA UG 2023. These are the set of books that are best for competitive p[reparartion and comes under 10,972  in the rank of books and 117 in AIIMS and NEET preparation. This is a well-planned book with proper guidance and enhances the time management and analysis of the students.

A Competitive Book of Agriculture in English Paperback – 1 January

The author of this book is NEM Raj who has tried to put all the advanced content for the preparation of UPSC, and PSCs. SRF/JRF and PRe PGand PhD entrance exams in agriculture. So this book is best for the candidates preparing for ICAR - AIEEA PG and ICAR-AIEEA PhD exams. This is complete guidance about the evolution and history of agriculture, general agriculture, agronomy, soil science, horticulture, plant pathology etc. 

NCERT Textbooks class 12th physics part 1 & 2 chemistry part 1& 2 and biology combo 

This is another book for preparation for the ICAR entrance exam that contains class 12th Physics, chemistry and biology. This is the combination of the book in parts 1 and 2 Giving you every detail of the  ICAR AIEEA  entrance pattern. Going through these books will help boost your confidence on the day of the examination as you will be prepared with the syllabus and pattern of the exam. So, this textbook is must buy if you are preparing for agriculture Entrance exams after the 12th.

Note - The above-mentioned books are explained to the best of our knowledge and can be subject to change as per ICAR rules and regulations.  You can also conduct your research as per your choice and select your book. The price of the books is estimated between INR 260 to 1500 (if it is a combo)

ICAR AIEEA 2023 Preparation Tips

  • Students must go for the NCERT syllabus as the level of the questions will be from d easy to moderate. 
  • The questions will be framed based on the last qualifying examination i.e from the 11th and 12th.
  • It is advised to prepare from your syllabus books and you can take the help of the other books mentioned in this article.
  •  Do not forget to solve the last 4 to 5-year questions set  and set the timing before starting any section. This will help you to manage your time. 
  • You can also go for books like ICAR AIEEA Agriculture Entrance Exam Guide  by Ramesh Publishing House and B.Sc. Agriculture Entarcne Exam by Arihant Experts. 

For more guidance on ICAR AIEEA 2023 take the help of our  educationists @ 9717134336 


Q How many questions are there in ICAR AIEEA 2023?

Ans. There are 150 questions in the ICAR AIEEA exam. 

What are the duration and total marks of the ICAR AIEEA Ug exam?

Ans. The duration of the exam is 150 minutes i.e 2.5 hours. The total marks for this exam are 600 marks. 

What is the number of subjects in the ICAR 2023 exam?

Ans. Chemistry and Physics are mandatory subjects. The students can select any one subject from mathematics/ Biology/Agriculture (as per his/her 12th subject choice).

What is the medium of the ICAR AIEEA UG?

The entrance test will be in CBT mode in two languages Hindi and English.

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