INDIAN COUNCIAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan - II, Pusa, New Delhi - 110 012 (Education Division ) 9th All India Entrance Examination for Admission to Under Graduate Programme and Award of National Talent Scholarship in Agriculture and Allied Subjects other than Veterinary Science for the Academic Session 2004-05(AIEEA-2004).

Indian Council of Agricultural Research , New Delhi will conduct 9th All India Entrance Examination for filling up 15% of the total number os seats in State Agricultural Universities, Central Agricultural University, Impal (Manipur), and 100% of the seats in National Diary Research Institute, Karnal(Haryana) for Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries Science, Forestry, Home Science, Sericulture, Agricultural engineering, Dairy Technology, Food Science & Technology and Agriculture Marketing banking & Co-Operation.

Date and Time of the Examination : 23 rd May, 2004 ( Sunday ) from 10.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.

Venue : Different Examination Centres in the country as stated in the Information Bulletin.

National Talent Scholarship: The National Talent Scholarship @Rs.800/- per month shall be awarded to first 230 meritorious candidates in this Examination in each of the ten subjects provided a candidate takes admission in any Institution not falling in his /her own home state.

Scheme of Examination : There will be one question paper consisting of objective type questions in Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Agriculture for STREAM -A and Physics, Chemistry and mathematics for STREAM- B as per eligibility and choice of the subjects as defined in Information Bulletin. The question paper will be bilingual i.e. ENGLISH and HINDI.

Reservation of Seats There would be reseervation of seats to the extent 15% for Scheduled Caste, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe and 3% for Physically Handicapped candidates in all subjects.

EligibilityThe Candidate must be atleast 17 years of age but not more than 23 years on or before 31.12.2004. No relaxation of age will be allowed to candidate of any category. He/She should be an India National. He /She must have passed and obtained not less than 60% marks (for General Category) and 50% marks ( for SC/ST/PH category ) of the total marks in PCB/PCM/PCA combinations in 10 +2 examination. He/She must also have passed in English at 10+2 stage. Any candidate having compartment/Supplementary in any subject in the qualifying examinations i.e.10+2 is not eligible for Admission. Candidates shloud have passed Physics, Chemistry and Agriculture/ Biology / Mathematics as full subjects separately at 10+2 level. One who is appearing for 10+2 examination in the year 2004 can also apply subject to producing 10+2 passing certificate on the date of Counseling.

Information Bulletins with Application Forms will be available for sale from 26 February, 2004 and can be obtained against Cash payment of Rs.400/- +Rs.10/= sale charges for general Category and Rs.200/- +10 (sale charge) for S.C. S.T. and P.H. category from the Syndicate Bank branches - Syndicate bank, K.A.B.Extension Counter, Pusa, New Delhi - 110 012 and Syndicate Bank, F-40, Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110 001 and office of the Registrars of state Agricultural Universities located at Jorhat (Assam), Rajendra nagar, Hyderabad(A.P), Kanke, Ranchi )Jharkhand, Mohanpur , Distt Nadia(West Bengal), Hisar (Haryana), Kanpur(U.P) Nauni, Solan (H.P.) Sardar Krushi Nagar, Distt. Banaskantha (Gujarat), Pantnagar (Uttranchal), Palampur(H.P.), Raipur(Chhatigarh), Jabalpur(M.P.), Vellanikkara , Thrissur(Kerala), Parbhani (M.S.) Rahuri(M.S.) Udaipur(Rajasthan), Faizabad(U.P.), Bhubaneswar(Orissa), Ludhiana(Punjab), Krushinagar, Akola(M.S.) Bikaner(Rajasthan) Pusa, Distt Samastipur (Bihar), Jammu (J&K) Srinagar (J&K), Coimabtore ( Tamil Nadu), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Bangalore (Karnataka) Dharwad (Karnataka) Dapoli (M.S.) Nagpur(M.S.) Pundibari Cooch Behar(West Bengal), Meerut ( U.P.)and Pt.Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashuchikitsa Vigyan Vishwa Vidyalaya Evam Go Anusandhan Sansthan, Mathura (U.P.) and C.A.U Impal (Manipur). The Bank, Agricultural Universities and ICAR Institutes will not send the information Bulletin and forms by post and thus,no requests should be made to them in this regard. The last date for sle of application form through these Counters on Cash is up to 30 March , 2004

By Post:Information Bulletins with Application Forms can also be obtained by post up to March 25, 2004 by sending a written request to " The Controller of Examination ( Education Division) Room No.226, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-II, Pusa, New Delhi 110 012". For this, a demand draft of Rs.450/- ( Rs.400/- as form fee + Rs.50/- towards postal and handling charges) for General Category and Rs.250/- (Rs.200/- as form fee + Rs.50/- towards postal and handling charges) for S.C. /S.T./P.H. category drawn in favour of " Deputy Director General (Education),ICAR" payable at New Delhi with a self addresses envelop (size 12" X 10") without postage should be sent. The candidate should write his/her name and address on the back side of the Demand Draft. No request for supply of Information Bulletin by post will be entertained after 25 March, 2004.

The Information Bulletin and Application Forms can also be obtained personally up to 4.00 P.M. on March 30, 2004 (Except holidays) by depositing demand draft without postage and handiling charges from the Office of the Controller of Examination, Education Division, ICAR, Room No,226 KAB-II, Pusa, New Delhi.

The last date for the receipt of application forms inthe office of the Office of the Controller of Examination, Education Division, ICAR, Room No,226 KAB-II, Pusa, New Delhi - 110 012. is 05 April,2004. However, for the candidates belonging to remote areas viz. Mizoram,Assam,Meghalaya,Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim,Ladakh Division of J&K state, Lahaul & Spiti District and Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nocabar Island and Lakshadweep the last date of receipt of application form is 20 April, 2004. Application Forms received after the last date will be rejected. Education division shall not be responsible for non-receipt of application within the time schedule due to postal delay or any other reason for delay. All disputes relating to the conduct of this examination or any matter connected with this advertisement shall be dealt in the jurisdiction of Delhi Court only.