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The Indian Council of Agricultural Research CUET (ICAR-UG)-2023


The ICAR is the Apex Body for coordinating, guiding, and managing research and education in agriculture in the entire country under the aegis of Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Considering the importance of agricultural education, the University Education Commission (1948) chaired by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan recommended the establishment of Rural Universities in the country. As a result, the first State Agricultural University (SAU) was established in 1960 at Pantnagar on the pattern of the Land Grant Colleges of the United States.

The ICAR-AU System of India has 75 Agricultural Universities comprising 64 State Agricultural, Veterinary, Horticultural and Fisheries Universities (SAUs), 4 ICAR-DUs, viz. IARI, IVRI, NDRI and CIFE, 3 Central Agricultural Universities (CAU, Imphal, Dr. RPCAU, Pusa and RLBCAU, Jhansi), 4 Central Universities (CU) having Faculty of Agriculture (BHU, AMU, Viswa Bharati and Nagaland University). The National Agricultural Research, Education and Extension System (NAREES) of India is one of the largest in the world, admitting more than 28,000 students at UG level and over 17,500 students at Master’s and Doctoral level annually, in different disciplines of Agricultural and Allied Sciences.

During 2022-23, against the total of 4285 Seats, 3846 candidates were recommended by ICAR for admission to accredited Bachelor degree programmes in 61 accredited AUs under the ICAR-AU system.




In 2023, All India Entrance Examination for Admission, CUET (ICAR-UG) shall be conducted for admission to Bachelor Degree programmes in Agriculture and Allied Sciences (other than Veterinary Sciences), at Agricultural Universities on 15/20% of the University seats [100% seats in RLBCAU Jhansi, NDRI Karnal, IARI New Delhi and its Hubs (Karnal-IIWBR, Patna-RCER, Umiam-RCNEH, Kolkata-CRIJAF, Cuttack-NRRI, Ranchi-IIAB, Hyderabad-IIRR, Nagpur -CICR, Bhopal-CIAE, Baramati-NIASM, Lucknow-IISR, Jharkhand-IARI, Assam-IARI, Raipur-NIBSM) and Dr. RPCAU Pusa, Bihar].






Code No

Degree Programme for Admission


B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture


B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture


B.F.Sc. Bachelor of Fisheries Sciences


B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry


B.Sc. (Hons.) Community Science


B.Sc. (Hons.) Food Nutrition and Dietetics


B.Sc. (Hons.) Sericulture


B. Tech. Agricultural Engineering


B. Tech. Dairy Technology


B. Tech. Food Technology


B. Tech. Biotechnology





  1. Candidate should have studied and passed the qualifying examination (12th standard) with at least three subjects out of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and Agriculture as core courses.


  1. Candidate(s) are not allowed to appear in subject combination different than the one which s(he) studied and passed in 12th standard. Such cases will not be considered for counselling / admission and will be rejected.


  1. The candidates must attempt only those subjects in the examination as per the choice given in the Application Form. Therefore, they must exercise the choice of subjects very carefully. Attempting subject combination different than choice given in the application form will invite disqualification from counselling / admission process.


Age Limit


Indian Nationals of at least 16 years of age as on 31.08.2023 are eligible to apply for the examination. No relaxation is admissible regarding the minimum age limit




The Questions in the test shall be based on the syllabus prescribed by the NTA for CUET (ICAR-UG) -2023 and available on Syllabus


Apply Here





Online submission of Application Form

09th February to 12 March 2023 (up to 9.00 PM)

Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit


12-03-2023 (up to 11.50PM)

Fee Payable by candidates


As per Information Bulletin CUET (ICAR-UG) 2023 available at https://cuet.samarth.ac.in

Other Backward Classes (OBC)- (NCL)*& UPS**/ EWS***

SC/ST/PwBD/ Transgender

Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable

Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only

As per NTA policy

Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website

As per NTA schedule

Date of Examination

As per NTA schedule

Duration of Examination

As per NTA schedule

Timing of Examination

As indicated on Admit Card

Centre, Date and Shift of Examination

As indicated on Admit Card

Display of Attempted Question Paper and Provisional Answer Keys

To be announced later by NTA


www.nta.ac.in; https://icar.nta.ac.in;


Declaration of Result on NTA website

To be announced on the NTA website later

Schedule for Online Counselling

To be announced by the ICAR on www.icar.org.in after the declaration of result by NTA.


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