AGRICULTURE ENTRANCE TEST
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research has invited applications for the All India Entrance Examination for Agricultural Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes to be held on April 12 and 13 across the country. An all-India test for the award of Senior Research Fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. degree in the field of Agriculture and allied sciences will be conducted along with the examination.
Application can be submitted both online and offline. For the fellowship, only online applications will be accepted. Visit http://www.icar.org.in
The last date for the receipt of application in the office of the Controller of Examination (Education), Room No. 216, ICAR, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan – II, Pusa, New Delhi – 110 012 is February 7.
Application forms can be purchased from the office of the Registrar of State Agricultural Universities and specified branches of Syndicate Bank on payment of the prescribed application fee.
Those who have passed Plus Two with minimum 50 per cent marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology or Agriculture or Horticulture (40 per cent for those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and the physically challenged) are eligible to apply for the undergraduate test. Age: between 17 and 23 as on August 31.
A degree in Agriculture, Veterinary, Agricultural Engineering, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Sericulture, Dairy Technology, Forestry, Agri Marketing and Cooperation, Food Science, Biotechnology, Basic and Allied Sciences and so on with minimum of 60 per cent marks or equivalent grade (50 per cent) are eligible to apply for the postgraduate test. Age: not less than 19 as on August 31. Those with a Master’s degree in the relevant discipline securing 60 per cent marks (50 per cent) are eligible to apply for the fellowship. Age: 21-30 as on April 13.
Visit http://www.icar.org.in for details.
The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) has invited applications for a computer-based online test for admission to its integrated first degree programmes. The three-hour BITS Admission Test (BITSAT) comprising objective-type multiple-choice questions will be conducted between May 14 and June 1 in different centres in India and on the Dubai campus.
BITS is a deemed university with campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai. Based on the test score, admission will be given to the BE Honours programme in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication, Electronics and Instrumentation, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Biotechnology; the B.Pharm. (Honours) programme; the integrated M.Sc. (Honours) course in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics and Physics; and the M.Sc. Tech programme.
Those who have passed Plus Two with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology with at least 75 per cent marks in aggregate in these Science subjects and at least 60 per cent in each and proficiency in English are eligible to apply.
Only students who are appearing for the Plus Two examination in 2014 or who have passed the qualifying examination in 2013 will be considered.
The test fee is Rs. 1,900 (Rs. 1,400 for women). Apply online on http://www.bitsadmission.com before February 15. Besides this, a separate application has to be submitted for each programme offered on the Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses. The final merit list will be available by May 20.