IARI M.Tech and M.Sc. Admission 2020: Courses, Application Process, Entrance Exam

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) is an ICAR administered Agricultural Institute which is located in Delhi, India. The Institute was founded in 1905. The Institute is more commonly known as Pusa Institute.

Since its inception, the Institute has been offering its students with Postgraduate in 26 Agricultural disciplines. Students seeking admission in any of the Postgraduate courses offered by the Institute need to appear in AIEEA - PG. The Examination is generally held in May and is conducted by ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research). The exam is followed by a counseling procedure. Read more: IARI Admission

Students need to fill an online Application form in order to appear in AIEEA. The application form for the same generally goes live in April. Students need to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria before applying.

International Students can also apply for admission in various Postgraduate courses offered by the Institute. IARI also provides Hostel accommodations and other basic facilities to its students.

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Application Procedure

Students seeking admission in any of the Postgraduate courses offered by the University need to appear in AIEEA. A student has to fill an online application form for the same. A student can take the said Examination in only one single major subject group.

The application form should be filled correctly along with successful fee payment. A copy of the same is generated and should be downloaded. The hard copy of the same is sent through Speed/ Registered Mail to the Office of Controller of Examinations (Agril. Education), ICAR, Room 216, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan - II, Pusa, New Delhi 110012.

Candidates in their final year of the Undergraduate program are also allowed to appear for the exam provided they meet the eligibility criteria by the date of counseling. The application fee can be paid online as well as offline.

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor's Degree in
Agricultural ChemicalsAgriculture / Horticulture / Forestry
Agricultural EconomicsAgriculture / Dairy Science / Veterinary Science / Animal Husbandry / Fisheries
Agricultural EngineeringAgricultural Engineering / B.Tech / B.E.
Agricultural ExtensionB.Sc. or B.Sc. in Agriculture / Dairy Science / Veterinary Science / Animal Husbandry Fisheries
Agricultural PhysicsB.Sc. or B.Sc. in Agriculture / Horticulture
Agricultural StatisticsB.Sc. or B.Sc. in Agriculture / Horticulture / Forestry / Agroforestry / Sericulture / Agricultural Marketing
BiochemistryB.Sc. or B.Sc. in Agriculture / Horticulture
BioinformaticsB.Sc. in any discipline of Science
Computer ApplicationAgriculture / Computer Science / Agricultural Engineering, B.Sc. (Hort.), Veterinary Science, Home Science, B.Sc.(Forestry) or B.Sc. with Maths / Statistics / Physics / Biology
EntomologyB.Sc. or B.Sc. in Agriculture / Horticulture / Forestry / Agroforestry / Sericulture
Environmental SciencesB.Sc. or B.Sc. in Agriculture / Horticulture / Forestry / Agricultural Engineering
Food Science & Post Harvest TechnologyAgriculture / Horticulture / Food Science / Food Science and Technology / B.Tech. / B.E. in Agricultural Engineering / Food Engineering / Biochemical Engineering / Chemical Engineering
Genetics & Plant BreedingB.Sc. or B.Sc. in Agriculture / Horticulture / Forestry
HorticultureGraduation in Agriculture/Horticulture
Floriculture and landscape architecture-
Fruit science-
Vegetable science-
MicrobiologyB.Sc. or B.Sc. in Agriculture / Microbiology / Horticulture
Molecular Biology and BiotechnologyB.Sc. or B.Sc. in Agriculture / Horticulture / Forestry / Sericulture / Biotechnology
NematologyB.Sc. or B.Sc. in Agriculture / Horticulture / Forestry
Plant Genetic ResourcesB.Sc. or B.Sc. in Agriculture / Horticulture / Forestry
Plant PathologyB.Sc. or B.Sc. in Agriculture / Horticulture / Forestry
Plant PhysiologyB.Sc. or B.Sc. in Agriculture / Horticulture
Seed Science and TechnologyB.Sc. or B.Sc. in Agriculture / Horticulture / Forestry
Soil Science and Agricultural ChemistryB.Sc. or B.Sc. in Agriculture / Horticulture
Water Science and TechnologyAgriculture / Horticulture / Agricultural Engineering / B.Tech. / B.E. (Agril. Engineering)

General Eligibility for AIEEA - PG

  • Candidate must be an Indian National and should at least be 19 years old.
  • Candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree under 10+2+5, or 10+2+4, 10+2+3, or 10+6 years System in the concerned discipline.
  • Candidate must have passed Bachelor's Degree with at least 60% marks (50% marks for SC/ ST/ PC students), or 6.0 out of 10.0 CGPA (5.6 out of 10.0 CGPA for SC/ ST/ PC students).

Reservation Process

CategorySeats Reserved (%)
PC (Physically challenged)3

Note: 2% seats under each discipline are reserved for students of remote and Underprivileged States/ UTs, that is Andaman & Nicobar Island, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Arunachal Pradesh, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep, Goa, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, and Sikkim. Students will have to provide a Domicile certificate under this Quota.

Selection Procedure

Candidates are selected for admission to IARI on the basis of performance in AIEEA-PG. AIEEA-PG is a national level entrance exam conducted by ICAR for admission to PG programs in Agriculture and Allied Sciences. The exam is conducted for 20 major subject groups.

The test paper has 150 multiple-choice questions and 10 cross-matching type questions. While for every correct objective question, candidate will be awarded 4 marks, for every correct cross-matching type question they will be awarded 5 marks. In case of a wrongly answered objective question one mark will be deducted from the total score and 0.2 marks will be deducted for every wrongly answered cross-matching question.

Candidates who qualify AIEEA-PG have to go through a counselling procedure. Counselling in question is an online procedure and only qualified students are eligible to attend the counseling procedure.

Students need to carry the original and self-attested copies of the following documents for the counseling:

  • Class 10th Certificate as proof of Date of Birth.
  • Class 10th &12th, and B.Sc. Degree Certificate and Mark sheets.
  • Category certificate, if applicable.
  • Medical Certificate, in the case of a PC (Physically Challenged) candidate.
  • Character Certificate from the head of the student's previous Institution.
  • Admit Card of AIEEA.
  • Counseling Call Letter from ICAR.
  • Recent color passport size photographs (same as that uploaded in the Application form).
  • Domicile certificate, if applicable.
  • Valid Registration Certificate (only for Veterinary graduates).

Students will have to fill a Counseling form at the time of counseling. Students need to fill in their preferences in the form and has to submit the same at the Counseling desk.

Along with all the certificates, students will have to submit a provisional admission fee of INR 2000 once the seat is allotted to them and all the documents are verified.

A Provisional Admission Letter will be issued to the students stating their allotted Institute and Subject/ Course. Students should make sure that all the details are correct before leaving the Counseling venue.

The students who are not allotted a seat in the counseling procedure due to the unavailability of seats should submit a request for admission through Waitlist. A Proforma for the same is provided to the students at the time of counseling only. In the case of any vacancies, such students are notified of the same and are considered for admission.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



Sipora Mahato

I am a student from Nepal and have completed B.Sc Agriculture. I want to apply for a postgraduate program. What will be the application, selection and examination procedure for international students if they wish to apply for?

02 Mar, 2020 14:54
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sipora, you can check the admission procedure and other details for international students from here: International Students Section IARI

02 Mar, 2020 15:39
Sri Sailaja

I have completed my BSC with botany zoology chemistry (BZC).am I eligible to apply for any course...??

17 Aug, 2019 15:21
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sri, you are eligible for every M.Sc course in the institute.

17 Aug, 2019 16:07
n srikanth

I have done bsc(bzc) in ou , may I know for which courses am I eligible?

09 Apr, 2019 17:27
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Srikanth, kindly go through the Eligibility Criteria of all the courses being offered at IARI from here to know which courses you may opt.

09 Apr, 2019 17:42
Nidhi Sikri

i am pursing bsc biotechnology. am i eligible for msc microbiology from IARI, New Delhi?

28 Feb, 2019 20:33
prachi goel

hi... currently I am doing my bsc in botany hons from gargi college delhi university.. am I eligible for any course ??

30 Aug, 2018 22:37
Akansha Expert

Hi Prachi, Please contact to the college for getting the Eligibility for PG Courses.

31 Aug, 2018 13:00
Mohit Kumar

yes u can apply for plant science , biotechnology and many others

01 Apr, 2019 17:04
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Mohit, thank you for your assistance.

01 Apr, 2019 17:44
khiyati verma

I have done btech in biotechnology, can i apply for any course?

06 Aug, 2018 11:10
Akansha Expert

Hi Khiyat, Please check this link for getting the Course Eligibility with Your Eligibility.

06 Aug, 2018 14:17
avinash mani tripathi

Can you send me the link for submissions of the forme.. my email id is I want to register my details for the entrance of IARI examination

16 Apr, 2018 14:48
Vaishali Chauhan

Hi Avinash, Please find the link of the official website and check the latest information about application form.

09 May, 2018 12:12

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