Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) announced All India Entrance Examination for Admission to SRF-PGS across various Universities of ICAR for which applications are invited from the aspirants.
Educational Qualification: Candidates should have cleared PG degree in the concerned discipline with at least 55 percent marks (60% for SC/ ST candidates) or equivalent OGPA from any recognized university in India or overseas.
Aspirants who are appearing in the final semester examination can also apply.
Age Limit (as on 21 April 2013): Between 21 and 30 years
Award of Fellowship
A total of 202 SRF will be awarded to the candidates for pursuing PhD degree in different disciplines on the merit basis for Senior Research Fellowship. Recipient can avail the awards within a period of one year from the date of issue of the award letter for seeking admission in PhD programme in the qualifying subject at any Agricultural University.
The candidates will be selected on the basis of merit in Written Examination (75% weightage) and past academic performance (25% weightage).
Written Exam: The written exam will be conducted via two papers in objective mode with MCQs. There will be negative marking in both papers with different weightage.
Academic Performance: The weightage for academic performance will be 10% for UG and 15% for PG.
Final Selection: Final ranking for SRF would be drawn subject area-wise and category-wise on the basis of marks obtained by a candidate in the written examination (25% weightage for Paper I and 50% weightage for Paper II) and his/her academic performance at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Application Fee and Mode of Payment
The application fee is Rs 1200 for General/OBC category candidates (Rs 600 for SC/ST/PH candidates). The fee can be paid through any of the following modes while submitting online application form:
How to Apply
For further information, please visit http://icarexam.net/