All India Competitive Examination acronym as AICE for admission to Master’s degree programme is held for admissions to Master’s Degree Programs in the field of Agriculture, Veterinary and Allied Sciences.

Through the AICE test admissions are provided to fill 15% of the seats in the following

• 39 State Agricultural Universities,
• CAU, Imphal,
• NDRI (all seats) and
• Central Universities having Agriculture faculty namely BHU, Viswa Bharti and Nagaland University for U.G. Degree (B.Sc./B.Tech./B.F.Sc., etc.) in the subjects of agriculture, horticulture, agricultural engineering, dairy technology, biotechnology, forestry, food science, fisheries, home science, sericulture, agricultural marketing banking and co-operation, and commercial agriculture and business management.

AICE Eligibility

Educational Qualifications

Candidates having passed their Bachelor’s Degree (or appearing in final year examination during the current year) in the field of Agriculture, Veterinary, Agricultural Engineering, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Sericulture, Dairy Technology, Dairy Engineering, Forestry, Agri. Marketing Banking and Cooperation, Food Science and Technology, Biotechnology, Processed Food Engineering, Computer Science, Basic and Allied Sciences under 10+2+4 (most seats) or 10+2+3 (only few seats) are eligible to apply for the combined examination for JRF and admission to Master’s Degree Programme as per norms of participating Universities.

• Candidates must have obtained OGPA 6.60/10.00 or 3.25/5.00 or 2.6/4.00 for general category and
• 5.50/10.00 or 2.75/ 5.00 or 2.20/4.00 for SC, ST and Physically handicapped categories.


The candidate shall be 22 years of age in the September month of the exam year.

Those who appear for the above examinations in April/May of the current year and expect to secure minimum marks can also apply.

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