ICAR Recruitment 2021 Notification Released - Apply for 63 Vacancies, Eligibility for AO & FAO Posts

By Ashwini Shivhare|Updated : July 29th, 2021

ICAR 2021: Indian Council of Agricultural research (ICAR) has released ICAR Recruitment Notification 2021 to fill 63 Vacancies for the positions of Administrative Officer and Finance & Accounts Officer at ICAR. Research Institutes of The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will hold a competitive examination. Know about the ICAR Eligibility Criteria, ICAR Syllabus 2021, ICAR Exam Dates 2021 and all other important details in this article. 

ICAR 2021: Indian Council of Agricultural research (ICAR) has released ICAR Recruitment Notification 2021 to fill 63 Vacancies for the positions of Administrative Officer and Finance & Accounts Officer at ICAR. Research Institutes of The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will hold a competitive examination. Know about the ICAR Eligibility Criteria, ICAR Syllabus 2021, ICAR Exam Dates 2021 and all other important details in this article. 

ICAR Recruitment 2021 Official Notification PDF

Latest Update: ICAR Tier 1 Exam 2021 has been rescheduled from 10 October 2021 to 3 October 2021. The notification of new exam date has been released one day after the ICAR Recruitment Notification 2021 release.

ICAR Important Dates 2021

Event

Date

Release of Notification

19 July 2021

Submission of online applications starts on

23 July 2021 (11.00 AM)

Last date and time for receipt of online applications

23 August 2021 (05.00 PM)

Last date and time for making online fee payment

23 August 2021 (05.00 PM)

Date of online objective type examination - Tier-I (CBT)**

10 October 2021

3 October 2021 (Re-scheduled)

Date of descriptive type examination - Tier-II

To be notified later

Date of Structured Interview/Personality Test

To be notified later

ICAR Vacancies 2021 - Post -wise Vacancies

Table below mention the category wise distribution of 63 Vacancies for the posts of Administrative Officer  (AO) and Finance & Accounts Officer (F&AO)

Name of the post

No. of vacancy

Number of vacancy

Reservation for Persons with

Benchmark Disabilities

UR

EWS

SC

ST

OBC

AO

44

17

04

07

02

14

02

F&AO

21

13

02

02

00

04

02

ICAR Grade Pay

The posts of Administrative Officer and Finance & Accounts Officer in Pay Level 10 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix [Pre-revised PB-3 Z 15600-39100 + Z 5400 (Grade Pay)]

ICAR Eligibility Criteria 2021

ICAR Eligibility Criteria 2021: Educational Qualification

Following are the eligibility criteria for the posts of Administrative Officer  (AO) and Finance & Accounts Officer (F&AO)

  • Candidate must be a Graduate of a recognized University securing not less than 55% mark in the final degree examination or equivalent
  • Candidates must have working knowledge of computer

ICAR Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit as on 23.08.2021

(a) The candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must have not attained the age of 30 years as on 23.08.2021 

ICAR 2021: Age - Limit

CategoryAge Relaxation in Upper age limit
OBC3 yrs
SC/ST5 yrs
Persons with Benchmark Disability’ category10 yrs
Other bonafide displaced persons/repatriates of Indian origin/ Defence Services Personnel/ Border Security Force PersonnelAs per the existing instructions of the Government of India on the subject

ICAR Exam Fees 2021: 

Exam Fees for the For Administrative Officer post only

Category of candidate

Examination fee ()

Registration fee ()

Total ()

UR / OBC / EWS

480/-

20/-

500/-

Women/ Schedule Caste/ Schedule Tribe / Person with Benchmark Disability

NIL

20/-

20/-

Exam Fees for the For Finance & Accounts Officer post only

Category of candidate

Examination fee ()

Registration fee ()

Total ()

UR / OBC / EWS

480/-

20/-

500/-

Women/ Schedule Caste/ Schedule Tribe / Person with Benchmark Disability

NIL

20/-

20/-

Exam Fees for the For Both AO and F&AO posts

Category of candidate

Examination fee ()

Registration fee ()

Total ()

UR / OBC / EWS

960/-

40/-

1000/-

Women/ Schedule Caste/ Schedule Tribe / Person with Benchmark Disability

NIL

40/-

40/-

ICAR Selection Process 2021

ICAR Exam 2021 consists of three tiers

  • Tier 1 : Objective Paper
  • Tier 2: Descriptive Exam
  • Tier 3: Interview

ICAR Exam Pattern 2021

ICAR 2021 Tier-1

Tier-1 of ICAR Exam 2021 is an Objective type papers. This paper will be qualifying in nature.

Sections

Number of Questions

Marks

Time Duration

General Knowledge

50 Questions

50 Marks

3 Hours

General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability

50 Questions

50 Marks

Arithmetical & Numerical Ability

50 Questions

50 Marks

Language Comprehension (Hindi or English)

50 Questions

50 Marks

  • Negative Marking of 1/3rd marks for each wrong answer
  • This paper will be qualifying in nature and marks scored in it will not be carried forward.

ICAR 2021 Tier-2

ICAR Tier-2 consists of 

Paper

Subject

Marks

Paper-I

General Awareness of Development of Economic, Social, Scientific & Cultural Fields, History & Geography of India and the World

150 Marks

Paper-II

Constitution of India, Polity, Governance, Social Justice

150 Marks

Paper-III

Essay Writing-I (75 Marks)

150 Marks

Essay Writing-II  (75 Marks)

Paper-IV

Ethics, Integrity, Aptitude

150 Marks

Total of Written

600 Marks

ICAR Tier -3 

ICAR Tier-3 is an Interview round. Tier-3 accounts for 100 Marks.

Final Result

Final Merit will be made from the aggregate marks of Tier -2 and Tier -3, i.e. 600+100 = 700 Marks.

ICAR 2021: How to Apply

  • A candidate seeking admission to the Examination must apply online using the specified online Application Form, which may be found on the ASRB website at http://www.asrb.org.in.
  • A candidate must meet all of the qualifying requirements, such as age limit, educational qualification, and so on, in order to apply for the examination.
  • The online application form can only be filled between 23.07.2021 (11 AM) and 23.08.2021 (5 PM), after which the application link will be automatically deleted.
  • While filling out his/her online application form, the applicant should carefully consider his/her choice of centre, medium of examination (which must stay the same throughout the examination), and examination date.
  • In any event, a candidate's application will be rejected if he or she submits more than one. If an applicant submits numerous applications, only the most recent one will be evaluated, disregarding all previous ones; without refunding or modifying any Examination/Registration Fees.

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Aman Verma

Aman VermaJul 30, 2021

Postings will be All India or only in DELHI ?
Prasanth Ganesan
Is there any course for this exam??
chetan taneja
When r u going to launch this exam test series for tier 1 and tier 2 as well
Bhaskar Joshi
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Gopika Menon
Is there any course available for Ao exam. Preparation?
Pramod Kaaleri
What is the cutoff for  FAO?
Aayushi Dixit
If I have 58% in post Graduation am I eligible for this exam please let me know there is confusion?
And aggregate marks for degree is needed or final year/3rd year marks have to be 55%?
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Vinod Chouhan
DESCRIPTIVE PAPER IS OFFLINE OR ONLINE
Anshul Tiwari
When will u start asrb icar
Anurag Chawla
is there any previous year paper available for ICAR AO

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  • ICAR stands for Indian Council of Agricultural research (ICAR) 

  • There are total 63 vacancies in ICAR Recruitment Notification 2021

  • ICAR has released ICAR Recruitment Notification 2021 for the posts of Administrative Officer (AO) and Finance & Accounts Officer (F&AO)

  • Candidates can apply from 23.07.2021 (11 AM) till 23.08.2021 (5 PM) for ICAR Exam 2021.

  • ICAR Tier 1 exam 2021 will be conducted on 3 October 2021

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