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Bsc agriculture entrance exam

Agricultural exams are held at national, state and university level to grant admission to the candidates in various undergraduate and postgraduate agricultural programmes in Indian agricultural universities. At the national level, ICAR is conducted and AGRICET, CG PAT, JCECE, MP PAT are conducted at the state level. The courses offered in agriculture have a great scope. They deal with food production, horticulture, rural economy and development, environmental health etc.......  National Level Agricultural Entrance Exams Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)  –  AIEEA UG  |  AIEEA PG  |  AICE SRF/JRF (PGS) State Level Agriculture Entrance Exams Andhra Pradesh AP Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) AGRICET Chhattisgarh CG Pre Agriculture Test (PAT) Indira Gandhi Agricultural University (IGKV) CET Jharkhand Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (JCECE) Maharashtra MCAER Common Entrance Test (CET) Madhya Pradesh MP Pre Agriculture Test

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  BSc Agriculture Eligibility, Admission, Entrance Exams, Colleges, Salary, Scope 

BSc Agriculture is a 4 year undergraduate course that primarily focuses on research and practices in agricultural science, dealing with disciplines like Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agricultural Microbiology, Soil Science, Plant Pathology, etc.

It is a professional degree recognized by the Government of India in the field of agricultural science. This course aims to provide training to implement modern agricultural techniques and technologies in the real world scenario.

BSc Agriculture Eligibility

Students who wish to study this course should have 

  • Completion of Intermediate (12 years of school education) in Science stream.
  • Physics, Chemistry, Biology and/or Mathematics as the subjects of study.

Apart from this, candidates possessing Intermediate in Agriculture stream (limited states) are also eligible to apply for the course.

The admission is either done on the basis of Merit and Direct Interview or through BSc Agriculture Entrance Exams

There are many agricultural universities in India that offer BSc Agriculture program, approved by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), which regulates the teachings and implementation of agricultural research in 
Some of the top BSc Agriculture colleges

ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research 

Admission Process -Merit-Based, Entrance Exam 
Average Annual Fees -INR 4,000
Average Placement Package- INR  2,50,000

GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology

Admission Process -Merit-Based,& University  Level Entrance Exam 
Average Annual Fees -INR 29,434
Average Placement Package -INR 2,90,000

Chaudhary Charan Singh, Haryana Agriculture University
Admission Process -Merit-Based,& University  Level Entrance Exam 
Average Annual Fees -INR  9,200
Average Placement Package -INR 3,00,000

The average BSc Agriculture fee is around INR 10,000 per year for the majority of the colleges, but for private institutions it is a bit high which can cost around INR 80,000 per year.

The BSc Agriculture Syllabus is formulated in such a way that after the course completion, students can become a successful Agricultural Scientist or Officer, and also go into the research studies in various government and private 

Other major jobs after BSc Agriculture can be Research Officer, Agriculture Loan Officer (in Banks), Quality Assurance Officer, Farm Manager and Operations Manager with agriculture departments. The average starting salary can be between INR 3 to 6 lakh per annum.

Students also have an option to pursue the dual degree courses as described below:

  • BSc Agriculture (Hons.) + MBA Agri-Bussiman Management
  • Integrated BSc (Agriculture) + MBA (Agribusiness)

In terms of higher education, some of the courses after BSc Agriculture are MSc course programs in specializations such as Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Agronomy, Soil Science, Plant Biochemistry, Forestry, etc.

BSc Agriculture Admission Process

The admission procedure varies from institute to institute. Some colleges provide direct BSc Agriculture admission on the basis of merit and personal interview, and some colleges conduct national, state level or university level entrance examinations to admit the interested students.

  • For Direct Admission:

Students must fill the college application form whether online or offline before the application deadline in order to be considered for the admission process.

  • For Entrance Exam based Admission:

Students must fill the registration form of one of the many BSc Agriculture Entrance Examination such as KCET 2020KEAM 2020 that offers admission into colleges of Karnataka and Kerala respectively.

Admission is offered on the basis of performance in these examinations, followed by the different rounds of counselling session which usually consist of Group Discussion and Personal Interview. 

BSc Agriculture Entrance Exams

Below are listed some of the entrance examinations that provide admission into this undergraduate course in agriculture science:

  • BHU UET 2020: BHU UET is a common university level examination that offers admission into many UG courses in the reputed Banaras Hindu University (BHU). 
  • AP EAMCET 2020: This exam is a state level examination which grants admission into many courses of agricultural, pharmacy and agricultural disciplines in participating colleges of Andhra Pradesh.
  • CG PAT 2020: This exam is conducted by Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board, Raipur, for admission into BSc Agriculture and BSc Horticulture degree courses, offered by Indira Gandhi Agriculture University (IGAU).
  • SAAT 2020: SAAT is a national level exam conducted by Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) University for admission into various UG & PG courses. 
  • UPCATET 2020: This is a state level examination that offers admission into various UG, PG and PhD courses. 
  • OUAT 2020: This is a university level exam conducted by Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) for admission into UG and Agro Polytechnic programs

How to prepare for the BSc Agriculture Entrance Exams?

BSc Agriculture Syllabus

The syllabus and course curriculum is inclusive of class lessons, field trips, lab sessions, practical training, cattle training, etc. 

Subjects such as Soil Microbiology, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Statistical Methods, Post Harvest Technology, etc. are included in the BSc Agriculture syllabus. 

The program structure is made in such a way that students can independently work in future as an Agricultural Scientist, Agricultural Officer, Plant Breeder, Animal Breeder, etc. in different setups in both government and private sectors.

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