IARI Admission 2022- Notification, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

IARI Admission 2022- Notification, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

An entrance exam is conducted by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) to shortlist the candidates for admission into its PhD degree programme. Candidates interested in pursuing this course can apply for the same through online mode. The entrance exam is expected to be held in the month of May 2022 followed by an interview in July 2022. It is suggested that the candidates verify their eligibility before applying for the entrance exam. Complete details related to the IARI Admission 2022 are provided in this article.

IARI Admission 2022 Important Dates 

The tentative dates related to IARI Admission 2022 are provided in the table below.

Events Tentative Dates
Availability of IARI application form 1st week of February 2022
Last date for receipt of application form 4th week of April 2022
Last date for receipt of application through proper channel and documents submission for online application form Last week of April 2022
Issue of admit card 3rd week of May 2022
Date of entrance exam 4th week of May 2022
Issue of interview letter 4th week of June 2022
Date of interview 2nd week of July 2022
Announcement of final result 2nd week of July 2022
Issue of final selection letter 3rd week of July 2022
Commencement of classes Last week of July 2022

IARI Admission Eligibility Criteria 2022

The eligibility criteria for IARI Admission 2022 are provided below:

  • Candidates with any bachelor’s degree or B.Sc Agriculture (Hons.) are eligible to apply for admission.
  • M.Sc/ M.Sc (Agriculture)/ M.Tech/ ME degree in relevant specialization with at least 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ ST/ PC candidates) is also required.

Relevant Specialization

  • Agricultural Chemicals: Agricultural Chemicals/ Chemistry/ Organic Chemistry/ Analytical Chemistry
  • Agricultural Economics: Agricultural Economics/ Dairy Economics/ Livestock Economics/ Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation/ Fisheries Economics/ Environmental Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering: M.Tech/ ME in Agricultural Engineering/ Farm Power & Equipment/ Soil & Water Conservation Engineering/ Irrigation & Drainage Engineering/ Water Resource Engineering/ Agricultural Processing & Structures/ Dairy Engineering/ Water Science & Technology or M.Sc in Dairy Engineering
  • Agricultural Extension: Agricultural Extension/ Extension Education/ Dairy Extension/ Fisheries Extension/ Livestock Extension/ Home Science Extension/ Agricultural Extension & Communication/ Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension
  • Agricultural Physics: Agricultural Physics/ Physics/ Soil Science/ Agricultural Meteorology/ Meteorology/ Bio-physics/ Water Science & Technology/ Geoinformatics/ Remote Sensing/ Geo-physics/ Environmental Science
  • Agricultural Statistics: Agricultural Statistics/ Statistics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Bio-Statistics
  • Agronomy: Agronomy/ Water Science & Technology/ Water Management
  • Biochemistry: Biochemistry/ Agricultural Biochemistry/ Agricultural Chemistry/ Molecular Biology or Biotechnology/ Chemistry with Organic Chemistry/ Plant Physiology/ Biophysics
  • Bioinformatics: Bioinformatics/ Molecular Biology or Biotechnology/ Computer Sciences/ Computer Application/ Agri.-Informatics/ Agricultural Statistics/ Statistics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Bio-Statistics with Bioinformatics subject
  • Computer Application: Computer Science/ Computer Application/ Computer Engineering/ Computer Science Engineering/Information Technology/Agricultural informatics
  • Entomology: Entomology/ Agricultural Entomology/ Sericulture/ Apiculture/ Zoology/ Plant Protection with Entomology as specialization
  • Environmental Sciences: Environmental Sciences/ Agricultural Sciences/ Relevant Plant Sciences
  • Floriculture & Landscaping Architecture: Horticulture or Agriculture with major in Floriculture/ Floriculture & Landscaping/ Floriculture & Landscape Architecture/ Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops/ Genetics or Plant Breeding/ Plant Genetic Resources/ Plant Physiology/ Crop Physiology with specialization in Floriculture
  • Fruit Science: Horticulture or Agriculture with major in Fruit Science, Pomology/ Genetics or Plant Breeding/ Plant Genetic Resources/ Plant Physiology with specialization in Fruit Science
  • Genetics & Plant Breeding: Genetics or Plant Breeding/ Plant Genetic Resources/ Agricultural Botany/ Biological Sciences with Plant Genetics or Plant Breeding as a subject
  • Microbiology: Microbiology/ Agricultural Microbiology/ Environmental Microbiology/ Industrial Microbiology/ Soil Science/ Agricultural Chemistry/ Genetics/ Botany/ Agricultural Botany/ Molecular Biology or Biotechnology/ Relevant Life Sciences/ Biochemistry with Microbiology as a subject
  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology: Molecular Biology or Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Plant Physiology/ Genetic Engineering/ Agricultural Biochemistry/ Botany/ Agricultural Botany/ Genetics or Plant Breeding/ Microbiology/ Agricultural Microbiology/ Plant Genetic Resources/Bioinformatics/Relevant Plant Sciences
  • Nematology: Nematology/ Entomology/ Zoology/ Botany/ Mycology or Plant Pathology/ Relevant Life Sciences/ Molecular Biology or Biotechnology/ Plant Protection with Nematology as specialization/ Agricultural Entomology/ Agricultural Microbiology/ Helminthology with Nematology
  • Plant Genetic Resources: Plant Genetic Resources/ Genetics/ Plant Breeding/ Agricultural Botany/ Horticulture/ Plant Biotechnology/ Seed Science & Technology/ Plant Physiology/ Biological Sciences with specialization in Plant Taxonomy or Economic Botany or Biotechnology
  • Plant Pathology: Mycology or Plant Pathology/ Botany/ Agricultural Botany/ Molecular Biology or Biotechnology/ Genetics/ Microbiology/ Seed Science & Technology/ Biochemistry/ Plant Genetic Resources/ Plant Protection/ Life Sciences with Mycology and Plant Pathology as specialization
  • Plant Physiology: Plant Physiology/ Crop Physiology/ Horticulture/ Botany/ Agricultural Botany/ Biochemistry/ Life Sciences/ Molecular Biology or Biotechnology/ Plant Genetic Resources
  • Post Harvest Technology: a) For Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops: Horticulture/ Post Harvest Technology/ Food Science & Technology/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry & b) For Post Harvest Engineering and Technology: Agricultural Processing and Structures/ Food Engineering/ Food Science & Tech./ Food Tech./ Post Harvest Engineering/ Biochemical Engineering
  • Seed Science & Technology: Seed Science & Technology/ Genetics or Plant Breeding/ Plant Physiology/ Crop Physiology/ Botany/ Agricultural Botany/ Plant Genetic Resources/ Mycology or Plant Pathology/ Entomology or Nematology with specialization in Seed Science
  • Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry: Soil Science or Agricultural Chemistry/ Environmental Sciences/ Agricultural Microbiology/ Chemistry/ Agricultural Physics with specialization in Soil Physics
  • Vegetable Science: M.Sc in Horticulture or Agriculture with major in Olericulture/ Vegetable Science/ Vegetable Breeding/Post Harvest Technology of Vegetable Crops/ Genetics or Plant Breeding/ Plant Genetic Resources with specialization in Vegetable Crops
  • Water Science & Technology: Water Science and Technology/ Agricultural Physics/ Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry/ Mathematics (with Physical Sciences at bachelors degree level)/ M.Tech in Agricultural Engineering/Irrigation Engineering/ Civil Engineering

Application Form for IARI Admission 2022

Application form for IARI Admission 2022 will be released on the official website of the institute www.iari.res.in. Candidates who meet the prescribed requirements for admission can apply for the same.

  • Before starting the application process, the candidates are required to make payment of the application fee.
  • In the application form, the candidates will have to provide personal details such as name, father’s name, mother’s name, gender, etc.
  • Academic details like highest qualification, passing year, marks obtained, etc will be asked in the form as well.
  • Scanned copies of candidates’ photograph and signature should also be uploaded into the application form.
  • Once all the information is entered in the application form, the candidates can proceed with its submission.
  • A printout of the application form should be taken and kept safe by the candidates for future reference.

Application fee:

  • The application fee will be Rs. 1000/- for UR/ OBC category and Rs. 500/- for SC/ ST/ PC/ CWSF category.
  • Payment of the application fee can be done through online mode using net banking/ debit card/ credit card.

Important Documents

Self-attested copies of the following documents must be enclosed along with the printout of the application form:

  • Matriculation (Class X) certificate for Proof of the date of birth
  • Master’s degree certificate and marks sheet
  • Other Backward Class, Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe and Physically Challenged
  • Certificate (whichever is applicable) from the authorities empowered to issue such certificate of verification issued not more than six months before the date of application/ admission
  • Certificate issued by the competent authority to the children/widows of the security forces.
  • Certificate to be produced by candidates who will appear for their M.Sc final exam in 2021 in the prescribed proforma along with the transcripts/ mark sheets of the completed course
  • Copy of bank counterfoil mentioning the details of online submission of fee naming the name and branch of the bank UTR no. and date of payment made

IARI 2022 Exam Pattern

A basic overview of IARI exam pattern 2022 is provided below:

Entrance Exam

The weightage for entrance examination is 80%. The candidates will have to appear for entrance exam consisting of one paper of three parts: Part-I (General Agriculture) and Part II & III (Subject Paper). The minimum qualifying mark for appearing in the interview is 50% for UR /OBC, 45% for SC/ ST/ PC candidates.


The weightage for interview is 10%. Candidates qualifying in the entrance exam will be called for interview. The candidates may download their interview letter from June 2022 onwards.

IARI Syllabus 2021

Check out the syllabi for few subjects under IARI 2022 below:

  • General Agriculture: Importance of Agriculture in national economy, Structure and function and cell organelles, Major pests and diseases, etc
  • Agricultural Chemicals: Nomenclature & classification of organic compounds, isomerism & stereochemistry, properties & reactions of organic functional groups, etc
  • Agricultural Economics: Basic concepts in economics, theory of consumer demand, theory of production, market classification, etc
  • Agricultural Engineering: Agricultural Processing and Structures, Farm Power and Equipment, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, etc
  • Agricultural Extension: Concepts, objectives, philosophy and principles of extension education, Genesis and growth of Extension, etc
  • Agricultural Physics: Forms of energy, conservation of mass, energy and momentum, thermodynamics, radioactivity and its applications in agriculture, etc

IARI Exam 2022 Admit Card

  • The IARI 2022 admit card will be released online and can be downloaded from the official website of the institute.
  • After downloading, the candidates should take a printout of the admit card and carry it to exam center on exam day.
  • Only the candidates with a valid admit card and identity proof will be allowed to appear for the exam.
  • Details of the candidates and the exam such as name, roll number, venue, date, time, etc will be printed on the admit card.

IARI Exam Result 2022

  • Candidates can check the result of the IARI entrance exam 2022 by visiting the official website.
  • Qualified candidates will have to appear for the interview round.
  • On the basis of marks scored in the entrance exam and performance in the interview, a merit list of the candidates will be drawn by the authorities.
  • Merit after the interview and choice as exercised by the candidate in the application form shall be the criterion for selection in the respective institutes.

IARI Counseling 2022

  • Candidates need to attend the counseling round as per the schedule communicated to them via the official website.
  • Reporting candidates must carry with them the important documents in original and photocopy for verification.
  • After successful verification of documents, the candidates will be considered for final admission.
  • Those candidates who are selected for final admission should complete the rest formalities of admission.

IARI Admission 2022 FAQs

I haven’t completed my master’s degree yet. Can I still apply for IARI admission 2022?

Candidates who appear at the master’s degree final year exam in 2022 are also eligible to appear for the entrance examination provisionally. However, they will have to submit documentary evidence of their eligibility on or before the interview failing which they shall not be considered for interview.

Is there any special requirement to be considered for IARI admission?

A good knowledge of English is essential to pursue the courses under IARI.

How do international students apply for IARI admission 2022?

Application forms for foreign nationals are available with each Embassy and Ministry of Education in each country. Foreign students are required to send their applications along with certified copies of the detailed marks sheets starting from the Matriculation / High School level examination, either through the Indian Embassy/ High Commission located in their country.

What if I am unable to report for admission to the institute in the given time period?

Those candidates who fail to report to the institute within the given time frame will lose their seats. No request in this regard will be entertained from the candidates under any conditions.


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