ICAR JRF/SRF Eligibility Criteria 2023: Age Limit, Educational Qualification

Vandana Thakur
Vandana Thakur

Updated on - Nov 28, 2023

ICAR 2023 eliginility criteria is decided by the exam counducting authority. ICAR JRF/SRF Eligibility Criteria 2023 must be checked before candidates apply. It is important that candidates take a good look at the eligibility before applying as once the payment process is done, no refund will be entertained. The ICAR JRF and ICAR SRF have two different eligibility criteria. The ICAR JRF is a junior research fellowship that is awarded to postgraduate candidates (course and research work) that will eventually lead to a Master's degree. Whereas, ICAR SRF (PGS) will be awarded to postgraduate candidates that will lead to a PhD degree. 

More details related to the ICAR JRF/SRF Eligibility Criteria 2023 have been discussed in the section below. 

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ICAR JRF Eligibility Criteria 2023

The Junior Research Fellowship will only be granted to candidates who fulfil the following eligibility criteria. 

ICAR JRF 2023 Academic Qualification

  • Candidates who have passed their Bachelor's degree or are appearing at the final examination of the bachelor's degree in that particular field, under 10+2+5, 10+2+4, or 10+2+3 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • Candidates must have obtained 60% marks or an Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) of 6.60/10/00 03 3.25/5.00 or 2.6/4.00 for General, OBC, and Under Privileged States (UPS) categories, whereas SC/ST and Physically Handicapped (PH) categories, the candidates must have obtained 55% marks or an OGPA of 5.5/10.00 or 2.75/5.00 or 2.20/4.00. The equivalence of OGPA to percent 1 mark, where needed, will be certified by the Registrar of the concerned University. 

For admission to M.V.Sc.(Veterinary Sciences), candidates must have completed B.V.Sc.and A.H. with internship before the date of registration in the University.

ICAR JRF 2023 Age Limit 

The minimum age limit shall be 19 years as of the date of the examination. No relaxation is acceptable regarding the minimum age limit. 

ICAR SRF Eligibility Criteria 2023

The senior research fellowship will only be granted to candidates who fulfil the following eligibility criteria. 

ICAR SRF 2023 Academic Qualification

Candidates who have completed their Master’s degree program with a minimum of 55% marks or an OGPA of 5.5/10.00 or 2.75/5.00 or 2.20/4.00 or an equivalent OGPA from any recognized University in India and abroad would be eligible. For SC/ST and Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates, the minimum percentage of marks will be relaxed by 5 percent or an equivalent OGPA.

Candidates appearing in the final semester would also be eligible provided they complete their postgraduate degree in all respects by the date of examination and produce the complete degree certificate from the Registrar to this effect. The fellowship would be granted only when the candidate gets eventually admitted and pursues a PhD degree in an Agricultural University(AU) other than the Agricultural University(AU) from where the candidate has completed M.Sc./M.V.Sc./ M.E./M.Tech. degree. 

ICAR SRF 2023 Age Limit 

The upper age limit would be 30 years as of the date of the examination. For SC/ST & PH categories, the upper age limit will be relaxed by 5 years. For OBC the upper age limit will be relaxed by 3 years. For in-service candidates of 2 Agricultural Universities (AU), the upper age limit would be 45 years as of the date of examination whereas, the academic performance requirement would remain as mentioned above.


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