ICAR Exam Syllabus 2023: Download Syllabus PDF

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Vandana Thakur

Updated on - Nov 28, 2023

ICAR exam syllabus 2023 is the first thing that the candidates are expected to check before they start preparing for the exam. The ICAR Syllabus 2023 is set by NTA. The section below gives a detailed explanation of all the topics in each unit along with detailed PDFs that the candidates need to prepare for the ICAR 2023 exam.

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ICAR 2023 Syllabus Highlights

The section below gives each topic under each section, that the candidates need to prepare for while taking up the ICAR JRF/SRF 2023 examination. Candidates are expected to have a thorough knowledge of the ICAR IARI syllabus 2023 before they start preparing. 

ICAR Syllabus 2023 for Genetics and Plant Breeding

ICAR exam Syllabus 2023 - Genetics and Plant Breeding
Units Chapters
Unit 1 Economics Botany and Plant Breeding Methods
Unit 2 Genome Organization and Cytogenetics of Crop Plants
Unit 3 General Genetics and Plant Breeding
Unit 4 Genetic Engineering and Biotechnological Tools in Plant Breeding
Unit 5 Plant Breeding for Stress Resistance and Nutritional Quality
Unit 6 Plant Genetic Resources and their Regulatory System; Varietal Release and Seed Production
Unit 7 Quantitative and Biometrical Genetics
Unit 8 Statistical Methods and Field Plot Techniques

ICAR Syllabus 2023 for Seed Science & Technology

IARI Recruitment 2023 syllabus for Seed Science and Technology
Units  Chapters
Unit 1 Seed Biology
Unit 2 Seed Health
Unit 3 Seed Industry Development and Marketing
Unit 4 Seed Processing
Unit 5 Seed Production
Unit 6 Seed Quality Control
Unit 7 Seed Storage
Unit 8 Protection of Plant Varieties

ICAR Syllabus 2023 for Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources

ICAR Syllabus 2023 - Economic Botany and Plant Genetic Resources
Units Chapters
Unit 1 Biodiversity and Plant Genetic Resources
Unit 2 Biotechnology in Plant Genetic Resource Management
Unit 3 Economic Botany 
Unit 4 Exploration and Germplasm Collecting 
Unit 5 Exchange and Plant Quarantine
Unit 6 Fundamentals of Molecular Biology for PGR Management
Unit 7 Information Management in Plant Genetic Resources
Unit 8 Plant Taxonomy
Unit 9 Plant Biosecurity
Unit 10 Principles and Practices of Germplasm Regeneration and Evaluation
Unit 11 Principles and Methods of Germplasm Conservation

ICAR Syllabus 2023 for Plant Pathology

ICAR Syllabus 2023 - Plant Pathology
Units Chapters
Unit 1 Bacterial and Viral Diseases of Crop Plant
Unit 2 Fungal Diseases of Crop Plants
Unit 3 History and Principles of Plant Pathology
Unit 4 Laboratory and Analytical Technique
Unit 5 Mycology
Unit 6 Management of Plant diseases
Unit 7 Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology
Unit 8 Phanerogamic Parasites and Non-parasitic Diseases
Unit 9 Plant Bacteriology
Unit 10 Plant Disease Epidemiology
Unit 11 Plant Virology

ICAR Syllabus 2023 for Nematology

ICAR Syllabus 2023 - Nematology
Units Chapters
Unit 1 History and Economic Importance
Unit 2 Interactions of Nematodes with Soil Organisms
Unit 3 Nematode Taxonomy and Morphology
Unit 4 Nematological Techniques
Unit 5 Nematode Ecology
Unit 6 Nematode Physiology and Cytology
Unit 7 Nematode pests of crops
Unit 8 Nematode Management
Unit 9 Plant Nematode Relationship
Unit 10 Statistics

ICAR Syllabus 2023 for Agricultural Entomology

ICAR Syllabus 2023 - Agricultural Entomology
Units Chapters
Unit 1 Biological Control
Unit 2 Chemical Control and Toxicology
Unit 3 Embryology, Internal Anatomy and Physiology
Unit 4 Ecology
Unit 5 Host Plant Resistance
Unit 6 Honey Bees and Bee-keeping
Unit 7 Helpful and Useful Insects
Unit 8 Integrated Pest Management
Unit 9 Insect and mite vectors of Plant Diseases
Unit 10 Lac Insect
Unit 11 Morphology
Unit 12 Novel Approaches in Pest Control
Unit 13 Pests of Horticultural Crops and their Management
Unit 14 Pests of Stored Products and their Management
Unit 15 Pests of Field Crops and their Management
Unit 16 Pesticide Application Equipment
Unit 17 Silkworms and Sericulture
Unit 18 Systematics
Unit 19 Statistics and Computer Application

ICAR Syllabus 2023 for Sericulture

ICAR Syllabus 2023 - Sericulture
Units Chapters
Unit 1 Mulberry and Silkworm Breeding
Unit 2 Mulberry Crop Production
Unit 3 Non-Mulberry Sericulture
Unit 4 Silkworm Biology
Unit 5 Silkworm Nutrition
Unit 6 Silkworm Protection
Unit 7 Silk Reeling Technology
Unit 8 Silkworm Seed Cocoon and Egg Production

ICAR Syllabus 2023 for Plant Biochemistry

ICAR Syllabus 2023 - Plant Biochemistry
Units Chapters
Unit 1 Basic Biochemistry and Biomolecules
Unit 2 Biochemistry of Food-grains, Fruits and Vegetables
Unit 3 Enzymes, Vitamins and Hormones
Unit 4 Intermediary Metabolism
Unit 5 Molecular Biology
Unit 6 Photosynthesis
Unit 7 Plant Metabolic Processes
Unit 8 Plant Molecular Biology
Unit 9 Plant Biotechnology/Genetic Engineering
Unit 10 Techniques in Biochemistry

ICAR Syllabus 2023 for Plant Physiology

ICAR Syllabus 2023 - Plant Phsiology
Units Chapters
Unit 1 Abiotic Stress Responses in Plants
Unit 2 Cell Organelles and Water Relations
Unit 3 Crop Productivity and Modelling
Unit 4 Climate and Climate Change
Unit 5 Mineral Nutrition
Unit 6 Metabolic Processes and Growth Regulation
Unit 7 Morphogenesis, Tissue Culture, and Plant Transformation
Unit 8 Plant Growth Regulators and Plant Development
Unit 9 Physiology of Flowering and Reproduction
Unit 10 Physiology of Horticultural and Plantation Crop Species
Unit 11 Post-Harvest Physiology
Unit 12 Phenomics
Unit 13 Seed Physiology

ICAR Syllabus 2023 for Agricultural Biotechnology

ICAR Syllabus 2023 - Agricultural Biotechnology
Units Chapters
Unit 1 Biomolecules and Metabolism
Unit 2 Cell Structure and Function
Unit 3 Enzymology
Unit 4 Gene Cloning
Unit 5 Gene Expression
Unit 6 Molecular Biology Techniques
Unit 7 Molecular Genetics
Unit 8 Molecular Biology
Unit 9 Molecular Markers and Genomics
Unit 10 Plant Molecular Biology
Unit 11 Plant Genetic Engineering
Unit 12 Tissue Culture

ICAR 2023 Syllabus PDF

The candidates can take a look at the detailed syllabus PDF for ICAR while they are preparing for this exam. The detailed PDF can be downloaded here.

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