AGRICET 2021 – Notification, Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility


Acharya N.G Ranga Agricultural University (AGRAU) conducts Agriculture Common Entrance Test (AGRICET) to fill seats in B. Sc. (Hons) Agriculture degree course, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. AGRICET 2021 is expected to be held in the month of July 2021. Candidates who have completed 2 year diploma course in agriculture, seed technology or organic farming can apply for the exam. It is a 1.30 minutes exam, in which candidates have to solve question on 120 MCQ type questions. Know more details on AGRICET 2021 from below.

The candidates who qualify AGRICET are granted admission in the University Agricultural Colleges of AGRAU and affiliated Agricultural Colleges. There are 180+ seats in the state. Check important dates for AGRICET 2021 from below.

AGRICET 2021 Dates

AGRICET 2021Important Dates
Availability of application form1st week of Jun 2021
Last date to submit the form (without late fee)4th week of Jun 2021
Last date to submit the form (with late fee)4th week of Jun 2021
Editing of application form can be done from to be announced
Issuance of the admit card 2nd week of Jul 2021
AGRICET 2021 exam date3rd week of Jul 2021
Declaration of result2nd week of Sep 2021

AGRICET 2021 Exam Date (Expected)

Last year, AGRICET was held in month of November. However, usually, it is held in July. Hence, it is expected that now that things are coming to normal, AGRICET 2021 will be held in July.

Check past year AGRICET exam dates from below.

YearsPrevious Years AGRICET Exam Dates
202012 Nov
201921 Jul
201829 Jul

AGRICET 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus of AGRICET is as prescribed by ANGRAU to diploma courses in Agriculture, Seed Technology and Organic Farming. Check the syllabus given below.

AGRICET Agriculture SyllabusAGRICET Seed Tech SyllabusAGRICET Organic Farming Syllabus
Principles of AgronomyPrinciples of AgronomyPrinciples of Agriculture Science
Soil Chemistry and FertilitySeed Production of Field and Vegetable CropsOrganic Seed Production
Basic Principles of Plant Breeding and Plant TechnologyCrop ProductionScience of Thousands-Tablets
Primary and Basic ChemistrySeed Legislation and CertificationOrganic Crop Production
Principles of Entomology and Productive EntomologyBotany of Field and Horticultural CropsComprehensive pest Management in various Crops
Communication SkillsSeed Production of Fruit, Power and Plantation CropsHorticultural Crops – Organic Ownership Practices
Principles of Plant PathologyIntroduction to Communication Skills in EnglishOrganic Manure-Soil Health Ecosystem
Manures and FertilizersSeed Quality TestingSustainable and Nature Farming Practices
Pests of Crops and Their ManagementPrinciples of Seed ProductionOrganic and Living Fertilizers
For complete syllabus click hereFor complete syllabus click hereFor complete syllabus click here

AGRICET 2021 Exam Pattern

The candidates can check the exam pattern given below for AGRICET 2021.

Last year, AGRICET was conducted as a socially distanced computer-based test. The candidates had to wear a mask, being a pair of gloves, personal hand sanitizer, transparent water bottle, a simple pen, other necessary documents.

The below given exam pattern has been been provided as per last year

  • Mode of the examination: AGRICET is a computer-based test
  • Duration of the exam: The duration of the test is 1.5 hours
  • Medium of the entrance test: The question paper is available in Telugu language
  • Type of questions: The exam is objective in nature which means it consists of multiple-choice questions
  • No. of questions: There are 120 questions in the test
  • Marking Scheme: Each question is of 01 mark.

Important Books for AGRICET 2021

Check the books listed below to prepare for AGRICET 2021.

B.Sc. Agriculture Entrance Exam 2020(Old Edition)Click here to buy
B.Sc. Agriculture Pravesh Pariksha 2021Click here to buy
B.Sc. Agriculture Entrance Exam 2020 Book Click here to buy

Preparation Tips for AGRICET 2021

Check the preparation tips given below for AGRICET 2021.

  • First of all, go through the syllabus prescribed by ANGRAU carefully. Check all the important topics and units.
  • Next, prepare a time table and give proper time slots to each unit or topic. Mention the break time, hours of study that have to be devoted etc in this time table. Make the time table in such a way that it can be followed till a day before the exam.
  • Before starting with the preparation, have a quick glance at the exam pattern of AGRICET.
  • Practice previous years question papers as many as you can. This will enable you to increase the speed and accuracy to solve the questions. Make sure to set a timer while sitting to solve the questions.
  • Keep on revising the topics that you will study side by side. Make it a habit of revising the topics again and again in order to remember the important topics.

AGRICET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before proceeding to fill AGRICET 2021 application form, the candidates are required to meet all the eligibility requirements specified by the official authority.

Age Limit

  • The candidates must be 17 years of age as on 31 December 2021.

Upper Age Limit

  • The upper age limit for all the candidates is 22 years.
  • For SC / ST candidates, the upper age limit is 25 years.
  • For PH candidates, the upper age limit is 27 years.

Educational Qualification

  • The candidates must have passed 2 year Diploma in Agriculture / Seed Technology / Organic Farming from ANGRAU or PJTSAU.

AGRICET 2021 Application Form

The candidates can fill AGRICET 2021 application form at The application form can be filled via online mode only. However, the hard copy of the online submitted application form has to be sent to the university after its submission. AGRICET 2021 application process is given below.

Step 1: Fee Payment – First of all, the candidates have to pay the application fee first. Without the payment of the application fee, the candidates cannot fill the application form. Here, the candidates are required to enter their name, email id, contact number, category, payment type etc.

Step 2: Know the Payment Status: Before proceeding with filling AGRICET 2021 application form, make sure to check the payment status.

Step 3: Fill the Application Form – Next, fill the application form. The candidates have to enter their payment reference id, mobile number, date of birth to fill the form. After entering these details, enter all the other required details.

Step 4: Upload the images – After filling the details in the application form, upload the images of the photograph and signature in the required format.

Step 5: Print the application form – Once all the above-mentioned steps are complete, take a printout of the application form.

Application Fee: The candidates can pay the application fee using debit card / credit card / net banking.

(Amount given below is according to the last year’s information)

Category (without late fee)Amount
General Rs 1200
SC / ST / PHRs 600
Application Fee (with late fee)
GeneralRs 2400
SC / ST/ PHRs 1800

AGRICET 2021 Admit Card

Check the important points related to AGRICET 2021 admit card given below.

  • AGRICET 2021 admit card is released for all the candidates who have successfully submitted the application form.
  • The candidates can download AGRICET 2021 admit card from
  • To download AGRICET 2021 hall ticket, the candidates need to enter their payment id, registration number, mobile number and date of birth in the login window.
  • It is important to carry the printed copy of the admit card along with a valid id proof to the exam centres, Without having a valid id admit card, one cannot enter the exam centre.
  • The admit card displays the date and timings of the exam, reporting time, exact address of the exam centre etc.

Note: If the image of the photograph / signature is not clear or missing from the AGRICET 2021 admit card, paste your passport size passport size photograph / signature in the prescribed area duly attested by Gazetted Officer with seal. Hand over the copy of the admit card to the invigilator.

AGRICET 2021 Exam Centres

Check the list of the exam centres for AGRICET 2021 given below.

List given below is as per last year’s information

AGRICET 2021 Exam Centres
East Godavari
West Godavari

Important Instructions for AGRICET 2021

The candidates are required to follow the instructions given below on the day of the examination.

  • The exact reporting time for the examination will be mentioned on AGRICET 2021 admit card and candidates need to appear on time. The candidates shall be allowed to enter the examination hall 30 minutes before the commencement of the test.
  • Until the whole duration of the exam is over, the candidates are not allowed to leave the exam centre.
  • The candidates are not required to carry mobile phones, log tables, loose papers or any electronic devices inside the examination hall.
  • If the candidates bring their mobile phones to the exam centre then, the same has to be deposited at the entry point. It can be collected while leaving the exam centre.
  • Follow all the instructions mentioned on the question paper else the answer script shall not be valued.
  • Any kind of unfair means and impersonation during the test shall be treated as unfair means and the candidate shall be liable for invalidation of their answer script.

AGRICET 2021 Qualifying Marks

In order to be considered as ‘Qualified’ in AGRICET 2021, the candidates need to secure the following marks.

CategoryMinimum percentage requiredMarks needed out of 120
Unreserved category25%30 marks

Note: No minimum qualifying marks are prescribed by the official authority for the candidates belonging to SC / ST category.

AGRICET 2021 Result

Check the important points related to AGRICET 2021 result.

  • The candidates can check AGRICET 2021 result at
  • The result is declared in the form of a merit list.
  • The merit list is prepared according to the marks secured in the entrance test.
  • The candidates who qualify the entrance test are required to appear for counselling.

If two or more candidates secure same combined score in AGRICT 2021, then the following tie-breaking criteria will be followed:

  • First of all, marks in AGRICET 2021 will be considered
  • Next, the marks in the qualifying exam shall be considered
  • Then, SSC Overall Grade point is taken into account
  • If the tie is still there, then the date of birth of the candidates is concerned. The older candidates will be given preference.

AGRICET 2021 Seat Reservation Criteria

The seat reservation will be as per the rules of the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The seats are allocated as per the following reservation criteria.

CategoryReservation Percentage
Local candidates85%
Un-reserved quota15%

AGRICET 2021 Seat Intake

Check the seat intake for AGRICET 2021 (Supernumerary seats).

InstitutionsAgricultureSeed TechnologyOrganic FarmingTotal
University Agricultural Colleges971301112
Affiliated Agricultural Colleges62080272*
Total 1592104184

Out of these *72 seats under affiliated Agricultural colleges, 65% of the seats shall be filled by the Convener Quota at the time of counselling. Remaining 35% of the seats shall be filled by the Management of affiliated agricultural colleges (From the merit list obtained from the AGRICET 2021 examination.


Acharya N.G Ranga Agricultural University is a public university situated in Guntur city, Andhra Pradesh. The university was established in the year 12 June 1964. It was inaugurated by Lal Bahadur Shastri, former president of India. The university has 11 colleges in total.

Ranking: According to ICAR, the status of ANGRAU is at 27 (data of 2017-18).

Its mission is to provide:

  • provide opportunities to the state and country in the field of agriculture
  • establish needed infrastructure to conduct location specific research in the field of agriculture and allied sciences
  • provide opportunities for rural youth and women to adopt agro-based technologies
  • generate technologies to improve the farm production and income to the farmers

Official website:

Contact Details
O/o the Associate Director of Research, Regional Agricultural Research Station 
Nandyal-518 502, Kurnool District, A.P. 
HELP LINE TECHNICAL: ( 10.00 A.M to 5.00 P.M on all working days)
Mobile No: 7032183796 OR 80081049771
E-Mail : 
Mobile No: 8008104977 Polytechnic section, ANGRAU

For more information about AGRICET 2021, Download Last Year’s Information Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions for AGRICET 2021

Ques. What is the official website for AGRICET 2021?

Ans. The official website for AGRICET 2021 is

Ques. What is mode of examination for AGRICET 2021?

Ans. AGRICET is conducted as a computer-based test.

Ques. Where is AGRICET conducted?

Ans. AGRICET is conducted in the districts of Andhra Pradesh only.

Ques. How many are questions are asked in AGRICET?

Ans. A total of 120 questions are asked in AGRICET.

Ques. What is the ratio of seat allocation?

Ans. 85% of the seats are reserved for the local candidates whereas, 15% of the seats are reserved for the unreserved quota.

Ques. Can I apply for AGRICET 2021 via offline mode?

Ans. No, you can apply for AGRICET 2021 via offline mode. The application forms can be filled via online mode.

Ques. What to do If my photograph on AGRICET 2021 admit card is blurred?

Ans. If your photograph mentioned on AGRICET 2021 admit card is blurred then, it is advised to affix a passport size photograph in the prescribed area duly attested by Gazetted Officer with seal. Bring the xeros copy of the same admit card to the exam centre.

Ques. What are the qualifying marks for AGRICET 2021?

Ans. To qualify AGRICET 2021, you need to obtain minimum 30 marks out of 120 (not applixable for SC / ST candidates).

Ques. In what form AGRICET result published?

Ans. AGRICET result is published in the form of a merit list.

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