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ICAR IARI Assistant Exam Pattern

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ICAR IARI Assistant Exam Pattern

The ICAR IARI exam is conducted in three phases

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Skill Test ( CPT or Computer Proficiency Test)

Let us look into the pattern for the preliminary and mains examination below:

ICAR IARI Preliminary Exam Pattern

SectionsSubjectNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
AGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning2550

1.00 Hours

(1 hours and 20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe.)

BGeneral Awareness2550
CQuantitative Aptitude2550
DEnglish Comprehension2550

ICAR IARI Mains Exam Pattern

Paper No.SubjectNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
IQuantitative Abilities


(Objective Type)

1002 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe.)
English Language & Comprehension


(Objective Type)

IIDescriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/Letter/ Application etc.)1001 Hours (1 hours and 20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe.)


  • Preliminary and Mains Examinations (Paper - I) will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Comprehension in Preliminary and Main Examinations (Paper – I).
  • The Preliminary Exam and Paper - I of the Main Examination will be conducted in online mode and Paper – II of the Main examination will be conducted in offline mode.
  • In Preliminary Examination, there will be negative marking of 1/3rd for each wrong answer.
  • There will be negative marking of 1/3rd for each wrong answer in Paper - I of the Main Examination.
  • The Paper-II of the Mains Examination will have the option of answering the full paper either in Hindi or in English. No marks will be awarded for answering Part paper in Hindi and part paper in English.
  • In Paper-II of the Mains Examination, candidates must write their correct Roll Number at the prescribed places on the cover page of the Answer Book. Candidates must also affix signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression in the relevant columns in the Answer Book. Answer Books not bearing Roll Number, Signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression shall be awarded zero marks.

Skill Test or CPT

  • The Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) will be held, comprising of three modules: (i) Word Processing, (ii) Spread Sheet and (iii) Generation of Slides.
  • Duration of each module will be 15 minutes. These modules will be conducted one after the other.
  • The CPT will be conducted in the manner decided by the ICAR for the purpose. CPT is qualifying in nature and qualifying in all the three Modules will be mandatory.
  • No exemption from CPT is allowed for any category of PwD candidates. PwD candidates who are eligible for scribes as per the instructions of the Examination will be allowed additional compensatory time of 5 (five) minutes in CPT. Only those VH candidates who opt for scribes in the written examination will be provided passage reader at the time of CPT.
  • Detailed instructions regarding CPT will be provided by IARI to the eligible candidates.

Minimum Qualifying Marks

The minimum qualifying marks in Preliminary & Mains Examinations will not be less than as follows:

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Marks
UR                                           30%
OBC/ EWS                               25%
SC/ST/Divyang                   20%
  • Based on the aggregate performance in Paper - I of the Mains Examination with prescribed minimum qualifying marks as mentioned above, Paper-II will be evaluated. If a candidate does not obtain the minimum qualifying marks in Paper – I, the answer sheet of his/her Paper-II will not be evaluated.
  • Based on the aggregate performance in Paper - I & II of the Mains Examinations, candidates will be called for Skill Test i.e. Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). Skill Test is mandatory and qualifying nature. If a candidate does not appear in Skill Test or fails to qualify the Skill Test, he/she will not be eligible for the post.

Pricing Plan

Flexible pricing options for all the aspirants
ICAR IARI Assistant Pre Mock Tests

₹ 149

  • 10 ICAR IARI Assistant Prelims Mock Tests
ICAR IARI Assistant

₹ 249

  • 10 ICAR IARI Assistant Prelims Mock Tests
  • 5 Mains Mock Tests


When will the online registration start for ICAR IARI Assistant Recruitment 2022?

The online registrations for ICAR IARI Assistant Recruitment 2022 has been started on 07th May 2022.

How many stages are there in ICAR IARI Assistant exam 2022? +

There are a total of 3 stages including Prelims, Mains followed by a Skill test.

What is the minimum education qualification required for ICAR IARI Assistant exam 2022? +

The minimum education qualification required for the ICAR IARI Assistant exam 2022 is Bachelor's Degree from a recognized University.

What is the maximum age limit for ICAR IARI Assistant Exam 2022? +

The maximum age limit for ICAR IARI Assistant Exam 2022 is 30 years.

How many vacancies have been announced for ICAR IARI Assistant Exam 2022? +

A total of 462 vacancies have been announced for ICAR IARI Assistant Exam 2022.

What is ICAR IARI Assistant Salary? +

ICAR Assistant salary for direct recruitment is as per the Pay Level 06 & 07 of the 7th CPC Pay Matrix at ICAR Research Institutes. Minimum in-hand salary : 35400 (Basic Salary) + 9912 (DA) + 2,832 (HRA) – 35400 ( NPS) – 35400 (PF) = Rs.41064 (Approx) Maximum In Hand Salary : 1,42,400 (Basic Salary) + 39872 (28% DA) + 11392(8% HRA) – 14240 ( NPS) – 14240 (PF) = Rs.165184 (Approx)

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