ICAR JRF – Exam Pattern,Major Subject groups and Books for preparing Jrf

ICAR’s JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) Exam:
About ICAR’s JRF Exam:
ICAR’s JRF is an All India basis examination for admission to Master Degree Programmes in different State Agricultural Universities, Central Universities and Deemed Universities conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. In this Exam, there are some Fellowship seats (with Scholarship of Rupees 8,640/- per month for two years& 6,000/- per annum as contingency grant) and remaining seats are for just admission in different SAU’s, DU’s and CU’s.
Exam Pattern:
Total question paper : One
Major subject-groups: 20
Question Pattern: 75% Questions from Major Subject Group + 25% Questions from General Agriculture
Question type: From Q.(1) to Q.(150) will be Multiple Choice type questions (MCQs) with four answer choice and from Q.(151) to Q.(160) will be Cross-Matching type questions (CMQs).
Total Questions: 160 (150 MCQs + 60 CMQs)
Maximum marks: 650 for each major subject-group paper.
List of Major Subject Group with Code
(Only Important Agricultural MSGs):
Code 01:  MAJOR SUBJECT GROUP A” – PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY
Code 02: MAJOR SUBJECT GROUP “B” – PLANT SCIENCES
Code 03: MAJOR SUBJECT GROUP “C” – PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Code 04: MAJOR SUBJECT GROUP “D” – ENTOMOLOGY AND  NEMATOLOGY
Code 05: MAJOR SUBJECT GROUP “E” – AGRONOMY
Code 06: MAJOR SUBJECT GROUP “F” – SOCIAL SCIENCES
Code 07: MAJOR SUBJECT GROUP “G” – STATISTICAL SCIENCES
Code 08: MAJOR SUBJECT GROUP “H” – HORTICULTURE
Code 09: MAJOR SUBJECT GROUP “J” – FORESTRY/AGROFORESTRY & SILVICULTURE
Code 10: MAJOR SUBJECT GROUP “L” – WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Code 11: MAJOR SUBJECT GROUP “M” – HOME SCIENCE.

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