The Computer Based Test will be conducted as per the following schedule :-
Scheme of Exam
The test paper will be comprising of 3 sections opted by the candidate at the time of Online Applications, same will be reflected on e-Admit Card.
For subjects to be attempted in the Entrance Examination, depending on the choice and eligibility,
Those who have given the choice of subjects to be attempted as PCB, they will offered the questions from the section Physics (P), Chemistry (C) and Biology (B). Similarly, those who have opted for PCM, will attempt the questions from the sections Physics (P), Chemistry (C) and Math (M). For PCA, they will attempt the questions from subject Physics (P), Chemistry (C) and Agriculture (A), while for ACB they will attempt the questions from subject Agriculture (A), Biology (B) and Chemistry (C).
All the three relevant sections/subjects will have the equal weightage.
Each correctly answered question will earn four marks, with a maximum of 720 marks for the paper. For each incorrect answer one mark will be deducted from the total score. Question with no response indicated will not be awarded any mark and there will be no negative marking for that question. The candidates are advised not to attempt such questions, for which they are not sure of the correct answer.
In each subject-group, 150 multiple choice objective type questions would be serially numbered from 1-150 whereas 10 cross-matching type questions would be serially numbered from 151-160.
Marking scheme: Each correctly answered multiple-choice objective type question will earn four marks whereas each correctly answered cross-matching type question will earn 5 marks (1 mark for each correct pairing) with a maximum of 650 marks for each major subject-group paper. For each incorrectly answered multiple-choice objective type question, one mark would be deducted from the total score whereas for each incorrectly answered cross-matching type sub-question/pairing, 0.2 marks would be deducted from the total score. Question with no response indicated will not be awarded any mark and there will be no negative marking for that question. The candidates are advised not to attempt such questions, for which they are not sure of the correct answer.
Section A – This section on General Knowledge, common to all the major subjects, will comprise 20 MCQs (Sr. No. 1-20) of one mark each carrying a total of 20 marks. The questions will be designed to test the ability of candidate’s awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to the society and will contain questions on General Knowledge in Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairying, Fisheries and Allied Sciences, etc. including current events and such matters of everyday observation and experience as may be expected to be known to a research scholar.
Section B – This section will comprise of 180 MCQs (Sr. No. 21-200), of one mark each, on a
specific Major Subject Group (Code No. 1-16, as applicable, and including syllabus of different sub-subjects listed under that Major Subject Group) chosen by the candidate, carrying a total of 180 marks. There will be negative marking of (-)0.25 marks for each wrong answer.