ICAR IARI Assistant Selection Process 2024, All Stages

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ICAR IARI Assistant Selection Process

The selection process for the ICAR IARI Assistant position is a crucial step for government job aspirants seeking employment in the esteemed Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI). ICAR IARI Assistant Selection Process is a multi staged process that every aspirant will have to go through. Let’s dive into the details of this selection process and understand what it is.

ICAR IARI Assistant Selection Process 2024

The ICAR IARI Assistant Selection Process remains a significant gateway for individuals aspiring to contribute to the agricultural research sector. The process is designed to assess candidates’ suitability for the Assistant position, ensuring that the selected individuals possess the required skills and knowledge. Go through the complete blog to know the detailed selection process and their exam pattern.

ICAR IARI Assistant Selection Process 2024 – All Stages

Check out the overview of all three stages below:

Stage 1: Online Preliminary Examination

The first stage involves an online preliminary examination, testing candidates on their proficiency in general awareness, reasoning, numerical ability, and English language. Aspirants need to secure the minimum qualifying marks to advance to the next stage.

Stage 2: Online Main Examination

Successful candidates from the preliminary examination proceed to the online main examination. This stage assesses candidates’ knowledge in quantitative aptitude and English relevant to the Assistant position. The main examination is crucial, and candidates must prepare diligently to tackle questions related to English (Both Objective & Descriptive) & Quantitative Aptitude (Objective).

Stage 3: Skill Test

Following the main examination, candidates undergo a skill test to evaluate their practical abilities. This stage aims to assess their proficiency in computer applications and office automation tools. It is imperative for aspirants to showcase their technical skills to excel in this phase. The skill test will be qualifying in nature.

ICAR IARI Assistant Selection Process 2024 – Final Selection

The final selection is based on candidates’ performance in the online main examination only. A merit list is prepared, considering the aggregate marks obtained by candidates in both Paper 1 & 2 of the mains exam. The selected individuals are then offered the Assistant position in ICAR IARI.

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ICAR IARI Assistant Exam Pattern 2024

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. Check out the detailed exam pattern for both the stages below:

ICAR IARI Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern

In Preliminary Examination, there will be negative marking of 1/3rdfor each wrong answer. The exam pattern of the ICAR IARI Assistant Preliminary Exam is as follows :

PartSubjectNo. of QuestionsMax. Marks
AGeneral Intelligence2550
BGeneral Awareness2550
CQuantitative Aptitude2550

Duration of the examination is 1 hour (60 minutes) [1 hour 20 minutes for scribe candidates]

ICAR IARI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern 2024

There will be negative marking of 1/3rd for each wrong answer in Paper I of the Main Examination. The exam pattern of the ICAR IARI Assistant Mains Exam is as follows :

PaperSubjectNo of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
IQuantitative Abilities50 (Objective Type)


2 hours for Paper I (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe.)
IEnglish Language & Comprehension100 (Objective Type)100
IIDescriptive Paper in English & Hindi
(Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)
1001 hour (1 hours and 20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe.)

ICAR IARI Assistant Notification 2024 – Skill Test

  1. The Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) will be held, comprising of three modules: (i) Word Processing, (ii) Spread Sheet and (iii) Generation of Slides.
  2. Duration of each module will be 15 minutes. These modules will be conducted one after the other.
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ICAR IARI Assistant Selection Process 2024 – FAQs

Q1. What is the selection procedure for ICAR IARI Assistant posts?

The ICAR IARI Assistant Selection Process consists of Prelims, Mains & Skill Test.

Q2. Is the ICAR IARI Assistant Mains Exam divided into two papers?

Yes, mains exam is divided in Paper 1 & Paper 2. Paper 1 will be objective and Paper 2 will be descriptive.

Q3. Is the ICAR IARI Assistant Prelims Exam qualifying in nature?

Yes, Is the ICAR IARI Assistant Prelims Exam is qualifying and the marks will not be counted for final selection.

Q4. Which stage marks will be considered for final merit list?

After clearing all stages, the final merit list will be prepared on the basis of both papers of mains exam.

Q5. Is there any negative marking in ICAR IARI Assistant Exam?

Yes, there will be a negative marking of 1/3rd or 0.33 marks.

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