BSc agriculture in Andhra Pradesh is a four years undergraduate course that primarily focuses on the art and science of cultivating soil, growing crops, developing new plant varieties, raising livestock, dealing with plant diseases, scientific study of soil etc. The course curriculum is designed to provide training to implement the best practices of modern agriculture in a real-life scenario. The Government of India recognises it as a professional degree in agricultural science.
Some of the renowned universities/colleges where you can pursue a BSc in agriculture in Andhra Pradesh are Acharya NG Ranga Agriculture University (ANGRAU), Guntur, SV Agricultural College, Tirupati, Dr YSR Horticultural University, and Tadepalligudem, to name a few.
Selection for BSc agriculture course in various universities of Andhra Pradesh is based on merit or marks scored by students in AP EAPCET-2022 (Andhra Pradesh, Engineering, Agriculture and Pharmacy Common Entrance Test). The admission process to BSc agriculture in Andhra Pradesh generally begins in February 2022. Admission to the BSc agricultural course in Andhra Pradesh is based on the Andhra Pradesh Agricultural Entrance Test 2022.
Candidates seeking admission in the BSc agriculture course in Andhra Pradesh university/college through AP EAPCET-2022 must fulfil the following eligibility criteria.
|Course name||BSc Agriculture|
|Duration of course||Four years|
|Eligibility criteria||12th science (Maths, Biological/Natural Science and Physical Science )|
|Admission criteria||Entrance and merit-based|
|Name of entrance exam||AP-EAPCET-2022|
|Mode of exam||Online (computer-based)|
|Conducting body||Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada on behalf of APSCHE.|
|Official website of AP-EAPCET-2022||https://cets.apsche.ap.gov.in/eapcet/Eapcet/EAPCET_HomePage.aspx|
|Top Universities||Acharya NG Ranga Agriculture University (ANGRAU) Guntur|
|SV Agricultural College Tirupati|
|Dr YSR Horticultural University Tadepalligudem|
|Andhra Loyola College(ALC) Vijayawada|
|SBVR Agricultural College Kadapa|
|Agricultural College Naira|
|Sri Krishnadevaraya College of Agricultural Sciences Anantapuram|
|Agricultural College Rajahmundry|
All admissions to BSc agriculture in Andhra Pradesh are made through AP EAPCET 2022. It is a state-level entrance exam conducted by JNTUA (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur) on behalf of APSCHE (Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education) for admissions to various engineering, agricultural, pharmacy courses offered at more than 425 private and government institutions located at five districts across Andhra Pradesh namely, Anantapur, Kurnool, SPSR Nellore, Chittoor and YSR Kadapa.
Following is a tentative official schedule of the AP EAPCET-2022 agriculture entrance exam
|Events||Dates 2022 (tentative)|
|Notification of AP EAPCET-2022||11th April 2022|
|Commencement of submission of online application||11th April 2022|
|Last date of submission online without late fee||10th May 2022|
|Last date of submission of online application with late fee of INR 500||20th June 2022|
|Online correction of application data already submitted by the applicant||23rd June 2022 to 26th June 2022|
|Last date of submission of online application form with late fee INR 1000||25th June 2022|
|Last date of submitting an online application with a late fee of INR 5000||1st July 2022|
|Downloading of Hall ticket from the official website||27th June 2022|
|Last date of receipt of online application form with late fee of INR 10,000||3rd July 2022|
|Date of AP EAPCET (Agriculture exam )||11th July 2022 to 12th July 2022|
|Time of agriculture exam||09.00 AM to 12.00 PM
03.00 PM to 06.00 PM
AP EAPCET 2022 syllabus is based on topics from the 10+2 science stream (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and Physics) syllabus prepared by the board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, authorities have reduced syllabus/topics to 30% of 1st and 2nd-year syllabi. This revised, simplified syllabus applies to current and prior year intermediate course students who desire to take the AP EAPCET -2022.
On behalf of APSCHE, JNTU Anantpur has released the syllabus for the agriculture entrance exam. Candidates appearing for AP EAPCET 2022 can download the full syllabus from their official website https://cets.apsche.ap.gov.in/APSCHEHome.aspx in PDF.
AP EAPCET 2022 exam will be conducted in two sessions every day from 11th July 2022 to 12th July 2022 between 9.00 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The exam duration will be three hours (180 minutes), and the exam mode will be online (computer-based) only.
The question paper will consist of 160 multiple objective types (MCQ) questions, each carrying one mark. There will be no negative marking for the answers that are not attempted or are wrong. The subject-wise and mark-wise break-up of the questions paper is as given below:
AP EAPCET 2022 results will be announced a few days after the conclusion of the exam. Candidates can download their results from the official site https://cets.apsche.ap.gov.in, and the candidates who clear the exam will be called for a counselling session
The counselling for BSc agriculture admission in various colleges of Andhra Pradesh will be conducted by APSCHE online. The AP EAPCET-2022 counselling session comprises various stages like payment of processing fee, checking verification status, registration of the candidate, option entry, seat allotment and reporting to the allotted college.
An MSc in agriculture is one of the most sought-after career options for students after completing a BSc in agriculture. After graduation, MSc agriculture is a two-year course that gives an in-depth knowledge of soil science, land surveying, water resource management, plant breeding, animal husbandry, etc. This programme teaches students to implement advanced agricultural techniques to solve modern agriculture-related problems. Admissions to the MSc agriculture course are based on the MSc Agriculture Entrance Test score. Some of the popular entrance exams for taking admission to MSc agriculture course are: