India is an agricultural country. Agriculture is the backbone of the economy here. Therefore, there is a lot of career opportunities in the field of agriculture. To make a career in the field of agriculture, you can do a bachelor’s in agricultural science i.e. BSc Agriculture. According to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation, agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for about 58% of India’s population.
Usually, after doing 12th, students and their parents or guardians pay attention to only a few selected careers. Like doctors, engineers, managers, etc. They do not even pay attention towards agriculture, that there is a career scope in the field of agriculture and there is a lot of earning in those career options
BSc Agriculture is an undergraduate level course, the duration of which is 4 years. In this, you are taught various subjects related to agriculture, and at the same time practical field work is also done. Under this course, you get information about agricultural science and new equipment used in the field of agriculture. As new technology is coming in almost all the fields, similarly many new technology has come in the agriculture sector as well.
Due to new technology, improved varieties of farming are done and the productivity of the crop also increases. Due to which more crops can be produced in less land and the needs of many people can be fulfilled.
To make the agriculture sector more profitable by using these new technologies, it is very important for the youth to come to this sector. Therefore, if you are also worried about your career choice after 12th, then you can come to this field by doing graduation in agricultural science. This can be a very good career option for you
Eligibility for B.Sc Agriculture
Students who want to take admission in B.Sc Agriculture course, they must have passed 12th Science stream with minimum 50% marks. The minimum marks mentioned above may also vary from institute to institute, but for most institutes, this minimum score is 50%.
The minimum age limit for taking admission in this course is 18 years, while the maximum age limit has not been fixed. Some institutes also conduct their own entrance exam for admission here. Whereas most of the average colleges and universities take admission on the basis of merit.
Entrance Exam for B.Sc Agriculture
Following are the major entrance examinations for admission in B.Sc Agriculture course:
- ICAR AIEEA
- MHT CET
- SHIATS Entrance Exam
- CCSHAU Entrance Exam
- BHU UET
- Rajasthan JET
- CG PAT
- MP PAT
- iKGV CET
Out of this, ICAR AIEEA is a national level entrance exam. There are some state level entrance examinations and some colleges and universities have their own entrance examinations. In all these entrance examinations, questions are usually asked from the following topics:
- the biology
- Agriculture Science
In all entrance exams questions are not asked from Agriculture Science, but in some entrance exams this subject is there like in CG PAT. All questions in the entrance exam are multiple choice (MCQ).
BSc Agriculture Entrance Exam Books
You can prepare for this entrance exam without the help of any special book, even by revising the 12th science book only. But it is more beneficial to read the printed book keeping in mind the syllabus and pattern of the entrance exam. This will save both your time and energy.
This is a very good book published by Arihant Publications for the preparation of BSc Agriculture Entrance Exam. This book is available in both languages (Hindi and English).
The complete syllabus of B.Sc Agriculture entrance exam has been covered in this book. In this, more than 2,500 objective type questions have been given from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Mathematics and Mental Ability.
Apart from this, solved papers of the last two years (2021 and 2020) have also been given in this book, so that you will know the pattern of the exam. Along with the solved papers, 3 practice sets have also been provided so that you can evaluate your preparation.
Its fees are very less as compared to other professional courses (eg, medical, engineering, management). Even in this, the fees of government colleges and universities are even less as compared to private colleges and universities.
The fee for B.Sc Agriculture in government colleges and universities ranges from Rs.7 thousand to Rs.15 thousand per year, while in private colleges and universities, the fee for the same course ranges from Rs.20,000 to Rs.80 thousand per year.
You can also do this course abroad. Fees of foreign colleges and universities can be found by visiting their website. Fees may also change over time. Therefore, before taking admission in the college or university in which you want to take admission, go to its website and find out the latest fees.