The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the following subjects:
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology, Agriculture, Forestry, Agriculture Engineering, Forestry Engineering.
The Degree should be granted from of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.
Number of attempts:
The maximum number of attempts restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. In case other eligibility conditions apply:
● General candidates: four attempts.
● Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.
● Other Backward Classes: seven attempts.
Appearing in one or more papers of examination will be counted as an attempt at the examination even in the case when candidature was later disqualified or canceled.