All India Common Entrance Examination (AICEE) is conducted by the Veterinary Council of India, for admission to first year Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) & Animal Husbandry (AH) degree course. The Veterinary Council of India is a statutory body of the Government of India framed under an Act of Parliament i.e. Indian Veterinary Council Act, 1984 (52 of 1984). This is an Act to regulate Veterinary practice and Veterinary education in India. The Act stands extended to all the States of India except Tamil Nadu and J&K as on date. Only those who possess recognised veterinary qualification and registered can practice in the country. The duration of BVSc & AH degree course is spread over five complete academic years including a compulsory rotating internship of six months.
The information bulletin and application form can be obtained on payment of requisite amount including examination fee, handling and other charges through a Bank Draft drawn in favour of Veterinary Council of India payable at New Delhi on the State Bank of India or any other Scheduled Bank. The request should be accompanied by two plain paper slips with complete address and pin-code of the candidate and a self-addressed unstamped envelope of 24 cms x 18 cms. Cash/Money Order or any other form of payment will not be accepted. The request for the application form and bulletin of Information, can be sent along with the draft and the above requisites through post or can be obtained directly from the counter of the office of Veterinary Council of India
The entrance exam is of three and a half hour duration, syllabus being physics, chemistry, biology and English of the Class XII level. The question paper is in the form of multiple-choice options.
To be eligible for appearing in All India Common Entrance Examination (AICEE) examination, the candidates must have passed the qualifying examination with a minimum of 50% (40% for SC/ST candidates) marks in aggregate in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
This entrance exam is usually held in the month of May each year.