We are pleased that you are considering admission to NAEC. In this section of the website, we will give you information about different admittance procedures. We hope to welcome you to NAEC soon!

Preparatory Course

The preparatory course has been designed for students who do not have the necessary agricultural background. This is the case, for example, for students who attended general high schools. The prep course takes place from October-December and covers 8-9 weeks of lessons on general agricultural knowledge for the grade 10-12 level. During the course, students will get acquainted with the teaching methods and facilities provided by NAEC.


The most important subjects covered are: Botany, Horticulture (Vegetables and Fruit), Soil Science, Seed Technology, Plant Disease, Entomology, Cereal Crops, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Nutrition, and Weed Control.

Teaching methods used:

A variety of teaching methods help students to learn the contents well. These are: PowerPoint presentations, written/ reading assignments, group work, role plays, case studies,  field work, and excursions.

Extra practical activities: To strengthen their learnings from the classroom, students are expected to engage in practical cropping activities on NAEC’s grounds, such as: Preparing plots, preparing seed beds, planting, irrigation, weeding, and mulching.

Entrance Exam

The entrance examination is held once a year in eight provinces (Nangarhar, Mazar, Kunuz, Bamyan, Helmand, Herat, Badakhshan and Kabul). Graduates from Agricultural High Schools are particularly welcome to participate in these examinations. The National Agriculture Education College (NAEC) conducts the examinations, which are also attended by leaders from the high schools concerned.

The exam questions are prepared by NAEC and cover the specialised subjects taught in the Agricultural High School curriculum for grades 10 to 12. Each exam lasts 03 hours and the questions consist of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and descriptive answers in order to be able to evaluate students’ knowledge, and writing skills in the Dari, Pashto and English languages. The examination results will be sent to the students’ respective high schools two months after the exam date, and successful students will be informed of the result by telephone.

Kankor Exam

In the near future, NAEC intends to enroll students based on the results of the general Kankor entrance examination. Graduates from Agricultural High Schools who obtain high scores, but who remain with no results or who cannot make their way to the State Universities, will be enrolled at NAEC.