Twenty-five genotypes of chickpeil were evaluated under irrigated and un-irrigated conditions during rabi, 2000–01. The experiment was laid out in split plot design with irrigation as main treatment and genotypes as sub-treatment. The experimental data revealed significant differences between irrigated and unirrigated conditions for days to 50 per cent flowering, days to maturity, and branches per plant, seed yield and test weight. Significant differences between genotypes and genotypes x irrigation were noticed for all the characters under study. Among the twenty five genotypes evaluated, ICCV 94916-8 was found superior under both irrigated (2798 kg ha−1) and unirrigated (2498 kg ha−1) conditions. The other genotypes found superior under irrigated and un-irrigated conditions were ICCV 98908 and ICCV 98936.