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ASRB Combined ARS & NET (I) 2018-197 Post Notification Details


ASRB ARS prelims: The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) has released a notification regarding conducting combined ARS 2017 (preliminary) and NET (I)-2018 examination between April 6 to 13. The exams will be conducted in online mode at 23 centres across India in a staggered slot-wise examination format. ARS 2017 mains will be held on June 24.

About ARS exam

ARS examination is being conducted for appointment as scientists in Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Selected candidates will get a monthly salary of Rs 15,600 to Rs 39,100, along with a grade pay of Rs 6,000 per month. Aspirants can attend the paper for a maximum of 6 times (for unreserved category).

ASRB ARS prelimsThe Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) has released a notification regarding conducting combined ARS 2017 (preliminary) and NET (I)-2018 examination between April 6 to 13. The exams will be conducted in online mode at 23 centres across India in a staggered slot-wise examination format. ARS 2017 mains will be held on June 24.

ASRB ARS 2017 NET (I) 2018  
Name of the Exam Conducting Board Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB)
Name of the Posts Assistant & Lecturer, Scientist Posts
Total No of vacant posts available 197 vacant posts
Starting Date to apply for ASRB ARS NET Exam Notification 2018 6th February 2018
The last date to submit the applications for ASRB ARS 2017 NET (I) Exam 2018 2nd March 2018
Combined ARS (Prelims) and NET (I) Exam date 6th April 2018 to 13th April 2018
ARS Mains Exam date 24th June 2018

Application Fee:

• ARS, 2017

General/OBC- Rs.500/-

SC/ST- No Fee

• NET(I)

General- Rs.1000/-

OBC- Rs.500/-

SC/ST- Rs.250/-


General- Rs.1500/-

OBC- Rs.1000/-

SC/ST- Rs.250/-

• The fee can be paid through online mode by using net banking/credit card/debit card.

Pay Scale – Rs.15600-39100/-+ grade pay (ARS)

Job Location : All India

Eligibility criteria:

Educational Qualification  Master’s Degree or equivalent in the concerned discipline and specialization obtained on or before 24-Jun-2018 from any recognized University.

Age Limit:

(As on 01-01-2018)

ARS – 21-32 years

NET (I)- Minimum 21 years

How to Apply – Interested candidates may apply online through the official website of ASRB from 06-Feb-2018 to 02-March-2018.

Mode of Selection –  Preliminary (Online) Examination, Main Examination , Viva Voce

Important Dates:

• Starting Date – 06-Feb-2018

• Last Date – 02-March-2018

• Preliminary /NET Exam Date- 06-April-2018 to 13-May-2018

• ARS Main Exam – 24-Jun-2018

ASRB ARS NET Exam Pattern:

In this section, we have clearly tabulated the ASRB ARS 2017 and NET (I) Exam pattern for the sake of the exam participants. Candidates looking for the Scientists jobs prepare for the combined ARS 2018 and NET-I Exam. Also, individuals before starting your preparation make a note of the ASRB ARS Exam pattern & ASRB NET Test Pattern. Because by viewing the Test pattern applicants will have an idea of the structure of the question paper and difficulty level of the examination. Also, applicants can know the subjects to be prepared for the written test, marks alloted for each section, no of questions asked in the examination and the duration of the written examination. Applicants kickstart your preparation by referring the below provided ASRB ARS NET Syllabus & exam pattern.

ARS 2017 Exam Pattern:

  • ASRB ARS 2018 Prelims exam paper will be available in bilingual form i.e. Hindi and English languages.
  • Negative marking of 1/3 marks applicable for each wrong answer in the examination.
  • ARS Mains exam is conducted in offline mode.
S.No Exam Type Examination Maximum Marks Exam duration
1. Objective Type ARS (Preliminary) 150 2 Hours
2. Descriptive Type ARS Mains 240 3 Hours
3. Viva-voce 60 marks

ASRB NET (I) 2018 Exam Pattern:

  • The NET (I) Exam is conducted in online mode.
  • Each question in the exam carries 01 marks.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1/3rd marks for every wrong answer.
  • Also no rounding of Fractions of Marks.
Exam type Examination Name of the subjects Maximum Marks Total Questions Exam Duration
Objective Type NET (I) – 2018 Professional subject opted by candidates 150 150 2 (Two) Hours

Minimum Qualifying Marks for ARS NET Exam:

Category ARS Preliminary Exam ARS Main Exam ASRB NET 2018
Unreserved (UR) 67.5 (45%) Fixed only after exam 75.0 (50%)
OBC 60.0 (40%) 67.5 (45%) – NCL
SC/ ST/ Divyang 52.5 (35%) 60.0 (40%)

ASRB Agricultural Research Service Syllabus 

With the provided exam pattern, candidates can know the structure of the examination. Now note down the ASRB Syllabus 2017 for ARS-2016 Prelims and Mains Exam. The Syllabi consists the topics that might need to prepare for the Agricultural Research Service Examination 2017.

ASRB ARS Exam 2017 Syllabus
ASRB ARS-2016 Exam Syllabus 

With the provided ASRB Syllabus for ARS Exam 2017, candidates can begin their exam preparation. The provided syllabi available in the official website We may not guarantee that same related questions are asked in the Agricultural Research Service Exam 2017. Download the ASRB ARS-2016 Syllabus given below.

Subject Code No ARS NET Exam Disciplines
1 Agricultural Biotechnology
2 Agricultural Entomology
3 Agricultural Microbiology
4 Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources
5 Genetics & Plant Breeding
6 Nematology
7 Plant Biochemistry
8 Plant Pathology
9 Plant Physiology
 10 Seed Science & Technology
 11 Floriculture & Landscaping
 12  Fruit Science
 13  Spices, Plantation & Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
 14  Vegetable Science
 15  Animal Biochemistry
 16  Animal Biotechnology
 17  Animal Genetics & Breeding
 18  Animal Nutrition
 19  Animal Physiology
 20  Animal Reproduction & Gynaecology
 21  Dairy Chemistry
 22  Dairy Microbiology
 23  Dairy Technology
 24  Livestock Product Technology
 25 Livestock Production Management
 26 Poultry Science
 27 Veterinary Medicine
 28 Veterinary Microbiology
29 Veterinary Parasitology
30 Veterinary Pathology
31 Veterinary Pharmacology
 32 Veterinary Public Health
 33 Veterinary Surgery
 34 Aquaculture
 35 Fisheries Resource Management
 36 Fish Processing Technology
 37 Fish Nutrition
 38 Fish Health
 39  Fish Genetics & Breeding
 40  Agricultural Chemicals
 41  Agricultural Meteorology
 42  Agroforestry
 43  Agronomy
 44  Environmental Science
 45  Soil Sciences
 46  Agricultural Business Management
 47  Agricultural Economics
 48 Agricultural Extension
 49 Agricultural Statistics
 50 Home Science
 51 Farm Machinery & Power
 52 Computer Applications & IT
 53 Land & Water Management Engineering
 54 Bioinformatics
 55  Food Technology
 56  Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering
 57  Veterinary Anatomy (only for NET)

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