ASRB Combined ARS and NET (Prel.)Exam 2014 - Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board Combined Agricultural Research Services and National Eligibility Test acronym as ASRB Combined ARS and NET (Prel.) Exam is conducted by The Agriculture Scientist Recruitment Board (ASRB) to decide the eligibility for Lecturers/Assistant professors by the State Agriculture Universities (SAUs)/ Agricultural Universities (AUs) and to decide the eligible candidates for ARS 2014 (Main) Examination.
The candidates declared successful in ARS 2014 (Main) Examination followed by viva-voce will be recommended for appointment as Scientists in Agriculture Research Service of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in the Pay Band-III of Rs.15600-39100 plus Research Grade Pay Rs.6000/-.
ASRB ARS & NET Exam Eligibility
1. Educational Qualification
For ASRB ARS & NET (Prel.) Exam a candidate must have a Master's degree or equivalent in the concerned subject
For ARS 2014
21-32 Years as on 01.08.2014 (Age relaxation as per the rules)
For NET 2014 (II)
Minimum 21 Years as on 01.08.2014 (No upper age limit)
3. Nationality: A candidate must be either:
A citizen of India, or
A subject of Nepal, or
A subject of Bhutan, or
A Tibetan refugee who came over to Indian before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued by the Government of India.
Reservations as per governmental norms are applicable regarding age limits and job vacancies
ASRB ARS & NET Exam Syllabus
ASRB ARS & NET Exam consists of questions from the relevant subjects.Click here for detailed syllabus
ASRB ARS & NET Exam Pattern
ASRB ARS & NET Exam consists of two stages ie. Preliminary Exam followed by Main Exam and Vica Voca as given below.
Type of Questions
Respective Professional Subject
Note:1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer in Prelim ARS Examination. This is a Qualifying exam and marks scored will not be counted for final selection.
Main Exam consists of three parts as given below:
Type of Questions
No of Questions
Very short answer type of question<10 words
Short Answer type of question 1 or 2 paragraph
Essay type or discriptive type
Note: Answers are required to be written in the space provided below the question. In no case extra sheets will be provided.
Viva Voca: 60 Marks
The candidates clearing Mains Examination will be called for Viva-voce in the ratio 1:5 subject to minimum 55% are obtained by General / OBC candidates and 50% marks are obtained by SC / ST / PC candidates in ARS Mains Examination (Subjective type).
ASRB ARS & NET Exam Dates
ARS Priliminary Exam is generally held in the month of February every year.
How to apply for ASRB ARS & NET Exam?
Eligible candidates can apply online through website: https://www.asrbexamonline.com/asrbnet20142reg/default.aspx
How many attempt can a candidate avail to take ASRB ARS & NET Exam?
The number of attemps for appearing in the Agricultural Research Services Examination will be limited to FOUR for all candidates(whether M.Sc/PhD) including the in-service candidates of ICAR. However this restriction will not apply to SC and ST candidates, who are eligible otherwise.
ASRB ARS & NET Exam Fee
Prospective candidates have to pay Rs.480 (Rs. Four hundred eighty only) plus registration charge of Rs. 20/- (Rs. Twenty only).
All candidates will pay registration fee of Rs. 20
Note: Women candidates and the candidates belonging to schedule caste/schedule tribe/physically challenged categories are exempted from payment of examination fee only. No fee exemption is, however, available to OBC candidates and they are required to pay the registration fee in full. Details of fee charges to be paid:
Category of Candidates
For ARS Only
For NET Only
General / OBC
ASRB ARS & NET Exam Centres
The ASRB ARS & NET Exam is held every year in the main cities of the India name along with the codes of most of them is given below:
List of ASRB ARS & NET Exam Test Centres
List of ARS Main Exam Test Centres
ASRB ARS & NET Exam Contact Details
The Secretary Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan Pusa, New Delhi-110012.
ASRB ARS & NET Exam 2014
ASRB ARS & NET Exam 2014 Important Dates
Date of Notification
Dated the 14th November, 2012
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE EXAMINATION-2012
1. Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will hold a competitive ARS
Examination – 2012 as per the following scheme where in two separate examinations
will be held as:
(i) Preliminary – ARS Examination – 2012 on 24.02.2013 (Sunday) from 02.00 pm
to 04.00 pm.
(ii) ARS – Main Examination – 2012 on 23.06.2013 (Sunday) from 10.00 am to
Last Date for Submission of Online Application Form