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Scheme and Syllabus for ARS/ NET (National Eligibility Test) Examination 2012

Oct 20, 2012 12:55 IST

The Agriculture Scientist Recruitment Board (ASRB) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) will conduct ARS/ NET Examination on 20 January 2013. The main objective of the test is to determine eligibility for Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in the State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and other Agricultural Universities (AUs). The minimum qualification required for the same is a Master’s Degree in the concerned discipline with specialization from a recognized university.

The examination will consist of one paper of 150 marks consisting of 150 objective type multiple choice questions (from the respective discipline opted by the candidate) to be solved in 2 hours duration. The candidates are required to obtain a minimum of 60% marks (General/ OBC) and 50% (SC/ ST/ PH) to qualify this paper. A total of 1/3rd marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer marked on Answer Sheet.

The number of attempts however remains 5 for all candidates (whether MSc/PhD) for appearing in the National Eligibility Test Examination including the in-service candidates of ICAR. The test will be conducted at 33 centres across the country in 55 disciplines mentioned below.

  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Agricultural Entomology
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Economic Botany & Plant Genetics Resources 
  • Genetics & Plant  Breeding
  • Nematology
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Seed Science & Technology
  • Floriculture & Landscaping
  • Fruit Science
  • Spices, Plantation & Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
  • Vegetable Science
  • Animal Biochemistry
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Animal Genetics & Breeding
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Reproduction & Gynaecology
  • Dairy Chemistry
  • Dairy Microbiology
  • Dairy Technology
  • Livestock Product Technology
  • Livestock Production Management
  • Poultry Science
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Microbiology 
  • Veterinary Parasitology
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Veterinary Pharmacology
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Aquaculture
  • Fisheries Resource Management
  • Fish Process Technology
  • Fish Nutrition
  • Fish Health
  • Fish Genetics & Breeding
  • Agricultural Chemicals
  • Agricultural Meteorology
  • Agroforestry
  • Agronomy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Soil Sciences
  • Agricultural Business Management
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Agricultural Statistics
  • Home Sciences
  • Farm Machinery and Power
  • Agricultural Structures and Environmental Management
  • Land and Water Management Engineering
  • Agricultural Process Engineering 
  • Food Technology

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For more details, visit ARS/ NET Examination 2012

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7 Comment

JMona lizha,

am a m.sc microbiology candidate, i hav completed m.sc microbiology at present year. am i eligible to write the NET exam?

gopal bhandari,

plz send me the previous years papers for ARS secientist examination for plant biochemistry

sukhvir kaur,

very good tipssss


I have done m.sc in dietitics and food service management . Am i eligible for hone science as a subject in arsb net ?


whether ICAR-NET wi be held twice in a year or not124.124.40.12 if so then what are those two sessios?

Jogdand Onkar Kishanrao,

I had been completed M.sc in environmental science can i apply in ARS Net / Set exam please give me details about your exams

perveiz ali,

is postgraduate of geography eligible in asrb net in any specialized list(among the 55 mentioned)

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