ASRB NET 2023 (ICAR NET) Notification, Application Form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern

ASRB NET or Agricultural Scientists Research Board National Eligibility Test offers applicants job opportunities as a scientist in ARS of ICAR, lecturer/assistant professor in the various agricultural universities. For getting the job, the candidate must go through an entrance examination. In this article, we will discuss ASRB NET 2023 (ICAR NET) Notification, Application Form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern, etc.

ASRB NET Highlights

Name of ExaminationAgricultural Scientists Recruitment National Eligibility Test  (ASR NET)
Also Known As Indian Council of Agricultural Research National Eligibility Test (ICAR NET)
Conducting BodyAgricultural Scientists Recruitment Board
CategoryEntrance Exam
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExaminationOnline
Date of ExaminationTo be notified soon
Total Questions150
Total Marks150

ASRB NET 2023: Important Dates

Online registration starts fromFirst week of November 2023
Online registration ends onLast week of November 2023
Fee Payment starts fromFirst week of November 2023
Last date of Fee PaymentLast week of November 2023
Examination DateLast week of December 2023

ASRB NET Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for ASRB NET is as follows-

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India, Nepal or Bhutan or citizens having a Tibetan or East African origin must be eligible after a certificate of eligibility by the Government of India.
  • The minimum age limit is 21 years
  • The candidates are required to have master’s degree in the following course-
CourseMaster’s degree in
Agricultural BiotechnologyAgriculture/ Biotechnology/ Molecular Biology and Bio-Technology/ Genetic Engineering/ Botany Plant Sciences/ Life Sciences with specialization in Plant Biotechnology
Agricultural MicrobiologyAgricultural Microbiology/ Microbiology
Agricultural EntomologyAgriculture/ Entomology/ Zoology/ Sericulture/ Apiculture/ Plant Protection with specialization in Agricultural Entomology
Genetics & Plant BreedingAgriculture/ Agricultural Botany/ Plant Breeding or Genetics or Genetics and Plant Breeding
NematologyAgriculture Nematology/ Entomology/ Plant Pathology/ Zoology/ Plant Protection with specialization in Nematology
Plant BiochemistryPlant Biochemistry/ Agricultural Biochemistry/ Biochemistry with specialization in plants
Plant PathologyAgriculture/ Botany/ Life Sciences/ Plant Protection with specialization in Plant Pathology/ Mycology
Plant PhysiologyAgriculture/ Plant Physiology/ Botany with specialization in Plant Physiology
Seed Science & TechnologyAgriculture/ Seed Science/ Seed Technology or Seed Science and Technology
Floriculture & LandscapingFloriculture/ Agriculture or Horticulture with specialization n Floriculture and Landscaping/ PHT (Horticulture)
Vegetable ScienceOlericulture/ Vegetable Sciences/ Agriculture or Horticulture with specialization in Vegetable Sciences/ PHT (Horticulture)
Animal BiochemistryVeterinary/ Animal Sciences/ Dairy/ Fisheries Science with specialization in Biochemistry
Animal BiotechnologyVeterinary/ Animal/ Fisheries Science with specialization in Biotechnology
Animal Genetics & BreedingVeterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Animal Genetics and Breeding
Animal Nutritionveterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Animal Nutrition
Animal PhysiologyVeterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Animal Physiology
Animal Reproduction & GynaecologyVeterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology
Dairy ChemistryDairy Chemistry/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Dairy Chemistry
Dairy MicrobiologyDairy Microbiology/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Dairy Microbiology
Dairy TechnologyDairy Technology or Dairy Science/ Animal Products Technology/ Food Technology with specialization in Dairy Technology
Poultry SciencePoultry Sciences/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Poultry Sciences
Veterinary MedicineVeterinary Medicine/ Veterinary Preventive Medicine/ Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Veterinary MicrobiologyVeterinary Sciences with specialization in Microbiology/ Bacteriology/ Virology/ Mycology/ Immunology
Veterinary ParasitologyVeterinary Parasitology
Veterinary PathologyVeterinary Pathology
Veterinary PharmacologyVeterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology/ Veterinary Pharmacology
Veterinary Public HealthVeterinary Public Health/ Epidemiology
Veterinary SurgeryVeterinary Surgery
Fisheries Resource ManagementFishery Sciences/ Fisheries Resource Management/ Marine Biology/ Aquatic Biology with specialization in Fisheries Resource Management/ Fish Population Dynamics/ Fishery Hydrography/ Ecosystem Management/ Aquatic Ecology
Fish Process TechnologyFishery Sciences/ Fish Processing Technology/ Post Harvest Technology/ Industrial Fisheries with specialization in Fish Harvest and Processing
Fish NutritionFishery Sciences with specialization in Fish Nutrition and Fish Physiology/ Feed Technology/ Fish Nutrition and Biochemistry
Fish HealthFishery Science/ Marine Biology with specialization in Fish Health/ Fish Pathology and Microbiology
Fish Genetics and BreedingFishery Science/ Marine Biology with specialization in Fish Genetics and Breeding/ Fish Biotechnology
Agricultural ChemicalsAgriculture/ Agricultural Chemicals/ Organic Chemistry with specialization in Agricultural Chemicals
Agricultural MeteorologyAgricultural Meteorology/ Agricultural Physics with specialization in Agricultural Meteorology
AgroforestryForestry/ Agroforestry/ Botany/ Agronomy/ Horticulture with specialization in Agroforestry
AgronomyAgriculture with specialization in Agronomy/ Soil Water Management/ Conservation Agriculture/ Farming Systems Management/ Forage Production
Home SciencesHome Science with specialization in Family Resource Management/ Textile and Clothing/ Child Development/ Foods and Nutrition
Environmental SciencesEnvironmental Science/ Agro-forestry/ Agriculture Physics/ Agriculture with specialization in Environmental Science
Agricultural Business ManagementAgricultural Business Management/ Agricultural Marketing/ Business Management with specialization in Agricultural Business/ Fisheries Business Management
Agricultural EconomicsAgricultural Economics/ Dairy Economics/ Veterinary Economics/ Fisheries Economics with specialization in Agriculture
Agricultural ExtensionAgricultural Extension/ Veterinary Extension/ Dairy Extension/ Fisheries Extension/ Agriculture Communication in Agricultural Sciences/ Rural Development/ Rural Management
Agricultural StatisticsAgricultural Statistics/ Statistics with specialization in Agriculture
Agricultural Process EngineeringAgricultural Engineering with specialization in Agricultural Process Engineering/ Food Process Engineering/ Dairy Engineering
Food TechnologyFood Science/ Food Technology/ Food Science and Technology/ Post Harvest Technology

ASRB NET Application Form

The Application form of ASRB NET can be filled online. The following are the steps by step application process-

  • Visit the official website of the ASRB NET-
  • Click on the ‘New Candidate Registration’ and start filling in the required details like email ID password etc.
  • Now, verify the email by clicking on the verification link send by ASRB NET
  • Now, Log in to your account and click on the apply button
  • A form will appear, fill the form with correct information
  • Now upload your scanned passport size photograph
  • Now you have to upload the scanned copy of all the certificates and documents mentioned below
  • Now a payment gateway will open where you have to pay the application fee using Credit/Debit, UPI, Net Banking, or challan
  • Take a print out of the payment confirmation slip and the application for future uses

Documents required for ASRB NET Admission

The following are the list of documents required for ASRB NET Admission-

  • Scanned Passport Size photograph under 1 MB
  • Scanned copy of class 10th & 12th passed certificate/ Mark Sheet showcasing all the marks obtained in the subjects
  • Graduation Degree/ Marks Sheet
  • Master’s Degree / Marks Sheet
  • Aadhar Card

Application Fee

The application fee for ASRB NET is as follows-

Category Application Fee

ASRB NET Examination Pattern

The following are the examination pattern for ASRB NET-

  • Exam Mode: Prelims- Online (CBT) and Mains-offline (pen & paper based)
  • Exam Language: English and Hindi
  • Negative Marking: 1/3rd marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
ExaminationMaximum MarksDuration
Prelims1502 Hours
Mains2403 Hours
Personal Interveiws60

ASRB NET Syllabus

The following are the syllabus for ASRB NET-

Genetics and Bio-Engineering

  • General Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Economics Botany and Plant Breeding Methods
  • Genome Organization and Cytogenetics of Crop Plants
  • Quantitative and Biometrical Genetics
  • Genetic Engineering and Biotechnological Tools in Plant Breeding
  • Plant Breeding of Stress Resistance and Nutritional Quality
  • Plant Genetic Resources and Their Regulatory System; Varietal Release and Seed Production
  • Statistical Methods and Field Plot Techniques

Agricultural Biotechnology

  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Biomolecules and Metabolism
  • Enzymology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Gene Expressions
  • Molecular Biology Techniques
  • Gene Cloning
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Tissue Culture
  • Plant Genetic Engineering
  • Molecular Markers and Genomics

Floriculture and Landscaping

  • Breeding
  • Production technology of cut flowers
  • Production technology of loose flowers
  • Landscaping
  • Protected floriculture
  • Value Addition
  • Turfing and Turf Management
  • Computer-aided designing for outdoor and indoorscaping

Veterinary Anatomy

  • Gross Anatomy
  • Digestive, Respiratory and Uro-genital System in fowl
  • Microanatomy
  • Developmental Anatomy

Veterinary Pharmacology

  • General Pharmacology
  • Drug Action on Central Nervous System
  • Drugs acting on Humoral and Autonomic Nervous System
  • Drugs action on Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
  • Drugs acting on the Digestive System
  • Drugs action on Uro-genital system
  • Endocrine Pharmacology
  • Autacoids
  • Chemotherapy
  • Toxicology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Miscellaneous topics

Dairy Chemistry

  • Milk Constituents
  • Levels, distribution, and isolation of genetic polymorphism
  • Milk lipids
  • Milk adulteration and detection methods
  • Cream and size of the distribution
  • Heat stability of milk as affected by various constituents and additives.
  • Cheese: composition and varietal differences
  • Definition of quality, quality control, and assurance
  • Spectroscopy

Agricultural Meteorology

  • General Meteorology
  • General Climatology
  • Agricultural Climatology
  • Micro Meteorology
  • Evapotranspiration
  • Crop Weather Modelling
  • Weather Forecasting for Agriculture

Farm Machinery and Power

  • Farm Mechanization and Equipment
  • Farm Machinery Design
  • Farm Machinery Testing, Evaluation and Management
  • Engines and Tractor Systems
  • Ergonomics and Safety
  • Soil Dynamics in Tillage and Traction
  • Energy in Agriculture
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques

ASRB NET Examination Centre

The following are the examination Centre for ASRB NET-

  • Vadodara
  • Bengaluru
  • Barapani
  • Shillong
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • West Bengal
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Odisha
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Uttarakhand
  • Delhi
  • Assam
  • Telangana
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Rajasthan
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Haryana

ASRB NET 2023 Admit Card

The admit card is the most important document without which you will not be allowed to participate in the examination. You can download the admit card of ASRB NET on the official website for ASRB NET 2023.

ASRB NET 2023 Exam Result

The examination result of the ASRB NET will be released after 2-3 weeks of examination. You can find the exam result on the official website of the ASRB NET.

The following are the recommended books for ASRB NET-

  • General Agriculture for I.C.A.R. Examinations (J.R.F., Ph.D, S.R.F. & A.R.S.)by M S Rathore
  • Objective Agriculture for Competitive Examinations ARS NET UPSC PCS SAUs Exams by S R Kantwa
  • General Studies For ARS & Other Competitive Examinations 11th Edition by K. V. Ramana Rao
  • Agricultural Biotechnology by Gautam V. K.
  • Agricultural Microbiology (English) 2nd Edition by Bagyaraj D. J, Rangaswami G
  • Fundamentals of Plant Pathology by N. G. Ravichandra

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