ARS Answer Key 2018 – Agriculture Research Service Examination 2018 process is running for the recruitment of 195 Scientist. The Prelims examinations are running from April 06 to 09 & 22, 2018. The Answer Key for the examination is out now. ASRB(Agriculture Scientist Recruitment Board) released the Prelims Answer Key. The link to download the ARS 2018 Answer Key is given below. The link was activated right after the exam was held. So the candidates who have appeared for the examination can check the ARS Answer Key 2018 on this page.

Latest: The Answer Key for ARS Examination 2018 has been released by the Agriculture Scientist Recruitment Board. Scroll down to check the same.

ARS Answer Key 2018

The preliminary exam will decide the appearance of the candidate in the main examination. The candidate who will qualify the Preliminary examination successfully will able to sit in the Main examination. As the preliminary examination are going to be over now the answer keys are out the candidates can check the answer by the provided link.

ARS Examination 2018 Important Dates
ARS Preliminary Exam 06 to 09 & 22 Apr 2018
ARS Answer key releasing 06 Apr 2018 onwards

Answer Key: Click here to check the ARS Preliminary Examination Answer key.

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Method to fetch the ARS Answer Key

The candidates who have appeared in the ARS Examination 2018 is only the eligible candidate to check the answer key of the Preliminary Examination. The candidates need to follow some steps to check their answer key.

Step:1 Click on the link given above or go to official website. Both options will navigate you to the same destination. Now if you have click on the given link then you will be navigated to the login page directly. Or if you are on the official website then you have to click on the “Representation Regarding ARS  Prelims Examination“.

Step-2: Now after reaching on the page you will get this type of view now if you have appeared in the examination then you have to enter your Roll no and Date of Birth. After entering these details you have to click the button Log in.

Step:3 After doing the login candidate will get the answer key of the Paper. There were different sets in the examination. So the candidate will get the answer to that Question Paper Set for which he/she have marked the answers.

Step:4 After getting your answer key the candidates can download/check the answer key. Now candidate has to log out of the window.

By following these steps the candidate can get the Prelims Answer Key. As the login system ensures that only the candidate who has appeared in the examination will get the correct answer key. And the student who has not appeared in the examination will not able to get the correct answer key.

Significance of the ARS Answer key 2018

Answer key is important due to several reasons. Check following points how you can use ARS Answer Key 2018.

  • It conveys right answers to test takers and helps estimate score.
  • It makes recruitment process fair and transparent as everyone gets to know correct answers on basis of which exam conducting body will calculate the result.
  • There will be no rounding off of fractions of marks. This is a qualifying examination and marks scored will not be counted for final selection.
  • As this is a preliminary examination, if there is any discretion of marks by the board then the board reserve the right the fix/alter the qualifying marks and ratio in any or all Disciplines at its discretion.

Re-Evaluation of Answer Key

There is no provision for re-evaluation of the answer script and therefore, no request for re-evaluation of the answer script will be entertained. The Board will not enter into any correspondence in this regard, but if there is any discretion found in the candidate’s marks then the board can alter that mistake.

Minimum Qualifying marks in ARS Preliminary Examination 2018

The preliminary examination was of 150 marks and was to be completed in 02 hours. The candidate had to choose the correct answer in the given choices. On every wrong answer, there was a deduction of 1/3 marks. The minimum qualifying marks for the exam is given below according to the category of the candidate.

Category Minimum Qualifying marks
Unreserved 67.5 (45%)
OBC 60.0 (40%)
SC/ST/Divyang 52.5 (35%)

The candidates who have checked their answer keys can estimate their marks. After that, they can tally their marks with the table and can estimate their chances to qualify the prelims.


As the answer key has been released by the ASRB, the result will be declared online at the official website to recruit 195 posts for Scientist in Agriculture Research Service (ARS) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Candidates who are going to appear in the examination will only be able to check their result. Candidates who will qualify the Mains exam will be called for Viva-Voice and then the final selection will be done.


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