ARS Exam 2018 – Agriculture Scientist Recruitment Board Service (ASRB) has extended the viva voce examination date now the test will be conducted from June 10 to 14, 2019. The Provisional date-wise list of candidates for viva-voce, summary sheet, and attestation form has been also released at official website The link for the same given below. Now the qualifiers of the main examination have to appear in the interview examination. The recruitment is released against 195 vacancies of Scientists and for the award of NET certificates. Check more dates and details about ARS Exam 2018 from here.

Latest: The Provisional date-wise list of candidates for viva-voce has been released. Scroll down to check the same.

ARS Exam 2018

The ARS (Preliminary) Examination is a qualifying examination and its marks will not be carried forward for determining the final merit of the candidates.

ARM Examination 2018 Important Dates
Application Form available from 08 Feb 2018
The last date to submit the application form 02 Mar 2018
ARS Admit Card 21 Mar 2018
ARS Preliminary Exam due from 06 to 10 Apr 2018
Farm Machinery and Power (code-51) 22 Apr 2018
Admit Card for Paper code-51 15 Apr 2018
Preliminary Exam Result 23 May 2018
ARS 2018 Main exam Admit Card 04 Jun 2018
ARS 2018 Main exam 24 Jun 2018
Result for Main Exam 03 Dec 2018

The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will hold a combined ARS 2018 (Preliminary) Examination in online mode at 23 Centres across India in a staggered slot-wise examination format as per the Rules and Scheme of Examination.

Provisional date-wise list of candidates for viva-voce for code 49, 51, 53 & 56

Provisional date-wise list of candidates for viva-voce

Important Instruction for candidates

Click here to download the summary sheet. This sheet candidates have to submit before the viva voce on the day of the test.

Click here to download attestation form.

Vacancy Details

No. of Vacancies: 195

 Category  UR SC  ST  OBC Divyang
 Vacancy  103  23  21  48  10 195

Pay Grade: Pay Band III of Rs. 15600-39100, additional Grade Pay of Rs. 6000.

ARS Exam 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates planning to apply for the recruitment should note that the candidates need to satisfy the eligibility criteria of ASR exam. Ineligible candidates will not be recruited.


Candidates must be a citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan refugee, Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar) Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam

Age Limit

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years but not have attained the age of 32 years as on 01.01.2018.

Education Qualification

  • Candidates must have Master’s Degree in the concerned Discipline. Also, the specialization of the candidates must end before June 24, 2018.
  • The candidates having Master’s degree from a foreign University must attach a certificate of equivalence and recognition of that degree issued by the University Grants Commission/ Government of India / any other concerned Government of India / Department or Agency.

ARS Exam 2018 Application Form

The application form for ARS 2018 was only available online. A candidate seeking admission to the Examination must have applied online in the prescribed Application Form available on the website: A candidate must read the provisions, contained in this Notification for Combined ARS 2018 Examination carefully and abide by the same. A candidate must have fulfiled all the conditions of eligibility regarding age limits, educational qualifications, etc. prescribed for admission to the examination. The link to fill the application form was provided on this page.

The application fee for ARS examination is as below. The candidates can submit the fee amount through Net Banking, Debit/Credit Card, or Challan.

S.No. Category Fee only for ASR Fee for ASR and ASRB
1. Unreserved (UR) Rs. 500 Rs. 1500
2. Other Backward Classes (OBC) Rs. 500 Rs. 1000
3. Schedule Caste (SC) None Rs. 250
4. Schedule Tribes (ST) None Rs. 250
5. Divyang None Rs. 250
6. Women None Rs. 250

Revised Discipline and Code Number: Click here to check the revised discipline and code number of NET and ARS examination.

ARS Exam 2018 Paper Pattern

The exam pattern of ARS exam 2018 will be as below:

  • The examination will be held online mode in at 23 Centres across India in a staggered slot-wise examination format.
  • Candidates, who will qualify Pre and Main will be called for Viva-Voce.
  • Preliminary exam will be for 2 hours, whereas the duration of ARS Mains 2018 will be 3 hours
  • Questions in Pre exam will be of the objective type of 150 marks.
  • In the Main exam, the candidates will have to attempt descriptive type questions of 240 marks
  • Viva-Voce will be of 60 marks.
  • 1/3 marks will be deducted for negative marking.

ARS Exam 2018 Cutoff

In order to qualify the examination, the candidates will have to score more than the minimum qualifying marks.

ARS cutoff for preliminary examination:

S.No. Category Minimum Qualifying Marks
1. Unreserved (UR) 67.5 (45%)
2. Other Backward Classes (OBC) 60 (40%)
3. SC/ST/Divyang 52.5 (35%)

ARS 2018 Selection Procedure

The selection of the candidates will only be done on the basis of the score secured in the examination.

  • First, the candidates will have to qualify the preliminary exam.
  • The qualifiers will then be allowed to take ARS Main 2018 exam.
  • The qualifiers of Mains will be called for Viva-Voice and then the final selection will be done.

For more details of ARS 2018, candidates can refer to the official notification.

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