ARS Exam 2017 – After skipping one year, ASR Recruitment Entrance Examination had announced again. It was conducted by Agriculture Scientist Recruitment Board Service (ASRB) to recruit Scientist in Agriculture Research Service (ARS) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The ARS exam had held in two parts. The preliminary examination was held from May 16 to 21, 2017. Candidates passing the pre-exam had appeared for ARS Main 2017 on July 08, 2017. The application form was available to April 15, 2017. Check more dates and details about ARS Exam 2017 from here.

Lates: Candidates qualified for viva-voice under 31 disciplines can check the Schedule for Viva-Voice form the “Result” page given in quick links.

 Salient Features of ARS Exam 2017:

Vacancies: 180
Number of Attempts: 6 for UR, 9 for OBC, No limit for SC/ST
Pay Grade: Pay Band III of Rs. 15600-39100, additional Grade Pay of Rs. 6000
Slots for the Exam will be: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm, 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Important Dates of ARS Exam 2017

Candidates aspiring to appear for ARS Exam 2017 can check the important dates from the table below.

S.No. Events Important Dates of ARS
1. Application Form available from March 22, 2017
2. The last date to submit the application form April 15, 2017
3. ASR Preliminary Exam due from May 16 to 21, 2017
4. ASR 2017 Main exam July 08 2017

To Fill and Submit ARS exam 2017 Application Form is over now.

ARS Exam 2017 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.

Nationality

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

The age of the candidate should be between 21 to 32 years, as on January 01, 2017.

Education Qualification

Candidates must have Master’s Degree in the concerned Discipline. Also, the specialization of the candidates must end before July 08, 2017.

ARS Exam 2017 Application Process

The application form for ARS 2017 is only available online. The candidates can fill and submit it form the link above. The process to apply is as below:

  • Click on the link above.
  • Choose if you want to apply only for ARS or ARS and ASRB.
  • In the displayed application form, fill personal, educational and other details.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Download the confirmation page of the application.

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

ARS 2017 Vacancy Details

The vacancy position of 180 seats, as announced by ICAR, are as below:

Code Discipline UR SC ST OBC Divyang Total
01 Agricultural Biotechnology 05 02 01 01 01 (OD) 09
02 Agricultural Entomology 05 02 0 03 0 10
03 Agricultural Microbiology 03 01 01 01 0 06
05 Genetics and Plant Breeding 14 04 02 08 0 28
06 Nematology 01 0 0 01 0 02
07 Plant Biochemistry 02 0 01 01 0 04
08 Plant Pathology 07 2 01 03 0 13
09 Plant Physiology 05 2 0 03 0 10
10 Seed Science and Technology 01 0 0 0 0 01
16 Animal Biotechnology 01 0 0 0 0 01
17 Animal Genetics and Breeding 04 0 01 02 0 07
18 Animal Nutrition 01 0 0 0 0 01
18 Animal Physiology 01 0 0 0 0 02
20 Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology 02 0 0 01 0 03
22 Dairy Microbiology 01 0 0 0 0 01
23 Dairy Technology 01 0 0 0 0 01
25 Livestock Production Management 02 0 0 01 0 03
27 Veterinary Medicine 01 0 0 0 0 01
28 Veterinary Microbiology 02 0 01 01 0 04
29 Veterinary Parasitology 01 0 0 0 0 01
31 Veterinary Pharmacology 02 0 0 01 0 03
35 Fisheries Resource Management 05 01 01 02 0 09
36 Fish Processing Technology 01 0 0 01 0 02
40 Agriculture Chemicals 02 0 0 01 0 03
41 Agricultural Meteorology 01 0 0 0 0 01
42 Agro Forestry 02 0 01 0 0 03
43 Agronomy 10 03 0 06 0 19
45 Soil Science 07 02 01 03 01(OD) 13
48 Agricultural Extension 04 0 01 02 0 07
51 Farm Machine and Power 02 01 0 01 0 04
53 Land and Water Management Engineering 04 01 01 02 0 08
Total 100 21 13 46 180

ARS Exam 2017 Paper Pattern

The exam pattern of ARS exam 2107 will be as below:

  • The examination will be held online and offline.
  • 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 exam.
  • The qualifiers of Mains will be called for Viva-Voce and then the final selection will be done.

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