ARS Exam 2017 – After skipping one year, ASR Recruitment Entrance Examination has been announced again. It will be 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 will be held in two parts. The preliminary examination was held from May 16 to 21, 2017. Candidates passing the pre exam can now appearing for ARS Main 2017 on July 08, 2017. The application form is available until April 15, 2017. Check more dates and details about ARS Exam 2017 from here.
Salient Features of ARS Exam 2017:
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
Latest – Main Exam Call Letter is now available to download for ARS 2016-2017 Examination.
|Application Form||Click Here|
|Admit Card||Click Here|
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 are 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 will be held on||July 08 2017|
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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.
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
The age of the candidate should be between 21 to 32 years, as on January 01, 2017.
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|
ARS 2017 Vacancy Details
The vacancy position of 180 seats, as announced by ICAR, are as below:
|01||Agricultural Biotechnology||05||02||01||01||01 (OD)||09|
|05||Genetics and Plant Breeding||14||04||02||08||0||28|
|10||Seed Science and Technology||01||0||0||0||0||01|
|17||Animal Genetics and Breeding||04||0||01||02||0||07|
|20||Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology||02||0||0||01||0||03|
|25||Livestock Production Management||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|
|51||Farm Machine and Power||02||01||0||01||0||04|
|53||Land and Water Management Engineering||04||01||01||02||0||08|
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%)|
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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