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. The ARS Result 2018 for the main exam released on December 03, 2019. The mains examination was conducted on June 24, 2018. Now the result is available on the official website, The result is in the form of pdf containing the name and roll number of selected candidates. Now all the qualifiers have to appear in the interview. The dates and other details of the interview will be intimated by the Board separately. Candidates can check complete details of ARS Result 2018 from this page.

Latest: The Provisional date-wise list of candidates for viva-voce for code 29, 51, 53 & 56 has been released. Scroll down to check the same.

ARS Result 2018

The result is 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 appeared in the examination only can check their result.

ARS Result 2018 Important Dates
AR Preliminary Exam 06 to 09 & 22 Apr 2018
Result of ARS Preliminary Exam 23 May 2018
ARS 2018 Main exam 24 Jun 2018
Result of ARS 2018 Main exam 03 Dec 2018

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.

ARS 2017 Main Result

Candidates who have qualified the Mains exam will be called for Viva-Voice and then the final selection will be done.

Result: If the above pdf doesn’t work then Click Here to check ARS NET 2018 Result

You may view your Result of the Preliminary Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Examination -2017 conducted by the ASRB using your Roll Number and the Date of Birth (as entered in the Online Application Form)

In case of any difficulty, please mail to [email protected] or call: 011-25843907/25842172 during 0930 Hrs to 1700 Hrs (Monday to Friday, except Gazetted Holiday(s)) with your Roll Number, Centre opted, Discipline opted.

Official website is

Minimum Qualifying Marks

The candidates who obtain following minimum qualifying marks in the Preliminary Examination will be allowed to appear in the ARS (Mains) Examination in the ratio of 1:15 (category-wise) for each post. However, the Board reserves the right to fix/alter the qualifying marks and ratio in any or all Disciplines at its discretion.

The candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the Mains Examination as may be fixed by the Board in its discretion shall be called for viva-voce in the ratio of 1:5 (category-wise) for each post. However, the Board reserves the right to alter this ratio at its discretion.

Minimum marks required for qualifying ARS-2018 (Preliminary) Examination:

Category of candidate Minimum qualifying marks
Un-reserved (UR) 67.5 (45%)
OBC 60.0 (40%)
SC / ST/ Divyang 52.5 (35%)

Minimum marks required for qualifying NET (I)-2018

Category of candidate Minimum qualifying marks
Un-reserved (UR) 75.0 (50%)
OBC (Non-Creamy layer) 67.5 (45%)
SC / ST/ Divyang 60.0 (40%)

ARS-2018 – Viva-voce

The candidates will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased experts in the respective disciplines, who will have before them a record of his/her career. The object of the viva-voce is to assess his/her suitability for the Service for which he/she has competed. The viva-voce is intended to supplement the written examination for testing the general and specialized knowledge and abilities of the candidate. The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her own state or country, but also in modern current of thought and in new discoveries, which should rouse the curiosity of well-educated youth.

The technique of the viva-voce is not that of strict cross-examination, but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation intended to reveal the candidate’s mental qualities and his/her grasp of problems. The Board will pay special attention to assessing the intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, balance of judgment and alertness of mind, the ability for social cohesion, integrity of character, initiative and capacity for leadership and scientific research.

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.

Rules for Tie-Breaker

Wherever two or more candidates have secured equal aggregate marks (marks in written ARS-2018 – Mains Examination + Viva-voce) the merit of the candidates shall be determined by applying the following Tie-Breaker Rules:

  • Candidate securing more marks in the written ARS-2018 (Mains) Examination will be ranked higher.
  • In case where the marks mentioned at (a) above are equal, the candidate senior in age will be ranked higher.

Re-Evaluation of Answer Key

There is no provision of 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.

Probation Period

Candidates selected for appointment to the Service will be appointed as Scientists in the Service on probation for a period of two years which may be extended, if necessary. Candidates selected on the basis of the competitive examination shall be required to undergo an intensive course of study and training for a specified period. On successful completion of the prescribed training, a candidate will be posted anywhere in India according to the Research priorities of the Council. He will be liable to serve at the initial place of posting at least for a period of five years before seeking transfer on what so ever ground from that place / station. Every trainee shall be required to execute a bond to serve the Council (ICAR) for a minimum period of 4 years from the date of appointment, including the period of training. Failure to serve the ICAR for the stipulated period will render the candidate liable to refund to the Council a sum of ₹ 1,25,000/- (Rupees one lakh twenty five thousand only).

Cut Off

Only those candidates will be selected who will clear the cutoff of the ARS 2018 examination. The cutoff is the pre-determined marks limit which the candidates must secure in order qualify the exam. The ARS 2018 cutoff is as below:

ARS Result 2016-17

The Cut-off and Mark (Scorecard) obtained by the candidates in the ARS Examination 2016-17 have been released. The Candidates can go through the direct link and check the cut-off and marks obtained by the candidates. The link is given below.

  • Revised Result Notice: Click here to check the Result.
  • Cut-off: Click here to check the cutoff.
  • Marks: Click here to check the Marks obtained by the candidates.


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