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ASRB NET 2018 application form has been released. Application form of ASRB NET 2018 is now available from February 08, 2018 to March 02, 2018. Those who applied on time will be able to download ASRB NET 2018 admit card from official website. Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board is conducting National Eligibility Test to determine the eligibility of candidates for Lecturer/Assistant Professor jobs in Agricultural field. It is an online exam, in 57 subjects. The standard of the exam is at par with the Master’s program. Before applying, candidates must check eligibility criteria. Read further to know the ASRB NET 2018 details such as syllabus, eligibility, application form, exam pattern.

Latest: The Exams has been rescheduled, check it from the “Admit Card” page link.


Before starting to look at any aspect of the examination, candidates must check all the important dates. Any changes in the dates will be updated in the table below.

Important Events Dates
Application form Start date 06 Feb 2018 08 Feb 2018
Application form Last Date 02 Mar 2018
Admit Card 3rd or 4th week of Mar 2018
ICAR ASRB NET 2018 Exam 06 to 13 Apr 2018 06 to 10 Apr 2018
Issuance of eligibility certificate 4th week of September 2018

Last time, 31,127 candidates appeared for the ASRB NET. Out of these, only 6,987 candidates qualified the exam.

ASRB NET 2018 Apply Online

Candidates could register through ASRB NET 2018 Apply Online link. The application form was available at asrb.org.in during the time indicated above. The candidates first have to register and then submit all details in the form. Along with the details about themselves, education qualification, work experience, the candidates also have to upload photograph/image in the form.

Application Fee: The fee amount for ICAR NET 2018 varies for each category. It can only be paid via Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card. The amount of fee is as follows:

  • Unreserved (UR) – Rs. 1000
  • Other Backward Class (OBC) – Rs. 500
  • Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Divyang / Female – Rs. 250

ASRB NET Syllabus 2018

Candidates cannot prepare for an examination without knowing the syllabus of it. ASRB National Eligibility Test is a very simple exam in which one Paper is held. The question paper is completely dedicated to the respective subject of the candidates.

The candidates can check and download the syllabus for each subject from below:

ASRB NET 2018 Syllabus
Subject Code Download Here
1 to 10 Click Here to download ASRB NET Syllabus for these courses
11 to 20 Click Here to download ASRB NET Syllabus for these courses
21 to 30 Click Here to download ASRB NET Syllabus for these courses
31 to 40 Click Here to download ASRB NET Syllabus for these courses
41 to 50 Click Here to download ASRB NET Syllabus for these courses
51 to 56 Click Here to download ASRB NET Syllabus for these courses
57 Click Here to download ASRB NET Syllabus for the course

ASRB NET Eligibility Criteria 2018

Candidates need to satisfy eligibility criteria of ASRB NET mandatorily. If the candidates will not be able to satisfy even a single criterion, they will not be termed qualified.

Nationality – The candidates should be a citizen of India or any of the following:

ASRB NET 2018 / ICAR NET 2018 : Apply Online, asrb.org.in, Syllabus

Age Limit – The applicant should be more than 21 years old, as on January 01, 2018. There is no upper age limit.
Number of Attempts – There is no restriction on the number of attempts.
Education Qualification – The candidate should possess a Master’s degree in the respective required subject.

  • However, the Master’s program has to be done in specified specialization.

The subjects of ASRB NET 2018 and required Specialization for it are given below:

Subject Code Subject Specialization
01 Agricultural Biotechnology Agriculture/ Biotechnology/ Molecular Biology & Bio-Technology/ Genetic Engineering/ Botany/ Plant Sciences/ Life Sciences/ Plant Physiology

  • with specialization in Plant Biotechnology.
02 Agriculture Entomology Agriculture/ Entomology/ Zoology/ Sericulture/ Apiculture/ Plant Protection

  • with specialization in Agricultural Entomology.
03 Agriculture Microbiology Agricultural Microbiology / Microbiology/ Plant Physiology
04 Economics Botany and Plant Genetic Resources Agriculture/ Botany/ Horticulture/ Plant Physiology

  • with specialization in Agricultural Botany/ Economic Botany/ Plant Genetic Resources.
05 Genetics and Plant Breeding Agriculture/ Agricultural Botany/ Plant Breeding or Genetics or Genetics and Plant Breeding/ Plant Physiology/ Plant Genetic Resources.
06 Nematology Agriculture/ Nematology/ Entomology/ Plant Pathology/ Zoology/ Plant Protection

  • with specialization in Nematology.
07 Plant Biochemistry Plant Biochemistry/ Agricultural Biochemistry/ Biochemistry

  • with specialization in plants.
08 Plant Pathology Agriculture/ Botany/ Life Sciences/ Plant Protection

  • with specialization in Plant Pathology/ Mycology.
09 Plant Physiology Agriculture/ Plant Physiology/ Botany

  • with specialization in Plant Physiology.
10 Seed Science and Technology Agriculture/ Seed Science/ Seed Technology or Seed Science and Technology/ Plant Physiology.
11 Floriculture and Landscaping Floriculture/ Agriculture or Horticulture/ Plant Genetic Resources

  • with specialization in Floriculture and Landscaping/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).
12 Fruit Science Pomology/ Agriculture or Horticulture/ Plant Genetic Resources

  • with specialization in Fruit Sciences/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).
13 Spices, Plantation and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Botany /Plant Genetic Resources with specialization in Spices/ Plantation Crops and/ or in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).
14 Vegetable Science Olericulture/ Vegetable Sciences/ Agriculture or Horticulture/Plant Genetic Resources

  • with specialization in Vegetable Sciences/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).
15 Animal Biochemistry Veterinary/ Animal Sciences/ Dairy/ Fisheries Science

  • with specialization in Biochemistry.
16 Animal Biotechnology Veterinary/ Animal/ Fisheries Science

  • with specialization in Biotechnology.
17 Animal Genetics and Breeding Veterinary/Animal Sciences

  • with specialization in Animal Genetics and Breeding.
18 Animal Nutrition Veterinary/ Animal Sciences

  • with specialization in Animal Nutrition.
19 Animal Physiology Veterinary/ Animal Sciences

  • with specialization in Animal Physiology.
20 Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology Veterinary/ Animal Sciences

  • with specialization in Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology.
21 Dairy Chemistry Dairy Chemistry/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences

  • with specialization in Dairy Chemistry.
22 Dairy Microbiology Dairy Microbiology/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences

  • with specialization in Dairy Microbiology.
23 Dairy Technology Dairy Technology or Dairy Science/ Animal Products Technology/Food Technology

  • with specialization in Dairy Technology.
24 Livestock Product Technology Veterinary/Animal Sciences

  • with specialization in Livestock Products Technology.
25 Livestock Production Management Veterinary/ Animal Sciences

  • with specialization in Livestock Production Management/ Animal Husbandry.
26 Poultry Science Poultry Sciences/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences

  • with specialization in Poultry Sciences.
27 Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medicine/ Veterinary Preventive Medicine/ Veterinary Clinical Medicine.
28 Veterinary Microbiology Veterinary Sciences

  • with specialization in Microbiology/ Bacteriology/ Virology/ Mycology/ Immunology.
29 Veterinary Parasitology Veterinary Parasitology.
30 Veterinary Pathology Veterinary Pathology.
31 Veterinary Pharmacology Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology/ Veterinary Pharmacology.
32 Veterinary Public Health Veterinary Public Health/ Epidemiology.
33 Veterinary Surgery Veterinary Surgery/ Veterinary Anatomy.
34 Aquaculture Aquaculture/ Fishery Sciences/ Marine Biology/ Aquatic Biology

  • with specialization in Mariculture/ Aquatic Environmental Management/ Aquatic Ecology/ Inland Aquaculture.
35 Fisheries Resources Management Fishery Sciences/Fisheries Resource Management/ Marine Biology/Aquatic Environmental Management/ Aquatic Biology/Industrial Fisheries

  • with specialization in Fisheries Resource Management/ Fish Population Dynamics/ Fishery Hydrography/ Ecosystem Management/ Aquatic Ecology.
36 Fish Processing Technology Fishery Sciences/ Fish Processing Technology/Post Harvest Technology/ Industrial Fisheries

  • with specialization in Fish Harvest and Processing.
37 Fish Nutrition Fishery Sciences

  • with specialization in Fish Nutrition and Fish Physiology/ Feed Technology/ Fish Nutrition and Biochemistry.
38 Fish Health Fishery Science/ Marine Biology

  • with specialization in Fish Health/ Fish Pathology and Microbiology.
39 Fish Genetics and Breeding Fishery Science/ Marine Biology

  • with specialization in Fish Genetics and Breeding/ Fish Biotechnology.
40 Agriculture Chemicals Agriculture/ Agricultural Chemicals/ Organic Chemistry

  • with specialization in Agricultural Chemicals.
41 Agriculture Meteorology Agricultural Meteorology/ Agricultural Physics

  • with specialization in Agricultural Meteorology.
42 Agroforestry Forestry/ Agroforestry/ Botany/ Agronomy/ Horticulture

  • with specialization in Agroforestry.
43 Agronomy Agriculture

  • with specialization in Agronomy/Soil Water Management/ Conservation Agriculture/ Farming Systems Management/ Forage Production/ Water Science and Technology.
44 Environmental Science Environmental Science/Agro-forestry/ Agriculture Physics/ Agriculture

  • with specialization in Environmental Science.
45 Soil Science Agriculture/ Soil Sciences/ Agricultural Chemistry/ Agricultural Physics

  • with specialization in Soil Physics and Soil and Water Conservation/ Soil Fertility/Soil Microbiology/ Soil Chemistry/ Water Science and Technology.
46 Agricultural Business Management Agricultural Business Management/ Agricultural Marketing/ Business Management

  • with specialization in Agricultural Business/ Fisheries Business Management.
47 Agricultural Economics Agricultural Economics/ Dairy Economics/ Veterinary Economics/ Fisheries Economics / Economics

  • with specialization in Agriculture.
48 Agricultural Extension Agricultural Extension/ Veterinary Extension/ Dairy Extension/ Fisheries Extension/ Home Science Extension/ Agriculture Communication in Agricultural Sciences/ Rural Development/ Rural Management.
49 Agricultural Statistics Agricultural Statistics / Statistics/ Mathematics

  • with specialization in Statistics.
50 Home Science Home Science

  • with specialization in Family Resource Management/ Textile and Clothing/Child Development/ Foods and Nutrition.
51 Farm Machinery and Power Agricultural Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

  • with specialization in Farm Machinery and Power.
52 Computer Application and IT Computer Application/ Information Technology/ Information Technology & Communication/ Computer Science.
53 Land and Water Management Engineering Agricultural Engineering/ Civil Engineering

  • with specialization in Soil and Water Conservation/ Irrigation and Drainage/ Water Resources/ Hydrology/ Aquatic Engineering/Water Science and Technology.
54 Bioinformatics Bioinformatics or in any basic science

  • with specialization in Bioinformatics.
55 Food Technology Food Science/ Food Technology/ Food Science and Technology/ Post Harvest Technology.
56 Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering Agricultural Engineering

  • with specialization in Agricultural Structures / Aquaculture Engineering/ Agricultural Process Engineering / Food Process Engineering / Dairy Engineering.
57 Veterinary Anatomy Veterinary Anatomy.

ASRB NET 2018 Exam Centers

In all, the exam will be held in 23 cities. The candidates will be able to state their choices for the examination center while submitting the application form. It should be noted that candidates will be able to submit multiple choices but only one will be allotted to them. The announcement of the allocated center will be done through the admit card.

Center Code Exam City and State Center Name
01 Anand, Gujarat Directorate of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Research
02 Bengaluru, Karnataka National Institute of Animal Nutrition & Physiology
03 Barapani (Shillong), Meghalaya ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region
04 Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh Indian Veterinary Research Institute
05 Barrackpore, West Bengal Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute
06 Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering
07 Bhubaneswar, Odisha Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture
08 Chennai, Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University
09 Cochin, Kerala Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
10 Dehradun, Uttarakhand Indian Institute of Soil & Water Conservation
11 Delhi Indian Agricultural Research Institute
12 Hyderabad, Telangana National Academy of Agricultural Research Management
13 Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir Sher-e-Kashmir University of

Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu

14 Jodhpur, Rajasthan Central Arid Zone Research Institute
15 Karnal, Haryana National Dairy Research Institute
16 Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research
17 Ludhiana, Punjab Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering & Technology
18 Mumbai, Maharashtra Central Institute of Fisheries Education
19 Nagpur, Maharashtra Central Institute for Cotton Research
20 Patna, Bihar ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region
21 Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Central Island Agricultural Research Institute
22 Shimla, Himachal Pradesh Central Potato Research Institute
23 Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Central Institute of Temperate


ASRB NET 2018 Admit Card

Officially, the admit card is called as Admission Certificate. It will be released for those who will submit the application form successfully, at www.asrb.org.in. In order to download it, Roll Number and Date of Birth will be required. The admit card is an important document to gain entry into the exam hall. However, with it, the candidates are also expected to carry one Photo ID proof and two photographs as well. These are equally important to gain entry.

A valid Photo ID can be:

  • Voter Card/ Aadhar Card/ Passport/ Driver’s License/ PAN Card

The candidates should ensure that there is no error in the details on the admit card of ASRB NET 2018, else the candidature will be harmed. Also, if due to any reason, the candidate has been issued multiple admit card then they should only consider one and inform about the dual issuance to ASRV.

To get the errors rectified or to inform about the duplicate issuance of the admit card, the candidates need to contact:

  • Controller of Examinations, ASRB, KAB – I, Pusa, New Delhi – 110012 OR e-mail to [email protected]

Exam Pattern of ASRB NET 2018

Candidates planning to appear for the examination should be familiar with the pattern of the examination. The pattern of the exam is as follows:

Mode – ASRB will hold the exam in online mode.
Duration – The candidates will get 2 hours to solve the paper.
Language – Candidates will take the exam in English and Hindi language.
Number of Question – There will be 150 questions in the exam. The questions will be of multiple choice type and only one answer option will be correct.
Marking Scheme – Each question will be of 1 mark. If a candidate chooses an incorrect answer option, deduction of 1/3 marks will be done as negative marking.

ASRB NET 2018 Cutoff

ASRB will select candidates on the basis of cutoff in the examination. The minimum qualifying marks in the exam area s follow:

  • Unreserved (UR) – 50%, i.e 75 marks.
  • Other Backward Class (OBC) – 45%, i.e. 67.5 marks.
  • Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Divyang / Female – 40%, i.e. 60 marks.

ASRB NET Result 2018

The result of ASRB NET will be announced for all. The result will be announced online and the candidates will be able to check it by submitting the Roll Number and Date of Birth. The score and the qualifying status will be mentioned in the result. The candidates are advised to download and save it.

ASRB NET 2018 Eligibility Certificate

ASRB will issue qualifying certificate to selected candidates. The issuance will be done within 3 months from the announcement of the result. The details in the certificate will be as submitted in the application form. It will be sent via post to the registered address. If a qualified candidate does not receive their certificate they should contact ASRB immediately.

“The NET Certificate is liable to be withdrawn/canceled if it comes to the notice of the Board at any stage that the candidate had fraudulently obtained the Certificate by furnishing wrong particulars in
his/her online application.” – ASRB

Once the Board issues the certificate, the candidates can apply for Lecturer/Assistant Professor jobs in the State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and other Agricultural Universities (AUs). Candidates should note that they will have to apply for the jobs on there own. ASRB will not issue any call letter. Good luck to all the candidates who will be appearing for ASRB NET 2018. If you have any question or queries, do let us know. Comment below!.

ASRB NET Exam Statistics 

Particulars Year 2017 Year 2016
Number of Candidates Registered 42937 21740
Number of Candidates Appeared 31127 16011
Total Number of Candidates Passed 6987 2563

The percentage of successful female candidates was 45%. The maximum number of candidates that appeared for crop science subject was 12832. However, the highest percentage of the qualified candidates was in Animal Genetics & Breeding (79%).

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