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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.
ASRB NET 2018
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.
|Application form Start date|
|Application form Last Date||02 Mar 2018|
|Admit Card||3rd or 4th week of Mar 2018|
|ICAR ASRB NET 2018 Exam|
|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:
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:
|01||Agricultural Biotechnology||Agriculture/ Biotechnology/ Molecular Biology & Bio-Technology/ Genetic Engineering/ Botany/ Plant Sciences/ Life Sciences/ Plant Physiology
|02||Agriculture Entomology||Agriculture/ Entomology/ Zoology/ Sericulture/ Apiculture/ Plant Protection
|03||Agriculture Microbiology||Agricultural Microbiology / Microbiology/ Plant Physiology|
|04||Economics Botany and Plant Genetic Resources||Agriculture/ Botany/ Horticulture/ Plant Physiology
|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
|07||Plant Biochemistry||Plant Biochemistry/ Agricultural Biochemistry/ Biochemistry
|08||Plant Pathology||Agriculture/ Botany/ Life Sciences/ Plant Protection
|09||Plant Physiology||Agriculture/ Plant Physiology/ Botany
|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
|12||Fruit Science||Pomology/ Agriculture or Horticulture/ Plant Genetic Resources
|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
|15||Animal Biochemistry||Veterinary/ Animal Sciences/ Dairy/ Fisheries Science
|16||Animal Biotechnology||Veterinary/ Animal/ Fisheries Science
|17||Animal Genetics and Breeding||Veterinary/Animal Sciences
|18||Animal Nutrition||Veterinary/ Animal Sciences
|19||Animal Physiology||Veterinary/ Animal Sciences
|20||Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology||Veterinary/ Animal Sciences
|21||Dairy Chemistry||Dairy Chemistry/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences
|22||Dairy Microbiology||Dairy Microbiology/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences
|23||Dairy Technology||Dairy Technology or Dairy Science/ Animal Products Technology/Food Technology
|24||Livestock Product Technology||Veterinary/Animal Sciences
|25||Livestock Production Management||Veterinary/ Animal Sciences
|26||Poultry Science||Poultry Sciences/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences
|27||Veterinary Medicine||Veterinary Medicine/ Veterinary Preventive Medicine/ Veterinary Clinical Medicine.|
|28||Veterinary Microbiology||Veterinary Sciences
|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
|35||Fisheries Resources Management||Fishery Sciences/Fisheries Resource Management/ Marine Biology/Aquatic Environmental Management/ Aquatic Biology/Industrial Fisheries
|36||Fish Processing Technology||Fishery Sciences/ Fish Processing Technology/Post Harvest Technology/ Industrial Fisheries
|37||Fish Nutrition||Fishery Sciences
|38||Fish Health||Fishery Science/ Marine Biology
|39||Fish Genetics and Breeding||Fishery Science/ Marine Biology
|40||Agriculture Chemicals||Agriculture/ Agricultural Chemicals/ Organic Chemistry
|41||Agriculture Meteorology||Agricultural Meteorology/ Agricultural Physics
|42||Agroforestry||Forestry/ Agroforestry/ Botany/ Agronomy/ Horticulture
|44||Environmental Science||Environmental Science/Agro-forestry/ Agriculture Physics/ Agriculture
|45||Soil Science||Agriculture/ Soil Sciences/ Agricultural Chemistry/ Agricultural Physics
|46||Agricultural Business Management||Agricultural Business Management/ Agricultural Marketing/ Business Management
|47||Agricultural Economics||Agricultural Economics/ Dairy Economics/ Veterinary Economics/ Fisheries Economics / Economics
|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
|50||Home Science||Home Science
|51||Farm Machinery and Power||Agricultural Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering
|52||Computer Application and IT||Computer Application/ Information Technology/ Information Technology & Communication/ Computer Science.|
|53||Land and Water Management Engineering||Agricultural Engineering/ Civil Engineering
|54||Bioinformatics||Bioinformatics or in any basic science
|55||Food Technology||Food Science/ Food Technology/ Food Science and Technology/ Post Harvest Technology.|
|56||Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering||Agricultural 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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