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ASRB ARS NET 2018 Notification ASRB NET–I/Main Exam Dates, Apply Online


The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) had conducted the combined ASRB ARS NET i.e. ARS Preliminary and NET (I) Examination from 06-04-2018 to 13-04-2018. Now the authorities are going to conduct ARS Mains examination on 24.06.2018.

According to the ASRB ARS NET 2018 Notification candidates qualified the ASRB NET Preliminary Examination will only be eligible to appear in ARS Main Exam. Further details about ASRB ARS NET 2018 including the Apply Online procedure, ASRB ARS NET Exam dates etc. are given below, have a look…

Why the ASRB ARS NET 2018 Exam is going to held?

The main motive behind releasing the ASRB ARS NET 2018 Notification is to fill up 197 vacancies of Scientists in the State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and other Agricultural Universities (AUs) and for award of NET certificates.

This page includes:

  • Details about ASRB ARS NET 2018
  • Subjects related
  • ASRB ARS NET 2018 Eligibility required
  • Number of attempts
  • ASRB ARS NET 2018 Application fees
  • ASRB ARS NET 2018 Selection procedure
  • ASRB ARS NET 2018 Exam pattern
  • Syllabus
  • Previous year statistics
  • Exam centers
  • How to apply
  • Important documents
  • Result
  • Admit card
  • Cut off
  • Important dates
  • Final note

It is informed you all that you need to fill the ASRB ARS NET–I Application form before the closing date. When applying successfully, candidates will go for ASRB NET Preliminary and Mains Examination and Viva-Voce rounds.

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Name Of The Conducting BodyThe Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board
Name Of The ExaminationARS 2017 (Preliminary and Mains) and (National Eligibility Test) NET–I Exam
Date Of ExaminationARS 2017 (Preliminary) and (National Eligibility Test) NET–I Exam06-04-2018 to 13-04-2018
Date Of ExaminationARS 2017 (Mains)24-06-2018
Admit Card Available FromOne week before exam
Result Declare OnAfter commencement of exam

Subjects of ASRB NET 2018:

Subject CodeSubject
01Agricultural Biotechnology
02Agriculture Entomology
03Agriculture Microbiology
04Economics Botany and Plant
Genetic Resources
05Genetics and Plant Breeding
07Plant Biochemistry
08Plant Pathology
09Plant Physiology
10Seed Science and Technology
11Floriculture and Landscaping
12Fruit Science
13Spices, Plantation and
Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
14Vegetable Science
15Animal Biochemistry
16Animal Biotechnology
17Animal Genetics and Breeding
18Animal Nutrition
19Animal Physiology
20Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology
21Dairy Chemistry
22Dairy Microbiology
23Dairy Technology
24Livestock Product Technology
25Livestock Production Management
26Poultry Science
27Veterinary Medicine
28Veterinary Microbiology
29Veterinary Parasitology
30Veterinary Pathology
31Veterinary Pharmacology
32Veterinary Public Health
33Veterinary Surgery
35Fisheries Resources Management
36Fish Processing Technology
37Fish Nutrition
38Fish Health
39Fish Genetics and Breeding
40Agriculture Chemicals
41Agriculture Meteorology
44Environmental Science
45Soil Science
46Agricultural Business Management
47Agricultural Economics
48Agricultural Extension
49Agricultural Statistics
50Home Science
51Farm Machinery and Power
52Computer Application and IT
53Land and Water
Management Engineering
55Food Technology
56Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering
57Veterinary Anatomy

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ASRB ARS NET 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for ASRB NET 2018, An applicant must be either:-

  • A citizen of India, or
  • Citizen of Bhutan, or
  • Citizen of Nepal, or
  • A Tibetan refugee, or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire, Malawi, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the purpose of permanently settling in India.

Educational Qualification for ASRB NET Exam:

For both ARS and NET:

  • Candidates who are going to apply must hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent in the concerned discipline with specialization completed on or before, May 2018
  • Candidates who have possessed their Master’s degree from a foreign University, they must attach a certificate of equivalence and recognition of that degree issued by the University Grants Commission or Government of India.

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ASRB ARS NET 2018 Age Limits:

For ARS:

  • Age of the candidates must be more than 21 years but less than 32 years as on 01.01.2018.

For NET (I):

Age of candidates should not be less than 21 years as on 01.01.2018. There is no upper age limit for the National Eligibility Test.

Age relaxation is given to the various categories as per norms of Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board as:

CategoryAge relaxation (Upto a maximum of)
SC or ST5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer)3 years
Divyang candidates10 years
Ph.D. degree holder (for ARS)3 years
Ph.D. degree holder in case
SC/ST/OBC/ Divyang (for ARS)
3 years
Candidates who belongs to Jammu &
Kashmir during the period from the
1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989
5 years
Other bonafide displaced persons/
Defence Services Personnel/ repatriates
of Indian origin / Border Security Force Personnel etc
As per the current instructions
of the Govt of India on the subject

Number Of Attempts for ASRB ARS NET 2018:

For ARSThe number of attempts for appearing in the ARS Examination
will be limited to 6.Candidates belonging to SC and ST category are exempted from such condition.However, the number of attempts for OBC category will be restricted to 9.
For NET 2018There will be no any provision of the number of attempts for appearing in NET 2018.

Get here>> ASRB ARS NET Notification PDF

ASRB ARS NET 2018 Application Fee:

Candidates applying for the National Eligibility Test-I need to pay the application/processing fee as mentioned below for NET 1 Exam:

S.No.CategoryFee payable
for NET 2018
payable for ARS
Fee payable
for ASRB and ARS 2018
1.General/ Unreserved (UR)Rs. 1000/-Rs 500/-Rs. 1500/-
2.Other Backward Class (OBC)Rs. 500/-Rs 500/-Rs. 1000/-
3.Schedule Caste (SC)/Schedule Tribes (ST)/Divyang/WomenRs. 250/-nilRs. 250/-

Mode of Payment:

Candidates have to pay the ASRB ARS NET 2018 application fee through online mode using Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking from any Bank or Through Challan.

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ASRB NET Selection Process:

Selection of the candidates for ASRB ARS NET 2018 will be done on basis of their performance in Preliminary, Mains Examination and Viva-Voce.

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ASRB ARS Examination Pattern:

According to the ASRB NET Exam Pattern, ARS and NET Exam will be held in online mode. The questions of the Examination will be asked Hindi and English languages. The pattern of both the examination is different. The ASRB NET 2018 examination scheme and ASRB NET Syllabus Subject Wise has been mentioned below:

Exam Pattern for ARS 2018 (Preliminary):

Number of PaperSingle paper
Duration of the exam2 hours
Total marks150 Marks
Type of QuestionsObjective type multiple choice questions (MCQs)
Negative Marking-1/3 marks for each wrong response

Exam Pattern for ARS 2018 (Mains Exam):

Duration of the exam3 hours
Total marks240 Marks
SectionsThree i.e. Part A (40 Questions ), Part B- (20 Questions), Part C (6 essay type questions)

Exam Pattern for NET 2018:

Total number of Questions150
Type of QuestionsObjective Type Questions
Duration2 hours
Total Marks Allotted150 Marks
Marking scheme+1 mark for each correct answer
Negative marking-1/3 marks for each wrong response

Previous Year Statistics:

ParticularsYear 2017Year 2016
Number of Candidates Registered4293721740
Number of Candidates Appeared3112716011
Total Number of Candidates Passed69872563

Along with ASRB NET Exam pattern, it is also important for candidates to know the exact ASRB NET Syllabus. The ASRB NET Exam Syllabus will help candidates getting knowledge about the contents important from examination point of view.

ASRB NET Syllabus 2018:

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

While preparing for ASRB NET Exam candidates are advised to go through the ASRB NET Previous Yaer question papers also. With the help of ASRB NET Question papers candidates will get detailed knowledge regarding the level of examination they are going to face.

ASRB ARS Exam Centres:


The list of examination center for ASRB NET 2018 is given below:

Name of the centreCentre
Directorate of Medicinal &
Aromatic Plants Research
National Institute of Animal
Nutrition & Physiology
ICAR Research Complex for
NEH Region
03Barapani (Shillong)Meghalaya
Indian Veterinary Research
04BareillyUttar Pradesh
Central Inland Fisheries
Research Institute
05BarrackporeWest Bengal
Central Institute of
Agricultural Engineering
06BhopalMadhya Pradesh
Central Institute of
Freshwater Aquaculture
Tamil Nadu Veterinary &
Animal Sciences University
08ChennaiTamil Nadu
Central Marine Fisheries
Research Institute
Indian Institute of Soil &
Water Conservation
Indian Agricultural Research
National Academy of
Agricultural Research
Sher-e-Kashmir University
Agricultural Sciences &
Technology of Jammu
13JammuJammu &
Central Arid Zone Research
National Dairy Research
Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research16LucknowUttar Pradesh
Central Institute of Post
Harvest Engineering &
Central Institute of Fisheries Education18MumbaiMaharashtra
Central Institute for
Cotton Research
ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region20PatnaBihar
Central Island Agricultural Research Institute21Port BlairAndaman &
Nicobar Islands
Central Potato Research
Central Institute of
Temperate Horticulture
23SrinagarJammu &

 Examination Centre for ARS (MAINS) Examination

Centre codeCentre of Examination

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How to apply for ASRB ARS NET–I Exam 2018?

  • First of all, candidates need to visit to the official website of the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board that is
  • Go to the “Notification for ARS and NET (I) Examination” and press on the “Online application for ARS & NET (I) Examination” link
  • Fill Online Application Form including all the required details correctly in prescribed manner.
  • Upload the scanned copies of documents and certificates along with the application form.
  • At last, submit the application form and take a print out of it.

Significant details /information / documents While Filling Form:

  • Name
  • Father’s name
  • Complete Address for Correspondence
  • Complete Permanent Address
  • Matriculation (or) Equivalent Certificate
  • Master’s Degree Certificate/Provisional Degree Certificate/Transcript/ Marksheets
  • Doctorate Degree Certificate/Provisional Degree Certificate/ Transcript/ Marksheet
  • Center opted for ARS-2017 (Preliminary) Examination and NET (I) – 2018 (Please check the Examination Centers in this notification in Appendix-I).
  • Center opted for ARS-2017 (Mains) Examination (Please check the Examination centers in this notification in Appendix – II)
  • Scanned copy of recent passport size photograph taken against white background only of a maximum size of 150 KB in .jpg format only with the face covering at least 2/3rd of the total space and taken without spectacles.
  • Scanned copy of signatures taken in Black ink on a white paper only in .jpg format only. (An image can be saved in .jpg format using the MS Paint application)
  • Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking details for online payment of fee.
  • Valid and active e-mail id.

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ASRB ARS NET Admit Card:

Before at least 10 days of examination the authorities of will declare the ASRB NET Admit Card at the official web portal i.e. It is mandatory for candidates to carry their ASRB NET Hall Ticket along with them at the time of examination.

Not only admit card it is also must for contenders to carry an identification proof along with the call letter. Those contenders who will not carry the same will not be allowed to sit in the examination hall.

Get Here: ASRB Admit Card

ASRB NET Results:

ASRB NET ARS Result 2018 will probably declare in the month of May 2018. After appearing in the exam candidate may download their ASRB ARS NET Result 2018 by visiting the official portal and following the results link.

Rules for Tie-Breaker

Two or more candidates, who secured equal aggregate marks in written ARS– Mains Examination + Viva-voce, then the merit, will be decided by applying the following rules:

(a) Preference will be given to candidates who obtained more marks in the written ARS-2017 (Mains) Examination.

(b) In case of further tie, the candidate senior in age will be ranked higher

ASRG NET 2018 Cutoff:

CategoryMinimum qualifying marks
Un-reserved (UR)67.5 (45%)
OBC60.0 (40%)
SC / ST/ Divyang52.5 (35%)

Important Dates for ASRB ARS NET Notification:

ASRB NET 2018 eventsImportant Dates
Official notification will be released on24-02-2018
Online application process will be commenced from06-02-2018, 1000 HRS
Closing date to apply for ASRB NET02-03-2018, 1700 HRS
Date of ARS 2017 (Prelims) and NET (I) 2018 exam06-04-2018 to 13-04-2018
Date of ARS Mains exam24-06-2018

Final Note:

Candidates willing to get more details about ASRB ARS NET 2018 are advised to go through this Official Website Link. Dear candidates if you have any query regarding the details available here on this page about ASRB NET 2018 then you may mention your comments in below given comment box.

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5 Responses to "ASRB ARS NET 2018 Notification ASRB NET–I/Main Exam Dates, Apply Online"

  1. shivkant

    i have passed 12th from rajasthan board and diploma(computer science)from jodhpur univercity. can i appply for clerk post.

  2. nag

    what about agere laxation for reservation canddates

  3. mehraj

    there is no Application Form

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