ASRB NET 2018 Notification ARS/NET-I Application Form, सभी Dates


Are you wants to apply for ASRB NET 2018 exam? If yes then you are on accurate place from where you can obtain all accurate information about ASRB NET 2018. Application forms with correct details are inviting by Agriculture Scientist Research Board from eligible and interested candidates for ASRB ARS/NET-I Exam. ASRB NET exam is a National Eligibility Test (NET), with the help of this test Agriculture Scientist Research Board determining eligibility for the post of Lecturer/Assistant Professor in the State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and other Agricultural Universities (AUs) in India. If candidates qualify this test, they will be eligible to apply in State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and Agricultural Universities for the post of Lecturers or Assistant Professors, anywhere in India.

In this year, Agriculture Scientist Research Board is going to conducts ARS-2017 (Preliminary) and NET (I)-2018 Examination on 06th April 2018 to 13th April 2018. Candidates who will apply for ASRB NET 2018 Exam will appear in this exam on given dates, ASRB NET exam will be held only in online mode at 23 centres across India in a staggered slot-wise examination format. ASRB ARS 2017 main examination will be conducted on 24th June 2018. Candidates must remember ARS (Preliminary) Examination marks will not be calculated in final merit of the candidates because it is only a qualifying examination. Candidates have need to appear in ARS Examination and required to take both the Preliminary and Mains Examination and viva-voce. Only those candidates will participate in main examination who qualified in preliminary examination.


One thing candidates must remember for ASRB NET 2018 Exam, only online application forms must be consider. Other mode or way of submission application forms should not be acceptable by ASRB. All the dates for application forms and exams, we have mentioned above paragraphs, so please remember them and submit your application forms before last date. Dear candidates we are suggesting you please fill your application forms with accurate details like your name, age, academic qualification etc otherwise you can face problems during examination. ASRB NET is a national level exam in India, so competition in this exam will also be high. We are suggesting you please start your preparation for ASRB NET 2018 exam till now with the help of best books or by some best coaching institutes notes. For more information like ASRB NET Notification, ASRB NET Dates, ASRB NET Application Forms, ASRB NET Eligibility Criteria, ASRB NET application fee etc please see this page till the end.

ASRB NET 2018 Eligibility Criteria


  • Candidate must be either a citizen of India/ Nepal/ Bhutan/ Tibetan refugee or
  • a person of 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 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Required Educational Qualifications

  • Applicants before participate in ASRB NET exam must also have a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in relevant discipline from any Indian University incorporated by an Act of Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institution.
  • If candidates have Master degree from a foreign University, they will attach a certificate of equivalence and recognition of that degree issued by the University Commission/ Govt. of India/ any other concerned Govt. of India/ Department or Agency.

Age Limit

  • Candidates who want to appear in ASRB ARS 2018 exam, their minimum age should be 21 years and maximum age limit is 32 years.
  • Relaxation in upper age will also be provided only to reserved category candidates.
  • 05 years of age relaxation is for SC or ST category candidates.
  • 03 years of age relaxation is for other backward classes/ Non-creamy layer candidates.
  • 10 years of age relaxation is for Divyang candidates.
  • 03 years of age relaxation is for SC/ST/OBC/ Divyang candidates who have Ph.D. degree.
  • 05 years of age relaxation is for those candidates who have Jammu & Kashmir state domicile.
  • For other classes relaxation in upper age will be applicable as per the instructions of Government of India.

Application Fee Details for ASRB NET 2018 Exam

Applicant must deposit required application fee before appear in ASRB NET 2018 exam as given below in table –

CategoryARS-2017 OnlyFor NET (I)-2018
General (Unreserved)Rs. 500/-Rs. 1000/-
Other Backward Class (OBC)Rs. 500/-Rs. 500/-
Women/ Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled

Tribe (ST)/ Divyang

NIL (Exempted)Rs. 250/-

Mode of Application Fee Payment

For ASRB NET exam, candidates must deposit application fee by Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking from any Bank from 1000 hrs on 06.02.2018 till 1700 hrs on 02.03.2018. No other way is available from that you can deposit payment of ASRB NET examination fee.

ASRB NET 2018 Selection Criteria


  • For Agricultural Research Service (ARS), candidate’s selection decision will be made on the basis of Prelims, Mains and Viva Voce performance. As you know ARS (Preliminary) Exam is only a qualifying exam, candidates who will qualify ARS examination will appear in ARS Mains Examination.
  • Candidates who will crack Mains Exam and Viva Voce, they will appoint in Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) as Scientists in Agricultural Research Service (ARS).


  • On the basis of NET exam performance, candidates will be able to apply for the post of Lecturers or Assistant Professors in the SAUs/Aus.
ASRB NET 2018 Important Dates (महत्वपूर्ण तिथियां):
Official Advertisement release Date24.01.2018
ASRB NET Application Form Online Registration Starting Date06.02.2018, 1000 HRS
ASRB NET Application Forms Online Registration Last Date02.03.2018, 1700 HRS
Date of ARS 2017 (Prelims) and ASRB NET Exam06.04.2018 to 13.04.2018
ASRB ARS Exam Date24.06.2018
Procedure to Apply for ASRB NET 2018 Exam
  • First of all candidates will log on to
  • Then search ASRB net ARS 2018 Notification suitable link from website home page.
  • Read all details carefully from official notification.
  • After read all details carefully from official advertisement if candidates find to themselves eligible for ASRB NET exam, then can apply online.
  • Go Apply online Link.
  • Fill all details accurately like candidates name, age, academic qualification etc.
  • Upload educational documents/ certificates/ photograph and signature in the form if required.
  • Deposit application fee by Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking from any Bank.
  • Finally submit your application form after double check and take a hard copy print out also of it for further use in future.
Direct Resource LinkASRB NET ARS/NET-I 2018 Notification
Direct Resource Link toApply Online for ASRB NET Exam

Note – For more information of ASRB NET 2018 please visit official website.

Required Documents List for Apply ASRB NET
  • Combined Notification for ARS and NET (I)-2018 Exam
  • Name of candidate
  • Father’s name
  • Permanent Residential Address
  • Complete Address for Correspondence
  • 10th or equivalent Certificate
  • Master’s Degree Certificate/ Transcript/ Provisional Degree Certificate/Mark sheet (if any)
  • Doctorate Degree Certificate/ Transcript/ Provisional Degree Certificate/Mark sheet (if any)
  • A valid and active e-mail ID
  • Recent passport size photograph and signature scanned copy.
  • Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking for online payment of application fee.

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ASRB NET Exam Centres

Exam Centers for ARS (PRELIMINARY) and NET (I)-2018 Exam

Name of the centreCentre CodeCity
Directorate of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Research01Anand
National Institute of Animal Nutrition & Physiology02Bengaluru
ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region03Barapani (Shillong)
Indian Veterinary Research Institute04Bareilly
Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute05Barrackpore
Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering06Bhopal
Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture07Bhubaneswar
Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University08Chennai
Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute09Cochin
Indian Institute of Soil & Water Conservation10Dehradun
Indian Agricultural Research Institute11Delhi
National Academy of Agricultural Research Management12Hyderabad
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu13Jammu
Central Arid Zone Research Institute14Jodhpur
National Dairy Research Institute15Karnal
Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research16Lucknow
Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering & Technology17Ludhiana
Central Institute of Fisheries Education18Mumbai
Central Institute for Cotton Research19Nagpur
ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region20Patna
Central Island Agricultural Research Institute21Port Blair
Central Potato Research Institute22Shimla
Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture23Srinagar

Exam Centers for ASRB ARS Mains Examination 2018

Centre CodeCentre of Examination
How to Prepare for ASRB NET and ARS Exam?

Candidates who are preparing to participate in ASRB NET/ARS exam 2018, they need best preparation to crack the exam and it can you do by accurate syllabus and exam pattern. With the help of ASRB NET/ARS Syllabus and exam pattern candidates can take an idea that how will be their exam paper, which type of questions will be asked in exam, how many time will be provided to solve the question paper, what will be the exam marking scheme etc? Syllabus and exam pattern of ASRB NET exam is given under –

ASRB NET Exam Pattern
  • Candidates ARS (Preliminary) and NET (1) 2018 exam will be conducted only in online mode.
  • ARS Mains Examination will be conducted in offline mode means paper and pen mode.
  • Medium of exam will be in two languages “Hindi and English”.

Exam Pattern for ARS (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

Required Minimum Marks Details to qualify in ARS (Preliminary) Exam

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

Exam Pattern for ARS (Mains exam)

Number of PaperSingle paper
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)

NET 2018 Exam Pattern

Number of Paper1
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
ICAR NET Syllabus 2018 Complete Details

ICAR NET Syllabus for Agronomy

Crop Ecology and Geography

  • Principles of crop ecology
  • Ecosystem concept and determinants of productivity of ecosystem
  • Physiological limits of crop yield and variability in relation to ecological optima
  • Crop adaptation
  • Climate shift and its ecological implication
  • Greenhouse effect
  • Agro-ecological and agro climatic regions of lndia
  • Geographical distribution of cereals, legumes, oilseeds, vegetables, fodders and forages, commercial crops, condiments and spices, medicinal and aromatic plants
  • Adverse climatic factors and crop productivity
  • Photosynthesis, respiration, net assimilation, solar energy conversion efficiency and relative water content, light intensity, water and CO2 in relation to photosynthetic rates and efficiency
  • Physiological stress in crops
  • Remote sensing
  • Spectral indices and their application in agriculture
  • Crop water stressindices and crop stress detection

Weed Management

  • Scope and principles of weed management
  • Weeds’ classification, biology, ecology and allelopathy
  • Crop weed competition, weed threshold
  • Herbicides classification, formulations, mode of action, selectivity and resistance
  • Persistence of herbicides in soils and plants
  • Application methods and equipment
  • Biological weed control, bioherbicides
  • Integrated weed management
  • Special weeds, parasitic and aquatic weeds and their management in cropped and non cropped lands
  • weed control schedules in field crops, vegetables and plantation crops
  • Role of GM crops in weed management

Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Use

  • History of soil fertility and fertilizer use
  • Concept of essentiality of plant nutrients, their critical concentrations in plants, nutrient interactions, diagnostic techniques with special emphasis on emerging deficiencies of secondary and micro-nutrients
  • Soil fertility and productivity and their indicators
  • Fertilizer materials including liquid fertilizers, their composition, mineralization, availability and reaction products in soils
  • Water solubility of phosphate fertilizers
  • Slow release fertilizers, nitrification inhibitors and their use for crop production
  • Principles and methods of fertilizer application
  • Integrated nutrient management and bio-fertilizers
  • Agronomic and physiological efficiency and recovery of applied plant nutrients
  • Criteria for determining fertilizer schedules for cropping systems direct, residual and cumulative effects
  • Fertilizer related environmental problems including ground water pollution
  • Site-specific nutrient management
  • Contamination of heavy metals in peri-urban soils and their remediation.

Dryland Agronomy

  • Concept of dryland farming; dryland farming vs rainfed farming
  • History, development, significance and constraints of dryland agriculture in India
  • Climatic classification and delineation of dryland tracts
  • Characterization of agro-climatic environments of drylands
  • Rainfall analysis and length of growing season
  • Types of drought, drought syndrome, effect on plant growth, drought resistance, drought
  • avoidance, drought management
  • Crop Planning including contingency, crop diversification, varieties, cropping systems, conservation cropping and mid-season corrections for aberrant weather conditions
  • Techniques of moisture conservation insitu to reduce evapotranspiration, runoff and to increase infiltration
  • Rain water harvesting and recycling concept, techniques and practices
  • Timelines and precision key factors for timely sowing, precision in seeding, weed control
  • Fertilizer placement, top dressing and foliar application, aqua-fertigation
  • Concept and importance of watershed management in dryland areas

ICAR NET Syllabus for Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources

Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics

  • Nomenclature, purpose, principles and systems of classification
  • Taxonomy of higher plants, floras, manuals, monographs, index, catalogues and dictionaries, herbaria
  • Concepts of biosystematics, evolution and differentiation of species
  • Biosystematic and taxonomic tools
  • Origin, evolution and biosystematics of selected crops (rice, wheat, rape seed & mustard, cotton)

Economically important plants –I

  • Origin, history, domestication, botany, genetic resource activities, cultivation, production and use of:
  • Cereals: Wheat, rice, maize, sorghum, pearl millet and minor millets.
  • Pluses: Pigeon pea, chickpea, black gram, green gram, cowpea, soybean, pea, lentil, horse gram, lab-lab bean, rice bean, winged bean, French bean, lima bean, sword bean.
  • Oilseeds: Groundnut, sesame, castor, rape seed, mustard, sunflower, safflower, niger, oil palm, coconut and linseed.

Economically important plants –II

  • Origin, distribution, cultivation, production and utilization of economic plants of following groups such as
  • Fibres: cotton, silk cotton, jute, sunnhemp, agave, flax and mesta (kenoff)
  • Sugars: sugarcane, sugarbeet, sugarpalm and sweet sorghum
  • Fodders and green manure crops: Plantation crops: coconut, cocoa, tea; root and
  • Tuber crops-: potato, sweet potato, tapioca, aroids etc.

Economically important plants –III

  • Origin, distribution, classification, production and utilization of Fruits: mango, banana, citrus, guava, grapes and other indigenous fruits
  • apple, plum, pear, peach, cashewnut and walnut
  • Vegetables: tomato, brinjal, okra, cucumber, cole crops, gourds etc.
  • Fumigatories and masticatories: tobacco, betelvine, areacanut
  • medicinal and aromatic plants: sarpagandha, belladonna, cinchona, nux-vomica, vinca, mentha and glycirrhiza, plantago etc.
  • Narcotics: cannabis, datura, gloriosa, pyrethrum and opium
  • Dye-, tannin-, gum- and resin- yielding plants
  • Plant of agro-forestory importance: multipurpose trees /shrubs, subabool, Acacia nilotica, poplar, sesbania, neem etc.
  • Non-traditional economic plants: jojoba, guayule, jatropha, carcus etc.

Biodiversity and Plant Genetic Resources (PGR)

  • Biosphere and biodiversity; plant species richness and endemism
  • Concept and importance of plant genetic resources and its increasing erosion
  • Centres of origin and diversity of crop plants, domestication, evaluation, bioprospecting
  • National and International organizations associated with PGR
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), recent issues related to access and ownership of PGR, IPR,. PBRs, farmers rights, sui-generis system etc.

Germplasm Augmentation

  • History and importance of germplasm collection, eco geographical distribution of diversity, logistics of exploration and collection, use of flora and herbaria, random and selective sampling, genepool sampling in self and cross pollinated species
  • Concept, importance and ecogeographical considerations of introduction and exchange of plant germplasm
  • Prerequisites conventions and achievements of PGR exchange

Germplasm Conservation

  • Principles and methods of conservation, in situ and ex situ methods, on – farm conservation
  • Gene banks: short-medium- and long-term conservation strategies
  • Seed physiology and seed technology in conservation
  • Seed storage behaviour (orthodox, recalcitrant), field genebanks, clonal repositories.
  • Gene bank management, gene bank standard for various crops, ISTA, AOSA, IPGRI guidelines, documentation of information in gene bank

Biotechnology in PGR

  • Plant conservation biotechnology, biotechnology in plant germplasm acquisition
  • Plant tissue culture in disease elimination, in vitro conservation and exchange
  • Cryopreservation, transgenics – exchange and biosafety issues
  • Biochemical and molecular approaches to assessing plant diversity

Plant Quarantine

  • Principles, objectives and relevance of plant quarantine
  • Regulations and plant quarantine set up in Indai
  • Economic significance of seed borne pests, pathogens and weeds
  • Detection and post entry quarantine operations, salvaging of infested/infected germplasm, domestic quarantine

Plant Quarantine: ASRB Syllabus

  • Principles, objectives and relevance of plant quarantine
  • Regulations and plant quarantine set up in Indai
  • Economic significance of seed borne pests, pathogens and weeds
  • Detection and post entry quarantine operations, salvaging of infested/infected germplasm, domestic quarantine
ASRB NET / ARS Admit Card 2018 Download

Participated candidates in ASRB NET / ARS exams can download their ASRB NET/ARS Admit card from Agriculture Scientist Research Board official website. Candidates ASRB NET admit card will publish online, candidates can get them and will appear in exam 06.04.2018 to 13.04.2018 and 24.06.2018. ASRB NET exam admit will be must for each candidate who will participate in exam without it examiner will not allow you to participate in exam.

ASRB NET/ARS Answer Key 2018

After held the examination on 06.04.2018 to 13.04.2018 and 24.06.2018, candidates can download their ASRB NET / ARS answer Key 2018 from organization official website. ASRB NET 2018 Answer Sheet downloading link will be active after held the examination successfully.

ASRB NET / ARS Result & Cut Off 2018

After held the ASRB NET and ARS examination Agriculture Scientist Research Board will release ASRB NET / ARS Result and ASRB NET / ARS Cut off Marks List via online mode which you may check out from organization official website.

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