Agricultural Research Service National Eligibility Test Examination-2012.

Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will hold a competitive ARS/NET Examination – 2011 as per the following scheme where two separate examinations will be held as

( I) Prelim – ARS / NET Examination – 2011 and

(II) ARS – Main Examination – 2011.

Both the aforesaid examinations will be conducted on 12.02.2012.

NET is a qualifying examination for determining eligibility for Lecturer / Assistant Professor in the State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and other Agricultural Universities (AUs). NET Certificates will be issued to the candidates by the A.S.R.B. after the screening of the eligibility of the provisionally qualified candidates to enable them to apply against vacancies to be notified or advertised by the State Agricultural Universities. SAUs/AUs will consider their eligibility through interview or any such other tests as devised for recruitment of Lecturers or Assistant Professors.


For Prelim – ARS/NET Examination:
A candidate must possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in the concerned subject with
specialization as defined in Annexure-II, on or before 1st August, 2011.
For ARS – Main Examination:
A candidate must posses a Master’s degree or equivalent in the concerned subject with
specialization as defined in Annexure-III, on or before 1st August, 2011.


The candidates seeking admission to ARS/NET Examination must pay to the Board a fee of Rs. 1,000/- (Rs. One thousand only) through a Crossed Bank Draft only, valid for six
months from the date of issue, drawn in favour of Secretary, A.S.R.B. and payable at New

Exam Pattern:

For Prelim – ARS / NET Examination

There will one question paper of 2 ½ (Two and half) hours duration consisting of 200
objective type multiple choice questions. Each question carries one mark. Out of 200 questions 50 questions shall be of General Knowledge derived from the relevant broad seven main groups of Agriculture & Allied Sciences as indicated in Annexure – II.

For ARS – Main Examination

(answer books for only those candidates who pass the Prelim ARS/NET Examination will be evaluated)
There will be one paper of 240 marks with 3 (Three) hour’s duration and the questions
from each discipline will be subjective with expectations of descriptive answers. The ARS –
Main Examination shall be conducted in the disciplines mentioned in Annexure – III.
C). Viva – Voce examination will carry 60 marks.

How To Apply:

A candidate seeking admission to the Examination must apply to the Secretary, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 on the application form available on ICAR Website

Download Application form click here

Last Date:

The completed application form must reach the Secretary, Agricultural Scientists
Recruitment Board, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-I, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 by post or
delivered in person on or before 31.10.2011.

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