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

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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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Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is a common and mandatory written test for the admission to all the Post-Graduate Institutes of Symbiosis International University. However, it is only the first step. In addition, a candidate has to undergo the selection process of the desired Institute to qualify for the admission to the Post-Graduate programme of that Institute.


Graduates in any discipline from statutory University with minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates) for all the Master of Business Administration Programme, except for the Programmes which requires graduate with specific subject specializations. These specializations are mentioned on the respective institute’s website.

How To Apply:

A student aspiring to do higher studies at Symbiosis International University needs to do the following:

Stage-1: SNAP Test

  • Register online at
  • Upload a latest scanned photograph of own at the time of SNAP Online Registration.
  • Follow the instructions for payment for Test fee of Rs. 1550/- on above website.
  • Any Changes in the online application form may be made only up to the closing date of Registration i.e., Wednesday, 23 November 2011. No change is permitted after this under any circumstances.
  • All disputes between candidate and the Symbiosis Test Secretariat shall be subject to exclusive jurisdiction of Pune city and by Arbitrator only.
  • Download and print “Admit Card” through the SNAP website. [] From Tuesday, 6 December 2011 till Sunday, 18 December 2011.
  • Admit Card along with Photo Identity proof should be carried to the Test Centre at the time of test.
  • (Candidates should note that authenticated Admit Card is an important document without which the candidate will not be permitted to appear for further selection processes of the institutes. If Admit card is lost, no duplicate Admit Card will be issued. It should be preserved till admission process is over).

SNAP Score will remain valid for admission to all Post Graduate Programmes of Symbiosis International University for the academic year.

Important Dates:

Registration Closes on November 23, 2011 – Wednesday
Payment Closes on November 25, 2011 – Friday
SNAP Test 2011 December 18, 2011 – Sunday
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Announcement of Result January 12, 2012 – Thursday

Test Structure:

  • SNAP/SIMC-(MMC)/SIG (M. Sc- Geoinformatics) Test duration is 120 minutes.
  • SNAP/SIMC-(MMC)/SIG (M. Sc- Geoinformatics) Test is an objective test. Each question has 4 responses. Candidate should choose an appropriate response.
  • Candidate must use Blue or Black ball point pen only.
  • Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks.
  • SNAP Test Structure is as follows,
    SNAP Test Date : December 18 , 2011
    SNAP Test Time : 2:00 PM. To 4:00 PM.

SNAP Test Structure

Sr.No. Section Total Marks
1. General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40
2. Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40
3. General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario 40
4. Analytical & Logical Reasoning 60
Total 180

SIMC – MMC-(For Pune campus only) Details are as follow,
Test Date : December 18 , 2011
Test Time : 2:00 PM. To 4:00 PM.

Sr.No. Section Total Marks
1. General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40
2. Media & Culture 40
3. Current affairs and Contemporary issues 40
4. Analytical & Logical Reasoning 60
Total 180

SIG – M. Sc (Geoinformatics) Details are as follow,
Test Date: December 18, 2011
Test Time: 2:00 PM. To 4:00 PM.

Sr.No. Section Total Marks
1. General Studies: General Science, General Geography, Current Affairs and General Knowledge 70
2. General English: Reading Comprehension, Grammar and vocabulary 50
3. Logical Reasoning 30
Total 150

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