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ASRB NET 2022: Notification, Exam Date, Application, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board National Eligibility Test abbreviated as ASRB NET is also popularly known as ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) NET. ASRB/ ICAR National Eligibility Test is a national level examination that is held to test the eligibility of candidates to become an Assistant Professor/ Lecturer in State or National Agricultural Universities. This exam is conducted by the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB).

All the interested and eligible candidates who are willing for the post of Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in state/ national level Agricultural Universities can apply for this test. If you clear this test then you will get an eligibility certificate for entry into the services of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

The application will be accepted online after the release of the official notification. To get all the latest updates candidates are advised to visit the official website of ASRB.


ASRB NET 2022 Notification

The notification of the ASRB National Eligibility Test for 2022 will be announced very soon. All the students who are waiting for this test will able to fill the application form when the ASRB NET notification will be out. Also, you can check the website of ASRB  for the latest news about the exam. Here we will also update you about the notification once it will out.


ASRB NET 2022 Overview

ParticularsDetails
Name of ExaminationAgricultural Scientists Recruitment National Eligibility Test  (ASR NET)
Also Known As Indian Council of Agricultural Research National Eligibility Test (ICAR NET)
Conducting BodyAgricultural Scientists Recruitment Board
CategoryEntrance Exam
Exam-LevelNational-level
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExaminationOnline
Date of ExaminationTo be notified soon
Total Questions150
Total Marks150
Official Websiteasrb.org.in
Helpline011-25840251

ASRB NET 2022 Important Dates

Eligible;e and interested candidates can check out all the important dates related to the ASRB/ ICAR National Eligibility Test as mentioned below.

EventsImportant Dates (Tentative)
 Notification will release on4th week of October 2022
The online application process starts from2nd week of November 2022
Last date to apply4th week of November 2022
Releasing date of Admit Card2 weeks prior to the exam
ICAR/ ASRB NET Exam Date4th week of December 2022
 Declaration of ResultTo be announced
Eligibility certificate will be issued onTo be announced

ASRB NET 2022 Application Process

All the candidates who want to become a Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in Agricultural Universities can apply for this exam. The application/ registration procedure will be started just after the commencement of official notification of ASRB/ ICAR NET. While filling the application form candidates have to take care of the following important points otherwise their application will be rejected by the official of the exam recruitment board.

  • To fill the application form visit the official webpage only i.e. asrb.org.in.
  • Now read all the instructions carefully and follow them while filling the application form.
  • Fill in all the required details in the specified fields for the further process of registration.
  • After completing the registration process, candidates have to fill the application form with all the required details.
  • Now after filling the application form, candidates have to submit the form by uploading the photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  • In the last stage, they have to pay the required application fee according to their category.
  • Now take a print out of the duly filled application form and fee receipt for future reference.

Application Fee

Category Application Fee
UnreservedRs. 1000/-
OBCRs. 500/-
SC/STRs. 250/-

ASRB NET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form of ASRB/ICAR NET, candidates are advised to check all the eligibility criteria which are required to fill the application form. Here we have mentioned some basic eligibility criteria that are needed to apply.

Educational Qualification The applicants should have acquired a Post Graduate Degree from the recognized university in the concerned subject.
Age LimitThe Minimum age of the applicants should be 21 years to apply for this exam.
Citizenship
  • The applicant should have the nationality of India/Bhutan/Nepal.
  • The certificate of Eligibility from the Government of India is needed for those applicants who have citizenship of Tibetan/ East Africa origin.

ASRB NET 2022 Exam Pattern

Applicants who are going to appear for ASRB/ ICAR NET should have a detailed knowledge of the Exam Pattern because it plays an important role. Here are details of the ASRB/ICAR NET for the 2022 exam.

ParticularDetails
Exam ModeOnline i.e. CBT
Total no. of Questions 150 Questions
Type of QuestionsMCQs i.e. Multiple Choice Questions
Total Marks150 marks
Language of the testBilingual i.e. Hindi and English
Exam Duration02 hours
Marking Scheme +1 mark will be given for every correct answer
Negative Marking 1/3 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

ASRB NET 2022 Exam Syllabus

The ASRB/ ICAR NET for 2022 will be held in various disciplines. The exam paper will be conducted for 57 different subjects. Interested and eligible applicants have the right to choose the desired subject in which they have appeared for their Master’s Degree. The list of all the 57 subjects and their subject code has been given in the table as shown below.

Code NumberName of the DisciplineCode NumberName of the Discipline
1Agricultural Biotechnology31Veterinary Pharmacology
2Agricultural Entomology32Veterinary Public Health
3Agricultural Microbiology33Veterinary Surgery
4Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources34Aquaculture
5Genetics & Plant Breeding35Fisheries Resource Management
6Nematology36Fish Processing Technology
7Plant Biochemistry37Fish Nutrition
8Plant Pathology38Fish Health
9Plant Physiology39Fish Genetics & Breeding
10Seed Science & Technology40Agricultural Chemicals
11Floriculture & Landscaping41Agricultural Meteorology
12Fruit Science42Agroforestry
13Spices, Plantation & Medicinal & Aromatic Plants43Agronomy
14Vegetable Science44Environmental Science
15Animal Biochemistry45Soil Sciences
16Animal Biotechnology46Agricultural Business Management
17Animal Genetics & Breeding47Agricultural Economics
18Animal Nutrition48Agricultural Extension
19Animal Physiology49Agricultural Statistics
20Animal Reproduction & Gynaecology50Home Science
21Dairy Chemistry51Farm Machinery & Power
22Dairy Microbiology52Computer Applications & IT
23Dairy Technology53Land & Water Management Engineering
24Livestock Product Technology54Bioinformatics
25Livestock Production Management55Food Technology
26Poultry Science56Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering
27Veterinary Medicine57Veterinary Anatomy
(only for NET)
28Veterinary Microbiology  
29Veterinary Parasitology  
30Veterinary Pathology  
Code NumberName of the DisciplineCode NumberName of the Discipline
1Agricultural Biotechnology31Veterinary Pharmacology
2Agricultural Entomology32Veterinary Public Health
3Agricultural Microbiology33Veterinary Surgery
4Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources34Aquaculture
5Genetics & Plant Breeding35Fisheries Resource Management
6Nematology36Fish Processing Technology
7Plant Biochemistry37Fish Nutrition
8Plant Pathology38Fish Health
9Plant Physiology39Fish Genetics & Breeding
10Seed Science & Technology40Agricultural Chemicals
11Floriculture & Landscaping41Agricultural Meteorology
12Fruit Science42Agroforestry
13Spices, Plantation & Medicinal & Aromatic Plants43Agronomy
14Vegetable Science44Environmental Science
15Animal Biochemistry45Soil Sciences
16Animal Biotechnology46Agricultural Business Management
17Animal Genetics & Breeding47Agricultural Economics
18Animal Nutrition48Agricultural Extension
19Animal Physiology49Agricultural Statistics
20Animal Reproduction & Gynaecology50Home Science
21Dairy Chemistry51Farm Machinery & Power
22Dairy Microbiology52Computer Applications & IT
23Dairy Technology53Land & Water Management Engineering
24Livestock Product Technology54Bioinformatics
25Livestock Production Management55Food Technology
26Poultry Science56Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering
27Veterinary Medicine57Veterinary Anatomy
(only for NET)
28Veterinary Microbiology  
29Veterinary Parasitology  
30Veterinary Pathology  

Among all the 57 subjects, here we have given the Unit-wise syllabus of some subjects which are shown below. For the detailed syllabus, students can check out the official website.

Genetics and Bio-Engineering:

  • Unit 1: General Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Unit 2: Economics Botany and Plant Breeding Methods
  • Unit 3: Genome Organization and Cytogenetics of Crop Plants
  • Unit 4: Quantitative and Biometrical Genetics
  • Unit 5: Genetic Engineering and Biotechnological Tools in Plant Breeding
  • Unit 6: Plant Breeding of Stress Resistance and Nutritional Quality
  • Unit 7: Plant Genetic Resources and Their Regulatory System; Varietal Release and Seed Production
  • Unit 8: Statistical Methods and Field Plot Techniques

Agricultural Biotechnology:

  • Unit 1: Cell Structure and Function
  • Unit 2: Biomolecules and Metabolism
  • Unit 3: Enzymology
  • Unit 4: Molecular Genetics
  • Unit 5: Gene Expressions
  • Unit 6: Molecular Biology Techniques
  • Unit 7: Gene Cloning
  • Unit 8: Molecular Biology
  • Unit 9: Plant Molecular Biology
  • Unit 10: Tissue Culture
  • Unit 11: Plant Genetic Engineering
  • Unit 12: Molecular Markers and Genomics

Floriculture and Landscaping:

  • Unit 1: Breeding
  • Unit 2: Production technology of cut flowers
  • Unit 3: Production technology of loose flowers
  • Unit 4: Landscaping
  • Unit 5: Protected floriculture
  • Unit 6: Value Addition
  • Unit 7: Turfing and Turf Management
  • Unit 8: Computer-aided designing for outdoor and indoorscaping

Veterinary Anatomy:

  • Unit 1: Gross Anatomy
  • Unit 2: Digestive, Respiratory and Uro-genital System in fowl
  • Unit 3: Microanatomy
  • Unit 4: Developmental Anatomy

Veterinary Pharmacology:

  • Unit 1: General Pharmacology
  • Unit 2: Drug Action on Central Nervous System
  • Unit 3: Drugs acting on Humoral and Autonomic Nervous System
  • Unit 4: Drugs action on Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
  • Unit 5: Drugs acting on the Digestive System
  • Unit 6: Drugs action on Uro-genital system
  • Unit 7: Endocrine Pharmacology
  • Unit 8: Autacoids
  • Unit 9: Chemotherapy
  • Unit 10: Toxicology
  • Unit 11: Ecotoxicology
  • Unit 12: Miscellaneous topics

Dairy Chemistry:

  • Unit 1: Milk Constituents
  • Unit 2: Levels, distribution, and isolation of genetic polymorphism
  • Unit 3: Milk lipids
  • Unit 4: Milk adulteration and detection methods
  • Unit 5: Cream and size of the distribution
  • Unit 6: Heat stability of milk as affected by various constituents and additives.
  • Unit 7: Cheese: composition and varietal differences
  • Unit 8: Definition of quality, quality control, and assurance
  • Unit 9: Spectroscopy

Agricultural Meteorology:

  • Unit 1: General Meteorology
  • Unit 2: General Climatology
  • Unit 3: Agricultural Climatology
  • Unit 4: Micro Meteorology
  • Unit 5: Evapotranspiration
  • Unit 6: Crop Weather Modelling
  • Unit 7: Weather Forecasting for Agriculture

Farm Machinery and Power:

  • Unit 1: Farm Mechanization and Equipment
  • Unit 2: Farm Machinery Design
  • Unit 3: Farm Machinery Testing, Evaluation and Management
  • Unit 4: Engines and Tractor Systems
  • Unit 5: Ergonomics and Safety
  • Unit 6: Soil Dynamics in Tillage and Traction
  • Unit 7: Energy in Agriculture
  • Unit 8: Manufacturing Technology
  • Unit 9: Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques

Note: To download the detailed syllabus in all the disciplines, refer to the official website i.e. asrb.org.in.


ASRB NET 2022 Admit Card

All those applicants who have successfully filled the application form will able to download the admit card prior to 15 days of examination. The admit card will be issued online and will be downloadable only from the official website.

Applicants should have to download take a printout of it for future references as it is an important document and without it, no one will get an entry in the examination hall. They should have to carry out the admit card in the examination hall as all the details will be mentioned on it.


ASRB NET 2022 Exam Center

The exam center will be allotted to the applicants based on the preferences that they had chosen while filling the application form. The exam of ASRB/ICAR NET will be held in various different states of the country. The details of the exam centers of ASRB/ICAR NET are listed below.

StateCentre
Uttar PradeshBareilly, Lucknow, Varanasi
MeghalayaBarapani/Shillong
West BengalBarrackpore/Kolkata
KarnatakaBengaluru
OdishaBhubaneshwar
GujaratAnand/Vadodara, Rajkot
Tamil NaduChennai
UttarakhandDehradun
DelhiDelhi
AssamGuwahati
ChandigarhChandigarh/Mohali
Madhya PradeshIndore, Bhopal
Andhra PradeshVijaywada
Jammu and KashmirJammu
HaryanaKarnal
TelanganaHyderabad
MaharashtraMumbai, Nagpur
ChhattisgarhRaipur
BiharPatna
RajasthanJaipur
PunjabLudhiana
Himachal PradeshShimla
Andaman & Nicobar IslandsPort Blair

ASRB NET 2022 Answer Key

The provisional answer key of ASRB/ICAR NET will be released after a few days of examination on the official website for those who have appeared for the exam. It is instructed to the candidates to check out the answer key which will available in the pdf format.

The applicants need to match their answer with the answer key to get an idea about the approximate marks that they are going to obtain in their final result. If the candidates find a suspicious/wrong answer in the answer key then they can contact to the authority of ASRB to raise their objection against the same answer key for the particular answer. If they do so, then they have to pay the extra charge to challenge the answer key. For more details, visit the official website.


ASRB NET 2022 Result

The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board will release the final result and it will be available on the official website of ASRB. All the candidates who have appeared for the exam can check their result from the official website via online mode only.

Candidates have to open the webpage of the official website of ASRB, and then have to click on the link of the ASRB/ICAR NET 2022 result. After opening the page, enter the details such as roll no. and date of birth in the specified field. After entering the details you will be redirected to another page that will show your result/scorecard. They have to download the result and need to take a printout for future references.


ASRB NET 2022 Cut off

The minimum qualifying marks/ cut off has been set by the official of ASRB to pass the test. All those who want to crack this exam must have to obtain at least minimum qualifying marks. The details of the minimum cut-off are listed below in the table.

CategoryQualifying PercentageQualifying Marks
SC / ST / PH40%60
OBC45%67.5
Unreserved50%75

ASRB NET 2022 FAQs

What is the official website to apply for ASRB NET?

The official website to apply for ASRB NET is asrb.org.in

What is the minimum age limit required to apply for ASRB NET?

The minimum age required to apply for ASRB NET is 21 years.

What is the marking scheme of the ASRB NET paper?

Candidates will be awarded with 1 mark for every correct answer while 1/3 negative marking will be there for each incorrect answer.

Who can apply for this exam?

All those candidates who have acquired master’s degree in the specified subject can apply for this exam.

Who conducts the ASRB NET exam?

Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board is resposible to conduct this exam.

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