ASRB NET Exam 2022: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

November 3, 2022

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The Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board is inviting applications for National Eligibility Test. This can also be called as ASRB NET 2021 exam. The interested candidates can check their eligibilities and other information on this page. However, we have also updated every information in a detailed manner on our other pages too. Therefore, you can check our website, here. Further, you can also check the official website of the ASRB for any updates.

ASRB NET Exam Details

The Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board has opened posts for eligible candidates. However, candidates have to clear the NET exam to avail such posts. The qualifying candidates will then be eligible for various posts under the ASRB.

Exam Details

ASRB NET exam is Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board National Eligibility Test. It is a National level examination. The ASRB NET is all India based competitive exam. It is organized to recruit candidates for entry-level posts. The exam mode will be online. There is no offline mode of the examination. The time duration used in the examination is 2 hours. The exam will be conducted in bilingual languages in English and Hindi languages. Hence, it is a bilingual examination. The ASRB NET exam is conducted once a year only, i.e. annually.

Purpose of the Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board

The exam is conducted for hiring Lecturers/Assistants Professors at State Agricultural Universities. Further, it is also applicable for seeking such posts at other Agricultural Universities. The exam is qualifying in nature, it only needs little preparation to clear. For more information, you can call the help desk of the department. The contact is provided below. Moreover, you can also check the official website of the board.

About the Conducting Body

The conducting body of the ASRB NET exam is Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board. The Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board receives ASRB NET applications every year. It is also known as ICAR NET (Indian Agricultural Research Council NET). This exam is administered to recruit Lecturers / Assistant Professors at State Agricultural Universities. It also offers such posts at other Agricultural Colleges/Universities too. ICAR is an organization under Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Government of India.          The main aim of the body is to form a nation in the procurement of grains, milk, etc. The exam is the first port to enter the Indian Council of Agricultural Research service.

ASRB NET 2021: Highlights

Exam’s NameThe Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board National Eligibility Test (ASRB NET)
The Conducting BoardAgricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB)
Name of the postsARS & STO
Exam statusNational Level
Total no. of posts287
Frequency of examAnnually
Job LocationsAll over India.
Exam ModeOnline mode
Result ModeOnline
Exam duration2 hours or 120 minutes.
Exam LanguageBilingual languages- English & Hindi.
Application FeesUnreserved Category or UR- Rs. 1000. Other Backward Classes or OBC- Rs. 500.   Scheduled Caste or SC- Rs.250 Scheduled Tribe or ST- Rs. 250
Application ModeOnline mode
Purpose of ExamThe exam is conducted for recruitment of Lecturers/Assistants. They will be recruited at State Agricultural Universities & other Agricultural Universities, too.
Exam Enquiry Number011-25840251
Official website of the conducting

ASRB NET Vacancies

The ASRB NET 2021 has come up with numerous vacancies for eligible candidates. ASRB NET will provide vacancies to the ARS and STO posts under ASRB. ARS is Agricultural Research Service while STO is Senior Technical Officer. The board issued the ASRB NET 2021 notice to fill the vacancy of the organization’s 287 ARS and STO posts. For further information about ASRB NET 2021 manpower requirements, check below. A total of 287 vacancies are filled in the ASRB NET 2021 exam. The number of vacancies for each of the posts is given below:

Post NameNumber of Vacancies
ASRB NET ARS-2021222
Total posts287

STO Vacancies

A total of 65 STO (T6) vacant seats will be filled by the ASRB NET exam 2021. Following are the number of institute-wise vacant seats of STO.

Institute Name & LocationPost NameVacanciesNET Norms
CIAE, Bhopal  Farm/Field Technician1IT & Computer Applications (Code No. 52)
CIRB Sub Campus, NabhaFarm/Field Technician1Gynecology & Animal Reproduction (Code No. 20)
CIAE, BhopalWorkshop Technician1Farm Machinery and Power (Code No. 51)
CIRB, HisarFarm/Field Technician1Gynecology  & Animal Reproduction (Code No. 20)
CIRB, HisarFarm/Field Technician1Veterinary Medicine (Code No. 27)
CIRB Sub Campus, NabhaFarm/Field Technician  1Veterinary Medicine (Code No. 27)
CIRB Sub Campus, NabhaField/ Farm Technician1Agronomy (Code No. 43)
CIRG MakhdoomField/ Farm Technician1Veterinary Medicine (Code No. 27)
CSWRI Arid Region Campus, BikanerField/ Farm Technician1Veterinary Medicine (Code No. 27)
CPRI Regional Station ModipuramField/ Farm Technician1Vegetable Science (Code No. 14)
CIFT Regional Centre, VisakhapatnamLaboratory Technician1Fish Processing Technology (Code No. 36)
CITH Regional Station, West Kameng, Dirang, (Arunachal Pradesh)Field/ Farm Technician1Fruit Science (Code No. 12)
CPRI ShimlaLaboratory Technician1Computer Applications & IT (Code No. 52)
CSSRI KarnalField/ Farm Technician1Agronomy (Code No. 43)
CAZRI JodhpurField/ Farm Technician1Fruit Science (Code No. 12)
CAZRI JodhpurField/ Farm Technician1Agronomy (Code No. 43)
CAZRI Regional Centre BikanerField/ Farm Technician1Agronomy (Code No. 43)
CAFRI JhansiField/ Farm Technician1Agroforestry (Code No. 42)
DPR, HyderabadField/ Farm Technician1Veterinary Pathology (Code No. 30)
IASRI, New DelhiLaboratory Technician1Computer Applications & IT (Code No. 52)
IVRI, IzatnagarLaboratory Technician1Veterinary Microbiology (Code No. 28)
IVRI, IzatnagarLaboratory Technician1Animal Biochemistry (Code No. 15)
IVRI, IzatnagarField/ Farm Technician2Agronomy (Code No. 43)
IVRI, IzatnagarLaboratory Technician1Animal Biotechnology (Code No. 16)
IVRI, IzatnagarField/ Farm Technician1Farm Machinery and Power (Code No. 51)
IGFRI JhansiField/ Farm Technician1Veterinary Medicine (Code No. 27)
IARI Regional Station Samastipur, Pusa, BiharField/ Farm Technician1Plant Pathology (Code No. 8)
IGFRI JhansiField/ Farm Technician  1Genetics & Plant Breeding (Code No. 5)
IISS MauLaboratory Technician1Seed Science & Technology (Code No. 10)
IARI New DelhiLaboratory Technician1Bioinformatics (Code No. 54)
IISR KozhikodeField/ Farm Technician1Spices, Plantation & Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (Code No. 13)
IIHR BengaluruField/ Farm Technician1Floriculture & Landscaping (Code No. 11)
IISWC Regional Station KotaField/ Farm Technician1Fruit Science (Code No. 12)
IIFSR ModipuramField/ Farm Technician1Agronomy (Code No. 43)
IIHR BengaluruField/ Farm Technician1Fruit Science (Code No. 12)
IISWC DehradunField/ Farm Technician1Soil Sciences (Code No. 45)
IISWC DehradunField/ Farm Technician1Agronomy (Code No. 43)
IIFSR ModipuramLaboratory Technician1Computer Applications & IT (Code No. 52)
ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Regional Centre, Lembucherra, TripuraField/ Farm Technician1Animal Reproduction & Gynaecology (Code No. 20)
ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Regional Centre, Kolasib, MizoramField/ Farm Technician1Genetics & Plant Breeding (Code No. 5)
ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, UmiamField/ Farm Technician1Agronomy (Code No. 43)
NAARM, HyderabadField/ Farm Technician1Agronomy (Code No. 43)
NRC Yak, DirangField/ Farm Technician1Agronomy (Code No. 43)
NRC Yak, DirangField/ Farm Technician1Livestock Production Management (Code No. 25)
NDRI Karnal  Field/ Farm Technician1Animal Reproduction & Gynaecology (Code No. 20)
NDRI Regional Centre BengaluruLaboratory Technician1Dairy Chemistry (Code No. 21)
NDRI KarnalLaboratory Technician1Computer Applications & IT (Code No. 52)
NDRI Regional Centre BengaluruLaboratory Technician1Animal Biochemistry (Code No. 15)
NDRI KarnalField/ Farm Technician1Dairy Technology (Code No. 23)
NBSS&LUP NagpurField/ Farm Technician4Soil Sciences (Code No. 45)
NBSS&LUP Regional Centre BengaluruField/ Farm Technician1Soil Sciences (Code No. 45)
NBSS&LUP Regional Centre New DelhiField/ Farm Technician1Soil Sciences (Code No. 45)
NBAIM MauLaboratory Technician1Agricultural Microbiology (Code No. 3)
NRC on Litchi MuzaffarpurField/ Farm Technician1Fruit Science (Code No. 12)
NRC Camel BikanerField/ Farm Technician1Agronomy (Code No. 43)
NDRI KarnalField/ Farm Technician2Veterinary Medicine (Code No. 27)
NRC Camel BikanerField/ Farm Technician1Veterinary Medicine (Code No. 27)
NRC Mithun Porba CentreField/ Farm Technician1Livestock Production Management (Code No. 25)
NDRI KarnalField/ Farm Technician1Agronomy (Code No. 43)
Total 65 

ARS Vacancies

This notice has also declared a huge vacancy for ARS posts based on the ASRB NET exam 2021. Details of vacant seats are provided below.

DisciplinesCode NumbersTotal
Agricultural Microbiology0302
Agricultural Entomology0211
Animal Biotechnology1603
Animal Nutrition1804
Animal Biochemistry1503
Animal Genetics & Breeding1707
Animal Reproduction & Gynecology2001
Animal Physiology1904
Agricultural Chemical4001
Agricultural Economics4712
Agricultural Statistics4910
Agricultural Business Management4602
Agricultural Extension4812
Agricultural Physics5803
Agricultural Structure & Process Engineering5616
Dairy Microbiology2203
Dairy Chemistry2103
Dairy Technology2303
Environmental Science4404
Electronics & Instrumentation5905
Economic Botany & PGR0405
Fruit Science1210
Floriculture & Landscaping1106
Fish Health3801
Fish Nutrition3702
Fish Genetics & Breeding3901
Food Technology5504
Genetics & Plant Breeding0506
Livestock Production Management2504
Livestock Production Technology2402
Land & Water Management Engineering5303
Plant Pathology0810
Plant Biochemistry0704
Plant Physiology0904
Poultry Science2603
Seed Science & Technology1004
Soil Science4505
Textile Manufacture & Technology6002
Vegetable Science1406
Veterinary Parasitology2902
Veterinary Medicine2702
Veterinary Surgery3301
Veterinary Microbiology2803
Agricultural Meteorology4102

ASRB NET Exam Eligibility Criteria

It is very important to check your eligibility score before applying for the ASRB NET exam. Here, we provide complete details on the ASRB NET eligibility criteria. Candidates must have the required educational qualifications. Furthermore, he/she must also meet the age criteria to apply for the ASRB exam.

Eligibility Criteria for Nationality

To apply for the ASRB National Eligibility Test, candidates must be either:

  • Citizens of India.
  • Or citizens of Nepal. Or
  • Citizens of Bhutan.
  • Moreover, Tibetan refugees, who arrived before January 1, 1962.

Eligibility Criteria for Age Limits

Candidates applying for the ASRB 2021 exam must meet the age criteria in the official notice. The age standards are as follows:

  • Candidates applying for STO positions must be 21 years old and under 35 years old, by April 25, 2021.
  • ICAR employees have no age limit.
  • Candidates of the reserved category are provided a relaxation of the upper age limit

Eligibility Criteria for Educational Qualifications

Candidates must have a master’s degree certificate on or before September 19, 2021. He/she can also have an equivalent certificate in a relevant subject.  

ASRB NET Exam Notification & Dates

The Agriculture Scientists Recruitment Board National Eligibility Test has released its notification 2021. You can check here on our website or further you can follow the official website of the board. However, we have provided the notification and other important dates below.


The ASRB NET notice was issued on March 30, 2021. The ASRB NET application process has begun on April 5, 2021. The deadline for submitting the ASRB NET 2021 application form is May 10, 2021. On May 29, 2021, the organizer issued a notice regarding the postponement of exams. This was due to the Covid-19 impact. It is now scheduled from August 23 – Sept. 19, 2021.

Important Dates

The following are the 2021 ASRB NET exam dates and other important exam dates:

ASRB NET EventsASRB NET Exam Dates
The ASRB NET Official AnnouncementMarch 30, 2021
Online Application starts fromApril 05, 2021
Last Date for the Online ApplicationMay 10, 2021
Release Date of Admit CardAugust 10, 2021
ICAR NET/ ASRB NET 2021, ARS 2021 (Prelims),  STO (T6) Exam DateAugust 23 to August 27, 2021.
ASRB NET 2021 (Mains)September 19.
ICAR NET 2021 date of Results AnnouncementYet to notify.

ASRB NET Exam Application Process

After going through the eligibility criteria, candidates can apply for their desired posts. But, the interested candidates must apply for the ASRB NET exam through online mode only. There is no offline mode for the application process. The candidates must complete the application form provided on the official website. However, you can check the process of the online application below.

How to Apply?

  • Step 1: Visit ASRB official website, here-
  • Step 2: Under important announcements, find the ASRB exam application link and click on it.
  • Step 3: Click New Registration and complete here the registration process.
  • Step 4: Then you can receive the registration number and the password in your registered email id.
  • Step 5: Log in with your credentials and click Apply Now.
  • Step 6: Fill out your application form and continue uploading files.
  • Step 7: Upload all the required good-quality documents and submit them.
  • Step 8:Continue with the application fee payment process. Pay your application fee online through any of the options provided.
  • Step 9: After successfully paying the fee, keep the soft copy of the application form. Also, keep the fee payment receipt for future references.

Application Fee

The applicants must pay an application fee to complete the application process. The application fees of ASRB NET 2021 for various classes are provided below:

CategoriesApplication Fee
Un-Reserved Category (UR)Rs.1000
Economically Weak Sections (EWS)Rs.500/-
Other Backward Classes (OBC)Rs.500/-
Women from SC/ ST/ PwBD.Rs.250

Exam Admit Card

The ASRB NET admits card is published on the official portal before the ASRB NET exam. Aspirants who have applied for the ASRB NET exam can now download their admit cards. To download the admit cards from the official website candidates need login credentials.

Importance of Admit Card

The admit card is an important document that candidates carry with them when they are in the exam room. Candidates without an admit card cannot enter the exam room. Therefore, they need to download it as soon as possible. Further, for your convenience, we have provided the download process of the admit card. Here you go: 

Downloading Process of Admit Card

The eligible candidates can download their admit cards by following the below process.

Step 1: Visit ASRB official website, here-

Step 2: Under the important announcement, find the link to the ASRB admit card and click on it.

Step 3: Enter your registration ID and the password.

Step 4: Your ASRB NET 2021 admit card will appear on your screen. Download it for future use.

ASRB NET Exam Syllabus

The candidates who have checked their eligibility criteria can start their preparation now. The ASRB NET exam is applicable to a wide range of subjects. The following details provide some popular choices of the subject syllabus. However, students can also check the ASRB official website for more points on the study plan.

Agricultural Biotechnology

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

Forticulture & Landscaping

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

Dairy Chemistry

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

Veterinary Pharmacology

  • Unit 1: The General Pharmacology
  • Unit 2: Drug Action on the Central Nervous System
  • Unit 3: Drugs action on the Humeral & the 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 the Uro-genital system
  • Unit 7: The Endocrine Pharmacology
  • Unit 8: The Autacoids
  • Unit 9: The Chemotherapy
  • Unit 10: The Toxicology
  • Unit 11: The Ecotoxicology
  • Unit 12: The Miscellaneous topics

 Agricultural Meteorology

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

Farm Machinery & Power

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

Veterinary Anatomy

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

ASRB NET Exam Pattern

The ASRB NET exam is done in online mode. Looking at the ASRB NET exam pattern, it is obvious that candidates must answer a total of 150 questions. They have to cover all the questions in 120 minutes. Each question will be of 1 mark score. The exam contains a negative scoring system too. 1/3 points will be cut for each wrong answer.

The Question Paper

The questions will be from the subjects only a candidate has applied for. ASRB has designated the ASRB NET syllabus for each subject. The question paper level is of master’s degree. The question papers are available in two languages- English and Hindi. If any discrepancy in any question paper, the English language will be given priority.

Exam Result

After the exam is completed, ICAR will announce the results of the ASRB NET 2021 exam. They will soon publish the result on its website. The organization will announce candidates’ marks and minimum cut-off marks too. These are made to meet different types of exam qualifications. After the results are announced, candidates can check it on the official website or Moreover, the candidates can also keep tuning to our website too, for the latest updates. 

Selection Procedure

The selection procedure of the ASRB NET 2021 exam will be based on the merit of the candidates. To get selected the candidates need to clear the Prelims exam first. Then the qualified candidates of the Prelims have to pass out the Mains exam. Afterward, the candidates will be shortlisted based on secured marks in the examination.

Salary Structure

Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board will soon announce the salary structure of posts. Further, they’ll publish it on their official website. However, the candidates are asked to keep checking our website too for such updates. We bring such updates as soon as they get released. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Q1. When will ASRB NET 2021 take place?

A: ASRB will conduct ASRB NET2021, ARS 2021, and STO (T6) exams from August 23 to August 27, 2021. Due to the second wave of COVID19, ASRB NET 2021 has been postponed nationwide.

Q2. How many times can a person apply for ASRB NET or ICAR NET 2021?

A: There is no such restriction, you can request it multiple times.

Q3. What is the upper age limit for ASRB NET 2021?

A: ASRB NET 2021 has no upper age limit. The minimum age is 21, calculated as of July 1, 2021.

Q4: What is the qualified percentage of candidates in the reserved category on ASRB NET?

A: Candidates in the OBC category must score 45% on ASRB NET. But, candidates in the SC/ST/physically handicapped category, must score 40% on ASRB NET.

Q5: How will I get an ASRB ICAR NET certificate?

A: After passing the exam, candidates will be notified of the issuance of the ICAR NET certificate. However, in case of delay qualified candidates can contact ASRB.

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