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Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Exam 2017 in combination with NET-I - 2018

 

Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) issued ASRB ARS NET 2018 Notification and will hold a combined ARS 2017 (Preliminary) and NET (I) - 2018 Examination during 06th April 2018 to 13th April 2018 in Online mode at 23 Centres across India. The ARS 2017 (Mains) Examination will be conducted on 24th June 2018. Candidates can apply online through www.asrb.org.in from 06th February 2018 till 02nd March 2018

 

The ARS-2017 (Mains) Examination will be conducted on 24th June 2018. Candidates are advised to read the notification carefully before filling the Online Application Form
Vacancy Position for ARS Exam - 2017
Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will hold a combined ARS-2017 (Preliminary) Exam and NET-2018 for filling up the vacancies in various disciplines:
1. Agricultural Biotechnology: 06 Posts
2. Agricultural Entomology: 01 Post
3. Agricultural Microbiology: 06 Posts
4. Genetics & Plant Breeding: 18 Posts
5. Plant Biochemistry: 09 Posts
6. Plant Pathology: 08 Posts
7. Plant Physiology: 03 Posts
8. Seed Science & Technology: 02 Posts
09. Animal Biotechnology: 02 Posts
10. Animal Genetics & Breeding: 04 Posts
11. Animal Physiology: 02 Posts
12. Livestock Production Management: 04 Posts
13. Veterinary Medicine: 01 Post
14. Veterinary Pharmacology: 01 Post
15. Veterinary Public Health: 01 Post
16. Fisheries Resource Management: 06 Posts
17. Agricultural Chemicals: 05 Posts
18. Agricultural Meteorology: 01 Post
19. Agroforestry: 04 Posts
20. Agronomy: 08 Posts
21. Soil Science: 10 Posts
22. Agricultural Economics: 16 Posts
23. Agricultural Extension: 06 Posts
24. Agricultural Statistics: 09 Posts
25. Farm Machinery and Power: 09 Posts
26. Computer Application & IT: 22 Posts
27. Land and Water Management Engineering: 08 Posts
28. Bioinformatic: 11 Posts
29. Agricultural Structure & Process Engineering: 12 Posts
Total No. of Posts: 103 (UR - 103, SC - 23, ST - 21, OBC - 48, OD/HD - 10)

 

Eligibility Criteria

For Agricultural Research Service (ARS) - 2017:
The rules for the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) - 2017 Examination to be held by the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board are published for general information

Nationality:
A candidate must be either: (i) a citizen of India, or (ii) a citizen of Nepal, or (iii) a citizen of Bhutan, or (iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st (v) 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, January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India (or)
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt. of India

Age Limits:
A candidate seeking admission to the ARS Exam 2017 must have attained the age of 21 years but not have attained the age of 32 years as on 01st January 2018
In-service candidates of ICAR less than 45 years in age as on 01st January 2018 will also be eligible to appear subject to possession of prescribed qualifications
In-service candidates of the State Agricultural Universities less than 35 years in age as on 01st January 2018 will be eligible to appear for ARS subject to possession of prescribed qualifications

Upper Age Limit:
(i) Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to SC or ST
(ii) Upto a maximum of 3 years in the case of candidates belonging to OBC, who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates, i.e. Non-creamy layer
(iii) For Divyang candidates, the upper age limit will be relaxable upto a maximum of 10 years. Candidates belonging to SC/ST and OBC who are also covered under the Divyang category will be eligible for grant of cumulative age relaxation under both the categories
(iv) For ARS the upper age limit for the candidates holding PhD Degree will be 35 years. Hence, the upper age limit for SC/ST/OBC/ Divyang candidates holding PhD Degree will be relaxable by a further period of 3 years
Thus, the maximum limit for SC/ST candidates in such cases will be 40 years, for OBC candidates 38 years and for Divyang candidate 45 years. In such cases the candidates should have obtained PhD degree on or before 08th Jul 2017, which is the qualifying date for holding Master’s Degree
(v) Up to a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January 1980 to the 31st December 1989

Educational Qualifications:
A candidate for the Agricultural Research Service must hold a Master's degree or equivalent in the concerned discipline with specialization as defined in Appendix-VI completed on or before 26th June 2018 from any Indian University incorporated by an Act of Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institution established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 or he/she must have qualification from a foreign University recognized as equivalent to above by the Govt. of India
Candidates who have appeared at an examination, the passing of which would render them eligible to appear at the ARS-2017 Exam but have not been informed of the results, may apply for admission to the ARS-2017 Exam
Candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying exam may also apply. Such candidates will be admitted to the ARS-2017 Mains Examination, if otherwise eligible but their admission would be purely provisional
Candidates having Master’s Degree from a foreign University must attach a certificate of equivalence and recognition of that degree issued by the University Commission/ Govt. of India/ any other concerned Govt. of India/ Dept. or Agency

Examination for NET (I) - 2018
The rules for the National Eligibility Test (I) - 2018 Exam to be held by the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board are published for general information

Nationality:
A candidate must be either: (i) a citizen of India, or (ii) a citizen of Nepal, or (iii) a citizen of Bhutan, or (iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st (v) 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, January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt. of India

Age Limits:
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years as on 01st January 2018; there is no upper age limit for the National Eligibility Test

Educational Qualifications:
A candidate must possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in the concerned Discipline and specialization completed on or before 24th June 2018 from any Indian University incorporated by an Act of Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institution established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or he/she must have qualification from a foreign University recognized as equivalent by the Govt. of India

Number of Attempts:

For ARS-2017: The number of attempts for appearing in the Agricultural Research Service Exam will be limited to SIX for Unreserved category candidates (whether M.Sc/PhD) including the in-service candidates of ICAR; however, this restriction will not apply to SC/ST candidates who are otherwise eligible
The number of attempts for OBC category and PwD category (belonging to General/OBC category) candidates will be NINE

For NET-(I)-2018: The number of attempts for appearing in the NET will be limited to FIVE for all candidates (whether M.Sc./PhD) including the in-service candidates of ICAR; however, this restriction will not apply to SC/ST candidates, who are otherwise eligible

 

ASRB ARS 2017 Centres

The Centres where the combined Preliminary ARS-2017 and NET (I)-2018 Examination will be conducted in Online Computer Based Test (CBT) mode are mentioned in Appendix-I. The Centres where the ARS-2017 Mains Exam will be conducted in conventional Paper and Pen mode, are mentioned in Appendix-II
The Centres and date(s) of holding the Examinations as mentioned above could be changed at the discretion of ASRB. Candidates must select the centres of examination(s)carefully. No request for change of centre would be entertained

 

Application

A candidate seeking admission to the Examination must apply online in the prescribed Application Form available on the website www.asrb.org.in
A candidate must read the provisions, contained in this Notification for Combined ARS-2017 and NET (I)-2018 Examination carefully and abide by the same. A candidate must fulfil all the conditions of eligibility regarding age limits, educational qualifications, etc. prescribed for admission to the exam
Online Application Process will be opened from 1000 Hrs on 06th February 2018 till 1700 Hrs on 02nd March 2018 after which the link will automatically get disabled
Application Fee
General (UR)/Other Backward Class Candidates: For ARS-2017 - Rs.500/- only; for NET-2018 Rs.1000/- only and Both for Rs.1500/-
SC/ ST/ Divyang / Women: For NET (I) - 2018 - Rs.250/- only
Transaction charges for Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/Challan payment, as the case may be, have to be borne by the candidate

 

Important Dates

Starting Date for Submission of Application: 24th January 2018

Last Date for Submission of Application: 02nd March 2018

Period of Online Preliminary Exam for ARS-2017 combined with NET (I) - 2018: 06th April 2018 to 13th April 2018

Date of ARS - 2017 Mains Exam: 24th June 2018

 

ASRB New Delhi

Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), New Delhi - Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Krishi AnusandhanBhavan-I, Pusa, New Delhi-110012, Website www.asrb.org.in

 

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