ASRB NET 2022: Exam Dates, Registration, Fees, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results

The Agriculture Scientists Recruitment Board National Eligibility Test 2022 ( ASRB ICAR NET )

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Rupali Pruthi

Rupali PruthiAssistant Manager - Editorial

Updated on Feb 10, 2022 06:59 IST

ASRB NET 2022 notification will be released soon. Agriculture Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) is likely to release the ASRB ICAR NET notification 2022 by the end of March 2022. The notification will be available as a PDF file containing the important details related to the exam such as dates, the application process, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and result preparation criteria. The ASRB NET application process 2022 will begin after the release of notification. Candidates who look forward to appearing for the upcoming ASRB NET exam will be required to submit their applications online.

What is ASRB NET?

The Agriculture Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) conducts the ASRB NET, also known as ICAR NET (Indian Council of Agriculture Research NET) to determine the eligibility of candidates as Lecturers / Assistant Professors in State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and other Agricultural Universities (AUs). Master's degree holders with the relevant academic background can appear for this exam to become eligible for the posts in multiple disciplines. This exam is qualifying in nature, it enables applicants to apply against the vacancies released by different agricultural universities. The ASRB NET exam includes only one paper. However, candidates can choose the subject of the paper from the list of 60 subjects. This article contains all relevant information on ASRB NET 2022 so that candidates can develop a clear picture of the exam in their minds.

ASRB NET Highlights 2022

Have a look at the important highlights of the ASRB NET exam below.

Exam Name

Agriculture Scientists Recruitment Board National Eligibility Test (ASRB NET)

Conducting Body

The Agriculture Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB)

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Online

Exam Duration

2 hours

Language of Exam

Bilingual (English and Hindi)

Exam Fees

  • Unreserved Category - INR 1000
  • Other Backward Class (OBC) - INR 500
  • Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) - INR 250

Exam Purpose

To determine the eligibility of candidates as Lecturers / Assistant Professors in state agricultural universities and other agricultural universities

No. of Papers & Total Marks

One paper of 150 marks

No. of Disciplines/ Subjects

60

Total Questions

150 MCQs

Marking Scheme

  • +1 for each correct answer
  • 1/3rd mark is deducted for each wrong answer 

No. of Test Cities

32

Exam Helpdesk No.

011-25840251 

Exam Website

www.asrb.org.in

ASRB NET Important Dates 2022

The table below contains the tentative ASRB ICAR NET dates.

ASRB NET Event

ASRB NET Tentative Dates

Salient Features

Notification

March 2022

The board releases the combined notification for National Eligibility Test (NET), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) & Senior Technical Officer (STO) exams.

Application process starts

April 2022

The ASRB NET application process begins after the release of notification. The application process is carried out online. 

Application process concludes

May

ASRB NET application process closes within a month. 

ASRB NET admit card 

August

ASRB NET admit card is released on the official website around a week before the exam date. 

Exam date

August

ASRB conducts the ASRB NET exam online in a computer-based test (CBT) mode.

Release of answer key August The ASRB ICAR NET provisional answer key is released soon after the conduct of the exam.

ASRB NET Representation 

August - September

ASRB NET representation sending link is activated along with the release of answer key. 

Result declaration

December

ASRB result and cutoff marks are announced together by the board. 

ASRB NET Application Form 2022

The ASRB ICAR NET application form 2022 is released after the issue of official notification. Candidates need to submit their applications in order to appear for the exam. The application process involves the following stages:

  • Registration for the exam
  • Filling up of application form
  • Uploading of documents
  • Payment of fees

ASRB NET Eligibility 2022

The basic ASRB NET eligibility criteria are given below:

  • Educational qualification: A master's degree or equivalent in the same discipline for which one is applying.
  • Age: The minimum age limit is 21 years and there is no upper age limit for ASRB NET.
  • Number of attempts: There is no cap on the number of attempts for ASRB NET.

ASRB NET Selection Process 2022

The selection process of the ASRB ICAR net is as follows: 

  • ASRB NET Application: After the release of the ASRB NET notification, candidates need to apply online on the official website of ASRB. The application process includes registration, filling of basic details and online payment of application fee. 
  • ASRB NET Admit Card: Successfully registered candidates are required to download their ASRB NET admit card online. The board does not send the admit card through the post.  
  • ASRB NET Exam: ASRB NET is qualifying in nature. The exam is conducted in online mode. Candidates need to answer a total of 150 questions within two hours and each question carries one mark. There is a negative marking system in the exam of 1/3 mark for each incorrect answer. The questions in the exam are asked from the subject chosen by candidates while filling out the application form. The level of the papers shall be of master’s degree and ASRB NET question papers are made available in two languages- English and Hindi.
  • ASRB NET Result: Those who successfully obtain the cutoff marks are declared qualified in the exam. The ASRB NET qualified candidates are able to apply for lecturer or assistant professor posts when vacancies are released by different agricultural universities.  

The ASRB NET 2022 exam will be conducted in a total of 32 exams centres across the country in all major cities. The table given below contains the names of all the ASRB NET exam centres.

Centre Code

Centre

State/ UT

01

Anand/ Vadodara

Gujarat

02

Bengaluru

Karnataka

03

Barapani/ Shillong

Meghalaya

04

Bareilly

Uttar Pradesh

05

Barrackpore/ Kolkata

West Bengal

06

Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh

07

Bhubaneswar

Odisha

08

Chandigarh/ Mohali

Chandigarh

09

Chennai

Tamil Nadu

10

Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu

11

Dehradun

Uttarakhand

12

Delhi

Delhi

13

Guwahati

Assam

14

Hyderabad

Telangana

15

Indore

Madhya Pradesh

16

Jaipur

Rajasthan

17

Jammu

Jammu & Kashmir

18

Jodhpur

Rajasthan

19

Karnal

Haryana

20

Kochi

Kerala

21

Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh

22

Ludhiana

Punjab

23

Mumbai

Maharashtra

24

Nagpur

Maharashtra

25

Patna

Bihar

26

Port Blair

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

27

Raipur

Chhattisgarh

28

Rajkot

Gujarat

29

Shimla

Himachal Pradesh

30

Srinagar

Jammu & Kashmir

31

Varanasi

Uttar Pradesh

32

Vijayawada

Andhra Pradesh

ASRB NET Syllabus 2022

The ASRB NET syllabus 2022 is prescribed by the board itself. The syllabus varies for all the 60 disciplines in which the exam is conducted. Candidates need to choose the discipline or subject while submitting the online application form. These are the 60 ASRB ICAR NET subjects.

Subject Code

Discipline/ Subject

01

Agricultural Biotechnology

02

Agricultural Entomology

03

Agricultural Microbiology

04

Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources

05

Genetics Breeding & Plant

06

Nematology

07

Plant Biochemistry

08

Plant Pathology

09

Plant Physiology

10

Seed Science & Technology

11

Floriculture Landscaping

12

Fruit Science

13

Spices, Plantation & Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

14

Vegetable Science

15

Animal Biochemistry

16

Animal Biotechnology

17

Animal Genetics & Breeding

18

Animal Nutrition

19

Animal Physiology

20

Animal Reproduction & Gynaecology

21

Dairy Chemistry

22

Dairy Microbiology

23

Dairy Technology

24

Livestock Product Technology

25

Livestock Production Management

26

Poultry Science

27

Veterinary Medicine

28

Veterinary Microbiology

29

Veterinary Parasitology

30

Veterinary Pathology

31

Veterinary Pharmacology

32

Veterinary Public Health

33

Veterinary Surgery

34

Aquaculture

35

Fisheries Resource Management

36

Fish Processing Technology

37

Fish Nutrition

38

Fish Health

39

Fish Genetics & Breeding

40

Agricultural Chemicals

41

Agricultural Meteorology

42

Agroforestry

43

Agronomy

44

Environmental Science

45

Soil Sciences

46

Agricultural Business Management

47

Agricultural Economics

48

Agricultural Extension

49

Agricultural Statistics

50

Home Science

51

Farm Machinery & Power

52

Computer Applications & IT

53

Land & Water Management Engineering

54

Bioinformatics

55

Food Technology

56

Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering

57

Veterinary Anatomy (only for NET)

58

Agricultural Physics

59

Electronics & Instrumentation

60

Textile Manufacture & Technology

ASRB NET Exam Pattern 2022

The ASRB ICAR NET exam pattern 2022 involves the number of questions asked in the exam, marking scheme, exam duration and mode of the exam. Have a look at the highlights of the exam pattern below:

  • The exam involves only one paper
  • The exam carries 150 objective-type multiple-choice questions (MCQs) of 150 marks
  • Canddiates are allotted two hours
  • Each question carries one mark and there is a negative marking of 1/3rd marks
  • There is no rounding off of fractions of marks

ASRB NET Cutoff 2022

The ASRB NET cutoff 2022 will be released along with the result. The cutoff is fixed by the ASRB itself. The cut off marks are different from minimum qualifying marks. Have a look at the ASRB NET qualifying marks below.

Category

Minimum Qualifying Percentage (in %)

Minimum qualifying marks

Unreserved (UR)/ EWS

50

75

OBC

45

67.5

SC / ST/ PwBD

40

60

ASRB NET Exam 2022 FAQs

Q: What is the ASRB NET exam?

A: The  Agriculture Scientists Recruitment Board National Eligibility Test (ASRB NET), also known as ICAR (Indian Council of Agriculture Research) NET, is an eligibility exam that is conducted by the ASRB to determine the eligibility of candidates as Lecturers / Assistant Professors in State Agricultural Universities and other Agricultural Universities. 

Q: What is the use of ASRB NET? 

A: ASRB NET exam makes the candidates eligible to apply for the post of Lecturers/ Assistant Professors in State Agricultural Universities and other Agricultural Universities. 

Q: Is ICAR NET and ASRB NET the same?

A: Yes, the ICAR NET and ASRB NET is the same. The exam is often named ASRB ICAR NET.

Q: Why do I need to apply for ICAR NET or ASRB NET?

A: If you want to appear for the ASRB NET exam, you need to apply online. No candidate is allowed to appear for the exam without submitting the application form.

Q: What is the upper age limit of ASRB NET 2022?

A: There is no upper age limit in ASRB NET 2022. The lower age limit is 21 years.

Q: How many times one can apply for ASRB NET or ICAR NET?

A: There is no limit on the number of attempts in the ASRB NET exam. Candidates can apply as many times as they want.

Q: Can I fill more than one exam centre name while applying for ICAR NET or ASRB NET?

A: Yes, you can fill the maximum of two exam centres while applying for ICAR NET or ASRB NET.

Q: What is the qualifying percentage of candidates belonging to the reserved category in ASRB NET?

A: An OBC category candidate need to score 45% and SC / ST / PwD category candidate needs to score 40% in ASRB NET. 

Q: What is the cutoff for candidates belonging to the unreserved category in ASRB NET?

A: Candidates who are from unreserved category need to get 50% marks or 75 out of 150 marks in the ASRB ICAR NET exam.

Q: How will I receive the ASRB ICAR NET certificate? 

A: After qualifying the exam, candidates will be notified regarding the issue of the ICAR NET certificate. In case of delay, qualified candidates can contact ASRB.

Q: Is ASRB NET is equivalent to UGC NET?

A: No, ASRB NET and UGC NET exams are different from each other as two exams are conducted for different subjects or disciplines. Also, these exams are conducted by different conducting bodies. 

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