ASRB NET 2024 (ICAR NET) Notification, Application Form

ASRB NET 2024: Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board conducts ASRB NET. It is a specific qualifying examination for lecturers and assistant professors in state agricultural universities (SAU’s) and other agricultural universities (AU). National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted in sessions in 55 key disciplines across centers all over India. ASRB notifies an entrance exam for both Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Examination and National Eligibility Test (NET) together in a joint notification. As such applications are invited for one or both exams. Read the article below for more details about ASRB NET 2024.

ASRB NET 2024: Important Dates

Online registration starts from First week of November 2024
Online registration ends on Last week of November 2024
Fee Payment starts from First week of November 2024
Last date of Fee Payment Last week of November 2024
Examination Date Last week of December 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • A Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years.
  • There is no upper age limit for the National Eligibility Test.
  • There is no restriction on the number of attempts for appearing in the National Eligibility Test.
Course Master’s degree in
Agricultural Biotechnology Agriculture/ Biotechnology/ Molecular Biology and Bio-Technology/ Genetic Engineering/ Botany Plant Sciences/ Life Sciences with specialization in Plant Biotechnology
Agricultural Microbiology Agricultural Microbiology/ Microbiology
Agricultural Entomology Agriculture/ Entomology/ Zoology/ Sericulture/ Apiculture/ Plant Protection with specialization in Agricultural Entomology
Genetics & Plant Breeding Agriculture/ Agricultural Botany/ Plant Breeding or Genetics or Genetics and Plant Breeding
Nematology Agriculture Nematology/ Entomology/ Plant Pathology/ Zoology/ Plant Protection with specialization in Nematology
Plant Biochemistry Plant Biochemistry/ Agricultural Biochemistry/ Biochemistry with specialization in plants
Plant Pathology Agriculture/ Botany/ Life Sciences/ Plant Protection with specialization in Plant Pathology/ Mycology
Plant Physiology Agriculture/ Plant Physiology/ Botany with specialization in Plant Physiology
Seed Science & Technology Agriculture/ Seed Science/ Seed Technology or Seed Science and Technology
Floriculture & Landscaping Floriculture/ Agriculture or Horticulture with specialization n Floriculture and Landscaping/ PHT (Horticulture)
Vegetable Science Olericulture/ Vegetable Sciences/ Agriculture or Horticulture with specialization in Vegetable Sciences/ PHT (Horticulture)
Animal Biochemistry Veterinary/ Animal Sciences/ Dairy/ Fisheries Science with specialization in Biochemistry
Animal Biotechnology Veterinary/ Animal/ Fisheries Science with specialization in Biotechnology
Animal Genetics & Breeding Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Animal Genetics and Breeding
Animal Nutrition veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Animal Nutrition
Animal Physiology Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Animal Physiology
Animal Reproduction & Gynaecology Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology
Dairy Chemistry Dairy Chemistry/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Dairy Chemistry
Dairy Microbiology Dairy Microbiology/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Dairy Microbiology
Dairy Technology Dairy Technology or Dairy Science/ Animal Products Technology/ Food Technology with specialization in Dairy Technology
Poultry Science Poultry Sciences/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Poultry Sciences
Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medicine/ Veterinary Preventive Medicine/ Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Veterinary Microbiology Veterinary Sciences with specialization in Microbiology/ Bacteriology/ Virology/ Mycology/ Immunology
Veterinary Parasitology Veterinary Parasitology
Veterinary Pathology Veterinary Pathology
Veterinary Pharmacology Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology/ Veterinary Pharmacology
Veterinary Public Health Veterinary Public Health/ Epidemiology
Veterinary Surgery Veterinary Surgery
Fisheries Resource Management Fishery Sciences/ Fisheries Resource Management/ Marine Biology/ Aquatic Biology with specialization in Fisheries Resource Management/ Fish Population Dynamics/ Fishery Hydrography/ Ecosystem Management/ Aquatic Ecology
Fish Process Technology Fishery Sciences/ Fish Processing Technology/ Post Harvest Technology/ Industrial Fisheries with specialization in Fish Harvest and Processing
Fish Nutrition Fishery Sciences with specialization in Fish Nutrition and Fish Physiology/ Feed Technology/ Fish Nutrition and Biochemistry
Fish Health Fishery Science/ Marine Biology with specialization in Fish Health/ Fish Pathology and Microbiology
Fish Genetics and Breeding Fishery Science/ Marine Biology with specialization in Fish Genetics and Breeding/ Fish Biotechnology
Agricultural Chemicals Agriculture/ Agricultural Chemicals/ Organic Chemistry with specialization in Agricultural Chemicals
Agricultural Meteorology Agricultural Meteorology/ Agricultural Physics with specialization in Agricultural Meteorology
Agroforestry Forestry/ Agroforestry/ Botany/ Agronomy/ Horticulture with specialization in Agroforestry
Agronomy Agriculture with specialization in Agronomy/ Soil Water Management/ Conservation Agriculture/ Farming Systems Management/ Forage Production
Home Sciences Home Science with specialization in Family Resource Management/ Textile and Clothing/ Child Development/ Foods and Nutrition
Environmental Sciences Environmental Science/ Agro-forestry/ Agriculture Physics/ Agriculture with specialization in Environmental Science
Agricultural Business Management Agricultural Business Management/ Agricultural Marketing/ Business Management with specialization in Agricultural Business/ Fisheries Business Management
Agricultural Economics Agricultural Economics/ Dairy Economics/ Veterinary Economics/ Fisheries Economics with specialization in Agriculture
Agricultural Extension Agricultural Extension/ Veterinary Extension/ Dairy Extension/ Fisheries Extension/ Agriculture Communication in Agricultural Sciences/ Rural Development/ Rural Management
Agricultural Statistics Agricultural Statistics/ Statistics with specialization in Agriculture
Agricultural Process Engineering Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Agricultural Process Engineering/ Food Process Engineering/ Dairy Engineering
Food Technology Food Science/ Food Technology/ Food Science and Technology/ Post Harvest Technology

Application Fee

  • The application fee for UR will be Rs 1000/-
  • The application fee for OBC candidates will be Rs 500/-
  • The application fee for SC / ST / Divyang / Women candidates will be Rs 250/-
  • Candidate can pay the application fee through Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking.

Exam Pattern

  • There will be a single paper of 150 marks.
  • The question paper will consist of 150 objective type multiple choice questions shall be derived from the respective discipline in which the candidate has opted to appear.
  • Each question carries one mark.
  • The time duration will be 2 hours.
  • 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer in the ICAR NET (II) 2018. There will be no rounding of fractions of marks.
  • The exam will be available in bilingual form i.e Hindi and English medium on Computer.
  • The standard of the paper will be of Master’s degree issued by an Indian University in the relevant Discipline.

Exam Centres

Anand, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dharwad, Dehradun, Delhi, Bangaluru, Bikaner, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Izatnagar, Karnal, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Jabalpur, Jammu, Junagadh, Nagpur, Palampur, Patna, Port-Blair, Tirupati, Udaipur, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Raipur, Ranchi, Srinagar.

Minimum Marks required to Qualify ASRB NET 2024

Category of the Candidate Minimum qualifying marks
Unreserved 75 (50%)
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 67.5 (45%)
SC\ST\Divyang 60 (40%)

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