AGRICULTURAL SCIENTISTS RECRUITMENT BOARD
KRISHI ANUSANDHAN BHAVAN, PUSA, NEW DELHI-110012
(INDIAN COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH)
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE / NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST EXAMINATION-2011.
Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will hold a competitive ARS/NET Examination – 2011 as per the following scheme where two separate examinations will be held as ( I) Prelim – ARS / NET Examination – 2011 and (II) ARS – Main Examination – 2011. Both the aforesaid examinations will be conducted on 12.02.2012.
1. The Prelim – ARS examination is a qualifying examination. However, all those candidates desirous of appearing for ARS will have to take both the Prelim Examination as well as the ARS Main Examination. The Main Examination will be held on the same day in the afternoon. Since a pass in the Prelim Examination is compulsory for all ARS candidates, only those candidates who pass the Prelim Examination will have opportunity to get their Main Examination papers evaluated. Only those candidates who appeared in the Prelim ARS Examination will be allowed to appear in the ARS Main Examination.
The candidates clearing Main Examination will be called for Viva-Voce in the ratio of 1:5
subject to obtaining a minimum 50% marks by General / OBC candidates and 45% marks by SC/ST/PC candidates in ARS Main Examination (Subjective type). The selection of
candidates for Viva-Voce will be made on the basis of marks obtained in the ARS – Main
examination. Candidates declared successful in ARS – Main Examination and viva-voce will be recommended for appointment as Scientists in the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in the pay scale of Rs.15,600 – 39,100 plus Research Grade Pay (RGP) of Rs.6,000/-.
2. NET is a qualifying examination for determining eligibility for Lecturer / Assistant Professor in the State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and other Agricultural Universities (AUs).
Candidates clearing the National Eligibility Test will be eligible for Lecturers or Assistant
Professors in the SAUs/AUs. NET Certificates will be issued to the candidates by the A.S.R.B. after the screening of the eligibility of the provisionally qualified candidates to enable them to apply against vacancies to be notified or advertised by the State Agricultural Universities.
SAUs/AUs will consider their eligibility through interview or any such other tests as devised for recruitment of Lecturers or Assistant Professors.
3. CENTRES OF EXAMINATION
Centre Centre- Code No.
(The ASRB may increase or decrease the number of Centres according to the equirement).
Candidates must select the centre of Examination carefully.
(NO REQUEST FOR CHANGE OF CENTRE WOULD BE ENTERTAINED).
4. VACANCIES FOR ARS
The number of vacancies in Agricultural Research Service under various disciplines is mentioned in Annexure-I. The number of vacancies is only tentative and likely to change.
5. PRESCRIBED EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:-
(i) For Prelim – ARS/NET Examination:-
A candidate must possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in the concerned subject with specialization as defined in Annexure-II, on or before 1st August, 2011.
(ii) For ARS – Main Examination:-
A candidate must posses a Master’s degree or equivalent in the concerned subject with specialization as defined in Annexure-III, on or before 1st August, 2011.
For details, please refer to rule 3 of Rules of the examination.
6. AGE LIMIT
(a) For Agricultural Research Service:-
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years but not have attained the age of 32
years as on 01.08.2011 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd August, 1979 and not later than 1st August, 1990. Age relaxation is admissible to the various categories as per rules. For details please refer to rule 2 of the Rules of examinations.
(b) For National Eligibility Test:-
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years as on 01.08.2011. There is no upper age limit for the National Eligibility Test.
7. FEE : -
The candidates seeking admission to ARS/NET Examination must pay to the Board a fee of Rs. 1,000/- (Rs. One thousand only) through a Crossed Bank Draft only, valid for six months from the date of issue, drawn in favour of Secretary, A.S.R.B. and payable at New Delhi with the application form. Candidates should write their name and address on the reverse of the Bank Draft in the top corner at the time of submission of application. No other form of payment will be accepted by the Board.
ALL WOMEN CANDIDATES AND THE CANDIDATES BELONGING TO SCHEDULED CASTE/SCHEDULE TRIBE/PHYSICALLY DISABLED CATEGORIES ARE EXEMPTED FROM PAYMENT OF ANY FEE. NO FEE EXEMPTION IS HOWEVER, AVAILABLE TO OBC CANDIDATES AND THEY ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE PRESCRIBED FEE IN FULL.
For details of fee exemptions, relaxations and conditions etc., please refer to rule 4 of Rules of the examination.
8. PLAN OF EXAMINATION:-
A). For Prelim – ARS / NET Examination
There will one question paper of 2 ½
(Two and half) hours duration consisting of 200 objective type multiple choice questions. Each question carries one mark. Out of 200 questions 50 questions shall be of General Knowledge derived from the relevant broad seven main groups of Agriculture & Allied Sciences as indicated in Annexure – II.
B). For ARS – Main Examination (answer books for only those candidates who pass the Prelim ARS/NET Examination will be evaluated)
There will be one paper of 240 marks with 3 (Three) hour’s duration and the questions from each discipline will be subjective with expectations of descriptive answers. The ARS –Main Examination shall be conducted in the disciplines mentioned in Annexure – III.
C). Viva – Voce examination will carry 60 marks.
Detailed plan of Examination is given in Annexure-IV
9. HOW TO APPLY:-
A candidate seeking admission to the Examination must apply to the Secretary, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 on the application form available on ICAR Website www.icar.org.in or ASRB Website www.asrb.org.in
The application form should be filled up by the candidate in his / her own handwriting only. The candidate must write his / her name as it appears in the Matriculation certificate. If the candidate has changed his / her name after Matriculation, necessary document / proof should be attached. A candidate must read the provisions in the Notification for ARS / NET Examination – 2011 carefully and abide by the same. A candidate must fulfill all the conditions of eligibility regarding age limits, educational qualifications etc. prescribed for admission to the examination.
The envelopes containing the application form should be superscribed in bold letters as:
“Application for ARS / NET Examination – 2011”.
Centre ______________________ Code No _______ Prelim ARS/NET Examination Discipline ______________ CodeNo. _______