Agriculture ASRB NET (II) Exam Date, Application Form, Syllabus


ICAR ASRB NET 2019 – Agriculture Scientist Recruitment Board (ASRB) has released the notification of ICAR NET (II) on the official website. The notification has been released on 24 October 2019. The application process of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) NET will start for 9 November 2019. THE ICAR NET II is scheduled to be held from 27 to 31 December 2019. The aspirants who will fill the form in time will able to download the admit card from. The Board conducts the Indian Council of Agricultural Research National Eligibility Test to determine the eligibility of candidates for Lecturer / Assistant Professor jobs in the Agricultural field.  candidates must have checked the eligibility criteria before applying for it. The applicant may check details ASRB NET 2019 i.e. syllabus, eligibility, application form, exam pattern.

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What is ASRB NET Exam?

The ASRB NET examination is for lecturers and assistant professors in state agricultural universities (SAU’s) and other agricultural universities (AU). It is conducted for specific subjects. ICAR Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board is responsible for conducting this online assessment. Agriculture Scientist Recruitment Board National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted for 55 different disciplines/subjects. Students with a masters degree or equivalent qualification in relevant subjects are eligible to apply for ASRB NET.

ASRB NET (II) Latest Update:

  • The last date for online application form submission is 05:00 PM on 29 November 2019.
  • ASRB NET 2019 exam date is announced i.e. 27-31 December 2019.
  • The date of result declaration of the NET examination will be considered as the date of qualifying NET Examination.
  • The decision of the board as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the examination shall be final.
  • No candidate will be admitted to the examination unless he/she holds a certificate of admission from the board.
  • Any attempt on the part of a candidate to obtain support for his candidature by any means may disqualify him/her for admission to the examination.

ICAR ASRB NET 2019 Important Dates

ASRB ICAR NET is an online examination, in 57 agricultural related subjects. It is the Master’s level examination. Before starting to look at any aspect of the examination, the aspirant can check all the important dates. Any changes in the dates will be updated in the table below.

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ASRB NET 2019 Important Dates:

ASRB NET 2019 Events Important Dates (Tentative)
 Notification Declaration 24 October 2019
Application form Commencement Date 09 November 2019
Closing Date of Application form 29 November 2019
Admit Card will be released on 15 days prior to the exam
ICAR ASRB NET 2019 Exam Date 27-31 December 2019
 Result Declaration Date To be announced
Issuance of the eligibility certificate To be announced

ASRB NET Application Form 2019

Applicants will able to register through ICAR ASRB NET 2019 Online link. The ASRB net form 2019 is available at The applicants will have to register and then fill all required details in the form. The candidates also have to upload photograph/image in the application form.

Application Fee:

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The applicant may check the application fee for ICAR ASRB NET 2019   from below: It may only be paid via Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card.

S.No. Category Application Fee
1. Unreserved (UR) Rs. 1000
2. Other Backward Class (OBC) Rs. 500
3. Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Divyang / Female Rs. 250

ICAR ASRB NET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants required to fulfil the eligibility criteria of ICAR ASRB NET 2019 mandatorily. If the aspirants will not be able to satisfy even a single criterion, He/she will not be considered as qualified. Applicants can check eligibility criteria from below:

Particulars Details
Citizenship · A citizen of India, or

· A citizen of Nepal, or

· A citizen of Bhutan, or

· A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962, with intention of permanently settling in India, or

· A person of Indian origin has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit The candidate should be more than 21 years old, as on July 01, 2019. There is no upper age limit
Number of Attempts There is no restriction on the number of attempts.
Education Qualification The applicant should hold a Master’s degree in the respective required subject. But, the Master’s program has to be done in specified specialization.

The subjects of ICAR ASRB NET 2019 and required Specialization for it are mentioned below:

Subject Code Subject Specialization
01  Agricultural Biotechnology Agriculture/ Biotechnology/ Molecular Biology & Bio-Technology/ Genetic Engineering/ Botany/ Plant Sciences/ Life Sciences/ Plant Physiology

· with specialization in Plant Biotechnology.

02  Agriculture Entomology Agriculture/ Entomology/ Zoology/ Sericulture/ Apiculture/ Plant Protection

· with specialization in Agricultural Entomology.

03  Agriculture Microbiology Agricultural Microbiology / Microbiology/ Plant Physiology
04  Economics Botany and Plant Genetic Resources Agriculture/ Botany/ Horticulture/ Plant Physiology

·         with specialization in Agricultural Botany/ Economic Botany/ Plant Genetic Resources.

05  Genetics and Plant Breeding Agriculture/ Agricultural Botany/ Plant Breeding or Genetics or Genetics and Plant Breeding/ Plant Physiology/ Plant Genetic Resources
06  Nematology Agriculture/ Nematology/ Entomology/ Plant Pathology/ Zoology/ Plant Protection

·         with specialization in Nematology

07  Plant Biochemistry Plant Biochemistry/ Agricultural Biochemistry/ Biochemistry

·         with specialization in plants.

08  Plant Pathology Agriculture/ Botany/ Life Sciences/ Plant Protection

·         with specialization in Plant Pathology/ Mycology.

09  Plant Physiology Agriculture/ Plant Physiology/ Botany with specialization in Plant Physiology.
10  Seed Science and Technology Agriculture/ Seed Science/ Seed Technology or Seed Science and Technology/ Plant Physiology.
11  Floriculture and Landscaping Floriculture/ Agriculture or Horticulture/ Plant Genetic Resources

·         with specialization in Floriculture and Landscaping/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).

12  Fruit Science Pomology/ Agriculture or Horticulture/ Plant Genetic Resources

·         with specialization in Fruit Sciences/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).

13 Spices, Plantation and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Botany /Plant Genetic Resources

·         with specialization in Spices/ Plantation Crops and/ or in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).

14  Vegetable Science Olericulture/ Vegetable Sciences/ Agriculture or Horticulture/Plant Genetic Resources

·         with specialization in Vegetable Sciences/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).

15  Animal Biochemistry Veterinary/ Animal Sciences/ Dairy/ Fisheries Science

·         with specialization in Biochemistry.

16  Animal Biotechnology Veterinary/ Animal/ Fisheries Science

·         with specialization in Biotechnology.

17  Animal Genetics and Breeding Veterinary/Animal Sciences

· with specialization in Animal Genetics and Breeding.

18  Animal Nutrition Veterinary/ Animal Sciences

·  with specialization in Animal Nutrition.

19  Animal Physiology Veterinary/ Animal Sciences

·with specialization in Animal Physiology.

20  Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology Veterinary/ Animal Sciences

· with specialization in Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology.

21  Dairy Chemistry Dairy Chemistry/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences

· with specialization in Dairy Chemistry.

22  Dairy Microbiology Dairy Microbiology/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences

· with specialization in Dairy Microbiology.

23  Dairy Technology Dairy Technology or Dairy Science/ Animal Products Technology/Food Technology

· with specialization in Dairy Technology.

24  Livestock Product Technology Veterinary/Animal Sciences

· with specialization in Livestock Products Technology.

25 Livestock Production Management Veterinary/ Animal Sciences

· with specialization in Livestock Production Management/ Animal Husbandry.

26 Poultry Science Poultry Sciences/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences

· with specialization in Poultry Sciences.

27  Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medicine/ Veterinary Preventive Medicine/ Veterinary Clinical Medicine.
28  Veterinary Microbiology Veterinary Sciences

· with specialization in Microbiology/ Bacteriology/ Virology/ Mycology/ Immunology.

29  Veterinary Parasitology Veterinary Parasitology.
30  Veterinary Pathology Veterinary Pathology.
31  Veterinary Pharmacology Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology/ Veterinary Pharmacology.
32  Veterinary Public Health Veterinary Public Health/ Epidemiology.
33  Veterinary Surgery Veterinary Surgery/ Veterinary Anatomy.
34  Aquaculture Aquaculture/ Fishery Sciences/ Marine Biology/ Aquatic Biology

·         with specialization in Mariculture/ Aquatic Environmental Management/ Aquatic Ecology/ Inland Aquaculture

35  Fisheries Resources Management Fishery Sciences/Fisheries Resource Management/ Marine Biology/Aquatic Environmental Management/ Aquatic Biology/Industrial Fisheries

·         with specialization in Fisheries Resource Management/ Fish Population Dynamics/ Fishery Hydrography/ Ecosystem Management/ Aquatic Ecology.

36 Fish Processing Technology Fishery Sciences/ Fish Processing Technology/Post Harvest Technology/ Industrial Fisheries

·         with specialization in Fish Harvest and Processing.

37 Fish Nutrition Fishery Sciences

·         with specialization in Fish Nutrition and Fish Physiology/ Feed Technology/ Fish Nutrition and Biochemistry.

38  Fish Health Fishery Science/ Marine Biology

·         with specialization in Fish Health/ Fish Pathology and Microbiology.

39 Fish Genetics and Breeding Fishery Science/ Marine Biology

·         with specialization in Fish Genetics and Breeding/ Fish Biotechnology.

40  Agriculture Chemicals Agriculture/ Agricultural Chemicals/ Organic Chemistry

·         with specialization in Agricultural Chemicals.

41  Agriculture Meteorology Agricultural Meteorology/ Agricultural Physics

·         with specialization in Agricultural Meteorology.

42  Agroforestry Forestry/ Agroforestry/ Botany/ Agronomy/ Horticulture

·         with specialization in Agroforestry

43  Agronomy Agriculture

·         with specialization in Agronomy/Soil Water Management/ Conservation Agriculture/ Farming Systems Management/ Forage Production/ Water Science and Technology.

44  Environmental Science Environmental Science/Agro-forestry/ Agriculture Physics/ Agriculture

·         with specialization in Environmental Science.

45  Soil Science Agriculture/ Soil Sciences/ Agricultural Chemistry/ Agricultural Physics

· with specialization in Soil Physics and Soil and Water Conservation/ Soil Fertility/Soil Microbiology/ Soil Chemistry/ Water Science and Technology.

46  Agricultural Business Management Agricultural Business Management/ Agricultural Marketing/ Business Management

· with specialization in Agricultural Business/ Fisheries Business Management.

47  Agricultural Economics Agricultural Economics/ Dairy Economics/ Veterinary Economics/ Fisheries Economics / Economics

· with specialization in Agriculture.

48  Agricultural Extension Agricultural Extension/ Veterinary Extension/ Dairy Extension/ Fisheries Extension/ Home Science Extension/ Agriculture Communication in Agricultural Sciences/ Rural Development/ Rural Management.
49  Agricultural Statistics Agricultural Statistics / Statistics/ Mathematics

· with specialization in Statistics

50  Home Science Home Science

· with specialization in Family Resource Management/ Textile and Clothing/Child Development/ Foods and Nutrition.

51 Farm Machinery and Power Agricultural Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

· with specialization in Farm Machinery and Power.

52  Computer Application and IT Computer Application/ Information Technology/ Information Technology & Communication/ Computer Science.
53 Land and Water Management Engineering Agricultural Engineering/ Civil Engineering

· with specialization in Soil and Water Conservation/ Irrigation and Drainage/ Water Resources/ Hydrology/ Aquatic Engineering/Water Science and Technology.

54 Bioinformatics Bioinformatics or in any basic science

·with a specialization in Bioinformatics.

55 Food Technology Food Science/ Food Technology/ Food Science and Technology/ Post Harvest Technology.
56 Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering Agricultural Engineering

· with specialization in Agricultural Structures / Aquaculture Engineering/ Agricultural Process Engineering / Food Process Engineering / Dairy Engineering.

57 Veterinary Anatomy Veterinary Anatomy.

ICAR NET Subject Wise Eligibility Qualification Lists

How to apply for Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board National Eligibility Test 2019?

Applicants can follow these steps for ICAR ASRB NET 2019 Registration:

  • Firstly, Candidate visit the official website of authority –
  • Then, Read all the important Instructions carefully.
  • Applicant register himself on
  • The candidate has to fill all the required details in the ICAR NET online application Form.
  • After submitting the application form, the student will get the registration number and password.
  • After that, submit application fee before the last date.
  • Take a printout of registration number and password screen for the future purpose of your application form status and for Reprinting of your online filled application form and e-challan form.

ICAR ASRB NET 2019 Highlights

Name of Examination ICAR ASRB NET 2019
ASRB NET Full Form Indian Council of Agricultural Research National Eligibility Test
Exam Conducting Body Agriculture Scientist Recruitment Board (ASRB)
Purpose of Exam Determining eligibility for the position of lecturer/assistant professor in the state agricultural universities (SAUs) and other Agricultural Universities (AUs).
Application Mode Online Computer Based Test (CBT)
Reservation Yes
Official Website and

ICAR ASRB NET 2019  Exam Pattern

 The plan of ICAR ASRB NET 2019 exam is mentioned below:

The examination will be held in the online mode. And the candidates who will enrol their names for the exam, have to appear in the exam.

S.No. Particulars Details
1. Mode of ICAR ASRB NET 2019    Online computer-based
2. Nature of the exam Objective type
3. Maximum Marks 150
4. Number of questions 150
5. Duration of exam  02 hours
6. Marking Scheme One mark will be awarded for every correct answer
7. Negative Marking 0.33 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
8. The language of the exam Bilingual i.e. English and Hindi


ICAR ASRB NET 2019 Admit Card

ASRB NET Hall Ticket 2019: Officially, the admit card is known as Admission Certificate. The Hall Ticket of ICAR ASRB NET 2019 will be released online on the official website of ASRB i.e. The admit card will be released 10 – 15 days prior to the examination. In order to download it, Roll Number and Date of Birth is needed.

  • The admit card is an important document to bring into the exam hall. But, with it, the candidates are also expected to carry one Photo ID proof and two photographs as well.
  • A valid Photo ID document can be: Voter Card/ Aadhar Card/ Passport/ Driver’s License/ PAN Card
  • The candidates must check that there is no error in the information on the admit card of ASRB NET 2019. If due to any reason, the Student has been issued multiple admit card then they should only consider one and inform about the dual issuance to ASRB.

ICAR ASRB NET 2019 Result

The result of ASRB NET 2019 will be declared online and the candidates will be able to check it by entering the Roll Number and Date of Birth. The score and the qualifying status will be given in the result. The candidates are suggested to download and save it.

ASRB NET cut off 2019: Minimum Qualifying Marks

The Minimum Marks required for qualifying ICAR NET II – 2019 is published along with Information Brochure. The ASRB will select students on the basis of cut-off in the examination. The minimum qualifying marks in the exam mentioned follow category wise:

Category Minimum Qualifying marks
Unreserved 75.0 (50%)
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 67.5 (45%)
SC/ST/Divyang 60.0 (40%)


Download Notification(Information Brochure) – ICAR National Eligibility Test (NET-II) 2019 Here.

ICAR ASRB NET 2019 Eligibility Certificate

ASRB NET Certificate Issue: Authority will issue qualifying certificate to selected students. The issuance will be complete within 3 months from the result declaration. The details in the certificate will be as filled in the application form. It will be sent via post to the given address of the candidate. If any successful candidate does not receive their certificate they should contact ASRB immediately.

How to get ASRB NET certificate?

The ICAR will issue the asrb net certificate to the successful candidates of examination. Whereas successful candidates can also apply for the certificate and get it delivered.

ICAR ASRB NET 2019 Exam Statistics

Particulars 2017 (Year) 2016 (Year)
Number of Candidates Registered 42937 21740
Number of Candidates Appeared 31127 16011
Total Number of Candidates Passed 6987 2563

The percentage of successful female students was 45%. The maximum number of applicants that appeared for crop science subject was 12832. But, the highest percentage of qualified candidates was in Animal Genetics & Breeding (79%).

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