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ICAR ASRB NET 2021(21 – 27 Jun): Exam Pattern, Syllabus


ICAR ASRB NET 2021 is conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research National Eligibility Test. The exam is scheduled to be held from 21 to 27 June 2021 in Online computer-based mode at 32 Centres across India in a staggered slot-wise examination format. It is conducted every year to determine the eligibility of candidates for Lecturer / Assistant Professor jobs in the Agricultural field. Candidates with a valid Masters degree are eligible for ASRB NET. The applicant may check the whole article for complete details regarding the ASRB NET 2021 i.e. syllabus, eligibility, application form, exam pattern, syllabus etc.

ICAR ASRB NET 2021  Status

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The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will hold a combined examination for NET-2021, ARS-2021 (Preliminary) and Senior Technical Officer (STO) (T6) Examination during 21 to 27 June 2021 in Online computer-based mode.

ICAR ASRB NET 2021 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 2021 Schedule
ASRB NET 2021 Events Important Dates
Notification Declaration 30 March 2021
Application form Commencement Date 05 April 2021
Closing Date of Application form 10 May 2012
Admit Card will be released on June 2021
ICAR ASRB NET 2021 Exam Date 21 to 27 June 2021
Result Declaration Date To be notified later
Issuance of the eligibility certificate To be notified later

ICAR ASRB NET 2021 Exam Pattern

 The plan of the ICAR ASRB NET 2021 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.

ASRB NET Exam Scheme 2021
S.No. Particulars Details
1. Mode of ICAR ASRB NET 2021 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

Revised Code number for Disciplines of NET exam

Code number Name of the Discipline Code number Name of the Discipline
1 Agricultural Biotechnology 31 Veterinary Pharmacology
2 Agricultural Entomology 32 Veterinary Public Health
3 Agricultural Microbiology 33 Veterinary Surgery
4 Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources 34 Aquaculture
5 Genetics & Plant Breeding 35 Fisheries Resource Management
6 Nematology 36 Fish Processing Technology
7 Plant Biochemistry 37 Fish Nutrition
8 Plant Pathology 38 Fish Health
9 Plant Physiology 39 Fish Genetics & Breeding
10 Seed Science & Technology 40 Agricultural Chemicals
11 Floriculture & Landscaping 41 Agricultural Meteorology
12 Fruit Science 42 Agroforestry
13 Spices, Plantation & Medicinal & Aromatic Plants 43 Agronomy
14 Vegetable Science 44 Environmental Science
15 Animal Biochemistry 45 Soil Sciences
16 Animal Biotechnology 46 Agricultural Business Management
17 Animal Genetics & Breeding 47 Agricultural Economics
18 Animal Nutrition 48 Agricultural Extension
19 Animal Physiology 49 Agricultural Statistics
20 Animal Reproduction & Gynaecology 50 Home Science
21 Dairy Chemistry 51 Farm Machinery & Power
22 Dairy Microbiology 52 Computer Applications & IT
23 Dairy Technology 53 Land & Water Management Engineering
24 Livestock Product Technology 54 Bioinformatics
25 Livestock Production Management 55 Food Technology
26 Poultry Science 56 Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering
27 Veterinary Medicine 57 Veterinary Anatomy
(only for NET)
28 Veterinary Microbiology
29 Veterinary Parasitology
30 Veterinary Pathology

ICAR ASRB NET 2021 Admit Card

ASRB NET Hall Ticket 2021: Officially, the admit card is known as Admission Certificate. The Hall Ticket of ICAR ASRB NET 2021 will be released online on the official website of ASRB i.e. asrb.org.in. The admit card will be released 10 – 15 days before the examination. 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 2021. 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 2021 Result

The result of ASRB NET 2021 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.

ICAR ASRB NET cut off 2021

The Minimum Marks required for qualifying ICAR NET II – 2021 is published along with Information Brochure. The ASRB will select students based on 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) 2020 Here.

ICAR ASRB NET 2021 Eligibility Certificate

ASRB NET Certificate Issue: Authority will issue qualifying certificate to selected students. The issuance will be completed 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 asasrb net certificate to the successful candidates of examination. Whereas successful candidates can also apply for the certificate and get it delivered.

ICAR ASRB NET 2021 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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ICAR ASRB NET 2021 Application Form

The details regarding the ASRB NET Application form are given below:

  • Applicants will able to register through ICAR ASRB NET 2021 Online link.
  • The ASRB net form 2020 is available at asrb.org.in.
  • The applicants will have to register and then fill all required details in the form.
  • The candidates also have to upload a photograph/image in the application form.
  • Moreover, candidates may keep a copy of the filled application form for further use.

ICAR ASRB 2021 Application Fee

The applicant may check the application fee for ICAR ASRB NET 2020 from below:

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


Mode of Payment:  Candidates can pay the application fee via Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card.

How to apply for Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board National Eligibility Test 2021?

Applicants can follow these steps for ICAR ASRB NET 2021 Registration:

  • Step 1- Firstly, Candidate visit the official website of authority – asrb.org.in
  • Step 2 – Then, Read all the important instructions carefully.
  • Step 3 – Applicant register himself on asrb.org.in.
  • Step 4 – The candidate has to fill all the required details in the ICAR NET online application Form.
  • Step 5 – After submitting the application form, the student will get the registration number and password.
  • Step 6 – After that, submit application fee before the last date.
  • Step 7 – Take a printout of registration number and password screen for the future purpose of your application form status and Reprinting of your online filled application form and e-challan form.

ICAR ASRB NET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants required to fulfil the eligibility criteria of ICAR ASRB NET 2021 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 the intention of permanently settling in India, or

· A person of Indian origin has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries to permanently settle in India.

Age Limit The candidate should be more than 21 years old, as on 01  July 2020. 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 2021 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/Agroforestry/ 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


ICAR ASRB NET 2021 Important Links

Download ICAR ASRB NET 2021 Brochure Pdf

ICAR ASRB NET 2021 Highlights

In the below table check the basic information about ICAR ASRB NET 2021:

Name of Examination ICAR ASRB NET 2021
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 www.asrb.org.in and www.icar.org.in

About ASRB

The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) was established on November 01, 1973 with the approval of Cabinet. The Board has been delinked from ICAR and attached with the Department of Agricultural Research & Education (DARE) under Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India. The Board is responsible for organizing recruitment to posts in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the ICAR and to such other posts and services, advising the Council on disciplinary matters relating to personnel recruited through ASRB or appointed by the Council in consultation with the Board and more.

What is the 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.

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  1. Sir, I have done Bioinformatics
    Could u suggest me, whether am eligible for this post or where we comes
    under the field.

  2. Hello sir i have visited asrb site so many times but I don’t find such dates of application as you given in your article. Please make us clear where these dates are mentioned and then where we apply ?

  3. Sir I have done my MSc in Zoology specialization in Entomology
    Sir am I eligible to fill the ASRB NET form in agricultural Entomology
    Plz suggest and mail
    Thanks with regard


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