Indian Council of Agricultural Research National Eligibility Test 2019

Form Date: 15 Oct - 04 Nov 2020 (Tentative)

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 15 Oct - 04 Nov 2020

ICAR NET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,000
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ICAR & ASRB)

ASRB NET 2020: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card

Updated On - August 24 2020 by Akriti Maurya

ASRB NET 2020 is referred to ASRB National Eligibility Test & is conducted by Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board (ASRB). This entrance exam is orgnaised at the national level to decide whether the candidate is eligible for the position of Lecturer or Assistant Professor in the State Agricultural University(SAUs) and other Agricultural Universities or not. Application Form can be filled online from the official website. Candidates should read the given below article regarding all the essential information concern with the ICAR NET Application form, fees, admit card, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus and so on.

ASRB NET 2020 Application Form 

Candidates can fill the online ASRB NET 2020 Application form from the October 2020 to December 2020 on the official website. Check the relevant details related to ICAR registration 2020:

  • Candidates firstly need to register themselves through online mode only.
  • Enter some basic information and generate their registration ID and password for further process.
  • After generating the ID candidates have to log in with ID and fill all the required details.
  • Upload scanned copy of recent photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  • After form filling, candidates have to pay the fees through online mode.
  • Candidates must be careful while filling the online application form because of authority will not provide any facility of correction in the form.
  • After completion of the application process, candidates must take the print out copy of their filled registration form for further process.

ASRB NET 2020 Application Fee

Candidates must check the given mentioned table related to category wise ASRB NET Application Form 2020:

ICAR NET 2020 Registration Fees
CategoryRegistration Fees
Unreserved CategoryRs. 1000/-
General EWS or Other Backward Classes (OBC)Rs. 500/-
SC/ST/Divyang/WomenRs. 250/-
Mode of Payment: Candidates can make payment through online mode only via using Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking.
  • Application fees are non-refundable in any situation. 

ASRB NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must ensure their ICAR NET 2020 Eligibility before start filling the online application form on the website. Given below are some points related to ICAR eligibility criteria:

Age Limit: 
  • Candidates must complete the age of 21 years as on 01 July 2020 for the admission.
  • There is no upper age limit to apply for the entrance examination.
Nationality: Candidates must possess either the following nationality for the exam:
  • Indian Citizenship
  • Citizen of Nepal
  • Bhutan Nationality
  • The person with Indian origin but lives in Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Eastern African countries such as Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam.
  • Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 01 January 1962, with the intention of permanent settlement.
Educational Qualification: 
  • Candidates should pass their master degree or equivalent degree with a specialization in the respected course.
  • Applicants must complete their qualification on or before the closing date of the online application form.

Candidates can check their ICAR NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria according to their courses.

ASRB NET 2020 Admit Card

Candidates can download their ICAR NET 2020 Admit Card in December 2020 on the ASRB official website. Check the all essential information related to hall ticket:

  • Those who are applying for the exam have to download the admit card from the official website, the authority will not send the hall ticket via post or SMS.
  • For downloading the ICAR admit card, candidates have to log in with their registration ID and password.
  • Candidates need to enter some required details.
  • Applicants should check their admit card carefully and ensure that every detail that admits card contain such as exam day and time, centre name and address and so on.
  • Candidates are advised to take the print out of their admit card for examination and must carry it in the examination hall along with government photo ID proof.

ASRB NET 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates should check the ASRB NET 2020 Exam Pattern in the given below table so that they have an idea about the exam paper structure:

ICAR NET Entrance Exam Pattern 2020
Exam ModeOnline(Computer Based Test)
Duration120 Minutes(2 Hours)
MediumEnglish or Hindi both
Number of Questions150
Total Marks150
Type of QuestionsObjective Type Questions
Marking scheme+1 mark for each correct answer
Negative marking-1/3 mark deducted for each wrong answer

ASRB NET 2020 Syllabus

Candidates can check the ASRB NET 2020 Syllabus in the given mentioned list:

ASRB NET 2020 Preparation Tips

The Preparation Tips are listed below by the experts and are targeted for the Candidates planning to look for some guidance and moral support for their preparation which might help them in scoring good in the examination:

  • Candidates are requested to go through the Syllabus first of all the things and before even starting their preparation, they must prepare how to go on with each subject which includes the time distribution, management of resources and various other important factors.
  • Make notes of everything, put tags and sticky notes.
  • Daily revision is an essential aspect as what candidate studied becomes faded which needs to be polished time and again.
  • Make stronger points even better and work on weak points as well.

ASRB NET 2020 Result

Authority has declared the ICAR NET Result. Candidates can check their ASRB NET 2020 result on the official website in the given day. Authority will soon release the date of the declaration of result on their website. Given below are some information regarding the ICAR result:

  • ASRB  has announced the result on their website.
  • Candidates need to download the result which is in the form of PDF which consists the information of the qualifying candidates.
  • Candidates should obtain the minimum prescribed marks for admission.
  • Authority will issue the ASRB NET certificate for those candidates who qualify the entrance exam.

ASRB NET 2020 Cut-Off

Candidates must check their ICAR NET Cut-off 2020 on the official website on the allotted time. Candidates must go through the given below regarding the category wise minimum marks and percentage criteria for ICAR admission:

Category of CandidatesMinimum Qualifying MarksMinimum qualifying Percentage
Unreserved Category75 Maks 50%
OBC Category67.5 Marks 45%
SC/ST/Divyang60 Marks 40%
Course offered by ICAR NET Examination:
  • Agricultural Biotechnology 
  • Agricultural Entomology 
  • Agricultural Microbiology 
  • Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources
  • Genetics & Plant Breeding 
  • Nematology 
  • Plant Biochemistry 
  • Plant Pathology 
  • Plant Physiology
  • Seed Science & Technology 
  • Floriculture & Landscaping 
  • Fruit Science 
  • Spices, Plantation & Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
  • Vegetable Science 
  • Animal Biochemistry 
  • Animal Biotechnology 
  • Animal Genetics & Breeding 
  • Animal Nutrition 
  • Animal Physiology 
  • Animal Reproduction & Gynaecology 
  • Dairy Chemistry
  • Dairy Microbiology 
  • Dairy Technology 
  • Livestock Product Technology 
  • Livestock Production Management
  • Poultry Science 
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Microbiology 
  • Veterinary Parasitology 
  • Veterinary Pathology 
  • Veterinary Pharmacology
  • Veterinary Public Health 
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Aquaculture 
  • Fisheries Resource Management 
  • Fish Processing Technology 
  • Fish Nutrition 
  • Fish Health
  • Fish Genetics & Breeding 
  • Agricultural Chemicals 
  • Agricultural Meteorology 
  • Agroforestry 
  • Agronomy
  • Environmental Science 
  • Soil Sciences 
  • Agricultural Business Management
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Extension 
  • Agricultural Statistics 
  • Home Science 
  • Farm Machinery & Power 
  • Computer Applications & IT 
  • Land & Water Management Engineering 
  • Bioinformatics 
  • Food Technology
  • Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering 
  • Veterinary Anatomy

ASRB NET 2020 Exam Centres

Candidates should check the given below list of state-wise ASRB NET 2020 Exam centres:

StateExam Centre







Uttar Pradesh




West Bengal



Madhya Pradesh






Tamil Nadu






Jammu & Kashmir


Sri Nagar




Andaman & Nicobar IslandPort Blair
Himachal PradeshShimla
Andhra PradeshVijayawada
The information above is provided based on the previous year's Information Brochure.

ASRB NET 2020 Highlight (Basic Infomation)

Candidates can check the ASRB NET basic information given below:

Exam NameASRB NET 
Exam Full NameASRB National Eligibility Test 
Conducting BodyAgricultural Scientists Research Board (ASRB) 
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
CoursesPosition of Lecturer or Assistant Professor
Mode of ExamOnline (CBT)
ICAR NET Official Website
Exam AimSelect the candidates for the position of Lecturer or Assistant Professor in the State Agricultural University(SAUs) and other Agricultural Universities.

Stay connected for more updates regarding ICAR NET 2019.

Agricultural Scientists Research Board (ASRB) 

Agricultural Scientists Research Board (ASRB) is established on 01 November 1973 with the approval of Cabinet as an independent recruitment agency with the recommendation of the Gajendragadkar Committee. ASRB has a link with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) and also connect with the Department of Agricultural Research and Education(DARE) under the Ministry of Agricultural and Farmer's Welfare, Government of India. ASRB is situated in Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan, 1, Pusa, New Delhi. Government of India has approved restructuring Board as per their decision in the Union Cabinet meeting held on 01 August 2018. The decision has been notified on 09 August 2018 in GOI Gazette.

Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) is an organisation which comes under the Department of Agriculture Research and Education(DARE), Minister of Agriculture and Farmer's welfare, Government of India. It was established on 16 July 1929, as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in implementation of the report Royal Commission on Agriculture. It was formerly known as the Imperial Council of Agriculture. ICAR headquarter is in New Delhi. ICAR is the body for coordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and animal science across the country. ICAR has its 101 Institutes and 71 agricultural universities across the country and this is one of the largest national agriculture authority in the world. Indian Council of Agriculture Research has played a vital role in promoting superiority in higher education in agriculture. 

ICAR National Eligibility Test

ICAR National Eligibility Test which conducts to select the candidates for a different lecturer or Assistant Professor field across the nation. This exam organized by Agricultural Scientists of Agriculture Research(ASRB) which is coming under the Department of Agriculture Research and Education(DARE), with Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) at the national level in the State Agricultural University(SAUs) and other Agricultural Universities of India. 

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ICAR NET Important Dates

Form Date15 Oct - 04 Nov 2020 (Tentative)
Exam Date08 Jan - 11 Jan 2021 (Tentative)

Indian Council of Agricultural Research National Eligibility Test 2019 Exam Pattern

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Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

15 Oct 2020

Form End Date:

04 Nov 2020

The forms will open on 15 Oct 2020



Examination Date (Online):

08 Jan - 11 Jan 2021

Application Fees:

₹ 1,000

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