Organisation : Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB)
Entrance Exam : ARS- 2017 (Preliminary) and NET (I)-2018 Examination
Notification : https://www.entrance.net.in/uploads/13309-net.pdf
Home Page : http://www.asrb.org.in/ars-17-net18
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ASRB ARS NET
The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will hold a combined ARS- 2017 (Preliminary) and NET (I)-2018 Examination during 06.04.2018 to 13.04.2018 in Online mode at 23 Centres across India in a staggered slot-wise examination format as per the Rules and Scheme of Examination indicated in this notification.
Related : CBSE NET July 2016 UGC National Eligibility Test : www.entrance.net.in/10010.html
The ARS-2017 (Mains) Examination will be conducted on 24.06.2018. Candidates are advised to read the notification carefully before filling the Online Application Form.
The ARS (Preliminary) Examination is a qualifying examination and its marks will not be carried forward for determining final merit of the candidates. All those candidates desirous of appearing for ARS Examination are required to take both the Preliminary and Mains Examination and viva-voce.
Only those candidates who qualify the ARS- 2017 (Preliminary) Examination as per standards given in Appendix-VII will be eligible to appear in the ARS-2017 (Mains) Examination, further restricted to 15 candidates for one vacancy.
Candidates declared successful in ARS-2017 (Mains) Examination and viva-voce will be recommended for appointment as Scientists in Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in the Pay Band-III of 15,600-39,100 plus Research Grade Pay of 6,000/-.
National Eligibility Test (NET) is a qualifying examination for determining eligibility for the position of Lecturer/Assistant Professor in the State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and other Agricultural Universities (AUs). Candidates clearing the National Eligibility Test will be eligible to apply for the post of Lecturers or Assistant Professors in the SAUs/AUs.
NET certificates will be issued by the ASRB to the qualified candidates to enable them to apply against vacancies to be notified or advertised by the State Agricultural Universities/Agricultural Universities. SAUs/AUs will satisfy themselves with regard to fulfilment of prescribed eligibility condition/criterion for requisite posts of Lecturers/Assistant Professors including authenticity of the NET Certificate in the possession of the candidates.
Prescribed Educational Qualifications
A candidate must hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent in the concerned discipline with specialization as defined in Appendix-VI, completed on or before 24.06.2018. For details, please refer to Rule 3 of Rules of the Examination given in Appendix-IV.
The candidates having Master’s degree from a foreign University must attach a certificate of equivalence and recognition of that degree issued by the University Grants Commission/ Government of India / any other concerned Government of India / Department or Agency.
Candidates who have appeared at an academic examination, the passing of which would render them eligible to appear at the ARS-2017 Examination but have not been informed of the results, may apply for admission to the ARS – 2017 Examination. Candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination may also apply.
Such candidates will be admitted to the ARS – 2017 Mains Examination, if otherwise eligible but their admission would be purely provisional. These candidates are required to submit the self-attested copies of the documents/certificates in support of their candidature by 28.07.2018 failing which their interview call letter (through e-mail) shall be withheld.
For NET (I)-2018 :
A candidate must possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in the concerned Discipline and specialization completed on or before 24.06.2018 from any Indian University incorporated by an Act of Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institution established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or he/she must have qualification from a foreign University recognized as equivalent by the Government of India (GoI).
For ARS-2017 :
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years but not have attained the age of 32 years as on 01.01.2018. Age relaxation is admissible to the various categories as per Rule 2 of the Rules of the Examination as given in APPENDIX –IV.
For NET (I)-2018 :
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years as on 01.01.2018. There is no upper age limit for the National Eligibility Test.
How To Apply
A candidate seeking admission to the Examination must apply online in the prescribed Application Form available on the website asrb.org.in. Important Instructions to the candidates for filling online application are given in Annexure-I.
A candidate must read the provisions, contained in this Notification for Combined ARS-2017 and NET (I)-2018 Examination carefully and abide by the same. A candidate must fulfil all the conditions of eligibility regarding age limits, educational qualifications, etc. prescribed for admission to the examination.
The online Application process will be opened from 1000 Hrs on 06.02.2018 till 1700 Hrs on 02.03.2018 after which the link will automatically get disabled.
The candidates are not required to attach copy of any of the documents /certificates in support of their candidature at the time of submission of online application. The candidates in their own interest must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the examination. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the Board at any stage, including after declaration of result, their candidature shall be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.
Due care should be taken by the candidates to fill up their application form. No request for change in any field i.e., Centre of Examination, Discipline, Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender, E-mail Id, Mobile No., Phone No., Category, Medium of Examination etc. will be considered under any circumstances except bonafide spelling mistakes etc. Candidates are, therefore, advised to be very careful while filling up their application forms.