ASRB NET-I 2017 Online Form, ICAR NET 2017 Registration

Registration Form ASRB ICAR NET 2017: AGRICULTURAL SCIENTISTS RECRUITMENT BOARD (ASRB) is inviting online application for National Eligibility Test (NET-I) 2017 for recruitment in Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India. The ARS (Preliminary) Examination 2017 online application form 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. Since a pass in the Preliminary Examination is compulsory for all candidates, only those candidates who qualify the ARS-2016 (Preliminary) Examination.

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.

ICAR NET 2017 Syllabus

Important Dates

Online application of ASR/ NET-2017 : 22 March 2017
Last date to register application form ASRB NET 2017: 15th April 2017
Exam Date: 16.05.2017 to 21.05.2017 (online mode computer based test)
Download call/ admit card: First week of May 2017
Result of ARS-2017 Prelims and NET-I 2017: 2nd week of June 2017
ARS-2016 (Mains) Examination will be conducted on 08.07.2017

Eligibility Criteria of ICAR NET 2017

Below is the complete eligibility qualification/ age limit/ NRI  etc.


A candidate must be either:
(i) a citizen of India, or
(ii) a citizen of Nepal, or
(iii) a citizen of Bhutan, or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar) Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.


A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years as on 01.01.2017. There is no upper age limit for the National Eligibility Test.


A candidate must possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in the concerned Discipline and specialization completed on or before 08.07.2017 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).

Code No. Discipline Eligibility Qualifications
01 Agricultural Biotechnology Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Biotechnology/ Molecular Biology & Bio-Technology/ Genetic Engineering/ Botany/ Plant Sciences/ Life Sciences/Plant Physiology with specialization in Plant Biotechnology.
02 Agricultural Entomology Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Entomology/ Zoology/ Sericulture/ Apiculture/ Plant Protection with specialization in Agricultural Entomology.
03 Agricultural Microbiology Master’s degree in Agricultural Microbiology /Microbiology/Plant Physiology.
04 Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Botany/ Horticulture/Plant Physiology with specialization in Agricultural Botany/ Economic Botany/ Plant Genetic Resources.
05 Genetics & Plant Breeding Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Agricultural Botany/ Plant Breeding or Genetics or Genetics and Plant Breeding/Plant Physiology/Plant Genetic Resources.
06 Nematology Master’s degree in Agriculture /Nematology/ Entomology/ Plant Pathology/ Zoology/ Plant Protection with specialization in Nematology.
07 Plant Biochemistry Master’s degree in Plant Biochemistry/ Agricultural Biochemistry/ Biochemistry with specialization in plants.
08 Plant Pathology Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Botany/ Life Sciences/ Plant Protection with specialization in Plant Pathology/ Mycology.
09 Plant Physiology Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Plant Physiology/ Botany with specialization in Plant Physiology.
10 Seed Science & Technology Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Seed Science/ Seed Technology or Seed Science and Technology/Plant Physiology.
11 Floriculture & Landscaping Master’s degree in Floriculture/ Agriculture or Horticulture /Plant Genetic Resources with specialization in Floriculture and Landscaping/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).
12 Fruit Science Master’s degree in Pomology/ Agriculture or Horticulture/Plant Genetic Resources with specialization in Fruit Sciences/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).
13 Spices, Plantation & Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Master’s degree in 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 Master’s degree in Olericulture/ Vegetable Sciences/ Agriculture or Horticulture/Plant Genetic Resources with specialization in Vegetable Sciences/ Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture).
15 Animal Biochemistry Master’s degree in Veterinary/ Animal Sciences/ Dairy/ Fisheries Science with specialization in Biochemistry.
16 Animal Biotechnology Master’s degree in Veterinary/ Animal/ Fisheries Science with specialization in Biotechnology.
17 Animal Genetics & Breeding Master’s degree in Veterinary/Animal Sciences with specialization in Animal Genetics and Breeding.
18 Animal Nutrition Master’s degree in Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Animal Nutrition.
19 Animal Physiology Master’s degree in Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Animal Physiology.
20 Animal Reproduction & Gynaecology Master’s degree in Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology.
21 Dairy Chemistry Master’s degree in Dairy Chemistry/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Dairy Chemistry.
22 Dairy Microbiology Master’s degree in Dairy Microbiology/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Dairy Microbiology.
23 Dairy Technology Master’s degree in Dairy Technology or Dairy Science/ Animal Products Technology/Food Technology with specialization in Dairy Technology.
24 Livestock Product Technology Master’s degree in Veterinary/Animal Sciences with specialization in Livestock Products Technology.
25 Livestock Production Management Master’s degree in Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Livestock Production Management/ Animal Husbandry.
26 Poultry Science Master’s degree in Poultry Sciences/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Poultry Sciences.
27 Veterinary Medicine Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine/ Veterinary Preventive Medicine/ Veterinary Clinical Medicine.
28 Veterinary Microbiology Master’s degree in Veterinary Sciences with specialization in Microbiology/ Bacteriology/ Virology/ Mycology/ Immunology.
29 Veterinary Parasitology Master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology.
30 Veterinary Pathology Master’s degree in Veterinary Pathology.
31 Veterinary Pharmacology Master’s degree in Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicol ogy/V eterinary Pharmacol ogy.
32 Veterinary Public Health Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health/ Epidemiology.
33 Veterinary Surgery Master’s degree in Veterinary Surgery/Veterinary Anatomy.
34 Aquaculture Master’s degree in Aquaculture/ Fishery Sciences/ Marine Biology/ Aquatic Biology with specialization in Mariculture/ Aquatic Environmental Management/ Aquatic Ecology/ Inland Aquaculture.
35 Fisheries Resource Management Master’s degree in 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 Master’s degree in Fishery Sciences/ Fish Processing Technology/Post Harvest Technology/ Industrial Fisheries with specialization in Fish Harvest and Processing.
37 Fish Nutrition Master’s degree in Fishery Sciences with specialization in Fish Nutrition and Fish Physiology/ Feed Technology/ Fish Nutrition and Biochemistry.
38 Fish Health Master’s degree in Fishery Science/ Marine Biology with specialization in Fish Health/ Fish Pathology and Microbiology.
39 Fish Genetics & Breeding Master’s degree in Fishery Science/ Marine Biology with specialization in Fish Genetics and Breeding/ Fish Biotechnology.
40 Agricultural Chemicals Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Agricultural Chemicals/ Organic Chemistry with specialization in Agricultural Chemicals.
41 Agricultural Meteorology Master’s degree in Agricultural Meteorology/ Agricultural Physics with specialization in Agricultural Meteorology.
42 Agroforestry Master’s degree in Forestry/ Agroforestry/ Botany/ Agronomy/Horticulture with specialization in Agroforestry.
43 Agronomy Master’s degree in Agriculture with specialization in Agronomy/Soil Water Management/ Conservation Agriculture/ Farming Systems Management/ Forage Production/ Water Science and Technology.
44 Environmental Science Master’s degree in Environmental Science/Agro- forestry/ Agriculture Physics/ Agriculture with specialization in Environmental Science.
45 Soil Sciences Master’s degree in 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 Master’s degree in Agricultural Business Management/ Agricultural Marketing/ Business Management with specialization in Agricultural Business/ Fisheries Business Management.
47 Agricultural Economics Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics/ Dairy Economics/ Veterinary Economics/ Fisheries Economics with specialization in Agriculture.
48 Agricultural Extension Master’s degree in Agricultural Extension/ Veterinary Extension/ Dairy Extension/ Fisheries Extension/ Home Science Extension/ Agriculture Communication in Agricultural Sciences/ Rural Development/ Rural Management.
49 Agricultural Statistics & Informatics Master’s degree in Agricultural Statistics / Computer Application in Agriculture / Bioinformatics / Statistics with specialization in Agriculture.
50 Home Science Master’s degree in Home Science with specialization in Family Resource Management/ Textile and Clothing/Child Development/ Foods and Nutrition.
51 Farm Machinery & Power Master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Farm Machinery and Power.

Agricultural Structures &



Master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Agriculture Structures/ Aquaculture Engineering/Agricultural Process Engineering/Post Harvest Technology.
53 Land & Water Management Engineering Master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering/ Civil Engineering with specialization in Soil and Water Conservation/ Irrigation and Drainage/ Water Resources/ Hydrology/ Aquatic Engineering/W ater Science and Technology.
54 Agricultural Process Engineering Master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Agricultural Process Engineering/ Food Process Engineering/ Dairy Engineering/ Post Harvest Technology/Agriculture Structures.
55 Food Technology Master’s degree in Food Science/ Food Technology/ Food Science and Technology/ Post Harvest Technology.
56 Veterinary Anatomy (only for NET) Master’s degree in Veterinary Anatomy.

Process of Registration

Part-I: The candidate has to submit their personal details and registration. In this you have to enter Name, father’s name, age, sex, Aadhaar number,

Part-II: In this section of registration, the candidate have to provide qualification details required for ICAR NET 2017.

Part-III: In this section, you have to upload passport size photograph and signature.

Part-IV: Fee Details – submit application form fee.

Part-V: Slot availability check online

Part-VI: Print the complete application form.

Exam Centers

ARS 2016 Mains Exam Centers

Centre of Examination for ARS- 2016 (Mains) Examination Centre Code No.
Bengaluru 01
Bhubaneswar 02
Coimbatore 03
Delhi 04
Guwahati 05
Hyderabad 06
Jammu 07
Kolkata 08
Mumbai 09
Nagpur 10
Patna 11
Varanasi 12


The candidate have to submit their application form at official website The application fee is Rs 1000/- for Unreserved (UR). Rs 500/- for Other Backward Class (OBC) and Rs 250/- for Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (st)/ Divyang / Women candidates.


  1. NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS: There is no restriction on number of attempts for appearing in the National Eligibility Test.
  2. The date of declaration of result of NET Examination will be the date of qualifying NET Examination.
  3. The decision of the Board as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the examination shall be final.
  4. No candidate will be admitted to the examination unless he/ she hold a certificate of admission from the Board.
  5. Any attempt on the part of a candidate to obtain support for his/ her candidature by any means may disqualify him/ her from admission to the examination.
  6. no change in form after submitting the online application: Centre of Examination, Discipline, Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender, E-mail Id, Mobile No., Phone No., Category, Medium of Examination

Support & Helpline

If you have any kind of problem, slot changing, fee failure, document list or recruitment in ASRB/ ASR/ ICAR NET 2017. The Controller of Examination should be addressed to the Controller of Examinations, ASRB, KAB – I, Pusa, New Delhi – 110012 or e-mail to and should invariably contain the following particulars.

  1. Name and year of Examination: Combined ARS-2016 and NET (I)-2017
  2. Name of candidate (In full and in Capital letters)
  3. Registration No.
  4. Centre of Examination
  5. Roll No. (If communicated)
  6. E mail id (as indicated in the Application Form)
  7. Telephone/Mobile number

The candidate may contact to 011-25843907/25840251 /25848172 during 0930 hrs to 1700 hrs (Monday to Friday, except Gazetted Holiday(s)) or contact the Controller of Examinations, ASRB, KAB – I, Pusa, New Delhi – 110012 or e-mail to

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