(Notification) ICAR : National Eligibility Test Examination in Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board - 2012


Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board

National Eligibility Test Examination - 2012

Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will hold NET Examination – 2012 on 20.01.2013 at 33 centres across the country as per rules of the examination. The rules of the examination are given in Annexure-IV. The candidates must read the rules of the examination carefully before filling up the application form.

NET is a qualifying examination for determining eligibility for Lecturer / Assistant Professor in the State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and other Agricultural Universities (AUs). Candidates clearing the National Eligibility Test will be eligible for Lecturers or Assistant Professors in the SAUs/AUs. NET Certificates will be issued to the candidates by the A.S.R.B. to the qualified candidates to enable them to apply against vacancies to be notified or advertised by the State Agricultural Universities. SAUs/AUs will consider their eligibility through interview or any such other tests as devised for recruitment of Lecturers or Assistant Professors.

Education Qualification:

A candidate must possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in the concerned discipline with specialization completed on or before 1st August, 2012. The list of disciplines and its prescribed educational qualifications are given in Annexure-II.

Age Limit:

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years as on 01.08.2012. There is no upper age limit for the National Eligibility Test.


The candidates seeking admission to NET Examination must pay a fee as detailed below to the Board:

S. No.  Category Fee
1 General Rs.1000/-
2 Other Backward Classes
(Non creamy layer)
3 Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe/Physically challenged Rs.250/-

The fee must be paid through a Crossed Bank Draft only drawn in favour of Secretary, A.S.R.B. and payable at New Delhi with the application form. Candidates should write their name and address on the reverse of the Bank Draft. No other form of payment will be accepted by the Board.

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Courtesy:  Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board