ASRB 2021 Jobs Recruitment Notification of ARS Examination


Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board 2021 Jobs Recruitment Notification. ASRB inviting applications for the positions of ARS (Preliminary) Examination . Interested and Eligible candidates can apply for the positions.

Last Date for Submission of Application is on 25th April, 2021.

No.of Posts and Vacancies :-

ARS (Preliminary) Examination - 222 Posts

Job Location - New Delhi

Education Qualification :

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 21.06.2021 – 27.06.2021 in Online computer based mode at 32 Centres across India in a staggered slot-wise examination format as per the Rules and Schemes of Examination indicated in this notification as at Section (A), (B) and (C) respectively. The ARS-2021 (Mains) Examination will be conducted on 19.09.2021. Candidates are advised to read the notification carefully before filling the Online Application Form wherein Section (A), Section (B) and Section (C) contain the specific details with respect to NET-2021, ARS-2021 and STO (T-6) respectively.

F.No. 1(2)/2020-Exam.II

1. Name of the Post: ARS (Preliminary) Examination

2. No of Post: 222

3. Eligibility Qualifications: 

a) Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Biotechnology/ Molecular Biology & Bio-Technology/ Genetic Engineering/ Botany/ Plant Sciences/ Life Sciences/Plant Physiology with specialization in Plant Biotechnology.

b) Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Entomology/ Zoology/ Sericulture/ Apiculture/ Plant Protection with specialization in Agricultural Entomology.

c) Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Entomology/ Zoology/ Sericulture/ Apiculture/ Plant Protection with specialization in Agricultural Entomology.

d) Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Entomology/ Zoology/ Sericulture/ Apiculture/ Plant Protection with specialization in Agricultural Entomology.

e) Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Agricultural Botany/ Plant Breeding or Genetics or Genetics and Plant Breeding/Plant Physiology/Plant Genetic Resources.

f) Master’s degree in Veterinary/ Animal/ Fisheries Science with specialization in Biotechnology.

g) Master’s degree in Veterinary/Animal Sciences with specialization in Animal Genetics and Breeding.

h) Master’s degree in Dairy Chemistry/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Dairy Chemistry.

i) Master’s degree in Dairy Microbiology/ Veterinary/ Animal Sciences with specialization in Dairy Microbiology.

j) Master’s degree in Dairy Technology or Dairy Science/ Animal Products Technology/Food Technology with specialization in Dairy Technology.

k) Master’s degree in Dairy Technology or Dairy Science/ Animal Products Technology/Food Technology with specialization in Dairy Technology.

l) Master’s degree in Veterinary Pathology.


A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years but not have attained the age of 32 years as on 01.01.2021.

Application Fee:

Unreserved (UR): 500/-, Economically Weaker Section (EWS)/ Other Backward Class (OBC): 500/-, Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) / Women: NIL

Important Notes

i. Candidates must ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination such as the qualification, discipline, age, category, etc. Their admission to the examination will be purely provisional. If on verification at any later stage, it is found that they do not fulfil all eligibility conditions; their candidature will be cancelled/ rejected and fee paid for examination will be forfeited. The verification of the eligibility of the candidates with respect to the documents submitted by them will be done before the conduct of viva-voce (for ARS) / interview (for STO (T-6)). The Board shall summarily reject the candidature of the candidate, if he/she does not fulfil the eligibility conditions.

ii. Candidates seeking reservation/ relaxation benefits available for SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwBD must ensure that they are entitled to such reservation/ relaxation as per eligibility prescribed in the Rules/ Notice. They should be in possession of all the requisite certificates in the prescribed format in support of their claim as stipulated in the Rules/ Notice for such benefits, and these certificates should be issued earlier than the closing date of the online application for the examination.

iii. The candidates are not required to attach any certificates/ marksheets with the online application form. The candidates who qualify the ARS Mains and/or STO (T-6) online CBT examination will be required to submit self-attested copies of documents/ certificates in support of their candidature before the cut-off dates which would be announced at the time of declaration of the results of ARS (Mains) Examination (for ARS Examination) and the online (CBT) examination (for STO (T-6) Examination), failing which they would not be allowed to appear in the viva-voce/ interview. A link will be provided on ASRB’s website for the candidates to upload the requisite documents.

iv. In cases, where any certificates/documents submitted by the candidates in support of their eligibility as stipulated in the preceding paragraph, are not found as per prescribed formats, such candidates will not be given the opportunity to submit such certificates at a later date and consequently their eligibility will be scrutinized only as per the available documents/certificates. Accordingly, the candidates are advised to ensure, while submitting the documents, that all the certificates/ documents are in the respective prescribed format as given in the Appendix-I, II, III, IV and V. The documents/certificates in any language other than the Hindi or English will not be accepted. In such cases, the candidates must submit either the certificates/documents in Hindi/English or its translated copy duly attested by Notary Public.

v. Candidates already in the Service of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Central/State Government/Scientific Institutions/Universities, whether in a permanent or a temporary capacity or as a work charged employee, other than a casual or daily rated employee, are required to submit an undertaking that they have informed in writing their Head of Office/ Department that they have applied for the examination. However, a candidate seeking age relaxation on account of being ICAR/ State Agricultural Universities (SAU) Employee must attach a certificate to this effect in the prescribed format as given in Appendix-V from the concerned ICAR’s Institute/ SAU at the time of submission of documents/ certificates. Candidates should obtain permission/ NOC from his/ her employer immediately while applying and keep it for future requirements.

vi. OBC candidates whose caste is not listed in Central List (as available on National Commission for Backward Classes website and who are not covered under the provisions as applicable to OBC-Non Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates, shall be treated as General Category candidates for all purposes. Accordingly, OBC Candidates not belonging to OBC Non-Creamy Layer shall indicate their category as ‘General’.

vii. In case the claim of candidates regarding Age, Educational Qualifications, Economically Weaker Section (EWS)/ Scheduled Caste(SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Other Backward Class(OBC)/ Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) / being ICAR /SAU employee is found to be incorrect, it may render them liable to be disqualified by the Board / ICAR and their candidature will stand cancelled.

viii. No candidate will be allowed to take the examination unless he/she holds a certificate of admission for the examination. After downloading the Admission Certificate, check it carefully and bring discrepancies/errors, if any, to the notice of Controller of Examinations, ASRB, KAB – I, Pusa, New Delhi – 110012 or e-mail to [email protected]

ix. No request for withdrawal of candidature/ application received from a candidate after he/she has submitted his/her application will be entertained.

x. The Admission Certificates would be made downloadable from the website: only. Candidates are requested to visit the website: regularly for updates. No other form of communication will be used for issue of admission certificates.

Documents Required

Candidates are required to keep ready the following relevant details /information / documents at the time of filling the online form:

a) Combined Notification for NET, ARS and STO (T-6) Examination.

b) Name ( as recorded in Secondary level Examination certificate)

c) Father’s name ( as recorded in the Secondary level Examination certificate)

d) Complete Address for Correspondence

e) Complete Permanent Address

f) Matriculation or equivalent Certificate

g) Master’s Degree Certificate/Provisional Degree Certificate/Transcript/ Marksheets; if available.

h) Doctorate Degree Certificate/Provisional Degree Certificate/Transcript/ Marksheet; if available.

i) Centre opted for Combined NET, ARS (Prelim) and STO (T-6) Examination.

j) Centre opted for ARS (Mains) Examination.

k) Scanned copy of recent passport size photograph taken against white background only, of a maximum size of 150 KB in .jpg format only with the face covering at least 2/3rd of the total space and taken without spectacles.

l) Scanned copy of signatures taken in Black/Blue ink on a white paper only in .jpg format only.

m) Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/ UPI details for online payment of fee.

n) Valid and active e-mail id.

o) The candidate should have details of one Photo ID viz. Aadhar Card/ Voter Card/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ Any other photo ID card issued by the State/ Central Government. The details of this photo ID will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form. The candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of the Photo ID whose details have been provided in the online application by him/her. This photo ID will be used for all future references and the candidate is advised to carry this ID while appearing for the examination at the opted/ allotted centre.

Selection Procedure :

Only those candidates, who qualify the online (CBT) examination for STO (T-6) as per prescribed standards, will be shortlisted for Interview in the ratio of 1:5 i.e. 5 candidates for one post, in order of merit.

How to Apply :

1. A candidate seeking admission to the Examination must apply online in the prescribed Application Form available on the website: Important Instructions to the candidates for filling online application are given

2. Candidate must read the provisions, contained in this Notification carefully and shall abide by the same. Candidate must fulfil all the conditions of eligibility regarding age limits, educational qualifications, etc. prescribed for admission to the examination.

3. The online Application filling process will be opened from 1000 Hrs on 05.04.2021 till 1700 Hrs on 25.04.2021 after which the link will automatically get disabled.

4. 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 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.

5. As NET Certificate would be issued to the qualified candidates through DigiLocker app only, due care should be taken by the candidates to fill up their online 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. Candidates are, therefore, advised to be very careful while filling up their application forms.

6. Important Dates

a) Submission of online applications starts on 05.04.2021 (10.00 AM)

b) Submission of online applications starts on 05.04.2021 (10.00 AM)

c) Last date and time for making online fee payment 25.04.2021 (05.00 PM)

d) Dates of online (CBT) examination for NET-2021/ ARS (Preliminary)-2021/ STO (T-6) 21.06.2021 - 27.06.2021

e) Date of ARS-2021 (Mains) Examination 19.09.2021

f) Date of Interview for the post of STO (T-6) To be notified later

g) Date of Viva-voce for ARS-2021 Examination To be notified later

Official Notification


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