ASRB NET 2024: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates

The Agriculture Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will be responsible for organizing ASRB NET 2024. The entrance test is held to test the candidate’s ability as Lecturer/Assistant Professor in State Agricultural Universities and other Agricultural Universities.

ASAR NET also known as ICAR NET (Indian Council of Agriculture Research NET) includes only one paper. However, there is a list of 60 subjects for the paper in which the candidate can opt for one subject as per his/her preference.

Candidates holding a postgraduate degree in the relevant stream can apply for this exam to become eligible for posts in various disciplines. Interested and eligible candidates must submit their ASRB NET Application form 2024 on or before the due date.

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ASRB NET Important Dates

Aspirants can check the tentative schedule for ASRB NET 2024 from the table below.

Availability of application formMarch 2024
Last date for application submissionApril 2024
Release of admit cardApril 2024
Date of ExamApril 2024
Announcement of ResultMay 2024

ASRB NET Eligibility Criteria

Candidate should hold a master’s degree or equivalent in the related stream for which one is applying.

The minimum age limit is 21 years for ASRB NET. There will be no restrictions on the upper age limit.

The candidate should be an Indian National.

ASRB NET Application Form 2024

The conducting body will release the applications in online mode only. It is expected that the ASRB NET 2024 application form will be available in March 2024 and last till April 2024. To apply for the ASRB NET exam 2024, candidates should visit the official website link.

Candidates have to complete the online registration by providing all the required details including personal details, basic details, contact number, address etc.

After the successful registration, candidates can fill up the online form by entering all the relevant details like all educational qualification details, previous exam attempts, subject of interest, and other details.

Candidates also have to upload scanned images of photographs and signatures as per the given dimensions. Candidates should make the payment of the application fee via online or offline mode. 

Application fee details

CategoryApplication fee
General categoryRs 1000/-
OBC CategoryRs 500/-
Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)Rs 250/-

Payment can be made online via credit card/debit card/Net Banking or offline mode through bank challan.

ASRB NET Examination Pattern

The examination pattern details for ASRB NET are mentioned below.

Total number of questions150
Type of questionsObjective-type questions
Total marks150
Duration of Exam2 hours
Marking scheme+1 for each right answer -1/3 will be deduced for each incorrect answer

ASRB NET Cut-off

The authority will release the ASRB NET cutoff along with the result in online mode. The ASRB NET cut-off or ICAR NET will be decided by the Agriculture Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) after considering various factors.

Candidates need to qualify for the minimum cutoff percentage to be eligible to apply for Lecturers/ Assistant Professors posts in State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and other Agricultural Universities.

ASRB NET Syllabus 2024

The exam syllabus and subjects will be decided by the authority. Candidates should note that the ASRB NET syllabus differs for all the 60 subjects in which the exam will be conducted. However, the exam pattern will remain the same for all subjects. It is very important to have a deep knowledge of the syllabus and topics where questions will be asked. Candidates can check the details of ASRB NET syllabus for all the subjects from the official website.

ASRB NET Selection Procedure 2024

The selection process of ASRB NET includes various stages like ASRB NET Application, Availability of admit cards for successfully registered candidates, ASRB Exam, and announcement of results.

Candidates who successfully achieve the cut-off marks as decided by the authority will be declared qualified for the exam. The qualified candidates will be able to apply for a lecturer or assistant professor posts whenever the vacancies are opened by different agricultural universities.

ASRB NET Exam Cities

The entrance exam will be held in a total of 32 examination centres across India including Anand/ Vadodara, Barapani/ Shillong, Bhopal, Bareilly, Bengaluru, Barrackpore/ Kolkata, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Indore, Coimbatore, Guwahati, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Varanasi, Ludhiana, Karnal, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Raipur, Patna, Port Blair, Rajkot, Shimla, Srinagar etc.

ASRB NET Contact Details

Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board,

Department of Agricultural Research and Education

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India

Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-I, Pusa- New Delhi –110 012

Contact number: 011-25840251


Is ASRB NET and ICAR NET the same?

Yes, ICAR NET (Indian Council of Agricultural Research National Eligibility Test) is organized by ASRB (Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board).

What are the educational criteria for ASRB NET 2024?

A master’s degree or equivalent examination in the related stream for which one is applying.

What is the frequency of ASRB NET?

The exam will be held once a year.

Is there any negative marking in ASRB NET Exam 2024?

Yes, a 1/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Is it easy to crack ASRB NET Exam?

The difficulty level of the exam is moderate.

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