ASRB-ARS National Eligibility Test Exam-2010March 10th, 2010 Posted by VFreshers
AGRICULTURAL SCIENTISTS RECRUITMENT BOARD
KRISHI ANUSANDHAN BHAVAN, PUSA, NEW DELHI-110012
(INDIAN COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH)
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE AND NATIONAL
ELIGIBILITY TEST EXAMINATION-2010.
Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) will hold a competitive ARS/NET
Examination – 2010 as per the following scheme where two separate examinations will
be held as:
(i) Prelim – ARS / NET Examination – 2010 to be held on 19.09.2010 (Sunday)
(ii) ARS – Main Examination – 2010 to be held tentatively on 28.11.2010 (Sunday).
The Prelim – ARS / NET is a Combined Competitive Examination for deciding eligibility for appearing in ARS – Main Examination as well as for determining eligibility for Lecturer / Assistant Professor in the State Agricultural Universities (SAU’s) / other Agriculture Universities (AU’s).
(i) Candidates clearing the National Eligibility Test will be eligible for Lecturers or Assistant Professors in the SAUs/AUs. Eligibility certificates will be issued to the candidates by the A.S.R.B. to enable them to apply against vacancies to be notified or advertised by the State Agricultural Universities. SAU/AU will consider their eligibility through interview or such other tests as devised for recruitment of Lecturers or Assistant Professors.
(ii) ARS – Main Examination will be held at a later date for filling up the vacancies of Scientists in Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in the pay scale of Rs.15,600-39,100 plus research grade pay of Rs.6,000/- in the ICAR Institutes.
(iii) Candidates clearing the Prelim – ARS Examination only will be eligible to appear
in the ARS – Main Examination.
(iv) The candidates clearing Main Examination will be called for Viva-Voce in the ratio of 1:5. The selection of candidates for Viva-Voce will be made on the basis of marks obtained in the ARS – Main examination. Candidates declared successful in the examination in ARS – Main Examination and viva-voce will be recommended for appointment as Scientists in the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in the pay scale of Rs.15,600-39,100 plus research grade pay of Rs.6,000/-.
Vacancies for ARS :
The number of vacancies in Agricultural Research Service under various disciplines is
mentioned in Annexure-I. The number of vacancies is only tentative and likely to change.
Educational Qualifications :
(i) For admission to Prelim – ARS/NET Examination:-
A candidate must posses a Master’s degree or equivalent in the concerned subject with Specialization as defined in Annexure-II, before the day of Prelim – ARS/NET Examination
(ii) For admission to ARS – Main Examination:-
Candidate must have passed in requisite Prelim – ARS / NET Examination and must posse Master’s degree or equivalent in the concerned subject with specialization as defined in Annexure-III, before the day of Prelim – ARS/NET Examination
Age Limit :
(a) For Agricultural Research Service:-
A candidate seeking admission to the ARS Examination must have attained the age of 21 years but not have attained the age of 32 years as on 01-08-2010 (i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1978 and not later than 1st August, 1989). In service candidates of ICAR less than 45 years in age as on 01- 08-2010 will also be eligible to appear subject to possession of prescribed qualifications.
In service candidates of the State Agricultural Universities less than 35 years of age as
on 01-08-2010 will be eligible to appear for ARS subject to possession of prescribed qualifications.
The upper age limit prescribed above will also be relaxable:-
(I) Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to Scheduled Caste (SC) or
Scheduled Tribe (ST) The candidates claiming this benefit should submit certificate in the format prescribed vide Annexure-V
(II) Upto a maximum of 3 years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC) who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates. The candidates claiming this benefit should submit certificate in the format prescribed vide Annexure-VI
(III) For Physically Challenged candidates, the upper age limit will be relaxable upto a maximum of 10 years. Candidates belonging to SC, ST and OBC who are also covered under the Physically Challenged category will be eligible for grant of cumulative age relaxation under both the categories. Physical requirements for the Challenged candidates are given at Annexure – VII
(IV) For ARS Examination the upper age limit for the candidates holding Ph.D. degree will be 35 years. Consequently the upper age limit for SC / ST / OBC./ Physically Challenged candidates holding Ph.D. degree will be relaxable by a further period of 3 years. Thus, the maximum limit for SC / ST candidates in such cases will be 40 years, for OBC candidates 38 years and for Physically Challenged candidate 45 years. In such cases the candidates should have
obtained Ph.D. degree on or before 01-08-2010 which is the reckoning date for
(V) Up to a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.
(VI) To other bonafide displaced persons/repatriates of Indian origin / Defence Services Personnel/Border Security Force Personnel etc. as per the existing instructions of the Government of India on the subject.
(b) For National Eligibility Test:-
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years as on 01-08-2010.There will be no
upper age limit for the National Eligibility Test.
Application Fee :
The candidates seeking admission to ARS/NET Examination must pay to the Board a fee of Rs. 1,000/- (Rs. One thousand only) through a Crossed Bank Draft only, valid for six months from the date of issue, 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 in the top corner at the time of submission of application. No other form of payment will be accepted by the Board.
CANDIDATES BELONGING TO SC/ST ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PAY ANY FEE. NO FEE EXEMPTION IS, HOWEVER, AVAILABLE TO OBC CANDIDATES AND THEY ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE FULL PRESCRIBED FEE.
Physically challenged persons are exempted from the payment of fee provided they are otherwise eligible for appointment to the Services/Posts to be filled on the results of this examination on the basis of the standards of medical fitness for these Services/Posts (including any concessions specifically extended to the physically challenged). A physically challenged candidate claiming fee concession will be required by the Board to submit along with their detailed application form, a certified copy of the certificate from a Government Hospital/Medical Board in support of his claim for being physically challenged.
NOTE I: Notwithstanding the aforesaid provision for fee exemption, a physically
challenged candidate will be considered to be eligible for appointment only if he (after
such physical examination as the Council or the appointing authority, as the case may
be, may prescribe) is found to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical
standards for the concerned Services/Posts to be allocated to Physically challenged
candidates by the Council.
NOTE II: APPLICATIONS NOT ACCOMPANIED BY THE PRESCRIBED FEE
(UNLESS REMISSION OF FEE IS CLAIMED) SHALL BE SUMMARILY REJECTED.
NOTE III: Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee
be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. Candidates claiming fee remission on account of being SC/ST must attach a copy of SC/ST certificate from the prescribed authority. A Physically Challenged candidate claiming fee concession will be required to submit along with his/her detailed application form, a certified copy of the certificate from a Government Hospital/Medical Board in support of his/her claim for being physically challenged.
Submission of Application :
A candidate seeking admission to the Examination must apply to the Secretary,
Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan, Pusa, New Delhi-
110012 on the application form available on ICAR Website www.icar.org.in or ASRB Website
www.asrb.org.in The application form should be filled up by the candidate in his / her own
handwriting only. The candidate must write his / her name as it appears in the Matriculation
certificate. If the candidate has changed his / her name after Matriculation, necessary
document / proof should be attached.
The envelopes containing the application form should be super scribed in bold
“Application for Prelim – ARS / NET Examination – 2010″.
Centre ______________________ Code No _______
Prelim ARS/NET Examination Discipline ______________ CodeNo. _______
A candidate must send the following documents with his/her application:-
(i) Crossed Bank Draft for Rs. 1,000/- (Rupees One Thousand Only) drawn in favour of Secretary, A.S.R.B. payable at New Delhi with the name and full address of the candidate written on its back.
(ii) One self-addressed post card duly affixed with postage stamps of Rs.6/- for
acknowledgment of application.
(ii) Attested copy of Matriculation Certificate as a proof of date of birth.
(v) Attested copies of the B.Sc./B.V.Sc./B.E./B.Tech. Degree certificate along with mark sheets.
(vi) Attested copies of the Master’s degree / Provisional Degree Certificate along with
mark sheets and transcripts, (Candidates must possess Master’s degree on or before the day of commencement of the examination).
(vii) Attested copies of the SC/ST certificate issued by the prescribed authority.
(viii) Attested copy of the OBC certificate issued by the prescribed authority.
(ix) Attested copy of the Physically Challenged certificate issued by the prescribed
(x) Candidates already in ICAR/ SAU /Government services whether in a permanent or temporary capacity are, however, required to submit an undertaking that they have informed in writing their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the examination. However, candidates seeking age relaxation on account of being ICAR/ SAU Employees must attach a certificate to this effect from the concerned Institute/SAU.
(xi) Application not accompanied by the prescribed fee shall be summarily rejected.
Incomplete or defective or unsigned declaration shall also be summarily rejected and fee paid will be forfeited. No representation or correspondence regarding such rejection shall be entertained under any circumstances.
(xii) Candidates must ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission to the examination will also, therefore, be purely provisional. If on verification at any later stage, it is found that they do not fulfill all eligibility conditions; their candidature will be cancelled / rejected and fee paid for examination will be forfeited.
Last Date For Receipt of Application :
a) The completed application form must reach the Secretary, Agricultural Scientists
Recruitment Board, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 by post or delivered in person on or before 20th April, 2010.
In respect of applications received only by post (by post/ speed post) from the candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul & Spiti Districts and Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba Distt. of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshdweep or abroad, the last date for receipt of application will be 04th May, 2010. The benefit of extended time will be available only in
respect of applications received by post / speed post from the above mentioned areas/regions. In the case of applications received by hand or through courier service, benefit of extended time will not be available regardless of the place of the residence of the applicant.
b) Candidates should clearly note that the Board will in no case be responsible for non-receipt of their application or any delay in receipt thereof on any account whatsoever. No application, received after the prescribed last date will be entertained under any circumstances and all the applications received after the prescribed date will be summarily rejected. They should, therefore, ensure that their applications reach the Board’s Office on or before the
prescribed last date.
Applications received through Couriers or courier Services of any type shall be treated as having been received ‘By Hand’ at the Board’s Counter.
For Full Details Click : http://www.icar.org.in/files/ARS-2010-Notification.pdf