The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), also known as the Indian Council of Agriculture Research NET, is a national level exam that is conducted for the recruitment of Lecturers and Assistant Professors at various State and other Agricultural Universities. The exam takes place at allotted exam centers throughout different States only once per year.
The candidates interested in appearing for the ASRB exam must have a Master’s degree in a relevant subject. Candidates need to first appear for the written exam. Only those candidates who have qualified the written exam are called for an interview. Those candidates who qualify both rounds are eligible for the jobs based on vacancies.
Details regarding the syllabus, dates, and other important information are available on their official website. Candidates interested in appearing for the exam are advised to regularly visit their website for all updates. Candidates are also advised to download and go through the ASRB syllabus to score higher marks in the exam.
The ASRB syllabus is divided into several disciplines that range from 1 to 60. Here we are going to discuss the syllabus of disciplines 11 to 20. The details of the syllabus are mentioned in the table below:
|11-Floriculture and Landscaping||BreedingProduction technology of cut flowersProduction technology for loose flowersLandscapingProtected floricultureValue additionTurfing and turf managementComputer aided designing for outdoor and indoor landscaping|
|12- Fruit Science||Tropical and dry land fruit productionSubtropical and temperate fruit productionBiodiversity and conservationCanopy management in fruit cropsBreeding of fruit cropsPost-harvest technologyGrowth and developmentBiotechnology of fruit cropsProtect fruit culture|
|13-Spices, Plantation, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants||Production of plantation cropsProduction technology of spice cropsAgronomy of medicinal, aromatic, and under-utilized cropsBreeding of plantation crops and spicesBreeding of medicinal and aromatic cropsProcessing of spices, plantation crops, medicinal and aromatic plantsOrganic spice and plantation crop production technology|
|14-Vegetable Science||Production technology of cool season vegetable cropsProduction technology of warm season vegetable cropsBreeding of vegetable cropsGrowth and developmentSeed productionSystematics of vegetable cropsProduction technology of unexploited vegetable cropsPost-harvest technology of vegetable crops|
|15-Animal Biochemistry||Scope of biochemistry and molecular biology in animal scienceStructure and properties of biologically important carbohydratesStructure and properties of amino acidsEnzyme kinetics and mechanism of actionBioenergeticsMechanism of transmission, storage, and expression of genetic informationStructure and function of water-soluble and lipid-soluble vitaminsBiochemical constituents of blood and their functionTools of biochemical analysisEnvironmental pollution in relation to animal health and production|
|16-Animal Biotechnology||Cell biologyMolecular biologyGene structure and regulation of genetic expressionGenetic engineering and recombinant DNA technologyCell culture and hybridoma technologyReproductive biology and related techniquesMolecular biology techniques|
|17-Animal Genetics and Breeding||Overview of geneticsAdvanced geneticsOverview of breedingGenetic properties of populationPopulation geneticsGenetic strategiesSelection and selection experimentsGenetic laboratory techniquesResearch techniques for quantitative animal geneticsLaboratory animal breeding|
|18-Animal Nutrition||Energy and proteinsMinerals, vitamins, and feed additivesRumen ecosystem and functionNon-ruminant nutritionNutrient requirementsForage conservation and evaluationFeed processing and technologyAnti-metabolites and toxic principlesElements of research methodologyClinical nutrition|
|19-Animal Physiology||Cellular basis of animal physiologyBlood and circulationRespirationExcretionDigestionMuscle physiologyNervous systemEndocrinologyReproductionPhysiology of growthBehavioural physiologyClimate physiology|
|20-Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology||Veterinary gynaecologyReproductive endocrinologyAccidents during gestationVeterinary obstetricsAndrologyMale infertilityFrozen semen technology and artificial inseminationReproductive technologyInfertility in cows and buffaloesReproduction and infertility in ovine/caprineReproduction and infertility in swineEquine reproductionCanine and feline reproduction|
ASRB Exam Pattern
- The mode of the ASRB exam is online and comprises multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
- The total time duration of the exam is 2 hours, and the total number of questions that appear in the question paper is 150.
- The question paper for the ASRB exam is available in both English and Hindi languages. Candidates can choose their preferred language while appearing for the exam.
- For each correct answer, candidates are awarded 1 mark while ⅓ marks are deducted for each incorrect answer.
- The questions in the exam are based on the specific subject that has been chosen by the candidate, along with some Master’s level questions.