The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board National Eligibility Test, shortly known as the ASRB NET, is a test conducted to shortlist and recruit qualified candidates in various teaching designations such as Lecturers, Assistant Professors, Professors, etc., in Agricultural Universities across the country. This test is also known as the Indian Council of Agriculture Research National Eligibility Test or the ICAR NET. Upon scoring the qualifying marks in this test, the candidate will be eligible to apply for vacancies in agricultural universities across India.
In this article, we will know more about the ASRB NET, the exam pattern, and the key points about the test. More importantly, we will look into the 60 subjects in the ASRB syllabus and discuss in detail the 21-30 disciplines in the ASRB syllabus.
- This recruitment test is a national-level test.
- The exam is conducted and regulated by the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board or the ASRB.
- The test is conducted once every year through online mode.
- The duration is conducted for a duration of two hours.
The test is conducted based on chosen subjects of the candidates that they have the knowledge in, understanding of, and relative educational qualification in. Some of the significant points about the ASRB NET exam pattern are:
- Candidates will have to attempt only one paper to qualify for the ASRB test.
- All the questions in the test are of the same model, objective-type multiple-choice questions.
- The total number of questions in the exam is 150.
- The maximum number of marks a candidate can score on the test is 150.
- Against each correct answer, one mark is awarded.
- For every wrong answer, ⅓ rd of the marks are deducted.
The candidate applying for the ASRB NET can choose their subjects from any of the following 60 disciplines from the ASRB syllabus they are interested in:
- Agricultural Biotechnology
- Agricultural Entomology
- Agricultural Microbiology
- Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources
- Genetics & Plant Breeding
- Plant BIochemistry
- Plant Pathology
- Plant Physiology
- Seed Science and Technology
- Floriculture & Landscaping
- Fruit Science
- Spices, Plantation & Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
- Vegetable Science
- Animal Biochemistry
- Animal Biotechnology
- Animal Genetics & Breeding
- Animal Nutrition
- Animal Physiology
- Animal Reproduction & Gynaecology
- Dairy Chemistry
- Dairy Microbiology
- Dairy Technology
- Livestock Product Technology
- Livestock Product Management
- Poultry Science
- Veterinary Medicine
- Veterinary Microbiology
- Veterinary Parasitology
- Veterinary Pathology
- Veterinary Pharmacology
- Veterinary Public Health
- Veterinary Surgery
- Fisheries Resource Management
- Fish Processing Technology
- Fish Nutrition
- Fish Health
- Fish Genetics & Breeding
- Agricultural Chemicals
- Agricultural Meteorology
- Environmental Science
- Soil Sciences
- Agricultural Business Management
- Agricultural Economics
- Agricultural Extension
- Agricultural Statistics
- Home Science
- Farm Machinery & Power
- Computer Applications & IT
- Land & Water Management Engineering
- Food Technology
- Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering
- Veterinary Anatomy (only for NET)
- Agricultural Physics
- Electronics & Instrumentation
- Textile Manufacture & Technology
ASRB syllabus – 21-30
|Discipline Number||Subject||ASRB Syllabus|
|21||Dairy Chemistry||Physical and chemical nature of milk and its constituents.Milk proteins: Levels, distribution, isolation, genetic polymorphism of Various proteins.Lipids of milk, auto-oxidation, antioxidants, cholesterol, fats, etc.Deduction methods of Milk Adulteration.Properties of milk, ghee, butter, and other milk products.Heat properties of milk.Composition and varietal differences in Cheese.Composition and Physical structure of milk-made ice cream.Quality control and assurance measures.Spectroscopy|
|22||Dairy Microbiology||MicrofloraTechniques of processing like bactofugation, thermistation, etc.Nature of naturally occurring preservatives.Fat rich products of milkLactic Acid Bacteria study.Dairy products as functional and healthy foods in the diet.Preparation of fermented productsMicrobiological quality of dairy products and indigenous ones.Preparation of byproducts of milk.Quality control and assurance.|
|23||Dairy Technology||Milk in the marketFat-rich dairy products.Frozen milk products and their properties.Cheese and fermented dairy products.Concentrated and dried dairy products.Indigenous dairy products.Utilization of dairy by-products.Packaging of dairy products.Advancements in dairy technology.Legal and quality aspects for milk and milk products.|
|24||Livestock Product Technology||General aspects and properties of livestock products.Poultry processing plants.Processing and preservation.Wool, mohair, and furPackagingQuality controlMarketing|
|25||Livestock Production Management||General study of livestock production management.Breeding process management.Feeding process management.Reproduction process management.Shelter process management.Health process management.Production and management of livestock.Production and management process of animals.Wildlife management.Forage: production and conservationEconomics and marketing process of livestock, poultry, and their products|
|26||Poultry Science||Poultry: Genetics and Breeding.NutritionAvian Physiology.Poultry Products and technology advancements.Poultry managementEconomics and marketing of poultry science.Poultry health management.|
|27||Veterinary Medicine||General medicineDiagnosis and treatment of animal diseasesGastroenterologyCardiovascular and pulmonary system diseases.Urinary, nervous, musculoskeletal, and integumentary systems diseases and treatment.Production and source deficiency diseases.Common toxicitiesInfectious diseasesParasitic diseasesPoultry diseasesVeterinary jurisprudence Special therapeutic approachesPrevention and control of the diseasesCommon diseases in zoos, laboratory animals, and wildlife.|
|28||Veterinary Microbiology||General BacteriologySystematic BacteriologyGeneral VirologySystematic VirologyMycologyImmunologyMolecular Cell Biology|
|29||Veterinary Parasitology||Veterinary HelminthologyVeterinary EntomologyClinical ParasitologyParasitic ZoonosisManagement of livestockImmunoparasitologyDiagnostic Parasitology|
|30||Veterinary Pathology||Introduction and History of veterinary pathology.Haemodynamics Derangements, Degeneration, and Necrosis.Inflammation and Healing.ImmunopathologyGenetically Determined Diseases.Disturbances in cellsGrowth and oncology of cells.Postmortem diagnosis histopathological techniquesClinical pathologySystematic pathologyPathology of infectious diseasesAvian pathologyNutritional and production pathologyPathology of toxicosisPathology of diseases in both laboratory and wild animals.|
With this, we hope that you get a better understanding of the ASRB NET, ASRB Syllabus of the 21-30 disciplines in-depth, paper pattern, etc.